I FINALLY saw JOHN CARTER...which was pretty GOOD! The movie is based on Edgar Rice Burroughs'sci-fi classic A Princess Of Mars. In it, John Carter is an veteran of the American Civil War who comes back home to nothing but strife and struggle. While prospecting for gold, he's attacked by Apaches and hide's in a cave where he finds a mystical artifact that transports him to another world. On this planet, he finds alien races at war and encounters a woman named Dejah Thoris who needs his help to end a centuries long war on her homeworld...her homeworld, of MARS!
This movie was actually pretty good, and the effects were fun to behold. John Carter realizes that because of the weak gravity on Mars he can jump HUNDREDS of feet higher than anyone else and it makes for some rather fantastic action scenes. The story is pure fantasy, with a little mystery thrown in, but nothing TOO deep. It's PG,-13, for the fight scenes, but just about anybody will have a fun time with this film.
MARS in da HIZZY!
I also saw the HUNGER GAMES!..which, really had NOTHING to do with hunger. In the future, the hunger Games are created to mark the anniversary of a great uprising in the country of Panem. The 12 districts that tried to fight the Capitol, but were beaten back, must now offer as "tribute" one young man and woman to fight to the death int he annual Hunger Games. Katniss Everdeen volunteers for the games, instead of seeing her younger sister go after she is picked in a lottery. Katniss befriends Peeta, the boy chosen from her district to go to the Hunger Games with her, who sees Katniss as having the best chance to survive the games. The event is almost treated like the Olympics in spectacle...the "contestants" are adorned in high-fashion outfits and paraded in front of tv cameras for all the world to see. However, once the games begin, it's every kid for themselves, as these youngsters are set into a booby trapped wilderness environment, where the wildlife is just as lethal as the other contestants. Throughout it all, Katniss and Peeta find each other again and become ever closer...However, they find that their bond may not be enough to pull each other through the unseen perils of The Hunger Games!
This movie was EXCELLENT! Not GREAT, but excellent! The pageantry leading up to the games was where most of the entertainment was. It really focuses on Katniss and Peeta though...you don't learn too much about the other kids. I suppose that makes it easier on the audience when they bite the BIG one! It's rated PG-13 'cause youngin's get KILLED...and not in a NICE way...It's nowhere NEAR as bloody as Battle Royale though...which is what the Hunger Games is REALLY based off...that's right...I SAID it! Eat my Japanese Manga Booty!
"AIM for the BULLSEYE!"
Nexus 3 is JUST around the corner...Here's hoping that I and all the artists get done in time. It seems I may have taken on a bit TOO much work though. Now, fitness model Megan Avalon asked me to edit some of her videos and create a new Facebook fanpage for her...both of which I have no IDEA how to DO! I would really appreciate help from anyone who is good with video editing or fanpage building...I'll even commission you if necessary. I'd even be thankful if you could just point me to a GREAT Facebook page, so I can at least COPY what they're doing.
...and SPEAKING of GREAT Facebook pages, just made one HERE! [link] It's to showcase her art...DA isn't the only place you can get people to notice your work. I've even suggested to another friend that he post a song he's written and sung to Youtube...who knows...he could be the next Beiber!
"I am your FATHER!"..."NOOOOO!!!"
...and this poem is for whose laptop broke down
My laptop is busted, but I'm using Dad,'s
I'm teaching at Uni, the kids are all mad,
but now I am back and I am so glad,
YAY for DA!
....now back to Orcs And Dorks: Why High School On Azeroth Is So HARD
Now here are some projects that I'M up to, OTHERS are up to, or I'm up to WITH others
1. just had her hand-crafted jewelry displayed in a shop in Melbourne! Go wish her luck in selling her work, or better yet, BUY some!
2 , and I are developing the game Starfish Ninja! Soon to hit an APP near YOU!
3 is thinktanking ways ways to better the world...with ART! She and I are part of a SECRET project to help feed the hungry.
4 I'm putting together a storyboard for the comic Superia, featuring 's photomanipulation art, featuring fitness model Megan Avalon
5.I'm always looking for new characters to put into Nexus...if you have an O.C. or favorite character you want in, send me a note!
Now here's a word for those who need some help.
1.'s sister-in-law was recently told that she has inoperable cancer. She is currently holding a fundraiser to pay for her eventual funeral costs.
Contact ' if you'd like to help.
2 fell on the ice and broke her drawing arm, just as she was relocating and looking for new work. Please send her some well wishes...Hopefully there will be commissions when she heals up.
3. invested most of her savings in a video game project with a company that turned out to be a complete sham. She needs the help of anyone who knows how she can get her money back or help her make her game a reality.
4. is working with HelpHopeLive.org to raise money for a kidney transplant. If you want to help out, you can go here. [link]
5. and 's father recently passed, and they have to support their family now AND still go to school. Note them if you'd like a commission, want to give aid or just a hug ...any bit helps
6. has been homeless for a while, but can still take 3d render commissions in order to help save enough money so she can get into a place and be with her love again Check out her allery and note her if you'd like a commission.
...Here are some opportunities for those of you looking to make some extra cash.
1. This is the DA job offers page [link] You can check it out every day to see who needs commissions done for their projects.
2. There are always opportunities to sell your photos or images as royalty free stock at site like Shutterstock.com [link] and Bigstock.com [link] . You get paid every time someone buys the right to use your work.
As for the Weekly Free Subscription Contest...the winner is...
...The vote for the next Free Weekly Subscription Contest will end on midnight WEDNESDAY, so get voting now.
All that being said, here is an update of the different contests going on.
Deviantart is hosting the 8-BIT DESIGN CHALLENGE You are to use their hoodie template to make an 8-Bit game inspired design! 1st adn 2nd place get $1500 EACH! Contest ends April 6, 2011. Read here for more details. [link]
is running THE JACKED UP FANSERVICE CONTEST. You must create SHMEXY fanart of their characters to be judged on three criteria: 1. Creativity, 2. Impact. and 3: JackedUPness! 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes are $50, $25 and a one year DA membership, respectively. Contests ends May 11, 2012. Read here for more details. [link]
The is a group FOR contests. They have 4 every month. Check out their page and join if you like PRIZES!
Lists contests around DA, and also describes them by media, and prize content. Check them out and enter to WIN!
BONUS: I found The DA CONTEST PAGE!! Just click the link [link] and scroll down, as there are a TON of different point contests out there to enter!
There are always plenty of opportunities out there on DA. We all benefit when we help each other out, and more creative juices are a-flowin'. It'll try to keep anyone interested posted.
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