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by soulmirror
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Anthropomorphic Aliens and Creatures
Replies: 4
Views: 1084

Re: Anthropomorphic Aliens and Creatures

TV TROPES can also be slightly crippling, if you fall into the trap of thinking "AW, my thing's already been done to death ..."

Shush. It's ALL been "done" nothing new under the sun etc ...

Everything can benefit from your new energy or your new re-telling! wotf006
by soulmirror
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 32024

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

You're right, the ILLUSTRATORS were always fewer here, if no less enthusiastic or talented! We always just figured that it was NATURAL that Writer folks would be verbal and use the forums more. (We illustrators communicated via cave art and overpass graffiti ... OH! And we sent messages to each othe...
by soulmirror
Tue Dec 29, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 32024

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Well ... it may indeed BE so quiet here on the IOTF side of things that you could hear the crickets chirp ... But we're sci-fi and fantasy ILLUSTRATORS, man! Illustrate a scary ten foot tall monstrous mutant cricket and let it hunt some writers down across the forum in absolute terrifying silence! w...
by soulmirror
Tue Dec 29, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: "Illustrators of the Future: First 25 Years" ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3886

Re: "Illustrators of the Future: First 25 Years" ...

Just an update ... wotf006 It's been a very long time! Here's the IOTF website's WINNING ARTISTS' ART GALLERIES .. well, at least for years 2011, 2012, and 2013. http://www.writersofthefuture.com/illustrator-winners/ Click on the thumbnail on left, art gets big, click on that and it gets still bigge...
by soulmirror
Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:46 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 115258

Re: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!

Image

Dreaming worlds into being ...
by soulmirror
Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:39 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 115258

Re: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!

Image

Where do your weird ideas come from? they ask Writers and Illustrators.

Childhood, no doubt. wotf003
by soulmirror
Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 32024

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Yay to you Illustrators Contest and artists! The more the merrier! And it's the illustrations that make our WOTF / IOTF anthology extra (extra!) special as both a contest AND a book upon the shelves (or digital devices) imo! And double threats are the best threats! :) (Are they not THREE, the double...
by soulmirror
Wed Mar 12, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 32024

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

Who here enters the Illustrators contest? Roll call! :) Sound off! Anyone? Any remaining "double-threats" to win both contestses? (I'm afraid I'm pretty much the infrequent writer-entryest now, assuming I ever even had a shot at the two-fer) If not ... c'mon, contest Writers, help the brut...
by soulmirror
Wed Mar 12, 2014 3:58 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Best Science Fiction TV Show - past, present, and future
Replies: 2
Views: 1026

Re: Best Science Fiction TV Show - past, present, and futu

The re-imagined BATTLESTAR GALACTICA is utterly amazing in concept, story arc, characters, drama and theme ... it's just wonderful sci-fi, imo. Binge upon it and delight. But when discussing Best SF Tv ... " future " ... who can forget the March 16th, 2042 episode of COSMOS v.3 ... during ...
by soulmirror
Wed Feb 05, 2014 2:02 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A
Replies: 93
Views: 32024

Re: ILLUSTRATORS' Q & A

You have to remember that the contest is looking at your three entries in order to imagine how "good" the artist's FUTURE, UNSEEN story illustration may be (the one they'll use to illustrate a winning story) ... They know EXACTLY what the winning STORY will be (They choose the best story e...
by soulmirror
Wed Nov 06, 2013 12:33 am
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Success!
Replies: 3856
Views: 712479

Re: Success!

Congratulations, Preston! Definitely an enjoyable read -- that's a pretty twisty mystery story!
by soulmirror
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 115258

Re: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!

https://scontent-a-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash3/1391986_645601995460146_1485545914_n.jpg http://24.media.tumblr.com/990ed882e925f5e6794e28cf077fc48c/tumblr_mi2xfnyGML1s2683fo1_500.jpg http://31.media.tumblr.com/fe86a6d821efbad8e1318e573a4e1de7/tumblr_mjbrcdGQEY1rk6miyo1_500.jpg Fearful dreams from...
by soulmirror
Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:19 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Different Methods of Writing
Replies: 14
Views: 2552

Re: Different Methods of Writing

I'd think it would be specific to each writer's creative flow. To each their own. My first draft, I'm ink pen in college lined notebook, and even then that's only pulling together dozens of loose pages where i've scribbled down ideas, or snatches/swathes of scenes and dialogue. Then the notebooks ge...
by soulmirror
Mon Oct 28, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Topic: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.
Replies: 179
Views: 54920

Re: Science Fiction and Fantasy on TV.

I saw an episode of ONCE UPON A TIME IN WONDERLAND and ... ugh. The first episode was almost amateurish, imo. I wish I'd stuck with the original series longer, but ... Oh well, there's always AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN . Creepy unclean scares there! http://www.thewrap.com//images/2013/09/american-...
by soulmirror
Mon Oct 28, 2013 4:57 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 115258

Re: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!

Jésus porté sur le pinacle du Temple (Jesus Carried up to a Pinnacle of the Temple), c. 1886-1894 James Tissot https://scontent-b-ord.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/47493_474879445865736_644486112_n.jpg and equally eerie ... http://www.canvasreplicas.com/images/Jesus%20Ministered%20to%20by%20Angels%20Jam...
by soulmirror
Mon Oct 28, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!
Replies: 182
Views: 115258

Re: Videos&Art to inspire SF / FANTASY ideas? Post YOURS ?!

Here's a cool video Jordan Ellinger shared over on Facebook. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=G0KTUysrwgQ And the making of video (starring the mass murderer cult girl actress from ... um ... um ... y'know? The guy's leading an E A Poe cult to murder folks, the FBI guy is c...
by soulmirror
Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 3, vol. 30
Replies: 35
Views: 6900

Re: Quarter 3, vol. 30

From Joni's e-mail: 3rd Quarter Writers of the Future Winners Announced From a field of thousands, whittled down to 8 finalists, the winners of the 3rd Quarter of the 30th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest have been selected and announced: 1st Place: Leena Likitalo of Helsinki...
by soulmirror
Thu Oct 10, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Trying to revive long dormant skills
Replies: 24
Views: 5922

Re: Trying to revive long dormant skills

Sorry not to give my two cents sooner (since with politics in DC, my two cents may soon fall in value to one cent etc) ... Definitely the bright yellow struck me wrong as others suggested ... I'd say I liked the Dagon fish one most, the seagull ones just not so much. Are witches' pentagrams upside d...
by soulmirror
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:15 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: "Illustrators of the Future: First 25 Years" ...
Replies: 5
Views: 3886

Re: "Illustrators of the Future: First 25 Years" ...

Ms Meliva Koch reminds us that THIS Sept. 30 will be the last contest quarter in the first 25 years of the ILLUSTRATORS' contest! So ... I wonder if this deadline is our last opportunity to find a place in the up-coming 25 Years of IOTF Illustration book ??? It's extra especial motivation to get tho...
by soulmirror
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:26 pm
Forum: Publishing: The Business Of
Topic: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!
Replies: 594
Views: 213434

Re: Tout your Kindle and E-Publishing!

Well ... Amazon is showing our "customer images" unexpectedly again (they may all finally be stripped from our Amazon books' previews come Aug. 31) ... So in the spirit of "One last opportunity to TOUT my own stories' ILLUSTRATION CONTENT " ... wotf005 ... May I invite WOTF / IOT...
by soulmirror
Fri Aug 02, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Digital Art - When is it something "new"
Replies: 6
Views: 4336

Re: Digital Art - When is it something "new"

It's an issue I deal with often too! Here's a general thumbnail overview: http://www.collegeart.org/ip/qa7 Here are " 5 Famous Infringement Cases " http://99designs.com/designer-blog/2013/04/19/5-famous-copyright-infringement-cases/ The Associated Press vs. Fairey case startled the heck ou...
by soulmirror
Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:08 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: IOTF Illustrators could put their art on Amazon WOTF's
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: IOTF Illustrators could put their art on Amazon WOTF's

http://www.amazon.com/gp/html-forms-controller/social-images-feedback

Please go here ^ and express your desire that the "customer images" tool can be RESTORED to help Writers and Illustrators SELL our books, products, etc!

Thank you! wotf007
by soulmirror
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: IOTF Illustrators could put their art on Amazon WOTF's
Replies: 6
Views: 2354

Re: IOTF Illustrators could put their art on Amazon WOTF's

Well, it seems the geniuses (sarcasm) / idiots (idiots) at Amazon have decided to remove the "customer images" tool ... one of the greatest marketing tools ever created. wotf23 So now very few readers / Amazon buyers will understand the WOTF is one of those rare great genre things: ILLUSTR...
by soulmirror
Mon Jul 29, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Thoughts on $5 Covers?
Replies: 9
Views: 2790

Re: Thoughts on $5 Covers?

What bobsandiego spake. Luv the one on the left. And ... $5 ?! I gotta investigate that service, two cool covers.
by soulmirror
Mon Jun 17, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 106650

Re: Cover Workshop

Hi, Rebecca! Personally I like this one ... the bird silhouette against the sky is very powerful. My concern is that I don't think/feel that the mountains in the distance work as silhouettes: they really just appear FLAT and nonrealistic (it's almost like combining the photo-real seascape with a car...
by soulmirror
Fri Jun 14, 2013 8:08 pm
Forum: Quarterly Results
Topic: Quarter 1, vol. 30
Replies: 41
Views: 10681

Re: Quarter 1, vol. 30

Congratulations to the latest ILLUSTRATORS OF THE FUTURE Q1 winners! wotf007 Hollywood, CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2013 The 1st Quarter winners of the 30th year of the L. Ron Hubbard Illustrators of the Future Contest were announced today. "The contest is international however all winners currently l...
by soulmirror
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:34 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Some cosmetic changes
Replies: 11
Views: 4770

Re: Some cosmetic changes

They'll call it "The Bookworm" ... the virus that ate up all the science fiction that existed only on the internet, ate it out from the core. wotf018 Only the sci-fi printed on yellowing paper will remain. We'll be back to Ant Men on the Moon and Sphia Loren-looking babes in armor being ab...
by soulmirror
Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: Art & Illustration
Topic: Cover Workshop
Replies: 437
Views: 106650

Re: Cover Workshop

It looks NON-fiction to me, but then I saw it as a totem pole (I was into Pacific NW Native American art etc). As a cover (just imo) it's too-photo-real (hence the non-fiction vibe) to be understood as a "character" etc. It's a totem pole, it's a real object, photographed: if that fits the...
by soulmirror
Tue Jun 04, 2013 1:22 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Some cosmetic changes
Replies: 11
Views: 4770

Re: Some cosmetic changes

I wax, I wax philosophical until I melt; I pine, I pine like a squirrel has me by my cones. wotf021 So ... some of our thoughts, and some of our writings are now dust in the wind. I guess my sense of loss is over that philosophically. Realistically it happens to us all, I guess. For what it's worth,...
by soulmirror
Sun Jun 02, 2013 1:14 pm
Forum: Problems and Troubleshooting
Topic: Some cosmetic changes
Replies: 11
Views: 4770

Re: Some cosmetic changes

I'd doubleplus agree with seeing the VALUE of "old" threads! 2011 and pre-2011 isn't old ... it's a reference of a goldmine where anyone NEW coming to the contest can probably find alot of questions explored and answered! Invaluable stuff! http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_NpRums9accQ/TJsXVChPn9I/...

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