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I have a sort of love-hate relationship with Eurovision song contest. On the one hand, it introduces me to a lot of nice songs from other countries that I wouldn't have heard of otherwise. On the other hand, these good songs almost never win, because people generally seem to vote for the really crappy, generic europop songs rather than the actually unique ones.
This year there was actually a number of pretty good songs, but as expected, the only couple of songs that I genuinely disliked (one of which featured a singer who sounded kinda tonedeaf, but I won't name any names) got a lot more points than some of my favorites. I didn't hate the winning song from Sweden, but to be completely honest I didn't think it really deserved to win either, it was pretty generic, though the Swedish stageshow was really cool. I suspect if they only played the songs without any stage show, the votes might be quite different.
So, to vent out the annual annoyance that comes with Eurovision, I will write this list of "rules" for Eurovision.

1. 90% of the songs in Eurovision must be either ultra generic europop or techno. The other 10% can be any genre from opera to heavy metal to jazz, but these 10% won't get any votes.

2. Eastern Europe only votes for eastern Europe.

3. Southern Europe only votes for southern Europe.

4. The Nordics always give each other points, except for Sweden which will never give any of the other Nordics points.

5. Sweden treats Eurovision like a religion, and will throw a temper tantrum and threaten to boicott if they don't make it to the finals, and if they win the contest, Swedish media will become impossibly arrogant until the next Eurovision song contest.

6. The UK can only send in an interesting song twice a decade. The rest of their songs must be generic europop sung by people who smile so much it's almost scary.

7. Half of Norway's entries must contain violins.

8. Finland used to be the one cool country that would send in rock music, but their spirit has been crushed in the recent years. Now it's all europop. ONE OF US, ONE OF US! REMOVE ALL INDIVIDUALITY! ONLY EUROPOP, SCREW ALL OTHER GENRES!!!11

9. Germany's songs will always be oddly American-sounding. Expect a lot of rockabilly and old-timey jazz music. This is also most likely the reason why they almost never win; not enough generic europop.

10. Iceland will almost always send in techno. They know how the Eurovision works, they know techno and europop always wins, and they wanna win for once, goddammit!

10. Australia is oddly obsessed with Eurovision despite not being allowed to compete until this year.

11. The hosting country will usually not feature anything folk-related from their country, but will still be impossibly self-centered and act like this city in some tiny middle-of-nowhere European country is the dream destination of the entire world. Bonus points if the average European couldn't even find this country on a map.

12. The people who give out votes must be bleached blonde, have an insanely deep cleavage, too much makeup and talk like a squirrel with ADHD. Bonus points if they're former Eurovision contestants who awkwardly start to sing their own songs when they're supposed to be giving out points.

13. The most unique songs will almost always get the least votes. The most generic, low quality crap in the contest will always been in the top 10.

14. Southern and eastern Europe must have at least half their songs involve half-naked women spreading their legs, swinging around stripper poles and dry-humping the singer, and this will be mistaken for dancing.

15. Greece must always feature singers wearing white clothing.

16. Israel isn't a part of Europe, but they're still somehow in Eurovision.

17. The only countries singing in their own language are the southern European and eastern European ones. Why? No freaking clue, I guess the rest of us just hate the sound of our own languages or something.

18. Eurovision contestants will always try the emulate the previous year's winner. After Lordi won, suddenly everyone were sending in rock music (incidentally my favorite year of Eurovision, can you guess why?), after Alexander Rybak won, everyone were sending in violin music, and after Conchita Wurst won, this year it was all about acceptance of people who are different.

19. Stage show matters more than the actual song. You can have a completely shit song, but if the stage show is impressive or the singer is hot, people will vote for them even if they're completely tonedeaf.

20. Eurovision song contest causes anger issues.
The 10th Deity - Sacha by Niobesnuppa
The 10th Deity - Sacha
This is a character named Sacha Ancañawi from The 10th Deity. He's a machi, which is a sort of apelike elf creature in the story, kind of a substitute for humans. They have long, pointy ears with tufts of hair on, and they have opposable thumbs on their feet, like monkeys.
Sacha is an archeologist and expert on ancient languages. He comes from a very rich and well-known family, and is a little bit of an upper class snob, but beyond that he's mostly just a soft-spoken, quiet guy who ends up getting caught up in all the madness surrounding Vermimnis in mortal form. He is a very logical thinker, and can seem pretty emotionless sometimes. Both of his parents having been professors and also due to his culture that gives special treatment to anyone who has the mark of knowledge on their forehead (it's a forehead tattoo that people get upon graduating any kind of specialised field of science), Sacha has learned to think that he's always right, and he's also a strict atheist, so it'll be interesting to see how he will react to finding out that the mythical gods in the story are real.
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Good news, guys! Chapter 1 of The 10th Deity is coming up pretty soon. I just finished writing the script for this chapter, and it's pretty short, so it probably won't take too long to draw.

One question. Would you guys prefer me to just make The 10th Deity as a regular comic, or do you want me to continue the half-animated, half comic thing I did in the prologue?

Edit: Well, it seems the majority prefer it half animated. I guess I'll continue with that.
Disney girls mix and match - Concept art Anna by Niobesnuppa
Disney girls mix and match - Concept art Anna
Preview to that Disney game I was talking about.

Edit: Made a new preview where I tried to recreate Belle from some old Beauty and the Beast concept art I've seen. I actually prefer her concept art design over the one they went with in the movie, I think she looks kind of plain and boring in the movie.

Edit 2: Recreated some concept art of Anna from Frozen this time.
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Nina
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Bla bla bla. I make dressup games, write stories, like to sing. Not much else to say, really.

I don't make fanart, and I don't take requests. You can suggest ideas to me, but don't be too surprised if I say no.

Dressup game making and storywriting are both unpredictable and timeconsuming processes, so please don't ask me when my stories or games are done, chances are I don't know the answer. Glitches and writing blocks can show up at any time, and I don't want to disappoint people by giving a deadline that I won't be able to keep.
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I have a sort of love-hate relationship with Eurovision song contest. On the one hand, it introduces me to a lot of nice songs from other countries that I wouldn't have heard of otherwise. On the other hand, these good songs almost never win, because people generally seem to vote for the really crappy, generic europop songs rather than the actually unique ones.
This year there was actually a number of pretty good songs, but as expected, the only couple of songs that I genuinely disliked (one of which featured a singer who sounded kinda tonedeaf, but I won't name any names) got a lot more points than some of my favorites. I didn't hate the winning song from Sweden, but to be completely honest I didn't think it really deserved to win either, it was pretty generic, though the Swedish stageshow was really cool. I suspect if they only played the songs without any stage show, the votes might be quite different.
So, to vent out the annual annoyance that comes with Eurovision, I will write this list of "rules" for Eurovision.

1. 90% of the songs in Eurovision must be either ultra generic europop or techno. The other 10% can be any genre from opera to heavy metal to jazz, but these 10% won't get any votes.

2. Eastern Europe only votes for eastern Europe.

3. Southern Europe only votes for southern Europe.

4. The Nordics always give each other points, except for Sweden which will never give any of the other Nordics points.

5. Sweden treats Eurovision like a religion, and will throw a temper tantrum and threaten to boicott if they don't make it to the finals, and if they win the contest, Swedish media will become impossibly arrogant until the next Eurovision song contest.

6. The UK can only send in an interesting song twice a decade. The rest of their songs must be generic europop sung by people who smile so much it's almost scary.

7. Half of Norway's entries must contain violins.

8. Finland used to be the one cool country that would send in rock music, but their spirit has been crushed in the recent years. Now it's all europop. ONE OF US, ONE OF US! REMOVE ALL INDIVIDUALITY! ONLY EUROPOP, SCREW ALL OTHER GENRES!!!11

9. Germany's songs will always be oddly American-sounding. Expect a lot of rockabilly and old-timey jazz music. This is also most likely the reason why they almost never win; not enough generic europop.

10. Iceland will almost always send in techno. They know how the Eurovision works, they know techno and europop always wins, and they wanna win for once, goddammit!

10. Australia is oddly obsessed with Eurovision despite not being allowed to compete until this year.

11. The hosting country will usually not feature anything folk-related from their country, but will still be impossibly self-centered and act like this city in some tiny middle-of-nowhere European country is the dream destination of the entire world. Bonus points if the average European couldn't even find this country on a map.

12. The people who give out votes must be bleached blonde, have an insanely deep cleavage, too much makeup and talk like a squirrel with ADHD. Bonus points if they're former Eurovision contestants who awkwardly start to sing their own songs when they're supposed to be giving out points.

13. The most unique songs will almost always get the least votes. The most generic, low quality crap in the contest will always been in the top 10.

14. Southern and eastern Europe must have at least half their songs involve half-naked women spreading their legs, swinging around stripper poles and dry-humping the singer, and this will be mistaken for dancing.

15. Greece must always feature singers wearing white clothing.

16. Israel isn't a part of Europe, but they're still somehow in Eurovision.

17. The only countries singing in their own language are the southern European and eastern European ones. Why? No freaking clue, I guess the rest of us just hate the sound of our own languages or something.

18. Eurovision contestants will always try the emulate the previous year's winner. After Lordi won, suddenly everyone were sending in rock music (incidentally my favorite year of Eurovision, can you guess why?), after Alexander Rybak won, everyone were sending in violin music, and after Conchita Wurst won, this year it was all about acceptance of people who are different.

19. Stage show matters more than the actual song. You can have a completely shit song, but if the stage show is impressive or the singer is hot, people will vote for them even if they're completely tonedeaf.

20. Eurovision song contest causes anger issues.

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:iconkytheira:
Kytheira Featured By Owner Edited 22 hours ago
Congrats to your Disney-Frozen girls dressup game; I just saw it on Dolldivine - it's amazing! Love  Heart  Just a short question: you once mentioned in your journal, in December 12th 2014, a Sioux dressup game you couldn't make. Is there any chance that it will come in future? It would be so great, because, as far as I know, there isn't any game somewhere to create native american characters. :) (Smile) 
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Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner 21 hours ago
It will show up in the future, yes, it'll be one of the days in the Advent calendar which I still haven't finished. I also have plans to eventually make a dressup game called Native American Maker or something like that, which will feature the clothing of a number of different Native American cultures such as Aztecs, Incas, Mayans, Sioux, Navajo, Tlingit, Inuit, etc.
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Kytheira Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
:happybounce: Swingin' On a Star _revamp_  :love: 
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Lea-Li Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hi :) I've been wondering - do you have a Patreon page, or have considered creating one?
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Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner 1 day ago
No, I don't.
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Firecat15 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
I want to apologize for the whole Avengers thing. You're right, Marvel's Thor is inaccurate to Norse mythology(why couldn't they just make him accurate to his mythological counterpart, anyway?)

Here's a way to get even: I can share embarrassing secrets of mine;)
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Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner 4 days ago
No need, I'm not angry or anything I just got a bit annoyed.
Also, don't spill your secrets on the internet, that's not a good idea. There are a lot of creepy and dangerous people out there, so you shouldn't reveal personal information.
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Firecat15 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Oh okay. It would've made you laugh, though. I think.
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Bunnyhoofs Featured By Owner Edited May 2, 2015  Student Photographer
Hey. Have you consider making a selkie dressup game? I haven't seen much of them on most dressup sites.
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Niobesnuppa Featured By Owner May 2, 2015
Not really, no.
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