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Instant Fame: Laina's Story. by taeshilh Instant Fame: Laina's Story. by taeshilh
Edit! (21/9/08): There was a huge makeover to the writing part of this deviation courtesy of Souppy. I decided to randomly visit this again (After seeing like two other parody deviations done months after this, hahahah!) and just gagged at some obvious spelling errors.. so Souppy changed it and changed the dialogue "XD;"

If only the art could be changed. If I had it my way I would completely redraw the panels, the proportions are ridiculous. I've improved loads, I can safely say that ";__;" Urghhh, so bad Laina with wobbly clunky hands.

Sorry for those that got notified, Souppy edited the spelling errors and wanted his work to be shown.. I only pointed out like two mistakes, but he was merciless "XD;"



See? The UNSU Halloween comics are obviously done well over two years ago ;.; I still have some developing talent now! See? This is a new work! *Hit*

Anyway.. FINALLY THIS BASTARD LOADS. Honestly. DAland was like lag city earlier and it didn't want me doing SQUAT.. and when I was FINALLY in the third step, there was some megapixel drama.. so yeah. Souppy ended up coming to the rescue and making the image smaller. I hope it's still very readable! He's honestly a life-saver. Online boyfriends pay off big time because they're so smart ":|" *Hit*

Anyway.. I honestly had a while to wonder about where the heck this deviation was gonna fit in ":|" I was thinking "Devious Fun" because it pertains to DAland, but there is Sonic and Miles and characters and that isn't really being allowed XD So I don't know.. I was also thinking of a tutorial, but it's more of me telling Laina what to do rather than.. I don't know. You tell me where it's meant to fit and I'll be glad to change it. It seems more of a comic anyway.. sooooo.. yeah.

Anyway.. this was inspired after Souppy showed me for the third time a Daily Deviation that had breasts showing XD I mean.. the lighting tends to be fine, but honestly.. is that kinda.. needed. I saw one where the woman's breasts were showing for no reason whatsoever. It was actually meant to be for something else.. but still XD So ridiculous.

So yeah.. please don't take offense to this. I'm obviously exaggerating everything and I didn't wanna SINGLE OUT anyone or anything! I hope your heart doesn't bleed over this ":|" So yeah.. I kinda tried to tease everyone so nobody would be all "OMG ATTACK US ONLY DON'T YOU".. the anime fangirls, the fanart lunatics, the furries, the ones leaping into "politics" despite not knowing heads or tails of it since the majority supports something, the ones that emo out and leave DAland for attention, the ones who DON'T WANT STEAL OMGGGGGGGGKDSHFTKRDHG, the really touchy and sensitive ones about criticism, and the cynics who drool over breast shots because it's "artistic". Yoosshh.

So yeah.. as I said, I honestly am not meaning to START A REVOLUTION or anything. I can just be a smartass sometimes "XD;" I adore this community, though.. but c'mon. We all gotta pick on eachother sometime. Hell, I think I was quite a Laina back then. I used to just draw fanart.. and for a while when I noticed people adoring my Sonic comics, I drew more Sonic comics.. but I then started drawing other things and I only draw Sonic comics now if I HAVE the idea.. not for the sake of drawing them. So yeah.. I can kinda see myself in that silly little attention whore XD

So as I said, no hard feelings for anyone. It's meant to amuse and I really hope I was able to pull that off. Enjoy! Torches down, people ;.;

Editing bits!: One thing.. if this should be matured, tell me and I'll do it. I see some words, but I don't think it's horrifically offensive.. and Laina's body is being covered by things in that photograph-mockery.

And another thing.. sorry to Bleedman if you see this and you're annoyed that I mention you or something. Honestly, it wasn't meant to make fun of you at all and I really hope I didn't seem like I targeted you just because I put your name XD I was thinking of who would be a good candidate for someone popular that Laina would swoon over.. and Bleedman has his excellent comics.. so yeah. I'm not saying "AHAHAH YOU SUCK" or anything.. I just needed to pick a random deviant that was popular and the arrow pointed to you XD I think your comics are great so it's nothing anger-filled at you in the least! So yeah.. I'm not categorizing you with Laina or anything.

Now that everything is cleared up, enjoy the show!

EDIT! (10/17/05): I deeply apologize for having this drawing pop up in your messages again, for those who watch me ^.^; Thing is that I realized I made a really embarrassing typo and it took me a long time to just.. find out about it. One guy pointed it out, but I was puzzled over what he meant.. and then Souppy told me to take a closer look at the image.. and I saw my idiocy XD

Yeah.. instead of "Popularity", I had "Population".. so that awfully retarded of me and I'm sorry XD I edited it now, though.. so it makes more sense! Again, apologies! Enjoy!

And gawd, I didn't expect this much praise "O___O;" And a Daily Deviation to boot. Thank you so much, everyone! I feel really bad now because I'll just return to Undecided Surprise on Friday XD Gahahaha.. I feel inspired, though.. so maybe I'll draw some goodies in the future. I need to draw up the commissions I have first, though! If anyone wants a commission, just look at my journal ;.; IT WILL HELP THE CAUSE KAY.

But yeah.. wow.. thank you thank you thank you "O_O;" I don't deserve it.

EDIT!: I am SO sorry for doing this again, please. Really, I am. I found out yet another more grave mistake in the drawing and having this as a Daily Deviation is making me feel more picky XD So I'm trying to make this worth it.. and yeah. This was actually a mistake in one of the drawings. I edited and fixed it, though.. I'm not saying what it is because I don't really wanna remember it now XD One person will probably notice it, though (Six six six!)

So yeah.. sorry again. Souppy helped me fix it so yeah.. I don't know if anyone will notice XD And he also fixed some typographical errors.. like the "indivisual".. so that's for the pedantic spelling people! Enjoy!
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Daily Deviation

Given 2005-10-18
A clever little comic that was brought to my attention that pokes fun at our culture here on DeviantART. With Instant Fame: Laina's Story. cartoonist *taeshilh cleverly and quite hilariously spins the epic tale of a fictitious Deviant who rises to the heights of superficial popularity. So lets take a minute to laugh at ourselves! ( Suggested by Elbot-Wolfcat and Featured by MPsai )
raichuleaf67 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
The tactic with using your fans like that is pure genius.
nekowaity Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2014  Student General Artist
this is very funny x,D
metalsageofarnor Featured By Owner Edited Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh man, the sarcasm riddled in this is funny as hell. XD
Sabrina5050 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Student General Artist
so damn true finally someone that understands ;u;
Stashiger Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
espegirl12 Featured By Owner May 16, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
You little genius!
misslaina4634 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2012
THAT. IS. MY. NAME!!!! It makes me happy, even though it kinda feels like I'm being made fun of -w-
LlamaDoodle Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2012  Student Filmographer
A cute and funny parody, though it's a little ironic.
Spinda-Der-Stahl Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This. Is. Totally. Awesome. XD.
fanofsonic97 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's a relly great story. Bravo:clap:, bravo:clap:!
Chereaux Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
So sad, yet so true. Well written. n.n
sitauset Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Reading this again after years and I am still loling!! Its a true classic!
Cexxloc Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2011
cool but to much reading
taeshilh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
nice attention span bro
Cexxloc Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011
i dont know what you mean
taeshilh Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
You have a low attention span if you struggled to read all of that.
Cexxloc Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
ok alrighty then jeeezzzz!
Cexxloc Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011
struggle to read all of what i dont understand what ur saying
taeshilh Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2011  Professional General Artist
my point still stands
Cexxloc Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
what point are you talking about i dont know anything about points standing
taeshilh Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Professional General Artist
that you have a low attention span

either that or you are pretty terrible at english?
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Mixed-Messages Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2011
Absolutely hilarious :lmao:! It's tempting to follow this on a new account to see what happens... Great work, 5 stars!
zakero-td Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
Gotta say, awesome parody. Even though this is from quite a few years old, the fact that comments still grow on it prove its still relevant. Not only are alble to poke fun at the infamous dAWhore's and dA trolls, it really makes me and my friend (showed him after I read it) realize just how true this all is. And we see these types of comics from time to time poking fun at popular artists and the dwarfing other, quite talented artists with fan art and fan art couples. Plus, it makes us laugh. Love it.
WaterLilyPad Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010
:giggle: The funny thing is, this isn't exaggerated in the least. I've seen quite a few people who are exactly like this on deviantART.
Warped-Dragonfly Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010  Student General Artist
I can definitely relate to the critic part; once I got told off by a popular person on deviantART just because I told him that he could work on his anatomy 0_0 He even hid my comment, and made it seem like I'M the bad guy! >:
ScarletComet Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Hahaha XD This is so funny...
bahamut-360 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2010  Student Traditional Artist
lol, hilarious
MangaAnimeLover Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
.... It would be fun to try and make a new user and follow this "tutorial" from start to end just to see with my own eyes just how it will work. Because I'm sure as hell that it will work in the end :iconimhappyjrplz:
Itimia Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2010
I really can not stop giggling! I think it's been five minutes now? :giggle: I love the way taht you drew Laina, and the little fan people! It actually made me root for her, only because I knew it was a joke, and because it is just so adorible! My favourite panel is "NEED MORE PAGEVIEVS", just because I love the drool that is coming out of her mouth! Very nice job! Thank you for making me laugh today!
QueenIntrovert Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I always found it so annoying when they left and came back a day later >.>
AngelJasiel Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is very funny and real D=
czime456 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2010
You know what is so damn sad? There are so many of us who have been/is thesame... It is just like being a 10 years old gril who is clothing her self in sexy clothes... xD
Kitten41507 Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010
THIS deserves the daily deviation. I'm so tired of seeing bull**** all over DA. As soon as you post a picture of yourself naked or some furry fan art or two guys from an anime show hugging.. you've got a DA. That's bull!
PrinceOfFire Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
And then she finds an article about herself on Encyclopedia Dramatica.
Jilji Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
So's so true unfortunately D: *has this problem too right today* OTL
I love you for making this.
You totally cheared me up XDDD ~:heart:
Thank you :)
midwinternight Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010
What to tell? So damn true :(
I`ve seen this work long time ago and I wanted to fav it but well...
Phirania Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My favorite part about this is how true most of it is.
Azelah Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
Haha! I loved "Thunderbolt down my soul...". Priceless. :lmao:
Jachra Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
You know, it strikes me that this Deviation's content resembles, say, the bloody rise of an increasingly unscrupulous noblewoman in a faction-dominated kingdom in some sort of period drama.

Was that intentional, or are the parallels simply some sort of reflection of a universal trope? ^_^
taeshilh Featured By Owner May 14, 2010  Professional General Artist
.. Wow, I wouldn't have thought of that ;___; This comic was more of a silly and spiteful thing I did very long ago, what a nice connection though!
Jachra Featured By Owner May 14, 2010
We shall call it the Tragedy of Daland!
Oyer Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010
The sheer length and detail of this alone is brilliant; DAWhores have never been so intimately analyzed. xD
SeventhLostGal Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2010
HAHAHA! I really want to try that now!

Sort of...

Tee hee, this is hilarious!
hot-summer Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010
LOL. That kinda seems painfully true in some ways. .n.
Arisu-Ari Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I seee.... - 3 -
Faerie-StarV Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2009   General Artist
Nice! :XD: It's pretty much true of what's happening in Da(though not all of it but you know what I mean). I don't mind if people critique my art as long it's constructive.

I admit, before I joined Da, I wanted to be popular like the other artists(don't we all?) but few months after I signed up, after watching the popular artists, I realized that popularity has a major price. Your art gets stolen, people think differently of you, and jealous trolls trolled you. I also noticed that the artists had grown tired of their user name and their fanart that relates to their name for how many years and turned themselves into different leaf. They ended up losing a lot of watchers and popularity due to the change. I don't do a lot of fanart because I'm most likely will get tire of it quickly and will drop it like a stone. I enjoyed doing a variety of art more than drawing fanart.

Speaking of popularity and Da whore, it reminds me of this guy who just joined DA just to be popular. He pretty went through the Liana's Story Instant Fame Rules. He's only been here for four months and already he's close to 20K! His fans(he thinks they're his friends) are obviously sucking him up because they want to be popular like he did. He only comments other deviant's art by saying "Nice" and that's it, nothing more. He hardly talks to his fans unless he wants something(like a subscription, which he already did). [link]
Reavien Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2009
xD This is freaking brilliant. And reminds me of a few...people...I've seen floating around. >.>

But yes, for serious. This is awesome. xD
FlamiatheDemon Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Student General Artist
This PWNS. No seriously, this is simply great =D

I love how you made fun of the always too many DAwhores around here...and if someone feels offended, that just proves my point :rofl:

But GAH, that bit about the favefrenzy made my think about myself...I'm afraid I'm a favwhore ^^;



P.S. You deserve a glomp :iconglompage:
cheynester Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
has anyone tried using this? :L im so tempted.. XD
charlieboythe1st Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2009

This is so much win :D
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