Why people pick on scienceRecently, right-wing conservatives jumped on what they thought was a juicy, hilarious story of government waste - that "$400,000 in tax money" went to "measuring duck penises."Why people pick on science2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Meanwhile, record numbers of people are choosing not to vaccinate their children, convinced that vaccines either do little to help or are even responsible for rising frequencies of autism.
You may have also noticed my back-and-forth with someone who actually believes that the whole of human industry and technology - which has changed our planet more severely than any natural process ever documented - has no noticeable impact on atmospheric conditions and climate as a whole.
What do all of these things have in common?
They're all symptoms of the same petty defiance disorder and gross misunderstanding of the scientific world.
The average person has positively no clue what the very word "science" truly even stands for, what "scientific community" refers to, how peer review works, how research is conducted, h
Kajm Misconceptions about Global WarmingI was name dropped in his recent journal as someone who just doesn't listen to the "facts" that he poses, so I thought I'd demonstrate that yes, actually, I do. In fact, I've read Kajm's journals for a long time now. They're a handy guide to the biased, distorted fairy tales coming out of the skeptic movement and make excellent debate practice.Kajm Misconceptions about Global Warming2 years ago in Personal More Like This
MYTH 1: The mild warming over the 20th century is well within natural variations recorded in the last millenium. The reported warming trend is up to twice what it should read as due to the uneven distribution of data collection methods concentrated in urban areas.
FACT: Science is well aware of the "urban heat island" effect and already accounts for it. However, further studies into their effects find no significant impact on overall climate data:
Here's a paper from 1990 already identifying it as a potential issue:
MYTH 2: The "hock
Encyclopedia Wormwood Complete!!!!!!!!!Well, I never thought I would really say this, but...Encyclopedia Wormwood Complete!!!!!!!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After over three years of typing, reformatting and updating, for the moment, my encyclopedia of the Pokemon world is finished.
There are so many things that I would like to say and so little room to do so in. All of the excitement, frustration, time, effort, energy and patience that has gone into this is finally starting to feel worthwhile...not that it wasn't before, mind you. I was nothing more than another fan when I first started here and had no interest in writing about Pokemon, but a chance encounter with the group PokemonProfessors changed everything. I have no drawing talent to speak of, as many of my early friends will tell you, but since there was an obvious lack of data in the literature department at the time I started in the group, I decided to go ahead and give it a shot. My early work, looking back at it now, was crap; there is no way around that fact. But over time, I evolved
Before you throw that pity party read thisBeing in touch with your weaknesses is important in order to grow as an artist, but are you so hung up on what you can’t do well that it’s holding you back? I'm not talking about the intermittent (or frequent) attacks of complete blockage, or even lack of inspiration, but full out pity parties.Before you throw that pity party read this2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve seen far too many people on dA who post exercise after exercise, writing in the artist comments that once again they’ve failed, they’ve read hundreds of books, studied the masters for so many years, and they still cannot draw a photorealist rending of a man’s head. First of all let me say that I highly respect “self taught” artists and I’m not discouraging anyone who chooses (or must) go that route. However, setting realistic goals and finding your niche is extremely important. Let me say this: not everyone will be able to paint like a Baroque period artist! But that doesn't mean you can't be a painter, it just means
resourses for custom boxComent please!resourses for custom box2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Bento GlossaryFeel free to fav this journal like a division it will be updated regularly :iconbunnyloveplz:Bento Glossary2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ill be using words from my bento books that I own so when you see () that's giving credit back to the books I got the definition from I will also use bento blogs and any suggestions from DA members also linked back to by ()
♥♥♥♥ Bento Glossary ♥♥♥♥
Find the words fast using (ctrl + F)
Aburaage: Thin slices of tofu that are deep-fried. Often used to wrap inari sushi and added to miso soup. Also known as abur-age. (CC)
Aemono: Cold dishes mixed with dressing.(CC)
Anko: Sweet, jam-like paste made from azuki beans.(CC)
Anpan: Sweet bun filled with anko.(CC)
Atsuage: Thick-cut deep-fried tofu.(CC)
Baran: name for the plastic green decorative grass (FF)
Bento: A single-portion take out or home-pa
I'M BACK!Or not.I'M BACK!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Purging this account was more exhilarating than I expected. Mainly because it reminds me of how badly I played and broke the game known as deviantART. Really though.
Let's look at the interesting fact that I've been on the front page more times than I can count on my hands and toes and I've received 3 daily deviations as well as seniority. All for the price of being a major dick who picks just the opportune moments to pretend to have a heart [which I don't, by the way. Not for a crowd of posers looking to reap the benefits of being a follower].
Admittedly, you're all not like that--in fact a good many of you are great people trying to improve yourselves as artists. But then there are those morons who do nothing but follow. Followers who enjoy sitting there and vacantly hoping someone notices you. They won't. Unless you're amazing beyond comprehension--but most of you aren't. Sorry, it's true. I have had countless people noting me and asking me to advertise for them or they'll s
Monster High SuperpowersOk. So far we have seen the ghouls of Monster High been just more than high school ghouls, they have special abilities due to they're monster heritage, which makes Monster High even cooler than ever!!!!!Monster High Superpowers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So far we have seen:
1) Frankie has the ability to control electricity and give electric shots to others monsters, sometimes not even on purpouse, she can function as a source of energy, also she has detachable hands and legs
2) Draculaura has the ability to manipulate bats, and according to one webisode she'll turn into one when she grows up.
3) Clawdeen goes CRAZY when she sees a full moon, her crazyness includes super-speed powers, and can smell things from a distance to figure out their location.
4) Lagoona can breathe underwater (duhh ) and can manipulate sea creatures.
5) Cleo can manipulate snakes according to what she said in her wave 2 diaries, she also has tons of magical egyptian charms, idols and amulets.
6) Deuce can turn things into rock, sometimes it
raffleeee - Closed1111 Raffleraffleeee - Closed2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Congratulations MistressApocalypse! :iconflowerdanceplz:
A digital waist-up sketch of an OC of your choice
I know those are full body but shhh it's a new style and there's not a lot of examples yet
Raffle closes on Friday 12th at Midnight GMT: Good Luck!
1000 winners: MinnaSD Copperfrost
1111 winner: MistressApocalypse
Next raffle at 1234 watchers
Battleship (the movie)I didn't get to see Battleship in theaters, but I heard all the aftermath of it. The endless memes making fun of the fact they shoehorned in Aliens, the criticism that the aliens were just weird looking humans, the fact that it's based on a board game... I heard all of that before I saw the movie, and I anticipated that I was gonna hate it.Battleship (the movie)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But you know what? It's actually a lot of fun. The action is intense, the special effects are top notch, the acting isn't too corny or eye-rolling, and it pretty much delivers on everything that you'd expect a board game inspired movie would feature.
What I liked most was how the special effects were actually on display. It wasn't like Transformers where you can never tell what the eff is going on. While there are some odd camera zooms during the action, the action itself is always framed in such a way that you can tell what's going on at all times. I like action movies like that. I hate action movies that utilize shaky cams and rapid cutting to giv
350 POINT GIVEAWAY BY ME!!!! CLOSEDREAD CAREFULLY350 POINT GIVEAWAY BY ME!!!! CLOSED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-EDIT- the end date is now September 15th instead of october.
Hello people! ^_^ I have some excess points I've been thinking about lately, and I decided that I would hold a free point give away! It's pretty simple, and I only ask 3 things of you!
1.) FAV THIS JOURNAL: This is how I'm going to be choosing the winner so... yeah, it's important.
2.) MAKE A JOURNAL about this journal. After, post a comment here with a link to your journal. This is for advertising of course ^_^
2.) WATCH ME!!! This is just for me, really. I love when people watch me (perv?) and I offer free things exclusively to my watchers every month, so it may be worth it anyways
First Place: 250
Second Place: 75
Third Place: 25
CHOOSING THE WINNER: The winner will be chosen by going to Random.org and using the random sequence generator to provide me with 3 numbers which will be the winners. If you haven't noticed, all those that fav something are put in numerical order and ca
Why Periods SuckREASONS WHY PERIODS SUCK:Why Periods Suck3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. After sitting down for a while, you stand up and suddenly it feels like freaking Niagara falls.
2. You want to hit everyone...in the face...with a shovel.
3. You cry so much for random stupid reasons.
4. You crave random crap, that you don't own.
5. When someone corrects you, you feel like shoving a Wii remote down their throats.
6. When you lose at something, you scream "SCREW THIS" and walk away really angry.
7. You fall asleep...when you're not even that TIRED.
8. You feel like you want to just stab yourself 600 times in 'that' area.
9. You want to just shove a freaking towel up 'that' area.
10. NO white pants that week.
11. Remember that cute pair of undies you got? ruined. for. life.
12. Everybody is annoying, not matter WHAT they do, or say.
13. When you DON'T get to go to the bathroom, because your teacher says "no" you want to scream in their face, and say "I'M ON MY FREAKING PERIOD OKAY?".
14. Boys are 10x more annoying.
15. Those stupid- pad/tampo
How to remember that there's good in the worldHow to remember that there's good in the world3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New deviant symbols and shitMy new symbol makes me feel like a war hero.New deviant symbols and shit1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That's Lieutenant AssClownFish to you.
Premium membership giveaway! Winner is:Premium membership giveaway! Winner is:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello, lovelies (:
I decided to make someone smile again, so I'm giving away a 3 month premium membership to one lucky deviant.
All you have to do:
fav this journal in order to participate and voila!
(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job
*the prize can't be transferred to someone else's account)
- 3 month premium membership
One lucky winner will be chosen by random.org generator.
deadline: 29th August, 2012.
Don't forget to tell your friends so they can participate too
Good luck and xo
+ my newest photo:
The contest is closed, and the lu
Pokemon BW2 USA+ESP ROMS!!DOWNLOAD POKÉMON BLACK 2 (USA)Pokemon BW2 USA+ESP ROMS!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DOWNLOAD POKÉMON WHITE 2 (USA)
DOWNLOAD POKÉMON BLACK 2 (ESP)
DOWNLOAD POKÉMON WHITE 2 (ESP)
Note: I don't know if the ESP version I've put here is EUR or only ESP, in my computer and in my DS it appears in Spanish, so if you are French or from another EUR country, please try it and tell me if it's a multi5 or only Spanish Thank you~
All them work on DeSMuMe 0.9.8 and above, on M3iZero last firmware and all other flashcards
Giveaway and great news!GIVEAWAY CLOSED, WINNERS TOMORROWGiveaway and great news!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Guess what guys! I'm reopening my stores (Etsy and Storenvy) and commissions, I can finally announce that I'm getting married and I need to save as much as possible for the big day, July 27th. And just before anyone asks, the wedding is not improvised we've been planning it for a long time but there's still a lot of things to buy and consider, I could use some more money to save
So buy my stuff to celebrate the reopening I'm also doing a giveaway! Actually it's three giveaways running simultaneously on deviantART, Facebook and YouTube, you can join any of them or the three of them to have more chances to win.
To join DA's giveawa
FUCKING GREAT NEWS/TO BE CONTINUEDFor once in my life, not a featured journal this time. The last two weeks were crazy for me, and finally, after two years of hard work and perseverance, damnit, is a fucking pleasure to know i can dedicate my full time making all the things i love.FUCKING GREAT NEWS/TO BE CONTINUED2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since that last two years i dindŽt have a "normal" job, i had a really hard times, believe me, real hard, dreaming about how life can be only painting, making music... and get paid.
Shit happened. I dont know if is just a matter of luck, or perseverance, or... fuck it. But shit happened, without the help of Facebook, without Twitter and the rest of that bullshit.
So i dont leave DA, but iŽll be so busy, my apologies if i dont fav or comment your new art, i donŽt answer your comments and notes and all that stuff. IŽll support the artists here and outside here, watching how their art grow and hoping succes, making all my usual projects and more to come.
Maybe to say it can be silly, but damn, if now i can dedicate my days to
How to get more views on your LiteratureHow to get more views on your LiteratureHow to get more views on your Literature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This article is an exploration of a common question on DeviantART in the Literature community; "How do I get more views?" If you read all of this you win a pony.
Lately there has been a lot of discussion around the site about ways to expand the literature community and the visibility of literature on the site. It has been noted that a lot of people believe that site changes by the DeviantART team will help them get more attention for their work. It has also been noted in the past that when new features are instigated (such as more html, better thumbnails and stash) that people often interpret whether or not they have a direct positive effect on their own views as a way of telling if the new feature is worthwhile or not.
It has been suggested that the community and individuals therein should themselves take more responsibility for creating opportunities and maximising poten
Hook, Line, and Sinker: How to Start Your StoryHook, Line, and Sinker: How to Start Your StoryHook, Line, and Sinker: How to Start Your Story11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
You have the story idea, a brief outline (or not), and enough motivation and/or preparation to place your fingers on the keyboard and think, Let's begin. But how does one, in fact, begin a story? How do you select the perfect scene to situate your reader without putting him to sleep? It's easy to become overwhelmed by the sea of possible beginnings before having typed a single word. This article provides a list of different ways to begin a story, long or short, pointing out their respective advantages and disadvantages. The right beginning can give you just the push you need to send you flying into the world of your characters.
A prologue is a scene or chapter that pertains to the story without featuring your protagonist at the present time. It might show your hero as a child; it might show your antagonist plotting to take over the world; it might show a
[CLOSED!] ~ WIN FREE POINTS! 1200PTS GIVEAWAY ~[CLOSED!] ~ WIN FREE POINTS! 1200PTS GIVEAWAY ~2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The giveaway is now closed!! Wow there are so many of you!
I didn't want to accumulate too many people, so I will close the giveaway now. Winners will be announced Monday morning, so stay tuned!
Big kiriban contest - win 1 500 points! CLOSEDBig kiriban contest - win 1 500 points! CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Due to the fact that I keep getting notes and comments how this and that person cheated, I have to close this contest.
I'm sorry guys.
I've always been trying to be kind and fair and I organized many kiribans already but I hate it when people don't play fair and that's why I really have to cancel this.
But, stay tuned. I decided to give a 3 month premium membership plus points giveaway!
Noone will be able to cheat that way, and luck will decide who the special winner is.
P.S. Points I was going to give you in kiriban contest will be transferred to this new contest.
Check it out here and fav the journal to participate:
Hello, my lovely watchers and kind visitors!
It's my birthday in a few days (20th June), so I decided to organize another kiriban contest with lots of points as prizes for the lucky winners.
Here are the official rules. They are simple, bu
snorunt.The barrage of rocks had torn through her yellow shell and crushed the soft, black body beneath, reducing the snorunt to a squished, bloody mess. A soft moan from the shape indicated she was still alive, if barely, and tiny, blue eyes flickered half-open. She whimpered and tried to turn onto her side, screaming when the rock that was crushing her tore deeper into her ruined back. Pain pulsed through what was left of her body like an intense wave of heat. Through its haze, Snorunt could interpret only blurry cracks of turquoise light in the blackness of the rock pile on top of her - no, wait. Bathed in the light, there was a hand. A small, human hand, sticking out of a broken, twisted arm with a sharp bone jutting through ragged flesh. Snorunt could not see beyond it, but recognized that hand all too well.snorunt.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Panicking, she dragged herself forward, and pulled herself from under the rock with some willpower she'd never known herself to have. She lay on her face in a tiny clearing