Angelo Sotira, InterviewedAngelo Sotira, Interviewed10 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
A brief history of deviantART
Angelo Sotira helped pioneer deviantART after the internet's "boom days" with Scott Jarkoff and Matt Stephens. Scott ensured that deviantART functioned code-wise and community-wise, Matt focused on making sure that the world knew about what promise deviantART offered to aspiring artists, and Angelo covered the legal and some techinical bases, including directing the business concerns of deviantART as a company.
As with any venture, there were the "usual" hiccups, though it's debatable whether anything about deviantART or how it came about can be considered "usual". The founders and the site weathered the storms that hit, and because of the initial and continued dedication of Scott and Angelo, along with the rest of the core developers and volunteer staff, deviantART continues to function, evolving continually to meet the demands of artists, exponential increases in deviations (and consequently necessary space) and operating costs, along with dozens
Top 25 Dr. Gregory House Quote25.Everybody lies.Top 25 Dr. Gregory House Quote5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
24.We were both wrong, not equally wrong. You were at least six more wronger than me.
23.Hello, sick people and their loved ones! In the interest of saving time and avoiding a lot of boring chitchat later, I'm Doctor Gregory House; you can call me "Greg." I'm one of three doctors staffing this clinic this morning. This ray of sunshine is Doctor Lisa Cuddy. Doctor Cuddy runs this whole hospital, so unfortunately she's much too busy to deal with you. I am a board certified diagnostician with a double specialty of infectious disease and nephrology. I am also the only doctor employed at this hospital who is forced to be here against his will. That is true, isn't it? But not to worry, because for most of you, this job could be done by a monkey with a bottle of Motrin. Speaking of which, if you are particularly annoying, you may see me reach for this: this is Vicodin. It's mine! You can't have any. And no, I do not have a pain management problem, I have a pain problem... b
Civil Disobedience"Let me advise you, my dear young friend-nay, let me warn you with all seriousness-that should you leave these rooms you will not by any chance go to sleep in any other part of the castle. It is old, and has many memories, and there are bad dreams for those who sleep unwisely. Be warned! Should sleep now or ever overcome you, or be like to do, then haste to your own chamber or to these rooms, for your rest will then be safe. But if you be not careful in this respect, then "Civil Disobedience3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
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Jonathan was not a brazen man. He wasn't on par with some of the men he'd gone to school with, the ones who dived off treacherous cliffs and swam with enormous and carnivorous fishes to entertain themselves. He was usually content to spend a day seated in a
A Softer Side of Loki Contest EntryA Softer Side of Loki Contest Entry3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Loki had a reason behind everything he did in his life, even to that day he had a reason for everything. The one he used to call brother would never know the true reason behind it all, would never know on that day why Loki was upon Midgard. Dressed to be warm, Loki appeared within a very small town in Norway called Brekstad, he had come to enjoy this tiny town and the people that lived there. But one drew his attention far more than anything other and it was that very person he now met in the town square, taking her hands as they were extended out towards him.
Eira, a beautiful young woman with flowing black hair and the most intense green eyes Loki had ever seen. How she had known it was him she was reaching too he would never know, for she was blind since she was a child but she still knew it was him. She always gave the reasoning she just knew, it seemed to be enough reasoning for her and for him as well. The smell of snow hung in the air around them as he pulled her into a gentle e
Chapter 3 - WheatleyOnce 013 had woken up, Wheatley had her set him down in front of her and start the lesson again. "Alright," he said. "Try and say 'apple'."Chapter 3 - Wheatley4 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Not quite. Keep trying, you're going to get it sooner or later." In response she grabbed him by one of his handles.
"Wh..." 013 was making progress. Wheatley had noticed that. Perhaps as she slept, she pondered to herself how to pronounce these words he was teaching her. She had become interested in only Wheatley over the course of the next few hours he spent teaching her. 013 had learned to correctly pronounce the word "apple" but was still learning other things like "yes" and "no".
The next few days were of the same routine. Teach her words, watch her sleep and wonder what she was thinking of. Wheatley had admittedly become bored for a while but he re-gained interest one day when she was undergoing her monthly physical exam. The crew of the ship had gotten access to Wheatley's terminal and made th
This Day Aria (Reprise) - Rewrite for LokiThis Day Aria (Reprise) - Rewrite for Loki3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Loki smiled wickedly as he stared out at the city below him.
It was chaos. Complete, utter, wonderful chaos. This was what he had been waiting for for far too long. It made him giddy just looking at the people running in fear, the Chitauri roaming their way through the streets, and the beams from their weaponry crashing into anything in their way.
As he watched, he felt a stirring within him; a melody playing within his heart that he softly sang as he watched the terror below.
"This day has been just perfect...the kind of day of which I've dreamed since I was small..."
More screaming; flames now poured from a nearby building. The Chitauri ships were advancing upon the city now, moving en masse. He saw too the Avengers fighting off the threat but there was no hope. Not now.
"Just watch them all run wild, every woman, man, and child!" his grin widened as he lightly twirled his staff around in a lazy circle.
"Who says a God can't really have it all?"
Human Again, Chapter OneCHAPTER ONE: My new homeHuman Again, Chapter One6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The vast country side was beautiful. that was the first thing I noticed about Scotland when I first arrived her nearly an hour ago. Beautiful landscape, beautiful buildings, beautiful...everything. I sighed, watching everything fly by out of the car window.
"Dad, are we home yet?" I heard my nine-year-old cousin, Tony, whine impatiently from the backseat of the mini van.
"Almost..." Uncle Bob replied for just about the hundredth time in the last ten minutes. I smiled slightly. Tony had been asking his dad that question ever since we got into the vehicle after they picked me up from the airport.
"Good," was all Tony said as he, too, stared out the car window. I began wondering what his big hurry was,but I convinced myself that he just had to go to the bathroom really badly. A few minutes passed in silence until the sound of gravel crunching under tires could be heard.
Hold On To LifeHold On To Life4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Title - Hold on to life.
Chapter title - Adoption.
Author - OblivionsGarden.
Genre - Romance/Supernatural
Disclaimer - I do not own The Little Vampire in anyway, shape or form. For this chapter I only own, Ellen and Evelyn Blackshaw.
Summary - Tony gains two adoptive sisters, Eve and El. The girls share Tony's visions and willingness to help others, dead or alive. So when Rudolph turns up in Tony's bedroom, the three of them vow to help their new friend get his life back. Literally.
A/n - Just a few things before you start reading. This is my first 'A.L.V' fic, so go easy on me. It starts off, set before the film would start, then in chapter three-ish, the film would start only with my added characters so some of the plot will change. Also the ages in this will differ from the movie, except for Tony.
Tony Thompson = 9
Anna Sackville-Bagg = 8
Rudolph Sackville-Bagg = 14
Ellen Blackshaw = 13
Gregory Sackville-Bagg = 17
Evelyn Blackshaw = 16
Rudolph/Oc + Gregory/Oc -- I'll try to keep the
Loyalty (LokiXOC) - Chapter 5Loyalty (LokiXOC) - Chapter 53 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
I paid for my internet earlier that day, so with haste, I turned on my laptop. As it powered up, displaying the brand's logo, I looked at the cover. It was covered in stickers, though most of them were faded. Deciding that spectating the decoration was not good enough to pass the time, I dashed into the kitchen. Opening the fridge, I grabbed me a cool can of Dr. Pepper.
It seemed to be an eon ago that I was last desperate to hop onto the internet. With all the "chores" that I have to perform day-by-day, I had to drop a few of my hobbies. I supposed that it was a good thing, since beforehand, I would literally linger all around the internet, finding nothing to do. This time, I had a certain topic that I wanted to look into.
Returning to the living room can in hand the computer was prepared to log me in. After inserting in my password, my desktop was displayed. As I clicked on the Google Chrome icon, I slid off my bag and sat it on the couch. Carrying the laptop with one ha
Gregory's Angel Chapter 3Gregory's Angel Chapter 37 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The boy looked back at me with deep red eyes. "Who is this? You're not one of our sisters," he said, pulling back his lips in a snarl.
"What the heck are you talking about?! Tony! If you don't start explaining, you'll wake up very confused in Africa!" I yelled, my hand on the brass door handle, ready to sprint out of the room.
Tony looked uncomfortable. "This is Rudolph," he replied, wiping his ketchup covered mouth with the back of his hand.
"Why in the world is he here?! It's night, and last time I checked, you didn't have have any friends!" I shouted, crossing my arms.
Ruldolph hissed at me, his mouth bared. That's when I saw it. Fangs. Glistening, white, fangs.
I stepped back, my hand over my mouth in terror. No. This had to be some kind of sick joke. "G-g-get out of the h-house!" I screamed at Rudolph. Oh God. This kid...he can't be a vampire. Vampires don't exist.
To Know You're AliveTo Know You're Alive3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was obvious from the very second of his capture, life would be much different and much more challenging. What awaited him at Asgard? Flogging? Inprisonment? Both? It was unknown and left Loki on edge as he grabbed the other end of the tube containing the Tesseract. Loki looked up at Thor as he turned the handle and the portal opened. The next thing they knew, they were flying through space at an outragous speed. There was still enough time for Loki to think about and anticipate the events that were about to unfold.
After about a minute. everything slowed as the two landed on the iconic rainbow bridge of Asgard. Loki had closed his eyes seconds before and didn't ave the heart to open them yet. Thor took the case from Loki and held it at his side. "Come on brother." he said, firmly as he began walking down th bridge. Loki looked up, ever so slightly then down at his cuffs. After a moment of hesitation, he followed Thor to his fate.
His After Story - Chapter 1The core spoke to himself, drifting through space as he had done for about four months.His After Story - Chapter 14 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"Yeah. This is...wonderful. No rails to tell me where to go. Nobody to plug me into walls or portal me around or crush me or blow me up. Yeah, I tell ya pal, this is great. Absolutely lovely."
"I'm in space."
"Yeah, yeah, I know you are mate. We're both in space. Like I keep telling you."
"Alright, give it a rest!"
Just then, the sphere heard a low rumble. Maybe he could get out of this somehow.
"Hey," he shouted. "Over here! Hey!" As a large, white and oblong spacecraft made its way into view, the core blinked with excitement.
"Hey! Over here!!" The ship passed by him, slowing to a halt as he could faintly make out the shapes of actual humans.
'Humans!' He thought. 'I havn't seen them in so long! I hope they're from Aperture!' And his hopes were confirmed as the Aperture laboratories logo appeared in bright paint on the side. He had heard of another, space laboratory, but thought it to
Vanessa's Song - Rewrite for LokiVanessa's Song - Rewrite for Loki3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Nick Fury was keeping a close eye on his latest prisoner, the person known as Loki who happened to be the cause of all this insanity. As he watched the Asgardian through the security cameras, he could have sworn he heard the God of Mischief laughing as if he wanted nothing more than to be in this situation.
Loki was indeed smiling rather happily for someone being left alone in a cell that could drop thirty thousand feet into the sea at a moment's notice. Being the 'prisoner' of the Avengers was his intention for the moment and he planned to milk it for all it was worth. His smile turned sinister as he turned in the cell to stare out at the cameras that the Avengers were no doubt using to watch him.
"What a obedient prisoner I'll make, by Odin I'm divine...!" he laughed, leaning back against the glass of the cell, looking at his reflection on the opposite side.
"Things are working out according to my ultimate design!" moving away from the wall, he drew a knife seemi
Toothless Memories1Toothless Memories15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
It was dark inside the nest as I lay in my sleeping spot, many other Nightscales lying around me. I was still young, barely a hatchling, lying in my mother's forearms, completely vulnerable, completely protected. I couldn't get to sleep tonight, because tomorrow I was being taught how to fly. Now, naturally, I shouldn't be worried, but I was. I'm a worrier. I eventually convinced myself that nothing was going to happen, and fell into an uneasy sleep.
I was dreaming. I'd been having the same dream for over two weeks now. It always starts with a flash of fire, then I can feel myself flying through the air, the Queen right on my tail. The Queen is our leader, and everyone fears her. Anyway, I hear her roar out my name, "NIGHTDEATH!!!!!!!" then she lets out a great tongue of flame, me and my human dodging it, but causing my artificial tailfin to catch fire. We still have enough time to bring the Queen down, but the seconds are ticking away. I speed up into the
HTTYD Ch12 - Toothless?Chapter 12HTTYD Ch12 - Toothless?5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Voices called through the fog, anxiously searching for lost friends in the blinding miasma. Astrid shivered. She'd been in this exact position before, only now it was worse. Last time Hiccup and Toothless had survived because Toothless had slowed their fall. Now, Toothless had been out cold, and Hiccup couldn't do anything to help the dragon. Death loomed in the cloying mist, the stony black ground littered with the fallen corpses of men and dragons.
Tanngrisnir and Tanngnjóstr, the twins' Zippleback, swooped low over the party that Astrid was part of, silent as its twin riders in their search. They landed a short distance away, by the search group that Stoic was in. Astrid saw the viking's chief talk to the twins, and they only shook their heads in response. She looked away, instead searching to her right.
Stryker was stood among a cluster of bodies, searching the smoke for something. Unlike everyone else, he wasn't calling out to the lost dragons and viking. Astrid br
Jigsaw's afterlifeJigsaw's afterlife4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
When I opened my eyes I saw a terrible sight. Something none of the human beings ever imagined. Something worse than what catholics said, what movies pictured, what philosophers thought of. The sky was on fire, there were bleeding wounds all over it instead of clouds. There was a sun, yes, but it was black, and it wasn’t an ordinary black color. It was so black it seemed to suck all the light produced by the fire. I thought of a black hole immediately and I was glad light was the only thing that got sucked. I looked around me. I was in a middle of a desert. The sand was black too. I got on my knees to examine it. It was very light and kinda soft. I quickly realized that it was not sand – I had a handful of ashes in my palm. I threw it away and it fell right beside me, for there was no wind to carry it away. I stood up and gave this depressing scenery another glance. I spotted a few dead trees on my left. I saw her too. She lied in the ashes, still unconscious. I came
How To Write YaoiToday, we're going to show you how to write The Greatest Thing to ever happen evar.How To Write Yaoi5 years ago in Editorial More Like This
Yaoi. Since it's a known fact that all female characters are vastly inferior to the male ones, none of them are suitable to be shipped with a male character. In fact, they can all go lez in a corner. No. This is going to be about yaoi. The greatest thing to evar happen evar of all time. Because we could never let a woman soil the true and pure love between a man and another man. And nothing is more sacred than that.
1. Tops and Bottoms As a rule, all yaoi couples must have a certified top and bottom (or uke and seme for you Japan types). NO EXCEPTIONZ1111!! You're either top. Or bottom. Period. The end. No exceptions. That's how all relationships work. And if you're relationship isn't like that, then there's probably something wrong with you. Or you're a woman. Then there's definitely something w
happiness and sadnesshappiness and sadness4 years ago in Emotional More Like This
girl: "dont leave!" (Talking to the man she loves the most "Please...if you ever cared for me at all...don't do this. it's heartbreaking to see you day after day, to see your sweet boyish smile and know that one day i may get a call that your dead. I'm so afraid that i won't ever see you again..."
boy: "i have to. this isnt any of your buisness." (Looking away from the woman he loves, the woman he's known forever)
"I can't. I'm committed to the set."
girl: (cries silently in the darkness) "please i cant bear it knowing that one day you may not come back! that one day i'll get a call saying your six feet under!" (As he walks away she weeps) "Come home safe." she whispered to him barely audibly." Then prayed to God saying, "Let him come back safe...don't let him die...I love him very much.
boy: (leaves anyway.)
girl: (She waited for him till all the hours of the night fighting the sleep that wanted to overtake her... waiting for th
Song of the Lynched LiberalSong of the Lynched Liberal10 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Our presidents were once the kind
To try and use their clever minds.
Alas this organ is so neglected
And cowboy boots and hat are affected.
Never mind lying lies or moronic agenda
I need gas for my SUV; I'll never buy a Honda.
The demmies are all perverts and eggheads to boot
We'll line them up and then the grand ol' NRA will shoot.
Hilary and Mr. Gore got A's in all their classes
Smart will never get us far; I bet they once wore glasses.
We need a leader tough and strong
Who knows that books are moral wrong
And would never follow dark temptation
Into recycling and conservation.
This is where liberals went wrong
They trusted people to get along
And to go for civil rights and maybe welfare
Not obstruct voting and then kill health care.
But there's more at stake than gays and abortion
"Liberal lies" are but a conservative distortion.
The world hates you, me, and Mr. Bush too.
For Fallujah and what Lynndie England do.
I swear I'm a patriot, it's just that I'm the kind
To believe in libert