The Greatest Experiment in Capitalism: AnalyzedWhat gives the government the right to forcibly redistribute wealth from the rich to fulfill the needs of the poor?The Greatest Experiment in Capitalism: Analyzed3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The above seems to be the battle cry of many free market idealists, which inspired me to write this article. Surprisingly, many people who offer this contention aren't rich, and are unwitting beneficiaries of government control.
My initial thought was a bit cheeky. The middle class is currently paying about 50% of their income in taxes, while the rich pay about 15%. The rich buy politicians to keep it this way. What gives a rich person the right to steal from the middle class not for their needs but for sport?
Although there is a lot of truth to that, it's still important to address the main point: the aversion to the government using force to redistribute wealth. This sounds good in concept, and if you keep it in abstract terms it's hard to disagree with it. However, the supe
A Saturday SurpriseAlright, let me set this up the right way.A Saturday Surprise2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Saturday was my girlfriend's little brother's birthday party. Because her little brother is just a few years older than the Princess, I figured we'd take her along and let her meet some new kids and make friends. She LOVED the idea and begged her mom to let us take her. Of course, her mom had NO PROBLEM with me taking the Princess off her hands for a few hours.
So I get up Saturday (more like roll off the bed and crawl to my desk) and run the Write In chat I had scheduled, then took a quick shower, got dressed and picked up the Princess and then my girlfriend. I was originally not gonna drive, but at the last minute, I decided to anyway.
Now, we're on the highway in my Jeep. The Princess has her iPod and notebook in the back seat, and we're chit chatting up front. I'm paying attention to the road (obviously, I'm driving!), but not really looking at the vehicles we're passing.
When all of a sudden, the Prince
Brendan and the Terrible, Very Bad, No Good Poem..This is dedicated to everyone who has ever participated in the December Forms Challenge. It is also dedicated to those who make traditional forms their stock-in-trade. You have my utmost respect. And it is for all of you who are very graciously supporting me in this madness.Brendan and the Terrible, Very Bad, No Good Poem..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If with the rest I feel compelled
to try and write a villanelle,
spill my ink and break my pen
and do not let me try again.
And if like Keats I crave an ode
on Grecian urns or autumn roads,
break my fingers, steal my pen
and never let me write again.
With meter and with rhyming verse
I try to dress my humble words,
arranging them into sestinas,
change epigrams to terza-rimas.
And if I think I have the skill
to pen another kyrielle
come and smash this laptop screen
and never let my words be seen.
Forest Paths Contest! WINNERS!!!The Contest has ended!! And you voted twice and the results are in!!! Here are the winners!!Forest Paths Contest! WINNERS!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Nelleke has been a very valued member for some time now always provide these surreal forests and landscape photos that seem to come straight from a fairytale book. Congratulations!!
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When I first saw this come into the contest folder. well to be honest I didn't know
NEW TUMBLR and well, long time no see guys.im sorry for the inactive lately , such like never reply comment and else , but i tried to read all the comment ! OTL :iconcryforeverplz: thank you so much for all the lovely comment and support !NEW TUMBLR and well, long time no see guys.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
REALLY REALLY LOVE YOU GUYS SO MUCH , also for all the new watcher even im not updated frequently LMAO :iconrazycryplz:
i just want to say that i will RARE to reply comment anymore. i will still reply note if i have some time thou , but due the busy of my assignment and IRL SUCKS YEAH .
i will online always at my facebook , please go to my facebook page , and also my tumblr too if you want to reach me. ^thou my old tumblr is already deactivate due some problems.
but this is my new tumblr >>> http://wotarivaeren.tumblr.com/
and also my facebook page >>> https://www.facebook.com/aphin123fujoshi
twitter ( even i still dont know how to use this one orz ) >>> https://twitter.com/aphin123
i will at Comifuro 3 , Universitas Indonesia , De
HiddenThis is a true story.Hidden3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I had just entered a treasure-trove. It was a tantalizing world, hidden from view from the rest of the world. My jaw dropped in disbelief
"Take what you like, young man," said the sweet little old lady who stood by my side, garage door clicker in hand. She was a neighbor and had invited me to her home in our sleepy suburban neighborhood because she had, in her words, "a few art-supplies to give away,"
So here I stood, in her garage, which was filled with what appeared to be literally thousands of paintings, stacked tightly in bundles from floor to ceiling.
"These were my husband's paintings", she explained." Maybe you could paint over them and re-use them."
"What? Paint over them?" I asked in horror. "What are you saying? Don't you want your husband's paintings?" The sweet old lady shrugged and shook her head, in a sad, quiet way. "What can I do with these?" She responded. What you don't take today, the trash peopl
Great Resources and Blogs for Historical FashionHey guys! :iconwisdomspearl: here to bring you some news! I have come across some amazing sights (tumblr blogs, Pinterest boards and users, etc.) and wanted to let you all know about them!Great Resources and Blogs for Historical Fashion2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pinterest user P8ronella http://pinterest.com/p8ronella/ has 340 boards covering almost every fashion century. They have been lovingly sorted and organized for the Historical Fashion lover's access. Go and check it out, grab some resources for your next art project, or drool over the clothing. She also has boards for ethnic costume (Estonian, Spanish, Greek, etc. to name only a few).
User Elisa Edgren http://pinterest.com/isiswardrobe/ also has a ton of reference boards sorted into several fashion eras. She also has boards for historical accessories.
Here is a board for Historical Clothing Patterns http://pinterest.com/historygrl/historical-clothing-patterns/
User Lucinda Brant http://pinterest.com/lucindabrant/ has 80+ boards dedicated to the 18th century
I will update this list as I find
Beadwork feature - Spring in my gardenBeadwork feature - Spring in my garden3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Yesterday was the first day of Spring and I'd like to celebrate it with this massive feature.
Wine Garden Bracelets by beadg1rl Spring Garden, brouch by beadlady Bead Bracelet 3 by BeadyCrafty Green Anemone by borysbrytva Ashton bracelet by BunnySuitDriver The old oak by CatsWire Green ogalala lace by Yanagi-no-Yume Blossoming bowl by Elizavet Along a Mossy Path by Ellygator Forest Faerie Necklace by FallingInPlace Spring elf necklace N935 by Fleur-de-Irk It's not a snake. by FranMade Flora by gbdreams :thumb113646043: Cottage Whimsy by GoodQuillHunting Garden Bracelet Version 2 by Grace2007 "Big Thing" by Hatlapos :thumb254936176: Cherry and almond- Beaded vial by Jassenah Pink Leafy Necklace by Laura by JenNardacci Wild Flowers by karsokarso Elvish Beads Freeform by KateKostina Necklace with poppies-2 by Kira-Bagirova Springish by kufka Greenman by lenswerks Viny by Linhorra Briar by Lleye Anello "Cherry Blossoms" by LovelyLilu Katen Kyokotsu by LRoseN Bog sorceress by Lyth Ireth collecion: Gr. Turquoise by MadiSilk Wierd Flower Ring I by MightyHoo Japanese Garden Bracelet by Mimi-Mushroom Beaded Sakura Necklace by minami63 Earrings Bells by Mirzelle Verdant Nest by mnemosynestar Cosmic Star by mormongirlbyu "All Wrapped Up" bracelet by MountainInspirations Pink Flower Ring by Mousethful Abalone and Green Bracelet by MyFairLadyVT4 :thumb62587621: forget me not by Nornic Foxglove by TarpanBeadworks :thumb10
Xmas's comingHey guys !Xmas's coming1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How are you?
Xmas is coming soon, I didn't start to buy gifts for my friends D: RUSH TIME!
I'm pianist, you know it yet. But I want to start the saxophone, and I fell in love of this one *w* : http://www.ebay.fr/itm/SAXOPHONE-ALTO-Mib-Fa-Etui-rigide-NEUF-Garantie-/200688034909?pt=FR_YO_InstrumentsMusique_Vent&hash=item2eb9f0645d
I WANT I WANT I WANT! GIMME ALL YOUR MONEY ! xDDDDD
Anyway, I'm working to finish my Noiz cosplay from Dramatical Murder for a photo-shoot soon.
About the Wonderneepoos:
Thanks a lot to you all guys for your support, we get 10 000 subscribers yet! It's AWESOME! Thanks a lot <3 We posted a new video for this event just here => http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcdyB99Y4XQ Enjoy
If you don't have any idea for a gift to a friend, why not a WNP shirt? 8D http://www.zazzle.ca/wonderneeshop?lang=fr Eheh!
Well well well, As always, thanks for you support. Seriously, i'm so happy to see people like you, it
Knite Book 1 on Sale at 4DE.com and Anime ExpoKnite Book 1 is finally out for pre-order at 4DE.COM!Knite Book 1 on Sale at 4DE.com and Anime Expo2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first 500 pre-ordered will come autographed by me!
And if you're going to Anime Expo this weekend, you can get a signed copy before everyone else! There will only be 200 copies available at the con since the rest of the shipment has not arrived yet. My Artist Alley table is at A24 and A25. My other book, 1000 Words, and all posters will also be on sale at the con.
See you there!
"The night sky is black, shrouded with a fog of soot and toxins. The gears of China's industrial revolution turn, unceasing, manufacturing the wants of an entire world. The consequences soar upwards until the lights of the heavens have dimmed and vanished altogether…
But there will be stars this night.
The Knites have made it their mission bring the stars back to the night in China, hanging from the tails of k
Daily Literature Deviations for Dec. 28th, 2011Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for Dec. 28th, 20113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for December 28th, 2011
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Shojo Fashion Year 3 is done!It's been radio silence from me for a while, since deadlines are all consuming... but! SHOJO FASHION YEAR THREE is done!!!Shojo Fashion Year 3 is done!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Well, initial art anyway. It's now in my editor's capable hands for edits and page layouts. The book will be out early September this year!
Thanks so much for all your suggestions and ideas. If you've got the first SF book, the chapters are pretty identical to book three. There's a pretty comprehensive anatomy section for male bodytypes and a lot more examples! I drew like, 4 pages worth of hands in various poses. I tried to get a pretty good mix of clothes, and in addition to backgrounds, the final chapter also has interaction with vehicles. Hopefully you guys will like it!
I will post art from the book soon...
And I'm going to do a bit of an art posting spree, as I've been holding on to some pieces that I haven't uploaded here.
If you'd like to see art as soon as I finish it, as well as WIPS, sketches, and up to date info on my sales, givea
Summer ContestUPDATE: Submissions to the contest are now closed. Watch for an announcement on the results.Summer Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Use an object to connect the lives of two or more otherwise unrelated characters.
Contest Begins on June 1st, 2012.
Contest Ends on August 1st, 2012 at 11:59pm Pacific Time
All entries must be Literature. Prose, Poetry, and Scripts are accepted. No visual poetry; concrete is allowed.
All entries must be written specifically for this contest, uploaded to dA on or after June 1st, 2012.
All entries must include a link to this contest journal in the artist's comment of the deviation.
All entries must adhere to deviantART's Submissions Policy and Etiquette Policy.
Anyone who is not judging may enter the contest, including DLD st
Published!I have taken the leap and started submitting my work to various literary magazines and journals, both electronic and traditional. I encourage every writer to do the same. There is a lot of rejection, but that is part of the artistic world. Below are a few of mine that were accepted:Published!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mark of Cain
Death of Marat
(My name is on the right)
If you have had a piece accepted outside of deviantArt, please send me the link. I would like to feature you. BTW, all of the above accept previously published works.
Colors Poetry Contest!!
When I started the Wordsmiths group here at DA, I had three goals - produce a new sitehttp://word-smyths.com/
Couple of resources on realistic knightsStumbled upon an interesting thread on Reddit debunking few armor myths and I thought I'd share it with you guys, especially those who draw that sort of thing.Couple of resources on realistic knights2 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://imgur.com/a/3j1jA I do have to say I would love to have a beautiful piece of armor like this one.
http://i.imgur.com/GLFrSka.jpg Gif of the owner putting it on layer by layer
Nice one also added by @teh-dino
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NqC_squo6X4&feature=related More myths debunked.
At 35 min mark you can see this particular armor in action.
At 40 it shows nicely how flexible one can be.
Bonus videos of some badass sword-fighting : )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzNcbnEvv9U - Training
http://www.chilloutzone.net/video/die-polnische-ritterliga.html - In armor
Definitely makes me wanna write some fight scenes now.
Fairies Do ExistFairies Do Exist2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fascinated Danbo by Kara-a Danbo Memories by yuiiwae
406 by Nigrita splashy watermelon by ByLaauraa cupcake by purp0l
danbo sleep by Simon120188 Danbo Likes Cherries by JacquelineBarkla No one can see me cry... by IgNgRez
Love Speaks Every Language by NayeliNeria Fortitude II by kkart Image by Lostsoulsab
Mystical. by andokadesbois Miska 8304 square by MichalTokarczuk No More Sorrow by WishmasterAlchemist
Flowers by Justine1985 Green and red by Pensieri
Reconstruction by peterle28 Satori (with colors) by JakezDaniel Bulb fiction I by teyasaveleva
19. Mai 2013 IV by Filterkaffee Cube by Einsilbig we are enlightened by davespertine
Stock Resources GROUPS DirectoryThis article is meant to serve as a list of groups at deviantART that focus on art resources.Stock Resources GROUPS Directory5 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I know you can find all these groups and more in dA's Groups search, but how much time would it take you to find them all? And how many dead accounts and unrelated results might you sift through to find what you're looking for? (I did that very thing for this article, and I can tell you one rather probable answer to both questions is, "a lot.")
Not that I'm complaining. I simply saw an opportunity to compile a listing of deviantART's 80 most helpful groups about resources. But let's back up a bit.
Before I began this directory, I felt it would be important to introduce everyone to a place (the place) for dA's resource providers (and users) to get acquainted with the world of stock photos, textures, PSD files, tutorials, and all that other great stuff artists need to create their masterpieces! Thankfully, I didn't have to
Anatomy ReferencesHey guys! I notice a lot when I draw or paint, I kind of just wing it when it comes to anatomy. I never take the time to study refs or anatomy like I probably should. I thought it'd help me out if I make a link of references for different parts of the body. Most of the links are from deviant art, so you know they're safe!! I thought it could be useful to others, so I'll share the link with you!~Anatomy References5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Complete Artist Study
^ One of the best reference sites I know to study lighting and anatomy.
Did I tell you...about our new CMV in VändettA? Well here you go.Did I tell you2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My Thanks...I cannot thank all of you enough for your support during DFC and my work in general. It means the world to me. I think poets, like any other artists, need to step out of their boxes and comfort zones and try new things. Again, to all of you who read and/or faved my work...many thanks. All of you have given me the confidence to get my work published!My Thanks...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Big Heart PlzMade this to be able to use a big heart as an "emote". Always wanted one <3Big Heart Plz7 years ago in Personal More Like This
Remake of this , but bigger~ ^^
-- Feel free to use, but don't claim it as your own.
How to use:
Write :*iconbigheartplz: without the *, tada! n__n
Links to other hearts:
Spongebob Sqaurepants PLZ |PlzCatalogThis is official PlzCatalog group's PLZ listing. Visit our page to find more lists.Spongebob Sqaurepants PLZ |PlzCatalog3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you know more or spot any errors please send us a note or comment below.
Landscapes - self.This will be a self feature of my landscapes. I never thought I would do so many of them, I guess I just like the land. But they mean something to me, I've come to realize that landscapes impact people in a way I'm having trouble explaining. When I see a landscape and then find someone from a particular place of the world, how they view it and make lines, architecture, photos, painting and everything I find common features with the land itself. I guess a landscape is a portrait more than anything else. I'm no master in them but I want to show you mine, I feel them as my more personal work.Landscapes - self.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
From old to new:
Essaouira, Morocco. 2007.
Fuego, Guatemala. 2008
Cerro Cahuí, Guatemala. 2008