We are Family :D"We are, We are Not your ordinary fam-a-mily."We are Family :D1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"But we can all agree that, We are~ We are~"
"Close as close can be~"
"We are are are are are"
"We are are are are are"
"We are are are are are"
"So it don't matter what it looks like, we look perfect to me, we look perfect to me, We got every kind of love I feel so lucky indeed~"
"They can keep on talking, it don't matter to me cause we are we are~"
"We are we Areeee~"
"Ham and Cheese!" XD
"Okay so the links in our chain makes us strange."
"But they Really, they make us stronger~"
"And I wouldn't replace not a thing, Sisters. (Or brothers XD)"
"Cause we come from every where!~"
"Whoa Oh Ohh~"
"Searching for ones to care!~"
"Some how we found it here, we found us a hoooooooooooooooo!"
"We are, We are Not your ordinary fam-a-mily."
"But we can all agree that, We are~ We are~"
"Close as close can be~"
Artists That Inspire Me 11Welcome to all reading this journal my regular feature of the work of others. Before introducing the latest selection of works to you, I would just like to acknowledge the contribution my wife Dawn makes towards this deviant art journal and page. Not only does she provide personal inspiration to myself, she has repeatedly demonstrated a very keen eye for all things artistic and introduced me to the works of many exciting artists on DA. Thank you for that Dawn.Artists That Inspire Me 112 years ago in Personal More Like This
Below are the artists whose work has inspired me since my last journal entry. The selections made by no means cover everyone that deserves to be here. In time many many more will follow, as with each passing week I discover so many more talented creative people on here, that one journal entry could never do them all justice. So many of you out there are producing work that leaves me in awe, and it would be unfair of me not to acknowledge the creators of work that has caught my eye and imagination. This journ
A Mary Sue RantYou know what I mean. Mary Sues. They are the bane of any fanfic writer in any fandom all over the world. And what bugs me is that no one seems to know how to define one and ends up making one due to being fed misinformation about what the hell it is anyway.A Mary Sue Rant2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is NOT simply someone who has cool hair.
It is NOT simply someone who has a cool name.
It is NOT simply someone who has a cool gadget, style, appearance, etc.
It is NOT simply someone who has a few canon friends, or knows some awesome skill, or has a tragic backstory.
AND IT IS MOST CERTAINLY NOT SIMPLY A TERM FOR A CHARACTER WITH SOME TRAIT YOU DON'T LIKE.
You'd be surprised how many Mary Sues qualify as such due to having a sheer lack of inherently good qualities. This happens because of that last thing on the list, where people who are supposedly defining what a Mary Sue is instead shoehorn stuff they just don't like onto their list of Sue-ish traits. This generally results in people trying to a
Blurbs! A Basic Guide brought to you by LissyHello everyone, Lissy here! Since Whisper feels really awkward about writing blurbs about her own artwork, I figured I'd take over here and maybe help you guys figure out how this can work! (Also she's pretty sore and tired right now, so I'm going to let her rest and watch shows and such while I do this!) It sounds so simple until you go to try and write one and then suddenly...you have no idea what to say! So hopefully I can help with thisBlurbs! A Basic Guide brought to you by Lissy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First off, a few clarifications and misunderstandings do need to be cleared up though.
The Art book that Whisper/Alie is creating is to feature HER artwork. She's gotten a few notes of people submitting their own, so hopefully we can clear that up now. The reason she asked for suggestions is so that she makes sure everyone's favorite pieces get in! After all, Whisp might look at a piece she did a while back and say 'eh, not good enough for the book' but then it might happen to be a piece that really means a lot to some of her wat
Bringing Others to Jesus Trust and ObeyBringing Others to Jesus2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bringing Others to Jesus
Andrew is the disciple known for bringing people to Jesus. Immediately after meeting the Lord, he introduced his brother Simon to the Messiah. Another time, when a great multitude was hungry, he found a boy with five loaves and two fishes and brought him to Jesus (John 6:8-9). When some Greeks wanted to meet Christ, Andrew and Philip made the introductions (12:20-22). This disciple never lost his enthusiasm for the Savior.
Andrew's own conversion experience motivated him to let others know about the One who'd changed his life (1:36-37). How about you--have you lost the joy of your salvation? If your Christian life
UPDATE: J.K Rowling to Release...UPDATE:UPDATE: J.K Rowling to Release...2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just to put everyone straight on the misleading media reports of ‘Twelve New Stories for Christmas’. As true Potter fans worked out straight away, our 12 days of festive surprises and accompanying rhyming riddles refer to new potions and Moments in addition to several new entries by J.K. Rowling that will be posted on pottermore.com between 12th and 23rd December. Sorry to disappoint fans, but there will not be a set of 12 new short stories, one for each day of Christmas. Even Pottermore wouldn't be that generous.
Submitted by: smallsmiles
J.K. Rowling will release 12 Harry Potter short stories this month
This year has been one of surprises from J.K. Rowling, and the Harry Potter author is closing 2014 out in a similar way. On Friday, the author announced, via an email to Pottermore users, a series of 12 short stories from her wizarding world to commemorate the 12 days of Christmas. Starting December 12, new instalments will be posted at 8 a.m. ET. and will inv
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! <3To start this off, HAPPY 21ST BIRTHDAY SONIC THE HEDGEHOG!HAPPY BIRTHDAY SONIC THE HEDGEHOG! <33 years ago in Personal More Like This
Considering all the hype I caused by asking people what Sonic meant to them, naturally, people began asking what Sonic meant to ME. A lot of people know I like Sonic, for more than just his games, but not many people know the details. Not many people know how I met Sonic in the first place or why I got interested and decided to buy Sonic Colours.
And not many people (only one or two I think) know just how much Sonic has helped me through all the rough times in my life.
Just a warning, this is going to be very real. I don't care that I'm talking about a fictional character behind a glass screen. He's so much more than that.
And I hope I don't make anyone cry. I was in tears typing this. :')
I've only known Sonic for about a year and seven months, from the time Colours came out to now. I am rather late to the party. I was actually a Mario fan first, and that was the reason I knew about Sonic, because of their fierce rival
Hey, would you like to work for free?No.Hey, would you like to work for free?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
No, I would not.
I'm a self-respecting person - I only work for profit, for myself or on projects that interest me. Not on your dumb "no-profit for now" project. It's a dumb project if you offer something like "work for free". I've never heard such a thing. It's disrespectful toward any human being to expect them to work for you for nothing in exchange. Even unpaid internships offer something in return. Besides, do waitresses work for free? Do lawyers? Doctors?
Do artists work for free? NO. And neither shoud you, if you have any self-respect. If you're gonna work for free, work for yourself OR for something you believe in. Never something you don't care about.
Offers like that disrespect me. They offend me. VERY. MUCH. I'm hella qualified even if I've never worked professionally aside from one-shot commissions. I'd like to see you draw like I do without endless hours, literally YEARS of practice. No such qualifications are required from a waitress or a babysitter, and yet you
We Write Fanfiction!“Grow up.” They say.We Write Fanfiction!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
“Make something original.” They say.
“If you can’t do it for money, why do it at all?” They ask.
They say lots of things.
Other people say things too:
“Some day you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.” ― C.S. Lewis
“Most people don't grow up. Most people age. They find parking spaces, honor their credit cards, get married, have children, and call that maturity. What that is, is aging.”
― Maya Angelou
"When you're curious, you find lots of interesting things to do. And one thing it takes to accomplish something is courage." ―Walt Disney
Writing fanfiction is not generally looked upon as something wonderful or noble. I am pretty sure we all know the stereotype they are operating under.
That’s fine. It really doesn’t matter what they think. We are not writing for them.
We are writing for us.
Who are they to tell us what we can or cannot love? They do not
Rock Music is not EvilIt is not the rhythm or the beat of music that makes it good or bad; it is the lyrics.Rock Music is not Evil1 month ago in Personal More Like This
God designed us to hear incredible ranges in sound and vibration. The human ear is amazing! God did not give us these detailed senses to shut out everything with a beat. He wants us to guard our hearts and our minds from sin, yes. And I am in no way saying we should compromise. However, I say again, it is not the beat or rhythm of a sing that is sinful; it is what the lyrics convey.
If I'm listening to a Thousand Foot Krutch song that has a jammin' beat, and lyrics that are praising God and telling a story of His grace, is that to be sinful?
God gave us each different personalities and likes or dislikes. If you like oldstyle Gospel hymns, that's great! If you like Christian rock, that's great! Praise is praise, and dancing for the Lord is not sinful.
Now, the secular form of rock, hip-hop, rap, and all that is sinful when taking into consideration the vulgarity of their lyrics. Most artists in our cu
The Fandom is Dying?It is? Really? REALLY? I didn't notice...The Fandom is Dying?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, I can't seem to understand where all this "the fandom is dying" stuff is coming from.
We have more charity events than ever before.
We have more conventions than ever before.
More brony parties than ever before.
Blogs and news sites.
The list goes on.
Seriously, guys? We're BOOMING.
When you tell me "the fandom is dying," I have no idea what the (BUY SOME APPLES) you're talking about!
Spread the word, bronies... I mean it. Spread the word, 'cause our fandom is doing the OPPOSITE of dying.
Trust and Obey Perspective for Challenging TimesTrust and Obey2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Trust and Obey
One of my favorite songs is "Trust and Obey" because it sums up God's purpose for our lives. When we practice these two commands, a beautiful cycle begins. Trusting the Lord makes obedience easier, and obedience produces ever-increasing trust. Can you recall facing a challenge that was difficult or perplexing? If so, you know how important these two commands are.
When the Lord calls you to a task that seems unreasonable, you have two options. You can obey Him even though you don't understand what will happen, or you can become fearful and attempt to find a way out. Joshua chose the firs
Hunchback of Notre Dame is Coming to Blu-Ray!:iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz:Hunchback of Notre Dame is Coming to Blu-Ray!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE-October 10th, 2012 8:00pm: Don wrote back once more and said " Yes, I'm sure there will be plenty of bonus stuff." Here's a screencap of our email: http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v251/Christine16/EmailfromDonHahn.png Woo-hoo!
UPDATE-October 10th, 2012 7:05pm: I heard back from Don Hahn just a few moments ago and he confirmed that this news is indeed true. I decided to ask if there is to be new special features. I will update again when he responds. After the day I had, which was highly emotional, this has been that beacon of hope in the darkness. Thank you, Don and thank you, Disney for giving this movie the appreciation it most definitely deserves.
My LegacyCancer is such a scary word…but I’m okay. I’m at peace with this. I do wish I had a little more time… But really I’ve discovered that with the last weeks of my life, I only have a few goals. I want to spend as much time with friends and family as I can, I want to leave behind as much happiness as I can, and I want to create as much artwork as I can I just want to leave behind a big bubble of love for you guys!My Legacy1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Of course that’s easier said than done, especially since I can’t just come and meet every single one of you and give you all giant hugs! It’s really hard to wrap up everything I’m feeling and send it to you all so that I can try and make your lives a little brighter, lol. But, there’s a solution!
I’m in the process of making a book of my artwork, a little bit of me that I can leave behind! Money made aside from publishing costs is all going to go towards research for cancer, so you’ll all be giving a
February 17, 2014 @8:30am Mountain TimeFebruary 17 8:30am mountain time:February 17, 2014 @8:30am Mountain Time1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It is with heavy hearts that we must inform you of the passing of our darling daughter, Alie. Her final days were fairly peaceful, sleeping much of the time but also able to watch some of the Winter Olympics and enjoy her favorite event, figure skating. Her final moments were peaceful with both parents by her bedside.
We have all been preparing for this day for the past several weeks, knowing it was coming far faster than we hoped. From the moment in December when the news came of her terminal illness, Alie has continually amazed us with her positive attitude and limitless spirit. We have all learned from her selfless approach to life, her giving nature, and her passion for the possibilities that life hold for all of us She was so thankful for all of the outreach shown to her by her friends and family and we share in that gratitude. Unfortunately she was just too weak to be able to a
Show me you OCs contest [CLOSED] WINNERS CHOOSEN!Edit 4 (4th Jan. 2015): I now decided which two OCs are going to be drawn by me (+1st place by :iconammuchii it wasn't easy and I hope you are not too dissapointed about not winning.....Show me you OCs contest [CLOSED] WINNERS CHOOSEN!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
anyways, here are the
1st place goes to :iconhollybjeam: and her cute OC Reverse:
2nd place goes to :iconninjaturtleicepelt: and her amazing OC Victoria Celestia Hamato:
THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR JOINING, I'LL GIVE YOU A LLAMA BADGE (if you haven't already reviced one from me ) AND NOW, HUGS! AND STILL, I HOPE YOU DON'T HATE ME NOW
Edit 3 (4th Jan. 2015): THE CONTEST IS OVER!!! Thanks everybody for joining I didn't await that many comments here please give me some time to pick
God is Love1 Corinthians 13:1-7God is Love3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Living Translation (NLT)
1 Corinthians 13
Love Is the Greatest
1 If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn't love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God's secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn't love others, I would be nothing. 3 If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; [a] but if I didn't love others, I would have gained nothing.
4 Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out.
The Fruitful Giver Discovering Our True IdentityThe Fruitful Giver2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Fruitful Giver
2 Corinthians 9:6-15
If you've ever visited Israel, you have no doubt experienced the contrast between the Jordan River and the Dead Sea. The banks of the Jordan are surrounded by trees and greenery, but nothing lives around the Dead Sea. The reason is that there is no outlet. When the water flows into that sea, it stays there. Eventually the salts accumulate and poison the water.
This is a vivid picture of two different financial plans. The Dead Sea compares to the world's system, which is based on accumulation and preservation of wealth. The goal is to get enough so you can have enough,
Happy 17th Anniversary!:iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz::iconstardivider1plz::iconstardivider2plz::iconstardivider3plz:Happy 17th Anniversary!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today, June 21st, marks the 17th anniversary of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame! I was pleased to see on my Disney desk calendar for today they gave a nice nod to the movie.
In case the caption is too small for anyone to read I typed it out below:
"The Hunchback of Notre Dame, released June 21st, 1996
Based on Victor Hugo's classic novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame was codirected by Kirk Wise and Gary Trousdale, who had previously collaborated on Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Composer Alan Menken and lyricist Stephen Schwartz collaborated on the film's complex score, as they had on Pocahontas, and later would on Enchnated."
Hope this day finds everyone well and Happy 17 years of Disney's The Hunchback of Notre D
D&D take oneTroy(DM): Alright, you are gathered around a cave which hold an unspeakable evil, you know the only way to permanently stop it is to go in, and kill it.D&D take one3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hans (Healer): I get my medkit from my horse.
Hawk (Fighter): I Take my horse, shove a bomb up it's *ss nd kick it towards the opening.
All look at Hawk.
DM: The Horse misses.
Dante (Magician): How does a Horse miss?
DM: It blows up, Damaging Hawk and knocking him out.
FIghter: Heal me!
Healer: I heal him.
Hans rolls a one.
DM: You administer the medication anally.
Magician: I Cast magic missle and blow the cave wall free.
Healer: I Cast heal.
Hans rolls a one.
DM: You attempt to revive Hawk by hitting him in the face with the hilt of your sword.
Magician: I cast Reanimate dead.
Fighter: I'M NOT DEAD!
Magician: I slit his throat then I cast reanimate dead.
Healer: Can we actually now get in the dungeon?
DM: A massive Ettin rips through the dungeon entrance, bellowing and screaming.
Fighter: I ativate shout.
Yes, I am coming soon!Revelation 22:7-21Yes, I am coming soon!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
New Living Translation (NLT)
Jesus Is Coming
7 "Look, I am coming soon! Blessed are those who obey the words of prophecy written in this book.[a]"
8 I, John, am the one who heard and saw all these things. And when I heard and saw them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who showed them to me. 9 But he said, "No, don't worship me. I am a servant of God, just like you and your brothers the prophets, as well as all who obey what is written in this book. Worship only God!"
10 Then he instructed me, "Do not seal up the prophetic words in this book, for the time is near. 11 Let the one who is doing harm continue to do harm; let the one who is vile continue to be vile; let the one who is righteous continue to live righteously; let the one who is holy continue to be holy."
12 "Look, I am coming soon, bringing my reward with me to repay all people according to their deeds. 13 I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End."
Funny school jokeSchool jokes : "If there are any idiots in the room, will they please stand up " said the sarcastic teacher. After a long silence, one freshman rose to his feet."Now then mister, why do you consider yourself an idiot? " enquired the teacher with a sneer."Well, actually I don't," said the student, "but I hate to see you standing up there all by yourself. "Funny school joke2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Snow White hate...?Okay, so I saw this person's signature and it went like "OMG I LIEK LOVE DINSEY!!!11!!! im a total disney fan " and when I go to one of their deviations, they are making fun of Snow White (Snow White & The Seven Dwarves). They are saying stuff like "Yeah, I don't like the character or the movie, I hate her voice, her dress and her eyes are kind of creepy."Snow White hate...?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Before I go ranting about this, I want to say; disliking a fictional character is perfectly fine. You don't have to like every character in every fan base. It's okay.
But when you say you're a "TOTALZ DSINEY FAN!!1!!" and the first thing you say is you dislike Snow White and her movie, I'm just like..."Nuh-uh, sister!"
Why does this make me so angry? I'll tell you:
Snow White & the Seven Dwarves was the first full-length animated movie (Disney and non-Disney)...ever. Walt had made some very famous cartoons beforehand, that is true, but SWATSD was the first Disney movie. It is basically the movie that started a whole legacy of anima
Expiration DateMine is drawing near. As an update from the last journal...the results of the biopsy ad various scans and such showed that I have Stage 4 Liver Cancer. It's spread outside of the liver and throughout my abdomen in the form of what's basically a ton of little polyps. There's no way to get rid of it, and no cure for it...Expiration Date1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And if the 6-9 month average of living wasn't bad enough, there's other complications that keep happening which is only making it shorter and shorter. The cancer is spreading so quickly, and there's just nothing they seem to be able to do.
I honestly I have no idea how long I have left. This morning I figured I had at least 6 months, especially with the surgery they were going to do that would fix some major issues. But the surgery failed and suddenly I could be looking at three weeks or months or what, there's just no way to know.
I'm just so tired of this...I'm tired of wondering why it's happening to me. I'm tired of wondering what I did to deserve this... I'm tired