Something that happened todayOnly it isn't today any longer, it almost never is but the one time,Something that happened today1 year ago in Personal More Like This
but still it was today when it happened.
There's been no poetry poking about in my soul
these days but I've been circumspect about it
and counseled myself that like a bear in winter
it may not be dead but only growing cubs,
living off stored fat, and sleeping.
Today I was at the grain store buying feed
for my four horses. The man who loads the grain
out of the warehouse is leathery and lean as an old bean.
He's chatty and kind, and when I have dogs in the car
he gives them too many biscuits and has to wait to load
the grain bags till they finish.
So as I said, this vessel for the poetry she-bear (me)
was buying and he was loading and chatting and about the third
bag he asked me what kind of horses I had, and I told him,
and then he said to me that when he were a young man
there was a Morgan mare lived on the farm of a man he worked for,
and only he could load this mare onto a horse trailer when it was time
for her and
excuse me but there are galaxies out theregalaxies. entire galaxies.excuse me but there are galaxies out there1 year ago in Personal More Like This
a whole universe is out there.
Cute Animals Using SmartphonesHere at Adorkably Deviant we are usually in the "cute" business of things. So since this is cool and funny and cute in so many ways, we just had to post it. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did.Cute Animals Using Smartphones2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And there were many books...So, I'm in the process of moving, and I've determined that if I were to stack all of my boxes of books, they would be four times my height. Not the books themselves, but boxes of ~40 books apiece.And there were many books...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If I'm five boxes tall (about), that's twenty boxes times forty books is eight hundred books.
I've got probably another four boxes in storage - nine hundred and sixty.
Plus the shelves I haven't packed yet (probably another eight boxes, at least) - twelve hundred and eighty.
Plus the three hundred titles in my Kindle - fifteen hundred and eighty.
I think I may have a problem.
Clearly, I need to count my books more accurately.
A Blessing And A CurseTomorrow is the first day of May, making it about 2 months since I've started photography.A Blessing And A Curse2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In this time, I've learned quite a bit. I think I'm starting to get in touch with myself a bit more... But my depression keeps getting in the way. It's almost as if I'm wary.. no, afraid to let myself out. Life has ingrained in me: Letting go = pain. I can't seem to get over it.
I've also started to see the world a bit different. It's both a blessing and a curse. Now I find myself looking out the window marveling at sunlight filtering through the leaves.. I notice the way the plants are growing and how they stretch twoards the sun, the unique way people walk and the color of women's eyes. It's also sometimes painful.. Driving around town noticing broken houses, fights in alley-ways, and children walking home alone.
But there is something to be said for this newfound vision. I feel more at home in the world.. I guess maybe I was just asleep before. It's made me want to travel somewhere love
QuotesTaken from one of my tennis coaches.Quotes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Winning is everything."
"It doesn't matter whether you win or lose - until you lose."
I don't know.
I found them amusing.
Oh, and in one of my classes I started questioning words. Since slang is all about connotations, does that mean the meanings are subjective and therefore do not exist? Or am I way in over my head and really have no clue what I'm talking about?
Rebranding myself and building charactersI've been out of college and in the work force for 16 years now. And it amazes me, as a writer who observes people as potential characters, how much importance is placed on occupation and appearance.Rebranding myself and building characters3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now, as a member of the workforce, I am one of those people: I work in Human Resources and have done recruiting in the past- knowing what people do and what jobs exist out there in the market, and how those jobs interact with the organizational structure is part of my job. But, that's not how most people view another person's occupation.
What you do for a living and who you work for, weighted again your age and appearance is an immediate litmus test for your intelligence, net worth, social background, education-level, social skills and political savvy. It's a three second evaluation that brands you.
Now, in my department, I'm only required to wear khakis and a polo shirt. We don't generally interact with the other 600 people in the building except via
Dear friend,Things I learned about life-Dear friend,5 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. The grass is only greener on the other side if you make it out to be.
2. It's better to be cold and get warm than be warm and get cold. Especially when that comes to personalities.
3. Sometimes people that were your friend before won't be your friend anymore. And that's okay, because there's a world full of people that would make excellent friends if you let them.
4. Being sad is okay sometimes. There's nothing wrong with feeling a little sad, as long as you can be happy again soon.
5. Song were made to help you feel things. Sometimes it's happiness, sometimes sadness, maybe even a little angry. When you find your favorite song it should make you feel full of emotion.
6. A computer can be your best friend but that doesn't mean you should stay inside all day and not go outside every once in a while. Who knows there might be wi-fi in your backyard.
7. When someone tries to help you, let them. Because it's okay to get hel
Write THIS AGAIN! memeWrite THIS AGAIN! meme8 months ago in Personal More Like This
We are happy to announce the next big meme on deviantART and will start a group about it soon after the 1st April!
Now you can write THIS AGAIN! and kick your own ass doing so, let's see some awesome improvements of you writing THIS AGAIN!
Update - this was an aprils fool joke -
Not Technically Legal Summer Activities1. Climb up a water tower to watch the sunset.Not Technically Legal Summer Activities1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
2. Buy something at Wal-Mart and then, when exiting, move your bag around the detector and take off running.
3. Have a rolling chair race down the biggest hill in your area.
4. Explore the roof of your school.
5. Cartwheel across the road.
6. Order pizza delivery for your neighbors without telling them.
7. Go door to door asking people if they know Jesus.
8. Become a vigilante.
9. Play a classic game of ding dong ditch.
10. Bring an inflatable mattress to your neighborhood pool.
11. Steal the Declaration of Independence. Tell me if you actually manage to do so.
12. Go to a different neighborhood and draw the Batman insignia on someone's driveway with chalk.
13. Even better, fork the Batman insignia into a neighbor's yard.
NOTICE: These are jokes please don't do them or if you do record it and don't mention me.
Any other suggestions?
The Photographer's Guide: Taking Quality PhotosI've wanted to write a guide for a while now.. But I wasn't sure what to write about. In my poll, this was the one you guys most wanted to see.. So here it is! If anyone has something to add, please note me!The Photographer's Guide: Taking Quality Photos2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It really bothers me when people ask about my camera because they like my pictures. My camera is just a tool, it's not magical. You don't even need a DSLR to be a photographer. Anyone can take a picture on any device, and it be considered art. It is how you do this that most effects your outcome. For example, a photographer I watch, *oO-Rein-Oo, frequently takes wonderful pictures with his iPhone.
So, for this guide, I'm going to be talking about the basics of how you go about producing a quality picture, both when you take the photo and afterwards.
Taking the Photo:
People often get distracted with the complex settings on their camera. The best thing you can do for any situation yo
MythwoodHello FolksMythwood2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've just added a new painting to my gallery entitled The Sleeping Troll. If you would like to know how this picture came to be and the story it tells please check my bog here - http://mythwood.blogspot.com/
Thanks again to everyone who stops by here and is kind enough to leave the occasional comment.
Peace be with you.
BottlesBottles5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Fire Inside by ~Spademm Bottled: Poison Maker by =emla Lilac by ~Aerten
Hope II by *MyLifeThroughTheLens PRECIOUS WATER by ~ArwenArts
Gift From The Bees by ~catchingfyre Delicious by ~RedEyeLoon Still Life by ~RedEyeLoon
.: Lost Message :. by ~zZToraZz Blown out candle by =BlueColoursOfNature
Blue Roses Bottle by ~bellekaX Memories by `Jules1983 Lost Message by *Sortvind
[New Blog] Of Hummingbirds and Memories:Find out a bit more about why hummingbirds mean so much to me and seize the opportunity to see a late friend's gorgeous art in this week's blog: "Of Hummingbirds and Memories: The Art and Legacy of Caroline Muchmore." (Please Share?) --> http://bit.ly/13khwUS[New Blog] Of Hummingbirds and Memories:5 months ago in Personal More Like This
My art (above)
Caroline Muchmore's :iconautumn-rains: art (above)
Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 54 - Mandrakes:iconrealmsoffantasy-myth: Realms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 54 - MandrakesRealms of Fantasy and Myth: Week 54 - Mandrakes6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to issue #54 of my fantasy features!
These are now part of a collection in a group created specifically for this project. If you like this feature, you can find more gorgeous artwork at the group, including some never featured in these articles before.
I hope you enjoy it, and please, show the featured artists some love and recognition through pageviews, 's and 's!
This week's creature feature is: Mandrakes
Note: The legends and lore involving Mandrakes, or Mandragora, vary according to source. This feature describes the "screaming plant", as well as the scientific one, as the former is directly derived from the latter. This is really just to appreciate the artwork, not so much to educate.
EA Games and New Blog Entry!Hey Folks!EA Games and New Blog Entry!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just posted a new blog entry with fun links in it and a LIST OF MUH DREAMZ http://nicholaskole.blogspot.com/2013/04/west-or-dream-list.html
But the short news is that I am now employed as a character concept artist for EA Games! It's a great gig so far and I get to work with the extremely talented :iconUlafish:
Still freelancing on the side and still trying to find a home and a future for Jellybots. But check the blog and keep your eyes here- more arts to come!
I'm going to SCADIn exactly one week I will be moving to the United States to attend the Savannah College of Art and Design (the Savannah campus). Moving out of my home country, leaving my family and friends here, is something that will probably take me a while to digest, but I will be doing it to pursue an artistic career, which will (hopefully) make up for it. And if for some reason I don't feel happy, I will just go back or try something else. But I do not think that will happen. Fortunately I know a couple of people who go there already. If any of you go there too, feel free to tell me, I'd love to meet you.I'm going to SCAD9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't normally write things about my personal life here but this a huge change for me. Thanks to those who have given me their interest and support during the time I've been on this site
En exactamente una semana me voy a mudar a Estados Unidos para estudiar en la universidad Savannah College of Art and Design, en el campus de Savan
I've Got Some Good Things on Sale, Strangah!COMMISSIONS NOW AVAILABLE!I've Got Some Good Things on Sale, Strangah!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Inked Drawing $15 - http://guardian-draca.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4dys6a http://guardian-draca.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4eahkj http://guardian-draca.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d3jovuo
Watercolor Drawing $35 - http://guardian-draca.deviantart.com/#/d4gky23 http://guardian-draca.deviantart.com/#/d4g31kq http://guardian-draca.deviantart.com/gallery/?offset=24#/d3hj4px
There is an additional cost for an extra character, limit 2 characters per image.
I am taking a *limited* amount of commissions per week. New commission proposals may be submitted on Mondays and Tuesdays and payment is due by that Wednesday or you forfeit your commission slot. Please supply reference photos/drawings for your commission or else I'll make it up.
Note me if you want some art, yo!
Commissions are ***CLOSED*** for the holidays!
I'll continue working with anyone I've been talking to, but for everyone else please check back in January, and have
The Art of DystopiaSci-fi dystopia art is one of my favorite things on DA. The amount of detail is incredible, and you feel like you’re actually looking into a future world. It’s easy to get lost in these drawings. With the Killjoy comic coming out, I thought it would be fun to feature some of this incredible art. It might influence the way you imagine Battery City.The Art of Dystopia9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Neo-Shinjuku by *JonasDeRo
Long Journey Ahead by ~merl1ncz
The Arch by `MacRebisz
Hideout by `MacRebisz
Metropolis by *tiger1313
Sitting - Revised by ~artbytheo
the Alley by ~SimonWeaner
Commerce city "ebaya" by ~phoenix-feng
tribe of Nur'thar by ~JoeDiepstraten
.:Speedpaint_88:. by ~David-Holland
The Outskirts by ~whatzitoya
Spaceship by ~yonaz
Rooftops by ~Vablo
Flight by ~Sarafinconcepts
Something you should read about suicideThough I think suicide is not a big deal and I honestly don't give a shit about it, since it's just one way to die, I felt the need to copypaste an old thread from 4chan that I totally agree with. I think this might help.Something you should read about suicide1 year ago in Personal More Like This
First off: THESE WORDS ARE NOT MINE. Are you able to understand this? Don't start bitching about this thread and please, stop insulting me. If you are depressed and want to read words like "Nuuu dont leave this world I luv u your imprtant ((", stop reading now. The guy who wrote this wanted to cheer up everyone, using apparently mean terms. It's from 4chan, for fuck's sake, don't expect delicate words for crybabies.
Also, I'd been suicidal for years. So don't even try to tell me shit.
Thread starts HERE.
I never got why people would kill themselves.
So if you want to die you obviously don’t give a shit. Like, about anyone. ‘Cause if there is anyone who loves you, you don’t give a FUCK about them, or hurting them, and if there’s not, the
Contest! - Now Closed / WINNERSHi Guys, it's Contest Time!Contest! - Now Closed / WINNERS4 months ago in Personal More Like This
You may have noticed with the jewellery I have made over the past year or so that I add little stories and things to them, in this contest I'd love these stories to inspire you to draw, write or create anything based on these stories that I have come up with!
You're free to elaborate on these stories, add to them and draw inspiration from them, you're totally free here but you have a better chance of winning by sticking as close to your chosen story as possible c:
For example, if you like the sound of a character, you can draw that person or if you like a certain story and want to write more about it then that would be perfect!
First place: - WINNER: ~RedScarfLuxio
Stop it MOAR!Deviant Art is at it again, this time in cahoots with Neil Gaiman: http://ayame-kenoshi.deviantart.com/journal/Neil-Gaiman-Presents-A-Calendar-of-Tales-355276614Stop it MOAR!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
At first, I thought this was a charitable effort, with Blackberry as its corporate sponsor. Under that supposition, I disapproved, and expressed my disapproval, but very mildly. Now, watch me disapprove rather more forcefully (but still quite politely, because I'm repressed, that way):
The Keep Moving Project is NOT a charity, with Blackberry as its corporate sponsor. It's an advertising campaign for Blackberry, from which Neil Gaiman expects to make a small profit, which he will donate to an unspecified cause. So...problems:
1) Contributors don't know what they'd be contributing TO, beyond Blackberry's continued success. Does Neil Gaiman's idea of a worthy cause coincide with yours? Who knows? (There may be somewhere online where one might discover the intended beneficiary, but I couldn't find it
So I was just stopped by a cop....I wasn't driving. I was walking. He drives up, rolls down the window, and says something I don't quite hear. I say hello. He repeats it. "How old are you?"So I was just stopped by a cop....10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in shock. I ask, "How OLD am I?"
"I'm 29!!" (I'm sure I sounded incredulous.)
I say, "I have my license if you want to see it." He wants to see it so I give it to him. He looks and hands it back.
He thought I was a highschool truant.
The moral of the story is that I should stop wearing clothing a teenager might wear because as I continue to get older and not to age it will become more and more unbelievable that I am as old as I say I am and I don't look forward to being driven in the back of a police car to the nearest high school, in tears BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY DONE MY TIME!
Parody vs Pastiche and other Humorous ExamplesJust for fun I thought I'd do a rundown of the most common forms of humor, their definitions, and examples. This is not a complete list by any means, but they are a list of many forms of humor and literature discourse which often get confused of mixed up.Parody vs Pastiche and other Humorous Examples2 months ago in Personal More Like This
An imitative work created to mock, comment on or trivialize an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation.
Example: The movie "Airplane" is a parody of 1970's disaster movies. Many of Weird Al's music videos are parodies of other more famous music videos.
A work of visual art, literature, or music that imitates the style or character of the work of one or more other artists. Unlike parody, pastiche celebrates, rather than mocks, the work it imitates.
Example: The movie "Super 8" is a pastiche of 1980's adventure films, specifically imitating the style of Stephen Spielberg's early career,