Collection: New Orleans, the Comeback KidCollection: New Orleans, the Comeback Kid8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
New Orleans, the Comeback Kid
Vibrant, raucous and, more than any other metropolis in America—truly alive! New Orleans is the one city in America that nobody believed would not stage a comeback after Katrina tried her best to kill its Big Noise. New Orleans is protected by Jesus or hoodoo or both—it’s all one glorious mixed–up gumbo goulash of cultures believing in live and let live.
Most cities in America are mostly alike in most everything. New Orleans is the exception. It is unique. It has had a separate evolution and it’s the most arts–based cultural treasure in our nation. The city i
The Evolution of CultureCulture EvolutionThe Evolution of Culture3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The evolution of culture flows through a number of different dynamics. I want to look into each one of these dynamics as they behave individually and interact with each other to generate large-scale cultural evolution. The primary activity of every human being is the formation of "meaning architectures". A meaning architecture is a system for predicting and controlling ones circumstance to achieve a satisfactory condition. The content of "satisfactory condition" and the strategies for prediction and control are highly variable and their movement is both one of the primary consequences of and drivers of cultural evolution. This is because our actions are all always determined by our "meaning architectures" (in combination with our capabilities and actual circumstances).
I. The bio/developmental individual
Every meaning architecture starts on our specific and general biological inheritance.
Gravity falls Illuminati So as you all know, Gravity Falls is a series on Disney. The writer Alex Hirsch had put many symbolsyms in the shows. by_cherry_lambylamby but any way this triangle is shown EVERYWHEREGravity falls Illuminati3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First, Great Uncle Stan wears a fez, which is the hat worn by the Shriners – an appendant body of Freemasonry. As they like to say, all Shriners are Masons, but not Masons are Shriners. Stan wearing a Fez hat. Also, he is hiding one eye for the heck of it.The show is full of eyes everywhere. There’s even a jar of eyeballs for sale at Stan’s store.Aside from the eyeballs everywhere, the little humans in a jar are homunculi – a concept that is found in alchemy and occult rites.The attic of Great Uncle Stan’s shack has a prominent Masonic stained gla
ProjectPorkchop Vol314:iconnafania-nix:ProjectPorkchop Vol3142 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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The LOL Corner [#114]The LOL CornerThe LOL Corner [#114]4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! is a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you.
dAmnIt! has reached well over 60,000 quotes!
When something funny happens in a chatroom, share it with everyone! It only takes a few clicks, and while you're there browse through all the other hilarious quotes!
Feel free to note deshrubber or OpalMist with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition. Please make sure that the quote has already been submitted and approved to dAmnIt! and that you give the quote number in your note.
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THE ESSENCE OF THE GNOSTICSGreetings my friends,THE ESSENCE OF THE GNOSTICS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tonight begins a three part series on Gnosticism and just who and what the Gnostics are. Tonight I want to talk about the cosmology of the Gnostics, and how that has evolved into the modern day Gnostic worshipers. Next Sunday I will talk more about the three men who set forth the laws and rules that govern Gnostic sects all over the world (Mani, Marcion, and Valentinus.) In week three I will discuss the Nag Hamadi library, and how it has forged a rebirth of Gnostic thinking. Finally, in week four, I will discuss modern day Gnosticism and how worshipers apply it to their everyday lives.
Let me start off by letting you know that I am Gnostic by faith, and have been so for almost 30 years. I meet with a handful of friends who are fellow Gnostics, and we discuss our faith, what we have learned from it, and share ideas for reaching the ultimate goal of finding Gnosis. Though there are some Gnostic churches across the globe, congregational worship is not desirabl
Collection: NYC Subway - It's a love-hate thingCollection: NYC Subway - It's a love-hate thing7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
NYC Subway: It’s a love-hate thing…
57th Street Subway station
New Yorkers have maintained their love-hate relationship with the subway system for over a hundred years.
The first pneumatic subway train in NYC ran on Feb. 26, 1887. The subway defines everything good and everything bad about life in the city. What could be more stimulating and life-affirming than hopping on an early morning freshly cleaned and de-graffitied subway car, packed w
King Richard III Of England (1452-1485)King Richard III Of England (1452-1485)6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
King Richard III Of England (1452-1485) Can A Long Dead King Ruin The Reputation Of Britain’s Greatest Playwright?
Propaganda of 1592
A Dead King’s Bones Shake The Foundations Of A Nation.
In 2012 his bones were dug out from underneath a city parking lot. Forensic analysis of those bones has revealed most the legend of Richard III to be lies. Behold here a tale of tenuous loyalties and betrayals most foul. Read on only if you want the comf
Femme Fatatales ContestHello everyone this is the new contest. Create a dark skin femme fatale. She can be from your favorite video game or movie or of your own creation. Nudity is allowed but please follow the deviartART rules. The folder will be setup for all contest entries. The contest will begin immediately would love to see all your great artwork. The contest will end June 31, 2013. As for for prizes must have Paypal to receive cash prize.Femme Fatatales Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place $150
2nd Place $75
3rd Place $40
Chat CR Update - September/October 2011Busy busy busy!Chat CR Update - September/October 20114 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We've been busy bees in the Community Relations department over the last few months! We've seen faces come and go, seen some awesome news around the community, and Project Educate is back again! So let's get started, shall we?
Table of Contents
Sunrise, Sunset - Welcomes and Farewells
Project Educate - Chat Week Included!
Hangout with the CR Team in :#communityrelations:
Monthly Critique Night - New
Chat Related News
We've seen quite a few changes in the Community Volunteer team over the past few months. Although it's always sad for us to see fellow volunteers leave the team, we know they've done fantastic during their time on the team and that they're giving someone else a go. So join us in thanking them for their efforts, and welcoming some new faces to the team!
WEEKLY FEATURED ARTISTS #4:iconmagicsar: and :iconsallyxin: are this week's featured deviants!WEEKLY FEATURED ARTISTS #43 years ago in Personal More Like This
Feel free to check out their galleries, , comment, even !
Chosen by :icontomachan7:
:iconsallyxin: Trainer-red by sallyxin Memories by sallyxin Mashiro~~ by sallyxin
sorry it was late
btw you should also submit skins as well soo we can choose one for journals! (note the group if interested)
Hall Of Fame ( 39 - July 2013 ) Those who have been members of our Group for quite a while are aware of the fact that many of the Group's Submissions end up in my, Alligatorr's, gppr’s, Mathness', Rockinfroggi's and pbird12's Favourites, being featured wherever it is possible to do that and being suggested as DDs. So, keep submitting, people, because there are only advantages in it for you.Hall Of Fame ( 39 - July 2013 )2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is the Hall Of Fame of our :iconForeverArtGroup: . Here you can find the best monthly submissions, carefully chosen by us.
Faint Memory by Narodenia Cologne2 by takmaj 'THIRSTY BOY' by Pen-Tacular-Artist The tower among the iceland by Pervandr Fall with me by mohn-blume Approaching Farewell by justswell Pioneers of Now-Project Entry by LadyEilkahn
You're A 90's Kid If...You remember watching: -Kenan and Kel -Doug -Ren & Stimpy -Pinky and the Brain -AAAAAAAH Real Monsters! -Rockos modern Life -Animaniacs -Gargoyles -Tom and Jerry [when they didnt talk] -Hey Arnold -Out of the Box -Bear in the Big Blue HouseYou're A 90's Kid If...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
You've ever ended a sentence with the word PSYCHE!
-Step by Step -Family Matters -Dinosaurs -Boy Meets World
You remember when it was actually worth getting up early on a Saturday to watch cartoons.
When everything was settled by:
-rock paper scissors or -bubble gum bubble gum in a dish or -miss mary mack
When kick ball was something you did everyday!!
You used to listen to the radio all day long just to record your FAVORITE song of ALL time on a tape.
You remember when Super Nintendos and Sega Genisis became popular.
You always wanted to send in a tape to Americas Funniest Home Videos . . . but never taped anything funny.
You remember watching:
-The Magic School Bus -Wishbone -Reading Rainbow -Ghostwriter on PBS
You remember when Yo-Y
200 Point GiveAway ! Ends on 20th !Also a big thanks to the ppl who let me have some points to do this giveaway for you guys ! ;-; ! Thank you so much !200 Point GiveAway ! Ends on 20th !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of my arts -> this giveaway is from the uk ! Also it will be closed in the night of the uk time ! ONLY! If I sleep the night sometimes I stay up so pls read this before doing anything! xD!
welcome guys To the 200 point give away !!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!
Your account must be more than a week old.
No multiple or plz accounts.
Fav this journal
And just give me a llama! (
All art, no payI just had a discussion with an aspiring writer and manga artist at the convention last week. He told me he has good ideas for a story he's writing, but as he's terrible at drawing, he needed a manga artists to draw the actual manga for him. As he seemed to be pretty serious about it, he tried already to make contact with several artists. But as he doesn't earn money (because... hey... there's no manga yet) he didn't actually pay an artist for the work. As a result, most of the artist gave up after a few pages. Either that, or the art quality was (in his eyes) not good enough.All art, no pay2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As a teacher for the mangaschool organisation, I see a lot of this kind of people. More than I'd like to, actually. This guy was a case book example of the young, aspiring, wannabe manga writer that doesn't understand that you have to invest in something, before you can actually get something from it. Especially when it comes to art.
He kept on ranting about how people didn't draw stuff for them, or how the
The Battle For Breakfast Is Fought With AdsThe Battle For Breakfast Is Fought With Ads6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cracked Eggs: The Battle For Breakfast is Fought With Ads
So a funny thing happened on the way to breakfast.
Early risers looking to get a quick, cheap breakfast on the go have, for a long time, favored one option: McDonald’s. The fast food giant’s breakfast is what you might call the stuff of legends. Scientists working for McDonald’s figured out how to put the taste of syrup into a muffin, and how to perfectly replicate the fried
=The Cheerleader contest 2014==The Cheerleader contest 2014=1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The chocolate beauties presents the official
Cheerleader contest 2014
Don't hide show your pride, by entering our contest with your drawings of black cheerleaders!
Cheer leading isn't just about getting the crowd going, and making sure they bring the spirit.
Cheer-leading is a cutthroat sport that requires a lot of strength, agility, practice, patience, creativity, and spirit. We would like for you to show your pride by submitting works of your cheer squad, and cheerleaders.
1st place winner gets $200(USD via paypal)plus a month feature spot on our page.
2nd place winner gets a 1 year premium membership.
3rd place winner gets a 3 month premium membership.
How we will judge
We will be judging based on; Creativity, Uniqueness, Effort, based on the theme, and rules.
This contest is PG13 please do not submit a
Disney's 7D The Unexpected Journey BeginsHi all,Disney's 7D The Unexpected Journey Begins1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's been over a year helping out additional designs on the 7D since after Fish Hooks.
I'll post some work when it airs on Monday July 7th!
JUDAISMBeliefs and Sacred TextsJUDAISM8 years ago in Personal More Like This
Judaism 101: http://www.jewfaq.org/toc.htm
--Babylonian Talmud: http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/talmud.htm
--The Talmud: Selections: http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/pol/index.htm
--Tractate Sanhedrin, Mishnah, and Tosefta: http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/tsa/index.htm
--Tractate Berakoth: http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/tbr/index.htm
--A Short Critical Introduction: http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/cab/index.htm
--In the Context of the History of Jewish Mysticism: http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/jm/index.htm
--The Works of Flavius Josephus: http://www.sacred-texts.com/jud/josephus/index.htm
--The Guide for the
Art Instruction Books that I've Found HelpfulHey folks,Art Instruction Books that I've Found Helpful2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So last week I wrote about irrational confidence and how it helps artistsand you all seemed to enjoy it. One of the things that really stood out to me was how many of you went out and bought "Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators" by Mike Mattesi.
As a person that spends a lot of time trying to get better at drawing, I have read a billion and a half art instruction books. Not all of them are good, and some of them I feel even steer you in the wrong direction. So I'd like to try and distill the information that I've accumulated over the years for you here—which books actually worked for me. I'll provide links as well. What a swell guy, huh?
Cryptography: What Happens When Art is Encrypted?Cryptography: What Happens When Art is Encrypted?6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
SECRETS ARE FOR KEEPING What Happens When Art is Encrypted?
The Imitation Game
What is it about human nature that draws us to puzzles?
Our minds are trained by aeons of evolution to look for patterns. Puzzles are merely patterns that have been rearranged, scrambled. The moment that we realize this, we immediately want to restore order, to put the pattern back together properly with everything in its right place. Our brains are sometimes logical to a fault, and when thin
The Interpersonally HappyThe Interpersonally HappyThe Interpersonally Happy4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Exhibition - E-book - Event!
JabLab and Pupill/Mebook invites you to join the art promoting health tour 2012.
The Theme: The Interpersonally Happy. Make art portraying the beauty and challenge of human relations.
Art Categories: traditional art, photography and literature.
Only paper art, maximum size A4 (210 × 297 mm) will be considered.
Step one. Start by sending your art in low resolution to my Email. Closing date for submissions is 31 May 2012.
Step two. The most fitting (not necessarily the best) will be chosen for the book "The Interpersonally Happy".
Step three. If your work is chosen, send your art framed in Passe-Partout (passepartout) and your bio to:
Ann Sofi Ahlberg, Blå Husen, Hanö, 294 07 Sölvesborg, Sweden.
We need your art to arrive to Hanö no later than June 15th.
The book will be released in the autumn of 2012 and the art promoting health tour will start on
Digitally Delicious: September 11thDigitally Delicious: September 11thDigitally Delicious: September 11th2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Cursed by johnsonting
The High Chancellor of T'hara
~Shi~ by zeldacw
No more noise on reciprocal fractalsNo more noise on reciprocal fractals3 years ago in Personal More Like This
With ReciprocalX,Y,Z functions you can get very awesome variations on IFS formulas, the only problem was that the DE was a lot inaccurate! Particularly in the Navi, the fractal never showed up correctly.
More, the only rotations allowed were multiple of 90°, to keep discontinuities horizontal / vertical...
I solved this annoying problem with reciprocalX3, Y3, Z3 - three new functions! Try them and you will be very surprised.
Even rotations are possible without annoying random cut-planes!
A must try imo. Needless to say; reciprocalX3 is completely different from reciprocalX2 ... There is no way to "convert" them too bad. You must study new parameters!