AvatarJames Cameron's 'Avatar' seems to generate a lot of science fiction anger/love around here, so I would like to share the thoughts I have had on it and its various species.Avatar4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Film-wise, I was entertained, though I became disinterested during Jakes' time getting to know the Na'vi and his various induction ceremonies. However the acting, sound design and visual effects were excellent.
As regards the story, I like the overall concept: Indigenous people in conflict with mining interests is certainly a real concern both now and in the past. Its execution in the film however lacked a level of subtlety; I would have preferred to see the Na'vi tribes using the humans as leverage against each other, or perhaps some Na'vi on the payroll of humans as mercenaries and advisors. Perhaps we had some chemical or product (guns to make hunting prey easier?) that might appeal to certain Na'vi. The concept of the 'white saviour' also made an appearance, with the human male protagonist developing a
i am new to the internetthey disagree with my opinion!i am new to the internet4 years ago in Personal More Like This
they must be 'trolls'!
DronesDrones2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around
Words to live byI continually hope that someday I'll get a chance to pass on everything I've learned. There hardly seems a moment considering living by my words only means having absolutely no time to say them. So at least I can take a moment in slight to utter in passing.Words to live by6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Never let anyone tell you that something is impossible.
I lived by that when it sparked in me the possiblity of achieving something despite everyone telling me it being impossible otherwise. People have always told me it's impossible, that it's been tried. If you know what I'm talking about then your already on your way. What I will say to you ignore those who've been defeated by what they call "experience." Keep going and don't let anyoen tell you otherwise.
I know this might sound familiar even, never give up etc. But it's how I live my life even currently as there still are more "experienced" people who will criticize that I'm doing it wrong. It's the human spirit that'll keep us alive. This rings true to the events of my life, w
DA Lit : Who We AreI am proud to be exclusively a literature artist. I really don't know how to do anything else. Here on DA, Literature is not necessarily under appreciated by most of the people in the community, it is just widely ignored. I think, really, many of us are completely okay with that. For the most part, we aren't here for popularity.DA Lit : Who We Are4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are here for each other. We don't have thousands of followers. We don't have millions of faves. But for the most part, we have been able to find other artists that help us to refine our art. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I truly cannot express the appreciation and love that I have for my friends who consistently critique my work. One monstroooo, ChibiDomo, or any other of my adamant critique-rs is worth a thousand faceless, nameless followers.
We are a community of our own. There are many groups here on DA that inspire writ
Fuujin Kotaku-ed!http://kotaku.com/chinese-newspaper-confuses-the-japanese-military-with-509258501Fuujin Kotaku-ed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What with the sudden spike in pageviews! So that's the reason lol
Anyway someone linked the story in chinese boards few days ago, didn't think it'd get into kotaku, but well good exposure I guess!
So hi guys and girls!
human natureive been noticing far too much lately that people are hating on the human race - guys, i know it can be discouraging what with the things that we hear, but contrary to what the media likes us to think most people are gentle well-meaning things who are often insecure and sometimes their insecurity manifests itself in negative ways. they are not meaning to be malevolent, they are sometimes just misguided and confused, and very likely frustrated. unfortunately people after this strain unintentionally make their feeling of insecurity and pessimism infectious, and the pattern continues in this way unless it is broken.human nature2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i do not mean to sound like a hippy who professes of a world without any violence or displeasure (as both of those things are necessary in moderation), but i would like to highlight the value of communication, understanding, and sympathy even in those who you may not think deserve it. you do not have to like everyone, but it is essential for cooperation that you understa
Yin's Tradelocke RulesetThis is a nuzlocke rule system I came up with awhile back, but never bothered to write down. It's basically a variation of the popular dual-locke with more emphasis on collaborative play.Yin's Tradelocke Ruleset2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay! First step, find a friend who loves Pokemon and nuzlockes as much as you do.
Got one? Good! Moving on~
You and your friend will need:
A Nintendo handheld system
Compatible Pokemon games (e.g. Platinum & SoulSilver, Black 2 & White, etc.)
A method of trading (link cable, IR, wi-fi, etc.)
Standard nuzlocke rules apply:
Catch only the first pokemon on each route, cave, ocean, etc.
If a pokemon faints, it's dead.
As far as additional rules go, it doesn't matter what you use as long as you and your partner use the same ones.
Now, onto the tradelocke rules:
After every 2 badges, the trainers must pick 3 pokemon to battle each other.
Winner gets to pick one of the opponent's 3 p
How to Pray, and what Prayer is.:iconstrawberryr: Here, and I noticed that many people have been noting me asking exactly how to pray. Now I'm not going to point out which deviants asked what, and I know that at one point about everybody's asked how to pray.How to Pray, and what Prayer is.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to start this journal off with what should be obvious:
There is no wrong way to pray.
Prayer is just our way of talking to God. Think of Jesus as an operator, connecting us to God through him. When we pray, we're just having a conversation with God, the way we would with a good friend. It doesn't matter how you pray; you can pray on your hands and knees the way Jesus might have himself, you can pray with your hands folded, with your arms outstretched, upside down, etc. No matter how you pray, as long as you love God, there's no WRONG way to pray.
Some people like to have a little more specifics, more structure than that. For those of you who want a more structured way to pray, here's a handy acronym:
P. R. A. Y.