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.Avatar3 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 internet3 years ago in Personal More Like This
they must be 'trolls'!
Pokemon is ForeverPokemon is Forever6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.
An incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
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
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
My heartI hate this heartMy heart3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It can't make up its mind
Do I love her or do I love him
Who's worth it?
Who do I crave for more?
Is it my heart or my brain
It can't decide and neither can I
I'm tired of being torn between two
One will love me forever and always
The other I might not even have a chance with
Yet both are better without me
I'll just ruin myself or them
So heart why can't you tear them away?
Or better yet make up your mind
Choose one or other
I don't wan to hurt anymore
I don't want to dwell on this any longer
Its eating me up
I hear those beautiful songs and both come to mind
Please heart choose!
I can't stand this any longer
To many hearts are being broken here
I hate you heart
Celebrating Deviousness - November 2014Celebrating Deviousness - November 20147 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Hola, Hector is my name (AKA elsevilla), I'm a comic artist and illustrator from Mexico and I've been a member of DeviantArt for the past 12 years. I have done works for major companies all thanks to the community that spreads the word and cares for my work. I love coffee and peanut butter on bread! I wouldnt be here if it wasnt for my parents and the DeviantArt community, that always keep me focused in right direction. I just want to say thank you guys, for making my dreams come true.
Jurassic PokemonJurassic Pokemon6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Realistic Pokemon Season 1 by arvalis
arvalis aka RJ Palmer is a long time deviant who has created his own unique niche at DeviantArt.
He was first known as the artist who drew incredibly realistic dinosaurs. Somehow his depictions of dinosaurs began morphing into Pokemon characters. He is now renowned as dA’s master of realistic Pokemon illustrations. His has been quite a success story through art. His rise has been quite a success story on how to build a following in the community. RJ has wonderful tutori
Collection: Joan of ArcCollection: Joan of Arc7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc (1412—1431) is the ultimate iconic rebellious teenager. In nineteen years she lived a fuller and more exciting life, effecting the future histories of the two most powerful nations on Earth, than most can even dream of, and then died a martyr’s death for her cause and beliefs, for which she was declared a saint 500 years later. Her story has been told in many novels, movies and comic books. She was the girl who God gave a mission to drive the occupying English out of northern France. So fervid was her demand for action that she was made an advisor to the French high command and led them to victory after victory in the cause of F
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 by5 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
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
Collection: Blue HarvestCollection: Blue Harvest6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Harvest time of year represents the last heroic exertion of labor to gather in for storage the bounty of crops to sustain life through the approaching Autumn and Winter. The health and relative comfort of an entire village or settlement, or a single remote homestead, through the cold and barren months, depends on a successful harvest. A blighted harvest means fear and prayers that the winter will be mild and of short duration, that the limited food might provide enough sustenance. In modern society, the Harvest has come to represent receiving just and due reward for any endeavor one has worked long and hard to make a success. But this gallery of
HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issueOkay... We played a little last year about doing a collaboration between Heavy Metal and DeviantART. We got some guys on the back covers, we got a few articles in the mag, but we need to step up the game a little.HEAVY METAL - DeviantART issue2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It is so hard to get your work published these days and thank god Kevin
Eastman understands that. So having put together some special issues of
Heavy Metal recently I pitched Kevin on forgetting the idea of a few
DeviantART pin-ups or a gallery...
Instead we'll do an entire issue of Heavy Metal from the DeviantART community. Yup, 100 pages of dA goodness wrapped in slick glossy paper. We're going to aim for an issue as soon as possible next year. The page rates are $75 per page (all in including lettering), yes it is really low and that
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)
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!
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
The Pop Flux ReportThe Pop Flux Report7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Pop Flux Report
What’s next for our superhero role models?
Is Time Travel the next sci–fi bellwether?
Time once was that the “Hero” business was so much simpler
Whether you were Beowulf, Ulysses or Flash Gordon, you simply accepted that by birth or circumstances beyond your control, you were a special and exemplary specimen of humankind elevated above normal commoners.
Corsariomarcio X MEN DAYS OF FUTURE PAST poster
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.
Collection: Hammer Time!Collection: Hammer Time!6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
There is always a reason. A level of insult. An unprovoked assault. A threat of invasion. A refusal to negotiate in good faith. A refusal to compromise. There is always something so unbearable that it must be righted with no more delay and by any means, by even the last means, necessary. That final means is war.
Ever since mankind became able to produce and possess more than necessary for survival, there has been a surplus of resources. It is the treasure that has built our civilization and shaped the special magic and glory of what it is to be a human being.
The struggle for control and division of that treasure sometimes infects men’s minds with a unique
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin