USA: Support the Catholic church or you'll be nextOne day, way back in college, the Catholic chaplain heard me play the piano and offered me a position as an accompanist at his parish. I wasn't Catholic but I accepted anyway because I wanted the money. As far as jobs go, it wasn't much of one - I usually worked just one day a week and made $200 a month tops. But I was getting paid to do something I enjoyed and that was fun. Plus it was amusing in a weird sort of way watching the collection baskets get passed around at every mass and knowing that some of that money would soon make its way into my pocket.USA: Support the Catholic church or you'll be next3 years ago in Personal More Like This
What did I spend all that "Catholic" money on? More like what didn't I spend it on. With most of my room and board already included with tuition, I was free to buy - among other things - all sorts of alcohol, porn, satanic blackmetal (back when people actually bought music), slutty clothes, and - most memorably - an athame for my wiccan ex-girlfriend's 20th birthday (I did mention I wasn't Catholic, right?) And yes, since you al
You and I | Art FeatureYou and I | Art Feature6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Suggested Soundtrack: "You and I" by One Direction | Artwork by agnes-cecile
I figured it out from black and white.
Seconds and hours.
Maybe they had to take some time.
I know how it goes from wrong and right.
Silence and sound.
Did they ever hold each other tight
Did they ever fight
We can make it 'til the end.
Nothing can come between
Not even the Gods above
Can separate the two of us.
I figured it out.
Saw the mistakes of up and down.
Meet in the middle.
There's always room for common ground.
wakeful by agnes-cecile
I see what it's like for day and night.
One Reason....... why I try not to comment about people's weight.One Reason...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I used to attend a particular conference on an annual basis, and so I got to (casually) know the other "regulars" who also used to be there. Every year, more or less, I'd see the same group of people at the speakers' dinner, and we could catch up on the usual "what are you up to these days?" kind of stuff. One of the guys I used to see fairly often was a tall heavy-set fellow (some might call him "fat" or "obese") he'd always been tall, bearded, and big, to me. But one year, he showed up and he had lost a lot of weight. It took me a second to recognize him, and I said, "Hey, Rich! You look great! You've lost a lot of weight!" and he looked at me and deadpanned, "Yeah, pancreatic cancer will do that."
Do I need to belabor the point? I will. First off, I set myself up for a massive head-fuck, by making assumptions about what was going on in someone else's life, and - even though I was being friendly about it - I was horribly wro
True Tail Trailer!EDIT: Also reblog if you could from our tumblr post! Help spread the word around: http://truetail.tumblr.com/post/87312677704/check-out-the-new-animated-trailer-for-true-tailTrue Tail Trailer!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Guys PLEASE check this out if you can. My fellow crew-mates and I along with our amazing management team have been working up to this moment for nearly 15 months. All that hard work and passion was poured into this lovely trailer among other wonderful behind the scenes goodness including our pilot animatic and months upon months of pre-visual development just to get to this point.
True Tail is an upcoming cartoon series we'll be pitching to major networks this summer! Please enjoy the trailer below.
Why do you hate me so much?Jesus christ. My mean fucking piano teacher Brooke Shields is like always saying shit like "Oh, Ernest...you're pressing the keys too hard! Stop that!" and I'm all like "I'm an artist, Brooke! An ARTIST! You can't judge how I'm making my art! I'm expressing myself, Brookey! Why aren't you letting me live my life?" "But you paid for these lessons and your mother said you work so hard and always follow the rules like in her home!" I go quiet for a moment and slam my hands on the keys looking into her sad little brown eyes and shout "UGH BROOKE UGGGHHHH!" and storm off. I run up the stairs then run back down to the middle and say "You're a mean lady! You're an OPPRESSOR! You're gonna paaaaay!" then I run back up and play my keyboard.Why do you hate me so much?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Through that I created my own of music called "Pressing-Too-HardCore". All I have to ask though is why? Why, Brooke? Why, Brooke Shields? What did I do to you? I am a good Christian boy even if I am a bit different. Overall it's you and society that is wrong
Beast Vision Vol. 04BeastVision is all about showcasing inspirational digital art to the community!Beast Vision Vol. 046 months ago in Art Features More Like This
If you have any suggestions for artists/work to feature please feel free to send a note to the group.
Korra Season Finale, AKA Avatar Ex MachinaOK, I think I've calmed down enough to write a review now. Spoilers ahead!Korra Season Finale, AKA Avatar Ex Machina2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First, let's start off with what worked in the season finale. The animation was just...incredible, the action was exciting and sweeping in its scale, and Zuko's voice was reincarnated as General Iroh the goddamn determinator! which was actually kinda distracting, cause I kept expecting him to be like "I AM SO GOOD AT BEING GOOD!!. Hiroshi Sato showed his true colors as a hate-filled douchenozzle, and Asami showcased her usual class and determination when faced with truly shitty circumstances (on a side note, I've always had a hard time believing that Mr. Sato invented all those airplanes and mechas and stuff, because honestly, when we met him he kinda gave off a Henry Ford vibe, not an "engineering genius" vibe like that crazy eyebrow dude from A:TLA. But whatever, that's a minor point). And of course Naga was a badass...and according to tumblr, there are now people who ship Bolin x Naga. Just...why.
'Needs Improvement' Folders- How to Deal with themIn light of recent events where a friend of mine was suspended for having such a folder, I decided to observe those who had been affected and determined that a logical and calm way to deal with these needs to be made.'Needs Improvement' Folders- How to Deal with them2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"So, Typh," you may ask, "what are 'Needs Improvement' folders, anyway?" Why, my dear readers, they're simply a Favourites folder that some people will dump art in if they deem that the piece 'needs improvement'. Usually, (and I just yanked these from the Newest section on the main page, so I'm not specifically targeting anyone) submissions like
will be put in these folders, leaving the uploader confused and most likely frustrated. Honestly, and this is my opinion, I think that all art should be dumped in such a folder. Anyway, the target of these folders will definitely want some answers. While I think that going after pictures such as the ones above specifically is a bit biased, the folder maker has an unspoken point
Common (somewhat) effective ComeBacks.EDIT 3: Like this? Want to share? You can on Tumblr: http://vaselinecats.tumblr.com/post/31962300935/trigger-warning-for-awesome-comebacks I am working on a series called TRIGGER WARNING FOR AWESOME! that I will be uploading there. This journal is part one.Common (somewhat) effective ComeBacks.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT 2: I will update this a little and spread it around.
EDIT: I get a lot of good material so I may just be updating this regularly.
TRIGGER WARNING FOR AWESOME!
"Get a life."
This one would only work if you were trying to insult a dead person. May work on zombies and emo kids.
"Yeah, you keep thinking that."
This will work on zombies. It makes them feel like shit so it could count as a blow. They have no brains. This is why they want yours.
"Learn to spell."
This is good for when you are confronting a really bad wizard or when you have nothing better to say. I reccomend it in moderation.
"You're just a hater."
It's always valid. Always. Everyone hates somethin
Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.Foreign Words the English Language Needs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in August, I started a series in my forums for cool foreign words. It went over extremely well and numerous people requested that I combine them into a handy-dandy news article for deviantART at large to enjoy. So, here you are: fifteen foreign words that the English language needs to
What it means: A feeling of longing associated with displacement, but not necessarily displacement from one’s original home. An intense yearning to be somewhere you are not. Hiraeth also expresses a sort of ache or longing for something of the past, somewhat similar to the notion of "golden" or "good old days," but with more ancient connotations.
Why it needs to be a thing in English: I speak as someone from a country
Worbla's Finest Art Tutorial I◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊ Naraku on Facebook ◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊◊Worbla's Finest Art Tutorial I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Hello and welcome to my second tutorial. I made this one especially for Thomas today.
Here are some pictures on "How to use Worbla's"
But first: What is Worbla's?
Worbla's Finest Art is a thermoplastic that's ultra cosplayer-friendly. It cuts easily with a knife or a pair of scissors.
Five Tips to Starting FreelancingSo, you're tired of being unemployed. You've been stuck at home for the umpteenth month in a row, a new season of The Legend of Korra is still a year off, and your government support checks (should you be lucky to still be getting them) won't even come close to affording you a bus ticket to Everfree Northwest. Your evaluation of life is the same dissertation of tedium and monotony as Helen Keller's review of Chinese Democracy.Five Tips to Starting Freelancing2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
You know, pretty much on par with every other review of Chinese Democracy.
But know what? If you can't find a job, you'll make a job! Screw finding work, and screw the employers who keep dismissing your applications for being "over qualified" like that Bachelors of Science in Graphic Design is as detrimental to your character as being a registered felon. Screw them and that stupid help wanted sign at Quiznos. Now you're freelancing, baby.
While I'm assuming you're alread
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Propaganda I by Yuujakumi
The Comfort of Mindless Obedience
When is information true and useful and when is it just “propaganda?” Why in fact is an image or phrase or animated art sequence “propaganda” rather than it simply being a “lie?” What about acceptable lies that define our society as much as they degrade it - - for example commercials that obviously hype a product with untruths or political advertisements full of unachievable platitudes.
animal farm propaganda
FAQI've been meaning to do this for a long time, and boy howdy is it long!!! It's organized into a few different categories. I'll update as needed. This may be repetitive to some, illuminating to others, and completely boring and useless to others still.FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year!
Animation Job FAQ
Q: How can I get a job in animation?
The absolute best thing you can do to get into animation as a career is to go to art school. Not only will you learn how to draw and how to SEE, you will meet people, students and teachers alike, who will give you new perspectives and will likely be the sources of your future jobs. (My first job came from one of my teachers.)
There are several schools that have fantastic animation programs that cover all facets of the atr form. Schools like the one I attended, CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF THE ARTS, will teach you animation (2D and 3D,) character design, storyboarding, bac
TIMBER: My Senior ThesisWatch it here!TIMBER: My Senior Thesis5 months ago in Personal More Like This
or on the Timber Tumblr-Blog http://timberfilm.tumblr.com/post/85499233712/timber-sva-thesis-film-by-vivienne-medrano
I would post on here, but it's proving tricky, I dunno.
I'd like your opinion on a disgust/sick matter!Hey Guys, I'd like your opinion on something, comment please if you have the time.I'd like your opinion on a disgust/sick matter!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okey so I'm getting the blame for protecting my sister-in-law (or soon to be sister-in-law) because I'm protecting her from what could be a paedophile on Facebook and DA. Now she is 13 years old and she was dating a 16 year old on-line and this "16 year old girl" thinks that it's okey to get a 13 year to send her naked pictures of herself.
I have proof that this "16 year old girl" admits to asking and bring up the idea of asking the 13 year old to take these pictures, I was the one that found these pictures on the 13 year old sisters phone and what would you do:
Tell her mother about the pictures?
Or just forget you ever saw them?
Well I chose the obvious one, I told her mother and this "16 year old girl" thinks that I'm in the wrong for telling her mother even though taking these pictures and being in possession of these pictures is against the law, now I've never done anything against the
Arab Stereotypes and EducatorsAssalaamu alaikum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh [Peace be to you and God's mercy and his blessings],Arab Stereotypes and Educators4 years ago in Personal More Like This
بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم
In the name of Allah[God] the most Gracious, the most Merciful.
EDIT: If you don't like the statements made below about Disney's film, you don't need to tell me. this journal's purpose is BEYOND the scope of just one animated movie. so please try to understand the general image instead of nitpicking over small points.
When American children hear the word Arab" what is the first thing that comes to mind? Perhaps the imagery of Disneys film Aladdin, a film which has been immensely popular in theaters and on video and is sometimes shown in school classrooms.
Arab Americans have problems with this film. Although in many ways it is charming, artistically
Climate Change must be God'Cause, dontcha know, it makes ALL THINGS POSSIBLE. ALL AT THE SAME TIME!Climate Change must be God8 months ago in Personal More Like This
A truly magical theory
Posted by Melanie Phillips
Dame Julia Slingo, Chief Scientist at the UK Met Office, says that while there is ‘not yet definitive proof’, nevertheless ‘all the evidence’ suggests that ‘climate change’ is a contributory factor to the storms and heavy rainfall now causing the devastating floods in southern England.
Cue much respectful reportage of this ‘significant’ attribution by the Met Office (where, incidentally, the anthropogenic global warming scam was first invented in the late 1980s under the influence of Margaret Thatcher who wanted to smash the coal industry, and has b
SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 001ENTRY 9997:SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 0013 years ago in Personal More Like This
To anyone who finds these memory cards,
and the messages left within...
My name is Charles Snippy. I am probably the last sane human being left on earth. I know not whether you will understand this message. I know not whether you'll even be able to decode the ones and zeros on these data cards. I know not whether my voice will even reach anyone.
I know not, whether the microscopic drives will last long enough and whether the plastic and metal which composes them will not disintegrate into dust as centuries pass or whether the titanium shell encasing them will remain in place or be consumed by the ever-changing landscape, lost forever.
And yet I still have hope that someone will find the story of my life, long past and learns something of use from it.
If you are still human, then this will be a story about the collapse of civilization of your forefathers through greed and arrogance.
If you are some other species entirely, then it is a story about how our human race was extin
EVERY BODY GETS...HUGS HUGS ALL AROUNDEVERY BODY GETS...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
YOU GET A HUG
AND YOU GET A HUG
EVERYBODY GETS HUGS!
Except for :iconharu-phantom:
She gets a humpback whale...
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
What is Inspiration? (Edited)This is a followup to my poll here: http://kryptonanimus.deviantart.com/journal/poll/4255225/ Which currently has 27 (28-1 for my yes vote) yes votes and 1 no vote. I asked 'Do you believe in inspiration'?What is Inspiration? (Edited)8 months ago in Personal More Like This
With all the "art theft" things going on, I wanted to attempt to draw a line between my side of things. The most recent one that seemed to spread all over dA was the fact that someone referenced someone else's piece to make a similar piece. Did they use the linework that the artist drew without permission? (I don't know for sure). I see it all the time mostly with fanart. I don't look at much fanart and the only fanarts that I've done (on this acct.) is Spyro and Kija . Otherwise, it's either personal art or other people's characters. (Which I'm not grouping under fanart because they aren't published books/games/movies, etc) Certain fanarts seem to get more respect than others.
TROLLZZDRAGONFLYOIL IS SUCH A TROLL! I HATE HER! SHES SO MEAN TO MY FRIENDS AND THEY ARE HARD WORKERS!!!!!!!!!! SHES SUCH A BLLUY! GRRRR >TROLLZZ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
InspirationReadingInspiration2 months ago in Personal More Like This
So impersonal until I knew the author.
His words struck me like a cord of music.
Do I believe him now? Yes.
To believe these that are inside me.
To not hold back the hopeless romantic that I am due to fear of getting hurt again.
To open my vulnerability to my best friend who has only just discovered my existence.
For him, I will try.
Is to be there for him because I know he needs it just as much as me.
Is not letting him take the brunt of the abuse, even if he thinks it will help.
Is tenderly kissing him no matter how my friends feel.
Is the goal both of us are striving for.
He is finally mine, and I am not letting that go.