Texas Abortion Bill FilibusterIn case you live outside the USA and haven't heard of this yet, Texas was preparing to vote on a radical bill that would effectively outlaw abortions within their boarders. Senator Wendy Davis came in early in the morning with the expressed intent of filibustering: The goal being to delay the critical vote.Texas Abortion Bill Filibuster2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Wendy Davis talked for 11 hours straight. No food. No drinks. No bathroom breaks. She couldn't even pause for a moment to take a sip of water or else she'd give up the floor and the vote could get underway. 11 hours straight she talked and just before the midnight cutoff she was interrupted, and the vote began... only to become absolute pandemonium as the crowd watching protested the interruption.
The GOP insists that the vote carried and passed, while the Democrats insist that they were still taking votes after the midnight cutoff thanks to the chaos that ensued. This is going to be one of those instances where the GOP are gonna try to lie and shove their way through our diplomatic
Zodiac (Complete)The 12 ZodiacsZodiac (Complete)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sagittarius, Leo, Aries
Libra, Gemini, Aquarius
Piscis, Scorpio, Cancer
Virgo, Capricornio, Taurus
Capricorn Nymph (2012 Collabs) by Typhon--Monster-KingTaurus Nymph (2012 Collabs) by Typhon--Monster-King
GAME: AMAZONS by Typhon--Monster-KingFairies. by Typhon--Monster-KingPhoenix by Typhon--Monster-King
Shadow Goddess: Collaboration by Typhon--Monster-KingShooting Star Goddess by Typhon--Monster-KingSuccubus Queen (2012 Collabs) by Typhon--Monster-King
Hellish Harpy: Collaboration by Typhon--Monster-KingSiren Queen: Collaboration by Typhon--Monster-KingNightmare Goddess: Collaboration by Typhon--Monster-King
Virgin Goddesses Athena, Hestia, Artemis (Old Art) by Typhon--Monster-KingShiny Goddesses: EARTH by Typhon--Monster-KingGoddess of Eternal Fire (Old Art) by Typhon--Monster-King
Kid dating the Moon (Old Art) by Typhon--Monster-KingShiny Goddesses: SUN by Typhon--Monster-KingShiny Goddesses: FIRE by Typhon--Monster-King
Dragon Witch: Collaboration by Typhon--Monster-KingAbducted by the Muse: Collaboration by Typhon--Monster-KingFairies and Priests (Old) by Typhon--Monster-King
November Monthly Giveaway! 50 Points! (WINNER)Winner ANNOUNCCEDD!November Monthly Giveaway! 50 Points! (WINNER)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
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500 Point Giveaway #7 (CLOSED)The Winners!500 Point Giveaway #7 (CLOSED)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Quick giveaway winners announced!Here are the results!Quick giveaway winners announced!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I actually had to reroll on one of these because the person originally selected ended up not being a Watcher of mine. They missed out on winning because of that Remember to follow all the rules so you don't miss out in the future either! :iconyesyesyesplz:
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Thank you to everyone who participated, and look forward to more giveaways in the future!
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Why are we slower?About a month ago I finally got to meet an art hero of mine, Klaus Janson, a well known pro who's been in the industry for over 30 years. A mutual friend introduced us, and we hit it off right away. The group of us went through the Village hitting pub after pub, and soon I was drunk enough to ask Klaus something that had been bugging me.Why are we slower?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I asked him if modern comic artists are, on average, slower than we used to be. He said yes, and I agreed.
From the Golden Age until the 80s, pencillers were generally expected to turn in at least two pages a day, while an inker was expected to turn in around 3-4. There were a handful of exceptions, I'm sure, but most of the artists could pump out pages like human printing presses. In the current comic industry, it's completely reversed: while a handful of artists can still hit this speed, the vast majority can't. Pencillers today struggle to produce a page-per-day, while inkers (those who still ink with ink) are hitting around 2.
So what happened? I'v
1,000 Point Giveaway (CLOSED)Edit 3: Closing the giveaway 30 minutes early since I doubt anyone else will enter and I'm tired from performing at Honors Chorus. Winner will be announced tomorrow evening1,000 Point Giveaway (CLOSED)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Edit 2: More prizes have been added to see if more people will enter.
Edit: Since more people than I thought would enter, I'm adding 4 more small prizes
For this, there will be 13 winners.
Winner #1 will receive 250
Winner #2 will receive 200
Winner #3 will receive 150
Winner #4 will receive 100
Winner #5 will receive 100
Winner #6 will receive 25
Winner #7 will receive 25
Winner #8 will receive 25
Winner #9 will receive 25
Winner #10 will receive 25
Winner #11 will receive 25 [Points]
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FergusonFirst off, I wanna state that I am not a journalist. This whole ordeal has been extremely messy and filled with a lot of conflicting information, so chances are what I write here might not be 100% accurate or be based on slightly incorrect information. I’ll do my best to explain it simply, but if you really want to know what’s going on it’s probably best to just google it yourself because... really... this is a mess. I'm sure plenty of other people will add info in the comments below or links to appropriate videos/tweets.Ferguson6 months ago in Personal More Like This
What happened here in Missouri
It all started when a cop shot an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown for “jaywalking” in Ferguson, Missouri. Witnesses say Michael Brown, 18, had raised his hands to surrender when the shots were fired. Police have not confirmed that information.
Shortly afterwards a group of people approached the police department in peaceful protest and demanded answers and information, a lot of
About my TMNT rantGot a long journal head of you. I tried to break it up a bit so you can skim parts.About my TMNT rant6 months ago in Personal More Like This
It appears some people were a little less than happy with the idea that I’m not going to see the new TMNT movie, yet have already formed a negative opinion about it. Some people, who don’t understand what the word means, are calling this “hypocritical” since I often ask that people try to see both sides of an issue, so taking a definitive stance here with (what appears to be to them) incomplete data is wrongheaded of me. So now I gotta write this journal to explain my actions better. Hope you’re happy ‘bout that...
It’s just a movie! Why does it matter?
Because it’s not JUST a movie. Movies do not exist in a vacuum. How well (or bad) a movie does informs YEARS of upcoming movies and careers. Thousands of people’s jobs are dictated on the whim of what the box office rankings are for opening weekend. A now famous example is Guillermo
600 Point Giveaway [CLOSED] #2600 Point Giveaway [CLOSED] #21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Just for anyone interested and/or that is really needed points, simply follow info.
*and if you want help, please contribute a small or big donation, would be a great value! ♥
Enter in my profile page: ~~Help-donate-points~~
My other giveaway already closed:
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The Role of Men in Geek SocietyThis is a reposting of a tangent I went off on over on Twitter the other day (with some extra clarification added to make it a little more cohesive). I felt that in the wake of all this GamerGate/Feminism/Women in games/comics/geek culture stuff going on that I should at least talk about men’s relationship to it all. So here ya go!The Role of Men in Geek Society5 months ago in Personal More Like This
It's not that harassment of men doesn't happen, it's that women are far more likely to get harassed and have it be gendered and much worse (source: http://time.com/3305466/male-female-harassment-online/ ). I've never been harassed because I'm a man. But nearly every one of my female colleagues have been harassed because they're women. Men don't get harassed the same way as women. Their insults are usually directed at opinions, not their gender. Women, on the other hand, usually get BOTH.
It also seems like there's more harassment now than before, but that's because there are more women IN those geek stratus and we ha
Back? Not quite...About my breakBack? Not quite...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Despite the increase in activity from me here on DA recently, I'm not entirely "back" in the normal sense of the word. I'm kinda just tip-toeing the waters to see if things have calmed a bit. I'm still trying to get through my issues, with mixed success, and a two month leave of absence isn't going to undo years of stress buildup and stubbornness. But I'm working on it, slowly but surely. You might see some new work here or there, but I don't think I'm ready yet to jump back into doing any of my longer narratives.
In fact, judging by my recent comic's reception, I probably am not ready for a full fledged return just yet...
Kotaku Sunday Comics WIN!
Before I get to the heart of the matter, I would like to thank everyone who voted for brentalfloss over on Kotaku. Kotaku has a weekly feature called "Sunday Comics" where they showcase strips from various game-related web comics and brentalfloss the Comic was up for nomination of being included in the lin
Watch for Watch Members Listed!Hey everyone. I'm happy to present, as per request, the new watch for watch list. There will be some guidelines on this list. Failure to follow them will result in removal from the list & possibly the group. The guidelines are simple. I have presented you will an alphabetical list. When you receive a watch, it is your job to check the list. If that deviant is on the list you owe them a watch back, that is of course only if you're participating in this program. Deviants are not required to tell you they are from the W4W program. This is because I have been informed some deviants do no wish to be so called "spammed" by the notifications. Hence the list. If you wish to participate, please notify me 1st so I can add you, otherwise you may not receive your watch backs. Also I have had a few select admins volunteer to be in the list so we can check to make sure you're watching members back. They will not be named, & if you recognize one, please do no NOT point them out. If you wish to beWatch for Watch Members Listed!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Commissions: Costs, Info and DetailsCommissions: Costs, Info and Details3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Devious Journal EntryI'm sorry you don't need to read this if you don't want to,Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
BUT THIS FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT COMPUTER THIS SHIT FROM HELL SERIOUSLY!!! AFTER I SPENT 6+ HOURS WORKING ON A PICTURE I WAS WORKING ON A COOL BACKGROUND, THIS FUCKING PIECE OF CRAP LAGGED AND IT SUDDENLY THIS CRAP TURNED OFF FOR NO REASON AND I LOST THE FILE I JUST HAD A PSD FILE SAVED PIECE OF CRAP JUNK THIS SHIT I SPENT SO MUCH ON THIS CRAP FUCKING SHIT CUNT FACE COCK DUIVBIVBSBVBFYVBSBV I'M SO PISSED RIGHT NOW I WANNA PUNCH THIS FUCKING SCREEN *BREAKS KEYBOARD*!!!!
I'm sorry I'm just pissed and had to do something to relief myself... ^__^
Commission WidgetTook a peek at DA's new commission widget. Right idea, wrong execution IMO.Commission Widget2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'd much rather be able to accept actual money than DA's faulty and cumbersome point system, and the fact DA takes a "cut" of the commission money just for using the app is a really shitty move.
For example a $30 commission = 3000 points, but I would only get 2400 points or $24 according to the widget. That means DA is taking about a 20% cut of your earnings, which is bullshit. Also, the app only goes up to a maximum of 4000 points. So people who charge more than $40 can't use the app.
I'm probably not even doing the math correctly, it just seems overly laborious and frustratingly convoluted. I'm all for an app that makes taking commissions easier, and honestly 10 years was a LONG way to wait for such an app to finally be implemented.. It just needs refining.
It just makes more work for the consumers to force them to put down money to buy points (which DA takes a percentage of), only to allow them to pay for a
New Today, Last Year Nostalgia365 days passed and my days were filled with dreamers ( Lady-Yume LivingDreamer97 SerendipityDreamer ), cats of every kind ( Ambercatlucky2 puffuroo ieatrosepetals ithaswhatitisnt ), and cups of sweetness (CupofCharlie ). Butterfly and snake lovers ( br0kenbutterflies and Sydnut ), a Sensei ( SpriteBlayde ), Coheed and Cambria ringing in my ears ( Medoriko ), a hyper magician ( hypermagical ), hip hop savants ( rociobelindamendez Nichrysalis and Regal-Pinion ), and words dripping from the mouth ( DrippingWords ). An imaginative-lioness, just a genius ( imaginative-lioness ). An artist hiding in the night's shade with a keyblade ( nightshade-keyblade ), a poetess rising during the twilight ( TwilightPoetess ), the leader of a poetic condition ( RiseandBe ) and a watcher of all things literature ( shehrozeameen ). Repetition of her beautiful words ( introverted-ghost ), being finallyNew Today, Last Year Nostalgia1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Axis Powers Hetalia will be premiered on 10/5!The moment that we've all been waiting for is now here!Axis Powers Hetalia will be premiered on 10/5!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Mark your calendars, because the premiere of Hetalia Axis Powers will be premiered on October 5th @ 7:00 PM on Hero TV.
SO only ten days to go before the premiere so grab your friends, and get ready to party!
It looks like...Okay, so I've been on Deviantart for well over 7 years now, and please let me just put something out there when it comes to seeing comments on works.It looks like...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm sure we all get comments such as: "Wow amazing! Reminds me of X or Y or potato!"
That awkward moment when you have no idea what that was, so you bust out google and search it up, only to find out that it looks NOTHING like what people said.
Now, please don't get me wrong. I have no problem with comments or feedback such as ones above. I truly appreciate how viewers are trying to relate your piece in their own ways.
What I CANNOT STAND (and I know there are many of you out there who feel the same), are comments like these:
When you make an image of something such as a practical robot or a futuristic (but not too futuristic) car that still uses wheels.
"Um, your image looks too much like Z, X, Y,...."
That moment when what they described, was the most generic design for a robot or any ordinary car done by another present day
Sequelitis - Link to the Past VS Ocarina of TimeWoo-hoo! Sequelitis finally updated! In case you’re not aware, Sequelitis is a YouTube series that critiques sequels to video games and shows both the things they do right and the things they do wrong. The series is produced by Egoraptor, whom you might recognize as Arin Hanson from the earlier Game Grumps series. Sequelitis is a great series... but it’s taken a long time to update. Case in point, this is the 4th episode. To give you some context on how long we’ve been waiting for a new episode, the 3rd episode debuted 2 years ago.Sequelitis - Link to the Past VS Ocarina of Time7 months ago in Personal More Like This
But whatever, I understand how it can take a long time to get around to things. Arin has been pretty busy in that time (he was, after all, voted onto the Sony webshow “The Tester” for a while, and was doing Game Grumps with Jon Tron). Personally, I don’t mind how long it takes to produce a show as long as the show continues in some fashion eventually. And boy howdy! This was definitely worth the wait!
A Link to the Past VS
PE Typography - Interview with monavxProject Educate Typography –PE Typography - Interview with monavx3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Interview with monavx
During this week of projecteducate there will be some interviews with artists, designers and typographers from dA. This is the second interview of the week. Please enjoy!
This interview proudly presents New York based artist monavx, or Monaux.
His atmospheric and charming illustrations manage to transport bold and warm messages while leaving you in awe. Being a mainly traditional artist, monavx creates imagery that plays with your perception and puts a smile on your face.
You can also find out more on his Homepage, tumblr, twitter and dribble.
Please introduce yourself!
My name is Karl Kwasny. I'm an i
Damsels as Background Decoration - Part 2 - NSFWPersonally I think this is the best one of the series so far. Be warned though, not safe for work. I like the points she brings up, and she even offers how it should be done right with examples.Damsels as Background Decoration - Part 2 - NSFW5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I agree with her closing points too. It’s funny how we’re perfectly willing to suspend disbelief when it comes to health regeneration, invisible walls, quest markers, super powers, crazy game mechanics etc... but when it comes to treating women as... well... women... why do we have to keep coming up with excuses to give it a pass? In all honesty.. why do so many games even NEED these depictions in them? Take them out and I guarantee you that the games would play and feel pretty much exactly the same.
And that’s my last bit of criticism too. Most of the games listed are rated M... but they’re not mature by any stretch of the imagination. Watchdogs, GTA, Red Dead Redemption, Hitman etc are immature games. But because they’re dressed up with “swearing” and
spare the dark streetsi'm tired of my friends killing themselves.spare the dark streets2 years ago in Personal More Like This
sometimes i wish i could open the clouds.
sometimes i wish i could untie blindfolds.
i want to make glasses that show you how things really look.
not that image in the mirror that you think you are.
not the dark things you're focusing on.
you could call me a hypocrite.
but i really don't want to die anymore.
i'm too in love with love. love that grows naturally.
in the trees on mountains and in every plant.
and in the eyes of my cats and dogs.
and in your baby brother when he draws you a picture.
i'm worried about my friend tonight.
he told me he's tired of living.
and i'm sure he's drunk as hell right now.
in a dark room somewhere in arizona.
i miss him.
i just got back home from my trip to washington.
and i must admit, it's depressing to be here.
back in my house and my room. everything is how i left it.
i need to clean it up, clear it out. clear out all the mess.
i want things to be clean. i feel like i need to do some cleaning.
i found my
The First Ever Contest! [[PLEASE READ]]Okay, I know I said if I went for it that I'd announce it at the end of this month but... it's time you realise what an impatient derpette I am.The First Ever Contest! [[PLEASE READ]]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the first ever contest held at KoreaxPhilippines!
Yeah, I decided to go for it with the contest. This is my OTP after all, so I'll do anything for it. And I do hope the theme is quite agreeable with. It'll take a little research, but hey, it's a theme with a heap of variety. I hope you like it!
Because one of the first things I think of when I think of things that South Korea and Philippines have in common is...
That's right! That's the theme I thought of for the contest. Continue reading!
Dramas? What do you mean?
Well, both countries love to watch them. K-dramas, even the Philippines have their own dramas/telenovelas. So I want your contest entry to be inspired by one of them!
So that could mean a piece inspired by Boys Over Flowers or Amaya, maybe Winter Sonata or Spring Waltz<