Gary Webb and the Iran-ContrasI posted on this before. It's an article on the Iran-Contras and Gary Webb, pulitzer prize winning journalist who committed 'suicide' by shooting himself twice in the head.Gary Webb and the Iran-Contras11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Eighteen years after it was published, “Dark Alliance,” the San Jose Mercury News’s bombshell investigation into links between the cocaine trade, Nicaragua’s Contra rebels, and African American neighborhoods in California, remains one of the most explosive and controversial exposés in American journalism.
Secular Humanism for the winSo I just got back from the Östergötland regional meeting of the Secular Humanist organization. It was a very rewarding experience... it was very enlightening, learning about the philosophy- I think I finally found a philosophy with which I identify.Secular Humanism for the win3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We were about forty or so people meeting up, and the president of the association, Christer Sturmark, (who is a minor celebrity) held a very interesting lecture on humanism, religion and society. I've never felt prouder to be an atheist; being among likeminded, intellectual people was plain uplifting. I am joining, without a doubt.
...and in other news, while the people here on DA do not seem to consider me too much of a strident, aggessive atheist, my atheist family does. Oy vey, the lack of self awareness that an Aspie must endure...
Conspiracy Theory To Those Who Mock ConspiraciesI am glad mainstream media, thinkprogress, left wing nutballs, neocons, and the rest of the pragmatic science thumper community showed their true colors as to what 'good conspiracy theory' is.Conspiracy Theory To Those Who Mock Conspiracies6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Vladimir putin goes 'missing' for a few days which leads to the general public (who mock conspiracies) to begin speculating on where Vlad wen't.
It's super juicy, and filled with CIA agents, COINTELL PRO, Space Aliens, Government coverups, and TMZ.
These are the 'conspiracies' of the general dumbed down public who thump science text books and brag about how "SCIENCE!" and pragmatic they are. They think all peer reviewed journals are 100% accurate "SCIENCE!" and that BigPharma does not cover up corruption,
They think government conspiracies are "to ridiculous for to many people would be in on it" but Vladimir Putin goes "missing" for a few days and suddenly they turn into "conspiracy theorists"
Where is Vladimir Putin? What we know about the Russian president's "disappearance."
I SAW DITA SHE HAS MY ART I THINK I'VE DIEDHOLY SHIT YOU GUYS. HOLY. FUCKING. SHIT.I SAW DITA SHE HAS MY ART I THINK I'VE DIED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I went and saw Dita Von Teese's show last night and it was the most incredible and beautiful thing I've ever seen in my life. If she comes to your town, GO. Don't hesitate because of ticket prices (which are reasonable, in my book), and JUST. FUCKING. GO. It's worth every cent. I might write more about the show itself when I have more time, but really I'm just updating this journal to a) get the old one off my profile and b) tell you a brief synopsis of how I got a print to Dita.
So, I was going to give her this drawing, but I ended up selling the original for the price of a ticket to her show because I would have been too depressed knowing that I'd missed possibly my only chance to see her perform live. I still wanted her to have art from me, but since it was the only drawing of her that I had in my possession I ended up having to make a print of it in lieu of giving her an orig
Find me again?I used to enjoy smilingFind me again?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Now it's just painful
I used to fly in my sleep
Now I toss and turn
I used to stand up straigth
Now I curl up and cry
I used to think this was heaven
Now I think this is hell
I used to smile back at him
Now I am being ignored
I used to be seen
Now I am invisible
I used to walk to the playground
Now I walk to the graveyard
I used to see the star lights
Now I only see city lights
I used to be free and happy
Now I am lost inside
I used to be that little girl
Now they like to call me an adult
Film + Animation Daily Deviation Roundup - Nov '13The following deviations were featured by myself, TimberClipse, and kingmancheng during November 2013 for the Film & Animation galleries. We truly hope you enjoy these films!Film + Animation Daily Deviation Roundup - Nov '132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Humano Nt by Meme-candia
Featured by kingmancheng
Behind the Curtain by GrandGuignolBudapest
Featured by TimberClipse
Fly by Krizstof
Suggested by pulbern Featured by kingmancheng
Kochab - web version by lost-artist89
Featured by TimberClipse
Triangle - timelapse-movie by Paintpaul
Featured by TimberClipse
EVERYTHING IS SUPERWHO AND NOTHING HURTS.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2vgv5T58un8&featurelayer_embeddedEVERYTHING IS SUPERWHO AND NOTHING HURTS.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is the best cross-fandom ever. Just... yes.
121027la pioggia č in arrivo1210273 years ago in Personal More Like This
Iron that wanted to be a boat by AnhenKitchen by daily-telegraph
spinning around by geissa:thumb205110951:
:thumb333214725:X-meet by s-ascic
istanbulda sabah by GrauenartIHRE15 by DanielEyre
sad but true by amelyshatoshelter by rapidograf
like stairsteps by farbanomalier wl by HaruNiji
07137 by akihiroeMidnight Mistress by LemonLemonLemon
:thumb169281503:12 by mcxm138
And I am dying in this living human shell. by immugraah:thumb199910179:
skull by 8LittleMissFreak8:thumb213728689:
the view by ladenu:thumb295546579:
woman by SevincYusifovalunar duelists by shamanski
bnm by anja-onopiuk135 by DoinaVadanovici
schizophrenia by Lover-and-the-Wild
Nightmare Before Christmas by Kara-a
Brick building by HohertzArtsDay of Bathing by ViestursLinkswhat's on your mind? by davespertine
Jane On Tracks by PHaarhusDiva Dive by Menoevil:thumb330610638:
:thumb317658798::717: by 8o-clock:thumb331695602:
Hide and seek by Menoevilufo by Sophie0305Ocean dreams II by Menoevil
:thumb332711900::thumb329784281:Scar V by GoldenSands
:thumb330940817:associated by amelyshatoLimbo by youreyestellies
twist black II by AnimalerrantEye Without a Sight by Osx86full moon by geissa
Hetalia Chibi ListFfft. This way I won't have to keep updating my chibis to add new links to them. ;w;''Hetalia Chibi List5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chibi Hetalia Series
Spain - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/#/d2xd7ud
England - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/#/d2xdkuf
Egypt - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/#/d2xfobq
Sweden - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/#/d2xfym9
Japan - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/#/d2xhxlp
Canada - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/#/d2xiekp
America - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/#/d2xit5k
Russia - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/art/Chibi-Russia-Lineart-177364113
N.Italy - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/art/Chibi-Italy-lineart-177483622
Prussia - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/art/Chibi-Prussia-Lineart-177509422
Austria - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/art/Chibi-Austria-Lineart-177624088
Cuba - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/art/Chibi-Cuba-Lineart-177754403
Romano - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/art/Chibi-Romano-Lineart-178723529
Lithuania - http://jotaku.deviantart.com/art/Chibi-Lithuania-Lineart-178731308
Turkey - http
Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben HeineArtist on Fire:Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben Heine4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romania and South Korea.
Pencil Vs Camera - 58by BenHeine
Gun Problem vs Criminal ProblemI was debating with a friend. She said if she can choose what is the greater problem as far as homicides go- between "guns" or "criminals" She said that the gun is the greatest issue and that we need an assault weapons ban!!Gun Problem vs Criminal Problem2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If anyone knows me knows that I am 100% against gun bans, and other than for emotional arguments I see no logical reason behind them.
I will say why I am against gun bans, there are according to several different reports, 120-160 million gun owners in America… there are 113,000 people shot every year on average [the CDC statistics says 100K but say they take out the average 13,000 people shot with BB Guns each year..] of the remaining 100K … 18K of those are suicides… so just said that 82K people each year are shot by someone else either by accident or on purpose.
What this says is that 1 person in every 1,200-1,600 people who own guns will use the guns in an irresponsible manner, that means a tenth of 1% of people will use the guns wrong and that 99.9% of people
~ Celebration Feature ~~ Celebration Feature ~2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Since I've been so lucky to get a very generous present from :iconanoya: for being her 2000th watcher, I thought we all might have a digital Party to celebrate this great gift, live, art, small things, friends and all the rest!
With lovely decoration....
... A great atmosphere....
The Party Girl III by Gonzale
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseStreet PhotographyStreet Photography: The Capture vs. The Pose4 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled and prodded into the desired angles,
the facial expression “directed”, it is the photographer who is intending to communicate a message.
In either case, posing or posed, there is undeniably something “false” in the representation.
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!4 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.)
New meme xDI got sick of doing the other one.New meme xD5 years ago in Personal More Like This
I. Choose up to five (5) of your favorite original story characters that will embark in this role-play. If you don't have five (5) then leave them blank (or create a character on the spot!) Be sure to give a little description of them:
1. Azure - short, mute and Irish. Jarett's lover.
2. Jarett - ifr'tal. moron. Azure's lover.
3. Maine - hedonist. wants in jarett's pants.
4. Joseph - zombie. is totally unaware of his predicament. a nice guy.
5. Æolus - scientist and beastmaster. kind of fat. hates Jarett. doesn't really love anyone except his 'daughter,' Calliope, who is either a small child or a monstrous t-rex-like beast.
II. One of your characters decides to make a grand entrance into a random tavern. How does that go? Pick either Character One or Character Four :
Oh, it has to be Azure. Joeyboy's too young xD And dead. Anyway, he'd probably already be drunk when this happens. He'd slam open the super-cool swingy doors (what) and st
400 watchers! Thanksgiving collage all invited!:iconjumpinglaplz:400 watchers! Thanksgiving collage all invited!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was surprised to see that I hit 400 watchers, what a random number to celebrate!
It's been a great experience here on Deviantart, I've met so many great artist who have not only become good friends, but helped myself grow as an artist as well. Fire breathing Dragonflies, magical fish with antlers, smiling cacti, and dancing alcoholic beverages sounds pretty odd when you say it out loud, but that pretty much sums up my gallery.
In all seriousness though, I want to thank all of you for the contributions and commissions. Starting out as an artist has been one of the most difficult things to do for me, but you've all made it both a fun and enjoyable experience. I still have much to learn, but I definitely want to get back into sculpting and painting when I can afford the materials too someday.
I felt rather bad I had to give up some of the art trades previously due to college, so, I wanted to make an event where everyone is welcome! I will be doing a Thanksgiving colla
Literature Without Pictures"Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it.Literature Without Pictures2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window."
Born in iniquity and conceived in sin, the spirit of nationalism has never ceased to bend human institutions to the service of dissension and distress.
Yeah, I guess it is much harder to sell a piece of literature than an image in some media. I am not putting visual art down, heaven forfend. But I do want to talk about the written word. I do not derive any sense of validity from Faulkner; I have an abiding love for the late drunk.
For the past two thousand five hundred years at a minimum we have been using the written word for most of the world's (This is Eurocentric) earth shaking moments. Socrates trial and Death, Plato's Republic, the tide of Classical texts impacting Italy Dante writi
Medicine of the Mind?I have been contemplating my own mortality increasingly lately. I have children but do I live for them alone? Perhaps that is what I should do. However, If I am so emotionally volatile that I cause harm... But wait what if things improve. I have twenty-seven years of doctors tilting at windmills. Is this juat sour grapes. Have you actually looked at therapies, outcomes, and compulsively living life? Do npt play the religion card because I am an atheist.Medicine of the Mind?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
From an unexpected place, I have a vast improvement. In the end it goes too. "So what should I do", I ask myself? Is the situation so dire; try living without hope or a small fraction of your mind barely sufficient to read and know just enough to remember having an avocation. All of the things I like most about life, the reasons I have to live; you onlyhave to adjust. Lets say i blind you, why should you be angry. When you know your hearing is going next, just knuckle down. Touch, love, perspective. What is this ludicrous obsession wit
Disney Featurewell, my last feature, Legend of Zelda http://myownlittleworld247.deviantart.com/journal/Legend-of-Zelda-feature-269967967 seemed to be a success so i'm now going to do a Disney feature! i know alot of you see the name disney and think "HELL NO!" but that's often because the most recent of disney's stuff it terrible, with only a few okays inbetween, and the famous classics are all about princessess... which i do love those ones too ^^ but there are a lot of really good ones that arent so famous, but certainly as good, so i'm going to gather together a group of my favourote classic Disney images!! i hope you enjoy!Disney Feature4 years ago in Personal More Like This
'Real Life' Princess Jasmine by JirkaVinse Jasmine by alicexz John Smith Sketch by SimonPovey Beauty and the Beast by Amelie-ami-chan Beauty and a Beast by JohnSu Belle by AuroraWienhold Belle by ChristyTortland I CHALLENGE YOU, HERCULES by Disney-Funker Megara doesn't need Hercules by Eitak-Monster Megara + Jasmine by daekazu gaston...bub by Prydester THREE GIRLS of Gaston by rebenke :thumb1
Black WidowBlack Widow3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I am your black widow
I lay all my eggs in your eye
I'd kill all my darlings for you, my love
If only you would stay one more night...........
so let me go by AlicjaRodzik Dark Mirror by lostknightkg Blind me by arayo Forsaken by lostknightkg my nothing by Flubberwurm about mythicism by asruldwi rose 4 by stevenfields ETERNAL SUBMISSION by dchon A little bit curious by lwc71 Raven King by lostknightkg No tomorrow by lostknightkg Vipassana by Azaleos destiny is dead III by LostOneself :thumb287050975: wave by korrox in time by arayo
I do not know why you love me so
I'm floating through your veins...........
Spiders by desmo100 creepy Spiders by galaxy89 Spiders of my Eyes by demiurge Spider by Uken Spider by Joe-Roberts
I sway you in a silken shroud
In the end I'm going to swallow your heart
Oblivion by anaPhenix :thumb299825565: :thumb299946926: FOABP Final II by RavenBlakh vivienne by jarrod343 :thumb300437923: shoreline by kannagara From These Wounds by AlexCozaciuc WONDERLAND by dchon Les Jours Tristes by IMAGENES-IMPERFECTAS :thumb13099648
Polandball Monday TWO!Polandball Monday TWO!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
'Ello, 'ello, 'ello, what's all this 'ere then?!
Looks to me like another Polandball Monday!
Release the Kraken!
Why not just speak glorious Czech? ^_^
I think I would have failed the test as well
USSR, you of genious!
Meep meep ^_^
Would bomb again, lol
Like loosing virginity
Ja! Just look at ze time!
And that's all folks!
Polandball Monday FOUR!Hey there guys and gals Once more I have lots of awesome Polandball comics ready for you so I hope you will enjoy itPolandball Monday FOUR!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have also decided to add the Music Meme at the end for your enjoyment
But let me start with a big YAY! I now have over 150 watchers and 16.000 views ^_^
but now for the Polandball
mSq1RHb by SoaringAven
tumblr n1rc322Idq1szo7eyo1 500 by SoaringAven
739880 517941688324460 2044561387 O by SoaringAven
AND NOW FOR THE MEME
Stolen from :iconsnowballsandfuntimes:
The Traditional Through a Cracked PrismCreating art for those who feel a real resonance with traditional anchoring fairy tales, ~cidaq also draws in those who enjoy darker tales of mystery and films noir. As a storyteller who can create narratives in both words and watercolors, she often comes up with short stories to accompany her art.The Traditional Through a Cracked Prism4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thu Nov 24, 2011, 9:59 PM
cidaq’s paintings are unique and instantly identifiable as hers —
Even though at first glance one might think them antique illustrations preserved from century-old
products advertisements or children’s books. But one is drawn to look closer and see that a very
modern, very mischievous intelligence is obviously at play. The media of pencil, inks and watercolors
as well as the skilled technique and composition are solidly anchored in the traditional, but the