Featured Topic 11/12: Arthur R. Jensen 1923-2012By Jonathan KaneFeatured Topic 11/12: Arthur R. Jensen 1923-20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
Until now, I’ve tried to avoid this group having posts related to psychometrics two months in a row, because it’s a secondary topic compared to this group’s main topic of evolution. But last month, there has been an unusual situation that I think requires an exception to this rule. Our featured topic last month was an obituary for J. Philippe Rushton, the psychometrician and evolutionary psychologist who died on October 2nd. And now, less than a month after Rushton’s death, there has been the death of another researcher in this field who was far more important than Rushton: The U. C. Berkeley psychologist Arthur R. Jensen, who I previously mentioned in this post from February.
To me, it is difficult to imagine it could have been a coincidence that Rushton and Jensen died only 20 days apart, especially conside
High FlightOh! I have slipped the surly bonds of EarthHigh Flight2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
The GapsMuch as the Victorians would never have envisioned the coming of the Martians, none outside of the Timecasters had any notion of what was impending; and the Flux knew this. They planned accordingly, for this was a war of proxies. In their eyes, they imagined that the Temporians were much as they were; a parasite, a symbiote attached to a larger entity. So as the Immortal Empire hosted the Ascendancy, the logic went, so worked the Temporians through the Dark City Imperium. In their eyes, this was akin to a brush war, though a brush war that was rapidly escalating into something else. With their name spreading in the galactic far east, the Ascendancy felt an increasing calling to a more compelling sort of action; it was only through the petitions of Dassus, who himself was urged on by the hopes and fears of the Union of World’s emperor, that had prevented Dorin from conducting a suicidal charge of extermination across an unaware galaxy.The Gaps6 months ago in Personal More Like This
With Dorin’s—oh. Apologies. You h
How to get 3D Girl Custom EvolutionThis is a tuturial created by my friend KristoffCross :iconKristoffCross:How to get 3D Girl Custom Evolution6 months ago in Personal More Like This
with this tutorial you can download the most recent version of 3DCG
just read the instructions in the following pictures
(Part1) (Part2) (Part3)
Facebook original art sale Noa and Lucy from LMSfollow me on facebook and bid on this original artwork i´ve done for :iconDanLuVisiArt: if you´re interestedFacebook original art sale Noa and Lucy from LMS5 months ago in Personal More Like This
also get lots of updates on preliminary sketches and even some tutorials nowadays which i am rarely posting here on deviant art
thank you very much for your support! <3
Unleashing Hope! :DYeah...I'm excited about this, just a little bit No, actually a lot.Unleashing Hope! :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have been waiting for this fanfiction to come out- well patiently, but still so excited that it's finally here
For those of you that don't know, Unleashing Hope is the sequel to a fanfiction called Letting Go of Hope. It was started by Comix28 on fanfiction.net and then was finished by :iconloor101: , who took this story to whole other level...Audio Narration on Youtube. This took me back to when I was little, listening to audio tapes of books on long car rides when I used to visit my family members two states away. It was a different experience than just reading and watching an animation (which I love both, don't get me wrong ) But this, was something that expanded my imagination on a level that for me being so young at the time, most likely helped my creativity get to where it is today.
:iconloor101: Takes this old school tactic and turned it into something tha
Starship guide by ILJacksonThis was submitted by IlJackson, but since we don't have a place for it, I decided to post it here.Starship guide by ILJackson9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I.L. Jackson's Guide to Ship Classes
As anyone who has glanced at my gallery knows, I am a star ship fan(atic). I love designing my own starships and I know others do too. But, I've noticed that a lot of artists do not have a good idea of ship classes, what they do (traditionally) and their uses, particularly in a fleet. So, here is a guide to ship classes as they have been used traditionally and how they would likely be used in a sci-fi setting.
This is the one a LOT of people get wrong. A Capital ship is an anchor ship for a fleet, meaning that fleets are built around the capabilities of the capital ships. Just about every other ship in the fleet has some job relating to the capital ships, whether it be defending or tending or supplying that ship.
Capital ships tend to be the largest warships in the fleet. Capital ships also virtually NEVER operate alone. A great example
I was a very stupid child pt 2Fan: OMG your 'coming out' story was funny! Do you have any other ones?I was a very stupid child pt 22 years ago in Personal More Like This
Me:... I do... which I kinda wish I didn't
Fan: Tell me! They are awesome!
Me:...-sighs- Lord, this one was the worse.
When I was about 13, I came home from school and saw my older sister on the computer. I asked her when Mom was going to be home cause I needed her to sign my folder for my teacher. My sister just shrugged and said.
'She's at the hospital.'
I stopped and asked my sister why she was there and I was told, ' She got sick or something and had to have surgery.' I freaked out. I wanted to go to the hospital, I wanted to make sure my mom was okay and my sister told me she would be back in two days and stop freaking out. HOW CAN I?! Well I spent those two days waiting for my mom, praying she was okay until she returned.
When the two days went by, I ran home and found my mom sitting in the living room looking worn out and sleepy and I rushed at her to hug her. She had blankets and ice packs on her chest and
College LifeI don't really talk too much about my daily life on dA since I didn't want to spam everyone with constant horror stories of my time in the kitchen (which is why I do that on fb https://www.facebook.com/FisheyePlacebo/photos_stream instead) but today, I would like to share some of the extra "special" moments during my college life (even though I graduated already).College Life1 year ago in Personal More Like This
When upstairs neighbors are being very loud, the most effective method is to leave an angry coconut at their door
When life gives you pears, cut them into ducks and bake them into pizza~
When the Occupy movement swept through campus, make sure the fridge participates.
When assigned to go to a museum for Art History, take detailed notes of the kinky nipple biting eagles.
When roommate cooks something that cannot be described with words...
When the new apartment sink rage quits...
When I got the bright idea to create an aquaponics system in my bedroom... which later flooded the carpet... (Trust me, I'm an
EVERY BODY GETS...HUGS HUGS ALL AROUNDEVERY BODY GETS...10 months 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...
Thoughts On a Cyberchase Reboot?If they would be able to reboot Cyberchase, what would you want in it and why?Thoughts On a Cyberchase Reboot?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
To me, personally, I would like to have more SliNez (Slider/Inez), have Slider and Shari Spotter as regulars, and for it to be a WordGirl crossover, with Inez as her superhero identity, MathGirl, who works alongside WordGirl (Becky Botsford).
Also, I would like for Jackie to be a singer-actress, and Wicked have a crush with someone, but it won't be a man.
Another Cyberchase reboot I had in mind is where Cyberspace is at war between B.E.T.A (Inez's group, allied with the Commonwealth, formed by Shari Spotter) and V.I.R.U.S (led by Ledge) with Wicked forming the Sisterhood.
But, those are just my ideas, so what would be your ideas of a Cyberchase reboot be? And remember, it doesn't have to be "inside the box".
The Paradox Part 2:Telestus system Joint AI and Union held: 7:00PM local time planet sideThe Paradox Part 2:5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Johnson moved quickly hearing Dinah shout gunship and the top cascade cannon fired at the hovering craft almost instantly, the rounds ricocheting off the armour, the other Seraphim joined in with the one tank left watching the skies firing its Railgun the moment the gunship came up, its gunner still watching the skies. The vapour trail once again followed as the shell impacted with extreme force "Take that you bastard!" Came over the coms and Johnson smiled "Dinah shoot that thing down!" He said as he once again fired into the mass of infantry who were starting to charge, overriding the cascade cannon to target the running infantry "Big Dave I need another barrage! Danger close I repeat Danger close!" Johnson shouted a reply came instantly "Yes sir firing now!"
The shells impacted and shattered against the hull of the aircraft, shrouding it into a cloud of smoke before it was hit by the powerful railgun, ensh
the return, part 1System 23 Scuria, “unknown space” Ancerious Galaxy.the return, part 19 months ago in Personal More Like This
The time had finally arrived.
Space rippled, nothingness spreading like waves in a pond, before, elongating out of hyperspace, an immense Jötnar-class battleship appeared, it’s forest-green hull spotless, all 14 of its engines running at optimum efficiency. Its gun batteries were charged, its missile tubes armed, its fighterships primed and fuelled in their bays. As they should be.
After all, this was only a regrouping stop.
All around the mighty vessel, others like it appeared, 12 in all: the vanguard of the Return. They and their escorts, battleships, cruisers, carriers and subs, would finally, after 1500 years, return to take the revenge on those nations that had done them so much wrong, so many setbacks…and to obliterate any and all who stood in their way.
After centuries of running, rebuilding, and conquest, the Norman Empire was once more ready to wage war upon the military powers they had
Another subject that disgusts meI swear to God, I find it so illogical that celebrities who want to take part in helping stop most gun violence in America are labelled "hypocrites" because they've been in violent movies. NEWS FLASH: People have the right to like violence in movies and dislike violence in reality. It's been that way since day one. I'm not saying people aren't entitled to there opinions about celebrities, I'm just trying to share some logic.Another subject that disgusts me8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hollywood does not program people to kill. I can't stress that enough. And what else can I say that hasn't already been said about how the people that need to be blamed for gun violence are the aggressors themselves. They make the decisions to kill people. If there's anything that's filling my head with violence, it's the news and world history.
Just needed to get that off my chest. Thank you. I'm not here to stir up any trouble.
Friends I'd like to thank:
Explain Cabbage..A forgotten fruit, all clad in veils,Explain Cabbage..7 months ago in Personal More Like This
So lonely in its mystery.
Its green skin tingles, shrouded in cloth,
A favorite of none, except for me.
I pity it, an odd recluse,
Similar to none in the family.
Its shield is thin, the mask could break,
And yet the mask is all we see.
It could be beautiful, if it tried,
Yet it hides in the leaves, afraid to be.
But oh, how curious, when we remove its leaves,
And cook it, it becomes a delicacy.
Satanic X-Mas VIDEOIt's almost X-Mas (or Jul as we say in Sweden)Satanic X-Mas VIDEO7 months ago in Personal More Like This
which is a time of the year I am not a really big fan of.
To give you a clue about the video. Helvete = Hell
And don't forget to check out these 2 BRUTAL X-Mas cards DepressiveMadness sent me:
Have a Unholy X-Mas and an Evil New Year!
// Regards from Satanen
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)5 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.
Can anyone recommend...So the place I usually get 'Chaotic Nation' printed has apparently gone out of business(rip comic x press). Til I find somewhere to print I'm sold out of volume 1, and volume 7 might be late, unless I can find a good place. Does anyone know of a decently priced comic printing place?Can anyone recommend...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Scifi and military related Commissions.EDIT: added several more samples and finished commissions.Scifi and military related Commissions.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
After doing several commissions, and still working on a few, I thought lets make a journal post to highlight how, if you decide to contact me for a design, it all works.
First of all I mainly work on 2d designs and perspectives of these. So if you wish for concept/environment or CGI work I can point you to several friends since my expertise is limited in those fields.
The header reads military and scifi related material but that is certainly not the only work I have made I am quite open to different kind of works ranging from other technical designs to the Star Wars/Star Trek and military vehicle designs. I am also open to create material based on discriptions. As always sketches made by yourself do help obviously but are not required. I always try to first make a sketch, which I post, before actually continuing to detail and finish it up. So changes can be made and the decision can be made to continue on with the final sketch
The Elder Scrolls: The Second Great WarTen years after the Dragon Crisis had ended a new threat endangered the people of Tamriel. The faction known as the Aldmeri Dominion looked to wage war on the humans of Tamriel, starting with taking Cyrodiil, home of the fading Empire.The Elder Scrolls: The Second Great War2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Emperor! They have taken Blackwood." said a messenger panting as if he had run all the way from Blackwood to the Imperial City. "Then war is upon us. Ready the men." proclaimed Titus Mede III, current Emperor of Tamriel. The Empire now only consisted of Cyrodiil and High Rock. "And see if Ulfric Stormcloak will answer our call for aid." Two days later in Windhelm Ulfric, High King of Skyrim called an important meeting on whether or not his Stormcloak army would join the war. In attendance were Delphine and Esbern leaders of the now restored Blades, the other eight Jarls of Skyrim, Aela the Huntress representing the Companions, Karliah representing the small but powerful Nightingales and Dovahkiin, the Dragonborn who rid Tamriel of Dragons. "This meeting
A little something I worked onhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-lYCvahZNqQ&listLB031E75C69C52728&index=0&featurelcpA little something I worked on2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Made this for a machinima group I'm in, hope you like it.
Christmas Raffle!(Winners!) EDIT lmao I felt really nice so I picked 2 people ;A;Christmas Raffle!(Winners!)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Winner Number 1 is................ :iconLuminicaa:
Winner Number 2 is................. :iconfuryshield:
Congrats to the Winners <3. And to people who didn't win, well, good luck Next time I hold on of these suckers |D.
You two, please skype, comment, note, etc. Me with what you'd like me to draw <3 I'll get onto it Asap.
For anyone who wants proof:
Yup, I'm feeling really generous on this Christmas Eve this year, and well, I've never hosted a raffle, so I thought I might as well lol.
You will win: A fully colored piece with no BG ^^ Max of two characters.
What I can draw:
My little pony
Story of Putting on Kneesock and Limo Prank***WARNING: THIS IS A SUPER LONG AND DETAILED POST!***Story of Putting on Kneesock and Limo Prank3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I get a lot of questions on how waselreins and I did the body makeup for our demon sisters cosplays. So here I'll tell ya'll how we did it, in addition to the whole story about the limo entrance. With pictures!!
On Saturday morning, I woke up at 5 AM to get ready for Kneesock. The limo was going to pick us up at 12:45 PM and I had to help the others get ready so I woke up the earliest to do as much of myself as I could. After the necessary prepping (shower/wash face/brush teeth/moisturize) I put in my contacts and wig cap first.
I used Ben Nye MagiCake Aqua Paint in red for my face and ears. I was told afterwards it's pretty bad for your skin so next time I'm gunna use Kryolan or Mehron, but for Fanime Ben Nye worked perfectly fine for me. Here's a bit more info on it here: http://stageandtheatermakeup.com/bnmagiaq.htm
Instead of water to spray onto the red makeup I used LiquiSet and a foundation brush to apply it to my face.