The Book of Forum, number 1
The Forum According to Curran
Creation- or the First
In the beginning, there was nothing.
Then, there was more nothing.
Then there was someone's dog, but it went away really fast with our slipper.
And there then was still nothing.
Then there was a great blank stare.
The Great Blank Stare loomed over the blank, gray-green world and decided that something had to come. It took him three days. Well, we SAY it took three days, but who is to say what time is to the Great Blank Stare. To it, there was no day, par se. So let's just say it took a certain amount of time of random thoughts going in and out of its orange head for the decision to be made. Having decided, it then set to work creating the realm of Forum, and the many nations and inhabitants to populate it.
First were the Forums, many in number and layered like the frosting on a bundt cake. The Deviants realm, with its wild growth and cycle of life and death. The fiery and dangerous lands of Complaints, where only the stou
Don't trust Linux zealots 1.01Don't trust Linux zealots 1.0111 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Windows User has entered chatroom: help
Windows User: Hey, can I get some help? I keep getting an error message when I try to run Photoshop CS.
Linux User: Switch to Linux.
Windows User: Isn't it a bit extreme to change my operating system because of the error in Photoshop? All I want to know is how to fix the error.
Linux User: Look, I'm going to give it to you straight. Microsoft are terrible when it comes to security. For your own sake, switch to Linux so you don't get infected by viruses or trojans.
Windows User: But I never open any unwanted email attachments, and besides I have a virus scanner which I update daily plus a firewall. Do I really need to use Linux?
Linux User: Microsoft want to take over the entire software market, and the internet. If they succeed, it will make life hell for all of us who use open-source software instead of Micro$oft's proprietary software.
Windows User: What is open-source and proprietary soft
if I am nowhere am I everywherif I am nowhere am I everywher12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I am talking to her saying our roads
will be all that's left; that our avenues
will turn to altars, set in onyx.
look what we remember of Rome,
all pavements and temples
arranged like vertebrae in dirt
that goes on living, full with prayer;
and as I say this, it occurs to me that in a Mexican bar
in Florence I might disappear
to the streets and run, eyeless
through an eyeless crowd,
(take me, Florence! I am a son among these heartbroken stones,
take me from the marble block lift me out!)
to laugh hysterically; she is pulling me,
her warmth comes breathlessly from the air;
we are foreigners,
we are rain. (I am inventing this,
all of this happened elsewhere, another night)
her face turns to laugh illuminated
and everything else wobbling is blue
and forgotten; lifeboats drawn away
from our bodies that are continents
moving full with rice and squash and sins
named in small homes before saints and fire;
listen. I was not there by the long bar
when everyone turned and pulled us
into the st
StorytimeStorytime12 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Scalding bathes for Lolita
shake her body up.
And arsenic drinks,
the coroner thinks,
were responsible for the scars.
Now little mother spanish
and stoic papa cry.
Mourning and lamenting,
sister Nola dies -
of suicide, they say.
Two children in a day.
Another wake, funeral cake,
now everyone\'s asking why.
A week goes by
and Lorelai, their sitter in arrears,
\"When those children called
I wished that they would die!
So I bathed the youngest quiet,
after tepid poisoned tea,
and strung her sister,
up on the willow tree.\"
The End of the Twinkie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/11/16/hostess-twinkies-ding-dongs-wonder-bread-going-out-of-business/1708409/The End of the Twinkie?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be.
"You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.
Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.
Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just a
Ch1: The Beautiful Boy :yaoi:WARNING: YAOI (boyxboy love)Ch1: The Beautiful Boy :yaoi:7 years ago in Teen More Like This
What Happens in the Library?
Chapter one: The Beautiful Boy (Edited, Please re-read!)
Through Cypruss POV
The college library was more quite so then usual, for a Wednesday afternoon at least. I look around and see few people. I shrug it off and move on to the checkout counter.
Evening, Sam. The short brown haired man looks up at me bored.
Your late again Cyprus. He gives me a half smile, not really caring, just wanting to give me a hard time.
Sorry, my test ran a little late. Ill try to get here faster if it happens again. I make my way around the counter and tuck my bag under it.
Its fine; its been a slow day anyway. He stretches his arms and stands up.
Are you the only one here? I look around for any signs of someone else on duty.
Nope, Trisha is in the computer lab signing people in; and Tyler is supposed to be stocking books but I doubt it. He gro
Hoodie Cult 2.0We did it in 2010 and it's time to do it again!Hoodie Cult 2.01 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
edit 2: There wasn't as much interest as the last time, so I will officially 'close' this at the end of November. Until then you can still send me your hoodie pics and I shall add them here as well.
edit: We need more hoodies! So where is your entry??
Don't be so shy. And you can hide your face if you want, that's ok.
A while ago Nyx-Valentine and I decided that we need to do it again. Grab any hoodie near you (if you don't have something use any other kind of head covering or be creative) and get your photo done!
Let's see if we can beat the amount of 82 entries from last time.
What are you waiting for?
The Hoodie Collection (30)
Fan Fiction On deviantARTGalleries MonthFan Fiction On deviantART1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
What Is Fan Fiction?
Everyday, we are inspired by movies, television, novels, and other forms of media. They engage our minds with a variety of stories and characters, their plights and triumphs, their everyday minutiae. Fan fiction authors are so enamored with these other worlds and their inhabitants that they must partake in the stories which have brought them so much enjoyment. They expand on the current universe, explain gaps in the narrative and delve into characters' motivations.
A good fan fiction (or fanfic) is more than simple borrowing another writer's characters and universe. The fan fiction author must immerse his or her readers in the story, make them believe it is a natural extension of the source material. Characters have their own mannerisms and quirks; each universe has its own history and rules that need to be followed. The fan fiction author must master the nuances of those characters and the world they inhabit (unless purposely writi
About Selling On Paypal and Chargeback InformationONE MORE EDIT!; I realized most people have no idea how to use the BBB's website. Here is a link to file a complaint against paypal.About Selling On Paypal and Chargeback Information1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Better Business Bureau responds very quickly. There are a ton of chargeback complaints that have been resolved with a refund on the website. Yes, that means you can get a full refund of what was charged back on you. I highly encourage anyone who has been affected by pixelett to do so ASAP.
EDIT: ADEDD SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT ABOUT CHARGEBACK FEES. Sorry I answered ahead of time to some people, it seems they have added a fee since I last looked over them.
EDIT: Here is something about chargebacks regarding points
Points are not safe from chargebacks.
HUGE ASS DISCLAIMER I am not a lawyer, I am nothing but a citizen (well, I am a state certified insurance broker
dA's 14th UnBirthday Chat/Forum Events!Off with their heads!!! Oh, oh, why hello everyone, I didn't see you there!dA's 14th UnBirthday Chat/Forum Events!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this journal you will find a list of all the fun shenanigans we have prepared for DeviantART's 14th UnBirthday celebrations in the chats and forums, and their schedule! We hope you'll have time to join in on all the fun!
If you need a time converter please use this.
All chat events will happen in #CommunityRelations and will be launched on Thursday August 7th.
Alice in Wonderland Trivia: This will be a fun trivia game in which you will be asked questions related to Alice in Wonderland, the book, both the original animated Disney movie, and Tim Burton's recent remake, in addition to the Once upon a time Alice in Wonderland television show. There will be 3
Becoming a Better Digital ArtistBecoming a Better Digital Artist1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've been asked many times about how to draw or paint and where to find tips and tutorials about it.
I, as a self-taught artist, have struggled a lot trying to learn and understand how to draw well and do digital painting. So I decided to put on a series of journals on this topic providing tips and resources, hoping that it can be useful for anyone who is willing to become an artist.
This series focuses mainly on digital art, but most of the principles can be applied to traditional art as well. This is not a training course, so please don't expect me to give you an in-depth look to it. Just take it as a collection of resources.
I have found most of what I've learned on YouTube and the internet, therefore I will provide many links to pages and channels related to what I'm talking about.
Click on the links below to go to the desired part.
Part I: Introd