Are Christians Judgmental and Unloving?Religious Tolerance: Are Christians Judgmental and Unloving?Are Christians Judgmental and Unloving?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE- An Introduction
Why can’t Christians just exercise their own faith, and leave alone those people who have other beliefs? After all, isn’t it judgmental and unloving to criticize someone else’s religious beliefs?
RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE- The Age of Tolerance
Because we live in an age of tolerance where almost anything goes, openly questioning or criticizing other people’s belief systems can quickly get you labelled as judgmental, narrow-minded, bigoted, hateful, and even ignorant. And with regard to Christianity, Matthew 7:1 is often quoted (or should I say “misquoted”) to discourage Christians from putting other religious teachings and practices to the test.
RELIGIOUS TOLERANCE- Do Not Judge?
This assertion, however, is simply false, as the Bible clearly speaks out not against passing judgme
IP confusionIt's sad to see people fighting about intellectual property rights when they apparently have no clue what those are, how they work and what is allowed (and not).IP confusion2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Prime example: http://boltstrueno1fanever.deviantart.com/art/Onyx-Forepaw-Feb-2012-Ref-286737985 vs. http://yasuoxingxing.deviantart.com/gallery/#/d4vcima
Obviously the latter is similar to the first.
The question is: is this allowed?
To answer that question, it is important to understand what rules apply and what intellectual property (IP) is.
There are three different kinds of IP that can apply here:
As the name hints this is the right to make copies of a work. It does not protect ideas, only the actual recorded work - artwork, documents, music etc.
This means that if someone copies your art (by directly copying it, by tracing it or otherwise adapting your work) you can certainly take action, but there is little you can do to prevent someone else creating their own
Recommended Crossovers List!August 28th, 2013: A mid-week rec update. Huzzah!Recommended Crossovers List!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8601250/1/A-Dead-World A Dead World by Laluzi
Series: Fallout / Prototype
Summary: He had been captured; Alex Mercer knew that much was obvious. But if that was the case, why had his captors just left him there without security? How had he ended up in a bunker buried in some kind of giant desert? Where was everyone? And when the hell did bottlecaps become currency?
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7279059/1/Infiltration Infiltration by hiholly123
Series: Harry Potter / Artemis Fowl
Summary: After stumbling across a large source of magic in Britain, Foaly sends none other than Artemis Fowl to investigate Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, disguised as an exchange student from Ireland. Possibly minor A/Holly. T for (maybe) romance, maybe language.
Pay the PayPal FeesHave you seen someone take commissions with the following in their terms: you must pay the PayPal fee (calculate it at a site like http://www.ppcalc.com)?Pay the PayPal Fees3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Every time I run across someone with those terms, I tell them this is against PayPal's terms of service. Some respond 'oh, okay' and remove it, others argue with me and say it's not against their terms. One person has said they will refuse to work on the commission unless I do pay the fees.
I contacted PayPal directly regarding this to get final word on whether this is a violation or not.
Here is my question:
When I am shopping online, I often see people have a rule that if you pay with PayPal, you have to calculate the "paypal fee" and add that on top of the price of the product or service. Some people will refuse to ship or work if they do not receive the "full amount" (without the paypal fee added in).
Is it against the paypal terms of service for these people to do this? What should I tell them
Username Change Contest-OVEREDIT: Contest is over, you can see the winners here: http://katara-alchemist.deviantart.com/journal/Winners-of-the-username-change-contest-304092785 Thanks to everyone who participated!Username Change Contest-OVER2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Edit: There are now 11 one month subscriptions up for grabs!
So today it was announced that subscribed members of the site can change their username! If you'd like to know more, the full article can be found here: http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d501d7u
This change has resulted in a lot of frustration for non-premium members who wish to change their names, however. So I have decided to hold a little contest. I will be giving away two one month premium memberships to deviants who wish to change their username but can't!
How to enter:
1. Fave this article/journal so that other people can see this and learn about the contest!
2. Comment on the article saying why you wish to change your username.
1. You must be an unsubscribed member to enter.
The Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of deviantART1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As of today, it's been 14 years since deviantART was founded. I've taken this opportunity to gather up some historical information with the help of Moonbeam13 and some members of the Community Relations team.
I hope you enjoy taking a step back in time!
Please note: it is extremely difficult to track down some events in deviantART's history (in particular, the first few years) and that some dates are only approximate.
August: tech13 becomes the first recipient of the prestigious Deviousness Award.
August 4: The first member-submitted deviation is uploaded - A Dangerusss QNX by dangeruss
August 7: deviantART.com founded by spyed, jark and matteo.
August 15: The first ever Daily D
I made a game in 72 hours!!!....with Takorii !!!I made a game in 72 hours!!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Play it here:
We're very proud of it, and think it's a lot of fun
My life story.I'm a story person, I like reading stories and creating them, and I love the fact that behind everything, there's a story to be told about it. Especially behind pieces of art, song, dance or writing, there's always emotions to convey, or words to be said and feelings to be expressed.My life story.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here's my story:
I live in Australia. My name is xsketchbear (no, not really but for this story's sake it is).I'm a 15 yr old female, and had problems with my emotions for as long as I can remember. I was bullied a lot in primary school and had no friends so I spent a lot of my time reading or playing on the playground. The girls in my year formed one big group, a group that I could never be a part of, even if I tried. Being seen talking to me or even near me was a crime. The 'leader' of it all had a grudge against me since we started school, and made my life hell. Apparently it was because I took up too much space and was unwanted. I was physically, mentally and verbally abused, b
Cthulhu is Still CallingThe 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 acquired self-awareness and began trying to explain themselves to themselves as they sat round their fires built at the mouths of their caves.Cthulhu is Still Calling2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
is Still Calling
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article
I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu le
Self-Injury Awareness 2013 Fears vs DreamsThe FactsSelf-Injury Awareness 2013 Fears vs Dreams1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
March 1st is a day that calls attention to a sensitive subject that takes on many meanings and forms for people. Self-injury, or self-harm, is the act of deliberately harming oneself physically, usually as a mechanism for expressing distress or coping in difficult situations. Self-injury is commonly associated with cutting, but can also refer to burning, scratching, bruising, bleaching, overdosing, some forms of hair pulling and picking, and breaking bones. Binging and purging may also be considered self-injuring behavior.
The reasons behind self-injury and the people who self-injure vary greatly, but one thing to keep in mind is that it does not matter what culture, ethnicity, gender, or age you are: there are people who have injured themselves from all walks of life. Triggering events like bullying, trauma, abuse, school, work pressures, bereavement and difficult relationships can all contribute to the distress one feels that leads them to self-injure, but
Artists Celebrate Zelda Skyward SwordArtists Celebrate Zelda Skyward Sword3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Skyward sword - links descent by Siga4BDN
Skyward Duo by Lady-of-Link Link : Skyward Sword by Daniel-Link Skyward by Firedblue
Skyward Sword by HeavyMetalHanzo LoZ - Magical Music by Gabbi Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword by Meibatsu Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword by Pokey-Chan -- Link Skyward Sword Chibi -- by Kurama-chan
zeruzeruda by ex-m Zelda Skyward Sword Cloud Gazing by curry23
Legend of Zelda by Noiry Skyward Sword by TaiKova
My art was stolen, now what?!You're casually browsing the internet when all of a sudden you see your art ripped on someone's myspace page, or elsewhere on the net, so what do you do?My art was stolen, now what?!8 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well if you're an American citizen, you're protected under that infamous law known as the DMCA, or the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. If you right click your ripped image and select properties, youll be able to see the address where the image is hosted. If its photobucket or some other easily accessible site then you have it easy and you know where to go to find a support email address. If your image is hosted on a dot com, youll need to do a WhoIs search and the name server that is listed will usually give away the company that is physically hosting the site. You can then get in contact with most sites through a webmaster or support email if you take a quick look around their site.
So now you know where your image is, what company is hosting it, and how to get a hold of them, then you scratch your head and ask
Some more treasures!My group:Some more treasures!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Featured artists! Show them some love!
Commission - Shimako by Willow-SanBlue fairy 2 by Willow-San
Atlante by SuzelHMa forteresse by SuzelHGrottes de Jonas by SuzelH
Emprise by LordMystirioSubsistance by LordMystirioHantise by LordMystirio
Gasp by KeidoHis other Side by KeidoThe DuRose Chronicles by Keido
Narcissism Finished by Dex91Another quick sketch of a random guy by Dex91Some other Random Poses to practice by Dex91
Some of my s I want to share with you
Ma Feesh by crystalicethornKnight and Dragon by ursulavrain doesn't worry me by meihuaDragon Egg by -lildragon-Happiness by JessicaMDouglasDragon One, Knight Zero by nolowfatLove me by Marine-chanHellboy by mr-VyAll in the mood by PascalCampion
JOURNEY INTO DREAMLANDS
A NEW WORLD (TEN contest) by moonxelsSong of Storms by ErikShoemakerLittles Ones by DanaeOPpractice landscape painting by xpeapotheosis. by PandonationForgotten Valley II by brightiiWhere Heroes Dwell by MCKraussInside the forest by puyoakiraCommission 006 by Nele-DielThe Canion Village by doma22
obozeniewiemWiecie, że jeżeli ktoś krzyknie "idziemy na fajkę!" i pójdzie za nim 14 osób, to mamy do czynienia z nielegalnym zgromadzeniem w miejscu publicznym i wymagana na nie jest zgoda burmistrza/wójta/prezydenta miasta? Albo że tak naprawdę wystarczy być pijanym i siedzieć za kierownicą nieruchomego samochodu z kluczykami w stacyjne i już prowadzi się w stanie nietrzeźwości? Jeżeli wiecie, to macie nade mną przewagę, bo ja się o tym dowiedziałam całkiem niedawno. To bardzo ciekawe studia, przynajmniej na razie, kiedy nikt nie każe mi znać Kodeksu Postępowania Administracyjnego (to będzie złe).obozeniewiem2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(stary głupi komiks który powstał po tym, jak pierwszy raz zetknęłam się z orzeczeniami Trybunału Konstytucyjnego, nie powiem, że one s
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
Introducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!What is thoughtART?How Does it Work?thoughtART CreatethoughtART SearchExplore the thoughtART GalleryIntroducing thoughtART: Create With Your Mind!5 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Create and search for art using your mind
Introducing thoughtART Technology
A few years ago, deviantART teamed up with several university laboratories across the United States, and we are proud to finally announce the fruits of our efforts. Thanks to recent advancements in neurological science, we're unveiling a revolutionary new platform in artistic creation. Our device uses touch-sensitive pads built into your existing keyboard and mouse to monitor your brainwaves and transmit them directly to our site. Excited? Welcome to the new age of thoughtART Technology!
What is thoughtART?
It may sound like something from science fiction, but the technology be
Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a GroupDecember 7, 2012by techgnoticRealm-of-Fantasy →Realm of Fantasy, The Anatomy of a Group2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Realm of Fantasy
The Anatomy of a Group
The grey dressby *sakimichan
The special kind of dedication, spirit and discipline devoted to the assembly and construction of a successful Group within the vast technicolor ocean of artworks, artists and art appreciators that is deviantART might very well be the experiential epitome of what it is to be a part of the deviantART journey. From the very first conception, through the ten thousandth practical step, alltheoriginalnames and his cadre of steadfast partners in artful curation have built a virtual sanctuary of the fantastical— Realm-of-Fantasy. Housing the largest and most significant collection of exceptional fantasy ar
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
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
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
On Bisexuality [With a side rant about polyamory]On Tumblr, someone posted a video about a man explaining how bisexuals have to deal with people doubting them and I agree with all his points. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96Ip6VM81Mk]On Bisexuality [With a side rant about polyamory]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have dated at least one bisexual man - I have seen him get hard over both men and women. I also have a friend who is bisexual and while he is in a relationship with a woman, he expresses interest in men freely. I have another friend named Cai who likes all genders and they are in an open relationship - have been with men, women, etc - and they frequently have to deal with people thinking they only like women because for awhile their main lover was a woman.
I get really defensive over people saying bisexuality isn't valid - I've heard it from other gay men and it just makes me furious. I'm not trying to get bi-ally points or anything, it genuinely ruins my goddamn day because on one level, it's so presumptuous to think you know how another person's love works and on an
Arizona. EDIT: vetoed!EDIT: the bill has been vetoed! THANK LOGIC!Arizona. EDIT: vetoed!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
recently, Arizona has become quite dickish when it starts trying to pass laws.
long story short, the bill allows business owners & employees to refuse service to, mainly, LGBTQ if their religious beliefs dont agree with LGBTQ.
now, for those of you who arent up to date with American goverment/live outside the US, theres one big thing that America seems to forget: America has a SEPARATION OF CHURCH & STATE.
in otherwords; you can hang crosses, menorahs & any type of religious attire around your neck, house & anything you own. but religion cannot be taught in schools & other state owned places.
does this apply to business owners & places of retail & restaurants? in some cases, those buildings are state owned. Religion & Business are supposed to be SEPARATED when it comes to that, right?
so why are Arizona legislatures thinking that this is a good idea? protecting one's beliefs because someone else doesnt agree w
Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunderstood subject
'Mental Demons' Exposed To My ClassSerious reason for not starting to blog until now is because I've been so depressed that I've found it a struggle to successfully do anything at all. I've been finding it difficult to learn at school or do anything, particularly because of my currently 'undiagnosed' OCD. I can't handwrite anything without going through over a dozen sheets of paper or biting, scratching or pinching at my arm. I've been brought to tears today twice because I couldn't do my maths because it wasn't 'perfect' in my mind.'Mental Demons' Exposed To My Class3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also the fact that I'd re-written it over four times and kept getting the N's or B's wrong. The N's were a bit crooked and didn't look very pleasing, even thinking of it is making me cringe.. I tried to work through it with my wonderful, supportive friend Mirelle but another issue arose, my maths teacher is blind as a bat and cannot see pencil which she's mentioned a few times previously so writing in pencil and rubbing it out if I get it wrong was not a solution even though it would have b