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
Could be canon: Fic rec listJune 14th, 2011: Three more.Could be canon: Fic rec list3 years ago in Personal More Like This
= ACE ATTORNEY =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4241478/1/Unacceptable_Changes Unacceptable Changes by Ricchan
Summary: Meeting again after seven years, Larry knew instantly that something was wrong with Phoenix's head. It felt as if he'd become an entirely different man. Nobody believed him, of course. They saw nothing wrong. But, for once, Larry was right.
= ALEX RIDER =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5573111/1/Hiking_Vacation Hiking Vacation by Sakiku
Summary: Alex is conned into a hiking vacation in the Brecon Beacons National Park. And for once, the trouble that finds him has nothing whatsoever to do with his secret occupation as Super Spy – merely a horrendously bad streak of luck.
= ALICE IN WONDERLAND 2010 =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5851233/1/Shades_of_Grey Shades of Grey by fyd818
AU/Divergence fic rec listAugust 28th, 2013: Two list updates in a row, because I haven't updated in a while. Crossovers have also been updated.AU/Divergence fic rec list4 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/9230834/1/An-Unexpected-Meeting An Unexpected Meeting by AdiosCiaoCiao
Status: Oneshot + Sequel
Summary: While in Rivendell, Fíli and Kíli have an unexpected meeting with the valley's youngest inhabitant. AU where Aragorn is still a young Estel living in Rivendell.
http://archiveofourown.org/works/676356/chapters/1238479 Bleeding Out by Willowanderer
Status: Complete + Sequel
Summary: The Bleeding Effect was bad enough- but now Desmond is seeing his ancestors- and they're talking to him. But is he crazy or are they actually there?
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/7910133/1/Change-of-Atmostphere Change of Atmostphere by D Squirrel
Status: Complete + Sequels
Summary: AU where Marie Kessler never made it to Portland. Nick and Monroe e
Reveal fic recommendation listJanuary 11th, 2013: Hey! I've collected a bunch of fics for you over the Christmas hols. Now I just have to sort them.Reveal fic recommendation list3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think I need a new list just for Loki redemption fics. And possibly one for all the #feels.
Anyway here are a bunch of Merlin reveal fics, a DP one, and I snuck in an Avengers fic because it has become my new head canon.
= ALEX RIDER =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5656677/1/Lethal_Secrets Lethal Secrets by TheUlmuri
Summary: Between the looming threat of WWIII and a transparent attack on his school, MI6's once reluctant teenage spy, seventeen-year-old Alex Rider's two lives are about to come crashing together in the worst way possible. But even the best have limits.
= AVENGERS =
http://www.fanfiction.net/s/8583006/1/Age-Play Age Play by LaylaBinx
Summary: Tony and the others discover some shocking news regarding their Captain. Rated for Tony
4 Kinds of StorytellingHere's an old journal from 2010 about storytelling. Because I have a lot more readers these days, I think I'm going to start reposting some of my earlier posts for my newer audience. So for you old timers, feel free to skip.4 Kinds of Storytelling2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In full disclosure, I slightly edited this journal to make it a little more balanced (while also fixing a ton of typos).
I feel like the word "storytelling" gets thrown around a lot in our industry. Yet when I look out there at some comics, I don't always see a lot of evidence for it.
It feels like people in comics pros--myself included--often use the word only because we feel like we're supposed to. Over the years enough professionals have been accused of being poor storytellers to the degree that everyone is now afraid of being a pinup artist as opposed to a bona fide storyteller. But it's not enough just to claim you're a storyteller.
Most people reading this probably h
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.
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 confusion3 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
Storytellers of the FutureStorytellers of the Future1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Storytellers of the Future
By istickboy, Truepicturesinc
The Storyteller by jrtracey
What kind of new narratives will 21st Century storytellers create for our changing world?
Brain Games host Jason Silva tackled that question in a two-minute video called "Lucid Dreaming," outlining the tremendous opportunities (and challenges) facing 21st Century storytellers. As our relationship to technology evolves, the stories w
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
RazorsThe edges are so sharp, the metal is so cold, the temptation is no longer bareable. The shine is impeccable as the night stars shimmer & twinkle. I hope they dont catch me again or i'll be screwed. As the thoughts race through my mind, I know this is wrong but its just been to long. I turn it over in my fingers, & mutter to myself Hello old friend, I've missed you. i press it deep into my skin & slowly drag it down, a sigh of relief escapes my lips. just one more i say, just one more as i see the blood hit the floor. i end doing more damage than i planned on. its just to hard to stop, i cant! i wont! this is one thing i have control over in life & no one is going to take that away from me. its all so complicated, this thing called life. one last slice & im through for the night. My old friend the razor has come back to play with me.Razors3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ask Isaachaha what am i doingAsk Isaac3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I made a "The Binding of Isaac" ask blog, for all the fellow Isaac fans, and whoever would like to give a little support and ask the little bugger something
Hopefully my attention span will be long enough to keep this going for a while
Or people will care enough to ask
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-OVER3 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.
Self-Injury Awareness 2013 Fears vs DreamsThe FactsSelf-Injury Awareness 2013 Fears vs Dreams2 years 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
Bracelet projectThe Bracelet Project.Bracelet project2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Each disorder has a color that corresponds to it.
Schizophrenia is Gold
Bipolar/mood disorder is Silver
Anorexia is Red.
Bulimia is Purple.
EDNOS is Pink.
Depression is blue.
Self harm is Orange or Black.
Fasting at the time is Green.
Suicidal is Yellow.
Overweight/Obese is Turquoise.
Anxiety/Panic disorder/OCD is Teal.
Adding 1 white bead means you're trying to recover.
If your bracelet is half of the color that your disease is and half white it means you're in recovery.
You can also make the strand the main disorder you have then add beads to your lesser disorders, or if you have EDNOS, if you have more anorexic or bulimic tendencies then you can add a red or purple bead.
If you see a girl in public wearing one, you are supposed to make eye contact and point to your bracelet. If she nods then you know she is part of the bracelet project.
Spread awareness about the bracelet project.
***Quoted from Tumbler: http://thatpunkdrummerchick.tumblr.com/post/27398380436/t
Please Read. It is about all of you.My wonderful lovely wife, who I believe I adore as much as my hero Kevin Smith adores his Jen, got me a copy of Kevin Smith's book, Tough Shit. I am just finished with chapter 1 and I am hooked, absorbed, in love even. Sorry Kev, I hope that isn't too weird for you. Hero worship and all is the stuff of strangeness at its very heart anyways. I have read George Carlin's book, and Dennis Leary's and now I get to read Kevin Smith's. I enjoy seeing into the minds of my heroes. Already I am taking to heart what Kevin has to say, and with that, I think it is also important to add: Fuck the world, it is can be a shitty, hateful, kick you in the genitals place. However, here, in dAland I have found some very special people to DERP with and I want you all to know that I think highly of each and everyone of you. Each one of you who is willing to go out on that scary limb of sharing yourselves through your art.Please Read. It is about all of you.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
July 2011 Resources DD Summary:iconcommunityrelations:July 2011 Resources DD Summary3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
July 2011 seemed to come and go rather quicky, and before I knew it, August had arrived! In addition to reviewing the Daily Deviations for July, this article will also serve to help you catch up with the cool changes that are happening around dA and within the Resources gallery. Just in case you blinked.
Presenting: Community Volunteers - It's official! Some changes have been made to dA's volunteers program.
DeviantART's 11th Birthday is August 7th! - Here is how we're celebrating!
Gallery Update: deviantART Tutorials Has MOVED! - This category of tutorials has been moved from the dA-Related gallery into the Resources: Tutorials gallery!
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
Drawing Adventure Time StyleI made a tutorial here! http://yamino.tumblr.com/post/17671844534/drawing-at-styleDrawing Adventure Time Style3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I made a game in 72 hours!!!....with Takorii !!!I made a game in 72 hours!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Play it here:
We're very proud of it, and think it's a lot of fun
The Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of deviantARTThe Timeline of deviantART1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In 2014, DeviantArt turned 14 years old. Fourteen years is a long time, some of you reading this may be younger than that. I've gathered some historical information with the help of Moonbeam13 and some members of the Community Relations team to help enlighten those of you who have joined in recent years and missed out on a chunk of DeviantArt's life.
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 :devdangeruss
Pencil Cases! :3Kate and Joey came up with new and affordable products and because I love those I have to link you those and hope some people will think "Yay! Finally!" I already do... and gah, I want one for myself!Pencil Cases! :33 years ago in Personal More Like This
The first ones are already online:
Froggled - http://www.artofwhere.com/index.php/the-store/pencilcases/froggled.html
Bao Fireflies- http://www.artofwhere.com/index.php/the-store/pencilcases/bao-fireflies.html
Oh Fail (my favourite)- http://www.artofwhere.com/index.php/the-store/pencilcases/bao-fireflies-304.html
I'll work on three more (Hippo, Pong and another one) for crayola galore.
Grab those as long as they are available. If you have any wish let me know.
For the German folks: I can try to get a bulk order but I have to talk with Joey if it's possible. Those orders would be fix orders so if you really want one let me know in your comment. It might save shipping costs but allover I'd have to send those to you anyway. It might just be a tad cheaper.
*who sports massive heada
Bird-Photography and Birds-Club March FeaturesBird-Photography and Birds-Club proudly presents some of the best submissions from the month of March, chosen by me, mydigitalmind. At the end of every month, I will go through submissions from both groups and choose the ones that stand to feature them in a News Article. I will also choose features from some of our special events that run during the month.Bird-Photography and Birds-Club March Features3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:iconBird-Photography: and :iconBirds-Club:
Bird-Photography's Featured Photos
Every week, the admins from Bird-Photography pick a photo out of the previous week's submissions that will be featured on our front page for the entire week. The following photos were featured in March.
Birds-Club Bird of the Month
Each month, Birds-Club devotes a journal feature to a particular bird species. Members are welcome to submit as many deviations as they want with no pre-judging as long as they are photos or art