Plz help stop the Trans-Pacific PartnershipGo to: https://www.stopfasttrack.com/Plz help stop the Trans-Pacific Partnership3 months ago in Personal More Like This
to help speck out against the TPP
What is the TPP and why should you care you ask?
Watch this video:
And/Or go to: http://www.exposethetpp.org/TPPImpactsYou.html to find out more
Again the links to the 3 positions were you can speck out against the Trans-Pacific Partnership are:
[If you know of any more let me know and I'll add links to them below]
[rant] Truthers, Freedom and ControversyI tend to not stick myself in any particular label or group. I study metaphysics, but don't consider myself a new ager. I study quantum physics, psychology, technology and other things, but I don't really deem myself as any sort of scientist or so-called expert. I understand much about the matrix mind prison and the political scams within this world and the need for us to wake up, but I don't really consider myself any sort of a truther or anything like that. My reasons why, though they may be detailed, are simple in concept. I will use the idea of truthers as a primary focus of the box label dichotomy because I think they tend to urk me even more than the new agers or fundamentalist religious types.[rant] Truthers, Freedom and Controversy9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hitler once truthfully bragged, that the beautiful thing about the totalitarian state, is that those who fear it, will emulate it. I don't particularly see that as any sort of accomplishment deserving of bragging rights, but it is a truth in regards to human psychology.
History has shown u
Net Neutrality in DangerThe ISP's is planing to do away with Net Neutrality, allowing big name sites to pay to have their sites load faster wile slowing down smaller sites. This goes against the idea of the free and open internet and will hurt everyone except for the most rich and powerful people on earth. Don't believe me? Here are some video links to explain what killing Net Neutrality would do.Net Neutrality in Danger10 months ago in Personal More Like This
and here are some links to some text based explanations:
Want to fight back? To start here are some petitions you can sign:
Con Going ChecklistConvention Check ListCon Going Checklist3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Taking Care of Yourself
You know it's out there: the dreaded smell of unwashed bodies. At Sakura-Con, it's called H.O.B.O.: Horrible Otaku Body Odor. We here at Sakura-Con have declared the convention a "No H.O.B.O. Zone." To enforce that, we have provided a checklist that will help you keep that smell to an absolute minimum, and your con experience will be much more pleasant. Please remember to bring these things with you!
The Top Twenty Items Forgotten by Convention Attendees (a Checklist)
1. Personal towel. (We know the hotel provides them, but if you're sharing a room with several people, this guarantees you your very own towel. Also, if you plan on using a lot of makeup for a costume or dying your hair and use hotel towels, you will be charged a hefty fee for damaging hotel property. Please bring your own towels if you plan to do this.)
2. Shampoo and conditioner. (Again, the hotel provides these, but the bottles are quite small. Bringing your own ensures you
Injured photographerSorry to bring you another terrible entry, but on today's rally a photographer friend was violently hit and injured by the police water cannon. He lost consciousness with the impact, a group led him to the fire department to go to the hospital.Injured photographer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hell, only this year the police have seriously injured four photographer as I recall...
A Letter...Dear Lauren Faust,A Letter...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What does FiM mean to me? For me, it's more than a rebranding of My Little Pony, and an amazing cartoon. It's the reason I rediscovered a passion for art, and it has helped me make some amazing friends. Before Friendship is Magic even started, I was going nowhere in my life. I had no passion, no desire, no hope. I felt empty and incomplete. And then in October 2010, I discovered the magic of FiM thanks to 4chan of all places! I did not think any of the discussion going on was real. This is 4chan after all! After I watched my first episode of Friendship is Magic, for whatever reason, I felt a smile creep across my face.
I wanted to contribute something to the growing fandom, but I had no ability to draw, nor did I have any desire to pick it up back then. The most I could do was trace some low resolution screengrabs and use Paintshop Pro to try and turn them into desktop wallpapers. I found myself happy to be contributing something, but it was probably not the best con
Premium Membership Giveaway! x2 [1 month]I'm doing a giveaway this time!~ Be excited!~Premium Membership Giveaway! x2 [1 month]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The instructions couldn't be simpler!
> You must fav this journal, watch me and then link it on your own journal!
>You have 2 chances to win a 1 month premium membership!
- You can enter if you already have an existing premium membership.
- You may NOT have points as a substitute.
- You can only enter once. Alternate accounts are disallowed.
- The winner will be picked at random using a number generator. Names that appear both on the watcher and favourite list will be entered.
- The prizes will be given out on the 9/11/12 (The 9th of November 2012). Winners will also recieve a month long feature.
- If I don't get more than 20 favs, the contest will be cancelled. Target reached! The contest will resume!
I'll begin featuring again starting from next week onwards. For next week I'm looking for twelve to twenty artists who want to be featured. Simply comment and paste 4 thumbs of your deviations you want featu
Jedi just aren't interestingSo, the full title of Star Wars VII has been announced and, while I am still all hyped up about a brand new Star Wars flick (one that Lucas has nothing to do with, at that), I’m not all that keen on what it suggests.Jedi just aren't interesting4 months ago in Personal More Like This
“The Force Awakens” is right up there with “Return of the Jedi” and “Revenge of the Sith” in that it implies a focus on the hokey religion; in my mind, the most boring element of the Star Wars movies and what always seems to be the focus of Star Wars video games these days.
When we otherwise see epic space battles and Machiavellian plots, I just hate it when things cut to a pair of guys in bath robes talking very slowly about how everything of f**king interest leads to the f**king Dark Side. All they seem to want to do is sit in a beige room on space-futons. It’s just dull.
The first Dark Forces game saw you play as a bounty hunter, blasting his way through waves of Storm Troopers. It was ace! In t
My Top 20 Least Favorite PokemonSince I'm pretty deep into Pokemon right now and I'd like to give my opinions on some of them, I thought I'd do something a little fun giving both my favorite and least favorite Pokemon, 20 of them (each). I did something like this before, but that had a bunch of filler-entries. Bronzong may be my least favorite steel type, but I don't have any dislike for the bell-thing. So I figured I'd give you my straight up, 20 least favorite Pokemon. And my opinions have changed a bit with me using more of a variety. These are straight up opinions and Pokemon that aren't good at battling, like Tropius or Dunsparce can be saved by their designs. Unfortunately that cuts both ways and some of the Pokemon on this list I hate for appearance alone. I'm also judging the Pokemon based on what they add to the game... you know like how zubat and tentacool adds a shit ton of annoyance (although neither of them are on this list because crobat is awesome and I've got nostalgic attatchment to tentacruel, it beMy Top 20 Least Favorite Pokemon3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't fave watermarks.I’ve harped on about this before and I’m going to do it again…..and again and again…..until people stop doing it.I don't fave watermarks.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I do not fave pictures that have watermarks right across them.
This isn’t me being monumentally arrogant and thinking that I alone faving a piece of work bestows upon it some kind of greatness. This is just me having an artistic eye.
If you’ve slaved to create the most astounding piece of work to have ever graced the galleries of deviantart, something that puts all your peers to shame and will remain a benchmark that others aim to match for years to come…..and then across the middle of it you decide to slap a watermark that you spent 5 minutes farting out: you just f**ked up your artwork. You have added something that detracts from my enjoyment of the piece and I’m not going to fave it.
There are a number of brilliant artists out there who I’m on the verge of unfollowing, simply because it irks me so much to see a
Maddy's Tips: Building a Strong PortfolioAfter receiving a few emails recently asking for portfolio feedback and general advice, I decided to write up a small list of tips that can help a student or graduate create a portfolio that game studios will want to look at.Maddy's Tips: Building a Strong Portfolio1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Degree ≠ Job. A lot of studios don't look in a resume for where you went to school. The first thing they're interested in the quality of work in your portfolio. If you have the skills, then you probably have the job!
Do more than homework. Lot's of college students get turned down by studios because they give them a portfolio that only has school work in it. Studios look for people that create more outside of class. It can range anywhere from fan art to designing your own characters.
Get on forums. Stay active on the game art forums like Polycount or others like CGHub and GameArtisans. Post your work and speak with other aspiring game artists and professionals all over those sites. Lots of studios
The Levels of Internet Trolls - An Endler StudyIn which I, for the hell of it, look through the series of different internet trolls, from when they're hated to the point where they're merely humorous to those around them. For complete shits and giggles. And if you do actually take this seriously, you belong on the moon.The Levels of Internet Trolls - An Endler Study2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Level 1: The Adequate Troll
This particular species of troll is the only one that actually shows to have brain cells lodged up in that space between their ears. Unlike their brethren, they do not use memes or associate with anything of what people often think of when they think of the common internet troll. No, these people actually use sensible wit to drive people into corners while sharing an argument, all the while intentionally trying to leave the other user pissed off.
They are quiet, more subdued, but sometimes pluck off the 'attention whore' tendency of those below them. If on Deviantart, they might dedicate their entire gallery to merely making stamps that will undoubtedly piss people off, knowing th
Seven Deadly Sins devMEET TweetSeven Deadly Sins devMEET3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The grand-winner entry in our "Seven Deadly Sins Contest" has been made into a billboard in San Francisco, CA! To celebrate, we're flying the winner, ~Anarki3000, from Romania, all the way to San Francisco to check it out - and YOU'RE invited!
Join us! Come see the billboard, take pictures, meet ~Anarki3000, and congratulate them, talk with deviantART staff members, and interact with other deviants! Remember to bring a camera or camera phone. We're excited to document this special event that brings deviantART to the physical world, and we want to see all of you having fun!
Lust for life by *CassiopeiaArt
the 4k giveaway is over!aaaaand it's over! thank you so much to everyone who participated!the 4k giveaway is over!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i hope you enjoyed the mini-scavenger hunt! (◡‿◡✿)
and now for the results! i used random.org for the draw.
each row in the results spreadsheet has a corresponding number, so i used that as basis for the draw!
the winning numbers are 17 and 121!
congratulations to xUnderMyUmbrellax and Yanderika!
you each get one chibi of your request! (*´・ｖ・)
also! because there were a lot of participants, i decided to add one full-body colored sketch prize!
congratulations to PrinceDiem!
and lastly, there were a lot of requests which i really, really liked, so if i have free time, i'll probably do those too!
but it'll just be a surprise (▰˘◡˘▰)
until the next giveaway!
/goes back into a hole to draw
i crossed the 4k watchers threshold last night! i- i can't b
Trying to Improve?Are you trying to improve?Trying to Improve?4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Looking for new ways to improve?
Just to IMPROVE?
There's one thing that people always repeat(I'm not trying to offend anybody) is that when they watch another artist who's art is very good, they either think, "I won't be able to be that good" and feel like they will never improve.
Sad thing, but true.
Only a few people think about improving to get to the same level as their favorite artist.
BUT! There's always room for improvement! ;D
Well, then. I'm not so sure if this is helpful or not and if you will learn something new or not, but, continue on, please. c:
Ever heard of 'practice makes perfect'? I know some people out there practice until they hands feel dead(not literally) but don't give up! Like I said, there's always room for improvement! c: And it doesn't matter if you waste paper. Paper can always be recycled. If you think you're wasting paper, try finding old envelopes and doodle on them!
Don't give up! EVER! Be strong and
16 Ways to tell if you're a BAD bronySo these are ways to tell if you're a "brony" who gives the fandom a bad name or a troll pretending to be a brony...or if you're just annoying.16 Ways to tell if you're a BAD brony2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Complains about cloppers.
Loves "Cupcakes", Rainbow factory or any other disturbing fanfiction.
Wishes there were more male ponies.
Hates Shining Armor.
[Point Right]Watches a show about friendship.
[Point Right]Makes racist and/or sexist comments.
[Bullet; Red]4[Bullet; Red]
[Point Right]Calls Scootaloo a chicken. Calls Fluttershy a tree. Calls Rarity a marshmallow
[Point Right]And won't ever freakin' stooooooooooooooop!!
[Bullet; Red]5[Bullet; Red]
[Point Right]Loves trollestia, molestia, psycho Pinkie and/or any other warped character interpretation.
[Point Right]Hates OCs.
[Bullet; Red]6[Bullet; Red]
[Point Right]Defiantly promotes the "New Lunar Republic"...
[Point Right]...To Nicole Oliver
[Bullet; Red]7[Bullet; Red]
[Point Right]Loves Trixie, Gilda, Discord and/or any other villain.
A recipe for Bonk energy drink.Well folks being the Scout enthusiast that I am; I searched for a way to make Bonk. Most involved mixing energy drinks (that's a really bad idea for people with heart conditions); so I decided to try and make own.A recipe for Bonk energy drink.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And here it is!
1 can of Red Bull
1 table spoon of Kool-Aid (cherry, berry, or grape depending on what you're making)
And 4 Pixy Stix's (again match the color of the Pixy Stix to the drink)
And like any good update her are the good things:
An afternoons worth of energy.
It taste great!
And it gets you in the mood to play Team Fortress 2!
And now the well-loved side effects:
You get a major crash.
You can get jittery.
And if you're an odd ball like me, your voice may jump up an octave. (He he half way through church my voice started to sound like Fluttershy and did not stop until 30 minutes later.)
Well as most people add to their Bonk recipe: DRINK AT YOUR OWN RISK!
Bonk belongs to valve; I'm just a fan who wishes it was real.
The GOP: Sex, Lies, And Ignorance.August 27, 2012 by Rachel Johnson http://godlessvagina.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/the-gop-sex-lies-and-ignorance/The GOP: Sex, Lies, And Ignorance.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This week has brought a lot of light to the dark and seedy things lurking in the minds and hearts of the GOP. People who are supposed educated officials have shown their true colors. The utter disregard for women and their health, their lives, and their suffering has become ominous and boldly placed in the face of the public. Romney and Ryan are as dangerous as the twisted rapists they defend. Make no mistake they actually do defend them. That is why there is no mistake where the future must go from here.
Women have been the hot button issue for the last year and a half. With statements getting more and more absurd and outlandish as we near the election. At first glance one could suspect these jokers were just avoiding facing the issue of the economy and the failure in job creation. One which was led by the GOP blocking every effort on the part of Obama to create n
Russia under the Cult of Putin?I really thought China was going to be the big problem for the 21st Century. They’re quietly taking over chunks of Africa and South America in order to leach them for resources, they’re trying to expand their reach in the Pacific by challenging claims over strategic islands (and when that fails, they BUILD new ones!) and their human rights record is smeared with the blood and filth of their own poor.Russia under the Cult of Putin?5 months ago in Personal More Like This
That one of the “old” superpowers would do something to upset the delicate balance that’s been in place since the end of the Cold War was unthinkable. After everything that happened in the 20th century and the blanket of fear and doubt it cast over the world, what kind of person would risk a return to the dark days?
Well, Putin gave the answer, there. I thought the chap was sinister, but ultimately harmless. A cool headed fellow that had as much pride in his nation as any other Russian. For a while last year I was even thinking; we really don’t need firs
[rant] DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTYDECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY AND OWNERSHIP OF SELF-RESPONSIBILITY[rant] DECLARATION OF INDIVIDUAL SOVEREIGNTY2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I swear to my country and to humanity, that I will peacefully and respectfully refuse to willingly obey any legislation prescribed by so-called leaders; which is criminal, unlawful and otherwise treasonous; or violates my rights or the rights of another.
I will attack no one, but will defend myself if attacked by any aggressor, regardless of their alleged credentials.
My compliance to unlawful legislation may only be obtained illegally by means of deadly force
against my will, which exceeds my ability to defend myself against it; thus forcing my reluctant surrender under duress.
I vow to mitigate the risks of war, crime and violence in society, through the non-fearful spread of awareness of the current state of world affairs, in an empowering way which respects the free will of my peers.
I will do my best to imagine possible solutions, rather than merely complaining about the problems but otherwise doing nothing
How To Improve Your ArtI was going to call this 'how to become a better artist', but then I realized, there is no such thing as a 'better artist'. If you are an artist, you are the best artist you can be - your art can always ALWAYS improve, but you are already and always will be the best artist you can be. Remembering those two facts is the most important thing you can do.How To Improve Your Art4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
But other than that, find someone to be excited about art with! They don't have to be an artist themselves, they just have to be able to get excited about art. Having someone who'll always be around to listen to your ideas, even if they don't contribute anything, is HUGELY helpful to keep you motivated. I've found that having someone for me to bounce ideas off of, or even just someone to explain my stories to, is my favourite thing in the world and almost always leads to me discovering new things about my stories and characters.
And now for the list of links you all were waiting for!
Albie's art raffle! - CLOSEDAlbie's art raffle! - CLOSED1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I'm back and thought I should give something awesome for your lovely people out there <33
I reached 420 watchers and I swear I never expected that D:
So let's celebrate my return (from the dead) and over 400 watchers with this art raffle! >3<
You need to be a watcher of mine! (obviously)You need to fave this Journal! (to get a number)You need to spread the word about this raffle! (in a Journal or poll)Link me your Journal or poll in the comments below! (and add something nice <3)Be lovelyBe beautifulThe winner of this raffle will be announced on March 15th 2014!Random.org will be my lady luck <3
The lucky winner will get a full colored fullbody picture like this:
The Road to 100 Million Deviations!DeviantART's 12 million members, the largest collective of artists anywhere in the world, have contributed nearly 100 million deviations! Let the countdown beginThe Road to 100 Million Deviations!5 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
As a site that many different creatives call home from photographers to game designers to culinary artists what will the 100 millionth deviation be?! Will it be another Flash game to inspire Nintendo's game department? A Simpsons re-creation to compel a hire from Matt Groening? Something to inspire Shia Lebouf's next tattoo? It could be anything!
Bookmark this page now and check back frequently to see what will take home the honor of being named deviantART's 100
Zeviant FartThere's nothing more I can add to the debate/communal rant currently taking place that has not already been said, other than repeat my opinion that, if something requires explanation, it's not art. This is doubly so when it comes to a logo, which is supposed to convey a message by way of a simplified image, be that message a name or a graphical representation of purpose and/or meaning.Zeviant Fart3 months ago in Personal More Like This