Dear President Obama,Dear Mr. President,
In case you didn't notice, this whole Iranian embassy plot might throw us into... oh, I don't know... something small along the lines of WORLD WAR THREE!!! This is one scary situation. A war with Iran? Now? Holy crap! This isn't good. We have the nuclear capacity to destroy the world 5 times over... and than another just for kicks. Do you honestly believe any of the threats are bluffs? A direct military response is the absolute worst situation. Do you remember what they tell you in health class? They tell you to use a condom before you stick it in. It's the same thing with this, but I'm pretty sure we don't have any condoms.
None of us want to see another 9/11, or another long campaign. As for a matter of fact, that's part of why we elected you. The last thing we need is a little multi-billion dollar adventure in the middle east. None of us want to mess with Russia, or China, or any other nation tied to Iran. Even if we win, we wouldn't; whoever won would be whoever
On Cyber-Bullying and common misconceptions.Notice: The information and text contained within this blog entry are opinions, not facts and designed to spark debate and intelligent conversation. It is not written to make fun of anyone or to generate hard feelings. Please read it with maturity and respond with the same maturity.On Cyber-Bullying and common misconceptions.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of the information given in this journal may be identical or similar to the information and opinions presented in this news article, and this has been noted. Also, it may echo a youtube rant from a one "2, the Ranting Gryphon", which puts all of this in a faster, funnier, and more eloquent way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_ZiRT8Nwkk
A commonly used and often misconstrued new-media buzzword, "Cyber Bullying" is often used by those who are not cognizant of it's meaning or it's ramifications. In fact, it would be a safe bet to assume that a great number of deviants see the word thrown around to describe flame wars and trolling, w
A Letter To My Younger Self ContestAs the year begins to draw to a close, I'm keen to spark the inspiration and creativity that I sparked last year when the 'Letters To Me' contest was launched for a second time. Therefore I'm delighted to announce that for yet another year Letters-To-Myself is launching again. Please read the following rules and regs carefully.A Letter To My Younger Self Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Letter To My Younger Self
The idea is that you write a letter to your younger self - thinking about what you would say, what you wouldn't say. But as always with these contests, we're not just looking at the theme. There are prizes for creativity, inspiration, community choice and humour. I did mine a few years ago, and I have done a revisit since, and it does work. So if you entered before this contest and want to write again - please do. Just make sure your entries are fresh and new.
Start Date: December 1st 2011
End Date: January 14th 2012
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 11BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 11BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 113 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the feature of my deviantARTSupporters group.
But not that ordinary feature...
I decided to show you only THE BEST works.
Which means: technically perfect, interesting or just original.
:iconlovesplz: TRADITIONAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Schizophrenic Chicken by JupiterBlossem
HI HAI by sinsenorWinter..oil on linen by xxaihxx98 by dh6artWithin my Heart by DayanaGerber
Snow Bunny by JupiterBlossemTarzan boy by fredvegeranoMGS RISING - Raiden by Dark4Light:thum
BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 9BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 9BEST OF: dA-Supporters group - 93 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Here's the feature of my :icondeviantartsupporters: group.
But not that ordinary feature...
I decided to show you only THE BEST ONES works.
Which means: technically perfect, interesting or just original.
:iconlovesplz: TRADITIONAL ART :iconlovesplz:
Pararell Dreams by YtrilRapunzel and Flynn Wedding by B-AGT
knights_of_dreams. by Lady2.+Purple Cuteness+. by PuppyHeartbeatchibi fairies by WhisperToYouu
Clock lock works -Hatsune Miku by Alicia08:thumb209101356::thumb256889160:
Present for you by CapolecosBehind the Armor... is a Girl by mylastelVocaloid Rin Kagamine by Mei-yuKiwi Fun Summertime by JupiterBlossem
Stamps of deviantART: Food and DrinkSTAMPS OF DEVIANTART: FOOD AND DRINKStamps of deviantART: Food and Drink4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
There is a whole category filled with a lot of unique stamps. Some are animated, some are static. The original size is 99x56px, but it varies depending on the preferences of each artist. They can be round, they can be square, they can be heart-shaped or whatever else your heart desires. Except the newer modern stamps, they usually have a transparent typical stamp border, like their real life relatives which makes it easy to differentiate them from avatars or other smaller artworks.
KILLIN' ONIONS by auxeru cookie monster cupcake stamp by ClefairyKid Free Stamp: Strawberry Addict by AndreeaArsene STAMP05 - Tomatoes by spraynine I Love Cake Stamp by Steampixel Chocolate Love Stamp by SparkLum I support OMNOMNOM by Vovosunt Miammiam Chocolat by Kavel-WB :thumb17
"All Hallows Tales" Fiction Contest"All Hallows Tales" Fiction Contest3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Generously sponsored by prize donors and the following Groups:
:iconfocusonlit: :iconbeta-readers: :icontransliterations:
"I keep seeing these people, all recognizing each other. Something is passing between them all, some secret. It's a conspiracy, I know it."
- Elizabeth, Invasion of the Body Snatchers
"You see, I take these glasses off, she looks like a regular person, doesn't she? Put 'em back on...formaldehyde-face!"
- Nada, They Live
"One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach, all the damn vampires."
- Grandpa, The Lost Boys
"Watch out for the weirdos, girls."
"We are the weirdos, mister."
- the driver and Nancy, The Craft
They seem like normal people. They go to work every day, keep their lawn nice and trimmed, and pay their taxes on time. They vote. They go to school. You run into them at the mall, or at the playground with their kids. Such nice folks, upstanding citizens
The Colourful Hair FeatureThis feature is to showcase the best in colourful hairstyles from around deviantart : ] Please give the artists some love and feedback, if you like you like their work, and spread this article around for your friends to see too : ]The Colourful Hair Feature4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:thumb132678580:No speed limit. Blue Hair. by littlehippyAqua Muse by Muse1908blue hair by megstranglerBlue Hair by PsycharaHair by smilingatstrangers:thumb165825060:Can you handle it? by HatedxLoveBeautiful day by TwiggXstock:thumb77819632:Blau by TwiggXstockCandyHOLIC II by SiberianClawsBlue by AlcoholicRattleSnakeScream if want to go faster... by littlehippy:thumb189601138::thumb188876863:Alafoss by Nefrit-MijaukiCurves Ahead by xmissloloxCyber Geisha by TwiggXBlue by TwiggX:thumb85839214::thumb96008503::thumb85571440:blue by ImpatientOne:thumb157082680:Love at first sight by Zarsu
I Support Blue Hair by ClefairyKid
Make Me Hate You by monroe-vampire:thumb76030268:Green Blonde Hair by kuebicoreGreen Hair by Miserably-OptimisticGot Green? by littlemewhatever:thumb78010760:Green Mohawk 2. by Ryo-Says-Meow:thumb137398011::thumb147360251:Bewildered by TwiggXstock:th
I'm disturbedAm I the only person who got depress after checking out the latest dA poll --> http://poll.deviantart.com/378/ ?I'm disturbed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who don't follow the oh so exiting events of the dA lowest bar, the question was "do you believe in ghosts?" and surprisingly over 10 000 deviants not only believes in ghosts but also claims to have experienced a first hand ghostly encounter.
At which point dA turned into a mental asylum? No seriously, what the fuck is going on here? Ok, I understand that this is an artist community. Artists tend to be very dysfunctional people and in large flocks can derp sanity and logic into oblivion. Never the less this poll caught me off guard.
Note to self: While on deviantArt browse more art ...read less.
PS. I don't know why but some of you are mixing religion into this. All I can ask is, please don't? Some disagreements are fine but as soon as religion topic comes up every discussion turns into a full blown flame war. I should have predicted it because ghosts ar
Addressing Journals as Deviations!I wanted to address the controversy surrounding Journals as Deviations so that we're all on the same page.Addressing Journals as Deviations!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We collected a list of comments from the release article and some journals and here they are, with my responses for all to see.
First, part of being in a community is being understanding. deviantART Staff faces this daily as we understand member concerns and try our best to serve you.
In situations like the one we face right now with Journals, I ask you to be understanding with us as we battle with difficult circumstances balancing the needs of millions of members.
Any change we make creates frustration, but if we do not make changes then we are killed by change itself.
Questions & Answers:
Q: Were people complaining about the old journal system at all? Because I think people were rather happy with it. I know I was. And can't you give people t
.:News: Improve your CSS!I wanted to rant. Then I decided to... educate?.:News: Improve your CSS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And it's caused by journal skins and how their starting to worry and irritate me a little.
It has always annoyed me to see skins which use very basic CSS (which was probably taken from Icyworlds.net (not that I have anything against the site.)) and then an image they took from google, and then the skin looks... okay. I've also always disliked skins which have very busy backgrounds and so their not legible. And now, I see them getting "myspacey".
We are deviantART. We do things with class, thinking out-of-the-box, blowing the borders and deviously!
So here's some ideas on how to make your skin more interesting, readable, professional and maybe even a little devious. I'm not a know-it-all or anything, but I've made these mistakes many a time before and I think they might be helpful.
Make it readable!
This takes time to get good at, but before finishing a skin, che
The Yellow WallpaperThis houseThe Yellow Wallpaper8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
This beautiful house
I love this house with beautiful doors
I love this house with beautiful windows
I don't love the room
The room with the yellow wallpaper
My husband says I must rest
They all say I must rest
So I rest in this room
This room with the yellow wallpaper
A woman trapped in the yellow bars
I can see moving
Creeping in the night
She's trapped behind the wallpaper
I need to free her
She needs to be free from the
Scrape, Claw, Scratch at the
My husband falls
Faints at the sight
I must keep creeping
They need to be free
I need to be free from the bars
From the yellow wallpaper
Posting online is like dancing in a busy streetBefore you share anything online; be it art, photograph, or commentary, you should sit there and just envision this scenario:Posting online is like dancing in a busy street3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"EVERY PERSON ON THE INTERNET EVER IS GOING TO SEE THIS."
And really picture what people who don't know you, and don't care to know you, would say.
Then prepare yourself for it.
Because as terribly unlikely as that particular scenario is; your DA profile, journal, and gallery are still not your private little getaway of the internet for you and your buddies.
And you never know when something you did or said will be featured somewhere with a much bigger (and louder. and meaner.) audience than you're used to.
Free (and cheap) Art ProgramsUpdate: 5/2/2014 - Added Mischief. Dogwaffle, Krita, and SmoothDraw coming soon. Any other suggested programs are on my list to test, thank you for your thoughts.Free (and cheap) Art Programs4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photoshop is a great program, but despite it's many features it's a bit pricy at $999. I created this list for people with smaller wallets and certain art needs.
The programs are listed according to what type of art they are best suited for.
Don't know what program will be best for you? Most of the paid programs have trial versions available, download them and see what you like best.
openCanvas | Screenshot
Price: 59 USD
Pros: ability to customize brushes, ruler tools, user-friendly interface, some built-in screen tones. Can create "event" files, where others can watch you drawing long after the fact. Updated regularly.
Cons: Not as m
FAQ + SallyThe general points I try to leave out for people often get eclipsed by larger journal entries, so I'm going to start putting that first.FAQ + Sally2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you REALLY Ian Flynn? The comic guy?
Yes I am. You can check out my website and my body of work at www.BumbleKing.com
Awesome! I love your art in the comics!
That's flattering - but I don't do the art. I'm the writer. I compose the manuscripts the art team uses to produce the book. I've done concept art, though. Some you can find here on dA, some you can find in the graphic novel collections. I'm a decent doodler, but I leave the REAL art to the skilled professionals.
Read my fan-fic! Look at my fan-art! Use my fan-concept!
No, nope, nuh-uh. This would open me up to allegations of intellectual theft. There's a lot of really creative fans out there, and they produce a lot of cool stuff.
Skyrim Mod List -Updated with LINKS-So last time I wrote about Skyrim Mods, I asked for people’s suggestions on what mods to use. I thought it might be fun to list a bunch of the mods I have and provide links to where you can download them all. I’m fairly certain that all the mods I have listed here are also available on Steam if that happens to be your method of playing Skyrim.Skyrim Mod List -Updated with LINKS-1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Guard Dialogue Overhaul http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/23390/?
Updates the Guard dialogue to be much more diverse and has them comment more specifically on your accomplishments in the game rather than repeating the same dialogue over and over again.
Flyable Broomsticks http://www.nexusmods.com/skyrim/mods/19069
Adds a crafting recipe and a levitation spell that makes brooms flyable. Be a witch!
Adds footprints for when you run in snow or ash. Makes animals and dragons leave prints as well. Good for hunter immersion.
a rantYou know, I've been rather frustrated with how the whole popularity and "ranking" system works in the brony community. It seems like, from my point of view, you have to meet a fuckton of ridiculous requirements to even think about trying to become popular. Examples are:a rant3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-A lot of porn (I'm looking at you, John Joseco)
-Make songs about VERY SPECIFIC CHARACTERS (you try to make something about Lyra or whatever? GTFO basically)
-Extreme speed in making songs (I'm good at what I do. I'm just slow and have a short attention span, and that seems to fuck me over so badly)
-Get it on EqD (I have a love-hate with Equestria Daily. It's too pro-Trixie, the admins are fucked up pieces of shit, especially Sethisto, etc. I mean, some of the site is respectable, and I gotta thank them for featuring Want it Need it Fury, but give me a break)
-VECTORS. I FUCKING SWEAR TO GOD, THIS IS LIKE, THE LOWEST OF THE LOW.
-Youtube Poop (Also a way to stoop really low)
This is unforgivable. T
A Couple of ExplanationsIn this tumultuous time of the comics, passions are running high. That's a good thing. I didn't set out to violently shake-up the status quo thinking it'd go over perfectly fine with everyone. I set out to upset and to unnerve, and thus far it's looks like I've succeeded. (Some folks out there are already guessing in the ballpark of my long-term plans, but you can only fool some of the people some of the time)A Couple of Explanations3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As upset as some readers are - and rightfully so - I will not tolerate a total lack of class. I've had folks contact me individually who've voiced their concern, even their anger, in clear terms without resorting to foul language and physical threats. Anger does not excuse such childishness. So if you can't make your point without without devolving into profanity, I'm hiding your comment. I'll read, it I'll keep it accessible so your point will remain, but I'm not cluttering up my front page w
What I see daily on DeviantArt that disgusts meIt's sad how I keep having to update this. #18 and up have been added subsequent to the original postWhat I see daily on DeviantArt that disgusts me2 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Traced images stolen from other deviants
2. Uncredited bases
3. People that regularly trace and fail to credit images, but yet make bases whose rules dictate that credit must be given to them
4. Minimum effort being put into bases (Paint bucket, stray pixels, etc.)
5. Traced screenshots
6. Ponymaker, Tektek, Sonic-maker, and generally any doll-maker games being spammed in dA's newest.
7. Memes (not hand drawn ones)
8. "Funny" Reddit/9gag type pictures
9. Facebook-type pictures (duck-facing on a camera phone in the bathroom mirror)
10. Stolen art from other websites
11. People who enable critique on their pictures, but whine when they receive it.
12. Recolored images
13. When I click on a really good piece of artwork, only to discover that it was a preview image for a story and that credit was not given to the original artist (probably not obtained either)
14. People making point-ado