Good News StoriesReading through the BBC yesterday and today, there's a lot of doom and gloom, despite being so close to Christmas, which is one of our most festive seasons!Good News Stories2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I went on a search for GOOD news to share with you all. Here are my favourites (edited to be shorter, but you can search their titles on Google for more info!)
Once homeless Miami man earns a Masters degree
After several arrests, drug addiction and being homeless, a Miami man has overcome the odds to graduate from FIU with a Master's degree in social work.
Out of thousands of graduates, only one -- 50-year-old Aaron Alvin Sr. -- got a standing ovation at Tuesday night's graduation ceremony.
"I wanted to make sure I was in a position to help people and so I went ahead and got my Master's," Alvin said. "I just continued to pursue something that was bigger and better and ended up here."
Alvin was arrested several times for drugs, grand theft auto, and domestic violence. He was also homeless for a time.
He said he never,
British HumourToday, I wrote out a post of about 1,000 words or so about why people get offended by British humour, but shouldn't. I then deleted it. Why?British Humour2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because I realised that in talking about the nature of British humour, and why we're able to happily joke about things like celebrity deaths, racism, sexism, tragedies like 9/11, wars etc. ... I'd end up having people getting upset because I've offended them.
I've saved myself the hassle of this by deleting the post.
All I will say is that, if you can't handle Shock Humour, then you should always be wary of watching any form of British comedy. It's part of our comedic culture.
Otherwise, just accept that you might be offended, and when you are....stop reading, close the video, or change the channel. It's that easy.
"Being offended is part of being in the real world."
my little pony + build a bear workshop = AWESOME!Howdy bronies, I just though of this idea, is there any chance that we can send a letter to both Hasbro and Build a bear workshop to make them have the mane 6 cast as plushies, I'm pretty sure it would be an astounishing success to the two companies as well as to us!my little pony + build a bear workshop = AWESOME!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What do you guys think? And hopefully Lauren Faust and the MLP animators will see this post and give us a hoof!
Kony 2012 - Full StoryThere are two sides to every story, after all.Kony 2012 - Full Story2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is the original Kony 2012 video. http://www.deviantart.com/users/outgoing?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4MnpzG5Sqc
If you haven't watched it yet, PLEASE do. Please take the time to really watch it, and try and empathise with these young people. Imagine if it were you, a sibling, a friend.... This man must be stopped.
Now, there have been criticisms not of the need to stop Kony, but of the Invisible Children organisation who have led this campaign. These criticisms primarily regard the organisations finances and military support. You can read these concerns here:
In the interests of fair representation, I today saw a response from the Invisible Children organisation, linked in a BBC article.
You can read their response to the criticisms here:
The Guardian, a news c
Updates and KH3DSorry you guys, no updates from the staff, they haven't responded to my inquiries yet. However do not forget about the KK going on~!Updates and KH3D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, feast your eyes on this!
Who is pumped!?
Marauder RevelationSo, this may be common knowledge, I don't know... but I just realised this today and figured I'd share.Marauder Revelation2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Remove the A's and re-organise the letters
Every Marauder was murdered:
James = Voldemort
Sirius = Bellatrix
Peter = Voldemort's silver hand
I'VE NEVER NOTICED THIS BEFORE. HOW HAVE I NEVER NOTICED THIS?!
I wonder if this was intentional on J.K.'s part....
Gettin' a Pee Cee 8DSo, a friend of mine has fabulously offered to build me a PC, which'll be much better than buying one pre-made from a PC store.Gettin' a Pee Cee 8D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once that's done, I'll actually be able to record gameplay (something which my laptop fails at) and will finally be able to get some Let's Plays! of me failing at various video games done. That, and doing Livestreams will be much easier too, as my laptop lags somewhat when it attempts that.
So yeah. Once PC is acquired, I'll be able to finally get stuff uploaded to TouchMyKeyblade. If I can think of anything else random to get up before then that my laptop can handle (bearing in mind that my laptop also isn't too fond of Movie Maker XD) then I'll do dat, too.
...That is all 8D
My buddy nagirrehk , who is an EXCELLENT artist, is offering $10 (around £6.50) commissions for furry and human art. You should totally check her out if you want any of your OC's or fave fandoms drawn. Commissions make a cool xmas gift too~ http://kherrigan.deviantart
The Power of MagicIt's past 3am, and I can't sleep.The Power of Magic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-------The Power of Magic-------
When I was a kid, one of the greatest things possible to witness was magic. To me, my dad was a magician, no doubt about it. He could make coins appear from pockets and behind ears. He could guess what card you or your friend chose. He could blow cigarette smoke from his ears.
Actually, that last one was due to having punctured ear drums, so wasn't really magic... but you get what I mean.
Of course, now that I'm older, I know all these tricks myself. They're the easiest ones in the book. I've learned them myself, and occasionally blow the minds of kids who are now at the age I once was when I was being amazed by this apparent 'magic'.
That experience, of seeing something you believe to be utterly impossible become possible, is amazing. It's the reason I love illusionists and magicians, and the reason I've spent most of this insomniatic evening watching videos of Dynamo the magician.
Eventually with shows of magic
Think of the children, sir!That moment when you have a new OC prancing around in your head. He had a defined face and a full history. He adorns flaws and flaunts quirky characteristics.Think of the children, sir!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can tell people the name of his mother. You can instantly sum up the age difference between him and his older sibling. You can create improvised dialogue for him and tell how this newly born creation would react in varying scenarios.
But you can't pin a name on him.
HE MIGHT AS WELL BE NAKED AND, SIR, JUST WILL NOT DO. For there are underage OC's also occupying the space in my mind and I will not have him flaunting your bits and bobs in their faces. Now, he will have to retire to the back room of my cranium while I search every naming website avaliable to me while I try and find him a suiting title.
Good day, sir.
Random. I know. I'm sure one or two of you feel this pain.
*NEW CONTEST!!* -Last time extending deadline!-EDIT: I made some changes, for everyone who still wants to enter.*NEW CONTEST!!* -Last time extending deadline!-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi to all!!
I finally decided to open a contest about drawing my OC's!!
I hope alot of people will enter. Spread the word!!
-- THEME --
You have to draw my OCs together (four, three or two) or a single one, the theme is free.
If you already started when the theme was set, it's no problem, still acceptable.
You can also draw Nero, her cat.
Alias (only this form)
-- JUDGES --
ASK IF YOU WANT TO BE A JUDGE!!
-- RULES --
By nature you can add all nature-related (sky, universe, fields
Point Commissions Info [UPDATED]Chibi Full BodyPoint Commissions Info [UPDATED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Additional Character +60
Additional Character +60
Anime Half body
Color 200 [Points]
Additional Character +150 [Points]
Anime Full Body
Sketch 120 [Points]
Lineart 200 [Points]
Color 250 [Points]
Additional Character +200 [Points]
Transparent BG (only .png) is free
Adding a background by my choice (abstract) +50 [Points]
Adding a scene or a place background is +50 [Points]
If you want to do a character of your with a character of mine, you have to pay additional 20 [Points]
For the people in my featured zone, the prices are half ^^
Im bored so, enjoy this!(\ /).......::: (\_(\Im bored so, enjoy this!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
( . .)♥....*: (=' :') :*
(> )>O I was going to give you a cookie
.OO Then i said: sharing is good....
Giveaway! :CLOSED: And now, as promised. .Giveaway! :CLOSED:2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My first ever give away! I'm going to start small, because its my first one! All you have to do to enter is:
Add this journal to your favs.
Add me to your watch.
Comment on this journal!
Add a link to this journal in your journal, and post it in your comment!
And, prizes? Ju want prizes? :iconchallangeacceptedplz:
okay, there will be three main winners in this giveaway, and they will win the following:
1st place prizes include:
A Colored Request from MEH! :3 (max 3 char.)
A +3 in my next giveaway!
2nd place prizes include: [Bullet; Orange]
A scetch request from MEH! :3 (max 2 char.)
A +2 in meh next giveaway!
[Bullet; Yellow] 3rd place prizes include: [Bullet; Yellow]
A scetch from meh! :3 (max 2 char.)
A +1 in meh next giveaway!
[Bullet; Red] And for pluses! [Bullet; Red]
Give meh a llama!
100 Point Giveaway! also with 50, and 25 points :)100 Point Giveaway! also with 50, and 25 points :)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ITS DONE SO DONT MAKE LINKS OR JOIN ANYMORE >.>
YAY! So, who's excited? I know i am! This month ill be raffling off 100 ! How awesome is that????
HOW TO JOIN??
Favorite this Journal
Spread the word! Make a Journal , Poll, Or put it in your sig! Tell me what you did in the comments with the link to ur journal/poll.
Watch me so you can see the winner! (and for art ;3)
Once you have done all of that , Be patient and wait for my Deviation that shows the winner
Have fun! And no matter if you lose or win, there WILL be more raffles in the future!
DEADLINE : JUNE 21
Ill pick the winner from a hat, take a picture and upload it here
1st : 100
3rd 25 [Points]
ITS DONE SO DONT MAKE LINKS OR JOIN ANYMORE >.>
Cute Dashie contest - Winners announced!Over here - http://fav.me/d55p6suCute Dashie contest - Winners announced!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for participating! I love you very much for taking part in it! Wait for the next one! It will be help for those who make crafts and love dressing like ponies
Hello everypony! I'm hosting a contest that you can enter and win 3 month premium. So why not? ^^
Do not submit your entry to the Summer contest in this group It's a different one, just to your gallery and note me
1st place - 3 month premium
2nd place - 3 month premium
3d place - 150 the rest I got
Alright so you prolly know that I like... LOVE cute ponies and this will its theme. Got really nothing more to say here so moving onXD Wait! Not yet... I accept any style of entry, whether it's vector, drawing on paper or pixel. But no minecraft! And any other stuff. Now moving on.
Update I though it would be clear^^ But you started linking me to old deviations. That w
Lets have a contest!Everyone so far really likes the concept of the magic mirror behind my new adoptables so I decided to have a contest.Lets have a contest!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What to do?
I want to see what the mirror looks like, so draw me a design of this mirror and the best design wins.
What you win?
Grand Winner : You will win an egg of the pairing of your choice, The design of the mirror made the 'official' design, and 100 points
My Choice : An egg of the pairing of your choice and 50 pts.
There will be two winners. The grand winner and my choice. The grand winner will be the one chosen by a vote on DA. My choice is that.
When you have your entry post a link in the comments of this journal and make sure to write "MIRROR CONTEST ENTRY" prior to the post.
Contest ends Wednesday, August 22, 2012
MAKE YOUR OWN VOCALOIDStep one: Look to your leftMAKE YOUR OWN VOCALOID2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Take the closest thing on your left and replace it with _______loid.
Step two: Look to your right
Take the closest thing to your right and now it is your vocaloid's character item
Step three: Look behind you
Closest thing behind you is your Vocaloid's first Name
Step four: Look in front of you
Closest thing in front of you is the name of your Vocaloid's signature song
Step five: Look at your shirt
Your shirt's (or undershirt or bra) color(s) are now your Vocaloid's main colors
Colors: Blue white and light pink
MAI VOCroid IZ G0NN@ BE F@MOOOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUUSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
Again... OMG!! (this time it's Demigod Diaries)well, I stumbled upon this today, and since my entry on the Mark of Athena brought so much excitement, here is the Demigod Diaries news...Again... OMG!! (this time it's Demigod Diaries)2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Hardcover, 256 pages
coming August 14, 2012
What dangers do runaway demigods Luke and Thalia face on their way to Camp Half-Blood? Are Percy and Annabeth up to the task of rescuing stolen goods from a fire-breathing giant who doesn't take kindly to intruders? How exactly are Leo, Piper, and Jason supposed to find a runaway table, dodge a band of party-loving Maenads" ("who just might be a little psychotic), and stave off a massive explosion...all in one hour or less?
With his trademark wit and creativity, Rick Riordan answers these questions and more in three never-before-seen short stories that provide vital back-story to the Heroes of Olympus and Percy Jackson books. Original art, enlightening character interviews and profiles, puzzles, and a quiz add to the fun in this action-packed collection.
*A story from Luke Castellan's point of view, from t
BAKAPUP'S CONTEST 2012!-WIN UP TO 1000 POINTS-The contest has been extended to Monday,August 6BAKAPUP'S CONTEST 2012!-WIN UP TO 1000 POINTS-2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yush contest tiem!!
DRAW WUFFY AND AISURU TOGETHER
It can be cute,funny,romantic,silly,sexualll hurhurr,or whatever~Just NO violence or gore plz <3
YOU GET A BETTER CHANCE OF WINNING IF YOU DO THIS THEME, JUST SAYIN~
You can draw them as animals,furries,or humans~
Wuffy FOLLOW THIS REF NOT THE OLD ONE.AND FOLLOW THE HIEGHT COMPARISON.
Humans (dog and snow leopard ears/tails optional) asdfghj sorry I'll make a quick human ref soon :iconlazycryplz:
Aandd the second theme isss:
DRAW YOUR CHARACTER(s) WITH MY CHARACTER(s):
-draw them playing,being silly,sleeping,sexxxuall hurhurr,or whatever you want~
-Gore and violence IS NOT allowed srry u n u
Wuffy (you c
CONTEST WINNERS! (sorry its late...)ROSE DASHCONTEST WINNERS! (sorry its late...)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
You each get 14 points <3
Baby wolves were born!!!Hi!Baby wolves were born!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is one year old journal, but I have great news - I just read that in local ZOO, baby arctic wolves were born again!
They still stay in a burrow, but as soon as they get older and leave the den, I will do my best to bring you some photos
Photos in this journal were taken in 2011
Here come the first photos of baby arctic wolves, who were born in ZOO Brno this year
The quality is very bad, they were some 20-30 metres from me, but I think you can still enjoy their cuteness