Ariel Sharon R.I.PYesterday Israel's 11th prime minister Ariel Sharon died after fightning 8 years in COMA.Ariel Sharon R.I.P1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Rest in peace Ariel, a huge person with a heart as a lion.
10 Reasons to Love Uruguay's President Jose Mujica10 Reasons to Love Uruguay's President Jose Mujica10 months ago in Personal More Like This
President José Mujica of Uruguay
President José Mujica of Uruguay, a 78-year-old former Marxist guerrilla who spent 14 years in prison, mostly in solitary confinement, recently visited the United States to meet with President Obama and speak at a variety of venues. He told Obama that Americans should smoke less and learn more languages. He lectured a roomful of businessmen at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce about the benefits of redistributing wealth and raising workers' salaries. He told students at American University that there are no "just wars." Whatever the audience, he spoke extemporaneously and with such brutal honesty that it was hard not to love the guy. Here are 10 reasons you, too, should love President Mujica.
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Ukraine Protests!Hey guys I want to ask you something.Ukraine Protests!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I want to know if you are pro or against protests in Ukraine. If you haven't heard (which I doubt) there are several protests being held in Kiev because their government didn't agree to sign the stabilization and association agreement with EU.
Many Ukrainians view the accords with the European Union as crucial to a brighter future, with Western-style rule of law that could combat what many view as deeply entrenched public corruption and cronyism among the country’s wealthy elite.
If you have any argument, please share it with us.
Jose Mujica: The World's 'Poorest President'President Jose Mujica, the world's 'poorest' president, has surprised the world by making Uruguay the first country to entirely legalise marijuana.Jose Mujica: The World's 'Poorest President'1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A law already passed in the lower house of Congress and expected to pass in the Senate later this year would make Uruguay the first country in the world to license and enforce rules for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana for adult consumers.
Uruguay is hoping to act as a potential test case for an idea slowly gaining steam across Latin America - that the legalisation and regulation of some drugs could combat the cartel violence devastating much of the region.
Mujica's recent speech to the UN General Assembly denouncing excess and frivolity, also received global attention:
"We have sacrificed the old immaterial Gods, and now we are occupying the temple of the Market-God. He organises our economy, our politics, our habits, our lives and even provides us with rates and credit cards and gives us the appearance o
Movie Reviews: Tom and Jerry: The MovieTitle: Tom and Jerry: The MovieMovie Reviews: Tom and Jerry: The Movie1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Richard Kind as Tom
Dana Hill as Jerry
Anndi McAfee as Robyn Starling
Charlotte Rae as Aunt Pristine Figg
Tony Jay as Mr. Lickboot
Henry Gibson as Dr. Applecheeks
Ed Gilbert as Pugsy and Mr. Starling
David Lander as Frankie Da Flea
Rip Taylor as Captain Kiddie
Howard Morris as Squawk
Michael Bell as Ferdinand
Don Messick as Droopy
Distributed by: Mirmax Films, and Turner Pictures
Directed by: Phil Roman
Country: United States and Germany
Year of Release: 1992
Synopsis: Based on the long running MGM cartoon series of the same name, this 1992 animated feature film takes on a completely different spin on the franchise. And when I say “different”, I specifically MEAN different. The movie opens up in a house that's located within a city. The name of the city is never specified, but I guess we can assume it's any place in the United States. New York, Los Angeles, San F
Challenge: Santa's Elves Need New OutfitsChallenge: Santa's Elves Need New Outfits3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
SPOTLIGHT CHALLENGE: JUST FOR FUN
SANTA'S ELVES NEED NEW OUTFITS
Deadline: December 17th — Wrap Up: December 20th
Saint Nick by CrazyAsian1
Challenge Wrap Ups
After many years of heated negotiations, only the threat of unionization and a crippling holiday season strike by worker–elves could finally bring Santa Claus, the ultimate traditionalist, to the bargainin
Why do we call them 'destroyers' anyway?It's a common trope in sci-fi that Space is an Ocean [WARNING - TV TROPES LINK], and so when we talk about spacecraft classification, naval terminology creeps into our work. I think some of this is unavoidable. For one, the Space is an Ocean meme is a powerful one, and it's been heavily reinforced over decades of use. The other is that while I personally expect any future space forces to evolve from the Space Commands of existing Air Forces, once you get the ability to build large space-going warships and send them days or weeks out of contact from home, the Navy's organizational model starts making more sense over the Air Force model (pace, SG Universe.)Why do we call them 'destroyers' anyway?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
But that's not what I want to write about.
I think this 'creep' has extended so far that we've forgotten (or just didn't know), what all of those ship classifications even mean, or haven't taken a good look at whether a particular wet navy
DP Meme - Day 3: Least Favorite CharacterDANNY PHANTOM 30-DAY MEME LISTDP Meme - Day 3: Least Favorite Character3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DAY 1: Favorite Female Character - Jazz: http://neoyi.deviantart.com/journal/DP-Meme-Day-1-Favorite-Female-Character-289139474
DAY 2: Favorite Male Character - Vlad: http://neoyi.deviantart.com/journal/DP-Meme-Day-2-Favorite-Male-Character-292858613
I hope none of you are rabid fans of her because my least favorite character is none other than the Goth girl herself: Sam Manson.
Wait, let me rephrase that. My least favorite character is Season Three Sam.
Season One and Two Sam is by no means my personal favorite character and I often have a very mixed view on her, but she's far more tolerable. Before I bitch on about why I can't stand Season 3!Sam, I need to talk about her Season 1+2 version. Sam 1.0, you could say.
Sam is a fourteen-year-old Goth environmentalist and keen vegetarian. She is incredibly outspoken and pushy concerning her beliefs and issues - to the detriment of both her friends and everyone around her -
WildSpiritWolf's Commission InformationWelcome to my current commission information (parts of the layout have been happily borrowed from Exileden 's info section with permission ).WildSpiritWolf's Commission Information4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I ask that all my commissioners read this and agree with my terms before commissioning me.
These are the starting prices with examples of each different type of commission. If your commission is larger and more complex, it will cost more; likewise, if it is very small and considerably simpler than the examples I show here I will work with you to price it lower than the stated price.
To have a background added or have your art done on special patterned paper costs extra. Please let me know if you need either of these things done and I will arrange it with you.
Pencil Sketch, one character: $15, each additional character in the same picture, only $7 - Examples:
Lineart, one character: $40, each add
Edward Snowden Got Asylum in Russia, Lawyer SaysMOSCOW (AP) -- National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden left transit zone of a Moscow airport and entered Russia after authorities granted him temporary asylum, his lawyer said Thursday.Edward Snowden Got Asylum in Russia, Lawyer Says2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anatoly Kucherena said that Snowden's whereabouts will be kept secret for security reasons. The former NSA systems analyst was stuck at Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport since his arrival from Hong Kong on June 23.
The U.S. has demanded that Russia send Snowden home to face prosecution for espionage, but President Vladimir Putin dismissed the request.
Putin had said that Snowden could receive asylum in Russia on condition he stops leaking U.S. secrets. Kucherena has said Snowden accepted the condition.
The Guardian newspaper on Wednesday published a new report on U.S. intelligence-gathering based on information from Snowden, but Kucherena said the material was provided before Snowden promised to stop leaking.
Snowden, who revealed details of a U.S. intelligence program to monitor Internet activity, h
Paul Cezanne: The Bridge From Monet To PicassoPaul Cezanne: The Bridge From Monet To Picasso1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
PAUL CEZANNE: The Bridge from Monet to Picasso
Untitled by FilledArles
January 19 marks the birthday of Paul Cezanne in 1839.
By the time of his death in 1906, he was recognized, especially by younger artists, as the genius who began his career under the tutelage of impressionist Camille Pissarro, and then went on to become the “architect” who reduced the subjects of his paintings to cylinders,
Hump Day Feature #3Hump Day Feature #31 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is way overdue, my bad.
I forgot to do a feature last week,
so here's an extra long one
for your viewing pleasure.
Cursor RequestsCursor Requests1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I might has accidentally deleted all of the requests.. Oops.. I'll try to get them all but I can't promise. If I miss you please feel free to yell at me. Anything that has (R) next to it is already requested and will be my top priority.
Since everyone asks for them at random pages and it's starting to become harder and harder to find the requests I just thought that if you put them here it'll be a bit easier. Just put them in the comments like normal.
**FOR CUSTOM REQUESTS (Non Pokemon sprites, OC, Etc) PLEASE GIVE ME AN IMAGE/GIF AND WHAT COLOR YOU'D LIKE THE CURSOR (the pointer part) COLOR TO BE**
Most Shines will be late since the website where I get my gifs from doesn't have every single shiny Pokèmon
Why Paint Missing Children?A little girl I knew was abducted.Why Paint Missing Children?11 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was very affected emotionally, and when I looked around my home town in the following days, I finally noticed all of the little fliers asking for help finding missing children. ( In America there are 1,500 missing child cases open every day. The fliers are often printed on the backs of coupons and are distributed as junk-mail.)
I just began saving the fliers, and after a year had a drawer full of them: Disposable mailers with tiny monochrome photos of missing children. It didn't seem right that these faces were so small and bland.
One night, out of nowhere, I was inspired to paint a full color portrait from one of the cards. As an artist, the question was this: How does a person paint a portrait of a missing child? I could not just approach it like an illustration. I could not just go about it as if it were a polite painting.
I began by putting away my brushes. They were too smooth. Too pretty. Too controllable. Instead, I began using palette knives
= Ouran high School Host club PLZ:iconanime-cartoon-plzs:<--come join. We colleted anime and cartoon PLZ icons= Ouran high School Host club PLZ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
DT:Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer:The Movie ~ 1998You know Dasher, and Dancer, and Prancer, and Vixen, Comet, and Cupid, and Donner and Blitzen..... But do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?DT:Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer:The Movie ~ 19981 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, that’s right, today’s festive film is based on the famous Christmas song, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! And I’m sure that a lot of you are aware of the 1960’s Rankin Bass classic based around him, and it has been known as probably the best Rankin Bass Christmas special. And while I never saw the Rankin Bass Christmas specials as a child – the only real Rankin Bass film I’ve ever seen is The Last Unicorn, and as for that animated The King and I..... Uggh. But still, I give the original credit for being cherished enough to be held so dearly. So, what a better film for me to review today then Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer, which is sure to be - *sees the film* This is hand-drawn animation, what the hell?
What IS THIS? From the 1990’s?! This isn’t Rankin Bass, thi
Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!Hi!Be in the 10,000 watchers celebration feature!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
We just went over 10,000 watchers. Thank you all for supporting this group! As a thank you, I'd like to feature you. I've picked some of the most recent submissions as a start.
If you want to be in this feature, post the thumbcode of one artwork as a comment to this.
Also, please fave this journal so that more people can see your art!
Please take a look at the featured artworks! Have a nice day
For more exposure for your art, check out dAhub!
w.i.p tiger by Pitaten2 Oh starry angel by MuskCat Amrita by Lili-Tea Feel my emotions by Meellz Michael Jackson portrait digital by 79ChristinaS :thumb326035936: Summer Longing by Miguel-Santos Zoe Castillo by Stroke1986 - forever - by Owlivia Femina Noctis by Dys-Crux castle in sky by gadddd Like Another World by divafica Sunset by DaisyDinkle :thumb313849307: Arya by SarahHachuPitchu Comm - NathanialRoyale by Down-The-Stairs Baby Max by omercan1993 Raspberry Ripple by Aquata92 Caliber - Jonathan Ref by AlchemistMayCry Tiger Portrait by priwax :thumb3
10 Ways to Improve the Quality of our PhotomanipsOn the "decline" of quality in the photomanipulation gallery10 Ways to Improve the Quality of our Photomanips8 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen a lot of polls, journals, etc. recently about the quality of the photomanipulation gallery and fears that it has declined. I have intentionally not commented, but I will address the issue here. I think our beloved community is going through a "learning phase" where we are rediscovering ourselves and our art. We have a lot-- a LOT-- of new people, and I want to wish them a warm welcome because they are critical to our vitality as a community..
In turn, a lot of our older, more experienced artists have moved on, frequently owing to time constraints due to having more commissions and freelance work.
So, saying our quality has declined is really not fair. Rather, we are in a cycle of change that happens every couple of years within our community.
It is perhaps true that we have reached a collective slump in creativity. Like inspires like, and I see the same thing over and
Theme of the Week: AfterlifeWhat happens after death? What do we know about it? Many theories, many philosophies, many religious beliefs, yet no solid proof... yet. All we can do is theorize on the topic.Theme of the Week: Afterlife9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Reincarnation, ghosts, heaven and hell, alternate dimensions, Purgatory, limbo, or a bleak and eternal oblivion from which we cannot escape. Death is shrouded in mystery, and that is what makes it so scary to many people. We fear the unknown, and death and afterlife are an unknown. There is no way to know for sure, at least not yet. Maybe, one day, we will find the answers.
So what exactly IS afterlife? How is it displayed in various religions, pop-culture, literature and film. No two people feel the same way as the other on the matter.
Let's explore this mystery and let it shine light in your creative mind. What do you say? Your characters? Your stories? Your own exploration of the very word "afterlife"?
Let it shine in your mind, but don't be afraid. Let the philosophers and spirits inspire you!
PracticeBy now everybody already knows that becoming a good artist doesn't come from talent alone. On contrary; talent is a myth. Like the famous quote goes: "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration". Meaning so much that even with a good idea and a bright mind, you still have to work your ass off in order to achieve something. While this makes mad skills available for basically everybody, I still hear many people complain about practice being a rather boring thing, or about them practicing a lot but still getting nowhere.Practice5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So I thought; Oh well... Why no article about practice?
Conscious vs unconscious practice
First of all lets divide practice in roughly two types. You have the conscious type of practice. This is the kind of practice in which you're sitting down and thinking to yourself "Hell yeah! I'm gonna draw some <subject> today to get better at this!". And then there's the unconscious type of practice. The type of practice that is often more playful an
Puns for Educated Minds1.Puns for Educated Minds3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The fattest knight at King Arthur's Round Table was Sir Cumference.
He acquired his size from too much pi.
I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island.
It turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
She was only a whiskey maker, but he loved her still.
A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class,
because it was a weapon of math disruption.
No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.
A dog gave birth to puppies near the road .. . . and was cited for littering.
A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in Linoleum Blownapart.
Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie.
A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. The police are looking into it.
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
Atheism is a non-prophet organization.
Two hats were hanging on a hat rack in the hallway.
One hat said to the other: 'You stay here; I'll go on a head.'
I wondered why the baseball kept gettin
Collection: Every Day is Pancake DayCollection: Every Day is Pancake Day3 days ago in Art Features More Like This
Every Day is Pancake Day
There seem to be quite a lot of discrepancies in determining the actual date of National Pancake Day.
Internet sources list it variously as February 25 or 26 or September 26. For Christians observing Lenten rituals, “Shrove Tuesday” (on February 17 this year) is “Pancake Day,” the day you gorge on before beginning your fast. The IHOP (International House of Pancakes) should be a determining authority, but their advertising
My MALE cat has adopted kittens?! o-OIts so strange! And yet so endearing. Skittles, my sweet and precious cat who I love like my own son, is acting like such a father to four kittens.My MALE cat has adopted kittens?! o-O2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As some of you know, a neighborhood female named Twilight had kittens awhile back. When they were first born skittles seemed interested, but didn't do much. He would, however, stay around like he was on guard duty. He was protective, let Twilight on his territory, and seemed oddly...concerned. I had never heard of a male taking care of another cat's kittens.
They cannot possibly be Skittles kittens, he was fixed, although he is an outside cat. At least we were TOLD he was fixed since we got him from a shelter.
As the kittens got older and big enough, the mother has started hissing, driving them away and letting them know its time to move on. So they moved into our yard. But now...Skittles is still protecting them. o-o To the point of chasing the MOTHER off so that the kittens can come out! She keeps hissing and batting at them, but he's alw
Plz Icon Resource~*** NOTE TO WATCHERS *** If you see this in your inbox again then just delete it since I keep accidentally sending it out for some reason :iconmingplz:Plz Icon Resource~3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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I found a web thing that helped me delete out the duplicated icons |3
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