All I want for Christmas...I have had several journals that started out with a sort of disclaimer or apology for being less than tolerant of religion. This time, I don't justify, apologize, or disclaim anything.
Nigeria, in the last decade or so has seen thousands of people die because they were Muslim OR Christian. They are killing each other by the hundreds with guns, machetes, or whatever means available. Women and children slain in their homes because they were a different religion. What possible God sees this as OK? OH perhaps it's the god that commands his followers to kill thousands and thousands of people in the Bible. Seems like the same one to me.
There are property rights and what the government refers to as "indigeneship" in Nigeria. It means whoever was first to live on a particular parcel of land, has the rights to it. Add to this law of "indigeneship" the fact that Nigeria now produces a LOT of oil and you have the makings of a war. Ironically, the "democratic" government has embezzled four t
BestOfAnimeGirls 1st contest! 1200 points to win! CONTEST FINISHED thank you for submitting!BestOfAnimeGirls 1st contest! 1200 points to win!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hello dear members!
We are finally having our first contest! The theme will be "Group Mascot". We are asking you to design a mascot that will represent what this group is all about! Cute anime girls! Also, if you could think of a cute name for her that would be great! (but dont worry if you cant! )
Here are some of the things we are looking for in a mascot; these are just some ideas, so don't let your design be restricted by us!
She must be FEMALE. This is a group for anime female art after all!:iconilavplz:
Just like our members, she is an artist who is still experimenting with ideas and testing
Operation TYP [Contest Event!]Grim Face (GrimFace242) and I decided running our own separate contests in January weren’t enough. We put together a joint event contest too.Operation TYP [Contest Event!]3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What is Operation TYP?
It’s 24 hours of fun, and a dash of mischief, for the literature community. At the start date you will be given a simple task that can be done in as little as 2 minutes. It will be up to you to make it fun and creative though.
What is this task? It’s so super secret we can’t tell you until the start date!
What we can tell you is this: It will be quick and easy. It will be fun. You will have 24 hours to complete the task. You can participate multiple times. There will be prizes for random participants and a little something extra for three creative deviants!
Date: Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Time: 12:00 AM EST*
Check back at that time for your Operation TYP task
1230 Points Rewards (December 2013 )Hello1230 Points Rewards (December 2013 )1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Happy New Year
First Every one Fave This blog
Then watch some of our supporters and join groups suggest
This Time we selected 123 Deviations and we will give 1230 Points to 12 Deviations (Randomly) ,
These Winners Got 102 Randomly :
We saw all the works,choose the best,moved them to " Best Folder" and gave them Rewards .
Please read the whole journal , if you are one of our winners , just comment here , then we will give you rewards .
(For More information note :iconmyselfia: and ask about it).
Now let's introduce the winners together :
Crossroads DemonPoof and he was there.Crossroads Demon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Whatcha need, chum?"
I eyed the impeccably dressed man leaning on my desk next to me. It was Seth Green in an Armani suit. He smelled like citrus and campfire smoke.
"From you? Nothing. Nobody called you."
"The hell you did." He snatched my legal pad away, eyed my scrawled lines with pursed lips. "Looks like a summoning to me."
"Just doodling." I snatched it back.
He stood, held up his hands. "Close enough. So, I'll repeat the question... whatcha neeeeed?"
"And I'll repeat my response: 'nothing from you'. Scram."
"Awww, Ralfy, is that any way to treat a guest?" He flopped on my office sofa, scaring the cat. We both watched her flee the room. The demon grinned at me.
"It's late. Just going to bed," I tried.
"No no, you were thinking of writing a story."
"Maybe," I allowed. "What's it to you?"
Rurouni Kenshin Photoshoot Outtakes!Previous ProjectRurouni Kenshin Photoshoot Outtakes!6 years ago in Personal More Like This
Naruto Shippuuden 6th ED: Broken Youth
I'm really happy we were finally able to have a proper photoshoot for Rurouni Kenshin! This won't be the last one, though - our friends will be joining us in the future as other characters. The weather has recently been unpredictable and often horrible, but we felt as though the sun shone just for us that day.
Rurouni Kenshin: Departure by behindinfinity
Rurouni Kenshin: You By My Side by behindinfinity
:iconbehindinfinity: myself as Himura Kenshin
:iconmerkymerx: Miguel as Sagara Sanosuke
:iconmoonlightflight: Kat as Kamiya Kaoru
Ysabel as Myojin Yahiko
Morrowind FeatureMorrowind Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The Elder Scrolls III Morrowind is my favourite game of all time, and it will always hold a special place in my heart. I've been planning for awhile to put together a game-inspired feature; unfortunately, it is very hard to find genuine fan art since most Morrowind-related deviations on dA are game screenshots (or manipulations thereof), and I found only a limited number of devs I could use.
For those unfamiliar with the game, Morrowind is an open-ended first-person RPG with an expansive and detailed world, released in 2002. The central plot concerns the deity Dagoth Ur, housed within the volcanic Red Mountain, who seeks to gain power and break Morrowind free from Imperial reign. In addition to the extensive main quest, there are detailed discursive quests for a variety of factions, including various guilds, religious organizations, and aristocratic houses.
Lord Voryn Dagoth had been a good friend of Lord Indoril Nerevar, but they tu
I am a potato.I am a potato now and I will soon be leaving you humans to join my brothers underground. I am sorry, I really do like you all, even if I don't seem to. But I must face my destiny. I. Am a potato. I must go to them. They call to me.I am a potato.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, I suck. Everyone is better than me. Including Romano. And especially Germania. Who is not Legolas. Or a woman.
Girl PartsThere are about a million and one names for girl parts. I'm not even going to list the ones I DO know. But I find it a bit frustrating that there isn't a word that rolls off my tongue in a way that expresses how I feel about those precious areas.Girl Parts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have sort of settled on "Pussy". To me, it is endearing, has an old charm, and is just a tad naughty.
Anyone who takes even a casual stroll through my gallery will see many shots of pussies. Close ups. Detailed close ups.
WTF you might ask.
Some years ago a model came in to shoot nudes and asked me not to shoot any images where her pussy lips showed. I asked her why since we were shooting NUDES! She said she thought her pussy was ugly. My heart sank. Why would a lovely young model ever be made to feel that ANY part of her anatomy was ugly? Where did that concept originate? What kept that belief alive? Who said what to her?
I told her I thought it was beautiful and asked her if I could take a photo, as I saw it, and show it to her. Much to my
Changing of the Guard"Yeah! That's pretty cool. Needs more explosions, though."Changing of the Guard3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I considered, nodding slowly. "Roger that: more explosions. You're sure it's not just gratuitous gun porn?"
Seth Green, my writing muse, held his arms wide while grinning at me. "Are you kidding, man? You should write nothing but stuff like this from now on!"
There came a rustling noise from behind Seth. I craned to see beyond him, into the darkness of my office, and seeing my reaction he turned too. But not quickly enough.
Strong, dark hands grabbed him by the chin and forehead, wrenched with a sickening crunch. Seth crumpled instantly, a surprised look on his face, my mysterious intruder holding him by the arm pits.
I leaped from my office chair but calm eyes bore into mine, forcing me back down. I watched as she dragged Seth's body effortlessly from my office. The sound of a dum
if you think it's porn, you're right..I've been here on DA for around 5 1/2 years now, and for the first 4 years I really didn't even use it. I posted some sketches and seemed like nobody was paying attention...if you think it's porn, you're right..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
But that's quite all right. I'm not at all externally focused and I know that what others think (especially on the internet, on social networking sites) have absolutely no effect on what I choose to do or how I choose to do it. So you may ask, "why are you even on here?", and that is a good question. The reason I post what I do is a clear signal to the "universe" (for the lack of a better term) that this is what I have chosen to do. It's almost irrelevant what my viewers think of what I am doing because I'm not doing it for them. But that makes me sound unfriendly.. If you like it, good. If you don't like it, good. If you get rude or obnoxious or hypocritical, well that's annoying a little bit
So during this last 12 to 15 months I've been posting nude photos and my views have gone from 7000 to 110000. T
Crossing the LineAlmost 99.9999% of the comments I get on DA are very nice and complimentary. For this I am grateful and appreciative. I also appreciate the occasional criticism that suggests I try a different crop, color, or lens choice. Even after 35 years I feel it is vital to listen to all the input I get because there are occasional jewels of ideas that come from learned professionals and beginning amateurs alike. Sometimes I even like it more when someone who is new to photography makes suggestions because they aren't stifled by the "rules" we all learn when we start out.Crossing the Line3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, I've had a few people say some interesting and absurd things. These comments are related to my having taken down my gallery of nudes. First of all, let me say, my motive for this action was simply time management. I run a business so I don't have time to respond to all the comments or even read them all.
The suggestion has been made that by me removing the nudes, by responding to horrid comments then hiding and blockin
Bomango ze Tango!I'm going to get ahead of this right now and say that this might not be a riveting read for folks. Bad advertising, I know, but I feel it's necessary to preface this by being realistic. I'm not uber-famous, my characters aren't known far and wide, and for Pete's sake, I don't even have a proper webcomic or series to speak of. But, I've been asked numerous questions enough that it might be useful to have a FAQ essay of sorts to clear the air a bit.Bomango ze Tango!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here goes...a history of "Bomango", as best I can recall...
ORIGIN! (in real life)(image circa way the hell back when i was still spelling it GoGo BoManGo)
"Bomango" (as it's come to be known) came about maybe around 2004 or thereabouts...shoot, maybe 2003, which makes it a decade old already...sheesh. Anyway, the earliest drawings of "Gogo" were sketchbook illustrations of a big-eyed girl in a long jacket. Not anime-style big eyes, mind you...big, droopy, heavily-lined eyes, wi
Site Update: Introducing Madefire Motion BooksIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Introducing Madefire Motion Books2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Introducing Madefire Motion Books on deviantART
We are excited to announce a partnership between deviantART and Madefire, the leading Motion Book application in Apple’s App Store. Together with Madefire, we are releasing the Madefire Web Reader on deviantART in a new Motion Books category on our front-page. In addition, Madefire's Motion Tool will gradually be made available to deviants in the coming months, so that deviant
New Username Symbols: Extended ThoughtsTwo weeks ago, we released two new products – deviant and art Mentions and new username symbols. Gratefully, and as we'd hoped, many deviants are embracing these changes in exactly the ways we'd anticipated, and the ways we ourselves did over the past several months of testing. While some deviants embraced the changes, it's fair to say that others have felt surprise, curiosity, and maybe even shock. These feelings are totally normal, but for the large part, there's a hope present. A positive outlook. The first steps in a new era that makes the way for our goals in the future, and, at the same time, removes clutter and confusion that new deviants often experience.New Username Symbols: Extended Thoughts2 years ago in Personal More Like This
As with any change, there are a handful of deviants that don't understand why we made the choices we did
Introducing the Watch Feed and Status UpdatesIntroducing the Watch Feed and Status Updates 7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Connecting you with your watchers.
The Watch Feed creates a sequential stream of activity from your watchlist, including deviations, Journals, Collections, Status Updates, Polls, Forum threads and Critiques. Status Updates let people share quick updates about what they’re working on or what inspires them. Find an awesome deviation? Share it in your Status Update.
As we designed our upcoming Mobile app, we understood the need to build something streamlined and direct to deliver what you want to watch. The Watch Feed was built for smartphones and tablets. While we love the robust tools available in the Message Center — and they’re not going away — the Message Center is not an environment that works well on mobile.
Connect With Your Watchers in New Ways
The Watch Feed and Status Updates
Introducing Improved CollectionsIntroducing Improved Collections7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Giving curators the recognition they deserve.
With the launch of the Watch Feed, you can also now watch Collections made by other deviants. Collections are surfaced through the Watch Feed, creating a new way to discover and expose artwork on DeviantArt. Collections have been given additional exposure by appearing on deviation pages as well as tag pages.
“I am loving Collections as well. I am proud of my Collections and am glad they will finally be getting notice. And it also gives more exposure to the artists as this is more viral in nature than simply faving something then making an art feature journal to share it with others.” —GillianIvy
When you watch someone, you’ll automatically be watching all of their Collections — but you can also choose to enable or disable watching Collections on a deviant
Introducing TagsIntroducing Tags7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Discover more of your favorite topics.
Tags create landing pages around topics — making it easier to discover related artwork, bringing together artists and art appreciators, and forming communities around common interests. As DeviantArt grows and creates new ways to discover great content, we believe tags will play an important role in better surfacing artwork.
Tag Deviations, Collections, and Status Updates
You now have the ability to tag your deviations and Collections. Tags added to your deviations will be publicly viewable — this is a change from the previous use of keywords, which were private. Visitors can learn about your work by viewing how you tagged it, and can find more works by you and other deviants based on tags. Tags can also be used in comments, Status Updates, Journals, and Collections.
Tagging your deviations and Collections will improve their visibility across the
Introducing the New NavigationIntroducing the New Navigation7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Explore the full range of DeviantArt.
With better organization and improved structure, our new navigation creates a more streamlined site experience. Features like Today, Undiscovered, and What’s Hot have been given more prominence, while the More menu is now easily accessible with its simplified, new look. The addition of infinite scroll on Daily Deviations allows you to quickly discover even more hand-selected deviations. This all adds up to more control over what you use most and makes it easier to discover great artists and their art.
The More menu, which was previously available next to the DeviantArt logo, has been better organized and moved to a more prominent and convenient location. This change was based on community feedback that its previous placement was hard to find, and its contents overwhelming.
Your DeviantArt homepage
Site Update: Sta.sh Writer in Comments to BetaIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Sta.sh Writer in Comments to Beta2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sta.sh Writer and Comments (Beta Testers)
Sta.sh Writer has been integrated into comments for Beta Testers! Sta.sh Writer allows rich text editing of literature and journal deviations on deviantART, and we are excited to expand this functionality to more areas of the site.
The new "Add Media" button allows rich text editing and multiple other features to be employed on these comments. Not only does it improve on functionality that already exists in comments, it also pulls in the full power of the Sta.sh Write
F.A.Q. TIME!!I get quite a few messages here on DA with various questions and requests. I don't have time due to work and family to answer all of them individually like I would like so I think a handy-dandy FAQ is in order. This way maybe I can answer a question before it's even asked and/or have a journal I can easily direct people to. So here we go!F.A.Q. TIME!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Q: Can you give me any tips on how to draw/color,paint/whatever better?
A: The quick and easy answer is that there aren't any secrets to being able to draw well. I know it's not what people want to hear and everyone is looking for a magic trick that will instantly make them a better artist. The truth is that I have dedicated 1000s of hours to art in an effort to get better. I attended figure drawing classes, went to conventions and spent hours talking to other artists, and spent nearly every dime I had on books and art supplies. I lived it and breathed it. When you were out on a date or playing video games or seeing movies I was probably home d