Dear DA, Is Our Art Not Beautiful?Dear DA,Dear DA, Is Our Art Not Beautiful?1 year ago in Letters More Like This
Is our work not beautiful? Left and right I see artists who slave over a camera, sketchbook, and keyboard endlessly in order to share the beauty of their creations and express themselves in the best way they know how. DeviantArt is a place for artists to find sanctuary and companionship with fellow artists, and yet we somehow become victimized. Some of the work focuses on the human body in its most natural state, our blank flesh canvas used to portray, inspire, and create. Like good little deviants many of us put warning on our works so that those who chose so may look away without incident, yet even then that’s not enough.
It’s truly amazing, it is, the hypocrisy that lies on this site. You say our work is inappropriate, yet your homepage is filled with pornographic pictures and sleaze. While, yes, there are quite a few that fall under the category of “artistic nude” many fail to meet the criteria that merges skin with art and are only used to objectif
NormalWhat is normal?Normal1 year ago in Philosophical More Like This
Normal is fitting in with the crowd, or sticking out.
Normal is going home to a loving family, or going home to a broken family. Maybe even no family at all.
Normal is listening to pop music. Or rap, metal, country, or indie.
Normal is dressing like everyone else, or dressing as one in a million.
Normal is finding a secure job, or taking a risk to follow your dreams.
Normal is being straight, or being gay. Or a lesbian. Or any other orientation.
Normal is acting your age, or being mature. Perhaps even holding onto the precious innocence of childhood.
Normal is having sex, or being a virgin.
Normal is drinking and doing drugs, or being straight edge.
Normal is playing a sport, or an instrument. Or having another type of hobby.
Normal is having a roof over your head, or struggling to get by.
Normal is being at the peak of health and physical fitness, or being lazy and having to deal with a terminal illness.
Normal is having clean water and food in your stomach, or having
Social AnxietySocial Anxiety1 year ago in Concrete Poetry More Like This
Eyes downcast, staring at my phone.
No, don’t make eye contact. Just leave me alone.
I crave for bravery and to not be afraid
To raise my hand in class with a unique idea and come off unscathed
To talk loud enough for people to hear instead of mumbling under my breath
To not need a shot or a beer to have a normal conversation at best
I wish I wasn’t afraid of people or the pain they inflict
And to be blessed enough to see the goodness that exists
A new chapter of my story unfolds, yet the old one haunts me
The creeping anxiety that nobody wants me.
To get up and talk at a party and make a new friend
Instead of sitting on the couch waiting for it to end.
To have the energy and desire to live life while young
And not have friends who ruin your fun.
What is life without people? What is life without friends?
When is it time for my heart to makes amends
With the past so that I may enjoy the present
And anticipate the future without fear of relent
It’s as simple as doing it
Lisa's pink dressLisa's pink dress8 months ago in General Fiction More Like This
Bart and Lisa were watching tv, when Marge came in the room and said:-are you still here? Go doing your homework, now!-
Lisa said:- but mom, now Krusty will air Itchy & Scratchy! Some minutes more, please!-
-yea mom, it's question of some minutes, I'm not asking you your entire life!-
Repeated Bart, but Marge said:-no deal, kids, you've been watching tv since when you came back home, one hour ago! You could think first at work, then at amusement, now go upstairs!-
Marge took the remote and turned off the tv, then pointed the stairs, Bart and Lisa learned down from the couch and went upstairs, with their heads down, Bart was saying with a low voice:-we asked only for some minutes more, sometimes I can't stand her-
Marge said:- watch your language and tell me the things in front of me, I heard you!-
Bart said:- sorry, mom!-.
Upstairs Bart was entering in his room while Lisa said:-Bart, Bart, wait a second I need some help from you, with my homework, how many things do you have g
The Simpsons: 10 Years Later - A Bob Con Chapter 1The Simpsons: 10 Years Later - A Bob Con Chapter 13 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Robert Terwilliger, otherwise known as Sideshow Bob had a frown on his face as he looked up at the banner on the outside of a building that said "Springfield Gamers, Video Game Convention" on it. He sighed as he looked down. "Why did I let myself get talked into this?" he asked in a thinking out-loud way.
"Because if you said no, your only son would throw a fit." came the voice of his younger brother Cecil who was standing beside him. The two had been dragged here by their sons Gino and William who as it turned out were really into video games which the two boys played quite a lot much to their fathers dismay.
"I am never going to understand these things or our sons weird obsession with them, for that matter." Bob stated to his brother as he crossed his arms. "I doubt any parent really does." Cecil added before he started to head inside the building, with Bob following him in.
Inside there was many tables set up and areas with stands that had people on them, talking. "Egad, how do they
Are You Addicted To Rocko?Are You Addicted To Rocko?10 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
You know if you're obsessed with Rocko's Modern Life when…
1. You get angry when people mistake Rocko as a kangaroo.
2. You love Joe Murray so much.
3. You correct people when they call Heffer a cow.
4. You are in a middle of a problem, you ask yourself, "What would Rocko do?"
5. You named your dog "Spunky."
6. You always look for a Chokey Chicken fast-food restaurant.
7. You love singing the songs from the epsiode, "Zanzibar."
8. You have knowledge about fluorocarbons in our atmosphere.
9. You are mad at the government… you complain to Conglom-O.
10. You are in trouble, you ask yourself, "Where are you Really Really Big Man?"
11. You try so hard to look for O-Town on the atlas.
12. You want to visit Australia.
13. You try to master the dialect of Aussie-slang.
14. Whenever someone asks you how your day went, you reply, "Today… is a very dangerous day!"
15. You hate wearing pants! CRIKEY!
16. You quote what the characters say ALL THE TIME!
17. You spend hours looking for Rocko fan site
Bear in the Big Blue HouseThe Lost Episode Of Bear In The Big Blue HouseBear in the Big Blue House8 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
The camera moves in as fake trees are being pulled apart to reveal a very angry bear, (and all your favourite little characters, who are cowering away from the rampaging animal).
"What? Oh, you want me to sing now do y'a?" Bear seethed " well how bout a little song by greenday? (a.n. I don't actually know if this is by greenday, but I saw it on a website, or something like this). *BLEEP* YOUR MAMA, *BLEEP* YOUR DADA, AND LET ME GIVE YOU A *BLEEP* JOB." Bear screeched holding an invisible microphone his mouth.
"But Bear," Whispered a shaking Pip, "Those are bad words."
"Yeah bear," Muttered a trembling Pop," You could get cancelled for that."
"And you don't think that's the point?" Screeched Bear, as he shoved the two otters into the mailbox.
"Now, where was I? Oh, I remember. You kids stink, didn't I tell you to stay away from me?"
Bear walked into the kitchen and ripped the fridge door off its hinges. "What the **** Where are all my b
AdolescenciaTres chicos que crecieron juntos, vivieron cada atapa de su vida aprendiendo mutuamente de los errores y sentimientos del otro sin perderse ningún detalle y, actualmente, la adolescencia no podía ser la excepción. Pero, esta dura etapa será tan sencilla como las demás vividas o se complicaran las cosas entre los Ed's?Adolescencia4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
- Doble D! Ya está listo?
- Eddy te digo que no va a funcionar, hasta Ed se daría cuenta de esta estafa
- Hay que lindo tiene forma de gallina!
- Esta bien, él no, pero te digo que los demás no caerán
- Ya verás Doble D, tú sigue trabajando Nota que el cartel de centavos en su frasco de vidrio se estaba despegando-
- Suspiro- Está bien, pero luego no te enfades cuando te diga "te lo di -Va a tomar las cinta adhesiva cuando en vez de eso se topa con la mano de Eddy que tuvo la misma idea- Oh perdón! De inmediato la quita avergonzado-
- Ten cuidado! Yo iba a usar la -Nota el leve s
Double love and Friendship 4Double love and Friendship 43 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
New Friend, Brother and ... Love?
Emotionette: Come, Smurfette! Hurry!
Smurfette: Yes, yes! Awwww I can't wait for see her face when she see that!
Sassette: That will be SMURFY!
Emotionette: Yeah, sweetheart!
*they arrive in front of Spelling and Emotionette knocks.*
Emotionette: Spelling! Open to us! This is Emotionette, Sassette and Smurfette!
Spelling: *Combed and neat* What's happening, girls? *Gasp*
Emotionette: *caught Spelling by hand with a smile* Come! We are a beautiful surprise for you! I'm sure you will love it!
Smurfette: *smile* Yes! It's wonderful! Come!
Sassette: *joy* Hurry, Spelling! Hurry! That will be SMURFASTIC!
*the 4 Smurfettes run in the Village. Everything is decorated like a party and the Smurfs are together. They all smile at Spelling.*
All of them: SURPRISEEEEEE!
Spelling: Uh? *surprise*
Smurfette: Awww! Isn't this smurfy?
Emotionette: We did this party just for you!
Sassette: To make you feel better!
Clumsy: Then, you like it?
A Study of Twins: Ch. ThreeChapter ThreeA Study of Twins: Ch. Three7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
As the orns passed and the twins became more comfortable with their home and the surrounding area, Ratchet and Ironhide began taking them out of the unit and into the neighborhood more. Sideswipe was a little more attentive while on the excursions that Jazz, in a neighborly jest, had dubbed family outings than his brother. Sunstreaker was often too busy figuring out his surroundings through other means, putting things in his mouth whenever he got the chance.
Sunstreaker, get that outta your mouth, Ironhide said, reaching down and pulling the item in question out of the younglings mouth.
Sunstreaker watched quietly with wide blue optics as Ironhides hand took his latest chew toy out of range. Then, much to the red mechs chagrin, pulled a stylus out of the carrier he sat in and stuck it in his mouth. Ironhide gave an exasperated sigh and reached to take that away from the yellow sparkling as well. However, this time, Sunstrea
A Study of Twins: Ch. OneChapter OneA Study of Twins: Ch. One7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Ratchet was woken from recharge by the sound of crying sparklings echoing through the unit. He groaned and nuzzled against Ironhide lightly. He felt the larger mech put his arms around his waist as the crying continued. It took both of them several breems to realize that the crying came from the sparklings that theyd settled into the room just across from their own. Ratchet on-lined his optics and pushed himself away from Ironhide, getting off the berth and sleepily heading into the other room.
Sideswipe was crying at the highest pitch his vocalizer could manage and Sunstreakers cries were just as loud, if not louder than his brothers. The medic leaned over the edge of the crib and picked up Sideswipe, pulling him close and cradling him. The sparkling slowly started calming down as Ratchet bounced him up and down. Ratchet knew the young mech couldnt be hungry; a quick scan showed Sideswipes energy levels as normal and he had just
Tricks for TreatsTricks for Treats3 years ago in Humor More Like This
"No way, Rumble. I want to be Optimus, you can be Megatron."
The purple mech shook his helm and tighten his grip on the sleeve of the coveted costume, "I don't want to be old bucket head! You be Megatron!"
Starscream chuckled as he watched his creations fight over the costume. His mate, Soundwave, was trying to get one of them to agree to wear the Megatron costume he had made. "I don't think your winning this argument, dear." the seeker said, placing a comforting servo on the blue mech's shoulder.
Soundwave sighed and gave up for the moment. "Lord Megatron, only agreed to let us celebrate this holiday if someone dressed up as him. At this rate it will have to be one of us."
"Well, it's not going to be me, I already have a costume. Besides, I would never give outdated slag-heap the satisfaction."
A Study of Twins: Ch. SevenChapter SevenA Study of Twins: Ch. Seven5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"Are these the twins then?" the technician asked as Ratchet and Perceptor approached with the twins in their arms.
Sideswipe, from his position in Perceptor's arms, took one glance at the large purple mech that had spoken and hid his face in Perceptor's shoulder with a soft whimper. While he knew by this point in his life that there were all sorts of mechs, he'd never seen a mech quite like the technician. The purple mech was tall and bulky with a hexagonal head and a single, round yellow optic in the middle of an otherwise featureless face. He only had one hand; the other looked like a nozzle, but Sideswipe wasn't quite sure what it was.
Perceptor gave a nod in response to the technician's question. "Yes, this is Sideswipe," he said, hoisting the little red sparkling up. "Ratchet has Sunstreaker."
Shockwave stepped over to Ratchet. He raised his hand to lift Sunstreaker's chin with one finger so he could look at the sparkling. Sunstreaker promptly did what any spa
A Study of Twins: Ch. FiveChapter FiveA Study of Twins: Ch. Five6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The watch-center began seeing more and more of Sunstreaker and Sideswipe as Ratchet returned to the medical field. Prowl and Jazz were concerned with preparing their living unit for their own sparkling and creating a frame for the developing spark, so Ratchet and Ironhide felt it rude to ask the pair of black and white mechs to watch the twins while they were at work. The arrangements were made with the caretaker at the watch-center so that the twins could be brought in frequently. And so it was thus that life for the newly-formed family went on.
A deca-cycle passed and the younglings at the watch-center became used to Sunstreaker and Sideswipe coming in. Firestar and Inferno were quick to become regular playmates with Sideswipe and it wasnt uncommon to see the three of them playing together. Sunstreaker, on the other hand, didnt seem to be as interested in playing with the other younglings. More often than not, the caretaker, a green femme named Vesta,
Wrapping ProblemsIt was getting close to bedtime as Sapphire finished up her modifications to her latest binding spell. The last few tests and tweaks had made for some promising results and it was hoped this would make it last longer with minimal user drain. With any luck, it would make controlling wild animal specimens easier.Wrapping Problems3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Of course, Sapphire didn't dare mentioned she'd be using her own take on the spell on herself and her boyfriend for their own pleasure.
With the last of the adjustments made, Sapphire quietly cast the spell. As she spoke, red wrappings materialized before her and began to wrap around her body, soon cocooning her. This time around, she found herself more fully cocooned, coated from head to toe with only her eyes and some small openings for her nose left open. It cost a little more magic power than she thought it would, but it was within acceptable amounts.
Pleased with this new change, Sapphire wriggled and squirmed in her new bindings, finding them to be as secure as they had be
Blown out of proportion Pt. 8"Move over! I can't see!"Blown out of proportion Pt. 85 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Find your own branch, you tard! This one's going to break!"
"It's not going to break, just move a little so I can get up there and see over! What is it, anyway?"
"Not sure, it looks like a big mansion. Kind of like a castle. I just caught a glimpse of a girl though. Looked really hot."
"Serious?! Shut up! Let me see the binoculars!"
"Not yet! I think they're having a party, I see balloons. Really big balloons. That's weird, I don't think I've ever seen ba .JESUS! You should see the ass on this girl! And HER! Oh man! They're all over the house! We have got to get in there!"
The thin young man's head was about to explode from sheer overload when his fellow tree climber grabbed the binoculars out of his hands. He didn't want to give up the view just yet, but he also didn't want to get in a fight while perched on a tree branch. He pushed his shaggy copper hair out of his eyes and put his glasses back on. "Check it out. Top left window. And bottom right."
Reappearence"Think we trained and waited enough", Ahsoka said to Barriss. They both sad down on the bed of Barriss. For a couple of weeks they both kept a low profile. After nearly being caught by Master Fisto, they needed some time to regain their courage. Ahsoka was resting on her belly with her bare feet in the air while Barriss was sitting with crossed legs, meditating.Reappearence3 years ago in Sketches More Like This
"We still need to think the next one trough. I mean, what if we get caught", Barriss said with a suppressed tone of fear. She had kept asking that from that one fateful night until now.
"I won't be there to find out because I won't be caught", Ahsoka said boastful.
"You know, Jedi are supposed to be humble and not full of ego", Barriss teased while softly stroking Ahsoka' s soles.
"Well, you have trained a lot with tickling, on me", Ahsoka replied and she laughed while reaching for Barriss' sides.
"Do the both of you ever care to be more careful? I'm the one who gets in a lot of trouble if I'm caught", Rex said after he entered
My Secret CrushMy Secret Crush9 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I have a little secret,
Deep within my chest.
Many know of this secret,
But only I know best.
The secrets about a girl,
Whom I so truly love.
The girl, so beautiful,
It's like she's from up above.
She is totally amazing,
Kind and beautiful in every way.
She is all I want and all I need,
But will the word yes be what she says.
I will not say her name,
In fear that she will know.
Of all my feelings and all my love,
And at that she will go.
I just hope that one day,
She will feel the same.
And I hope that one day,
In my ear she'll same my name.
How to Fanfiction - A Guide - The PlotHow to Fanfiction - A Guide - The Plot5 months ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Hello and welcome back to How to Fanfiction, which I promise has no subliminal messages. Today we're going to be covering the most important aspect of any story, the Plot.
The plot, seen in it's natural state.
Genres dictate the tone of your story. You should generally have an idea of what your genre or genres are going to be before you start writing. I'm going to go through the FFN genre system and tell you what they mean.
Adventure: The story is based around some kind of adventure. This'll generally involve traveling and going to unusual places. Example: Indiana Jones.
Angst: Generally sad stories about people being sad. There are more angst fics on FFN then there are stars in the Milky Way because Angsty Teens. Example: There aren't a lot of purely angst things in mainstream media, but maybe Torchwood: Children of Earth
Songbird IIShe could feel hands cradle her feet. She could feel the cold paint they used to coat her toenails. She could feel the warm hands rub oil onto her feet as they massaged them, preparing her for her next performance.Songbird II1 year ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
She sat in the cushioned chair motionlessly. For years she had been pruned and displayed, and for years she had been blindfolded before each song. She had memorized the layout of the room she was kept in, the room she was prepared in, the hall that led to the stage she would sing on, and the Cage she was thrust into as a mockery of what she was; a cruel, inhumane reminder that she was owned as a Songbird.
She was no closer to discovering who brought her here, why she was being kept, and who these people known as "Watchers" were. She had never seen them, and from what she could gather they were merely seeking new ways of enjoyment. Keeping a human girl locked up in a specially made cage to sing as a son
Clone Dossiers: CC-3636Grand Army of the RepublicClone Dossiers: CC-36364 years ago in Profiles More Like This
Personnel and Command
Subsection: ARC Training
From: Alpha-17 (ARC Training Administration)
To: Premiere Lama Su (GAR Administration)
CC: General Shaak Ti (Personnel and Command)
Dossier: CC-3636/CT-1077, Cadet 'Wolffe'
To whom it may concern,
Taking your feedback of my last dossier (CC-7567, cadet 'Rex') into consideration, General Ti, I have agreed to omit the use of Mando'ade in my reports for the sake of expediency and comprehensibility.
I will, however, continue to provide my direct and unmitigated assessment of the recruits in my training program. I am certain the bosses are aware that I was allowed full authority in these matters when I was placed in this program.
And if you datapad pushers in your ultraviolet towers can't get past that, tough.
You NEED us to win this war.
The training regime seems to be working. Traditional officers have shown an increase in unit cohesion and innovation, sharpening the skills
How Groovy - LyricsHow Groovy - Lyrics5 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
"How Groovy - Lyrics"
I met by chance, a girl in bell-bottom pants and she likes to say groovy.
She came out of the blue and in an instant I knew everything would be groovy.
For her, I'd climb a mountain, swim the deepest ocean.
I'd even help her shopping.
That's the depths of my devotion.
It will be a dream come true.
She's even got a dog for Scooby Doo.
How groovy, just us two, so groovy, don't forget Scooby Doo!
Our love will never be blue.
I'll take this girl on a tour of the world going port to port.
We'll spend all our time, every single last dime at the best food courts.
Her smile's so bright it light's up my romantic feelings.
And best of all she's so tall, like, I won't have to reach for high things.
And even when I'm chasing ghosts, I'll quit in time for dinner.
Six o'clock at the most.
How groovy, just us two, so groovy, don't forget Scooby Doo!
Our love will never be blue.
She'll cook me all my favorites, six or seven helpings and when it com