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 dress9 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
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."
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."
Random Character Quiz - BlankThe GuidelinesRandom Character Quiz - Blank5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
1.) As one of your characters answer the following
2.) Feel free to comment alongside your character as yourself, it adds to the fun and makes it more amusing to read x3
3.) It's easier to use one character at a time but if you want to do it again with another please feel free to ^^
4.) When answering don't feel like you have to tone down your characters. Do it all as you expect they really would if they were seriously answering these questions ^^
5.) Have fun
6.) Quiz created by: The-Bone-Snatcher
Be needin your name first: (( This Just Means I Want To Know The Name Of The Character You're Using If You Do The Quiz ))
..:: || Phase One, The Basics || ::..
What's your name?
What are you?
How old are you?
What's your height/weight?
When were you born?
In what year were you born?
What is the name of the country/world you were born in?
Who are your parents?
If yes, what is/are his/her/their name/
How to Fanfiction - A Guide - The PlotHow to Fanfiction - A Guide - The Plot6 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
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.
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
Order 66: 327th Star CorpOrder 66: 327th Star Corp2 years ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
Order 66: 327th Star Corp: Commander Bly
We are soldiers and we have orders.
General Secura has led us valiantly from the start of this conflict.
Through dark mountains to fluorescent marshes, from Acklay to battle droids;
She has saved my life countless times and I hers.
Pacification is our mission and our mission is on Felucia.
My hologram projector pinged --
“Execute order 66” it said.
My training is clear,
I am a soldier and I have my orders.
On patrol we scouted ahead of the column.
She approached the crest of the hill,
the planet seemed to go silent..
No ambient plants, no animals, no droids.
Thankfully we had on our helmets that day.
None of us could stand to look her in the eye; until she began to turn.
My rifle already fixed upon her back; my eyes met her glance,
Before her instinct could react we pulled our triggers.
We kept firing..
we kept firing hoping to quicken her end.
It was quicker than the inquisition that would soon come;
quicker than a life lived in a c
A Study of Twins: Ch. TwoChapter TwoA Study of Twins: Ch. Two7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
One thing that Ironhide had discovered in the time since Ratchet had first brought them home was that the twins loved bath time. While Sunstreaker was content to splash around where Ironhide had set him, Sideswipe was a little more energetic when it came to the bath. In fact, at the sight of the water, the red sparkling made a squeal of delight and had to be rescued from diving head first into the bath tub. Thankfully, bathing the twins was a two-mech job and Ratchet managed to keep Sideswipe from drowning himself in the tub.
Crazy little glitch, Ratchet murmured. He held onto Sideswipe with one arm and used the other to wash the bouncing sparkling.
Ironhide laughed as he carefully scrubbed at Sunstreakers small frame with a cleaning pad. Hes just a bit excited, is all.
Sunstreaker made a gargling sound as he splashed at the water with a toy in one hand, making Ironhide smile affectionately at the sparkling. He set the cleaning pad
Not a Possibility... Part2 - 3 YEARS LATER-Not a Possibility... Part23 years ago in Romance More Like This
I sat reading and drinking herbal tea. It was another Christmas . Robin had finally asked star to be his official girlfriend. Whoop-dee-fricken-doo for them. I still remembered clearly that 3 years ago I had the heated romance that Robin and star now have. It may have only been for a few minutes and after a shit-your-pants-scary movie Not to mention with a green animal boy Beast Boy. Things hadn't ben the same between us after that. It really sucked. He still annoyed me and tried to make me laugh.. but there was something different about it. It had an awkward base. I really wanted thing to go back to normal for us but I guess that doesn't happen when you have an almost one night stand with your team mate Cyborg ended things with Bumble Bee and just recently got back into dating with our newest house guest, Jinx. Kid Flash got bored with her or something and Robin welcomed her in wi
Star Wars: FamilyStar Wars: Family3 months ago in Sci-Fi More Like This
On the Guardian, in her personal quarters, padawan Hanabi sits in the middle of the floor, meditating. As she feels the force flow through her, like a river, she suddenly hears a knock at her door. Snapping back to reality, she quickly got up and opened the door to see Wild Card members, Jaster and Shiny standing before her.
“Greetings ma'am.” said Shiny with a slight bow.
“Hello Hanabi.” said Jaster.
“Hello.” said Hanabi, smiling at the two clones. “can I help you?”
“Yes actually,” said Jaster. “we have a situation in the hanger, and we need you to come with us to resolve it.”
Hanabi tilted her head slightly to one side and raised an eyebrow. “Why me?”
“Because we need your expertise to settle the issue.” answered Shiny. “So, will you come and help us?”
Hanabi thought about it for a moment, wondering what could she possibly do to settle a problem? And why would it need her, and
The Raven By Edgar Allan PoeOnce upon a midnight dreary, while I pondered, weak and weary,The Raven By Edgar Allan Poe8 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Over many a quaint and curious volume of forgotten lore --
While I nodded, nearly napping, suddenly there came a tapping,
As of some one gently rapping, rapping at my chamber door --
"'Tis some visiter," I muttered, "tapping at my chamber door --
Only this and nothing more."
Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December;
And each separate dying ember wrought its ghost upon the floor.
Eagerly I wished the morrow; -- vainly I had sought to borrow
From my books surcease of sorrow -- sorrow for the lost Lenore --
For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore --
Nameless here for evermore.
And the silken, sad, uncertain rustling of each purple curtain
A Study of Twins: Ch. SixChapter SixA Study of Twins: Ch. Six6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Sometime after theyd gotten home from welcoming Bluestreak to the world, Ratchet and Ironhide went about their usual schedule of getting the twins refueled and ready for recharge. Once that was done, the two of them retired to the main room of their living unit, where they sat down to relax. Itd been a long solar-cycle and it did Ratchet a world of good to just sit back with Ironhide.
Ironhide had switched on the vid-screen to a low volume. Neither he nor Ratchet paid much attention to the report feeds that were played at the end of the solar-cycle, but the sounds made for good background noise while they relaxed. Ratchet was curled up against his mate as they sat, a cube of mid-grade cupped in his red hands. Ironhides arm was wrapped warmly around the medics shoulders with a cube of his own energon in his other hand.
It was a quiet evening, well-deserved. The two adult mechs finished their energon cubes slowly, content with spending time with