Birthday, Beach, Best of Show and other news!!Birthday, Beach, Best of Show and other news!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's been a long time...:435: by 8o-clockgratel by esmahanozkananonymous by photographybyfallonfinding silence by LuizaLazarSense and Sin by SerkenilJourneys end by RickHaigh:thumb263350814:feel the monochrome by sultan-alghamdiWunderbar by DpressedSoulIn Prague 2 by RafalBigda42 Ghost Traps by VrohiRowboat on the seashore by Pajunenway to the beach by augenweideHOUSE PARTY by gingadorunning by Lisa-Schneider:: tomorrow is another day :: by HarisDrakoucnoktabir by MistyTableauThe Curious Children by anneclairesIt's been a long time...4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gun control and Sandy HookIve stayed quiet about this long enough. Does anyone else not see this as an excuse to get draconian laws passed limiting guns...gee...just like what happened after 911 and the patriot act? In politics, you never let a tragedy go for use in your own agenda.Gun control and Sandy Hook3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, so they want to have stronger background checks and limit magazine sizes. How precisely does that stop someone bent on mass killing? The shooter at Sandy Hook was denied a gun so he took his mothers guns. The system worked but yet he still got hold of 5 guns. 4 handguns, used in the school, and one AR15 that was inside the vehicle he drove to the school.
Did you read that correctly? The AR15 was NEVER used. The 4 shotguns probably had 10 clip magazines, maybe less, maybe 6. Why is this important? Because it is all the rage to get this "military style assault rifle" off the street. This coming from the same organization that gave guns to the Mexican drug cartel under "Fast and Furious". These same guns where used to kill border
Premium Members, you've just leveled up!You heard it here first! Because we are so appreciative of all your continuous support, we wanted to include a little something special to the Premium Membership package. While we have many more changes in the works that will knock your socks off, I'm excited to announce that we've just added an ongoing 10% discount on Prints and deviantWEAR purchases! That's ten percent off all Photo Prints, Fine Art Prints, Wrapped Canvases, Art Gifts, T-shirts, Backpacks, Hoodies, and the rest of our devious gear.Premium Members, you've just leveled up!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Dude, where's my Droid?It’s weird to know that we’ll see AI driven machines within the next two decades. Maybe even the humanoid automatons of science fiction.Dude, where's my Droid?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It’s all being taken very seriously by certain parties. Some scientists have approached the UN and asked for the issue to be addressed in a more formal capacity, with a hope that laws against these machines taking certain roles will be put in place. Specifically “killer robots”. They don’t want to see a machine deciding when it’s right to pull the trigger.
That concern is perfectly understandable, but there’s another that is less touched on: are robots getting too cute?
RIP Rik MayallOne of my fave comedians has died.RIP Rik Mayall2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Pretty much everything Rik Mayall starred was in was over-the-top, offensive and purile.....and it always had me in stitches.
Edit: Now this is how you do a tribute
Who goes there?Woah. I didn’t see THIS coming!Who goes there?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve only ever played one Lego game and it was horrible. When it wasn’t being mind-numbingly tedious it was being hair-pullingly obscure. The reason I bought it, though, was the same reason I’m looking with a degree of lust at Lego Dimensions: the characters. The mere concept of seeing The Doctor and Emmett Brown together on screen, albeit in Lego form, has my inner child shrieking “TAKE MY GOD-DAMN MONEY!” and it’s going to take a great deal of willpower not to purchase the title.
Also, the teaser for Doctor Who series 9 dropped yesterday: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVMUPZm04MA
Now, who is that Stark-sprog at the end? A Young River? Or someone from the distant past?
Russia under the Cult of Putin?I really thought China was going to be the big problem for the 21st Century. They’re quietly taking over chunks of Africa and South America in order to leach them for resources, they’re trying to expand their reach in the Pacific by challenging claims over strategic islands (and when that fails, they BUILD new ones!) and their human rights record is smeared with the blood and filth of their own poor.Russia under the Cult of Putin?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That one of the “old” superpowers would do something to upset the delicate balance that’s been in place since the end of the Cold War was unthinkable. After everything that happened in the 20th century and the blanket of fear and doubt it cast over the world, what kind of person would risk a return to the dark days?
Well, Putin gave the answer, there. I thought the chap was sinister, but ultimately harmless. A cool headed fellow that had as much pride in his nation as any other Russian. For a while last year I was even thinking; we really don’t need firs
The legends were true?!Geek culture has many myths and legends, ranging from fabled disks and cassettes containing unreleased sequels of beloved games to Easter Eggs found only within the code of early versions of certain titles.The legends were true?!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The most well known of these legends, the Holy Grail, the Ark of the Covenant, The Excalibur of Geek mythology, is that of the lost E.T. Cartridges – arguably the worst video game in history - buried somewhere in the New Mexico desert.
Now, they’ve been hiding unwanted stuff out in the deserts of America as far back as 1923. When filming finished on Cecil B. DeMille’s The Ten Commandments, they worked out it’d be cheaper to just bury the set than dismantle it. This lent the E.T. Cart legend a little credibility, but even I was skeptical of anything ever being found….
….my word, Indy! My word!
''You do not understand Russia''If I don’t understand something, I try my hardest to learn more about it. Thanks to the internet, that’s easier than ever and leaves people very little excuse to remain wholly ignorant on a subject.''You do not understand Russia''1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I’ve only posted a handful of images and journals voicing my increasing unease at recent Russian behaviour on the world stage, but within the comments section of each have been very lengthy debates and arguments.
A popular response from the Russian side of things tends to be “You just don’t understand Russia”. They just love saying that, but they never try to explain it, even when you flat out ask them to:
SO, with the heartfelt belief that the more people talk, the more ideas and concepts you share, the better the world becomes:
“You just don’t understand Russia”
“Then explain it to us until we do.”
Crossroads of the world.My Battle Bunnies comic (which I will return to in the new year) takes place in (and under) a major trade centre of the fantasy world where the story is set. I’ve mentioned in the description of a few related images that this expansive city is a mix of Istanbul and Jerusalem, both in terms of aesthetic (particularly that of the Crusader era) and that control over it is desired by multiple factions.Crossroads of the world.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A documentary series has recently started on the BBC that details the history of the city known today as Istanbul. The first couple of episodes of Byzantium: A Tale of Three Cities are currently available on the BBC’s iPlayer*, and are well worth a watch if you’re as interested in history as I am. It’ll also give you a better idea of why I chose Istanbul as a template for Azkendaren.
*if you’re outside the UK: sorry, you’re going to have a hard time accessing this.
Remember RememberPeople across the pond often explain Britain's "Bonfire Night"/"Guy Fawkes Night" as the UK's version of their July 4th celebration.Remember Remember2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Penchant for detonating sparking, explody things aside, they're not at all similar.
One is about a nation celebrating its independence (or the defeat of alien invaders, depending how strong your grip is on reality) the other is basically a nation trolling terrorists, rubbing their faces in failure.
That the thwarting of the November 5th gunpowder plot is remembered is arguably one of the two reasons why the Brits are universally unafraid of terrorism (the second being that Fair Blighty has faced down the largest war machines the world has ever seen. A random yahoo that wants to blow himself up is an irritant by comparison). You leave the nations of the UK alone and they fight among themselves in a 600mile long drunken brawl. However, if an outside force so much as prods them with a stick in a manner that they find remotely unpleasant, they unify
Wimpiest 'storm' ever.Let's assess the damage England sustained from the dreaded "storm" that hit last night: the rail network has been disrupted (which doesn't take a storm to do. Leaves on the line is usually enough) and a tree fell over.Wimpiest 'storm' ever.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
However will we cope?
I think the British media look at genuinely dangerous parts of the world with envy. It must be boring for them working in the UK. We have no dangerous animals (the newspapers have been trying to cause panic over the False Widow. The least scary spider in the world), you're never more than a few miles from a road, so there is no wilderness to get lost in (you have to be dumb enough to climb a Scottish mountain in mid-winter in order to die in the "wild"), there are no active fault lines to cause major earthquakes or tsunami, you can drink the tap water without worry and our weather doesn't require special preparations to deal with, only causing trouble for people devoid of common sense.
The only thing "dangerous" here are the people.
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.
The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.
Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.
Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract.
.....yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
Big Brother has better things to do.The paranoia that our governments are spying on us has resurfaced again in this past week, with the NSA's "Prism" program being the latest issue for conspiracy theorists to wet themselves over.Big Brother has better things to do.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Its connection to Britain's GCHQ activities means we have politicians on the air day and night saying that the public have nothing to fear.
And we don't.
All they care about is that we pay our taxes. Beyond that, they're not watching us. Even if they wanted to, they couldn't. They don't have the manpower of funds! There are roughly 2 million CCTV cameras in the United Kingdom, meaning there is 48 million hours of footage produced per day. All that can logically be used for is to track and capture people who break the law. The same goes for any internet monitoring that might be conducted by the security services. Unless, of course, the conspiracy theorists are also suggesting that over half the population of the country are working for secret intelligence?
It wouldn't surprise me if they did make
BELATED Globe Traversal Bulletin: IndiaIndia is a land of dreams. Despite the creep of modern globalist consumer society into all things like a cancer, I still find this statement rings very, very true.BELATED Globe Traversal Bulletin: India1 month ago in Personal More Like This
In short, India has demonstrated to me that it is a place I should have a lot of hope for, at least within the span of my remaining lifetime.
TO start off, I must outline the reason why I ventured to India in the first place. When there is nearly nothing of what you need to be found in the place in which you dwell and the conditions prevent you from creating it, the solution is to fly far, far away and look for it elsewhere. I would hope this is the logical conclusion that others arrive at as well.
In the United States thusfar, love and enthusiasm for what I am passionate about earns my colleagues and I immense scrutiny and disrespect. The culture around things such as working steam power, and in fact anything that is remotely niche or rare, has become completely ruined by those both in and out of the field lacking education
Johnny Cash: The Man in BlackJohnny Cash: The Man in Black1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Johnny Cash: The Man in Black
Johnny Cash was without a doubt one of the most influential, acclaimed, and popular singer–songwriters of the last century.
February 26 would have been his 82nd birthday. Many of Cash’s recordings are now almost universally known—songs like “I Walk the Line” and “Folsom Prison Blues.” As a result of his work he has been inducted into the Country Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Escape From the Exion system, The Arrival.The Cafe was Lit dimly by the amber Glowing Lanterns that flickered along its walls and somewhat sizable dining room, and Bistro out front, while up above the Arched Crystal glass Ceiling Reveiled the eternal night sky of Space Above the towering buildings that stretched above the covered avenue of the city. while along the Black Marble Street various other businesses and Merchents peddled their goods and various foods to the People, machines and creatures that passed by on the sidewalk, The occasional Excelciator hovercraft passing by and interjecting the din with the signature low bass hum of its engines.Escape From the Exion system, The Arrival.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A peaceful scene orbiting a world in a system far from the rest of the war. at a six person table of the cafe five soldiers chatted. Two of The union of worlds, their helmets hung on their chairs ornately carved backs by their straps. while two more were of tenebraes Elite infantry, one human and one Calvara their own gas masks and helmets placed on the table in front of them, while
Beneath The FleshThe room seemed to still for a moment in the wake of the Commodore’s sarcastic statement. Somewhere in the room though, he was quite certain he heard one word muttered under some delegate’s breath.Beneath The Flesh4 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was thus strangely prudent that the Union’s representative rose from his chair.
“I’ll have to confer with my superiors on this,” Hargun began, as he glanced in the general direction of the quiet one word statement, “but I can effectively promise that the Union will fully cooperate with this proposal. Earth will be that much stronger against the Nightside if these defensive capabilities are all unified. I expect that the Union may even be willing to provide support for this undertaking. We do not need weak allies in times like these.”
Around the room, quiet conferences between parties were occurring. Walter Moore and MacRoberts, representing the Oceanic forces were in deep conversation, but in soft tone
Stop giving a fuck alreadyI've been quite disappointed at the level of significance and importance afforded to Obama's support of same sex marriage and the way the debate has been portrayed.Stop giving a fuck already4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The other night at the gym I was sweating buckets doing interval training as I watched Piers Morgan interview (an obviously successful, rich, and famous, although I don't know his name) middle aged gay man. The guest said that tears burst from his eyes as he was listening to the president's speech, and how it was incredibly significant and blah blah blah.
Really? Are you that insecure that you STILL need validation from a person of authority and celebrity sitting somewhere far away? Do you really need his permission or approval to comfortably be who you are? Obama's authority on the issue is limited. Here's what I'd say:
Piers: What was your reaction to the president's speech?
Me: Obama didn't put anything new for
The Wind Rises Contest WinnersThe Wind Rises Contest Winners2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
In the Wind Rises Tribute Contest, we asked you to celebrate the art of Hayao Miyazaki by creating a very special Tribute to the art of "The Wind Rises." Each of the three winning entries picked by deviantART staff were featured on the deviantART homepage in a billboard that linked directly to the winner's deviantART profile. In addition, each winner will receive a framed print of his or her work and $1,000 USD! Thank you to everyone who participated in paying tribute to Miyazaki's last film!
I am back and offer a free print or 1000 pointsCheck for the winner HERE.I am back and offer a free print or 1000 points3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Devious Journal Entryhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZxY19m_fFs&sns=fbDevious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A part of me wants to slap some professional sense into everyone in the room.
and another part just wants to join in atop the 4449's cab.
Disco ball in the PA....
A little storyAsgard station, long-range starship/earthside shuttle depot.A little story4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Calvera Patterson, a small-time clerk of the Timecasters council, had been conducting some urgent business for the council on the Norman lunar city, which was rapidly becoming in international city of sorts.
Now that his business was concluded, he was looking forward to returning back to his desk at the council building in Tenebrae city.
But, as was common with these orbital shuttles, there was a delay. Of course journeys that took several days back and forth, while easy on Earth, had far more factors to consider in a vacuum environment.
He considered trying to bum a ride off a Tenebraean freighter, but decided to sit and wait in the large, and rather opulent waiting area. The Normans were not as stringent about decorum as their Spartan rivals were, though he could see several eateries that catered to the militant nation’s tastes lining the massive promenade, which was decked out like a 19th-century Norman rai