Birthday, Beach, Best of Show and other news!!Birthday, Beach, Best of Show and other news!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
September Feature - part I We Are Fragile by wchild Twilight Blue by Ian-Plant Don't look back in anger - Short-eared owl by Jamie-MacArthur twins dead head tattoo flash by oldSkullLovebyMW :thumb324874885: Whiskey and Wine by stengchen Eternal Ride by danverkys dunnotar castle II by pulsiv To fade with the dusk by JPtHart escalier10 by kankrelax Berserker by bakarov Overgrown Window by dementeddiva23 the groundskeeper by Phixotography None by amiliay Before the apocalyps by To-SiLand :thumb325494939: The fallen by iNeedChemicalX gnome by Gai-Gaal :thumb318718443: Morning by acukur Happy Valentine's Day by ZoranPhoto my first name is Angelene. by slavic-frost Milky Way Above a Sea of Clouds by RobertoBertero NKP 765 Steam Illinois Terminal 1072 Wabash 1070 by EternalFlame1891 Mr big Ears by bluediabolo Structure Goes Mad by FramedByNature Chateau de Noisy 01 by Bestarns ...budapest V... by roblfc1892 l- - -l by gradation-of-despair :thumb324260236: I see you by guidoneko Rats and tea 03 by Villainess-Vi War is Over! by KeldBach Distance by MikkoLagerstedt Shadows of Dusk -The Reaper II by MD-Arts Skoven III by Mar-jus Spring by liutawras Villa Albanaise 01 by Bestarns .718. by Nigrita The Sleeping Beauty by TaNgeriNegreeN1986 :thumb188550317: Wyvern by Trefle-Rouge letting darkness grow by NuSunt Surrounded by the light by landscapes-flake the towers by kriegsmaschineSeptember Feature - part I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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News - DD - Features: Arkansas, Favs, Watchers:iconchampagneplz:I wish all my friends and watchers a wonderful 2013, full of inspiration and creative vibes!:iconchampagneplz:News - DD - Features: Arkansas, Favs, Watchers2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Thanks to :icontatasz: who suggested it and :iconSaTaNiA: who approved it, I got my 5th DD today for "Winter Glow" This is a wonderful surprise and a super motivation to start the new dA year! Thank you so much for this great honor
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Thoses who loved :iconf--l--a--r--k:s Apophysis Challenge and are sad that it has come to an end, will be glad to hear that :iconFractalDesire: has started the new group "ApoContest" :iconapocontest: for new challenges. Go and check it out
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284th feature - Photography - TransportationJournal CSS by Jamaal10284th feature - Photography - Transportation2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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A Long Winter's Sleep + FeaturesA Long Winter's Sleep + Features2 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 Hook2 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
MLPFiMChatroom Rule Book/ BronyBot Operation#MLPFiMChatroom: http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/mlpfimchatroomMLPFiMChatroom Rule Book/ BronyBot Operation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you have any issues with the following rules, or would like to add new ones, please feel free to note me about it.
TL;DR: Read what's in bold and you'll be fine.
1) No Harassment
I cannot stress how little tolerance there is for harassment in MLPFiMChatroom. If you wouldn't want to be treated in a way, or think someone wouldn't wish to be treated in a way, don't treat them that way. Repeated annoyance after someone asks you to stop also fits under this category, as does consistent trolling. If you feel you are being harassed or mistreated, either notify a moderator or myself, via note if you have to. EVERYONE is covered under this rule, including mods, members, admins, and the chat owner. Bottom line: Don't harass ANYONE.
2) No Argumentative Drama
Do not get involved with drama/arguments that involve personal issues, anger, etc. Let the moderators and admins break it up and disp
the cutteri was at an event recently, and as the occasion warranted, there were quite a few (older) rock musicians in attendance..the cutter2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was talking to one, an englishman in his sixties, who had spent decades on the road drumming for various metal bands.
He was quite tipsy. I am not a smoker, but we were having a smoke together and chatting about music. Everyone at the event had gotten quite drunk (well, not me, I don't drink), and at a certain buzz level everyone had to go smoke. I wanted to hang with all the drunk European smokers and young kids.
As we were talking his daughter came over. She was overweight, and wearing a short clingy dress that left nothing to the imagination.
She wanted to know where they were sitting for the event. Well, Dad couldn't find the card. He was shoveling through all the pockets in his well-worn coat, and she offered to help. I offered to hold his beer.
So there I was, standing witness to this rather personal, intimate father/daughter moment.
As she was going through
Farewell to The CountJerry Nelson, best known as the voice and pupeteer of Sesame Street's numerically-obsessed vampire, The Count, has died:Farewell to The Count2 years ago in Personal More Like This
He did a great deal of work with Jim Henson and company, so, anyone who A) was a child, and/or B) ever watched TV, will most likely have seen or heard him at some point.
Due to the fact I suck at math, The Count obviously failed me on that front, but damn did I get some good tips on maniacal laughter.
"AAAH AAAAH AAAAH AAAAH................twelve."
And the world sighs with relief.*whew*!And the world sighs with relief.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Back Our British Rail HeritageHello to all my watchers.Back Our British Rail Heritage2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What follows is an open email to the Office of Rail Regulation, regarding recent proposals which could hurt charter train operation in the UK considerably. Currently, if a charter train is delayed up to the point that it delays other service trains, the operating company in charge of the train is only liable for a maximum £5000 penalty fine. If the fine amount exceeds £5k, Network Rail picks up the remainder. Under new proposals, the £5000 cap will be lifted, and operating companies will be responsible for the full fine amount no matter how large, so if a delay runs up a £15000 bill, the operating company has to pay in full.
This is my email direct to the ORR, also forwarded to the NRM York and the NRM Shildon, and shortly will also be forwarded onto the PM David Cameron, DPM Nick Clegg, leader of the opposition Ed Miliband MP, Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin MP, Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the London Museum of Transport:
To whom it m
RIP Rik MayallOne of my fave comedians has died.RIP Rik Mayall5 months 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
A MEMORY HOLE - 12A MEMORY HOLE - 121 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Down the Memory Hole
by ^arctoa, Jan 18, 2010, 9:35:59 AM Literature / Poetry / Sociopolitical / Traditional Fixed Forms
Lost love letters
from former London
litter a funereal
As landfill martyrs
burnt and buried
like Thames bridges
left in the undertow:
in pressure mines
of war and famine
before the Ministry
kingdoms of rust.
In Bbrother we trust,
adrift on Airstrip1.
Memorial for y0ur4n63l.Y0UR4N63L has been a chat moderator in our chat room for quite a while now, and during that time he has been a wonderful personality to have around, as well as a good friend. He was kind hearted and helpful, and it was privilege to have him on our team.Memorial for y0ur4n63l.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This morning though I received the heartbreaking news that he had passed away. My thoughts are with him and his family. It feels horrible to lose someone so close to me, personally, and it is very sad that his presence will no longer be in our chat room.
On hearing that he had passed away we have been very tearful simply because he was so nice to know.
I make this memorial on behalf of all the chat moderators in loving memory of Y0UR4N63L and all that he was.
Rest in peace, Angel. You will be sorely missed. You will be in our hearts for now and for a time to come.
Edit: There is a folder called in memory of Angel for if you would like to make something for him.
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.1 year 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
Inspiring GamesI’ve been asked to list which video/computer games I like. I actually compiled a list a while back, with the intention of writing something slightly lengthier than a journal update.Inspiring Games5 months ago in Personal More Like This
The list is not so much what I think are good games – games age and some of them now play like a dog – but they are titles that most inspired me. They either introduced me to new concepts or changed how I saw things.
I won’t go into detail on why each was important to me (that’ll take too long to write!) but if you’re familiar with both my work and these titles, you’ll probably spot where I picked up certain things from.
(Listed in the order of which I first played them)
Cops and Robbers (C64)
The Last Ninja (C64)
Spy vs Spy 2 (C64)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Megadrive)
Sim City (Mac)
Prince of Persia (Mac)
Diggers (Amiga CD32)
Monkey Island 2 (Mac)
TIE Fighter (PC)
Alone in the Dark (PC)
Ultima Underworld (PC)
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.11 months 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.
Orcs of MaineEveryone's used to politicians badmouthing each other and highlighting flaws in their opponents to try and belittle them in front of the eyes of the public.Orcs of Maine2 years ago in Personal More Like This
In my little corner of the world, things like fraud and corruption regularly bubble to the surface, usually by way of the media. The police investigate and the offending politician is, more often than not, destroyed. Possibly literally, as they're not usually heard from again, but more likely because the parties distance themselves from the offending moron, who was stupid enough to misbehave while the public gaze was upon them.
The parties use incidents like that to discredit their rivals and question their abilities to govern.
Occasionally an irrelevant element of a politician's personal life will crop up as the focus of a jibe, but it's never seen as anything more than that. Using, say, a harmless hobby to try and smear someone in Parliament would be seen as monumentally petty.
"Petty" is not a word American politicians seem to h
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.1 year 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.
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 week 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?
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?2 weeks 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?!6 months 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!
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 Remember1 year 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
Last chicken in Sainsbury's“Dirty Bird”, a fried chicken vendor in Wales, has been forced to defend its choice in logo:Last chicken in Sainsbury's3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Some rather prudish individuals have complained that it looks a mite dubious, while the owner of Dirty Bird has insisted that people are seeing what they want to see, and not what was intended.
It is claimed that the logo is simply the lower case initials of the company placed back to back in order to form the neck and wings of a cockerel.
Seeing one of Dirty Bird’s recent promotional images, however; one might be given cause to doubt their professed innocence.
And people ask why I like living on this spiteful little island