Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.Foreign Words the English Language Needs2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in August, I started a series in my forums for cool foreign words. It went over extremely well and numerous people requested that I combine them into a handy-dandy news article for deviantART at large to enjoy. So, here you are: fifteen foreign words that the English language needs to
What it means: A feeling of longing associated with displacement, but not necessarily displacement from one’s original home. An intense yearning to be somewhere you are not. Hiraeth also expresses a sort of ache or longing for something of the past, somewhat similar to the notion of "golden" or "good old days," but with more ancient connotations.
Why it needs to be a thing in English: I speak as someone from a country
DronesApr 10, 2013by techgnoticDrones2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “just
Wolves in the NewsHey gang! Just thought I'd update the blog a bit, since Halloween is over and whatnot. Below is an immediate update on what is happening in the world of wolves, and the bottom contains external links to other news. Keeping you informed is the best way you can engage the "enemy"!Wolves in the News3 years ago in Personal More Like This
MISSOULA, Mont.—The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals today heard arguments from both sides of a lawsuit alleging that Congress acted unconstitutionally when it removed wolves from the endangered species list and cleared the way for wolf hunting seasons now underway in Idaho and Montana.
An attorney representing the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and other conservation groups presented oral arguments supporting the Congressional action, wolf delisting and science-based, state-regulated management and control of wolf populations.
The court is expected to issue its ruling soon.
“We’re hopeful for a quick and favorable ruling, especially since a lower court already ruled against the plaintiffs
TV Pitch IdeasTwo TV pitches I posted on an AH.com thread. I thought I'd share them here.TV Pitch Ideas3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Brother Against Brother - House of Cards meets Game of Thrones meets Jericho meets The Walking Dead (without the zombies). An increasingly tyrannical United States government, under a power-hungry, Machiavellian president (a Frank Underwood expy) goes too far and does something intolerable (Canceling elections? Arresting opposition? I dunno). A popular movement, from the left, right and center, calls for the President's impeachment. Things escalate, and a protest in Washington turns into a bloodbath. The United States is plunged into a new civil war, with many military and police defecting to the rebels' side. And of course, while the rebels are united against the government, they have very different views on what should emerge from the rubble.
The show would be very gray vs. gray morally, with sympathetic and utter bastard PoV characters on both sides. PoV characters can be leaders, foo
Welcome to the Black ParadeHi there dear WatchersWelcome to the Black Parade3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm really sorry for being so silent
I will try to publish more journal's entries in the future because I'd love to know all of you a little more
For the moment, I just wanted to share with you this great project about a boycott that everyone can join.
You don't have to pay, or to do anything illegal. Just don't buy.
And please, spread the word !
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
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Animals Within, Spirit AnimalsAnimals Within, Spirit Animals1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
Animals Within Spirit Animals
Hanuman by molee
There has always been this obsession with the others we share this planet with.
We communicate with them on certain basic levels and yet they inhabit a plane so different from ours: savage, instinctive, a life of sheer survival. At the same time they can do things beyond human abilities: fly through the skies, swim the oceans, apply t
Dr. Martin Luther King JrDr. Martin Luther King Jr2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Black and White by josephrocca
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a life of exemplary personal sacrifice in the face of the constant threat of violent reprisals, including sudden death.
He is synonymous with civil rights and the icon of the struggle of Black Americans for racial, economic, and social equality. He earns his place in history as one of the legendary rare human beings who really made a difference,
Atheism is Racist 101Or "Why "universal human values" don't belong in a scientific worldview".Atheism is Racist 1014 years ago in Personal More Like This
Though I've veered into the topic for a few times, I decided to extrapolate on the innate hypocrisy of most self-proclaimed atheistic thinkers.
Problem with atheism, is that in most cases it tends to come with a flourishing bouquet of naive liberal ideas, that are more emotionally fuelled and based upon vague philosophical concepts of morality, humanity and so forth, than cold and hard scientific fact.
The uncomfortable truth that the militant atheistic icons such as Dawkins and the rest of the gang, tend to glaze over, is that a pure, science-oriented, disillusioned mindset is far harsher than any religious or "bigoted" ideology when it's applied to the state of humanity, and races, today.
Let's not even delve into such slogans and thesis like "everyone is equal" and "human rights are universal", since they are anything, but related to science.
Let's just look at the evolutionary theory to uncover how atheism is
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedWhat would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.The World's Major Cities... Destroyed1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
Mythical Cartography, The Artistry of MapsMythical Cartography, The Artistry of Maps2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
"Scars can come in handy. I have one myself above my left knee that is a perfect map of the London Underground."—Prof. Albus Dumbledore
Early life becomes an exploration of invisible parameters, circles beyond circles, as one pushes out to test the boundaries of safety. There is one’s bedroom, one’s home, neighborhood, school and town, state and nation. Early on, maps become important documents – declarations of being and rights and privileges. In the art world, throughout history, maps have been a constant measure of human progress, from the Phoenecians recording their trade routes over 2000 years ago, or pre-Columbian times in which map
The Age of DiscernmentThe Age of Discernment2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
With great access comes the great responsibility of discernment.
→ This article was inspired by the conversation in the comments generated from last week’s Suggestivism article.
As we traverse the final phases of maximum raw information accumulation, potentially equipping us for jacking in to the promise of the Singularity, the contents of many lifetimes’ worth of knowledge, art, education, and history are now at our fingertips. More and more Universities, libraries and arts institutions have swung open their digital doors and granted access to their lectures, courses and curricula free of charge to anyone in the world with a connection to the web. Access to education is fundamentally shifting our society towards an unmappable
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Just me venting is all...Yeah just a few things I'v come to conclusion to...Just me venting is all...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ya know, I honestly don't think kids should be artist. Well no, what I mean is I don't think kids shouldn't be on DeviantART. I personally think so because it doesn't seem to do any good. I really think that they should bring the age requirement up for DA to like 22 or something personally. It just seems like kids here cause way to much trouble. Drama, bad art/Bases, things just getting to personal, to many arguments, at time suicides, just to many stuff. And it always seems to be with teenagers and stuff. This is DeviantART, not Facebook I think to myself sometimes. Things are getting way to social to me. I won't excuse myself out of this whole equation either since I'v been known to stir up a l'il trouble at times, but that's neither here nor there.
But I can't say its all teens here on DA. And by that I mean that there are few (oh so very few) teens that I'v come across on DA that seem incredibly professional, and even because of t
Join a SOPA and PIPA debate What are SOPA and PIPA?Join a SOPA and PIPA debate3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The United States Congress is proposing two laws that address the problem of wide-scale unlicensed distribution on the Internet of motion pictures, songs, trademarked goods, and patented pharmaceuticals.
One of the proposals is called SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and would direct search engines in the United States to block Internet sites outside the United States that are primarily engaged in distributing unlicensed content.Another proposal called PIPA (Protect IP Act) would block websites located in the United States as well.The Obama administration is putting a stop to these proposals. It wants the Internet companies and the content companies to get together and come up with more functional and less destructive solutions.
A Tribute to Robin WilliamsA Tribute to Robin Williams5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
The World According to Garp 1982
Moscow on the Hudson 1984
Je Suis Charlie HebdoJe Suis Charlie Hebdo3 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
Je Suis Charlie Hebdo
Je suis Charlie
In Paris, France, 13 people were murdered, and among them 5 cartoon artists.
Murdered for being artists and journalists of a humor and satirical newspaper, “Charlie Hebdo.” The newspaper was under police protection and at least one of the police guards, unarmed, was killed as he begged for mercy lying in the street.
We are at a loss for words. The five art
Book Update + Forums.I've re-written and organized the book so it makes more sense, and finished the "Gamer" family of Internet fauna.Book Update + Forums.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THERE ARE CURRENTLY 242 SPECIES IN THIS BOOK.
THAT'S HALF AGAIN AS MANY AS THE FIRST POKEDEX.
and I've still got three chapters to go...
As part of my research, I've been lurking on DA's Forums to document new species. So far, I have the Baww-er, the Primadonna, The Hijacker, Trivial Whiner, The Oblivious Emergency, the Overshare,and the Unintention-troll. This feels incomplete,however, and would like to consult the wisdom of people who have lurked there longer than I.
Other things you may contribute to:
Diseases: I've added Special Snowflake Syndrome and Message/Submission Dyslexia to the list already. Others?
Marketplace (People who buy/sell stuff online): The bad/awesome reviewer, the window shopper, Box-trolls, Crappy Negotiators, and the Over-price. More?
Non-human-based-beings: Browsers, advertisements, viruses,
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSBloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a ver
The Future of Storytelling Has ArrivedWatch depthRADIUSThe Future of Storytelling Has Arrived3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Future ofStorytellingHas Arrived
Ninja Turtles by lukekeith
The recently announced changes to the core mythos of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and the backlash from fans over the ending to Mass Effect 3 have ignited an incredible discussion about the rapidly evolving “collaborative” relationship between producers and consumers of videogames, movies, and similar “products.” Now it’s exploded beyond the secure borders of top news publications, gamin
You're Not AloneYou're Not Alone1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all headed for the same fate: dust. Ever