nobody makes art. there is just stuff.i feel the urge to publish my latest thoughts on the excessively tired topic of what is art and what isn't.nobody makes art. there is just stuff.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
i deem it as a tired topic because it doesn't fucking matter what is art and what is not.
further, i feel like most people's ideas on what art makes art is just backward.
nobody makes art.
nobody makes art.
people simply create stuff they want to create. maybe it's art in their mind.
other people who consume any sort of such creation may deem it art or not in their minds.
whatever anybody has in their mind about any such creations doesn't make nor change those creations.
a painting, photograph, sculpture or song doesn't give a flying fuck whether you consider it art or not.
it won't feel sad if you don't, and it won't change itself in an attempt to become art in your mind.
it is what it is, and that's stuff.
locations don't make art either.
there are museums and galleries that are as full of garbage as they are full of art.
there are also basements, attics and garages fill
Azula ordering pizza and ContestYou guys need to listen to this. Enjoy. http://www.vocaltwit.com/4559Azula ordering pizza and Contest3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And also, the end of the contest is coming up. "In a mouth and a half" And we have some great contest entries so far. Keep them up. If you have any questions about the contest, ask me. :iconzolofft1215: http://legend-of-korra.deviantart.com/gallery/39398004
Cursor RequestsCursor Requests2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I might has accidentally deleted all of the requests.. Oops.. I'll try to get them all but I can't promise. If I miss you please feel free to yell at me. Anything that has (R) next to it is already requested and will be my top priority.
Since everyone asks for them at random pages and it's starting to become harder and harder to find the requests I just thought that if you put them here it'll be a bit easier. Just put them in the comments like normal.
**FOR CUSTOM REQUESTS (Non Pokemon sprites, OC, Etc) PLEASE GIVE ME AN IMAGE/GIF AND WHAT COLOR YOU'D LIKE THE CURSOR (the pointer part) COLOR TO BE**
Most Shines will be late since the website where I get my gifs from doesn't have every single shiny Pokèmon
Zelda Playgirl: Hyrule's Hottest Guys"The #1 Women's Magazine In Hyrule"Zelda Playgirl: Hyrule's Hottest Guys4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I just came across a collection of Nintendo Zelda Playgirl covers on made by Donna Evans (*tavington). Best. Discovery. Ever. The covers feature Link, Ganondorf, Lord Ghirahim, Vaati, and Groose.
View the collection: tavington.deviantart.com/gallery/34201167
PLAYGIRL- Demon King Demise by tavington
PLAYGIRL- Dark Link by tavington
Drums and Percussion - Ghirahim by tavington
New Percy Jackson book covers! (updated daily)Hey hey hey I have some big news!New Percy Jackson book covers! (updated daily)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The original 5 Percy Jackson books are getting new covers!! One will be released every day this week!
They are all done by John Rocco (the same guy who did all of the original covers) so I don't think we have much to worry about.
I WILL UPDATE THIS JOURNAL EVERY DAY WITH THE NEW COVERS
Also If you guys notice, the covers fit together like one big picture!
The Lightning Thief:
The Sea of Monsters:
The Titans Curse:
The Battle of the Labyrinth:
The Last Olympian:
Comment below with how you like them!
my tumblr: </a>http://istolethelightning.tumblr.com/
... Best. Christmas Tree. Ever.... Best. Christmas Tree. Ever.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Weird things that you can copy and paste anywhere✿ = FlowerWeird things that you can copy and paste anywhere4 years ago in Personal More Like This
♥ = Heart
Ѽ - Pumpkin
☆ = Star
◕‿◕ = Smiley Face
✔= Check mark
● = Filled in circle (Could Use Them As Eyes)
○ = Not Filled In Circle (Also Eyes)
ღ = Curly/Cute Heart
♫ = Music sign thing
☮ = Peace
☼ = Sun
☂ = Umbrella
εïз = Butterfly
☠ = Skull Or A Pot Thing That Witches Use
☃ = Snowman/Snow Woman
❅ = Snow Flake
♔ = Crown
♦ = Diamond
♠ = Spade
↓ = Arrow pointing down
/)__) = Owl
☺ = Smiley Face
☺☺ = Smiley faces
█▬█ █ ▀█▀ = I think It speaks for its self
© = A circle c thing
ಠ_ಠ = Other Smiley/Freaky/Weird Face
♥ ♥ = Hearts
Ѽ Ѽ = Pumpkins
✿ ✿ = Flowers
☆ ☆ = Stars
♣ ♣ = Clovers
♪♫ = Music Signs
How *YOU* can kill CISPA - UPDATED 22/06/12CISPA Headed for a Senate vote soon, likely inHow *YOU* can kill CISPA - UPDATED 22/06/124 years ago in Personal More Like This
Put this picture in your journal, or link it to your friends! If you're in the US you can do something to help stop CISPA. If you want to retain your freedoms on the internet, and the freedoms of those all over the world who use American-based servers, you gotta be on top of it, you gotta contact your representatives, you gotta be part of this process.
CISPA is expected to be voted on between..
May 28 - June 1
NEW ESTIMATE: June 21 - July 21
The CISPA vote has been delayed! Its final vote is expected in the Senate sometime in July. We're not finished yet so keep meeting with senators, making phone calls, writing your reps, everything you can to keep this monstrosity from getting through Senate!
You guys can stop it.
How I almost had the coolest thing in my basement.So I was walking down the tunnel at the Oval last night and I saw a flyer and standing next to the flyer was a team. It basically said: "Adopt a Hockey Player." No, really. It's an entire team. It came with a phone number so OF COURSE I immediately call them.How I almost had the coolest thing in my basement.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ME: "You're getting rid of hockey players?"
Them: "Um. No. We're looking for host homes for the players. They just need their own room, a place to shower and do laundry, and food available for them."
ME: "You mean I can put a hockey team in my basement?"
Them: "Well, at least two, and upwards of four."
ME: "Four WHOLE hockey players?"
Them: "Oh don't worry, we'll compensate you for them."
ME: "Let me get this straight, you'll pay me to keep four hockey players in my house?"
Them: "And just to clarify, you just need to keep the fridge stocked. They eat a lot. But you don't have to actually cook for them."
ME: "So you'd pay me to have a hockey team in my house, and
Thoughts about communityCommunity is a word that is used on dA a lot. It's a huge part of the site and the main reason why I love this place so much and have stuck around for so many years, even when I haven't had time to indulge in my art or felt like sharing it for whatever reason. I've made true friends here who I care for deeply and can't imagine not using dA in some capacity to keep in touch with all of you wonderful people.Thoughts about community3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The thing with a community, in my opinion, is that it's kind of a by-product. I don't mean that in a bad or belittling way. What I mean is that you can't actually force a community to thrive, or even to exist. You can provide a context (like a website or a message board or a physical-world organisation) and tools (like comments or chat features online or a room to meet in for offline events). You can invite people to join in, encourage them to interact and even moderate destructive or negative behaviour but you can't make a community - it's something that happens by itself, th
The Price of Satisfaction(In the style of your average Mastercard commercial...)The Price of Satisfaction2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Journal entry hinting your next written battle w/pictures and YouTube reference...
Death Battle-styled "VS" Titlecard with "paint.net"...
Prelude with research on every combatant, pictures, and reference videos...
Time per day spent writing battle while juggling work, school, finding motivation, and other projects...
3 hours a day, best estimate
Writing the actual battle...
Re-reading to correct spelling/grammar mistakes before posting battle...
Seeing positive feedback, people favoriting it, and groups requesting it being featured in their galleries...
Time spent working on this whole thing...
A public service announcementDuring the years of the George W. Bush administration a new modus operandi was forged for the GOP through both actions and (even on a couple of occasions) direct statements: "Facts are irrelevant." Since the 2008 election many of the loudest voices in the the GOP (and their media cheerleaders) have pursued that approach with gusto. Perhaps their greatest monument to that practice has been in characterizing the Affordable Care Act ("ACA" aka "Obamacare"). The result has been a confused citizenry that is uncertain whether lies, repeated after being dis-proven, must somehow be true. That can be seen in many of the recent man on the street interviews and polls that have gone viral – perhaps the most telling among them are the ones asking people the ignorance-revealing question if they like "the Affordable Care Act" better than "Obamacare".A public service announcement2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's hard to discuss the facts around issues like these without being labeled "politically biased"… and I fully admit my polit
SKY WEASEL!Dear Rest of the World,SKY WEASEL!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Our rodents are better than yours.
Great F**king Britain.
Oct. Features / Good Hooks seen on devARTHere is a small sample of good hooks seen on deviantART:Oct. Features / Good Hooks seen on devART2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was born in the eye of a hurricane during a shoot-out with the then queen of England.
i mean this was my childhood - / watching the nightly news / watching the cities burn.
The World's Greatest Actor, now a father, prepared lunch for his three childen.
You can't have it all but you can have the glazed heat burning from the blacktop like a fire hydrant. You can have the jingle of keys swinging from your hip with each stride.
An aging bull, bespectacled and leaning on a fencepost, begins his lecture before all the attentive animals in the farmyard of Cup 'o' tea.
There was a young weaver who worked day and night at his craft. He worked so hard, in fact, that fairy-folk and elves came from surrounding villages to see him.
A dark shadow, he sees the world and walks among us. He is seen by few, but known
Margaret Thatcher Dies At 87VIDEO: Margaret Thatcher on SocialismMargaret Thatcher Dies At 873 years ago in Personal More Like This
"There is no such thing as society. There are individual men and women, and there are families. And no government can do anything except through people, and people must look to themselves first. It's our duty to look after ourselves and then, also to look after our neighbour. People have got the entitlements too much in mind, without the obligations, because there is no such thing as an entitlement unless someone has first met an obligation" - Margaret Thatcher
I have mixed feeling about the former Prime Minister. On the one hand, she was an inspirational speaker against the evils of socialism. But on the other hand, both she and Reagan started the neoconservative trend of campaigning like libertarians while reigning like totalitarians.
They may have spoke well of limited government and free markets, but their actions rarely reflected it. This is especially tr
Vampire CollegeThe other day, my dad handed me a printout of an article from a conservative website about going to college. Dad does this from time to time, I think because he suspects I'm a filthy liberal, and wants to send a few shots across the bow to see if I fire back. I usually don't, because I've been through enough warfare to have a better idea of when to pick my battles.Vampire College3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, I won't reference the article directly, but the gist of it was that college is a bit of a costly venture that doesn't always yield the results it promises for the price of admission, and may actually do more harm than good. (High schoolers, meditate on that for a minute, please)
Now, the article itself sort of descended into a screed about how colleges just crank out liberals anyway, and liberals tend to vote Democrat, and we should just bust the whole thing up because dear God, we need conservative voters or they'll have a WOMAN in the White House next...
...Which is unfortunate, because "liberal conspiracy" aside, I
The myth of the 97% climate change consensusWhat is the origin of the false belief – constantly repeated by President Obama, the media and others – that almost all scientists agree about global warming?The myth of the 97% climate change consensus2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Claims continue to be made that “97% of scientists agree that climate change is real, man-made and dangerous.” That’s what Secretary of State John Kerry told graduating Boston College students. It’s what President Obama said in his State of the Union address and a recent tweet.
There’s just one problem – aside from the fact that this assertion is being used to help justify policies and regulations that are closing down fossil fuel power plants and crippling our economy. The claim is completely bogus. As Heartland Institute president Joe Bast and climate scientist Roy Spencer make clear in this article, the papers used to create and perpetuate the 97% claim are seriously and fundamentally flawed. The alleged consensus simply does not exist; much less does it represent anyth
100+?? $10 COMMISSIONS! 73/100EDIT - I still have a month before my convention and I'm down to the final stretch of commissions that have been paid for so I wont be cutting off commissions until the 31st of January or until I hit 150.100+?? $10 COMMISSIONS! 73/1003 years ago in Personal More Like This
Other people offering $10 commissions:
Azbat - http://azbat-art.tumblr.com/sketches
:iconwaterwalker98: - http://waterwalker98.deviantart.com/journal/100-10-Commissions-6-100-343586514
Okay so here's why:
I'm trying to save up to be able to move to the states. Yes I have a job but a lot of that money goes to groceries (here in the Bahamas everything is VERY expensive (a gallon of milk is about $7USD))
So I'm opening 100 $10 Commission slots!
Here's how it's going to work:
Cartoon Styled Commissions - $10
Extra characters are all $10 each! Each character counts as a slot even if you want them together
Pixel Commissions - $20 (aka takes up two slots)
Extra characters are $10 each
please read:Professor : You are a Christian, aren't you, son ?please read:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Student : Yes, sir.
Professor: So, you believe in GOD ?
Student : Absolutely, sir.
Professor : Is GOD good ?
Student : Sure.
Professor: Is GOD all powerful ?
Student : Yes.
Professor: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to GOD to heal him. Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But GOD didn't. How is this GOD good then? Hmm?
(Student was silent.)
Professor: You can't answer, can you ? Let's start again, young fella. Is GOD good?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Is satan good ?
Student : No.
Professor: Where does satan come from ?
Student : From GOD
Professor: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?
Student : Yes.
Professor: Evil is everywhere, isn't it ? And GOD did make everything. Correct?
Student : Yes.
Professor: So who created evil ?
(Student did not answer.)
Professor: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness? All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?
Daily Literature Deviations for March 24th, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for March 24th, 20133 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Batman and Abe Lincoln fight John W. Booth...Honestly I have no idea of how I found this. I'm sure I was searching for something educated on YouTube... I'm sure... Also when Lincoin grabs the axe it says, "use in case of cyborg attack." ~ CBatman and Abe Lincoln fight John W. Booth1 year ago in Personal More Like This
GodI believe in God. Here's why.God3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I understand the universe and life to be the product of three fundamentals.
Mass, energy, information.
That's nature. More than ever, in our Information Age we should understand how these three interact.
'No God' basically asserts that information arose out of mass and energy.
Just do the math and look at reality. It doesn't seem to add up.
It seems to make more sense that information and energy came first, then mass. Of the three, mass appears to be the most fabricated. Energy organized into division upon division and well packaged boundaries. Remember information is neither energy or mass.
An example of how information interacts with mass is a computer file.
No matter how big the file is, the mass of your computer remains the same.
That file could be transferred to print on paper, a CD or your ipad. The information is identical, but the platforms change. The mass is just the medium that carries the information.
And Back To Homophobes...http://comments.deviantart.com/1/532730803/3830132468And Back To Homophobes...7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, lemme stop you right there, as a straight man who knows the science behind homosexuality.
The reason homosexuality was removed from the ranks of mental disorders is because science, which is based on disproving incorrect ideas, has falsified the claim that homosexuality is a mental disorder; In fact, there is even a mechanism by which someone can be born a homosexual.
When a woman has a child, their body thinks that the embryo/fetus is actually a harmful growth and produces antigens. With the first children, these aren't very potent, and these antigens do not strongly affect the horomones the child produces after birth; Thus, the first child does not have a high chance of being born a homosexual. However, with successive children, the antigens become progessively stronger, thus increasing the chance that later children will be born homosexuals.
Further, horomones and the immune responses of a woman during. pregnancy have
Trust me, I'm publishedWith all the absolutely solid stuff floating around about avoiding scams, I wanted to take a look at when you can and can't trust what someone is saying.Trust me, I'm published2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Before I get into that, here are the journals I have in mind:
All these guys have a good chunk of real-world publishing experience. Specifically, SadisticIceCream and DorianHarper have or are currently working directly with well-established publishers, and I'm pretty sure tiganusi would voodoo death me if I made shit up so you'll have to ask him what he's done.
(PinkyMcCoversong has a ton of resources and industry experience, and vglory is a local deity at Absolute Write, plus an expert in the world of erotica. BeccaJS does scripty things, LiamSharp posted a great article on getting into the comics industry, and if I think of others, I'll add 'em. There are a lot of people here w