Beauty of crystalsScience related Art WeekBeauty of crystals6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
What Is a Crystal ?
Crystal is the solid form of a substance in which the atoms or molecules are arranged in a definite, repeated patterns. The formation results in one of three ways: a liquid may cool or freeze into a solid; dissolved matter may precipitate out of a solution; or gases may condense into a solid form. The external shape of the crystal -- smooth, symmetrically arranged, flat surfaces -- reflects its atomic structure.
The most common crystal in photography is snow, but there are many other crystals around us and they can all be beautiful.
One of the surprising aspects of crystal is the variation of their size. One single crystal can measure a few nanometres or up to several meters, like in the famous cave of Naica. In the following pictures it is possible to observe that crystals can have the same shape at different scales.
Pictures via wikipedia and sweet random science.
New Additions to the Family 2~a G1 Transformers Fan Fiction~New Additions to the Family 29 months ago in Personal More Like This
Summary: The sparklings are brought home at last, and the first stages of parenting begin, especially when little Emerald remains restless and won't go to sleep.
Elita-1 sat in the trailer, cradling the newly born sparklings and holding them close to her chest plate, while Optimus transformed into vehicle mode and drove them back to their quarters. They had a brief argument about how they would journey home back at the emergency room. Elita wanted to walk so the twins could see their home planet for the first time, but Optimus insisted she rode inside his trailer, saying she must be exhausted and needed to rest. They scolded a little, Elita smacked him upside the helm (again), and Optimus scowled. However, the Prime was successful in the debate when Ratchet proved his points and recommended she ride in the trailer. And of course, little sparklings Serena and Emerald were safe, laying around on Elita
help meso my dad talked to my brother evanhelp me1 year ago in Personal More Like This
and he told me my brother thought there wasn't
a reason to live
my brother is 10 years old
it isn't normal
he said he is never happy
i had an idea
i will love you guys forever if you draw a picture
not a complicated picture, maybe a simple
sketch of your character saying or holding a sign
that says something like "stay strong evan"
or "please be happy evan" or "you are loved, evan"
at the end of this week, i will compile them all
and print them out in a collage
and give it to him
it'll show him that people care about him and
tell him there's a reason to live
this means the world to me
my brother hates himself and is depressed
to see that people care
could save his life
i hope it's not asking too much
it can be a five-minute sketch for all i care
it's the meaning that counts
no one deserves to die at 10 years old
Few Words About TTR and the ClosingOkay. It's been a while since ToonTown officially closed and we're all still fighting for it back. If we're sure that ToonTown Rewritten is going to come out, then it's just like that time Toontown went down for update for a few weeks. This is definitely more than a few weeks, but just think of it as a long maintence update.Few Words About TTR and the Closing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There's also a ton of info on this new MMO that I've seen, and some journals have been done on it in this group in the past. I have a lot of hope in all of these theories (most), and when ToonTown did close, I didn't cry -- want to know why? Because I had hope. I think we all can believe that ToonTown will, one day, be back on the air. I'm very suspicious of Disney right now. I've heard so much on this unannounced MMO, but I heard someone say it would replace all lost when they closed ToonTown, Pirates, and Pixies. I have a lot of hope, though, on ToonTown Rewritten. Sure, ToonLand is a bit iffy and others have promised to make a game but they haven't been rele
Something great in my lifeI know no one will care, probably... But I NEED to share my joy!Something great in my life1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I went to this place 7 months ago, most of the times, I walked alone by DA, published my artworks, sometimes talking to some...
DA people i know are damn nice! but usually, the life was very lonely here, my life itself...
The fandom is somewhat reduced anyway, unfortunately...
One day I visited the profile from a random person here, three months ago, just to see "what's up", I realized this person spoke my language too and until this day, we canīt stop talking every day and every second, we talk by phone and write us letters so much as if we were in a world war or something haha, you wonīt believe how happy I am for that
Friends are hard to find in this world, Iīm talking about real and close friends, with a powerful synchronization and trust, I have the good fortune to talk about every existing topic without offending this person and the best thing is, that she will agree haha
PHEWYou know that feeling of dread when you realize your cat fell out of the window and you go out to find him and he's nowhere, and you live near a busy highway?PHEW2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How great is it when he finally comes out from around the corner, looking scared and confused but is okay?
He's an idiot though. He thought the only way back into the house was through that window, and kept running away from me trying to get back up there.
Also, I don't know what made me realize he had fallen out of the window. But I couldn't find him for bedtime, and I looked everywhere for him, and it just struck me I'd seen him in that window earlier, and lo and behold, the screen had fallen out, and I'm sure him with it. In fact, I heard him fall while I was getting ice cream, but I thought he fell INTO the house, not out of it.
WELL ANYWAY, CRISIS AVERTED! WOO! Dopey cat.
That would be this one, by the way:
Kingsley you're a dope and also
People wanting art for free - RantIt’s rant time again. Yay. I know I’ve talked about this topic in the past already but it’s still current for many artists, and I’d like to go into it a little further. That question which pretty much every artist knows only too well.People wanting art for free - Rant10 months ago in Personal More Like This
“Can you draw something for me? But I don’t have money.”
No matter how obvious you make it that you’re a professional artist, how eye-catching the commission pricelist on your user page is or how many “I don’t do requests / art-trades”-stamps you plaster all over your journal, people either don’t notice or simply don’t care. And their ways to persuade you to give them what they want get more creative and bold.
Classic approach :
A few sentences of praise and how much they adore your artwork and how much they’d love to have a picture from you. Sometimes they also mention that they don’t have money, which means they are aware of the
A New Blossom for SonAmy? (proof & opinions)Journal idea stolen from :iconsonamy13333tlo: probably the best SonAmy proof I've seen so far.A New Blossom for SonAmy? (proof & opinions)4 years ago in Personal More Like This
CHECK IT NOW!
Lately, I've been ecstatic to hear what Sega had to say about some possible upcoming SonAmy moments on their Sega Master Tweet Theatre http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bB3Mk0cHY_E and hopefully this gives us SonAmy fans something to expect from a unspecified game in the future.
So before I get to the games' overall proof/evidence, I wanna add that maybe Sega is doing this for a reason. Call me crazy, but Sega may be doing something right this time. What I mean by that is-- well... let's just say that Sonic and Amy did get together. If you've ever watched a show with romance (some type of soap opera) you'll see that how two of the series characters will get together and every thing is great! Then... they break up, make up, and it keeps going in a circle; worse case scenario: they would get rid of the character because he or she ha
Vagus and Leon Plushies!!Vagus and Leon Plushies!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys, check out the plushies :iconslydragoon16: and I commissioned from the awesome :iconsleeplesstotodile:!
They turned out perfectly and of course, super adorable! It's a fantastic feeling to see your characters finally taking a physical form~~ *happy tears*
But yeah, please check out more of ST's products~ He makes a lot of statues too!
Advice From Jesse Schellhttp://www.toontowncentral.com/forums/goodbye-toontown/344738-advice-jesse-schell.htmlAdvice From Jesse Schell2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Hi Toontown fans -- this is Jesse Schell. You may have seen my red rabbit, Jaymo, running around Toontown sometime in the last 15 years.
I've been getting a ton of emails from Toontown fans, and I thought it might be useful for me to give some advice here, so that more people would hear about it.
First, let me say that I'm super sad about Disney's decision to shut Toontown. Toontown has been a big part of my life since 1998, when we first started working on it. To see it close is extremely depressing, when it means so much to so many people.
Next, I know that there are rumors going around about Schell Games buying Toontown. I can't really talk about this, but I will say that there are discussions going on about the future of Toontown, and whether companies external to Disney will be a part of that. Unfortunately, these conversations are likely to be slow, so we should all anticipate Toontown closing
Whelp, I'm a Weeaboo.Today I went out in search of lunch with my boyfriend. I was thinking Subway, but then we noticed a new place that opened up called "My Tokyo". Some of my closer friends on here know that I pretty much worship chicken teriyaki, in all of its forms (in fact, the plan for Subway was going to be the Chicken Teriyaki sub), and I thought, 'that place definitely has chicken teriyaki'.Whelp, I'm a Weeaboo.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So we went in, and it's all adorably Japanese, with the Ramenya-style banners above the counter, and a few little bins of Japanese candy for sale. It's mostly weeaboo classics like Pocky and Hi-chew, so I ignored it, because that stuff is always too expensive outside of an actual Asian supermarket. I ain't stupid. Then I realize I'm in my ridiculous Pikachu hoodie (with ears) from Hot Topic, so I start feeling a little self-conscious, like, damnit, I look like a total dweeb here*...but I'm hungry, so this is happening, I don't care.
*Why no, I don't feel like a dweeb wearing it anywhere else, no.
We order our f
Toontown Contest! - Deadline Today!!:iconpastelstar1plz::iconpastelstar2plz::iconpastelstar3plz::iconpastelstar1plz::iconpastelstar2plz::iconpastelstar3plz::iconpastelstar1plz::iconpastelstar2plz::iconpastelstar3plz::iconpastelstar1plz::iconpastelstar2plz::iconpastelstar3plz:Toontown Contest! - Deadline Today!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey there everyone! KeepToontownOpen is holding a contest!
That's right, a contest! To celebrate Toontown's private server! This is the group's first contest.
Q:What is the contest about?
A: You just have to draw a toon of yours or even multiple if you'd like. There's no theme to this, it is all creativity! It can be pixels, traditional media, digi
Sonamy contest ^^heyy Sonamy fans! SonJess101 here (soon to be SonicaSteel2099) anyways i've got a Sonamy contest going on So rules are:Sonamy contest ^^2 years ago in Personal More Like This
you MUST be a Sonamy fan
no bases (cuz you can draw better than me)
entree's will be Excepted between the 3rd of march till June the 22nd kay
and have fun
1st place: 5 Point's (i've only got 9) a Fanfic for them and the main couple of their choice and a 1 in 5 chance i'll use him or her in my Sonic high Comic
2nd place: a fanfic for them and the main couple of their choice & a 1 in 5 chance i'll use him or her in my Sonic high Comic
3rd place: a fanfic for them and the main couple of their choice
11/100 people Entered And i have 2/100 Entrees
have 2 more places for Judge 2/0 *edit* 2/2 have entered
how to enter
Just ask me ^^ (if ya wanna be a judge or a Competer)
well its ur choice really u can do it Tradinal or digital and it's SonAmy all forms ^^
plus :iconhello-tech: is Helping out with the prizes (cause i'm so bad at prizes)
-SonJess101 Co founder & S
Game-breaking glitch warning - Pokemon X/YSince I know 99.9% of my watchers are playing it, I thought I'd let you all know (if you didn't already):Game-breaking glitch warning - Pokemon X/Y1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Looks like it happens occasionally when you save outside of a building in Lumios City - so try to save only indoors, or on the routes around that town instead of on the streets.
...Nintendo may make a patch for it later, they did it with a similar game-breaker in Skyward Sword.
Until then, be careful!!
The Artist Behind The Lexus IS DesignThe Artist Behind The Lexus IS Design1 year ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Robert Evans (PSAS), a longtime member of the deviantART community, has succeeded in making a radical artistic statement about turning artists' visions into actual realities.
Robert's pathway to actualization of his vision was facilitated by forward-thinking executives at Lexus who reached out to the creative cutting edge, to deviantART artists, for new revolutionary design ideas for the production of their 2014 Lexus IS. The Lexus IS Design Contest was born and dA's Robert Evans has come away with the prize: experiencing having his personal artistic conceptualization of how an automobile should look and roll become a real world reality. As Grand Prize Winner, the new Lexus built to Robert's design was debuted at the SEMA auto show in Las Vegas before 60,000 US and international buyers and then featured at the Los Angeles Auto Show before 12,000 industry decision-makers and 4,000 media correspondents from 50 countries.
A WEEK IN STREET [19/2014]Give these gems all the 's they deserve!A WEEK IN STREET [19/2014]11 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Don't forget the May Challenge 'Silhouettes' at :iconthe-yard-collective:
Keep your head up: Stay Strong!Life is challenging, isn't it? There are many moments where we face failures that we'd probably never forget about. It is our failures that makes us go downhill; we tend to get depressed after regretting our mistakes that would be impossible to fix. Do you remember your mistakes? I know I have.Keep your head up: Stay Strong!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And when you do remember it, our thorny mind is regretting that moment each minute.
But you know what? It's okay to feel this way.
It's alright to make a mistake. Making a mistake is called being a human, because as far as I know, out of the 8 billion people out there in the world, there is not one person in the world who had never made a mistake. Everyone makes a silly mistake during our lifetime, even our friends and people who we love so much.
Did you make a mistake? That's okay; try again! You have purpose in this life! The world was created for us to live with a reason, is it not?
Don't wish for something to happen; go do it and make it happen! Do you have a crush on that c
Don't give up on Toontown Online!So guys, I've noticed that ever since the private server Toontown Rewritten was released, the resistance against Disney and the support of keeping Toontown Online had become very low. It's as if 85% of the community decided, "Oh, we have Toontown Rewritten, there's no need to have anything to do with Disney now!"Don't give up on Toontown Online!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yes, there is. As much as I'm hyped for Toontown Rewritten, I would take an official server over a private server any day- even Sir Max himself said this. Think about it- with official servers you get higher quality content faster, a bigger community, and other things. I could go on but it would look like I'm bashing the TTR crew which is the least of my intentions. Even though we have to pay for an official Toontown, wouldn't you pay for a high quality Toontown with a lot of updates?
Now, you may be thinking "But Disney doesn't care about Toontown anymore!" Well, we'll have to show them that we care, so they'll start caring. &
R.I.P, Blinky.While this isn't entirely Toontown-related, I feel the need to post this. I just received word that we've lost a member of our Toontown community. You may know him as Dustscorch, Cody or Little Blinky. DusttyLilBlinky.R.I.P, Blinky.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
He was a huge inspiration to everyone around him, and was always so cheerful, optimistic, kind even though he knew the circumstances he was dealing with. He was always so generous yet caring too. Although he won't read this, he'll never be forgotten. He was the most generous person I've known and one of the most amazing people in this community.
I know this isn't Toontown-related, but could you guys please take a moment to pray for him?
fuck you Teen Titans GoI tried to defend you, I knew you were just a silly parody cartoon, but now you are officially just spitting in the face of the fans who were upset at the cancellation of the other DC cartoons. There's parody and then there is outright mockery, you have fallen into that chasm. The world of animation is poorer for your existence.fuck you Teen Titans Go1 month ago in Personal More Like This
update: For context here is a brief synopsis of it: Basically Aqualad, Superboy, and Miss Martian from Young Justice cameoed in the episode (in an approximation of the YJ art style, looking totally out of place) where Aqualad basically played the part of mouthpiece for the critics of the show, saying that the Teen Titans weren't serious enough, a disgrace, and were making a mockery of the superhero cartoon legacy. The characters reacted to this by "going serious," adopting a Leinfeldian early 90's art style and becoming super dark. The basic story was "oh, you guys want a more serious show? Well fuck you you're stupid!"
'Why Are We Even Talking About This?'I get that phrase a lot, that and "over react much?" whenever I bring up ANY issue, be it from a video game, politics, or whatever. There seems to be a lot of people who just don't wanna talk about anything at all, and would much rather these discussions just not exist so they can get on with their lives.'Why Are We Even Talking About This?'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You'll be unsurprised to learn that I don't agree with that wisdom. In my books, if you don't do anything, nothing is going to happen. If there's an injustice in the world somewhere and you stay silent, that injustice isn't going to fix itself. It will just keep happening. That, my friends, is complacency.
Then of course there are those people who don't believe that the world will ever change, therefor there's no reason to try, and actively try to stop anyone who dares to stand up for something. I can't begin to describe how annoying that mindset is to me. It's almost sadistic in it's very nature, by actively trying to stop people from making the world a better place by being dismissi
Step by Step: Isometric CubeA step by step of the making of an Isometric Cube (just took screenies while making it and added a few comments, not really a big tutorial). The plan is to make a fancy colored cube, maybe not very fractal but oh well, they are still very fun.Step by Step: Isometric Cube1 month ago in Art Features More Like This
For more details about the how to, check my Isometric Tutorials:
So i hit the blank button and start!
1. One transform only
2. Added lots of stuff here. Since i may use quite a bunch of transforms on this, I decided to tile just one side and then repeat it 3 times, properly rotated and shifted, completing the visible part of the cube.
3. The xaos links are showed on the picture below (arrows mean 1, everything else 0). The base is the only non linear transform here.
I made a separate transform for base because I want to add some glowy blur later, and having just one transform to set wei