Mid Dragon's World Chapter 2Chapter 2: Going to the Mall
That night, Alex, my dad, Theian, and I sat at the dinner table, waiting for Z'haer, Eig'nia, and Girido to return. My stomach was growling at me. It was telling me that it wanted food and it wanted food now. Dad had a chicken cooking in the oven that felt like it had been in there forever. I moaned as I slammed my head down on the table, feeling lightheaded.
"Jakol, head up." Dad commanded.
As soon as I heard him say that, I immediately swung my head up. My dad looked at me with an angry kind of look for a few seconds then turned his attention to Theian.
"Theian, how did their first day of training go?" Asked dad.
"Rather well. Alex shows a lot of promise. His strength should become a valuable asset to you in the future. Jake, however While he shows potential, he's uneasy about using his powers. I hope to be able to change that." Theian said.
"Oh? And how do you plan to do that?" Dad asked, sounding interested.
"I'm not sure yet. But I'll think of a w
Contest!I thought about it for a bit, and decided I'd like to hold a little competition. Without further ado, here's the info on it!Contest!3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The contest will be split into two categories: Creepy and Cute. For Creepy, your goal is to draw or write something that isn't necessarily scary, but just creepy and unsettling. For Cute, your goal is to draw or write something that is just happy and positive, like cutesy animals or a happy story. If you manage to spook me solid, or melt my heart with cuteness, you'll find yourself as a winner!
1st Place: 3 month Premium Membership
2nd Place: 1 month Premium Membership
3rd Place: 200 DA points
All participants will receive 10 points just for entering! This will be given to you upon the time of judging!
There will be two sets of prizes, one for each half of the competition, and will be the same rewards. You may enter in both halves. but can only post one entry for each. You cannot win in both categories.
Also, I will be looking at all entrie
freshmen dorm lifeyou start your first day at vore high. You go to the reception hall and to get your room number and class schedule (vore 101, and trust vore are required all other classes you chose) you go to your room to meet your roommate (npc or another member).freshmen dorm life2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Webcams are NOT available for Premium MembersI don't know why I'm bothering, I need to sleep.Webcams are NOT available for Premium Members3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There is a rumor spreading around that premium members still have access to the Webcam widget. This is FAALSEEE. Trust me not only am I premium but I'm a beta tester and I looked all over for it. It's not there.
Look I will even show you:
I'm slightly bothered by it but not enough to cause mass hysteria panic. I'm pretty sure someone will find a loophole and make a replacement method soon enough. Even so, don't you think dA will add better things later on? It seems they are working on a lot of code cleanup so I can see why the webcam had to be removed. It probably wasn't communicating too well with the new phone app either. Possibly replaced with a new version of the widget or something. I don't know.
I understand the anger with dA as of recent but some people are being beyond vicious about it. I'm more perturbed than upset. Going by how web design works, I'm expecting quite a few more change
#SavethewebcamsSo dA has ditched webcams in a bid to get people to buy more PM's, which I think is really mean.#Savethewebcams3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not sure how to explain it. I've been on dA a looong time (this is a new account so it doesn't look like it) and it just sorta became this thing where people would look and laugh about the quirky things people put on their webcam; things that really didn't belong anywhere else on their page. (Like, on my first account, for a long time my webcam was CCTV footage of a Seagull stealing a bag of crisps from a store then running off, and if I'd put that anywhere else, like in my deviantID, that woulda been weiiiiird. But I liked it, you know?)
For those of you who don't have access to PM only Custom boxes like me, you can use this HTML code in your descriptions of journals/dA ID's/etc to display gifs like the webcam could. Take the image you want to use, right click it, select "Copy Image Location" on Firefox (it's something similar on Chrome) and replace IMAGE URL with what's now on your cl
Expiration DateI love the Team Fortress 2 short movies. They're like little Pixar films......just with violence, blood, dismemberment and a general disregard for health, safety and human life.Expiration Date11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Usually they're quite brief, but the latest to surface is a whole 15 minutes. Positively feature-length!
It's making me want to revisit those TF2 "auxiliary units" I designed a couple of years back.
DashCon - How not to do a conventionIt seems like every week there’s a new convention going on, and this was no different. DashCon (purportedly the largest gathering of tumblr uses to date), was happening this weekend and... well... it fell apart in many gloriously horrible ways.DashCon - How not to do a convention10 months ago in Personal More Like This
First there were accusations of scamming, as the convention owners crowd-sourced $17,000 to secure the venue (which should’ve been done MONTHS in advance). All attempts to contact the hotel have resulted in the hotel saying there was no need to raise that money and that they never received any of it.
Then there were the cancelations. The Welcome to Nightvale people were flown in, but then told they weren’t going to be paid till AFTER they performed for everyone (which is already suspicious) and also told they weren’t getting reimberesed for the hotel, flight, food, etc. So sadly WTNV had to cancel at the last minute, resulting in the convention owners refunding patrons with “an extra hour in the ball pit.” The
Korrasami SUPER-CUT!Happy Holidays!Korrasami SUPER-CUT!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I saw someone suggest this on twitter, but I didn’t see anyone around doing it. So I decided to step in and just do it because I’m curious: Editing all 4 seasons of The Legend of Korra to just the moments surrounding Korra and Asami’s relationship. While Korra and Asami are endgame, there were a lot of people who were upset and felt like it was tacked on. To a lot of Korrasami shippers that’s sacrilege because CLEARLY all the evidence was there, right? ......Right?
Well, to be honest even as a korrasami shipper myself.... I wasn’t sure. It got me thinking: “IS there actually enough on-screen evidence to support Korrasami?”
So that’s what I’ve done here. I’ve taken all 4 seasons and super-cut them together, removing everything except the bits that pertain to Korra and Asami’s relationship. The end result is a “movie” that is 1 hour and 17 mins long lol.
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?7 months 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
Texas Again, Davis Gone?, and DOMAAbortion Bill AgainTexas Again, Davis Gone?, and DOMA2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Remember how awesome it was that Wendy Davis was able to filibuster her way through not getting a potentially damaging abortion bill from passing? Remember how the bill was DOA by the end of the night? Yeah... that's not happening now. Texas governor Rick Perry is calling for a second special hearing to be held on July 1st and is saying "Even the woman who filibustered in the Senate the other day was born into difficult circumstances. It's just unfortunate that she hasn't learned from her own example that every life must be given a chance to realize its full potential and that every life matters."
Wow... what an A-hole. Maybe it's because she was born into difficult circumstances that she's able to see things not in such stark black and white contrasts and sees how damaging this bill will be. Perry went on to say "it's lawmakers' duty to prevent abortions, regardless of the conditions into which a child may be bor
KorrasamiSo last night the season finale of Korra premiered. WARNING, this entire journal will be spoiling one specific thing from the ending which, if you can’t guess by the title of the journal and everyone tweeting and trending about it, has something to do with Korra and Asami’s relationship.Korrasami5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Now then, the big surprise was that the final moments of the episode involve Korra and Asami just chilling after a party and telling how much they mean to each other. After a consoling hug and some reassuring words, Korra suggests they take a vacation together. Just the two of them, no one else, wherever Asami wants to go. Asami suggests the spirit world. And so the episode ends with the two holding hands looking into each-other’s eyes as they pass into the spirit world.
I gotta say... I am impressed. I genuinely didn’t think that Nickelodeon would allow the Korrasami ship to get that far. Even though the show doesn’t explicitly come right out and SAY th
tumblr Safety Followup4chan v tumblrtumblr Safety Followup10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I mentioned it briefly yesterday, and thanks to some people filling in the blanks I didn’t have at the time I feel the need to update this with more information for everyone’s sake.
Apparently what happened is that a couple feminists on tumblr (most sources only mentioning on average 4 people) tried to start a “let’s take down 4chan” campaign. 4chan (the source of some of the lowliest, filthiest, scummiest people on the planet), didn’t like that. So they’ve retaliated with a “take down tumblr” campaign. Please bear in mind that there is no real evidence to support this and it might all just be 4chan stirring up shit themselves for the lulz.
4chan users created multiple accounts and then proceeded to spam the popular tumblr tags with excessive amounts of gore, porn, child pornography, and have been taking “selfie” images of underage tumblr users and photoshop them into porn. They've also
The erasure of human history.Let me tell you a little bit about the House of Wisdom.The erasure of human history.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
It was founded in the 8th century, eventually becoming based in Baghdad, and was a major intellectual centre during the Islamic Golden Age. Scholars there made it their business to collect as much information as they could, from all corners of the known world. They would collect books and texts and return them home for translation. It made the people of the Islamic world among the most culturally advanced on the planet.
They constructed astronomical observatories, they forwarded the science of medicine, mathematics, chemistry, zoology, geography and cartography. They drew upon the work of both those who had come before, and their contemporaries, and then advanced it. Many inventions from the Islamic Golden Age have had a legacy that lasts up until this very day:
So, what happened? If the House of Wisdom was such a fountain of knowledge a
Myths About Circumcision You Likely Believe (pt 1)Original article by Lillian Dell'Aquila Cannon and Darcia Narvaez. I'm sharing what was posted via Psychology Today. This was not written by 8manderz8Myths About Circumcision You Likely Believe (pt 1)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
When I was pregnant with my first child, I just thought that circumcision was what you did, no big deal, and that every man was circumcised. Then one day I saw a picture of a baby being circumcised, and everything changed. Just one tiny, grainy photo was enough to make me want to know more, and the more I knew, the worse it got. It turns out, circumcision really is a big deal.
Part 1 - Circumcision Surgery Myths
Myth 1: They just cut off a flap of skin.
Reality check: Not true. The foreskin is half of the penis's skin, not just a flap. In an adult man, the foreskin is 15 square inches of skin. In babies and children, the
Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.3D printing is a fabulous technological advance, and anyone with a creative mind will be thrilled at the possibilities that could be just around the corner as a result of its development….Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Or would be if some dick hadn't decided to use it to make a weapon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185
Yes, we're back on the gun-debate-thing. And this time the pro-gun crowd are pissing me off because they've set in motion a chain of events that will stifle the potentially fabulous ability to transfer what you create on your computer into the real world.
The man behind it harps on about liberty being his motivation for doing it.
Liberty has to be tempered with responsibility, otherwise you just have anarchy. Using new technology to build a gun doesn't make you a champion for freedom, it makes you an attention seeking moron who gives the powers-that-be REASON to restrict it. They will now do everything the can to prevent the proliferation of the technology. They
How to Become a WriterNeed help on writing? Take a look what I found on "How to Become a Writer"How to Become a Writer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(This is not my words)
1. Consider all of the options. Not everyone can create a blockbuster novel. Anyone with passion might be able to earn a living from writing. Copy-writing is probably the highest paid skill on the Internet. Article writing is in great demand for providing content for websites. Creative writers are in demand to bid for projects every day. So the first step in how to become a writer is to research all of the options.
2. Plan using logic and desire. Write the way you want, but decide whether or not you want to rely on the income from your writing. Not having a regular job will allow you to focus on your writing, but it's very unlikely that you'll be able to depend on it for at least a few years.Then you might get bored.
3. Think about what you want to write, instead of what you want to get from writing. You won't get anywhere if all you're after is money.
4. Be prepared to work odd hours -- y
Silent GuardiansBe dark knights, silent guardians and watchful protectors over your artist friends and other art communities. Report back to the rightful owner of stolen artworks or reposts without credits so the art criminals get the justice they deserved.Silent Guardians2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Of course, just don't go breaking bones and yell at the art thieves "WHERE ARE THE DRAWINGS~? WHERE ARE THEY!?"
Have a good time.
(The D is not silent)
Fox News Religious HypocritesFOX NEWS WOOOOOOO~ Let's bitch about the people who cry about there religious freedom's being taken away while screaming out hatred against Islam and giggling their asses off dismissively at Paganism.Fox News Religious Hypocrites2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So Fox News did a piece on how Wiccan/Pagan Holiday's will now be recognized by the University of Missouri - http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/02/17/university-missouri-guide-asks-professors-to-accommodate-wiccan-pagan-holidays/
Now that original piece didn't offend...but this did.
Update: So they mentioned in the second video that they had talked about it earlier in the show; yeh found that clip
First off: It's 8 holidays. Eight. I can name all of them.
Wiccan Holidays - Samhain, Yule, Imbolc, Ostara, Beltane, Litha, Lughnasadh, Mabon,
They have different names depending on the tradition or path a particular pagan chooses to follow, but you better believe they know their own holiday's names.
Second: All the pagans you know are either twice divorced old women in rural areas or crazy
Educating OurselvesThis journal contains a lot of potentially buzz-work things that could result in arguments from people who don't take the time to read my message. For example I mention Anita Sarkeesian, but I don't want people to start arguing against her points of view because that's NOT what this journal is about. So please, read carefully before you respond to help avoid knee-jerk reactions since that's exactly what this journal is about trying to AVOID.Educating Ourselves1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Over the years I’ve had a pretty straightforward view on gun control. Guns are dangerous and need to be restricted and made more inaccessible to prevent future acts of gun violence. I’ve never genuinely believed in the idea of banning all guns because I do think people DO need to have ways to protect themselves.
However, I’ve recently been thinking more about a different aspect to the gun control debate and it’s broader implications to other troublesome politically charged areas of our (United States) cult
Thou shalt not commit logical fallaciesA logical fallacy is a flaw in reasoning. Logical fallacies are like tricks or illusions of thought, and they're often very sneakily used by politicians and the media to fool people. Don't be fooled! This website has been designed to help you identify and call out dodgy logic wherever it may raise its ugly, incoherent head.Thou shalt not commit logical fallacies2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Learn about all 24 logical fallacies at
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Beautiful LEGOhttp://nostarch.com/beautifullegoBeautiful LEGO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Lego artist, Mike Doyle, has created a book featuring various styles and possibilities of Lego building and design. I have a dedicated chapter in it along with many other talented builders. It's available at Nostarch (linked above) and Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Beautiful-LEGO-Mike-Doyle/dp/1593275080.
Why you should NEVER copy artists work.The Consequences of Copying and Plagiarism as an Artist. And not giving credit!Why you should NEVER copy artists work.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
A short Article
How do you determine the difference between inspiration and plagiarism? “I don’t know how to define it, but I know it when I see it.” Full Article
What do you gain?
In summary, the main reasons people may will want to copy an artists work. WITHOUT giving proper credit.
To draw in the same style.
To improve their own work.
To gain popularity/approval.
But let's get specific here.
There is an epidemic of artists. The new era allows more people, each generation younger then the rest, to access resources never before possible. In the art community, the internet connects those with a passion f
Building Your VocabularySo you want to build your vocabulary? The answers are really simple, I swear, and you can do it! However, before we go in any detail I want to make something clear...Building Your Vocabulary2 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Just because you know those big, fancy words DOESN'T mean you have to or should use them!
Smaller words can be as effective and, sometimes, more effective.
Vocabulary is important, there isn't any doubt about it. Using, or finding, the right word can be key when you're writing. Though we don't always quite know the right word and maybe you never knew it or you just can't quite remember what it was. Either way, you are now determined to fill up that vocabulary!
Large words are fantastic, if used properly. Don't try to impress your reader by throwing out a bunch of obscure, long words. If you must use them do so sparingly. It's just as important to remember that your readers are intelligent and chances are they may know what the word means or they'll use a di
Scary Russians.The BBC recently aired a trio of documentaries following a (rather ballsy) chap called Reggie Yates as he travelled around Russia to speak with people who hold extreme views.Scary Russians.1 week ago in Personal More Like This
Generally, this kind of thing falls into the usual “Prod a Redneck and film the reaction” kind of journalism: you could go to any country and find people/nutcases with similar views, including the one in which I currently reside. Some of the stuff caught in these documentaries, however, is undeniably sinister, especially the general acceptance and scale of certain things.
There’s one clip with a very pro-Putin model, posing for the camera with a gun, saying “The Enemy will be defeated. Victory will be ours. And if we lose, we will destroy the whole world”.
She makes it very clear that the “Enemy” is pretty much anything west of Smolensk.
It’s a very juvenile view from someone who probably hasn’t travelled beyond the borders of Russia and has a very poor knowled
Sammy the Rubber Genie's Darkest Wishes Granted!*POOF!*Sammy the Rubber Genie's Darkest Wishes Granted!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Mysterious cloud of bright red smoke appears before your eyes as that strange plastic lamp you touched has suddenly sprung into life. Out of the smoke, you can make out a beautiful busty woman wearing a long flowing red rubber dress and fiery red hair cascading down her sides.
"Greetings" she announces, "My name is Sammy, I am a rubber genie, imprisoned several weeks ago by a malevolent force. I will grant you any wish your heart desires, whatever you want shall be yours."
Sammy sits on her cloud, squeaking slightly as her rubberized thighs press together, staring down at you, awaiting the next words to come from your mouth. Before you can say anything, she interrupts "I must warn you, any wish you make is permanent, and I cannot always guarantee that the dark magic I am infused with will provide you exactly what you want. My goal is to satisfy 1001 wishes to this community, you must not be too literal in your wish as my magic only works through interpretation, and you shall