Keep Calm And Comic-Con
Keep Calm And Comic-Con
Wed Aug 8, 2012 by techgnotic
This year was especially important to me personally and was a milestone of sorts on
multiple levels and for deviantART as a whole. Many of the reasons why will become clear
over the next few months as announcements are made and new ideas are shared with everyone
in the community.
s the multi dimensional, pop fueled, color exploded dream like haze that was Comic-Con begins
to fully dim and fade from accurate remembrance, I can’t shake the feeling that this year was s
carouselwe laughed like children high on m&ms,carousel2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
danced like we were carousel horses,
and jump-roped our way through obstacle courses.
I saved our footsteps in mason jars,
in case we ever needed to follow yellow brick roads
to get home.
home was an illusion:
honesty without truth,
apologies without forgiveness,
I kept home sandwiched between
"never" and "have to."
caroline, they'd say. caroline,
stop being such a dreamer. stop taking
us for granted.
I packed every apology possible
into my breath, left runaway plans lingering
in the silence between family.
when I found you dancing in the street,
I listened for merry-go-round music.
I tried to take you with me, I'm sorry.
instead I left you breathless,
left you safe, left without you.
I took our footsteps, just in case I
ever needed a way back home.
sometimes, I wonder if I left you
without a safety net.
Mold Greg was cleaning behind his toilet on a Friday when a voice came from within the wall.Mold3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
"Hey!" the voice said. "Look, I give, all right? I'm coming out!" Greg watched as a stream of black-and-white goo poured out of a crack near where he'd been scrubbing. It smelled of mildew, and, when enough of it came out, formed itself into the shape of a man.
"What are you?" Greg asked, looking up at its globby face.
"I'm the mold that lived behind your toilet," it said, "and I'm here to be your friend."
"Because I didn't develop self-awareness without reason, and you're a loser who cleans his bathroom on a Friday. Get your keys; we're going to the park."
Greg drove. They went to the basketball courts and the mold won in one-on-one against Greg. Twice.
"You need to exercise more," it said. "
The Boyfriend SongDo you mind conversations about zombie ninja pirates?The Boyfriend Song3 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
How about debates about the newest things in science?
Do you like Monty Python? Are you musical at all?
Can you manage to be lewd without losing your class at all?
I'd like a boyfriend please!
I'd like a boyfriend please!
It's mostly for great company and not those birds and bees,
So I'd like a boyfriend please!
(Y'know, if it's not too much trouble)
Are you fussy about food?
Are you considerate or rude?
Do you like cats (no, not for dinner)?
Are you taller? Fatter? Thinner?
(Could you possibly put up with my ridiculous ideas?)
Do you think this drawing's great?
What kinds of people do you hate?
Are you kind and are you stable?
Are your hands above the table*?
I'd like a boyfriend please!
I'd like a boyfriend please!
I'm obviously too fussy, but I'd like one that's a tease.
Yep, I'd like a boyfriend please!
(Or maybe I'm closing my mind too much)
I shouldn't be so picky about gender.
But instincts have a strang
How could you?How could you?3 years ago in Drama More Like This
I will never forget the day I let you hold my heart.
Oh foolish me, letting you see my soft parts.
Bless, the way your laugh made me feel.
I honestly thought is was something real.
I took your hand, so soft and tan.
When we danced, I hoped you'd understand.
That I truly love you and wanted you to hold me close.
But you only see him though, my own blood, my brother.
What a fool I am, not seeing through your act.
Was a heart the only thing you truly ever lacked?
Now sitting here, eyes red from the endless tears.
Am now facing my greatest fear.
I know I am only prolonging fate.
But at least I will still remember our very first date...
Taur virus: part 2Taur Virus 2Taur virus: part 25 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
I wanted to die of embarrassment. I was in my bedroom, having become what I was taught to avoid, not becoming the target of my parents despise. After having lied that it wasn't anything serious and having them barge into my room only to find the surprise, even more, everyone would sure give me hell for having such a strong position against taurs in school 'I'm screwed' I thought as I stared at them for what seemed like minutes which was actually mere seconds as my Mom's face was that of horror, which translated to a scream while dad's became that of anger.
"Ma-Marcus?" asked my mom, wanting me to shake my head but instead I nodded. Seemed she went light headed as she nearly fainted. Meanwhile, my dad simply looked away; I knew he was mad
"M-Mom," I tried to say reaching for her or my dad but she simply backed as I showed her my hand. My hand covered in black fur with a bit stubbier fingers and claws erected at their tips. Even I was surprised by the sight as I
Taur virus 4Taur Virus 4Taur virus 44 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
"That was close," I muttered exiting the taur-only bathroom. It was for a single person's use, installed about four years ago. It was nice and spacey, and it has to be, because I practically wrestled to get the shorts off my extended rear so I wouldn't have an accident. I almost tripped with the toilet, and I did fell against the wall a couple of times. But luckily the situation was managed and I exited the bathroom, just in time to grab some lunch. Passing my backpack over my shoulder I headed to the cafeteria, still getting used to the glances I earned from companions that knew of my parents dealings.
I didn't want to try and deal with people I knew. It was just to add insult to injury, as there were a few that would act sympathetic towards me. One of them was my friend Trish and probably my friend Paul, who, despite her constant taur state gets to stay in contact with her and other infected. I
Taur virus 3Taur virus 3Taur virus 34 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The loud tune music of the news channel rang into my ears and woke me up in an instant. I was so distracted I failed to notice the subtle contradictions with what I've grown used to, such as using the TV suddenly turning on while I heard no one around or the fact that it was actually the news channels instead of the usual Warner Brothers or Fox.
My first thought was to reach for the remote to try to mute the TV as there was some news about the latest outbreak of the famous 'taur virus.' I only managed to make out those two words. The mention of the disease brought back a couple of flashes to my mind. I could remember seeing the nurse telling to go home, my parents giving a surprised yet scared look on their faces seeing a human looking cat, much like cat taurs tended to look like. Thank goodness everything was just a dream, or so I thought.
My nose twitched as I sniffed the air noticing an odd smell, something I never
Shallow WaterIt was just a little kiddie pool in the backyard, unlovely pink-and-yellow plastic under the hot summer sun. But on those nights when Mom came home from the swing shift tired and met Daddy sitting in the kitchen angry, it was Amy’s only sanctuary.Shallow Water2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
She wasn’t a sound sleeper. Her parents still talked about how it had taken her infant self six months to sleep more than two or three hours at a time. During the school year, when her life was full of classes and friends and sports, it was easier to drop off, but summer nights were always more difficult. They were hotter, for one thing, and the long, indolent, inactive days often left her feeling too tired to sleep.
But mostly, it was because her parents had their arguments at night, right when Mom got back from the station. Daddy would send Amy to bed -- or at least her room, to pretend to sleep -- hours before. Then he would wait, sitting at the kitchen table and facing the door like a judge, hands folded in front of him
Abuduction.Abduction.Abuduction.3 years ago in Urban & Spoken Word More Like This
Another convicted paedophile free to walk again.
Currently living by a primary school looking for some new prey to stalk again.
Masks himself as a confidant, someone that the children can call a friend.
Specialises in seducing and lulling its victims in to a false sense of security.
With an ulterior motive driven to defile and desecrate their innocence and purity.
How is this ungodly predator somehow able to evade all configurations of authority?
No one is capable of figuring out why this predator has these vile and vindictive thoughts.
No one can possibly understand how much torture and suffering his actions have brought.
To every family and carer that nurtured, loved, raised and taught
Their young to avoid and not to communicate with strangers.
Performing their duties as guardians, preparing and protecting them from any danger.
For them one day to be kidnapped, taken, leaving only their clothing as remainders.
After the investigations and DNA testing all the headlines will
Unsaid PleasI'm fineUnsaid Pleas3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
No I'm not
Don't worry about me
I need someone
I'll tell you when something's wrong
But you won't listen
I'm doing well
Why can't you see my pain?
All these excuses
I hope someone will see through them
in case you forgot: don't read this. just trust mein case you forgot:in case you forgot: don't read this. just trust me3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
i have the heart of a poet
trapped in the ribcage of
a tumultuous whore. i'm
a textbook charlatan with
too much nonsense & not
in case you forgot:
i have a fetish for third-person
pronouns & third-party interference.
you are the first, second, and third person
to invade all three of my parties with your
clothes still intact with your skin; with your
tongue still intact with your mouth-
an ampersand curled between your teeth
in case you forgot:
this stanza is a haiku.
god, i hate haikus.
in case you forgot:
i will drill your brain
with mindless repetition
until it is sore enough
to develop amnesia.
in case you forgot:
i'm shit at endings
Short-LivedShort-Lived.Short-Lived3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Has it got to take a sudden death of a loved one.
For us to realise how fickle and unpredictable life is.
Despite our best efforts to delude and cowardly run.
We may share our lives with others but we are destined to be divided.
Life and death are both a part of a mutual consented sum.
Money will come and go but we all know what the fixed price is.
So although you may think the worst is yet to come.
No matter the occasion whether it be
an exercise in giving upI don’t know what I’m doing in this place.an exercise in giving up1 year ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
My bones ache to take me away – to take me anywhere but here. But my heart remembers this place and its beat is racing, pumping blood into the far corners of my body, making my limbs too heavy to move. But I want to leave so badly, with every part of my being, but the one. My heart still belongs here…even after all these years.
I don’t remember the last time I saw your face.
But I can tell you that I still hear your voice in my dreams. In the deepest of sleeps, you’re still alive inside of me, deep within the folds of my heart, the dark spaces of my imagination. You’re alive there, even though I know nothing of where you are in reality. I know nothing of you anymore. Maybe that’s for the better. Maybe. Maybe.
I can’t recall the first time that I heard time will make it better.
But I do know that my mom repeats it to me every Saturday when I go to visit her in that old house that’s fu
What is a brony? For many people the term brony has become part of everyday life. but what is a brony? This is just a brief description of what exactly a brony is and what impact the community has on those who accept it and become part of it.What is a brony?3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Before we get into what a brony is you must first know about the show my little pony: friendship is magic. My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a show produced by the HUB and made by Lauren Faust. for those of you who don't know who Lauren Faust is, she was the story writer for the Power Puff Girls, and Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends.
The goal for My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic was to create a show that parents and older siblings could watch with their children or younger sisters and enjoy it. However, many of the bronies watch the show with or without little siblings. Therefore the target demographic was never just 4-10 yr old girls like most people thin
respectHow dare you?respect2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Who are you to place yourself so high above me?
Are you a divine being? a God?
What makes you so superior to me?
You have done nothing to deserve my respect,
and yet you try to place yourself in a better rank.
You are nothing to me,
so don't you dare expect me to honor you.
Respect is not a right, it is a privilege.
Heartless Automaton - A Love StoryCombat Mechanoid 732 of the 3rd Armoured Battalion - though he went by the name Al in casual conversation (something easy for the fleshies to remember). During service he had dragged his ferrosteel body from the flaming wreckage of a particle tank on four separate occasions, once going back in to recover the memory core from a crushed comrade's skull. He dedicated himself to the cause not because of the propaganda or idealism, but because it was his job (and unlike the fleshies he knew how to do his job without whining, or stopping to rest every couple of days). But now the war was over (with both sides claiming victory) and Al was to be sent into civilian life.Heartless Automaton - A Love Story3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
The press releases had been careful not to suggest that mechanoids were considered alive in any way (because that might make someone begin to consider things like their rights and privileges), but instead focussed on how they might benefit the human (fleshie) population. They were told that the mechanoids would offer valuable a
Taur virus: part 1Taur Virus 1Taur virus: part 15 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
The whole planet trembled the moment it happened, eight years ago. I was just nine when it happened but it was enough to deeply scare me. A meteor struck Africa and there was nothing modern science could do about it, people though it was the end of the line for earth. Yet at the moment of impact only a crater and mild quakes were the end results. For a second the earth sighed as the so called "doomsday" turned out to be a pebble the size of a truck crashing in the middle of the western shorelines of Africa.
The world was relived and soon after things returned back to normal well sort of. There was a huge ongoing investigation of the crater as well of the meteor's remains, but there was no way it would affect us Or so we thought.
It made itself present months later around the continent an odd disease started appearing. It wasn't life-threatening so far, merely some fever, raspy voice, stomachache among other symptoms. The CDC confirmed there was a link bet
Self-InflictedSelf-InflictedSelf-Inflicted3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I just hate myself.
I hate the life that I lead.
I hate the things that I've done.
I keep trying to figure out.
Where it is exactly that I went wrong.
No matter how hard I try to evade
And blame others for my actions.
At some point I am forced to accept.
That the problem resides within me
And the answer remains absent.
I am the common dominator.
I am the back stabbing selfish traitor.
It's nothing to do with how I was raised
Or the credentials and intentions of my creators.
We choose our own paths.
We make our own decisions.
It is only us that determine what kind of life we lead.
There may be externa
skinnydipperhe stripped downskinnydipper3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and threw his clothes
in a plot of mulch
and when he took them
again, they smelled
of rusty petals,
of rich, wooden night,
making him pause
and inhale with his nose
as he stood by the pond,
in the moonlight,
the water on his skin
dripping into the mulch
where the orangish blooms
of the marigolds grew.
Naruto Vs One PieceNaruto Vs One Piece4 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
There's no denying the effect Dragonball has had on manga today. Akira Toriyama and his tale of the monkey tailed boy Goku made what Shonen is today, and opened up a new age of manga. When Dragonball ended in Weekly Shonen Jump however, the sales of the comic declined quite dramatically (that, and Slam Dunk). Jump had lost it's two biggest names at the time, and they needed new hits.
That's not to say there weren't some. Rurouni Kenshin was still going strong, and Hunter X Hunter would soon appear, but it wasn't until 1997 when the tale of a rubber boy and his desire to seek adventure as a pirate arrived in Shonen Jump.
That manga is now the greatest selling manga of all time.
I am of course talking about One Piece, the story of Monkey D. Luffy and his pirate crew as they search the Grand Line for the legendary treasure left by Gol D. Roger, One Piece. One Piece is now one of the longest mangas of all time and is still going strong.
Much like its spiritual predecessor, Dragonball, One
For Vincent Valentine LoversFor Vincent Valentine Lovers3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
On a frigid, windy day, you find yourself in the heart of a forest. The trees give off an eerie glow that does nothing to take an edge off the darkness. Sitting with your back against one of the trees, you sigh.
"I'm so lost..." your voice sounds loud compared to your near-silent surroundings. You lean your head back, closing your eyes in thought. You're tired from walking all day.
The sudden crack of a twig causes you to open your eyes and tense up. You hold your breath and look around, but you can't see anything other than the trees. You're sure it's your imaginaton... until you see him.
Dressed in all black, except for a scarlet cape, is a man perched in a tree close to you. He's watching you in silence, black hair covering one eye.
"Who are you?" you ask, staring wide-eyed at the metal claws on his left hand.
"I am Vincent Valentine." he says after a few moments in a deep voice. He hides his gauntleted hand from view with his cape, "And who are you? What is a girl like you doing he
Strawberries in the WinterMy momma once said that it was impossible-Strawberries in the Winter2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
That trying to grow strawberries
In a room that murdered light
Was like telling a girl to live without love
Or demanding a fish to breathe midair.
Still, a week later
A pot of dirt found its home
On a desk in that room,
Daring to flirt with the color green.
Everyday a lamp was hit,
Life support was turned on,
And Thoreau was born to fight.
I told myself,
No more would the fat guy need surgery
Just to blend into an ocean of hypocrites
That would tide in and out of his “in security”.
No more would the nerd girl
Need tights that cut her once living legs
Because the boy she’s been watching
Only likes ladies that cost him a dollar,
Possibly fifty cents more
For something he can tell his friends.
No more would the emo boy
Take out wet stained knives
Because people don’t understand that once
A loved one has their face smashed
-Broken against a pavement-
It’s a little bit harder to feel your heart
And all you want is a si
Everything Wrong With FF7 Advent Children-Who exactly is the odd message at the start of the film aimed at?Everything Wrong With FF7 Advent Children2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
-The film has approximately three different prologues – a pointless retread of the game’s ending scene, an enigmatic prologue involving Reno, and an extended backstory prologue about the game.
-Marlene portrays the Shinra company as the badguys in the whole backstory. Though it is true, she forgets to mention that Cloud’s group were ecoterrorists.
-Sephiroth looks awfully happy for someone who hates everything.
-The backstory prologue is useful for audiences unfamiliar with FF7’s universe, but only covers the basics, and the rest of the movie is built on what feels like a required established knowledge of the continuity, leaving the introduction of characters, locations and plot details a bit bewildering for the uninitiated. I’ve never played FF7 before but I know the basics of the characters and game.
-So what does Geostigma actually do beside make weird looking marks and contain the genes
thunderstormTitle: thunderstormthunderstorm7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Characters/Pairing: Haruno Sakura and Uchiha Itachi
Summary: Non Massacre AU. Follow up to tossing a coin. Hell is to be stuck between a thunderstorm and Uchiha Itachi. What on earth had she done to make him antagonize her like this anyway?
Type: One-shot (Complete)
Word Count: 3967
Theme: LJ Community, 50-shinobi theme #10, thunderstorm
Rating: T (Contains content not suitable for children)
Disclaimer: Naruto belongs to Kishimoto-san.
Chapter Last Revised on: 29/02/08
Sakura eyed the raging thunderstorm mournfully as she stood at the lobby of the hospital. The ferocious sheets of rain smattering viciously against the ground outside the building made the kunoichi wince and the fierce wind that howled and rattled the windows violently had her looking even more miserable than ever.
It just figured that it would rain cats and dogs the very moment she completed her nightshift and could finally leave the hospit