Romney-Ryan 2012.Do I really I need to say anything? Do I really need to say what I think about Mitt Romney picking Paul Ryan as his VP pick. You guys have known me long enough of what i think about that con man. Look Paul Ryan is a slimy piece of shit and I don't need to go into further detail to tell you what I think of him. I mean his budget plan is a contradiction since it makes massive cuts on welfare programs but also cuts taxes for the richest people. I mean to be fair I would be okay with cuts if it means cutting deficits, but it adds to the deficit when you cut revenue. Anyway my thoughts, well to be quite honest... I think Romney improved his chances of winning. Yeah yeah go boo me. But listen, the reason I say this is because the GOP base doesn't really like Romney that much since he is not considered "Conservative" enough. So what Ryan does is excite the GOP base because they feel that Ryan will be that voice and if something bad happens to Romney, they feel confident that a "True conservat
EchoesBy some amazing cosmic chain of events, humans are priveleged with thoughtEchoes4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
but we make sure to kill as much of that as we can early on,
so all that's left is an aimless concentration of emotion and confusion,
and we're completely ignorant of what caused it.
our inability to face up to our own meaninglessness-
it's beautiful, actually, if people would just give it credit-
and our subsequent coping devices
and tradition (fuck you)
anything that will pat a person on the head
and say "don't worry, we have the answers"
These things, they mutilate everything beautiful and sacred about the mind and soul.
We condone all of this; resign ourselves to it; forget about it;
not realizing that we're
any chance we had for true thought and feeling, we're
our time, we're
and we just smile and say "six o'clock again ALREADY?"
It makes me
to think that in a couple of minutes, I,
just like everyone else,
am going to, fumi
Problem of EvilOne of the most well-known arguments against the existence of the monotheistic god is the Problem of Evil. For those who don't know, I'll explain it to you:Problem of Evil4 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
Premise 1: God is omnipotent, and is therefore able to prevent evil from existing without any effort.
Premise 2: God is omniscient, and therefor knows that evil exists and how to prevent it.
Premise 3: God is omnibenevolent, so he wouldn't allow his creations to suffer pointlessly, more than others, or at all.
Premise 4: God exists.
Conclusion: Evil does not exist.
Let's assume that all 4 premises are correct. You'll notice that while the conclusion logically follows from the premises, it does not fit with reality. Every day, millions of people are suffering from diseases, injuries, starvation, acts of violence and so on. Since the conclusion follows logically from the premises, but does not fit with the reality, one of the premises must be false. We can draw 4 possible conclusions from this:
1. God can't prevent evil, and is there
Popular Fan ArtThis has been bothering me for some time now, and I've seen this sort of behavior even before I joined dA, but some folks honestly need to stop acting like artists who happen to draw fan art or fan comics for "popular" series automatically makes them "cheap" or that they're somehow shallow people because of it. People can actually, you know, like a series that's popular and end up wanting to draw fan works because they want to. Popular or well-known works or series are going to have lots of fans, so it's not exactly unnatural that more people might be inclined to draw fan art for certain series. It's one thing if you're not a fan of something popular, because it's completely normal for people to have preferences, but when you're just being dismissive of someone else entirely or looking down on them just because the subject matter they choose to draw is "popular" then it makes you look petty and/or jealous. Because, let's be honest, there are people who get really pissed and uptiPopular Fan Art4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Loathsome ListLet me show you it.The Loathsome List4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here’s a short list of things that you can check yourself against to see if I actually loathe you! Let it be known that if you fill any single one of these criteria… I HATE YOU! And am not your friend whatsoever! You are scum of the Earth!
This is only a short list. I had a much longer one, but, I lost it.
 Last updated: April 11th, 2015
- If you support infant/child and other involuntary circumcision aka forced genital cutting or forced sex (re)assignment, of any child
- If you are anti-choice/anti-abortion/”pro-life” and if you support crisis pregnancy centers
- If you are anti-feminism (if you are critical of White Feminism, that is different) or anti-sj. If you’re a radfem, T(W)ERF, or SWERF. If you say you’re for “real justice”. If you unironically use the term “politically correct”. If you’re against trigger warnings.
- If you promote abstinence, and if you think abstinence is bad because
special snowflake partyGetting pretty sick of the following:special snowflake party4 years ago in Personal More Like This
"other people/normal people: let's have sex and party and drink and do drugs lololol
me: gonna sit at home blogging and watching anime and doctor who and sherlock and snacking"
1) Despite masquerading behind a veil of this 'innocent' self-described "quirkiness" it's actually pretty haughty and pretentious when looked at from another angle.
2) It reeks of blatant and unabashed special snowflakism (almost in the same vein as those other posts with, "i would rather prefer to stay online and being a fanboy/fangirl than doin drugs or havin sex and party liek most kidz my age reblargh if u agree").
Actually, the entire mentality reeks of this really distorted idea that one can't be a partier or drinker/smoker and simultaneously be a frequent internet user or enjoy "nerdy" or "geeky" pursuits as well. Do you honestly think, given this day and age and how widespread and necessary computers have become, that you're the only one "addic
Man Cured of AIDS"I feel good."Man Cured of AIDS4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The fact that Timothy Brown is a reasonably healthy 46-year-old is no small thing. Only a few years ago, he had AIDS.
"I feel good," Brown told ABC News. "I haven't had any major illnesses, just occasional colds like normal people."
Brown is the only person in the world to be cured of AIDS, the result of a transplant of blood stem cells he received to treat leukemia.
"My case is the proof in concept that HIV can be cured," he said.
Brown got lucky. The blood stem cells he received came from a donor with a special genetic mutation that made him resistant to HIV. The genetic mutation occurs in less than 1 percent of Caucasians, and far less frequently in people of other races. Before Brown got his transplant in 2007, doctors tested nearly 70 donors for this genetic mutation before they found one who was a match.
But doctors hope that a similar solution could help other people with HIV: umbilical cord blood transplants.
Dr. Lawrence Petz, medical direc
Inspirational Speech in 3... 2... 1...Never be ashamed of what you love. If it harms no one and gives you joy, if it lifts your spirits and provides a modicum of comfort when you're feeling at your lowest, and if it especially helps when you go out and seek people to identify with over the mutual commonality of what makes you happy... never be ashamed.Inspirational Speech in 3... 2... 1...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you a furry? Do you have such bizarre fetishes as "slime girls" or inflation (and may even fancy some furry porn)? Do you feel like you're under scrutiny for liking the Star Wars prequels and any associated media (i.e. The Clone Wars) without any irony whatsoever?
People who judge you as a human being based on something harmless and trivial you happen to take some joy in? Pardon my French, but they're douchebags, the sort of douchebags who want to feel any measure of superiority over their fellow man and so go for some real cheap shots. Do not take a single word of what they say with
Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded 'thoughI was talking with a friend about how some fandoms are super fun to be a part of. And some...not so much. I regret to say, as much as I love Korra, it's not a particularly fun fandom for me. Neither was Avatar. (They're FAR from the only fandoms that suffer from the problems I'm going to be "talking" (word-vomiting) about, but they're the ones I've had the most experience with.)Negativity in fandom, and the dreaded 'though4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fandom has become a dirty word. I have literally been accused of participating in fandom. Wait, accused of what? For me, the whole idea of "fandom" can be summed up in one word: excitement. Man, I love getting excited about shit. And I LOVE talking to other people who are excited about shit! And then our excitement spirals around each other's and then we make awesome creations with that extreme excitement. EXCITEMENT-BENDING! This is what happens EVERY time I post a fanart, and I c
Where Do We Go From Here? Korra's Season 4Warning: It should go without saying, but there will be spoilers for Legend of Korra season three... actually, there will be spoilers for the whole show. You've been warned.Where Do We Go From Here? Korra's Season 41 year ago in Personal More Like This
With season three over and done with... I have to say... damn. Never has an ending been simultaneously so triumphant and uplifting... and so... soulcrushingly depressing.
The villains have been dealt with (for the most part), the Air Nomads have finally bounced back from near extinction, Tenzin decrees that unlike their ancestors the new Air Nomads should actively follow in Avatar Aang's footsteps and help everyone worldwide like they're the kung fu monk equivalent of Amnesty International, Jinora has become officially appointed as a true airbending master (and with her head shaved, has become the spitting image of her grandfather at her age)...
Korra has been emotionally, psychologically and physically tortured. She's devastated, reduced to a shell of her form
A DISNEY PRINCESS FIRSTWhat we're really excited to see is the courageous Princess Merida in Pixar's Brave, who challenges her family and country's customs while wielding a bow and arrow on horseback - now that's a real Disney princess "first."A DISNEY PRINCESS FIRST4 years ago in Personal More Like This
At first I thought this was someone being sarcastic, then I realized it it was something someone actually said.
Don't get me wrong, at some point I'll most likely be seeing Brave myself, and the idea of an animated Pixar film taking place in ancient Scotland is all kinds of neat, but come on. Even when I saw the trailer the whole, "MERIDA THAT IS NOT LADY-LIKE" had me nearly rolling my eyes. I'm really, really hoping the film isn't going to prop itself up on, "there is a young and feisty girl BUT SHE ISN'T LIKE OTHER GIRLS BECAUSE SHE WANTS TO BE A WARRIOR AND DO THINGS ONLY BOYS DO AND EVERYONE THINKS IT'S WRONG BECAUSE IT'S NOT LADY-LIKE BUT BECAUSE SHE'D RATHER
Project Portfolio and my dA bday RAFFLE WINNERS!Yeah, happy dA birthday to me! Ready to hear who won???? Keep your fingers crossed! Drumrolls..............................Project Portfolio and my dA bday RAFFLE WINNERS!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pinup commission winner is number 1! :iconTheOracleDragon:
Chibi with food winner are number 14 and 16! :iconReversedClock: and :iconSou-kri:
(silly though: it's absurd it's the second time I have to force someone to participate and this person ends being a winner thank to the Random Number Generator. Do I bring good luck when I'm dragging people in????? Mah! )
Send me a note with your request.
If I don't hear you in the next 48 hours I'll pick another winner (sorry, I want to have all the requests as fast as possible, in case inspiration kicks my lazy ass)
I decided to celebrate my fourth dA anniversary with a raffle!!!
Three prizes (if I'll have many participants I could add more prizes) for three lucky persons:
One pinup commission
2 chibis with food commission
Female VillainsAs you probably already know, I really like villain characters, but it sort of makes me sad how often female villains seem like they have this rule where it's like they're required to be ~*sexy*~ first and then villains second. Or they have to be voluptuous or seductive femme fatales first and foremost and then be evil and cunning second (the level of evil and cunning really depending on the character, but still). Having a "sexy" female villainess isn't necessarily a bad thing, but the fact it's so much more prevalent with females as opposed to males and feels more like this unwritten rule and obligatory mold for them still disappoints me. I notice a lot in superhero comics the villainesses will be far more likely (if not always) wearing something far sexier or revealing as opposed to the males, and even then they'll have the same cut-n-paste sexy body type (and sometimes even the same face shapes, eye, and lip shapes) while the males are usually more clothed and meant to have tFemale Villains4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Bigs and LittlesBigs and LittlesBigs and Littles5 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The foggy skies thinned and the smallest, most remote island of the Faroe chain materialized into visibility.
"This looks good, buddy."
Hiccup focused on commanding the muscles of his thigh and knee to bank left in a wide, downward spirala task that once fell to his ankle.
The dragon-human pair landed atop the mossy earth with a fluidity Hiccup feared they would never regain after the Nest-Incident. It helped that they practiced daily, both trying to adapt to the new, less-controlled pulley system of the tailfin.
The boy hopped from the saddle, concentrating the majority of his weight on his right leg to minimize the impact to his left, and looked around. Perhaps the obscurity of the brume had misdirected him to a new island, because he didn't recall Mykines ever having this much forest available.
Hiccup didn't rightly care if this was Mykines or not. He didn't care if he ended up in Vinland. He just needed to ge
Erotic Art Is Not Pornography...It is time to make some things clear to anyone who has a less-than-dignified view of Proud Warrioress Art and the Contributors and Co-Founders of every group administered by us.Erotic Art Is Not Pornography...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Erotic art is clearly not pornography. Erotic art does not exist to demean women, or make women feel that their bodies are less than beautiful, or make people go irreversibly insane when they see a pair of titties.
Pornography specifically makes use of actors and actresses to have sex and do other erotic acts for pure profit and a type of entertainment that caters to the lowest view of human sexual behavior. This statement is not meant to imply that every movie and video that is made about nude people engaged in erotocism is pornography. There are productions that hire film crews and actresses to tell a true and genuine story. This is not pornography. This is in fact a form of art.
What is the difference? It is about respect. It is about dignity. It is about the performers or the artists having a true art
BRAVE was... ok.Saw Brave the other night. I had deliberately kept all info about this movie away from me so that I could go in with a fresh viewpoint. There might be spoilers here, so if you haven't seen the movie tread carefully through this journal. To be honest, I don't really want to talk about the movie all that much, but more or less the public perception of this movie.BRAVE was... ok.4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Brave was quite good, but I have a feeling it's not gonna have the impact so many people were expecting it to. Prior to the release, the fact that this was a PIXAR princess story with a female lead was SUCH a huge deal to some people. I think there were some lofty expectations that this was going to trump Disney princess stories and show women as strong capable role models without resorting to typical cliches and what not...
I'm not sure if that's what PIXAR was going for, in fact, the biggest complaint being lobbied against Brave is that it's both "too safe" and "too conventionally Disney." Brave is a good movie, but it does fo
Ladies and Gentlemen... Confessions of a SurvivorI tried to kill myself.Ladies and Gentlemen... Confessions of a Survivor1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I was nearly successful.
I had a loaded gun, and in the darkest moment of my life - at my absolute lowest, after a long chain of shitty life events after shitty life events - I stared into the barrel. I had thought about it for ages. I locked myself in the bedroom. The cats scratched at my door, they mewled for me. They cried for me. Thoughts raced through my head; regrets, broken hopes, endless self-loathing, feeling everything was eternally out of my each...
After long deliberation...
I pulled the trigger.
... Against all odds...
The damn thing jammed.
I'm not a religious woman, but that was a damn miracle. A one in a million stroke of luck. It was as if sanity prevailed, as I immediately came to realize, drowned in sweat and fear and pumping adrenaline as I was, "Dear God, what the fuck am I doing?"
I unloaded the pistol, locked it in my safe... and both cried and drank myself to sleep that night.
Feeling Anxious?Feeling Anxious?2 years ago in Personal Journal More Like This
Since May is mental health awareness month, I wanted to take this opportunity to address something that I think plagues most, if not all of our daily lives. Anxiety is something that comes in all shapes and forms and effects everyone from school children to professional adults. While many people use medication as a way to control anxiety, it's really not something that should be relied on long-term. The purpose of this article is to introduce you all to some helpful holistic techniques that can help reduce stress on your body and mind and help to safely and naturally minimize a lot of the factors that cause us to feel anxious.
I myself have suffered terribly from anxiety and OCD since childhood. I was diagnosed in middle school and found out early on that my body was intolerant of prescription medication. The drugs made me sick and caused side effects that were worse than the illness itself. It was then that I realized I would have to become my own doctor and se
I'm a Monster! being married is not easy, but fun!SO I saw this cartoon & only thing I can think of.... if there was a cartoon sitcom was like this, it would be a riot... I love this piece & it is funny... Here we have just an average home life in a not so average family...I'm a Monster! being married is not easy, but fun!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What do you guys think of this piece? I hope there is a sequel.
For Resident Evil OTS Fans Youtube | Website | TwitterFor Resident Evil OTS Fans6 months ago in Personal More Like This
List of Resident Evil OTS / Similar Games
Why Compromising RE2 Remake Won't Work
If you're a fan of the OTS Resident Evil games, I compiled this list of official, unofficial, and relevant titles for you to browse and enjoy! Since the release of RE4, the OTS style has absolutely boomed in the gaming industry. This only covers a portion of games that fall into the survival and/or horror genre, though I'm sure there are plenty more out there. If you can think of any that I missed, feel free to name some!
Now this all being said, I know there have also been quite a few classic fixed-camera Re
Creationism and Fundamentalism in SchoolsIs it just me or have there been an unusually high number of attempts to push Christian dogma into public schools lately? This is always an issue when a majority (and a well financed politically motivated one http://www.pewforum.org/lobbying-religious-advocacy-groups-in-washington-dc.aspx ) holds a religious view, that it will inevitably leak into the public arena, so I realize it's a constant battle to maintain secularism...especially when a religion teaches to spread itself and fundamentalists see themselves as crusaders fighting in the name of a righteous god against evil nonbelievers. But this is why we have laws which respect no religion over another, to ensure neutrality in government and prevent bullying by powerful influences. For some reason some Christians don't seem to get this, that opening the door for giving one religious view special privileges is in fact opening the door for views contrary to their own the same ability to preach where they shouldn't beCreationism and Fundamentalism in Schools3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Do you ever......read a good book, which makes you re-read some of your really old writings, and just go "Oh god, I was so bad..."Do you ever...6 months ago in Personal More Like This
And then you remember how much better the second version - that you wrote years later - was, and you're kinda proud, but still feel that you had a lot to improve...
And then you remember, how you wanted to rewrite even that one, but never got around to it, because of lacking time, and some personal/emotional issues...
And then you remember aaaaall of the stories and characters that you once wanted to write about, but never got around to, always leaving them with the line "Some day..."?
Aaaaaand then you just get freakin' sad and stare into nothingness for half an hour...
Seems like being a writer is something that never stops, even if you haven't actually written anything serious in years... And yet, all those stories and characters in your head never leave you, while real people out there, in the real world, do all the
This Might Make Me Miiiiighty Unpopular...... with some people, maybe even some of you personally. I apologize in advance-This Might Make Me Miiiiighty Unpopular...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
But I'm compelled to say this.
If, say, you're running for office - a position that'd make you one of the most powerful individuals on the planet - and you happen to believe that just about the vast majority of modern science is the product of the devil... and you're on the United States Science Committee... and you also equate homosexuality with pedophilia and personal choice, despite being a goddamn neurosurgeon who should really know better about the complex multilayered machinations of the human brain, which we've only recently begun to look into...
... You're not fit to be President. You're certainly not fit to be in any position of power and authority where you can damage millions with bad education and set us back even further.
My view has always been this.
It doesn't matter what you believe in- whether you believe in God, Buddha, Vishnu,