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Fri Dec 19, 2014, 12:43 PM
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Happy 25th Anniversary Simpsons Family!

With over 500 episodes under their belt, countless awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Simpsons was a pioneer in the adult animated sitcom space and is now a television institution that has featured an extensive list of celebrity guest stars including Hollywood royalty (Elizabeth Taylor), pop stars (Michael Jackson), and even world renowned scientists (Stephen Hawking) to name a few.

The pop culture impact of this fictional and dysfunctional middle American family is undeniable and far reaching. They have even altered the English language with catch phrases from the show became so popular (Okily Dokily anyone?) that the Oxford English Dictionary added “D’oh!” to their stately database.

Politically and pop culturally relevant storylines laden with satirical commentary keep fans tuning in every week. It’s a cultural phenomenon that is not going anywhere any time soon and continues to inspire Deviants to proclaim their love of the show by creating highly radioactive fan art. That’s something we call “Woo Hoo!” about.

Happy 25th anniversary Simpsons family! With over 500 episodes under their belt, countless awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, The Simpsons was a pioneer in the adult animated sitcom space and is now a television institution that has featured an extensive list of celebrity guest stars including Hollywood royalty (Elizabeth Taylor), pop stars (Michael Jackson), and even world renowned scientists (Stephen Hawking) to name a few.

Author: spotted 


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This is a journal. It's where I write about stuff that I think random people on the internet might want to hear about for some reason.

A little while ago, I read a book called The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century by Carne Ross, a former member of the British Foreign Office and delegate of the UK mission to the UN who left his job after seeing how so-called "representatives" represent themselves and  the interests of their biggest supporters (such as multinational corporations) rather than the people of the society who elected them or who they were appointed to represent. Ross believes that this removal of agency from the people themselves to representatives, and the alienation it causes, is responsible for much of the conflict in the world. Therefore, he supports a leaderless consensus-based directly democratic government, i.e., anarchism. He gives precedents for this type of government in societies from pre-industrial tribes to the anarchist communes of Spain in the 1930s, the latter being the subject of George Orwell's panegyric Homage to Catalonia showing how an anarchist society could work. Funny thing is that Ross, despite being radical, does not seem to be treated as such, as seen from the fact that he advertised his book on The Colbert Report which is watched by thousands and thousands of Americans.

Then I went to an Occupy encampment and collected a large number of anarchism-related zines, one of which was titled "Anarchism, Or The Revolutionary Movement Of The Twenty-first Century" which was a reprint of an article written by the anarchist academic David Graeber and first published on ZNet, a much more radically leftist information channel than The Colbert Report. Though from looking at the two works I realized that they were remarkably similar in message, that the revolutionary movement of  the 21st century would not be one of the many branches of Marxism, as seen in the many sectarian vanguard parties all trying to get to the same end but bitterly arguing about the means, but in anarchism which does not have the same problems with sectarianism as communism often does.

While there are possibly dozens of forms of communist ideology (Marxism, Marxism-Leninism, Luxemburgism, DeLeonism, Trotskyism, Stalinsim, Maoism, Guevarism, etc.) there are really only three general types of anarchism in terms of political ideology: left (social anarchism) right (anarcho-capitalism) and green (green anarchism and anarcho-primitivism). There's other anarchist tendencies, such as anarcha-feminism, queer anarchism, and anarcho-pacifism, but they're more about challenging specific parts of the current system (such as patriarchy, heterosexism, and militarism respectively) rather than focusing on general left-right politics (though at least from my experiences those three tendencies tend to be on the left).

Therefore, there's often significant unity among anarchists that is not found as much among communists. And unlike at least some communists we do not have the same problem of trying to defend autocratic regimes such as Cuba, North Korea, Venezuela under Chavez, Libya under Gadaffi, China under Mao, and of course the Soviet Union. Many of our societal precedents (Paris Commune, Anarchist Catalonia, Free Territory, etc.) rather than being chipped away at gradually until they inevitably collapsed, were instead brutally and violently suppressed, sometimes even by communists who thought that the people weren't ready to manage themselves.

If it were not for being brutally suppressed, these mass societies could have had some significant potential. But we will never know unless we can make a society and ensure that it will not be suppressed. State socialism with its central planning and its lack of worker's self-management has continuously failed and has just about always, if not always, ended up becoming authoritarian and corrupt. It is time for a new approach. Instead of the communism of the 20th century, it is time to look back at the failed state socialist experiments and look to an anarchist alternative for the 21st century and beyond.

  • Reading: Out of the Shadow and Amusing the Million
  • Watching: 90s Nickelodeon
  • Eating: Turkey Sandwich
  • Drinking: Coffee
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In _____ We Trust

Journal Entry: Sat Jan 19, 2013, 4:13 AM
In response to a recent petition, the phrase "In God We Trust" will stay on US currency.  The reasoning included these points:

"While the President strongly supports every American's right to religious freedom and the separation of church and state, that does not mean there's no role for religion in the public square."


"A sense of proportion should also guide those who police the boundaries between church and state. Not every mention of God in public is a breach to the wall of separation - context matters.

"That's why President Obama supports the use of the words "under God' in our Pledge of Allegiance and "In God we Trust' on our currency and as our national motto. These phrases represent the important role religion plays in American public life, while we continue to recognize and protect the rights of secular Americans. As the President said in his inaugural address, "We are a nation of Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus, and non-believers." We're proud of that heritage, and the strength it brings to our great country."

My argument is this: If we are, as the president says, a nation of multiple faiths and non-believers, then choosing to put only the monotheistic reference to "God" on our currency does not adequately represent the country's diversity.  Instead, this petition asks that the terms "Gods," "Goddess," "Logic," be considered alongside "God."

I understand that this is a petty issue, and that even if it gets enough signatures it will likely not succeed in what it aims to do.  But the purpose of this petition is to make a point: In God We Trust is unconstitutional.  We are not all monotheistic Jews/Christians/Muslims.  

I would greatly appreciate it if you could sign and/or pass along this petition to whoever you can.  Thank you!

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Thanks everyone for entering, here are the winners, congratulations!

and here is the screenshot.

I have noted the winners, please reply within 24 hours or I will choose another person.
Also, I noticed a lot of participating artists entered, I packed a set in each artist's package so you guys all will receive a set :)

Many of you are probably aware that we did a giveaway on Tumblr and Facebook a while back - don't worry we haven't forgotten about it.
We apologize for the delay; we were busy with preorders.

Tumblr winners have been notified, but there is a problem with Facebook due to privacy settings.
We could only see the list of people who shared the post AND had a "public" profile. And as you all know, many people have their Facebook on private because of security reasons. We didn't know this before the giveaway because we aren't that familiar with Facebook.

To make up for this, we are giving away


More information on limited edition items here:

Please read the rules on how to enter:

:bulletred: We are giving away 3 sets of limited edition items, NOT THE BOOK. Each winner will receive ONE whole set of 2 posters, 4 postcards, and 4 bookmarks.
:bulletblue: You HAVE to be comfortable on giving your address away. We are NOT going to do anything to your address, but unfortunately we have no time or ways to prove that to you. So it's up to you to decide if you trust us.
:bulletred: If you're not comfortable on giving away your address, please do everyone a favor and DO NOT enter. Thanks.
:bulletblue: If you're a minor, please tell your parents if you win. We don't want you to in trouble with your parents or something like that.
:bulletred: We will cover the shipping fees to wherever you are.
:bulletblue: Favorite this journal for ONE chance. Please do NOT use multiple accounts. If we find out that you did, we will pick another winner.
:bulletred: Comments will NOT count.
:bulletblue: This will end on 12:01 AM PST Friday, September 14
:bulletred: When you put this journal in fav, there will be a number if you click the list of "who". I will pick the winner with by generating random numbers, and the corresponding person with the number wins. I don't know if your number changes when more people favorite it, but I will use what I see when I generate the number, and I will take a screenshot to prove it.
:bulletblue: Winners will be announced and notified via note on the 14th.
:bulletred: Yes you can enter and win if you already have a set, we won't stop you, but we would appreciate it if you gave someone else a chance to get it though. All international orders/artists do have a set that's in their package.

Lastly, we would like to apologize for the delay again, and thank you for all your support!

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December 3rd, for twenty-one years, has been International Day of People With Disabilities and every year strives to promote the understanding of a person with a disability. The day raises awareness to their rights, well-being, and even dignity. While this day may not be well known, the message of this very important day should not be forgotten or overlooked. 

There is no difference between a person with a disability and a person without, they deserve equal treatment and equal consideration in all aspects of life. 

"Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it." -Frances Wright

There are many groups here on deviantART who support and promote art made by people with disabilities:  


And for the day I would like to feature some amazing deviants with disabilities (feel free to click links for more information on the disability):

AnarchicQ:iconanarchicq: - "A sick cookie. Only rotting on the right side. Do not tamper with..." 

A Virtuvian Girl Called Kermit by AnarchicQAnubis - With the Lantern I Made From My Skin by AnarchicQ
Visit her website here

iLantiis:iconilantiis: - A wonderful admin of many helpful groups! A disabled air force veteran with PTSD, Bipolar disorder, and Borderline Personality Disorder.

Visit her website here

DrJEMnutcase:icondrjemnutcase: - An epileptic who firmly supports Epilepsy awareness and runs a spectacular group in order to spread awareness on deviantART!

Cheechonia, Queen of the World by DrJEMnutcaseAdolescent Intellect by DrJEMnutcase

drwr:icondrwr: - A deviant who has Asperger's Syndrome who is a talented artist and even a brilliant musician!

Yami Yugi - Coloured by drwrNaruto - Kiba Inuzuka by drwr

GoddessofCelestial:icongoddessofcelestial: - A beautiful doll maker on deviantART who has Prader Willi Syndrome and admins several disability awareness groups.

SyntheticInnocence:iconsyntheticinnocence: - A digital artist whose art is spectacular! She has VACTERL association and is currently being tested for any other disabilities. Wish her luck!

beautiful on the inside by SyntheticInnocencein the beginning by SyntheticInnocence

Pixel-Spark:iconpixel-spark: - The creator of the Skyland's yaoi comic, this autistic artist has a wide range of deviations!

Binary Domain - Boom Boom Boys by Pixel-SparkMother and Child - FINAL for Tokiogirl21- by Pixel-Spark

GreenDayGirl18:icongreendaygirl18: - This artist has sparked a lot of interest in the autism community! After writing articles about her experience with autism this deviant also writes some awesome literature!

AChickOnWheelz:iconachickonwheelz: - Like the name says, this brand new deviant is an artist who uses a wheelchair and sees the world in a different perspective. 

Beauteous Eve by AChickOnWheelzMacaw by AChickOnWheelz

International Day of People With Disabilities, every year, has a certain theme. This year is:

Break Barriers and Open Doors: To Realize An Inclusive Society For All


How can we create an inclusive society for all?

Do you have a disability or know someone who does? Feature yourself/them and your/their art in the comments! 

Graphics © iLantiis
dAmn #devheart
HOLY CRAP! I don't believe it Toonami is back!!! (I think)

So I came home on Saturday night and turn on the TV, being 10:00pm Adult swim is on. And who is there to greet me on the was none other then TOM 3.0 from Toonami!

I about died from excitement. I think what happened was Adult Swim and Toonami hooked up for Saturday night premieres of classic Anime night.
They had all my favorite younger years Anime lined up. Dragon Ball Z, Trigun, Outlaw Star, Tenchi Muyo, and even the black and white Astro Boy!

I think Toonami is finally back! Reason why is because Tom 3.0 was talking about Mass Effect 3 and had all sorts of new updates to this timeline. I mean Tom 3.0 even cursed! He said things like "Badass" and "Bitches", something the old Tom 3.0 didn't say back in the day. It was weird hearing him say those things, but it felt so right at the same time.

I figured out that only on Saturday nights will Toonami be playing on. The other nights is regular old Adult Swim.

Welcome Back Tom 3.0, you were greatly missed my friend! :love:
  • Listening to: all Halo OSTs
  • Reading: Halo: Contact Harvest/ Fell
  • Watching: River Monsters: Unhooked
  • Playing: Halo Reach
  • Eating: Pistachios
  • Drinking: Green Apple Soda
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In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New

Unread Counts in Message Center Sidebar
The sidebar in the Message Center now displays an unread count next to each type of message to allow you to easily identify and sort your messages.

Screen Shot 2012-03-08 at 6.23.11 PM by danlev

File and Edit Menus in
A couple weeks ago, we launched the File and Edit menus in to Beta Testers, making it easier to manage your Today, we're rolling out the feature to everyone. These menus make it easier to organize your files, and adds the ability to import items directly into a new Writer document.

Download Stack as .ZIP (Beta Testers Only)
You can now download an entire stack all at once in an easy to access .ZIP file. Whether you're sharing images with friends or co-workers, collaborating on a piece, or if you simply want a quick and easy way to get to your files from a different location, it can now be done even faster and with one click of a button. The "Download All" button is located at the bottom of a stack.

Want to try this feature? Upgrade to a Premium Membership and enable Beta Testing in your Account Settings.

Screen Shot 2012-03-08 at 1.21.10 PM by danlev


:bug: Bug Fixes
  • When searching, the "clear search" X button was cut off. Fixed by allixsenos
  • The tab key behavior when writing comments became wonky again after being fixed in a previous Site Update. Re-Fixed by $helloandre
  • Changed the title of the Message Center Note reply box to be "Reply" rather than "Send a Devious Note". Fixed by $allixsenos
  • The Pencil Menu on comments of film deviations had been missing for a while. Fixed by $kemayo
  • Comment previews did not work when comments were extremely long. Reported by *AspiredWriter, fixed by $shadowhand
  • The "Next", "Prev", and "All" buttons while browsing had briefly lost their "pressed" state. Fixed by $adahacker
  • The spacing was wrong on some Group Twitter widgets. Fixed by $mpsb
  • The new user profile verification message had an alignment issue. Fixed by $shadowhand
  • Linking to HTML anchors did not work in journals. Fixed by $shadowhand
  • When using the "Submit to Group" modal on deviation pages and choosing "Type in a Group name", the autocomplete list was not returning groups that a user is an administrator of. Fixed by $ZombieCoder
  • Some characters were causing errors on the Help Desk contact form. Fixed by $lendrick
  • The "Browse Wishlist" menu item on profile pages was cut off for long usernames. Fixed by $shadowhand
  • The Journal Widget on profile pages briefly lost their "Edit" button. Fixed by $helloandre
  • Two identical print sizes were listed on a print page. Fixed by $lendrick
  • Chat had usability problems with favorites bar. Fixed by shadowhand
  • Canvas Prints on Print product pages were squished in some browsers. Fixed by $lendrick

:bug: Bug Fixes
  • Some video items in were not downloadable when they should have been. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Clicking on the logo when viewing the settings page wouldn't do anything. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Superbrowse keyboard navigation stopped working. Fixed by $adahacker
  • Uploading was broken in Firefox 3.6. Fixed by $adahacker
  • The "pressed" and "active" state of the "back" button lacked the icon. Fixed by $adahacker
  • The "upload files" menu item available to Beta Testers did not work in IE9. Fixed by $aMoniker Writer

:bug: Bug Fixes
    • Removed an issue where the "paste" functionality would paste twice. Fixed by $Alisey
    • Drafts are now called "Untitled Draft", and are renamed to just "Untitled" if they're published like that. Fixed by $Alisey
    • Some literature thumbs were displaying with line breaks in unexpected places. Fixed by $Alisey
    Your Feedback
    • Add the ability to browse with bigger thumbs! From *DryBonesReborn
    • On deviation pages, the date that the deviation was submitted could link to a browse mode to see all deviations submitted on that date. From =Naomi-Wiflath 
    • When you delete a deviation, it redirects to your Profile. It should redirect to your Gallery. From *amayathewolf3 
    • Add artist types and specialties to comment signatures. From ~RadiationAlpha
    • Add a way to find artists based on their location. From ~chaosengine77, *mylastel, ~reddie1201
    • Several features were requested that show mutual connections between you and another member. For example, mutual friends, mutual favourites, mutual art types, etc. From ~daaddicted, ~ShillMynara, =deshardiii 
    • Add more features to manage Groups with a lot of members, such as search or a feature to jump down the list to usernames that start with a certain letter. From *WatcherAngel,  *mylastel, =Wyvern709, =Hirukio, *WatcherAngel 
    • Add a search function in the emoticon legend. From =TheMasterNeko
    Bugs, issues, and feedback from previous Site Updates

    :lightbulb:  Discuss These Ideas! 

    Deviation Replies. This requested feature would allow artists to leave a deviation as a "reply" to a another deviation. For example, after using a stock photo, an artist could leave a "reply" to the deviation showing the photographer what they created using their stock photo. Artists could "reply" to tutorials with the art they created using the tutorial. Another use case for this feature would be the ability to collaborate; a photographer might upload a photo and ask others to retouch it. Artist could reply with their versions of the retouched photo.  Originally suggested by ~ExtremeYaoiFanatic

    Update: pikadudeno1 pointed out StacyKendra's mockup of a similar idea: 
    Resources Credit+Notification by StacyKendra

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    Hello! I'm gaining some exposure for my leatherwork by doing a signal boost giveaway! :D

    To enter, all you have to do is reblog on Tumblr, follow/watch, or make a post/journal on a social media or art site. Each counts as one entry to the giveaway. So basically, if you reblog AND follow AND post a journal on deviantArt AND watch me on deviantArt AND post on Twitter, that counts as five entries, though posting to deviantArt five times only counts once. (But I appreciate your enthusiasm :P)

    Here's the Tumblr post:…

    On October 31st a lucky winner will be chosen at random!

    The prize? A piece of custom leatherwork made specifically for you, tailored to your exact specifications! I don't even have a set prize I'm giving away--you get to pick what you'd like based on my prices, so you're definitely getting something you'll like. I make bracelets, bags, armor, bottles, collars, and more. Shipping costs are waived, and I ship worldwide.

    The more people that share, the better the prize becomes. For every 10 shares, the prize increases by $1. So if there are 200 shares, the prize will be increased by $20, for a grand total of $35! That's enough for a pair of extra-fancy cuffs or a leather bottle! :D

    The prize starts at $15, which is already enough for a thick bracelet (like this one: thescreamingnorth.deviantart.c… ) with your choice of symbol, border, and colors.

    Reblogs and follows on Tumblr I can already track, but if you make a post somewhere please reply here with a link to it/them. Also, I don't think any of you lovely people are this much of a douche, but please don't try to game the system by posting with multiple accounts or something. :3  If you make a journal please link to this journal and my Etsy shop, and mention that it's for a raffle of course! :)

    Links to my pages:

    Here's a list of my basic prices, but I'll be working out a price with the winner since not everything I offer is listed here. I can make all kinds of stuff! Here and here are quick links to my galleries for examples: thescreamingnorth.deviantart.c……
    • $10 skinny bracelet
    • $15 thick bracelet
    • $15 teeny leather bottle
    • $30-$40 cuffs
    • $30-$40 collar
    • $35-$45 small leather bottle
    • $60-$80 large leather bottle
    • $60-$80 belt bag/small purse
    • $75-$90 bracers
    • $80-$100 single pauldron
    • $125-$150 pair of pauldrons
    • $325+ breastplate (+$50-$70 for single pauldron, +$75-$100 for pair of pauldrons)

    And remember, I'm wide open for commissions too! So if you don't win, well… keep it in mind! ;P Anything ordered now will ship by the holidays, and my pieces make awesome gifts for pretty much everybody.
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    So after consulting with a few of my friends and random ponies on Pony squared. My OC's shall now be known as Desert Winds.

    It will work out well for what I got plan for him and the other oc's I've created. More on that later.

    Until next time, Peace.
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    • Listening to: whatever pandora picks
    • Reading: Thinking about Mathematics
    • Watching: X-files
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    Sorry everypony for the long wait.

    This chapter turn out to be much longer then I had anticipated. Plus it getting near final and I have senior projects and paper due soon. I hoping to get the next Chapter out soon, just has to go through the final edit phases.

    Thanks for sticking around.
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    • Listening to: what ever on the rado
    • Reading: Textbooks so many textbooks
    • Drinking: any thing with cafine
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