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I just watched V/H/S and well......the title speaks for itself. Seriously this has got to be one of the most freakiest movies out there. I am a huge fan of found footage films. But this one really scared me. Now I am going to be stuck watching Adult Swims Toonami cartoons. Like I know what the heck is going on in that cartoon called Bleach. When I first read that the title was called Bleach I really thought that there was going to be a bunch of Clorox bottles fighting crime or whatnot. But instead, all I got was a bunch of demons and monsters and swords and ...things......and people talking about who knows what. I guess if it gets bad I will go watch Food Network and learn how to make crème fraîche.
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Well more of an opion really.

I have been thinking of changing the name of my person OC (the one trotting at the bottom). Right now he is called Brass Arrow. The name came form a mix of a name generated by a MLP name generator at rum Monkey and the metal I think of when I say steampunk. The original generated name became the main focus of my fan fiction starring Steel Arrow.

If any of your read this what do you think keep it or change with something else? If enough interest is show I post up another journal (because you need a premium account to make a poll) with some of my options.
  • Mood: Questionable
  • Listening to: whatever pandora picks
  • Reading: Thinking about Mathematics
  • Watching: X-files
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Wow that Luna episode. Not quite the voice I imagine little to high pitched and not as soft as I imagined. Well at lest one of our theories was correct she does seem like a trickster, and she just trying to fit in but a lot has changed in 1000 and she just trying what she remembers to be the norm. But that leaves one question what has she been doing for over a year? Unless the episode are not in chronological order in the airing time line.

So this episode could in pony universe time it could have taken place right after she came back so ponies could have been still scared of her. But in the past season there is really no proof to support my theory in full. But it would explain a lot of the trouble she had during the celebration one year after her return.

By no means does this take away from the episode. It will be in my top five favorites. Viva the new lunar republic.
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Well Seeing as MaximillianVeers :iconmaximillianveers: has gotten out of the MLP FanFiction PDF file game, and this story would not make it on to the pages of EqD. I have decide to put one up myself.

Mainly done in the same style with just some slight formatting changes and inclusion. I got to say trying to make it all work was a pain but I think I got a good system down. Yes I did check it out with my own ereader.

Go take a look for your self. fav.me/d4yg4nf

No the story is not dead. I have just spent the last month and half working on my thesis. Both the paper and the expirement that has gone into the paper, along with the various presentation I had to give with it. With my graduation coming up soon I hope to spend some more time on the story, over the summer.

P.S. Max did a great job. Thanks for all that tireless and thankless work you did to start and build up the PDF archive and gallery.  :iconjlryan: Jlryanwill do you proud in mainting your work, while add his own flare.
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  • Listening to: I choose you pandora
  • Reading: Flat Land
  • Watching: X-Files
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Why do I get all my creative idea around testing time. I got a a midterms and a Final presentation in the up coming week. But yet I find my mind full of different drawing ideas, story ideas, and even an idea for an ask tumblr blog.

Let me tell you when you start to thinking of Zecora dialog, the rhythms just seem to come at you all the time, they come and the go paying no heed to your needs.

That last part was said in a Zecora voice within my head. How about you?
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  • Listening to: my room mates realtionshio problems
  • Reading: Thinking about Mathematics
  • Watching: Nothing tv brokes
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So yeah I was going through a little writing slump for the past two months or how ever long since I posted my last chapter. So I was trying my hoof art some drawing and digital art to try and get my writing mojo working again.   I was reading over what I had written and thought is was pretty bad. So I throw out most of the first half of the chapter and I am currently rewriting it. I will be a little while until I am able to get the next chapter out.
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  • Reading: American Gods
  • Watching: X-files
  • Playing: Soul Caliber III
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  • Listening to: This American life
  • Reading: Prolegomena to Any Future Metaphysics 2nd ed
  • Drinking: Mountain Dew
I was sitting in Class with those desk chairs. You know the ones the chairs where an extremely small table top is attached to the side of the chair.

Well I was talking notes in one of those spiral note books which took up all the space on the desk. I was trying to highlight the passages in one of the philosophy book my prof was going over as I had it balanced on my leg.

I just thought to myself, This would be so much more easier if I was Unicorn.
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Today I was thinking about revamping my ENTIRE gallery and getting rid of all my old crap and all because it's OLD stuff, you know? Stuff I don't want and don't even care to look at anymore and just plain EMBARRASSING to review! When I am able to get a premium membership again, I will reorganize my gallery because I am just 85% not enjoying having my old work still around. I am proud of myself for improving of course! But looking through my old art I don't want them to be up in my gallery anymore. I really do no appreciate it when dA artists that I follow do that but in all honesty I am getting frustrated that my gallery is getting cluttered and I really DO need to clean it out. But before I do, here is my improvement journal entry in which i will be going through a commentary on my journey through my first encounter with deviantArt, as NAN-EE (i have once had another account before this one in 2008 and it had such a ridiculous name lol), up until this day. So here goes (You can also click on the images to direct yourself to the art piece/gallery that i am referencing to.):

2010




Apparently, my first ever deviation submitted on April 7, 2010. As you can see, it was wonderfully produced with MS Paint--the ONLY program I knew how to work and thought I was sufficient enough to work with. I was about 14-years-old at the time (still becoming accustomed to 14 since my birthday was only two months before April) and only knew how to work with a pencil and paper at the time basically. Also, I loved GaiaOnline I mean...



Like srsly...i adored this site and never got off of it. That is basically how I spent the ENTIRE year. My GaiaOnline gallery is now organized into folders by ascending years so you can direct yourself over there and check my 14-year-old self descriptions that I wrote down for my art herpderp...

I was also OBSESSED with filling out memes as well. (Altogether I have 18 memes in total.) For example: 



2011



Ok this year was a vast improvement from 2010 but...



(Technically this is still from 2010 but it was submitted on December 29 and I started developing the "long-neck syndrome" by then.)





Yeah. Also this was the year I was introduced to Homestuck by my cousin 100manga (I love you boo) and my first HS fanart ever posted on July 16, 2011:



LOL MY FIRST AND ONLY HS COSPLAY:



By this time, I was able to fool around with the Image Manipulator GIMP and learned how to oekaki on Tegaki E with my Tablet that I had asked my mother to purchase for me because I had heard so many amazing tales on deviantArt and in other art forums in general how Tablets were just amazing and fantastic. In case if you are still wondering if I think they are, the answer is most definitely YES BECAUSE IT'S TRUE BY GOLLY. Also did loads of original art on tegaki by thenm which you can view in my scrap deviation here: fav.me/d3gfnav

2012



Basically...



Got back on GaiaOnline to find major inspiration and to practice my art skills. Was a long self-taught progress that year really. Also downloaded Paint Tool Sai and was experimenting LOADS on that program. This was the year when I also learned how to animate using GIMP!



This was also the year when lots of crazy things happened to me that affected me at a very personal level. I shared many happy memories with my high school friends and a huge terrible experience that I faced regarding internal conflicts and boy problems that lasted from the second to last month of 2012 until the fourth month of this year, 2013. But with the great amount of help that I received through my friends, church, family and ultimately God, I was able to pull myself together and become who I am today (◡‿◡✿)

Also, wow, I actually still think I am pretty cool for doing this during early 2012:

fav.me/d4tc7p1

2013



Down to the current year, which is also near its own end as well. In my opinion, I improved immensely with both my traditional and digital art (but traditional > digital for certain). I just lost the urgency to ever post anything on deviantArt really, however. 1.) What had powered me before is not really powering me as much as it had used to--the urgency of wanting to complete fanart is what i am referring to as well as getting attention for them 2.) I separate my school art pieces from my own art works, so I don't posts those even though I work on them every single day 3.) I'd rather be spending time with my friends and family more often now and pace myself when submitting work onto this site.

But anyways, pieces from this year that I submitted onto this site that I think are somewhat cool:

fav.me/d6n8a1b // fav.me/d5z2pud // fav.me/d6iiynp // fav.me/d64zndw

Thank you for anyone that happened to browse through this journal! i know it was a mouthful, but seriously, thanks so much!
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Drones

Wed Apr 10, 2013, 7:16 PM







Foreword


by techgnotic




Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “justice,” to the big budget sci-fi film “Oblivion” with a main protagonist being a lonely drone repairman toiling away on a scorched earth, there is no getting away from the conversation.






Even more interesting is the tone of inevitability of outcome. Core discussion seems to focus on a coming drone-filled sky and how we might govern our selves accordingly as this fact becomes a reality. It would seem that we have surrendered to the “law” that if something is possible in its technology, it will inexorably come into being and have to be dealt with. If we can build it, we will, and our finger will itch to find a reason for pulling the trigger. Is this the dark side of human creativity and inquisitiveness that will ultimately one day spell our doom or the first signs of a coming technological Utopia.











As always, concerned artists around the world are responding, reflecting and creating. In NYC Adam Harvey has turned the very core idea of fashion on it’s head. His art project is not about being seen and noticed but about remaining unseen as there will now be no way to be unseen in this brave new climate of surveillance.








The artists of deviantART have similarly been creating artwork of incredible beauty and message.


For a deeper examination of the intersection of future shock military terror and artistic response, istickboy takes us on a journey through an art centered perspective on the subject. Jason Boog is not only a talented writer of finely crafted sentences, but he also brings a true journalist’s skills in research, analysis and balanced presentation to the topics he covers. His future contributions to depthRADIUS will no doubt prove as edifying and thought-provoking as they will be entertaining. Welcome, Jason.











Drones

by istickboy



Near the end of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the video game player must rescue the President while a swarm of unmanned aircraft demolish Los Angeles. Players navigate a landscape of collapsed skyscrapers and burning cars, the air thick with ash and yellow smoke. Remote controlled helicopters, airplanes and tanks ambush the player, rogue drones blasting the city to pieces.




The game concludes in 2025 with this nightmare scenario: terrorists have seized control of the entire United States drone fleet. The game has spawned deviantART collections and fan art as players create wallpaper stills, posters and scenes from the game.


Unmanned airplanes and other robotic fighting machines will obsess popular culture for years to come, and deviantART has already become a hub for drone art. Artists have tagged more than 19,000 posts with the word "drones” inventing everything from robots with laser cannons to My Little Pony drone horses to alien machinery to sleek unmanned airplanes to gorgeous robot blimps mining gas on distant stars.








Unmanned






Vehicle









Aerial








According to Navy historians, drones first took flight in 1937, as the military tested remote controlled airplanes for research and missions. Just like drone bees under the command of the Queen, these early Navy drones were used for dangerous missions, target practice and other disposable tasks.


The humanitarian organization Human Rights Watch recently published a report about drone warfare around the globe. According to the study, US Department of Defense has invested about $6 billion every year into “the research and development, procurement, operations, and maintenance of unmanned systems for war.” In May 2010, U.S. drones surpassed one million flight hours and a short time later, in November 2010, achieved one million combat hours.







Winged violence from the sky is not a new artistic theme.


John James Audubon









The great 19th Century artist and naturalist dedicated much of his career to sketching birds in beautiful and violent moments. You can download free copies of his illustrated journals at Project Gutenberg. In his journal, he described the magnificent killing power of birds of prey.


He described the violence of a black-backed gull hunting in a rainstorm:





The rain is driven in sheets which seem scarcely to fall on sea or land; I can hardly call it rain, it is rather a mass of water, so thick that all objects at any distance from us are lost to sight every three or four minutes, and the waters comb up and beat about us in our rock-bound harbor as a newly caged bird does against its imprisoning walls. The Great Black-backed Gull alone is seen floating through the storm, screaming loudly and mournfully as it seeks its prey; not another bird is to be seen abroad”





In the 20th Century, aviation art captured airplanes with the same gorgeous detail that Audubon brought to real birds. The movement took flight during World War II as airplanes brought mass destruction to the prosecution of war. Artists romanticized the deadly beauty of military machinery, painting a species of bird created by mankind.










In 1963,


Roy Lichtenstein painted "Whaam" as an ironic part of this tradition.



In the five-foot tall panels, a comic book airplane blasts another fighter jet, creating a fiery inferno that engulfs half the painting with a comic explosion. The painting reproduced an image from a 1962 DC comic book, “All American Men of War.” Painting that image on an enormous canvas, Lichtenstein focused on the terrible beauty of an exploding aircraft.








An explosion of science fiction in the late 1940’s and into the 1950’s introduced rocket ships. There is a direct line to Star Trek and Star Wars through Blade Runner from Sputnik, the first unmanned satellite in space launched in 1957 by the Soviet Union. The real thing and the imagined blend together.







From Halo to Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, drones have always played...


A Role in Video Games




The Starcraft series featured horrific Zerg drones, a combination of a wasp, monster and killer alien. In the Halo franchise, insect-like Yanme'e aliens are called drones. They fly and fight in hive formations, rallying around a queen like earthbound insects.






Just like these video game creatures, our real life drones were designed by watching nature. Robotic engineers at Boston Dynamics are creating the next generation of drones that will work on the ground for the military. These creatures all mimic real animals, strange works created by engineers --unnaturalists, if you will.

















Anime has also explored drone warfare, especially the mecha anime genre that “revolves around the use of piloted robotic armors in battle.”  These colorful stories show epic battles between enormous fighting machines.




Inspired by mecha anime, deviantART artist izo84 has been developing a “Drone Army” video game concept for many years, posting some of his work on the site. He also cited professional devinatART members like ukitakumuki, Avitus12, KaranaK and flaketom as inspirations.


izo84 feels conflicted about his work:



I do not feel good about designing war machines. But I think as long as what I envisioned is pure fiction, I can continue working without remorse. On the other hand, I can see how fast the real development of unmanned war machines changed, and I have concerns.”








Inspired by press accounts of drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan, artist turningaway posted “War as a Video Game” on deviantART. The political painting shows what a drone attack feels like for innocent civilians on the ground and reminds us of the consequences of these unmanned attacks.


Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 was not created as science fiction. An Australian gaming site AusGamer interviewed Treyarch studio co-founder Mark Lamia who worked on the game. The founder explained the realistic art design behind the drone attacks: “We wanted to make sure that this is Call of Duty, it can’t be too sci-fi, it’s gotta feel like this is plausible. It’s part of the DNA of Black Ops where we set up these plausible scenarios and then we have our fiction going through it and our story... the flipside of major advances in robotics and technology is that sort of— on the flipside— is the dependencies on that and things that might be happening in cyber-warfare in the future. Things that used to be the domain of great science-fiction books is no longer, it’s reality; it’s happening; starting to play out in the headlines today, but certainly in the coming decade.”






While developing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2, the video game designers and artists consulted with P.W. Singer, the war scholar who wrote the most important book about drone warfare, Wired for War.  Singer described why video game players are highly valued as drone pilots: “Having spent their youth online gaming, sipping Red Bull, and talking on their cell phones all at once, young drone pilots come to the unit with an ease at multitasking already wired into their DNA.”


Artists are training warriors.











Questions


For the Reader





1

Which do you think came first: the real drones or the artistic interpretations of drones?




2

DaVinci drew sketches of weapons and war machines as well as producing the most emotionally restrained and expressive portrait of a woman in the Mona Lisa. Is a sketch of a drone emotionally connected or is just an illustration of future shock?




3

There are all kinds of camera drones used by the military, by engineering companies to inspect pipelines, for example, and by film companies for all kinds of effects. What would be an art drone? Maybe a flying machine trailing colors, a guided laser obliterating ugliness or a device for laying down graffiti on inaccessible surfaces— do you have an idea for an art drone’s function or mission?






4

In Singer’s book, drone squadron commander Gary Fabricius talks about the lives of drone pilots: “You are going to war for twelve hours, shooting weapons at targets, directing kills on enemy combatants, and then you get in the car, drive home, and within twenty minutes you are sitting at the dinner table talking to your kids about their homework.” Is this really any different than spending a day in the studio drawing a comic or animations or illustrations of mass mayhem and destruction?




5

Do you think the proliferation of drones all over the world somehow brings us closer to a new world order or one world government?









Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “justice,” to the big budget sci-fi film “Oblivion” with a main protagonist being a lonely drone repairman toiling away on a scorched earth, there is no getting away from the conversation.

Writers: $techgnotic & *istickboy
Designers: $marioluevanos
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This is for you DashieFan1(from FIMfiction.net) and the rest of the people reading my little story.

So yeah the next chapter in "All that is Fair Part 1" has been taking some time to complete. I am going to tell you why, it has been taking so frakkin long.

I last updated the story back in December during my last winter break from college. By last I mean that as the last winter break of my undergraduate career. After that I focused on completing my senior thesis. That included completing my experiments and writing up the results,write a grant, and I also prepared three different presentations of my work. This took me to Graduation at the end of May.

I know I should have put my story on Hiatus but I was scared that I would lose some you. I didn't complete drop the story I would work on it here and there. Then I had a little bit of time before my family, friends and fiancee showed up so I reviewed what i had done in those five months. To make it short I didn't like what I had written for the next Chapter. So I spent the last month rewriting it all.

As it stands right now I have complete all rewrite for what I had done and it in a form I can agree with. It only leaves two final since until it is complete and then it is off to my editor so you all can read it easily.

Also my style of writing is a bit different. I don't just sit an type it all out on a computer in the first go. I write down the rough draft in a note book. Then I type it up make adjustments as I go. It take a bit longer for me to produce the works. It allows me to revisit my work so it can be the best it possible can be.

Also I worked on a few pieces of art work (as you can see her on DA) and I also got a bunch of ideas for stories, a tumblr, and something big (More on that later. Check my Deviantart for those updates).

One other thing. Life has been slapping me about. My family has been keeping me busy and so has the hunt for a job for last month.

Thanks for patients and readership. I hope to get it to my editor soon. It should be out to you by the turn of the month.

Thanks for reading my long winded rant. Now time to get back to work.
  • Listening to: My 995 FM
  • Reading: Fan fiction
  • Watching: Battle Star Glactica
  • Playing: Hitman 2
  • Eating: trail mix
  • Drinking: tea
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