The End of the Twinkie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/11/16/hostess-twinkies-ding-dongs-wonder-bread-going-out-of-business/1708409/The End of the Twinkie?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be.
"You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.
Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.
Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just a
EPIC CHAT IS EPICOMG EVERYONE IS GOING TO THE STATE CHAT http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/AskAStateChatroom COME ON JOIN USEPIC CHAT IS EPIC4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Raindrops Fans are Amazing...I mean...CRAZYI really mean it, you guys... I'm always impressed with how much support my fancomic gets. I still get tons of feedback from it all the time, and daily notes asking for its' update. Sometimes, I get notes from fans who are overly passionate, or maybe not so polite. Sometimes they are just awkward, albeit very charming...Raindrops Fans are Amazing...I mean...CRAZY3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But you guys...
You guys, THIS ONE.
This. TAKES. THE. CAKE. I don't even...
It was so unbelievable, I have to tell you.
So a couple of days ago I checked my DA Notes and there was a pile of messages waiting for me. I haven't been able to check DA often as of late due to work and the fact that my Computer has been dying and I've been trying to avoid using it as much as possible until my new Computer arrives. ANYWAY, I was surprised to find a note from my friend, masa-kocha. I opened it, and this is what it said:
She also happened to be my coworker, and sat like... right across from me. Curiouser and curiouser why she would note me instead of just asking me directly
FREE KEY GIVEAWAY # 7 - CLOSED EDIT: WINNER IS #53! THE KEY WILL GO TO :iconLast-love-lost:FREE KEY GIVEAWAY # 7 - CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks everyone! Check back next week for a new contest!
Giveaway #7 is now CLOSED, we'll upload a new journal next friday for #8!
Free Key Giveaway
Each week we will be giving away 1 key for free to say thanks for all the support.
So what do you have to do to win one?
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Suiting Prep: Your fursuit and you!Was talking with another maker and we started chatting about suiting experiences and some of the not so nice things that follow. When you hit a con you usually see all the fluff first before some of the stink hits you. We discussed seeing suits that looked real mangy, smelled horrid, or just needed a good burning due to miscare. While you take care of yourself, your suit needs care too!!Suiting Prep: Your fursuit and you!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's how to keep you smelling really awesome at a con out of suit:
1. SHOWER. No one wants to smell your funk, no matter how 'natural' you're going for. Soap, water, scrub, repeat if need be.
2. Deodorant. Kill the BO where it really starts. It's a serious put off when you can smell the suiter before seeing them but its even worse if the person is out of suit.
3. Toothbrush/toothpaste: Fresh breath is also important. Keep them pearly whites white
4. Pack several sets of CLEAN clothes in a SEPARATE container than your fursuit stuff!! Don't wear the same stuff over and over again, that's just... nas
Hashima + Madara mirror Sakura + Ino?Fromhere + continuation of this theoryHashima + Madara mirror Sakura + Ino?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Ok, now I wanted to bring more 'proofs', if you want to call them like that, to see why I said that Hashirama is foreshadowing a Sakura development and why he is associated with her or, viceversa. When I said related/linked/associated, this is what I meant.
That Sakura and Hashirama share similar traits that have been found only in the two of them.
Now, as I said throughout the thread, besides the obvious Naruto/Sasuke parallel, Madara's and Hashirama's childhood flashbacks remember me a lot of Ino's and Sakura.
Let's count them a bit here.
1: When they first meet, they introduce themselves in a similar way that Ino and Sakura did, asking about their one another's names, differences are, of course, considering Ino and Sakura lived in a different times, however, Ino is pretty much similar to Madar
New Years RoundupThis has been a very unusual year for me. A lot of stuff has been happening, yet at the same time it’s almost like nothing’s happened at all. Remember last year how I took a 6-7 month break from making art because my health was declining? It should probably be pointed out that that sort of thing isn’t cured easily, and even now going into 2014 I’m still struggling with the side effects. You can’t just snap your fingers and have your health magically cured, and over the course of 2013 if I’ve ever seemed aloof or “out of it” there’s very medical reasons why.New Years Roundup2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The worse part about my health is that it’s sort of drained me of energy to work on anything. It can sometimes take me weeks to get even simple SYAC strips out the door, let alone bigger more detailed works. Days and weeks seem to fly by at times too. There’s been a lot of roadblocks in my way lately and getting through them has been quite challenging. This is the sor
Welcome InformationWelcome to the rphideout!Welcome Information3 years ago in Personal More Like This
#rphideout http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/Rphideout This is our room. http://rphideout.deviantart.com/ This is the group.
We are a room and group where you can post an ad for just about anything you want. All genres, all types, all romances, nothing barred. We even have a 'mentoring' program for you to get better. To advertise you want to, just ask to be placed in the apprentices. Members of a class higher than you would be the best to tab for help. If you are at the top, why do you think you need improvement? Well, anyway, just tab someone of your own class then.
Character sheets are no longer needed but an rp post will be. Reply to the post at the end of the journal
1. I don't think anyone likes godmodding. Generally, that's taking control of another person's characters or scene. So, reduce or eliminate it, please.
2. Storytellers are the highest authority. They should only be tabbed for questions if you have
Summer Gatherings/EventsDon't forget all you steampunkers!! Steamfest is coming up soon so make sure to check it out!!Summer Gatherings/Events3 years ago in Personal More Like This
+ SALT LAKE CITY STEAMFEST
July 27 - 28
Red Lion Hotel, Salt Lake City
Official Page: http://www.saltcitysteamfest.com/
FB Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/219170871513663/
+ COSPLAY YARD SALE
Saturday, September 1, 2012
Liberty Park: Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
FB Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/449733125047388/
(Keep in mind if there are any other events coming up please let us know so we can add them here!!)
MMD Model Edit Contest WITH GIGANTIC PRIZESSo, I'm holding a PMD Editor Contest!MMD Model Edit Contest WITH GIGANTIC PRIZES3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The tl;dr of it is that you have to design and make a 'casual clothes' model of the following Vocaloids;
-- SF-A2 Miki
-- Aoki Lapis
-- Tone Rion
You don't have to make models for all of the above; just one of them. However, you have a much better chance of winning if you enter more than one model.
The models will be graded on;
-- Originality of the outfit
-- Creativity that went into it
-- How well it works (good physics, no glitches)
But here's the most important part; what do you win?
-- Access to my Windows 100% and Melonbooks backup .zip on mediafire, which contains 36 models.
-- A shit ton of stages, accessories and motion data that I've collected
-- A model request in return!
You have two months to complete your model and note it to me. The winner will be announced via a journal and will get their prize via a note.
GO GO GO GO -- !
Time To Give away a Free Tiny Top HatWell! I mentioned before that we only needed to make 39 more sales to meet the first goal I ever made for our online shop (http://www.etsy.com/shop/littlecasaroo?ref=si_shop) of 365 sales. Since then, we've made a few more sales, so now we only need to sell 13 1 more hat To reach that goal and I have confidence that we're definitely gonna do it!! :iconfinallyplz:Time To Give away a Free Tiny Top Hat3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We're going to randomly pick someone out of the last 39 sales to receive a completely free Tiny Top Hat! So if you want a chance to win the free hat, there's only 13 1 more spot left!
Also, I'd be happy to feature everyone on Deviantart who was one of these final 39 sales if you'll just let me know it was you!
I'm so excited for this and I hope everyone else is too! I appreciate all the support, and even if you can't buy a hat, I'd still love to do more contests and giveaways some time next year!! (Art contests, advertising contest, and I have this dream of a contest of drawing our llama, Sir Nigel Stuffins
400 points/Art/Features Giveaway!! [CLOSED]CLOSEDDD Results here!!!!!!!!!!!!!400 points/Art/Features Giveaway!! [CLOSED]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Points/art giveaway-3 days left!!!!!!
Wow guys. After 4,669 pageviews (remember, kiribian at 5000 pgv), 625 comments, 53 deviations, almost $100 in points worth of commissions and donations, a dA jacket, a Fella plushie, and a Super Llama plushie, I finally have more than 100 watchers!!!!!! :iconhappytearsplz:
Thanks so much to each and every one of you guys, whether you have been with me from the first crappy drawing or just watched me yesterday for a free sketch. :icondignitylaughplz: It has been an amazing 10 months on Deviantart, and I feel like I improved a lot from all the tutorials and advice my fellow deviants have given me.
SO. (The moment you've all been waiting for.):icononiskiplz:
I AM HAVING A POINT/ART GIVEAWAY TO GIVE BACK TO THE AMAZING DEVIANTART COMMUNITY.
And to "celebrate" the end of summer. :iconranranruuplz:
Movie Review: Citizenfour (2014)Movie Review: Citizenfour (2014)6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
CitizenFour: A Question of Heroic Journalism or Irresponsible Treason and its Enigmatic Messenger
Edward Snowden portrait
In a lot of cases, documentaries are simply too dry, depressing, or too uncomfortably true to enjoy the kinds of audiences that narrative filmed entertainments enjoy.
So when you try to convince someone
Getting a secret submittedSend your secret to DeviantArtSecret@gmail.comGetting a secret submitted6 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Digitigrade Leg and Stilt ConstructionIf your character has animal-like legs, such as a fawn, a werewolf, or a gargoyle, a draenai, tauren, etc, you have probably run across the problem of leg construction. These character types require digitigrade legs to look authentic and the whole point is to look authentic, right?Digitigrade Leg and Stilt Construction6 years ago in Personal More Like This
For those who are confused about what digitigrade means, here is the definition (Wiki):
A digitigrade is an animal that stands or walks on its digits, or toes. Digitigrades include walking birds (what many assume to be bird knees are actually ankles), cats, dogs, and most other mammals, but not humans, bears, and a few others (cf. plantigrade, unguligrade). They are generally quicker and move more quietly than other mammals.
So let's take a peek at how we can achieve the look without breaking our shins, hanging from the rafters in a desperate effort to stretch our Achilles tendon (No, really... DO NOT DO THAT), or undergoing some sort of mutagenic gene therapy.
Some methods are more comfortable and user frie
New contest update! Thanks to all of you :DHallooooo everyone!!New contest update! Thanks to all of you :D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well there is still a llllooooooonnnngggg time before the deadline and I have to say, wow! Really wow There are now 85 people who have attended my contest!!!! *Totally speechless*
Wow I'm sooooo glad that there already are so many with so much great art with the element of a corset!! I'm already feeling the pressure, how am I ever going to choose between all your great art for the finals!!!
And I have to send so much love to your all! You are really great all of you hihi ^^
Maybe when we will be near the deadline, maybe I would change the number of how many go to the finals to 30 because so far I can see then there will be none who will attend the written part of the contest ^^
That is just my thoughts right now ^^
Hope that you all will have a great day!
Here are all the rules ^^
The rules are:
You may submit up to 3 art pieces.
DO NOT SUBMIT ART WHICH ISN'T YOUR OWN.
and you can submit in all kind of media.
The deadline for submitting is 1
STA Mentor's Program: InformationHey everyone!STA Mentor's Program: Information3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Firstly I'd like to ask how everyone is! It's amazing the amount of deviations we've had submitted lately and I hope every one is doing well!
Secondly, thank you to everyone who voted and commented on the latest poll! An overwhelming majority of you voted that yes, you would like to see a mentor program put into place and would like to participate, whether being a mentor, being mentored, or doing both. A lot of you also asked for more information and how it would work, which is what this journal is about. Please realize that nothing has been put into place yet and we are still not sure if we'll be able to pull this off, but we'll see how you guys all feel after reading this.
Before we begin, I would like to make it quite clear that this is a member run thing- meaning that you will get as much as you put into it! If you do not wish to participate, you most certainly do not have to!
How It Works
The mentor program will take peop
Devious Journal EntrySo very sorry but I'm out of this debate. I'm taking down this journal (as its my most recent one) to prevent further discussion on a topic I no longer will talk about. I'm out.Devious Journal Entry10 months ago in Personal More Like This
You guys make up your own mind on what Gamersgate is. I want nothing to do with either side anymore.
I'll have a more fun journal or something else to go up eventually...
Collection: Laundry DayCollection: Laundry Day7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
From the clothesline strung across the backyard, to the college dorm laundry rooms, to the inner city all-night Laundromats, we all have our memories that begin with helping Mom with Laundry Day, that task that soon became ours alone upon taking flight from the family nest. Laundry day can evoke warm memories of family unity, or cold memories of aching separation and loneliness, the softness of a stack of fresh towels or the hardness of city sidewalks, depending on the time in you life you are remembering. Here is a collection of deviations evoking the full range of Laundry Day duality.
SCRAPBOOK VIDEO NOW ON YOUTUBE!EVERYONE! I uploaded a video with pictures of the scrapbook so you can all see where your pictures ended up. The video also has some pictures from the concert and some pictures of me and the book! So go and take a look at it!SCRAPBOOK VIDEO NOW ON YOUTUBE!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, the concert last night was amazing! I got to meet Joey, Darren, Meredith, and Brian. We got pictures with them and as a whole group. Charlene was amazing and I actually caught her guitar pic when she threw it out into the crowd. Starkid was perfect. They were funny and the song arrangements were great.
The Scarpbook. Well, I gave it to Brian in the autograph line and he put it under his chair to save it for later. So that means no pictures of video of them with it but they have it! Brian said that he would look at it in his dressing room. And I told Joey, Dylan, and Meredith about it and they said they would look at it too. I also tlaked to their tour manager about it and she said she loved the idea an
Art Styles: Bridging Antiquity and ModernityArt HistoryArt Styles: Bridging Antiquity and Modernity3 months ago in Art Features More Like This
This world is but a canvas to our imagination. Henry David Thoreau
When you think of studying art history, what do you think of? A class you took in high school? Watching television specials on PBS? Looking through a huge coffee table book at the local book retailer? What about browsing fanart on DeviantArt? Believe it or not, the evolution of art and its styles can be seen quite easily by clicking through works from fellow deviants and quite a lot of them come with something special: a modern twist! In recent years, a surge of works from talented artists across the globe has put some pizazz in older art styling through pop culture, fandom, and humor. From Ancient Mycenaean, to Art Nouveau, to Impressionism, and more, artists have bridged antiquity with modernity in unique ways to combine old styling with new interests. Ready to take a walk through history alongside your favorite modern topics? Here we go!
Ancient Eras: Greece, Rome,
April Appreciation 2012April Appreciation 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Frequently Asked Questions
Express your appreciation every day in April
In an effort to open your heart this April, I challenge you all to photograph, scribe or art something you appreciate in your life every day this month.
Enjoy your life this April, take the time to "stop and smell the flowers" for one month. Everyone deserves a little tranquility in life; sometimes it's just a matter of looking for something to appreciate for beautiful moments to appear.
How to Enter
Create a new Folder titled, 'April Appreciation 2012' in your Gallery
Venture out into your surrounding world to find something you appreciateEx. Pet, Child, Spouse, Outdoor view, etc. (anything that brings you joy)
Express your appreciationIf you're a photographer, photograph it.
If you're a writer, write ab
Helping a Stray DogI posted the following elsewhere starting last night, being too busy/lazy to rewrite a proper post I will just copy my entries thereHelping a Stray Dog3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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found a dog, my have been hit by car
it's a female
and it is a cattle dog
as in the same breed as the 4 dogs my sister lost to the drunk driver that also claimed the life of her boyfriend and broke her leg
heading to emergency vet, it's limping, has a bloodshot eye, she was very skittish and was hard to catch
more details to follow
she is micro-chipped, name is Tasha.
her owner lives in Stockton which is a none too close to Sacramento/Carmichael
vet called the owner, no reply.
Her leg is likely dislocated, they said she is stable and sent her home with us
put flea treatment on her, fed her, settled her in, she still by far does not trust us.
3am and we were finally settled in for the night
We got home from a long day at 8:30pm, shut the front gate... and realized we had unintentionally trapped a stray dog, hours of chasing th
Holy Musical B@man!StarKid has announced their new show! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPLeg4Huh-M&feature=channel_video_titleHoly Musical B@man!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please read the instructions for the ticket lottery carefully. They haven't done a lottery since AVPS and they need certain pieces of information. UPDATE: The lottery result emails have been sent out. Those who won tickets, have fun at the show! Everybody else, get excited for April! Here's the rest of the information from the description box:
From the creators of A Very Potter Musical comes a brand new parody... Holy Musical Bman! After witnessing the murder of his parents, a young billionaire makes a solemn vow to dress up like a bat and wage a one man war on crime! But when this solitary savior realizes that "one" is the loneliest number to wage a war with, he'll set off on a musical adventure to rescue the city from the greatest super-villain of all time and find a super friend. So join us in celebrating/poking-fun-at everyone's second favorite superhero (right afte