The Adventures of Squicken... Week OneMy name is Cameron Michael but all my friends call me "Squicken". It's a mixture of "Squid" (what Mommy calls my Dad) and "Chicken" (what Daddy calls my Mommy). I was born last Tuesday the 18th, and have learned SO MUCH that I asked Dad if I could write about it here in his journal.
Dad gave me permission so here goes my first attempt at writing. Don't judge me too harshly because I'm only a week old and I've got my hands full trying to learn stuff. For instance, eyes!!! Wow, eyes are tough to control! It's hard to focus them and move them all around. I can't really see all that well yet but I think I recognize Mom and Dad and I CERTAINLY recognize a fine nipple, which makes Dad proud. Of course, I don't have much experience with other nipples but, I have time to fix that.
I spent a few days in ICU (Mom, Dad, and I called it "jail") at the hospital because Mom ran a fever during birth and the docs said they found some indication of infection in the blood samples they took from me
Squicken - due September 26th...or soMy Hang glider pilot friends called me "Pelican" and it has been my "handle" for many years but my girlfriend (of almost 4 years now) calls me "Squid". I call her "Chicken". So, it seems only reasonable that our offspring should be named "Squicken". He is due September 26th or whenever he chooses to come out and play. On his birth certificate, he will be "Cameron Michael" but he's gonna be stuck with Squicken...so be it.Squicken - due September 26th...or so3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Some of the joys of pregnancy are all the stupid classes one feels compelled to attend. Of course, it isn't fair in the least to refer to these wonderfully instructional forums as "stupid" because there truly is a copious amount of information disseminated during the eons of hours you sit through. Videos, lectures, illustrated instructions, and hands on practice doing all sorts of things one rarely finds palatable. Well, by "one", I mean my girlfriend and me.
What astounds me is how excited everyone in our classes is...well...everyone except the two of us. W
A little bit of loveSome words, thought and things about deviantArtA little bit of love3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Japan Journal....day one, 11/11/11Time is certainly displaced. We're not really suffering jet lag but it's obvious our bodies are weirded out by being here.Japan Journal....day one, 11/11/114 years ago in Personal More Like This
My girlfriend and I traveled today to Atsugi, about an hour train ride from Tokyo. We had some business to take care of there. It was a bit frustrating because we couldn't get everything done we needed to, but the traveling to and from was delightful.
I was amazed, looking out the train window, there was not ONE piece of litter. I think we traveled 20 miles or more before I saw so much as a tissue paper beside the tracks. The Japanese, even in the less affluent areas, are incredibly tidy.
During the morning commute, the subway trains are packed so full there are literally uniformed individuals called "pushers" whose job it is to shove people into the cars as tightly as possible. As the doors slide shut they get very aggressive and carry out their job of sardine commuter packing very seriously and they do it with smiles and white gloves and a charm that everyo
Japan Trip....more daysNote to self: Getting up early does not mix well with late night drinking. The good news is, I think I'm on track for setting a new personal record for consecutive days with a hang over wait is that good news? It's amazing to me that you can buy beer in vending machines everywhere here. Ugh it's 6:30AM, I'll pass on the beer .for now.Japan Trip....more days4 years ago in Personal More Like This
My legs are sore from walking about 2,000 miles yesterday and my feet already hurt. I love it.
This morning, after crashing a little after 2AM, we got up at 6:30AM to catch the bullet train to Osaka. The train stops several times, so it doesn't always get up to the incredible speeds other ones do. We'll be on one this Sunday that tops out at about 180MPH! It's hard to describe the funny experiences one has on the subways and trains. The crazy visuals of passing another train going the opposite direction when you are only a foot or so apart. Ah these Japanese are so precise. The trains displace so much air that when we
5 Years a deviant! / 500 Points giveaway!-winner!Edit 30.09.20145 Years a deviant! / 500 Points giveaway!-winner!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Soooo who's the winner?? *drumroll*
LiLbaddie Congrats !
Here's the screenshot :
Once again thank you for being such and awesome community !
Hello friends how are you? I hope you're okay .
So it actually has been five years since I joined deviantART and this journey has been pretty amazing , deviantART is truly my all time favorite place on the internet . You guys are just too awesome !
To celebrate these awesome 5 years I decided to giveaway 500 points !
Here are two rules you need
Everything is Beautiful...NOT!In the 1960s, Ray Stevens wrote a song titled "Everything Is Beautiful" and it won him a grammy. Perhaps it was the idealism of those times or maybe a personal philosophy that gave birth to this song. It starts out with children singing "Jesus Loves the Little Children", a song I remember singing in church when I was a child.Everything is Beautiful...NOT!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Jesus loves the little children
All the children of the world
Red and yellow, black and white
They are precious in His sight
Jesus loves the little children of the world"
Like Disney's "It's a Small World", this song has a worm like infectious tune that rolls around in your brain like a marble in a barrel. A child, once he has learned this song, will hum it, whistle it, and sing it until adult ears bleed. Not only is the tune contagious, the lyrics are ideal and Pollyanna to the point of near myopic blindness.
After one chorus of "Jesus Loves the Little Children", Mr. Stevens' song moves into his "Everything Is Beautiful, in It's Own Way" mantra.
The notion he pu
watchers feature #20 black and whitewatchers feature #20 black and white3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
pigeon lounge by antonis1312
Architectural by SnailPropulsionLabsFilm - XXIV - no color needed by Picture-Bandit
Winter Water by Mystery-Kitty
100 Watchers Giveaway! -CLOSED- Winners!Thank you all so much for all your support! 350+ entries, 200+ llamas, and a total of 434 watchers! I appreciate each and every one of you so fracking much- I flove you all! :bademoticon: You obviously don't have to continue being my watchers, but I would really love it if you do! Plus, I plan to do more of these as I reach different milestones.100 Watchers Giveaway! -CLOSED- Winners!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Now, what you came for.
And the Winners Are....
100 - #16, SerenityAme
50 - #149 Tosogare
50 - #281 MelonPam
Congrats, guys! You'll be receiving your points shortly!
Okay, so I actually have 99, but I'm kinda impatient, so I decided to do it a little early. I want to st
Birthday Giveaway! 500-2000 Points!EDIT :I extended the giveaway by a few days due to work, but I also added more points in since you have to wait a few more days. I hope that's fair. We now have 500+ people so the winner will receive 1700 points. If 1000+ people participate, the prize will be 2500 points.Birthday Giveaway! 500-2000 Points!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
My birthday is tomorrow (May 6th) and I'll be turning 25. I decided to celebrate on DA with a contest, and the winner gets 500 points! Yep, you heard me, 500 points. But, if over 200 people participate I'll double the prize to 1000 points. If we get 500 people participating, the prize will be 1500 points. If somehow 1000+ people participate, the prize will be 2000 points.
RULES:It's really easy to participate in. All you have to do is be one of my watchers and fav this journal. You can also earn up to 4 more entries by leaving comments on my artwork. One comment equals an extra entry. Just let me know by leaving a comment on this journ
100 point giveaway WINNER100 point giveaway WINNER2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Thanks for the response to this guys! I plan on hosting 100 point giveaways every week! (I plan on doing something special on the holidays)
But what you've all been waiting for.
The winner of the giveaway is...
CONGRATS! YOU WILL WIN YOUR POINTS SOON.
Since I'm new to this account I decided to have a point giveaway to celebrate the new start of me being here!
To be eligible for this giveaway you need to..
Add this journal to your favs.
Watch me for future giveaways, updates and more points!
Making a journal for this giveaway is totally optional but it will higher your chances if you do!
If you plan on posting a journal copy and paste the text I have below into your j
300 Points Giveaway!! -Closed-Hiyyahh guys!!!300 Points Giveaway!! -Closed-3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I've never done a giveaway so this is first one, which I hope to be of many more of ( If I can keep racking up points. XD ) !
The amount I'm giving away is 300
You wanna join? Here's how!
Fave this journal!
And answer my question: What animal do I like? (Hint: Just look around! XD Or my profile)
The deadline is...
January 1st, 2013, why not start the New Year with new points! [:squee:]
I will be using random.com to select the 7 winners!!
[Bullet; Orange] Here's how it'll work.
[Bullet; Yellow] 1 person will get 100 points
[Bullet; Yellow] 2 people will get 50 points
[Bullet; Yellow] 4 people will get 25 points!!
If you want two numbers, write your New Year's Resolution in your comment!! Pretty simple, eh?
Three numbers? Make a Journal or Poll about this giveaway and link it to me!
PARTICIPATE AND HAVE FUNNNN!!!
The event needs more th
101 points giveaway!! (Closed)Hey there guys!101 points giveaway!! (Closed)3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm hosting another giveaway for you guys, since I missed you guys soooo much!!
101 points is being given away (lol, I wanted to add an extra point, just because I'm cool like that. cx)
So, all you guys have to do to enter is favorite this journal!
That's pretty easy isn't it? No watch requirements, no nothing. Just a fav will be sufficient.
But before you guys go, I have two questions for you:
Who (or what) inspires you?
What is your best piece of artwork (post a link here so I can admire it!!!)?
You don't have to answer these questions but I would like to see!
Make sure you stay informed for my next giveaway, right after this one. I'm planning on letting you choose one of your friends so they can win points as well as you! Details will be in next journal!
I have a better idea. Check this poll: http://djmotes.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3506937/
You want these contests to c
Japan Trip... dazed and confusedToday we are back on the bullet train heading for Akita. Funny thing about bullet trains they don't turn around but rather go to a destination the go backwards over the same tracks. As a result of this, all the seats rotate 180 degrees so passengers can always be facing forward. But it's odd to look for your seat and notice the numbers going up sometimes and down sometimes depending on which way you are headed.Japan Trip... dazed and confused4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We had a nice breakfast in Sendai. My girlfriend went ahead to our room to pack while I took a few photos. I went to the restroom in the lobby and as I sat there communing with nature and enjoying the wonderfully heated toilet seat, I noticed a narrow door in front of me. Out of curiosity, I opened it. A mop with gloves fell out of it and scared the crap out of me! Curiosity will be the death of me. As I left the restroom, I realized I couldn't remember what room we were in, I didn't have the key, and I most assuredly didn't speak Japanese. Fortunately
Weekly photo #009 Berghotel : Green Room by Bestarns Bjd----Zhiyu by Angell-studio Y by Hart-Worx Queen of Versailles by EmilySoto Ice Play by nigel3 .:Back to school:. by Piroshki-Photography casual aesthetics II by kittycrime A small flame by huhahohi Can't Help Falling In Love by diensilver Sunlit by KayleighJune Deja Vu by Oer-Wout R by nairafee The Black Earth by MaximeDaviron Startoucher by Oer-Wout -Talking with shades- by Janek-Sedlar :thumb397749892: firebending book by Orwald Lake Of Color by kkart Perfectly Voiceless by spirit33 Paper Dreams by nhuthanh productivity by LauraCallsen Inside a floating ice by porbital Don't stop falling by iNeedChemicalX Wings of fire by m-eralp Waiting for Rain by alexgphoto A day for you on the pink clouds by RezzanATAKOL Shallow by helios-spada Red Squirrel Jump by WNPhotography Bird collection by Pebels Last Midsummer Breeze by MarsiaMS Good morning people! by Zi0oTo Ola and Kamil by Moosiatko Rusting memories by Bojkovski Norway 135 by lonelywolf2 The Story of a Fallen Star by October-Sunshine BM sail by IMustBeDeadWeekly photo #0092 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Polyommatus icarus in the morning by Witoldhippie Day 150 - Queen's Pride by MonsterBrand Autumn showers by iNeedChemicalX 772 by Nigrita Waves by MR26Photo the wall that pretended to be an aquarium by BlauBeerKuchen under the weather by VisitingFahrrad sea by Pierre-Lagarde busking by davespertine In Reflection by musicismylife10027 :thumb39
Crossing the LineAlmost 99.9999% of the comments I get on DA are very nice and complimentary. For this I am grateful and appreciative. I also appreciate the occasional criticism that suggests I try a different crop, color, or lens choice. Even after 35 years I feel it is vital to listen to all the input I get because there are occasional jewels of ideas that come from learned professionals and beginning amateurs alike. Sometimes I even like it more when someone who is new to photography makes suggestions because they aren't stifled by the "rules" we all learn when we start out.Crossing the Line4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, I've had a few people say some interesting and absurd things. These comments are related to my having taken down my gallery of nudes. First of all, let me say, my motive for this action was simply time management. I run a business so I don't have time to respond to all the comments or even read them all.
The suggestion has been made that by me removing the nudes, by responding to horrid comments then hiding and blockin
100 Points Giveaway! + 1 month Free PM ContestWinner Declared: http://cyphervisor.deviantart.com/journal/100-Points-Giveaway-Winner-380611021100 Points Giveaway! + 1 month Free PM Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Alright, I am feeling generous to giveaway 100 points free to someone.
Enter the lucky draw by just faving this journal to enter that's all!
How will the lucky draw be held?
A random number generator will be used to choose one random winner and that deviant will be given 100
Here's a quick sneak peek how the winners are chosen: http://cyphervisor.deviantart.com/journal/Valentine-s-Day-Point-Winners-Birthday-Thanks-355256113
When will you get the points?
The lucky draw will be held on 24th-June-2013 IST
1 month Premium Membership or 396 points - Make a Group Avatar Contest
Make a avatar for the group CustomizeYourProfile and win 1 month premium membership at deviantART or takeaway 396 oin
deviantART and Journal spam: what we're doing!Spam is a constant thorn in the side of every Internet user's daily life. From the mundane to the surreal, these emails appear in our inboxes so frequently, messages from South African attorneys offering $10 million dollars get marked as spam without a second thought to savvy users.deviantART and Journal spam: what we're doing!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We define spam as the misuse of communication systems to send unsolicited bulk messages indiscriminately to our deviants. Typically, the content of spam messages is aimed at advertising a product that is often counterfeit or potentially malicious. With the rise of social networking, there's been an increase in more direct spamming -- companies who directly target your social network profiles.
"Over the last few years, deviantART has had a small but unfortunate stream of such abuse. Usually, it’s as easy as banning the offending members and moving on to more pressing problems, but recently something happened that caused us to re-evaluate how we handle spam issues."
Japan Trip... MinamisanrikuA little more on Minamisanriku before I move on. It is impossible to describe what I saw there. Standing in the middle of such mass destruction is overwhelming to the point you just go numb. More than anything, what I felt was confusion. My mind could not comprehend houses in this place, I couldn't hear children playing, smell food cooking, or touch the texture of a building it was all scraped clean down to nothing but concrete slabs.Japan Trip... Minamisanriku4 years ago in Personal More Like This
We had hired a cab driver to take us around. It felt invasive so we asked the cabbie if it was OK. Not only was he OK with me taking photos, he knew all the best spots because he had shuffled many people from the press to various locations. He told us that his Father in law was in the hospital when the earthquake hit, so the nurses took him up to the third floor where they thought they'd be safe. The tsunami took them all.
As we drove into the center of where the town used to be, I just got out and started walking. My gf couldn't bring herself to ev
Expiration DateI love the Team Fortress 2 short movies. They're like little Pixar films......just with violence, blood, dismemberment and a general disregard for health, safety and human life.Expiration Date1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Usually they're quite brief, but the latest to surface is a whole 15 minutes. Positively feature-length!
It's making me want to revisit those TF2 "auxiliary units" I designed a couple of years back.
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
Inspiring GamesI’ve been asked to list which video/computer games I like. I actually compiled a list a while back, with the intention of writing something slightly lengthier than a journal update.Inspiring Games1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The list is not so much what I think are good games – games age and some of them now play like a dog – but they are titles that most inspired me. They either introduced me to new concepts or changed how I saw things.
I won’t go into detail on why each was important to me (that’ll take too long to write!) but if you’re familiar with both my work and these titles, you’ll probably spot where I picked up certain things from.
(Listed in the order of which I first played them)
Cops and Robbers (C64)
The Last Ninja (C64)
Spy vs Spy 2 (C64)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Megadrive)
Sim City (Mac)
Prince of Persia (Mac)
Diggers (Amiga CD32)
Monkey Island 2 (Mac)
TIE Fighter (PC)
Alone in the Dark (PC)
Ultima Underworld (PC)
How Videogames Changed The World.A recent documentary aired in Fair Blighty, listing 25 games that had an influence on global culture, as selected by life-long gamer and professional grumpy-pants, Charlie Brooker.How Videogames Changed The World.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's currently on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWbr5z1Uu_U
There may be an issue watching it outside the UK, but if you've an interest in gaming culture I'm sure you can track it down elsewhere.
It's well worth a watch.
You'd be surprised at what holds the #1 spot!
MORE KEY ANIMATION FROM SPACE DANDY!!Another collection of 2D key animation from my favorite animated TV series on American television right now, Studio Bones's Space Dandy on Adult Swim!MORE KEY ANIMATION FROM SPACE DANDY!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Space Dandy groovy-ass track "Stardust Pipeline" by the amazing Junk Fujiyama. Featured in the memorable space surfing scene in Ep 6. "The War of Undies And Vests, Baby”
Farewell to The CountJerry Nelson, best known as the voice and pupeteer of Sesame Street's numerically-obsessed vampire, The Count, has died:Farewell to The Count3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He did a great deal of work with Jim Henson and company, so, anyone who A) was a child, and/or B) ever watched TV, will most likely have seen or heard him at some point.
Due to the fact I suck at math, The Count obviously failed me on that front, but damn did I get some good tips on maniacal laughter.
"AAAH AAAAH AAAAH AAAAH................twelve."