Nom Nom #27Nom Nom #272 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Sushi Sshot 4. by Z-uh
Maki Sushi by kupenska
This weeks theme of Sushi was suggested by Arichy! Want to see some food featured? Send me a note with your suggestion and we'll see what we can do!
Apples | Strawberries | Cinnamon | Chicken | Chocolate | Brussel Sprouts |
Venus"O'er the ache of mauve shores erotic winds billow long & deep... Her scent drips from the sky onto bare skin, bejeweling my senses like a tapestry of blushing petals besieged in rhythms of passion.... Whispers of untamed rapture beckons my lips as I descend into her gaze, unto the sea of bliss where I shall forever drown."Venus2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Arthur Crow © 2012
*This is getting a lot of views strangely, so I thought I'd explain what my journal is all about: It is a place I have
designated to share small quotes I enjoy creating, or anything that is short and doesn't fit within the form of usual poetry.
Feel free to share, fave, comment.
Journals are now deviations?... Okay, that seems a little odd to me, but whatever... And yes, this is a useless journal update.Journals are now deviations?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
CLOSED: Candy from a stranger Giveaway!THE GIVEAWAY IS CLOSED. THE RANDOM WINNER IS...CLOSED: Candy from a stranger Giveaway!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I will be sending you a note soon!
Everyone else is receiving a llama~~ yay!!
I just bought some candy and thought it would be nice to give it away. It all comes from Bulk Barn Canada, everything is factory sealed but it might have come in contact with nuts, there's no way I can know that. Also I did buy some nuts at the same time but those are gone, just sayin'.
The candy bag will contain: chocolate loonies and toonies (yes that's what we call our 1 and 2 dollar coins), mini caramel chocolate bars, maple sugar candies, chocolate spiders and a dark cherry skull lollipop.
Just FAVE this journal and you will be entered in a random draw. The draw closes on October 24th. CLOSED.
5 Ways to Un-Cliché' a ClichéEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Ways to Un-Cliché' a Cliché3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. Do your damn research. I can't stress this enough. We live in the freaking Information Age, and the concept of Googling is an alien one to too many people. While I could easily go on a rant about anti-intellectualism, I'll rein it in and say that cliché' is largely anachronistic. People use them because they're familiar, not necessarily what's true. When I started world-building for my Western steampunk/cattlepunk trilogy, one of the characters was the equivalent of a Chinese immigrant worker. So I read everything I could get my hands on about what it was like to be a Chinese immigrant worker. Wikipedia articles, fiction, and non-fiction. I also read authors like Lawrence Yep
5 Ways Characters Can FailEDIT: If you like this journal entry, check out The Sarcastic Guide to Writing ebook http://www.amazon.com/The-Sarcastic-Guide-Writing-ebook/dp/B005TOCC1C for exclusive content on world-building, character, and dialogue!5 Ways Characters Can Fail3 years ago in Personal More Like This
1. They don't have flaws. Flaws are the first thing that should be explored in character, at least after the first flashes of inspiration have passed and you start moving into more concrete turf. People say Mary Sues are defined by lack of flaws; the flip side insists that giving your character "issues" won't make a character any less of a Mary Sue. Now, my definition of a Mary Sue doesn't involve flaws or the lack thereof; a Mary Sue, to me, is defined by the disproportionate amount of attention given to a Sue by the plot and the priorities of other characters. So, yes, it possible for a Mary Sue to have legit flaws and still be a Mary Sue. However, the difference between "issues" and a character flaw is what role they play in the character's deve
My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: An AnalysisIt's often said that criticism is more fun to both write and read. But lately, Fifty Shades Of Grey's existence made Stephanie Meyer look like a well-written, intelligent, and erudite author, and it's all fanfiction's fault. So for the sake of not lowering standards, and to raise a battle cry for quality and craft, I'd like to analyze why I think My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic is a great show for me.My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic: An Analysis3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I won't talk much about the fandom, although I have been highly entertained watching it build. Hype backlash and all that is inevitable when something is popular, but I will say that FiM appears to inspire people to a kinder, gentler sort of fandom, as opposed to the sort of tribalism seen in purists and non-purists in types like anime or comic nerds. However, most of my experience is limited to TvTropes's articles and Youtube, so if there is a seedy underbelly to the FiM fandom it's quite possible I haven't encountered it yet. And probably am not willing to ever get tha
In Defense Of Making A Living Through ArtThere's a frustrating element I've noticed lately in regards to Art. "Art with a capital 'A'", as a friend of mine calls it. And I suppose this blog was triggered by the cancellation of the My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic fan game Fighting is Magic. The fandom lost its collective shit because Hasbro sent the developers a Cease and Desist letter. The entitlement was just amazing to watch, and even worse was the sheer ignorance. Some of it stupid, like "Technically, all fanworks are parodies, so it's not illegal!" and "Copyright laws are so stupid!" to cruel, like "They can just take their development overseas, then Hasbro can't stop them!"In Defense Of Making A Living Through Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was baffled by this. Because Hasbro had the right to protect their intellectual property.
See, I've been a freelance artist for a while now. And it's hard. It is so freaking hard, and part of the reason it's hard is because the default attitude of most people you deal with is, "We're not, like, going to pay you a lot. Or give you i
[some kind of fan fiction-part two-]Willow hurried into the large palace and was in the throne room before Thor caught her gently by her forearm and stopped her. She looked up at him and glared. "Do not touch me unless you've been given permission, young prince! I can not take the risk of a man taking my powers from me!" She shouted as she pulled her arm away from him. He looked at her and smiled tenderly before shaking his head.[some kind of fan fiction-part two-]3 years ago in Personal More Like This
"My dearest Willow, you can trust me. Don't you remember? You used to come here so frequently when you were little. You were always so cute, playing with the hunting dogs and tending to mothers garden. You must remember." He said as he knelt down to be more her height. "Willow, remember the really loud thunderstorms?" He asked gently. He spoke to her as if she was a child, in truth she only looked like a child. She was centuries old, not as old as him of course, but definitely not a child. "You would sneak into my room and sleep beside me. Remember, you told me that
Pillow FortIf you built a pillow fort, what would be the password?Pillow Fort2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh, don't tell me! It's not for me to know. You can only tell someone really special. Someone you can trust.
Think of the times you built a wall around your heart to keep everyone out. Who is the one person you'll always allow to break down the wall, or let in, or trap inside with you?
That's the person you're supposed to tell the password to your pillow fort to.
Now go and built a pillow fort, and if you don't already know, find out who that special person is and let them know that you will always let them in.
I'm gonna pick up the pieces / and build a lego house / when things go wrong we can knock it down / My three words have two meanings / there's one thing on my mind / It's all for you / And it's dark in a cold December / but I've got ya to keep me warm / and if you're broke I'll mend ya / and keep you sheltered from the storm that's raging on / I'm out of touch, I'm out of love / I'll pick you up when you're getting down
Electricity and Cinnamon and Unexpected CakeMy boyfriend tends to say rather cute things to me which I can't help but want to share with people. In the past few days, he has said two particularly adorable things:Electricity and Cinnamon and Unexpected Cake3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few nights ago at 10:30 at night: I love being with you. You make me feel like bubbles made of electricity and cinnamon.
Last night at 11 at night: You are like unexpected cake on a rainy afternoon.
I love him, so much
I just wanted to share the cuteness with you guys
Peace, love and rock out.
- Bon xx
Personal UpdateI've become addicted to writing in a journal. I found one that had gold lined pages (like on bibles) and it has a gold simplistic image of an elk or just an elaborate horned deer on the front. On the inside it has the "this book belongs to" thing with two woodpeckers above it. It's just so elegant and perfect to me.Personal Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I originally got it because it looked pretty and my sister was buying me things I "needed". But I thought it would be a shame to not actually use it for something purposeful. So I started writing exactly how I felt.
I'm working really hard at resisting not putting something down because it is "dumb" or "conceited" etc. I'm forcing myself to write down everything I feel because nobody will ever see it. I write down quotes or lyrics in it too if I feel really connected to it at the time. Sometimes I put down texts that people send me or I make small doodles.
I don't think it has made any huge changes, but at least I can escape to something.
Got my results!Jus' putting them up here...Got my results!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Maths - A
English Literature - A*
English Language - A*
Biology - A
Physics - A
Chemistry - A
History - A
Geography - A*
Art - A*
IT - 2 A*s
Good to know all the hard work paid off, and all the worrying is over! Congratulations to everyone else who got their results today also! (:
Obsessive Character DisorderI'm not exactly sure why there appears to be such a warzone where characters are concerned. Maybe it's just because I don't swim in the soup of fandom or fanfiction (and in a roleplay sense, have only returned recently), but I guess I just find the whole thing entirely baffling. Roleplay and fanfiction become these massive tiers of Serious Business that are destructive to the creative process. They stagnate and shame while simultaneously churning out high emotion, all the while distracting anyone who wants to learn from shit that will actually be useful to them if they want to write.Obsessive Character Disorder2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I feel the need to give a disclaimer that A) I think fandoms can be incredibly stupid even at their best, B) fanfiction that is "not horribly written" is usually being labeled as such by people who don't and can't know better because their point of reference and experiences are so lacking, and C) even as a writer, I don't understand how character becomes such Serious Business.
Girls Deserve Somebody . . .I wish I could be there for every girl in the world.Girls Deserve Somebody . . .2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want to be there for when they need somebody to depend on.
Heart hurts when a tear drops from her eye.
Why can't I be there for them?
You always hear of what happened last night or yesterday mourning.
Hardly anybody cares but someone could, someone should.
Its impossible for one to be everywhere at once.
Play on words, have you not heard.
I want to be there for when the tear drops from her eye when she is hurt, in need of somebody.
All girls deserve somebody.
Devious Journal EntryI just wondering about the prediction of ENGLAND's olympic's. If what is being said, that a type of bomb is to be exploded in order to kill thousands of innocent people and that the government knows all too well about this. I am beginning to see a horrable trend even with our own 9/11 so called bombing. That this world is at the verge of destruction. Looking back at human history, with Germany killing off so many people during such a short life span and not just jews either. A large diverse of humans were killed. Looking back at human history, GOVERNMENTS were killing off many people but it seems that now our governments are doing it on a regular bases....Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yeppi!!! I can't wait for the end time that is predicted. I am sick of all this HATE n KILLING of children, women, n men. I am sick of seeing people starve to death while we seat back, eating our food and watching such death continue on.
Devious Journal EntryWhat to say,Devious Journal Entry3 years ago in Personal More Like This
i got nothing to complain about,
nothing to yawn about and nothing to cry about,
my soul's completely poured out with every second,
happiest and united, with reason of me,
and thats all that matters,
so whatsoever happens around,
whether its the pain or the agony of the world chasing around me,
if its disease or sickness, pain or words,
it passes me by, as all else,
for all i am is all that means to me,
and that, is my angel, whom im infinite gratefulest to.
Never before i have lived, for my life has started with him,
waited for him i have, always before,
and with him i was brought to the life i am
he is my life, if there only were words to put his magnificence
and what he puts me into words, but there arent any,
for im in undescribable bliss,
im beyond happiest.
I finally see, i finally feel and i finally hear,
why im here, in this world, as always after,
Rainy day, sunny day,
its always a perfect day,
with every perfect second going on,
with every breath that is
Popular Horse BreedsPopular Horse BreedsPopular Horse Breeds6 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a list of the most popular breeds of horses in the 21st century. If you would like to request to add a breed, please note us, and we would be happy to consider the breed.
Akhal Teke -
According to some, the Akhal-Teke were kept hidden by their tribesmen. The area where the breed first appeared, the Turkmenistan desert Kara Kum, is a rocky, flat desert surrounded by mountains. However, others claim that the horses are descendants of the mounts of Mongol raiders of the 13th and 14th century.
The Akhal-Teke typically stands between 14.3 and 16.3 hands. These horses are famous for those individuals who have a golden buckskin or palomino color with a distinct metallic sheen. However, a number of other colors are recognized, including bay, black, chestnut, palomino, cremello, perlino and grey. They have a fine head with a straight or slightly convex profile, and long ears. It also has almond-shaped eyes. The mane and tail are
To do list *cause someone inspired me*To do list 2013To do list *cause someone inspired me*2 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Continue my studies
-Have REAL classes of tribal belly dance
-Have time to all my cosplay projects *including The Rabbit project*
-Meet someone… someone nice
-Travel to a place I've never been
-Be… happy in many strange and fantastic ways ^^
Get me the hell out of hereAll the torment and the painGet me the hell out of here2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Leaked through and covered me
Wishing I could fly away, somewhere far away where I can leave the stupid shit I have to deal with behind. I don't want to be here. I don't want to deal with this shit anymore. Somebody get me the hell out of this place. Family? How can you sit there and call yourself my mother? I'm terrified of you. I hate you. It makes me feel like a stupid little kid, but I really just want my daddy right now. Dad always make it better. You don't. You're what's wrong. Leave me alone.
Sorry to rant about it here. Ignore me, I don't care. I just needed to let off some steam and I don't feel like I can do it anywhere else.
Coinsidental simlarites?Hex the skylander!Coinsidental simlarites?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
While i was in sainsburys today buying my groceries i walked past a small shelf stacked with them kiddies skylander toyz,i had a quick glance thinking il buy one for my youngest nephew,one of the toy models caught my eye so i picked it up highlander Hex was her name and the price £7.99! Bloody hell! it's for my nephew i thought i can't skimp about the price! so in it went into my shopping basket
Anyhow when i got home and had a good look at it the face looked .. looked OMG! it'z the keeper of secrets i just finnised drawing earliar today! the eye'z,helmet and the sweeping horns on them are very much like each other and i love the pose she (Hex)is in!....iam not a meanee but i ain't giving this to me nephew Hehehe!
but il just go back tomorrow and buy him a different one of course.
Ave MariaListening to Mary Hopkin sing Ave Maria on Youtube. Can't bring myself to erase what I said previously on October 10. So, I've cut and pasted it below.Ave Maria3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Y Deryn Pur
Oct 10, 2011, 4:09:02 PM by ~squareprismish Journals / Personal I'm just listening to "Y Deryn Pur" on YouTube.
It's a song by Mary Hopkin.
It's such a short song, I'm listening to it over and over again.
I did not understand the words the first time but
Then I listened a second time and the words seemed...
When I listened the third time, I felt that somehow...
in some way I should, ought to, might, could understand
The fifth time I felt I knew the words, had spoken them,
had heard them, but it was such such such such such......
long time ago.
NightfallRemember, remember the 5th of NovemberNightfall3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The gunpowder treason and plot
I can think of no reason why the gunpowder treason
Should ever be forgot.
My boyfriend came over today, and being with him makes me incandescently happy We just cuddles and messed around and talked for hours and watched a few episodes of Death Note... and ate ice cream!
Tonight, I had my first experience of nighttime driving... 48 minutes done out of the 10 hours required... then I just need to drive for another 110 hours and I can have my licence! Slowly getting there...
Peace, love and rock out.
- Bon xx
dolls are not beautifuldolls are not beautifuldolls are not beautiful3 years ago in Personal More Like This
dolls are not even accurate
dolls are nothing more than a mere abstract representation of a being. whatever the being might be
its common misconception to think that the doll repressents the perfection of the being for it doesn't. and it was never meant to. for the sake of the craftsman's skill it is nothing more than a simplification of the being
all things that give character are removed, stripped,
for they are too hard to replicate
all the ails and functions of the being are forgotten in the creation of the simple representation
for it is hoped that this ails and functions are common knowledge and will be assumed
just like when you draw an apple you leave out things due to the assumption that other viewers will think of the other apples they know.
a perfect doll is just that, a perfect simplification abstraction of the being it is meant to remind the viewer of.
and yet the human race keeps the doll as a means of beauty.
of skin lifeless, eyes dull and dead