Ladies and Gentlemen... Confessions of a SurvivorI tried to kill myself.Ladies and Gentlemen... Confessions of a Survivor10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was nearly successful.
I had a loaded gun, and in the darkest moment of my life - at my absolute lowest, after a long chain of shitty life events after shitty life events - I stared into the barrel. I had thought about it for ages. I locked myself in the bedroom. The cats scratched at my door, they mewled for me. They cried for me. Thoughts raced through my head; regrets, broken hopes, endless self-loathing, feeling everything was eternally out of my each...
After long deliberation...
I pulled the trigger.
... Against all odds...
The damn thing jammed.
I'm not a religious woman, but that was a damn miracle. A one in a million stroke of luck. It was as if sanity prevailed, as I immediately came to realize, drowned in sweat and fear and pumping adrenaline as I was, "Dear God, what the fuck am I doing?"
I unloaded the pistol, locked it in my safe... and both cried and drank myself to sleep that night.
MARVELvsDC Black Widow VS Harley Quinn Wedgie WarMARVELvsDC Part #2MARVELvsDC Black Widow VS Harley Quinn Wedgie War1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Black Widow VS Harley Quinn
Black Widow (Natasha) was kicking some henchmen ass in the streets of New York. The men she was fighting had one red and black clothing. She kicked the last guy in the face knocking him out when the blade of a knife was thrown at her slicing only the back of her suit revealing her purple thong. She turned to see who threw it. Harley Quinn walked around the corner of a building. Natasha was ready for anything. Harley was slow clapping. “Well, done.” Harley said. “Who are you?” Natasha asked. “Harley Quinn, at your service. Now what are you doing beating up my henchmen?” “Cleaning the streets of your filth,” Natasha replied. “Well, there’re my henchmen,” Harley said. Harley began walking slowly toward Natasha singing her hips in a sexy way. Natasha noticed Harley’s black g-string sticking out of her
Something I just need to say...Well, this is something that has gone through my head for a while since of some...personal incidents of people I know. People within this beautiful community of writers united in a mutual geeky love of writing Death Battles, battles between fictional characters in duels to the death.Something I just need to say9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've enjoyed some time as a writer, and earning some popularity and praises that I frankly think I don't really deserve. Honestly...I just see myself as nothing more but a guy from Illinois who has way too much time on his hands writing these fights. I don't care about being in the limelight; I just enjoy working on the research, as much of a bitch it is, and writing the overall fight, as much of a bitch that could be as well.
But...some personal incidents have occurred with some of fellow people in the community. I won't be naming who, but some of them have felt a sense that they aren't good enough for writing Death Battles. That people's' expectations are far too high for them and feel that they can't
The Idiocy of Death Battle WritersAs someone with almost twenty years of comic knowledge and over five years experience dealing with fictional battles, including running one of the most respected battle forums on the web, I feel this needs to be said: The people writing these Death Battles have no idea what they're doing. I know I've already made enemies with a large portion of the Death Battle Writers community, and I honestly couldn't give any fewer fucks about their animosity towards me, but they need to be called out on their bullshit. I have given them all reasons why the battles they write are wrong before using canon information taken directly from the comics and from my experience overseeing and participating in fan debates, and they think they know more from a couple days of research, than someone who has dealt with these characters and this material longer than they have. It even got to the point that, even though I completely countered their breakdowns in the preludes, they write the matches and completely oThe Idiocy of Death Battle Writers6 months ago in Personal More Like This
DB Hosts: Haunted Museum PrologueNote: Before reading this saga, please watch the playthrough of Haunted Museum/Panic Museum:DB Hosts: Haunted Museum Prologue9 months ago in Personal More Like This
This saga was worked on alongside with the always awesome :iconmojaramask:
“We were supposed to turn left three blocks ago!” Young Samurai groaned, pounding on the bus’ windows.
“Shut up, nobody likes a backseat driver.” The bus’ driver, Cecil spat out.
“But he’s right, you know!” The one known as Steel piped up, lazily staring out the window. “We could’ve made it to the museum a half an hour ago if you hadn’t eaten that lamb leg at the Indian place! I told you there was a twenty inch parasite in there! But did you listen? Nooooo.”
“You weren’t the one who had to pull it out of him.” Rainbow Dash groaned, throwing up a little in her mouth.
“Yo, lay off Gent-senpai. He’s trying the best he can!” Lacie def
Death Battle Written: Hall of Records A*UPDATE: Added Darth Vader and Dr. Doom to Death Battle Classic.Death Battle Written: Hall of Records A7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Updated Lex Luthor, Mega Man, Pikachu, Waluigi, Thor, Superman, Princess Zelda, Satsuki Kiryuin, Yang Xiao Long, Solid Snake, The Punisher, The Incredible Hulk, Maleficent, Spiderman, Sakura, The Last Kusagari, Saber and Rick Taylor
Added Yu Narukami, Shovel Knight, Duck Hunt, Amy Rose, Erron Black, Chief Thunder, Discord, Luther Strode, Lucina, Liu Kang, Brainiac and Ruby Rose
:icondrdoomplz: :iconsaysplz: Behold as I, the mighty DOOM, conquer the Top Tier and remake it into DOOM's image!
Oh, and Spiderman gets into Top Tier for now. And that puny witch Maleficent and pathetic excuse for a princess you call Zelda are now in Bottom Tier. Along with little boy blue.
Glory to DOOM!
*Doom looks down the list
:icondrdoomplz: :iconsaysplz: ...DOOM does not understand why DMC!Dante has been used EIGHT times. What's wrong with you people?
Hall of Record Requirements
1. A fight will not
Steam Geeks podcast no. 31- Walking Brian KesingerSteam Geeks podcast no. 31 | Walking Brian KesingerSteam Geeks podcast no. 31- Walking Brian Kesinger2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want to listen to me ramble on about Bioshock: Infinite (both about my role as concept artist, and my thoughts about the game itself) with the lovely Lisa Foiles and the rest of the League of S.T.E.A.M., you should definitely check out the latest Steam Geeks podcast- possibly a bit spoilery, but we generally avoid discussing end-game or any major story elements.
The second half of the discussion is dedicated to the insanely talented Brian Kesinger ( :iconbriankesinger: ) in anticipation of his upcoming book Walking Your Octopus, so do stick around! The man has no damn idea how talented he is.
Our '45 Theses' of Internet CensorshipAdded as a journal because Sta.sh writer was acting up.Our '45 Theses' of Internet Censorship3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please spread this everywhere you can. Favorite it, repost it (I give you permission), send it to your local congressman (Illinois is taken care of), I don't care. Circulate it everywhere you can. We need to let people know what we think about these acts and why we think they are ridiculous. Print it if you like just in case it is taken down when ACTA comes into effect. We may have lost the battle, but we will win the war! Keep fighting, everyone! This is our internet!
Our "45 theses" of Protest of Internet Censorship
By Kelsey(Midnightlily453) with contributions from Bobby(SpacialDraco)
1. These acts are against our 1st amendment rights, which are inalienable.
2. These are unnecessarily invasive of our personal lives.
3. SOPA/ACTA/PIPA actions by the government are dividing and weakening the country. Remember that quote by Abe Lincoln?
4. Ignorance to opposition by the government and media threatens the very democr
Why The Author Can't DieRemember awhile back I was talking about Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness? Or, more precisely, the problematic subtext - if not, at times, text - that underlines his entire bibliography? Well, I finished my re-reading of the book, all the while this very topic I'm about to lay down gestated and simmered in the back of my mind, taking form as I read every line and analyzed every contour of Lovecraft's... unique choice of language.Why The Author Can't Die9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Ladies and gentlemen, I put it to you... l'auteur ne peut pas mourir.
The topic of "Death of the Author" has always fascinated me. Its simplest definition? The writing is divorced from the writer.
Once the author has produced a body of work, it becomes a separate entity, not an extension. The argument goes that to read aspects of the author's life onto the text - to impose a biography, if you will, gleaned from his political views, personal experiences and so forth - "limits interpretation of text." Rola
Night of the Creepypasta: Ch. 2 PreviewThe PartyNight of the Creepypasta: Ch. 2 Preview8 months ago in Personal More Like This
The soundtrack had reached David Bowie's "The Man Who Sold The World." As Felicia and Excel leaned against the wall, watching as Cecil chatted amongst the partygoers, they couldn't help but think the song was bizarrely apt. It was, after all, about a man who sold out and betrayed his people. The dick.
They listened closely to one of the conversations Cecil had with the other hosts and interns, and it was always a variant of the following:
"-it takes a real man to be confident in a dress," Cecil stated, calmly, confidently, cooly.
"But you really! pull it off!" One of them - Zornac, who - as Felicia noted before - whose choice of costumed personage was a bargain bin copy of Cecil's standard outfit.
"Like with anything else, I give it my all. If I "had" to dress like this, why half-ass it?"
The partygoers nodded, in agreement. Seemed like sound logic, what was there to argue?
Felicia and Excel traded glances. They knew be
Verses. - Kitty Pryde vs. Barbara Gordon.The fight between two students of legends, Kitty Pryde, the jewish X-men trained by Wolverine in the art of the Samurai, against Barbara Gordon, the determined Batgirl who never gave up. Who will win?Verses. - Kitty Pryde vs. Barbara Gordon.2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Kitty Pryde - Shadowcat.
Kitty Pryde, also known as Shadowcat, is a mutant gifted with the ability to become intangible and phase her body through solid material. A talented prodigy, she became the "poster child" of the X-Men. Since "Battle of the Atom", Kitty has left Wolverine to join Cyclops and now mentors the time-displaced original X-Men.
Powers and Abilities.
Kitty Pryde has the ability to pass through solid matter by allowing the molecules of her body to travel through the space between the molecules of whatever solid she is traveling through. In A+X she explains s
Some Death Battle Advice...I'm going to level with you.Some Death Battle Advice...11 months ago in Personal More Like This
If you write a fight and it involves a fictional character you really like...
Don't hesitate if all signs, if all the evidence, if all the best arguments point to that character losing.
Do not... be a wuss and write the proceedings to avoid your husbando/waifu/crush/idol/etc being on the receiving end of a beatdown.
They're fictional characters. Yes, you're allowed to have some emotional investment in a fictional character, but don't let it override your judgement. But guess what? Even if they lose... they're not exactly dead for "real," are they? Just pick up the comic or book, or watch the show or movie, where they came from, and you'll be fine. They'll still be there, still existing.
This series should not be about which character is better written or some such nonsense. I know people who voted for Riku to beat Sasuke purely out of spite for the latter. Sure, I hate Sa
Bar Night: Ch. 3 Preview"Aww, God..." Tempest sighed, satisfied, before slamming down another shot. "That's better than I kinda expected."Bar Night: Ch. 3 Preview9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Lady leaned over the table with a fist bump, a proud little smile on her face. Tempest grinned and promptly reciprocated.
The Yu-Gi-Oh enthusiast's friend, however, was busy leafing through the multi-paged menu, wearing a puzzled brow. Frez looked positively astonished.
"Hey, uh, Lady?"
"What's up, homes?"
He sifted through the pages before settling on one, then began reading out the following:
"Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster... Summer Whiskey... Maltese Liquor... Ryncol... Chateau Romani... Duff Beer."
Frez set the menu on the table down, and looked the cheery young woman in the eye,
"These are fictional beverages!"
Deadpool burped after downing twenty Duff Beer cans, the tin continually collected by the ever dutiful and possibly robotic Gustaves,
"As a fictional character, I find that offensive."
Lady laughed into her arm, struggli
Preview: Boba Fett vs. DoomguyPreview: Boba Fett vs. Doomguy3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Myth: Everything is ready! Time for a gun-fight!
Soul: Its time for a Fatal Fiction!
Tatooine, Sarlacc Pit
The green-clad bounty hunter fell and fell...
He had been knocked off of the carrier by a BLIND man of all things! He kept trying to gain his ground but soon...
Poor Fett had fallen into the Sarlacc Pit.
...as his vision came back to him, Boba Fett looked around. He saw the decaying corpses of other bodies surround his being... and he saw disgusting saliva slide off of the walls. And then Fett realized...
He couldn't escape the pit. With that out of the way, the bounty hunter closed his eyes and accepted his fate...
The depths of hell
A burst of hellfire shot up from the ground... and when it cleared? Boba Fett stood there, confused as to where he was. He looke
Having my dose of Doctor WhoAlong with my love of Star Wars and Star Trek (Among a number of Science Fantasy fandoms) I also have a long, deep love for Doctor Who. I still remember the day I discovered Tom Baker's Doctor back in 1984 by pure accident on TV, and I was a devotee ever since. That love has grown, especially when David Tennant became #10. He is the Time Lord who never gives up, never gives in, and never needs to be thankedHaving my dose of Doctor Who4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I Commissioned a few pieces with Doctor #10 and Barriss Offee, two of my favorites in a platonic pairing. I think their adventures would have been fantastic together:
Visiting other worlds through Time and Space
Fighting Evil, Saving worlds, galaxies and people from all manner of monsters, Demons, and villains
And I know #10 would never let her fall:
I can imagine he's had many adventures in Star Wars...
I must confess, when no one
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.'Slendermaid': now a thing.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Witnesses describe it as an oily-black creature with either very stunted legs or an actual fish-tail. It strides around on abnormally long arms.
Image drawn by a child in Souma, over 30KM north of Fukushima.
Feel free to post any evidence you may have found yourself in the comments section.
(And by that I mean: doctor your own photos to perpetuate the myth)
Blog Exclusive Summer pics: Starfire and VanessaHey guys,Blog Exclusive Summer pics: Starfire and Vanessa2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you're having a good Summer tho personally i hate the heat but admit i enjoy watching girls in bikinis XD. For all that Summer heat i might show this works i have been working but it's for Blog Exclusive.
New work for now! Commission done for :iconTheMultipleD: Who ask for a drawing of Vanessa Doofenshmirtz from Phineas and Ferb, didn't post it here because of DA rules. Also i made a pic of Starfire from her Teen Titans Go! Design, if you wanted to see Star in that Polka Dot Bikini that everyone mislead us, now is your chance to see it along with some alt. versions.
Starfire Polka Dot Bikini
Vanessa Doofensmirtz Enlarge-inator
1 Character full color
Roll Your OwnHey everybody! Here's a little update on what's going on at Axel Industries.Roll Your Own2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, I'm still firing off on all cylinders on the last round of commissions. I will have them all sketched out this week, which means that the finished images will start going out soon after. Its my intention to have them all done and sent out by the end of this month so I can begin finishing up some of the longer term commissions like comic pages.
Second of all, recently I've been looking at other ways to make this kind of art a greater part of my living so I can create more of the content that you all enjoy. I understand that not everyone can afford a commission but still might like to help, so I'll be trying some new stuff out over the next few months. Its my intention to keep all of my content free to view so here is what I'm considering:
1) Download packs containing content not seen in my gallery, included illustrated stories and comics. These would be done under a "pay what you wish" model.
fucking internet.....i consider myself a fairly open minded person, and quite an easy guy to talk to. when people want to share my pictures and strips, i take it as a compliment. when people want to do fanarts i take it as an even greater one.fucking internet.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
when people want to trace my stuff or use it as a reference, i say, go for it. if it helps you learn something, awesome!
when people want to edit something of mine and take the moment to ask me to do it, i usually say yes
we are all different, we all have our own little fetishes, and mine being bdsm, who the fuck am i to judge.
but recently i have been sent a link of one of my pictures, ally and lisa as a ponygirl one edited to be a guy....and it pissed me off.
not because the picture was edited, hell not even because whoever did it ended up putting their own website watermark to it... fuck it
what pissed me off is that the person who did it couldn't take a second to ask could he or she do it. just basic respect
cause the funny thing is, i wou
Buy 2 Get 1 Free ExtentionHowdy folks. Here's the deal. I was amongst one of those who lost power in the freak storm that hit the central east coast of the USA this past weekend and didn't get it back until recently. As a result I wasn't able to get in touch with people asking about commissions during that time, so I'm going to extend the deadline for buy 2 get 1 free another week until the 14th of July to make sure everyone can get their stuff in. a Reminder, the new deadline for buy 2 get 1 free is July 14, 2012!Buy 2 Get 1 Free Extention3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Buy 2 get 1 free is back again! I'm sure many people out there already know the drill but for the new people out there here's how it works: buy two full color, single character images (or a full color image with two characters) get a 3rd color, simple background image free! Offer available for a limited time so get it while it's hot people.
NEW: In addition to buy 2 get 1 free I am now offering a special deal on comics. For a limited time, buy 2 comic pages, get a free pinup, buy 3 pages an
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
Site Update: Message Center JournalsIn 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.Site Update: Message Center Journals3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Browse Through Journals in Your Message Center
When browsing through deviations in your Message Center, you can use the "Next" and "Previous" buttons to flip through artwork and use the "Remove From Messages" button to remove each of those deviations. Many people have been requesting that this feature be extended to Journals as well. We're happy to tell you that we just added this functionality!
Pages on the "Journal History" Widget
Many members have requested that "Next" and "Previous" buttons be added to the "Journal History" widget to allow you
Site Update: Username Changes, Journal WidgetIn 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.Site Update: Username Changes, Journal Widget3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Username Changes Now Available
DeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give yo
Blog Exclusive: Total Drama: Bikini MishapHey guys,Blog Exclusive: Total Drama: Bikini Mishap2 years ago in Personal More Like This
New work for now! Commission done for :iconRenegado323: who wanted to see the female characters of Total Drama having some Bikini troubles. More info on my blog along with Alt. versions .
Total Drama: Bikini Mishap
1 Character full colored 27 US dollars(USD) Examples:
For 2 characters 57 USD Example:
If you're interested let me know with a note with full details on what you want in the commission with reference of the character, pose if you have and i will come up with something for you .
It will cost extra if you want somet