Keep Calm and Carry OnTony DiTerlizzi once told me that to become successful you just need to keep working. Even if it seems like nothing is coming from your hard work, you just need to keep doing it anyway. If you're persistent and keep at it long enough, eventually people will notice you and you will get somewhere. It's advice that resonated with me quite powerfully, and since college I've always taken the attitude of just doing what I love, with the faith that it will eventually pay off. I've had my ups and downs over the years, but in many respects his advice has been true. The following are examples of things I am grateful for, that would never have happened had I ever given up. This is not a complete list, or in any specific order. It's just a few highlights of special things that have happened to me that I will always remember fondly.Keep Calm and Carry On2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Tunnel Runner was a game for the Atari 2600. It had the unfortunate timing to come out right around the big video game crash of 1983, so sales of t
Writing promptsIf you need writing prompts, look no further. Here are lists of prompts created by group members. Each are numbered so you have the option of choosing a few numbers and seeing what you come up with. (Example: you chose 4, 10, and 15 and look at the corresponding character, object, and mood to get your prompt.)Writing prompts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You can find general prompts and writing tips from group members at the end of this page, as well as some helpful websites for writers.
Plot ideas: 1-20 | What if? scenarios: 1-19 | Dialogue: 1-28 | Sentences: 1-32 | Restrictions: 1-13 | 3-4 words you must use in the fic: 1-16 | One-word prompts: 1-26 | Two-four word prompts: 1-18 | Characters: 1-24 | Moods: 1-49 | Objects: 1-57 | Actions: 1-19
The O'Driscoll DictionaryList of words I've made up. Does not include the many words that spell check tells me aren't real, so if you see a word in my work that isn't on this list and you don't think it exists yet, tell me! It might just be that I've been using it so long I forgot it's not real. Click the word to see it used in its original work. I will add to the list as I go through old work to find the words I've made up before, and as I add new poems with new words I'll try to remember to add them here.The O'Driscoll Dictionary2 years ago in Personal More Like This
NB: 8/3/2013 > Chromium have been checked and put here.
Arachnic (2013) - Arachnid (spider) like.
Aquanine (2013) � aquarian / aqua.
Carrow (2013) - Dark, narrow, carousing, nasty, abusive space. (Not fully formed definition yet)
Chloroformic (2010) - with qualities of chlo
.did you spend.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
last night digging
in my graveyard of a chest?
i seem to have a hole
this morning -
where did you put
your heart you
bitch, i know you
must have one there
and when the light lets
itself in through
my bedroom curtains,
i will always say
go fuck up
do you still crack
your knuckles when you're
angry? take two
sugars with your
tea, carry a scythe?
well i carry the devil
in from the car when he's too
tired to walk, he tugs
at my sleeve with his little
red fists, says i know how
hard it is to get closure
that makes you feel
ripped wide open, mate,
now carry me in i'm too
tired for all this tonight -
oh, one more thing,
the shore can never leave
no matter how hard
it tries, again and
again, you're going to get
fucked by the current,
so just go with the flow
it gets better,
spend the rest of your
life laying in that
bed you made,
spend the rest of yo
Site Update: Improving More Like ThisIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly 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: Improving More Like This3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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.in a poem.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
to life, so i write
about you, i write
about you, and i
am still keeping
(light the path then, lantern eyes, if you know the fucking way out of here)
How to interview a politician.A tiny snippet from Jeremy Paxman's interview with Silvio Berlusconi.How to interview a politician.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Some might not know who Berlusconi is: he's a media tycoon, 3 time Prime Minister of Italy and is generally regarded as the face of political vice and corruption in Europe.
Many won't know who Paxman is: he's the brick that the BBC throw at people like Berlusconi. His questions being so blunt that it's nigh on impossible to wriggle out of answering them without looking more of a prat than you did at the start.
I'm pretty sure that Paxman also hates that fact that you, whoever you are, share the same planet as him:
These aren't outtakes. This stuff airs
No, I will NOT draw porn for you!WARNING: This journal contains talk about the sensitive topic of porn and may not be appropriate for some readers. You've been warned.No, I will NOT draw porn for you!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Not too long ago I got a commission request (not going to say any names) from someone asking me if I could draw a pic of 2 MLP characters in human form, one of them UNDERAGE, doing.........stuff to each other that I do not approve of. Obviously I had to tell this person I won't draw that kind of crap and asked them if they read my rules which they clearly hadn't. They said sorry and then asked if I could do a nude anthro or something. Not quite as extreme but the fact that they asked for that earlier thing was enough for me to just not want anything to do with this person. I also checked their gallery and they don't have any art of their own although they've reuploaded pieces that they commissioned from other artists. I was given plenty of warning signs that this person could be suspi
Recognize Your VulnerabilityUnderstanding the BibleRecognize Your Vulnerability2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recognize Your Vulnerability
1 Corinthians 10:12-13
Some Christians see a fellow believer fall into sin but fail to acknowledge that they, too, could stumble. That's dangerous. Satan has them right where he wants them: deceived by a false sense of confidence. Three enemies are constantly at work trying to bring us down: the Devil, his world system, and our own treacherous flesh.
Even though believers have a righteous standing before God, we must each, like Paul, acknowledge an internal problem: "sin which dwells in me" (Rom. 7:20). Satan takes full advantage of this weakness, luring us with fleshly and worldly temptations.
You all told me to have a great day.. i did.This will be a long one.You all told me to have a great day.. i did.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
ALRIGHT. TO START OFF WITH MY DAY.
I woke up feeling depressed from the night before (not really a shock) And stuff happend with my mom that made me crawl back into bed (i planned on just sleeping everything away)
When i randomly got a call from my dad.....
Not to be pathetic or anything... but after talking to him for five minutes my voice started to crack and i got quiet.
So dad hung up the phone, drove over to pick me up and drove me to vancouver.
On the way sucked (feeling slightly better about everything when all of a sudden: a wild happy gay couple appears..... me: "I'm very Jealous of you, you make me very sad. please die."
So dad gave me a funny look and turned up the radio ...he got me to sing with him. It was pretty.... great?
So after some forced happy feelings we drove to the Vancouver air port. got bored. and drove to stanley park.
IT WAS LOVELY. WE WENT TO THIRD BEACH (My most favorite place in the world to be // i love it there forever//) and we
Quixote on the half-shell:icontechgnotic:Quixote on the half-shell4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Intrepid Quest of Kevin Eastman,
Defender of the Comics Realm
It’s a shame that most comics enthusiasts prowling the San Diego Convention Center during Comic-Con 2011 mostly or even only know Kevin Eastman as the co-creator (with Peter Laird) of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, not that being one of the authors of one of the most celebrated comics phenomena of all times would not be laurel enough for any creative artist to retire well-rested upon.
While the fan-beloved TMNT juggernaut still rampages along unabated, there’s quite a bit more to Kevin’s biography that deviants should be aware of – especially when wondering how much difference one lone artist’s efforts can make in building a better arts environment for all who would follow in his path.
Kevin was one of the band of independent comic book artists and writers who in 1988 authored the Crea
.someone told the mist.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
it clings too tightly
to the hills
and someone told the snow
that the mountains need
(an idiot, a coward)
Idolatry, Conformity,Division Amidst Spiritual WarSin is a short word for the darker side of human nature. When it all boils down, we're pretty much talking monkeys, hence the phrase, "monkey see, monkey do." I use this in the sense that two things in particular can play a vital role in our innate urges to rebel or bend the rules. Those two things are conformity and idolatry.Idolatry, Conformity,Division Amidst Spiritual War2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"The essence of sin is idolatry, in which people refuse to give thanks and praise to the one and only God, and worship the creature rather than the Creator." –ESV Bible Notes
Chances are well and good that I will say this in all, if not many of my faith based writings: we are at war. With Hell and with ourselves. More often than is pleasant to think of, we are our own worst enemy. Hell can only speak into your ears, but you can control the limbs. Each and every one of us is guilty to whatever extent of sin. My words are simply meant to encourage thought and morality in the modern world, even if only a few people of the current billion read them.
Contest Winners Announced!We have fiiiiinally finished judging the contest... but we got distracted by the possibility of seeing Null-Entity's bed hair. Because that is obviously more important than me posting this journal and flinnshinanginginn.Contest Winners Announced!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok. So for the Beginners
First place is awarded to TeukkiSS
For his wish upon a shooting star and new dreams and jibblybits.
Second place is awarded to SageFillyLuna
For the new light of a new hope and DUH DUH DUH DUM-DA-DUUHM DUM-DA-DUUUUUMN!! *cue mask noises and you WILL continue this soundtrack in your heads.. NOW*
Third Place is awarded to heart-with-an-angel
For a remergence of a destroyed human race after the tepid stage of war with the aliens PEW PEW PEW
And the honourable mention goes to puzzledpixel
For the Advanced category
The award for first place goes to hecrol
FOR OMG GALAXIESSS
Second place goes to falsegodz
The B/W VS COLOR Contest: Winners!The B/W VS COLOR Contest: Winners!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
View other entries here: http://tajii-chan.deviantart.com/favourites/49815114?offset=0
:bulletbkac: Forwards and Thank You's! [Bullet; Black]
Alright so we know that everyone usually just skims right past this part to see the winning entries, but I still want to start off with this because some thank you's are in order! Going through the entries this year was incredibly difficult (It usually always is!) because there were so many unique concepts and beautiful art pieces. After a certain point I had to enlist the help of my mom and sister, who managed to help me narrow down things a bit more. That having been said, there were a lot of last minute decisions that I had to make alone and I really focused on the execution of the concept and all of the little details.
Art History - Get Involved!Our first Art History week will run from 22nd - 28th SeptemberArt History - Get Involved!11 months ago in Art Features More Like This
projecteducate is the new home of ArtHistoryProject, bringing you the two fabulous communityrelations Projects in one exciting place!
What's Art History?
Art History explores the origins and beginnings of all the various art genres we love today. Art History covers all genres and artists, from Painting to Poetry, Sculpture to Sewing and all that's in between!
Are you mad about Michelangelo? Crazy for crotchet? Dippy for Dali? Or passionate about Poetry?
Then we want to hear from YOU!
What do I need to do?
Pick the artist / movement / genre you want to feature. A PhD in your chosen subject is not a requirement, you simply need to write an article about them/it
Upload your article to Sta.sh
Contact the Group with your chosen subject and we'll take it from there!
going away to the sunshine coastThis gets positive.. BUT FIRST:going away to the sunshine coast3 years ago in Personal More Like This
fuck people... This happened last night to me:
After having a long depressing / tiring /shit conversation I was about ready to sleep for three days.. I almost cleared my head, the butterfly/ puke / kill me /sick feeling had just about gone away when BAM
I friggen get this random text at almost 4.
Are you serious.
I actually managed to actually fucking relax after that and almost fall asleep.
(don't get me wrong this was a good friend though so all is forgiven)
Text me at four in the morning... I'll kill you.
Now I don't want to come across as an asshole...
But I was just a pissed off pot of flaming fucking furry already..
I didn't need this...
Actually normally I don't mind people texting me really late. I like listening to my friends problems...... Just the situation last night man.
And then mom this morning, lol she insantly knew i
was fucked when i got up this morning [didn't sleep anyway..but whateverwhaveter] she asked me what
A way to search for Creative Commons art in DAA simple way to search for creative commons art in DA, is to use Google advance search.A way to search for Creative Commons art in DA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Put it in you google.com search:
"This work is licensed under a Creative Commons" site:deviantart.com
Click the word "Images" in the left of the google page. It will show images instead of pages.
Voila. You'll see all images under CC in DA.
If you want to be more specific in your search, you can add words in the search above.
It doesn't compares with an in-site feature, but at least it is a workaround...
A Godly HeartBringing Others to JesusA Godly Heart2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Godly Heart
The Lord promises to give us the desires of our hearts. But many people take this passage out of context, forgetting that their own mindset plays a vital part in bringing it to fruition. As my mother once said, "Where your mind goes, your feet go, so be careful what you think about."
What is your responsibility when it comes to claiming promises from God?
Delight yourselves in the Lord (Ps. 37:4). Christians should rejoice in God and desire to walk in obedience. The Lord must have first place in your life before you can claim the promise in this verse.
Commit your way to the Lord (v. 5
Craft Artist Commission ListCurrent list of craft artist accepting commissions. If you'd like to be added to the list please note CRArtisanCrafts with the following information and add "Commission List" into the subject line. You must to have a link to a journal with your commission info or a link to you shop or website. Adding your info in the comments here will not get you added to the list.Craft Artist Commission List5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Shop Link/Journal Link/Website:
Accepts Custom Requests:
Deviant ID: Gypmina
Craft Specialty: Plushies
Journal Link: Journal
Accepts Custom Requests: Yes.
Deviant ID: 13anana
Craft Specialty: Clay and Fabric + Others.
Shop Link/Journal Link/Website: Store Envy/
What needs to be changed IMOSo I was asked a day or so ago to post what my ideas actually were and what my actual concerns were on what could be changed or fixed on dA since all I did was basically pack up and leave. Most people thought it was just because of theft or the admins but it was honestly a combination of a bunch of things really.What needs to be changed IMO2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the 7 things that come to mind:
I apologize in advance for some horrible grammar and misspellings if any appear. It's cold so typing is hard to do, haha! Sorry :I
1. Take actual cases of art theft a bit more seriously.
This seems to be the one most people are on about and yeah, I get pissed off about someone stealing my stuff but what really gets me is how hard it is to resolve the situation. It shouldn't be that hard to get staff members to remove a stolen piece. More so when it's the original artist reporting it.
It doesn't take a genius to review a situation where the works are side by side and compare if they are indeed stolen or flat
This is FINLAAAAND!I often get this guestion: Is Finnish an easy language to learn?This is FINLAAAAND!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hmm, let's see...
I'd say it's a bit weird language.
Yep, now it looks easy, eh? One word = One sentence in English. Think you can handle it? Let's take it to the next level: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=333657186705550&id=102594753145129
Still willing to learn more? http://mylifewasamazinguntiliwasborn.tumblr.com/post/24141172095/english-a-dog-swedish-what-english-the
And here's a funny sentence to you: Tuu kattoon kattoon, ku kärpänen tapettiin kattoon tapettiin. It means "Come see the ceiling, a fly was killed to the wallpaper on the ceiling"
Now I wonder if this helps you to figure out the answer to the guestion whether Finnish is easy or not xD
And if you one day visit Finland, don't take everything too personally. Like if someone doesn't start talking with you very eagerly on a bus.
These are so true OTL I'm trying not to put too many pics to the journa
What is Chick-Fil-A forcing on people now?!You can read the article here:What is Chick-Fil-A forcing on people now?!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How Not to Make Me Care in StoriesI'm being very specific here: this is ME we're talking about. Perhaps not you, but I can only work by what I know for now. Why a journal so soon on the heels of the last?How Not to Make Me Care in Stories2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because this sort of thing is bothering me a lot lately. It seems many people, critics and storytellers alike, have all but abandoned the (admittedly) hard work it takes to make me care.
Sure appealing to a massive cinema buff like me is probably not the best business model, but it seems bizarre to me that the requirement is to decrease my expectations, rather then storytellers strive to improve. People get huffy when demands are made on screenwriters/directors to use their millions of dollars of budget, their top shelf actors, their state of the art special effects to try and entertain, make sense, and engage.
After years of watching movies and shows, trying to make movies, writing screenplays, reading books on films and going to film school I've come to the conclusion that I'm not crazy in a lot of my demands. Just