Leaderless Revolution for the 21st CenturyA little while ago, I read a book called The Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century by Carne Ross, a former member of the British Foreign Office and delegate of the UK mission to the UN who left his job after seeing how so-called "representatives" represent themselves and the interests of their biggest supporters (such as multinational corporations) rather than the people of the society who elected them or who they were appointed to represent. Ross believes that this removal of agency from the people themselves to representatives, and the alienation it causes, is responsible for much of the conflict in the world. Therefore, he supports a leaderless consensus-based directly democratic government, i.e., anarchism. He gives precedents for this type of government in societies from pre-industrial tribes to the anarchist communes of Spain in the 1930s, the latter being the subject of George Orwell's panegyric HoLeaderless Revolution for the 21st Century3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In _____ We TrustIn response to a recent petition, the phrase "In God We Trust" will stay on US currency. The reasoning included these points:In _____ We Trust2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"While the President strongly supports every American's right to religious freedom and the separation of church and state, that does not mean there's no role for religion in the public square."
"A sense of proportion should also guide those who police the boundaries between church and state. Not every mention of God in public is a breach to the wall of separation - context matters.
"That's why President Obama supports the use of the words "under God' in our Pledge of Allegiance and "In God we Trust' on our currency and as our national motto. These phrases represent the important role religion plays in American public life, while we continue to recognize and protect the rights of secular Americans. As the President said in his inaugural address, "We
Conquista de um SonhoConquista de um Sonho8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
A Longa Jornada da HQ “Lost Kids: Buscando Samarkand” de Felipe Cagno”
Muitos deviants conhecem bem o…
…“Lost Kids: Buscando Samarkand”, o livro em quadrinhos de mais de 200 páginas escrito e criado pelo roteirista brasileiro Felipe Cagno.
O que poucos conhecem é a história de como Felipe levou quase uma década para produzir e apresent
Contest extended !!! endedEnglish and frenchContest extended !!! ended2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The contest will end The first March 2013
Le concours se terminera le premier Mars 2013
In this contest, you have to draw our four wolves characters together. Their pack is called Bloody moon so you can do something fitting with this name.
This contest would end the 5 february 2013 (:iconmetalwolf13:'s birthday) The first March 2013
Please look well at their marking or you won't have a lot of chances to win.
you can win:
-first: 1000 ,a full drawing (one character), an icon from :iconKuro-Hiryuubetter wolf or dragons) and a fullbody shaded with simple bg from :iconAnutwyll: (Possibly dragons or fantasy creatures)
-Second:500,a drawing without a background, an icon from :iconKuro-Hiryuubetter wolf or dragons) and a fullbody flat color with no bg from :iconAnutwyll: (Possibly dragons or fantasy creatures)
-third:250, an icon :iconKuro-Hiryuu: (better wolf or dragons) and a lineart from :iconAnutwyll: (Possibly dragons o
Spreading like a diseaseSince a lot of people kept asking, here's a few other places on the web where you can find me:Spreading like a disease2 years ago in Personal More Like This
HOLDING A CONTEST!! Lots of prizes to be won! :3Hey guys, it's been awhile since I've hosted a contest... so why not make one now? This one is a bit of a special contest! Read on for the information if you're interested <3HOLDING A CONTEST!! Lots of prizes to be won! :32 years ago in Personal More Like This
So for this, you have to draw a picture of these two;
in the arctic, doing anything! They could be playing in the snow, looking through a seal hole, watching the northern lights, running away from polar bears, you name it! xD The point of this is to add your pictures to the AMV I am going to be making over the next couple months. (the pictures will be during the instrumental parts in the song). How there will be winners is I will pick the top 3 that I love the most and they will get the prizes, but everyone who enters gets a point prize at the end! All pictures entered in this contest will be added to the AMV.
I don't want to reveal the song that the AMV is going to be for at the moment due to people copying ;n; cc knows it hehe All I'm going to say
death vigil out in julydeath vigil out in july1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so, this july i am starting death vigil, published by image/top cow. it will be a monthly series limited to three 8-issue arcs, so there is a definitive ending. with this i have learned some of the things about publishing independent comics, and i am planning a video with some tips after i summarize my experiences. hopefully it will prove helpful for others to get their stuff published
but apparently rule 1 is promote preorders. preorders are crucial for independent books as they define the print runs, and are crucial to the sucess of the book.. so.. as my far more experienced friends told me to do....
death vigil is preorderable ...pretty much in any place or webstore that carries US comics.
you can find an extensive preview to issue 1 and much more here
now, for some frequently asked questions
what about ravine? ron marz assured me that he will be
THANKSGIVING JOURNALNo features today. For once in my life here on DA, this time i want to show all my true love to all people who are supporting me here. Only a few are doing it since i joined DA, some of them never wrote a comment, but always faved every single new work. The rest always do it, so is cool, because im always curious to know what people feel watching it, from the images to the concepts.THANKSGIVING JOURNAL1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But the real thank you is for all the people who hate my guts. Not here, well, here there´re a lot of arrogant assholes, or people who seem to have a lot of free time and are always ready to write stupid critics without a base, etc etc.... the funny ones.
If you know me, i really never give a fuck about good or bad comments, faves, views... Numbers are... numbers. Today is a great day for me, because finally, after a hard working year, i made real a dream. Life so strange, the 2012 was so hard for me, no money to pay bills, i was so close to be a homeless, sometimes i had to choose to spent my money f
ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?YOU TOO CAN ASK SNIPPY QUESTIONS OF INTEREST HERE:ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Taxidermy livestream CANCELLED- PLEASE READ EDIT: I cant get anything to work guys, im sorry D: Ill most likely finish this one today or tomorrow, theres a possibility i might stream tomorrow if i get a hold of a webcam. Ill update you all tomorrow afternoon. Sorry D:Taxidermy livestream CANCELLED- PLEASE READ2 years ago in Personal More Like This
hey guys! I know I get a lot of you guys coming to watch my streams so im going to post a schedule that will be updated FREQUENTLY so check back as I update! This is the schedule of what commissions will be aired and when;
This is the order they will be shown in, or worked on, estimated to the best of my abilities!
- Supplies ordered, confirmed or estimated date
- Supplies to be ordered within the next few weeks, estimated date
- Supplies not ordered, estimated date
-supplies not ordered, no estimated date
Coyote for WolvenTaxidermy (Paid)
LIVESTREMING - Starting at 4:30 PM- 4:45 EST NOW, LINK: http://www.li
ALL COMMISSIONS OPEN - deals on orders $30+COMMISSION INFORMATIONALL COMMISSIONS OPEN - deals on orders $30+4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Before you order (things to skim through):
If you're curious about anything here and interested, feel free to send me a message.
If you want more examples of a specific type of commission I am offering, feel free to ask.
If you're interested in something not offered here, please note me!
* Once bought, you may not edit my artwork without my explicit permission.
* You may not resell any sort of character I've made for you without my explicit permission (I'll usually allow it unless I want to buy the character back myself). It is perfectly fine to sell or trade a character with art by me and include said artwork.
* I have the right to deny characters I do not believe I can do justice (overly blended characters I can't tackle in MS Paint, characters with too many hues, etc.)
* I am comfortable drawing al
FIRST EVER- FENRIR SLOT 1/3 CLOSED--CLOSED! Thank you!FIRST EVER- FENRIR SLOT 1/3 CLOSED1 month ago in Personal More Like This
The first 100% dire slot ever to be sold!
This one will be for USD auction, unfortunately, BUT- in three days time (I'm giving myself a little more time to come up with something fun and challenging enough) I will hold an incredibly difficult scavenger hunt for the second slot. So never fear, anyone who can't afford
(will probably be on the 22nd, but I'll let you know in advance, especially if I delay)
So without further ado, please bid in reply to the comment below, and keep these restrictions in mind:
- You are paying for one pup from the litter. In addition, however, you may buy the/a second pup for half the original price paid. You will have first (and second, if choosing to purchase an additional pup) choice.
- Pups will have a normal amount of slots according to dire limitations.
- If you buy this slot, you will not be able to participate in the proceeding scavenger hunt for the second one.
- You will have a
Create and Sell Motion Books on deviantARTCreate and Sell Motion Books on deviantART1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Motion Books push the boundaries of storytelling to the extreme, turning the act and art of reading into something that extends well beyond the printed page. Madefire's powerful and adaptable Motion Book Tool is now in your hands, allowing you to create expressive stories where audio and visual artistry collide.
The Motion Book is an adventurous, energy-packed medium that empowers creators to reach for worlds unseen. When you submit your Motion Books to deviantART and share them with the world, they'll be showcased alongside some of the comic industry's greatest creators and publishers, right alongside characters like Batman, Optimus Prime, Rainbow Dash, and Hellboy!
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
TG Animation - 'The Ghost Bride'This is a first, but due to technical reasons I wasn't able to make a Flash version of this animation. Don't worry though because the YouTube version works fine.TG Animation - 'The Ghost Bride'2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"It really sucks to have you car break down in the middle of nowhere, especially when the only house around is a haunted mansion. Most people have the common sense to avoid a house as creepy as this place, but this guy is willing to go in. Predictably, trouble awaits him inside..."
"The Ghost Bride" is my third commission for Mako :iconmsmako:. I hope you like it, and I'm sorry about not having the Flash version this time.
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
The Princess Bride Freanne Cast UpdateButtercup: Jeanne D'ArcThe Princess Bride Freanne Cast Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Westley/The Dread Pirate Roberts: Francis Bonnefoy
Vizzini: Lovino Vargas
Inigo Montoya: Antonio Fernandez Carriedo
Fezzik: Gilbert Beilschmidt
Prince Humperdinck: Arthur Kirkland
Miracle Max: Roderich Eidlestein
The King: Romulus Vargas
The Queen: Hera Karpusi
Count Rugen: Sadiq Adnan
Valerie: Elizaveta Hedavary
The Albino: Sergei Arlosvkaya (MaleBelarus)
Yellin: Ludwig Beilschmidt
The Assistant Brute: Ivan Bragniski
The Grandfather: (you'll see~)
The Granddaughter: (switching it)
The Ancient Booer: Natalya Arlosvkaya
:iconAskSicily2010: - Jeanne's handmaiden.
My personal favoritesGathered in one entry my favorite artworks. At the moment.My personal favorites3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Viperwolves by hontorDivine disc by hontor
Rihard Dark Gold by hontorHeinrih and Black Sea by hontor
Dragon Zodiac by hontorMelhar by hontor
Valley of Aelhar by hontorPegasus Grey Phoenix by hontor
Rat Phantera by hontorWind and Fire by hontor
Flyfox by hontorWolfpteryx by hontor
Otterfly by hontorRat Rainbow-2 by hontor
Perseus by hontorTiger-catdragon Hiero by hontor
Chibi Commissions (closed)Chibi Commissions (closed)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For more recent examples in this style go here: http://sheeps-on-ice.tumblr.com/tagged/tall-chibi
Price per character is 1000
The chibis will be colored like the first two exapmles above, meaning I will fill in all the colors and shade skin, hair and simple clothes and simple accessoires; small items will not be shaded.
If you want to commission me for more than one character please keep in mind, that I will handle them as single commissions.
Please have a colored fullbody reference of your character ready.
Payment must be sent before I upload the commission.
If you want to commission me please comment here first (to avoid confusion please make it clear if you want to commission me)
if I accept your commission I will then tell you to send me a note with the details.
Art Sugestion Help PleaseBlahArt Sugestion Help Please2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay I want to color something
But I don't know what.
Any one have any suggestions.
It can be like hey why don't you redo (link to old art or describe it if you are reading this from tumblr through my ask page thing)
or Color something like this describe it
it can be anime (not comic books that is mostly for speed paint days) or some sort of fandom
or can be something you know not of a fandom and I can figure it from there. Gives me a challenge but I like to have one.
I am watching Pokemon I thought of Pokemon work but nah to easy.
Thank you For reading it and trying to help me out.
Dropbox and New Cool People! (and Facebook)Update: Veni Mortem now has a Facebook page, so if you do that sort of thing, go check it out and Like and crap. I'll be posting art, music, and project updates there. I'll even let people in on some of the many projects I have brewing, along with random nonsense off the top of my head. Enjoy!Dropbox and New Cool People! (and Facebook)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey there everybody! I just wanted to share a cool and helpful program/service with everyone called Dropbox! It's really helped me a lot with my many projects. You can easily store and share your files online, and access them from anywhere. Great for group projects, or simply keeping your files safe!
And if you use this http://db.tt/RcsSFsBs to sign up, both you and I will get 500MB extra space! It's pretty rad.
But enough about that. I wanted to also share with you some of the newest people I watch, because they too are pretty rad!
:iconejobes19: - Has some very intriguing and dark writing and imagery, of a very Lovec
Sketch/Lineart Commission Open: Continued ★ I AM NOW CLOSED FOR COMMISSIONS. ★Sketch/Lineart Commission Open: Continued3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would still like to make a little money while I'm in school, but paintings take a little too much time and effort among other projects. So I'll be open for sketch stuff or even lineart.
Available drawing styles
**ALSO please note, prices will vary on detail. If a character has a lot of armor/layers of clothing and adornments, the price will increase slightly (around by +$5)
Sketch Bust - $5 (*$10)
Coloured Sketch Bust - $8 (*$15)
Sketch Waist-up - $10 (*$16)
Coloured Sketch Waist-up - $14 (*$25)
Full Body Sketch - $16 (*$28)
Coloured Full Body Sketch - $20 (*$35)
Bust - $8 (*$16)
Coloured Bust - $13 (*$25)
Character Meme cause I canSaw this meme, seemed like fun so I tagged myself XDCharacter Meme cause I can3 months ago in Personal More Like This
1. Pick a character you've created.
2. Fill in the questions/statements as if you were that character.
3. Tag at least four people to do this meme
4. Tell people that they been tagged with a link from your journal
1. What is your name?
2. Do you know why you were named that?
"My mom's sister that had died of breast cancer had died the year I was born was named Miranda, so I guess to honor her or something they decided to dedicate my existence to her like a book"
3. Single or taken?
"Uh...single and not sure how to mingle"
4. Have any abilities or powers?
"Well I'm a nature elementalist so I can manipulate plants and animals and stuff"
5. Stop being a Mary Sue!
6. What's your eye colour?
"Kind of a dark green I guess???"
7. How about hair colour?
8. Have you any family