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
Love is blind - Naga! Sweden x Blind! Reader"Come on Ber! Tell uss where you go every day!" Mathis pestered Berwald again. Berwald shook his head.Love is blind - Naga! Sweden x Blind! Reader2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Pleasse tell me?" Tino slithered up to him.
"Sstay out of my business," he glared and slithered off. Yes they were nagas, and Berwald had a secret. Usually he would tell every thing to his best friend, Tino, but when it came to her, he would take no chances. He quickly made his way through the forest and to its edge, stopping behind the tree line and looking out at a lone willow tree in a field of flowers. He saw her out line, his heart skipped a beat and slithered from behind the trees going to her.
"What iss he doing? He'ss vulnerable out there!" Tino hissed softly, watching his friend go out into the opening.
"Shhh!" Mathis hissed at Tino, "there'ss a human out there!" Mathis climbed a tree to get a better view of what was happening.
(Y/n) heard rustling in the
yegods and little fishies, June already??: dusts off Journal button, nervously taps mic :yegods and little fishies, June already??8 months ago in Personal More Like This
: peers into expectant, judgy darkened audience :
: counts seats vacated :
Hello there, girls and boys and Goblins and RBCs and assorted Dear Readers.
I'm really very sorry GND updates have slowed to a trickle, nay, a Chinese water-drip trick, just as we hit what is pretty much the epic-est storyline I have up my sleeve for the moment. There are some incompressible times issues in coordinating with my various wonderfully skilled but also busy and much imposed-upon colour sorceresses, and these are pages that can't quite be dashed off quickly, what with the Costume Porn and getting certain Significant Looks just right... Besides that personally, I have had little time to spare on them (or certain long-ago planned commissions, *cough*) this semester. I've been working on volume 2 of ''Alyssa'' for the French BD market, and am kinda nose-to-the-grindstone, blinkered by the deadline on that. Not that it's not pret
ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?YOU TOO CAN ASK SNIPPY QUESTIONS OF INTEREST HERE:ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Update: Disney Animation!*Blows the dust off my front page*Update: Disney Animation!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hey guys! It's been a while since I've updated my journal. I have some wonderful news to share.
I'm going to be working at the Walt Disney Animation Studio as a visual development trainee! It's been a dream of mine to work as an artist at Disney feature since I was a little girl and I can't believe it's actually happening. I'm extremely happy to start and I can't wait to meet all the amazing people who work at Disney and absorb as much as my mind can absorb. Woo!
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'1 year 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.
Collecting my WicketsSo I commissioned this fabulous girl to do this fabulous fatty of my cat Wicket:Collecting my Wickets2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I would like to commission like...a billion more from other people. Because I am kind of a crazy cat lady. So um, if you draw cute animal graphics for a reasonable price and think you'd be willing to draw him too let me know I want to collect a bunch!
If "teacup" Himalayans were a real thing, he'd be one. But they're not so he's just my tiny boy.
EDIT: I'm not really in the market for anything other than cute animal graphics, so I'm looking for artists who specialize in those. I understand your friend might draw amazing people portraits or whatever, but I'm not looking for those right now. So please if you or a friend specialize in cute animal graphics, you're the links I'd like Everything else, not right now please.
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
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
My new book series, aka I'm writing high fantasy!So. I have some news.My new book series, aka I'm writing high fantasy!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"New York Times bestselling author of the LEGEND series Marie Lu's new fantasy trilogy THE YOUNG ELITES, in a Renaissance-like world where young children who survive the blood fever are often gifted with god-like powers, three rival societies battle for supremacy, in a major deal, for publication in fall 2014, to Jen Besser at Putnam Children's, by Kristin Nelson at Nelson Literary Agency (World)." (via Publisher's Marketplace)
There it is! The Young Elites. I drew some pics and pinned some Pinteresting things:
Young Elites art and details
Think X-Men meets Assassin's Creed 2 meets Game of Thrones. Those elements are all in there somewhere, mashed together into literary guacamole with a big keyboard-shaped spoon. (That was a terrible analogy. I apologize. Sort of.)
I cannot express my excitement at working with Team Putnam/Penguin again. I cannot
Minions, buy my sh*t! + update___Minions, buy my sh*t! + update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
EDIT MARCH 17th (Happy Saint Paddy's! )
Issue #03 of VS Comics, with the third and final part of my contribution Swan Song, is out! in pdf form > http://vscomics.bigcartel.com/product/vs-comics-3
Sorry, I can't post a new page of that part without spoiling something. Lots of reveals and twists and gotta warn you, it's pretty bittersweet.
OK? So any of you who were hanging back, or tablet-less.... pdf format yo, pretty compatible with whatever device you are surfing dA on methinks, and no cut-off series leaving you hanging - you get 18 pages by me and a complete neat little story, plus oodles of different comic goodness to go with, for less than 10 bucks / 6quid in toto. Contributions to the cause mucho beaucoup appreciated. and THANKS to the people who have already bought the first issues and spread the word.
ALSO. Unrelated personal matter. If any of my watchers goes to UT Austin, could you PM me plz?
... I mean, um. In more polite and le
death vigil out in julydeath vigil out in july8 months 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
Volunteer Lawyers for the ArtsI may or may not have linked to these folks but if I did it was a long time ago and I'm sure I've gained some new watchers by then.Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A lot of artists starting out feel overwhelmed by the legal, business, and tax issues involved in starting a small business and becoming a freelance artists. Fortunately, there are organizations around the country to help those who exist under a certain income bracket.
Here is a list of organizations by state.
Each offers different services and consultations, but if you're stuck for information, these people are here to help. Even if they don't know the answer to your question, they might be able to direct you to someone who does.
Though some of the organizations are disbanded, I imagine you could ask for an updated list.
Happy New Year! And stuff.Hey guys,Happy New Year! And stuff.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you had a lovely time over the winter holidays. I received the complete Blackadder DVD boxset for Christmas, and a dress-up David Bowie paperdoll from my sisters - delightful.
(And a poster from certain persons Statesside YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE turned up, which is much-appreciated, but I must point out you guys wussed out on labelling the tube-shaped parcel sent to my parents' address as "Contents: David Bowie's d*ck" like you said you would. Chikins.)
Many apologies I haven't yet resumed GND (I see little Wednesday spikes in my daily pageview stats and feel mildly awful). I basically spent the last week of the official "holidays" hurriedly finishing off a project that had gotten delayed by Christmas shopping and family obligations. It's another issue of that digital comic I may have mentioned and certainly will again once they get their e-reader format neat and ready for download - it's an unpaid, creator-owned publication and I would immensely appreciate any of m
Regarding this weekus horribilusI've had a few people sending Notes or mails of concern. Thank you kindly for your care. I have friends and family in Paris who were pretty stressed out today - I don't live in the capital myself. The ''clear and present'' danger seems over, with the shooters killed by police this evening. It's been a long and antsy day with the double stand-offs and the 24-hours news channels and things seemingly shittier by the hour.Regarding this weekus horribilus2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
As to the whole of the thing, I am still hurting. I hadn't met the Charlie cartoonists, but it feels like there was meant to be a ''yet'' at the end of that sentence, and now the field I work in has become a smaller, poorer place without those [in]famous names, and I will never share a glass of free wine with them at a random BD festival, caught between being star-struck and disapproving. A huge number of my fb contacts and RL friends are fellow comics artists and the wave of anguish and disbelief and blackened profile pictures as the names of the confirmed dead spread w
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
YOU BISCUITHANDLESI love you fun peopleYOU BISCUITHANDLES5 months ago in Personal More Like This
xD I have had so much fun today holycows. Just felt like I had to say that.
LOOK AT THIS THOUGH STICKFANART <3333
Behold the Fabulous Stick by snowF-productionsI Be So Fabulous by AyelaKoa22STEAK by GlitchBlazieStick Fan art by CaptainKittehhLineless Pixel Gift for Griffsnuff by Miss-Bowtie
Pugbun vs Tailcat contest - 20000points prize poolPugbun vs Tailcat contest - 20000points prize pool2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
The loathsome creature devoid of honor that goes by the name of Pugbun has crossed the line! This vile creature steals socks, doesn't flush the toilet, and what's worst of all, slurps while drinking tea. This and many other breaches of good manners escalated to the point at which I was forced to declare war! Stand by my side my brothers and sisters! For socks! For tea! For flushing!
The peace between Pugbunistan and Tailcatia lasted for many years but it's over now! Pick a side and help your army defeat the enemy once and for all!
If your bravery and artistic input will be enough to harm our opponent you'll be handsomely rewarded for your deeds!
If you are caught collaborating with the enemy though, you'll be thrown into the poisonous hamster pit!
Your task is to take part in the war between Pugbunistan and Tailcatia. To do so you have to create a piece of artwork that depicts the victory of Pugbun/
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
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SONGS Downloadable unlimited now 8D8D WOW works to upload songs to stash for you all to download! Thanks to toto999jr2 For telling me so xD <3SONGS Downloadable unlimited now 8D3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Food song: http://sta.sh/#/dl9yp8trpox
Bouncing up and down song: http://sta.sh/#/d93g9i8i1uv
Lalalal Song: http://sta.sh/#/d1dk9ox2mgpx
Banana Song: http://sta.sh/#/dr80ba65ryj
Once upon a dream chubba version: http://sta.sh/#/d1s282rvikkl
Once upon a dream Loki version: http://sta.sh/#/dmxcj8jjfp2
Name Nature http://sta.sh/01w4ucverut5
LALA practice http://sta.sh/0wmizlj92dl
Feeeseh song http://sta.sh/01eiqkc6royf
:'D Sorry for journal spam haha <33
PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
FUCKING GREAT ARTISTS XIPLEASE LISTEN TO THIS SONG WATCHING THIS GALLERY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rb8g_VFBeEFUCKING GREAT ARTISTS XI2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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