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
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
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
Dreamcatchers?I normally don't have nightmares, they are insanely rare for me. I just had the worst one I can remember in a long time. So I decided to sit up and work on school stuff for a while. Then, my bear dreamcatcher breaks randomly and suddenly and it's not really repairable without re-stringing the whole thing. I have an eagle catcher and a bull catcher. The fact that the bear (an animal strongly associated with dreams) broke after the worst dream in years makes me wonder if I need to pay attention to something.Dreamcatchers?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't want to go into the specifics of the dream, as I know some people are sensitive. I'll basically say that someone entered my house and tried to murder me. It had me very scared and was a two part thing. Also, in general, my dreams have always been insanely vivid. They are in color, and I can feel, smell, hear, taste and all kinds of things. I could feel all the pain of fighting and screaming. Even sitting here I can remember everything pretty clear. I know nightmares tend to s
2015Bonjour à tous,20156 months ago in Personal More Like This
Pas évident, après les terribles évènements de ce début d'année d'ouvrir un journal pour les traditionnels vœux de nouvel an.
Mais en y réfléchissant, c'est une très bonne raison, au contraire, pour vous souhaiter le meilleur à l'avenir.
Parce qu'il ne faut pas se laisser aller à la tristesse, parler, écrire, dessiner, partager reste notre meilleur moyen de faire face.
Je vous donc souhaite une belle année, et mes meilleurs vœux de bonheur, de santé, de réussite et de création.
Pour finir, je profite de ce journal pour lancer un appel: Génération-Manfra est une petite équipe et nous aurions bien besoin de nouvelles têtes pour nous aider à gérer et animer le groupe. Prendre du temps quotidiennement pour gérer ne serait-ce que vos travaux proposés dans les galeries du groupe n'est pas toujours facile à concilier avec nos vies IRL.
Updates as of DecemberIt's been months since the last time I made a journal of my updates.Updates as of December7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Not much happened, but the most notable one is the success of the animation I made:
It reached to many places of the internet: Smosh, io9, Dorkly, even Doug Walker of Nostalgia Critic shared it in his Facebook.
Thank you everyone for loving this video!
In response, I'm making another one! And from the deviations and tumbr posts that i've been making, I'm sure everyone had already guessed it:
It's "What if The Amazing World of Gumball was an Anime?"
Right now, it's around halfway done. But finance kept me slow from finishing this small animation.
Some people advised me to go for "that" as a solution.
After a lot of mental battle between my 'goody-two-shoes' me and my 'face-the-reality' me, I finally gave in and am going for "that".
"That", of course, is Patreon.
I'm still finalizing it as I write this journal.
But to be honest, I'm not really confident that mine will become a success like the other popular artists out
TRAILERS! Jurassic World + Star WarsJurassic WorldTRAILERS! Jurassic World + Star Wars7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Chris Pratt playing a straight role like that is a little odd to see. He’s so noted as a comedian and comic relief it’s a bit weird watching him take on a role that is just a straight up action macho guy. Outside that, though, I think it looks good. A hell of a lot better than Jurassic Park 3.
One thing to note though, I’ve seen a lot of fans complaining that the dinosaurs don’t have feathers or look like “real” dinosaurs do as we’ve learned more through paleontology. And while I understand that concern I honestly don’t care. My personal headcannon is that these are genetically modified dinosaurs supplemented with amphibian DNA. As a result the fact that they’re not 100% accurate to our current knowledge of dinosaurs if A-OK in my opinion. Not to mention it’s a continuation of the Jurassic Park world, so switching things up now would just look weird. The T-Rex and Velociraptor are such iconic
IT'S TIME ! Thank you[FRENCH]IT'S TIME ! Thank you9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Mes chers et chères,
A l'heure où vous lirez ces lignes je serai probablement dans l'avion en route pour le Japon. Je dois bien vous avouer que je ne suis pas aussi rassurée que je le devrais. Surtout que mon dernier jour en France a été un véritable désastre: le disque dur qui lâche sans m'avoir laissée transférer un bout de ma vie dans mon disque dur externe... En gros j'ai perdu tous mes nouveaux travaux et j'ai bien peur que les commissions y soient restés aussi : (
C'est avec l'esprit tourmenté que je pars au Japon pour un an...
Enfin ce n'est pas pour me plaindre que j'ai fais ce journal. Faut relativiser.... * w * Je voulais absolument vous remercier pour vos souhaits à mon anniv' vos gifts de foooooliie et vos messages de soutien pour mon voyage qui m'ont beaucoup aidé.
Vous êtes des amours tous ! J'espère que vous serez toujours plus nombreux à me suivre et me souten
yegods and little fishies, June already??: dusts off Journal button, nervously taps mic :yegods and little fishies, June already??1 year 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
'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)
I'm BACK!Hello Everyone!I'm BACK!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Wow two years of stuff really piles up, so give me time to get back with your art over the past two years, or even comments sometimes! It seems like I've gotten a lot of birthday, and other well wishes while I've been gone. Thank you all!
I've just gotten home from a two year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints http://mormon.org/ and I loved it. The best two years for my life. I've grown a lot and I have a powerful witness of Jesus the Christ, the bible, the Book of Mormon, and modern prophets with the voice of God today. I've helped change lives by teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ. I've helped people give up drinking, smoking, addictions of all kind, get out of bad situations, and just helped people, even things like yard work. It has been wonderful. If you have any questions about what I've been doing the past two years feel free to ask me.
I have some awesome projects I've worked on in spare time these past two years. You are going to lo
MUCH Better Update.dA LinksMUCH Better Update.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Scotland!Reminder anyone up north-ish of the British Isles who'd like to play fangirl meet-up this week! I'm in Scotland this last week of August with Louisa... Mainly Edinburgh Sunday-Monday 25-26th + Saturday 31st, and stalking Neil Gaiman at a signing in Inverness on Wednesday, and maybe popping over Aberdeen-ish area and... whoever else wants to meet up and geek out, PM me and we'll try and work something out.Scotland!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Everyone not in that area, sorry for spamming, laters!
Best podcast everSo many people tried to convince me to listen to Welcome to Night Vale, and I'm glad I listened to them because it's definitely hilarious.Best podcast ever2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"The City Council announces the opening of a new dog park at the corner of Earl and Sommerset, near the Ralph's. They would like to remind everyone that dogs are not allowed in the dog park. People are not allowed in the dog park. It is possible that you will see hooded figures in the dog park. DO NOT APPROACH THEM. DO NOT APPROACH THE DOG PARK. The fence is electrified and highly dangerous. Try not to look at the dog park, and, especially, do not look for any period of time at the hooded figures. The dog park will not harm you."
Bonus: My cat trying to catch my paintbrush while I'm painting. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krEMEAht9UQ
Real Life and StuffHi everyone. I've been gone an awfully long time, and I am sorry for it. I have been around, just completely tied up in real life. From last year to now things have changed a lot, and after a bit of a tragedy in March, life seems to be getting back on track.Real Life and Stuff2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Real life has a way of catching up with us all sometimes I suppose. I feel a bit lost admittedly, but I really hope that that will change soon. I feel older than I have been before and I have K and all of you to thank for my newfound wisdom. My writing is slowly getting back on track and my latest piece is a bit different from any others I have written.
I now live in a gorgeous little apartment above a wonderful wedding venue, and plan to get a dog the moment I have the opportunity to. I have been working full time at a special needs school and believe me, it is one of the most rewarding and amazing jobs ever. All of this in one year! Phew!
How have you guys been? How has real life been?
Good and Bad ThingsYesterday I went to an interview at my uni for the position of a student ambassador for psychology. Being interviewed for it was nerve-wracking, because it's competitive, because interviews are always scary , but also because I arrived a bit too early, and watched person after person go in to their interviews (will seriously have to make sure not to arrive too early for intimidating things in future).Good and Bad Things2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So this morning I was really shocked and happy to check my emails and find out that my interview was successful. I'll be a student ambassador! I'm really excited, because it means talking to prospective psych students and sharing passion and enthusiasm for what studying psych has to offer I love psychology, and I'm really thankful that I'm being given this opportunity. And frankly really shocked that it has been given!
I'm going camping soon with my sister, friends and girlfriend, which I'm really looking forward to. I haven't been camping in wayyyy too long.
And really look
Letter for my dear watcher!Hey!Letter for my dear watcher!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is :iconpixiecold: speaking, the sister of sanguisgelidus!
Like you all probably know, my brother is currently serving a mission in Switzerland. (If you dont know about it, you can have a look here: ( http://sanguisgelidus.deviantart.com/art/I-will-be-leaving-dA-for-two-years-364688505 )
He has already been there for a month, so there are still 23 month to go, as the mission will be for 2 years! He wrote me something via letter, which he wants to share with you:
„Hey my awesome watcher and friends!
Woow, it has already been almost a month since i left home to serve on this mission! Leaving my beloved famaly, my friends and my secound home called: „Devianart" was a though decision! The first days on my mission were hard! But the more i am staying here, the more i feel how this experience changes myself as a person and also changes the lives o
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
Warm Bodies ...Warm Bodies ...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Watch it. Seriously.
I just got back from the cinemas, where I caught Warm Bodies with my bestie from LASALLE. I know what you're thinking, that the movie didn't look that great. Yet another zombie movie amongst the throngs of supernatural the media flings at us, yet another teenage romance to appeal to every young adult with a pulse. And I will be the first to admit that when I first heard the outline of the story - a cute young man who just happens to be undead falls in love with a young girl at first sight - I was skeptical. I assumed it would become a rehash of Twilight, and I just got over the nausea of seeing those posters cluttering all the billboards.
However, after trawling through the trailers and finding them appealing and funny, I decided that the movie was worth a shot. It advertises itself as a quirky, humorous take on zombies, throwing in a mix of teenage romance
Unacceptable attractivenessI watched the Hobbit again yesterday, and I realise now that I just cannot fucking handle the hotness of Fili and Kili.Unacceptable attractiveness3 years ago in Personal More Like This
LOOK AT THESE FUCKERS
MY OVARIES WERE FUCKING SLAUGHTERED IN THAT MOVIE I JUST UGGGGGGGH
I'VE NEVER WANTED TO DO BAD THINGS WITH SOMEONE AS MUCH AS I HAVE WITH THESE TWO
PLEASE MAKE IT STAHP
character contest completeno more entries after i type this. XD it is now 17:26. thursday. 2013-01-10character contest complete3 years ago in Personal More Like This
this is a contest for a character for the "Anima: Gate of Memories" video game.
I will be very clear, there will be NO PAYMENT for any winners here. You enter if you want to do this, and we are in no way trying to scam anyone of doing free work.
What the winner will get out of this contest:
1. the winner's character will be 3D modeled, and put into the game as a character inside the game and story. We will work to incorporate this character into the story, without him or her just standing around for nothing.
2. the winner's full name will be in the credits.
3. This character will be copyrighted primarily to this game, you are allowed to use the artwork for your portfolio, but may be a bit complicated if you want to sell him/her off to a new client. Details of copyright can be discussed with the winner.
What we are looking for:
1. human character in any age or body type, he/she should look like a fa
Dust and CobwebsGood morning creeps!Dust and Cobwebs3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've finally finished moving all of my strange antiques into the new house I'm sharing with Mr. Cain. We've painted, and installed all of our modern conveniences into this lovely circa 1900 house.
I've been waging war on the dust and cobwebs since moving, and the spiders... you would not believe. I found their mother lurking in the most frightening of all places... the hard-to-reach crevice behind the toilet. It was a horrific fight, she being about the size of my entire hand, but I've managed to purge the house.
The house itself is strange. It's not very big, but it's the biggest house I've ever lived in. It has mysterious tiny doors that don't open, a cupboard under the stairs, fireplaces in every room, and tall ceilings (which is good, because Mr. Cain has the proportions of Slender Man). I'm already imagining the kind of hobgoblins who lurk in the walls and the monsters in the attic because something has to be making those noises at night...
I'm looking forward