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
Conquista de um SonhoConquista de um Sonho4 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
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.
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
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
WHAT IS-I DONT EVENWorst romance novels everWHAT IS-I DONT EVEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I couldn't even breath when I read this one --->
Eleven Gods of the Night are incarnated for the first time in 65 million years, summoned to protect humanity from an all-encompassing evil that is coming in 2012, at the end of the Mayan calendar. While currently incarnated as deadly, handsome men, they have the ability to assume their prior formsthose of gigantic dinosaurs. One of them, Ty Endeka, develops a powerful attraction to his taxi driver, Kelly Maloy, with whom he must fight the forces of eviland of desire.
Save a Brontesaurus. Ride these guys.
ALSO - Worst analogies ever written by high schoolers :
He was as tall as a six-foot-three-inch tree.
From the attic came an unearthly howl. The whole scene had an eerie, surreal quality, like when you're on vacation in another city and "Jeopardy" comes on at
death vigil out in julydeath vigil out in july9 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
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 months 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
Charles Snippy: DreamsEntry 382:Charles Snippy: Dreams3 years ago in Personal More Like This
My personal online psychiatrist is making me narrate this nonsense down on the chip embedded in my tooth in hopes that someday I may be cured of my "incompatibility" with ANNET, or at least possibly reduce the "mild psychosis caused by work-related stress" as she calls it.
I know that it's not going to happen. The problem is something genetic and while those goons in the genetics department would love to get their machines into my brain, I prefer the lack of sleep and headaches to lobotomy.
I seen the reports on their test subjects: "total neural shut-down", "subject resists integration with the net, increasing the signal strength lead to damage to the 85% of the frontal lobe."
Call me old fashioned, but I like my brain the way it is.
I've had that day-dream again. Day-mare is more likely.
A flash-mare? Not sure what to call these, really.
The transmitter towers dotting this bloody city are making my life difficult, but not as difficult as the fact that everyone expects me t
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/
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
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
In progress by blind-awakening Borrowed Time by danverkys
Gentlemen by GrimFay 'Til Death by GrimFay Spiders by 09alex the hours of dissolution by Inextremiss
The Slow Descent into Dementia by GrubbsWriting The Devout, The Divine, The Deceased by GrubbsWriting The White Morgue by GrubbsWriting Ignorance is Fear by GrubbsWriting
Rainy day face by MSCajax SnM by MSCajax L P Z by MSCajax Street art 2 : fuck this shit by zy0n
Blow Your Mind by NataliaRak Hood by PaulMellender Carapace by alifann Feed yourself... by Tephillah
Minimal. by lyky90 The Ghosts by MyVictorianSecret Minimal Poster by lyky90 One Big Happy Family by GrimFay
Tattoo 184 by xxxMDKxxx :t
Traveling to Thailand with National GeographicI'm very happy to share good news.........Traveling to Thailand with National Geographic2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm one of Seven First Prize winning Photographers who will travel to Thailand this month visiting Bangkok, Chiang Mai, and Phuket with Nat Geo Travel/ documentary Photographer Alison Wright, author of the best-selling memoir "Learning to Breathe" 'One Woman's Journey of Spirit and Survival'
Alison is a profound writer, an extraordinary photographer and two-time winner of the Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Award, Her work as the founder of the humanitarian organization : "Faces of Hope" is remarkable.
It will be an honor of a lifetime to travel with her Alison's website http://www.alisonwright.com/
All 7 photographers will document their journey and compete for the Ultimate Grand Prize which includes a photography exhibition in New York City in 2013
The photo Contest is being sponsored by The Thailand Tourism A
Why Are You Atheists So Angry?I often see how religous people say that atheists dont have morals, hate their lives, arent happy, are always angry and disrespectful etc.. Ive even heard some say that Atheists die faster because they dont believe or have faith.Why Are You Atheists So Angry?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I finally found one woman who explains this very well. So I think this is a video many should see even if your not an atheist. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUI_ML1qkQE&feature=share
I do get angry for some of the things she doesnt metion to, but she sums up most of it.
Not only do I agree with her, but im SHOCKED to hear half of the things that made her angry, because they are HORRIBLE and I dont see how anyone could ignore them.
Oh and just incase many of you thought I was religious, im not xD Ive got no problem with you being it, just dont try to shove it on me. 8D and guess what, Im a really happy and positive person even If I dont believe or have faith. I dont think I could be happier. Maybe If I had some delicous homemade pizza lD~
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
Cute Monsters Design Challenge Semi-FinalistsThe votes are tallied, and the Cute Monster Design Challenge semi-finalist results are in! We challenged you, the most talented community of artists, to design a t-shirt that encompasses the endearing sensibilities of a cute monster, and the results are nothing short of awesome.Cute Monsters Design Challenge Semi-Finalists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Didn't make it into the top 50 Semi-Finalist pool?
Not to worry! This time we're trying something new, in addition to the 2 winners selected from the top 50 semi-finalists, the judges will select an additional winner out of the ENTIRE POOL of entries! So stay tuned to see the final winners announcement, because one will be an entry not mentioned here.
We hope you enjoyed this Design Challenge as much as we did! Check back soon to see the winners, but until then, enjoy the astoundingly cute monsters whose artists made it to the semi-finals!
Important news regarding the DGM MangaUpdate-03/11/2014Important news regarding the DGM Manga2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to DGray-Man101 and mangahelpers, we've been noticed that Hoshino might have an Instagram account.
We don't have a way to verify that but the pictures posting on it being mirrors of her style and the occasional picture of a cat looking a lot like Koro, Hoshino's beloved cat.
Judging by the material posted on it, Hoshino seems to be working on a new chapter. And although there is no actual release information, it seems like we could all silently celebrate just a little. We don't want to jinx it. ~
It also seems to include some new character design on Allen's part. But yeah, worth taking a look, I suppose.
And everyone who ever dreamed of seeing Lavi shirtless gets a treat on the Halloween picture.
But let me repeat: It is NOT verified that this is the actual Hoshino's instagram.
Insidious 2 ContestInsidiousInsidious 2 Contest2 years ago in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Perhaps you're walking down a dark hallway or climbing a creaky old staircase and you can't help but feel something unpleasant or dangerous happening. Your imagination starts to run wild… but what is it?
Your challenge is to depict a shadowy twist to a "normal" daily experience showing that danger is always closer than expected: an everyday ac
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
SOCIETY 6!Why yes, I have joined Society 6! It just seems so convenient, and maybe a bit more to my tastes. (I'm doing rather poorly on Etsy thus far, so why not try elsewhere?)SOCIETY 6!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
http://society6.com/AprilSchumacher There's my shop! Obviously I'm just starting out, and I may alter some existing works so that I can format them to fit more appropriately on other products. Perhaps I'll even purchase some things for myself from artists I've seen on here. Speaking of which, anyone have an account I can stalk? (Because that's what you're supposed to do, right?) If there are any requests for specific items you'd like to see, let me know.
I think people can smell my lack of charisma/ excessive irritation from every corner on the internet. It's just because I'm grumpy from all manner of things, between going on a diet (I never do this) to swamping myself with commissions (not a bad thing at all, just stressful) and, worst of all, getting raped by student loans, which spiked to a payment o
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against FraudUPDATE - OCTOBER 2, 2014:[Revised] How to Protect Yourself Against Fraud7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Paypal has changed their layout, you can still send invoices but you can no longer select digital goods.
I haven't had time to really look into it and come up with a solution.
but you pretty much HAVE to send out something physical now if you want to be fully protected. There's still main points in this journal that describe how to go about that.
This Journal is currently Under Revision.
Points have been brought to my attention that have caused me to need to revise this journal.
I am still digging around on my free time to see if I can find a way around this. I will update daily.
Please note that this is specifically for Artists who use Paypal to sell digital goods.
OK, so there has been many artists being scammed lately through Paypal with large chargebacks. If you have been hit by a chargeback recently please feel free to note me and I will try my best to help
Milk for The UglyMilk for The Ugly7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Latest Thing of Beauty
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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