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??9 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
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.'Slendermaid': now a thing.9 months 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)
Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAROn StArDaTe 230387455652769 A TrIaL Has CoMmeNcEd, To EvaLuAte ThE LoSs oF InVaDer UnIoN Ship 4920-938Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAR3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It WaS DiScoVeRed ThEn,
ThAt ThE SiNgULaRitY KnoWn As CaPtaIn ComiTtED A SeRieS of CriMeS AgAiNsT The UniOn.
AnD So, By ThE OrDeR Of ThE InVaDeRs UniOn,
We WeRe SuMmOneD AnD
To ThiS WoRlD On ThE TeTrA-ViRuS SeEdS.
To InFeCt aNd To UnItE AlL LiViNg LoCaL MulTiCeLlULaRs As BiOMaSs 117, The MoSt UnStoPpaBLe aNd FaIr JuDgE oF AlL.
LifE alwAys fInDs a wAy.
WhilE wE scAnNed the
ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3Zee Captain's note of summons had sealed my fate.ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-33 years ago in Personal More Like This
I felt a cold pull at my stomach. Something else was coming, re-awakened by the presence of Captain.
Something worse than the shuffling noises of the red beasts outside. The sound of falling cannonball.
Whatever that fleshy monstrosity was, it cared not for me, but it's presence here led ANNIE straight to me.
...And it came to pass on the morrow, that the goddess in the machine came upon me and she wanted vengeance.
She was online, the thermonuclear bombardment of the core databank cube had failed to shut her down.
She was still alive, after all these years.
The explosive crash-landing of the hunter machine through the old roof drew THEIR attention.
I was now between two wild beasts, out for my blood.
What was Protocol 1-1-3?
Memories of Directorate weapon codes lingered in my mind, poisoning my thought pattern.
Could it be?
...So this was to be my death.
ANNIE had let me know that she
So I was just stopped by a cop....I wasn't driving. I was walking. He drives up, rolls down the window, and says something I don't quite hear. I say hello. He repeats it. "How old are you?"So I was just stopped by a cop....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm in shock. I ask, "How OLD am I?"
"I'm 29!!" (I'm sure I sounded incredulous.)
I say, "I have my license if you want to see it." He wants to see it so I give it to him. He looks and hands it back.
He thought I was a highschool truant.
The moral of the story is that I should stop wearing clothing a teenager might wear because as I continue to get older and not to age it will become more and more unbelievable that I am as old as I say I am and I don't look forward to being driven in the back of a police car to the nearest high school, in tears BECAUSE I HAVE ALREADY DONE MY TIME!
RoF Feature: Of Angels and DemonsRoF Feature: Of Angels and Demons2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Of Angels and Demons
presented by the Realm of Fantasy
ravine- freya asheriby nebezial
(Michael) advby crow-god
(Omninous) Lady Paradoxia - LotCby Damascus5
Ourano - advance versionby TeiIku
Angel (light)by jameswolf
deleted because...I deleted the colored version for my deviation "SMILE, you bastard", simply because I'm sick of hearing "oh, he looks like Sasuke!" and "omg Sasuke and Naruto" EVERY goddamn time I draw my characters realistically.deleted because...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Look, the ONLY similarity between Sam and Naruto is their flippin' hair color!
And Spike and Sasuke? Similar bangs, and that's your reason for saying they're the same character? COME ON!
Sorry for the rare outburst of rage here, but seriously... I'm sick of all the this-character totally-looks-like-my-fav-anime-character people.
Go be Narutards somewhere else... I'm sick of it.
Sick of when everytime someone, no matter who it is, comes up with an original character, someone else is always there to compare them to some more or less famous Anime character! WHAT's THE POINT?!
No, really? What's the point?!
dear watchers... You guys are the best. I'm not aiming this rage at you. I love you guys and how supportive you are. So just pay no mind to this rant...
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
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!
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
YOU BISCUITHANDLESI love you fun peopleYOU BISCUITHANDLES6 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 alkerynI Be So Fabulous by AyelaKoa22STEAK by GlitchBlazieStick Fan art by CaptainKittehhLineless Pixel Gift for Griffsnuff by Miss-Bowtie
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
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
Stop SOPA Blackout JournalDo you care about your rights?Stop SOPA Blackout Journal3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I care about your rights. SOPA is an infringement upon our rights. Do you want the government controlling which websites it approves the use of? Our freedoms for thought and free speech need to be protected for free internet. In protest, blackout your pages, go silent, spread the word. Petition sites you care about to do the same.
Who does SOPA effect?
Everyone who uses the internet. Facebook, Twitter, social networking sites which cannot control the content posted by it's users and will be held responsible for it. This is forced censorship. This will not stop piracy. This will effect law abiding citizens. It does not protect our rights, it treads on it, spits on it, and throws our rights out the window at 100mph.
Dear DAPlease remove the porn that graces the front pages every. fucking. day.Dear DA3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please cater to the public that was with you for the longest and is slowly dwindling.
Please get rid of all the fetish bullshit that lurks around your corners, let that shit stay on Furaffinity.
Please stop ignoring help tickets when people genuinely need your staff.
Please stop allowing 'artistic' nudes and smut that is nothing more than porn smearing the ONCE good name of this site.
Please be cool again.
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
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
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.