My fear of catsI already talked a bit about it over at my twitter, but I want to elaborate a bit because it's something a lot of people don't seem to understand.My fear of cats5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've developed a fear of cats. It's not a phobia because I can function perfectly normally in a room with a cat. It's presence doesn't bother me one bit. I'll even pet it, but I don't particularly enjoy touching it and if it tries to stand on my lap we're going to have a problem.
The thing is, it's the cat's claws I don't like. Even if a cat enjoys what you're doing to it, it'll bore it's claws into you out of pure bliss. Holding a cat usually involves pain too unless you face it away from you. I'm aware that not every moment with a cat is filled with pain, I've owned cats and lives with one at the moment after all (though it's not mine) and we get along just fine, but I've got more scars from cats than anything else (including the one I live with) and none of those cats were angry with me. They were just doing cat stuff.
Can I ask a question...? (Religious)Alright, I'll probably get shit for this but I am seriously curious...Can I ask a question...? (Religious)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
What the hell is up with all these young people becoming Satanists? [Please forgive that awful pun... |D]
I mean honestly... do you even know what a Satanist is?
What they do? What you're getting into?
This isn't just a 'walk in walk out' kind of thing...
What drives people to become Satanists? More so young people...
I mean really... What convinces you?
Are you trying to stick out, be different, be edgy?
Look, if you were BORN into the religion fine... but if you willingly, openly, and nonchalantly just walked into that religion I suggest you rethink what you're claiming to be.
Satanism isn't what they show you on TV with shows like 'Supernatural' where the demons are these hot men and all's well ends well, okay?
It's not that at all.
I'm all for free choice but when I see so many teenagers walking into a religion that
Alright -SPOILERS FOR [S] JANE: ENTER- (edited)Solely concentrating on Roxy and Dirk for this part of the journal.Alright -SPOILERS FOR [S] JANE: ENTER- (edited)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Based off of a theory I found here: http://www.mspaforums.com/showthread.php?45245&p=6014011&viewfull=1#post6014011 and the evidence that Roxy and Dirk are only shown in the animation after the scene changes to the future (look at Dirk's scene change), then it is plausible that these snarky blondes do live in the future. It would explain Roxy's skepticism and Dirk's materials for his robots, his personality, and all of that. He has to be much more serious and composed and collected and involved if he's living under Her Condescion, especially since he pissed her off.
Now, as for their gaurdians.
I do believe that Alpha!Dave, if he really is Dirk's gaurdian, traveled into the past using some sort of sendificator to cause a revolution against Her Condescion or because he had no free will to make movies in the time period that Dirk lived in. Dirk was left behind, just as Bro can be seen as an irresponsible guardian
A peeve of mine... [vent/rant :P]I have this thing about people who gloat/boast about having a bunch of stuff like iPads, iPhones, Android tablets, multiple laptops, huge TVs, four cars, etc...A peeve of mine... [vent/rant :P]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now...I'm all for being proud of the achievements that allowed you to have all that stuff but honestly, there's no need to come about boasting saying 'I just got another ______'. For some reason it bothers me, maybe I'm just weird.
I just don't think it's necessary to boast =/ It really wouldn't be an issue if it didn't seem as though most people who do do that are looking to amp up their worth with 'things'.
It's kind of like "Look at me, I have a crappy personality but I have 4 iPhones and a bunch of stuff! Aren't I awesome?"
Look, if a car doesn't have an engine you can paint it as pretty as can be, but that doesn't make it a good car.
Maybe it's because I don't have a lot of stuff or because I was taught that your worth and merit wasn't measured by material things, but it bothers me to no end
What doesn't kill you makes you strongerI just went back and read some of the horrible comments I've received from people in the past.What doesn't kill you makes you stronger3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I remember how hurtful it was and how much I wanted to just dissapear from it all. I felt helpless and hopeless.
The internet can be a terrible place.
When people aren't accountable for what they say they feel a certain sense of power. The ability to judge others without being judged ourselves is a position of immense dominance. It's exhilarating to exercise that dominance over another person.
But now, looking back, I realize that it doesn't bother me anymore. I don't even bother hiding, deleting or responding to those comments because it just doesn't bug me. I feel a resounding "eh",
I keep those comments up so that people can see the kind of behaviour that people reduce themselves to when they're behind a computer screen. Every "this is shit" or ""he" is just a dyke and a "she"" has meaning to me now. It means that I've overcome something that I never would have thought possible. I'm not hu
guys why"did you know that at anime boston a Dolorosa cosplayer had her costume destroyed by people who hate homestuck?guys why3 years ago in Personal More Like This
40 hours of work, destroyed on her.
she was cornered too.
now idk about you, but that's taking your hatred for the homestuck fandom too far.
If you don't like it, then so fucking be it.
Some people don't like hetalia, some people don't like Soul Eater or FMA.
Just please, don't take your hatred too far."
ON A DOLOROSA COSPLAY
WHICH IS BY FAR ONE OF THE HARDEST TO MAKE
the Dolorosa cosplayer didn't work 40 hours on it
(RANT) What it is to be WRONGSo I just got another comment explaining to me how someone's friends are really mean and evil- and how only their cosplay friends act this way, and it's always just in the community… how the community is really horrible and twisted- and people are so friggin mean- and I just want to point out something of relevance and address this because it's really starting to confuse me… just because of this-(RANT) What it is to be WRONG2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's not 'just your cosplay friends' or 'just the community' it's everyone.
Humans act this way.
People want validation for their work, time, effort, and artists are one of the biggest roles in which the only validation you generally get only that, and sometimes people don't even get that pat on the back.
It's really tough out there.
So yes- human beings may attempt to out shine you, or put you down- or accuse you of things- it's habit. This would not apply just to the cosplay community- have you ever had to put your art in a gallery? Trust me- not everyone is going to be all thumbs up if your
Buon San Valentino Parts 1 & 2- English SubsIT'S HEEERE Oh god Germany why you so cringingly awkward I love you but oh my god...Buon San Valentino Parts 1 & 2- English Subs2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Part 1: http://katudaisoku.tumblr.com/post/48798091328/hetalia-the-beautiful-world-extra-episode
Part 2: http://katudaisoku.tumblr.com/post/53891756808/hetalia-the-beautiful-world-buon-san-valentino
Update: Woohoo, you guys, I found a tumblr link! Enjoy this one, because likely, this is now the permanent link! While I have gotten a couple complaints about there being no sound and such on the first one, it still seems to work perfectly fine for me, so... I don't know what to say about that. Plus, I've been doing lots of digging, but there doesn't seem to be any other subbed link that works. Sorry, but this is the best I can do.
For those of you who were disappointed with the ending, I feel like I should give my two cents on this: Guys. There's a reason they cut out the Chibitalia bit, and a good one. That particular bit is too big for the series to be anim
hey DA!What's with the new thingy that shows how many comments something has on the thumbnail view?hey DA!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I dislike it! what is its purpose?? to make us assume something is comment worthy or to make us look for ones that need more comments? both of which are really pointless right? What bearing does the existing amount of comments have on anything? If there is a point, I am missing it. Stop making strange cosmetic changes to make us feel like you are busy, DA!
DronesApr 10, 2013by techgnoticDrones2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around the world, to op-ed pages debating national security vs. non-juridical “just
Amigurumi- Working Without a PatternAmigurumiAmigurumi- Working Without a Pattern1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Working Without a Pattern
Hi everyone! I'm TheSmall-Stuff and what I love is to make amigurumi, but I'm never patient enough to use a pattern. Because of this, I've found and developed a bunch of techniques that I use while designing the dolls that I make! What I'm going to try to do is explain my thought process in making a doll, and share some of the techniques that I use to form the shapes and the details in a character. Sorry it's long, but I tried to use lots of pictures. I hope this helps! Lets start
Shapes are key!
When you go to make a doll, you need to pick it apart in your head and see all of the shapes that make the character. Sometimes it's easier to draw out a diagram of all of the pieces that go into the doll, to get a good idea of how it fits together. While you're planning, it's good to be thinking "How do I make this?" while you choose shapes. However
Stop humanizing wolves...[please]Just so this is clear: This has nothing to do with the term 'anthro' or 'anthropomorphism'. This is an article talking about REAL wolves, not fantastical depictions of them or even characters. By 'humanize' I mean the actual definition of it -- "make (something) more humane or civilized." -- "give (something) a human character."Stop humanizing wolves...[please]1 year ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: **If you're unsure of some areas of this and what I mean, read this -- http://ninjakato.deviantart.com/journal/Responses-to-my-last-article-pt-1-407083397
Alright, now before I get started I'd just like to say a few things so that people won't jump down my ass and call me some kind of asshole that hates wolves or thinks they should all die. I love wolves. They're beautiful, intelligent, and amazing creatures. They're part of the Earth's ecosystem and they belong in the wild where they are.
I studied the wolf for 10 years of my life (maybe more; I
What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Should Today's Technologies Inspire?
We got to interview a visionary futurist with an eye on technology about what would inspire today's comic book writers to create our next superheroes with knowledge of real technological and scientific advancement.
You never know when it’s going to happen – that otherwise quotidian moment when you suddenly realize your entire thought process has just been tripped up and cast down a cerebral rabbit-hole destination unknown. Little did I know that what began as a typically pleasurable lunch with spyed and makepictures during the San Diego Comic-Con last year would morph into a mind-expanding mental wormhole voyage to the future courtesy of another guest at our table, JordanGreenhall, known to me only as the co-founder
WRITTEN IN THE STARS- A PROSE 'N POETRY CONTESTWRITTEN IN THE STARS-WRITTEN IN THE STARS- A PROSE 'N POETRY CONTEST2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Earth Day: The Inspiration of the Natural WorldSince human beings harnessed the secret of fire the natural world has been seen by many only in terms of how best it can be exploited of its abundant riches. It’s amazing now to look upon the desert sands of the Arab lands and know that this place, the cradle of earliest civilization, was once known as “The Fertile Crescent.” All Europe was once one great forest – until all those trees were needed to create the naval armadas of dueling empires. Only the Earth’s natural forces, like earthquakes, have been more destructive and wasteful than humanity.Earth Day: The Inspiration of the Natural World3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Challenge, the Romance and the Inspiration of the Natural World
April 22, 2012 by techgnotic
Since human beings harnessed the secret of fi
Don't Be Chicken. Fight The Hate.I try to keep my political views to myself, but you also know that I can't keep quiet when something is really bugging me. Recent statements and actions by certain companies (a youth organization and a restaurant in particular) have me pretty steamed. Especially when they hide behind the term "Family Values."Don't Be Chicken. Fight The Hate.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Being gay never hurt anybody. However hate and prejudice against someone based on their sexuality most certainly does hurt people. Judging someone solely by whom they choose to love is just as stupid as, oh say, judging someone on the color of their skin. And we're better than that.
Or are we...?
I might not be the best practicing Christian, but I do believe in the life and healing power of Jesus Christ and I absolutely will not believe that He's happy with the things that are being said and done in regards to homosexuals in His name. It's these "Believers" that make me ashamed to be called one too.
So I've created this piece to do my pa
DeviantART's First Ever Gallery Show in London!Last weekend, a few deviantART staff members were in London for a combination of community fun and srs bsns. While deviantART has become quite adept at hosting deviantMEETs, we decided to try our hand at something a little different -- hosting an art exhibition featuring Prints by deviantART artists local to the area.DeviantART's First Ever Gallery Show in London!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, deviantART sponsored Urban Blighty, a unique showcase of hand-selected Prints by United Kingdom based deviants. These Prints were chosen based on a variety of criteria -- curation quality, previous Print sales, genre, etc. -- in order to exemplify the breadth of works available for sale on deviantART. In contacting our selected artists, we were pleased to hear they were excited to showcase their works and tha
Pure JoyThis year (2011) for the Holidays I followed Bentley on a great adventure. He'd seen me stressing out all year and he finally put his paw down. I canceled the plans I had originally made. And he made me follow my heart. Even though I had my doubts.. It turns out, Bentley is wise.Pure Joy3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Off we were to Mammoth Mountain, on some last minute plans. The type where you know things are being rushed and so they won't go well. But Bentley had faith. So first he enlisted my Mom, jeanpat because he prefers when she feeds him. She gives him too much in his bowl!
And Viktoria o-KOUKLA-o plays with him in the mornings if I'm still asleep, so she's pretty key to having fun.
And chris keeps the evening games of Settlers of Catan going until the wee hours, so no one interrupts him (Bentley) when he's sleeping!
Robocop 2.0The Robocop reboot was one of the few acts of lazy plagiarism that I wasn’t really bothered by, and was in fact looking forward to.Robocop 2.01 year ago in Personal More Like This
“WHAAAT?!” I hear some cry. “You can’t mess with a classic!”
To them I ask: Have you watched the original recently?
Unlike, say, Ghostbusters (1984), the original Robocop has not aged well, mostly because it was a satire and satirical comedy/comedy based on popular culture tends to date very quickly.
Also, because of the limitations of special effects at the time: Peter Weller now looks decidedly goofy clomping around “future” Detroit in that clunky costume. I’ve no idea how restrictive it was, but I’ve a sneaking suspicion that he took the Anthony Daniels approach to playing a robot and made a point of moving like the Tin Man in a monsoon.
The reboot has ditched the satirical slant of the original and become a character-based drama. Those hoping for a repeat of the ‘87
Winter PrayerFrosty days and nights in white color, please tell me the mystery of each unknown story written in the snow by strangers footsteps and allow me, to find my own road to my unwritten story...Winter Prayer2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The White Land by Alexandru1988 Pedestrian Bridge Panorama by skip2000 White way by Al-Baum Hanging On by FlippinPhil Hivernal by Morgan-Lou White Way. by andokadesbois White with Snow by Kaz-D Ice Trees... by MichiLauke my winter wonderland by Ingelore Winter Adornments by tleach0608
...with love and delicacy
A Winter Scene by renaboo Cold by ValentinaKallias Rouge-Cloitre by Nichofsky Beautiful World by farhadvm Into the Silence by Miarath Frozen River by grabachick Winter Reflection by Migrena Snow by FuegoRojo Snow? by Roman89 A new day begins... by gin-sui Frozen Kiel XIII by 51ststate 12 by gintarais Canadian Fun by dove-51 Forgotten by endegor Sotinglacia in the snow by lailalta Adrift by mrmd53 In the embrace of needles by ShinyWish Winter by mARTinimal :thumb192281766: Feel The Cold All Around You by gravycat
...with joy and confidence
8547 by KariLiimatainen Merry Xmas by vincentfavre De Riviere et de Neige VII by hyneige like ice in the sunshine by Dieffi :
It's 5 seconds to midnight. Thanks for listening.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-echochambers-30859967It's 5 seconds to midnight. Thanks for listening.1 week ago in Personal More Like This
It was revealed earlier this month that CNN had in place an “ultimate closing message” in the event of the apocalypse actually arriving (and there being enough time to change the tape). It was footage of a military band playing “Nearer My God to Thee”:
This.... would have been a really crap thing to permanently sign out on.
The BBC obviously thought so, too, as in light of that story they asked their readers/listeners what they would like to hear played across the service, should doomsday occur.
Most responses were musical numbers, such as REM’s “It’s the End of the World as we know it (and I feel fine)” and Queen’s “Don’t stop me now”, but other’s were a little more deranged, such as the final clip of a Warner Bros cartoon, with Porky Pig saying “That’s all folks!”.
One chap just wanted to hear
Weekly FeatureWeekly Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
The sun will set for you by Riderofthewind95 the Finnish treecat by Meow-pics
Barley by rare2bme Queen Bree by JQ444
Summer by Ksuksa-Raykova Guszti III by Wordup
Winter by T-Solnechnaya First time outside by Samantha-meglioli
Kitten And Flower by adrianhefni Boat sleep by Luemy
500 Points Giveaway [CLOSED]This is my 14th giveaway And :iconpaa-kun:"s 5th giveaway .500 Points Giveaway [CLOSED]3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We Both :iconashish-kumar: And :iconpaa-kun: have opened this giveaway together.
25 Points Winners :- :iconLimitedWolf: :iconKirby-Tree: :iconWestern-Wind: :iconEkaFantasy:
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