Was Shakespeare the author?Furor over “ANONYMOUS”Was Shakespeare the author?4 years ago in Personal More Like This
WAS SHAKESPEARE REALLY THE AUTHOR OF ALL OF THOSE MAGNIFICENT PLAYS?
Artist Identity and Art’s Purpose
A new movie, while only mildly stirring contreversy here in the USA, is causing quite an uproar in England. Anonymous is a big budget Molotov cocktail of a cultural provocation hurled by the producer-director of Godzilla and 2012, Roland Emmerich. He brings the same subtle and nuanced touch he exercised in those films to his latest film, in which he takes up the scorchingly contentious (if little known outside college literature departments) debate ongoing between the “Stratfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by the late-16th Century actor named Shakespeare) and the “Oxfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford
help needed weekly give away ends 25th MarchRules have been changed if you want to enter this weekly give awayhelp needed weekly give away ends 25th March2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
it's requirement to fav this journal!
Edit: that means you don't need to write 5 comments anymore
but it's still allowed if you want to :3
for those of you who do not know, I, *Tsuki-SoraRuki:decide to do a project
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The Magic Dust of Child ArtistsThe Magic Dust of Child Artists3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Sep 12, 2012 by techgnotic
When recently asked how his political candidate would explain certain positions taken during the
nomination process with contrary positions to be taken during the general election, the campaign chief
replied that stated political positions were “like an Etch A Sketch,”—meaning they could simply be
flipped over, erased and begun over from scratch.
Were it that adult life were as simple as a happy Etch A Sketch memory from childhood.
(The campaign chief took heavy heat for his flippant, if truthful, statement.) The incident made
me wonder how many of us had early experiences as “sketch artists” with that incredible red toy that
has become almost standard issue for so many children still to this day.
For those unfamiliar with the magi
F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!deviantART's 13th Birthday is August 7th, 2013. It's time to celebrate - in the form of art!deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It's simple - create a deviation for the 13th Birthday category.
Browse the popular section of the gallery to get an idea of what can be submitted for the contest. You can create some deviantART fan art, bake a birthday cake, or anything else relating to deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your submission should be relating to deviantART and/or deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your entry must be for this contest. You can't enter a deviation that you have made for another communityrelations sponsored birthday contest.
All mediums are accepted.
You're welcome to submit to a different category if your entry won't submit into the 13th Birthday gallery (ie. jo
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
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Do Artists Matter?Do we matter?Do Artists Matter?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm specifically talking about "us" as designers, artists, or creative people. Do artists matter?
I have two personal stories that have helped me gauge and answer that question for myself. I hope they help you too.
(SIDE NOTE: I believe in a God and I believe that God loves me and leads my path but that I have free will and can turn from his leading and do my "own thing". Both of these stories have a TON of "God flavoring" that would make them much longer, so know that they are there if you want to read between the lines and find them. In short, both stories are answers to prayer.)
After 9/11 I felt worthless. Making cartoons just wasn't important in the new post 9/11 world. Firemen, policemen, construction workers, teachers, healthcare workers, architects- really, anyone that contributes to rebuilding our world and its infrastructure, those people had important jobs to do. We
Premium Membership Giveway! (CLOSED)Unfortunately, the PM Summer project wasn't a success , but I'm so grateful for each and every person that donated and/or gave their support, points have been returned and if you haven't received them, please note me.Premium Membership Giveway! (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On a happier note, I still do have a giveaway for you guys!
I'm going to be giving away 2 - 3 month Premium memberships to two lucky people who fav this journal! (Yes, that's all you have to do.)
Please note that the use of alternate accounts is not permitted. Also, Premium members are allowed to enter this giveaway.
This Giveaway will end on August 17th 11:59 PM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time).
For those of you who are wondering why I haven't replied to your comment, I wasn't near wifi this weekend. (To be honest, I'm also surprised by the sheer amount of comments I received) I probably won't be replying to a lot of the comments (But do know, if
Just to lighten your day if you are ever sad.Every molecule in your body was forged in a star, quit being a pussy.Just to lighten your day if you are ever sad.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Am I ready to start freelancing?Hi,Am I ready to start freelancing?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I think that anyone with at least "good" artistic skill, and a willingness to work hard, can find enough art job opportunities to stay busy and bring in some money. (However, there is a lot of competition, here on DA, AND out in the real world, so you have to be ready to put some effort into it.) This particular discussion deals with commissions (finding clients who need art and providing that art... as opposed to creating a body of work and then trying to sell it.)
I earn my living as a freelance artist. Finding freelance work involves hours of work producing art, but also hours of work finding new jobs and corresponding with clients each week. It requires a certain amount of (artistic skill,) confidence, patience, organization, motivation, and perseverance. Some clients have a very clear vision for their project and can describe it well. Others are a bit disorganized or unmotivated requiring extra effort on my part (and some clients should just be avoided completely). Even if you
Cosplay Friday: The Legend of ZeldaCosplay Friday: The Legend of Zelda5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: It’s Dangerous To Go Alone!
Legend of Zelda On guard by Rei-Suzuki
The Legend of Zelda
The award winning The Legend of Zelda video game series is undoubtedly one of the most beloved and iconic of all time. But how much do you really know about this action-adventure phenomenon? Even with 17 official games and multiple generations of fans there are still a few
Mansions of The MindMansions of The Mind1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very long time Lauren Simonutti's haunting photographs were a spectral presence amongst
AHH.Mom....AHH.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
you know when you said I could talk to you about anything, right?
Yeah well, I think I really do. I don't really know what to do anymore..
I know you will probably be upset, but I think you'll handle it a little better than nan.
If she found out, she'd probably disown me or something.
Anyway, first of all.
It should be easy to notice that I don't dress or act like other girls.
For the most part, its because i've always acted in such a way.
Secondly, I don't like being a girl..
I never did. And I don't think I ever will. I know you're probably upset
but I needed to say something soon, I felt this way for a REALLY long time.
I've always hated wearing dressed, and now it really wrecks me up if I ever
do have to wear one again, I just don't feel comfortable in them.
I wear boys clothes not only because they're comfortable, but because i'd rather
wear them than girls. Anything frilly or pink or something tight just turns my stomach,
sometimes I sit and cry in my room at night, wo
Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!Celebrate deviantART's 13th Birthday!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
On the day of your birth, you were likely surrounded by those who loved you, who would lead you through the rough first scary years of life, and who would stand by as you grew into a capable person. As time passed, others may have drifted into your life, and even if you didn't know it, they also nurtured and cared for you in much the same way, helping to shape the person you would become.
When a community like deviantART is born, the same common thread binds its originators and founding members together. Over the years, more and more creative beings drift into its life and strengthen its core every single day, resulting in an exponentially inspirational powerhouse for the sheer fact that they've become a part of it. That nurturing spirit, that inherent support system, that caring community inspires deviantART to grow, and it comes from inside each and every one of you.
Really...?I met with the mother of the two girls who got shot and passed.... and it turned out that she ran away from the old man instead of protecting her children obviously because she did not want to face the music of drug money. As she broke into tears and bawled infront of me, I just stood there silently and listened to her pitiful comments on how I tried to save her little six year old.Really...?3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just slapped her across the face. I was so disappointed and I lost faith in humanity with her as the cause.
How dare she run instead of saving her little girls? Couldn't she face the music and die for her girls? Now, as a result of her stupidities, she lost her babies.
A sixteen year old teenager, so full of live and who played soccer in a local highschool team, and a precious,innocent six year old..whose blood drenched in my clothing.
How dare she cry about them now when she should have saved them instead of running like a coward.
She makes me sick to the bone.
seriously!!! (ranting and alot of cussing)ok first off if i post a photo up that has to do with me and or someone i care about either you say something nice or dont fucking say anything at all! Just because you think a lil bad ass street punk dont mean you can say whatever the fuck you want to ok?? Yea talk all that shit you want to behind the computer cause im sure you a little chicken in real life. Girl or not if you bad mouth my family, my friends, or my boyfriend your going to fucking regret it cause im gonna tell you how it is and i dont give a damn if you like it or not! Oh and btw i wouldnt be talking too much shit about my bf because he's fighting for the country you live in you little fuck and he actually has the guts to go and fight unlike your little chicken shit punk ass!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!seriously!!! (ranting and alot of cussing)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Devious Journal EntryThe post traumatic stress disorder is really up the ass right now. I lost my only best friend and its all my fault. I don't blame you, Taylor, thank you for giving me a reason for finally using my buck knife, it was a pleasure for using it in a long time.Devious Journal Entry3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Family can co fuck themselves, and everyone here just live life, for it was never ment for me.
I blame myself for losing the few people I loved and clinged to dearly, but it's best if I suffer alone. The blood pouring down my arms feels so weird. Every surface I touch feels so cold, and this phone's screen feels like fiber glass.
I am just gonna leave how I arrived, so alive.
Thank you for being my best friend and thank you for pretending to put up with my bullshit.... I hope to see you in the afterlife.
Update.So my mother will be having surgery on the 16th of September. They will be removing her entire left breast which has the cancer in it. I hope the cancer hasn't spread anywhere else. She will be in the hospital for a couple of days after, for chemo therapy & other things. She will also be getting a breast implant because she doesn't wish to have just one breast. So after all that she will be returning home. My sister & I will be looking after her. I'm hoping other family members will come around to help. I really don't know how all of this will go. Not really prepared for anything. I'm having problems myself, personally. Just trying to stay calm & not let the green monster come out.Update.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I still am desperately looking for work & jobs. Money is needed all the time. My dad, who doesn't live with us, has already had to help us our with rent for each month. Rent ALWAYS has to be paid because we were just lucky enough to get this place back in February. For
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
IT'S THE TOMATO VAGINA!!!! XDDer englische Dub für Hetalia World Series Season 2 ist raus ^w^IT'S THE TOMATO VAGINA!!!! XD3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because I got a shield Motherfuckaaah!!! :'>
Halloween Movie StreamHalloween calls for horror movies. Unfortunately Halloween is on Thursday and no one wants to stay up late on Thursdays Sooooooo....Halloween Movie Stream2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This Saturday the 26th October at 7pm GMT I'm going to stream some horror films that are currently yet to be confirmed~
Bring your sweets and your brave face
Who wants to join me?
So Excited!I am so happy now, because I got a Bamboo Capture tablet!So Excited!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Better art time!