Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com)This is the real, first chapter of the new book, that has yet to be released, The House of Hades.Chapter 1, House of Hades (www.rickriordan.com)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Exploring Art 30: Theft and value of an artistHey guys. I've written about copyright law in the past, but there are some things I just.. never thought to mention. However now that Sarah and I are working together, we're dealing with several types of art theft at once. Everything from the recast dolls situation (where someone buys your doll, makes casts of it, then sells it to the public. Yes this is illegal, more on that later), to someone submitting my art to a game company as their own for a job. In many cases we are dealing with ignorance, so I thought I would clarify a few things.Exploring Art 30: Theft and value of an artist2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is going to take a while.
The Recast Situation
There is a new trend in the ball jointed doll industry, where people are taking dolls and sending them to 'professional recasters'. These people then make a mold of someone's doll, and recast it. They then proceed to sell the doll to their customers. The artist receives no compensation for this, nor is allowed to even have a say in anything from the quality of the resin, to the
ProjectPorkchop Vol322:iconfaasnu:ProjectPorkchop Vol3222 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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Worthy of death in 30 seconds to 1 billion peopleAfter my last journal, multiple people have told me that I hate religious people and religions. First, I'd like to contend the charge of hate. "Hatred (or hate) is a deep and emotional extreme dislike that can be directed against individuals, entities, objects or ideas." My strong dislike for faith is not emotional in nature. I have good reasons for holding the opinions I hold. Unquestionably believing things which are not falsifiable is a recipe for disaster.Worthy of death in 30 seconds to 1 billion people3 years ago in Personal More Like This
But don't I select the absolute WORST of the religious folk for my journals which represent a tiny minority? Most Christians and Muslims really don't beat their kids for not reading the Bible, or the Koran. That's obvious true, but entirely besides the point.
My argument has always been that the majority of moderates who self-identify as members of certain religions are good not because of their religion, but in large part despite it. The majority of modern Christians would be stoned to death in the days of the Old Testament, or
Titties? DENIED!I honestly can't remember the first pair of boobs I ever saw. They were probably in an Arnie film, or some other 80s action flick, as every such movie back then had at least one moment when a random, busty extra got them out for a second or two (track down the one from Commando. It's f**king hilarious).Titties? DENIED!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First porn mag was one I found by accident.
First soft-core flick was stumbled upon by channel surfing late at night when no one else was around.
You really had to work for your porn in the days before the internet, so it's no surprise that people of 2013 get a little twitchy when the government announce plans to restrict access to it.
I agree that kids shouldn't see certain content, but I disagree that them doing so causes the "corruption/corrosion" some folk claim. That stems from kids not being told about what they're seeing, and has less to do with the media they're exposed to and more to do with sh*t parenting.
You don't want your kid se
Farewell contest [CLOSED]Farewell contest [CLOSED]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE ENTRIES ARE CURRENTLY BEING JUDGED
Due to the lack of actual qualifying entries, the contest will be extended until august 10th. REMEMBER TO READ THE RULES. Remember if option 1 entries doesn't look like it was made in MS paint or similar programs you will be disqualified, and it must be 100% drawn by you.
The third place prize has also been removed due to the lack of participants
Edit: READ the ENTIRE thing before you ask a question. I'm not going to answer any questions that has an answer in this journal.
Aaaaaaaaaaaas you all know by now
I'm going to be going on vacation next week for a month and Im going to hold another contest during the time that I will be gone
PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE THING
3 Month Premium membership
1 Free request from me
A coupon for 50% off one of my commissions (non-tradeable)
A special journal feature of the
Sometimes I like to motivate myself.Anya, you're not an ape, you're a great ape.Sometimes I like to motivate myself.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
GodI believe in God. Here's why.God3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I understand the universe and life to be the product of three fundamentals.
Mass, energy, information.
That's nature. More than ever, in our Information Age we should understand how these three interact.
'No God' basically asserts that information arose out of mass and energy.
Just do the math and look at reality. It doesn't seem to add up.
It seems to make more sense that information and energy came first, then mass. Of the three, mass appears to be the most fabricated. Energy organized into division upon division and well packaged boundaries. Remember information is neither energy or mass.
An example of how information interacts with mass is a computer file.
No matter how big the file is, the mass of your computer remains the same.
That file could be transferred to print on paper, a CD or your ipad. The information is identical, but the platforms change. The mass is just the medium that carries the information.
Yes You Can!Yes You Can!Yes You Can!3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Helpful Hints On Reading and Discussing Poetry
Contest Information Below!
Hi! Welcome to projecteducate’s week on poetry forms. I’m here to talk about poetry in more general terms, which might help you with the rest of the week. As a great lover of poetry, it makes me incredibly sad when I see a comment on dA that says
I just don’t get poetry
I like this poem, but I don’t know why
I can’t possibly say anything about this poem, it’s just so much better than I could do
If you can see yourself in any of those comments, this article is for you! By the end of it, you’ll have some idea of what to think about when reading and later commenting on a poem, as well as the opportunity to win some points in a contest. Obviously no article is going to teach you “eve
ART CONTEST!LEART CONTEST!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
lame AWESOME CONTEST TIME!
*sniffles* I always wanted to do this :iconhappytearsplz:
Well this is my first ever art contest and so I wish to give myself a pat on the back!
This contest is about drawing my OC Mikka.
Info and Rules
You are artistically free to draw her in any way or any style you want.
You can change her clothes if you want but not her hair style, color or the color of her eyes.
She can be in either one of her two forms. (normal, dragon)
The drawing can be digital, traditional, pixel, chibi, full body, thigh-up and all that jazz ^w^
A background isn't necessary (as I know they can be tricky OTL) but it will definitely give you more points! >;3
You can also draw her with my other OCs (also not a necessity but it will give you more points XD)
I don't want unfinished works or sketches >3>
Jedi just aren't interestingSo, the full title of Star Wars VII has been announced and, while I am still all hyped up about a brand new Star Wars flick (one that Lucas has nothing to do with, at that), I’m not all that keen on what it suggests.Jedi just aren't interesting1 year ago in Personal More Like This
“The Force Awakens” is right up there with “Return of the Jedi” and “Revenge of the Sith” in that it implies a focus on the hokey religion; in my mind, the most boring element of the Star Wars movies and what always seems to be the focus of Star Wars video games these days.
When we otherwise see epic space battles and Machiavellian plots, I just hate it when things cut to a pair of guys in bath robes talking very slowly about how everything of f**king interest leads to the f**king Dark Side. All they seem to want to do is sit in a beige room on space-futons. It’s just dull.
The first Dark Forces game saw you play as a bounty hunter, blasting his way through waves of Storm Troopers. It was ace! In t
Memorial dayHappy Memorial day guys.Memorial day3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This will be short because I am using my downstairs neighbors' net for a minute to check email but I thought I'd come on and say a little something about this holiday.
A huge thank you to those have served, are serving, and to those who have died for what freedoms we do have today. Even in a world that's so uncertain everyday, in a nation that's not completely sure of it's future due to past circumstances, the brave men and women who fought, fight, and died for us to have safety, freedom, and more importantly the choice to be what we want, who we want, and the ability to not only aspire to be something great but also able to become that something.
Thank you to the veterans of every war, to those station here at home, those in other countries away from home, and to those overseas in war torn countries still.
Most heroes are not like the ones you read in comic books, see in movies, or hear about in fairy tales.
They don't fight dragons, they don't have sup
ReligiousThis is how I would define what it means to be religious.Religious3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To be religious is to adhere to the morals, ethics, and practices as defined by your belief systems and values.
A bodybuilder values the visual aesthetic of lean muscle mass on an accentuated frame,
therefore he trains and diets religiously.
The degree to which he trains and diets religiously, and studies to understand the effective methods required to get results, is in proportion to the degree his physical goals are a priority in his life.
If you believe something and value something strong enough that you put it into practice, then you could consider yourself religious.
I don't think there is anything wrong with being religious. In fact I think some atheists are religious, and I think there are people who profess Christianity that are anything but religious!
What is typically happening with the religious person is that this conviction or passion is driving his/her actions to put something into practice.
Some people have the b
Contest Time! / more prizes / more timeEdit:Contest Time! / more prizes / more time4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well there haven't many participated, and it makes no sense to do a contest just between six people, so maybe two more weeks will change it - which means
But then it's time to decided. Hurry up! Get your tool and enter the contest!
As the titel says, it's Contest Time!
And the theme is:
Propaganda-stylized Drawing !
and of course it needs to included a person in a uniform.
It doesn't matter if you, your own character or a famous person, but it needs the look of an old propaganda poster. Get some inspiration in our gallery, there are many wonderful works!
• You have to be member of the group (obviously)
• One entry per person
• The work MUST be your own work and special created
Top social posts from last week: 11.11.13Twitter:Top social posts from last week: 11.11.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"Her Shadow" by vicious-mongrel (Tweeted by Dishonored)
Free by 4leafcloverVN
"Inspiration" by DestinyBlue
My Left Hand by AlessandroDD
Top social posts: 12.23.13Twitter:Top social posts: 12.23.132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
MINIONS vs MONSTER INC by grandizer05
"Under the Lonely Mountain" by Ninjatic
"OMG, Tiger is Freezing" by borda
"Time" by Rizuuki
"Old Bridge" by taenaron
Grow some balls.I don't mind people voicing that they don't like my work or the content of my silly little cartoons. Most of the time I find it funny! But what really grates is when the individual doesn't have the spine to do so via their day-to-day DA profile.Grow some balls.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
They set up a new one. One which they use to rattle off whatever flatulance they believe passes as worthwhile commentary in the real world, most likely in the wake of mummy and daddy slapping them on the wrist over something - angsty, juvenile pricks that they are.
And juvenile they must be, as anyone with a mite more experience would realise that any weight you hope your words might have is completely lost when someone visits your "slander" profile and reads the numbers "0 Deviations", "0 Favourites", "0 Watchers", "No Journal entries", etc.
It renders your words as vacuous as your gallery.
So if you're going to type stuff like "I feel like some of the smut you draw takes away from the credibility of your art as a whole." or
Double fail of art thief, Free calendar + photos!Hi!Double fail of art thief, Free calendar + photos!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry for long "no journal" break - it was so hot here and all the republic suffered in unnusual heat that I was not able to kick myself to write anything. And wow, when this journal was almost finished, I clicked on "file", thinking that it would allow me to add journal pictures right from my computer and you know what? That great system simply deleted whole journal, so I have to write it all again. So happy!
Here is a Kiriban, it is 1 033 333 this time. Yay! To win a feature, catch this number and send me a prinstreen of it via note (no feature for animal cruelty and porn, ok?)
Do something positive with US economy, my dear American friends, please! USD is still too weak, I want to transfer money to my bank account when 1 USD is at least 20 CZK it is only 19,36 CZK now so patience please and do not worry, the ZOO will get the rest of the money.
Like every year, I prepared a WOLF CALENDAR for free for you!
You'd find there sheets from Augu
Art-thief + small cats - PHOTOS!Hi people!Art-thief + small cats - PHOTOS!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yup, after long time, there is another stealing guy in this site.
He posts many famous google photos, clearly claiming them as his own. His last submission was a red fox, which is in fact a very famous National Geographic photo, which is posted by thieves very often. This guy says it was him who took the photo and he was only 30 cm far from this animal. What a liar.
This guy does NOT steal my photos, he steals photos of other authors.
So please, report him. I think his gallery is totally crowded with stolen shots, so if you know the originals, report him too, please.
And please, just report, no rude words for him. Thanks!
I hate those liars so much, especially when they think that blocking you would save their butt.
Stolen ------------> original: http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/red-fox/ (Property of National Geographic)
Mars.I finished my Martian landscape ["Curious Frontier"].Mars.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oil on panel. 2' x 6' (60cm x 182cm)
It was my project for the last quarter of the school year, and now it's hanging in the school show which opens tomorrow.
I've never painting anything this large before. It was an adventure!
Made this simple slideshow video for class.
Update! Though... a bit late... derp.
I entered my painting into my school's big end-of-the-year show, Best of Gage.
And it won first place in the landscape category.
I got a pretty blue ribbon, a basket of oil paint, a $100 certificate for art supplies and a sense of validation and accomplishment.
123456 Kiriban Caught!!! Let's try to catch 123456 pageviews!!123456 Kiriban Caught!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE Well! We have a winners! It seems that nobody could catch the exact number, but DulceElixir caught the 123457! So the prize goeas to her!! Congratulations!!!
Here the link http://sta.sh/015dk6cdi1zp
I'm here to announce that the next kiriban is getting close!!
It will be at exactly 123456 pageviews. Funny number.... isn't it? xD So there are about 2300 pv to go! Stay tuned!!
This time the prize will be a portrait! (one single face - colour - digital OR traditional is up to you)
Few and very simple rules, but please read them carefully.
Catch exactly the 123456 pageviews, print the screen, then paste the screenshot in you favourite Image editor program, save and upload it anywhere in Internet. (Here on Deviantart, Stash, Imageshake, Photobucket... etc etc)
I just spent my week-end watching pilot episodes_I just spent my week-end watching pilot episodes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Here's a summary of what I gathered, from the worst to the best
(bear in mind that this is only with the few episodes available so far)
5) Gotham (pilot episode only) - drama, cop show, action
It's the origin story of the great DC Comics super villains and heroes (Penguin, Catwoman, Batman, Riddler, Joker...). A young Commissioner Gordon is the protagonist.
- The cast is very well chosen so far. The Penguin is especially fun, as well as Bruce and Gordon.
- The gritty atmosphere
- Predictable, in the sense that all these characters have still quite a long road ahead of them before becoming the heroes/villains we know. I don't expect to see a finished Catwoman too s
Daily Fractal Feature for July 22, 2014Daily Fractal Feature for July 22, 2014Daily Fractal Feature for July 22, 20141 year ago in Art Features More Like This
On a daily basis we, at DailyFractalFeatures, are aiming to showcase a small selection of fractal artwork to the community.
We are proud to feature today's Daily Fractal Feature!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the works featured and congratulate the artists!
Rainbow by BIdevart
Fluorit by FloriaRey
[Closed] Giveaway!Winners[Closed] Giveaway!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hi, thanks to all, i reached 350 watchers and is time to my first Giveaway!
- 1 Free Chibi Drawing
- 1 Month Feature
-1 Week Feature
3rd Place[Bullet; Red]
[Bullet; Black]How to enter[Bullet; Black]
Fav this journal, spread the word (Make a Journal) and comment with the journal link, i'll give you a number.
I'll use random.org to pick the winners [I am a dummy!]
Do i need to watch you? No.
Why? I do not like forcing. But, if you like my art and want upcoming giveaways feel free to watch me :3.
51 Entries! I'll announce the winners soon [I am a dummy!]
-I'll announce the deadline after this
Good luck to all [I am a dummy!]