Last of the DambustersIn warfare, if the Brits are known for one thing, it’s lunacy. Read the history books and you’ll see the most bat-sh*t plans and proposals usually come from their demented generals and mad scientists. Go to war with them and there’s every chance you’ll win, but not before they’ve given you several reasons to go “what the f**k?!”.Last of the Dambusters4 months ago in Personal More Like This
During the Second World War, the Germans had technological superiority over the entire world. They had pretty much the best of everything and the resources of Europe with which to make everything even better. Britain, by comparison, had a few shoelaces and a bit of wood with a nail in it. So, they had to be clever and/or mental. The Nazis had scientists in fully equipped labs. The Brits had crackpot inventors in garden sheds.
Aircraft carriers made from icebergs, exploding rats, inflatable tanks, miniature submarines, a flying jeep, bombs filled with anthrax-laced darts, even RADAR was born from an attempt to build a D
Snow Day.Yaaaaay! Snow day! Snow day! I don't have to go to w.....Snow Day.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
*works from home*
Nothing to see, here.There are only a handful of names on my “block” list. You have to have been a monumental prick in order to earn yourself a place on it. I don’t hide negative comments about my work nor do I block people that write them. It’d make the world a very boring place if you edit it to show nothing but praise. The barbs are what make it interesting and provide points to debate and/or argue.Nothing to see, here.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I monitor content on DA via “browse” as it changes regularly and has work that the community thinks to be high quality. It’s generally where I spot artists whose material I want to see more of. Over the past few days, though, after posting a response to DA inexplicably choosing the letter “Z” to be their logo, people mentioned that the “Super Pretentious” cartoon had surpassed DA’s own “Boldly” journal on the “What’s Hot” list. Thinking that to be funny as hell, I switched to “What’s Hot” t
This kind of sh*t wouldn't fly back then!How acceptable, modern gaming conventions would have ruined classics:This kind of sh*t wouldn't fly back then!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Quick Time Events:
Maniac has responded with a scornful remark.The script for the comic this person is referring to was written months before the material they’re claiming I ripped off was posted here on DA. I have emails that confirm it.Maniac has responded with a scornful remark.10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’m rather irked that anyone would think that, after all this time, I would actually plagiarise anything. Parody for the sake of comedy, sure, but not flat-out copy.
Let me tell you what I know: the creative process grants you access to infinite possibilities. As such, I have never, ever felt the need to copy someone’s work. If I am aware of something that exists, I veer away from it. Partly because it would just feel wrong to steal someone else’s ideas, but mostly because….it’s boring! I get a kick out of devising new things. It’s one of the most enjoyable and satisfying endeavours you can pursue.
The AvengersYou know that giddy, gleeful feeling that renders you incapable of doing little more than giggle like a lunatic?The Avengers4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I pretty much had that from start to finish during the Avengers film (Which was released on Fair Blighty's shores as "Avengers Assemble" thanks to the past efforts of Steed and Peel).
There have only been a handful of movies that invoked that kind of response in me: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Abram's Star Trek, Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and the first Iron Man film are those which immediately spring to mind.
Indeed; Avengers is THE best Marvel movie since Iron Man. Ace cast, brilliant story, hysterical script, a scene that will stab anyone that's followed the films leading up to this point right through the heart and a fair few more surprises.
Chief among them being; how the hell did the Hulk become such a f**king awesome character after so many naff films?
I'm gonna go see this one again!
TF COMICS #1RING OF FIREDTF COMICS #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
First issue of a [projected] 6 part comic series about the events following Mann vs. Machine! Starring EVERYONE eventually : ))) Check it out!
The Ghost of The MontgomeryToday's fun fact: there's a World War 2 shipwreck in the estuary of the River Thames, and it's loaded with high explosives.The Ghost of The Montgomery2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The SS Richard Montgomery, part of an Allied convoy in 1944, drifted into a sandbank and broke in two, taking most of its rather volatile cargo down with it.
Recovery of the explosives has always been deemed "too expensive", and an exclusion zone has been enforced around the wreck for decades, with huge "danger" signs attached to fixed buoys and the masts of the Montgomery itself, which peek out above the shallow waters.
There are a few theories as to what might happen if it goes off, including the flooding of certain parts of London or the release of a toxic cloud (there's some…."interesting" ordinance on board). All that's really certain is that the stuff is still has the capacity to make a bit of noise.
Just to give you an idea of just how much a
For your crimes....I spent the weekend playing through Saints Row 4. The full 20 Hour campaign.For your crimes....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
My penance for such indulgence?
"What kind of punishment is that?" some may ask. Gardening is supposedly therapeutic.
Not my garden.
Venturing out there is a bit like playing Jumanji.
Where's that machete?
......are those drums?
How to read the news.Any time I pass comment on world events, especially if that comment is negative toward the actions of a foreign country, I get the same replies: “Your media is lying to you”, “It’s all propaganda”, etc.How to read the news.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I promise the people that said all that: I’m just as paranoid and untrusting of the world as you guys, which is why I question everything before opening my mouth.
There is constant talk of conspiracy and media manipulation, and I believe that it does occur, but it is not as long lasting as it was prior to the dawn of the digital age. In the past, information could be controlled very easily, but now, with everyone who owns a phone being a potential source of news, the truth will surface much faster. Lies are now exposed within hours, not decades.
Within the comments of a recent deviation I made mention of how I assess information, but it probably go lost so I shall repeat it here: I don’t just look at one news source, I study three. The BBC, RT a
''Sequential Art'' CompetitionMy webcomic, Sequential Art, is 10 years old. I started it back in June 2005.''Sequential Art'' Competition6 months ago in Personal More Like This
As a little celebration, I thought I’d run a contest (something I’d actually been meaning to do for a while).
It’s fairly straightforward. There will be two top prizes, each awarded to the best of the following: The best image (best art wins. Simple) and the funniest image (Art quality isn’t as important as the idea behind it).
To be in with a chance of winning, all you need do is draw something related to the Sequential Art webcomic. It could be a single character, multiple characters, your own strip, anything. Draw it and post a link to it in the comments section of this journal.
First prize for each of the two categories is:
A copy of Sequential Art Volume 4
A print of the 10 year image (seen below)
A free commission (colour. Single character)
There will also be 10 runners up (total), each of whom will
PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
Dinki-DiFun new meal. I call it the "Hungry Gyro Captain".Dinki-Di3 months ago in Personal More Like This
First, buy a couple of novelty cocktail cups that look like bean tins.
Then, throw together some basic meat and gravy (or just buy a separate tin of the stuff. Stewed beef in gravy is a good one. Has the right look about it)
Serve in aforementioned cocktail cup.
Eat with wooden spoon while watching Mad Max 2.
(Guess who's been playing the Mad Max game?)
Elect the Delusional?The good Mr Romney has been saying that "The world wants to see new American leadership".Elect the Delusional?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well....if by "world" he means "Pakistan".....
....and I think that's probably down to Obama giving the greenlight to the operation that saw US Special Forces conduct a cross-border raid into Pakistan which resulted in a very dead Bin Laden. They're still kinda cranky about that.
Posted for no reason other than that it's really, really funny.
Negative waves.A few people are whining amid the comments that I’m being negative about recent movies and video games.Negative waves.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, kids, I’m negative about them because: they’re crap. Not in a “oh, everything was so much better in the olden days”, view-through-rose-tinted-glasses, “I don’t like new things”, luddite’s view “crap”. I mean they’re flat out sh*t.
I’ve played a hell of a lot of games and watched a hell of a lot of movies. There is quality out there in spades, all of it providing comparisons for us and benchmarks for them to aim for. The problem is that, recently, all that good seems to have been looked at…..and then studiously ignored.
THAT’s why I rage on about this stuff. That, and the apparent apathy of the collective masses who are quite happy to bend over, take the endless mediocrity and pay for the privilege.
Nothing seems to be fun anymore. I used to leave the cinema with a spring in my step, the s
The Queen gets herself a Death RayOK - not really, but as part of her upcoming Diamond Jubilee, ERII is to fire an uber-laser from Buckingham Palace, which is awesome, but does make us look just an itty bit more.... evil.The Queen gets herself a Death Ray4 years ago in Personal More Like This
I mean; our crisis response committee is called COBRA, our military satellite network is called SKYNET and now the palace has been equipped with a great big f**k-off laser cannon.
You'd think we were a nation of super-villains.
Stupid Spider.I hate spiders. I really hate them. So much so that I have a kill-on-sight policy regarding them.Stupid Spider.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't even have that for wasps, and they're real bastards.
I think it's because spiders actively try to invade your personal space.
At least, that's what I always assumed they were doing.
After seeing this, it's hard for me to maintain my view that they're 8-legged masterminds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLw-9dpHtcU
The End of the Twinkie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/11/16/hostess-twinkies-ding-dongs-wonder-bread-going-out-of-business/1708409/The End of the Twinkie?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be.
"You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.
Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.
Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just a
How to make the world a better place.*brain fart*How to make the world a better place.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1: The managerial lead behind any software patch or update must have their home address made public at the time of its release.
2: A metal plate must be placed beneath the doorway of all shops and stores, which will become electrified if anyone should stop within them.
3: You must pass a spatial awareness test before being permitted to use a shopping trolley.
4: Use of marijuana must become compulsory in Russia.
5: Nurses must receive the same wage as the players of any professional sport.
6: Politicians must have experience working in the field that they want to govern.
7: The entire staff and their families of any company that employs cold calling are to be executed.
8: Firearms must be made to look like giant, purple dildos.
9: News outlets may only ever publish or broadcast facts, not opinions.
10: Someone must explain why religious texts should be taken more seriously than fairy tales.
Add your own!
Unseen Spotlight Vol. 3Unseen Spotlight Vol. 3Unseen Spotlight Vol. 34 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's back! Last time, I selected deviations because of how close it was to Halloween/All Hallow's Eve/Whatever You Wanna Call That Spooky Holiday That You May Or May Not Celebrate. This time? I'm just gonna select deviations for any reason whatsoever! No theme required.
For those of you who may be wondering, there is a method to my madness. As I said before, I select deviants on how long they've been here and how many pageviews they have. Here's my official formula:
amount of years x 10k = max amount of pageviews allowed to be featured
So if anonymous has been on deviantART for 4 years and has less than 40,000 pageviews, they qualify to be featured. (Unfortunately, anonymous has been around for 9 years and has 240,000 pageviews, so he can't be featured. Also, I caught it!) Keep in mind, there are
Favourite Artists FeatureHey guys!Favourite Artists Feature3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Just thought I'd share some of my favourite DA artists, especially those who don't seem to receive as much attention as they should. ' v' Give them some love!
:iconniking: full gallery: http://niking.deviantart.com/gallery/
:iconyogisha: full gallery: http://yogisha.deviantart.com/gallery/
:iconpepperin: full gallery: http://pepperin.deviantart.com/gallery/
:iconYaphleen: full gallery: http://yaphleen.deviantart.com/gallery/
Deer by YaphleenCloudy floor by Yaphleen
:iconbloodypepper: full gallery: http://bloodypepper.deviantart.com/gallery/
Tiberia and Eleven by bloodypepperFuneral Flowers by bloodypepperLa Pera by bloodypepper
:iconnesmosfactory: full gallery: http://nesmosfactory.deviantart.com/gallery/
Univerne by nesmosfactory Ronces 1 p36 by nesmosfactoryRonces 1 p33 by nesmosfactory
:iconmatsukitchi: full gallery: http://matsukitchi.deviantart.com/gallery/
Going to cafe by matsukitchiCoffee time by matsukitchi:thum
RIP Christopher LeeLegendary actor, Christopher Lee, has died at the age of 93.RIP Christopher Lee6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Though the man starred in epic film franchises, like Star Wars and The Lord of the Rings, he was always associated with Hammer Horror. Specifically, Dracula, whom he played on numerous occasions. The Hammer connection led to him being given roles in many of Tim Burton’s movies; Burton being a die hard fan of the style and genre.
Having generally been the bad-ass face (and voice!) of super-villainy for 50 years, the British had no choice but to knight him, and he became Sir Christopher Lee in 2009.
Why russians don't smileSomething to share for those who are interested in foreign culturesWhy russians don't smile2 years ago in Personal More Like This
На русском: http://sternin.adeptis.ru/articles2_rus.html#f
The Russian smile has a significant national identity—in practical terms, it fulfills completely different, even contrasting, functions from the smile in other countries. Many foreigners view Russians as sullen, gloomy and unsmiling. However, there is no correlation between sullenness and the lack of a smile.
In Russia there is a phenomenon of “everyday unsmilingness,” which stands out as one of the most striking and nationally specific features of Russian non-verbal behaviour and Russian communication as a whole.
It is possible to distinguish specific national particularities of the Russian smile.
1. Most often, Russians smile only with their lips, only occasionally showing the upper row of teeth slightly; revealing the top and bottom teeth is considered vulgar, and this is known as smi
Need....foood.You know that weird, light headed feeling you get when you haven't eaten anything for a while?Need....foood.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The world goes all woozy and you feel like you might pass ourtftrfgrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr