Oh my Gods, it's a miracle!My sweet baby fishy! I lost him down the drain during a water change because I am stupid and forgot to put down the stopper. I basically panicked as I tried to save his life, breaking the stopper and cutting my hand in the process. And for two hours I cried and cried thinking I had murdered him. It was horrible. But then my dad woke up and I told him I broke the stopper and what had happened. Moments later I find the little queer ( Valentine ) swimming in a bucket under the sink. I might cry again I am so happy. I know, I am being dramatic over a fish but he is my baby and I'm just so happy he's alive and safe.Oh my Gods, it's a miracle!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The above gif was taken moments after he was safe and back in his temporary bowl.
And when everthing calmed down, his fins look so much better then I expected:
I know you love it when I make random ass journals...So...I know you love it when I make random ass journals2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I walk into my bathroom to find it flooded with dirty water.
So the maintenance man comes and fixes it
& I just now realized 2 of my bras are hanging on the doorknob.
-____-; that's embarrassing.
A New Tool to Look for Art TheftI recently installed a new add-on to my Firefox called "Who Stole My Pictures". If you have Firefox and you're interested in installing it, here's the link to the Add-on. https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/firefox/addon/who-stole-my-pictures/A New Tool to Look for Art Theft2 years ago in Personal More Like This
What it does is add an item to your context menu (menu that pops up when you RIGHT-click on something) called "Who stole my pictures". So when you right-click on one of your images, that menu pops up and you place your cursor over "Who stole my pictures", a new menu pops out and you can choose to look for that image using three different image search engines, TinEye, Google.com and Yandex.ru. I have used the first two before (TinEye can also be installed as an add-on to Firefox), but I had never heard of Yandex.ru. Well, I did a search using Yandex.ru on several of my images and boy, was I surprised!!! One of my images, May Flowers (an oldie, but obviously a goodie) was posted over 3,0000 times on Russian and other inte
Wow... 300,000 pageviews!Thank you so much for all the support! I cant believe its already more than 300,000 pageviews and nearly 20,000 watchers. This is a real milestone!! I am so happy about it! Thank you soo so much!Wow... 300,000 pageviews!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've been sketched! O_O holy crap this is awesomeI've been sketched! O_O3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
Oh god oh god we're all gonna die!I am so insanely stressed out right now.Oh god oh god we're all gonna die!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here's the situation.
I am currently slated to start attending trade school to become a gunsmith this coming fall. This isn't a terrible career move for me, especially because I'm passionate about it, I also have the ability to start my own business with gunsmithing fairly easily. However you have to put approximately a decade of "trench time" in as a young guy to really become a master, or just have a lot of moxy if you're willing to go for the independent smith gig right out of the gate.
This is all fine and dandy, but a complication called me for job interview this morning. I had completely forgotten that I had submitted a resume to a company called Battlefront Miniatures, based out of New Zealand they produce the WW2 miniatures game "Flames of War" which I have played and have a ton of friends who play. I don't talk about it much on here because no one else really seems interested, but I'm pretty passionate about this hobby too, war gamin
I just..- cleaned me roomI just..2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- changed the bedsheets
- took a shower
- changed the litter box
- cleaned out a fish bowl
I feel very accomplished after being sick forever.
And yes guys, I also have a fishy. He's a Betta, and his name is Derek. :3
Excuse me for the rant I am about to unleash.( For those of you who have been wonder: I am doing much better, thank you for all the overwhelming support. When I feel myself crashing, I read through your comments and it helps tremendously! )Excuse me for the rant I am about to unleash.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
( For the time being until I graduate and start working for Amvets, I do live with my dad. )
So, I went to with my dad to Walmart today to buy new lights for my sisters bedroom. The whole way there I could tell he was in a bad mood, so I kept to myself. While at Walmart, his attitude only seemed to get worse. ( I still have yet to figure out why he was so upset. )
We finally found the right lights that we needed, and went to find an express lain. Most were closed, but two were still open with people in line. My dad starts grumbling about this ( acting like he wants to get the hell out of dodge as quick as possible. )
I am standing right behind him and we get behind two other people with one of them almost finished checking out. But suddenly, my dad starts to b
Ihn Deh Nooz... a little update to ask a small favorIhn Deh Nooz...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
if you have Facebook please visit
and on each page, scroll down and find the "Support" button and click it to vote for the art of myself and these two other fine artists... those with the highest numbers of votes will be in the running for part of a $125,000 dollar prize.
I have a few items this week... I do hope you will bear with me and please, take the time to read this and check out the things I mention here.
First off, I would like to announce (for those of you fractal artists who have not yet heard) that :iconDsyneGrafix: has created a blog/website on wordpress, and he
Thank you! ^^Just wanted to thank you all for your lovely comments on my most recent pictureThank you! ^^3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was really nice to get some exposure and feedback and I'm sorry if I didn't say thank you to everybody, I appreciate every single fav
Art you should see
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At PeaceFor those of you that care, my boyfriend and I broke up yesterday.At Peace3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was the most painful experience in my life.
But to be honest, I believe that it's not the end.
I prayed about it last night... And woke up with a peace, a knowing we'll be together again.
Until then, I'm going to have to make the best of it.
I'm going to look for God everyday, and bring myself closer to him.
And I'm going to wait. Because I love God, and Luke.
God wants me to take a step back, and look for him before I move on with Luke.
And I'm going to give it my all. I want God to be my number one.
Pray for me. Because I need patience, and understanding.
House again, house again.Well, after a week of camp that flew by, I am finally back at my house.House again, house again.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's called BYC, or Believer's Youth Camp.
This was the last year it would be held where it's been for the last 30 years, and it's only my second time going. To be honest, I won't miss the camp so much. It's been an amazing experience for me, and that's something that has nothing to do with where it's at.
I know some of you probably don't believe in God, or have religions of some other sort.
But I'm a Christian, a Message Believer. And I experienced God this week.
I'd like to tell you a little about it, if you don't mind.
This isn't anything huge, but as you probably know, there's crazy weather going on.
It was 97* outside, and my boyfriend Luke and his cousin Amy and I were messing around.
In five minutes the temperature dropped 30* and the sky turned black.
We noticed thunder and lightening, and started walking towards the large church-
Away from the storm.
But as we were walking, people started running past and
Let the Good Times Roll!A tribute to "Fat Tuesday"...Let the Good Times Roll!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Tuesday, March 4th
Here's a link to all of the festivities in New Orleans:
Here are a few inspiring works from DA in celebration!
"Laissez les bons temps rouler"
Let the good times roll!
Back From Outer SpaceSo, I'm now in Florida, at Navy A-School. Life's really changed for me, and I'm really proud of myself for making it through bootcamp. Now I just need to get through A-school, and learn my Navy trade. I miss my family a whole lot, but I'm trying really hard here so I can make them proud. It's not going to take over my life, at least for now, but Deviantart is probably really going to be thrown to the wayside, at least a lot more than normal.Back From Outer Space2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Joining the NavySo, about six months ago, I signed up with the Navy. I never really mentioned it here, mostly because I didn't feel inclined. Now, however, I do, mostly because I'm excited and very proud of myself for making such a decision. I know a lot of military people will see this and want to poke fun, but I don't care, because regardless of branch, joining the military is a big decision, and I should feel proud of my decision. On Tuesday, I am leaving from the Charlotte MEPS (I can't tell you what it stands for, the military loves acronyms, but it's a medical evaluation office and recruitment station all wrapped in one.) and going to Great Lakes Illinois for basic. It's a big step for me, and I'm going to be away from my family with much less contact than I am used to. However, I am very excited, and can't wait to go and serve my country and join many of my family members in military service.Joining the Navy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
DisappointedToday my girlfriend, Blazinmoon, decided to stop writing erotic poetry. What many people don't know is that I asked her to stop. I felt uncomfortable about it, because our relationship was the inspiration for her poetry. While the poetry was beautiful and wonderful and amazing, it made me feel as though she was sharing things I didn't want shared. Now that she has stopped, I feel awful for asking her to do so, and I feel like I'm stifling her creativity, and I want her to start writing erotic poetry again. I just feel awful that I made her stop because I let my feelings get in the way, when I know I would object to such a thing. So please, support Blazinmoon in writing poetry again, becasue it's beautiful, and she deserves to write whatever she wants.Disappointed3 years ago in Personal More Like This
More than OneI know I only just started doing my ALONE picture series, but already I'm enjoying it and am wondering if my Scavenger should actually find a friend in the forests. I mean, it's called ALONE for more than one reason, but I'm definitely wanting help on this one.... If any new characters did appear, they probably won't last long in terms of life expectancy, or just leave for some reason. Scavenger is really used to worrying only about himself, and if I want him to develop as a character, I know I should at least include a cast of people, or introduce new dangers like mutants or something.More than One3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A few things about Scavenger:
He's twenty-two, and civilization ended when he was thirteen, so he knows how to survive on his own fairly well.
He carries a G36C with a reflex sight; he scavenged the rifle from a dead soldier in the ruins of a National Guard armory and the scope from a Walmart after tearing off the rack lock.
He wanted to be a doctor, but unfortunately only knows basic first aid.
Poetry Professors and Open Mic Nights.So guys, let me tell you what has been going on. While I have felt that my life is crumbling before my eyes, it has to get worse before it can get better right? Well, I have really been looking to expand my poetry and get with people who share my love for literature. After the awfully unfair grade I got on my last paper, I feel I really need this now more then ever. I was told ( on an opinion piece ) "Well, at least your creative—even though I didn't understand anything you said." And they failed me. Joy.Poetry Professors and Open Mic Nights.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I have always loved open mics, even though I've never been to one, ever. I found out a week ago that the Pub in my town holds open mics the first Thursday of every month. I got even more excited to find out they are run by the greatest creative writing teacher on the planet. He's a Greek God of words. I never got to take his class, unfortunately—but I have read his work and it would have been an honor to learn from him. Thus far
Remembrance DayI think it would be nice if we all took a moment to remember all those who have been lost in war over the years, and the families that have been left behind.Remembrance Day3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a painting that I have done, in tribute to them.
For future reference,I write from personal experience.For future reference,2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't write for you, I write for myself.
Every piece takes a part of me with it.
If you don't like the bloody mess
my words leave behind,
I love this site, I love my followers.
But, I have never wanted to leave this site more then I do right now.
I can't take all this negative attention and controversy my writing brings to the surface.
Update: I'm not leaving, I just feel like I have to really watch what I say. And I shouldn't have to feel this way.
I shouldn't have to censor myself. And I wont, for anyone.
Going on Holiday!Hi everyone!Going on Holiday!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just thought I'd let you know that I'm going on holiday tomorrow. It is my 30th Wedding Anniversary on the 2nd July (who said marriages don't last?!), and my lovely husband is taking me on an exciting trip to Rome and Pompeii.
I think this must have been on my mind during my latest painting!
I hope to visit lots of artistic and historical sites and get some inspiration for my painting.
Sorry for not answering messages during this time, but I will try to get through them when I get back.
See you soon,
A Feature of Features........... (One big feature).....................HI to all of our lovely members and visitors...........................A Feature of Features........... (One big feature)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This month there is no competition winners feature as we had no competition. Instead we are going to have a special
Month-long-Feature, starting with a "Founder's Pick Feature". More about that in a minute.
New Addition to feature added 5th August, 2013 (Fractal Art)
another addition added 9th August, 2013 (Literature and Papercrafts Folders)
another addition added 12th August, 2013 (Digital Art Folder)
New Addition added 16th August, 2013 (Animations folder)
More added 19th August, 2013 (Anime and Manga, Traditional Art and Lineart & Coloring folders).
New Addition added 28th August (Photography) with GROUP NEWS
We are going to add little features to the first one all month long, making one big feature by the end of this month.
I'm leaving,At least for a little while.I'm leaving,2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm not okay. And I'm tired of pretending that I am. I'm telling you all this because I love you, and you have all been there for me when no one else has.
I apologize for the way I've been acting the last few weeks. I think there might be something very wrong with me, like my serotonin levels, or my hormones are all out of wack or something. I'm not a doctor, so I'm not going to try and diagnose myself. But I just wanted you all to know that I am sorry, and that I am going to be seeking help. And this is why I am taking a hiatus.
Because crying all the time and wanting to die, that's not normal. That's not me. I'm slipping into this vicious cycle of depression and sever self harm, and I'm scared.
I want to get better, so I'm going to try.
UPDATE: So, um--I honestly don't know how to go about helping myself, or getting help. I tell my family how I'm feeling and I think, "Wow, this is going to be okay." at first. And then