Culpeo babbles: Childhood OdditiesOdd topics require odd titles.Culpeo babbles: Childhood Oddities2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This journal exists because the other one's getting old and i needed something to keep this interesting. Also, the amateurish journal skin i created years ago annoys me and since i'm an absolute N00b when it comes to CSS i thought it would be best to finally remove it.
The last nights i was biking through our town to do nightshift (i love doing that. Not a single soul around and you realise how quiet even the civilised parts of the world can get) and while letting my thoughts flow i was grabbed by some intense nostalgia for some reason. I remembered my childhood especially and....how ridiculously naive i used to be back then. The way i saw the world, all the things i had to learn and understand first (the very anatomy of „sarcasm" for example).
I remembered some cases that appear especially wondrous to me nowadays when i think about it so i thought it would be funny if i share some of them.
Childhood Oddity 1:
Black and white television.
I grew up
Premium Member 'til Hell freezes overWhat's this?Premium Member 'til Hell freezes over4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I've seen this question countless times now. And I decided to answer it
Premium 'til Hell freezes over......
Basically it means that the owner of the account (deviant) has the perks of being a Premium Member until forever, but that is only for Volunteers and Staff Members.
Since recently, deviantART made it possible that you can buy the status for yourself, and it lasts for 7 years.
So who receives it?
Staff Members , Volunteers (and those who bought the status! )
For Staff and Volunteers, after their term is over or they step down from their positions, they become Senior Members. Their 'til Hell Freezes over Premium Membership doesn't go away.
Becasue they work and worked really hard for the Community and deviantART.
And don't you think that this is a really nic
CREATIVE WRITING TIEMLook at the organic/inorganic object on your right.CREATIVE WRITING TIEM1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks to Freedom of Marriage act of 2074 it is now your Life Partner.
Write a brief story of your happy life with ______ in your comments.
Draw with DA MURO for bonus points.
an introduction to my Anthro universe.. :PI got a question the other day, about what dog breed Sam and Saunders in their anthro form is supposed to be.an introduction to my Anthro universe.. :P2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I started answering the comment, but soon found out it would just end up being a looooong reply... And I thought, as I wrote, that maybe others would be interested in what breed they and their relatives are, as well as Spike's breed, some character origins, how the people (or anthro) in my little fictive universe views their fellow inhabitants, and a bit of history around this whole thing.
Therefore, I'm deciding on writing a journal entry about this.
The different breeds.
Saunders and Sam were originally, when I first created and designed them, supposed to be Golden Retrievers. Thus, they did in fact both have floppy, furry ears just like the Golden has. For some reason, I felt this made the characters look sad, so I changed - I think - Saunders' ears first to stand up just like a Terrier's ears. Sam's ears changed shortly after. I kept this change as I thought it ma
New Mickey Mouse CartoonsHave any of you been watching these? Animator Paul Rudish (famous for Dexter's Laboratory and Samurai Jack) has been hired to do 19 animated shorts featuring Mickey Mouse and company. The cartoons are, naturally, very graphic and reminiscent of the 1930's "rubber limb" style, but with a modern twist. Here's a sample:New Mickey Mouse Cartoons2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry fans from other countries, but apparently this is only for American viewership Although I am told that if you install something called ProxMate in your browser you can unblock them for your region...
As of this journal there are 4 of the 19 shorts currently available on YouTube under the names New York Weenie, Yodelberg, Croissant de Triomphe, and No Service.
You know Disney, I don't get you sometimes. After gutting the 2-D animation department back in April (laying off 9 long-standing top artists), and after continuously turning down 2-D animated feature after feature... you're still capa
I am a potato.I am a potato now and I will soon be leaving you humans to join my brothers underground. I am sorry, I really do like you all, even if I don't seem to. But I must face my destiny. I. Am a potato. I must go to them. They call to me.I am a potato.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Also, I suck. Everyone is better than me. Including Romano. And especially Germania. Who is not Legolas. Or a woman.
When and How to EditLit Basics WeekWhen and How to Edit6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Earlier in the week I got into what editing is and how to love it. Now, let's talk about the entrée following this apéritif: when to edit, and how to do it. And, perhaps even more importantly, how to stop.
Stop, you say?!
Yeah, it's really not that hard to get caught up in this perfectionist funk where all you do is wind around in circles on the same piece. Curb it from the beginning by having an idea of where you want to end. What should the reader walk away thinking about? What should the reader walk away feeling? Do things move fast enough to be interesting?
I stop editing when I get to a point where all my edits are just minor wording tweaks. At that point I'll go back and forth, and I'm not even changing the overall impression the story creates. If it's not productive, it's not worthwhile.
Now that we've gotten dessert out of the way:
PromptsIn November 2010, we posted a poll about it and discussed the idea with a lot of you, and at the start of the new year, we started posting writing prompts to inspire your writing ventures.Prompts4 years ago in Personal More Like This
What is a prompt? Some sort of theme or topic, a sentence or perhaps even a song or movie clip that would be designed to spark your creativity to write something about it. As of now, we're posting a prompt bi-weekly, but we're open to changing scheduling based on your feedback. Each new prompt will be submitted individually, while this blog will remain as an archive of previous prompts. Feel free to come back and be inspired by prompts that you may have missed!
Also, send any prompt-inspired works to us via note! Please specify which prompt was it written after so your watchers know, and we do too. (: we'll then include it in the New Prompts folder in our gallery.
February 16: Think of a pairing
XBOne... fixed.To everyone who says picking on Microsoft for their consumer unfriendly bullshit was "being unnecessarily mean," take a look at this. Don Mattrick just announced that Microsoft is back peddling with the XBOne, removing the disastrously awful features we've been bashing them for trying to inflict on us.XBOne... fixed.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Last week at E3, the excitement, creativity and future of our industry was on display for a global audience.
For us, the future comes in the form of Xbox One, a system designed to be the best place to play games this year and for many years to come. As is our heritage with Xbox, we designed a system that could take full advantage of advances in technology in order to deliver a breakthrough in game play and entertainment. We imagined a new set of benefits such as easier roaming, family sharing, and new ways to try and buy games. We believe in the benefits of a connected, digital future.
Since unveiling our plans for X
How to Stay Inspired and Focused on Your WritingLiterature Basics WeekHow to Stay Inspired and Focused on Your Writing6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Our world is so full of noise and distraction. It’s no wonder “Walden” is a classic—Thoreau had time and quiet in which to write it! And plenty of inspiration from nature.
So how do we focus, as writers, on our craft? Even if it’s our passion, sometimes it takes a lot of effort to sit down and just write—especially if we struggle with attention or hyperactivity, whether diagnosed or not.
As someone who has studied both academic writing and reading in college and graduate school, and a veteran of National Poetry Writing Month for 7 years and National Novel Writing Month for one, I can attest that intentional writing, for fun or for a grade, is not easy to focus on, especially without a good writing environment.
So what to do? Many professional writers will tell you just one simple thing: write. James Patterson said, “The trick is making writing into a daily habit. Same time. Same place. Same hot beverage of choice.
December Form Challenge 2013! Live it and Love it!It’s that time of year again… DFC! Who’s ready to tackle the December Form Challenge for 2013?December Form Challenge 2013! Live it and Love it!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This year follows the same format as last year with visual prompts to give you a bit more to play with.
Please check out The DFC Form Chart 2013. All of the days are outlined with forms and prompts and explanations for each.
If you can’t access the pdf, please don’t hesitate to note me (kiwi-damnation) with your email address and I will send a word version to you.
All entries (that we know about) will be getting collected and placed into our designated DFC 2013 folder so that you can all peruse each other’s work. If you want your work included, you can either submit it to t
CLOSED: Micro Colour Contest!Wowowow, what an amazing few weeks of entries! The Micro Colour Contest is now officially over, with 106 wonderful entries from over 70 different deviants!!! Thank you all so much for participating. chromeantennae and I have our work cut out for us! I'll see you all in the results journal!CLOSED: Micro Colour Contest!6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Keep an eye out for the results... Coming Soon!
You're all amazing.
GUEST JUDGE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Okay, so this is a pretty cool update. Instead of just me staring blankly at all of your incredible entries and having NO IDEA who to pick, I'm bringing in the big guns!
Please welcome the incomparable chromeantennae,
who is joining me as a Special Guest Judge!
I consider Ricky to be one of my closest friends, and one of my favourite poets here on deviantArt. He has a wonderful eye for the incredible, and I'm sure he'll be super great help with the (daunting) task of judging your fantastic work! Here are just a few words
Jubilant Japanese June (JJJ)! RENGA! Join in!MMM results are located in the box to the left of this journal on ProjectDFC's page. Please check out all of the winners and the entries. They are amazing.Jubilant Japanese June (JJJ)! RENGA! Join in!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
June 1st is a pivotal day for us here at ProjectDFC. We transition from May Mixup Madness (MMM) to Jubilant Japanese June (JJJ), our newest in a series of challenges and contests set up to make you cry and laugh with both frustration and excitement!
Jubilant Japanese June is essentially a celebration of the beauty of Japanese poetry and all that it brings us. There are many forms created and cherished by the Japanese culture and I believe that we should explore them all. This month. RIGHT NOW .
There are three challenges this June.
The first is merely to complete at least one of the following forms:
A choka literally means ‘long poem’ and features alternating syllabic lines of 5 and 7 where the last two lines are both 7. The minimum amoun
The 50 Prompt Challenge (2014 FFM Prompt Bank!) For those who missed the month of fiction, don't like deadlines, like other forms of art, or just like lists.The 50 Prompt Challenge (2014 FFM Prompt Bank!)6 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
There are plenty a hundred prompt challenges out there giving you one simple little word that you have to write a story, poem or what-have-you off of it. Why not just fifty, but all of the prompts come from the community? This is for those too scared to the number of one hundred and for those looking for more diverse and interesting prompts. There are no deadlines and you don't even have to stick to this exact list. See a line you like? Have fun with it.
Feel free to use this for prose, poetry or whatever type of writing or art outlet makes you happy. All of these prompts are from the 2014 FFM Prompt Bank. If you're interested in more wacky prompts, you aren't limited to what's here. Create your own list! Mix and match if
.tonight.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
the moon is rotting,
my hands are not my own
my blood is howling
(treetops glow silver)
The Dining Philosophers - a ProblemEpicurus muttered, "None of this affects me at all," excused himself, and slipped out the back door practically unnoticed. That left the table unbalanced. On one side were the ancient worlders: Plato and Aristotle, heads together in deep discussion, and Socrates, who appeared to be gently questioning Miletus while Sextus Empiricus studiously withheld judgement on the proceedings.The opposite end of the table was mostly held by the enlightenment gang, with Lao-Tze as the sole outlier, holding down the farthest end of the table as he watched the proceedings, imperturbably. Voltaire had given up on his hopes of getting Lao-Tze to appreciate his witticisms, and shifted his focus to Rousseau, who was trying to hide behind the equally imperturbable bulk of David Hume. Neitzsche was berating Hume, loudly, and making wickedly poetic assertions that made Spinoza occasionally put his head down and "facepalm" though he quickly converted the gesture to what appeared to be a thoughtful forehead-rubThe Dining Philosophers - a Problem2 years ago in Personal More Like This
.i hear.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
the sun hiss
when it catches
sight of the moon,
i see you too, so please
do not come any closer -
i crack words
wide open to see just
what they're really
made of, and i long
to do the same
to you, i think
a crowbar is the only thing
that would give you
a more open mind, i
swing then prise -
a moth in search
of the light
to get burned
(what are you in for?)
.not now.8 months ago in Personal More Like This
i am too afraid
if i do -
will recoil at
and then say, come,
come sleep under me,
the sky is throwing
down its night
time sheets, let's go
grab that loose
gold thread and pull,
the stars unravel -
i might have kissed
of freyas soft and gentle,
but you know if you wade
right in i'm
rough and heartless,
the planets will
align, and then,
three ghosts, one of them
my father, and there ain't
a starving dog
will run - there will
be red on white and i will
laugh, and i will stand
at the top
of writers block
and i will
throw myself off
(sleep please take me back i'm sorry about before)
Don't Panic: It's NaNoWriMo!“Perhaps I'm old and tired, but I always think that the chances of finding out what really is going on are so absurdly remote that the only thing to do is to say hang the sense of it and just keep yourself occupied.” ― Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the GalaxyDon't Panic: It's NaNoWriMo!3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Don't panic, it's a stressful time for a lot of writers, but that's why we write. NaNoWriMo is easily one of the more terrifying events which wants you to do a lot of writing. Some people choose to write an entire novel and some people choose to do otherwise. The fun thing about this event is a lot of people are doing it and a lot of people are just as scared of going in blind as you are. This is the month were your strengths, your quirks, and your mild attention span will be tested with the name of the game: National November Writing Month.
Tired of the Video Game IndustryWith the PS4 on the way, the gaming industry is alive once again reminding us how dull and boring and... wrong... it is. Here's a quick summary of some of the things I'm sick to death of hearing about when it comes to video games.Tired of the Video Game Industry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Polygones = Emotion
I'm sure you've all seen the jokes, but this one stems from David Cage, who gushed over the tech demo of an old man's face for the PS4, remarking about how the only way to get "true" emotion is by bridging the uncanny valley with high resolution models, hi-def textures, and realistic shaders. "True emotion" of course can't be found in books, TV, or cartoons because none of those things can depict the exquisite details of a wrinkled face in true HD glory. I'm sorry to say this, David Cage, but if I can get an emotional response out of 16-bit pixel sprites from Chrono Trigger, or a pictureless book... your logic is faulty.
I'm really getting tired of everything wanting to connect to everything else. I know
Points Giveaway80 points giveaway!Points Giveaway2 years ago in Personal More Like This
all you have to do is fave this, watch me and fave one of my deviants!
the winner will be announced in 1 week or so!
Points Giveaway100 points giveaway! all you have to do is:Points Giveaway2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
- fave this journal,
-fave at leat one of my deviantions
-mention this giveaway in one of your journals and put the link below.
Have an awesome day guys!
Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and RenewalWelcome to the latest community competition for Photomanipulation!Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and Renewal2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This is the official kick-off blog for the latest, greatest EXTREME PHOTOMANIPULATION CONTEST here on dA! The contest is backed by communityrelations with HUGE prizes and hosted by CRPhotomanipulation. This journal describes the rules for the contest. Please read it carefully.
What we mean by "Extreme" photomanipulation
You should reach beyond your comfort zone and create a deviation that is bold, unique, and better than you thought you could create. Try something new. Break the mold. You've got this!
We have HUGE prizes. So, we are expecting HUGE results.
Theme: Rebirth and Renewal
Our theme, Rebirth and Renewal, was suggested by administrators of CRPhotomanipulation. You are hereby challenged to create a photomanipulation that shows rebirth and/or renewal. For example, it could sh