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I was just scrolling through my newsfeed on FB when I saw one of the Super Junior Groups I like post this! I totally freaked and was like "Must Share". Acha! I'm such a perv aren't I? I don't know how true this is but it's easy to imagine it is haha

Now I kinda want to write a series of oneshots all based on the members kissing style. Maybe do reader X SuJu member? Idk I'll have to think about. I'm such a perv when it comes to them! This is so their fault haha

-He would not kiss a girl unless the girl allows him. He is aggressive but a passionate kisser.He kisses slowly.

-very aggresive. He would kiss his girlfriend without permission and make her give up. 
(its almost like he's asking you to try to resist haha)

3. Kangin
-A romantic and passionate kisser.From your lips he will go to your neck. (omg!!)
(this picture says it all really)

-Super Aggresive kisser. He bite lips and play with tongue! (mothaaaa~)

-a shy kisser.(does not kiss well) [innocent]
(Awww but that totally fits him!) :iconawwwplz:

-He asks permission before kissing.A very passionate kisser. He likes to take things slow (^__^)

7. Yesung
-He respect his partner very much. He would make a kiss very special to his girlfriend. He kiss in a short period (around 2-4 seconds) 

-Aggresive kisser! He is a monster when kissing a girl! He bite lips! xD
(No way! I'm kinda shocked haha)

-Respect his partner. He is a passionate kisser. He likes to lock his arm around his girlfriend's waist while kissing
(Every time I imagine my perfect kiss, I picture this one. I love how thats the way Kyu likes to kiss)

10. Zhoumi
-An aggresive kisser. He does not kiss while standing. He prefers kissing on a bed
(Whoa!! Go Zhoumi!)

-Also an aggresive kisser. Almost like EUnhyuk, he likes to bite lips and play with tongue ~ xD
(Mochi! You too?!)

-A shy kisser.He prefers kissing in a private place (xD). His kissing is very long (up to 20 seconds of kissing)

13. Siwon
-An aggresive but passionate kisser. He plays with tongue
(I could see this. All the other members say he's really strong)

14. Kibum
-A slow kisser. He kisses passionately but his hands will go AROUND while kissing

-A shy kisser. He never make the first move. He only kisses when a girl kiss him first.

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*200 Points Giveaway!* + New Groups! - WINNER!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 31, 2013, 12:50 PM

Hello all! Thanks to EVERYONE for entering this giveaway and spreading the word
I truly appreciate it! ; u ;

Now onto the winner~

Oooh~ parlez-vous français aussi ;P mais félicitations!
Congratulations to :iconyuki-namida:~!
You win 100:points: :la:

Thanks again for entering everyone! Tune in next time, I do giveaways every so often! `7`/

Hello watchers, passerbyers, distant stalkers-

As you might know, I've become admin of two new groups, those being

:iconhopespeakacademy: Hope's Peak Academy :iconhopespeakacademy:
A Role-Play group based on Dangan Ronpa where you can apply with your very own Super High School Level Student and solve murder mysteries with only your wits and the other students around you.


:iconvir-ragnarokkr: Vir-Ragnarokkr :iconvir-ragnarokkr:
Vir-Ragnarokkr is a Roleplay group that is mediumly based on the game RAGNAROK ONLINE as well as the manga 1/2 Prince.
It's a semi-School Roleplay group, where the setting is an academy in the virtual world.

While HopesPeakAcademy is opening VERY soon, Vir-ragnarokkr is under construction!

I'd love if you could check them both out and +watch either if interested :aww:
Here comes the giveaway part-

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So my new friend :iconchanhyochu: suggested I do a Kyuhyun facts journal. Best journal request ever. I get to talk about Kyuhyun!  I know. You guys are just as excited as me, aren't you? haha So I'm going to separate all the facts I find into categories so you can pick and choose what ones you want to read :D I even posted some links to videos at the bottom too

Spotlight Bio of Kyuhyun Spotlight
Bullet; Blue 3rd February 1988, is his birthday

Bullet; White  His blood type is A

Bullet; Blue  He's 5'10" (180cm) (he's taller than me! yay!!!)

Bullet; White He's a Christian. (Like Siwon)

Bullet; Blue  His English name would be Marcus

Bullet; White He is near-sighted and has to wear glasses/contacts

Bullet; Blue Is right handed

Bullet; White Has a dimple just below the right corner of his mouth

cho family photo: CHO family chofamily.jpg
SpotlightFamily LifeSpotlight
 Bullet; Blue His family consists of his parents and an older sister, named Ahra
                 -Ahra is three years older

Bullet; White He performed for the first time with Ahra on Immortal Song
                 -Song was Etude of Memories

Bullet; Blue His whole entire family dotes on him a lot, but are really strict towards his sister

Bullet; White His mother runs an art academy and plans to build a coffee shop

Bullet; Blue When Kyuhyun comes back to Seoul from other countries, Ahra Unnie gives him a present. All SJ members envy him for having a sister who's very kind and often gives him gifts. Sometimes, Kyuhyun even shows the presents that his sister gave him and it makes the members envy him more

Bullet; White Kyuhyun's father is the Country's Revision/Review Association Chairman

Bullet; Blue During a Shim Shim Tapa radio broadcast in March 2009, apologized to his sister for being busy and not taking the time to talk to her when she calls him. Kyu has stated several times that Ahra loves him so much that she treats him like a son

SpotlightSchool LifeSpotlight
 Bullet; Blue Shinchung Middle School 
   -when Kyuhyun was attending school he would tell his friends he wasn't allowed to go outside so he go home and play video games

Bullet; White Yumkwang High                    (where he meets my character Yun)
         -Kyuhyun is a recipient of the President's Award as he showed excellent results in a Math Olympiad
         -Went to the same high school as Jung Sunhee
         -In high school, got into a fight with a friend because of borrowed money. He ended up breaking his friend's nose and having his own tooth broken as a result

Bullet; Blue Kyunghee University
    -Back when he was in college, he went through a period were he ate a lot and became a bit chubby. So, before his big debut, he went on a diet and lost it all.
 -Is a modern music major

SpotlightKyuhyun with Super JuniorSpotlight
 *He's never called Ryeowook or Kibum 'hyung' before
         -He sees Ryeowook and Ki Bum as friends, not hyungs

* Kyuhyun is the heaviest drinker in Super Junior

* "I am evil, but my hyungs and fans love me anyway."

* Because Heechul visited him every day after the accident in '07, Kyu Hyun really loves him

* When he first joined SJ he didn't have a bed so he either slept on the floor or one of the members let him share their bed
          - "I was bedless for eight months in our dorm, thus THE BED SONG."

* He likes it when his hyungs worry about him

* He doesn't Tweet often because he's busy bullying his hyungs

* Ryeowook hyung is the member that Kyuhyun loves to bully the most

* He once gave Sung Min a pink rabbit doll, but he hated it because Kyuhyun hugged it too much

* When Kyuhyun's bored, he usually bothers Yesung by giving him hard math questions

* Kyuhyun's room is always a mess, that's why he never shows his room in television shows

* Sometimes when he gets in a rebellious mood, the other members will tell him to listen to Kangin's words

*Kyuhyun once made a birthday wish to drop all honorifics with his Hyungs

* Leeteuk once said "If you can't find Kyuhyun in his room (playing games), go to the living room. He must be watching drama there."

* Because he wanted to cook ramen for the hyungs, but he added too much water, until it became too bland.. and that's how the "Han Gang Ramen" became famous!

* He isn't good at cooking, even when he tried to fry some ham, although under Kangin's reminder, he added sesame oil instead of cooking oil

* Both Kangin and Siwon have said that Kyu actually cooks well, but only when he makes the food for himself

* Loves to imitate other members' voices. Pretty good at it too. There are YouTube videos of his imitations of Eunhyuk, Hankyung, and Ryeowook.

* Owns a headphones necklace given to him by Yesung

Kyuhyun King of Sharp Tongue:…

SpotlightKyuhyun's Favorite SongsSpotlight
 Bullet; Blue His favorite Super Junior song is 'Believe' from the first album, and whose lyrics were written by Heechul

Bullet; White His favorite song from the Second Album is 'Disco Drive', because of the melody

Bullet; Blue His favorite song from the SJM album is 'Miracle', he said it was because he wasn't able to sing it on the first album because he hasn't joined the group yet then

Bullet; WhiteHis favorite music video is It's you

kyuhyun accident photo:  kyuhyun9_zps7095ea33.jpg
Spotlight Kyuhyun's Near Death Experience!!Spotlight  :iconomgnoesplz:
 Bullet; Blue On april 19 2007, Kyuhyun was in an car accident. Leeteuk, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Managers, and Kyuhyun were in the car. Eunhyuk and Shindong's injuries were not that serious. Leeteuk needed stitches. But Kyuhyun's state was very serious. it's said that Kyuhyun was mute for awhile because of the shock
Bullet; White His dad who never supported his dream fought for Kyuhyun to get a surgery that wouldn't require him to lose his ability to sing
        His father said: 'This is a child who sings. He's a singer, his dream is to be able to sing; if you operate on his throat, then how could this kid live even if he survives?' 
Bullet; Blue If Kyuhyun didnt get the tracheotomy his chance of survival was 20% or less but still his dad refused. 
Bullet; White A certain Wang Youngpil, a doctor who came from China and to whom Kyuhyun says he owes his life, took matters into his own hands and told Kyuhyun's family that for the sake of Kyuhyun's dream to sing, they would find another method to operate without harming his throat.
Bullet; Blue When Kyuhyun was told all this.. about his dad's resolve and how he fought for his son's dream, he cried a lot. His dad protected his dream and did anything in his power to be sure the doctors wouldn't make that dream dissolve while Kyuhyun couldn't fight for it because he was still in a state of unconsciousness. But Kyuhyun especially cried because his father did all this despite the fact that he had always been against Kyuhyun's dream of becoming a singer and had strongly opposed to it.

Bullet; White Kyuhyun was in a comatose state for four days and when he regained consciousness, he realized he was at the hospital.

credits go to… thats where I got it from

Kyuhyun starcraft photo kyuprogamer.gif
 As you may already know Kyuhyun loves to play Starcraft. For some reason I always that he stumbled upon it himself and just fell in love with it. Nope. Kibum actually taught Kyuhyun how to play starcraft. My mind was blown!

Bullet; Blue He isn't good at cooking, at all. Even with a supervisor, he'll forget to add something/add too much

Bullet; White He has a 'glib tongue.' Meaning: He's very persuasive, a smooth talker. Not even Kangin is resistant :noes:

Bullet; Blue He is good at Mathematics

Bullet; White "I am the master at every computer game because I love them !" OMG MOAR POEMS!
Bullet; Blue plays the piano and the clarinet

Bullet; White Is a good skier, snowboarder

Bullet; Blue Kyuhyun's witty

Bullet; White Amazing singer

Bullet; Blue Rudest Maknae Ever (yes that is a talent)

Bullet; White Was Crowned King of Sharp Tongue on Super Junior Foresight
        -Besting both Eunhyuk and the Leader

Bullet; Bluevery good at imitating 

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SpotlightWhat Kyu likesSpotlight
 Bullet; Blue He loves Gelato on pizzas

Bullet; White He loves wine

Bullet; Blue He is an avid fan of SBS' "Secret Garden."

Bullet; White He loves watching historical dramas

Bullet; Blue His favorite movie is "The Big Swindle."

Bullet; White His favorite gelato brand is called Doublesice

Bullet; Blue He loves snow

Bullet; White His favorite colors are blue, black and white

Bullet; Blue His favorite foods are seafood and pork chops

Bullet; White Loves to read novels

Bullet; Blue The video games he likes to play the most are Thousand Years, Diablo  and Sudden Attack :icongameaddictplz:

Bullet; White Likes sports such as football (soccer) and basketball

Bullet; Blue Loves the beach and has, on more than one occasion, expressed his interest in going to Phukhet, Thailand

SpotlightWhat Kyu does not likeSpotlight
Bullet; Blue He hates eating vegetables

Bullet; White Kyu doesn't like to show his stomach because of the scar he received after the car accident

SpotlightKyuhyun on DatingSpotlight
Bullet; Blue Once he has a girlfriend, she will be his PRINCESS.

Bullet; White His favorite type of girl has long hair, big eyes, a pair of beautiful legs, and only cares about him

Bullet; Blue He says he'd be impressed if the girl payed for their food on a date

SpotlightKyuhyun on LanguageSpotlight
Bullet; Blue He thinks his Mandarin is the best of all the SJ-M members
     - "My Mandarin pronunciation isn't wrong, it's Mandarin that is wrong."

Bullet; White His favourite Thai. phrase is "Rak na dek ngo," which means, "I love you, silly baby."

Bullet; Blue So far he has sung in English, Chinese, a little Japanese and Spanish, and all with good pronunciations, even though he is not fluent on any of those languages

Bullet; White Favorite Chinese expressions: Wo Bu Hui Han Yu (I don't speak Mandarin), Tai Bu Xiang Hua Le, and of course, Fuwuyuar (Waiter)

SpotlightKyuhyun with Other IdolsSpotlight
Bullet; Blue DBSK's Changmin is his best friend

Bullet; White Considers f(x)'s Victoria as his noona

Bullet; Blue Well-known for imitating singer Sung Si Kyung's famous expression "Jal jayo."

Bullet; White Admires Korean actresses Kim Tae Hee and Jun Ji Hyun

Bullet; Blue Was a fan of DBSK member Mickey Yoochun

Bullet; White Sung Si Kyung and Lee Sok Ra are two of his favorite singers.

Bullet; Blue Taiwanese singer A-mei as his favorite in one of his radio interviews

Bullet; White Kyuhyun said that Seohyun and himself are SM's best unofficial couple…  Eunhyuk and Kyuhyun talk about Yunho

SpotlightRandom Kyu FactsSpotlight
Bullet; Blue He said that children hang their socks at their bed fronts on Christmas Eve to wait for Santa's present but because he wanted a bigger present for himself, he hung His PANTS at the bed front instead

Bullet; White Whenever he starts laughing, he can't stop and it makes him tired

Bullet; Blue It is rumored that he has over #900 nicknames

Bullet; White When he sleeps, he snores really loudly and even drools

Bullet; Blue Kyuhyun's singing talents were discovered at the Chin Chin Singing Competition in 2005, where he placed 3rd

Bullet; White Has confessed that he suffered a middle ear infection when he was younger thus his hearing on his left ear is impaired

Bullet; Blue Has been singing for his church since he was a little kid

Bullet; White He has also recorded some Christmas carols for his church when he was about 8 years old in Korean age

Bullet; Blue His motto is, "Don't listen to the others."

Bullet; White Known for his less-than-stellar driving skills

Bullet; Blue In "The Three Musketeers," he played a character named D'Artagnan

Bullet; White Insists that his main hobby includes reading and that he usually does it in the dressing room before shows/appearances

Bullet; Blue When filming TRAX's MV for "Blind", Kyuhyun was having a hard time squeezing out tears. The director asked him "do you not have anything sad to think about?" Kyu thought for a moment and said "I get really sad when I cannot play games". The director sighed and asked "then try crying!" Kyu innocently said: "but after filming this I can play all night… so I'm not sad"

Now for some funny/ Adorable videos
Super Junior Members yelling at Eunhyuk and Heechul on Intimate Note:…

Leeteuk is scared of Kyuhyun:…

Siwon imitates Kyuhyun:…

Siwon says nice things about Kyuhyun:…

Eunhuyk talks about naked Kyuhyun:…

Kyuhyun mad at Ryeowook:…

When People Don't Recognize Kyu:…

Eunhyuk Scared of Kyuhyun:…

Kyuhyun King of Sharp Tongue:…

Kyuhyun sang Even Now by Sung SiKyung in front of him:…

Kyuhyun singing Jal Jinaenayo (by Sung SiKyung):…;

Yay! I'm finally done after spending literally all day on this!! :iconimdeadplz:

Thank you for reading!!! I hope you have a great day!! :iconbaibaiplz:


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Sat Oct 20, 2012, 10:50 PM
Hello! :la: how's everyone doing :)
It's been a long time since I've done a feature so here's one :eyes:

Enjoy looking at these amazing photos! <3 and don't forget to fav the journal so more people can see it :eyes:


Remember Me by random-void                                                                                 

The Explorer by Healzo   ascent by tjasa                                                                              

Bluebirds by iNeedChemicalX   The Waterbender by AchmadKurniawan                                                                              
Dark Birches by Nitrok                                                                                  
Dark Sun by Emmatyan   The way it all falls. by CaitlinWorthington                                                                               

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Don't leave me behind by LukasSowada                                                                                   

:thumb312491269:   Footfall by NataliaDrepina                                                                                 

The girl who swam with books by DianaGrigore   Good Bye Kiss by sexties                                                                                

Stay Strong by pocketXsizedXchica                                                                                    

celestial by NikolasBrummer   Manifested Attitude by AlicjaRodzik                                                                                  

Head in the Clouds by eulalievarenne   headless by raindropsMelody                                                                                   

Snails garden by lieveheersbeestje                                                                                     


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GOOOAAALS! The World Cup is the perfect time to talk about goals.

Setting good goals is useful to not just artists but anyone who wants to achieve something.

When I graduated college and started my career, my goals were unfocused. Basically, I just wanted to get a job doing what I love, which in my case is of course drawing and painting. That was my whole goal. I didn't aim for anything more than that, and as a result, my career went nowhere.

Then, after reflecting on my career and examining the careers of people I admired (again, not just artists), I developed a master plan for my success that basically boiled down to four things:

1. Recognize the importance of setting goals.

Let's say you have the extraordinary ability to kick a ball farther and more accurately than anyone you know. As a result, you want to become a soccer player. But then when you're on the soccer pitch and the ball comes to you, you just kick it as hard as you can in whatever direction you're facing. Just being on a pitch and kicking a ball doesn't make you a soccer player; at this stage, you are just someone who can kick a ball.

To be a proper player, you have to know the rules and of course, recognize which goal you're kicking at. Only then will your natural kicking ability be applied towards becoming a successful soccer player.

This brings us to:

2. Target specific goals.

In life, there is usually some "goalkeeper" (such as lack of education, experience, exposure, etc.) that obstructs your progress to your goal. To succeed, therefore, you have to overcome the keeper.

If your goal is very broad, you won't have a focused target to aim for; it isn't enough to just kick the ball in the general direction of the goal and hope for a lucky bounce. Don't put your life in the hands of chance and luck.

In my case, instead of peppering the keeper with shot after shot, I examined my goal (to become a professional artist) and aimed intently at a focused point like the upper corner of the net (to become a professional concept artist for movies).

Kick after kick, I attacked my specific goal. Sometimes the keeper got to them and kept them out, but slowly I started scoring more and more often until eventually the goalkeeper realized that it was futile to try to stop me and left the pitch.

3. Loose route, firm objective.

From one end of the field to the other, you might know where you're headed, but there are defenders in the way. To get around them, you and your teammates have to run plays to set up your scoring chances. But what if an astute defender disrupts your play? You can't stop the game in order to come up with a new play, so instead you improvise until you can come up with something else.

We have many ways to get to our goals. Making a specific plan is an excellent start but it's vital to remain flexible enough that you can alter your original plan to go around or overcome new, unexpected obstacles.

Dwight D. Eisenhower said, "plans are useless but planning is indispensible." Plans are rigid, but planning is loose and flexible. Grow your habit for planning—your ability to think ahead and lay out the steps in your play, and if you're impeded, devise a new route or play to the goal, all without stopping.

4. Aim high.

I don't have a soccer metaphor for this one, haha. But I don't think aiming high really needs one, does it?

As far as rules go, it's pretty straightforward: go for the highest level job you feel you can reasonably do, based on your talent, skills, and experience. If you don't get it, go for the second highest, and so on. The traditional convention of "climbing the ladder" is inefficient because, not only is it a waste of your time toiling away at a job that you're overqualified for, your company is also robbed of the true value of your services for that whole time.

When I wanted to be a professional artist, people told me that an artist's life is too hard and I wouldn't be able to do it and support myself.

But I set a specific goal, made a plan, and became an artist anyway, and things have worked out.

When I wanted to start my own studio, people said I lacked experience as an artist and as an entrepreneur and I was doomed to fail.

But I set a specific goal, made a plan, and started my own studio anyway and things have worked out.

When I wanted to work on Hollywood movies from my studio in Toronto, people said no one would let me work remotely, that's just not how things are done.

But I set a specific goal, made a plan, and wound up on feature films anyway. Clearly, there were others who felt that the way things are done isn't always the way they should be done forever and ever.

So, keep learning and making yourself really good at whatever it is that you do, whether that's art, music, computer programming, or whatever.

Humanity has thrived because of our ability to recognize and elevate amazing individuals for the benefit of the group, so keep getting better and inevitably, the world will have no choice but to notice.

Good vibes to you all!


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PE: Drawing Faces in Manga Style

Mon Jul 29, 2013, 6:29 PM

Basic notions for drawing heads and faces
Welcome back everyone! :love: Today I'm going to teach you the basics of drawing a face. Before I start, I want to clarify that this is the way I do it, but there are a thousand other methods that you can follow, make sure you understand the concepts and apply them the best you can, you don't have to stictly do it like I do, develop your own way and keep on learning! :love:

Many artists suggest using circles to start sketching the head and the body but... I don't use them. I've never used them. I tried using them in the past and it only resulted in messed up lines and strange-looking faces and heads. So I dropped the circles. If you feel comfortable using them, I bow to you and I encourage you to keep using them, but I'm afraid you won't see any circles in my tutorial :giggle:

Steps, Tips & Tricks when drawing Faces for beginners
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Hope you found it useful!!
Do you need further help? Leave a comment below! :love:

Meet me tomorrow at 2 PM PDT in #CommunityRelations for a chat about general questions related to art, deviantART, critique events and point raffles!…!

Skin made by Ikue and Redesign by SaTaNiA
Welcome back everyone! :love: Today I'm going to teach you the basics of drawing a face in manga style!
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Book of Life

Fri Jan 16, 2015, 6:51 PM
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A Collaboration between MARX77 & DeevElliott

What must any of us do before we can understand what we read in the Book of Life? When is one ready to write upon its pages his or her own contributions?

Life is no passive gathering of information. It is not a spectator sport. Only in participation is one truly alive. In order to express feelings or opinions about anything in life, one must have a personal experience of it. Only personal experience conveys the qualification and the right to speak, to write or to create art as explanation and explication of any topic of discussion and debate.

We amaze ourselves with our achievement when we look at photographs taken of objects by man trillions of light years away, yet we are still so primitive a species that we throw rocks at one another. We grasp tightly onto the words, rituals, and beliefs of our ancestors, that our reverence might imbue them with magic and ultimate truth, so fearful and unprepared are we to attempt to understand or even acknowledge new realities and more accurate truths.

We clothe and feed ourselves from creatures we deem lesser than ourselves, even though technology has eliminated the need for this sacrifice. Can any of us who have been shown love by an animal ever look a pet in the eye and not see a kindred soul returning the gaze? Is it not our recognition of similar thoughts, feelings, needs and emotions in animals the very reason we are drawn to them and bond with them and bring them in to shelter within our homes and the bosom of our families?

We carelessly pollute our atmosphere, the single biosphere that sustains us, with the unnecessary waste products of our energy systems. Even though we have been gifted with the miracle of the singular star anchoring our solar system that made all Life on Earth possible. This same star can provide all the energy we will ever need.  Why do we allow the corrupt, greedy few endanger the future survival of the vast global majority? These are the shameful passages of fearfulness, cowardice and indifference that darken the Book of Life.

When did we stop listening to our elders—those with the life experience to know better?

Those whose deep wisdom is informed by the bitter struggles that are Life’s lessons?

They are founts of Information that could be invaluable and always available to us. Yet we choose to put them away in homes once their needs interfere with our lifestyles. Those who were the active participants in Life, whose minds are treasure troves of accumulated experience, are warehoused to await death along with those who chose to remain bystanders.

It is never too late to go back to the Book, to pick it up and dust it off. Open its pages and dip that quill deeply as you seek to capture the most honest and accurate assessments of your life experiences. Scratch into the pages the most salient and illuminating details of the experiences in your life. We have only each other and the records of life we leave in our wake to learn from. You are not inconsequential, not in your Book, for there you are a powerful transformative agent, the Hero who must triumph in writing his or her story – a tale instructing in how to protect and secure the future for all those wise enough to consider your words.

Every Book of Life can be read and experienced on its own, but there are always so many more things to be revealed in the sequels and prequels and contemporary narratives of other active participants in Life. Fulfill the promise of this greatest franchise by taking risks with your writing in the service of truth. This instruction may sound obtuse presently, but you’ll know what to “say” when your ultimate moment of truth presents itself at the most inopportune time and place.

What must any of us do before we can understand what we read in the Book of Life? When is one ready to write upon its pages his or her own contributions? Life is no passive gathering of information. It is not a spectator sport. Only in participation is one truly alive. In order to express feelings or opinions about anything in life, one must have a personal experience of it. Only personal experience conveys the qualification and the right to speak, to write or to create art as explanation and explication of any topic of discussion and debate.
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Celebrate Spring!!

Tue May 7, 2013, 8:04 AM

Welcome Sweet Spring!!

Was your winter snowy and too cold? Ours was....dozens and dozens of snow, and terribly cold! But finally, Spring has sprung. We've been waiting for it sooo long! :butterfly: (Butterfly)

After the long cold, we're longing for the warm, for the sun brightly shining in the very blue sky and the first spring blossoms. The birds are chirping early in the mornings, the days are getting longer and the air finally smells of spring's sweetest scent. Spring is the season of renewal, they say. So maybe this Spring is also a renewal for you? Do no longer just dream about your wish(es), go for it!! Floating

Birdhouse: Free avatar by TheDeathOfSen free butterfly avatar by VintageWarmth Jasmine by eMinA35 Butterfly by Gra-Fixx Bee :Free Avatar by TheDeathOfSen Spring Wreath - Free Avvie by r0se-designs It's Spring - Free Avvie by r0se-designs Butterfly in the bottle - Free avatar by Lucinhae


It is spring....Day wears extra bling,
Birds are in the mood to sing;
For sure, it is spring...
AprilApril played again
With its sunshine pen.
Spilled some golden ink,
With a naughty wink,
On the ocean floor
Like the day before!
SpringAs the summer's faithful lover,
Sun now guiltily discovers
How it's tempted to uncover
Ripened beauty of young spring.
Spring MirageSpring commences as a mere illusion,
a season that simply balances between
the arctic realm of stain-glassed angels
and the blazing domain of Indian spirits.
It's an impressionist mural of floral fields,
intermingled plots of tulips and babies breath
that bow gently under the cobalt atmosphere,
amongst the dim fluorescent heavens.
It's an oil-covered canvas of April showers,
splashes of muddy rain puddles and clouds
that result in several bright colored umbrellas
and shoes fleeting to the nearest shelter.
It's a term in which all things are hoped for,
the brushes of warmth and coolness together,
the sight of budding cherry blossom trees
that resemble the utmost beauty.
But above all things, spring is an illusion;
a bridge dividing the world of frost and heat,
a time where the earth is lost in the scenery
and the art of its nature.

Spring Flowers

Whisper of Spring by Cynnalia Easter by dandelgrosso .:Cherry Blossom:. by WhiteSpiritWolf
Flower in Dress by Niophee Photo 206 by Kate-Kotya Tufted Pansy by Ingelore Daffodil Days by TeaPhotography  snowdrop by Niophee
..:: Forget-Me-Not ::.. by poserfan-pholio Day 69: Purple by poserfan-pholio Day 106: Pink Hyacinth by poserfan-pholio Day 104: Purple-White Sonnet by poserfan-pholio Day 105: April Blues by poserfan-pholio
Tulip Pink I by Philluppus Hyacint Purple Blue IV by Philluppus Tulip Multi Color II by Philluppus RANUNCULUS BUTTER YELLOW II by Philluppus
Day 103: Forsythia by poserfan-pholio ..:: Shine white like a diamond ::.. by poserfan-pholio Day 94: Crocus by poserfan-pholio ..:: Smile at the sun ::.. by poserfan-pholio
PURPLE VIOLETS III by Philluppus :thumb363941669:  RED PRIME I by Philluppus Tulips 1 by zaphotonista
Liliac by malaladanila never forget. by MajesticPegasus Day 74: Corkscrew Hazel by poserfan-pholio Field of Daisy Dreams by TeaPhotography

Digital/Traditional Art

Spring comes by Lelia Dear Spring, would you plz wake up ? by Trutze
The Sweet Release of Spring by RavenMoonDesigns Blossom by poserfan Tulips by Alina-Kurbiel Sparkles of Life Renewed by RavenMoonDesigns
Snowdrops by Alina-Kurbiel Crocuses by Alina-Kurbiel Lilac by tempelziege hello spring! by ThePyf

Artisan Crafts

Spring flowers wedding cake by Dragonsanddaffodils Daisy Wedding Cake by Heidilu22 Violets by 6eki Ssusan's Spring by Scoop51  Spring necklace by Amambada
Spring Branches Necklace by Lady-Blue Enchanted Garden necklace worn by HeddaLee Sweet Grass by ChaosFay Song of Persephone by Anthyslily The Spring Morning by MartaGrzywna
Snowdrops Earrings by allim-lip Daisy cake by JankaArt Plum Blossom- Closer by Lady-Blue Bracelet 'Breath of spring' by grini13

Journal & Gallery Skins

Spring Journal Vol.1.1 - Easy.Install by poserfan Seasons Spring Gallery CSS Vol.1.5 by poserfan Spring Fairy CSS Template by Lilyas

Spring Stamp by Stamp221 Spring stamp by Bourbons3 Spring by AIdeRose Spring Stamp by NovaCelesticria

#Holidays Seasons Features

1st in a series of journals featuring the 4 Seasons for #Holidays These journals will give a brief (or not so brief) overview about the season in question and come with an art-feature on various art included in #Holidays galleries and favourites.
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Ten Tips for Photographing Food

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 12:03 AM

1) Set the Table...

Cheeky Summer Fruit Salad by claremanson

In the image above, claremanson not only photographs something that looks enticingly delicious and creative, but she has additionally set the scene. She's made up the 'table' so to speak, so that it compliments and even enhances the Food that she's photographing. Looking carefully at your setting is a fantastic way of making your Food look good and unique. It's cheap too, just look at using glasses, sometimes with liquid in them, colourful tablecloths, napkins or any other items that might suit your image. Within cookery books these days, images that 'set the scene' are becoming increasingly more popular and widely used.

2) Play with your Food...


Here, LADYW has not just made a 'salad' or an arrangement of food. She's looked carefully at how she can arrange her food in the most creative and complimentary way. Using shapes and colour to make something look good is a fantastic way of getting food shots that look different. Again, coupling that with the first pointer - setting the table - and you have something that looks fresh, vibrant and quite casual.

3) Pay attention to Lighting...

Let it glow. by dragonfly-oli

Black and white should not be avoided when photographing food. Just because a lot of the most popular images on dA within this area are bright, vibrant and elaborate pieces, it doesn't mean that going back to just two tones, is not good! Look carefully at your lighting, and even practice your images in black and white to teach you a bit more, before advancing into colour.

4)Keep it Natural...

Day 139: Fruit and yoghurt crunch by Kaz-D

Shooting food in its natural environment or around earthy browns and greens that compliment its wholesome roots sometimes can really enhance an image. Of course this might be somewhat trickier with a McDonalds burger..but if you're shooting fruits or vegetables, consider taking them outside to make use of sunlight and natural backdrops.

5) Change the Angle...

Tiramisu - Valentine's Day by p0piete

Shooting whilst being on a level with your subject is the most traditional way of shooting still life. However it doesn't hurt to change the angle once in a while, and the focus. Shoot from above, the side, below or even at an obscure angle to create something a bit different.

6) Don't be afraid of Macro...

Exotic fruit by ProjecTSymbiosiS10

Using Macro or even abstract techniques when shooting food is not a bad thing. You don't always have to show food in a specific setting with props scattered around it. Instead why not consider getting up close and zooming in, or using a macro lens, to capture a wider expanse of the same food item. It makes a difference, gives a bold statement and often forces people to step outside of their comfort zone.

7) Go back to basics...

Peared With Tea by limnersphere

Traditional still life images should still be drawn upon now as tools of inspiration and guidance for your creations. Go back to basics and look at how the pros did it in the 'olden' days and you might learn a trick or too. If anything it'll teach you that simplicity can be beautiful and non-elaborate pieces do work well.

8) Create your own Bokeh...

bowl of love. .. by light-from-Emirates

Bokeh, the lovely effect of circular lighting behind an image, doesn't have to be created with a texture or an overlay after you've shot something. You can create your own. Consider using windows with raindrops sprayed on (not raining? Use  spray bottle!) and some subtle lighting either man made or naturally with sunlight, to create your own Bokeh effect.

9) Look at your editing techniques...

Selective Colour. by MomenSaleh

You don't have to edit your images, and it's great if you can achieve what you want first time. But there are some great techniques out there that you can apply after your photo is taken, that might enable to create something better. Selective colour is a popular one, using an editing tool to highlight just one or a few parts of an image in colour and make the rest black and white. Cropping is a typical editing function, exposure and white balance editing and contrast fiddling are also useful.

10) Inject some humour...

La moustache by lieveheersbeestje

Putting a bit of humour into your work never hurt anyone! And you see it a lot on dA, eggs with faces, funny shaped vegetables and other such things. Adding just a touch of the 'funny' to your work can create an entirely different concept, even if you thought you'd originally messed up a piece.

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Man's best friend

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 5, 2013, 10:14 AM
Nice to meet you by unfrozenduck Autumn Sadness by feanutri Tired by gruenerapfel puppy eyes by Dina90T Look at me by Rozowynos Not Tired by DTortie Careless by feanutri 181 by kaskaa96 Pose by chipset The Black Lab II by Wordup Beachboy by justJAZZ Shake shake by chaoticfireflies :thumb297535923: 166 by kaskaa96 07.24 am by Maaira Deep love by unfrozenduck leah and zoey by payleyjean I'm back by JusDeFraise bullterrier puppy by Nimphe Thirsty by vi-ol-et 130 by kaskaa96 chasing by Wolfruede Winter look by sailsire Windswept by micromeg My Heart Just Melted by BlueColoursOfNature Just Snow... by Alyat Those Sad Puppy Eyes by kkart Puppies by TimelessImages Sierra puppies 7 by ManicMechE Hail Down to Broccoli by Jaicca Cold Tone by feanutri Julia II by odpium Sombra. by nettocastro Hiding.. by dimitarmisev Amy. by gloeckchen Cute doggy by chaoticfireflies Boy with dog by danilkin54 Reflection by ShelleyVPhoto on the road again I by lovable-moments .2 by vadalein :thumb297536538: Camouflage by deathbycanon The Friendship by Healzo waiting by Maaira karatas by Ekba Winter by chipset There's Nothing Like It by thingsarelookingup swiftwit puppy by krawuzi .:Gift for you:. by WhiteSpiritWolf New life... by eesquiree Such a little nose by LuizaLazar Caimi III. by Lina-182 Norm 6 by BlackDogBarnyard Running by DeingeL-Dog-Stock Whippet silhouette by laura75325 My world in your eyes by jollyvicky Little spitz in autumn by Ksuksa-Raykova Bordeaux puppy 1 by mikkolo77 On An Adventure by Lady-Tori Where are you? by Rozowynos Golden Hours of Summer - Day23 by escaped-emotions The Watchful by silent-pirate

:bigthumb96796036: Nose meets floor by Juhani

::  The Little Rahman :: by HarisDrako Have A Heart by micromeg Aline 1.8 by DREAMCA7CHER little kisses by Powerpiill Hypnotizing by AnitaSadowska :thumb255823847: tongue on foreground by 4GottenWords Physiognomy by Ksuksa-Raykova Simply Aline by DREAMCA7CHER The photographer by fb101 Out by dyanbc Little paws. by glitterscene catch me if you can by 6Artificial6 dori. by M0THart ON THE FLOOR by blueanto A dog on the beach by julie-rc play. by ruxydeva I'm Coming to Get You by Caravela Treat Pweeze by Tailgun2009 :thumb98868170: Bull Dog by sharadhaksar Doctor Horror by Wordup Hoverdog by toosas classic portrait ... by OrazioFlacco eyes of the soul by FairyCat60s Han by Olga5 Xeretaki by ntora I Found Something... by DREAMCA7CHER :thumb92405480: My fellow traveller II by julie-rc

I count to 10 and you are hiding by Vikarus Kylie by KatherineDavis :thumb87011943: no more exercise by Alephunky My Girl by Caravela Amstaff Puppy by MarinaCoric :thumb200935734: Boone-dock 2 by snak Teacher 3 by Anuk High above all... by Majchy No more photos. by lightsided-angel :Blanka2: by theVils in the mirror. by julkusiowa At Sunset by kataszynoviec .chibi inu by Lord-Kevinz Parenthood 4159 by Sooper-Husky Ulvar by Exileden The Dog by marinsuslic Autumn by Wild-Kegan Beauty and the Beast by PictureByPali Snow Dog by OkamiaAmaterasu Too cute for this world by Allerlei :thumb257213013: Jake an the dog by Ceriaz -- Take Me Home Tonight -- by AshleyxBrooke Take My Paw by Jaicca patience II by Maaira Lucy by BarryGreenland Bolt's swearing-in by Lupinicious Petey by KateIndeed Flick by KiwiTakeFlight El Jack by welcometothegray breathing by unfrozenduck What? by Feeferlump It's not my birthday? by Eman333


1.Bacart Bull Position by Bullter Enola Garbein - 9 weeks by luciekout :: The Orphan  :: by HarisDrako melancholy by Ursula-Gemma Dany by gustonator casimir by valentina-86 :thumb343305566: Obligatory Puppy Photos by melaniumom Lovely Zoe by BlackDogBarnyard Sweet love... by Katrin-Elizabeth Felice and the Ribbon by ti-DESIGN :thumb280918929: uma by marymarycherry Pretty Lady by Angie-Pictures Snow walk by Dream-traveler Pointer XXX 2009 by TiLa Unique by Jaded-Night The Flavor of the World... by Spiegelmomente Schipperke Sunset by nele102 Bailey Nine Weeks by firefly6 relax by Megson Paws by gruenerapfel Brody fliiiiies by tribandejoyce Joe by PASSiON--PHOTO Pug Portrait by Feeferlump Blue Fortune by oshutter Erkanmatik_2012_04 by ErkanKalenderli Cheryl black 2 by cavvy01 Sun and snow make a great combination! by hannord in the grass by rdalpes CBR by DeviousDuo evening sniffing by wolf-minori Pirata by andreasholm Snowlands by Akshaw Puppy by Degenetron The Blues by deeceemarie Dans le jardin by JusDeFraise Puppy by FALLenJ steaming dog by nbd12 Can I get some candy? by blackmaster111 sunny border collie by Ksuksa-Raykova Puppy III. by Tigina Sombra. by nettocastro Alaskan Malamute by Fotoankh Momo and Enya by nele102 Investigation by alahay :thumb318500094: Fall Sunrise by feanutri Eyes by BelleEsprit Dog by truth-truth i'm here by Turqoose :thumb166097406: Look At This Face. by pasofino6 Friends forever by IllusionoftheDay Red by Fiorildi Treat by Deliquesce-Flux afternoon nap. by indie-click white... by Alyat Playful In Autumn by GARETHHH Sina by unfrozenduck vanilla twilight by fairytale33  Astor XIX by LyraWhite magic forest by unfrozenduck 174 by kaskaa96 Tuca Getting Older by CameraDude

Cats: Fluffy paws and tail, big eyes l o s t by mazyono Lucjan part III by Olulkaa o:o by Al-Baum :thumb132416893: look inside by ivadesign valentine's time by mohdfikree - Smoothy - by JNoOoN Still an animal by Da-Cha-Cha Mini paw ... by aoao2 Stop Fooling Around by ZoranPhoto Roll over by EliseEnchanted a d o r a b l e by mazyono The Cutest by MarinaCoric blues by AlicjaRodzik :thumb176239415: Frozn Noms R Frozn by Sophibelle Shy Cat by Healzo Face paw by aka-photography-uk Alive For A Reason by Lady-Tori Where are you ? by yesterdaysmind Im so cute I eat myself by hoschie kittens. by hystericalemotion hide'n'seek by paintmewet attack by odpium Wet Paws. by TinaApple cat .. by nuke001 Don't Leave Me In The Rain by La-Vita-a-Bella Let me hug you ! by Kara-a afraid of heights by ersatz-moon Look Into My Eyes by LiiQa

cat by maaaxxxi look back by FrederikIrtenkauf Blue And Orange by PhotoYoung Berry by celuloide Colored by StacyD seal point ragdoll 4 by venomxbaby Mekong bobtail 3 by Katrin-Elizabeth Indiana Jones. by TinaApple Blessing by Plakitina goblin - licker by yabbles lazy. by Squirrelondope it's all mine by paintmewet :thumb285777970: feeling lonely. ... by light-from-Emirates Autumn kitty by WildRainOfIceAndFire outside by freckledcat Black Cat by BenHeine :thumb26333

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