Here I lie, motionless,
A prisoner within my own body.
Yet there lies a subtle clarity;
A moment of understanding, achieved by infirmity.
And though my body is racked with pain,
My conscious mind delves ever deeper into the pool of the soul.
My mind is flooded with a racket of noise.
I am cast into the swirling rip-tide of forbidden knowledge,
Clinging to the flotsam of sanity as a Leviathan roars below.
It swallows me into an acidic whirlpool.
Drowning me deep beneath the bubbling surface of the past.
And there, in the murky depths where my very self begins to rot,
A grinning maw of tongues and fangs, bids me a cold "hello!".
-Chen Yuan Wen, 26th June 2013
ArrrHey everyone,Arrr2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just got a funny post from Chen and um...well you'll see
"Dear Ms. Secretary,
My son has asked me to post this on his behalf. It must be troublesome but thank you for assisting him. He mentioned something about having to update his work, but I don't think he's currently capable of that.
You see, my son enjoys anime and manga and while I don't begrudge him his hobbies, he has a habit of wanting to try things out that he sees or reads about. As such he attempted some form of tai chi breathing exercises on our balcony. Winter has recently ended but the weather is still cold and he wasn't exactly well clothed. In the end he's caught the worse cold he's ever had and is currently sniffling in bed.
He said it was important to tell his "pirates" that he will not be making an update today and to forgive him. I am not sure what this is slang for, but I hope my son has not joined any street gangs. I remember him aspiring to be a rapper at some point, but he appears to have giv
Sing Me A Swan Song ContestMy very first Literature Only contest...Sing Me A Swan Song Contest2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sing Me A
Wanna hear about it? :icontrollface:
Okay... calm the fuck down.
For those who don't know, allow me to explain...
What is a Swan Song?
"Swan song" is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that the Mute Swan is completely silent during its lifetime until the moment just before death, when it sings one beautiful song.
What I'm looking for...
First of all, a Swan Song does not mean that your entry must be strictly related to Swans. Swan Song in itself is a
Quick Update + CHEN IS BACK + IN BLAQ!Quick Update:Quick Update + CHEN IS BACK + IN BLAQ!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry about no release yesterday and tonight, for some reason I can't submit deviations. Problem should be sorted out by tomorrow morning. If the internet improves I'll also try and clear some messages tonight. Sorry again guys, updates will be back shortly (new episode is spread out over 2 vids, reading 5 different poems including one to be posted) ^^
-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconWordofChen:
Chen is Back:
It's been a very long journey, I've faced exam beasts and probably conquered most of them. I'm back now and it's time to announce a few things.
1. The pirate accent result:It's pretty obvious from the polls that uh...ol' captain jack kind of won that one, but rather than a direct copy, I think I'll be combining a few different things to come up wit a unique, Chen-style accent, since some wanted Barbossa and of course...Orkz are just plain funny. I mean can anyone really resist yellin' out, 'OI MATE! YOU G
PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z An A-Z of Poetry Forms!PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
To kick start this week at projecteducate, we're starting off with a slightly lighter-hearted article listing just some of the poetic forms that exist out there. Lets be honest, there are hundreds and we can't list every single one. This is just a slice of the forms out there and if you are wishing to expand your understanding of different forms, do some research and don't take this as gospel!
Each form has a direct link to a site that describes the form in more detail, usually with examples too. I have also included some good examples from dA when I have found them.
Yes some of these link to wikipedia!
ABC- A poem where each word, line or stanza starts with the next continuous letter of the alphabet. Also known as an "Abcedarian"
CI Monthly Feature- #3Finally the featuring is hereCI Monthly Feature- #32 years ago in Art Features More Like This
everyone that was featured will receive a soon
Hello dear members,
Every month, Me :icontsuki-soraruki: and my lovely co founder
:iconsTiViA: will feature works of :iconcreation-inspiration:'s members.
All you have to do is leave a link or thumbnail of your work on the
feature poll which will be made on the 15th of every month.
This feature is a chance to showcase your work to 30k members.
Here's this month's feature:
:thumb327626207:Sweet Goodbye by Null-Entity:thumb320608559::thumb121682962:
Bred By Beast by HangingTheAngelsThe Haunted School by YorukoChikokoroMy dog pixelized by bluegumibearMs Paint: Chibi Mane 6 by LizyosMachu Pichu by DanieladanixIn the Veil of the Storm by Van-Dunkelschreiber
The dragonhunter by kelaydinovApplejack by TheSmall-StuffCharizard Use Flamethrower by ArtExxoNavarre Beach by BlinxisPursuit of Happiness by BrieanaRave-o-lution by Sasa-Van-Goth
Magic by allyallthewaySuper Mario - Cake Factory v5 by Popo-LiciousInk Print Link by DemonWolfQueenThe Fight Club Narrator by STALKERms1Yer not Baman GO AWAY by Kallian91Zapomnienie by Isiri-Blackthorn
A Contest in Time A Milestone of the New AgeWhen deviantART and Five Four decided to let the community take the lead, it is only with the passage of time and chance moment of retrospective that the memories of an event from a decade past reveal that event to have been a harbinger of things to come – a prescient preview but of how people would very soon be changing the way they live their lives, and even defining their lives; a fundamental turn in what is to be valued in life and how to live it. The event of note occurred at the dawn of a new century and involved a group of young men were starting up a new apparel company not so much as a way to get rich (the old century paradigm) but as a way to express themselves and their lifestyle (the new century paradigm).A Contest in Time A Milestone of the New Age2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
A Contest in Time A Milestone of the New Age
May 9, 2012
Trial's ConclusionEDITTrial's Conclusion1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Quick notice maties! The Captain found out he has a driving test this friday, so he's studying rather urgently for it. We'll post the new story after friday ^3^, till then, enjoy :3
After much debate, a decision has been reached.
The pirates have decided that I will keep my hat and to do so I must write an oath of loyalty, but one to the crew. I shall do this later tonight and swear that I shall act in a manner more becoming of a captain in future :3
That said, the co-captain and I came up with a lot of funny ideas for an 'after exile story line'. We'll be releasing these as prose releases starting tomorrow. We hope that you will all enjoy them, it's more of a 'what if' story line since I didn't actually get exiled, but we have some seriously good ideas for them and we really want to experiment more with comedy since a lot of people have been responding very positively to the comedy type pieces.
What can you expect from this?
Writing Tournament 2013 ~ Round ICome one and come all, raise your pen take part in this grand literary battle! There are subscriptions, points, and more to be won! You all have until February 19th to enter.Writing Tournament 2013 ~ Round I2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The time is nigh for the Third Annual Writers--club Literature Tournament!
This is a tournament for all writers welcoming prose and poetry! It will be a grand competition spanning three rounds of literary challenge! First of all, you must be willing to write for each of the rounds over the coming months.
There will be judging at the end of each round and those who progress to the next round will have to write a new piece for the next round's theme. A new participants list with the surviving writers will be released upon the announcement of the new round.
To sign up, join the group as a member and add this blog entry to your favorites. From there, feel free to submit your entry to the Tournament Round 1 Folder.
Round I Theme: Immin
Art Programs for the MoneylessHeeey! Here's some free art programs for those of you who can't afford the fancy ones or just want to try out a cool new program. :3Art Programs for the Moneyless3 months ago in Personal More Like This
*= available for both windows and mac os
GIMP * - Does a lot of the same stuff as Photoshop.
FireAlpaca * - Similar to Paint Tool Sai, so it’s a good alternative for Mac users.
Autodesk Sketchbook Copic Edition * - Simulates the look of copic markers.
MyPaint * - Basic stuff, nothing fancy.
Pinta * - Drawing program modeled after paint.NET.
Inkscape * - Vector/drawing program meant to be similar to Illustrator.
ArtRage * - Digita
Why I don't like Amy RoseWell, a lot of people have been whining at me about how much I hate Amy Rose and why I hate her so much. I always had to reply that I had too many reasons to hate her and wasn't in the mood to write an entire essay of why I dislike her, but right now I've decided to sum most of the reasons why I hate her up into a big journal. While I don't hate Amy Rose just because she is supposed to be Sonic's love interest, Sally Acorn is also a factor of why I hate her, but not the main one. Enjoy. (or not.)Why I don't like Amy Rose2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, let's begin with a bit of Sally's history, now that we've mentioned her. Sally Acorn was going to be Sonic's one and official love interest many years ago. The Sonic fandom was also a wonderful place to hang out. It was actually peaceful, fun and pretty much how the Brony fandom started off before it was all about "plots" and hypocrisy about the "Love and Tolerate" rule. (If you know what I mean.) Sally recieved a lot of love by fans. Back then there was no "Mary Sue" and "Naked slut" th
Jump Start Your StoryWelcome to our brand spanking Quarterly Resource Feature! That's right, four times a year we're going to invade your inbox with some pointers, guides and tutorials to assist you in your writing adventures and there's nothing you can do about it!Jump Start Your Story2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
For our first feature, we're going to keep things simple and work with the basics of starting your story. It should be obvious that a story starts with an idea. But how do we get from a basic idea to a full blown novel? Well, there are lots of answers to that. Here are just some:
How to Write a Novel
BarbecuedIguana not only explains basic plotting, but also covers the entire writing process in this compact deviation.
Planning the Evil Plot
One of the most thorough plotting resources I've seen in a very long time. MissLunaRose not only gives an in depth look to her process but us
FAST CONTEST WINNERS!WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! Oh my god, the last 24H has been amazing! My stomac hurts from laughing! SO many amazing ugly entries and funny faces in muro! AND GOD DAMMIT, such awesome poems! D8< AND LETS NOT FORGET about some pretty epic DESIGNS! AND AAAAH ICONS, So many amazing ones! I did NOT excpect so much entries in just 24 hours! I loved seeing how much people could create in such little time!FAST CONTEST WINNERS!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I SHALL GIVE OUT THE POINTS Later today! 8D Ihave to run and play now, WITH AutomaticBlueberry METAL GEAR RISING!!!11
And ofcourse as it is with all my contests, IM UNABLE TO PICK JUST ONE WINNER! AAHH To many awesome ones! D8<
Design me something Winner 1000 Prize.
OH MY GOD! THIS is SO AWESOME. I love everything about this! AAAHHHHHHHH. SO CUTE, yet SO COOL. I dont even!!!
I also choose two other designs that I would love to keep! I am awaiting reply on the last one 8D They both get 1000 if the
COMISSIONS / [CLOSED]-------------------------------COMISSIONS / [CLOSED]5 months ago in Personal More Like This
100 points = $1 USD
Anime/ish = 1500 points or $15 USD
+1000 points or $10 USD extra character
+500 points or $5 USD if a detailed backround desired
One character full body or from waist up (you choose) doing whatever you want (poses, holding something, etc)
Pattern or plain background. (SAME APPLIES TO ALL OF THE ABOVE)
Semi realistic portrait = 3000 points or $30 USD
+2500 points or $25 USD extra character
Pattern or plain background
Full body/half body semi realistic = 3500 points or $35 USD
+3500 points or $35 USD extra character
+1000 points or $10 USD detailed background
Rant smant pants Ant.I am not naming any names, and if you somehow know who/which ones, or what im talking about keep it to yourself.Rant smant pants Ant.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I found out some people draw me things and are nice to me just to get free art back from me, or try to be my friend so they can get free art. I am disgusted with this kind of behaviour. there has been around 3 incidents now and whoever gets to know about stuff like this and decides to tells me, did the right thing and im very thankfull to know whats going on.
So im making this journal now incase more are sitting around doing this, because if I do find out I will not be a very happycrab
Not only this , but I also found out these people are real assholes towards other people. They ganged up on a 13 year old calling them a looser, they dont respect their friends and they dont even have the balls to talk to me directly.
If you are in a mindset that you will get art back from me by drawing me something then stop drawing me something. Its called a gi
The O'Driscoll DictionaryList of words I've made up. Does not include the many words that spell check tells me aren't real, so if you see a word in my work that isn't on this list and you don't think it exists yet, tell me! It might just be that I've been using it so long I forgot it's not real. Click the word to see it used in its original work. I will add to the list as I go through old work to find the words I've made up before, and as I add new poems with new words I'll try to remember to add them here.The O'Driscoll Dictionary1 year ago in Personal More Like This
NB: 8/3/2013 > Chromium have been checked and put here.
Arachnic (2013) - Arachnid (spider) like.
Aquanine (2013) � aquarian / aqua.
Carrow (2013) - Dark, narrow, carousing, nasty, abusive space. (Not fully formed definition yet)
Chloroformic (2010) - with qualities of chlo
OPEN FOR COMMISSION Hello friends! I am pleased to announce that I'm opening commission requests on the side although it’s gonna start out with a few subject types, namely ANIME and POKEMON, as i'm only starting. I'll be extending to other art genres as we go on, but for now, these two will do so please bear with me for a while.OPEN FOR COMMISSION7 months ago in Personal More Like This
COMMISSION STATUS: Accepting commission requests for the next batch.
UPDATE: For me to give you all the best service, i would like to request that if you want me to do commission pls email it directly to my hotmail account : email@example.com to centralize request and to avoid unanswered queries.. I would like to beg for apology for unanswered comments and notes lately for i have experienced ISP problem for more than one month and was recently just restored.. For those whom i accepted commissions kindly wait for updates that i am going to send in your emails, i am sorry for the delay i am working on it to give you the
sparkler monthly issue 1 is up!hey guys!!sparkler monthly issue 1 is up!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so sparkler monthly is up and running which means at long last off*beat is continuing.
I'm nervous and excited after all these years it's really a mixed bag of emotions for me right now.
(Well pregnancy hormones probably don't help with that....)
I want to apologize for my lack of presence on the web these days. I really don't want to keep going on and on about how tough this pregnancy has been on me, but well...it's one of the longest hardest things I've had to endure both physically and mentally in my entire life so my time sitting upright at the computer has to be spent very wisely (and is pretty much exclusively work related)
Thanks again so very much for the support and encouragement and I hope you guys will enjoy the last book of Off*beat. It certainly has been a long time coming!!
deviantART Honored by Online Trust AlliancedeviantART Honored by Online Trust Alliance2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
deviantART: Online Trust Alliance 2012 Award Receipient
At deviantART, we always strive to keep your user experience safe so you’re provided with an environment in which you’re comfortable to create and grow. As part of our ongoing effort to keep your user experience protected, we’ve been documenting ways to encourage awareness and ensure a safer deviantART — first in April and August of 2011, and again in January of this year.
In 2011, deviantART became a member of the Online Trust Alliance (
Weekly Round-up!It's been a busy week for news! We have some contests and interesting opportunities lined up for you, but before that, our Round-up is an emotional one! From the high flying adoration of a pilot for the sky, to the bond between father and daughter, our members have been exploring close relationships.Weekly Round-up!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Beholder by 0hgravity
A pilot sits at the top of a Ferris Wheel, enjoying the pure, high atmosphere, so close to the clouds he treads daily in his jet. But at his side, the girl he loves remains bitterly silent for more reasons than a fear of heights.
0hgravity's story is short but sweet, a story about a man in love with the skies and the woman who struggles to be his guide back to earth. A touching moment in their relationship captured.
Little Dreamer Girl by Venry
An ode to childhood and all those memories
Artists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann HesseArtists on Writers - No. 1, Hermann Hesse1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Apr 26, 2013•Issue No. 1 By techgnotic•Watch depthRADIUS
About Artists on Writers
Writers will always find inspiration in the visions of artists, always feeling compelled to tell the stories behind the moments captured in artists’ unforgettable images,
Artists will always find inspiration in the words of writers, always feeling compelled to lend visual reality and habitat to the characters described in the scribe’s haunting words.
I was inspired to create this series by naikki while looking through her gallery of diverse artwork and reading through her journals which are focused on her favorite inspiring writers and thinkers. I felt certain there must be beautiful artwork in the form of portraits and tributes to these writers and their stories. I found most of naikki's choices of quotes to be
THE BIG RAINBOW FEATURE!:iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz::iconrainbowstripplz:THE BIG RAINBOW FEATURE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THE BIG RAINBOW NEWSPAPER
Hello #Rainbow4all members,
This week there is a little twist to our daily newspaper. Expect the unexpected from our ever colourful club! Hope you enjoy the latest edition of our weekly newspaper :iconbummiesplz:
:iconrainbowsheep2: THE BIG RAINBOW FEATURE:
Here we present you with some of the best works in #rainbow4all all under the various gallery categories.
She's leavin' home by Gregnix :thumb255858127
Project Educate: Typography TerminologyTypography TerminologyProject Educate: Typography Terminology2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This article is here to highlight some of the most important terms when it comes to working with Typography. The terminology in this article is very basic, but it's not only for beginners! Knowing the proper terms for whatever you do avoids confusion and makes it easier for people to be on the same line of thought.
Please note: these terms all refer to the technical work with Typography. They do not cover the Anatomy of Typefaces (f.e. baseline, x-height or serif) or stylistic elements used in Typography (f.e. page layout or white space).
A Typeface is the compilation of a set of characters, which share a certain appearance. There are stylistic elements to each Typeface that also find relation to their classification.
While a Font traditionally only describes a set o
Equestria Girls Teaser ShotsSome new teaser shots of the Equestria Girls movie were released by Screenvision Programs on Flickr. The movie's looking great so far!Equestria Girls Teaser Shots1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Okay, not gonna lieBut this new 'page layout' for Deviations is kind of hideous.Okay, not gonna lie1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It just suddenly showed up out of nowhere and confused the hell out of me... I was like 'I can't fave stuff anymore?!'
The buttons are all over the place! O_O
They just changed the layout not that long ago!
I was just getting used to that layout and KABOOM, they go up and do it again!
And they were all sneaky about it too!
Just suddenly 'oh look, I think I'll look at this and favourite it' *clicks* 'WHAT THE F*CKING HELL? Where's the bloody button?'
I literally had two images open a second apart... one had the 'old' layout to it and then other the 'new' layout. It confused me to no end.
I thought it was a glitch or something so I kept refreshing it...
Why isn't this layout optional damnit! Stop confusing us old folks with all your hyped up doodads and shiny button rearrangements.
You just can do that to us... we get confused and upset and wind up crying in a