Slender ManI was not always like this
This body isn't mine.
I changed when I was sent there-
My payment of his fine.
My arms, there's far too many.
My face has disappeared.
I've come to the conclusion
I'm something to be feared.
My woods are dark and lonely.
People come here sometimes.
They walk along the dark roads
Just taking their sweet time.
Often they find strange pictures
Of terrifying things
I attempt to help them but
I cannot stand their screams.
The static noise just follows,
They hear it, look, and run.
I guess my debt's been paid,
Because now I have no one.
World Suicide Prevention DayWorld Suicide Prevention Day3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
World Suicide Prevention Day 2014
Hey guys, Kate here. I’m this year’s Disability and Mental Health Rep at my University so I wrote this article for our Students' Union blog and I just wanted to take a little time to share it here too and to tell you that today is World Suicide Prevention Day. The World Health Organisation considers suicide a global issue and suggests that part of its international plans to combat it include more awareness and understanding of the problem.1 A little bit of this article is specific to my University but most of it is sound advice that everyone should read and consider.
All very interesting, I hear you say, possibly sarcastically. So let’s get serious for a second. When you come to University, a lot of us get told to stay away from drink, drugs, promiscuous sex, darkly lit parts of the city, strangers… the list of perceived dangers is seemingly endless and people love to warn you about them… but s
Anorexia Nervosa“Anorexia isn't about being fat, it's about having fat.” ― Caroline Kettlewell, Skin GameAnorexia Nervosa1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anorexia nervosa has the highest rate of mortality of any psychological disorder.
The literal meaning of the word “anorexia” is the lack of appetite. However, people with the eating disorder anorexia nervosa do not, in fact, lose their appetite at all. Anorexia nervosa is most closely characterized by a person’s extreme reduction of food intake—starving themselves to become thin. Not only is this a serious health condition, but it’s a severe psychiatric disorder as well. Those who have been diagnosed with anorexia nervosa have an irrational fear of gaining weight and an unhealthy obsession with having a thin body. People affected by this disorde
DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?"What is FAN ART? Fan art is a statement saying: ' I LOVE YOU.' "DO YOU LIKE TO DRAW FANART?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Like to DRAW & SELL art of characters that you don't own on DeviantArt, et al?
Know the IP laws and fan art laws. This is important to DA fan artists.
Human ValueIn my latest journal, I got an answer I really expected:Human Value1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"We are all differently special, that's why we can be the same"
Actually no. We are all not differently special. The moment that you start giving the "special" label away to everyone, it is the moment "special" becomes normal. Fire becomes Water, Life becomes Death, Diversity becomes Homogenization. The complete destruction of meaning for every word
No. There are people that are special, some people that are very special, and people that are not special at all. Some people were not special even to their own parents, finding them to be more an annoyance than anything else
Isaac Newton was a very special scientist. Is a common criminal very special? Not at all. Not special at all. Just another criminal down the street.
It is very hard for a modern human being to swallow the idea that someone may be better than him. That somehow may be worthier than him. That is the reason because the idea of equal
STITCH!: Anime Review:Summer, 2010, havin' a nice lazy day, typin' away on my laptop, when suddenly I come across a video displaying the title of an old film I haven't seen in quite a while: Lilo & Stitch. It was one of my favorite Disney films, and franchises, for that matter, so I then decided to Google it. I quickly discovered that an anime based on the good old classic had been created back in 2008, and was currently in its third season. Not only that, but it was made by MadHouse, the studio who made the anime adaption of Death Note, one of my favorite shows to date. (Its only rival being Doctor Who.) I had reasonable expectations that it would at least be decent or nostalgic, so I decided to watch a few eps....STITCH!: Anime Review:3 years ago in Personal More Like This
...And wound up being subjected to an atrocious, abominable clusterfuck of a show, and a butchering of what Disney once was...
*groan* Where do I begin?....Quite obvious. The beginning of the first episode of the first season. I'm going to try to leave out the 'episode-exclusive gripes', as I li
WANT TO KNOW HOW TOUGH BEING A MANGA ARTIST IS?Here's a schedule breakdown of the average week for a working Mangaka in Tokyo.WANT TO KNOW HOW TOUGH BEING A MANGA ARTIST IS?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
how bad do you want it?
Good luck on your projects!!!!!
The Cruelty of LiesI have always been a nerdThe Cruelty of Lies1 year ago in Personal More Like This
School was usually boring to me. I would have preferred to be in my house wrecking my computer instead of listening to boring classes about things I already knew.
There were people of many different backgrounds and social levels, but we managed to keep some resemblance of peace. It is hard to be a male, other males are usually very aggressive even when you try to keep your distance and not mess with anyone, specially against nerdies like me, in a school filled with gangster-wannabes... it can become a torturing experience. They will find a reason to annoy you. Are you thin? Are you pale? You dont use drugs? They will give you "names". Then they will want to fight you. Then you get in problems when all you wanted is to be left alone, to be invisible if possible.
To this day I try to avoid large groups of people.
Being a nerdie computer guy, my classmates knew I was smart, and some times they would ask me for help to understand a problem or homewor
Poetry Basics: EmotionsEmotions in poetryPoetry Basics: Emotions1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Writing, at its very base, is communication. We write to communicate — with someone else, with ourselves — when we write, we arrange words in a manner that is intended to be read. This is very important because, no matter what or how you write, this one basic fact never changes. If you get stuck at any point, you can come back to this sturdy foundation. I am writing to communicate; what do I want to communicate?
Often, the answer is emotions: how you feel, or how you want your reader to feel. As Gregory Corso wrote, "You must feel! It's beautiful to feel!"
We all feel, but how we express our feels is a matter of perspective. If we are too flippant with our choice of words, our readers will think we are shallow. If we are too brooding and deliberate, our readers may find us incomprehensible. Finding a balance takes work and dedication.
But that work and dedication is what distinguishes
Literary Justification: All Writers Are GroovyLiterary Justification: All Writers Are Groovy1 month ago in Literature Features More Like This
Now there's a big reason why every writer is a writer and why they consider themselves a writer. The magic of what you're doing is that to say that you're a writer, you don't have to be published or have it as a financially stable job. It's something that whether you write manuals or fiction, it takes a creative thought process and the ability to always argue against unknown questions. Writing is a whole new world where you can inject yourself into so many new thoughts and feelings while applying what you learn in the details between the lines to the real life obligations outside of what you do.
Then again, you can also be extremely successful at writing. The great thing about success is that it isn't always define about how much money you make. What makes success such a lenient word is that it means to be happy. If you're happy with clothing on your back, the world will keep s
it lives in the shadows part 1 There is something wrong with me. I have no idea how to explain this but there is something very wrong with me. My name is Roger Williams. I’ve had this burning hunger, it’s never filled it has been driving me mad ever since…then. It all began when I was about ten; I lived with my parents in some suburb near a forest that’s been lost in memory since I left.it lives in the shadows part 11 year ago in Personal More Like This
My parents had just finished moving into a two story three bedroom house. The house we lived in oversaw the beginning of a deep forest. Now as a hyperactive kid all I wanted to do was explore the forest. I imagined fighting dragons and searching for giant toe-eating monsters. But my parents were wildly against the idea; it was one of the few things they agreed on. I wasn’t very happy about this news.
One afternoon wh
Site Update: Film SubmissionIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Film Submission7 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Resolved Film Submission Issue
Recently, we encountered a bug with Film deviation submission that has since been fixed. However, some Film deviations uploaded between May 27th and June 3rd may need to be re-submitted, due to this bug. Our apologies for any inconvenience.
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WotC/Hasbro Legal Threatening DMCA against Fan ArtSo this is the second time I've been contacted by WotC/Hasbro's Legal team for creating parodies and "fan art". Within a one year time frame no less.WotC/Hasbro Legal Threatening DMCA against Fan Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The situation is slightly different than the last time, but thanks to the kind folks at Tumblr, WotC/Hasbro can't force them to delete or censor my artwork this time around. They won't immediately fold like DA did when my art gallery was nuked earlier this year. The possibility is still there if they decide to pursue to close it down based on DMCA violations of any kind.
There ya go, WotC/Hasbro's lawyers are threatening the DMCA against me if I don't comply with their request and delete specific images, comics, and storyboards from my Tumblr (http://polishtamales.tumblr.com/). This e-mail was passed on to me by Tumblr.
I know my rights as parody writer, much less if they think they're picking on JUST ME for creating parodies, I hope they understand they're picking on EVERYONE that's ever done fan art, fan fiction, and parodies on the int
TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE.....TO THE ASPIRING ARTISTS OUT THERE.....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chuck Jones Quotes on Characters"If you start with character, you probably will end up with good drawings."Chuck Jones Quotes on Characters2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"As you become acquainted with a character you are creating, you add parts of yourself that are pertinent to that character."
"Each character represented a trait that resides in me."
"I have come to know Bugs so well that I no longer have to think about what he is doing in any situation. I let the part of me that is Bugs come to the surface, knowing, with regret, that I can never match his marvelous confidence."
"The whole essence of good drawing—and of good thinking, perhaps—is to work a subject down to the simplest form possible and still have it believable for what it is meant to be."
~Chuck Jones, director, animator, cartoonist, and cocreator of characters we know today as the Looney Tunes
I got trolled last year about how you should not pour traits of people you know or yourself into your characters. It makes it too personal, they said. It's unprofessional and stupi
How to Get Creative Ideas for Your NovelHow to get Creative Ideas for Your Novel - A beginner's guide.How to Get Creative Ideas for Your Novel2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Stuck in a rut with your novel or creative writing? Has it been left unfinished because you ran out of ideas? Is your muse gone?
Here is a few thoughts as to how to get your ideas back, maybe some fresh new thoughts for you.
Have you thought of the following to include in your writing?
Recent places you have visited
Recent people you have met
Art work you have seen recently
Perhaps you were watching tv and you saw an interesting character there on an add.
Try stopping and doing other types of art work, give it a rest
Try joining a new group or social situation, writing about this
Modify recent dreams to include or write about
Start an ideas journal or start simple poetry for ideas
Google is your friend
Free write - just write and write - see what develops on the page.
Here is some stellar examples from my current novel as to how I used unlikely ideas and dreams to include in my current novel.
You wake up shocked - you
destiel is canon here are some things from the con-At the meet n greet, after the Carver comment that Misha made, we all must've made astonished faces because Misha impatiently said, I think the love there is made pretty clear.destiel is canon here are some things from the con2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And I said, Sure, on Cas's part, its well established that he loves Dean, but i don't think it is on Dean's side. (yes, arguing just to get him to elaborate, I'm bad)
And he sorta rolled his eyes and said, C'mon, in the first few episodes, Dean's running around Purgatory, chopping off heads, Where's the angel, where's the angel, you know, the guy I'm in love with?
Us: I DON'T REMEMBER DEAN SAYING THAT!!
Misha: He might as well have. You know, we know what it is, what's going on. We don't talk about it. The actors don't, Jensen and I don't. But we're all perfectly aware of how the relationship is, the writers are completely aware of how it's being written. It may be unspoken but that doesn't mean it's not there or not true.
Yes, at the Meet n Greet, Misha completely confirmed that Dean and Cas are in a love rela
Don't get playedAlright, so there was a recent 'happening' in the dA forums concerning a commission offer made by someone with the starting price of $30. The piece they were asking for was supposedly a really highly detailed piece, large resolution, and basically something you'd spend (on the low end of the market) no less than $250.00 on.Don't get played1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, from here on out this may be purely opinion and because my participation in the industry has only been for about 10 years (as in being paid for my work) I may not be the best person to speak on this matter. However, I have to say something, if only to put my own opinions on the matter out there.
15 years ago I got my first commission. It was a full colour realism portrait for someone of their dog and I offered to do it for $5.00 using traditional media.
They took up the offer and it took me about a week of working on and off to finish their image. At the time I wasn't anywhere near being sure of my skills even though I'd been drawing comprehensively
Stop.......ASKING FOR FREE ART!Stop....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have actually never been this irritated. Just, people what the actual hell. :iconwthplz:
I dont know how many notes and comments I have gotten asking me to draw them shiz. Whats worse, is that people will guilt trip me into thinking I should draw for them.
NO! I WILL NOT FUCKING FALL FOR IT!!!
I have before, thinking you were my friend. But as soon as you got your art, apparently I didnt exist anymore.
The people that make me a "gift" or "donate" points (without me asking them to, mind you), then send me a note a day later "erm I drew you a gift/i gave you points......when could I expect something in return".
Then there are ones who will note you their OC references, expecting you to just draw them like bam. :iconwthplz:
Seriously like, no. NO. NO.
How long have you watched me? A day. A fucking minute? How many times have you commented on my art, or at least fav'd it.
I am over this
before you cut...(TRIGGER WARNING)Before you self harm in any way, you should probably know what you’re getting into.before you cut...(TRIGGER WARNING)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Before you make that first cut, please keep in mind that you will find the pain release and the blood really addictive.
You may think to yourself that you’ll be able to control it, that you won’t let it get out of hand.
You may think that you can just stick to a few small, shallow cuts here and there that won’t be deep and that will heal quickly and easily.
But you’re wrong.
You can’t control it, it’s impossible to control. It controls you. It’s an addiction.
The cuts will get deeper, they’ll scar. They’ll take weeks and to months to heal and years for the scars to actually begin to fade.
Soon, you’ll depend on it. You can’t go more than a few days without cutting. You’ll go crazy as your skin itches and burns, your hands shake, your head pounds, your vision goes blurry as you try to keep your mind off of it, try to hold
OK PEOPLE Statement of the day"Art should be cheap. It's just a bunch of paint on a page." - Random kidOK PEOPLE Statement of the day1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Project Educate Continues! Project Educate Continues!!!Project Educate Continues!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
projecteducate is a group and all updates from individuals during their weeks listed below will be posted over there! So be sure to join or watch for the full updates! If you want to partake in Community Week by writing an article then just note the group with your ideas!
How it Works
projecteducate started with purely CV run weeks. Those were weeks focusing on a specific art form brought to you by your lovely Community Volunteers. As well as these epic seven days of awesome, we've now introduced two more themes which run on a bi-monthly basis. Those are Community Weeks, which include articles from members of the dA community - and Artist Toolbox Weeks which include a mixture of articles focusing purely on the 'tools' of the trade. If you're interested in either please note projecteducate!
Project Educate - The Schedule of Weeks!
November 3rd - November 9th
Why ‘Modern’ Art Sucks, But the Media Loves ItSoap Box Rant Why Modern Art Sucks, But the Media Loves ItWhy ‘Modern’ Art Sucks, But the Media Loves It4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I go into a public art gallery and hate everything I see; Monochrome panels (it really doesnt inspire much contemplation); pieces of coloured paper torn up (how exactly is this an examination of colour theory?); excrement in a box (if you want to ask what is art, please do it articulately). Yet I go to a commercial art gallery, or browse about on Deviant Art, or even open a pack of Magic the Gathering Cards, and I see beautiful, evocative, witty pieces of art that make me want to hug the artist.
The thing I cant understand, is why someone thinks what the public wants to look at is these vacuous works of modern art? And why, more over are they always making the headlines and winning awards?
It must be the one area of culture where commercial interests dont rule media coverage. A handful of people love opera, but the media concentrates on Lady Gaga. A handful of people love