- Slavery is Freedom - Because religion teaches that being a slave to god is the only real freedom, thereby robbing man of his thirst for freedom.
- Death is Life - Because religion teaches that this life is worth nothing compared to life after death, thereby robbing man of the joys of this life.
- Ignorance is Knowledge - Because religion teaches ignorance and the satisfaction that reading one book is enough to gain knowledge about anything, thereby robbing man of the beauty of true knowledge. See also the Dunnig-Krueger effect ([link])
- Weakness is Strength - Because religion teaches that one is weak without the strenght of god, thereby robbing man of his autonomy and self-confidence.
Also, the words of Christopher Hitchens have been an inspiration:
"[Religious belief] is a totalitarian belief. It is the wish to be a slave. It is the desire that there be an unalterable, unchallengeable, tyrannical authority who can convict you of thought crime while you are asleep, who can subject you - who must, indeed, subject you - to total surveillance around the clock every waking and sleeping minute of your life - I say, of your life - before you're born and, even worse and where the real fun begins, after you're dead. A celestial North Korea. Who wants this to be true? Who but a slave desires such a ghastly fate? I've been to North Korea. It has a dead man as its president, Kim Jong-Il is only head of the party and head of the army. He's not head of the state. That office belongs to his deceased father, Kim Il-Sung. It's a necrocracy, a thanatocracy. It's one short of a trinity I might add. The son is the reincarnation of the father. It is the most revolting and utter and absolute and heartless tyranny the human species has ever evolved. But at least you can fucking die and leave North Korea!"
Now I know that's what the Archons say, but I think the Templars should say it too, heh heh...
Aaaanyways, for those of you who don'know what a Protoss High Templar is, it's a unit from one of three races in the War/Strategy game of Starcraft.
I drew this because an artist friend of Mine wanted t'do a trade of sorts -- he wanted to draw one of MY characters and wanted t'see Me draw something from either Starcraft or Warcraft. Starcraft being My favorite, I went with that, and more speciffically, the 'Toss Templar. For those of you who do know of the unit, I of COURSE took creative liberties with the armor design, because I NEVER like t'draw something "Fan Art'ish" exactly how it is.
John F. Kennedy SCVN-2800 Colin Powell SCVN-2801 Yorktown SCVN-2802 Valley Forge SCVN-2803 Franklin D. Roosevelt SCVN-2804 George Washington SCVN-2805 Lexington SCVN-2806 Dwight D. Eisenhower SCVN-2807 Ticonderoga SCVN-2808 Chester W. Nimitz SCVN-2809 Bunker Hill SCVN-2810 Willam F. Halsey SCVN-2811 Saratoga SCVN-2812
Length - 525.60 meters
Helium 3 Fusion Engine Chemical Rocket Engine Bussard Ramjet
So why the name Saratoga? I have never had a chance to confirm my theory, but if I am right, it shows some definite historical savvy on the part of Glen Morgan and James Wong.
As many know, the USS Enterprise from Star Trek was named primarily for the USS Enterprise CV-6, the most decorated vessel in United States Naval History with 20 Battle Stars and the Royal Navy Admiralty Pennant to her record.
But what few people, save for the true historians out there, remember is that of the seven fleet aircraft carriers the United States Navy had before World War II, only three survived to see the end of it.
The USS Ranger CV-4 was in the Atlantic, deemed unfit for the rigors of duty in the Pacific.
USS Enterprise CV-6 survived some of the most brutal combat from the early perilous days following Pearl Harbor to VJ day.
The last pre-war carrier to survive? USS Saratoga CV-3.
Considering that Space: Above and Beyond made it very clear it was linking itself allegorically with the Pacific Campaign in World War II, both in tone and prosecution, having the Saratoga name was a very nice touch, one that avoided the sticky-issue of having another spaceship named Enterprise on TV.
Based upon the Saratoga blueprints created by Geoffrey Mandel and Bernard Hides. [link][link]
This image created using components by CanisD at Wolf's Shipyards. [link][link]
Also check out the USS Saratoga refit project [link] by *Jon-Michael-May [link]
So a bunch of us were sitting there in #TheArmyofJarkness when I mentioned how funny it would be if movie titles had the name of °jark injected into them. I suggested a few, and people started to offer their ideas too. Well, next thing we know, the room had erupted with so many movie titles that the chat window was scrolling too fast to have a normal conversation with someone. Nonetheless =phoenixofthenet began writing the titles down and compiled a list which he posted in his journal. I opted for "Jurassic Jark" since I came up with it!
This project took a quite a few hours. Interestingly enough, the fonts were the hardest parts. To prove I used my own means to make this poster--and so did not break copyright--the text in the middle is the font "Georgia", size 15. All other text is the font "SF Movie Poster", sized 16 and 20, and can be downloaded at 1001fonts.com.
I realize that--due to this administration's modus operandi--it's only a matter of time before this poster comes under fire for copyright violation. If anyone has any doubts about the authenticity of my deviation, talk to me before you delete my deviation. Back when I first joined, some stupid rookie admin wrongly deleted 6-7 of my deviations based on his uneducated assumption. It should be recognized that I mean this poster not as an anti-admin statement, but simply as a pro-Jark statement; I personally love admins. DeviantART has lost one of it's key founders, and this is in tribute to his works and career on this site we hold so dear.
The text on the bottom reads:
THIS POSTER WAS MADE IN HONOR OF THE YELLOW ALIEN WE ALL KNOW AND LOVE.
MAY THIS DEVIATION EXIST AS AN ODE TO THE MAN CALLED SCOTT JARKOFF.
MAY YOU LIVE LONG AND PROSPER, JARK. WE LOVE YOU, FOREVER AND ALWAYS.
***FULL VIEW PLEASE*** AND BEFORE ANYONE KILLS ME, I LOVED THE BOOK!!!!
I spent a long time doing this, and I think it turned out pretty well. It is my first comic strip like this and actually, its one of my only comic strips I have ever done.
Well here it is... my first piece of fanart I made in years. But Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sparks so much on my fantasy I just have to illustrate various scenes. Especially if I look at DA and what is being made on the subject so far... few artist come close as to how I see it in my mind, so I want desperately show my personal version of events as well.
This little early scene is just too funny not to visualise. As you might notice, what I depicted is not the desperate last visit of Fudge deep in the night, but an earlier call. Perhaps even the first meeting of the two. Tell me what you think!
I regretted making an image this large before I started making it.
Suggest other things, let's see if I can fill the chart up! Primarily I wanted to see how big Earth looked in comparison to some Star Wars planets, Kerbal Space Program, Star Trek, and how big the TARDIS would be if it was indeed "larger than Gallifrey itself".
Some worlds have data provided but did not have a picture, so one was scrounged from the internet by simply searching "water planet" or "rocky planet". Others are shown and have habitable characteristics but their exact size is not explicit for one reason or another. For these worlds, I estimated using my knowledge of both the fiction's universe and real world physics. The fact that some of these worlds are given a definite number when one doesn't truly exist in its source material may bother some viewers.
EDITs 2015-03-19a added Azeroth, Mata Nui, Magog and The Ark, spelling corrections 2015-03-19b added Mogo, Nirn 2015-04-06 added Arrakis, Pern, the Traveller
In ascending order: Death Star (Star Wars) Death Star II (ibid.) Traveller (Destiny) Kerbin (Kerbal Space Program) Gaea (titular) Moon Arrakis (Dune) Mata Nui (Bionicle) - in planetoid form Titan Azeroth (Warcraft) Mars Cybertron (Transformers Energon) Nirn (The Elder Scrolls) Mogo (DC Comics) Mann (Insterstellar) Installation (Halo) Tatooine (Star Wars) Helghan (Killzone) Pandora (Avatar) Arda (J.R.R. Tolkien; Ea) Jool (Kerbal Space Program) Terran (Warhammer 40k) Edmunds (Interstellar) Coruscant (Star Wars) Earth Pern (Dragonriders of Pern) Hiigara (Homeworld) Vulcan (Star Trek) Miller (Interstellar) Discworld (T. Pratchett) Gallifrey (Doctor Who) Basis (Halo) TARDIS (interior; Doctor Who) Spherus Magna (Bionicle) Magog World Ship (Andromeda) Cybertron (Transformers Generation 1) Saturn Unicron (ibid.) The Ark (Halo) - silhouette only Polyphemus (Avatar) Jupiter Magrathea (Hitchhiker's Guide) Threshold (Halo) Kerbol (Kerbal Space Program)
The following are too large to properly fit on this chart, and may go on to another Logarithmic chart for objects more than an order of magnitude larger than what's shown here. Taa II (DC Comics) Sol ('the Sun') Sirius B TARDIS (Doctor Who) - exploding Aldebaran Ringworld (L. Niven) Gargantua (Interstellar) VY Canis Majoris Dyson Sphere Matrioshka Brain Holmbeg 15A Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagaan (titular) - final form