Literary Compass - Vol. 13WelcomeLiterary Compass - Vol. 132 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
If one is looking for Literature, you don't need to go far on deviantART. There is a large community of writers and a plethora of work to peruse. Featuring genres such as fantasy, mystery, horror, and romance, one would be hard-pressed to find an area not covered. However, due to the nature of the site, shorter works tend to get more focus. It's easier to quickly read a poem or a short story, and thus many of the feature articles on dA showcase those works. However, there are many novelists and serial writers among the mix, oftentimes fighting an uphill battle to have their works seen and appreciated.
With that in mind, I have started an article to spotlight some of those artists and their literary-worlds. The works covered in this feature will exclusively be long-form fiction such as novels, trilogies, etc., or fiction serials.
Current Stop - 1866 London
The next stop on our Literary journey is the Victorian-era London and featured in the nove
25.12.13To start off, Merry Christmas! I hope that you've all had a wonderful day.25.12.131 year ago in Personal More Like This
As it is the season of giving, I thought that it was high time that I gave back to all of you as a sort of thank you for your constant support and encouragement. It isn't much but it comes from the heart.
cality, who always has a kind word to offer:
ithaswhatitisnt, who always endeavors to be kind to others:
chromeantennae, who cannot be summed up by words:
SilverInkblot, who offers the most wonderful advice:
ohsparrowsong, who is there for those that need her:
ssensory, who is always giving:
And to some of those others who are fantastic, in their own special ways:
2008 by iPawed
tocophobia. by colbalt-rain
I'm.....a rusty, herpes infected needle...T_TStolen from the awesome :iconcindercloud26:I'm.....a rusty, herpes infected needle...T_T3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[x] - You like cheese.
[ ] - You hate peanuts. (dude I lived in Georgia for 5 years. The place is fucking covered with peanuts and peaches)
[x] - You agree that this quiz is random.
[x] - You have farted today. (countless times XD)
[x] - You have choked on something. (A pickle......pffft XD that sounds so wrong)
[x] - You are a writer. wrote several poems
[ ] - You smoke.
[x] - You like to swim.
[x] - You have farted more than once today.
[x] - You like ice cream.
[x] - You have lied more than 10 times.
[ ] - You are an only child.
[ ] - You have more than 3 pets.
[/] - You prefer water to other drinks.
[ ] - You are an alcoholic.
[x] - You are under 20 years old.
[ ] - You are over 30 years old.
[ ] - You have a boyfriend/girlfriend.
[x] - You like jewelry. (Particularly steampunk or things that look old or Victorian)
[/] - Your favorite music genre is rock. (it's one of them)
[x] - You weigh more than 140 lbs (Unfortunately...I'm w
In Memorium (12 Years Ago Today...)I don't typically write journals each year on 9/11, but for some reason, this year I've been feeling the brunt of everything again. It's such an odd and eerie feeling, but perhaps it stemmed from walking past the ceremony this morning at the site of Ground Zero, where the city's gathered to hold remembrance for all who were lost 12 years ago today. Really thinking about it, I can still remember everything so clearly as if it were yesterday.In Memorium (12 Years Ago Today...)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was only 10, but it remains clear in my memory the events which happened that day. I was in class (had actually just gotten to school not too long before the attacks) and all I really remember was that the phone kept ringing and my teacher getting up to answer it and send my classmates down to the office to "go home". It was one after another, and I just remember sitting there and wondering why everyone was getting called to go home and if my mother and father would be calling next. It probably was not long before 10 that the announcement came on
Photography Troubleshooting: What Digital Camera?Courtesy of sine-out and his fantastic knowledge, we now bring you the fourth in this series of articles. sine-out has answered all the questions that have come up so far. Do you have one? Is there something you need help with? Drop us a comment and we'll see what we can do! And as always, if you have information that could help someone out, let us know!Photography Troubleshooting: What Digital Camera?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
"How do I select a new camera?"
"One of the most often asked questions I've seen regarding photography, above how to do something, is 'what is the best camera?', or 'what camera should I get?'.
Or something along those lines. The critical thing to note is that there is no such thing as the best camera.
Sure there are cameras that are technically better at certain things, for example, some cameras have very high resolutions, other are very good at low light photography, some are very small, and so on, but there's no su
Do-It-Yourself KITS *15 SLOTS STILL AVAILABLE*7/27Do-It-Yourself KITS *15 SLOTS STILL AVAILABLE*7/273 years ago in Personal More Like This
First thing's first.
Read.Everything.Please. I cannot stress how much I NEED. PEOPLE. TO READ. things rather than ask out of the blue for a question that's been asked about 50 times or is answered in the post itself.
With that. I am opening the DO IT YOURSELF kits that will include JUST the horns with a headband that you can attach yourself. The horns will be UNPAINTED and UNMOUNTED. I will put on paper the exact pigments of paint we use in each box that is shipped out so you know the colors WE use but this way also opens up a bit of whatever you want to use as far as color, blending and mounting. The kits are also a way for people to get horns for trickster cosplay as well as QUICKER. I will sand them smooth and fix up any seams or cracks before shipment.
Third.TO CHECK IF YOUR ORDER HAS SHIPPED I've offered a new thing via my Tumblr. So please follow to check my MAIL-OUT LIST that will look like this http://lambency.tumb
Download the Bizenghast Adventure Game!Check out my blog for the link to a free pdf copy of the Bizenghast role-playing manual! Wooo!Download the Bizenghast Adventure Game!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't Starve - Official update mysteriesIt seems this puzzle has finally come to an end. Klei released a total of 14 pictures, 1 animation and 1 mod. For now we've been granted this little Flash animation (thanks JoeW at the Klei forums) http://www.dontstarvegame.com/science/mdocs/ta-da/intermision.swfDon't Starve - Official update mysteries2 years ago in Personal More Like This
How this whole Puzzle-thing was solved:
The Amazing Maxwell - The Final Act)
LAST UPDATED 31.10.2013
Click the images to enlarge!
Foreign Words the English Language NeedsOh hello. I’m finally getting around to making this news article that I said I might do, like, a month ago. Sorry, I’m not used to writing news articles. Bear with me.Foreign Words the English Language Needs3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Back in August, I started a series in my forums for cool foreign words. It went over extremely well and numerous people requested that I combine them into a handy-dandy news article for deviantART at large to enjoy. So, here you are: fifteen foreign words that the English language needs to
What it means: A feeling of longing associated with displacement, but not necessarily displacement from one’s original home. An intense yearning to be somewhere you are not. Hiraeth also expresses a sort of ache or longing for something of the past, somewhat similar to the notion of "golden" or "good old days," but with more ancient connotations.
Why it needs to be a thing in English: I speak as someone from a country
I am not a Sir..Not something important or special, but...I am not a Sir..3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I guess I wanted to share with you my chat I had with an Amazon chat person regarding all my amazon issues.. :"D
I will show you a Screen Shot of the conversation part...I added my comments in RED. so you can see ...
I didn't realize my name was...Masculine? O_O
BTW, I'm still talking to him now. Poor guy, bombarded with all my questions...
Oh...today's last day of 2011.... lol.
Art We Heart [Halloween Edition]Art We Heart [Halloween Edition]4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Art We ♥ is a new hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.
Home to nearly 200 million works of art, deviantART is an artistic mecca — catering to every creative whim. DeviantART has you covered, offering something for everyone... whether you’re a professional artist looking to build a following, an amateur looking to hone your skills, an art appreciator looking for the latest art trends, or an Internet enthusiast looking to build connections with like-minded people. No matter what you’re passionate about or interested in, deviantART will help you find more of what you’re looking for!
Creepy & Horror
Feast Macabre by Arum1966
Vampire Love by necromangadomina noctis by Princess-of-Shadowsdeath eater cuff by JuleeMClarkPulsed through my Veins by wrongcoordinate:thumb
awkward moments timeI forgot to tell you guys...... so let me tell you some awkward moments that have happened to me :3awkward moments time2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I was talking to my friends at lunch. Yes we were cussing and we felt like drunk and high, even though we weren't. So it was me, :iconFullMoonLoveYou:, and :icongirluvfeli: just talking about funny things like YouTube videos. A bee (lol Sollux XD) started bothering us, except me. Then it came to me. It was so close to my face, and all of a sudden, I wiggled my arms, used a low voice, and said
"YO BITCH!", and the bee flew away (poor Sollux XD)
I was walking to my science class. There is this guy, that is SO annoying. He sits in front of me. Soon, another comes in. He sees me and smiles. He then sees the guy who bothers me. He walks up to him and acts tuff, then says:
"This is my seat!", the guy started laughing. He sees that he was serious, and then gets scared. Soon, he walks to another seat. The guy sits on the annoying ones seat and lo
Character Feature!Since Justyne was doing this and featured my character Adrian from Fiction, I'm doing the same for the first 10 people who comment on this journal! Beneath the image of your character, I will also write up a small comment on why I decided to feature that one. The only catch is that if you comment, you must do the same in a journal entry, and feature one of my characters in the 1st spot.Character Feature!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, if you're willing to spread the love, leave a comment below and I'll find and feature one of your characters :iconflyingheartsplz:
** ALL SLOTS ARE FULL! **
** ) :iconjustyne: (Art by Zippora)
Lochlan is probably my favourite of Justyne's characters. I love his design (who doesn't love long, wavy red locks?) and his ability to control time. He's such a dapper fellow! Every time I see a piece of him randomly on the site, I get
Halloween Meme...apparently I'm an angel...Stolen from :iconpokchu101:Halloween Meme...apparently I'm an angel...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
[/]You're an outcast (I'm definately different from most of the world but I wouldn't exactly classify myself as an outcast)
[ ] You feel as if you're not truly alive
[x]You'll moan when hurt rather than scream and cry
[x]You tend to zone out
[ ]You don't feel very smart
[/]You like worms (I don't dislike them XD)
[ ]You like taking things slowly
[x]You like odd foods (I love trying new things!)
[/]You prefer to suffer in silence (sometimes I hate to trouble others with my bullshit)
[x]You don't get much sleep
[ ]You have a bad temper
[/]You're incredibly physically strong and fast (I can't run or be fast worth the shit but I'm pretty damn strong)
[x]You love the moon
[x]You're very loyal
[x]If you love someone, you'll do whatever you possibly can to protect them
[/]You would go on a devastated rampage should your lover be harmed in any way (I would be really pissed and maybe do something but not THAT crazy...depends on what it
SuggestivismSuggestivismSuggestivism3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Birth of a New Category or Beginning of the End of Categories?
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
Just when you thought there couldn’t possibly be another “ism” on the art world horizon, what with the growing accessibility of all
art technique and technology rendering all the “schools of art” equally available and doable and therefore making impossible the dominance
or even existence of any current art “movement” … comes “suggestivism,” the “ism” best summing up what art is in our lives today, defined
more by what it is not, rather than what it is.
"Suggestivist" art is not slave to any on
Dedication to a New YearDedication to a New Year2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
December 31, 2012by techgnotic
Nuances of an Annual Ritual
Which brings us to each year’s communal celebration of the passing of our lifetimes:
New Year’s Eve
So what did you “actually get done” in the past year? How closer are you to a grand goal in life? An assessment is made and then the inevitable Step 2 of the yearly process is engaged, which is often a word for word repeat of last year’s Step 2:
The New Year’s Resolution
There seem to be two main strategies that emerge at this point of facing the New Year, a “brand new morning.” The lone wolf quietly acknowledges goals not yet reached, and is even more secretive in the “new plan.” “I’ll show them,” becomes the new privat
guess what?Guess who got a white sweater, black skinny jeans, and boots?guess what?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Dis chick! I am gonna dress up as Jeff for halloween!
I can't wait til its halloween because he is the first ever pasta I read, and I want to respect him like a son or something (wut?)
I even noticed that like..... A LOT OF KIDS AT MY SCHOOL KNOW. AND SOME LOVE CREEPYPASTA! FTW!
Sorry if I wasn't here so early yesterday (I was performing at a football game)
I feel really guilty.... I had a nightmare about my grandma... in the hospital, and she was dieing..... I woke up and started crying *starts crying* I-I miss her...... she was the only person who was there for me whenever my parents would fight or yell at me T-T
She died two years ago, and I get this same nightmare about her in the hospital, full of wires and bruises from shots. I still have the scent from the hospital, and I can still hear the heart motitor. Before she died..... she's been in the hospital like for 3 years and well me and my family would
Fire Coming Out of The Monkey's HeadFire Coming Out of The Monkey's Head2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Once upon a time, at the foot of a great mountain. There was a town where the people known as Happy Folk, lived. Their very existence, a mystery to the rest of the world. Obscured as it was by great clouds. Here they played out their peaceful lives. Innocent of the litany of excess and violence. That was growing in the world below. To live in harmony with the spirit. Of the mountain called, Monkey was enough. Then one day, strange folk arrived in the town. They came in camouflage, hidden behind dark glasses
But no one noticed them. They only saw shadows, you see. Without the truth of the eyes, the Happy Folk were blind. In time, the strange folk found their way
Into the higher reaches of the mountain. And it was there that they found
The caves of unimaginable sincerity and giving. By chance, they stumbled upon the place
Where all good souls come to rest. The strange folk, they coveted the jewels
In these caves above all things. And soon they began to mine the mountain
:(nooooo ugh super pissed now why cuz i can and i can be thats me noo not really just wanted to see how i could start this out ok soo yesterday i went to the hospital why cuz im pretty stupid but im ok i just shattered a glass cup on my arm and started bleeding nothing much but i have bandages waping my right arm so yeah and bandages wraping only my right hand and it hurts ass heell ugh and now at P.E. ima get an F cuz i cant play basketball ughi never gotten an F im a streight A student ugh im soo sad but the thing i hate is wen i go to the hospitall and all the doctors know me and say stuff like:(2 years ago in Personal More Like This
" hi laura"
"how u doing ana"
"there comes the bustos child"
so that gets me pissed sothe reason i shattered the glass was cuz i missunderstood a message from :iconbrunettefish: and thought she did not like me like i like her
moving on ok so in school something happened well i will say this a boy i have not seen aproched me and yeah he was cute
me:*at locker breake
SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 001ENTRY 9997:SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 0013 years ago in Personal More Like This
To anyone who finds these memory cards,
and the messages left within...
My name is Charles Snippy. I am probably the last sane human being left on earth. I know not whether you will understand this message. I know not whether you'll even be able to decode the ones and zeros on these data cards. I know not whether my voice will even reach anyone.
I know not, whether the microscopic drives will last long enough and whether the plastic and metal which composes them will not disintegrate into dust as centuries pass or whether the titanium shell encasing them will remain in place or be consumed by the ever-changing landscape, lost forever.
And yet I still have hope that someone will find the story of my life, long past and learns something of use from it.
If you are still human, then this will be a story about the collapse of civilization of your forefathers through greed and arrogance.
If you are some other species entirely, then it is a story about how our human race was extin
There's been some suicides...and it's scaring meIn the last two weeks, two people in my school committed suicide.There's been some suicides...and it's scaring me7 months ago in Personal More Like This
I just want everyone to know that it’s more than okay to tell people you love them. Don’t ever be embarrassed, ashamed, worried to do so. Don’t think for one god damn second it is wrong.
You don’t even have to tell them you love them, sometimes. You don’t even have to be close friends to help make their day better, to make them believe in themselves and the life they’ve been given.
Ask how their day went, ask how they are doing. Look them in the eyes as you speak to them.
My friend put a bullet in his head this last week.
People are hurting.
Please don’t be afraid to reach out to someone, even in the most subtle of ways. And for those who are going through such awful times, please…please please please.
For the sake of yourself and for the people who do love you, don’t be afraid to let some
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem
OMG!!!I GOT $222 DOLLARS FROM THE TOTAL OF PEOPLE THAT CAME TO MY PARTY!!! XDOMG!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You jelly/ lol I'm rubbing it on yo faces *rubs on yo face* lol jkjk
lol my friend gave me GoldFish and $5 bucks as a gift
BEST FUCKING GIFT EVER!! BITCHES!! (sorry.... too excited XD)
i promise that I will put my art by tomorrow, my dad will buy a printer for me.... AND A LAPTOP FUCK YES!!! XD
but yeah... GOD I HATE MY COUSIN BECAUSE SHE WANTS A SLEEPOVER AT MY HOUSE EVERY FUCKING SATURDAY.....
FUCK!!!! YOU LITTLE BITCH!! I CAN NEVER USE THE LAPTOP BECAUSE YOU WANT TO WATCH FUCKING YOUTUBE AND SUCK A DICK BLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHBLAHDDDUQNCJDFHCUDNLBLAHBLAH!
but yay $222, I am rich XD