Challenge: Santa's Elves Need New OutfitsChallenge: Santa's Elves Need New Outfits in Art Features More Like This
SPOTLIGHT CHALLENGE: JUST FOR FUN
SANTA'S ELVES NEED NEW OUTFITS
Deadline: December 17th — Wrap Up: December 20th
Saint Nick by CrazyAsian1
Challenge Wrap Ups
After many years of heated negotiations, only the threat of unionization and a crippling holiday season strike by worker–elves could finally bring Santa Claus, the ultimate traditionalist, to the bargainin
Collection: The Scottish HighlandsCollection: The Scottish Highlands in Art Features More Like This
The Scottish Highlands
“Outlander” is a new cable series about a young woman who time travels from England at the end of WWII to 1743 Scotland, right before the Second Jacobite Uprising. The science fiction time travel and Scottish civil war themes are simply elaborate devices to justify the heroine engaging in a sizzling “bodice–ripper” romance. The location shoot in the lush eye–popping Scottish Highlands provides a beautiful backdrop for all the hot romance. Even if British reserve, Scottish resolve and cable sex aren’t your cup of tea, the amazing landscapes framing the tale are well worth your time.
Mini Horror Reviews - The Shining (1980)Mini Horror Reviews - The Shining (1980) in Art Features More Like This
In this Issue
Mr. Torrance by MatthewRabalais
It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!
Insidious (Series 2010–2013)
Collection: Easy RidersCollection: Easy Riders in Art Features More Like This
The tragedy of owning a motorcycle is that it sometimes must be “driven” instead of “ridden.” One must occasionally “drive” one’s bike to the store for a loaf of bread or to execute some other mundane activity unworthy of being a “motorcycle rider.” One is meant to ride, not drive, a bike—as it were a contentious beast forever being tamed. A bike should not be just a vehicle for the conveyance of bodies and materials. Riding should be transformative. A rider becomes one with the natural world being riven in twain by the wake of his bike’s passing. A rider becomes a living metaphor. A rid
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen? in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
Odyssey II with Clive BarkerFAQOdyssey II with Clive Barker in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Collaborate, Publish, Write & Illustrate
CliveBarker starts us off with the Prologue for Odyssey II and selects the submissions for the final books. The ultimate creative challenge to produce the ultimate deviantART book.
All Guided with the Spectral Hand of Clive Barker.
Every Friday Lit submissions for the current chapter close - Chosen chapter revealed
Have You Met Zee Captain?Have You Met Zee Captain? in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Sep 19, 2012 by techgnotic
The chaptered comic strip, has been collected into a 100-page graphic novel – and to the still-uninitiated:
It is not quite like anything you’ve probably ever seen before. The story follows “Zee Captain” and his sidekicks as they amble through a post-apocalyptic landscape. And while that hardly seems new and different, it’s the unusually superlative graphic quality of the comic cells and the Monty Pythonesque dialogues and leaps of logic that can become quite mesmerizing. Zee Captain, his face hidden by a gas mask that gives him a Darth Vaderish look, wears what looks like a Soviet Red Army uniform from WWII, and the strip does have nourish WWII feel. It’s as if the nuclear holocaust on Hiroshima and Nagasaki had never ended and spread to every major city on Earth. But
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Project Porkchop Vol. 300Project Porkchop Vol. 300 in Art Features More Like This
About Project Porkchop
The DeviantArt Experience can sometimes quickly become the quintessential example of that most frustrating problem: too much of a good thing. There just aren’t enough hours in the day to peruse the thousands of submissions and postings of artistic innovation, creativity and sheer beauty that are generated everyday.
So thank you for ProjectPorkchop!
Astralseed, an Icelandic deviant artist with a penchant for equines, including Quirlicorns (a breed of unicorns), has made our busy lives so much easier with ProjectPorkchop, a feature she started on her DeviantArt page. Project Porkchop’s fine eye for the best of the newly submitted artworks of virtually unknown artists, the incredible art tha
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft
IF Men acted like FEMINISTS!What if men acted like feminists? What if Anita Sarkeesian's cherry-picking, victimhood mentality, and flat-out dishonesty were applied by men to how other men are portrayed in the media? It would probably be exactly like this parody by Thunderf00t:IF Men acted like FEMINISTS! in Personal More Like This
IF Men acted like FEMINISTS!
And as an added bonus, here is a video of the Top 10 Female Protagonists in Video Games (Because half of them would probably be dismissed by Anita as "sexist caricatures"!):
Top 10 Female Protagonists in Video Games
Federal Judge Upholds School American Flag BanFederal Judge Upholds School American Flag Ban in Personal More Like This
I know it’s been forever since I’ve written something, but a recent news story brought my piss to such a boil that I had to vent about it.
First, allow me to provide a hypothetical scenario: imagine a girl decided to attend school wearing next to nothing with a revealing top and even more revealing short skirt. (You know: the typical attire for high school girls!) Now imagine that this girl was accosted by a pack of horny, testosterone-driven jocks and gang raped.
The students are brought before the principal. However, rather than reprimanding the rapists and having their sorry asses expelled and arrested, the principal instead reprimands the rape victim for tempting the boys with her revealing outfit, and as a precautionary measure against future rape incidents, passes a strict dress code prohibiting girls from wearing such sensual clothing.
One Good Thing About Ending The Cuba EmbargoOne Good Thing About Ending The Cuba Embargo in Personal More Like This
Obama announced that he was going to lift the 50-year-old Cold Era embargo on Cuba. While neocons are grinding their teeth over this decision, I think that it will allow for a valuable learning experience.
Now that there's nothing preventing U.S. citizens from visiting Cuba, leftist college students who proudly vote Democrat and “think for themselves” (i.e.: regurgitate the talking points their Marxist professors indoctrinated them with) will now have the opportunity to visit this Communist country and take a first-hand look at socialism at work. (Heck, maybe many of these sta
You First, Obama! Stop Treating Us Like The Enemy!You First, Obama! Stop Treating Us Like The Enemy! in Personal More Like This
You want Americans to stop treating government like the enemy? Perhaps you should start by stop having government treating Americans like the enemy!
Stop approving their indefinite detention. Stop targeting them for drone strikes. Stop collecting their phone records. Stop prosecuting marijuana dispensaries. Stop
So Fades The Two-Party IllusionSo Fades The Two-Party Illusion in Personal More Like This
Good news and bad news. The bad news is that Americans have become increasingly polarized along political lines. Not since the Civil War has the county been this politically divided.
The good news is that more Americans, especially millennials, are refusing to identify as Team Edward or Team Jacob—excuse me, Team Red or Team Blue—and are instead identifying as political independents.
As the gap between the two parties ever increase, the illusion of choice becomes all the more clearer, and Americans are quickly becoming disillusioned by it. We can only hope that this trend helps foster a formidable third
When Is It OK For Cops To Kill An Unarmed Person?This chart specifically focuses on unarmed "black" men, but it pretty much applies in all circumstances:When Is It OK For Cops To Kill An Unarmed Person? in Personal More Like This
Daily Pony: Non-Aggression Principle For PoniesHere’s an image I found linked to on the Bogosity Forum:Daily Pony: Non-Aggression Principle For Ponies in Personal More Like This
Normally I blog about politics. Sometimes I blog about ponies. Rarely do both topics mesh as perfectly as they do here. Fluttershy is best spokespony for the non-aggression principle!
This Is Feminism Done Right!If you regularly follow my blog, you can see that I often harp on feminists. It’s not that I have a problem with “feminism,” per say—or at least with the concept of equality for women. Far from it! I firmly believe that women should have the same opportunities as men (though that doesn’t necessarily guarantee them the exact same results).This Is Feminism Done Right! in Personal More Like This
The problem is that feminists try to go about achieving their goals the wrong way. They seem to think that the best way to lift up women is to tear down men. “All men are pigs!” “Women need men like a fish needs a bicycle!” “All men are rapists! Teach men not to rape!” “Check your privilege!”
The only thing this accomplishes is making all feminists look like man-haters. If feminists truly value equality, then they should empower women by lifting them up, not by tearing men down.
A perfect example of this is the art of Ca
30 Common Fallacies Used Against LibertariansI have all but given up on arguing against statists and anti-libertarians. It’s clear that they do not want an honest debate, especially since most of their arguments amount to strawman and ignorance.30 Common Fallacies Used Against Libertarians in Personal More Like This
If I have to hear someone ask “who will build the roads?” or tell me to “move to Somalia!” or call me a “Koch Brother shill!” for the umpteenth time, I would sooner bitch slap them senseless rather than waste my time replying to their ignorance. They’d only end up plugging their ears and screaming “la, la, la! I can’t hear you! I can’t hear you!”
But for those with the patience of a saint to argue with this subspecies of human beings we sadly have to share the planet with, Max Borders from The Freeman compiled a list of 30 common fallacies used against libertarians and the rational responses to counter them.
I doubt st
Doing Nothing Wrong? You Have PLENTY To Fear!Doing Nothing Wrong? You Have PLENTY To Fear! in Personal More Like This
“If you’re doing nothing wrong, you have nothing to hide.” This is the rationalization many authoritarian statists use to justify stricter laws, invasive surveillance, and militarized law enforcement. Why should you worry about any of that? If you’re not a criminal or terrorist, you have nothing to fear, right?
Sadly, recent events give a much different answer. Countless innocent people have either been convicted of victimless crimes or wrongfully convicted of crimes they did not commit. The Free Thought Project lists 30 such examples:1. Niakea Williams went to her son’s St. Louis-area elementary school one day to pick up her son, who has Asperger’s. The school was put on lockdown and
When is Inequality Harmful?...WHEN IS INEQUALITY HARMFUL? When It’s Caused By Cronyism.When is Inequality Harmful?... in Personal More Like This
In other words, is it a bad thing for a country to have some really rich people? Again, it depends on how they got rich.
Sutirtha Bagchi of the University of Michigan’s business school and Jan Svejnar of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs studied how inequality correlates with economic growth. In general, more inequality meant slower growth, and less inequality meant faster growth.
But in many countries, over various time periods, growing inequality had no effect on economic growth. The new study suggests that an increase in inequality hurt the economy when the rich were getting rich through political connections.
That is, inequality hurts the economy when “a large share of the national wealth is held by a small number of politically connected families,” as the authors put it. . . . When a country’s wealthiest people got
Ted's Twisted HistoryIn Sen. Ted Cruz’s twisted vision of economic history, Ronald Reagan cured double-digit unemployment by cutting spending and reducing the federal debt, and Jimmy Carter was guilty of “out-of-control regulation.”Ted's Twisted History in Personal More Like This
In the real world:
Total federal spending soared during Reagan’s deficit-plagued first term, and the national debt nearly doubled. His budget director later resigned and wrote a book criticizing Reagan’s failure to cut spending.
And Carter signed landmark bills freeing airline, railroad and trucking rates from federal regulation, easing regulation of natural gas prices and eliminating federal regulation of interest rates paid by banks to small savers.
"Just look around you"It is fairly common in debate, when it comes to the subject of god's existence, for people to use what I call the "just look around you" argument when called to give evidence that their evidence-less hypothesis is true. The argument basically goes: the universe exists, the universe is complex, therefore there must be a god."Just look around you" in Personal More Like This
The point here isn't that theists are stupid or irrational as a whole, but that this argument does nothing to support your case if you are a specific kind of theist- a christian, a muslim, a hindu and so forth. The argument "the universe exists, therefore god" is a deistic argument, one that would argue that there is a god- but provides no proof that whatever designer there is cares about us, or has a specific name or agenda.
If you use this argument as a christian, you're no better off with it than without it, because it doesn't prove Jesus is god- even assuming the logic holds up (I personally think it doesn't, even by a little), it'd be evidence only that
Downtown Detroit rant and articleI saw this article on the website of the newspaper Detroit News via a rant posted on the City-Data forums. A person nicknamed Arthur Digby Sellers on City-Data posted on this thread a interesting point.Downtown Detroit rant and article in Personal More Like This
A frightening hypocrisyWhether a theist or an atheist, liberal or conservative, socialist and fascist, there is one thing that both sides in arguments here in the group- and indeed seemingly almost everywhere- have shown from my perspective: both sides believe that they are right and the other side is wrong, unwilling to compromise even when that would make more sense, as that would otherwise the foundations of their beliefs.A frightening hypocrisy in Personal More Like This
To paraphrase/summarize a discussion I had with ebturner (among others) on the matter, people tend to insulate themselves with the same type of people philosophically and socially. So we don't run into people of other belief systems. The neighborhood barbershop no longer exists. This is why you consistently hear people say, "Well, that guy can't win because I don't know anyone who is voting for him!" Or "This is a horrible plan. I don't know anyone who thinks it's a good idea."
And when we do run into someone who is of a different political or philosophical worldview we tend to be very
Useful notes on AtheismPlease note that no source is perfect, and than I emplore you to research more if you are still curiousUseful notes on Atheism in Personal More Like This
Ronald Reagan Tells Soviet Jokeshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mN3z3eSVG7ARonald Reagan Tells Soviet Jokes in Personal More Like This
My PlanPoints of RegulationMy Plan in Personal More Like This
-Circuses should not be training the animals anymore unless they stop using the whips and the cages as means of training them
-Pet stores and zoos must only take animals out of the wild who are injured, about to lose their natural homes anyway, or that are endangered.
-Anti-Trust Laws should remain
-Social security should remain for the elderly, and it should be a choice, but only to use when someone becomes a senior citizen
-A business can make whatever it chooses, but it must be completely honest about its product. COMPLETELY honest. It cannot leave out any important details.
Everything else should be up to the free market, and let me be clear on this. That means no:
1. Public schools: they haven't done anything to give the poor a better education. I went to public schools my entire life and I am quite popular at school. Never seen a single poor kid attend any of the schools. Not one.
2. Public libraries: not everyone is into reading books so why does everyone ne
How The GOP Can Win The Millenial VoteI just finished watching the Hipster Republican ad, the latest attempt by the GOP to attract the millennial vote. They seem to think that the best way to attract millennials is to have a young actor with cheesy hipster glasses read talking points from a cue card. It’s essentially re-packaging a turd in a shiny box and topping it with a big red bow. Sure, the packaging looks nice, but in the ends, it’s still a turd in a box.How The GOP Can Win The Millenial Vote in Personal More Like This
As a millennial who had dropped out of the GOP for the Libertarian Party only a year ago, allow me to offer some suggestions of what Republicans can really do to win the millennial vote:
1) Support Gay Marriage and Pot Legalization. Supporting these two issues doesn't go against conservative values—if anything, opposing them does! There is nothing more “big government” than telling people who they can marry and what they can put in their bodies. All across the country, sta
Bastiat on socialism"Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all.Bastiat on socialism in Personal More Like This
We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any education. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain."
Now, this was written a little more than 160 years ago when socialist and statist were the same thing (they're not, Republicans). So just replace "socialist" with "statist" and this point is valid.
Insomnia is a mofoCourtesy of yesthisismakInsomnia is a mofo in Personal More Like This
Choose 8 of your OCs, Cannon characters, or (with permission) your friends OCs. If you really want, you can even put in your friends, just don't put yourself in!
3. New York
6. Washington D.C.
Alright, now that we've got our 8, lucky souls, let's start the meme! try to give long, full answers!
1.) 1 and 3 are set up on a blind date, courtesy of 4. Why did 4 set up the date? Where do 1 and 3 go? What happens?'
The ginger thought it would be pretty funny to set Pennsylvania up on a date with the thorn in his side, New York. He sent the fake text to Penn that same day, as if it was Delaware. Boy is he going to get the shock of his life.
Penn arrives at the disclosed location, his face beaming with joy as he holds a bouquet of flowers in one hand, and a box of tastykakes in the other. Of course they are butterscotch krimpets, the kind he knows his dear friend loves. Upon arr
My OTP really is historically canonSorry that I deleted my earlier journal, didn't feel like it was very relevant. And well...buh.My OTP really is historically canon in Personal More Like This
I decided to busy myself with rewriting Delaware's history. And I'm still in it's colonial period when it comes to reading. And my god, its colonial history IS Pennsylvania's colonial history. Everything blends with Pennsylvania's history one way or another that it's so creepy. It's making me wonder why they aren't the same state anymore.
But then that question is quickly answered by the fact that Delaware settlers followed the Church of England and other denominations of Christianity. They didn't clash too well with Quakers or the Quaker government of Pennsylvania. Sad part about it was, they relied on PA a lot.
Though while Delaware was getting attacked by pirates and shit, Pennsylvania didn't really send help. Why? Because Quakers didn't believe in fighting. If it was a way to eliminate the conflict, and solve problems peacefully, then they would step in. This pissed Delaware off to no en
I'm seriously crying right nowOut of all the states that I have researched Mississippi is by far the most emotional for me. God this state's history is making me feel so many emotions all at once. Anger, pain, sorrow, happiness, all balled into one big ball of feels. Angeliserrare and TehZombieLuff you know what I'm talking about, since we pretty much discussed most of this the other day. But...I'm just really crying mostly because of how bad it is. I'm up to the Civil Rights Movement, and just the Emmett Till murder, and all the senseless killings just so that people can be equal. Like....we are all people and we all bleed the same blood. It should matter what color our skin is and...I'm sorry I'm just so emotional right now. A-and I just really needed to type this out but, Mississippi I will never think less of you again, ever.I'm seriously crying right now in Personal More Like This
This is just so difficult, typing the rest of this out, but I gotta keep going.
Delaware Q&ASome pretty cool questions that people asked Delaware over on tumblr. They don't have pictures to them, just text. I thought some of them were pretty interesting and wanted to share them with yous.Delaware Q&A in Personal More Like This
Q: What was Delaware like in colonial times? : o
Depends on what colonial times you are talking about XD Okay I shall start with Colonial Delaware from the beginning. Which is around like the 1631; which was when the Dutch settled in what is now Lewes. Their settlement was called Zwaanendael, meaning "Swan Valley" . What Europeans that did come to Delaware around that time, they were the minority. For a large number of Native Americans still occupied the land. Thus in my headcanon, Edmund lived among the Lenape for a very long time.
He was an alright kid, very independent; and didn't like relying on others. But most of all, the Lenape taught him to have a big heart. So when the Dutch settlers needed help with food and stuff, they helped them out. No problem. Though somethin
Please take the time to read this.I know I'm pretty late with posting something about this; but this censorship bill needs to be stop dead in its tracks. Over the past week I have been reading up about it, and I even signed a petition and contacted my congress person about it.Please take the time to read this. in Personal More Like This
If you guys already signed something about this, then just ignore my post.
In other news, I'm back home. Got off all weekend from work, so imma use the time to draw and relax. It's been a crazy week...and next week is gonna be even crazier...I work on black friday :c
11 things about meI did this like...twice already, but I wanted to give you guys more things!11 things about me in Personal More Like This
This time it seems like it's little quirks about myself. Ummm didn't feel like typing it, so I put it in a video
The audio is 11:56, but I have it at 12 minutes...because Movie Maker is stupid.
I just noticed that I spend at least a minute talking about everything.
I was taggedI was tagged by yesthisismakI was tagged in Personal More Like This
1) Pick one or more of your FCs/OCs
2) Fill in the questions/statements as if you were your FC/OC
3) Tag 3 people at the end of the quiz
1.) What's your name?
State of New Jersey
Though since I actually interact with humans, I had to chose a name, y'know? So I go by Niccolò Callaghan;but everyone calls me Nico. (Note: Not all of my states have names. But when they have jobs that require them to be in contact with humans, then they tack a name to themselves. )
2.) Do you know why you were named that?
I was named after the Bailiwick of Jersey, across the pond or some shit like that. I just chalk it up as whoever namin' me as was fuckin' lazy ass and couldn't think of something more...original. As for my human name, I choose those names because they are pretty badass. I like shit that has to do with name meanings, and both names are pretty meaningful. Niccolò is Italian for Nicolas which means "victory of the people".
Okay so a lot has happenedSince the last time I updated my journal.Okay so a lot has happened in Personal More Like This
I have two possibilities of getting jobs. With one place I go tomorrow for an interview. And with another place, they are going to call sometime this week about an interview. So things are starting to look up.
As for Stars and Stripes Forever, I'm being iffy about things, as always. But stuff's coming along well, can't complain. I have been reading about Tennessee and Wisconsin a lot. Mainly on account I'm doing TN's profile next, and I'm possibly gonna be working on Wisconsin's at the same time. Lol let's see where that gets me.
Also, today I was thinking about life in general and talking about where my life is going. Well I was talking with my older brother about stuff like this. I told him that I'm comfortable where I am, but at the same time not so comfortable. I finally told him that the only thing I really wanna do with my life, is just road trip America. That is all. Like that is seriously the only thing on my bucket list. Alo
Another yearNot much can be said about 2011, it was a sort of lukewarm year for me. I started to use my neglected tumblr, thinking that I wouldn't become addicted...and I did. I have met some amazing people both on that site, and here on DA. Some of those people that I have met this year includes, but not limited to: yesthisismak, TopazRaven, GryGirl8, DrDevone, chibi098, Ember4501, AwesomeLurker, BrochachoNacho, Gryffgirl, Antiloqax, Angeliserrare, boscaresque, brittykittycoco, nannerpenn, and so many more amazing people. I had some terrible things that happened in my family, but we got through it and I'm actually feeling so much better. Thanks for being their for me both HalfEpic and MizuTakishimaAnother year in Personal More Like This
I left home for the very first time and found myself in West Virginia for a couple weeks. I found myself and who I am...and I changed for the better. I even got my first serious job in more than a year and a half of being un
That moment when I try to be consistentGot a couple of books on Early Colonial America and daily life. It's fun reading it, because our eating habits have changed greatly from them. Our day to day activities have changed greatly too. It's really getting me in the mindset of how life was back then. Which is sort of fueling me when it comes to scripting out pages for Sasf. I also got a book on Puritans in New England, and how they lived differently from everyone else. They are...a very odd bunch. Or maybe it's just me.That moment when I try to be consistent in Personal More Like This
Anyway, I have come to the conclusion that I would never wanna live back in that day. Yeah I'm sure the work would put me in shape and all...but I love my time too much XD
Hope school and things like that is going well for you guys. Wish you good luck in your endeavors
Oh and hello new watchers, thank you very much for the support!
Art slave auction! (STARTING BID AT 1 POINT!!)I'm in dire need of points and I want to do an art slave auction in order to earn points to add additional prizes to A7Xmas 2013. I have enough points for 4 three-month premiums but I would like to give out more, ya know? ;;Art slave auction! (STARTING BID AT 1 POINT!!) in Personal More Like This
Starting Bid: 1
Minimum Increase: 5
Autobuy: 1032 (enough for ONE Three-month AND ONE One-month membership for the giveaway)
PLEASE REPLY TO THE HIGHEST BIDDER!!!
The auction will be held from now until December 11th and the highest bidder will win as much art as they desire for a week. The week for free art will start December 21st at 12:00 AM EST and last until December 28th at 11:59 PM EST. (I'll be starting winter break then and I will not have to worry about finals or anything like that. xD)
If you win, you can have as many adoptables, journal skins, icons, chibis, and drawings as you want, but please remember I am a human and I cannot do 100 chibis in a week! I can probably do anywhere from
Did somebody say COLLABS? (CLOSED)Yep, I feel like doing collabs right now so I'm temporarily opening collabs. ;u;Did somebody say COLLABS? (CLOSED) in Personal More Like This
THIS IS YOUR FAULT DisasterTheAbsol!!!)
THIS IS NOT FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE! I WILL BE SELECTING THREE DEVIANTS I WOULD LIKE TO COLLAB WITH LATER TODAY! (Or maybe tomorrow afternoon)
1. DisasterTheAbsol - COMPLETED
2. TaintedDNA - Coloring (my part)
3. Tifareto - Not Started
4. Synthetic--Ecstasy - Not Started
5. DarkPrower - Not Started
If you're interested, fill this out.
Lining or Coloring?: (Are you better with coloring or lining?)
Subject: (What would you like us to draw?)
What software do you use?: (SAI, Paint, GIMP, Photoshop, ect)
Do you have a tablet?: (Yes or no)
How long does it take usually take you to finish a drawing?: (Simple question)
Other?: (Anything else you want me to know? ^^)
Custom Pokemon Gijinkas (2 slots open)Doing a few custom pokemon gijinkas because that's all I've been wanting to draw as of lately.Custom Pokemon Gijinkas (2 slots open) in Personal More Like This
They will look something like this
1. *reserved for myself ;3*
2. Typhlosion for suki1136 for a friend
2 slots available.
The price range for customs is 100-200
You are allowed to choose how much you're willing to pay within the limits or I can negotiate ;3
So if you're interested, just comment below with a filled out form.
All points go towards my A7Xmas giveaway in December. We're almost there! 508 to go!!!
Thank you guys. ^^
PS, the auction for ends tomorrow at 6PM EST, (20ish hours).
PSS, the next batch of pokemon gijinkas will contain 2 Kanto Pokemon, 2 Johto Pok
My DeviantART Story + MoreYee. Joining the bandwagon because :iconwynautplz:My DeviantART Story + More in Personal More Like This
So um... Sit back and relax as I tell you the story of a young dragon discovering the passion of deviousness, art and pasta.
I've been drawing ever since I was a wee child. I sucked but hey, I liked drawing. I first started off by tracing pokemon in my pokemon books. (Yes, as much as I'd hate to admit it, I used to trace.) This gave me a firm grasp on how to draw shapes and how to see basic shapes in characters. I believe this was during 2006 through 2008... In late 2008/early 2009 I discovered Twime777 on youtube and needless to say I was inspired by her work. Every day after school I would go onto youtube and check her channel for new videos. During this time I stopped tracing entirely and used her techniques to aid me in the drawing process. In mid 2010 I discovered Frankyding90 and her sonic speedpaints on youtube. I remember I drew Knuckles by following this video step by step.
While I no longer have that particular
End of Summer Giveaway (Winners Announced)FINAL EDIT: A HUUUGE thank you to everyone who entered. I got a massive 550 entries. x-xEnd of Summer Giveaway (Winners Announced) in Deviant Events More Like This
Without further ado, here are the winners
The first winner of the vector face is (7th)...
The second winner of the vector face is (6th)......
The following two deviants have a choice between a vector face and a journal skin (5th and 4th)
#398 and #268!
:iconigusalup:igusalup and :icontheanimemaster2:theanimemaster2
Third place gets a free icon.
Second place gets a free pixel chibi.
Who is #2?
Finally the moment we've all been waiting for, the winner. n-n
The winner of the 3 month premium membership/636 points is...
Wait for it :iconjumpheplz:
But wait there's more!
I did a mini raffle on livestream.
Here are the deviants that came
A7Xmas 2014 (Win a PM + MORE) WINNERS ANNOUNCED!Alright so it's time to announce the winners~A7Xmas 2014 (Win a PM + MORE) WINNERS ANNOUNCED! in Personal More Like This
But first, here are all of the numbers
December 23, 2014 1. blueeyedwoman
December 22, 2014 2. SasuNejifan001
December 23, 2014 3. TheMidnightMage
December 24, 2014 4. CinnamintyAshes
December 22, 2014 5. SarahHardy01
December 22, 2014 6. shindianaify
December 23, 2014 7. Poppypelt
December 23, 2014 8. BOUSISUMMER
December 22, 2014 9. GoldenAndSilver
December 23, 2014 10. TaintedDNA
December 23, 2014 11. Glaci-Spade
December 22, 2014 12. BewareNerdyZombies
December 23, 2014 13. Sagethewolf23
December 22, 2014 14. SasukeUchihaSan
December 22, 2014 15. wildspirit-celina
December 22, 2014 16. Angel-Eyed-Vengeance
December 22, 2014 17. ZoeyxHeathfan892
December 23, 2014 18. Synthetic--Ecstasy
December 23, 2014 19. IllyDragonfly
December 22, 2014 20. HolliKyo
December 22, 2014 21. HalfInane-HalfMental
December 22, 2014 22
First Ever Livestream Movie Night (OFFLINE)EDIT #3 And so movie night was a success ;u;First Ever Livestream Movie Night (OFFLINE) in Personal More Like This
Huge thank you to HalfInane-HalfMental,Synthetic--Ecstasy and poopsockk for coming <3
I'll be doing this again so stay tuned
EDIT #2 Movie is about to begin. Please come in and enjoy~!
EDIT #1 Pre-movie stream is now up. Join now and get to watch random youtube videos with me ;u;
http://www.livestream.com/zynyx <- click
I've been planning this for a looong time now uvu
Anyways, tonight around 8PM Est I'll be streaming The Ring. It is a PG-13 psychological horror film. I am not going to go into depth with the movie, but it isn't all that scary.
Around 7:30PM Est I am going to update this journal with the link to my livestream account and do a pre-movie stream and show some awesome videos until 8PM.
Here are some rules for Movie Livestreams
No spoiling the movie! If you've seen it before do not spoil i
Back + TaggedYay finally back from vacation. I missed being home xDBack + Tagged in Personal More Like This
While I was away, Bl4deMast3r tagged me. Dammit. >:C
Here ya go http://vocaroo.com/i/s1gUP96q1mWQ
//hates her voice
Your name and username.
Where you’re from.
Pronounce the following words: aunt, roof, route, theater, iron, salmon, caramel, fire, water, New Orleans, Pecan, both, again, probably, Alabama, lawyer, coupon, mayonnaise, pajamas, caught, naturally, aluminum, GIF, Tumblr, Crackerjack, doorknob, envelope, GPOY.
What is it called when you throw toilet paper on a house?
What is a bubbly carbonated drink called?
What do you call gym shoes?
What do you call your grandparents?
What do you call the wheeled contraption in which you carry groceries at the supermarket?
What is the thing you change the TV channel with?
Choose a book and read a passage from it.
Do you think you have an accent?
Would you rather be a wizard or a vampire?
Do you know anyone on Tumblr or deviantART in real life?
2013 A7XMas Giveaway (CLOSED)FINAL EDIT: The winners have been selected via random.org2013 A7XMas Giveaway (CLOSED) in Deviant Events More Like This
With a total of 446 entrants, the prizes given away are 2 flat chibis, 1 pixel icon, 1 journal skin, 1 shaded chibi and 2 premium memberships (1 was originally a custom adoptable, but I changed it to another pm to make up for my internet not cooperating).
I will announce the winners in the order of the prizes.
But before that, here are all the entrants.
(Press ctrl + f and type in your username to find your number)
December 19, 2013 2. stormygr
December 18, 2013 3. SasuNejifan001
December 18, 2013 4. neshirys
December 19, 2013 5. JupiterLily
December 19, 2013 6. blue-moon402
December 19, 2013 7. SakuraTenshi101
December 18, 2013 8. kausa
December 20, 2013 9. dareme
December 19, 2013 10. RheinaGealtash
December 19, 2013 11. nabeschin
December 20, 2013 12. Lover-Kitsune-Kitmi
December 18, 2013 13. LadyNin-Chan
December 19, 2013 14.
Brief Break + Kiriban less than 1k away!Just so you're all aware, I'm taking a small break from dA starting now until Sunday. Why?Brief Break + Kiriban less than 1k away! in Personal More Like This
Avenged Sevenfold. :iconheplz:
Going to see them tomorrow. I can hardly wait!
I'll attempt to take pictures but I'm sitting somewhat far away from the stage so the pictures might not be the best quality and/or have the band members visible... Sorry.
I DO have school tomorrow, but I get to leave halfway through the day so I can arrive at the venue at a decent time. Before you ask, "Why am I going on hiatus from today until Sunday?" Let me explain; After I go to the concert tomorrow, my dad and I are hanging out in Orlando to go to Universal's Halloween Horror Nights on Thursday, and do something small on Friday before we head home. By the time we arrive, I'm going to be exhausted and more than likely go straight to bed. Saturday is dedicated to the work I'm missing and for recovery. Sunday my stamina should be restored and I will be fully back on dA. I don't have en
Site Update: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like ThisIn 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: Refunds, Sneak Peek of More Like This in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Request Refunds for Premium Content
DeviantART's Premium Content Platform, which provides the ability for content creators to become sellers and generate real earnings, now gives buyers the ability to request refunds. If a member purchases a download from a seller and they are unhappy with the purchase, they may request a refund. The seller can then approve or deny the refund.
Everyone makes mistakes — it's
Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures140 unbelievably realistic mouth-watering food sculptures that can fit on the tip of your finger.Unbelievable Realistic Miniature Food Sculptures in Art Features More Like This
Mini Clay Cannoli by WaterGleam
Chocolate bracelet by OrionaJewelry Strawberry bracelet by OrionaJewelry
Chocolate treats, close up by thinkpastel
Carrot Cake, take II by thinkpastel
Halloween Treats by thinkpastel
Tutti Frutti - 1:6 assorted fruits by thinkpastel
Scale 1:3 Neko Cheesecake by asuka-sakumo
Blueberry Cake by MyPetiteCakes
Pumpkin Pie -a la mode- by sonickingscrewdriverFudge Brownie Charm by MotherMayIjewelry
Carrot Cake Magnet by MotherMayIjewelryMiniature Charlotte Cakes by MyPetiteCakes
Just a Bunch of Miniature Fruit Tarts by PetitPlatSweetness dream - 12th scale dollhouse miniature by PetitDeCherries
Site Update: New deviantART ThumbnailsIn 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: New deviantART Thumbnails in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
New deviantART Thumbnails
This feature will be rolled out to everyone over the next few days.
DeviantART's thumbnail images just got bigger and better! Starting today, we've increased the size of deviantART's thumbnails and, by popular demand from the community, we're also giving you a "Thumbnail Grid" mode.
Here's a run-down of what's changed:
We've made all thumbnails bigger!
Deviations display in tidier rows with no unnecessary cropping, allowing you to see the art as it's meant to be seen!
For literature thumbnails, the background has been lightened and
Creepy Meets CuteCreepy Meets Cute in Art Features More Like This
The deviantART community is always blown away by the talent of ~Santani, a Moscow-based artists who makes original dolls that blend together the concepts of "creepy" and "cute."
My Little Dragon: Blue Wyvern by Santani
Purple by Santani
Tiny Griffin Spotty by Santani
Owmlet by Santani
T.G. Polar by Santani
Bunny Twins by Santani
T.G. Red panda by Santani
T.G. Squirrel by Santani
Tiny Black by Santani
Hypnowl by Santani
My Little Dragon: Bambi portrait by Santani
T.G. Polar 1 by Santani
slightly toothy by Santani
Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios GionisAnastasios Gionis is a digital sculptor and 3D modeler for the film industry. His work has been featured in films such as Snow White and the Huntsman, Cabin in the Woods, Land of the Lost, Hop, and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Sorcerer's Apprentice, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor.Nightmare Fuel: Monsters by Anastasios Gionis in Art Features More Like This
He also did character design for kids TV shows including As Told by Ginger, All Grown Up, Squirrel Boy, and Rocket Power.
The World's Major Cities... DestroyedWhat would the world's cities look like after the apocalypse? Belgian digital artist Jonas De Ro paints his vision of the end of the world.The World's Major Cities... Destroyed in Art Features More Like This
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
New York City, New York, United States
Hong Kong, China
View Jonas De Ro's Full Gallery
Beautiful Planet [Earth Day Feature]80 jaw-droppingly beautiful photos of our planet. Happy Earth Day!Beautiful Planet [Earth Day Feature] in Art Features More Like This
Autumnal Dreamland by FlorentCourty
Insane Moment by FlorentCourty
Trotternish by TobiasRichter
Morning Fog by ChristyTortland
Path to a foggy coast. by MarioGuti
Wayfarers by Sergiba
Kirkjufell Panorama by cwaddell
Winter Reflection by porbital
Thus Spoke Zarathustra by IngoSchobert
Explosion by Ian-Plant
Golden Painting by FlorentCourty
- Morning - by ldinami7e
Iceland - at the top by Pharaun333
Sylvestris by XavierJamonet
The Canyon's Secret by hougaard
Fading Voyager by JindrichLisy
Scotland 15 by lonelywolf2
Mountain Majesty by FlorentCourty
Sleeping volcano by MaximeCourty
Internet Sensation Natalia Poklonskaya Fan ArtNatalia Poklonskaya, the attractive new attorney general of Crimea (Ukraine) has become the newest internet sensation after a video of her at a press conference went viral. Her looks gained her the attention of the internet, and artists — many of them on deviantART — began creating fan art of her.Internet Sensation Natalia Poklonskaya Fan Art in Art Features More Like This
"With many eyes turned to Ukraine, Poklonskaya’s face was plastered across international media, eventually reaching China and Japan, where she became an icon to many cartoonists and animators struck by her beauty"
—International Business Times
Username Changes Now AvailableDeviantART has been around for almost twelve years, and in that time, we've seen artists grow from hobbyists to students to professionals. As a member of any community, your identity can change and grow over time.Username Changes Now Available in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For years, we've been getting requests from the community asking for the ability to change usernames. We realize that as an artist, it's important to give you the ability to change your personal brand, just as you change your interests, skills, and art types.
How It Works
Deviants can now change their username in their Settings. To change your username, you must have an active Premium Membership. (The reason there is a "fee" associated with the change is because switching usernames is a complex technical proce
Trending deviantART Search Terms: October 2013Here are 25 search terms that saw a significant increase in searches during the month of October.Trending deviantART Search Terms: October 2013 in Art Features More Like This
1. elizabeth bioshock
4. league of legends
League of Legends s3 Katarina by ChrisBjors
Love dA Lit: Issue 185Welcome to the one-hundred eighty-fifth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 185 in Literature Features More Like This
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
LIT me explain u a thing Jan - June 2014
Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Love dA Lit: Issue 160Welcome to the one-hundred sixtieth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 160 in Literature Features More Like This
Note: Sorry about last week, I ended up doing a last-minute thing and wasn't able to post the article. ♥
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests |
LIT me explain u a thing: July - Dec 2013LIT me explain u a thing...about literature newsLIT me explain u a thing: July - Dec 2013 in Literature Features More Like This
There is a lot of it.
2013 is now over. I KNOW. WHERE DID IT GO? BUT IT'S GONE. IT'S GONE I TELL YOU. :iconrazycryplz: It's crazy, I'm crazy. It's okay though, we have all this news to keep us company. Look at that beautiful news. Look at it with love in your eyes. Anyways. This is the second part of the article "LIT me explain u a thing" chronicling what the Lit community was up to in 2013! [A lot I tell you, I mean look at how long this is.]
I hope you've prepared yourself. :iconespurreyesplz:
Guess what. If you manage to slough through this entire article you get your choice of ice cream and a ride in a super secret magical box that may or may not be blue! Also, please this to spread it along. SPREAD IT LIKE A LITERATURE-Y PLAGUE.
Love dA Lit: Issue 184Welcome to the one-hundred eighty-fourth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 184 in Literature Features More Like This
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
LIT me explain u a thing Jan - June 2014
Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
August Literature DD Round Up:iconirrevocablefate:August Literature DD Round Up in Literature Features More Like This
Features by IrrevocableFate
Features by GrimFace242
Thirty Three Percent by UntamedUnwanted Bombadil by rlkirkland eugenics in bulk by straygod Ain't No Redemption - Chapter One by mnmccarthy Glass Memories by Oldsoul-Mira I'm An Again by ArgusPaul [songs of rain] by sea-rchlight what love is not. by amour-raven A Guide to Writing Dialogue by tie-dye-flag Floodgates by awholelotofflowers Pro-Choice by Yamiga Short Poem by smith4891 Andromeda by SavageFrog You Were Not An Aquarium Boy by IrrevocableFate
Features by neurotype
Teacher's Pet Sneaks Out by Rovanna Through all this Light by AllytotheQuaking Samantha Dunmore by ChildOfTheWest The Girls My Mama Warned Me About--- FFM Day 3 by RavenXNevermore My First Pet by raspil Grandfather by BlueStanza Faeriefire by Atheshya Trivela by trueshinken love people by boundlessgravity
Features by ShadowedAcolyte
making tea by kilkegard consensus + AUDIO by Wordeea The Son, the Father, and Whatever is Holy by The-Ditch-Digger Waiting by SilverInkblot Don't Fall In Love With A Writer by Milk-and-Pie Bad Luck by CailinLiath Liquor is one way out an'death's the other by grew-up-a-screw-up Crumb Tiger by PoeticWar Caitlin by hopeburnsblue Cresting Peaks by SpriteBlayde Spectra by somethingzenzen Love Letters from a Typhoon by Drunken-Splice Nervous Movement by joeyws91
We'd like to thank all the w
Love dA Lit: Issue 170Welcome to the one-hundred seventieth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 170 in Literature Features More Like This
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources | Open Admin Positions
Bestest Friend Contest Winners!The Bestest Friend Contest is over and we're now going to announce the winners! Are you excited? I AM SO EXCITED! We had such a fantastic turn out with over 50 entries! :iconwoahplz:Bestest Friend Contest Winners! in Literature Features More Like This
Everyone really did an amazing job and you are really all winners because you wrote about someone you care about deeply and hopefully made them smile! ♥
Special thanks to our judges (DreamingAutumn, DrippingWords, IrrevocableFate, and OfOneSoul) and an even bigger thank you to everyone who donated prizes, this contest was amazing because of you. <3
So lets get to this!
All of the entries!
June Literature Newsletter May burst in through the door and brought along so much...literature-y stuff! No really, it did. We also saw the addition of two new Lit CV's, ShadowedAcolyte and IrrevocableFate!June Literature Newsletter in Literature Features More Like This
Blogs from CRLiterature
May Literature DD Round-Up
ShadowedAcolyte's DD Suggestion Guidelines
IrrevocableFate's DD Suggestion Guidelines
Meet 'N Greet Chat With the Lit CVs
Love dA Lit: Issue 170
Interview With Your New Lit CVs
Love dA Lit: Issue 169Welcome to the one-hundred sixty-ninth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 169 in Literature Features More Like This
Note: MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU.
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources |
The Literature Community Experiment VIRemember the cool things Beccalicious did here, over here, and here, oh, this one too, and this one? Yes? No? Well buckle up, my lovelies, because we're doing something similar. The plan is simple, get people together and get people talking to each other! Since it's been a while we'll start off with a bunch of questions. Please snoop around in the comments and start talking to people, we're all different, but we're all on DA for a reason, so lets get to know one another!The Literature Community Experiment VI in Literature Features More Like This
I'm going to try to get this cross-posted to as many groups possible, so please spread the word, put it in your journal, mention it to your friend, someone new, someone old
, someone borrowed, someone blue daba dee daba da.
After I come back from my vacat
Engie: awakeI felt scorching heat and vibrating pain.Engie: awake in Personal More Like This
There was an endless buzz in my ears of massive shell-shock.
Crunching noise of the ground.
For a brief second I saw tiny mushrooms and flowers under me, but they quickly disintegrated into dust.
Impossible. Shock-Hallucinations. I haven't seen grass in so many years.
Crawl forward. Away. Away from the heat.
Farther. Come on Alex. Get up. Walk.
Something was wrong. I wasn't supposed to be alive.
...Ion Cannon interrupts all electronic impulses, no matter how small, effectively scrambling, disrupting all neural activity and shuts down the brain.
Sure, the walls of the little house protected me from the flames of ruptured atmosphere, but how is my mind still active?
Only one thing could have protected me. Something which could bend all known laws of physics at it pleased.
Could it be? The note?!
Could Seven's luck actually transfer onto others?
If this is true, then Seven could be the key to my
Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAROn StArDaTe 230387455652769 A TrIaL Has CoMmeNcEd, To EvaLuAte ThE LoSs oF InVaDer UnIoN Ship 4920-938Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAR in Personal More Like This
It WaS DiScoVeRed ThEn,
ThAt ThE SiNgULaRitY KnoWn As CaPtaIn ComiTtED A SeRieS of CriMeS AgAiNsT The UniOn.
AnD So, By ThE OrDeR Of ThE InVaDeRs UniOn,
We WeRe SuMmOneD AnD
To ThiS WoRlD On ThE TeTrA-ViRuS SeEdS.
To InFeCt aNd To UnItE AlL LiViNg LoCaL MulTiCeLlULaRs As BiOMaSs 117, The MoSt UnStoPpaBLe aNd FaIr JuDgE oF AlL.
LifE alwAys fInDs a wAy.
WhilE wE scAnNed the
Charles Snippy: COFFEESENTRY: 412:Charles Snippy: COFFEES in Personal More Like This
This evening, I returned to into the City to fill out the reports about my first tour out into the Dead Zone.
Hopefully, they won't suddenly shut down the D.Z.T.R. Department and there will be more tours for me to "guide".
Today... was different.
A buzzing, hovering Hunter-Drone met me in the Airlock.
Must be a new thing.
Ah I see,
As I'm forever unable to access ANNET, someone up top must have programmed this contraption to follow me around, shouting things at me.
Thank you, whoever you are.
I never felt more ridiculous.
To top things off, I lost my coffee.
ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3Zee Captain's note of summons had sealed my fate.ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3 in Personal More Like This
I felt a cold pull at my stomach. Something else was coming, re-awakened by the presence of Captain.
Something worse than the shuffling noises of the red beasts outside. The sound of falling cannonball.
Whatever that fleshy monstrosity was, it cared not for me, but it's presence here led ANNIE straight to me.
...And it came to pass on the morrow, that the goddess in the machine came upon me and she wanted vengeance.
She was online, the thermonuclear bombardment of the core databank cube had failed to shut her down.
She was still alive, after all these years.
The explosive crash-landing of the hunter machine through the old roof drew THEIR attention.
I was now between two wild beasts, out for my blood.
What was Protocol 1-1-3?
Memories of Directorate weapon codes lingered in my mind, poisoning my thought pattern.
Could it be?
...So this was to be my death.
ANNIE had let me know that she
ENGIE: RegretsI was at first too stupid to see that we were no longer using ANNIE but Annie was using us.ENGIE: Regrets in Personal More Like This
She was a goddess in the machine, our search engine.
We used her to collect and share knowledge and in return she had started to use us as her processors. It was an unexpected transition and it took a long time, thus I failed to notice it, failed to stop it. The new organism had come to life in which we were only neuron cells of her massive mind, that spanned continents.
Humanity no longer had a chance to survive in it's current state. We had poisoned the oceans, we had scorched the earth and blackened the sky in our quest for power.
The world we knew was dying. I knew that this decade would be our last. The city would fall to the Zone, sooner or later.
Research notes from the last report of Charles Snippy terrified me greatly. They had found something horrid in the Dead Zone. Something that killed them all.
The Dead Zone Research and Tourism i
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
Devious Journal EntryRA team had zee most magical time in France.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
Here be most tasty memories:
France peoples are great and brought captain over 50 delicious croissants!
Special hugs go to:
:icongrimhel: :iconcaptain-x:, :icondavinarfel:
Plus toasty :iconExphrasis: and his girlfriend Lea
Also, to delicious :iconspacemoule: for being our France captein.
Next stop on the world tour is Connecticut, Hartford!
Peoples of Hartford, come find Captain's booth across from our friends at Explosm!
SNIPPY: die pilot dieIf a Pilot falls dead in the radioactive, frozen wasteland and there is no one around to hear it....do you think Captain would find out it was me?SNIPPY: die pilot die in Personal More Like This
Allright. The rage has consumed me entirely too much.
What can I do to relax?
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE
Charles Snippy: DreamsEntry 382:Charles Snippy: Dreams in Personal More Like This
My personal online psychiatrist is making me narrate this nonsense down on the chip embedded in my tooth in hopes that someday I may be cured of my "incompatibility" with ANNET, or at least possibly reduce the "mild psychosis caused by work-related stress" as she calls it.
I know that it's not going to happen. The problem is something genetic and while those goons in the genetics department would love to get their machines into my brain, I prefer the lack of sleep and headaches to lobotomy.
I seen the reports on their test subjects: "total neural shut-down", "subject resists integration with the net, increasing the signal strength lead to damage to the 85% of the frontal lobe."
Call me old fashioned, but I like my brain the way it is.
I've had that day-dream again. Day-mare is more likely.
A flash-mare? Not sure what to call these, really.
The transmitter towers dotting this bloody city are making my life difficult, but not as difficult as the fact that everyone expects me t
Trends.There are a number of trends I'm amused by at deviantART.Trends. in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Search for draw this again and you see a meme where deviants are showing their progress through the years. Examples:
Then there's a trend on YouTube where deviants are posting video blogs about their deviantART experiences. I recently caught this one by DomieNeek that I was charmed by. She makes great points, too!
In November we published a Journal on dt's Blog, very discreetly announcing that we've launched a set of API's (Application Programming Interfaces) so that developers out there could make Apps for deviantART.
Close to Announcing Great ResolutionObviously we don't intend to leave you hanging!Close to Announcing Great Resolution in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Due to halloween some pretty key folks are trick or treating with their kids and stuff this evening so I couldn't publish a really terrific resolution to the Journal issues we've been having until tomorrow. Family comes first folks!
I can say the following with confidence: Everything everyone wants, with the added benefits that come with the deviations platform will be released very soon.
In the meantime, enjoy the really crazy journals showing up in the footer.
Oh, btw, because of the new Journal portal we learned we were having a bit of a spam issue, with a few bots posting to the network mostly to spike their google pagerank. Which is silly because we've set the pages to be ignored by the google spiders... so what these spammers are doing is all for nothing. But we'll root them out within a couple of days as well and ultimately really clean deviantART up.
For the record.... the community is using Journals at a much higher r
Boosted Boards Best Thing Since Hover BoardsSo it's the year 2013 just about, and we don't have hover-boards yet. I'm just as bummed as you. But there's great news, because at least we have Boosted Boards!! This kick-ass project got kick-started with $450,000+ and my buddy Garry Tan over at Y Combinator got me an intro after I rode his beta-model. I'm such a fan...Boosted Boards Best Thing Since Hover Boards in Deviant Events More Like This
Here's me riding the new model, Garry will be so jealous I got to ride it first! These long boards have the goods to hit 20+ mph up hill!!! If the limiters were off they could hit 60mph, but I felt really safe on this thing. It's so smooth and easy to drive... I haven't skateboarded in over a decade and look how easy I make it look!
Meeting Sanjay (CEO) and his co-founders M
Art ElvesI mentioned I was in Mammoth over the holidays, which, besides an annoying sickness for the first few days, was so much fun I don't even know where to start. But I'll get into that in another Journal.Art Elves in Art Features More Like This
I wanted to share with you a note I found on my desk at hq when I returned. Yanira works here at the office once or twice a week and she had her nephews in with her during the break.
We have a ton of these deviantART coasters laying around HQ so they must have found them. We originally made them for originaldrinkanddraw and I'm so glad they found them! I'm going to have to get more just in case the elves come again!
Look what they left for me!
How cool are these?! Um, please ignore the devious slogan on there... Hopefully the artistic elves knew we were talking about delicious, healthy milk!
Infatuated With RoyceInfatuated With Royce in Deviant Events More Like This
I took some photos of Royce this afternoon. At 11 weeks old she's really pulling all the heart strings... must be about 15 pounds by now. When she is a full grown English Setter like her big brother Bentley she'll be about 45-55 pounds. Bentley is almost 70 lbs:
I grew up with English Setters. We had 3 when I was a baby and then two of them had a litter of 8 puppies that we gave to friends in Greece where my family lived at the time.
It's Saturday, perfect day for a nice big yawnnnn...
Have a great weekend! From, Royce:
Chef Nozawa RetiresChef Nozawa Retires in Deviant Events More Like This
Credit: Michael Kovac ( http://www.kovac.net/ )
My favorite Sushi Chef and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Nozawa are retiring as of yesterday. I was able to deliver this letter to them last night, along with a bottle of champagne. And I was honored to deliver a last toast, and incredibly beyond belief honored to eat the last piece of sushi served by the restaurant. A new restaurant for the sushi chain called "Sugar Fish" (a partnership between Nozawa, and his sun plus another partner) will replace the original Nozawa which has operated from Ventura Blvd in Studio City for the past 25 years. Sugar Fish at this location is scheduled to open in May.
The New York Times covered the closing of Nozawa, known as "The Sushi Nazi" in the following story; "Pu
Help support our application to manage .ARTView in SpanishHelp support our application to manage .ART in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
DeviantART announced a month ago that through a new organization, Dadotart we applied to manage a new Top Level Domain (TLD) called “.ART.” We are committed to having the .ART TLD — the Internet addresses that could end in .ART — organized and distributed with the full participation of the global art community.
We need your help!
We need your help to show public support for the Dadotart application. The application process to manage a TLD is long, arduous, and intricate. Help us gather as a true art-centric community. And please spread the word to everyone who loves the arts or is part of the arts because we aim to have .ART be home to everyo
dT @ Army Barracks Developer OffsiteSome of us arrived here Thursday, and some on Friday of last week, but it's now 5 days in on Tuesday for the dT Developer offsite. It's being held for a total of two weeks at an Army Barracks that we rented near the ocean and it has kicked off brilliantly.dT @ Army Barracks Developer Offsite in Personal More Like This
We're sleeping in a huge room full of bunk-beds, and meeting up at 8am for breakfast till 9, watching presentations in a round table format and being assigned day long and two day long development sprint projects that we present in the evenings. After an exhausting day we eat dinner, or smaller groups rock climb, mountain bike or otherwise during sunset and eat dinner afterwards. Followed by camp fires, games of Warewolf/Mafia, nerf gun battles, catch, drawing, playing music, flying r/c heli's, building legos and hanging out.
We're allowed to build anything, but everyone is choosing to build apps for dA or to use dA as a playground for development.
None of these may release to the public, or all of them may. Things like... ema
My Recent FavesHere's some faves that I wanted to share.My Recent Faves in Personal More Like This
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woman with orange hair by cuson
TMNT #3 Portfolio Plate by Kevineastman
Four Fingers by sylvainArtist
captain by Archaical
The DeviantArt Community Turns 14The DeviantArt Community Turns 14 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
When you're young, your teenage years can't come soon enough. Thirteen was fun, but with a whole year as a teenager under your belt, you start to get perspective on what it means to grow up. You're not there yet, but the path ahead is clear and inspiring.
At 14, you start taking on responsibilities and testing out maturity, while continuing to reach for the stars and fostering the creativity that's such an integral part of your life.
DeviantArt's 14th birthday marks the ushering in of this new chapter. For the past year, we've gained perspective on where our journey should lead us next, and we couldn't be more thrilled to share it with you and have you with us every step of th
RIFT Create a Colossus Contest Winners RIFTRIFT Create a Colossus Contest Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Create a Colosus Contest
In our RIFT, Create a Colossus Contest,
we asked you to design the biggest and baddest
boss you could imagine! After sorting through
thousands of fearful monsters, the judges have
whittled down the entries and selected the
final three winners.
$1,500 Cash Prize (USD)
Wacom Intuos4 Medium Tablet
8,000 deviantART Points
dA PRO Digital Artist's Backpack
deviantWEAR Hoodie of the Winner's Choice*
1 Year Premium Membership to deviantART
It was a close race, but difficult for the ot
Pimps and Whoas - July 9, 2014PimpsPimps and Whoas - July 9, 2014 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Official dA News
Celebrating Deviousness - July 2014
CR Newsletter May/June 2014
Introducing Improved Comments
Join us a deviantMEET in San Diego
Keeping your Account Safe
Site Update: Replying to Feedback
Pimps and Whoas - February 27, 2014PimpsPimps and Whoas - February 27, 2014 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Initial Release of the Motion Book Tool
Deviant Hunting Videos and People's Choice Award
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback
Site Update: Change Image Size in deviantART muro
This Week's Trending Searches on deviantART
Pimps and Whoas - May 1, 2014PimpsPimps and Whoas - May 1, 2014 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Official dA News
Follow Up on the Motion Book Tool
Site Update: Google Analytics Feedback
Site Update: New CSS Options for Journal Skins
CR Newsletter March/April 2014
Celebrating Deviousness - May 2014
Pimps and Whoas - February 5, 2014PimpsPimps and Whoas - February 5, 2014 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Official dA News
Site Update: deviantART muro Presets to Beta
Holiday Card Project 2013 Wrap-Up
Site Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New Brushes
The Artist Behind the Lexus IS Design
It's Our Party!Our 11th Birthday is fast approaching and we've launched a weeks-worth of awesomeness filled with presents, prizes, games, parties and of course deviousness - Congrats Dan-Heffer!!!It's Our Party! in Personal More Like This
Here's a list of what we have planned in communityrelations
dAseniors brings you 11 things I love about dA Contest - Deadline August 7, 2011
"What do You See?" Contest - Deadline August 15, 2011
11 Years of dAvolution Contest - Deadline August 20, 2011
fella and communityrelations bring you a birthday scuzzle!
Fotolia 4: Stockpocalypse ChallengeFotolia 4: Stockpocalypse Challenge in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The winning entry will be published as a full page advertisement for Fotolia in
HOW Magazine with credit to the artist.
Read Official Rules
Something's happened. Whether it was a catastrophic earthquake, a nasty alien invasion, or an accidental push of the Big Red Button, the world, as we know it, has come to an end. But what happens in the aftermath? Fotolia's
Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait ProjectIn Tim Burton's newest film Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp is Barnabas, a vampire who awakes in 1972 after centuries of imprisonment to find his family in ruins. Much like the family business, Barnabas's image needs an update. Create a portrait worthy of Collinwood Manor, and be judged by the one and only Tim Burton!Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait Project in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
how to participate
rules & judging
In Tim Burton's latest film, Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp plays the dashing, charismatic vampire Barnabas Collins, a relic of the Victorian age who is freed from two centuries of entombment to find his family, fortune and beloved Collinwood Manor in ruins. To save his family, Barnabas must learn to make sense of the modern world ‚Äì and there's nothing like a total image makeover to shake off the dust a
Witches of East End ShareWitches of East End in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Based on Melissa de la Cruz's New York Times best-selling novel, Witches of East End centers on the Beauchamp family, where in season one sisters Freya and Ingrid discovered they are witches with ancient magical powers. With the help of their mother Joanna and Aunt Wendy, they learned how to cultivate their craft and work together to defeat unearthly enemies seeking revenge on their family, while keeping their abilities a secret from the town.
This season, with the portal to Asgard open, what comes through will forever change the lives of the Beauchamps. Darkness surrounds East End as a new stranger arrives. Joanna is still weak with poison in her blood as the Beauchamps search desperately for a cure. With the death of Penelope, Killian and Dash's warlock powers return. #DarknessIsRising
The Creative Team behind The Witches of East End want to participate with you in a v
Draw This Again Winners AnnouncementBack to SchoolDraw This Again Winners Announcement in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Now, after many long hours of deliberation, our judges have selected the 10 Finalists. We based our selections on the level of creativity, artistic progression from one frame to the next, and overall impact of the work. Congratulations to the 10 Finalists!
* Subject to availability
Their New (aka "After") work as a Framed Fine Art Print One-year deviantART Premium MembershipThe dA PRO Nomad BagA deviantART Hoodie of their choice*