Uprising RendzvousUprising: The RendezvousUprising Rendzvous in Personal More Like This
Just outside Spartan Space
"Still no word from command?"
Admiral Salvek watched from her command chair as her communications officer fiddled with his console for a few moments. He turned, his face grim.
"Nothing since we picked up that wide-beam, Ma'am: "protect the Empire and its people. When in doubt, use initiative. Further orders will be forthcoming. If possible, regroup with loyal fleets."
The order had been signed with the tac-signature of the Supreme overlord himself.
And what did he mean by "loyal" fleets?
"What do you think?" the young admiral asked, turning to face Faison, her Scuridaean XO. The small gray Squirrel-like creature sat on an elevated platform installed specifically for him. His tail twitched in agitation: his race was known for short tempers. And violence.
"I think there's been a coup."
There. It was out in the open now.
Salvez shuddered briefly: ever since contact had been lost with the high command, the ship had been pick
The GapsMuch as the Victorians would never have envisioned the coming of the Martians, none outside of the Timecasters had any notion of what was impending; and the Flux knew this. They planned accordingly, for this was a war of proxies. In their eyes, they imagined that the Temporians were much as they were; a parasite, a symbiote attached to a larger entity. So as the Immortal Empire hosted the Ascendancy, the logic went, so worked the Temporians through the Dark City Imperium. In their eyes, this was akin to a brush war, though a brush war that was rapidly escalating into something else. With their name spreading in the galactic far east, the Ascendancy felt an increasing calling to a more compelling sort of action; it was only through the petitions of Dassus, who himself was urged on by the hopes and fears of the Union of World’s emperor, that had prevented Dorin from conducting a suicidal charge of extermination across an unaware galaxy.The Gaps in Personal More Like This
With Dorin’s—oh. Apologies. You h
The Angel and the Army of Heaven Pangonis system: Union shipyard, Union milky way galaxy. 5:34am local timeThe Angel and the Army of Heaven in Personal More Like This
“Sir, their here”
That one sentence made everyone in the fleet freeze.
“I'm counting 8 signatures, edge of system and closing fast. 3 Cruisers 4 corvettes and... I'm reading something huge my lord” The man said in awe. It was understandable. Many people hadn’t even set eyes on the Nakai or one of their legendary ships. They were stories mostly, nothing more. However the time had come when old stories must resurface. In fire.
Myric was ready to make sure these stories stayed as such. Here in the deep void of space the 1st Emperors Own was here to stop them. Over a thousand ships of many many races the fleet was assembled in a defensive formation. Here lay renowned ships from all over Union space. But in the centre lay the sleek triangular form of the Interceptor the Emperors Personal flagship. However unlike the other ships around it, it looked more Nakai than human.
Beginnings of the Future Part 3:Union High command Orbital: Mirach system: Union spaceBeginnings of the Future Part 3: in Personal More Like This
Hargun after finishing his speech watched as the various delegates were led towards their respective seats, a holo tag appearing when they sat down to show who they were and their positions. Hargun also made his way to sit down with Lydia and Volkus at either side of him. He waited until the bustling and moving was finished and his eyes swept around each of the delegates "So gentlemen. We shall begin. Now... for the first on our agenda... I think we can all safely assume is one thing... The war" Hargun said looking at the Tenebrae and IE representative. Would the two of you kindly put forward your sides?"
Xtopher tilted his head thoughtfully, the calvaras glassy lens like eyes catching the light of the room as he turned his focus towards hargun, the other tenebrean diplomats sitting, largely stern faced in their seats. The raudonian male named aldarian sneaking looks at the teruvian known as Victoria sitting with the coalit
Superweapon Entry Form: The CameramenName:Superweapon Entry Form: The Cameramen in Personal More Like This
Despite the plural form, The Cameramen is one single weapon, albeit with several separate elements.
The most important of these elements is a milisecond pulsar with approximately 37 solar masses named "False Sovereign" by the occuptants of the system centered around it. False Sovereign emits enormous ammounts of radiation as an object of its nature is wont to do.
Orbiting False Sovereign at approximately 0.3 AU of distance in a highly eccentric orbit, aligned with the emission beams of the pulsar, eight large stations can be found.
Five of these stations, shaped approximately like the net of a tesseract 420 meters in lenght, posses gigantic whipple shield-like antennae designed to be able to redirect the emissions of the pulsar in the 270-250GHz range, while polarized so as to let most other frequencies through. The cruciform antennae are placed along kilometer-long masts made of a light lattice structure. The lattice, like the b
Sea of Unknown Stars: First ContactNewly dubbed Rhen Kalamn System: NUSSR newly acquired spaceSea of Unknown Stars: First Contact in Personal More Like This
The Illumination held position at the edge of the system gravity well surveying the whole situation. A few minutes ago a large fleet of unknown ships entered through a sudden wormhole, some seemed damaged as if in a fire fight and most were heading towards a nearby planet as if to make a new home. Captain Pollux smiled and checked the sensor logs. He was alerted suddenly by 3 ships on an intercept course, he opened coms and began to speak. he had no desire for fights here and hoped to gain another ally.
"This is Captain Pollux of the Union of Worlds, we come in peace and pose no threat. We seek negotiations, please respond and we can discuss peace" He then waited to see how they would respond.
Admiral Tchaikovsky leaned forward in his chair, staring at the radio console from which the voice had come. "Lieutenant, who said that?" he asked.
"It seems to have come from the vessel we're investigating, Comrade!" the o
Myric's NightmareMyric opened his eyes. He was dreaming, he was sure of it. It was rare that he dreamed now, this close to the end he rarely slept. He had no need to anymore, and when he did sleep he felt no different than when he had drifted off. However this time was different. He and Duneyer had finally had a night together and for once they had both decided to go to sleep directly after and make the night like those when they first met. Myric had merely turned himself off and gone to sleep, a blessing since the times where he was unable to sleep.Myric's Nightmare in Personal More Like This
The dreamscape before him was different this time. It was a wasteland, he was stark naked here and had no weapons. It did not matter this was a dream, in his own world what he wanted happened. The blank wasteland was boring, he changed it to a bustling city but all that it changed to was yes a city. But one that had been destroyed. He raised an eyebrow, this was unusual. However it was then he felt the invasive presence, it was then he realized that this w
A Difference Of Belief Aftermath:Trinovan Space New Azirah: aboard the Sova KolA Difference Of Belief Aftermath: in Personal More Like This
King William sat in the captain's chair of the Sova Kol, his grand flagship, in orbit above the
planet of New Azirah in the Ancerious Galaxy. "Is everything ready?" He asked. The officials around
the bridge all nod to the communications officer, who turned to his king. "We are ready to begin
broadcast to all Trinovan colonies and the colonies of all Trinovan allies," The communications
officer replied. "Begin broadcast when ready," King William said, looking up to the Sova Kol's view screen
as the sensors begin rolling, the communications array began transmitting the live feed across
All over the Trinovan space its citizens stopped and looked up at screens and devices to see the face of their King. They listened intently to his words, for they would mark a new era for the kingdom of Trinova.
"This is King William, ruler of the Kingdom of Trinova. Approximately 48 hours ago, the Trinovan
outpost of Alacon was assaulted by
Tales of the Past:(Something a bit different from all the war)Tales of the Past: in Personal More Like This
'I will follow you to the end, take my soul, lead me into darkness' -Thomas Bergesen Into Darkness
The Golden Expanse, an area of space devoid of life. Ripped apart in a war long forgotten, populated by dying stars and dead worlds. The ruins of many civilisations lay here, from time immomorial. Cut off from the rest of the galaxy by time tears and dimensional cascades any ship not using the correct lanes was to be torn apart as the laws of physics broke down. It hadn’t always been like this. The Golden expanse had been famed once as the most beautiful and populated part of the galaxy. That was until the war came. And weapons were unleashed here that made the fabric of reality bend and buckle. Trillions died, and the ghostly ruins have been left ever since. A haven for any who wish to explore the past.
And one such individual had come not to explore the past. But to remember it.
The planet itself was dead. Its surface was nothing
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Propaganda I by Yuujakumi
The Comfort of Mindless Obedience
When is information true and useful and when is it just “propaganda?” Why in fact is an image or phrase or animated art sequence “propaganda” rather than it simply being a “lie?” What about acceptable lies that define our society as much as they degrade it - - for example commercials that obviously hype a product with untruths or political advertisements full of unachievable platitudes.
animal farm propaganda
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
Fan Art LawFan Art Law in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
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The Slender Man
In this season of deceits deceptions & witcheries
I am wary of my following message not being received with the full gravity it deserves. It is not my intention to unduly alarm the deviantART community, but... LaurenKitsune is at this time unaccounted for. All attempts on our part to contact her have failed. It is my hope that she has simply taken a much deserved unscheduled pre-Halloween “vacation” and will be back in online communication soon.
Before going dark, LaurenKitsune was good enough to write and transmit a report on the Slender Man phenomenon sweeping the Internet. That report is published here fo
Mayan DoomsdayDecember 19, 2012by techgnoticMayan Doomsday in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
December 21st Marks the End of Civilization
Muerte Aztecaby ~Zerj19
Who would you invite to your final deviantMEET or dinner party on that fateful day?
e are facing yet another grave prediction that we are in the
Bloody Crowns, Diaphanous GownsWatch depthRADIUSBloody Crowns, Diaphanous Gowns in Art Features More Like This
Game of Thrones spearheads resurgence in sword & sorcery fantasy art of Warrior Kings & Queens.
Game of Thronesby Asidpk
A very small man can cast a ver
No More Unauthorized ArtworkRegarding the debate of whether comic artists should continue selling unauthorized prints/sketches of characters they don't own, I think Bissette and his legal advisor are 100% correct. So from now on, I won't be doing any sketches or commissions at shows of any character that I don't own. Am I rolling over in fear of Marvel? Maybe, but as it states below, they're in their legal right to come after me if there's ever a dispute. I love to complain about the Big Two, but I can't (in good conscience) get upset at them if I'm breaking the rules myself. Being DC exclusive, maybe I can get a waiver that allows me to sketch DC characters, so I'll keep you updated.No More Unauthorized Artwork in Personal More Like This
From Steve Bissette's FB page:
ALERT, ALL COMICS CREATORS: With permission, I'm quoting key points my dear friend and own legal advisor/contract consultant (since 1992) Jean-Marc Lofficier raised on his posts to a Yahoo forum discussing Ty Templeton's cartoon concerning the Gary
5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true)There are lots of tips, chestnuts, and other pieces of advice that I've heard over the years--tidbits of wisdom passed on from one generation to the next, from professional to professor to prospective student. Some of them are drawing tips, some of them are tricks to dealing with publishers, and some are general guidelines on how to survive in comics. Most of them are useful and true and will stand the test of time, but a few of them have become hackneyed platitudes and have gone unquestioned for too long. Here are 5 that I'm questioning...5 Comic Book Truths (that I don't think are true) in Personal More Like This
1. READERS WILL ONLY LOOK AT A PANEL FOR 5 SECONDS, SO DON'T SWEAT IT TOO MUCH.
I understand the intention of this bit of wisdom, and I mostly agree with it: drawing great interiors is important, but at the same time, you don't want to get bogged down with small details that most readers won't even notice.
But here's my concern with this: if you treat every panel like it's disposable, then you're less likely to make an impact with reader
Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years)To many people in comics, I only arrived a few years ago with Joe the Barbarian. Then came Hellblazer (completed in 2008 before I began working on Joe), American Vampire: SOTF, and finally Punk Rock Jesus. Once in a while someone will mention Off Road (an OGN I did with Oni back in 2004), but for the most part it seems like I've been published only these last few years when in fact I've been published professionally for a decade now.Top 5 Mistakes (I've made over the years) in Personal More Like This
This isn't a plea to have everyone go back through my previous work--in fact, I'm glad that a lot of the books I've done over the years aren't on readers' radars. I'm proud of it all, but the books above are a nice, tight group of titles to be associated with. They're all in a similar brand, they're all recent, they all have good creators/publishers associated with them, and the artwork is mostly consistent. Go back further than that, and you'll see artwork that looks nothing like the stuff I'm doing these days. (Although Off Road still holds up to some de
InspirationReadingInspiration in Personal More Like This
So impersonal until I knew the author.
His words struck me like a cord of music.
Do I believe him now? Yes.
To believe these that are inside me.
To not hold back the hopeless romantic that I am due to fear of getting hurt again.
To open my vulnerability to my best friend who has only just discovered my existence.
For him, I will try.
Is to be there for him because I know he needs it just as much as me.
Is not letting him take the brunt of the abuse, even if he thinks it will help.
Is tenderly kissing him no matter how my friends feel.
Is the goal both of us are striving for.
He is finally mine, and I am not letting that go.
My SmileFor Ben PruittMy Smile in Personal More Like This
By Kasandra A. Poindexter
I had tuck it in a corner
Like a note to inspire myself later during my dark days
Or money left in a coat pocket four years later.
Do you know where I found my smile, reader?
With a friend, someone I had entrusted with my vulnerability.
That's what my smile is, you know? Vulnerable, unprotected, and un-phased by the scars on my heart.
I unknowingly gave it to him because like a Wolf who protects its cubs,
He protected my smile even in the darkest of times.
He was always opinionated but never judging.
Thank you for keeping my smile safe.
Now that I have it back,
May offer to protect yours?
A Yummy Treat!subject from CaseyA Yummy Treat! in Personal More Like This
By Kasandra A. Poindexter
She was going to see the pandas today if it was the last thing she did. She had primped for the panda and everything! Pig tails and an adorable pink dress. She curtsied and bowed and danced for the panda.
The sad part of this tale, it really was the last thing she did. The panda became so enthralled with her that it fought its way out of that cage and gobbled down the little girl.
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Sending huggies again while doing some fashion experiments with a skirt I found in my closet
I also joined ask.fm so if you have any questions (photography and non photography related), you can ask me here: http://ask.fm/nakedintherain1
I decided to make someone smile again by giving one lucky deviant 111 points.
All you have to do to participate is:
fav this journal
well, that's it
You don't have to visit my gallery nor watch me, but if you do, thank you
I will pick the winner with a little help of random.org and announce it in this journal on 23rd January around 5pm (GMT+1) (:
+ random from my gallery:
Thank you everyone for participating (:
The winner is
Congrats and enjoy your points
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Hello, lovelies (:
Since it's summer and the school is over for some people (*yay*) I guess everyone will find a little bit more time for deviantart.
That's why I decided to make some of our lovely deviants happy by giving them a premium membership and points
All you have to do:
fav this journal in order to participate and voila!
(*faving this journal is needed just so I can know who's entering the contest. Counting each comment would be a hard job
*the prize can't be transferred to someone else's account)
- 3 month premium membership
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The 2 lucky winners will be chosen by random.org generator.
update* deadline: 8th July, 2012.
Don't forget to tell your friends so they can participate too
Good luck and xo
Two lucky people who random.org picked are
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Thank you! Updates and LifeWell i suppose i should let you all know im alive!Thank you! Updates and Life in Personal More Like This
To start i want to say thanks to everyone on here who has commented on my work or faved my pieces! I have come a LONG way from the scibbles i did a few years ago, and i have ventured into the wide world of art and digital art in particular. Who knew! To those that also helped me through the dark days as well... i know there have been many times were i wanted to give up but the odd comment that said 'dont worry Myric it will be ok' really did mean something To all my many friends on here i say
As for Updates well i have a host! Currently working on the MOST AWESOME DIGITAL PICTURE OF MINE TO DATE. need to finish it but still it is going very well! it is actually a joint piece with my girlfriend as she is helping me with it! Thanks dear also more writing soon! been working on a few stories and will upload them soon too! Also more A2 coursework is going up soon too. New stuff is also being done for the Nakai and the Union
Chocolate( meant to be uploaded last month )Today I am having a particularly bad day. Let me open a box of chocolates I have in my drawer. There are ten in all.Chocolate( meant to be uploaded last month ) in Personal More Like This
First Chocolate: Plain, no filling, nothing fancy. Nothing spectacular
Second Chocolate: Again, it is plain, with no filling. Nothing Extraordinary.
Third Chocolate: I bite into it, and a sweet, creamy filling encases my tongue. This has got to be the best out of the ones I've tasted. Very delicious, very memorable.
Fourth Chocolate: Hoping for another delicious morsel, I bite inside, then spit it out. The horrible taste still lingers, as I realize this one is coffee flavor. It would take a long time to get the traces of this out of my mouth
Fifth Chocolate: Tentatively, I put this into my mouth. For some reason, I expect to taste a delicious one, perhaps to make up for the bland and horrible ones I have had in the past. Nothing. It is a plain chocolate. No filling, no frills, no risks, no ruin. It isn't sweet or bitter. It is just a regular piece. This is the last choco
Explain Cabbage..A forgotten fruit, all clad in veils,Explain Cabbage.. in Personal More Like This
So lonely in its mystery.
Its green skin tingles, shrouded in cloth,
A favorite of none, except for me.
I pity it, an odd recluse,
Similar to none in the family.
Its shield is thin, the mask could break,
And yet the mask is all we see.
It could be beautiful, if it tried,
Yet it hides in the leaves, afraid to be.
But oh, how curious, when we remove its leaves,
And cook it, it becomes a delicacy.
You and I | Art FeatureYou and I | Art Feature in Art Features More Like This
Suggested Soundtrack: "You and I" by One Direction | Artwork by agnes-cecile
I figured it out from black and white.
Seconds and hours.
Maybe they had to take some time.
I know how it goes from wrong and right.
Silence and sound.
Did they ever hold each other tight
Did they ever fight
We can make it 'til the end.
Nothing can come between
Not even the Gods above
Can separate the two of us.
I figured it out.
Saw the mistakes of up and down.
Meet in the middle.
There's always room for common ground.
wakeful by agnes-cecile
I see what it's like for day and night.