*Dying From laughing*OH MY GOSH!!*Dying From laughing* in Personal More Like This
My watcher DarbyLucy has kindly supplied me with such joy today!
Oh man... this could not be more accurate on how the majority of Academy proclaimed films are... laughing probably more than I should be, but, enjoy!
I Feel So Proud Of Myself...Just last year, I abhorred the idea of drawing humans; I avoided it as much as possible... not that I couldn't draw people (well, I can't draw them all that well but I digress) I just never really... enjoyed drawing humans all that much; nothing involving humans made me wanna draw them.I Feel So Proud Of Myself... in Personal More Like This
And now... I have a tablet and I've been exploring... I've become much more comfortable drawing people and, honestly... I'm proud of myself
Really, I am. I look at my gallery and I've posted more human pictures this one year of 2013, than I have in ALL THE SIX YEARS I have been on DeviantArt!
I mean... GEEZ!!
I'm excited because... I've been drawing more people and enjoying it; I don't avoid drawing humans anymore! It just makes me so happy
So, expect to see more human drawings from me... I'm working on one right now, and it's gonna take a bit...
By the way... those who either loved/hated my Les Misérables obsession... you can thank that
Christmas MooooviieeeeesWatchers: Ohhhh nooo...Christmas Mooooviieeeees in Personal More Like This
Yes, it's that time of year and I've sat down and watched some old Christmas classics I hadn't seen in YEARS... YEARS, people!
I mean, I watched It's A Wonderful Life about 3 nights ago and loved it so much, I rewatched it today!
Maybe it's overrated, maybe it's a teeny bit sexist (1946 for ya ), BUT DANG GUMMIT I LAUGHED AND CRIED!!
CALL ME A WIMP!
CALL ME A HOLIDAY SAP!
I DUN' CARE!!
I PLAN TO WATCH MORE OF THESE CHRISTMAS-Y, WINTER-Y, SEASONAL-Y TYPE MOVIES ALL MONTH!!
now I just gotta find a proper download link to get It's A Wonderful Life until I can buy it...
Got My Mum To Watch Les Miserables...Got My Mum To Watch Les Miserables in Personal More Like This
Hey, so did I... A-FREAKING-GAIN!!!
Just wanted to share that random piece of information
MAKIN' COOKIES!!!!! Chocolate ChipMAKIN' COOKIES!!!!! in Personal More Like This
HOLY FREAKING DUMP-BUCKETS!!WE GOT HAIL HERE!!!HOLY FREAKING DUMP-BUCKETS!! in Personal More Like This
I thought this was April!
APRIL IS SUPPOSED TO BE SPRING WEATHER!!
Geez... we just got dumped in one fell swoop; a whopping 2 minute of just constant pounding of hail the size of gumballs crashing against the roof... It sounded like the sky just poured ice balls out...
It's terrifying the dogs ... they're completely wigging out, the poor things... :iconcomfortplz:
And then it just... went away... now we got thunder and lightning and rain, but.. Hail?
Sorry... just wanted to share that... only a matter of time before the power goes out
seriously, FREAKING HAIL?!?!
KYAAAAA!!!!I CAN'T BELIEVE IT!KYAAAAA!!!! in Personal More Like This
I'M ON FIRE!!
LES MISÉRABLES ONLINE!!
OH! Now I can drag you all into my madness!!!
Nah not really... but now I'll be able to find better(ish) shots to draw from... soooo yeah...
For those who want to but CAN'T see it in theaters because it's either not there anymore or you have no money...
here --> http://www.solarmovie.so/link/play/1164178/ (click on the second watch option on the list)
Again, those who want to see it on the big screen, I ADVISE YOU DO SO...
If you actually cannot, there ya go
Anyways, fangirl-freakout moment over...
Ma Christmas Journal ThingerI know, I know, the lot of you are probably sick of all the "I GOT THIS FOR CHRISTMAS" journals, but... oh wellMa Christmas Journal Thinger in Personal More Like This
As promised, I'll tell you the not so big surprise revolving around this -->
yup... I finally after all these years got a Wacom Bamboo Tablet...
Oh am I gonna have oodles of fun with this new toy
I was also lucky enough to get Pokémon White 2, Futurama Season 7, Ted on Blu Ray, some new clothes, LOTTA CANDY, and two new pairs of shoes... seeing as how I wear through them so quick
I'm... gonna take a break... Nibbler, my awesome Watchog... died at level 37
blasted critical hits, WHY?!
"But Watchog sucks anyway!"... well... YEAH he does but... darn it, you have no idea! He saved my butt in battle SO MANY TIMES! He and Sophie (My now Stoutland) were an awesome combo... *sigh*
Anyways, hope you all had a wonderful holiday, or if you're still celebrating, hope you're feeling g
Oh, Critic... *sniffle*Wow, guys... The Nostalgia Critic, as many know, is very immature, dark and vulgar with his humor... but he just made the most epic, thought provoking, moving speeches of his career!Oh, Critic... *sniffle* in Personal More Like This
The Cat In The Hat movie made back in 2003 was an OBVIOUS sell out and it was PAINFUL in every sense of the word!
In this bit, The Critic confronts "Peter Soulless" (that name lolz) about making movies out of children's books and how to stay true to the source material without making "grown-up jokes" and "modern talk" and all that stupid stuff
Here's what is said:
Peter Soulless: But, by having grown-up humour, we make it more adult. And by modernizing the dialogue, we make it more timeless. And by changing the source material, we show how much we want to make it better
Nostalgia Critic: No. Every single thing you said, you got backwards. By having grown-up humour, you make it m
Random Topics, Ideas, and StuffsWell, I've got quite a few picture ideas buzzing around my head, and these are some I wanna share with you guys:Random Topics, Ideas, and Stuffs in Personal More Like This
First of all, I'm still on a Les Misérables surge, sooo... I have some pic ideas for that.
I WILL BE ANIMALIZING THEM!
Yeah, sorry, but I will... Don't worry, you'll see them as their normal human self too, but it's so fun making them into animals
For those who know the story, I may need help deciding who's gonna be what; a few I know for certain, so here they are:
Jean Valjean I want him to be a wolf. I think it fits because, he's never been treated nice and as humans/wolves, it's natural to have the need/want to be with another; that's the social need... and, though he doesn't get it right away, when he has someone to love and protect, that feeling comes out majorly; so it's just 'cause of his social being
Inspector Javert: Definitely a lion. Mainly because, the lion has the title as "king of the beasts"... and
77th of the Lakehurst Accident.Hello all,77th of the Lakehurst Accident. in Personal More Like This
As we all know, today is the anniversary of the Hindenburg disaster. By now, it should go without saying exactly what that did for international airship travel. And with the advent of the Second World War, it's likely that the great vessels of the sky would not have been long for the world even without LZ-129's infamous demise.
Mr. Grossman over at Airships.net has shared a few images of Hindenburg from that fateful day:
In other LTA news, Aeroscraft continues to be on the up and up. (pun intended) They've recently gained further financial backing form Drexel Hamilton, an investment banking team that has a unique distinction of employing and working with military veterans. While further developments of the Aeroscraft itself, not to mention LTA as a whole, remain vexing in scope, the slow but steady progress of airship technologies is something that continues to give me hope.
Until next time!
D'Orcy's Airship ManualHello all,D'Orcy's Airship Manual in Personal More Like This
I know I just posted that footage of Count Zeppelin and the LZ 3(?), but I've found something else that may be of interest to you all as well. For free, you can download a copy of D'Orcy's Airship Manual (published in 1917) for your reading and studying pleasure. While the "Golden Age" airships are not included, the book predating them, I urge any and all serious airship enthusiasts to take advantage of this free copy. It is 250 pages (more or less) of highly informative and useful reference. The book can be found here:
I would consider this a must have book for the serious airship enthusiast, I cannot stress that enough. While available in a text-only version, the extra file size is more than worth it for the diagrams and photographs included.
Until next time.
PS: If you haven't checked out that film yet, DO IT! Well worth the six minutes it will take you.
Zeppelins Over East AngliaHello all,Zeppelins Over East Anglia in Personal More Like This
Today we bring you a video feature on the infamous Zeppelin Raids. While I wasn't able to find out exactly when this BBC documentary had been made, it does have a few interviews with witnesses to the raids and provides a rather neat and concise history of the efforts of the Zeppelin bombers.
Travel Aboard The Graf And A Diagram Of ShenandoahHello all,Travel Aboard The Graf And A Diagram Of Shenandoah in Personal More Like This
In my continued digging for new and interesting tidbits on airship developments and airship history, I've come across an article for your reading enjoyment.
Taken from a 1930 account of travel aboard the mighty Graf Zeppelin (LZ-127). It is a British account of a "short" trip between the UK and Germany. Most enchanting, this preserved record of a flight aboard the Graf almost puts on aboard the famous dirigible just by reading it:
As a small addition, I also found a lovely period diagram of the Shenandoah for any who are wanting a technical look at a rigid airship:
Incendiary Bullets, Bombs, and Cow Guts.Hello All,Incendiary Bullets, Bombs, and Cow Guts. in Personal More Like This
Just figured I'd share NOVA's documentary on the WWI Zeppelin bombers. Interesting stuff, particularly interesting were the mechanics behind some of the German and British tech that made the raids (and the defense against them) possible. Also: Quotes from Peter Strasser, lovely (digital) airships, and an intimate look at Goldbeater's Skin.
They're Watching You!Hello all,They're Watching You! in Personal More Like This
Well, OK, they're not watching you yet. However, Nevada-based Airship Manufacturing intends for them to be. What, you ask, am I talking about?
Much like the larger (and discontinued) military projects of recent years, Airship Manufacturing has developed and launched a series of UAV airships intended for security surveillance purposes. The modestly large (at one hundred feet) ships will be capable of silently, if not inconspicuously, hovering around with up to 300 lbs of gear. Being capable of loiter and flight times much greater than their heavier-than-air counterparts, these new UAVs will likely become popular with police forces around the globe. Currently, US law prohibits their use here in the States, so the spy blimps won't be hovering around you anytime too soon.
For more information, check out this article:
Otherwise, news in the airship world has been a bit slack lately. Worldwide Aero
A little something for you all.After all, They are NOT Balloons. They are AIRSHIPS.A little something for you all. in Personal More Like This
If you don't believe me, ask Ferdinand!
Wingfoot is her nameLong may she fly!Wingfoot is her name in Personal More Like This
Ah well how interesting, so this is the name of Goodyear's newest Zeppelin!
If you are like me, and this is new news to you, well please enjoy, and even if it's old news to you, watch again and enjoy!
Till later my fellow Helium heads.
The Sonora Aero ClubHello all,The Sonora Aero Club in Personal More Like This
I just stumbled across a likely fantastical tale of a California Gold Rush-era airship society. While the story of how the Sonora Aero Club became known to the world is, in and of itself, an intriguing and unusual tale, the supposed mid-1800s group of would-be aviators is utterly charming and whimsical.
While no hard evidence exists about the reality of the Aero Club, certainly the volumes recounting it's members and discussions (and indeed airship designs) are nearly a treasure. Visually in the realm of Jules Verne, and just as mysterious as the alchemical texts of old, the tale of the Sonora Aero Club is a treat for the imagination. To discover this strange and nearly lost bit of history (real or merely embellished), do take the time to read The Atlantic's article here:
While it's hard to believe that
More Zeppelin film fun!Hello all,More Zeppelin film fun! in Personal More Like This
Been a lively week for the ol' journal, hasn't it?
Today I found some footage of the LZ 129 Hindenburg that I'd not seen before. I am not exactly certain what language it is being narrated in, but the film is in and of itself interesting to watch and study. On top of it, this is not one of those depressing slice-and-dice jobs that seem so common. You know, the ones that ALWAYS end with the Lakehurst disaster...
Officially Recognize WestboroBaptist as Hate Group(Sorry for the title...but dA wouldn't let me add more).Officially Recognize WestboroBaptist as Hate Group in Personal More Like This
(Also, I don't know what the criteria is for this particular petition since it isn't Change.org or Avaaz...)
I'm officialy ashamed to be a brazilian.I'm officialy ashamed to be a brazilian.I'm officialy ashamed to be a brazilian. in Personal More Like This
This is the reason why: http://www.gaystarnews.com/article/brazil-elects-racist-anti-gay-pastor-be-human-rights-boss070313
There's a lot going on right now in here (besides the corruption, the poverty, the impunity, etc) specially when its about religion.
It may seem a little exaggerated - but it isn't - the evangelicals politicians are trying to base laws and politics in the dogmas of their religion and so-called holly book.
For them, the bible is more important than the Constitution...when is convenient for them I might add. They think that freedom of religion and freedom of expression are valid only for them and the rest of us who are not christians/evangelicals can go fuck ourselves. They think this country is secular/christian country (contradiction much?). We have to shut up and accept they forcing their religion on us against our will;we have to accept them treating us with prejudice, hate and violence; people have to accept them invading
Something Interestinghttp://25.media.tumblr.com/f0de66a28f2fba7a76f6c3d1f4e832e1/tumblr_mic5e577nR1qfs0cio1_500.jpgSomething Interesting in Personal More Like This
Just some food for thought~
Weird stampDoes this make sense to anyone else?Weird stamp in Personal More Like This
It doesn't make much sense to me. I have a sister in law from the Philippines, she is Christian. Most of the Philippines is Christian. So how can they be "hostile" to Christianity? And where the hell is Atheism or Christianity "Illegal"...how the hell? Blasphemy laws?
RULES- READHi all. Still getting a little bit of an issue with people NOT reading the submission rules, so I will go over them again.RULES- READ in Personal More Like This
1. We accept any art related to: Any field of science, Anything you deem related to atheism, and anything you feel exposes the strange things religions do. (basically we accept anything)
2. The only thing we DON'T accept is art that supports specific political candidates, with the exception of them being Atheist. However feel free to expose stupid things any candidate believes. But make sure these are correct. No "birthers" please! I'm sick of that.
3. NO Spamming, NO chain messages. Call out the stupid bigots, but don't start screaming matches on the front page of this group. If you want to debate someone, do it in notes or on your or their page. But not our page, thanks. VIOLATE this rule, and you will be punted from the group for a time. (about 2 weeks)
Those are pretty much the rules. But bear in mind some general guidelines:
Only in US of A....WHOREHOUSE SUES LOCAL CHURCH.I received this in a email & had to share.Only in US of A....WHOREHOUSE SUES LOCAL CHURCH. in Personal More Like This
Mt. Vernon Texas Newspaper Headline
MT. VERNON, TEXAS, WHOREHOUSE SUES LOCAL CHURCH OVER LIGHTNING STRIKE!
Diamond D's brothel began construction on an expansion of their building to increase their ever-growing business. In response, the local Baptist Church started a campaign to block the business from expanding -- with morning, afternoon, and evening prayer sessions at their church. Work on Diamond D's progressed right up until the week before the grand reopening when lightning struck the whorehouse and burned it to the ground!
After the cat-house was burned to the ground by the lightning strike, the church folks were rather smug in their outlook, bragging about "the power of prayer." But late last week 'Big Jugs' Jill Diamond, the owner/madam, sued the church, the preacher and the entire congregation on the grounds that the church ... "was ultimately responsible for the demise of her building and her business -- either through direct
"Who Am I To Judge?"As many of you have probably already seen in the news, Pope Francis, the new head of the Catholic religion, had this to say;"Who Am I To Judge?" in Personal More Like This
“If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge?”
I know it doesn't initially seem like much, but to me it's the tip of a slow-moving progressive iceberg. This guy has won serious brownie points from a lot of people I know, and this is probably the first time the Vatican has earned anything but sarcastic applause from me.
I'm actually surprised nobody else had made a journal on this subject. As always, discussion is encouraged
Either Very Confused or Painfully UninformedI was on Yahoo!Answers trying to get some help about a game, and of course asking a question docks your points so I answered a few to gain them back. I then came across this little gem here;Either Very Confused or Painfully Uninformed in Personal More Like This
"Why do atheist bash Christians?"
The original question reads as follows;
"For some reason atheist are so hypocritical. they say "Dude stop trying to force you're religion on everyone" AND THEN all the do is try to do the exact same thing. either by bashing the hell out of Christianity or just doing exactly what they contradict by forcing their religion down peoples throat. (Yes Atheism is a religion) i just don't get it. so much ignorance."
And later, they edited their question to also say this as well;
"wow still so much ignorance. first off i didn't bash any Atheist. it doesn't bother me at all. i love EVERYONE regardless. i just always seem to experience hateful remarks from Atheist about my beliefs even if i don't say or mention religion. and i didn't say a curse word. i said "Hell
Extremist Christian Students Condone Eternal Rapehttp://unicornbooty.com/blog/2012/01/16/christian-classmates-threaten-girl-with-eternal-rape-in-hell-for-removing-prayer-from-school/Extremist Christian Students Condone Eternal Rape in Personal More Like This
A Tumblr user called "bucknekkedonabigwheel" put my opinion on this rather nicely.
"Its stories like these that make me fucking disgusted by idiot Christians. I’m not saying I hate all Christians- just the idiotic ones, my Christian friends would never be this shitty to a person over something like this, sure maybe they would get upset but they’d realize she was right and they would move on. They would even do this when we were all young enough to still be in high school.
Anyways, what she did was right in every way- having that prayer up is unconstitutional and I’d like to tell her great job and well done and fuck all of the people trying to knock her down just because she remembers that this country is supposed to have church and state separate."
Worth sharing- not my own words btwI'm a Catholic and I take my kids to church every Sunday. Church is supposed to be a safe place. But Bishop Robert Finn, who is the head of my diocese (that's a regional group of churches), made our church unsafe for my children when he covered up a child sex abuse scandal.Worth sharing- not my own words btw in Personal More Like This
Last month, Father Shawn Ratigan -- who was a priest in a church near mine -- plead guilty in U.S. Federal Court to producing and possessing child pornography. Father Ratigan used his position as a priest to take lewd images of children in his faith community.
Now a judge has found Bishop Finn guilty of covering up Ratigan's crimes -- Bishop Finn is the highest level leader in the church ever to be convicted in a sex abuse scandal. But despite his conviction, Bishop Finn still has his job as head of our diocese.
I started a petition on Change.org asking Bishop Finn to resign as head of the Kansas City diocese. http://www.change.org/petitions/bishop-robert-finn-resign-as-bishop-of-the-catholic-diocese-of-kansas-city-
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: by techgnotic
A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
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 Propulsion 4Artists, Writers, Poets. Through artistry and words command and focus this intense narrative for the final two chapters of our story to be published next year. Best selling author CliveBarker will continue to guide us through the final passages and incredible visuals as we head toward the end of our story. Join the Collaboration!Odyssey Propulsion 4 in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is Paul’s final scream the sound of his soul being released?
Can he have an existence outside of his corporeal being, outside “nothingness?”
Or is this spectral plane the only reality to the trusted – the only viewing platform offering a truly objective view?
ONLY TWO(!!!) chapters left, and still we don’t know the possible parameters of the alien invasion. Obviously, in chapter 7, being the penultimate piece of storytelling, all consequences and secret alignments of forces must be revealed. And the set-up for the gut-grating, mind-mulching clim
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette in Art Features More Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
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
Odyssey PropulsionArtists, Writers, Poets, Deviants.Odyssey Propulsion in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We want you!
Odyssey II is the second mass collaboration event to be conceived on deviantART this time under the watchful gaze and guiding hand of none other than Clive Barker - - the master of fantastical narratives. The result will be published next year in digital and traditional book form.
Read about the Project and participate in the creative event of the new millennium (before it ends, of course, with the apocalypse). Here is the current prompt inspired by the latest Odyssey II chapter chosen by Clive.
Prompt for Chapt
GratitudeGratitude in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
November 21, 2012
I believe in deviantART. Which is to more accurately say I believe in the concept and the reality of the deviantART community.
When in contemplation of the eternal wellspring that is the deviantART project and how it has become the engine keeping my heart and mind on a full burn as I strive to be an upstanding member of the community as well as a helpful architect and eager participant in the conversation -- my thoughts inevitably settle upon my attempts to define my concept of Gratitude.
Marma Lisa by *HenrySchreiber
No matter your medium of choice as an artist, your artistic intentions or the mystic guiding force that has led you to this community, there is one thing all constituent members have in common:
A first step into this world consisted of a simple return to the practice of
Begemott, A Gallery of Narrative DreamsJanuary 30, 2013by techgnoticBegemott, A Gallery of Narrative Dreams in Art Features More Like This
On Sundays by *begemott
A Gallery of Narrative Dreams
A magic of effective art can be a drawing that appears to be a movie still, clipped from a film narrative, evoking a powerful sense of storytelling— and the viewer wants to know the rest of the story. This phenomenon has recently manifested itself on deviantART— and in a big way— once again.
The Rock - Dwayne Johnson Paintingby *frankwyte81
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will produce a movie based on a drawing (“sweet Halloween dreams”) by deviantART digital artist begemott. The drawing depicts a tiny teddy bear with a tiny wooden sword and shiel
American Songs - an overview.I compiled this for a friend of mine ( :iconBirvan trying to understand American mindset... I owed her for several Portuguese songs. You think this is a good overview of American songs?American Songs - an overview. in Personal More Like This
(I should have ordered these better.)
Mindsets do dictate our values.
The more I look at our american myths, the more I realize how much hyperbole we have. You all have Viriathus, William Tell, that sort of thing... "ordinary" people who rose with courage to an oppressor.
We didn't have an oppressor that couldn't be killed with smallpox; what we had was a land too big to tame, and we thought big.
Size seems to be a common feature of our legends... we like them big!
So we had stories like Paul Bunyan, the Minnesota Lumberjack, so big it took five storks to carry him; with his companion Babe, the big blue ox, for whose thirst's sake he carved the great lakes. His lumberjack camp only accepted men who were 'At least ten feet tall and could pop six buttons off their shirts with one brea
Life Updates - New Orleans*Two weeks ago or so, I went to New Orleans with a Church group, to help rebuild houses after Katrina.Life Updates - New Orleans in Personal More Like This
Everybody asks "So when'll we finish rebuilding it?" We won't. A great deal of the population is just fucking gone, and the houses are too demolished to rebuild, and unscrupulous contractors made off with the insurance of most residents. It's not going to ever go 'back to normal.' It's only like half rebuilt after 8 years.
The food was amazing. Jambalaya and Catfish and Gumbo at Mulate's, Beignets and Cafe au Lait at Cafe du Mond, Po'Boys from the Parkway Bakery, locally-caught crawdads buttered in shell... amazing. The mission food (red beans and rice, anyone?) was noticeably less good, and the Sweet Tea was rather cloying in several places. Eh.
What I WAS disappointed at, though, was our lack of jazz. We went into the French quarter expecting to hear it everyplace, but all we got were soul and gospel singer buskers under that beautiful trelliswork and artisan shoppery. I did get a c
Anybody here invent their own language?In the 9th grade, I came up with this webcomic about a bunch of twens, who were recruited by a werewolf cult and dragged into a werewolf dimension… our main character glut herself on fantasy novels as a kid, and now has crises of mind when she's put in a world exactly like one, and isn't the legendary mythical savior type she expected. Interesting ideas I had for it.Anybody here invent their own language? in Personal More Like This
I hate how much work I put into something so insanely stupid - I drafted a full religious and political structure, architectural movements, the economic structure of a full-on soviet union allegory, the anatomy of different species of werewolf, the geological formations of the dimension it took place in, and the grammar and basic vocabulary of one of many planned werewolf languages.
I spent a lot of time researching what a werewolf could or couldn't pronounce… so 5 of the 25 consonants are variations on "s," and there are no nasal phonemes; there were 'specific' and 'vague' forms of the third person pronoun; it was SOV (SV
Weight FluctuationsIs anybody on here having weight fluctuation problems?Weight Fluctuations in Personal More Like This
I'm like Jerry Garcia, my weight changes with the tide. I was 205 pounds on March 8, my journal records. In May, I was somewhere around 190 pounds, then went to 185 by July, halfway through July I was 200, at the start of august I was 198, but then three weeks later I was 224. Right now I've gotten down to 214, but this can't be healthy for me. I'm getting stretch marks all over, and I'm fucking mortified of them. If they were in one place, I could always say was cat scratches, but errgh!
And height isn't making up for this I only went from 6' to 6'1" since March. (I'm surprisingly tall and muscular, not a complete lardass, but somewhat of one.)
(And don't start saying it was my clothes. My OCD brain meant that I was standing in the raw before a shower each time.)
My stomach is starting to sag and stretch from the repeated stress, and it'll look fucking awful next swimsuit season. Can't afford (or risk) a tummy tuck, c
Artists to Swiftly Be Checked Out!SPLIT THE INFINITIVE! Sed etiam lingua latina effluvicam vocarem, I am wholly in favor of the notion that English deserves its own rules. It's nothing but Academia deciding you can't split the infinitive, because it's physically impossible to split the infinitive (it's one word) in Latin.Artists to Swiftly Be Checked Out! in Personal More Like This
But in English, it's perfectly understandable and easy as fuck to split the infinitive for a shade of meaning. After all, is "The Good Man" a Split Nominative? Yes, and it doesn't matter, because it makes English grammatical sense.
The split infinitive cries out to be widely used!
In the grand tradition of Fisk Black's "Freaks I watch whose stuff I dig," I present the people who I wish were much more well known on dA and some more applied artists that I wish my peers were aware of. In no particular order.
1) Josh Byer :iconJoshByer: has these really trippy marker semiabstracts with colliding colors. He deserves many more watchers than he gets.
Ponies and City StreetsMLP CONSPIRACIES! GAWDS!Ponies and City Streets in Personal More Like This
"Ponyville Confidential" is about gossip.
"Ponyville Confidential" aired on 3-31-2012.
The first four digits are 3312.
0312 was the telegraph Chinese code for the ideogram "Woman."
Three idioms of "Woman" is the Chinese character for "Gossip."
It's very strange walking down a road in the middle of the night.
Down the middle of a city street.
You're on the same plane as mechanical devices that can smash you into pudding if you collide.
Those were all paid thousands of dollars for people who wanted to use those roads to be somewhere else.
On the plus side, I finished my college apps! W00t! And now I play the waiting game.
While I waited, I saw "The Rabbi's Cat" at the Gene Siskel.
Very good film! Adapted quite freely, with hella good layout and color.
shit to check outSHIT TO CHECK OUT!shit to check out in Personal More Like This
Shostakovich's 5th Symphony – the one where he secretly tried to stick it to Stalin
Deja View – Andreas Deja totally just posted WIPs of his newest short and a series of Sleeping Beauty concept art - GODDAMMIT I'm drowning in art win!
Cheap Thrills, the webcomic, is actually good. I thought it'd be shit, but it's good. Only chapter 3 had the most insanely funky death thing of like ever.
:iconJoshByer: This guy is AMAZING and give him ALL THE ARTS WATCHES
And keep an eye on me here, I have portfolio shit to show y'alls.
Projects, name changeI've been devoting time to three projects, and they really preclude me from posting a lot of art on here.Projects, name change in Personal More Like This
First, I want to compile a pitch file for 'Cunning Little Vixen.' I'm working on a lot of the art and text and shit, but it'll take a fuckload of time to compile and colour everything. But when I do, rest assured it'll be my featured deviation
Second, I want to help :iconColonel_Strawberry: realize her vision of 'Anchor Dog' I'm a hopeless fanboy for the idea, and plan to surprise her with some concepts for 'Anchor Dog' for the characters and scenes and shit. (A lot of it is up in the air right now.)
And third, for a 20-hour Drawing and Painting assignment, I plan to bite the bullet and make a synchronized film. Keeping things simple. In Conte, Chalk and Graphite stick, I will set to Foster's 'Eulogy on the Dog' a short lifespan of the tragic fate of Blondi, Adolf Hitler's german shepherd. (I love the concept and it's scary as hell, driving home how little control
Things that piss me off*People who title their journal entries "." I can't fucking click on that.Things that piss me off in Personal More Like This
*People who use the term "feminazi."
*People who think post-representational art is a worldwide con against money and logic.
*The universal anti-mullet brigade.
*People who call themselves "1/4 Slovenian, 1/4 Lebanese, 1/4 Sami, and 1/4 Black." (MORON! RACE AND ETHNICITY ARE NOT THE SAME THING!)
*People who disprespect my filing system.
*People who critique art in subjective rather than objective terms.
*The comparison of federal health regulation of restaurants to pictures of men in black investigating and demanding regulation of a child's lemonade stand.
*Someone saying modern art is stupid by acting as if paintings are regularly hung upside down and broken and no one notices. (I can assure you, if I threw a splatter of paint at a Pollock, PEOPLE WOULD FUCKING NOTICE.)
*The fucker who drew this without irony: http://earlgrayfascist.deviantart.com/art/The-Sonictaur-Diaries-334168920
How To Train Your Dragon 2 was...... well, probably one of the best movies I've ever seen. I said that about the new X-Men movie too but, in this case, Dragon kinda beats the poop out of the X-men. Although, both are wonderful movies. Anyway, " How To Train Your Dragon 2 " was a sight to behold. It was very colorful. The characters are all 5 years older, so Hiccup is 20 now. And they aged them all very well. Hiccup looks pretty cool now... and I like the twin girl too... Tuffnut is it? They did good with her. The boys all have lame facial hair which is funny. The animation on the humans, even though they're " cartoony ", looked incredibly real. The story is actually more about the human characters too which was a pleasant surprise in my opinion. I've been anticipating this flick since the first one came out & was a bit worried it wouldn't happen since it has the cartoon series, but it did. Makes me curious to see what the show is like. I think I did catch a Christmas-ish episode once... and as I recall, if this meHow To Train Your Dragon 2 was... in Personal More Like This
ApplesI have a habit of allowing the 2 or 3 bad apples spoil the proverbial bunch of good apples. :iconappleplz:Apples in Personal More Like This
Certain DA Groups Make Me Go ' Hmmmm '.Like this one. :iconallartandstuff:Certain DA Groups Make Me Go ' Hmmmm '. in Personal More Like This
I'm not saying anything is wrong with this group but, if ya look, it's been founded only 1 month ago. I've run into these sorts of groups frequently here and they just seem to pick recently submitted Deviations here to showcase in their newly founded groups. I've even seen a few groups that were kind of challenging people to get their group to a certain amount of submissions by a deadline as if it were some sort of contest or status thing. The thing I can't quite figger is, WHY do these groups exist? It kinda seems to me that there's sort sort of hidden agenda that they all posses. Does anyone actually have like... actual knowledge as to why there are so many of these groups. They just make me go " Hmmmmmmmm ".
Ben Folds Five 'N Fraggle Rock!I did not expect to see this today! It's the new Ben Folds Five song... and the fraggles are in the video. LOOK---> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mEyrfFwf3rIBen Folds Five 'N Fraggle Rock! in Personal More Like This
Wreck-It ' Ralph 'I saw " Wreck-It Ralph " finally. It was good, formulaic as heck, but good. CG movies anymore are written like ... strict poetry or something now. The same-feeling things happen at the same time but with different characters. " Wreck-It Ralph " also was one of those movies that is somewhat mislead by its trailer. I kept thinking that his time in the candy race-track game was gonna be a short sidetrack just to meet Glitch but that was pretty much the beef o' the movie.Wreck-It ' Ralph ' in Personal More Like This
What really surprises me ( well... not really ), is the the fan-art for Turbo. The guy was maybe on screen for 5IVE SECONDS! I guess the bad guys just have that allure that horny girls crave. He reminds me of my recent " Masters of the Universe " Dragstor doodle I did the other week. The way people draw him though, I thought he was actually... IN the movie.
Dragstor or Turbo?
I really liked Q-Bert with his Star Wars-alien lingo. " Coily " was neat too. I'm glad they found work in the end cuz I f
Phraggle's Top 10 Countdown!Hey folks! It's my Top 10 most faved Deviations of ALL TIME!!!! GONG!Phraggle's Top 10 Countdown! in Personal More Like This
10. Jojo Is Wondering
9. Bazooka Jojo
8. Jojo In The Wind
7. Jojo Is Longing For ... Stuff
6. Jojo Mojo
5. Foof Noir
4. Jojo Dejected
3. I Heart Jojo
2. Regular Irregulars
1. Broken Heart
In summary, you guys like Jojo, but Regular Show seems to trump that so you have a broken heart... and for some reason, people are actually UN-faving Foof Noir which is just wrong. Who takes the time to UN-fave things anyway? Foof Noir is only on the list cuz it was my 2nd Daily Deviation. ( Broken Heart was my 1st Daily Deviation and still has a fair amount of traffic cuz so many people like looking at broken hearts for some reason ). Regular Irregulars is gonna take the top soon though. I get piles of faves for that each week.
One last thing, * ahem *
The 50 most important LGBT characters in comicsSomething worth taking a read at.The 50 most important LGBT characters in comics in Personal More Like This
It involves comics, that's why it's being featured. Whether or not it appeals to you, this is a positive group.
For all the submissions sent in...For the past few months, there have been artwork submitted but never reviewed. I apologize for that and feel free to send them in a again for a fair trial. Also I'll try to go trough every single other one that is still active. So sit tight for now until all submissions are caught up on and watch these trailers that just came out.For all the submissions sent in... in Personal More Like This
A history of animationAlso how about we make this a SUPER group. Please donateA history of animation in Personal More Like This
Green Lantern and Young Justice Jan. 19,2012So let me start by saying this has spoliers so you have been toldGreen Lantern and Young Justice Jan. 19,2012 in Personal More Like This
Green Lantern-so I'm guessing this does not go with that really bad movie from a few years back,to say I got bored. I know people will say it was good, but the only thing that kept me watching was the whole Aya thing. It like, hey you want them to kiss well sorry we are going to drag this out for ever. The end was shows that Sinestro is going a evil after all.
Well over a Young Justice- all I got to say crap is going to hit the fan. I glad the Tim goto lead his own team. The best part he did the ninja thing! Now the part that made me think the crap is going to hit the fan was when they were like 'when he's done he will no more about your son then you do' it makes me a little scared and happy at the same time. It looks like Conner (Superboy)is loved by Superman's famliy! Hey this the first time Megan was not in an episode.
Well so if you could be a superhero that's on DC Natio who would it be.
Feed back is welcomed.
On Cartoon Network! Not Back Until Early 2013!! UpDC Comics responded to today’s DC Nation controversy of the abrupt cancellation of today’s Young Justice Invasion and Green Lantern the Animated Series.On Cartoon Network! Not Back Until Early 2013!! Up in Personal More Like This
DC Comics responded with a brief statement on Facebook:
DC Nation will return with all new episodes in January.
Cartoon Network in turn took to their twitter with a similarly crisp notice:
Hey #DCNation fans! Have you heard?? DC Nation will return in January with all new episodes!
No explanations were provided. Coincidentally, Cartoon Network is celebrating their 20th anniversary. I think this is a weird way to celebrate that milestone.
More information will be shared on this developing story as it is known.
Thanks for reading. All feedback welcome.
Green Lantern and Young Justice review January 12If you have not seen the following episodes then go watch them!Green Lantern and Young Justice review January 12 in Personal More Like This
Green Lantern-so many feels! The whole time I’m thinking Razer you’re not dead, but I was really confused at the begging. Like how did, better yet when did Aya get a new body? If you know then please tell me! Now the Aya and Razer shippers are all going nuts cause well its look like they with be together. Sitting and watching this I was like just kiss all ready. More Blue lanterns with Phil Morris as Saint Walker, but with my entire feels for this show and the robots.
Young Justice-holy crap, I know I try not to get all fan girls but must not talk about supermartian, but it like she didn’t want to talk to fishface… I mean La’gaan. I know some people ship fishface and Ma’gann but the ending Conner must know something is up, and the attack on the hall. Ok at the begging of this episode I swear I heard the little robot say the big bad dudes name was ‘del foot’ but the bad guys
Jayce's Junction: D.C. Comic-Lovers Movie News!Christopher Nolan Says Goodbye To Batman! HD Photos!Jayce's Junction: D.C. Comic-Lovers Movie News! in Personal More Like This
The Dark Knight Rises director Christopher Nolan contributed the foreword to a book featuring his trilogy’s art titled “The Art and Making of The Dark Knight Trilogy,” which was released the same day of the premiere . . .
Read more: http://trifter.com/usa-canada/christopher-nolan-says-goodbye-to-batman/#ixzz250vq1vSK
Ann Hathaway Talks Dark Knight Rises Catwoman Sinnoff!
One of the many new elements in Christopher Nolan’s closing chapter in his Batman Saga,”The Dark Knight Rises” is the introduction of Anne Hathaway’s as Selina Kyle/Cat-woman into the director’s ultra-realistic Batman universe. While we now know that this is the filmmaker’s final installment of the trilogy, Warner Bros. Studio is likely concocting another reboot of the iconic superhero, or perhaps a spin-off down the road. Recently the award winning actress revealed in a interview that she . . .
Jayce's Junction: D.C Comic Lovers Movie News!Ha Gang, Great Too Be Back With Ya . . .Jayce's Junction: D.C Comic Lovers Movie News! in Deviant Events More Like This
Ryan Reynolds Talks Justice League!
Here's some big news for ya D.C. Fans! While Warner Bros. Studio and DC Comics ensemble of Justice League is still nowhere near being ready for production, they may have already lost their Green Lantern. Superstar, Ryan Reynolds has revealed that he . . .
Read more: http://bookstove.com/children/ryan-reynolds-talks-justice-league/#ixzz2OgjCIcfj
Could D.c's Plans Affect The Justice League?
This particular move by D.C Comics has certainly had very worrying implications for it’s studio overlord Warner Bros. in the past months and anyone looking forward to finally seeing if "Justice League" will be faithful to the source material in any way . . .
Read more: http://cinemaroll.com/action/could-d-cs-plans-affect-the-justice-league/#ixzz2OgkGu0rQ
Ha Guys! For All This & Much
DWI: RumoursDoctor Who Internet brings you relevant videos, articles and fan projects of amazing, humorous, or historical relevance.DWI: Rumours in Personal More Like This
We’re finally back with the newest update to bring you some real hard hitting…rumours. Nothing confirmed, but nothing denied, we’ve got people asking about the possible return of David Tennant and Christopher Eccleston for the fiftieth anniversary. Tennant would gladly come back if asked, however Eccleston has always been happy to move on from Doctor Who. But now we’ve got two coy answers from the ex-Doctors: http://www.bleedingcool.com/2012/11/19/david-tennant-back-for-doctor-whos-50th-anniversary/ http://www.tor.com/blogs/2012/11/did-christopher-eccleston-just-reveal-hes-returning-to-doctor-who ...Colin Baker also wants to come back.
Monster Toy Book http://merchandise.thedoctorwhosite.co.uk/doctor-who-monster-toy-book-special-preview/ http://bug-eye.deviantart.com/art/Rough-Sample-Page-1-339695914 http://bug-eye.deviant
DWI: Free Big FinishDoctor Who Internet brings you relevant videos, articles and fan projects of amazing, humorous, or historical relevance.DWI: Free Big Finish in Personal More Like This
It’s the chance to try out the officially licensed Doctor Who audio dramas made by Big Finish free of charge. Big Finish have released six audio dramas free to download and the latest scoop on their 50th anniversary drama The Light at the End.
The free audios include:
The Mutant Phase starring Peter Davison (the Doctor) and Sarah Sutton (Nyssa). A full cast two hour drama from Big Finish’s main Monthly Range. The fifteenth release of the Monthly Range out of 169. The return of an old enemy…
UNIT: The Coup – starring Nicholas Courtney as the Brigadier. A twenty minute prequel episode leading up to the four-part mini-series UNIT.
Silver Lining starring Lisa Bowerman as Bernice Summerfield, the book/audio companion and archaeologist. This is a limited-cast Doctor Who Magazi
DWI: Merry CrimboDoctor Who Internet brings you relevant videos, articles and fan projects of amazing, humorous, or historical relevance.DWI: Merry Crimbo in Personal More Like This
Lots of hints and teasers for the Christmas special have cropped up. There are some new things to expect for our Christmas special and it’s not just the cast. If you’re not afraid of some spoilers, check this stuff out: http://yggdrasilfarms.tumblr.com/post/38340099010/whatthefoucault-would-you-like-a-jelly-baby http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/articles/Revamped-Theme-Tune-and-Opening-Title-Sequence http://blastr.com/2012/12/check-out-the-latest-batc.php#44 http://imgur.com/a/WJumo And then throw in another prequel for the upcoming episode here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rirju6is4Sw
Mr. Dalek Discovers the True Meaning of Christmas Because we need to bring this back. Narrated: http://www.staggeringstories.net/mrdalekdiscoversthetruemeaningofchristmas.mp3 Read with Pics: http://www.staggeringstories.net/mrdalekdiscoversthetrueme
DWI: CarolingDoctor Who Internet brings you relevant videos, articles and fan projects of amazing, humorous, or historical relevance.DWI: Caroling in Personal More Like This
It’s after Christmas (except, I’m told, for people in Ukraine) but we’ve still got carols to distribute. The Doctor Who orchestra has now released its most recent production, this time of A Christmas Carol. Then Songtaran Carols with Strax and a belated Merry Christmas from Matt Smith: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVECUTwY9fw http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p012ytxy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkjYlQtY1P8
Q & A http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01325d5 A question and answer with the new cast.
Cosplay http://www.prydonacademy.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=236#p2788 A site linking cosplay breakdowns for each of the eleven Doctors with links to clothes and reference photos for individual pieces. And a cutout template for a model Key to Time (as obtained by the fourth Doctor): http://blog.brigitte-jellinek.at/
Religion and it's fight against civil rights.This is a little rant I wrote on Facebook. I didn't expect to go as long as it did. I was expecting it to be two sentences. It came from a conversation with my mother (Who is a Christian) about how religion always impedes civil rights. Of course she doesn't think the bigotry is based on the bible even though I point out where and how. Well it made me think why we let them get away with the bullshit they cause.Religion and it's fight against civil rights. in Personal More Like This
"Religion gets away with bigotry because they convinced the majority of the population that they can mistreat people because they've been mandated by god to do so. Of course when the population has had enough, religions have 2 options. 1, they can be true to their beliefs and keep being hateful, or 2, Adapt and change your stance and pretend that you never were bigoted and even championed for equality. This is why respect the KKK when it comes to religion. They are at least honest and still hate people of other races because their religion says so, never falling to the pressure
Roe vs Wade, 40 years later.So Obama enters his second term and I really don't care. Because what I really want to talk about is that on Tuesday January 22nd, marks the 40th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. I think that the decision means more to our overall politics than people realize. Everyone talks about the implications of abortion and the movements that came with it. Personally I thought the Supreme court made the right decision because Abortion was a problem. Before the decision, women usually had to do abortions themselves in an unsafe manner leading to sterilization or death. Legally, I have a mixed opinion on the case since the constitution makes no mention on abortion. So much so that if I was a judge, I would recuse myself. Now I am aware that the arguments they used was the 9th amendment and a right to privacy. Anyway I'm getting distracted. Getting real here, I don't like abortion but I do think that it should be available, making me pro-choice. One thing that annoys me the most is the fact that many PrRoe vs Wade, 40 years later. in Personal More Like This
I'm a Mestizo against interracial marriageSo I already talked about what a Mestizo is so I won't get into much detail. It's just someone who is racially mixed with white and Native American. So let's get this going.I'm a Mestizo against interracial marriage in Personal More Like This
So I decided to speak up about this since I find it damaging to society. Interracial marriage is not only immoral but it's bad for families. My proof for this is a book by Albert I. Gordon called "Intermarriage: Interfaith, Interracial, Interethnic." It's a good book with the ultimate proof that interracial marriage is not only detrimental to the individual but the the family and to society.
I don't say he says it should be illegal but he shows as a social scientist that interracial marriages are undesirable and hold no promise for a bright and happy future for mankind.
I count interracial relationships as a type of rape. I mean how else can it happen? My only experience with interracial couples is that the father raped the woman and now they're married. What's next, man on dog, pedophilia? The sanctity of marriage
If Cops were like religion.Cop 1: Well whoever did this was one sick son of a bitch.If Cops were like religion. in Personal More Like This
Cop 2: well we have no leads on who killed this man and his family. He's left his trace clean with no prints, hair, skin flakes, or anything that would lead to a suspect.
Cop 1: I believe I know who did it.
Cop 2: You do?
Cop 1: Yes. It was an angry unicorn who stabbed all these people to death. Just look at the stabbings and how perfectly they were formed.
Cop 2: Umm... Wow. That's fucking stupid. Unicorns don't exist and apart from that these re bullet holes not Unicorn horn holes. Do you have any evidence about this. How did you reach this conclusion?
Cop 1: You're an irrational clown. It was a unicorn and I don't need to show you evidence. I have faith that it was a Unicorn. Can you prove that it wasn't.
Cop 2: Okay I can't disprove that a Unicorn did it but the most logical answer isn't that a Unicorn did it. Besides these holes are to small for it to be a Unicorn horn. Besides I don't think we should be making assumptions