Fan Art Friday: Star Wars VII The Force AwakensFan Art Friday: Star Wars VII The Force Awakens in Art Features More Like This
Fan Art Friday: STAR WARS VII The Force Awakens
Episode VII Stormtrooper v03 by juan7fernandez
It seems the Force has truly Awoken, at least it has here on DeviantArt.
It has been one week since the teaser trailer for the first of the Disney owned Star Wars movies was released. Twitter and Facebook nearly broke under the deluge of postings of the trailer and frame by frame commentary of it. Each commentator hoping to spot something everyone else had missed.
Meanwhile on the far distant planet of
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
The New Street Photographer's ManifestoFebruary 7, 2013/by techgnoticThe New Street Photographer's Manifesto in Art Features More Like This
Street photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson called it the “decisive moment”— the captured instant when all the photograph’s elements come together to tell a story in a way a text narrative of thousands of words could never begin to. It is what hooks people, both practitioners and advocate-devotees, on the art form. It is uniquely completely immersive in life— step out into the streets— in which the moment of artistic epiphany can never be guessed at until it suddenly happens. When it is properly mastered, it is as pure as the dawn of each new day, as true as the living organism of a teeming street scene catching a breath as one.
It's no easy task to pull a book together for publication and "The New Street Pho
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
Sherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving IconSherlock HolmesSherlock Holmes: The Ever Evolving Icon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Ever Evolving Icon
What is it about a fictional character first introduced to the public in Great Britain in 1887 that has kept him being reincarnated, with generationally-correct upgrades, over and over again in film and on television? Who is this literary hero whose portrayal over the past century by such past masters as Basil Rathbone and Jeremy Brett to today’s vanguard talents Robert Downey, Jr. and Benedict Cumberbatch has inspired such a continuing outpouring of fan appreciation?
Jeremy Brett as Holmes 03 by Windfreak →
Every generation will forever have th
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
Wonder Woman RebornWonder Woman Reborn in Art Features More Like This
Wonder Woman Reborn
Supers V Wonder by JoshJ81
The collective fan community sigh of relief that a female director has been chosen to bring the Amazonian Goddess to life on the big screen has been echoing across the web ever since Monday’s announcement that Michelle McClaren had won that coveted crown. Here at DA HQ, we can’t help but imagine what Joss Whedon might have done with the character.
Pray no one involved in the Catwoman movie gets close to it.
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
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
ME3 Original Characters - Volume 5 - Lyra BorealisName: Lyra BorealisME3 Original Characters - Volume 5 - Lyra Borealis in Personal More Like This
Colors: Dark Red armor with black trimming.
Skintone: Light Blue
Markings: Tattoo that covers back
Eyes: Bright green
Job: Council Spectre
Personality: Renegade for the reason that she works outside the boundary of normal laws....which is how she likes it.
Ever since she was about 100, Lyra loved to bend the rules. She worked for C-Sec as an undercover operative. Thanks to her, Blood Pack and Blue Suns were either wiped out or incarcerated on the Citadel. She also stopped a massive Red Sand smuggling operation. The Council took notice of her actions and made her the offer to be a Spectre. She happily agreed. Her partner for many years was Tela Vasir. She taught Lyra almost everything she knew. Together, they took down an entire batarian slaver ring. Lyra never felt more alive during her time with Vasir. She found out sadly that Vasir was in the pocket of the Shadow Broker. Heartbroken, she confronted Vasir wit
Shepard Family Stories- Blue ChargeA Collaboration with LiveAndLoveArt.Shepard Family Stories- Blue Charge in Personal More Like This
These will be a series of "Mini-Stories" dealing with Kaycee Shepard and her family.
First one is between Syren and Wrex.
Wrex stands alone in the yard watching the ships fly by overhead.
*sigh* "Hard to believe its all over."
A small tug at his leg snaps him back to reality. Looking down, he spies little Syren looking up at him hesitantly, a teddy bear clutched tightly in one arm. A warm smile spreads across his face.
"Something I can do for you, Little Bit?"
Syren blushes furiously and looks down at her feet. Wrex chuckles to himself. (She is so unlike her father) "It's alright, I don't bite."
Syren looks back up at the old warrior and quietly asks, "Charge?" Wrex throws back his head and roars with laughter. "Spoken like a true Shepard." With one fluid motion he reaches down and scoops her up and onto his shoulders.
"Alright young one, I want you to hold on tig
ME3 Original Characters - Volume 6 - Scarab DraxenName: Scarab DraxenME3 Original Characters - Volume 6 - Scarab Draxen in Personal More Like This
Colors: Black Armor with white pattern.
Skintone: Dark brown-red
Markings: Scars all over face
Personality: Sadistic, Cruel, Heartless.....need i go on?
A vicious smuggler working directly for the Hegemony back on Khar'Shan. He's willing to ship anyone and anything for the right price. Minagen X3, Red sand, Hallex are among those drugs that he supplies to many in the Terminus systems. As a side business, he also raids colonies in that system and either kills or enslaves the colonists. These raids are funded by the Hegemony to help strengthen its grip in the galaxy. Scarab is very well equipped, sporting the most brutal and savage weaponry available. With tools like his "razor-wire" energy net and the spiked armor he wears, Draxen is truly a force to be feared. His rifle is the Kishock Harpoon Gun, which he has customized with explosive-tipped harpoons. His base of operations is usual
Shepard Family Stories - Apprentice"Okay, my young pupil, are you ready to begin your training?" Ayrene giggles in anticipation and nods. Kasumi gives a sly smile, "Good, aoi kaze. The first lesson is to be as silent as possible....that means no giggling (*wink*)" Ayrene tries to keep a straight face, but lapses back to giggling. Kasumi tickles her, "If you alert the target, you've already lost." Kasumi looks out across the yard to where Liara and Kaycee sit together on the porch resting. Liara sleeps soundly in Shepard's arms. Kasumi turns back to Ayrene. "Okay, let's go over the list.....master thief? Check. Loyal apprentice?" Ayrene gives her a big smile. "Close enough. Finally, the water balloons?" Ayrene pats the tub of water balloons next to them. "Check!!"Shepard Family Stories - Apprentice in Personal More Like This
Kasumi turns back to the target. "Okay you know what to do?" Ayrene nods as Kasumi picks up two balloons. "Remember, we'll have only a few seconds to get off as many before they start running. A voice sounds from behind them "And what pray tell are you two up t
ME3 Original Characters - Volume 4 - Selene H'ollName: Selene H'ollME3 Original Characters - Volume 4 - Selene H'oll in Personal More Like This
Colors: Deep purple armor with red/blue patterns.
Skintone: Dark Blue
Personality: Pure Paragon, follows the Code to the letter.
Background: Ever since she was born, Selene has always dreamed of being a justicar. She trained for centuries, honing her mind and body in the hopes that she would one day join the ranks of the Justicars. On her 500th birthday, she finally reached her dream and swore service to the Code. She was accepted into the Justicar order, making her one of the youngest in history. She patrolled the galaxy, facing down some of the worst it had to offer: Rapists, murderers, assassins. Though a justicar must have an unshaken faith in the Code, Selene finds herself doubting the good she does from time to time. Her biotic abilities are quite impressive only matched by her fighting skills.
Shepard Family Stories - Tali"Aunt Tali!" are the only words she hears before a blue streak rockets into her midsection. Tali glances down as she tries to catch her breath. Little Ayrene looks up at her with sheer joy in her eyes, her arms wrapped tightly around Tali's waist. "Well look at you, I can't believe how much you've grown Aya." Tali glances up to see Liara standing in the doorway with a bemused expression on her face, her hands placed on the bulge at her stomach. Tali's eyes widen "Keelah, Liara! Why didn't you tell me?" Liara chuckles, "Shepard figured your reaction would be priceless." Tali shakes her head, "That little........." Ayrene finally extricates herself from her. "Can we play Aunt Tali? "I'm sorry Aya, I've got to talk to your mom for awhile." Ayrene looks crestfallen. Tali kneels down to her eye level. "Tell you what, I may not be able to play with you, but how would you like to play with Chiktikka vas Paus?" She activates her omni-tool and a purple sphere materializes. "ChiktikkaShepard Family Stories - Tali in Personal More Like This
ME3 Original Characters- Volume 1 - Jorgal SkorchFirst off, it's extremely difficult to come up with really fitting names for characters. I mean, sure you could use some boring generic names, but where's the fun in that? So I am going to spotlight each week a character that I designed. This week is my terrifying Krogan Battlemaster, Jorgal Skorch.ME3 Original Characters- Volume 1 - Jorgal Skorch in Personal More Like This
Name: Jorgal Skorch (Vanguard)
Age: 748 years
Colors: Black/Dark Red Armor
Skin tone: Tan/Dark Brown
Markings: Burns along left side of face
Eye color: Red
Personality: A noble warrior with a fiery determination. Would rather show mercy rather than slaughter his enemies. Mostly Paragon (rare for a Krogan).
A truly unique Krogan. When he was young, his Rite of Passage came with a terrible cost, his brothers. They were overrun by a vast horde of Klixen, but only Skorch managed to come out alive but a large part of his body was severely burned. Rather than seeking medical help, he wears his burns as a reminder as to what one can lose in battle. It w
Multiplayer: Earth DLC revealedSix new N7 classes:Multiplayer: Earth DLC revealed in Personal More Like This
-N7 Fury (Adept): Throw, Annihilation Field, Dark Channel
"Fury operatives use implants to fuel biotics and their incredible movement speed. These operatives wind an unpredictable path on the battlefield, moving in and out of combat before returning to unleash a sweeping biotic attack on their unsuspecting targets."
-N7 Destroyer (Soldier): Multi-Frag Grenade, Missile Launcher, Devastator Mode
"The Destroyer's T5-V Battlesuit gives these strong-but-slow soldiers mech-like protection. Driven by eezo-assisted actuators, these frontline troopers carry heavy weapons onto the battlefield."
-N7 Demolisher (Engineer): Homing Grenade, Arc Grenade, Supply Pylon
"The Demolisher uses grenades to attack at range and to terrorize the battlefield. Demolishers can also create a supply pylon that stocks allies with an unending reserve of grenades and thermal reloads."
-N7 Paladin (Sentinel): Snap Freeze, Incinerate, Energy Drain
"The Paladin carries a powerful omni-shield onto the
Shepard Family Stories - Dinner With AethytaThe kitchen is a blue blur as Liara rushes to get things prepared. Kaycee strolls in and puts her arms around her wife. "Shepard, I don't have time. Things need to be ready."Shepard Family Stories - Dinner With Aethyta in Personal More Like This
"What's the big deal? It's just your father coming to dinner. She's a riot to be around."
"It's not just that, she's bringing a date along. Is Ayrene dressed and ready?"
"Sweetie, you need to relax, I think its great that Aethyta is still able to see people at her age."
"I am more worried of what kind of person she'd bring."
"That.......is a good point."
The doorbell rings. Ayrene rushes past "I'll get it dad!" Shepard begins to protest, but smiles, ("so helpful"). She hears the door open and Ayrene's voice. "Grandpa! Uncle Z!"............wait........did she just say......!!!!!! Shepard quickly moves to the door to find lo and behold, Zaeed standing in the hallway, Ayrene in his arms. "Look daddy! Uncle Z is here!" Zaeed gives Kaycee an apologetic look as if to say, (this was not my idea). "Shepard", he says gruff
About the Reapers...So I've been playing Mass Effect 3, as many people know. Loving every minute of it.About the Reapers... in Personal More Like This
But I got to thinking... And this isn't me trying to punch holes in the Mass Effect plot or anything, it's just me thinking out loud, so hear me out...
The Reapers are supposed to be this really advanced races of bio-mechanical sentient starships. They left behind the Citadel and the Mass Relays for us to discover, so that we'd evolve the way they want us to evolve. Now... If they were REALLY all that advanced, wouldn't it make sense for them to embed some sort of... Indoctrination device or something on the Citadel?
It's been proven countless times that Reapers can indoctrinate people through artifacts left behind by them. Big example would be Object Rho in the Mass Effect 2 DLC "The Arrival". This has also been seen in other side missions and such, where people unearth some Reaper artifact, and they go bat shit crazy, and fall in love with the Reapers, etc...
So, they leave the Citadel behind for us t
Do you see the similarities?Anyone reading this, please respond to this journal. Can be with a simple yes or no answer if you like. I may be crazy, but does anyone else see the similarities between the following two structures.Do you see the similarities? in Personal More Like This
A) Mass Effect 3 Cronos Station: http://media.moddb.com/images/mods/1/18/17952/Cerberus_Starbase1.jpg
B) Half-Life 2 Combine Citadel: http://preview.turbosquid.com/Preview/2012/04/03__05_23_38/01.jpg75b46c1e-8ebc-4f6e-8936-79201b417d83Original.jpg
This question is based on a debate I was having with a friend. He disagrees where I say they look similar - and I wanna know if I'm crazy and it's just me. Please, answer truthfully
Half-Life 3 in 2012?Here is perhaps a sharp spur of hope for all you Half-Life fans out there... I will always be a die hard Half-Life fan, and until the day that VALVe themselves comes out and says "We're not making Half-Life 3" I will keep on believing.Half-Life 3 in 2012? in Personal More Like This
And this IGN article: http://pc.ign.com/articles/121/1216238p1.html may be the first sign of providence in 5 years
Keep The Dream Alive!
SALVATION: A Half-Life/Mass Effect Fan FictionAnd so dear friends, the day has come when I can at long last deem my story [COMPLETE].SALVATION: A Half-Life/Mass Effect Fan Fiction in Personal More Like This
When I started writing Salvation, I wanted to write an epic tale, that intertwined the paths of two legendary heroes of gaming, letting them join forces to defeat the most ruthless force in the galaxy. I adore both Half-Life and Mass Effect. No other games have ever made me care about the characters so much. About their plight, and about those around them.
I wanted to write a story that would be, I suppose, my own variant to Half-Life 3 and/or Mass Effect 3. A story that brought finality to both these characters worlds, and allowed them the prospect of getting some sense of normality back in their chaotic lives, after the grueling, heart wrenching struggle they've each been through. And I hope I've successfully done that.
I wanted to incorporate various elements of both games, mix them together, and add my own twist. It wouldn't be a Half-Life fic without the obligatory crowbar bludgeoning, crawling
Espionage DB7 Minimalistic WallpapersFor a variety of franchises. Enjoy!Espionage DB7 Minimalistic Wallpapers in Personal More Like This
Decepticons - To Punish and Enslave by EspionageDB7Autobots - Transform and Roll Out by EspionageDB7
Cerberus Wallpaper - Humanity First by EspionageDB7The Combine - Our Benefactors by EspionageDB7Special Tactics and Reconnaissance Wallpaper by EspionageDB7
Green Lantern Wallpaper by EspionageDB7Wasteland Warrior Wallpaper by EspionageDB7
Got a request? Just point me to a logo/symbol (high resolution please). Tell me a color, and give me some text to use!
HAIL CERBERUS!!!!Little random journal post here, but it just occurred to me that Cerberus from Mass Effect 3 completely reminds me of freakin' Cobra from the old G.I. Joe Cartoons/movie. Their methods, their cannon fodder numbers, their weapons/vehicles, their tactics... Even their logo has a similar symmetry to the Cobra emblem.HAIL CERBERUS!!!! in Personal More Like This
I swear all that's missing is one guy in the middle of the fight yelling "Cerberus! Retreat! Retreat!" After Shepard and Company beat 'em down.
Anyone else agree? Or am I crazy? I'm gonna start yelling YO JOE! While fighting Cerberus from now on.
Shooting at "The Dark Knight Rises"On July 20, 2012, a gunman in a gas mask opened fire during a 12:30 a.m. showing of the film The Dark Knight Rises in Theater Nine at the Century 16 movie theater in the Town Center at Aurora shopping center in Aurora, Colorado in the United States. He set off a smoke grenade in the theater before he began shooting, killing 12 people and injuring 50. The shooting is thought to be the worst mass shooting in the United States since the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre. http://abcnews.go.com/US/mass-shooting-colorado-movie-theater-14-people-dead/story?id=16817842Shooting at "The Dark Knight Rises" in Personal More Like This
God almighty... What is this world coming to? I'm sure most of you have already heard about that tragic shooting in the Colorado movie theater, during an early morning screening of The Dark Knight Rises. You know there are already so many hardships in this world... so many tragedies, and natural disasters... Why must people add to it with such, horrific, deplorable, disgusting acts of violence...?
I don't know how many of you o
SoSpirited Away is an awesome movie.So in Personal More Like This
But if I were her, I would have stayed there.
1) The love of your life is there and he is a freakin' RIVER SPIRIT
2) Your parents were dumb enough to wander into an abandoned creepy place and eat food there.
o: babiesSOo: babies in Personal More Like This
The bearded dragons that live at the vet laid EGGS yesterday. 'Cept they were all slugs (a.k.a rotten) so they were just thrown out. BUTTT. Renee is gonna try to get them to breed again and have it actually woooorrrrkk and if that happens and they get babies out of it (which would be freaking adorable) then I'mma probably get one or two to be Simon's friends. |D Well, once they're big enough that Simon wouldn't kill them. owo;
Happy Thanksgivingand whatnot.Happy Thanksgiving in Personal More Like This
Unless you're in Canada or something.
Then happy Thursday.
...http://funnyjunk.com/funny_pictures/2979294/Fuck+New+Zealand/... in Personal More Like This
I don't think I'm ever sleeping again.
Ceoflaz Species Official SheetYou MUST read all of this before making a Ceoflaz of your own!Ceoflaz Species Official Sheet in Personal More Like This
It'd be awesome if you would post a picture of your character or its information to my page when you make it.
About the Ceoflaz:
Their fur is feather-like and appears to be streamlined to their body, but in actuality would be puffy to the touch.
Forelegs have hands with three fingers. Two fingers on top and one "thumb" underneath. It folds backwards so when the Ceoflaz makes a fist, the thumb protrudes upwards like a sword.
These fingers each end with a long, straight, spear-like claw.
They have no eyes. Because of this, the head has a simple, oval shape.
They don't have lips, but more like a beak of sharp interlocking "teeth". The real teeth are small and backwards-facing inside the mouth.
They have a black or pink tongue.
Their nostrils are at the tip of their muzzle, and can close up to keep water out.
Their ears are at
Star Wars: Favorite ShipsSo one of my longtime buddies on here :iconAlleluia00: asked me what my favorite Star Wars ship was. :iconrayn44: asked me the same question some time ago for a project of hers and I honestly have too many to really narrow it down but I decided to comprise a list and share it.Star Wars: Favorite Ships in Personal More Like This
X-wing: this is just the classic Star Wars fighter for me and was always a favorite from the first time I saw one on screen and later got to play it in various games.
ARC-170: these fighters just look menacing to me and I love that, they're almost predatory in appearance!
TIE Interceptor: the first time I saw these things swarming en masse against the Alliance fighters at Endor I've been in love, like the ARC-170 they just look predatory!
B-wing: a cool design with some really neat features.
TIE Defender: this thing is my favorite fighter period. It's dangerous in every respect and just outclasses its opponents with overwhelming firepower and superior handling.
TIE Avenger: an upgraded
Dark Horse RecommendationsSo for those that follow the Star Wars comics, there is some sad news.Dark Horse Recommendations in Personal More Like This
Dark Horse Comics will no longer be publishing Star Wars starting 2015.
Instead Disney will be bringing the license back in house and giving it to Marvel.
It remains to be seen what this will mean for the SW comics. Personally I've never been super excited about Marvel's comics taken as a whole though individual comics have stood out from time to time.
However that is not the point of this post.
The point is to recommend some of Dark Horse's work from the last twenty years that I've especially enjoyed, also keep your eyes on the bookshelves as Dark Horse is letting out all the stops in the run up to the closure of their license of the SW comics and is releasing some very good material right now because of that.
Now to the list.
Dark Empire: this is available as a two or three part graphic novel series depending on which print you obtain and details the return of Emperor Palpatine and his renewed war against the Repu
10 Reasons the Empire isn't all that Bad AnalyzedSo I stumbled across this the other day: http://whatculture.com/film/star-wars-10-reasons-galactic-empire-wasnt-bad-everyone-thinks.php and felt that it actually made some good points but failed to address some obvious issues.10 Reasons the Empire isn't all that Bad Analyzed in Personal More Like This
So here's my take on the 10 Reasons the Empire isn't all that Bad
10: It Drove Technology Development
It is definitely true that the Empire developed a lot of tech in its time. Certainly it jumped ahead in leaps and bounds over the few decades it was in power more than the Republic did. However one thing that is left out is that most of the tech the Empire used was strictly for military purposes or was highly restricted in who was allowed access to it.
9: They Don't Needlessly Kill Aliens
While it is true that not ALL Imperials are xenophobic murdering psychopaths, there are enough of them that are to make this point highly questionable. Don't forget that much of the Empire believed anyone not human (or at the very least humanoid) was inferi
ARC-170 vs T-65 X-wingThere have been a lot of comparisons between the ARC-170 and X-wing, indeed the two were built by the same company and several members of the ARC-170 design team participated in the design of the X-wing.ARC-170 vs T-65 X-wing in Personal More Like This
The ARC-170 was a response to the need of the Republic's Navy for a heavy hitting long range fighter to engage the enemy and escort long range strike fighters like the Y-wing, something that the more common Alpha-3 Nimbus and V-19 Torrent could not provide with their limited range. The Z-95 which served as the initial basis for the ARC-170 could provide long range escort, but it was considered to be too lightly armed for the task.
The X-wing was born in the post-Clone Wars era as a follow on for the aging ARC-170 still in limited use by the Galactic Empire and was a more direct descendant of the Z-95. However members of its design team had anti-Imperial sympathies and eventually defected with the initial prototypes and design plans and the X-wing became the primary fighter for the Rebe
Stolen art sold at conventionsHey guys! I had a great time at SacAnime but while I was there, I saw a vendor's booth called Hidden Supplies selling sakimichan's Kakashi paintingStolen art sold at conventions in Personal More Like This
I asked her if she gave permission for this or not, and sure enough, she didn't. I think it's safe to say that the rest of the $25 mats sold at the booth were also using stolen art, but I don't recognize any of the artists. Here are some photos of the booth and all the mats are also listed on their website https://www.hiddensupplies.com/index.php?routeroduct/category&path=71. Please take a look and report the images you recognize to the respective artists so that they may take the proper legal actions against these these people. Thank you!
Coming OutIt's true, I am Chinese and I was born this way.Coming Out in Personal More Like This
At a young age I began to notice this difference. I was attracted to neither boys nor girls. In middle school, I liked math, and in college, I did my homework all night long.
Being Chinese is not a choice, it is genetic. There are risks to being Chinese because society cannot accept the union between a human and a textbook. I have Chinese friends who didn't need sex because they could foreplay instruments and get screwed by O Chem instead. Now, they don't have a social life and are shunned by others.
But fear not, life will get better. I grew up as a Chinese and I am proud of it (just look at my tumblr user name Maid-en-China ). There is the LGBTC (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Chinese) community to help you be comfortable with your Chinese orientation.
1,338,299,512 people came out as Chinese. You are not alone.
April fools!!! ... Oh wait...
Update: Yes, this is obviously a j
Need for ToleranceFrom Reddit:Need for Tolerance in Personal More Like This
(This is pretty obvious so I didn't think I need to point it out but it seems that some people need to hear it: No, I don't think all religious people are like this. Yes, I do know these are extreme cases. But the point is that these are all recent events and we shouldn't live in a world where this kind of intolerance still exists. I've lost count the number of times that I've been harassed by Christians so the next time you see someone picking on gay people, saying atheists should be killed, don't be a bystander and just let it happen. Speak up. Stop a crime before it happens.)
Artistic Limitations?Thankyou to all those who shared their stories and opinions on my last journal, I haven't gotten around to replying to everyone but I have read every comment.Artistic Limitations? in Personal More Like This
Another topic I want to discuss? A bit of a dead-horse? but then again I haven't really had a chance to talk much about this issue and I would like to hear other peoples opinions and whether or not they agree or disagree.
Overtime I have noticed an attitude regarding artwork and peoples means of determining how talented and skilled an artists is. By this I mean people have an attitude that if an artwork doesn't feature correct anatomy or the artists doesn't practise realism then they are a novice and are limiting themselves artistically. I have lost count on how many comments I have gotten along the lines of " your art is good, but I think its time to move on to more professional stuff, start doing some still life, portraits and landscapes". Obviously I encourage going out of your comfort zone and drawing stuff you wouldn't usual
Save the internet (updated) Round 2!Edit* "update from The Hill Congress news website" some one linked me this, thought I would share it, I am happy to see people are beginning to withdraw support for the this ridiculous bill....http://thehill.com/blogs/hillicon-valley/technology/194947-software-group-backs-off-support-of-sopaSave the internet (updated) Round 2! in Personal More Like This
*sorry for all the constant updates, but I promised I would share anything I found regarding this SOPA and PIP issue*
Just found this on tumblr...http://www.yousaytoo.com/congressional-sopa-hearings-no-opponents-of-the-bill-allowed/1434936#.Tsl5xNcWPKM.tumblr ...:iconfacepalmplz: I don't even know what to say anymore....
from the same site http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/sopa_testimony/?akid=1018.606560.JTkqV4&rd=1&t=2
I think from now on I am going avoid Holl
Where to draw the line?Some what controversial, so beware ...and something that has been on my mind for a while... I actually want to talk about two things that are quite interlinked.Where to draw the line? in Personal More Like This
What is okay to joke about? Are there things you see as off limits? do you believe joking about something ' e.g death, murder, drugs, rape, homosexuality, gender, religion, historical events etc' is good or bad?
Do you believe jokes supply relief, help soften attached stigmas and make issue easier to talk about? or do you believe they minimize the issue and do more damage than good? 'e.g referring a girl as a 'bitch', simply because she is a girl, implying someone getting beaten at something is getting 'gang raped', using the word 'gay' to describe unpleasantness or someone being an idiot/lame.
I myself joke about everything, there is little I won't joke about but I am sensitive to whom I tell these jokes too, usually close friends or people I know won't be offended by them. (obviously there are some topics I conside
Listing of FanfictionsRated AllListing of Fanfictions in Personal More Like This
Rated All is just a story with no violence and no sexual content.
Suggested Age: Everyone
The Girl Next Door http://r3b3lliousr3b3l.deviantart.com/#/d24ls8g
Written by "R2b3lliousR3bel"
Status: Complete (One Shot)
Summary: (She didn't have one so I am writing one) Naruto is a well known author but what happens when he doesn't know what his next story is going to be on? Luckily, there is a girl across the street to give him ideas but he falls in love with her in the process.
Amanda's review: -R3b3lliousr3b3l us just an awesome author and this story is no different!
Teen rated literature is based on a small amount of inappropriate words, little violence and small sexual connotations/actions.
Suggested Age: 13 years or older
Blossom in my Eyes http://www.fanfiction.net/s/4355623/1/Blossom_In_My_Eyes
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NaruSaku Videos AMVS (anime music videos)NaruSaku Videos in Personal More Like This
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEOt6mnyFxk(NaruSaku moments RANT pt 1 (some anti-SS/NH))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=flXKf7LG9aM (NaruSaku moments RANT pt 2(some anti-SS/NH))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R_eM_H69V2o (NaruSaku moments RANT pt 3(some anti-SS/NH))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOvxaSMPqIQ (NaruSaku moments RANT pt 4 (some anti-SS/NH))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTBCfNQ92k0 (NaruSaku moments RANT pt 5 (some anti-SS/NH))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vzc1QJHDzU (NaruSaku moments RANT pt 6 (some anti-SS/NH))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=937XAclUxPc (Pro NaruSaku RANT - Future predictions (anti SS/NH))
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IpuVxksLmF8 (NaruSaku - The Build Up)
[Bullet; Orange] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsUDXpMhoQw&feature=related(NaruSaku - The B
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ZOMG WHO IS THE ANON THAT HAS GIVEN ME PREMIUM??Please please let me know who you are so I can thank you! I didn't even realize I had been upgraded till this morning when I was like hmmm.. bulletins (which I hardly read) then BAM someone has given you a gifts! Thank you Thank you Thank you to whoever you are! I really appreciate the premium! ^///^ <33333333333 and really that was too much of you! >///ZOMG WHO IS THE ANON THAT HAS GIVEN ME PREMIUM?? in Personal More Like This
HOLD THE LINEYeah so has anyone else heard about the Hold The Line event tomorrow and Sunday? it's to take a stance against the ending of ME3, but it doesn't mean we hated it! just means that we deserve what we were advertised and waited for.... I mean.. personally . I don't mind if you want to like maybe have a option where you just rushed through it then got the blank dead endings, but... I know it may sound childish. I want my happy ending. I worked hard for it, waited for it, waited for it when it got pushed back to March, so I better get what I've been waiting for at least D:. (sorry about my rant don't got to reply to it, please don't reply to it if your just going to get roar at me ): ) anyways , anyone can join the event, again it's not to CHANGE the ending just GET THE ENDING WE FOUGHT SO HARD THE 3 GAMES FOR (and payed for.). *if your are like me.* um yeah link link link... http://www.holdtheline.com/threads/retake-campaign-turn-it-on-turn-it-off-for-bioware.877/HOLD THE LINE in Personal More Like This