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Bla bla bla. Independence. 1776. America. John Adams. Hooray.
So there's been this "internet declaration of independence" that's been going around the web recently, and to be honest I think it's a load of bull. As much as I love free speech and rights and etc, I simply can't get behind it, and it disturbs me that so many companies ARE getting behind it. There's just too much entitlement from people on the internet who think they "deserve" everything, and it's really beginning to creep me out. I'm all for abolishing SOPA and ACTA other things like it, but I just can't in good faith get behind the "internet declaration of independence." Sorry.
What's with this weird anti 4th of July backlash that's going on? All the people complaining about the "patriotism" and stuff. I know it's always existed, but I've never seen it this massive before. Do people really just not understand the point of holidays? It's lik
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Honestly didn't see that one coming, but I am happy nonetheless. While the first game wasn't very remarkable, I just love the art style and the stark contrast the game presents compared to every other post-apocalyptic-near-future-world that exists. Chock me up to interested.
Didn't see this one coming either. Quite surprised, but personally don't care. I've never really paid attention to fighting games much, yes even Super Smash Bros. I have a feeling this will be one of those games that we think will be amazing, but the newest generation of kids won't understand why they should care (kinda like DuckTales).
Sidenote: Quite disappointed with the way they handled the demonstration by bringing out a woman to play multiplayer with and "destroying" her while simultaneously saying shit like "just give up... it will be over soon." Scripted or not, that scene was appalling.
Minecraft on Xbox One
I'm... actually quite disappointed by this as
Skyrim Mod ListJust in case anyone is interested at all, this is a list of the current mods I have running. A lot of these are simple immersion mods, added to enhance effects and make the world more realistic.Skyrim Mod List in Personal More Like This
DLC I have Installed
Dragonborn - Don’t really care for this one so far. Just hasn’t peaked my interest yet.
Dawnguard - I’m REALLY enjoying this one, although as you’ll see it’s necessitated that I add some mods to help keep it from breaking my game.
Hearthfires - I enjoyed this one too. Very relaxing and fun to hunt the world for resources to build your own homes, marry, and adopt children.
Birds - Adds extra birds flying around the world.
Enhanced Wetness and Puddles - This is a work in progress mod that makes puddles appear in towns when it’s raining. They’ll grow to a specific size then shrink to nothing when the rain stops. Just giving the world a little bit more realism. Unfortunately it’
Disney vs Lucas ArtsIf ever you bring up Disney in a conversation, people immediately recite tired old issues with the company that haven't been true for a long time. For example, complaining about the excess of half-assed sequels. That was part of Michael Eisner's regime. When he left the studio the quality Disney was producing suddenly skyrocketed considerably. Likewise the excessive merchandising and branding of Disney related products has also ceased to be as all-consuming now that Eisner is gone. In fact, a lot of the main issues people had with Disney during the 90's and early 2000's was a result of Eisner.Disney vs Lucas Arts in Personal More Like This
Since Eisner left, the Disney studio has done a REMARKABLE job in clearing their name of many of the atrocities they had committed during his regime. They promptly turned the animation department around and have even begun doing 2-D animated films again after Eisner said "no." Granted, at the moment 2-D is still in hiatus, but the situation isn't as dire as it use to be and there's still promise
Research HeadacheI decided to start the new year off by doing a research binge. For the past 48 hours I’ve been seeking out documentaries, specials, books, websites, ancient literature, etc. I kinda like to think the brain is like a sponge, absorbing everything that’s put around it. The basic idea is that I soak up enough of this knowledge I can use it on a more instinctual level when I’m writing.Research Headache in Personal More Like This
Fun though this is in it’s own way, it’s still work. As much as I am enjoying doing all this voluntary research I am beginning to feel a little burnt out by how much information I’ve been assimilating.
This isn’t really related but if you haven’t seen the History Channel’s miniseries “Vikings,” you should definitely check it out if you can. Quite impressed with it, and loving the attention to details and character development. Kinda like Game of Thrones in it’s tone and brutality, but without all the “sexposition” dialogue and
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I'm fairly certain I'll be attending the Minneapolis Comic Book Association's (MCBA) Spring Comic Con this year. I usually attend this convention every year and I enjoy it a lot. But it has been a long time since I've attended a convention (almost a year now), so I am nervous about having enough new stuff prepared. I'll fill you guys in on the details as we get closer to the convention date, and if any other conventions pop up I'll let you all know too.
I'd love to attend the MCM convention in England again, but I just don't know if I'll be able to afford the plane tickets in time.
Sim City Disaster
After my last journal about issues with the video game industry, it should come as no surprise that the Sim City debacle just makes me facepalm. For those unfamiliar with the situation it goes something like this:
Someone at EA got the brilliant idea to force gamers playing single player mode in the newest Sim City to require a constant online connection. This
Texas Abortion Bill FilibusterIn case you live outside the USA and haven't heard of this yet, Texas was preparing to vote on a radical bill that would effectively outlaw abortions within their boarders. Senator Wendy Davis came in early in the morning with the expressed intent of filibustering: The goal being to delay the critical vote.Texas Abortion Bill Filibuster in Personal More Like This
Wendy Davis talked for 11 hours straight. No food. No drinks. No bathroom breaks. She couldn't even pause for a moment to take a sip of water or else she'd give up the floor and the vote could get underway. 11 hours straight she talked and just before the midnight cutoff she was interrupted, and the vote began... only to become absolute pandemonium as the crowd watching protested the interruption.
The GOP insists that the vote carried and passed, while the Democrats insist that they were still taking votes after the midnight cutoff thanks to the chaos that ensued. This is going to be one of those instances where the GOP are gonna try to lie and shove their way through our diplomatic
The Role of Men in Geek SocietyThis is a reposting of a tangent I went off on over on Twitter the other day (with some extra clarification added to make it a little more cohesive). I felt that in the wake of all this GamerGate/Feminism/Women in games/comics/geek culture stuff going on that I should at least talk about men’s relationship to it all. So here ya go!The Role of Men in Geek Society in Personal More Like This
It's not that harassment of men doesn't happen, it's that women are far more likely to get harassed and have it be gendered and much worse (source: http://time.com/3305466/male-female-harassment-online/ ). I've never been harassed because I'm a man. But nearly every one of my female colleagues have been harassed because they're women. Men don't get harassed the same way as women. Their insults are usually directed at opinions, not their gender. Women, on the other hand, usually get BOTH.
It also seems like there's more harassment now than before, but that's because there are more women IN those geek stratus and we ha
Skyrim ReviewTwo or three years late but whatever! We can't all buy stuff day one, right? Anyway, if you've been following my journal entries as I've started playing Skyrim you can probably tell how this review is gonna go down.Skyrim Review in Personal More Like This
I hate complicated things, and Skyrim is a game with a deep and rich history that can be very difficult for newbies like me to get into. Right off the bat the game throws all sorts of names, races, powers, legends, lore, etc at you. Too much of that can be a big turn off (heck I know people who still haven't read Lord of the Rings because there were too many names), but luckily Skyrim does a good job of easing players into the game.
There is a main campaign you have to follow to technically "beat" the game, but you don't have to follow it. The moment I had a chance to break free of the story I did so and I went exploring. That allowed me, a new person unfamiliar with any of the lore of the Elder Scrolls series, to experience the world at my own pace. The world is so e
Nintendo, Copyrights, Science vs TrollsNintendo Direct BombshellNintendo, Copyrights, Science vs Trolls in Personal More Like This
Nintendo Direct unveiled a bunch of big announcements the other day, the highlights being a HD remake of Wind Waker, announcement of a new Zelda, a new Yoshi's Story game, a new 3D Mario game, a new Mario Kart game, and a new Smash Bros game to be unveiled at E3 this year. Other info like a possible sequel to Xenoblades, updates on Bayonetta 2, and a forthcoming WiiU firmware update that'll alleviate some of the sluggish load times and unlock the Virtual Console (as well as the announcement that Gamecube games and GBA games will be possibly sold in the eShop).
Quite a lot of info, but here's my question. Why is everyone surprised at it? I've lived through every console generation with Nintendo and I can honestly say, a lot of this wasn't really a surprise to me. Like, yeah of course they're gonna make a new Smash Bros, Mario Kart, and 3D Mario game. It's friggin' Nintendo. Why is that a surprise? It's not like those are second tier franchises like Metro
Dessert Of Your DreamsDessert Of Your Dreams in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Is it better to possess a thing of beauty, or to experience the ultimate consummation of oneness with that beautiful thing by actually consuming it... and being left only with the memory of its beauty? Leave it up to our deviantARTists to think of a way to have it both ways – but left over as a feast for the eyes, preserved eternally on the digital planes of deviantART.
Craft, design, and artistry as applied to the most delicious and sinful of the culinary disciplines rises forth as we shine warming a light on this small but incredibly skilled serving of artists within the deviantART community. In an effort to taste all of the communities within deviantART, let
Supercharge Your Profile Like the MastersSupercharge Your Profile Like the Masters in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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Wed Sep 26, 2012 by techgnotic
ast week we published the video of Josh Wattles, makepictures Fan Art Law panel from Comic-Con. An educative, passionate and very enlightening conversation soon followed in the comments section. You can participate in that conversation here.
This week the superstars of deviantART panel will provide unique insight and advice for artists on the rise in the deviantART community.
Being a member of the deviantART community might be the most important support system a young artists could ever hope to have. That being said, there is also the problem of finding a way to stand out when surrounde
The Lonely PathThe Lonely Path in Art Features More Like This
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek companions
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
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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
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The Slender Man
In this season of deceits deceptions & witcheries
I am wary of my following message not being received with the full gravity it deserves. It is not my intention to unduly alarm the deviantART community, but... LaurenKitsune is at this time unaccounted for. All attempts on our part to contact her have failed. It is my hope that she has simply taken a much deserved unscheduled pre-Halloween “vacation” and will be back in online communication soon.
Before going dark, LaurenKitsune was good enough to write and transmit a report on the Slender Man phenomenon sweeping the Internet. That report is published here fo
Brian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent CinemaBrian TaylorBrian Taylor: Outlaw of Independent Cinema in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Outlaw at the Bleeding Edge
of Independent Cinema
Movies featuring the latest in high tech digital effects, eye-popping CGI environments and ear-splitting surround sound, are often described as “pushing the envelope.” But they’re mega-million-dollar productions that are delivered back to the studios by the filmmakers precisely as pre-ordered. Rarely is there danger of disaster, so what envelope has been pushed?
“Envelope-shredder” might be a better designation for Brian Taylor...
Who, usually in collaboration with partner-in-mayhem Mark Neveldine, has given the world such films as Crank, Crank: High Voltage, Gamer, Pathology, and recently Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance.
Brian Taylor has chosen his favori
Was Shakespeare the author?Furor over “ANONYMOUS”Was Shakespeare the author? in Personal More Like This
WAS SHAKESPEARE REALLY THE AUTHOR OF ALL OF THOSE MAGNIFICENT PLAYS?
Artist Identity and Art’s Purpose
A new movie, while only mildly stirring contreversy here in the USA, is causing quite an uproar in England. Anonymous is a big budget Molotov cocktail of a cultural provocation hurled by the producer-director of Godzilla and 2012, Roland Emmerich. He brings the same subtle and nuanced touch he exercised in those films to his latest film, in which he takes up the scorchingly contentious (if little known outside college literature departments) debate ongoing between the “Stratfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by the late-16th Century actor named Shakespeare) and the “Oxfordians” (those who believe the Shakespeare plays were written by Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford
DronesDrones in Art Features More Like This
Choose any media or medium and there is no question that Drones have become the white hot center of debate for a multitude of deeply consequential concerns for the entire Earth Sphere. No matter the digital end point or theatre of conversation, whether it be politics, war, privacy, pop culture, or the rise of machines – Drones or UAV's (unmanned aerial vehicles) are the current catalyst du jour in any number of flashpoint discussions. From the front page headlines of news outlets around
Authentic CitizenshipOnce Again, The Room Fell Away. The prodigious artistic and cultural exchange that we have all committed ourselves to building, to participating in and to sharing with each other every day at deviantART often occurs in RL on the decks of HQ as well. One of the best aspects of being in my position here at deviantART is the privilege to curate salons with artists of every medium and success level imaginable, art appreciators, writers, and educators from all points of light within the deviantART community inviting them to make the trek to HQ for what always manifests as an inspiring, thoughtful, educative, and enlightening dialogue. But sometimes, sometimes, things rise to a whole other level. You suddenly find yourself magically reaching that special deviantART "destination" that is a connection point of art, life, community and communication that has no specific Office # designation. The room falls away…Authentic Citizenship in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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StarCraft II is the hot tournament videogame that just may breakthrough as the harbinger of the esports phenomenon and one of the great cultural game-changers of all time.
Midnight in Anaheim. Caffeinated casters boom rapid fire commentary rattling the packed hall. Elite Starcraft players from around the globe execute complex strats that would have made Rommel the Desert Fox himself proud. 20,000 are in attendance, on the edge of their seats, and cheering as loudly as any soccer match as they watch the 30-foot screens hanging from the rafters. Another four and a half million are watching the streams live. The feeling is that of an NCAA Final Four game, set in a European soccer stadium, somehow shoehorned into a casino showroom in Las Vegas. It’s all of the skill, the fan devotion and the spectacle anyone could pos
Variation 51. ChoresVariation 5 in Personal More Like This
7. Video Game
47. Ice Cream
91. Ka Ching
Variation 31. BlinkVariation 3 in Personal More Like This
4. Lock and Key
10. Manga/Comic Strip
13. Edgar Allen Poe
28. After A Battle
29. Art Trade
30. Original Character
34. One Shape
39. Henshin (Transformation)
41. Under Water
45. New Art Medium
46. During A Battle
49. Upside Down
58. No Color
60. East Meets West
65. What If....
70. End of the World
Variation 41. LifeVariation 4 in Personal More Like This
37. What if...
40. O RLY???
44. Sound Effect
51. Soap Opera
66. Fly Me to the Moon
71. KAWAII DESU
74. Video Game
78. Working Hard
79. Hardly Working
Variation 11. IntroductionVariation 1 in Personal More Like This
5. Seeking Solace
6. Break Away
10. Breathe Again
22. Mother Nature
24. No Time
25. Trouble Lurking
30. Under the Rain
35. Hold My Hand
36. Precious Treasure
42. Standing Still
44. Two Roads
50. Breaking the Rules
52. Deep in Thought
53. Keeping a Secret
56. Danger Ahead
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
67. Playing the Melody
72. Mischief Managed
73. I Can't
100 Themes ChallengeMake 100ThemesChallenge a Super Group again! Give points.100 Themes Challenge in Personal More Like This
Every point helps!
What is the 100 Themes Challenge?
100ThemesChallenge is a group that aims to inspire artists with a challenge. Many artists suffer from artist block from time to time, and sometimes the best way to fix it is to appeal to the side of our nature that rises to a challenge. We hope to motivate artists of all types with themes, short prompts, and contests. 100 Themes Challenge simply gives artists a starting point... you go from there!
How does it work?
There are five variations, each with 100 themes. You can pick your favorite variation from the 5 pre-existing ones or mix and match themes from multiple variations. When you’ve decided which variation you’d like to work on, pick a theme and use it as inspiration to create!
You don’t have to go in order and there are no limitations on the medium (or mediums!) you
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40. 4:29 PM
41. Citric Acid
44. Two Roads
45. Two Guns
50. Breaking the Rules
58. Kick in the Head
59. No Way Out
61. Fairy Tale
63. Do Not Disturb
73. I. Can't.
79. FUCK [if this theme offends you you may do the alternate theme "Balk"]
81. Pen and
HAPPY BIRTHDAY KWHITTSKI!!!Her birthday is tomorrow. She's turning 15! So everyone go wish her the best birthday ever!!!HAPPY BIRTHDAY KWHITTSKI!!! in Personal More Like This
I will draw you a picture and post it soon! (I don't have access to my iPad at the moment)
I hope you have the most wonderful fantabuous birthday, girl!
WE LOVE YOU! YOU ROCK!
:iconglompplz: :iconsuperglompplz: :iconninjaglompplz:
Username Meme (Finished)stolen from ChocolateSutokaUsername Meme (Finished) in Personal More Like This
What is your username?: KnucklesFangirl109
Spell it backwards: 901lrignafselkcunk (WTF???)
Spell it with your elbow: iikhjnufcdkillesfangirlwq2109
Spell it with your toes: knuckesfas.koirll1w09 (SO CLOSE! )
Spell it with your tongue: jkmnuicvlkklersdfgsamnghiotrlk1089 (ew)
Spell it with the object to your right: knucklesfangirl109 (ha! my mouse!)
Spell it with your forehead:uyrt54ee43ew546tghk,uyjkl fghbkjifjtb ydjhkfuigjvbrtfkjgnvukij (aaaaaarrrrrrgggg)
Spell it with your nose: knu7ikool34ewrqahjti45op109
Slam your face into the keyboard: h vm,kluzxi ewfdnblk;i 8fbvgiu,. bhMe3e8w fbe3ht g lc
Spell it with the object to your left: knucklesfangirl109 (pair of glasses)
Spell it with your eyes shut: knucklesfangirl109 (yay)
my nose hurts
Just some updates on school and such...First, can I just say:Just some updates on school and such... in Personal More Like This
ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS IS SOOO FREAKIN AWESOME!!!!! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!
Heheh, also, when I was looking through the index in my history book, and there's a section called "Women in Rome", and me and my sis were CRACKING UP, because if you watch Hetalia, that sounds VERY SUGGESTIVE. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA.
I'm getting glasses in a week. My eye docter says I don't need to wear them all the time, so i won't wear them on weekends unless i'm reading, and i won't wear them on halloween.
It won't match my cosplay!
Karate clas is fun, I am sore all over though. What a workout!
Math is getting easier! YAY!
Although... There's this girl I have to be partners with and she's obsessed with my hair, is whiney and can't do math, and tries to use my arm as a pillow so she can rest during math.
That's al for now, i wil update more and more.
Contest Ends in THREE DAYS!!! + Switch's Birthday!The Switch the Fox contest will be ending in three days, on August 17th!Contest Ends in THREE DAYS!!! + Switch's Birthday! in Personal More Like This
which is also Switch's birthday, so i will make her a birthday card and hopefully submit it by then. (SHHH!! Don't tell her!)
That is all. :iconitalyplz:
9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS1. UNIVERSALITY - Acrylic are probably the most versatile of paints. You can thin them with water and use as watercolor (they will remain permanent upon drying, unlike watercolor), apply them in full strength, create textures.9 reasons to appreciate ACRYLICS in Art Features More Like This
2. COMBINABLE - This medium is very suitable to be combined with anything you wish - watercolor, ink, pencils, oils... Free your imagination and experiment!
3. NUMEROUS SUITABLE SURFACES - Acrylics can be used on paper, canvas, wood, metal and many more surfaces (this is true, even though they don't adhere towards some surfaces as promptly as oils). This is a great advantage, when you get used to this medium, you can paint at whatever material you've got available.
4. DON'T STINK - That's right, all of you that have experienced headaches caused by oil paint might just appreciate an acrylic vacation!
5. FAST DRYING TIME - Composition doesn't seem right after you put down your first layer? This is not a problem, wait half an hour
PE: 5 reasons to believe in yourselfSuccess is not a measure of how much money you earn or how popular you are, rather, it is being able to find your passion - one that makes you happy and ultimately, one that you would be happy to leave as your legacy. To make a step forward to reach your dream takes smarts and guts but why couldn't you? Here is five reasons why you can.PE: 5 reasons to believe in yourself in Art Features More Like This
1. Everyone was born equal
More-less, this is true, some people are born more challenged than others but we all possess skills and ability to learn. It is possible to build something out of nothing if we really want to. It all comes down to our preferences and decisions.
"Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent."
2. Overcoming your fears
By constantly challenging yourself, you can get rid of fears that used to follow you. You will no longer be worried, you'll know you can count on yourself.
"If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you're right."
PE: Developing your personal styleDeveloping your personal stylePE: Developing your personal style in Art Features More Like This
You obviously love to create, you do it often and now the time has come when you realize that this is no fling, this is something you would want to do for the whole life. You can learn a lot about techniques from numerous sources, you can find the right audience on the internet but there is one thing nobody can help you with but yourself - how to gain a specific style of your own?
What is a personal painting style?
- It's an identifiable style that enables the viewer to determine that the artwork was done by you
- In some cases, your style can be viewed as an extension of your personality
How can one develop it?
- Developing your style takes time, time and time once again. Don't have the time? No style for you!
- It's not acquirable in an art class. While it can be helpful to study by an assistance of someone who's m
PE: 9 ways to overcome (artistic) Frustration.9 ways to overcome (artistic) FrustrationPE: 9 ways to overcome (artistic) Frustration. in Art Features More Like This
Everyone has heard of it, everyone fears the very sight of it, but if you are an artist, there is a good chance it creeps at you regularly, more often than a flu, in various forms and intensity; in psychology, Frustration is a common emotional response to opposition / obstacle, is related to anger and disappointment and its strength depends on the size of the established challenge. When Frustration calls you more often than your mother does, it's time to take an action!
1. - TAKE A WALK
Try to get your feelings straight by walking it out of your system. Is it raining or snowing? Even better, get soaked and dry out.
2. - SHIFT YOUR FOCUS
Sleep on it. Make yourself busy with small repetitive tasks, watch a good movie or comedy, play a game, visit your family or a friend, cook a new recipe, get a haircut, tidy up your room or house, watch a documentary, have a chocolate, take a horse ridi
Fascists attack!Last night the MPAA took down Megaupload and several staff members were arrested, on the grounds of copyright infringement.Fascists attack! in Personal More Like This
In response to this, Anonymous launched their biggest attack ever against organizations like the MPAA, RIAA etc and took down their websites.
Since the SOPA protest was received extremely well, it'll be exciting to see what other political moves the internet can make in future.
The fascists won't be able to beat down protesters on the internet like they did with Occupy Wall Street.
3D printing is the future!!!Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3d_printing3D printing is the future!!! in Personal More Like This
Awesome TED talk about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhYvDS7q_V8&feature=g-u-u&context=G207de82FUAAAAAAAAAA
Not sure if I mentioned this in any of my previous blogs, but 3D printing is easily the most exciting technology that I'm looking forward to.
Forget tablets and smartphones, within our lifetimes we'll be able to pirate the blueprints and print them off ourselves.
Electronics will be worth no more than the resources that go into them, which isn't very much.
Anyone will be able to design and print their own hardware, and you won't need a whole factory to do so.
Wonder what kind of copyright laws they'll be trying to introduce then.
Even in the short-term, I could probably grab one of these printers in a few years and make some EBF figures.
Instead of people exchanging papercraft designs, we could be exchanging designs for actual figures we could print out.
Imagine being able to print any Lego piece you wanted?! Or printing
Magicka and Titan Quest rantsSo I played through 2 games recently, that could have been really good, but didn't quite get there.Magicka and Titan Quest rants in Personal More Like This
Magicka was really interesting.
The spell system is really fun. Like really fun. Basically, you get 8 elements to mix together, and then 4 ways of casting magic (on yourself, enchanting your sword, in front of you, and all around you.).
For example: Earth gets you an earth-ball projectile. Earth + Barrier gives you a wall of rocks in front of you. Earth + Barrier + Fire gives you a wall of mini volcanoes. Earth + Barrier + Fire + Healing gives you a wall of mini volcanoes that heal you when destroyed. Awesome!
I didn't actually finish the first level until I spent over an hour trying out different spells, and killing harmless NPCs. There's like hundreds of different combinations.
The game also has a great sense of humor. There's plenty of references to films and other games, and the dialogue is pretty hilarious: "That troll is eating my wife! Oh wait, that's just a dead moose."
So I real
200,000 galaxiesHere's a recent record-breaking photo of 200,000 galaxies, taken by the VISTA telescope:200,000 galaxies in Personal More Like This
I'm currently using this other photo by VISTA as my wallpaper:
I still think that visible light is prettier than infra-red though, so Hubble's Ultra Deep Field remains my favourite photo ever:
Hey guysI want to say that i want to start a Wizard101 series, i have a wizard that i will be using ( Diana Spellcaster XP ) but i need someone to do the filming and script X( if you can help then great and i will take a request from you but yea thanksHey guys in Personal More Like This
~Islandsprite45 and Artemis the cat
Filming: MechaRadio ( maybe)
Special effects and slowing the video down because on wizards it will be super faster:
what should i do?Should i come back to SonicsFanRproom? im not sure what to dowhat should i do? in Personal More Like This
Oh I am so happy!Yes yes yes yes!!!! Oh I am so fricken happy! Version 15 of Warriors untold tales came out, I am playing it right now and I love it!!!!!Oh I am so happy! in Personal More Like This
Truth about Willow!http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d5h4v34Truth about Willow! in Personal More Like This
Its all there! I cant believe you Willow! you made my trust disappear, how could you do this to me, mecha and the other?! I have no tolerance for liars! You are just another wannabe couple person who wants attetion and love! I'm not trying to be mean all i am saying is that i cant trust any liars
Cosplay adviceWith each day going by, I am asked more & more on cosplay advice.Cosplay advice in Personal More Like This
"Lala, can you give me some cosplay advice? I am going to cosplay so-&-so.." (Etc. etc.,)
"I was wondering if you have any tips for me when it comes to cosplaying..?"
I have spent years thinking about how to even respond to this sort of question, there is so much advice I want to give, but I don't want to give it to just one person.
Thus... I am going to lay it all out right here on this journal.
If you are the type to say: "TL;DR" Then go ahead & leave now, or just read tip #4. XD To those who actually want to see what my advice is, continue on this long jolly yellow brick road. (Whether you cosplay Wizard of Oz or not. LOL.)
Tip #1: Starting/having a "cosplay group."(What I consider the most important tip, especiall
Can everyone just..Go tell someone you love them.Can everyone just.. in Personal More Like This
Even if it is random & out of the blue.
Even if you feel like a total doofus.
Go tell your friends, family, lover, neighbor, your neighbor's dog, a squirrel.. Go on a love spree.
You never know if it is the last time you'll see them.
If you're fighting with someone, stop. Tell them you love them. You never know if that would be the last time you talk to them.
Make life full of love. Not regrets.
That is all.
Halloween Contest~CONTEST TIEEEM!Halloween Contest~ in Personal More Like This
You must draw a picture of your current icon character wearing a costume with either Bean or Doom. c: Or Simply doing something for Halloween.
The 31st of October, The opening date.
Who's allowed to Join?
Anyone who's currently in the group.
The 4 winners will replace the 4 people from the last contest. c:
Contributor Contest~I'm resetting everyone who is currently a contributor. Only because I have thought of a wonderful idea!Contributor Contest~ in Personal More Like This
Because there is no like, no activity going around the group. I wanted to hold a competition for people to become a contributor! X333
Sorry all who was currently a contributor ;~;
Ikr. Such a brilliant idea. Oh go on XD.
You must draw a picture of your current icon character saying why they should be a contributor (Optional) to either Bean or Doom, or both. I am looking for the most creative!! Not the best drawn, but most creative <3
The 30th of September, The opening date.
Who's allowed to Join?
Anyone who's currently in the group.
4 People may win the place for Contributor.
:iconawaken-the-light: Burning Blaze
:iconmecharadio: Tails Doll