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Star Wars: A New Hope
The Empire Bargains by dvsdesigner
Who’s the most important person now in the Star Wars franchise? JJ Abrams? Think again!
It begins in mere weeks from now: The countdown to the first of the next Star Wars sequels, Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, the first of a new trilogy for a new generation. The first 1 minute trailer, a mostly wordless montage of series’ heroes, will debut attached to Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 or on Disney-owned ABC Television. American culture stirs in its sleep. Georg
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There is no more stark dichotomy than the conflicting feelings we have about the wintertime. Many find the snow–blanketed landscape makes winter the most serenely beautiful of the seasons. But people die of exposure in the cold. The idea of being “snowed in” evokes thoughts of fireplaces and hot chocolate and snuggling under piles of blankets, of family reunions and gift–giving, and taking an annual “time–out.”
But it also means lost work hours and school days and danger should someone need to go to the hospital through white–out conditions on ice–glazed roads. Winter is the most beautiful but also the
Guy Fawkes DayGuy Fawkes Day in Art Features More Like This
Guy Fawkes Day
Burns one man's vendetta on fires of drunk delight while Heaven's rainbows burn and sparkle in the sky.
The fascinated coo while boredom freezes cold and watches while his breath fades steaming into night.
The pennies for the guy jingle in their tin while he a traitor burns, his Cath'lic soul in Hell.
The animals run scared, not from fireworks, but from th'unholy sound of Guido's punishment.
He screams a silent scream that no-one else can hear, save God and pets and Satan's wailing hordes.
“A desperate disease requires a dangerous remedy.”
– Guy Fawkes
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Italian Masters of Horror
Zombie by liliesformary
Giallo is Italian for yellow… and Horror
In the wake of the real life horrors meted out on Italians during World War II, brutalized by Mussolini and then by Nazi occupation and then having their country used as one great battleground chessboard between Nazis and the invading U.S. and Allied forces, there was for a long time little appetite for horror in movies. It wasn’t until 1956 that the first genuine horror film (a vampire story) was produced and released. It bombed, soundly rejected by the public. The film would be of little note
Clive Barker: Return of The Dark MasterClive Barker: Return of The Dark Master in Art Features More Like This
His Books of Blood in the 1980s established him as a premier master of the horror narrative, on an equal level or even surpassing Stephen King, who said of him;
I have seen the future of horror, his name is Clive Barker.
Like King, Barker’s works of horror have been adopted and adapted for movies, his stories becoming the basis for the Hellraiser and Candyman series and many more. Beyond his stories being used as source material, Barker has worked as screenwriter, producer, actor and director in the film world.
As with Stephen King, many of Clive
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
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Joan of Arc
Joan of Arc (1412—1431) is the ultimate iconic rebellious teenager. In nineteen years she lived a fuller and more exciting life, effecting the future histories of the two most powerful nations on Earth, than most can even dream of, and then died a martyr’s death for her cause and beliefs, for which she was declared a saint 500 years later. Her story has been told in many novels, movies and comic books. She was the girl who God gave a mission to drive the occupying English out of northern France. So fervid was her demand for action that she was made an advisor to the French high command and led them to victory after victory in the cause of F
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Trekking at Sunset
by MetaWorks, JoeyVazquez, sanjun
Felipe Cagno’s Long Journey to “The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkang.”
Many deviants know well…
…“The Lost Kids: Seeking Samarkand”, the 200+ pages graphic novel written and created by Brazilian storyteller FelipeCagno.
What few know is the story of how it took him almost a decade to bring this story to the public between script re–writes, production setbacks and more than three years of working with a team of artists spread across the globe.
Although “The Lost Ki
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Foreword by techgnotic
Kay (aka damphyr) is DeviantArt’s go-to expert on everything “Pokémon.” She also occupies the adventurous position of being one of DeviantArt's main enforcers of standards and practices. We thank her for being a guardian of artistic erotica and especially, for being able to answer every question we get asked about Pokémon and just about anything else for that matter. Supreme Keeper of all pop culture knowledge, Kay must be protected in case of global disaster.
An incongruous collection of people lined the sidewalk outside the local video game retailer just before opening on March 6th, 2011. The first in line we
Gifts of Goodwill...Apparently, everything got lost on their way to Ancerious. So far, the only factions who have received a peace offering from the SHEATHES-10 Monarchs are the Union and the Immortal Empire. I believe its only fair if other people received a gift too. The Monarchs will be sending another batch, but to make things more interesting, they'll only send one type of gift each. This will be a first-come, first-served basis, but I suppose people can exchange them OoC.Gifts of Goodwill... in Personal More Like This
- The existence of these gifts are bound to the Ancerious Galaxy only.
- These gifts are not the Monarchs requesting an alliance. As a Neutral Faction, the SHEATHES-10 cannot formally make friends or enemies.
- Only one gift per faction.
- I don't know if the Monarchs will be able to give the Ascendancy a gift, as they cannot sense the Flux within the Ancerious Galaxy. Maybe after they meet.
- All gifts reside in a Territory Bubble. SHEATHES-10 'Patrons' will maintain them periodically from afar.
- All gifts are tinted orange to sh
Sea of Unknown Stars: First ContactNewly dubbed Rhen Kalamn System: NUSSR newly acquired spaceSea of Unknown Stars: First Contact in Personal More Like This
The Illumination held position at the edge of the system gravity well surveying the whole situation. A few minutes ago a large fleet of unknown ships entered through a sudden wormhole, some seemed damaged as if in a fire fight and most were heading towards a nearby planet as if to make a new home. Captain Pollux smiled and checked the sensor logs. He was alerted suddenly by 3 ships on an intercept course, he opened coms and began to speak. he had no desire for fights here and hoped to gain another ally.
"This is Captain Pollux of the Union of Worlds, we come in peace and pose no threat. We seek negotiations, please respond and we can discuss peace" He then waited to see how they would respond.
Admiral Tchaikovsky leaned forward in his chair, staring at the radio console from which the voice had come. "Lieutenant, who said that?" he asked.
"It seems to have come from the vessel we're investigating, Comrade!" the o
The Preparation for the StormUnion home dimension: Aboard the InterceptorThe Preparation for the Storm in Personal More Like This
The Emperor stood, out of armour and in casual clothes. It had been a very long few months. The tiredness on his face was visible and his glow was dimmed. It wasn’t from combat, but emotional and mental stress. As a being of such power even the most rudimentary emotions and feelings were experienced tenfold. The events that had happened… Had strained Myric. He didn’t know how to deal with them, and truth be told was scared to face them. Instead he had fought the Nakai on the frontlines, saving lives and taking his mind off it.
But here and now… He had to face what had been done. If he didn’t, it would not only tear him apart but the Union too.
“My lord do you wish to call the Empress?” The computers female machine voice asked. Myric nodded.
“Do it” The holo pad in front of him energised, surrounding him in blue light. In an instant the light was replaced with the surroundings of th
This. Is. Halloween......In this town, we call home, everyone hail to the Pumpkin Song.This. Is. Halloween... in Personal More Like This
LA. LA. LA. Whatever.
Just a little something to liven up the place, since it's been very quiet as of recently.
So, since it's that time of the year, I was thinking of stirring up things with a little creativity exercise via Hypothetical Scenarios. Feel free to comment on them as much as you'd like.
Here they are:
Edit: Please, please, please, people...I didn't mean these to be actual, full-length stories. They're more of a Brain Stimulant. Simply mulling them over, or commenting below, will suffice. If you have the time to make them an actual story, feel free, and I'd be happy to read them. However, I did not mean these to be a chore. >__
UPRISING: Space Battle Part 4:Tau Volaris: Main Assault Underway:UPRISING: Space Battle Part 4: in Personal More Like This
Orras bowed his head at the distant explosion. "May your souls find their way unto the next realm. Quiescence in pace." he spoke his words resonating across the Nex and Templar communications.
All the remaining Templar Crews bowed there heads in respect as the Enemy fleet became a white flash as the Minevan ship exploded in the middle, Loken looked up and spoke, "May those men from Mineva make it past the gate of heaven and find peace, And let us look at them with example to lay down are lives for the greater good", Over the Templar comms an old Remembrance song played out in respect for the Minevans
Jaeris watched as the massive explosion ruptured throughout the enemy fleet. "All Carnaithian crewmen, pay your respects to our Minevan allies, and prepare for combat. May the gods be with them." He said, as a small murmur whispered it's way across the ship.
Eric watched the Minevan ship detonate inside the enemy fleet, its small bright shining bl
Plausible DeniabilityThe Base was empty. All of it. Not even the security features remained stripped out by personnel so that they didn't interfere with the plans laid out. Asteroid base 45K98X had been completely stripped of everything, apart from the life support systems, though Myric guessed they were not really needed as both he could survive in a vacuum and his guests so to say probably had their own ways too. He had been waiting here 7 hours, not moving an inch he sat at the head of a gigantic table, resplendent in his Golden Armour his Halberd Shadowsong was nowhere to be seen. He rested his head on both of his knuckles and his elbows rested on the table. He was bare headed, his helmet put to one side on the table. Revealing his divine features.Plausible Deniability in Personal More Like This
He was currently waiting for someone. Or many people, he simply didn’t know. For all he knew this was some sort of big hoax. The faction he was meeting today was nothing like anything else the Union had encountered any short of the Skia, and the Nakai.
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First Line Captain Dewitt looked from the side port of the USS Transcendent Angel the Union Super Dreadnought currently in Ancerious. It was the magnificent yet boring sight of a fortress system being created, a system which would finally allow the Union to get into this war. Mirach... he thought, this wasn't the assignment Dewitt wanted but he knew this was the precursor to the attack he lusted to take part in. He turned from the viewpoint and back to the consol, checking the work being done he surveyed the construction progress of the shipyard being constructed above the 2nd inhabited world in the system.
"Computer what is the percentage of construction of the Mirach shipyard?" Dewitt asked.
"Captain, the progress of the shipyard is at 87%, estimated construction time shows it to be completed within 2 weeks" The AI voice replied, Dewitt nodded and asked another question.
"What is the state of the defences?"
"Captain, Mirach defences are at 56
A transmission from Tau VolarisTell me, you galactic “masters,” you god-emperors, you self-entitled leaders of men…A transmission from Tau Volaris in Personal More Like This
do these self-aggrandizing titles of yours, some random powers or piece of fancy technology make you feel….Justified?
You prop yourselves up, based on something as arbitrary as age, or some title that is meaningless in the Galactic stage…you refine the Universe to suit your image…you spread to a new area and multiply, wiping out all who stand against you…like a Virus…
And with that power, you run wild and destroy, stamping out any who may pause and reflect that the course you laid out for them may not be the best.... You fall back on legions of blind slaves, give them guns and order them to die for you…
you press a button and wipe a continent, a planet, a whole System out of existence……
oh, that must feel good.
Tell me, what gives you the right to decide Galactic events?
Didn’t your mothers ever teach you not to play with
AN OPEN INVITATIONan Invitation to the Powers of Ancerious.AN OPEN INVITATION in Personal More Like This
the time has come to set aside our differences, wrought by time and space, and unite in the face of common threats and in the interests of intergalactic security.
it is in the spirit of this security that representatives of your nations are invited to attend a conference, hosted by the Spartan Infinite Empire, to come together on the world of Sparticus IV, to discuss Alliances, trade, and intergalactic conventions to be observed by all, for the sake of peace and prosperity.
alright, here’s how things are gonna go down.
the “good guy” nations of ANC are all, hopefully, going to send a representative (note: single representative) to meet with the powers of Ancerious. This can serve as your In-Canon “first contact” with the other nations, for those countries that have not done so yet.
however, mindful of the…difficulties of the last attempt at a conference, some new ground rules are in effect:
A collection of strange Tumblr text posts.Being the only person in the group that uses Tumblr on a regular basis (Follow me at 'toofastforthenakedeye' #shamefulpromote), I have discovered a various number of text posts that range from funny to plain weird. Here's a sample (Note: These are off memory so may not be correct word-for-word and some contain mature themes and language):A collection of strange Tumblr text posts. in Personal More Like This
-Where can I uninstall my period?
--I believe if you download pregnancy it will stop it for a few months but then you just get an annoying pop up for the next 18 years.
-Why put cookie dough in the oven when you can put it straight in your mouth.
-Tumblr doesn't need to make an April Fools joke. The joke is them trying to sell you blog themes for $50.
-If I were to be a writer, I would make ten different ending to the story and release them in different rarities and watch the fandom have mass conflict over the ending. Then I'll reveal what I've done and watch the fandom freak out as they try to find the eleventh ending.
--Are you Satan?
-People who do
Strange Tumblr Posts 4: The ladies.Females use Tumblr too and here's some of the interesting posts they create. If you have issues with the bodily functions/anatomy of the female gender, I suggest you don't read these.Strange Tumblr Posts 4: The ladies. in Personal More Like This
-Does your period ever come late and you start to wonder if you're pregnant despite the fact that the most intimate thing you've ever done is shake hands?
--DO YOU GIRLS REALLY THINK THIS?
-------That whole mary thing really freaked us out tbh.
-You can live in any fictional universe BUT You'll be the opposite sex.
--Bye vagina, it was nice knowing you.
---#hello vagina it will be nice knowing you
----#wait a month
-----This post got better.
-HOW COME NOBODY TELLS ME WHEN WE HAVE COMPANY?? I JUST WALKED THROUGH MY HOUSE IN A SPORTS BRA SINGING THE OPENING SONG TO THE LION KING AND MY SISTER HAS TWO BOYS OVER. JESUS WHAT HAVE I DONE?
--Made a good impression you cultured sex thing.
---If anybody's wondering, I'm now best friends with the both of them and they
Chronicles of Man and why I joined it.Its been actually quite some time ago, more then 1 and a half year, since I joined forces with :iconmadeinjapan1988: and :iconGalen82:. Having met madeinjapan and Galen, Josh and Malcom, both on scifimeshes where we all were posting in the 2d section there on a regular basis. As time went by we started commenting and aiding eachother in the small time projects we started there and after a while Josh invited me and Malcolm with an idea he had. An idea that had been in the works for quite some time and was called "The Chronicles of Man".Chronicles of Man and why I joined it. in Personal More Like This
He was looking for familiar minded people who could help him with what he had in mind for a new scifi universe set in the 27th century. Where Mankind has explored the fast reaches of the Universe, colonising and starting new Star Nations. Those were the very basics though since it was a new Universe there was a large empty space needing to be filled up with designs, technical information, backstories, social workings of governments and so on.
I joined it
Inspiration, friends, dA and beyondGood day everyone,Inspiration, friends, dA and beyond in Personal More Like This
Its been a while since I posted much work or any journal for that matter but I thought lets write something down since I am in quite a good spirit after reading some good novels... and having some free time this weekend certainly does help
After being here on deviant art for a year now I reflect a bit back on the things I have learned but also about the huge amount of inspiration and contacts you make here while posting your work, People here are in general quite diverse in their work and it is fun to contribute and get comments which I try to return as well. Constructive critism and helpfull comments are the main reason I actually post here. It is a good way for me to learn more on how to improve my own work and also help out other posters with my limited knowledge of drawing styles and techniques (Being mainly a technical hobby designer myself).
So far I keep having fun posting here and even though I sometimes have less to post since real life is busy at times I
2013 and beyondAs 2012 comes to an end I thought lets write a journal post talking about what is to come and how I experienced 2012 here on dA. After being here for more then an year I am glad to say that posting art and also checling other people's work, commenting and receiving comments in return, has been wonderful. At times it was hard to continue on with actual drawing anything but the constructive critism and encouraging comments really helped me a lot during this, for me, turmoil year with many ups and downs which I shall not bother anyone with.2013 and beyond in Personal More Like This
Having met a wide scale of artists here on dA to both admire and exchange comments with, helping eachother out and just mentioning that they do a good job has been a very rewarding experience. And I hope other people feel the same.
The new year, which is now about 5 hours away for me will hopefully mean several improvements both for me on a personal scale as well as in art. I will continue to work on ChroniclesofMan 's Chronicles of Man universe a
We all drive Jaguars, here.I thought this Jaguar advert was only going to air in the US, but i recently saw it pop up over here, too.We all drive Jaguars, here. in Personal More Like This
I guess if you're going to hire the likes of Sir Ben F**king Kingsley (full name) and company to peddle your products; you want to go multi-region to get your money's worth.
Theatrics aside, it made me ponder on why Britain has this villainous reputation, and I started to compile a list:
The British Empire was the biggest drug-dealing organisation in history and made a fortune selling opium to China. In the mid 19th century, when the Chinese Emperor tried to stop them, they sent in The Nemesis – basically the Death Star of the era – which proceeded to decimate the entire Chinese fleet. Then they stole Hong Kong.
In an emergency, such as a disaster or terror attack, an intelligence committee is convened. Its codename is “COBRA”.
The British military’s communication network is called “Skynet
Goodbye Star Wars Expanded Universe......Well there goes the Expanded Universe. Its been a privilege to contribute to the universe but now some of my SW works are just part of a glorified "fan fiction". I'm still looking forward to contribute to the new canon but part of the Star Wars fan in me died with the official announcement. I just hope that some parts of the EU will make it through to the new canon. As far as future Star Wars works are concerned I can no longer draw on my knowledge of the EU cause the slate has been wiped clean and everything will be new territory from here on out. Whether this is good or bad I really can't decide at this point. I'll just have to wait and see how things pan out.Goodbye Star Wars Expanded Universe...... in Personal More Like This
What are your thoughts on this news?
Deviant of the MonthWell I have decided to re-introduce this, that I was doing on a weekly basis sometime ago. So I'd like to start with a particular member who I have followed for quite sometime. I came across this member when looking for inspiration with my Star Trek Enterprise modification. Since then I have following him and watched him bring some pretty awesome designs to live. Mainly working in starship design his Star Wars fighters are the highlight of his gallery.Deviant of the Month in Personal More Like This
His name is Adam Kopala :iconadamkop: and here is some of his work:
Monarch Class Under Fire by AdamKop Star Trek MantaRay Class by AdamKop Star Trek : Cruising at Warp by AdamKop
Feel free to check his gallery out, you'll also find I have done some low poly work with his designs, his has been kind enough to allow me to do so and helped me with his models.
Art of the WeekWell this I decided it had been almost a week so it was time for an update. Star Wars this time around.Art of the Week in Personal More Like This
:iconadamKop: Star Wars Tie Fighter by AdamKop
Since I am on a bit of a Star Wars binge I decided to pick a Star Wars piece for this weeks Art of the Week. I immediately after deciding this was drawn to AdamKop. His guy makes some of the best fan designs from the Star Wars universe that I have ever seen. And this is one of my favourites.
I've always liked AdamKop's Star Wars designs, many are on my to-do list to one day model in low poly for game use. Here are some of this other works:
GROUP UPDATE#1GROUP UPDATE in Personal More Like This
the next contest is starting! this time, it's for your basic infantry! judging will be based on:
4: overall morale
remember, submit your entry into the 'featured' folder
i want to collaborate with alden and TF141john for a new set of rules
what should our first RP arc be?
omniversal RP chatroom(all members READ)i have set up a chatroom for RPing, it's called omnichat(http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/omnichat) and you may enter it at any time, but you have to set specific dates in the blog to expect anyone to be thereomniversal RP chatroom(all members READ) in Personal More Like This
RANTY RANT RANTWARNING: THIS JOURNAL WILL CONTAIN SWEARING AND BAD THINGS AS IT IS A RANT. YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO READ THIS. THIS RANT IS A WAY FOR ME TO GET THINGS OFF MY CHEST.RANTY RANT RANT in Personal More Like This
DO NOT. I REPEAT. DO NOT TELL ME THAT MY JOB ISN'T HARD OR TIRING.
Yes, I agree that there are other jobs that have it far worse. However, if you fucking tell me that housekeeping isn't a fucking hard job then I'll fucking hope that you step on thousands of Lego blocks.
Cleaning up other peoples shit is a hard job. I fucking clean rooms where people have had sex in it, or they have had diarrhoea . It's gross. It's got to the point where those types of things don't phase me.
What makes the job tough is the constant bending over.
I'm 16 years old and I have a bad back due to pulling out beds and constantly leaning over to clean.
Don't be fucking rude.
Where the shit has m
Dragon Age Inquisition and Assassins Creed UnityWelp.Dragon Age Inquisition and Assassins Creed Unity in Personal More Like This
I won't be doing much these holidays but checking on Arno (and Shaun) and attempting to romance Cullen.
Fuck the Templars (in both games actually, funny how they both have templars)
Creatures PromptHello and welcome to our Creatures prompt! Our prompt is based on your own made up species -- so go wild with that idea. The prompts we make are to get your creative juices flowing and challenge you to do your best -- so good luck! Three winners will be chosen and featured in the Winner's journal!Creatures Prompt in Personal More Like This
Here are some creative ideas for your artwork. Cross creatures, for example cow-dragon or penguin-cat. Or perhaps make up a whole new animal. Do you already have a creature in your gallery? Give it a submit. A photo of your dog - with green skin? We are looking for different unique animals for this prompt. Scary, cute, passive or intelligent creatures. It's your choice.
The art piece you submit can be drawn for the competition, or a previous artwork in your gallery.
It'll be judged by