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
Cosplay Friday: Game of ThronesCosplay Friday: Game of Thrones in Art Features More Like This
Cosplay Friday: Where are my dragons?!
Game Of Thrones – Daenerys Targaryen by luchia-28
Game of Thrones
The dragons are back this spring with the return of one of the most popular shows currently running on cable television. HBO’s Game of Thrones has gone to painstaking lengths to bring the heroic fantasy book series A Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin to life
Collection: In The Shadow of DragonCollection: In The Shadow of Dragon in Art Features More Like This
In The Shadow of Dragons
"Is the time of daring deeds forgotten, and spent the fire of men? The bravery sheathed, the proud hearts withered? In the scorched trails of our foes’ fury, even wizards’ spells knelt and warriors’ will bent; yet Dawn’s struggle beneath the burning clouds, within the shadow of dragons, has won her the eastern sky. Shall battle drums thunder once more, and mithril–clad soldiers brave again the terrors of the skies?"
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
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Back when it was common knowledge that the sun and all the planets revolved around our Earth, the phenomena of solar and lunar eclipses were mysterious and terrifying occurrences. Were the gods unhappy with us? Were these heavenly messages indicating the End of Days had arrived? Emperors and kings often felt a familial connection with the Sun, and so feared its temporary withdrawal from the sky to be a warning of its unhappiness with royal actions. Desp
Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen?Dante's Inferno, What's the Worst that Can Happen? in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Oct 17, 2012 by techgnotic
Sometimes in youth we play crazy mind games. One gruesome game was trying to think of the worst way to die. Or even better, the "which would you choose" version of the same conceit. Another was what would be the worst torture to endure. If there is one international touchstone that best captures youthful fears and wonders in speculation of what lies beyond the veil of death and awaits as possible punishment for our sins, it must be - to the few who have actually read it to the millions who "know" it – "Dante's Inferno." Who does not shiver at the thought of being lost somewhere in the "Nine Rings of Hell?"
SurrealismSurrealism in Art Features More Like This
orld War I (1914-1918) was a human catastrophe
that devastated Western civilization and mocked the hope inherent in “modernism”. The sheer volume of the war’s slaughter was beyond belief. The horror of it all destroyed the trust in science, medicine and technology as the golden gateway to a harmonious and peaceful future for humanity. All that was thought to be good had been twisted to the evil purpose of a global war. A global sense of hopefulness was replaced with a global sense of fear and loathing.
Salvador Dali autosodomized
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseStreet PhotographyStreet Photography: The Capture vs. The Pose in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
When a subject poses to have his or her photograph taken, the subject tries to project a message about himself or
herself by how he or she “poses”, by the attitude of his or her body language or facial expression.
If the subject is posed by the photographer, the body pulled and prodded into the desired angles,
the facial expression “directed”, it is the photographer who is intending to communicate a message.
In either case, posing or posed, there is undeniably something “false” in the representation.
Imaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here NowImaginism - The Future Of Art Is Here Now in Art Features More Like This
In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben HeineArtist on Fire:Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben Heine in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romania and South Korea.
Pencil Vs Camera - 58by BenHeine
Otto and Victoria, Octovictorian EtiquetteWatch depthRADIUSOtto and Victoria, Octovictorian Etiquette in Art Features More Like This
There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
Inspirational quote of the dayInspirational quote of the day in Personal More Like This
Maybe some of you need to hear this today.
Time to break the news c:Heyyyyy guys!Time to break the news c: in Personal More Like This
So here's a little update on how I'm doing.
Well, the graduation paper I'm working on is going ok.
I've still got a butt full of work ahead of me, but I'm
positive that I'll be able to finish the main part by
the end of July and have time for other things again
after that. My teacher finally said something
positive about my work and now I have a better
idea of what exactly is expected of me.
But the real reason why I've been too absent-minded
to do ANYTHING useful for the last weeks is that I
learned that my lovely husband and I are
having a baby! It'll be born at the end of January
next year and the last two months have been very
exciting (and tiring). Well basically what I've been
doing was doing research on what the hell I'm
supposed to do (and not do) now and... sleep. I never
thought being pregnant meant being so so tired all
the time. But the hardest part of fatigue and nausea is
behind us now and I start to feel significantly better!
Sooo thanks to everyone who's s
Tidying up my galleryThe relationship between an artist and his gallery isTidying up my gallery in Personal More Like This
a difficult one - or at least it is for me There is
always stuff I look at and say "I should have done
better than that." But being able to see one's limits
is a good thing, because it shows what we can work
on to improve.
I've posted this link in the forums as a reply to an
artist who was really down because they seem to
never be happy with what they create. I hope it helped
them - it sure has helped me before, so if you face this
situation too sometimes, take a look at this: http://doodlealley.com/2012/10/10/be-friends-with-failure/
Anyways, I not only feel that I could have done
better with some drawings, I also feel that I've
already improved since a few, so I'll be cleaning my
gallery a bit today and move everything to scraps
that I don't think deserves to be in my main gallery.
I don't delete stuff that has been favourited by
anyone as not to mess with people's fav galleries.
Also I've done some doodles on hobbits and elve
I'm muro'ing again!Just wanted to let you know that things have calmedI'm muro'ing again! in Personal More Like This
down a bit in my life and I can leave a little muro
drawing for every new watcher on their profile page
again as a thank you for your support!
If you are a new watcher and have a request which
HP character you would like to see on your page,
just shoot me comment either here or on my wall,
and I'll do my best to get it there as soon as possible.
You guys are awesome.
Determination activated!Ok so you're playing my support group for a moment.Determination activated! in Personal More Like This
Hi I'm button and I have a problem. My problem is, I
really love drawing and art and sketchbooks and I can
see how my current skill level just doesn't live up to my
expectations. The reason for this is that I spend a lot
of time looking at other people's art and reading books
about drawing, but very few time actually practicing.
I think that it's enough to learn the theory, to read
about it and memorize a few rules and it will improve
my drawing. But it doesn't. Because art is something
you can only learn by doing. It's no knowledge you
can obtain from books. It's a kind of mental and
physical training, like dancing or karate or sword
I know I got a basic level of "talent" for (read: interest
in) creating things, so all I need to do is getting OFF
my lazy butt and DO IT. This is why I joined this group:
I hereby promise to fill a page of my sketchbook each
day. And if I can't do it one day,
I got tagged!tagged by :iconmomo-iro-chan:I got tagged! in Personal More Like This
1. You must post these rules.
2. Answer the questions and make a new question.
3. Choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on
4. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged
5. No tag backs.
Who is the person (someone in your life presently)
whom has inspired you to be whom you are today?
- I think the person closest to that description would
be my husband. He has not really inspired me to become
anything, but instead simply accepted me the way I was
- something noone else seemed to have been able to
before, since everyone always wanted to change some-
thing about me sooner or later. By giving me the feeling
that I was okay and loveable just the way I was, I got
the strength to become the best I could be, and to be
truly myself. Now I feel that I can do and become what-
ever I wish, if I really set my mind on it.
What is the title of your favorite book?
- The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter
Vacawhere did the time go?Vaca in Personal More Like This
vacation is almost over, and then it is back to school...which isnt a bad thing. at least there wasnt any homework that i had to do over vaca...wait...or was there? i dont think so...just extra credit...anyway, enough of this rambling..enjoy the rest of vacation if you have it.
expectations and realityfor once something went as expected. unfortunately that expectation was that things turned out completely as i hoped they wouldnt. . .expectations and reality in Personal More Like This
reverse psychology- so your going to use reverse psychology on him?reverse psychology in Personal More Like This
- you know hes right there...if your referring to him that is. thats pretty stupid.
-if you ARE talking about me in front of me, than that is pretty dumb and i would know your plans.
- but if we arent talking about you, then you think we are talking about you and you dont know, so is it really dumb then?
-well...if you are talking about me in front of me, that would be stupid...but if its not about me and i think its about me then i suppose that would be smart because i dont know who your talking about when i think i do. But in the end, i know your plans for the person who you may or may not be talking about. So therefore it would be smart and dumb at the same.
- O_o . . . . .ummmmm. . . . .i think so.
This Song :3Thousand words, I can hear but I can't beThis Song :3 in Personal More Like This
Caught in a dream, I can feel but I can't leave
I'm a walking disaster, a broken machine
And I know that none of it matters, as long as I'm inside this dream with you
I know it's gone but my mind never says no
Try to be strong but my heart never lets go
I'm a walking disaster, a broken machine
And I know that none of it matters, as long as I'm inside this dream with you
Lifeguardingthis is literally like.. the best job like EVAH! only five days in and i love it. the pool isnt really crowded, there have only been a few minor injuries, no saves needed, and already i somehow got lifeguard of the week! apparently on the first day, the supervisors thought i demonstrated/practiced an awesome backboard save (we were just practicing..like i said we havnt needed any actual saves this year so far..). so thats pretty cool i guess. anyway, enough of my rambling xD i was just giving a little update.Lifeguarding in Personal More Like This
CLOSED TWO CATS LEFT. 24 HOURS.CLOSED in Personal More Like This
BIDDING FOR THIS ROUND IS CLOSED. NEW CATS WILL BE AUCTIONED TONIGHT.
Before you consider buying, make sure to read Landon Cattery's sales policy.
They will be sold for auction, but for the price of 8,000 you can autobuy at any time.
*minimum increase of 100 on all cats
- Frisky Whiskey 424 - Efrain 25 x Bahati 18
* New owner must keep current breeding deals the way they are - all reservations should be made already in her log - new owner does not receive current litters.
ee/AA/tt/nBrn//nW/nJ  cheetah carrier
Bidding strand: http://comments.deviantart.com/1/449465694/3447966477#reply
--NOTE: THE FOLLOWING (BELOW) ARE PRETTY MUCH OFFER TO BUY.--
OPINIONS NEEDED - possible shedu competitionokay i had this idea for half-rpg half-competition shedu thingyOPINIONS NEEDED - possible shedu competition in Personal More Like This
EDIT : Okay what if its sort of also like the game of life- where there's a set number of "tiles" you have to advance to, and each image gets you closer to the finish- but each event rolled gives you a different amount of points (So its also sort of like a game of chance). So like, maybe you get rolled RNG for a delay, set back three tiles, and have to do a small sketch or something to make up for it
What about a huge long endurance race through the sarenghetti- super dangerous, nearly illegal, etc - kind of like the one in hidalgo
Along the way every entrant gets rolled for different events - which can be good or bad, and is required to do images of those events to raise their score.
People can stick around while only doing one or two entries, but they will get a way lower score than the people who are involved.
First place is the person with the most/most creative images.
So like, RNG rolls that you get atta
sos?i've just had some issues with someone and I'm looking to surround myself with friends right now- I want to get to know new people and talk to people who share my interests.sos? in Personal More Like This
preferably I'd like to meet some people my own age (15-18) who like or have an interest in RPing humans because I have a lot of characters who now are un-plotted and available to rp with
if you play furcadia that's even better but I doubt anyone who watches me on this account has the slightest clue what that is. if you do, you can whisper Army.
Art contest - JUDGED!Edit Contest has been judged! Results are below! Thank you all so much for entering, I know it's been a long delay! Please do not remove entries! Thank you again! All of them were beautiful!Art contest - JUDGED! in Personal More Like This
FIRST PLACE: and (TIED) - Both will receive prizes.
Shedu art contest! ^^ Here is the deal! You draw either of these cats:
Deadline: When five entries are received + a month
note: keep in mind, this is not a sale for either of the above. this is an art contest.
(Note: if entries reach 15+ there will be a second and third place winner (Third place gets stage one of prizes, second place gets stage two of prizes, first place gets stage three.)
Stage one: If five entries are submitted when the deadline is met:
One cub from a breeding to or
SULTAN 55Narasingha-RegistrySULTAN 55 in Personal More Like This
Registered name: - Sultan 55
Nickname - Sully
Age - 16
Genotype - ee/bb/LL/ii/nCh/nP/nSpl/TgrTgr
Coat color - Burnt champagne liver flame point, splash and tiger
Height - 152 cm
Weight - 500 lbs
Personality - Total grump. Constantly in a sour mood, difficult to work with, and uncooperative with other males.
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Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art ContestSharpen your weapons and prepare to fight for the Nexus in Blizzard's Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest! Illustrate your favorite heroes engaged in battle for the chance to win cash prizes and a personalized sketch from Heroes of the Storm Senior Art Director Sam Didier. With many powerful heroes awaiting your call, who will you choose? Enter now!Heroes of the Storm Ultimate Fan Art Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
How to Enter
Goblins vs. Gnomes ChallengeGoblins vs. Gnomes Challenge in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
Create Your Own Mischievous Goblin or Gnome!
The battle has been declared. Side with either the cunning and dangerous Goblins o
Introducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRLIntroducing the DeviantArt Stylus IRL in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool—the DeviantArt Stylus IRL—that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.
A legacy of Innovation
For nearly 15 years, DeviantArt has been at the forefront of digital art creation, a cutting-edge icon in the high-tech art world. As part of our continuous goal to combine the best in art and technology, DeviantArt has created an innovative tool that brings the sophistication of digital art into the real world.
Using the innovative, patent
MAMA Scared Stiff Contest WinnersMAMAMAMA Scared Stiff Contest Winners in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The winners have arrived! We sent the 25 most terrifying Semi-Finalists to judges and MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, and they felt your fears come to life through the entries. Now our deviantART judges won't be the only ones sleeping with a night light!
Read the judges' comments below and see the top three deviations that struck terror in the hearts of our judges. Each of our winners will be tak
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-FinalistsIn the Tomb Raider Reborn contest, we challenged you to bring the new Lara Croft to life, based on the trailer and asset pack. We saw amazing renditions of this fierce survivor, showcasing Lara's inherent resourcefulness and intuition. The competition was stiff, but our judges narrowed it down to the top 25. These will now be sent to Square Enix's Senior Art Director Brian Horton to choose the final three Winners. Congratulations to the top 25 Semi-Finalists below!Tomb Raider Reborn Semi-Finalists in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
A Tomb Raider XBOX 360 Wireless Controller
3-Month Premium Membership
2,000 deviantART Points
Read Contest ArticleRead Official Rules
hulloSo I really haven't been that active lately and i apologise for that Dx but I have been spending the past month or so in Hungary visiting my grandparents and cousins and i wont be home for another week or so. so I havent been having alot of time to be active considering all they have is a dinosaur computer which is extremely slow and frustrating to use, but i digress.hullo in Personal More Like This
speaking of computers! My dad managed to win a bid on eBay for a 2008 21" iMac Computer!!!! fjdklafjlkdsfj I really want an iMac, and i was looking on craigslist for a cheap used one and my dad said i could get one if it was 500 dollars or less, and this one he bought for 360 so it was no harm. Hopefully it will arrive by the time i get home! And he also mentioned the other day about putting it in the office instead of my room....... i seriously fucking hope he is teasing me about that. i seriously hope he is... because it isnt going anywhere, except in my room.
and on the topic of macs, I really wanted to aqui
26 Days26 Days untill I go home and see the love of my life.26 Days in Personal More Like This
oh and 3 Days :3
i cant fucking wait to get back home. I cant wait to skype with you love.
passing timeeeeblahhh I am trying to distract my self from homework, and my map. I currently have the bottom floor done. Now I'm going to work on building the second and third floor tomorrow... or try League of Legends and Tribes:Ascend (both free games btw) which are currently installing as I type... :3 but i'll post a picture of my design on paper that I'm working off of later when I progress further in the design.passing timeeee in Personal More Like This
SO FURTHER MOAR.
Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?
I couldn't care less about my closet but my door is closed.
Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?
Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?
I have no preference, I like both.
Have you ever stolen a street sign before?
Drawn on one and uprooted one before? yes. but taken one? not yet, there is one near my one of my neighbors houses that is just laying on the ground... so tempting...
Do you like to use post-it notes?
only to make flip animations. Those are so much fun to make.
Do you cut
realityThis summer I've been forced to realize something that I think I've always known, but never really believed. I've become fairly introverted the past few months... it's been a rough time. And because of this, I've had to take time to really look at myself, my habits, my goals. Because I haven't been happy. And I want to be.reality in Personal More Like This
What I realized this summer is that, I've never truly been my own person. To an extent, yes, I have been myself. But I have not been who I truly want to be. In middle school, and during my first two years of high school, I've just wanted to fit in. I didn't care what group I fit in to, I just wanted to fit. So I made whatever changes were necessary to fit with whoever my friends were at the time. Whether it was wearing nothing but black, or becoming very modest and church-going, or becoming a bit preppy, or becoming the kind of girl who looked like she should be dating //that// guy, or whatever... It was never me. Not really. I lied to myself a lot, about who I wante
At NightI drank too much. Or maybe that's just what I want to think. 'I drank too much,' is such an easy excuse. No one argues when you're drunk; they just dismiss you as being too drunk to think about what you're doing.At Night in Personal More Like This
I'll never drink again. That's also something I really want to think. It's so final... Such an important decision. I'll never drink again, and thus, I will stop making these awful drunken decisions. I won't ever throw up at a friend's house again.
But, here I am.
I drank too much last night. I acted like an idiot. I lost something good. I might never drink again. No, in fact I won't ever drink again.
It sounds so good in the daylight.
But I make bad decisions at night.
SuccessToday in English, we were given this prompt: "Some people define success as learning the rules and following them. Write an essay in response to this statement."Success in Personal More Like This
I became very angry... very heated. It was almost ugly.
Success? Learning rules and following them? What?!
No one who achieved a successful status ever followed the rules...
Success is what happens when you go against the guidelines, go against our conformist society, and reach your goals!
It's nearly impossible to reach success while "learning the rules and following them."
Gah... I hate ignorance.
Looking for Shedu Affiliates!Yup, I’m Lookin’ for Shedu Affiliates!Looking for Shedu Affiliates! in Personal More Like This
I have 2 Shedu’s awaiting to be reviewed and submitted, plus a slot to 1, going on 2, shedu, PLUS another cub I’m awaiting from Dane So I will have a full house soon
Here’s all what I can offer:
Reduced Selling and Slot Sale (Roughly a 25-50% Discount, dependant on what and how much it is.)
Help with SPC.
Exclusive slot sales, which will include any future Silkies and my precious special babies.
Training with my Shedu
Here’s how to Apply:
You must either have at least one Shedu that’s already submitted and ready to draw, or one awaiting Review, in that case link me to the sta.sh image.
How many Shedu do you have?
Link me to one:
If your only Shedu(s) are awaiting review link me to sta.sh:
What can you offer me?
How do you think we c
Sociis: Overall HandbookSociis Dogs:Sociis: Overall Handbook in Personal More Like This
Sociis: LOG System + ID Strands
Sociis: About Influences
Sociis: Buying and Reselling
Sociis Licenses-COMING SOON
[Bullet; Green] Admin Teams-COMING SOON [Bullet; Green]
[Bullet; Green] Rules-COMING SOON [Bullet; Green]
[Bullet; Green] Levels-COMING SOON [Bullet; Green]
CLOSED-Shedu,Equine, Feline, + Canine CommissiCommissions Are Currently ClosedCLOSED-Shedu,Equine, Feline, + Canine Commissi in Personal More Like This
There are many prices, some vary from shedu to canine! Try and keep up All prices include free shading For right now I'm only accepting Commissions, sorry! I don't have a Paypal I also don't do 1/2 bodies Another character is always 3/4 the price of the original (Headshot or Fullbody), if different species than go by the additional character's species's price.
Training (Adding tack/rider) : 300
Competition Entry (Korung, Jr. Test Race, ect) : 350
Headshot: 200 [Points]
Fullbody: 500 [Points]
Background: 250 [Points]
Training (Adding tack/rider) : 200 [Points]
Competition Entry (Jumping, Dressage, ect) : 250 [Points]
In which....In which...I don't knowI feel...insecure. It's a strange feeling. I'm also...terrified. I don't get scared easily...but I am. *sighs* Anyways, I just wanted to say that I have started working on a couple poems, and I shall post them when I finally finish them.In which....In which...I don't know in Personal More Like This
Have a nice day.
In Which I am Greatly Confused.Hmmm... Males are just....confusing. They make very little sense to me.... @.@In Which I am Greatly Confused. in Personal More Like This
So...yesterday was interesting....it was good....but I freaked out a little...not used to acting on emotion and whatnot. Just...not my thing most of the time.
Trying new things is good though, learning experience and such.
Also...shoulders are comfy.
Don't question that... Anyways, I'll try to post stuff...I've just been....busy...and in an inspirational drought so....yeah....
Thanks for reading!
Love you guys!