Mortasheen Mutant Generator!http://scythemantis.deviantart.com/art/Mortasheen-MUTANT-GENERATION-TABLE-312694819Mortasheen Mutant Generator! in Personal More Like This
I've created a table you can use to generate a random "mutant" character from the Mortasheen world! If you end up playing the RPG when it comes out (sorry, no set date yet!) you can even use it to make player characters!
This was already a big hit on my tumblr http://bogleech.tumblr.com/ and I've received so much artwork of people's random characters that I'll be making an official gallery of them on Bogleech.com, so if you roll one up and draw it, leave me a link and I'll add it to the collection!
I'm going on a trip from July 10 to August 6 (and I'll be at Otakon! Note me if you want to get in touch or something!) so you won't see a whole lot of updates while I'm away from my scanner, but I'll be doing whatever I can!
The ultimate failure of any skepticTime and again, folks like Kajm will point over and over to how many peer-reviewed papers and "experts" they know of who agree with them that CO2 doesn't affect climate or that human activity hasn't increased greenhouse gases. The same goes for the evolution deniers, the anti-vaxxers, the people who believe different races can be genetically "inferior" or "superior" to others and the people who believe the center of the Earth houses a community of insidious lizard-men.The ultimate failure of any skeptic in Personal More Like This
Simultaneously, these characters completely dismiss and deride any peer-reviewed papers or experts who say otherwise.
They desperately grasp at every straw they can on their shallower side of the pool, even though they're the same type of straws that they consistently claim cannot be trusted.
That's really my biggest question to people like this; how, exactly, do they personally distinguish what they think is a "reliable" and "unreliable" source? What makes them think that there's a dogmatic lie behi
My dirty dirty liesSo, A CERTAIN SOMEBODY (I shouldn't have to keep name-dropping him at this point, and it's not as if there's any good reason for people to look him up) has explained what it is he feels I'm "lying" about:My dirty dirty lies in Personal More Like This
HIM: "You still claim I 'deny' climate change. You claim I have convinced people climate change is a 'hoax.'"
Anyone can tell that when I post about climate change, I'm talking strictly about an unprecedented global phenomenon. That doesn't need to be specified. It's clear from the entire context. That's clear in any scientific discussion going on right now where those words are uttered.
You make a point of using "climate change" to refer to the same mundane, common atmospheric behavior the planet routinely endures, which may be technically, linguistically correct, but when we're talking about modern environmental issues, global warming and anthropogenic influence, people take the phrase "climate change" to be short hand for the issue of a rapid, unusual modern trend. You
Hilarity continuesSo :iconstevehno96: , who feels that tolerance of homosexuality "goes too far" and "indoctrinates children," posed numerous questions to me after I defended the LGBT community, but for some inexplicable reason, blocked me before I could even read those questions, let alone respond. So, I guess I'll just address everything here!Hilarity continues in Personal More Like This
-Nothing can "confuse" children into becoming homosexual. You don't just accidentally stumble into a sexual orientation because that orientation is tolerated by society.
-At no point did I compare you to a klansman. I said "is it an ad hominem to call a Klansman a bigot?" because you made bigoted statements and then accused others of "ad hominem" attacks. In no way does this imply that you are exactly like them, although the fact that you "don't condone violence" (allegedly) does not make your sentiments any nobler or more correct than the underlying philosophy of any other hate movement. This is especially nothing at all like your comparison to LGBT's as a form
Kajm Misconceptions about Global WarmingI was name dropped in his recent journal as someone who just doesn't listen to the "facts" that he poses, so I thought I'd demonstrate that yes, actually, I do. In fact, I've read Kajm's journals for a long time now. They're a handy guide to the biased, distorted fairy tales coming out of the skeptic movement and make excellent debate practice.Kajm Misconceptions about Global Warming in Personal More Like This
MYTH 1: The mild warming over the 20th century is well within natural variations recorded in the last millenium. The reported warming trend is up to twice what it should read as due to the uneven distribution of data collection methods concentrated in urban areas.
FACT: Science is well aware of the "urban heat island" effect and already accounts for it. However, further studies into their effects find no significant impact on overall climate data:
Here's a paper from 1990 already identifying it as a potential issue:
MYTH 2: The "hock
Today's Kajmisms!KAJM: "The realities of climate are Constantly being misrepresented. What they claim in public, is often NOT what they will admit in private. We discovered that in the Climategate emails. (personally, the emails I liked best, are the ones in which virtually EVERY other climate scientist involved, TRASHES michael mann's hockey stick temperature reconstruction.)"Today's Kajmisms! in Personal More Like This
Mmmmmm, Climategate. I love this one, because it does a better job than I ever could of destroying any skeptic with the balls to still utter the term.
I already described the problem with people who judge all of science and entire scientific fields by individuals, but in this case, the individuals did nothing wrong either. The entire "controversy" is built on quote mining, deliberate misinterpretation and especially a single e-mail which makes reference to "hiding the decline," a reference not at all to a decline in the climate, but in reference to data on tree rings.
Direct question to Kajm:You've repeatedly told people I'm always "LYING" (always in caps) about what you believe.Direct question to Kajm: in Personal More Like This
You haven't, however, explained what it actually is you think I'm "lying" about. At least not to my knowledge.
I'm sorry to say that I'm not aware of any particular way I've misrepresented what you stand for and any such discrepancy would be accidental.
Could you please list the things I've said about you that aren't true? I'd be happy to correct them in the future, I just can't do that if you haven't even said what they are, you know. I really don't know what you refer to at all.
It's my understanding that you don't believe human civilization contributes in any significant degree to climate change. That's virtually all I really know about you that concerns me in any way. Is that not really accurate?
Why 'reality is liberal'A lot of crazier people in America are thoroughly convinced that there's a "liberal bias" in the media. Because our news and entertainment is filled with cultural diversity, secularism, environmentalism, a growing acceptance of diverse sexual orientations and other things certain people just don't like, the only conclusion that makes sense in their mind is that there's a "bias" going on. That a small number of "liberals" happen to control the media industry and deliberately insert these attitudes to brainwash the public towards their agenda.Why 'reality is liberal' in Personal More Like This
If anything, however, the media falls quite a bit behind the progress of the American public as a whole. Sexism, homophobia, racism and xenophobia are less evident now in our media than they were decades ago, but still a constant underlying presence, especially the way corporate sponsors still control a great deal of content and choose to appeal to the lowest, safest common denominator.
To pull out one minor example from last year, th
This is what Republicans actually believeI originally posted this to tumblr and it went over nicely, but as more and more developments piss me off I feel the need to expand it and put it someplace more permanent.This is what Republicans actually believe in Personal More Like This
Some of you, even some of my best friends, disagree with most or all of the following list and still identify yourselves as "republicans" or "conservatives." I just have to ask why? Why keep clinging to labels so inexorably entrenched in discrimination, willful ignorance and outrageous displays of villainy straight out of a derivative cartoon? The majority of so-called "right wing" Americans, including virtually all of those with any political or social power, very vocally hold at least one of the following sentiments. I've included links to a few, in case you start to doubt that real people could ever actually say things like these:
-The poor become poor and remain poor most often by their own ineptitude. http://thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/newt-gingrich-poor-children-are-as-lazy-as-their-welfare-grabbing-pare
For Ever and a Day:iconstreetqueen:For Ever and a Day in Personal More Like This
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Devious Journal EntryWell, I haven't been active for a while. But, now I am back..Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
So, some new amazing photos
- Feeling Nude -Thank you everyone for +1000 watchers! I really appreciate your support!- Feeling Nude - in Personal More Like This
Closing my windows.Come inside and see what I have seen.Closing my windows. in Personal More Like This
New Submit vs. C.C.I just realized the new submit page changed my Creative Commons licensing. I have always allowed and encouraged remixing of my little golems, but since the submit page has been altered, it's been changed to "No Derivitives." I don't want to go back and change each one and there's no way to change the default as far as I can tell, so I'll just let it be known that anyone is free to cut, paste, butcher, or otherwise have fun with any of my images. Just send a link so I can enjoy seeing what you come up with.New Submit vs. C.C. in Personal More Like This
Hard To SayThey were something… like angels.Hard To Say in Personal More Like This
White. With wings. Or maybe not wings. Maybe jetpacks. Not loud jetpacks. Quiet. Silent jetpacks.
They flew past me. Quickly. In formation.
And then they were gone.
Do you think they were the spawn of satan?
Buzzards? Dragons? Wraiths? Witches?
Hard to say…
QuoteI believe in an America where millions of AmericansQuote in Personal More Like This
believe in an America that's the America millions of Americans believe in.
That's the America I love.
- Mitt Romney
Quote"Let us teach ourselves and others that politics should be an expression of a desire to contribute to the happiness of the community rather than of a need to cheat or rape the community." - Václav HavelQuote in Personal More Like This
What Really Goes On During a Nude Shoot?There's a thieving troll on the loose here at dA. I'm not going to link to or name the twerp, because he's caused enough drama, already. That's not the purpose of this journal entry. He'll be banned soon enough, and that will be the end of it. If you're watching me, it's likely that you're watching some of the photographers and models he's harassing , already. If you're not, don't worry about it.What Really Goes On During a Nude Shoot? in Personal More Like This
But in his rants, he made accusations of photographers having sex with every model they work with, and vice-versa. This guy may be a nut, but that's an assumption a lot of people make.
Photographers rarely sleep with their models, save for having a normal healthy relationship with them (it doesn't count when the model is the photographer's wife or girlfriend). Those that do are likely to develop reputations as being womanizing assholes, and it's not long before models stop working with them. Believe it or n
Someone Who's Lucky I Didn't Block HimJust let the synapses connect before you type. Please.Someone Who's Lucky I Didn't Block Him in Personal More Like This
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LOL (And does anybody actually do that?)I actually do, from time to time.LOL (And does anybody actually do that?) in Personal More Like This
So here's the thing. I had a model contact me on ModelMayhem (and I specifically say on my page that I only pay models if I approach them). She asked if I wanted to work with her and her mother. I've actually been wanting to work with two models, so I was interested.
Unfortunately, I'm a broke-ass bastard.
So I informed her that I don't have the funds to pay her, but if she's willing to work for trade, I'm up for it (realizing that traveling models probably have expenses, which I'm willing to cover).
What the hell, right? I know she's looking for money, but but there's a chance she actually wants my work in her portfolio. Can't hurt to ask.
Here's her response: "No I dont do trades, and that won't happen lol.I am in town for 2 days, and there is no way I will do a trade."
I would have accepted something like, "I'm sorry, I'm a traveling model and I have
The Nightmare Before Christmas.Running to the window, he opened it, and put out his head. No fog, no mist; clear, bright, jovial, stirring, cold; cold, piping for the blood to dance to; Golden sunlight; Heavenly sky; sweet fresh air; merry bells. Oh, glorious. Glorious!The Nightmare Before Christmas. in Personal More Like This
"What's to-day?" cried Scrooge, calling downward to a boy in Sunday clothes, who perhaps had loitered in to look about him.
"Eh?" returned the boy, with all his might of wonder.
"What's to-day, my fine fellow?" said Scrooge.
"To-day?" replied the boy. "Why, November 7th."
Enough with the Christmas commercials! For crying out loud, the kids haven't even have a chance to eat their Halloween candy, yet!
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Hue and CryA few words of warning to all those who dare to pursue their dreams: there is no safety net. Ambition is a high risk pursuit and failure is the most common outcome.Hue and Cry in Personal More Like This
Don't listen to the rosy tales of the lucky and the privileged: the promises are a lie. Their advice is well-meaning-useless at best, condescending at worst. The openings found by the lucky few tend to be closed as soon as they come to light.
No matter how skilled you may be, no matter how visionary, how experienced, you will most likely fail, for the simple reason that the industries will reject you for the audacity of your "outsider ambition".
The opportunities go to well-connected insiders (which clearly isn't you is it?) or to the latest batch of (cheap, naive) interns produced by an industry's institutions of choice (and even those tend to be tossed out for the next batch of fresh, free, disposable talent in their turn). And the rest
Do they think we are that stupid...?Of course they do we're all just ad-fodder.Do they think we are that stupid...? in Personal More Like This
Visit the blogosphere much? Peruse sites dedicated to your favorite pastimes?
Perhaps you have noticed a growing trend around the internet: blogs and websites trading their unique user access systems for logins via the prime activity data harvesters of Facebook, Google, Twitter, et all.
They will claim this switch is for "user convenience".
"Combine all your logins!"
"Comment from your mobile devices!"
"Notify all your friends of your posts!" etc, etc.
Want to stay "anonymous" or keep a unique site login?
Create another account with the login provider!
Uh... do you smell something a tad fishy?
It's pure carp. All this is (rather blatantly) to drive advertising at expense of users' experience, exploiting even the content of user comments to trick their friends into clicking ads.
As I run a couple websites that these compan
Obsessive AmbitionThere is an interesting thing about any pursuit one really enjoys doing: how much one makes one suffer for it. Whether it is the dogged training of athletes pushing for a slight improvement in performance, or a scholar grappling to gain a firm hold on some convoluted subject, there is that tendency to make things difficult for oneself.Obsessive Ambition in Personal More Like This
Naturally, artists are no exception.
Some will claim it is the challenge that motivates, some the satisfaction of overcoming, and many more seem to not give it any thought at all: just par for the course.
Granted, great callings and ideas have a way of demanding that one pursue them, even if it will be a bumpy ride. But really, these still tend to be elective, and the drive comes from within even the face of certain difficulty and frustration.
Suffice it to say, I see quite a bit of this at work here at DeviantArt: both works-in-progress that push the limits of skill, and the products of success, fai
Star Wars versus J J AbramsIt is not a simple topic.Star Wars versus J J Abrams in Personal More Like This
As I have been asked repeatedly of late for my opinion on the choice of J J Abrams to direct additional Star Wars sequels — and am tired of repeating myself — I provide this summary, outlining the key points as I perceive them.
But to speak of this matter requires me to first reference my issues with his take on Star Trek.
The Abrams reboot is a flashy, thrilling spectacle and quite entertaining in that fashion — but utterly lacks the thoughtfulness or relatively logical realism that Star Trek strives for at its best, driven instead by hackneyed setting cliches, ridiculous narrative contrivances, generic sci-fi tropes, "underage" casting and a technical style that seems 99% visual fluff and flash. As a direction, I fear this tact will lead the franchise to ruin, its distinctive character sacrificed in the name of maximum box-office returns.
In short, it is a fine — even great — space adventure film, but a lousy Star Trek one.
Odyssey Into 2012: In RetrospectFor $marioluevanos and I It was one of those interesting ideas that once let loose to run free in our heads was impossible to force back into the “notions for another time” box. Deadlined chapters and artworks to open mystic gates to safeguard the coming of the New Year 2012!Odyssey Into 2012: In Retrospect in Personal More Like This
Wed Jan 11, 2012, 9:30 PM
For $marioluevanos and I It was one of those interesting ideas that once let loose to run free
in our heads was impossible to force back into the “notions for another time” box. Deadlined chapters
and artworks to open mystic gates to safeguard the coming of the New Year 2012! One more way to show
the world what the talents and imaginations of our worldwide community of deviants are capable of when
challenged with only minimal time and direction! But of course the actual execution of this creative
experiment would require far
Pin-Up: From Objectification to EmpowermentIn researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls” there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops.Pin-Up: From Objectification to Empowerment in deviantART Blog More Like This
Wed Feb 01, 2011, 11:00 PM
In researching the history of pin up art I found that before there were the “centerfold girls”
there were the “pin-up calendar girls” – the semi-nude young women in lingerie whose photographs
adorned calendars sold semi-legally from under the counters of gas stations and truck stops
Street Magician: The Photography of Chris WeeksIt was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of Chris Weeks that I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there. I finally realized that the magical something that sets Weeks’ works apart from others is that his camera disappears.Street Magician: The Photography of Chris Weeks in deviantART Blog More Like This
The Street Photography of Chris Weeks
Wed Feb 22, 2012, 6:20 PM
It was only after many long frustrating hours of trying to describe what’s so special about the photographs of `cweeks...
That I finally realized I was trying to describe something that wasn’t there.
I finally realized that the magical s
Street Photography: The Capture vs. The PoseWhen 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.Street Photography: The Capture vs. The Pose in deviantART Blog More Like This
The Capture vs. The Pose
portrait of a WW2 vet...
Wed Jan 25, 2011, 7:00 PM
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
Damn you internetEverywhere I turn lately on the internet there is another atrocity I did not know about.Damn you internet in Personal More Like This
The bad news everywhere is taking its toll on my well-being. I think I may need to abstain from the internet for a week, or two.
Just to flush the system.
So if I disappear for any length of time; that's why.
Hopefully I can manage some new photos.
To all Photographers and Urban ExplorersA nice public service announcement when dealing with Officers of the Law. Well... in the U.S.To all Photographers and Urban Explorers in Personal More Like This
May.1/122 weeks till my birthday. I just love birthdays. It's one day I truly feel loved and that I deserve to be happy. Also summer is coming soon, which means I'll have more time for photos and such. I really hope this summer is everything I want it to be. I'm for sure going to Reno, Nevada(my grandpa lives there). Which is kind of funny because alot of the books I'm reading right now are based off there.(Ellen Hopkins). It's supposedly the meth capital of america or something. But it's beautiful. As well I'm trying to convince my mom to go to Los Angeles again. We could just drive down there from Reno. My wants to go back to San Francisco too. It would be just amazing if I got to go to all those places this summer. I guess we'll see!May.1/12 in Personal More Like This
I'm so excited to be able to take photos again, I really hope they turn out how I want them too. I know I can do it! ALSO what are some things you would like videos of from me? I know I promised the acne video which is seriously delayed but my skin recently bro
What's the Plan Stan..Well I'm super happy because my facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Dallas-Harder/140951765955988) got 5000 likes Which just made me giddy . If all goes well tomorrow I'll film my New Years video and I'll hopefully have it up too . I'm getting up early to do that for you ; )What's the Plan Stan.. in Personal More Like This
Oh and I always get questions on when and if I'll be doing a skin video . I WILL be doing it , I PROMISE . But I want to make it really informative and helpful . I also know alot on the topic since I was blessed with acne prone skin .. So just give me time to get everything together and it will be worth the wait .
OHH . And yesterday I did a shoot with Next Models and it was a wonderful learning experience . I will be doing some more shoots for them and I can't wait !
Talk to you soon !
Feb.4/13I saw this photo and tumblr and it makes so much sense to me. Just look at it, take it in and let me know your thoughts about it: http://dallasharder.tumblr.com/post/42313758766/wordFeb.4/13 in Personal More Like This
I'm not necessarily known for being an angel. And a lot of people easily judge me for it. To me it's so interesting that people will take their time to put you down on something. Everything I do only comes to harm of myself, no one else. I know what I'm doing and I'm happier than I have ever been yet there's still people who feel the need to express their disgust. And no one is perfect so really, humans in any situation shouldn't be judging so harshly. Just think about it.
Best of March 2012Here are some of the best pictures I found in March, 2012.They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures.Enjoy!Best of March 2012 in Art Features More Like This
Best of May 2012Here are some of the best pictures I found in May, 2012. They do not appear in my Square-features, that's why I do a monthly feature for all those great artists on deviantART who submitted no-square pictures. Enjoy!Best of May 2012 in Photography More Like This
Pure Beauty VIIThis feature is for the beautiful people on deviantART and their models.Pure Beauty VII in Art Features More Like This
Profitez de ces beautés.
"I love people who don't care. I love those who can dance in the rain when everyone is watching strangely. I like how they see the world.
I'm learning to stop being the stranger in the crowd. I'm learning to be the dancer in the rain."