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Final Thoughts from Clive Barker
Odyssey. I can think of no better word to describe the journey that took place these past few months.
With the prologue, “They’re Mad, They Are,” I began work on a vessel that was not yet ready for sea. And on that holed ship, together we embarked over open waters towards an unknown destination.
What I then witnessed both touched and humbled me. You, the mighty crew of the HMS Ody
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
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
Odyssey II with Clive BarkerFAQOdyssey II with Clive Barker in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Collaborate, Publish, Write & Illustrate
CliveBarker starts us off with the Prologue for Odyssey II and selects the submissions for the final books. The ultimate creative challenge to produce the ultimate deviantART book.
All Guided with the Spectral Hand of Clive Barker.
Every Friday Lit submissions for the current chapter close - Chosen chapter revealed
Possessional DemonologyPossessional Demonology in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Opening the Darkest Door
I have recently come across a most disturbing phenomenon in my studies of the Diabolic Infestation of the Soul. It seems there is a most frightening psychological conundrum when considering the concept of demonic possession even the most remote possibility of reality upon our earthly plane is the notion that just believing it may be true could very likely be the spark needed for the Demon to discover, seek out, and ultimately inhabit its next vessel of evil: You.
From the Exorcist through Paranormal Activity, generation after generation of “believers” seem to have come to the reali
What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire?What Superheroes Should Today's Tech Inspire? in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Should Today's Technologies Inspire?
We got to interview a visionary futurist with an eye on technology about what would inspire today's comic book writers to create our next superheroes with knowledge of real technological and scientific advancement.
You never know when it’s going to happen – that otherwise quotidian moment when you suddenly realize your entire thought process has just been tripped up and cast down a cerebral rabbit-hole destination unknown. Little did I know that what began as a typically pleasurable lunch with spyed and makepictures during the San Diego Comic-Con last year would morph into a mind-expanding mental wormhole voyage to the future courtesy of another guest at our table, JordanGreenhall, known to me only as the co-founder
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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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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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The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunderstood subject
I believe an explanation is in orderThis is for you DashieFan1(from FIMfiction.net) and the rest of the people reading my little story.I believe an explanation is in order in Personal More Like This
So yeah the next chapter in "All that is Fair Part 1" has been taking some time to complete. I am going to tell you why, it has been taking so frakkin long.
I last updated the story back in December during my last winter break from college. By last I mean that as the last winter break of my undergraduate career. After that I focused on completing my senior thesis. That included completing my experiments and writing up the results,write a grant, and I also prepared three different presentations of my work. This took me to Graduation at the end of May.
I know I should have put my story on Hiatus but I was scared that I would lose some you. I didn't complete drop the story I would work on it here and there. Then I had a little bit of time before my family, friends and fiancee showed up so I reviewed what i had done in those five months. To make it short I didn't like what I had written for
There is a spySpy's sapping my internet. Internet down.There is a spy in Personal More Like This
Just borrowing a friend's internet connection for the moment. But they leaving on a week long vacation.
So see you when they get back or my telecommunication company fixes the problem.
The Votes are in, and the winner is.So after consulting with a few of my friends and random ponies on Pony squared. My OC's shall now be known as Desert Winds.The Votes are in, and the winner is. in Personal More Like This
It will work out well for what I got plan for him and the other oc's I've created. More on that later.
Until next time, Peace.
Next ChapterSorry everypony for the long wait.Next Chapter in Personal More Like This
This chapter turn out to be much longer then I had anticipated. Plus it getting near final and I have senior projects and paper due soon. I hoping to get the next Chapter out soon, just has to go through the final edit phases.
Thanks for sticking around.
Waiting for the Snow to FallStill waiting for the snow to fall, doesn't even feel like Christmas at all. -Coldplay Christmas lights.Waiting for the Snow to Fall in Personal More Like This
Well it is finals week at my universty in the pacific northwest. The weather is cold but yet no rain or snow has fallen down low. Instead it decided to be bright and the air is kind of gunky looking. It is all rather confusing. But yet I find myself not being able to get into the Christmas spirit at all this year because of the weather.
Plus the heat doesn't seem to be working in the library, so it rather chilly inside. It would not be so bad if I was just studing in the library, but I also work at the library as well. Today I am pulling a double shift.
I would not be so bad if there was snow on the ground, and more of a holiday atmosphere around campus.
Enough ranting back to studying and working.
I Need a Little Help from My FriendsWell more of an opion really.I Need a Little Help from My Friends in Personal More Like This
I have been thinking of changing the name of my person OC (the one trotting at the bottom). Right now he is called Brass Arrow. The name came form a mix of a name generated by a MLP name generator at rum Monkey and the metal I think of when I say steampunk. The original generated name became the main focus of my fan fiction starring Steel Arrow.
If any of your read this what do you think keep it or change with something else? If enough interest is show I post up another journal (because you need a premium account to make a poll) with some of my options.
Luna EclipseWow that Luna episode. Not quite the voice I imagine little to high pitched and not as soft as I imagined. Well at lest one of our theories was correct she does seem like a trickster, and she just trying to fit in but a lot has changed in 1000 and she just trying what she remembers to be the norm. But that leaves one question what has she been doing for over a year? Unless the episode are not in chronological order in the airing time line.Luna Eclipse in Personal More Like This
So this episode could in pony universe time it could have taken place right after she came back so ponies could have been still scared of her. But in the past season there is really no proof to support my theory in full. But it would explain a lot of the trouble she had during the celebration one year after her return.
By no means does this take away from the episode. It will be in my top five favorites. Viva the new lunar republic.
All that is Fair PDFWell Seeing as MaximillianVeers :iconMaximillianVeers: has gotten out of the MLP FanFiction PDF file game, and this story would not make it on to the pages of EqD. I have decide to put one up myself.All that is Fair PDF in Personal More Like This
Mainly done in the same style with just some slight formatting changes and inclusion. I got to say trying to make it all work was a pain but I think I got a good system down. Yes I did check it out with my own ereader.
Go take a look for your self. http://mrfahrenheit89.deviantart.com/#/d4yg4nf
No the story is not dead. I have just spent the last month and half working on my thesis. Both the paper and the expirement that has gone into the paper, along with the various presentation I had to give with it. With my graduation coming up soon I hope to spend some more time on the story, over the summer.
P.S. Max did a great job. Thanks for all that tireless and thankless work you did to start and build up the PDF archive and gallery. :iconjlryan: Jlryanwill do you proud in mainting yo
Confound themWhy do I get all my creative idea around testing time. I got a a midterms and a Final presentation in the up coming week. But yet I find my mind full of different drawing ideas, story ideas, and even an idea for an ask tumblr blog.Confound them in Personal More Like This
Let me tell you when you start to thinking of Zecora dialog, the rhythms just seem to come at you all the time, they come and the go paying no heed to your needs.
That last part was said in a Zecora voice within my head. How about you?
Out With the old and in with a Rewrite.So yeah I was going through a little writing slump for the past two months or how ever long since I posted my last chapter. So I was trying my hoof art some drawing and digital art to try and get my writing mojo working again. I was reading over what I had written and thought is was pretty bad. So I throw out most of the first half of the chapter and I am currently rewriting it. I will be a little while until I am able to get the next chapter out.Out With the old and in with a Rewrite. in Personal More Like This
Charles Snippy: DreamsEntry 382:Charles Snippy: Dreams in Personal More Like This
My personal online psychiatrist is making me narrate this nonsense down on the chip embedded in my tooth in hopes that someday I may be cured of my "incompatibility" with ANNET, or at least possibly reduce the "mild psychosis caused by work-related stress" as she calls it.
I know that it's not going to happen. The problem is something genetic and while those goons in the genetics department would love to get their machines into my brain, I prefer the lack of sleep and headaches to lobotomy.
I seen the reports on their test subjects: "total neural shut-down", "subject resists integration with the net, increasing the signal strength lead to damage to the 85% of the frontal lobe."
Call me old fashioned, but I like my brain the way it is.
I've had that day-dream again. Day-mare is more likely.
A flash-mare? Not sure what to call these, really.
The transmitter towers dotting this bloody city are making my life difficult, but not as difficult as the fact that everyone expects me t
SNIPPY: FLYING DAYENTRY 3647:SNIPPY: FLYING DAY in Personal More Like This
November something something.
I've got to come up with a better system for telling what day it is. Maybe I could scrawl numbers on the back of my shoe? Nah, that sounds like something silly that Pilot would do.
I'm currently carrying a calendar that says 2012 on it, but I am pretty sure that these days aren't correct anyway to our year and Captain keeps scribbling things in the margins whenever I get distracted enough for the calendar to be snatched out of my hands. I found the calendar more or less intact and it's kinda impressive that it lasted from way back in 2012. It must have held some sort of personal importance to it's owner to seal it away in a plastic container with words "the Mayans were wrong, trust no-one!"
I've been trying to keep track of how old I am, but I keep forgetting to check off every day in the calendar or maybe captain is messing off with me by erasing my checkmarks.
Something tells me I shouldn't be telling Captain about my birthday anyway. I would
SNIPPY: REMEMBERANCES OF THE PAST DAYOctober something, something.SNIPPY: REMEMBERANCES OF THE PAST DAY in Personal More Like This
Today captain declared as "REMEMBERANCES OF THE PAST DAY".
The day begun with me getting smacked with a broken laptop and yells "YOU'VE GOT MAIL!".
I tried to protest that laptops weren't attacking people in the mornings back in the past. To this, Captain declared that in fact they didn't have to, because users were so addicted to reading their daily mail facts that every morning they woke up smacking their heads on their laptops.
Then my head was treated to a barrage of empty, metal SPAM cans with words "SPAM MAIL! DODGE THE SPAM! USE FILTERS!".
With these words, captain gave me two old tennis rackets. The tennis rackets had yellow duck-tape stickers on them with words "DELETE" and "BLOCK EMAIL ADDRESS".
The spam can attack didn't end there, Pilot's job for today was hiding behind building ruins and throwing the spam cans at me at random intervals with yells of "INCREASE YOUR GENITAL SIZE!", "RUSSIAN BRIDE LOVES YOU" and "I AM NIGERIAN PRINCE WITH 56 BILL
Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAROn StArDaTe 230387455652769 A TrIaL Has CoMmeNcEd, To EvaLuAte ThE LoSs oF InVaDer UnIoN Ship 4920-938Biomass 117: DISCONNECTED AVATAR in Personal More Like This
It WaS DiScoVeRed ThEn,
ThAt ThE SiNgULaRitY KnoWn As CaPtaIn ComiTtED A SeRieS of CriMeS AgAiNsT The UniOn.
AnD So, By ThE OrDeR Of ThE InVaDeRs UniOn,
We WeRe SuMmOneD AnD
To ThiS WoRlD On ThE TeTrA-ViRuS SeEdS.
To InFeCt aNd To UnItE AlL LiViNg LoCaL MulTiCeLlULaRs As BiOMaSs 117, The MoSt UnStoPpaBLe aNd FaIr JuDgE oF AlL.
LifE alwAys fInDs a wAy.
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ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3Zee Captain's note of summons had sealed my fate.ENGIE: PROTOCOL 1-1-3 in Personal More Like This
I felt a cold pull at my stomach. Something else was coming, re-awakened by the presence of Captain.
Something worse than the shuffling noises of the red beasts outside. The sound of falling cannonball.
Whatever that fleshy monstrosity was, it cared not for me, but it's presence here led ANNIE straight to me.
...And it came to pass on the morrow, that the goddess in the machine came upon me and she wanted vengeance.
She was online, the thermonuclear bombardment of the core databank cube had failed to shut her down.
She was still alive, after all these years.
The explosive crash-landing of the hunter machine through the old roof drew THEIR attention.
I was now between two wild beasts, out for my blood.
What was Protocol 1-1-3?
Memories of Directorate weapon codes lingered in my mind, poisoning my thought pattern.
Could it be?
...So this was to be my death.
ANNIE had let me know that she
Pilot: SHOEDEAR SHOE,Pilot: SHOE in Personal More Like This
THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE.
THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DOES SNIPPY HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO HE DOESN'T, HE'S A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
I WAS EVEN ABLE TO PAINT PHOTOSHOP IN PURPLE COLOR (TO PLEASE CAPTAIN) AND SHE DIDN'T EVEN PUT UP A PROPER FIGHT BECAUSE I IMAGINED HER AS A SHOE.
MAYBE I CAN IMAGINE THE
SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 001ENTRY 9997:SNIPPY: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA 001 in Personal More Like This
To anyone who finds these memory cards,
and the messages left within...
My name is Charles Snippy. I am probably the last sane human being left on earth. I know not whether you will understand this message. I know not whether you'll even be able to decode the ones and zeros on these data cards. I know not whether my voice will even reach anyone.
I know not, whether the microscopic drives will last long enough and whether the plastic and metal which composes them will not disintegrate into dust as centuries pass or whether the titanium shell encasing them will remain in place or be consumed by the ever-changing landscape, lost forever.
And yet I still have hope that someone will find the story of my life, long past and learns something of use from it.
If you are still human, then this will be a story about the collapse of civilization of your forefathers through greed and arrogance.
If you are some other species entirely, then it is a story about how our human race was extin
Charles snippy: TRANSFERENTRY: 377:Charles snippy: TRANSFER in Personal More Like This
For several months of torture, the Directorate kept me in their offices, making me file paperwork on their "test subjects", all while I kept sending applications to the "Dead Zone tourism" branch, to get away from towering cubes of the Directorate, away from cities and transmitter towers that were slowly frying my brain.
Centuries of industrial pollution were inevitably changing the biosphere of our world and the Directorate knew it better than anyone, yet they did nothing to stop it, profit had to be maximized, production had to be increased, customers had to be satisfied. Holes in the ozone layer, irreversible changes in the atmosphere, radioactive fallout, wild-life mutations, the days growing darker and the sky turning black - none of this mattered to them.
These changes must have been so gradual that no single generation was able to protest it.
Everyone was happily, playfully, and joyfully ignoring the world outside o
ASK SNIPPY: RUNNING AWAY?.ASK SNIPPY: RUNNING AWAY? in Personal More Like This
YOU TOO CAN ASK SNIPPY A QUESTION RIGHT HERE:
ENGIE: RegretsI was at first too stupid to see that we were no longer using ANNIE but Annie was using us.ENGIE: Regrets in Personal More Like This
She was a goddess in the machine, our search engine.
We used her to collect and share knowledge and in return she had started to use us as her processors. It was an unexpected transition and it took a long time, thus I failed to notice it, failed to stop it. The new organism had come to life in which we were only neuron cells of her massive mind, that spanned continents.
Humanity no longer had a chance to survive in it's current state. We had poisoned the oceans, we had scorched the earth and blackened the sky in our quest for power.
The world we knew was dying. I knew that this decade would be our last. The city would fall to the Zone, sooner or later.
Research notes from the last report of Charles Snippy terrified me greatly. They had found something horrid in the Dead Zone. Something that killed them all.
The Dead Zone Research and Tourism i
Omnia Mutantur Pre-Event!Omnia Mutantur, Nihil Interit Pre-Event!Omnia Mutantur Pre-Event! in Personal More Like This
Eventually, he hears the click of shoes on the stone steps, and a figure enters the dark room. He’s wide shouldered, but not very tall, and yet despite his lack of height he seems very imposing. His voice enters over the quiet, “Do you choose to repent for your sins, my boy?” he grins wide, his silver-gray hair off colored from the ivory of his teeth. “Or are you like most of the fallen and lost children who don’t shy from the most heinous of crimes against our Lord?”
The accusations don’t point to the crime, but no knowledge given of what he did. He steps closer, “Silence is best for those who have already repented. You will be judged regardless of your cooperation. After all, your guilt is so very clear. I do have one question. Was the taste of their sweet innocent blood good enough to justify breaking the code we live by?”
Currency and The Fate SystemCurrency and The Fate SystemCurrency and The Fate System in Personal More Like This
Currency: Silvers and Bones
Silvers: Points you spend on buying Abilities.
Bones: Points you spend in RP to help determine the success of your dice rolls.
Only Silvers should really concern any non-RPers in our group, although many Abilities affect RP.
When you first submit a character to the group, you will start with 8 Silvers to spend on Abilities for that character.
If your character had a form before moving to Chambury, you can also spend 2 Silvers out of your starting 8, plus an explanation on how and why your character has this form when you submit your character sheet to the group. You may include the explanation in the Background portion of your character ref sheet as well.
If your character joined a Clan before moving to Chambury, you may spend 1 Silver out of your starting 8, plus an explanat
Enemy LexiconThe Silver & Bone Enemy LexiconEnemy Lexicon in Personal More Like This
Here you will find a dictionary of Silver & Bone inhabitants. Everything from Hunters to Vampires. As such, it also contains a good portion of lore. New entries will periodically appear so check back regularly if you happen to get bored. And if you have an idea for a new denizen please feel free to Note the group!
Entries are arranged by type and alphabetically therein. To search for a particular item hold ctrl+F on your keyboard and type in your keyword in the field provided.
Spirits and Other Bodiless Entities
Bodiless Entities are any of a number of incorporeal beings and creatures that inhabit the Spirit Realm. It is very rare that they manifest in the physical world without specific aid from a magic user of some kind, such as a Shaman, Druid, or even a Necro
Roll Call + Date For Pre-Event!So everyone mark your calendars for Sunday, December 8th, starting at 3pm PST!!! We'll be meeting in the SnB chat room for our the Prologue of Omnia Mutantur, Nihil Interit! Everything Changes, Nothing Perishes!Roll Call + Date For Pre-Event! in Personal More Like This
Participating in this pre-event will be the following:
1. :iconTeknicolorTiger: - Asher
2. :iconTalutahLittleCrow: - Father Angelo (Event NPC)
3. :iconQuebecoisWolf: - Dahmer (Event NPC)
4. :iconRedwolfmoon: - Seiberling (pending)
5. :iconCaity-Mayhem: - Lola
6. :iconSquareZer0: - Zeke
7. :iconSorien: - Vasily
8. :iconsomerandomplayer: - Victor and/or Carl
9. :iconalex-gone-loco: - TBA
If you don't see your name up there, then you might just have to settle for spectator, but we'll try our best to include everyone who shows. Everyone who is a member of the SnB, that is. If you're not in our group and just wish to eavesdrop then you're more than welcome to! However, it should be known that any interference with gameplay will result in that person being banned from entering
The Chambury Nocturnal Times - 1st EditionCharacter Name: John HadleyThe Chambury Nocturnal Times - 1st Edition in Personal More Like This
Recent Character Developments:
Becomes aligned with Versipellis clan, with no pack or specific order.
Met Aunt Broken Fang and Jonas Stidolph at the Grinning Dog, and introduced to Ulfhednar clan. John's past government employment is hinted at, and private services extended to Broken Fang and Jonas.
Attends Broken Fang's house-warming party. Meets Seiberling and Lola Larue at the party, though the two remain wary of John. The three later engage in five-finger fillet, tensions rise marginally. John leaves the bar in the house under the assumption that he has out-stayed his welcome. ARC NOT COMPLETE
Broken Fang enters John's home for the first time after an engagement with a Cinophali werewolf, and requires stitches. She cannot pay for the stitches, though John proposes dinner
The Chambury Nocturnal Times + Enemy CompendiumAPPLICATIONS ARE OPEN! And we are ACCEPTING WRITERS!The Chambury Nocturnal Times + Enemy Compendium in Personal More Like This
Please read all the information regarding joining before applying. We WILL know if you haven't!
Go here for information on how to join.
The Chambury Nocturnal Times Bi-Monthly Gossip Column
So since we had a very limited number of people submit their RP summaries, I'm just gonna post what I do have. Welcome to The Chambury Nocturnal Times Bi-Monthly Gossip Column First Edition! The newsletter will be posted on the 1st of every other month. I realize I'm really late with this one this time but I've been pretty busy IRL. I'll post a notice for entries two weeks before the 1st of the month. So, the next edition will be posted on November 1st, with a call for entries being posted on October 18th.
Challenge IndexThe Silver & Bone Challenge IndexChallenge Index in Personal More Like This
Here you will find a list of Growth art and writing challenges as well as Clan, Order and Form challenges. More information on Clan and Order challenges can be found on their respective pages. A list of links to them can be found in the Clan Challenges section of this journal.
Examples for the Growth Challenges will be filled in as they become available. If you're interested in doing a challenge before then, and need help, feel free to drop the group a note. If you'd like to do an example, or use your challenge as an example, drop us a note for that too! This message will self distruct once all challenges have an adequate number of examples.
:iconwolfpawplz: All challenges can either be illustrated or written.
:iconwolfpawplz: Keep in mind that certain challenges (such as Clan, Order, and Form) will always only benefit one PC. That PC will receive the Silver for ha
Champions of Order: The VersipellisThe VersipellisChampions of Order: The Versipellis in Personal More Like This
Neutral. Versatile. Compassionate and sympathetic. Peacekeepers and guardians.
The Versipellis (or "Versi") are the largest and most versatile of all the Clans and are composed mostly of average, everyday citizens simply trying to get by in the daily rat race. They have accepted their condition for what it is and have taken steps to cope with it, acknowledging both the benefits and drawbacks. Some have taken this philosophy a step further and have chosen to experience spirituality through the eyes of their wolf. Many have adopted an almost hippy-like outlook on their existence and use their power to protect Mother Earth and her inhabitants. Likewise, this Clan may harbour the scientist as well as the witch doctor wishing to delve further into the study of lycanthropy. Most research and underground resource centres are established by members of the Versipellis as they seem to hone an innate desire to help their fellow werewolves. They are
Bestiary Preview: The Ghoul and Greater Elemental!Just thought I'd post up a bit of a teaser to some of the new lore we'll be unveiling soon. Not much longer now, I promise!Bestiary Preview: The Ghoul and Greater Elemental! in Personal More Like This
Ghoul - A Ghoul is similar to a Zombie in that it was formerly a living person or creature that has now been reanimated, usually through necromantic means. However, unlike a Zombie, Ghouls are nearly impossible to control, their behavior and temperaments similar to a rabid dog. Unlike what is often shown in movies, Ghouls will not pass on their accursed state to anyone they bite as the hapless victim is more likely to be ripped apart and devoured first. These kinds of Undead are easy to spot as they no longer feel pain and are often covered in open, unhealing wounds from repeatedly colliding into objects or stumbling over their own numb feet. In spite of this, their mobility seems only limited to their current state of decay which is slowed due to the quality of magic that animates them, but will eventually overcome any diabolic urges that drive them onward
Pre-Event Conclusions + Bonus Bones!As some of you know, I'm a friend of :iconTeknicolorTiger: invited me to mod status to help with live RP long term for the group, and we got off the ground with a moderately successful first event, of which we had quite a bit of participation. While I've had more than a decade of GMing experience, its always nerve wracking and hectic trying to manage an RP for an entirely new group of people, especially with so few having live RP experience, and the GM a bit lacking in comfort with the universe, power levels, and nuances of the world.Pre-Event Conclusions + Bonus Bones! in Personal More Like This
However, things did work out despite trying some very new things for a lot of people, and it wasn't too overwhelming to handle a moderate sized group (though I will suggest keeping the group sizes to a reasonable size for future events, especially as new people step into the role of GM). Some very typical concerns happened that come from people adjusting to the concepts of live RP, and some future discussion on how to make things simpler for o
DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS?It's been a while since i've shared some of my favorite deviants. Here's a list of talent that some of you may or may not be aware of that i've been drooling over lately. I love this place!DO YOU KNOW THESE ARTISTS? in Personal More Like This
Check 'em out!:
:iconmonk-art: Fabian Schlaga. LEGEND. If you haven't heard of this guy, you're missing out!
:iconsaspy: Saspy's work is amazing. The female mega-talent from Italy shows no sign of slowing down with her bright and fun approaches to character design, expressions and energy.
:iconjoel27: Joel is currently my FAVORITE ARTIST on Deviantart. Just flip through his gallery and you might find yourself there all day.
:icontchokun: French Artist who worked on online games and flash shorts such as WAKFU is not to be missed. serious talent here
:iconrikkitikki: Rikkitikki's light hearted animation influence illustrations are something to fall in love with. He's got a detective concept he's been playing with that shows the main characters quite often and i usually fave when he draws th
THIS is how you use the FLASH/ ANIMATION program.By being an exceptional artist/animator FIRST. Flash is just a very limited vector-based, digital graphics program. It's just a TOOL, just like pencil and paper. It's the artists using them that bring out its quality.THIS is how you use the FLASH/ ANIMATION program. in Personal More Like This
Here's an example:
Good luck on your projects!!!
STUDIO WOLFSMOKE AND STUDIO MIR COLLABO!!!Top Chinese animation house, Studio Wolfsmoke ( Batman of Shanghai: Catwoman/ Kung Fu Cooking Girls), has teamed up with Top Korean animation studio, Studio Mir (The Legend of Korra, The Boondocks Season 4, Black Dynamite: The Animated Series Season 2) to produce the 2d portions of this orgasmic promo for the online game Asura. Jesus.STUDIO WOLFSMOKE AND STUDIO MIR COLLABO!!! in Personal More Like This
Step it up America!!! lol!!!!
MOVE OF THE DAY: Punched and kicked UNCONSCIOUS!Today's SKW MOVE OF THE DAY features a brutal punchout AND a final kick to the face KO from Sumiko to Devon!!!MOVE OF THE DAY: Punched and kicked UNCONSCIOUS! in Personal More Like This
SK REVEALS HIS BIGGEST TRADE SECRET!!!!HEAR YE!!!! HEAR YE!!!!!SK REVEALS HIS BIGGEST TRADE SECRET!!!! in Personal More Like This
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN!!!!!!!!!
After YEARS of being repeatedly asked "How do you get so many girls to work for you?", I've decided to let the cat out of the bag and reveal SKW / Velvet's Fantasies' Exclusive and Fool-Proof Method for Getting Beautiful Models to Work for your Company (c) 2014.
Special thanks to every lady who's ever set foot in our home for inspiring the following PSA:
SKW MOVE OF THE DAY: Face/SkullPunch KO!4/23/14: NEW SKW MOVE OF THE DAY!SKW MOVE OF THE DAY: Face/SkullPunch KO! in Personal More Like This
This time we've got the lovely Sumiko displaying the sheer brutality of the FACE/SKULL punch tactic against a variety of opponents, including The Lovely Lacey, Natasha, Avery, and Remi!
Be My Valentine Art Exchange!Valentine's Day ExchangeBe My Valentine Art Exchange! in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Send Your Valentine
It's time to get out the glitter and glue, candy hearts and flowers, because Valentine's Day is here!
The Valentine Exchange is here! We asked you to create valentines and submit them to the Be My Valentine category. Now, it's time to send your love-filled deviations to your deviantART friends, family, and secret admirers! Starting today through February 16th, the "Send a Valentine" button has been activated on deviations in the
Be My Valentine category, so you can send your custom creations and valentines made by others. Love is in the air!
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Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales' in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.
It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'
A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.
To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself
Merrell Diorama ContestYour Favorite Fall MemoryMerrell Diorama Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Merrell shoes and clothes invites you to get inspired by the change in seasons and bring your favorite fall memory to life in a diorama -- in a shoebox! Please join Merrell in the celebration of "Vendemmia" while paying homage to their unique and sophisticated Fall Collection of shoes and boots. Vendemmia is the age-old tradition of the Italian wine harvest, and for a few autumn months, the terraced hillside vineyards come alive with hard work and passion, and the fruits of this elegant dedication flourish for generat
The Make Ugly ContestThe Make Ugly Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
How To EnterSubmit EntryRulesView EntriesView Semi-finalistsView Winners13+ US Only
Make Ugly. Get recognition.
What's the ugliest truth about Big Tobacco? truth® wants to find out and you can help. DeviantART is calling for submissions of your ugliest monster, giant, mutant or undead art. Download the facts for inspiration and get in on the ugly action. Winners get cash prizes and will be included as a part of the truth® Artist Collective.
To draw public attent
'Slendermaid': now a thing.Photos taken within the Fukushima exclusion zone.'Slendermaid': now a thing. in Personal More Like This
Witnesses describe it as an oily-black creature with either very stunted legs or an actual fish-tail. It strides around on abnormally long arms.
Image drawn by a child in Souma, over 30KM north of Fukushima.
Feel free to post any evidence you may have found yourself in the comments section.
(And by that I mean: doctor your own photos to perpetuate the myth)
PuritanArt"Your deviation Sonic Screw(driver) was reported for Explicit Pornography. The report was reviewed by a member of the Staff and action was taken, deleting the deviation and marking the report as Resolved.PuritanArt in Personal More Like This
Additionally, the following comment was provided:
A member of staff has reviewed this deviation and has determined that the theme itself, or one or more details present in the scene, has made the work unacceptable for submission here.
As such this deviation has been removed in accordance with our policies and should not be resubmitted."
"Explicit Pornography"?! Aw, jeez, guys. You must have the worst collection of porn on the planet to think that was explicit.
A 90s Rochelle Swanson outing was more explicit that that pic, and that stuff got aired, uncut, on terrestrial UK TV (god bless you Channel 5, you made the young Jack jolly).
I believe that, for something to be labelled "explicit", SOMETHING must be visibly going in SOMEWHERE. Such was not the case in the offending image,
RetardA couple of people (literally only two, but it's a matter worth mentioning) emailed me after they had read the most recent Sequential Art strip, in which the fictitious element “Retardium” is mentioned. Both messages voiced disapproval at my using the word “Retard” due to its slang referencing of the mentally disabled.Retard in Personal More Like This
That interpretation of the word, in my eyes, is outdated.
Used in describing a mentally disabled individual, “retard” is a slur, and (as with any slur) anyone who says it in that context deserves a sharp blow to the head. However, used to describe a “wilfully ignorant, able-bodied idiot”, I think “retard” is perfectly acceptable. I’ll wager that everyone reading this knows someone that can accurately be described as a "f**king retard", none of whom are disabled in the slightest, nor in using the word is a mentally disabled person even thought of.
I’ve not heard “retard” used to des
Scribblenauts Unmasked ContestScribblenauts Unmasked Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Contest Ends October 2, 2013 at 11:59 PM, Los Angeles, CA, time.
In Scribblenauts Unmasked, Maxwell solves puzzles by summoning anything you can think of using his magic notepad. This time, he has the ability to summon thousands of characters from the DC Comics Universe! Help Maxwell in his mission by creating your own unique Scribblenauts version of any character from the DC Comics Universe, in any environment. Scribblenauts Unmasked features all of your favorite DC Comics characters like Superman, Batman, and the Joker, and
Insidious 2 ContestInsidiousInsidious 2 Contest in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Perhaps you're walking down a dark hallway or climbing a creaky old staircase and you can't help but feel something unpleasant or dangerous happening. Your imagination starts to run wild… but what is it?
Your challenge is to depict a shadowy twist to a "normal" daily experience showing that danger is always closer than expected: an everyday ac
On Humor and Grittyness in Movies/Video GamesI'm getting really sick of the idea that the only good action movies or video games are ones where everything is all serious and dark. It's the whole "gritty" concept blown to extremes. But through all the countless games I've played and movies I've watched, I think that we could back off a bit from being too damn serious and have some fun once in a while.On Humor and Grittyness in Movies/Video Games in Personal More Like This
Take the latest Die Hard movie as a prime example. From the start it's a dark, gritty, almost monochromatic movie with a 20 minute car chase sequence at the beginning so over-the-top that it's almost cartoony. But the way it's shot is atrocious and there's no character development what-so-ever that 40 minutes into the film I was looking at the clock wondering not only "when will this be over," but also "what the f*** did I just watch?"
Contrast that to something like Independence Day. People like to rag on Independence Day because it's so "goofy" and "absurd." But what helps the film is that we're given time to enjoy the characters s
Tired of the Video Game IndustryWith the PS4 on the way, the gaming industry is alive once again reminding us how dull and boring and... wrong... it is. Here's a quick summary of some of the things I'm sick to death of hearing about when it comes to video games.Tired of the Video Game Industry in Personal More Like This
Polygones = Emotion
I'm sure you've all seen the jokes, but this one stems from David Cage, who gushed over the tech demo of an old man's face for the PS4, remarking about how the only way to get "true" emotion is by bridging the uncanny valley with high resolution models, hi-def textures, and realistic shaders. "True emotion" of course can't be found in books, TV, or cartoons because none of those things can depict the exquisite details of a wrinkled face in true HD glory. I'm sorry to say this, David Cage, but if I can get an emotional response out of 16-bit pixel sprites from Chrono Trigger, or a pictureless book... your logic is faulty.
I'm really getting tired of everything wanting to connect to everything else. I know