Fox Robbing a Man of His Food By Using Its BrainsFox Robbing a Man of His Food By Using Its BrainsFox Robbing a Man of His Food By Using Its Brains in Personal More Like This
SHOJI, a villager of Kawai in Iwaki Province, Was once attacked by a fox, and the food carried by him in a jubako* was skillfully taken away by the animal. In this case, however, the fox did not resort to its usual method, bewitchery. It simply depended on a psychological means: Intimidation.
Shoji was on his way home at night, from his relative's house where a banquet had been given in celebration of an auspicious event. He was taking with him a jubako full of nice things to eat wrapped up in a furoshiki (a large wrapping cloth).
Shoji fastened both ends of the furoshiki tightly around his neck and he thought that he would never lose the gift given at his relative's. He was afraid of Kitsune.
He was obviously under the influence of sake taken at the relative's house. And, to say that he was plucky would be far from the truth. However in such a condition that evening, he thought he was not a coward even when he was to pass the foot of W
Fox locating a Hunter's houseFox Locating a Hunter's HouseFox locating a Hunter's house in Personal More Like This
AN EXPERT hunter named Mambei in Iwaki Province bagged a fox one day. It was a female fox. He shot it in a mountain far from the haunts of men.
He was sure that its mate, the male fox, would come that night to retrieve the female fox's body. He wanted to kill the male, too. So the hunter waited for the fox, after sending the other members of the family to bed. He put out the light and he sat behind a paper sliding-door, placing his gun at his elbow.
There was a swift stream running at the back of his house. A branch dike of the stream was connected with the hunter's garden from the upper stretch of water. The fox was supposed to come along this dike.
The moon was bright on that particular night.
The fox did come, as expected, at about 9 o'clock. It got on the veranda stealthily, and it was trying to peep into the house, coming close to a paper sliding-door. The moonshine threw the outline of the fox's figure on the paper sliding-door. It was an easy mark f
Fox Imitating a Maid's VoiceFox Imitating a Maid's VoiceFox Imitating a Maid's Voice in Personal More Like This
IN 1881, there was a maid of the name of Sode employed at the house of the Negishis in Matsuye City. She was in the habit of throwing away the remnants of dinner outside the kitchen for stray cats and foxes.
However in winter on a cold evening, when the ground was covered with snow, she would sometimes neglect to treat them to the leavings.
There was a fox who often came for the leavings. This one would call the name of the maid, Sode, when she failed to feed it of a snowy night:
"So-de-san!" (san: a title of courtesy suffixed to the name of a person.)
It was revealed that the fox was producing the sound of "So-de-san" by the following process:
The fox, as observed by the members of the family, would make a big snowball with the tips of its paws. It would carry the snowball to the door of the kitchen, standing on its hind legs. It would lie down on the ground on its back, holding the snowbaIl in its paws. Then it would move the snowball to the tips of the h
Submitting to the gallery...It has come to our attention that many submissions of members have been submitting them to the Featured folder of the Gallery. Like with most groups they want to keep the gallery tidy, and we ask that members Please submit to the right folders in the same manner as other groups. Keeps the gallery tidy, and easy to find submissions for both admins and general viewers. Action may be taken to lock the Features folder to only showcase art from random artists, if people keep trying to submit to featured.Submitting to the gallery... in Personal More Like This
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The Fox and the Branches of a Big TreeThe Fox and the Branches of a Big TreeThe Fox and the Branches of a Big Tree in Personal More Like This
A FOX was taking up his abode under a big tree. One day a terrible storm rose and some branches of the big tree were broken and fell and hit the fox on the back.
"Ouch!" cried the fox and looked up at the big tree reproachfully once--just once, and then he left the place without even once looking backward over his shoulder out of disdain. He was disgusted with the big tree. Then he came to a wide field.
In a short time, night began to fall. However he did not want to go back to his former abode. He felt very lonesome, however.
Now he looked back toward the big tree standing high in the heavens. He looked at the tree with a
longing eye this time Then he noticed that the branches of the tree were beckoning him, swaying to and fro.
"Come back, Fox-come back!" the fox thought they were calling aloud, swinging back and forth.
"After all," said the fox to himself, "the branches of the tree were not responsible for striking me on the back. It was the sto
Fox kidnapping a girlFox Kidnaping a GirlFox kidnapping a girl in Personal More Like This
ONE evening, Masu, a girl of 20 living in Otacho, Hokkaido, was emptying boiled rice from a cookingpot into an ohitsu (a wooden boiled rice container) when an old woman with a tenugui (Japanese towel) on her head came from the direction of the farm in the rear of the house. She stood at the alley entrance and called Masu, the girl, with a chirrup, after the fashion of a rat.
When the girl turned her face, the visitor said in a low voice:
"Come out for just a moment."
Masu, as she recalled later, ought to have been suspicious of the old woman, who was quite a stranger. At that time, however, the girl felt compelled to obey the old woman. Therefore she put the rest of the boiled rice into the ohitsu with great haste, and followed the caller, who was already walking ahead of her.
When the girl overtook the old woman in the farm, the latter urged her on. Soon they were walking faster and faster along a path toward the mountain. Masu felt again she had to follow the old
Special featureThese people make me wish I could draw/paint better.Special feature in Art Features More Like This
The works here have truly touched my heart.
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My Hero Pascal CampionI guess there is no one who inspires me as much as Pascal Campion. His art has hit heart strings and feelings that I have felt throughout my life that are very special to me. Art rarely touches me in such a unique and special way. So in honor of his magnificent skills and storytelling a feature of his wonderfully enchanting work.My Hero Pascal Campion in Art Features More Like This
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THANK YOUUU so much :iconCreativeJenn: and :iconRTNightmare: It means a lot to me
Beautiful feeling in the morning to wake up and see my picture in the daily deviation .. im so happy
so Thank you
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Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait ProjectIn Tim Burton's newest film Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp is Barnabas, a vampire who awakes in 1972 after centuries of imprisonment to find his family in ruins. Much like the family business, Barnabas's image needs an update. Create a portrait worthy of Collinwood Manor, and be judged by the one and only Tim Burton!Dark Shadows: The Barnabas Portrait Project in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
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In Tim Burton's latest film, Dark Shadows, Johnny Depp plays the dashing, charismatic vampire Barnabas Collins, a relic of the Victorian age who is freed from two centuries of entombment to find his family, fortune and beloved Collinwood Manor in ruins. To save his family, Barnabas must learn to make sense of the modern world ‚Äì and there's nothing like a total image makeover to shake off the dust a
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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?
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The Monster in The MirrorWatch depthRADIUSThe Monster in The Mirror in Art Features More Like This
A Pop Culture Interpretation of The Supernatural
Every culture around the world created gods and other mythical beings by mixing and matching fanged and taloned animal parts—e.g., enormous eagle heads on lions’ bodies—human beings have always seemed to need to believe there are powerful and usually quite vengeful supernatural beings lurking just beyond the candlelight.
Supernatural beings come to serve several purposes:
They kept people on the lighted path of truth and goodness, fearful of exploring beyond;
They were a reminder of the punishment we deser
Kiriban! Is it always fair is it?Something that bothers me greatly about this site is that lots of people make page views, watches, favs, and popularity their main focus on here. People, it's called deviantART not deviantPAGEVIEWS. I mean really, what's so special about 10,000 page views? Or 300 watchers? It's just a number. I came to this site to share art, make friends, receive critique, and improve and gain tips from other artists. That's what the site is meant for, so I really don't get why people can get so obsessed over a big number.Kiriban! Is it always fair is it? in Deviant Events More Like This
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I am Artful Fox. It was not their hunting kiriban, this is my hunting in the scam...
My Journal is not like hunters kiriban. I will remove this waste and the need to ban users.
List an example of swindlers:
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Let's See How Far We've ComeLet's See How Far We've Come in Art Features More Like This
Waking up at the start of the end of the world,
But it's feeling just like every other morning before,
Now I wonder what my life is going to mean if it's gone,
The cars are moving like a half a mile an hour
And I started staring at the passengers who're waving goodbye
Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For YouSince we're on the subject of taboos, I feel it necessary to talk about this one. This one pisses me off and it's very much a cornerstone to a bigger issue with our artistic community: The idea and assumption that as an artist you MUST improve at all times. 24/7. No exceptions. Every work you produce must be 10x better than your last. You must constantly strive for perfection. To ignore this "truth" is to commit the terrible sin of rejecting the very concept of improvement, and you will never break out of your "comfort zone."Why Cynical Improvement Is Bad For You in Personal More Like This
I'm here to tell you that this is hogwash.
You should strive to improve. Never say that I don't encourage improvement. It's why you go to school, why you go to college, and why after college you continue to work on your art. You always want to be better. The problem is that far too many people have a strictly binary concept of what "better" is and on how to "improve."
First off, there is no pinnacle of perfection. There is no
Animal Encounters - Gentle Giants[video]Animal Encounters - Gentle Giants in Personal More Like This
Experience God's creation with these charming Christian nature documentaries!
Elephants are such sweet, amazing animals; I really hope someday I'll have the chance to get up close to one like these girls did.
People seem to forget sometimes that animals are capable of feeling certain emotions as well. Elephants even mourn the deaths of their herd members.
Animal Encounters: Cuddling With Man-Eaters
Animal Encounters: Pinocchio and Sparta
Animal Encounters: Primates aren't racist!
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:iconfancystupidfoxplz: Happy New Year! Wish you all much happiness, adventure and knowledge in 2012!
There is something about typography that is just awesome. The combination, use and placement of words/language is something we see in everyday design and should be appreciated as an art form. So to spread the love of Typography, here are some amazing typographic pieces you should all check out:
:thumb23234837: :thumb166787426: Typography 2 Typeface by dRoop Evolution of Typography by SilverThornz :thumb105099481: typography diseases 3 by chuckTHEchick Got a Light by DesertViper I emotion you Typography by il6amo7a-Q8 Typography Desktop by BlackHug Hello Monday by DrewDahlman
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Comic Sans Criminal: http://www.comicsanscriminal.com/
We Love Typography: http://welo