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.
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
I am True BronyI was sitting in Class with those desk chairs. You know the ones the chairs where an extremely small table top is attached to the side of the chair.I am True Brony in Personal More Like This
Well I was talking notes in one of those spiral note books which took up all the space on the desk. I was trying to highlight the passages in one of the philosophy book my prof was going over as I had it balanced on my leg.
I just thought to myself, This would be so much more easier if I was Unicorn.
DC puss out.While at my local comic-book emporium, I had a quick leaf through Harley Quinn #0 to check out the winning page from DC’s recent talent search.DC puss out. in Personal More Like This
It didn’t do much to dampen the disdain I harbour for the big-name comic companies.
For a start, I’m not sure how that page was selected as the cream of the crop. Bravo to the artist for being selected, sure, but there were far more dynamic, lively examples I saw posted here on DA, and I'm genuinely surprised that none of them were chosen. The page selected feels just as stiff, stagnant, sterile and devoid of life as much of the other stuff DC discharges onto the shelves (which might have been why they ran with it).
The main gripe I have, though, is that they changed the final panel.
For those that (somehow) missed the whoo-haa that the whole talent search kicked off: the script DC provided to their would-be artists called for illustrations depicting the titular Harley trying to off herself in a series of absurd ways: holding
Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced'As a kid, I always idolised those crazy characters in movies that worked in a chaotic environment, filled with papers and books. You know the ones? They were always looking for a specific item amid their hoard of stuff, and they'd tear the place apart in search of it.Filed under 'M'....for 'Misplaced' in Personal More Like This
I just realised: I've become one of those characters.....and that sh*t's not nearly as much fun as it looked on screen when I was 8.
WHERE THE F**K DID I PUT THAT FILE??!!
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho. in Personal More Like This
Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.
The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.
Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.
Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract.
.....yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
Learning to read, with Jolly Jack.Well, that was fun.Learning to read, with Jolly Jack. in Personal More Like This
Let's just go over what I posted yesterday: I voiced that I have no opinion on guns in America, because I don't live there and as such; don't care. I said that I, personally, am afraid of guns and think they're industrial killing machines. And I posed a vague, hypothetical question that could have been applied to any situation where an old law/doctrine is in effect.
That's it. Nothing more. Harshest word in there was "change" followed by a question mark. Not "ban", not "make guns illegal" and certainly not "outlaw free speech and trial by jury", which some people with a slightly looser grasp on reality seem to think go hand in hand with owning the firearms I said I don't care about.
Well, today, I am going to post an opinion: if you're the kind of insecure, paranoid little twit that flies off the handle when someone poses a simple question, and who holds weapons and the laws that permit them with such religious reverence that you perceive that question as not
'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)
Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us.3D printing is a fabulous technological advance, and anyone with a creative mind will be thrilled at the possibilities that could be just around the corner as a result of its development….Always someone that ruins it for the rest of us. in Personal More Like This
Or would be if some dick hadn't decided to use it to make a weapon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22421185
Yes, we're back on the gun-debate-thing. And this time the pro-gun crowd are pissing me off because they've set in motion a chain of events that will stifle the potentially fabulous ability to transfer what you create on your computer into the real world.
The man behind it harps on about liberty being his motivation for doing it.
Liberty has to be tempered with responsibility, otherwise you just have anarchy. Using new technology to build a gun doesn't make you a champion for freedom, it makes you an attention seeking moron who gives the powers-that-be REASON to restrict it. They will now do everything the can to prevent the proliferation of the technology. They
Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-deadHere are some of the things that The Supreme Leader, the Dear Leader, the General, Lodestar of the 21st Century and Eternal President, Kim Jong-il has been (no joke) credited with:Kim Jong-il is Kim Jong-dead in Personal More Like This
* Even before his birth, the future leader of North Korea was triggering miracles. Official biographers say his birth in a cabin on the slopes of Baekdu Mountain in February 1942 was foretold by a swallow and heralded by a double rainbow. When he was born, a new star appeared in the night sky.
* The first time he picked up a golf club, in 1994, Kim reportedly shot a 38-under par round on North Korea's only golf course, including 11 holes-in-one. He then decided to retire from the sport for ever.
* Kim has the ability to alter the weather simply through the power of thought.
* The fledgling leader was a genius as an infant, with official North Korean biographies stating that he had learned to walk at just 3 weeks and was talking at 8 weeks.
* As a junior high school pupil in Pyongyang, he corrected and chasti
Titillation vs. SexismBoobs.Titillation vs. Sexism in Personal More Like This
Guys are fascinated by them.
Through single-digit ages, they find the very concept of them hilarious, and when puberty kicks in the mere thought of lady-lumps generally causes some movement in the trouser department. These weak-willed creatures will follow them anywhere and they will do almost anything if it means simply being permitted to gaze upon them for a few moments more.
The entertainment industries, from the big movie makers to the lowly art whores (like me) know this, and have played upon it for years in order to separate males from their money. As a result, mass media is awash with the female form in all manner of provocative poses and dress.
Many women are fed up with this, but is the whole thing “sexist”?
Well, it’s impossible and indeed wrong to say a whole industry is one thing or another. Ultimately it’s all one, big, dumb organism that simply moves with the cultural winds. It perpetuates what sustains it. It’s only when you break it
Gamesmaster on YoutubeI like to have a bit of "white noise" playing in the background as I work. Either a movie I'm familiar with, a BBC documentary, Hollywood Babble On, etc.Gamesmaster on Youtube in Personal More Like This
Today I just stumbled upon a real gem: every episode of the legendary Gamesmaster has been uploaded to Youtube by someone destined for sainthood!
(No, not the sh*tty Nintendo propaganda cartoon.)
Gamesmaster was the first TV show to focus purely on video games and video game culture, and, with no internet back then, it was the only way I got to see most games.
My sole gaming platform was the old Commodore 64 warhorse, until I won a Megadrive/Genesis in '93 ("Design a character" competition), and it was another couple of years after that before I got a PC, so things like Monkey Island 2 I only got to see moving via Gamesmaster. Otherwise, it was just a case of staring lustfully at the screenshots on the back of the box.
So, for a 20 year old British kid's TV show, visit:
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
Collection: Into The RealmCollection: Into The Realm in Art Features More Like This
Into the Realm
“Evening songs of burning wood and mead and laughter, of blood and hunts and fellowship: our halls echo with memories old and new. A day through forest and field, chasing the smell of spring, a moment above the morning mist to steal a glimpse of seas twinkling on the horizon; an eternity before our gates, in wonderment at the carved quests of heroes, coming alive at a fingertip’s request. Witness a lifetime into the realm… it is quite the adventure.”
— HtBlack of theWrittenRevolution
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2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
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
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animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
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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?"
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
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 Announcements 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
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
Odyssey PropulsionArtists, Writers, Poets, Deviants.Odyssey Propulsion in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
We want you!
Odyssey II is the second mass collaboration event to be conceived on deviantART this time under the watchful gaze and guiding hand of none other than Clive Barker - - the master of fantastical narratives. The result will be published next year in digital and traditional book form.
Read about the Project and participate in the creative event of the new millennium (before it ends, of course, with the apocalypse). Here is the current prompt inspired by the latest Odyssey II chapter chosen by Clive.
Prompt for Chapt
ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire?YOU TOO CAN ASK SNIPPY QUESTIONS OF INTEREST HERE:ASK SNIPPY: why are things on fire? in Personal More Like This
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.
WhilE wE scAnNed the
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
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
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
TRAILERS! Jurassic World + Star WarsJurassic WorldTRAILERS! Jurassic World + Star Wars in Personal More Like This
Chris Pratt playing a straight role like that is a little odd to see. He’s so noted as a comedian and comic relief it’s a bit weird watching him take on a role that is just a straight up action macho guy. Outside that, though, I think it looks good. A hell of a lot better than Jurassic Park 3.
One thing to note though, I’ve seen a lot of fans complaining that the dinosaurs don’t have feathers or look like “real” dinosaurs do as we’ve learned more through paleontology. And while I understand that concern I honestly don’t care. My personal headcannon is that these are genetically modified dinosaurs supplemented with amphibian DNA. As a result the fact that they’re not 100% accurate to our current knowledge of dinosaurs if A-OK in my opinion. Not to mention it’s a continuation of the Jurassic Park world, so switching things up now would just look weird. The T-Rex and Velociraptor are such iconic
Culture Clash!I'm still groggy from my trip, so here's a list of oddities I noticed being a foreigner experiencing another country for the first time.Culture Clash! in Personal More Like This
If you want power, you need to turn the outlets on, and to do that you gotta push a switch down.
TV has far fewer commercial breaks.
English police are super nice (watched the British version of "COPS" and was amazed at how polite everyone was, even the criminals).
The second floor is called the first.
French Fries are called Chips.
Chips are called Crisps.
American-centric music doesn't stay here (Heard "Sweet Home Alabama" quite a number of times over there).
You are not expected to tip people (this was very hard for me to accept and I always felt guilty not tipping our waiters).
You are not expected to clean up your messes in food courts or.. anywhere actually (Janitors come by and clean up for you. Has something to do with security and getting rid of bomb threats).
Elevators are called Lifts.
Air conditioning seems scarce.
Always carry a big bottl
Korrasami is Canon: ConfirmedAvatar series creators Bryan Konietzko and Mike DiMartino both confirmed today via their personal blogs that Avatar Korra and Asami are actually a romantic bisexual couple.Korrasami is Canon: Confirmed in Personal More Like This
I’ve taken a lot of heat over the past couple of days for celebrating the ending as being very progressive. A lot of people seemed quite adamant that Korra and Asami were just good friends and there was nothing romantically intentional about the ending at all. Some even going so far to say that my comment about the bi-sexual flag colored mountains was “reading too much into it.”
But y’all can suck it now! Cuz it’s CONFIRMED!
And if you’re just being lazy and don’t wanna read those excellently written blog posts, here’s a couple choice snippets:
Just because two characters of the same sex
Small UpdateI've been gone from the internet for almost 2 1/2 months now, and chances are I won't be coming back for quite a while longer. Nevertheless I just wanted to give a quick update and thank all my fans who have been so supportive of me these past few weeks/months.Small Update in Personal More Like This
I've been amazed at the number of genuine well wishes that I've received. I think the vast majority of my fans genuinely do enjoy my doodles and cartoons and that the well organized and extremely vocal "haters" of me and my work make up a very very VERY small percentage of my watchers. There have been some absolutely wonderful comments and messages being sent my way, and several of you have even sent me links to advice sites or inspirational posts. I truly do appreciate it. Thank you so very much.
I don't say Thank You enough, I think. Because of my fans I've been able to do some amazing things and I owe you guys a lot. Because of you'all, I've been able to visit another country and make friends from all over the world, somethin
DA's New Logo, and Leaving DA?DA’s New LogoDA's New Logo, and Leaving DA? in Personal More Like This
Looks like crap. I don’t really have anything else to say other than it’s absolutely shitty design work. Apparently the story is that DA had a logo designing contest, but didn’t consult their lawyers till AFTER the contest began. The lawyers advised not using any of the submissions which is why we get this new ugly shitty logo that represents NOTHING about DA other than the usual blatant disregard for community input. Shame too, cuz the art from everyone else looks INFINITELY better than what DA eventually decided to go with.
I dunno if that story is true, but it sure sounds like it could be. Please feel free to correct me in the comments below if I’m wrong.
(PS: Also the Russian studio Platzkart’s logo looks HIGHLY similar to DA’s new ugly one.)
I’ve been getting a lot of people recommending to me that I delete my D
Je Suis CharlieIn case you haven’t heard, this is what happened yesterday. Terrorists entered and open fired on cartoonists at the Charlie Hebdo studio in France, killing 4 cartoonists, 2 cops, and overall 12 people in the process before getting away. This appears to have been an attack over controversial comics Charlie Hebdo published in 2012 depicting Mohammad. Please read here for more elaborate details: http://www.bbc.com/news/live/world-europe-30710777Je Suis Charlie in Personal More Like This
I’m not really going to talk about the incident itself, but rather it’s effect upon me. In the following paragraphs I’m going to re-post my thoughts from twitter (with some additional clarifications since twitter is only 140 characters long).
PS: This is a personal journal. I write about what I’m feeling or how things (news stories) relate to me. I am not trying to trivialize the deaths of others. I am writing about how this personally affects me. If you want to read something less personal, please visi
Tracing HellIn the most recent brentalfloss: The Comic (which is about crossovers by the way), I did a parody image of the video game Journey but Doctor Who themed. I chose the iconic image of the character standing before a tall glowing mountain far off in the distance, replaced the mountain with the dying Tardis from "The Name of The Doctor," and changed the Journey character into the 4th Doctor. I thought it was quite good and pleased with the results but... apparently there's a shitstorm brewing (probably on tumblr) about it because I "traced" the Journey image.Tracing Hell in Personal More Like This
I'm no stranger to this accusation, as it happened last year on my London poster with how I portrayed Big Ben. Now, I get the anger over that because it was a poster that was going up for sale and I had used an image of Big Ben that was directly from Wikipedia. Didn't matter that I still drew Big Ben by hand, it was still "traced" and therefor I was considered the lowliest scum on the face of the planet. The internet blew up at me, acc
25 Things I learned being a Comic Artist in 2011The following list contains intense amounts of SARCASM for the purpose of satire and humor.25 Things I learned being a Comic Artist in 2011 in Personal More Like This
1. Never offer artistic advice or hint at the possibility that the way young and inexperienced groups of artists work might in some way be flawed.
2. Every comic must be inherently drawn better and be funnier than the last.
3. Humor is NOT relative/subjective.
4. Nothing is funny. Ever.
5. Even the most trivial aspects of your comic must be taken 100% seriously.
6. Failure to incorporate conflicting suggestions for improvement = incapable of accepting criticism.
7. Trying to quelch flame wars also inexplicably = incapable of accepting criticism.
8. Trying to explain your artistic decisions = incapable of accepting criticism.
9. Having lots of watchers = having an inflated ego.
10. Reaching the frontpage = getting Daily Deviation.
11. Every character you draw (even ones you do for commission/jobs) = your personal opinions and beliefs which you must obviously follow rigidly IRL.
12. Never change y
Learn From My Mistakes 2More art-for-pay advice to keep you from following my trail of stupid mistakes.Learn From My Mistakes 2 in Personal More Like This
I generally don't use a contract if the art I'm going to do is not for commercial purposes or the cost is under $100. What is art for commercial purposes? If the commissioner or client is going to use this image for monetary gain or advertising, that makes it commercial. I know the actual laws on the subject are more complicated, but that's a quick rule of thumb I use. Be wary of a client who doesn't want your signature on it. Even if they say they're not using it for commercial purposes, the unwillingness to let you sign your work may be an indication that they're not being entirely honest. A contract may be useful in this instance just in case.
It's not rude to ask for a contract. You are protecting yourself *and* your client. Any client with an interest in being fair will not object. You're not being pretentious. You may feel awkward asking for one at first, but it d
Hey! That's my name!I am sure this happens to a lot of people. A character on a show, in a game or in a book is the same as yours. For some people, I'm sure it happens so often that you get used to it. Or maybe you don't. I can't be sure, because I've never had it happen to me.Hey! That's my name! in Personal More Like This
My name is rare. I have never met, in person, anyone else with it. I've heard of four of them because I look for it. I've even seen two on the news. One was a male baseball player (minor leagues, spelled different) and the other got her 15 minutes of fame for killing someone famous and then turning the gun on herself (spelled the same, got it by name change).
In all my life, I have only had one thing with my name on it (not written in marker for ID purposes), and it had to be special ordered.
I hated my name as a kid because no one could pronounce it correctly at school. (In retrospect, I realized that the fault was not with me or my name, but with teachers who were lazy and couldn't be bothered to take a second to sound it out.)
The Impossible CharacterI have this character. I love him to little pieces. If you've watched me for any extended period of time, you know him by now. It's Reg Lahey. Big blue eyes, fantastic tattoos, even better hair, allergic to everything and a little more neurotic than he's willing to admit to himself.The Impossible Character in Personal More Like This
... yeah. That guy.
All signs have been pointing to the fact that he may, in fact, be nearly impossible for other people to draw with much confidence. As for me? I know him front and back. Of all the Serenity Glen characters, he is drawn most easily. He very rarely gives me trouble.
But, as of today, the eight different artists of varying skill levels have told me he's nearly impossible to draw and quit trying (whether I have paid them or not).
I'm a little speechless.
Many people have drawn him successfully.
iisjah is a Reg veteran!
Thoughts of a 14-year-oldHi everybody!Thoughts of a 14-year-old in Personal More Like This
My name is Reese. I'm Nuisance's nephew for lack of a better term. I'm 14 years old, male and where I live is too much information for me to give out. Sorry. But this is the internet and you know how it goes.
I don't currently have a social networking address or page or account anywhere. I don't actually want one. I am sure you can imagine what this has done for my social standing at school. No texting plan on a basic cell phone, no Facebook, no Twitter, no nothing! And that's how I like it. Quiet. Nice. &. Quiet.
I don't need any more distractions because I have always been a distracted person. It's not psychological. I have been tested from one end of the spectrum to the other and even medicated when I shouldn't have been. I've had the physical tests, which I didn't like very much. Okay, I actually hated it. I was mad at my mom for that for a really long time. I am distracted because I live in a world where I see and hear things others don't. I know too much.
I am intui
My ApologiesI've been inattentive, slow, and all around neglectful of things here.My Apologies in Personal More Like This
In the past couple of weeks:
*My husband got a new job where they think a 15-hour day is acceptable (it's not, according to me).
*We had one of the cars lay down on it's vehicular death-bed ... it's still rolling, but it's on one spare tire and plain luck.
*My doctor decided *she* was in charge of my healthcare instead of me, and acted like a 13-year-old girl when I told her otherwise. Up to and including threatening me with medication I'm not supposed to take, referring me to specialists without my knowledge or consent, and accusing me of lying. It's been an uphill battle the whole way ... and I'm supposed to be keeping my stress level down!
*We had to get a new car. I'm waiting for the final call from the dealership today. I had thought that part was going to be harder, but my husband's aunt works for a dealership and was a tremendous help! It should all work out. And that means we are going to have a safe c
Learn From My Mistakes 1I think I'm going to start putting this kind of advice here because I lead myself down the stupid path often enough that I think it's only fair I started posting warnings for all those who may be following.Learn From My Mistakes 1 in Personal More Like This
Some advice on doing commissions, professional, commercial and contracted art.
Make sure you are paid what it's worth to you.
Do a test run on a portion of what is being asked of you before you say yes or no. Time yourself. Multiply that by the volume of work you have to do, so you know about how long it will take.
Once you've done that, multiply that time by the required minimum wage in your state/country. If you are being offered less than that, then you should inform the client. If the pay is not raised? Run. Head for the hills. This is a contractor that doesn't give a shit about you and is willing to sacrifice you, your time, and your dignity to get what they want.
If you are okay working for this rate, let them know that a pay rate less
THANKSGIVING JOURNALNo features today. For once in my life here on DA, this time i want to show all my true love to all people who are supporting me here. Only a few are doing it since i joined DA, some of them never wrote a comment, but always faved every single new work. The rest always do it, so is cool, because im always curious to know what people feel watching it, from the images to the concepts.THANKSGIVING JOURNAL in Personal More Like This
But the real thank you is for all the people who hate my guts. Not here, well, here there´re a lot of arrogant assholes, or people who seem to have a lot of free time and are always ready to write stupid critics without a base, etc etc.... the funny ones.
If you know me, i really never give a fuck about good or bad comments, faves, views... Numbers are... numbers. Today is a great day for me, because finally, after a hard working year, i made real a dream. Life so strange, the 2012 was so hard for me, no money to pay bills, i was so close to be a homeless, sometimes i had to choose to spent my money f
FUCKING GREAT ARTISTS XIPLEASE LISTEN TO THIS SONG WATCHING THIS GALLERY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rb8g_VFBeEFUCKING GREAT ARTISTS XI in Personal More Like This
In progress by blind-awakening Borrowed Time by danverkys
Gentlemen by GrimFay 'Til Death by GrimFay Spiders by 09alex the hours of dissolution by Inextremiss
The Slow Descent into Dementia by GrubbsWriting The Devout, The Divine, The Deceased by GrubbsWriting The White Morgue by GrubbsWriting Ignorance is Fear by GrubbsWriting
Rainy day face by MSCajax SnM by MSCajax L P Z by MSCajax Street art 2 : fuck this shit by zy0n
Blow Your Mind by NataliaRak Hood by PaulMellender Carapace by alifann Feed yourself... by Tephillah
Minimal. by lyky90 The Ghosts by MyVictorianSecret Minimal Poster by lyky90 One Big Happy Family by GrimFay
Tattoo 184 by xxxMDKxxx :t
SOME NEWS AND THE GODS HELMETFirst of it all, i want to show all my gratitude to all the people who are supporting my crap and my music last day, to know some people have Mister 13 folder on their mp3 players and Iphones is so amazing to me. Holy shit thank you. After the dead of my computer i thought to start again would be so slow and painful but you can fuck with a badass. So finally i´ve a release date in October for my first offical album, some comissions running and my book will be released as soon as my lazy printer will give to me a date for to start. So you know, the end is the beginning.SOME NEWS AND THE GODS HELMET in Personal More Like This
Second volume of Ghost Among Us and another Mighty Balls volume soon, this time some old funk-jazz-blues-soul songs with a modern vibe.
To all the people who ask for my Facebook, my apologies for that, if you know me you know i dont have account and my opinion of the social networks.
After some crazy request of from where find the inspiration for my art, i decided to use my journals for to continue supporting artists and
DARKNESS, MY HOME - IM DEATHDARKNESS, MY HOME - IM DEATH in Personal More Like This
01 - INVOCATION ( INTRO) https://soundcloud.com/mistertrece/invocation-intro
02 - CATACOMB KIDS https://soundcloud.com/mistertrece/mister-trece-satan-is-my-1
03 - IM DEATH https://soundcloud.com/mistertrece/mister-trece-darkness-my-home-im-death
04 - ETHEREAL CORPSES https://soundcloud.com/mistertrece/mister-trece-darkness-my-home-ethereal-corpses
05 - AMPUTATED SOULS https://soundcloud.com/mistertrece/mister-trece-satan-is-my-2
06 - KHU https://soundcloud.com/mistertrece/mister-trece-satan-is-my-drug-dealer-darkness-my-
ARTIST OF THE MONTH OF dA MORGUE AND INTERVIEWYeah, hell yeah, yesterday i wrote about the interview in Future Maestri, and now... i was choosen artist of the month in dA Morgue group http://da-morgue.deviantart.com/ http://nitchwarmer.deviantart.com/art/Demo-Right-351513232?ga_submit_new=10%253A1359585823ARTIST OF THE MONTH OF dA MORGUE AND INTERVIEW in Personal More Like This
So damnit, is time to celebrate it, thank you so much to mister Nitchwarmer http://nitchwarmer.deviantart.com/ and the rest of the staff for it, for a horror lover is the best compliment EVER.
Filthy self promotion, but damn, is so beautiful and awesome when a place like Futur Maestri, a serious art web who support young artists, full of great talents, send you a request for a interview. Please check it, you´ll find a gallery full of amazing art http://futurmaestri.net/
The icing of the cake for the last fucking amazing last weeks. So if you want to read it and see my shitty ugly face you can find it all here http://futurmaestri.net/interviews/23/Worlds-of-a-professional-dreamer.html
I want to say the bi
Le testingTesting, testing ... got tired of my old Journal and went for something a lot more plain. Besides, white on black was starting to get hard to read.Le testing in Personal More Like This
I think I'll just leave this journal hangin' around, for whenever I want to test a new Journal layout.
Was it a Good or a Bad Dream?Good ... because it didn't get to finish.Was it a Good or a Bad Dream? in Personal More Like This
Unfortunately to my friends who enjoy reading about my crack-pot dreams and ravings I can only remember fragments of this one, so it's not very exciting. However, what I do remember, is that I was in it, my boyfriend EsRat was in it, a nameless boy and girl I didn't recognize, some cranky old shop clerk I didn't recognize, Arnold Swarchenegger, and Jareth from Labyrinth were in it. More than that we were in a dense Amazonian jungle somewhere and we had maybe half-a-dozen Predators hot on our heels. Oddly enough, we weren't running madly crying and screaming through the trees to get away, nor were we even armed. Instead Arnold drove us around in a bigass jeep while I sat in the passenger's seat discussing Predator tactics with him. Once we figured out the most Hollywood-cinematic way they'd come at us, the Predators would execute that exact move with a slow-mo finisher somewhere else in the forest ... and then die.
Of course a
Warm Bodies ...Warm Bodies ... in Personal More Like This
Watch it. Seriously.
I just got back from the cinemas, where I caught Warm Bodies with my bestie from LASALLE. I know what you're thinking, that the movie didn't look that great. Yet another zombie movie amongst the throngs of supernatural the media flings at us, yet another teenage romance to appeal to every young adult with a pulse. And I will be the first to admit that when I first heard the outline of the story - a cute young man who just happens to be undead falls in love with a young girl at first sight - I was skeptical. I assumed it would become a rehash of Twilight, and I just got over the nausea of seeing those posters cluttering all the billboards.
However, after trawling through the trailers and finding them appealing and funny, I decided that the movie was worth a shot. It advertises itself as a quirky, humorous take on zombies, throwing in a mix of teenage romance
VOICE ACTORS SOUGHT for Honour Amongst Thieves!Come one, come all! For those who have not yet seen the news, I am looking to find voice actors for Louis, James, and Santiago from my upcoming animation production, Honour Amongst Thieves.VOICE ACTORS SOUGHT for Honour Amongst Thieves! in Personal More Like This
For those interested in trying out, read the rules in the Artist's Comments attached to this picture:
Due to the talkative nature of this film, I'm desperately in need of good voices, so tell your friends or family if you think one of them might be up to the part! And there are even PRIZES for the finalists! So go on, what are you waiting for? Head on over and try out!
Merry Christmas and SHIPS!!!I friggin' love this grey weather, like you have no idea. So I leap on any chance I get to go out into it, and as always I force :icongellyh: to come with me. Following some advice we went to the Maritime Museum in Amsterdam yesterday to see the LKJSDKLZDJLKS replica of the18th century East Indiaman Amsterdam.Merry Christmas and SHIPS!!! in Personal More Like This
Caution: Slippery when wet.
EEEEEEEEE SHIPS!!! Of course this totally counts as research for my animation major this year and everything,
The Captain gets all the best things.
Chillin' in the Captain's Cabin.
To the Captain's Command!
We found some BARRELS!!
Biggest goddamn barrels I've ever seen.
And also tried our hands at the guns.
Gellyh knows how to use a swivel cannon.
Evidently ... I don't.
But it was seriously cramped in there, especially in the guests' cabins for transporting important people.
No, I mean really, really cramped.
Fooling around top-side:
Fabulous view from up here, daaarling~
And then there was a gallery full
Real Life and StuffHi everyone. I've been gone an awfully long time, and I am sorry for it. I have been around, just completely tied up in real life. From last year to now things have changed a lot, and after a bit of a tragedy in March, life seems to be getting back on track.Real Life and Stuff in Personal More Like This
Real life has a way of catching up with us all sometimes I suppose. I feel a bit lost admittedly, but I really hope that that will change soon. I feel older than I have been before and I have K and all of you to thank for my newfound wisdom. My writing is slowly getting back on track and my latest piece is a bit different from any others I have written.
I now live in a gorgeous little apartment above a wonderful wedding venue, and plan to get a dog the moment I have the opportunity to. I have been working full time at a special needs school and believe me, it is one of the most rewarding and amazing jobs ever. All of this in one year! Phew!
How have you guys been? How has real life been?
How to Get a Life.Exactly a year and a half ago today, my mother had turned to me and told me something. She had said, "You will never manage in the real world. You will never be independent. Stop trying, you just don't have it in you."How to Get a Life. in Personal More Like This
Today, I am happy to say, I have proved her wrong. Because I did exactly what I was supposed to do. I went out and got a life, and the kind of life I am proud of.
Over the last year, I have found my soulmate, completed my Masters, gone to Sweden and South Africa, got a job as a teaching assistant in a special needs school whilst I figure out my PhD and, as of the 8th of March, will be moving to my own very nice apartment with K.
Remember this. If I can do it, ANYONE can do it. I am not special, I am one of the 99 percent, and if I have the strength to fight, it is because you were all by my side every step of the way. Thank you...thank you for being there for me. Thank you for helping me change my world for the better.
I am back for good now, and I am going to try and ge
I've been away a whileI lost my words. Someone stole them from me. He broke me in two, he ripped my fingers in half and left me for dead.I've been away a while in Personal More Like This
I found them again, thanks to the patience and kindness of one man.
And then he was taken from me as well...for no fault of his own, but those of a few misguided words. I don't blame him. I never ever will.
How do you recover when you have nothing left to recover for?
Because I do have something to recover for. I have every single one of you. You give me faith...and hope and make me believe in myself. Thank you...thank you for making me believe in myself again.
I love you all.
A Special Moment.I wanted to share this with you guys because it is by far the most beautiful moment of my life.A Special Moment. in Personal More Like This
It happens to be the day I flew back. The flight back to England was very long, only because I knew what was waiting on the other side and I couldn't wait to see him again.
When I got off the plane, I don't think I have run faster in my life. I stood in front of the area where the bags were coming out and acted like some kind of idiot really because I was literally pacing around it trying to get my bags out as fast as possible. I borrowed a stranger's phone to call Kurt at that moment because I knew when I crossed those doors, he would be waiting for me on the other side. And when I walked out with my trolley of stuff, there he was. Right in the middle wearing a white t-shirt and a pair of jeans, his arms open wide to grab me, I could see him before I even walked out of the doors at Heathrow. I left my trolley at that point because honestly, I didn't give a damn where it went and in seconds