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Burying A Sci-Fi Cliché
if I were a writer by In-Ink
From the Dusty Annals of Sci-Fi Cliché History
James Tiptree, Jr. was a writer of science fiction, mostly short stories, whose first work, “Birth of a Salesman,” was published in the May 1968 issue of Analog Science Fiction.
Analog Science Fiction
Warm Worlds & Otherwise
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J. Paul Getty - The Liberation of Masterpieces as Open Content
The J. Paul Getty Museum has initiated an Open Content Program to share, freely and without restriction, as many of the Getty’s digital resources as possible.
A first sharing of 4,600 high-resolution images of the Museum’s collection, including many masterworks, has just been made available and all are free to use, modify, and publish for any purpose.
In a brilliant stroke, the Getty Museum has liberated one of the top collections of art in the world not just for access but for use. The museum is literally “beaming up” the great works in its collection as living resour
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His Books of Blood in the 1980s established him as a premier master of the horror narrative, on an equal level or even surpassing Stephen King, who said of him;
I have seen the future of horror, his name is Clive Barker.
Like King, Barker’s works of horror have been adopted and adapted for movies, his stories becoming the basis for the Hellraiser and Candyman series and many more. Beyond his stories being used as source material, Barker has worked as screenwriter, producer, actor and director in the film world.
As with Stephen King, many of
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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
Earth Day: The Inspiration of the Natural WorldSince human beings harnessed the secret of fire the natural world has been seen by many only in terms of how best it can be exploited of its abundant riches. It’s amazing now to look upon the desert sands of the Arab lands and know that this place, the cradle of earliest civilization, was once known as “The Fertile Crescent.” All Europe was once one great forest – until all those trees were needed to create the naval armadas of dueling empires. Only the Earth’s natural forces, like earthquakes, have been more destructive and wasteful than humanity.Earth Day: The Inspiration of the Natural World in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Challenge, the Romance and the Inspiration of the Natural World
April 22, 2012 by techgnotic
Since human beings harnessed the secret of fi
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In Toronto & on deviantART
No better living functioning evolving example of the new pattern in the creation, dissemination and education in the visual arts can be found than Imaginism Studios, the online brainchild of artists Bobby Chiu & Kei Acedera. Established in Toronto in 2005, the studio has specialized in pre-production character and concept design for film, TV, gaming, and publishing. As creators of some of the most wildly creative and whimsical images ever presented on deviantART, this artistic couple has built an international fan base independent of their c
Alien Threat in Pop CultureCould the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity's unity? Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film's story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to discover that an imminent alien invasion may soon wipe out all human life.Alien Threat in Pop Culture in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
:icontechgnotic: Jun 6, 2012 by techgnotic
Could the alien invasion film phenomenon be an expression of the hope for humanity’s unity?
Prometheus, the highly anticipated prequel to all the Alien films (which also features the return of original Alien director Ridley Scott) opens Friday. The film’s story involves a team of astronauts sent to deepest space to investigate the origins of human life, only to di
For My Own SafetyAnnouncing The Fan Fiction Article. Fan art and fan fiction, like the offering above, are a blast because artists get to wear their favorite stories; in my case the iconic "Blade Runner." Fan fiction and art are the new fashion.For My Own Safety in Personal More Like This
I prefaced a recent article Eye See Therefore Eye Am,
with a quote from Roy Batty, the doomed replicant (android) who was given human emotions to be able to appreciate
all the wonders of life, including the visual, but afforded only four years of
lifespan to enjoy them.
time to die, roy batty by anjinanhut
"I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion.
I watched C-beams glitter in the dark near the Tannhauser gate. All those moments will be lost
in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."
—Roy Batty, Bladerunner
I thought the quo
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There is no cosmic law that states artists must suffer many long years and demeaning day-jobs before a window of opportunity cracks open just enough to hop on through.
Fellow deviant Brian Kesinger is a case in point.
His first “day-job” in 1996—he was hired straight out of his senior year of high school—was drawing Tarzan for Disney.
Brian stayed at Disney and he considers every day there a part of his ongoing education as an artist. He most recent
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Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
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get the story (down)Hey guys! Happy New Year! It's a new year, which means new things and experiences! YAY!get the story (down) in Personal More Like This
I've been doing okay, lately. Just trying to keep busy because I finally learned that it's not good for me to have downtime. SO! Lately, I've been paying attention to my newer-ish story, Lucidia's Dream. Reminiscence is still in the picture, but I think writing Lucy's Dream will be more simpler. The story has a more direct beginning-middle-end and the characters are really fun to work with like in Rem (and they're just as tragic mwahahaha) and it has morals and it's symbolic and it's just really cool. I'm excited about it.
A few days ago, at work, I was thinking about my writing hobby over the years. I've had people tell me all the time, "You're not capable of writing an entire book, you can't even finish your math homework." "Yeahh...your story is okay. Not as cool as [insert bestselling novel written by amazing author here]." and my favorite, "You can't get it published.
Pomp (and Circumstance)So guys...I took my exams...for the classes I was failing...Pomp (and Circumstance) in Personal More Like This
I PASSED. BOTH EXAMS SO THAT MEANS ONE THING:
I'm so so HAPPY! :iconlachoirplz: I'M DONE! I'M DONE WITH HIGH SCHOOL!! I'm getting my diploma this Thursday and I'm OUT! I MADE IT I MADE IT I MADE IT!!!!
I'm so happy!! :'D I promised myself that I wouldn't cry so I'm holding it back until graduation day. Gosh, I'm just...so many feelings! I know things aren't going to get magically easier but now I can keep pursuing my dreams. And college gotta wait until Spring of next year since I haven't started the college process. But yeah, I'll worry about that later. As of now, I'm going to dance DANCE BECAUSE I FREAKING DID IT. I DID IT!! I DID IT! *screams* GAHHHHH!!! I DID IT! WITH THE HELP OF AWESOME FRIENDS AND TEACHERS AND FAMILY AND JUST EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE!!
x') Thanks for the support...!
(Second) ChanceHello, friends!(Second) Chance in Personal More Like This
It's been a while, haha! Sorry about that. I'm doing okay. Things have been really busy. I'm either at work or at home resting. The holiday season has started so things have been a lot more busier. But it's like things are moving so fast that it's hard to catch up! I did my SATs, so when I get my scores, I can officially start the college process. I'm still not sure what I want to do for sure yet, but I'm just going to go toward getting my degree in English so I can be flexible. Better than getting a degree only in teaching, because I'm not even sure if I can handle being a teacher.
My mom suggested art school but I'm still thinking being self taught is the best route. There's so many free resources available to help with art, so I personally don't feel like I should go.
Speaking of art, I've been trying to learn how to do cell shading so I can make those cool fake screenshots I see artists do. I just want to bump up my skills and learn more stuff. Short animation
Mr. (Blue) SkyHello my beautiful friends,Mr. (Blue) Sky in Personal More Like This
The "surprise" break is over now. With all the snow days, we missed a whole week pretty much. Which means our teachers will be trying to make-up for the lost teaching days. Me, being irresponsible, I procrastinated the whole time and hadn't touched any of my homework.
Oh, and Doctor Who happened. I pulled an all-nighter watching season 1 because I was so hooked. I really didn't expect that I would like it that much! I found that it was on Netflix, so my mom is watching it, too.
I haven't been writing or drawing anything lately. Actually, I haven't been doing anything productive at all. Just been sitting around existing, but I guess that's enough, right? Just sitting around converting oxygen to carbon dioxide?
I've been extremely anxious lately so reading and writing has been hard. So I'm sorry that I haven't been responding to anyone and sounding weird if I do. I feel so bad but whenever I write, it comes out terrible and I don't make sense
My (DeviantART) StoryWow, where to start. My memory kind of sucks, so I'll do the best that I can.My (DeviantART) Story in Personal More Like This
Okay, so it all started April 29, 2010. It was my mom's birthday, and I was sitting at the kitchen counter munching on my mom's birthday cake (chocolate fudge). Then my friend (then) called me and was like, "Hey Leah! Can you make a Deviantart account? My mom wants you to make one before I do." So I told her okay and I made the account. In the beginning, I didn't do much with it. I used it to Favorite fanart pretty much.
My rolemodels, NeverSincerely and ebil-nekocat mentioned DeviantART from time to time, and I never really thought too much of it until I got serious about drawing. Then on Christmas, my parents got me a 3-in-1 printed thingy with a scanner! I was freaking out because I was able to scan my art. So I here's some of my early pictures:
(Golden) Cage*waves* Hello, friends! I'm back!(Golden) Cage in Personal More Like This
Things are really busy, but I made up a schedule so I'll have time to do everything I want to, including art things. A lot has happened! I recently was applying for a bunch of jobs and I used the stuff I learned in business class (long story) to help me land an interview.
For the job I really wanted, I was stupid and accidentally put my phone number wrong. I go to the store (a party supply store) and I explained my situtaion with the manager and asked her if she could fix my number. She told me to wait, so after 30 minutes, she comes back and apologizes for the wait. Then she says, "It turns out that you scored very high on our assessment! Most people don't do as well!" xD Pretty much, messing up on a phone number got me a surprise interview so that was cool. Then I had another interview a few days ago so now I'm just waiting for a response by the end of the week. Hopefully someone will hire me soon. The party supply store management seemed like
(Honey) I'm home!:iconexcitedlaplz: GUYS GUYS I'M BACK!!(Honey) I'm home! in Personal More Like This
And with good news! Well, kind of. I don't know, things have been mixed. Some really bad stuff happened but some good, too. Um...wow, where to start. I got a 3DS, and my mom got me Pokemon Y for my birthday (and a delicious cookie cake) so that was awesome. So yeah, I'm 19 now! x'D Ever since last year, my birthday really sucked so I'm kind of indifferent about it now. I'm just glad I survived another year.
ARRT~ Prepare for a art dump! I drew a LOT during my hiatus and I wrote. I worked on my outline for Rem and I managed to plan half of book 1 of the character's adventure. So pretty sucessful. But gosh, I'm so conflicted. My mom asked me about the imaginary friend story I wrote, and I'm pretty much almost done writing that one. She suggested that I finish it and start the publishing process for that one, but then again, I want to at least have book 1 of Rem figured out. THEN recently, I heard
(Another) WorldHello!(Another) World in Personal More Like This
How are you?
I'm hanging in there, haha. As usual, there's a lot going on and I'm not doing well at all but what else is new. So yeah, that's irrelevant, haha. For the fun news, AWA is this weekend! The anime con I go to every year! My friends and I are going so that's pretty awesome. I already got my last minute cosplay together so yay. It's the same as last year, a deadmau5 girl, but more completed. I'm ready!
Yeah, so that's pretty cool. I've been doing practices on my tablet with the new brush on SAI, and I'm wishing I practiced with it a lot sooner, because clipping group (which is another method to coloring on SAI) is a lot more simple than I thought it was. You might remember me mentioning a while back that my digital art looked all pixelated when I was finished. You don't have that result with clipping group. It's a lot more smoother, so I'm going to stick with it and try to be a little better with it. And I'm thinking of opening commissions with real money. I've b
(HAPPY) VALENTINE'S DAY! x'D Since they canceled school because of the winter storm, Free Chocolate Day will be postponed (I didn't scream in agony QwQ). So I'll be writing today and start to watch Dr. Who! And hopefully I can overcome my procrastination and knock out my homework. I haven't even started any of it and it's been like two weeks, haha. It's due when we get back on Monday so I better attempt to do it today. I got three more months of school so I can't mess up now!(HAPPY) VALENTINE'S DAY! in Personal More Like This
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!!!
I really love all of you and thanks for being such awesome friends!
alone.I'm fucking sick of everything. I want friends in person. I mean i have Maddy, Maddie, and Courtney but it feels like Maddie and Maddy don't wanna hang out with me and Courtney works 24/7. I mean today i had to beg Maddy to hang out with me but she won't even answer her phone and Maddie can never hang out cause her parents hate me cause i'm trans. I wish i lived by at least Savanna so i can hang out with her. I wish i lived by anyone. &I wish i wasn't judged for being trans by parents. I mean it's none of their business.alone. in Personal More Like This
I just wish i had someone. I mean i'm going through a lot in person and i have no one to go to.. If i want to get my mind off something instead of hanging out with friends i have to hang out with my family, whom i cant stand. &It's sad when i have to beg someone to hang out with me, when they're supposed to be my friends.
Ever since i got put in online school the only friend I've ever had is Courtney and so I've always been alone. I used to love being alone. I hate peo
//rips hair out//Omg. Dont you hate when you want your girlfriend or boyfriend to do something with you but they just.. wont. FOR NO REASON OMG. I've been begging Savanna to play this one game with me for like 2 weeks now and she said yes last Saturday but then of course right when she said yes Courtney invited me to hang out OTL SO i had to choose that cause i never hang out with people. But omg its driving me crazy D; I hate it.//rips hair out// in Personal More Like This
PLEASE READ.. i need serious advice..What do you do when you've known someone for 2 years and loved them since day one. They live 4 hours from you, but they live where youre going to college at in less than a year. You have 85% of everything in common with them, theyre your bestfriend and your lover. &After more than a year and a half of begging for a chance, you finally get to date them. And everything is perfect, till 3 months into the relationship, for the first time in your life you meet a girl in person, that as soon as your eyes meet you cant take them off her. You tell yourself youre not going to fall for her, but after hanging out with her and having the best times of your life, you fall hopelessly. and for the first time in your life you have someone that you can hold and do things youve dreamed of doing.PLEASE READ.. i need serious advice.. in Personal More Like This
But in the end you have to choose between those two. One that you love and have loved for years, promising forever, that you wont hurt her and never want to lose her, the one that youve told every little bit of
whyyyyyIt literally feels like i have no friends at all anymore, real life or online. It feels like the only person who will hold a conversation with me anymore is Savanna. All my bronies have left me and found new friends, at least thats what it feels like. No one ever wants to talk with the cole-monster anymore..whyyyyy in Personal More Like This
Sorry for the vent. I just feel so alone.
Also in person i keep getting called a she/girl lately ;n; like at every restraunt ive gone to lately ive been called a she or miss.. ect. Today i got really depressed about it.
Is something wrong with me..? Am i really that bad that no one will talk to me other than my girlfriend.. And do i really look that much like a girl when i try not to.. Ugh i swear ive convinced myself the world hates me.
THE END. :c
fucking hate parents..So Maddy's mom wont fucking let her see me again.. Only cause i'm a straight trans and i'm 17 and shes 13 and her mom kinda thinks i'm attracted to her. So she told her mom that i'm gay and she doesnt even believe her OTL So idefk what to do anymore.. I don't really care for Maddie cause shes super immature and starts a shit ton of drama and Maddy and I are really close.. I can't lose her. So, i'm gonna try and start sneaking and driving over there in the mornings and staying till around 5ish cause her mom works till 6-7. I hate being 17 sometimes.. the only good thing about it is moving out. I wish i was 15. Age shouldn't even matter tho :cfucking hate parents.. in Personal More Like This
Back in my ApartmentOkay, I am all settled back into my apartment after a long two-month stay with the in-laws. My little Baby Chicken seems to like her new house, especially the baby bouncer!Back in my Apartment in Personal More Like This
I spent yesterday and a good part of today scrambling around, trying to cook up a bunch of food and clean/organize the house, but now I am almost completely set up! It is soooo nice to be home... especially when home has my scanner and my laptop!
I also cleaned up my art desk, finally. Wow, I realized that I actually *have* improved o.0 Hopefully I will improve much, much more this year!
How about you guys! How was your New Years? What's your resolutions??
Still Waiting for BabyMy due date was on the 13th but it looks like my baby is waiting a little longer to make her grand entrance into the world. I am just playing the waiting game now! I am guessing she will arrive next week but you never know - could be tomorrow, could be Christmas!Still Waiting for Baby in Personal More Like This
I am SO glad to have the Internet back! I was trying to set up my wi-fi with the internet connection here. One problem though - they have dial-up, and it's apparently pretty difficult to set up wi-fi with a dial-up connection ... and somehow, rather than successfully connecting my wi-fi, I managed to make it impossible for me to log on to the Internet at all for a few days! But now I have it back, yay!
Living in the country with the in-laws has its ups and downs. The air is fresh and the people are nice, but the thinking can be pretty small, and it's hard to find common topics to talk about because of that. I feel like everyone is just saying the same things over and ove
Upcoming breaks/postponementsGod that little emoticon at the top just looks too much like me at this stage of my life... down to the watermelon belly...Upcoming breaks/postponements in Personal More Like This
Well, I was hoping that I could write a journal telling you all that I'd updated my new project... but I can't. Oh, I've finished a bunch of pages, to be sure, but....
Well I was unhappy with the format of the website, so I decided I'm going to change everything up. I'm going to host it and use a proper webcomic plugin so that the navigation is better. Which means I have to pay.... no biggie, except....
My credit card expired! And I didn't have sufficient funds in my Paypal, cuz I usually just keep a piddly bit of gift money in there anyway. So I can't do it today!
I really wish I were updating EVERYTHING more steadily. I already know that, due to my pregnancy, I will be taking a hiatus in December. And December is coming really freaking soon. (And for some reason beyond even my own understanding I decided to d
Updates/Postponements + Temporarily MovingHi guys! It's getting coooold over here, how about by you?Updates/Postponements + Temporarily Moving in Personal More Like This
So I've been getting ready to move in with my in-laws for a little while to have my baby. (I live with my husband in Japan right now; it's customary for a woman to move back to her own parents' home for a few months before and after giving birth, but since mine are in the States I have to stay with the in-laws. It'll be fun, I get along with them.) Anyhoo, I'll be heading over to rural Kyoto at the beginning of December and staying there until ... well I am not sure quite when, it depends on when my baby decides to be born, plus how I am feeling, plus my husband's work schedule. I'm pretty flexible, so it's all good! But my guess is, mid-or-end of January. Mom-in-law wants me to stay later, I think she wants to steal my baby, lol.
I WILL have internet, but no scanner and no Photoshop for sure. I might have my Wacom tablet, I might have SAI ... but I am going to use my husband's la
Page 9 Up + Baby UpdateI uploaded Page 9 of Four Kingdoms, have a look!Page 9 Up + Baby Update in Personal More Like This
If you haven't started, get started with Page 1 ---> http://ateliereko.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/15/
In other news, I just found out my baby is a GIRL! We're still coming up with names. She has also started to kick me...
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She's Here!I spoke too soon on my last entry - I went into labor the very next day!She's Here! in Personal More Like This
My daughter was born on December 17th at 9 o'clock at night, after a very long 2-day labor. Everything went smoothly, and she weighed 3416 grams when she was born.
She is so cute! I can't get enough of her. She has a full head of hair and is just so pretty. She already smiles a lot. She is one week old today.
In Japan, they keep new mothers in the hospital for about 6 days, so we only just got home yesterday. Everyone is so pleased to have her here, especially Daddy!
It is Christmas Eve over here. I could not have asked for a better Christmas present!!
Engage the Mushiness!It's been six months since I've joined dA and I've got to say, it has been amazing. To know that I can just come on here and be inspired and even just been considered to the title of "friend" to you all is purely liquid candy. To all 145 of you guys, from the bottom of my heart and I swear this on the many holes in my converse shoes (they're on their way out and they were my best friends from the last months ): ), you all are truly, truly amazing people. I barely get to converse with any and all of you from my stupid schedule (which, since the school year's ending, is going to clear up amazingly), and yet I can't ever forget how many friends I've made on here.Engage the Mushiness! in Personal More Like This
I know I haven't been as active as I want to on here, or as best of writing as I could, and the fact that all of you are still here, leaving wonderful comments and hanging on while I get through busy times... unbelievable.
I joined this site on pure boredom. There, I said it. I starred quite a bit of things I loved to read and se
An answer?There isn't really one that I can say, honestly. I can't give advice, however much I want and try, because I'm not you. I don't live as you, I'm myself and that's not going to help anything. Relation is a blessing and a curse in my opinion.An answer? in Personal More Like This
I found a quote, I think I might've replied to a few of you as an answer for your comment (thank you very much for replying on that journal), I think it explains a few things subconsciously.
"We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be."
― May Sarton
(incoming Maestrander trying-to-be-inspirational-stuffs)
*cue the epic music http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7VmOZ4Ppj8 *
You are strong. No matter what you think you are, you are strong. In a battle - mental, physical, emotional - you will always win against anyone else. Because you are you. You are you, and nobody can change that. Only YOU can.
It's hard. The world is mean. But if you don't get out there, fight for your own path, figh
Book Run! - Do you know any good books?Yellow!Book Run! - Do you know any good books? in Personal More Like This
I'm off to Barns and Noble for a couple of books, I'm wondering if any of you lovely people have any suggestions.
I'm open to pretty much anything 'cept those romance books with lovers on every other page.
Thanks for anything!
- Maes, xx
You guys have to see this!Okay, go and watch it and then tell me everything in the comments! You won't regret it!You guys have to see this! in Personal More Like This
aljfelank;lsdnf I'm laughing so hard and I should be writing l;f;anefsw;lsnkdf;lansdf;len;lsnd
Right, well, I've been floored. 100 watchers!?UM - Did I eat something bad and start seeing things? WHAT IS THIS MADNESS!?!?!? 100 watchers? 100 freaking watchers!? Holy shat!Right, well, I've been floored. 100 watchers!? in Personal More Like This
lol, WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE YOU!! God, even I'm going insane.
I'll explain something really quick - yesterday I bought Bioshock Infinite and played a few hours of it. I have been spamming my brother's steamchat with facts about Columbia. Uhm, well yeah. c;
Anyway - HOW DID YOU FREAKING CREEP UP SO FAST?! Literally, three months ago, I joined after seeing :iconmidnightsoiree: 's amazing art and I think... :iconzerere-the-mummy:'s writing. I decided, hey, this site's cool, let's have some fun on here.
And apparently my writing was "good", "amazing" and almost sometimes left you guys wanting for more. Since I joined, I met some amazing people who've inspired me to actually write the book I'm working on.
:iconvenort: - He's honestly one of the best writers on this site. At least in my opinion. He does write some Yogscast stuff, but mostly it's literature of hi
dreamsfollow themdreams in Personal More Like This
for if you have them you are human
not a mere statistic
dont be just a statistic
you have the potential to be more
to do more
stop following someone else's footsteps
life is a game
you just need to know how to play
the rules can be made after your last life
when you cant hit continue
when you have no more spawns
dont be a pawn
be the king
of your own life
take back your freedom
create what you wish
destroy what you hate
for this poem was your fate
to bring you into a new zone
you have reached a milestone
you have come thus far
are you really going to let it go
if anything the only thing you should do
is let go of that leash that is holding you back
you cant teach an old dog new tricks
but you can manipulate old tricks to create
create yourself, be free,
use what you have learned up till this point,
create your life,
start a new,
but with the knowledge you have obtained
life is no fun in the shallow end
dive in and let it consume you
heartlesswhy must i be punished for something i didheartless in Personal More Like This
i realize i'm responsible for what i have done
doesn't make it right nor does it make it wrong
the way i see it i'm just like everyone else
living in the same hell hole we call earth
of course this place can be alright
but then you open your eyes and look around
everything is not as it seems
that girl that you see, yea shes had multiple lovers
that guy eating that burger how many cows have died for him alone
not one, they don't use one cow to feed billions
hell three quarters of corn isn't even for eating
and if you ate some your dead
the way they manufacture some corn is absolutely disgusting
but its "multitasking" fuck that
you think that breeding is humane think again
how would you like it if we gave you some person you absolutely hated
and i told you straight up to have sex with them
you would put up a fight
so much happens behind our backs
i'm surprised darwin couldn't find a way to make us have eyes behind our head
the only privileged pe
happy birthday.... it was almost two weeks ago....happy belated birthday julie i have 2 presents nicely wrapped for you, i just need to get an envelope ^.^, im sorry i forgot your birthday, but i wouldve said it on your birthday, my laptop is dead, and my step father doesn't want to repair it, i dont blame him, its time consuming and not necessarily fun on his behalf lol, anyways i need to find out what your adress is again so i guess i will go searching through my old letters i have it written somewhere, happy birthday julie *hugs*, i miss youhappy birthday.... it was almost two weeks ago.... in Personal More Like This
emptydrunken dry, like a dead carcusempty in Personal More Like This
wondering how i survived
my past experiences
they haunt me
try to tame me
it teases me with the ones i threw away
it bloats about what i no longer have
life is fun
if you make it fun
otherwise its hell
everything piled and bottled
ready to explode and burst out to tears
rip people apart
and bury them far away
because of love
killing out of love isnt possible
what if you were suffering
would you do it
get someone to feel your sadness
engulfed with depression
think they could handle it
proably not you mumble
but truthfully they already have
but the same sad outcome
does it matter what you do
in the end you wind up like einstein
decaying by yourself
some of us happen to do that while we are alive
i am one of those people
i have shrugged off opertunities
failed at doing my duties
i cant protect those i love
they dont want me anymore
they moved on
but its not that simple
i need her more than ever
i need her touch
GUYSNINTENDO WINS.GUYS in Personal More Like This
MEGAMAN IS IN THE NEW SMASH BROS.
I HAVEN'T BEEN THIS HAPPY IN SO LONG ;-;7
MY HOPE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF GAMES IS RISING. THANK YOU NINTENDO, AND THANK YOU SONY.
Devious Journal EntrySo I'm finally done. Graduation is this Thursday and... yeah that's about it. Time to start the rest of my life. Thinking I'll try to take commissions between work, might be fun. I haven't worked out the prices yet though, so it maaay be a while but yeah I'll be alive and much easier to talk to hopefully.Devious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
OC Feature~--> For each of the first 20 people to comment on this journal, I will feature one of their characters. I'll also tell you what I like about them. (don't link me to one, I'll go and snoop and find one I like <3OC Feature~ in Personal More Like This
--> If you comment, please do the same in your journal, putting the tagger on in the first slot. The idea of this is not to get a free feature, it is to spread art around for everyone!
I LOVE Darky's overall design. It's simple but still interesting. The horns are a nice eye catcher too~
aaaaaaa ;w; you have so many OCs I wish I knew more about them. So I picked Hakim, because he's newer, and there's more of the story coming~
I CAN'T PICK ONE SO I'MA FEATURE A STORY WITH LOTS OF THEM. YOU WRITE GOOD CHARACTERS MAN.
I have to go with Celindra, she's so much fun to draw, especially her armor <3 Plus she's a m
I DRAW CRAP FOR MONEY NOWTime to start living in a cardboard box.I DRAW CRAP FOR MONEY NOW in Personal More Like This
But no, I got up the guts to get a paypal account and I'm going to start doing cheap sketch commissions. I've already posted the basics on tumblr here.
But the tldr version is that I'm doing simple sketches for 5 to 10 USD, full poses and lineart for 15 USD and full color icons (can be animated) for 20+ USD. I'd love to start taking full picture commissions in the future, but right now my work schedule isn't the best for that. So we'll call this an experiment.
If you'd like to pay me through dA points instead, the prices are as follows:
Simple stuff= 400-800 points
Complex pose or lineart= 1200 points
Icons =1600 points
Prices will be higher for extra characters.
Mhmm serious shiggySee that boy you made fun of for reading a book? After that he committed suicideMhmm serious shiggy in Personal More Like This
See that girl you called fat? She is starving herself.
See that old man you just made fun of cause of the ugly scars? He fought for our country.
See that young boy you made fun of for crying?His mother is dying
Re post this if you are against bullying. I bet 75% of you won't.
its offical I AM BACKYeah im back normally i would post a journal saying that i am back when i have deactivated BUT I AM BACK i felt that I CANT GIVE UP ON THIS EPICNESS plus i got alots more of spriting to do so ya i am back offically if i deactivated without no reason that means someone hacked me or i had some problem so ya im good not depressed anymore gotta go eat somethingits offical I AM BACK in Personal More Like This
boredIF you give me 5 points ill sprite your fan characterbored in Personal More Like This
If you give me 10 points ill do acouple of sprite poses for your character
If you give me 15 points ill do a PA and some sprite poses (PA like this )
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LGI LETS GET IT LETS GO!!WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! in Personal More Like This
[x] You're a leader, not a follower.
[x] You're really fast and famous for it.
 There's someone who admires you and stalks you all the time.
[x] You don't like to be held back.
[x] You usually know what your doing.
[x] You're carefree and go with the flow.
[x] Life is like a roller coaster to you, there are ups and downs.
[x] You're pretty anti-social.
[x] Nobody really knows you, not even you sometimes.
[x] You've lost a great friend and can't get over it.
 People have called you a fake.
 You're really fast.
 You don't smile a lot.
[x] You talk to yourself.
[x] You're pretty short tempered.
[x] You're gullible.
[x] You're very strong/ tough
[x] You sometimes make a fool of yourself showing off.
[x] You're very protective.
 You prefer mittens instead of gloves.
 You're a bit full of yourself.
[x] You're smart for you're age.
[x] You're very good with technology.
[x] You hang out wit
Katsucon and Getting Beat UpHey y'all!Katsucon and Getting Beat Up in Personal More Like This
So I'll be at Katsucon the weekend after this, for Friday only (just going down for the day with some friends). If you're awake at 9 am on Friday, you can catch me at the gazebo with the big Sakizou cosplay group! I'll be dressed as Alice, so just look for the Alice with the toy white rabbit. :3 Katsucon is in National Harbor, Maryland, at the fabulous Gaylord Hotel.
So that's all fun and good, but also I wanted to mention a thing on here about something I hear all the time. I get a lot of feedback from fans who, for reasons unknown to me, bemoan the fact that they wish they looked like me or were popular like me. Seriously. People say this. I can't count how many girls write to me and say they wished they were me, because they feel they're not pretty or outgoing enough. I have nothing but sympathy for young people, especially girls, who feel they aren't attractive or well-liked, or feel like outsiders in their school or social
IT'S DOODLE TIME. Plus, Riddle Road Reviews!Oh, you know what time it is again! DECEMBER DOODLE TIME! In glorious MS Paint technicolor, for the seventh year straight!IT'S DOODLE TIME. Plus, Riddle Road Reviews! in Personal More Like This
This year's daily themes:
We're All Going to Die(t)
That Guy Who Was In That Movie
If We Were In Charge
Princessing Master Class
Under The Couch, Part Two
I DO WHAT I WANT
YOU DON'T KNOW ME
Break Stuff All Day
Things You Write Off Your Taxes
Bird Politics 101
Little Known Holidays Around the World
The People vs. Your Name Here
Looking… For This?
It's As Easy As Pie
ALSO, if you've received your Riddle Road volume 1 copy and would like to discuss it here with other fans (to avoid giving spoilers elsewhere!), please do! Or if you'd like to leave a review for other fans, this is the place to do it. So leave your comments and let me know if you lik
NPR Interview Is Up!The interview I did with NPR's Jacki Lyden for the weekend edition of All Things Considered is up, as well as the video they shot of me at my house and at a princess party. See if you can spot Fish Puppet!NPR Interview Is Up! in Personal More Like This