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this morning drawing brought to you by THE GUN SHOW. :salute:

(alternately titled: "DAMNED KIDS!")

To state what's hopefully obvious, this is Gogo in the classic "Rosie the Riveter" poster pose. An homage, of sorts :)
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So...yeah, not an especially funny (or fun) comic to post, but I felt like this was kind of an important statement to make. Or something to point out, anyway. I felt a pretty lousy putting Didi in this situation, but life can be lousy sometimes.

This is sort of a companion/alternate piece to , and I drew this one because, well, as fun as it is to imagine Gogo responding to this sort of crap on Didi's behalf in her usual manner, the fact is, this is how such a situation would go down in a more real way--absent of an avenging force like Gogo. (And the situation depicted here is pretty damned clean, really). It's destructive, demoralizing, and usually goes unpunished or unanswered. And it hurts when you're occasionally reminded that people can deliberately punch the joy and beauty right out of life with a few words.

I'll try not to make a habit of downer stuff like this, but this is one of those things in life that sticks in my craw.

peace :salute:
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Today I learned that alpaca(s?) are extremely cute. Like, whoa.

Print created for MiniComi and Summerfest 2013, two local cons coming up this month. I'll be at both, selling this print and many more, as well as a SUPER SECRET super cute new product to help keep you cool in those hot convention rooms... you'll just have to come visit to see!

It's come to my attention that this image is circulating on Tumblr without credit! This is THEFT, plain and simple, especially because there's clearly a watermark on the image so you can find my Tumblr easily. TUMBLING FRIENDS: Please reblog from my Tumblr rather than reuploading to your own.
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We are all living in America
Oil/acrylic on wood
42.7 x 34.7 cm
Private collection, Mexico.

Actually I have to say something about this piece, Some one tried to steal it in the past and clame it was his, thank god I gave him a lesson.
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EDIT: Forgot some cartoons. They've been added to the bottom.

Production for the newspaper was changed a bit this semester, resulting in a handful of deadline issues. Meaning there were some days I couldn't get a cartoon done. Add that to the fact I had a crazy number of projects due at the end there, which means it was either draw a cartoon or fail an assignment.

Another major change is the fact I'm doing the cartoons on the laptop now. I spent most of the semester feeling my way through the transition. It was surprisingly tricky at times.
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comic for school

mew :<

Page 2: [link]

Update: Thank you so much for the DD! :heart: I really appreciate it!
;w; I did know that it will touch so many people
being different is hard... I guess I'm not alone :3 <3
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    I found grandpas old calcium crayons(chalk). For you who don't know, my grandpa passed away last summer, this is the first summer without him. It's very hard to deal with this fact because it still seems so unreal. But I keep reminding myself that he has it a lot better now.
    Grandpa was a great artist, he was very talented. He used variety of techniques and created diverse pictures and drawings.
    This morning I went through his old drawing tools. I didn't went through his stuff to find material to draw by own require I just wanted to see what his last projects' items were since I wasn't there when he passed away. In fact we hadn't even meet each other for an entire year until it was too late. I spotted his calcium crayons which somehow tempted me, something inside me told me to just simply seize them and create something - just for grandpa. So I took them, went out to his old garden and I began drawing this piece on a group of flat stones. There were five colors left, light blue, one darker blue, violet, light purple, beige and white - I used up them all. Half of the box were already empty when I found it but it had to mean that he once drew with them as well, and it felt only good to be the one who continued and ended it - like if his energy was still there.

    R.I.P Grandpa. You told me to become an artist, not once but many times. I was only 6 years old when you began convincing me to become one. So I swear I will not disappoint you - you just watch me while I am becoming one. I love you.

    :bulletblue:Tool: calcium crayons on flat decoration stones
    :bulletblue:Size: 0,8 x 0,6 m
    :bulletblue:Artist: me
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Inspired by the third day of the Lent study "Atheism for Lent" - [link]

This piece was inspired by the following quote from the above link, which I think sums up the image nicely, "Religion can easily become a moral fiction—this thing that we convince ourselves is truly true but beyond the confines of our holy huddle remains empty, a wish fulfilment, a self-projection. We want so badly for it to be true, so much so that we become religious hypochondriacs, believing something (or at least convincing ourselves that we do) to our own detriment."

Created in PS CS6, total time around 90min
Video: LINK
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Please visiti my blog :dalove: [link] :dalove:

moleskine and copics again. ^^

Stranded with this bitch called hope
It keeps me here
When all I wanna do is go
It keeps me here
When all I wanna do is disappear
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This drawing I did some time ago for a community with an important message. Lately I've heard often those quotes like that, so I decided to twitch into a drawing instead just letters of that quote for a community. This message regards for working artists. And I'm not talking about art as general meaning and art is for money, but the service for others when someone asks us to draw what they want.
I thought also to put there.

That's why we, working artists, don't do any free requests as a service for others when we are asked.
I still get often a requests from people, and here is an excellent quote from my friend ~WildSpiritWolf faq, which explains a lot for those who can't see/understand the view of another person:

Q: Why won't you do a picture/tattoo/etc. for me for free? It's silly that I have to pay to have you make something for me.

A: Please try to see this from another person's point of view. I'm sorry but I do not work for free and have no plans to change that. Commissions are my full time job so if I did art for free, I would have no money. Plus I would be ridiculously busy because so many people would be lining up to get free art from me. So at that point, I would be broke and would be drowning in free art requests which would leave me very stressed and unhappy.

Simply, art is our job. The feeling where we work on art is the same as we would do other job.

You can share that picture and spread around. I permit people to use this on facebook, blogs, websites, communities, tumblr etc. and feature it anywhere. I made it to be shared- we are about to share that art is part of our job to everyone If you agree with this :]
Feel free to share this!

But please DO NOT remove my signature and link to website and do not claim that you drew it. Do not use for also for commercial goals, ask me if you plan to do! :]

For the information: This is my own opinion and feeling with this, as well among the other artist. I made it for my group of artist community where I am in where they share the same feeling about it and that's it. It is NOT a law, order or even "it has to be". Everyone may have different opinions, and if someone things doing free requests is ok, it's totally fine! Free requests aren't bad, but for some people there is a limit reached where some artists can't do anymore due to clear reasons as being working artists. If you agree with this, that's fine, you may share and show your own feelings, if not, that's fine! Just do what you want :) Remember what I posted, it's also my feeling and opinion with others but not with everyone. Everyone has a right to their own feelings and that's a clean explaination why we don't do free requests. Even, personally I have not positive experience with "free requests" from people whom I do not know in the past.
Doing personal art and projects where I put my feelings and free thoughts, I have fun and enjoyment what I love, thus doing commission work is totally different feeling- a feeling of my duty and job.

Personally I still do "free work" which is an exception known as a gifts for my close people who I very cherish, working on art for them I think about them. It has positive feelings of the bonds and memories with them. And another, I'm active person in charity foundations/organizations, where I volunteer doing visual graphics where I also enjoy of a help for others in my foundation. I find it's priceless feeling being part of foundation and helping whose are in a need, being among with those fantastic people and fighting with life crisis.

Since there were many questions regarding art =/= fun, I hope that will explain :] [link]

Also to mention, I think the most beautiful art creations are when we do personal artwork. We put our own thoughts, own feelings, emotions and freedom- our world is put on the paper. No one should comment us what we should do when we create own and personal artwork from the heart.
I found the origin where that part of text quote comes from:
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    Flies as high as it can until it passes out. See if it can wake up before it hits the ground.

      It's kind of sad,-- that things that fly, usually die on the

Birds are inspiring.
Grackles, and sparrows.

Both thought up when seeing
them while walking somewhere.
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DUCKSTERS RAVE! the bathtub? (...what were we smoking!?) :fear:

Hover over dem pokemons for extra soundlings.

BLUUUURGH, this is late. Yes it is. Don't try to make me feel better about it, you cant. This isn't just 24 hours's a WHOLE YEAR late.

Yes. This animation was recorded in 2009. It was intended to be published on Halloween 2009. It was 50% animated in 2009.

Why was it not posted in 2009? Life. That's why. Luckily life didn't get in the way as much this year, and it's finally posted...BUT STILL. It is late.

Forgive and forget my friendlies! I hope you enjoy it. Animation is crap and sound is a bit gross but it's the best I could do with the time I had. ENJOYYYY.

:pumpkin::pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin: :pumpkin:

Voiced by Kate: :iconscampicub:

Main Theme by Luici Cipriani on Newgrounds: [link]

Ducksters Rave music by EqualizE on Newgrounds: [link]
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June 19th, 2011

An other-worldly supercell roams across the plains of Nebraska at night, illuminated by lightning. Chased this storm literally from when it was a tiny cumulus. Then started producing little hail. Then a tornado. Eventually, it morphed together with another storm. You'd think that would have killed them both, but they somehow merged into this freakish tsunami wave-like structure.
Wasn't sure what category to put this in... feel like there needs to be a whole new category for photographic animations lol. "Living pictures" or something like that.
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Visit my doujinshi at Smackjeeves :XD:
Finally can show up with the debut of my secret project I'm planning for a few months now. And now my baby is going online~

Show love to Ethan and William! *3*
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RIP Tammy...

I normally don't comment on social issues on DA, but a week or so ago, a sad story has been going round facebook and in these couple of days have been picked up by the local papers and been (badly) reported on.

Here is the story as written by Tammy's rehomer :…

Her formal statement :…

Another clarifying post :…

Basically Tammy was a rescue puppy and the rehomer found a seemingly good home for her. However, about 4 months later, the person who adopted Tammy brought her to the vet and had her put to sleep, on the accusation that Tammy was aggressive. Bearing in mind that Tammy was only 7 months old and the rehomer didn't see any aggressive behaviour in her prior to the adoption.

The rehomer was willing to take the puppy back, but before she could, the poor puppy had been put down.

The heartless behaviour of the person who adopted Tammy is shocking.

Anyway, as of today, the adopter has not spoken up about this issue.

This case aside, I would just like to highlight that pets are not toys which you can discard when you are sick of them or if they give you trouble. They are a lifelong responsibility and we should not buy or adopt them on a whim. In this case, the puppy was not merely abandoned when deemed naughty or uncontrollable, but actually put to death.

If you want a pet but don't want to spend the time, money or effort, get yourself a soft toy, or play Pokemon/Nintendogs.
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A take on civilization. This is what we did. No need to explain further... right?

Illustration for Hysterical Minds new release EMPATHY, based on the usage of complementary colors. This one took ages to complete!

Face and hand from, landscape built from nature shots of Edimburgh, Jaťn and Murcia. Rest of pics from Don't miss the step by step process. Click here!
:bulletred: More at my website!
:bulletblue: My fanpage!
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I had just bought the tube no. 1 and no 2. for the Mamiya RZ67 Pro ll, and me and my good friend Danny Bravo [link] were playing around with thoughts and ideas regarding the usage of these tubes.
I have to thank Danny Bravo [link] for inspiration/ideas/advices that lead to this image (and many others).

Camera: Mamiya RZ67 Pro ll
Lens: Sekor Z 180mm, tube no.1
Film: Fuji Acros 100
Negative scan
Lab: Nameisis Film Paradise, Latvia
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Edit: Omg a DD? Oh My Loki.. Thank you so much!! for *luzhikari, ~Linnzy and ^Miss-It-Girl and also for my supporters! Q_Q! And for my best friend. withouth her I wouldn't have been able to draw this picture! Thank you =namirenn!! :hug:

And thank you so much for all the comments! QwQ

"..Can't make you feel happy.." - would be the full title of the picture, but it was too long. (:

This is a personal project and is dedicated to :iconnamirenn:. I kind of took advantage of her sorrow, (sorry dear Q_Q ) when she was really sad about something which I won't tell you what was;)

And she needed to air out her head and not draw anything for at least a weekend.

It kind of felt like, even drawing didn't make her feel better wich I think in an Artist's life is a big thing. I mean, when you can't even draw or paint out your sorrow.

So I did it instead of her, asked for her permission to use some of her pictures to make this piece more personal, for her, and also for myself.

Well, hope you'll like it and enjoy the little details and also her art, and I really hope you're okay now, dear =namirenn :)

Pictures I used:

Artworks I used © =namirenn

Art © =rebornedphoenix
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Wacom tablet, 5-7h, cause I'm still a noob.
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This comic is my property.
Do NOT claim it as your own.
Do NOT reproduce or translate it without my permission.
Do NOT post it elsewhere on the Internet without my permission.
Always ask for my permission to use, translate or repost it and always credit me or show a link to this page.

Star!  To read the comic, wait until it's fully loaded (it may take some time), then navigate through the pages by clicking on the bottom arrows.

Star!  If nothing is happening/if the page remains blank, try updating Adobe Flash Player here, or use a different browser (I use Mozilla Firefox and it works fine).

This is my entry for the AOTW#13 Anti-Bullying movement contest organized by :iconarthassoul:

When I stumbled upon this contest's subject, it gave me so much inspiration that I immediately had all the panels being painted in my head - something exceptional since usually, inspiration runs away from me. I guess it happened because I have some personal experience with bullying, so the subject kind of tugged at my heartstrings. Anyways, I thank Brandon (who is the founder of the group) from the bottom of my heart for organizing these contests about such sensitive subjects. I think it's a really great and generous initiative which, I hope, will be echoed widely in the dA community.

This is my first flash comic ever and even though it was difficult to put it together I think I've fainted.,  I didn't die during the process. Something to celebrate!
Panels drawn in Paint Tool SAI, blur and texts added in Photoshop, SWF file put together in Adobe Flash CS3.

I made a journal to thank Lunatic-Nemesis and everyone who faved, commented, watched or sent gifts to me :huggle: :


EDIT : Lot of people said I made that deviation only to hit close to home and thus, to gain popularity. It's NOT true : please remember that I made it for a small contest. I NEVER expected this would be suggested as a DD, I did NOT wanted it to be widespread. It's crappy, poorly done, I made it in a rush and wouldn't even call this "art".

Then, for people saying the comic is overdramatic an unbelievable because I went too far in the situations, for example, with the "knife under the throat" : that scene DID happen to me at school, and I had to go to justice for that. So please, don't say such a thing could never happen.

And now, for people saying the girl is to pretty to be bullied : since when only unattractive people get harassed ? And you know, beauty is a subjective thing : some people will find you good-looking, and some others will think you're ugly as hell and thus, might be bullying you. The girl in the comic is not supposed to look pretty at all, just average. The problem comes from the semi-realism style.

EDIT 2 : I know it kinda looks like Yuumei's work. It's because I had to stick to her Flash Comic template, due to the lack of time since it was a contest with a deadline, and also because Adobe Flash was a real pain to use. I wanted to do it otherwise but couldn't. Then, Yuumei and I appear to have semi-realistic anime styles, so they look similar; the reason could be that both of us were highly influenced by Takeshi Obata's style. But let me clear that once and for all : I am NOT trying to mimic her. I am NOT taking my inspiration from her neither.


Some words about the submission's message itself:

First, the main character may be a girl, but I tried to keep the text gender-neutral enough (except for the parts dealing with appearance) to apply to boys as well, so they can relate too.

Then, I know that not all bullied children become what I call "broken adults". Thanks God, many of them manage to find inner strength as well as support from their families or friends, and eventually succeed in getting out of this crap without lasting scars.
But I did this as a tribute, not only to all victims in general (from school scapegoats to those who are being harassed at home or at work), but also and above all for victims who, even once they've grown, simply can't heal their pains and remain consumed by their fears, affected by traumas (what I called "cracks"), and end up with mental illnesses which might last for years. Hence the title, "Broken Adults". Because some of them simply never heal.

So please, don't tell me things like "Yeah u suffered a lot but u can move on by thinking about how life's beautiful and how ur loved by ur family and friends (^.^)". Yes, I know that support from people who appreciate you is a precious help in the healing process when you've been bullied for years. But what about people who don't have a family anymore (because their relatives rejected them or passed away) and can't managed to get any friends even with the greatest effort and lots of kindness? Don't tell me it is impossible to be utterly alone : it IS possible, and I personally know a few examples. And for former victims who are alone and thus, lack love and support even in their adult life, moving on is often nearly impossible and they may drown in self-hatred, depression and suicidal tendencies.

Indeed... How can you enjoy living, when you loathe yourself and are still haunted by your past - when that past is nothing more than a collection of depressing, even traumatizing memories? How can you enjoy living when, having been torn apart, you can't even be comforted by your family or friends since everyone is shunning you? How can you enjoy living with solitude for only company?

I think people don't take enough into consideration the harm bullying can do in the long run. Many persons seem to think that once you become adult, you just have to move on and be happy all of a sudden. But the consequences of a tormented past do not clear with a mere snap of the fingers. You cannot DECIDE to forget everything and start over, it's not that easy : it's a constant struggle that some victims may never win.

Other works :

Morning, morning by LittlePurplePlums    Good Old Friends by LittlePurplePlums    Our Way to College by LittlePurplePlums    7 000 000 000 by LittlePurplePlums    Liberty, Equality, Fraternity by LittlePurplePlums
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When I was younger, my head used to be full of voices - constant whispers of stories yet to be born.
They'd keep me awake at night, forcing their way out through my hand on the paper - and only when everything was said and done, they'd be silent for a few moments for me to sleep.
When I tried to concentrate, they'd take me to lands far away, seducing me with adventures noone had ever heard of.
Sometimes I wished they'd leave me alone.

But as the years passed...
I worked more and dreamt less.
I learnt to concentrate on what I had to do.
And when I went to bed, I forced myself to sleep when I had to get up early the next day.
I grew up.

Now my head's a quiet place.
Neatly stacked with facts, knowledge and responsibilities.
And even when I try, I can't hear the whispering voices anymore.
And I feel so lonely without them.
I work.
I sleep.
I live my life.
And sometimes, I think I'd give it all up, just to hear the whispers one more time.
My head used to be full of voices...
In 2011, I participated in a little writing-contest on a message board I used to frequent. It was really fun and I even made it to the final, but sadly, the contest some how 'died off' and the end results were never published. However, I am quite proud of some of the writing I did for that contest, and I think it'd be a shame to just leave them in internet-nirvana, so I decided to put some of them here.

This was round three, 'write whatever you like'. I decided to put down some of my thoughts on writing in general - it's still true, I hardly get to write anything good anymore...
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Even 7,777 miles away from home you never forget.

A lot have asked me who it is. It's me in the photo using a tri-pod... Thank you for comments.
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Cobra Starship - You Can't Be Missed If You Never Go Away

when cobra was good. so true.
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"What lies before us, and what lies behind us, is nothing compared to what lies within us." - Emerson

Thanks to everyone who suggested it this for a DD, special thanks to :iconjo-po: <3 u babe

And thanks to everyone who Commented/Faved

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Did I use a stock image in this deviation? Yes. It's quite apparent, if you look at her hair.

Did I follow a tutorial in this deviation? No.
Although if you look at my oldest two typo pieces in my gallery, I have links credited to the tutorials in the description and you can see some of the stuff i've picked up along the way.

What Program did I use? Adobe Photoshop CS5

What Font did I use? Impact (transformed/distorted)

How long did this take? I worked on if for 3 days and I drank an unbelievable amount of coffee.

Did you watch me make this from beginning to end? No. So feeling compelled to tell someone what they have and have not done is . .. ridiculous, you know who you are ;)
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Today I start my 100 Days of Summer project and I canít explain how excited I am.

I am very tired at this moment because I havenít slept last night. Yesterday I had my English Exam and I canít wait to get the result. Iíve studied so much and I hope I will pass. I had a grat day today. I finished school at 3.30 pm and at 9 pm I went at a concert at a cafť near the centre of the town. It rained a little but it didnít affect us. We had a lot of fun and maybe, I will upload some pictures soon. The film photos will come at the end of June or the beginning of July because today I bought a new disposable.

I hope I will be able to finish this project.
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Stereotypes really get on my nerves..
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If make-up means your:

self esteem,
and mask.

Who is your true self ?
What is your true color ?

True Color © *Ryuuka-Nagare
Featuring my OC from Virtual World, Aquila Juno.

What is the story behind her?'s up to you to decide~ ;p

Just to remind you, Guys...there's NO offense in this work. I definitely have no intention to say something like 'GIRLS, THROW YOUR MAKE-UP AWAY NOW. NOOOOWWWW...' :XD:
What I want to tell you is just to have a right perception about make-up. It's neither something to cover your true self, nor to hide the 'real' you behind it. It's something to make you happy and enjoy you girls.
So, wearing make-up is perfectly fine, since it can emphasize your beauty features even more. However, you should have your own barometer to measure how much you may depend on it. Remember, you are all beautiful as you are. :heart:

After I had made some works that have very anime-ish style, suddenly I wanted to do a painted-styled work like this. /(OvO)/
Photoshop CS3
11 hours
No texture used
Step-by-Step process [link]

Well..I've been watching YouTube videos about makeup tutorial They inspired me to make something like this. Haha...
And...I'll tell you one of my secrets :
Ryuuka is a seventeen-year-old girl who doesn't even have a single makeup tool in her room.
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Currently in the running at design by Humans! [link]

tumblr : [link]

prints are for sale here! [link]

thanks so much for all the wonderful comments and support! =D i wish i could thank you all individually but theres no time!! haha
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Odin is an amazingly special cat. Named for the one-eyed God, Odin has a journey of a story which I feel compelled to share with those of you who are interested to listen.

Odin had a hard life at the beginning, born to an abusive, neglectful family, he was an outside cat who got more than his share of beatings from both animals and people nearby. Scars are apparent on his ears, and especially his nose, of past battles. However, Odin wasn't brought into the shelter until his eye was shot out with a pellet gun, possibly by his previous owner or a neighborhood kid.

The shelter removed the pellet successfully, but unfortunately his eye was lost. Our shelter tried their very best to fix him up, however, his stitching hadn't healed correctly. Also, they had left in his right tooth, which was fractured from impact, to abscess.

I saw images of Odin (called "Winky" by the shelter) on their website in March of 2008, and something about him pulled me. I begged my husband, who at the time didn't want another cat, to at least let me go and take a look at him. He was about a year old at the time and still had the stitches in his eye when he was brought out to us. The woman handed him to my husband and he laid his head against my husband's chest.

Call it love at first sight, the next day we were taking him home. He was clearly hanging on. A strong cat, he pulled through another surgery to remove the abscessed tooth and we discovered through the vet that his blood work returned with his blood sugar through the roof, meaning that not only was he suffering from his ordeal, he was diabetic.

My husband worried for ages that he wouldn't make it, but I kept hoping, kept praying. I applied medicine to his eye to help it heal and kept a close watch on the spot where his tooth was.

Now nearly a year later, he's gained to a healthy weight, his eye has healed marvelously, and his blood sugar is still maintained through insulin shots. He's well behaved, never once fighting me while giving him shots. He sleeps on my legs at night, and purrs nearly every time I touch him. I believe that love, more than anything, kept us going, and has allowed him to be this part of my life.

Even after everything he's been through, he's still beautiful in my eyes. Some may cringe, but I look at him and see an angel. :heart:

Edit 5.10.2009: Thank you all so very much for all the sweet and heartwarming comments! I can't possibly reply to all of them, but I greatly appreciate everything said, and I have taken time to read every single one. Odin thanks you too, I'm sure. :) :heart: You've all been so sweet and accepting; and I feel I just can not express my gratitude in words!

Edit 11.19.2011 - Good News! After a trip to the vet today to check his glucose, they've told me that they suspect Odin is in remission from his diabetes! All your sweet thoughts and comments have been amazing, and I greatly appreciate everything. :heart: I will update again once they have completed the tests and he is officially deemed in remission!

Edit 1.5.2012 - A Daily Deviation! Oh thank you, thanks to all of you! I'm so surprised! Odin and I appreciate every single comment and favorite (and we read them all). Thank you again, everyone, for sharing his story! :heart: I am so touched by you guys.

Edit 1.24.2012 - No more diabetes, it seems, for Odin!!!! :D We're all certainly thrilled! Also, by request, I have made Odin a facebook fan page.… Come give him a like and share stories and fanart! Also see new pictures posted here! :)

All proceeds from above go to donation to the shelter who rescued Odin. 
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Enough food is produced in the world today to feed everyone, but it's not the case... That's the best way to see the total failure of our actual human societies ...

This is what I tried to represent in this picture.

How you can help ? First you can 3min to sign this free online petition on 1billionhungry [link] to express your support against world hunger. That's not a lot, but it helps to see population care about it. Thanks !

Mypaint, Gimp-painter on Linux Mint.
( I did this artwork a year ago, but I post it here now to complete my portfolio on D.A ; more to come soon. )

UPDATE : Making off on my blog , here [link]
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... since we are here for you, and everything will be just right. :heart:


At 3am two days ago, when I heard something terrible had happened to a good friend, I couldn't stop but keep thinking "What can I possibly do for her?"
Then I decided to take this picture, although it was quite late at night :sleepy:

I was glad she loved it. :hug: And I was even happier when I knew that fate had smiled back at her. :dummy:


It took me several minutes to come up with this idea.

I kept a dozen matches standing on the floor using blu-tack. Luckily one of my friend was still awake, and he helped to hold a small LED torch above the matches shining downwards. This was to make focusing in the dark easier and to add some light to the scene as well.


Hope you'll like this :)


Featured here by :iconxx-shadow: :thanks:


:iconinglipplz: OH GOSH A DD? :iconiloveitplz: many thanks to :iconminato-kushina: for suggesting and :icondemonmathiel: for featuring this picture :hug: :glomp: this is the best xmas present ever!! :dummy:

thank you all for the support! Happy Holidays!

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Thank you
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bitches be crazy!
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Can you take me back again, to the place where we were home?

Have something sad for new year haha /shot
I will reply to messages when I get back later, happy new year guys! :hug:
Please read my -> FAQ <- journal if you have questions!
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The recent ep of Adventure Time showing Ice King's past was so great that it made me want to draw up a comic.

I'm aware that there are probably errors here in the timeline, and even some far-fetched bits (even IF IK and Marceline were both alive before the war, what are the chances they both just so happened to have been in the same location?), but ah well.

And just in case you don't understand Ice King's backstory: [link]
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I made this for my digital art final.
"Have you any idea why a raven is like a writing desk?" -The Mad Hatter

Wow my first DD
thank you for all the wonderful comments :)
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Good ole city life! A revamp of a previous design for Verizon. Went for the whole red/silver/black colour scheme which turned out better than I expected. Thoughts? :]

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This one was super fun to draw all the swirls, and I'm really happy with how it came out.

Word order as follows:
We learn, as a child, to feel
the wind,
And exist in consciousness,
remembering our lost moments.

Taken from The Seven Whispers by Christina Baldwin.
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"Sometimes you just have to let it go and walk along when you fail to hold what has worth."

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I just love capturing the image of things falling, and I saw these sticks and gave it a try. Yes, I was bare foot out at the slough.. hehe. Felt nice, as long as I didn't step on stuff that pokes me.. which I did maybe once or twice.
But I thought it'd looked better for a photo! :)

~Stephanie Ann
Do not use my images without my written permission. Thank you.
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Wait...what? A DD? :wow:

Wow, I don't know what to say, it sure is an honor!

I'm very grateful to :iconisacgoulart: for the suggestion! :thanks:
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Journal Entry: Thu Apr 12, 2012, 4:02 PM
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Some more random features...

:thumb295031575: Rainfall by o-kaykay :thumb295039119: 1018 by lenagnl Time stands still... by Mynyny
One Spoon Show by NeworldPhoto last time by illdispose Sound Of The Sea by MRojekcom :thumb295068179: Wuhan Yangtze River Bridge by Lynn0814
ouroboros by zombieless PassionIf i could get you through the dawn would you make it worth my while? compensating for nothing at all your my only desire
(Course) Oh sweet nothings oh sweet bliss oh this is passion your body in mine tonight
our lustful rage continues until morale improves so take me make me break me im yours to control
(Course) oh sweet nothings oh sweet bliss oh this is our hour so please dont scour and show me your flower! Oh sweet nothings oh sweet bliss oh this is passion your body intwinded with mine tonight!
:thumb295133901: Breeze by Izyizumi101 Black and Blue by TimberClipse
Bubble by XxAprilxApathyxX hopeless by pamcuez :thumb135499741: Tired by unsmoking-Cigarette fire7 by XxAprilxApathyxX
Ghosts in Infinite Daylight by graviloquence :thumb292067648: s a l t w a t e r by Befera the flood 2 by lembrouille I wonder if I'm allowed to ever be free. by xXxsoulfulregretsxXx
rumor has it.. by katelynrussell 0023 by lanaext Seda by pamcuez Over The Hill by SkippyRulesTheWorld _002 by XxAprilxApathyxX
Puddle by WickedOwl514 Softcore Porn and Moldy FruitYou'd expect the bite of lemon juice to be enough,
o' but no, the incisions always indulged in moldy peaches.  
Raunchy, biodegradable fruits
full of foul odors and seeds that say "Fuck You"
if you ask them to grow.
You'd think someone would begin to loath
the invasive glint of steel soaked in citrus rot,
but no, her stitches kept tasting for the ache
of scalpel beneath skin.  
That familiar ooze;
peaches and crème slipping down forearm.

She grew accustomed to the daily rituals of apricot patches
molding to skin.  
She understood the necessity of routine,
the demands of a schedule.
Scabs peeled and picked
to a fleshy, citrus dessert.
I find her infatuated with tangerine ice-cream
sliding from the seam of arteries,
and I'm wincing as she
relishes liquid candy.  
And it's demented, but her eyes shriek  "Delicious. Delicious."
And this is revolting and wretched, but her eye's say "You Love
You're always where you need to be by DANIISYKES :thumb294003700: HOMELAND by puken
Colorized Waxing Crescent by Rapierr Snot Face - Mono by Wayman R A S H by TheUnknownAssassin The girl named boy 02 by Moty-rue Nasty IV by Juliana-Mierzejewska
:thumb292092878: The Songs We Used To Play by SummerLovin24 LiberationSwallow a pill titled anger.
A sharp red landscape tilting,
down you go with a grin.
Pulse. You are radioactive.
Self-feeding ingredients.
Defend yourself –
Feeling alive is ephemeral.
stairs by noxyzz The Naked Dancer by OttoMarzo
I Loved Alone by NagaTragic Gone by FrozenFirePhoto Open Air by jeti184 :thumb295294837:
:thumb294380200: inner torment by michellis13 Ponder by Izyizumi101 Autorretrato. by Etruska89
Living somewhere else.My soul speaks in language I can't understand.
My heart longs for life I will never have.
Just daydreams running back and forth to different times, different places, different moments that I lived through thousand times over and over and that lasted more than a lifetime. But actually never happened...
Music takes me back to a character playing in front of thousand people. Drinking and smoking in the evenings. Why so? Because that's what an artist does. Is doomed to live in those empty spaces, that no one has ever reached. Not understanding yourself, but being dependent on others.So many questions not answered. And I come to the bar and say "One point of life, please". And then I drink it all. Not getting it, I wake up and do the same all over again. Play to the deaf, to the cheap in expensive frames and here I sit a naked man, when I know... They have no idea what I'm playing. Blind... And deaf.
Here's another song. Here I am in an old house in Paris. Smelling the roses on my windowsil
Someone In The Dark by ArtemisiaDark Landxy by MozolewskiMichal :thumb295262776: Sleepless nights by IndieChild19
Get To The Stage by stasb :thumb116737432: web by Bodghia

Journal Skin by TwiggyTeeluck
Image from MoFarrelly
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Dollar Bill Origami Caterpillar. Designed by me...
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Dear deviantArt Staff,

I've been virgino0owhore for nine years. While I understand I can just create a new account if I want a new name, I feel that this is a waste. I would have to move every piece of work over to this new account, re-favorite over 3,000 favorites and rewatch my current watch list. It's simply not worth it all because of 14 letters. 

Not to mention, I lead a club against name wasting, making getting a new account hypocritical. It seems more practical to allow members to pay to change their name. This prevents the wasting of names that can't be removed because they have history on them. It also gives deviantArt a new revenue source. 

Naturally you couldn't choose a taken name but, the act of paying for a name change is common in internet society and amongst gaming communities as well. The price varies but is usually around 15 U.S. dollars, and whatever that may translate into. 

How would a user change his/her name?
:bulletgreen: They could access the name change feature through their user settings, or even the deviantArt store features, much the same way one purchased points. Once accessed, they would have to choose a new name through a text box, and using the same technology the site has set up for choosing a new account, the name would be verified as available or unavailable. Once a new name has been determined, they would be prompted with a payment method choice. 

What if they wanted to revert back to the old name?
:bulletgreen: They would have a 30 day grace period with the first name change. The old name would be locked and if they decided they wanted to revert back to their old name in this time they could easily do so by pressing a button. There would be no refund, and this is something they should be notified of prior to completing the transaction. 
:bulletgreen: Any further usage of the name change function would not grant the 30 day revert grace period. It would be a permanent change, unless they paid for the name to be reverted. 

How many name changes could a deviant have?
:bulletgreen: Each member would be given a maximum of five name changes, available upon accessing the premium membership feature only. 

Would the name change on all posts/comments/etc?
:bulletgreen: Yes. Much like the avatar changes on all posts when updated, so would the name. Any post ever from you would show under your new name.

What happens to the old name?
:bulletgreen: The old name would be locked for 30 days and unavailable for use. This is needed for the grace period to be allowed for first time name changers. During this lock out period, any attempt to access the old name would revert in a redirect to the new name. 
IE: would redirect to

How would they tell the difference if someone took the old name?
:bulletgreen: Firstly, your page is still your page and their page is still theirs. Confusion may happen, it's a risk with these sorts of things, but when they click on your name or avatar they will be able to see you are not the same person.
:bulletgreen: Secondly, anyone on your watch list would be sent a notification of your name change. It would read along the lines of:
virgino0owhore has deviantly changed their name to vo0ow!
:bulletgreen: During the thirty day grace period, your name would show a question mark as it's symbol. Example: ?vo0ow

What if someone took the old name of a user, and uploaded their artwork to pose as them?
:bulletgreen: The users deviations would be uploaded in a shorter time frame than the actual deviation. This is a dead give away of it being a false and thieving account. This should be reported to deviantArt right away. The user will be punished appropriately. 

What if the user didn't want their old name available for reuse?
:bulletgreen: When accessing the name changing feature, a bullet option would be on the form used to make the change asking if you wish for the name to be retired or not. The default of this function would be set to no, but should you pick yes it will go into an archive list of names and the page itself would redirect to your new name. If you choose to archive the old name it may end up becoming unavailable to even you, so be sure you are certain of this option upon choosing it.

Paid Name Changes are Voluntary
:bulletgreen: When a name change is bought, they would be prompted with an "Are you sure?" box that had a cancel, or yes button to press. It would inform them in a more legal manner, that it is their choice to change their name and the risks they are taking. IE: Possibly losing the name if someone else chooses it, having to pay to get the old one back if it is still available, people being confused with the name change. 

No Refunds
:bulletgreen: There should be a no refund policy associated with it, something they would have to accept before completing the transaction. Only if there were proven technical difficulties would it even be considered. Meaning, the site charged them but the conversion was not made in the time frame alloted for the transition, the name they were given was not what they chose and they can prove it, etc. Typos are not a reason for a refund. 

Please take this suggestion into consideration.

Rachel A. Osborn
No longer wishing to be virgino0owhore
Thank you so much for all of the support and favorites! Your comments are being considered and will be applied to the document. I'm in the process of getting the opinions of coders so that the proposal can be geared towards the reality of the situation.

I'm honored that this got a Daily Deviation, and I feel it's a small victory for the community being heard.

Only and CO have the right to use any parts of this document for redistribution. That being policy. No credit is needed if dA does decide to use it. The ability to change the username is more than welcome in itself.

Addressing Comments I Wont Use:
:bulletgreen: $15 is a lot! I wouldn't pay $15, maybe 10, or 5 even.
Understandable, completely. Some don't think $15 is worth it, and believe me I understand. The price, however, does justify the work that will be put into the actual change itself. From a coding standpoint, there is more than just flipping a switch. The time spent to change the name as is (with the current database) would take days. Yes. You read me right, days. For this to be worth their time they would need to restructure the database to make it a more efficient process. For this to be accomplished they need to justify the cost versus the need. For now, that cost is $15 per person who is interested in this at all. If we're going to go by the number of favorites, thats 6285$ US that they could earn off the bat. From one coder's point of view, that number right now isn't enough for the initial change + maintenance costs.

:bulletgreen::bulletgreen: I guess we should just give up then!
Hardly! Change doesn't happen with out hard work and motivation. If you believe in this change and stand by it, support it like anything else. Treat it as a bill you're trying to get passed and share it with those you feel would benefit. If we can get the numbers up, then we might stand a chance at seeing this passed. It takes the help of everyone.

Current Support in $'s
540 favs * $15 US = $8,100 US

I will update more as I address the situations, this is considered a Live Document until the proposal is accepted.
Idea Contributors
~pawelabrams ~queen382 `DoItForTheLulz *WolfPearl `priteeboy *MonaParvin ~elmenora ~SailorKnightWing *MutilatedMasquerades ~aspirin111 *ThraxzGirl `SanguineEpitaph =bag-chan

Other Name Related Deviations:
New Account, Same dA - A Migration Suggestion New account, Same dA - A Migration Suggestion

I recently created a new account semi-reluctantly knowing that dA does not currently support account migration; Not even the ability to change your User Name. Now the reason for my new account is very well defined. - I needed to change my User Name (for "professional" purposes). This is a VERY COMMON reason for creating a new account. That aside, let's get into my suggestion(s).

Since creating my new account I have hardly used it because I know that I am going to have to re-:+fav: the better pieces of art on dA (1000s of deviations); Not to mention that I'm gonna have to re-organize all my coll
About changing names So you want to change your name?
... it's all virtual, my friend!

What if...?
When the facility of changing one's name doesn't exist, only workarounds can be used. These include, for instance, create another account. Unfortunately the latter has a lot of downsides, among which losing all the faves and page views. Also moving one's deviation from one account to another is proved to be a pain in the neck to say the least. There are others of course.

But how?
One possible implementation exists, which is really simple for the staff to feature. Most of all it doesn't have the downsides of renaming accounts. First off, technical: renam

Groups about Names
:iconinactivelikeme-club: :iconadopt-a-group:
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Like I promised here is the dark side of my Minimalism journal skin.
This time I left out any colors as I think that it lacks neutral flexibility the other way round...especially for b&w fetishists ;)

This is a very minimalistic easy-to-use journal skin which I created to share with everyone

Just click the Install-Button and use it :D

Subtitle Usage:

For subtitles use the following html-tag (without the space between the brackets and the div-tag:
< div class="sub" > Your Subtitle < /div >

Adding a header image:

For those who would like to have a header image like in my Journal: [link]
Here's the explanation how to do it:

When submitting a new entry, choose the Journal Skin and click on "Options" above. In the Skin CSS window you should see text starting with the following:

.journaltop {
background-image: url(PUT YOUR URL IN THESE BRACKETS);
background-position: right;

Now just add the bolded text line and put the url of your image into the brackets. Upload the image on a site like imageshack and use the direct link to the image as an URL.
For example: background-image: url([link]);

The Image should be 100px high and about 1000+px wide. It need's such a width so it can expand itself when the journal window is resized and generally because everyone has a different monitor resolution. The image will be positioned to the right...if you want to change to left, just write "left" instead of "right" in the background-position line.

Have fun!
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