I'll protect you, I promise -Phan- Part 4“Dan, where’s the formula? I think she’s hungry”More Like This
“In the cupboard, where it always is?”
“Okay, let me look”
I had to stop myself from laughing at that one. He asked me before even looking in the cupboard? Such a Phil thing to do.
“It’s not there”
“Well, then we’re out”
Phil came into the room with a rather frustrated little Alice in his arms. We had been living here with him for about the past week. He’d been so good to both of us. Alice actually had a crib now and everything. He did seem a little surprised when he realized the bags I carried around everywhere were all I had. He didn’t ask about it though. That’s the great thing about Phil. He doesn’t ask questions no matter how many things seem out of place.
He’s been a really amazing friend.
He sat down beside me on the couch before sighing heavily. “Aliceeee. Why won’t you stop cryingggggg?” he whined d
ShAtTeReD: Part 1 (PhanTitle: ShatteredMore Like This
Rating:12& up? I guess...
Warnings:Child abuse, mild swearing, lite gore.
Author's Note:Yep, using the disclaimer format. I feel all professional now. Most of the story will be in Dan's POV.
[9 year-old Dan's POV]
I ran. I didn't care where I was going. I didn't care if it was in the middle of the night. I just needed to get away from him. My father has always abused me ever since mom died. He blames me for it. The beatings have only gotten worse when I told him I was gay.
I was out of breath and I'm pretty sure he wouldn't follow me here. I was in the woods behind my house. My chest was hurting from the previous beating. I'm pretty sure one of my ribs were broken. Leaning against a tree, I slumped to the ground with my knees up, and my arms resting on top of them. I let out a broken sob, hiding my face from the world with my hands. Not that the world would care anyhow. The only person who truly loved and cared for me
Never Told A Lie 2Summary: Dan is the popular guy who can have anyone he wants. His friend Chris isn’t so sure about that though and makes a bet with him: By the end of term Dan has to make Phil Lester fall in love with him.More Like This
Dan almost thinks Chris forgets their little bet over the weekend. Hopes he has already forgotten it when he left the morning after. Because let’s face it, the bet is a joke itself.
Yes, Dan is very convincing when it comes to girls and getting with them, and yes, he is certain he could even make a guy fall for him if he takes a chance. But choosing Phil Lester was just utterly mean and unfair of Chris. Yeah, Dan said anyone would be fine, but still.
Dan wants to groan just thinking of him. It’s a little bit surprising that Chris actually knows who he is, as he’s known as quite a nerd and their group of friends doesn’t usually associate with someone who’s not ‘cool’ or ‘popular’. (Which sound
Never Told A Lie 1Summary: Dan is the popular guy who can have anyone he wants. His friend Chris isn’t so sure about that though and makes a bet with him: By the end of term he has to make Phil Lester fall in love with him.More Like This
Chris doesn’t know why he and Dan are friends.
Dan is nothing but an arrogant douchebag. Acts like everyone’s kissing his feet. (Which they kind of are but Chris doesn’t think about that) Believes that everyone loves him and adores him. (Which is also true, but at least doesn’t apply to Chris)
Dan’s a complete dick and a shitty friend, actually. Ditching Chris whenever there’s even a slight chance of getting laid.
Dan is an awful excuse for a friend, and Chris really has no idea why he bothers to keep up with the boy when he could hang out with PJ instead, who is at least down-to-earth and doesn’t have his nose stuck up his arse.
Chris could just leave Dan and end their friendship, but of course he isn’t going to do that. Be
School project- chapter 1"So for this project, you will be put into pairs..I will be choosing the pairs.."More Like This
My head was in the palms of my hands, and I was looking up at the teacher with disinterest clear on my face. Doing a project was something that didn't particularly appeal to me. Surely the point of school was to be taught, not to have to go and find out the information ourselves. But arguing got me nowhere, no matter how good at it I was. The teacher was busy putting people into pairs, and she shot me an obvious glare, meaning I definitely wasn't going to be happy with my pair.
"Let's see..Liguori and Kendall..and Lester and Howell," she said sweetly. "And I don't want any backchat from you either, Lester."
I glared at her, standing up and kicking my chair under the desk before making my way over to Howell. Howell was the worst person you could have been paired up with. He was so irritating . His stupidly long hair was hanging in his face, and he'd already taken out a notebook, in which he was wri
7 Things to My Younger Self [regarding art1. See cool art? Awesome, use it as a form of inspiration. Even if they are "better than you", there's no need to make up some sort of silent rivalry or become discouraged by their skill. You are only hindering yourself by doing so. Study it! Learn from it!More Like This
2. Use references. It's ok to do so.
3. Nothing is new under the sun. Your ideas are only a wild mash-up of the things you expose yourself to. With that said, explore!
4. Art isn't a contest. Don't worry about becoming better than so-and-so, or going from stick figures to Leonardo overnight. Go at your own pace. The road of improvement is half the fun, so enjoy the ride.
5. Draw what you want, but don't keep yourself in your comfort zone. Progress isn't made standing still.
6. Your "style" [which is merely a collection of drawing habits] will change. Don't worry about it, just draw!
7. $1,000 programs, $500 tablets, $5,000 computers are only tools!! Just because you have PhotoShop CS version 10000 and a Wacom Pen-Touch-Mindread Supe
toleranceIt is often said that tolerance is necessary in a free and democratic society, but there is considerable debate about what tolerance is. One standard is that tolerance means putting up with others and respecting their basic rights. Others regard this as insufficient, and consider almost any expression of negative attitudes on the basis of factors such as race or religion to be intolerant. The focus of this essay is religious tolerance. This is the form of tolerance that was most significant to the founders of the United States. It will become clear, however, that religious tolerance is not as special a case as it may at first seem.More Like This
Religious tolerance cannot reasonably be rooted in a belief that all religions are equally correct, or that religious beliefs are somehow above criticism. In fact, it is impossible to offer meaningful commentary without suggesting that at least some religions are wrong on at least some things. Clearly, those who advocate for gay rights are not intolerant sim
Advice for ArtistsNot too often, but at least once a month, I spend some time in the forums. I noticed that a popular topic was 'how to become popular on dA' (no pun intended). Here are some suggestions from my end of the spectrum. More on how to become a better artist in general and promote your art more efficiently (but I guess those are the key steps in becoming popular on dA, heh).More Like This
1. Post your art in as many places as you can
After posting a deviation, dA makes it easy to post it to other sites. Make an account on pinterest, tumblr, etc. Don't worry if you can't tend to it much, the point is you want your art in as many places as possible. This heightens the chance of people seeing your art, some of these users might even be on dA, as well.
Other suggestions are instagram, artician.
2. Focus on what you're good at
While it's fun to dabble in different mediums, the more mediums you work with, the less time you are spending "mastering" any one of them. I'd say 2