To Kingdoms' DoomOff to battle - go again,More Like This
The war-swords sharpened true.
With courage strong and vanguard wise,
Trek the land anew.
In holds of wood there lie twelve doors,
Behind which secrets lie
That only journeys brave enough
May privy 'fore they die.
So lest all heads to kingdoms' doom,
To endless war and blood,
A piercing quest must be achieved
To stall ill plans in mud.
From mountains stark, and meadows lush,
And forests brown and green,
To caves of dusk, and halls of men,
And all that is between,
A band of warriors, scribes, and friends
Shall turn this land anew,
And in its stead a truth will lie
So harsh 'twill frost the dew.
Top Ten Best FilmsWanted to compile a descriptive list of what I perceive to be the ten best films ever made.More Like This
1. Alien (1979) dir: Ridley Scott
Alien is still the film that I can come back to time and time again and be just as amazed as the first viewing. A film driven by artists such as Jean "Moebius" Giraud, Ron Cobb, and not the least of all, the late H.R Giger, Alien is the be-all end-all film for both the science fiction and horror genres. From its greatly acted, small, relatable cast, to its astoundingly groundbreaking visuals and claustrophobic cinematography, it holds up to this day just as well as it did nearly 40 years ago, and only gets better with age.
2. No Country for Old Men (2007) dir(s): Joel & Ethan Coen
The Coen brothers bring their A-game, as they usually do, creating one of the most intense movies I've ever seen. Anton Chigurh has become probably my favorite villain from any film, as Bardem's performance was chillingly perfect. Gorgeous cinematography,
Slenderman AttackTwo girls in Wisconsin have been arrested for stabbing a classmate, apparently with the intention of becoming minions of the Slenderman. They were caught walking near a local highway, en route to Wisconsin’s Nicolet National Forest, where they believe the fictitious character lives.More Like This
The victim, who was stabbed 19 times, is making a recovery.
All the girls involved are around 12 years old.
That’s all terrible, but what actually irks me more is that a spokesman for the Slenderman creator, and administrator for the website where most fiction revolving around the character is posted, has said "We are not teaching children to believe in a fictional monster, nor are we teaching them to be violent."
I think it’s pretty bad that a person who comes up with a concept has to be afraid of the reaction to how other people use it. Especially children. They’re random, dangerous little buggers.
Think back to your own childhood. What was the stupidest thing you did, and why?
When someone brings your art down...Putting our art out there makes us very vulnerable, especially when you've made something close to your heart. Perhaps something of your own fantasy, a story, a fan fiction your passionate about?More Like This
As much as most of us really want to improve, we also simply want to make art because we love it and when we share it there is a slight hope there is someone out there who will love it too.
There are all kinds of ways other people can bring you down by saying something about your art, or by doing nothing at all! Perhaps YOU are even part of making someone feel down and you're not realizing it!
The harsh critique.
This person might want to help you or simply likes to bring you down. In either case this person will write in length about your lack of technique, uniqueness and/or skill.
Respond option: Thanks but no thanks! Tell this person you appreciate the time spend on their post, but you rather hear constructive c
Mansions of The MindMore Like This
“Some use Ink, I confide in Silver”
— Lauren E. Simonutti
Quote by Lauren E. Simonutti
“ The misfirings of my beloved/despised mind that conspire to convince me to destroy all have rendered me housebound and led to a solitary life. A creature of past, proof, memory and imaginary friends, I am aware enough to know the things I see and hear are not real, but that does not mean I do not still see and hear them.”
For a very long time Lauren Simonutti's haunting photographs were a spectral presence amongst
Narrow Ways: Chapter OneMore Like This
A Small and Dark Place
As near as Catskill could tell in the complete darkness, she’d been in the storage room for two weeks.
Every few days, she was given food in a bucket by a ratty man with a gray beard who never looked at her. He’d found her, lost and alone, behind some garbage in one of the countless narrow streets of his city; discovering she was not dead, he took her to his shop as something to sell, and confined her to his storage room. The few sounds there were came from the damp, shadowy creatures that gasped in their cages against the opposite wall. Catskill never moved from her corner.
She did not cry. She was waiting to wake up and find that such things didn’t happen to people. Alice only dreamt she went to Wonderland.
Even her memory of that bleak night was vague, as blurred around the edges as a water-damaged photograph. She had a filmy recollection of huddling behind a broken table, and the ratty man
10 yearsI just realized today, that I've been on deviantART now for 10 years, uploaded more than 300 pieces of art, received over 5,000 comments, and had over 100,000 page views. Stats aside, I've grown, been helped, tried to help others, and progressed in ways I didn't think I could in that decade. It covered high school, an 18 month absence while I served an LDS mission in Uruguay, four awesome years of college studying with amazing professors and friends, made at least one life-long friend (you know who you are), and now what I hope is the beginning of a successful professional career as an illustrator. I don't think my 16 year old self had any idea how far I'd go in that ten years, and it's been an exhilarating (often to the point of exhaustion) ride that's not over yet.More Like This
I just want to say thank you, to those that read this: you guys are why I stick around here. DA certainly has its foibles, and I (like many) even considered leaving a couple times (remember when half of us were convi