Mansions of The MindWatch depthRADIUSMore 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
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
You're Not AloneWatch depthRADIUSMore Like This
“Sometimes we lay aside our own troubles when we wipe away another's tears.”
Is no longer alone
his life is not easy; a winding, sometimes whimsical, sometimes tragic journey that ultimately finds terminus in the same common destination for each of us. No matter the brave, fierce constructs we build and serve that would have us believe we are each one of us all alone as we make this journey, we make our way toward the end of all things side-by-side in our community of the living each day defying death. Our paths may be wildly divergent—the way of the hungry and impoverished traveling the same timeline with the grotesquely indulgent, the very best of us side-by-side with the most evil of us; but all hea
Damned, an Exhibition of Enlightened DarknessHello everyone!More Like This
I have been very busy with school and such, and therefore have not found the time to upload anything here (you know, the same old story) , but hopefully I'll be sharing some new work soon!
I have recently had the honor of being selected to be a guest artist in the annual 'Damned' gallery show, in Detroit Michigan.
unfortunatly, I will be unable to attend the show, but if any of you are in the Michigan area, and would like to see some of my work, as well as the work of a bunch of other awesome people, I highly encourage you to go!
the first night of the show is tomorrow, October 24, and runs until Saturday, October 27. (sorry for the short notice!)
I will have the original painting of "Sacrifice" http://zypherax.deviantart.com/art/Sacrifice-380618819, a large limited edition print of "The Procession Through the Threshold"http://zypherax.deviantart.com/art/The-Procession-Through-The-Threshold-374199626, and an original drawing not yet uploaded h
Creativity is addictive.http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23572742More Like This
I believe that Minecraft is the future of massive multiplayer games, and I'm surprised that none of the big developers/publishers have cottoned onto it yet.
They look at Minecraft and think its success is down to its business model, or to its blocky, retro charm.
It's down to the fact that you get out of it what you put into it.
With a MMORPG, there are pre-scripted quests. With Minecraft, you set the quests yourself or others.
User created content is the key. All you have to do is provide the players with the tools to build.
There are two types of gamer: wall builders and wall breakers.
Wall builders are the ones that spend an age in an RTS game getting their base just right. They play SimCity and act as Dungeon Master during an RPG.
Wall breakers are the type to follow the mission brief. They get set a quest and they follow it. They're the Call of Duty crowd and they're never more happy than when