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. by MTrafimoff . :iconmtrafimoff:MTrafimoff 117 10 Untitled Motor by TheWalrusArt Untitled Motor :iconthewalrusart:TheWalrusArt 16 3 Hateno Morning by KrisCynical Hateno Morning :iconkriscynical:KrisCynical 355 23 Electric Highway by burningmonk Electric Highway :iconburningmonk:burningmonk 136 19 Scott's View by jeffsmith1955 Scott's View :iconjeffsmith1955:jeffsmith1955 121 9 sea creature by Kostya-PingWIN sea creature :iconkostya-pingwin:Kostya-PingWIN 138 6 Before the murder by NaouriRedouane1998 Before the murder :iconnaouriredouane1998:NaouriRedouane1998 95 44 Calypso by Ashline-illus Calypso :iconashline-illus:Ashline-illus 715 51 Skyward Restaurant Alley by onlychasing-safety Skyward Restaurant Alley :icononlychasing-safety:onlychasing-safety 970 47
Your pictures give me the silent treatment
And yet thousands of words
Are filtered through Valencia
Enhancing the contrast between us
How many thousands of selfies go unseen,
Like my efforts to rebuild what we had,
Deleted in haste
In fear that anyone might see your unflattering side?
You seek comfort in love
Offered to you in hundreds of digital hearts
And though I have just one heart to offer
Love in binary doesn’t bleed quite so much.
That’s probably why talking to you
Feels like talking to an emoji.
Scared of sincerity,
You hide behind barriers in our communication,
Literally saving face,
Desperate to maintain the illusion of #stability.
The characters captured in your captions
Are catfish, strangers I don’t recognize
Disguised as you
Who tag me, not with @ symbols,
But intentional reminders
That, despite a lifetime of memories,
You have no place for me now.
Every day, I wonder if it would be easier,
Healthier even, to block you
From everything
And let the applica
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Lion King by ryky Lion King :iconryky:ryky 2,721 41 Mount Killara by 5ofnovember Mount Killara :icon5ofnovember:5ofnovember 833 11 Basil - The Scythian by Develv Basil - The Scythian :icondevelv:Develv 1,457 98 Calming Breeze by TomTC Calming Breeze :icontomtc:TomTC 1,017 47 Maerchenwald VIII by SvenMueller Maerchenwald VIII :iconsvenmueller:SvenMueller 580 24 magazine boi by Weeabaf magazine boi :iconweeabaf:Weeabaf 37 20



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Josh Lim
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Home is where the heart is. Los Angeles is home, but the Philippines is always in the heart.

I'm DeviantArt's Community Campaign Manager, so my job is to be our community's best friend. I certainly look forward to trying! :)

I speak English, Tagalog/Filipino, Spanish, Polish, Mandarin Chinese, basic French, basic Japanese and basic Hebrew, so try me. I may speak your language, and I may be inspired to learn yours if I don't know it yet. :D


I'm in South Africa this week! Any deviants in and around Cape Town? I'd love to meet some of you while I'm here! :D
Hi, DA world! I want to get your opinion on something.

I know DeviantArt has many excellent writers, but more so it has many excellent writers in languages other than English. What do you think we (either as a community, or at least me personally) can do to help raise the profile of writers who may choose to write in, let's say, Spanish or Russian or Chinese or Swahili?

I'm open to any and all suggestions, and hopefully I'll get to implement some of them! :D
Hey, are you a Wikipedia editor too? Now you can use the new, updated DeviantArt userbox to show your DA pride! ;)…
If there is light, it will find you.

I hope so, since we still don't have power at home and I can use some light right now. Facepalm 


Mon Jun 18, 2018, 1:58 PM
Hero-bg by dtab428Fly your flag with DeviantArt as we celebrate the #PluralityOfPride! Join the conversation and check out some of the LGTBQ+ artists we’re featuring for #PrideMonth.

Like the many flags we fly to represent who we are, Pride Month is about celebrating the strength of our plurality, the many identities that complete us and make all of us great, and how they come together to build our common humanity.

Occurring in the same month as the Stonewall Riots (on June 28, 1969) where people were beaten simply for being who they are, Pride Month is meant to be a celebration of coming together in light of this violent beginning. This year, DeviantArt is proud to honor deviants of all identities who, over the years, have helped build us into an ever-more inclusive community where we can just be.

  • Be who we are, without fear.
  • Be different, even if we can't always be in real life.
  • Be ourselves, celebrated and supported by those around us.

Over the years, different LGBTQ+ communities around the world have created various flags, representing the truly diverse nature of this ever-changing community as they seek to find wholeness, strength, and unity. These flags include:

Rainbow Flag

This flag -- the most well-known of them all -- has undergone many iterations, adding and removing colors along the way. Introduced in 1978, it has come to represent the strength, life, spirit and nature of the entire LGBTQ+ movement.

Intersex Flag

Created in 2013, this flag avoids pink and blue, the traditional gender colors, by using purple and yellow to represent the wholeness and potential of intersex people.

Transgender Flag

Introduced in 1999, this flag represents trans people’s continuing quest for completion in their lives.

Bisexual Flag

First flown in 1998, this flag represents visibility and attraction to men and women.

Asexuality Flag

Introduced in 2010, this flag represents the community shared by asexuals and their allies as they redefine attraction.

Pansexual Flag

Created in 2010, this flag uses pink, blue, and yellow to highlight the endless possibility of attraction these people feel.

No matter where you belong on the LGBTQ+ spectrum, or even if you're simply an LGBTQ+ ally, we strongly believe that Pride Month can be a celebration of our collective strength and courage as the community we are and aspire to be. Whether through the art we make, the rights we fight for, or the relationships we build, Pride is about rising above challenges as our colors fly ever higher.

We invite you to celebrate Pride with us, sharing all the wonderful aspects that make DeviantArt different and diverse!

All deviants who comment on this journal by answering the three prompts below will receive a special Pride badge that will display on your Profile.

DeviantArt staff may remove a badge if a deviant’s comment or contribution doesn’t demonstrate the true spirit of Pride.

  • How are you are celebrating Pride this year?
  • Tell (or show!) us what your Pride flag would look like.
  • Why do you think flags are an important symbol for marginalized communities?


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cricketumpire Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer

Thank you so much for choosing to watch my work on deviantArt Josh     :icontftdwplz:

Totally appreciated my new friend     :handshake:   


adrianamusettidavila Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
akiestar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! I really enjoyed the piece and I'm sure others like it just as much as I have!
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
                Lying, listening, - to small rustles all around - waiting to be found    Deer icon 
  Deer icon.2  Thanks for faving the majestic stag featured in  "Royal and regal..." Josh

                Please do keep on watching???     :) (Smile)
akiestar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Well, dear cricketumpire, your wish is my command! I really liked the stag, and looking forward to seeing more photographs from you. :D
cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
   I'll do my best for you...    :thumbsup:
akiestar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
TheSmileyDinosaur Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks so much for the watch and fave :D :D :D :D
akiestar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome, as always! ;)
SPTGZ Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2018  Hobbyist Filmographer
hello :3
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