This proves beyond a shadow of a doubt that Republicans and/or Conservatives should never be allowed to have power -
US Preparing to Put Nuclear Bombers On 24-Hour Alert
#FuckTrump #KilltheGOPnextelection #DeathtoallWarmongers
Link DumpI have a nasty habit of filing away links that I never get around to reading but that I feel are of merit. In some cases, I do end up reading the article in question and then I file it away for later reference. In any event, I decided to go through my backlog and just post the more relevant links here for other people to read.
Mental Health Issues
This Person Explains Why Children From Abusive Families Analyze Every Single Detail And It’s Heartbreaking
25 'Harmless' Comments That Actually Hurt People With Mental Illness
11 Things Only Someone On Antidepressants Understands
10 Things People Do That Actually Mean 'I'm Thinking Ab
Wash Up, Folks. Wash Up. [feature]My good friend :iconsabz0r: decided to post some very interesting ink wash work recently and it reminded me of a little piece I did back in art school -
I wont pretend for a second, though, that I'm in the same league as her with regard to skill level, as you can see from these pieces -
That being said, I did enjoy the work I did back in art school and it's probably a shame that I didn't try to explore the medium further. Regardless, I thought it would be interesting to explore some of the other impressive ink wash (and related) work posted here on dA. Enjoy!
Let the Cream Rise to the TopIf I may be permitted a moment to point out the obvious – there is an absurd volume of crap here on deviantArt. At times it can be very disheartening to wade through this swamp of mediocrity. If it isn’t rank amateurs (who really need to learn the value of the expression ‘keep practicing’) seeking commissions for their significantly less-than-stellar artistic talent, it’s fan-artists regurgitating that same mundane pop-culture flotsam that has driven consumer culture for many decades. If it isn’t nauseatingly-adorable young cosplayers in sexy outfits, it’s severely untalented ‘people with cameras’ playing at being photographers by posting a thousand and one uninspired, yawn-inducing snaps of their cats, or whatever else they come across. If it isn’t vanity-driven young girls posting nudes to get attention, it’s misogynist assholes barely able to call themselves men posting nudes of young girls to feed some perverse
Something of an UpdateSo...went and watched Solo today at the AMC across town. Not a great movie by any means, apart from effects and the visuals. However, that's par for the course where Disney films are concerned anymore so you can't really measure a film's greatness by those factors alone these days. I think I'm in agreement with whomever it was who said the film adds nothing significant to the Star Wars mythos. And, frankly, I think the manner in which Chewbacca and Han met in the 'Legends' continuity is much more interesting. It's a shame, really. The cash-flow formula that seemingly infests films these days is very much at work here. If I had to characterize Solo, I would call it a low-brow, less complicated version of Ocean's 12...in space... The characters aren't that interesting and seem to be cut whole cloth out of some generic guide for character development that you can buy on the discount rack at Wal-Mart. Most of the film is easily forgettable and wont be worth discussing in 40 years time. It'
Something of an Update.I...FUCKING...HATE...the 4th of July!
It's bad enough having to deal with Eastside morons on a regular basis, but then to have to deal with all these stupid fucking fireworks explosions for the roughly ten days surrounding what is supposed to be the 'birth' of the United States... These idiots don't care about the history, traditions, and institutions that represent the best of what America has to offer. If they did, there would be a lot more people screaming for Trump's ouster from office. And, as a matter of fact, he probably wouldn't have been able to steal the White House in the first place. Thus, we would have a leader with solid experience in Foreign Policy and Domestic Policy, who isn't sucking off one of our biggest political rivals at every turn; to say nothing of the fact that we wouldn't be facing the possibility of a tyrannically-fascist, Right-Wing Supreme Court. Now, maybe if Hilary had soundly defeated Donnie Dickhead (like she, in actuality, did) we would
Something of an UpdateJust dropped off the Holter Monitor the clinic saddled me with for 48 hours. Will know in a week or so if anything came of the results. The background here is that my GP at my primary care provider heard my heart skip a beat during a routine blood pressure check almost two weeks ago. So after doing an onsite EKG (which came back with nothing irregular) they referred me to another clinic at the hospital to get the monitor fitted for a two-day observation. Well, now it's over and I don't have to worry about sensor leads popping out every time I go to the toilet or fall asleep.
Went to see The Goonies at Flix with my sister and her girls the other day, as the latest event in their FanFest series. Crazy to think that half of that cast went on to highly successful careers. Robert Davi and Joe Pantoliano certainly had careers beforehand but I think their best stuff came later. For Joe it had to be the iconic Cypher in The Matrix. And though I'm a bit biased against police
A Tidbit on Mental HealthWoman With Anxiety Makes A List For Her Boyfriend Of How To Deal With Her, And Everyone Needs To Read It
Sometimes being neurotic has it's advantages. One reason people with mental health problems have such a poor time with relationships is that they don't have the wherewithal or the language necessary to communicate the symptoms of their illness. This inevitably results in an inability of the other party (be it a family member, a co-worker, a lover, etc) to understand and alienation ensues between the two. Clearly, this woman has figured out that self-awareness is key to over-coming the strain of mental illness on relationships and I think everyone should take a cure from her playbook.
For those with mental health problems - don't get stuck in the question 'what am I doing wrong' but, rather, take note of your past failings, analyze what happened and work out how things could go diff
Something of an Update.We'll start with the good news. Went to Flix BH last week to see Spaceballs with my sister and her two girls. It was a rare chance to see a classic bit of satire on the big screen so I took it. Went and saw Avengers IW at the same just today. Epic film with a great cast but the resolution left something to be desired in terms of emotional impact. It's pretty hard to pull any kind of surprise twists when one knows how Disney is playing the long game with these films. Of course, now that they're pilfering the 20th Century Fox Marvel properties in their mouse-eared pop-culture-dictator pirate ship (with an eye toward incorporating those characters into the MCU) you know the inevitable 'reboot' film is coming. I don't know that such a move will dampen my enthusiasm for the Marvel Cine-verse but it's a cheap move none the less. And Disney has proven beyond a doubt that they are willing to do whatever it takes to pander to their shareholders and the bottom line. I refer you to the way
Commissions + UpdateEDIT: We were able to finally get my dad's death certificate. Thank you all so much for your kind words, encouragement and support and to everyone who have offered to help, I really appreciate it a lot. 💕
I'm still accepting commissions, you can check the details below. Thank you!!! 💛
Thank you everyone so much for your thoughts, prayers and donations. Unfortunately dad did not wake up, he passed away last night. 😢
We still owe a big amount of money from the hospital (around 11 grand) and they might not be able to release him or we won't be able to get his death certificate until we pay the bill. We're hoping that they would at least accept our promissory note but yea, I need to do something. I'm very thankful for all the donations that you guys have offered but I realized I can't really rely on it alone so I have decided to just open a new batch of commissions cause I really don't have any other choice. I'm gonna be accepting slots until I reached my goal s
commission works ( closed, again! )
UPDATE! [April 9th 2018]: aaaand the waiting list is full! for all those who got a spot in the waiting list, when the time comes I shall contact you again! thank you!
UPDATE! [April 8th 2018]: personal commission works are currently open! I'm putting together a waiting list ( which is already half-full ) so I can accept 5 more! cat comission works are prefered. for the rest of the info click - HERE!
old journal entry from winter:
uaggh! I don't even know how to write journals anymore D: I hope everyone is
Floradear Species Information Will update in near future with more visuals!
Edited: 1/21/16 New antler type and small change to Snow Antlers
Floradear Directory + Rules (has everything)
Floradears Original Information [Closed Species]
Forget Me Not Angel + Floradear Questions
Origin of Floradears
Underneath God, there is a group of minor gods called Seasonal Gods. These gods have a job of roaming the earth and protecting the balance; however, like all jobs, work can get tedious and so
F.A.Q. TIME!!I get quite a few messages here on DA with various questions and requests. I don't have time due to work and family to answer all of them individually like I would like so I think a handy-dandy FAQ is in order. This way maybe I can answer a question before it's even asked and/or have a journal I can easily direct people to. So here we go!
Q: Can you give me any tips on how to draw/color,paint/whatever better?
A: The quick and easy answer is that there aren't any secrets to being able to draw well. I know it's not what people want to hear and everyone is looking for a magic trick that will instantly make them a better artist. The truth is that I have dedicated 1000s of hours to art in an effort to get better. I attended figure drawing classes, went to conventions and spent hours talking to other artists, and spent nearly every dime I had on books and art supplies. I lived it and breathed it. When you were out on a date or playing video games or seeing movies I was probably home d
Using Cross-Figure With Genesis 8Cross-Figure Genesis 3 is a program that allows you to use Genesis 3 Female hair and clothing on Genesis 3 Male and vice versa without using AutoFit. There are some extra steps using it with Genesis 8, but you don't have to be able to use a modeling program (unless you want to make a better ID morph after you're done, but we'll get to that).
Here's a YouTube version. You'll have to turn your sound up. Sorry.
Genesis 8 Male and Female
Instructions G8F to G8M:
Load Genesis 8 Female into the scene.
Load a piece of clothing or hair onto Genesis 8 Female that you wish to convert.
Go to the Parameters tab. If you do not have one, you can create one by right-clicking near your existing tabs and finding it in the list.
Click on the tiny button at top left of this
Commissions CLOSEDRULES (please read them carefully before ordering!!!):
1. Anime style only (that means only anime, not semirealism as I don't feel confident about my semirealism style at the moment)
2. Payment upfront (paypal only)
3. NO REFUNDS (unless I'm the one offering them because of not being to able work on them, etc)
4. Payment in EURO only (my native currency)
5. I won't draw stuff that I consider offensive/weird fetishes, etc (please ask me beforehand)
6. OC's and fanart allowed
7. Chibis come with no BG. Busts and thigh ups with a simple background
8. Can be NSFW
9. I just take what is offered in this journal, nothing more, nothing less. If I don't advertise other types of commissions (Ie: full bodies) it means that I'm not taking them. Hope you can understand.
CHIBI: 25 €
BUST: 40 €
Happy New Year!Hope you're all doing well!
Sorry I haven't been around here at all! Been busy these past few months and I've found that dA stresses me out LOL. I feel like it brings out the worst in me and I definitely feel more relaxed since my time away from it. BUT I'd still like to come back and draw stuff here again eventually. I miss drawing pony stuff and the next gen characters and all that. So maybe soon! I know I'm definitely rusty but it'll be cool to see how much my style's changed I guess.
Just thought I'd throw in a little update. You all know how 2017 went for me based on my journals but I'd like to hear about yours! Go ahead an comment some of the cool stuff you got to do this past year or maybe even the not so cool stuff. Anything! Go for it! I'm curious~
Happy 2018 ✨
Freed up a few unpaid Genos from last year.
Items currently for sale:
Duffel Bag X1
(Gives one permanent additional item on a Quest)
$5 / 10CP
(Changes a Reosean's Homeland)
$15 / 30CP
Genos currently for sale:
BOLD - Uncommon | BOLD ITALIC - Rare | BOLD UNDERLINE - Ultra Rare
Genos up for open offers:
I will create a working Import file for you, and make any needed edits on design approval.
0-3 markings: Add $10 or 20CP to any Geno here.
4+ markings: Add $15 or 30CP to any Geno here.
1) (Male - Vayron - Runner - Healthy)
F: Lisse Coat
ily + raffle giveaway! (WINNER LISTED BELOW)YO! I said I'd pull the number tomorrow but i forgot that would be sunday so i won't be home until later! Since the ticket entries slowed down and 24 hours passed, I did it now ;; If you didn't get to enter, apologies! I will most likely do another longer one at 2k watchers uwu''
THE WINNER IS EsraDavut with the number 83 !! You should receive the points soon~