Just a simple 'How To' on an OCR technique for anyone who might be interested. let me know if you have suggestions for simpler ways to do this -
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
Something of an Update.Genetic testing came back on the cheek swabs my GP took a couple of weeks ago. Didn't really provide any serious revelations except to confirm what I pretty much knew ten years ago - that Paxil didn't work for me. So...back to the medication roulette wheel once again... Frankly, I'd rather die than gain anymore weight...
Sleep doctor's light therapy regimen has me fucked up a bit. I can't begin to imagine how many times I've forgotten to take my meds because his instructions have my internal clock fuckered up six ways from Sunday...
And if the next forty years are going to be more of the same in regard to the last twenty years...I don't really want the next forty years. I may be, as my therapist says, a 'survivor', but that's not good enough. If I can't find a way to live then I really don't want this life...
Something of an Update.Life seems to get worse for me the harder I try to correct my issues, whether it's suffering the horrid side-effects of a medication regimen in an attempt to sort out what meds will actually work for my mental health issues, suffering the fallout of the instructions of my sleep doctor in a doomed-to-fail attempt to correct my sleep patterns, or just generally having to wake up every 'day' and muster the strength of will it takes to face the reality that I really have no future and nothing to actually live for. My love of music is all but dead and has been for over a year now, ever since I packed away all my musical equipment after parting ways with someone with whom I fell in love. My love of art seems to be dying as well. I haven't been to the local art center in I don't know how long and I haven't been able to muster the will to paint for at least four months. In fact, all I've managed to do of late, art-wise, is draw some practice sketches from an instructional book I found at a boo
Prose, November 9th, 2017Am I dying...or am I already dead...? Is that the reason I feel so numb, cut off...so emotionally disconnected from the world around me...? It this merely my body remaining in motion until the proper time comes to drop and become one with the dirt and worms…? Is that the reason I shy away from boredom but have very little will or desire to be anything substantial...because I am already, effectively...dead…?
What will the next four or five decades really be worth if my will to be...anything...is permanently buried in the past…? I can know there is a future ahead, and I can know I will ‘live’ to see it but I doubt very much I will have any serious connection to it or a substantial role in it. An anomaly...that’s my fate...nothing more than an anomaly...sucking up resources until the day I drop… A meager leech taking more than I can possibly give because basic survival is the only instinct I have left...
What do I really love…? What can I re
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Spotlights: Contests Commissioners Page Opportunities/Events Special Highlights
Please remember that none of these contests are run by AMA, and so you should contact the person whose icon precedes the contest info for questions and entries.
Updated March 9th, 2018
Good vs Evil Contest
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END DATE: 15th May 2018
Take a good OC and/or an evil OC to go battle against each other for the the big prize!
Theme: Light vs Dark. Pick and draw an OC of your own that is a hero or villain.
Prizes: Points, art, features.
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DeviantArt, deviantART and Lots of Things TooWe're going to be DeviantArt, officially. But you can always call us deviantART. You'll get to be retro, and that's always... well, retro! This goes for DA and dA, too.
It was nice to see Moonbeam13 and starvingartist today in Toronto. We got some lunch. Then 'Beam was nice enough to drive me to the airport with Rob. Rob! Happy Birthday Moonbeam!
I'm in the sky eating a banana at the moment. I wonder what monkeys would make of me eating a banana at 30,000 feet. Let alone journaling on DA from here.
I was in Toronto visiting Autodesk, and the teams behind Sketchbook and Pixlr and other awesome apps they have. What wonderful people. I really enjoyed seeing what they're up to, it's all very exciting.
I've been hanging out on #devart on dAmn today, and I asked Pickley to pull together all the best scripts and projects out there that improve dAmn. This way DA can consider buying the code, interfaces, etc. and
Kdaea's Geno Sales
LF USD / Possibly Art
Really need to clear out some of these genos!
I do have listed prices but feel free to make offers - if it's USD I will most likely accept lower prices.
If Offering CP - I will no longer hold genos for more than 2 weeks if no art has been finished! Unless you specifically update me and ask for an extension.
So please keep me updated <3
Looking at USD offers~
LF about $120
Lion 006 x Andromeda 5466
2) (Male - Vayron - Runner - Healthy)
F: Lisse Coat
[closed] SEMI-SKETCH COMMISSION :: COLORED SEMI-SKETCH ::
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Half-body :: 30 $ (USD)
Full-body :: 45 $ (USD)
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Update from DD-Catalogue FounderDear All,
Thank you for 'watching' DD-Catalogue, and for all your support over the last 4 years. You may have noticed that the group has recently lost super group status. I'd like to apologise for the disruption this has caused to our Gallery and homepage. I'd also like to apologise for the lack of updates and features recently. I have neglected the group somewhat during my university study.
...but I'm planning a revamp to make it better than ever!
I would appreciate it if you could give me some feedback in the comments on some of the following:
What do you like most about DD-Catalogue?
What would you like to see from DD-Catalogue? (features/interviews/polls ??)
Would you donate a small amount towards Super Group status?
Would you like to be on the admin team?
Thanks for reading,
Add this Journal to your 'favourites' if we have your support in bringing DD-Catalogue back to life!
Open Sketchbook and New Auction soon!Open Sketchbook
Thanks to everyone who give me their advice on how to improve the auctions. Starting next week I will have stash folder with a few works in progress. The link will be public so everyone can visit it. I will ask your help to improve the designs so I can sell them in the next auction or in the "Logo Store" section I plan to open.
For safety reasons, the images won't be too big and they won't be online for too long.
Important to Commissioners
Hi everyone! To all my commissioners, please tell me if you wish to be contacted here, your email or some other way you feel it's more comfortable. I'm still awaiting an answer for many design approaches and that is delaying the work schedule. If there are sudden changes like leaving on vacations or need to postpone the project please feel free to tell me.
Remember that if I don't get an answer after 7 days I send the last design approach I consider the project ab
Happy 3rd Anniversary, Wyngro!Well, we got through year 3 of Wyngro everyone! I can’t tell you all how proud I am of all the artists that have joined this group in that amount of time, and how much you’ve all helped it grow. I’ve learned so much from this group, working with people, communication skills, organizing, art in general, (especially have gotten a lot better at color theory!) and just meeting and getting to know an assortment of interesting people.
I’m not gonna lie, there were a lot of really tough obstacles this year to get past, a lot of negative vibes, and a lot of people that have come and gone. I think that it’s a very easy option for a lot of leaders to abandon a project when things get tough and relationships get tested.
But like the cornball I am, I always think back to a quote from good old Dumbledore, where sometimes we must choose between what is easy and what is right.
Although it wasn’t easy, I worked through the struggles of toxic people and negativity, b
Wyngro RULES -- Quick GuideKnowing what behavior is and isn't allowed in our group is a very important part of being a Wyngro member! Make sure you read through these rules carefully. Ignoring the rules of the group can result in a warning if you break them too many times!
Our rules are also much more elaborated on our RULES & ETTIQUETTE page as well, so please have a look!
The Wyngro community has a lot of rules to remember, so you might get a mod message every now and then. That’s okay! You’re not a “bad member”, so don’t worry. However, if you do, make sure you reply back to your mod message and DO NOT ignore it! Sometimes we’re simply reminding you of things for the future. All you have to do is reply back, letting us know you understand.
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