Beautiful and interesting new views of the body: A painter who paints herself as she sees her own body in yoga poses.
global carbon cycle climate changeso, apart from the continued ice retreat that has happened for last 20000 years or so, is this human- induced temperature rise actually going to start some time? It's around 20 years since there was any global rise, the sun is very quiet ( usually indicating a cool spell ), but government sponsored scientists have started trying to make 'denial' a moral crime. What's going on?
Why does some music send shivers up your spine?I only knew about a few tracks that sometimes do this to me. Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin), Song ToThe Siren (This Mortal Coil), the lead break on Vital Transformation (Mahavishnu)
Then randomly Candy Store Rock (Led Zeppelin) appears on Radio 6 Music and does it to me.
I've no idea what makes some track have this physical effect on my spine. Apparently it might be subconscious memories. It's quite cool.
why do politicians want a new independent nation?Maybe the arguments most touted by the Yes campaign give away their real intentions whether they know it or not. For there is usually a fairly detailed description of the policies that an independent Scotland 'would' pursue. I begin to suspect it's just another political class rubbing their hands at the thought of all that power. Do they want Scots to be free (to not choose socialist policies for instance) or do they think they are campaigning for a mandate for independence and their policies as a single package? For these are entirely separate. Ok these outcomes might happen, but what right have a 'pre government' campaign to decide on a putative future nation's position on nuclear power/ Trident, for instance? If you buy a carton of milk with a bowl of muesli pictured on the cover, remember, that's just a serving suggestion, what you're buying is milk. If you see an independence campaign laying out the policies of a Scottish government, remember that's j
Ukraine - what would the USA do?So 'the entire Western world' condemns Russia for moving troops into the Crimean peninsula of Ukraine where a big strategic Russian naval base is located, and Russian-supporting, Russian-speaking people are in the majority - and thinking about doing the same in the east if the country where there is a very large Russian/Ukrainian trade and the main industrial base of the nation using Russian fuel.
I can see that the USA has no experience of being an 'ex-empire', but they do have military bases in other Lands. So I wonder what the USA would do if it had a large naval base in the Crimea for instance, and it was full of US-supporting, English-speaking people? I would guess they would have warships in the water and troops at airports (at least)?
Basically the West's politicians are saying to Russia, 'OK you have allies in a neighbouring country that is in political turmoil with one part do the country trying to split from you, and other parts where you have huge public su
France in 1822Bright light a shiver up my spine into my brain
Vision danced with brilliant dreams
Mind and self about to float away
Grabbed a floating rope and pulled me back
Scottish music and snowboarding in France
The Big Vote in ScotlandI, born in Scotland, don't even get a vote because I wasn't in Scotland last year. Though there may be legal action on that, as there are over a million disenfranchised expat Scots, while several tens of thousands of non Scots get the vote due to accident of residence last year.
I want to see the futureWell, to live for a while yet anyway. We are living in such a remarkable time - a quickening of humanity. The thought was triggered by coincidentally reading an Iain M Banks novel and seeing a trailer for a series on TV of wildlife filmed by remote controlled fake creatures that swim amongst their subjects. The next few decades (at least) may well see a number of wonders emerging - as technologies come together and fundamental insights into the nature of existence are gleaned from our wanderings on the fields and forests of science and spirituality. Drones will become avatars, fusion or solar energy capture will happen some time, some AI will pass the Turing test and fundamentally challenge our anthropocentric understanding of consciousness... who knows? Will it be a disaster or a wonder or somewhere between? I'd quite like to see.
That's if the species survives and thrives of course. People do seem very susceptible to weird ancient goddist fan
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
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
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
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 €
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
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 ✨
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~