Generally, when one speaks of groups, one speaks of things that a selection of individuals they have in common, but far too often, people who are included in a group don't actually demonstrate all of the attributes the group is said to represent.
When one speaks of a group, one not only talks of the few traits they have in common, one also refers to the persons who comprise that group. Each and every one of those persons is an individual, and each individual person has thousands, perhaps millions, of distinct attributes. The majority of people in a group are far from identical, because the traits of their "group" only represent a tiny fracti
The crack of rifle fire sounded again from the ridge.
“Dang it, they’re just too far out!”
Stan loaded his single remaining ammunition clip into the archaic Mosin-Nagant rifle clutched in his hands.
“How the heck did I get into this mess?” Stan wondered, as the whiz of bullets echoed around him.
He nodded to one of his fellow survivors, brought the rifle to a ready position, and then both of them leaned out from behind their cover to take aim:
Steady… inhale, exhale, squeeze…
As soon as he felt the kick of the rifle, Stan ducked back behind cover.
“Four shots left” He whispered in desperati
As the vehicles drove into town, Howard took another look around. Things had indeed changed since the disaster. The streets still had people, but they were awake, alert, and all seemed to be watching them. Some of the people who watched them were armed, and they keep their hands on their weapons, ready to act quickly if the convoy demonstrated hostile intent. Howard felt as though all the eyes in the town must have watched the group of vehicles being directed through town by the men from the gate. The joy from the town seemed to have gone somewhere, for the eyes of the people who watched them seemed somehow darker and murkier, dimmed by their
So, I've been doing a lot of sketching recently.
Okay, I'll be the first to admit that the people in most of my drawings suck. I've puzzled over it for some time, and finally figured out what I was doing wrong. I never bothered to draw over other works, never used any references, and never really learned to draw the human body. In drawing guns, I found that Imitation came first, I used references, drew directly over them in some cases, only after I had learned from the original and from others could I draw it from memory myself.
I never went through this process with people, but since I find I'm sketching a lot more as of late, I think It's
Wait, so this gets read once in awhile? I might as well update it.
So... no new DA stuff, I don't feel like writing fiction at this time, (Though I am building a plot-line for something in my head.) and quite frankly, I suck at drawing people. I could draw guns I suppose, but there's only so much you can do with a gun. I don't have the uncluttered space required to build Lego at this time, (and my younger siblings seem to have taken and hidden half of our LEGO anyway.) So... yeah. Not much to post, unless DA has a category for philosophical musings, I've had plenty of those recently.
In other news, I'm leaving home. Yeah, my childhood is ov
I've been back from camp for a month or two now, it was a good gig, I finally have some cash. I'm taking a few college courses, and I just turned 18 yesterday. I do have more stuff I could upload, but that means I actually have to get around to it, I'll probably put something up here eventually.
Also, I finally got a Facebook! I'm still to paranoid to use my real last name, but go ahead and look me up! The Account Name is David Jaeman. The last name is an Acronym that stands for Just Another Economical MAN, I thought It was clever, It's quickly overtaking my old interwebs handle (darthdla) as my primary Alias.
I have two new ideas on how to