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Welcome To Transitional Housing by electricjonny Welcome To Transitional Housing :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 1 0 Gott Hiscock by electricjonny Gott Hiscock :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 4 2 World Diabetes Day - 2017 by electricjonny World Diabetes Day - 2017 :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 1 1 Doorway Wallpaper by electricjonny Doorway Wallpaper :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 0 0 Empty by electricjonny Empty :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 1 2 Slurping Pan by electricjonny Slurping Pan :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 2 2
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Noah Levine :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 0 2
I'm Harmless, Really by electricjonny I'm Harmless, Really :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 5 3 Keelan and Davey by electricjonny Keelan and Davey :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 0 0 Johnny by electricjonny Johnny :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 0 0 Spence Brothers by electricjonny Spence Brothers :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 0 0 YouTube - Display Current Time.user by electricjonny YouTube - Display Current Time.user :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 0 10 Workspace 3-31-16 by electricjonny Workspace 3-31-16 :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 12 11 Going Up by electricjonny Going Up :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 2 7 Better dA Forums by electricjonny Better dA Forums :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 10 14 Fuzzy dA Modal by electricjonny Fuzzy dA Modal :iconelectricjonny:electricjonny 3 7


These are the latest things I have submitted here.

Favourites



These are not my images, but images that I've found here that I really like.

Webcam





This is a live webcam just a few miles from where I live. This is the University of Michigan campus.

Scripts & Things

I think I will use this area to list scripts and things that I don't really want as deviations, since they're not really great works of art, just small things that do simple things.





:bulletblue: Move Complaints - Haha sorry, but this is just too stupid and simple to be a deviation. All this does, now, is move the complaints forum up to the top of the forum list for community. Here's the script, works in Firefox and Chrome.


:bulletgreen: Better forum styling - this makes the forums a tad better, well in my opinion anyway. Makes some links normally dark green, blue on hover, and lightens visited links (handy for knowing what you've read before) and it also tightens things up, kills that status forum box, and styles the forum search to look right. Get it here, and install into a new blank Stylish skin.


:bulletblue: Forum - Mark recent - this is based on an old script (nekodramon.deviantart.com/art/…) and it will show the order of comments on a thread, and even let you jump to the latest 5 replies (per page, not per thread) if you hover over the far right of the page. Get it here. Works in Firefox (with Greasemonkey) and Chrome.


:bulletblue: Points Converter -This just puts a converter into your shop menu, and lets you input a points number, or US dollar amount, and it will convert the number into the other "currency" for you. Just note, the shop menu will stay open if you have anything inputted in the boxes. Remove any numbers and mouseout of the menu to make it close back up. Install here, works in Firefox (with Greasemonkey) and Chrome.


:bulletblue: Normal Deviation Clicks -This keeps dA from loading the "faster" AJAX links, things like http://whatever.deviantart.com/#/d39bm0o, and instead loads the more normal link. What you see when you click fav.me links. This solves a bunch of bugs that happen because of the superbrowse way of loading deviations, and I just personally find it a much better way to load deviations. Install it here, works in Firefox (with Greasemonkey) and Chrome.


:bulletblue: dA Journal - Saved Text - This saves your text from journal to journal so you don't have to copy/paste tags in. It works on your create new journal page, and it will save your text once you hit Publish Entry, or the Update Saved Text button on the bottom right. Works with Firefox (with Greasemonkey) and Chrome, install from here.


:bulletpurple: Ignore people in chat rooms without SuperdAmn - this is something that may be useful if you ever don't have SuperdAmn, and just must ignore people. Just open this page and then copy the text in that gray box and bookmark it (or just paste it into the URL of your chat page and hit enter) and when you're on the chats, you can click that bookmarklet to ignore people. Just remember, capitalization is important, and to ignore more than one person, simply put a comma (,) in between the names, with no spaces.


:bulletblue: deviation Background Color - This lets you color the background of deviations pages, which may be useful or preferable to you. You can even save that color so all deviation pages will have your set background color. But, it will only work on http://username.deviantart.com/art/deviationtitle-id pages, not the AJAX #dabc123 type URL's. You can click the title of the deviation to get to the normal URL, or install my script that does this for you above. Install it here, works in Firefox (with Greasemonkey) and Chrome.


:bulletpurple: Bookmarklet for easy dA embeds - This will let you easily turn videos into the proper dA embed code. Copy the text here and then bookmark it, then click it and paste in your video URL.


:bulletblue: Forum Preview - This lets you preview forum threads. Hover over the eyes to the right of threads to see what the original post is. Get it here sta.sh/01jxo98q7qjh works in Firefox (with Greasemonkey) and Chrome.

Do What?

Yesterday, back in 2016, I had my last drink of alcohol.  That means that today, the 27ᵗʰ of November, I've spent the last two years sober.


When you are a part of Alcoholics Anonymous, you can pick up sobriety coins.  Typically done for each of the first twelve months sober, and after that, once every year.  When you pick up a year (or a multiple year) coin, you usually hear people shout “How did you do it?” and very often, “Why did you do it?”


For me, the How part is pretty straight forward: I didn't drink any alcohol for these last two years.  But the Why part is much more important and significant, for me (and others.)






So Then, Why?

For most of my life, I've looked for the easiest way out.  The shortest way to do things and get by.  Very often, that was simply by not doing anything and just ignoring it.


I've also been depressed for most of my life.  I've been seeing psychologists since nearly as far back as I can remember.  I've never had much self-confidence or self-worth.  Then I discovered that alcohol took away most of those inhibitions and let me not fear those socially awkward moments.  I didn't have to run from social fear, so I could get behind alcohol for that.  Soon after that, I found that alcohol covered up most other fears.  And feelings.  Alcohol is great at letting you put a time-out on being human, at least for a few hours.


But as you might know, you can't run from the world.  You can't hide behind that false mask of the person you think you are while drinking.  Unfortunately, it's only after I've been sober for this long that I'm realizing this.


The Why part is big.  I could write pages and pages on it.  I could also write pages and pages on why not, but I won't do that now.  Simply put: I'm starting to have a real sense of self-worth.  I'm confidant in some parts of my life.  I've realized that this world is much more dynamic and has many more conclusions than the simple “Good” or “Bad” or other absolutist and extreme ends that my mind tends to think of.  This world is huge.  And I've also learned that we're all just tiny parts of this enormous machine.  No one part is doing it right or wrong.  We're all just here, trying to do our best, to keep this thing called life going.



At times (maybe even most times) I've have a better sense of myself and what I'm doing here.  That feels good.  A deep down good that is more real than any drunk time in my past.  I've had a much more genuine and deep sense of self-worth and appreciation of things.  In short; I often prefer my sober life.  I prefer to live sober and have this life than my lonely life drinking, and can see a lot more potential with this new way of thinking.  Not that's it's been rainbows and butterflies these last two years.  Fuck no it hasn't.  My sober life has been a fuckload harder and more difficult.  I've experienced more hardships and pains that I even thought possible.


One of the greatest things about my life, now, is that I have friends.  I can go to them for help and support and feedback.  And having people in your life is essential.  Maybe you “normies” are going “Well duh, you idiot” at that concept.  Well, this is all new to me.  I guess we'll see how things go from here on out :)





Journal History

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electricjonny
Jon Spence
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
◄ The deviantART electricjonny ►
I spend most of my time on the forums and chat rooms. I love hitting the forums and having fun there, I usually hang out in the Suggestions forum and Software forum.


You can also find me in the #h3lp and #seniors chat room.

◄ The real life electricjonny ►
My real name is Jon Spence. I'm a 30 year old student studying Television and Digital Media Production. So I know a lot about video and things like that. I started studying photography in high school, and have loved it ever since. I mainly shoot with a Canon PowerShot SX100 IS. My hobbies include taking things apart and experimenting with electronic things, and biking. I like the outdoors and I used to camp a lot.

So art wise, I'm mainly a photographer, but I like to do video compositing too.






Interests

Perfect health, or gobs of money? 

68%
57 deviants said Health!
32%
27 deviants said Money!

Random musings from electricjonny:




♫ “There are times when, the poets and porn stars align, and you won't know who to believe in.” ♫
—Anna Nalick




“One of my favorite philosophical tenets is that people will agree with you only if they already agree with you. You do not change people's minds.”
—Frank Zappa




“What I want is to be needed. What I need is to be indispensable to somebody. Who I need is somebody that will eat up all my free time, my ego, my attention. Somebody addicted to me. A mutual addiction.”
—Chuck Palahniuk




“We're all hallucinating all the time including right now. It's just that when we agree about our hallucinations, we call that reality.”
—Anil Seth




“The many years I spent in solitude, I learned the exquisite torture of loneliness. ‌ I became insane, with long intervals of horrible sanity.”
—Poe (from Altered Carbon)

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specialized666 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Professional General Artist
Hi, have a great day :D
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electricjonny Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you, I will try to :)
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Sugardonut101 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2018
Hi
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admx Featured By Owner May 29, 2018
Hey you :aww: doing alright?
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electricjonny Featured By Owner May 29, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh hey :)  Yeah things are doing.  Usually pretty alright, but with self-inflicted worries about my future and whatnot.  But all in all, not too bad.  Good to hear from you :)
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admx Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2018
Yeah, I can relate with some of those points ^^; 
Glad it's mostly going well for you
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Stygma Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Happy birthday! :party: :cake:
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Jasperinity Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017
Happy birthday! :D
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Annaivri Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Happy birthday! Gift for You 
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:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

It's December 22nd which means it's that time of the year again and your special day is here! We hope you have an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

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Hey Hey, Happy Birthday Good Sir! :iconspinningcakeplz:
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Super Fantastic Golden Platter Cake 3D Birthday cake  icon Bring them that cake emoticon happy DA B-day :3 fella Gift (Party) Blower fella (Party) :cake: Delicious Cake (Badges) OMG CAKE Have your cake. And Eat It. KimRaiFan's Bday Cake 
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Happy Birthday! :heart:
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Happy Birthday!! :highfive: :cake: :dalove: :party: :headbang:
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Happy Birthday!

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