Shop Forum More Submit  Join Login
About Varied / Hobbyist R^230/Male/United States Recent Activity
Deviant for 11 Years
Needs Core Membership
Statistics 191 Deviations 15,655 Comments 56,072 Pageviews
×

Newest Deviations

Zi End is Near!!! by shrodu Zi End is Near!!! :iconshrodu:shrodu 16 2 Pickle Speck (gift) by shrodu Pickle Speck (gift) :iconshrodu:shrodu 2 1 'Nother Ziwan by shrodu 'Nother Ziwan :iconshrodu:shrodu 5 5 Ame Pet by shrodu Ame Pet :iconshrodu:shrodu 5 4
Mature content
The Blood-stained Fae :iconshrodu:shrodu 7 3
Literature
Beneath the veils - Awakening
Beneath the Veils
Preface
    I was dreading the day someone would read this, but if you have found this book, then it seems you should know who I really am.  For the time you have known me and for the time you have heard my name, there was always something I never wanted anybody to know.  I am not from a foreign land and I lied when I would “speak” to my “interpreter” to show I could speak.  I feared for the longest time that if people knew the truth about me, about what I am beneath these veils, that those of you who have come to love me and accept me into your lives...I was terrified that you would hate me.  The truth is that I am mute and I am not like you.  My name is Karen Klaus and the truth is…I died...and as you read my story, I only ask that you do not hate me nor the people I call my family.  Not for my lies and not for who I am.  I love every one of my readers...that's why I must tell you the tr
:iconshrodu:shrodu
:iconshrodu:shrodu 2 2
The best kind of gift... (Gift) by shrodu The best kind of gift... (Gift) :iconshrodu:shrodu 32 5 When a lesbian meets a 'Lesbianja' -HATD '14 by shrodu
Mature content
When a lesbian meets a 'Lesbianja' -HATD '14 :iconshrodu:shrodu 16 10
Dark-hearted lovers  -  HaGD '14 by shrodu Dark-hearted lovers - HaGD '14 :iconshrodu:shrodu 20 12 Ziwan Smiling  (Lineart) by shrodu Ziwan Smiling (Lineart) :iconshrodu:shrodu 3 5 Romance of Horses by shrodu Romance of Horses :iconshrodu:shrodu 2 6 Peppermint Cafe Moca by shrodu
Mature content
Peppermint Cafe Moca :iconshrodu:shrodu 9 13
Beauty and Beast Couple 7 by shrodu Beauty and Beast Couple 7 :iconshrodu:shrodu 7 9 Everybody loves Cafe Moca WIP by shrodu Everybody loves Cafe Moca WIP :iconshrodu:shrodu 4 9 Meeting WIP by shrodu Meeting WIP :iconshrodu:shrodu 8 26 Christmas Naga WIP by shrodu Christmas Naga WIP :iconshrodu:shrodu 5 6

Random Favourites

Page 10 - WDCT 1 - Giantess Fan Comic by giantess-fan-comics Page 10 - WDCT 1 - Giantess Fan Comic :icongiantess-fan-comics:giantess-fan-comics 349 7 Elona(lina) - Cthulhu Saves the World by slash000 Elona(lina) - Cthulhu Saves the World :iconslash000:slash000 22 0 October, from Cthulhu Saves the World by slash000 October, from Cthulhu Saves the World :iconslash000:slash000 50 4 CM - October by Katoons88 CM - October :iconkatoons88:Katoons88 21 8 Instant Fave I by luisbc Instant Fave I :iconluisbc:luisbc 171 17 Android 18/Lazuli by KukuruyoArt Android 18/Lazuli :iconkukuruyoart:KukuruyoArt 386 24 Dragon Ball Android 18 by magion02 Dragon Ball Android 18 :iconmagion02:magion02 10,415 431 Dragon's Crown Sorceress by magion02 Dragon's Crown Sorceress :iconmagion02:magion02 2,867 119 One Piece Nami by magion02 One Piece Nami :iconmagion02:magion02 4,626 164 Adoptable:Astarte(SOLD) by Azure-wolf96 Adoptable:Astarte(SOLD) :iconazure-wolf96:Azure-wolf96 5 7 wilted strawberry by tlwelker wilted strawberry :icontlwelker:tlwelker 145 101 Summer Fun by Perverted-Dan-Hibiki Summer Fun :iconperverted-dan-hibiki:Perverted-Dan-Hibiki 305 27 Incoming Hartmann by Perverted-Dan-Hibiki Incoming Hartmann :iconperverted-dan-hibiki:Perverted-Dan-Hibiki 255 31 Beach by Fury-artworks Beach :iconfury-artworks:Fury-artworks 596 41 Mirai-Chan by Fury-artworks Mirai-Chan :iconfury-artworks:Fury-artworks 737 27 Mirai5 by erioca Mirai5 :iconerioca:erioca 3 0

Activity


Here's a joke.

Knock knock.
Who's there?
I just got home from work and have 2-3 hours of cleaning ahead of me.
I just got home from work and have 2-3 hours of cleaning ahead of me who?
I just heard that one of my 7 dogs has cancer and either has to have a leg removed or be put down.

Hahaha...
If you have a clear shot, then take it.  Plant it between the eyes and don't look back.
:iconcrystal-secret: is deleting his account...for real?!  This is like...an age long past...I have had several good memories about this guy.  Hope you find peace in life, man.  Keep in touch if you ever feel the need.

Visit his gallery if you want some cool artwork to look at...because he's torching his account.
  • Listening to: My brain as I think about my job
Before someone goes off and thinks this is about them or that I'm going to mention names, no.  There won't be any of that here.  Some factors may contribute to watchers like yourselves, to people you may know, or people you may not know, but there will be no defamation of character here.  Just personal thoughts to vent out so I can focus on my day job.

Friendship in the current age, is it worth it?  Is it natural or is it just a business practice? Often times, the line gets blurred and that's where problems lie.  You may know someone for years and you may speak to them often on familiar terms, but does this really make them "friends"? 

Around 10 years ago, I heard a riddle passing around.  "What takes a lifetime to build, but seconds to ruin?"  Often times, the answer is one's reputation, but it can go deeper.  Emotional health, friendships, pride, trust, confidence, all of these also happen to be intangible goods that can effect one's life.

But where does this come into play in the face of friendship?  Aside from being in the same list, any of the factors can attribute to it.  "Friends" are often defined as people who offer support to one's growth or recovery while having shared interests, however, shared interests alone can often be misunderstood as a foundation towards a friendship...this is one such misconception that I've experienced time and again which has led to several downfalls into the trainwreck that is my mental and emotional health.

Even if someone does appear to care about your growth or recovery, are they your friends?  Unfortunately, this is where the line blurs again as ulterior motives are now at play.  Several times there's someone in a relationship where persons A and B are in a seemingly healthy relationship and publicly display this.  The next month, they've broken up and what were once sugar-coated words of kindness have now become fists coated with poison.  What happened?  The answer is often defined as a misunderstanding due to poor communication from one person or both persons, both in terms of sending and receiving. 

People can say "You'll always be my friend", "But we can still be friends", or "anything for a friend", but do these phrases ever mean as they are written?  Rarely do, today's communication is more about the subtext than the spoken message itself, which understandably makes matters worse.

Another issue is about posturing.  People say to be yourself, but what they don't tell you is that at the same time, you shouldn't be yourself.  Often times, people will pretend to be someone they are not or hide deep down who they are or aspects that are part of their core definitions.  When these aspects are discovered, these individuals can be labeled as tainted goods and discarded instantaneously when time and circumstance make individuals far more complex than the surface "issue".  All the posturing just to attract someone...a friend, someone popular, a potential love interest, a distant family member, an investor...all make it far more complex (sans the investor in which a mask must be worn 100% of the time, making your presence more as a commodity worthy of an investment rather than as a person).

Any friendship or relationship is often based on factors that are prone to error, yet to err is human.  So, how can it be measured or defined by today's standard?  In my experience, the answer is within the term "vulnerability" as well as "empathy".  If both parties are as (or similarly) vulnerable towards one another, then a bond may be established.  Of course, with "pity" and "posturing" at play, this too becomes blurred territory.

Though I define vulnerability as a defined basis towards friendship, that is not to say it is without further error.  To display vulnerability, it is the same as taking a loan, placing a bet, or even to make an investment on the stick market or making a simple transaction.  The situations on this list involve the American Dollar...money.  but what does the humble dollar or simple penny reflect?  Originally, it was to say how much gold in the federal reserve was in your name...gold you owned.  Today, however, it is the Fiat system which is literally the most simple intangible good to exchange.  Trust!

This is to say that when you purchase something like a sandwich, you trust the seller that the product (or in other cases, service) is of a satisfactory quality and worthy 9f being trusted.  The same is said for friendships, where trust is the payment for goods and services.  In this way, friendships are perfectly understandable, but so are all ulterior motives.  Pardon the business major perspective.

Is friendship really worth the investment?  Sometimes, yes, but only if you're willing to risk your trust in another person.  It is true that I have friends, but I'm not sure how long they'll last and often wonder if the investment was worth it.  I trust some more than others, but the largest problem is how much it will sting if those investments go awry.

I'm all for friendship, but for now, I'm tired of the sting and am not willing to invest any further in new ventures.

That's all I have to say about that.  Now I can focus on the primary occupant of my daily life, my job.

deviantID

shrodu
R^2
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Meh.

What do you want to know? I rarely draw. I'm a size fan. I'm a college student with 2 degrees. And I sometimes sing.

I used to take pride in my writings and art, but I dunno......

Journal History

Friends

Comments


Add a Comment:
 
:iconmilesmouse:
MilesMouse Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for watching! :happy:
Reply
:iconzerohour99:
ZeroHour99 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Professional Digital Artist
Reply
:iconbirthdays:
birthdays Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologize that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

---
Birthdays Team
This birthday greeting was brought to you by: KoudelkaW
Reply
:iconstrangerataru:
Strangerataru Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Happy b-day there.
Reply
:iconwhitebearboy:
whitebearboy Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
Happy Birthday!
Reply
:iconjjjmadness:
JJJMadness Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
 candlescandlescandlescandlescandlescandlescandlescandles
 Scalpel (Left)Tini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeTini Vintage Syringe
      bunch of smiley facesbunch of smiley facesbunch of smiley facesbunch of smiley facesbunch of smiley faces Eyeball  bunch of smiley facesbunch of smiley facesbunch of smiley facesbunch of smiley facesbunch of smiley faces
      bunch of smiley facesbunch of smiley facesTini Cleaver (Right)  Tini Preserved Heart Moving Eye Ball Cup Cake 50x50 icon  Broken Heart  Moving Eye Ball Cup Cake 50x50 icon  Tini Preserved Heart Tini Cleaver (Left)bunch of smiley facesbunch of smiley faces
      bunch of smiley facesPill AvatarMoving Eyeballs Cake Type 2 50x50 icon Virtual Retro LED - HVirtual Retro LED - AVirtual Retro LED - PVirtual Retro LED - PVirtual Retro LED - Y Moving Eyeballs Cake Type 2 50x50 iconPopsiclebunch of smiley faces
   GHOST HEART Moving Eyeballs Cake 50x50 iconVirtual Retro LED - BVirtual Retro LED - IVirtual Retro LED - RVirtual Retro LED - TVirtual Retro LED - HVirtual Retro LED - DVirtual Retro LED - AVirtual Retro LED - YMoving Eyeballs Cake 50x50 icon GHOST HEART 
Tini Vintage Syringe leftTini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeEyesTini EyeScalpel (Right)
 candlescandlescandlescandlescandlescandlescandlescandles
Reply
:iconraakone:
Raakone Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
Happy Birthday!
Reply
:iconheavypootis:
heavypootis Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018
Happy Bithday! ^^
Reply
:iconavacadoramabot:
avacadoramabot Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hope you have a good birthday :D
Reply
:iconsexygiantesspussy183:
Thanks for the faves I really appreciate it 😄
Reply
Add a Comment: