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2014 - Year in art

2014 - Year in art

Of course we're talking about my art. Time to reflect what was the best and move on. So, without further ado... === Digital Art I think I've always went with digital art first and photography second. I don't see why this year should be any different. I've been mainly drawing smaller pieces that didn't take too long to make. There were only two that took longer than five hours. One was good and the other was meh — though some simple and quick paintings actually turned out decent. The first 'Most faves' and 'most views' awards go to The Village on the Top of the World: 670 views, 53 favs. I really like it and if I had to pick the t

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies

sucks. I've never seen a fantasy movie that would suck this bad since I've seen Eragon or Dragonheart 2: The New Beginning. My expectations were lowest possible but the movie still managed to disappoint me. I saw it on Monday. It was fascinating how thoroughly Peter has ruined it. The quality of The Hobbit movies has been decreasing ever since the party reached Rivendell in the first movie, and this movie sets the new low. Is it a joke? Because I really hope that's just an elaborate joke, but seeing that Smaug in the second movie wasn't a joke either... Yes, it starts with Smaug. Here's a quick recap of everything they've fucked up with Sma

Kinda back on track

Kinda back on track

It's 4 AM on April first and my roommate is apparently running his (proverbial rather than literal) chainsaw on full power throughout the night. Talk about starting early with the joy the first of April always is. Anyway, things appear to be mostly back on track. I got my external hard drive back a month ago, fucked something, ruined one of my laptop hard drives, gotten most of my files back, raspberry Pi is up and running. Wow such fascinating. I've also decided it wouldn't be a bad idea if I tried to occupy myself with drawing on a bit more regular basis. It kinda worked the previous week, I just need to motivate myself to continue. I hav

And I've lost another hard drive.

And I've lost another hard drive.

This one's going to be one of the more boring journals again... probably, but I've lost another drive. This time it was the 3TB external hard drive by Seagate (which I bought for cheap enough) which I ran my Raspberry PI off. Like last HDD failure, nothing significant was lost because this drive a network drive, used mostly for torrents (don't judge, you can't say how (il)legal my stuff was). It was also supposed to be a backup thing in case of problems with my laptop but I've never set up the scripts for that so. The first sign of trouble started the last week on Wednesday when I awoke to drive making that weird clicking noises and was gene

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons + stats of 2013

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons + stats of 2013

First of all, happy new year everyone. Last time when I bitched about The Hobbit and how I was disappointed that Smaug wasn't a dragon but a wyvern I mentioned I'll probably write another journal entry that would handle The Witcher or bitch about Windoge 8.1 by the end of the year. I noticed I didn't have time for either of the two things (my friends got me high on Payday 2). Today the said friends and I had some kind of reunion because we haven't met in person since last year (hehehe). After a while, one of the two friends invited us over to his place where we eventually started to scroll through his Steam collection and decided to try this

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug

So, I've seen this movie. It was better than the first movie but EDIT: Who am I kidding. Saw both back-to-back, TDoS sucked more.. As Shania Twain would say, it didn't impress me much, Peter has the budget but he lacks the touch. The first thing would be Smaug. His appearance managed to disappoint me. Seriously, Peter (the director), a wyvern? He is supposed to be a dragon (complete with 4 legs and a pair of wings (which totals 6 limbs). Which is consistent both with how dragons are supposed to look like and how dragons — especially those of Smaug's kind — actually look like according to Tolkien. Yeah, I am talking the purism tha

Windows 8.1 and the bucket of problems it brings

Windows 8.1 and the bucket of problems it brings

I've recently did two stupid things: First one was upgrading Windows to 8.1 (Fresh install, I previously used horribly bloated Win 7) and the other was upgrading my Kubuntu to 13.10 which brings approximately equal bucket of problems. Yes, I consider myself a linux user for the most part but there's a class in our course that requires Visual Studio Ultimate (free on university's Dreamspark), so Windows is a requirement. And because my Windows 7 got seriously bloated somewhere along the way, I decided to do a reinstall. I saw 8.1 on Dreamspark (also free), downloaded, installed and... now I have a bucket of problems. Because Win 8.1 definitel

A quest for a decent audio player on Linux

A quest for a decent audio player on Linux

There are still some of us who still haven't jumped on Pandora/Spotify/etc. train, some of us who still have local music libraries (sometimes measured in dozens of Gibibytes) and use old-fashioned media players on computer. And as all software, some are better and some are worse. So far I've been using Amarok, but with later versions the program has gotten a few serious problems. First thing I did mind was its disregard for which folder(s) I've selected for my library, including just about every sound file I've had on my disks. But at least there was no further problems. That was when my library was still 5k songs. That number recently saw a

Oh these late achievements of mine.

Oh these late achievements of mine.

I've also been tagged, but I will come to that in a bit. WARNING: GEEK STUFF AHEAD. I have noticed that I've apparently neglected to mention that I've ordered and gotten my Raspberry Pi. For those who've missed out on the news, that's a ~€30 computer in the size of a credit card. With 512 megs of RAM and 700 Mhz ARM CPU it's not really that much of a beast, but it's good enough for what it gets used for. So far, it's a:Router (Wi-Fi, I also added extra Ethernet port), but speeds aren't really shiny. (Our dorm has 100 Mb/s symmetrical (due to torrent traffic, actual available bandwith is 90/60), Wi-Fi over Raspberry Pi only does up to 25

2012: Review of my artistic life

2012: Review of my artistic life

Happy new year to everyone. It seems that we've ran out of 2012, so I think this is an opportunity to review my artistic life so far. Before continuing, I invite you to read this journal and share your own artistic achievements of 2012 in the comments below. Because I've noticed that writing my journal feels a bit like talking to a wall. Anyway, back to track. Statistics for the past year are pretty short. I was more actively dealing with photography, while slowly abandoning digital painting. I've been uploading about one deviation per week. An average deviation would get around 9 favourites. (Average in last 6 months was 10 faves). First g

The Hobbit: Unexpected failure. And Far Cry 3.

The Hobbit: Unexpected failure. And Far Cry 3.

So, I saw the Hobbit, the very first day it was released (13. 12.), in 3D (not HFR, though). I will admit to having pretty high expectations about that movie, so that might be a part of reason why I'm disappointed, but it's a pretty factual thing that The Hobbit as a movie does NOT live up to its hype. Yes, it's not bad, but it's not an excess either. The first thing that made my eyebrows lift is how the movie started — yep, fast forward to the beginning of Lord of the Rings. I found that somewhat odd — The Hobbit is a prequel to LotR, but it's not Lord of the Rings. Also, the story of Dale would be better suited for telling over

21. 12. 2012 -- An Early Notice

21. 12. 2012 -- An Early Notice

So. In less than four weeks, we'll be up against that ominous day — 12th of December, 2012. As you may have heard throughout the last four years, this is the day when the world ends. The worst thing about all this is that predictions are true — the world is going to end that day. Unless... I'll give you a TL;DR first: If you wake up on 22th of December, you can thank me and my team for saving the day. If you want all the details, here's how the (true) story goes: Predictions about the end of the world ARE true. The Matrix contains a serious bug that will crash the whole system to crash really hard, causing a major corruption of
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Do you support Wikileaks? (Be it monetary or moral supp...

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  • Yes :la:
  • No :noes:
  • I live under a rock and I don't know what's Wikileaks

Literature deviations (prose)

  |  12 votes
  • :smoking: TL;DR
  • :( I don't read them, hate reading stuff on computer
  • :angered: How am I supposed read stuff which has OVER 9000 words per line?! (Yes, I'm exagorating a bit, but my screen is three times the width of a page in an average book. Now read those fucking long lines)
  • :) I try to take my time to read those

Can you stand this http://nyan.cat/ for OVER NYAN THOUS...

  |  10 votes
  • :la: YES WE CAN
  • :smoking: No.
  • GTFO -.-
  • Not after I saw Nyan Man (Hint: www.youtube.com/watch?v=3txLfS… - be warned though, this one implements rule #34 or - porn. It can't be unseen)

So... what do you think of my activity here?

  |  10 votes
  • You post too much polls.
  • You are too active in the forums.
  • Why don't you come to chat?
  • ...You didn't submit a deviation last weekend.

Let's try to get equal amounts of votes for both lines.

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  • Line 0
  • Line 1

10 + 10 x 0 = ? (Hot FB topic)

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  • 0 (zero)
  • 10 (ten)
  • 20 (twenty)

What's most important to you on dA?

  |  8 votes
  • Pageviews
  • Artwork views
  • Comments
  • :+fav:s
  • Ratio between :+fav:s and artwork views
  • Other (comment please)

Do you use forums on dA?

  |  11 votes
  • Always
  • Occasionally
  • Rarely
  • No.
  • No, I rather spend my time creating masterpieces.
  • No, I prefer chat
  • Wait. DeviantART has forums?

If person was born on 31th of December 2 BC, how old is...

  |  12 votes
  • That day is his 35th birthday
  • That day is his 34th birthday

Watching Evrovision song contest?

  |  14 votes
  • Yes
  • No
  • What's that?
  • I voted for song #13 in Thursday semi-finale :la:
  • I wish I could vote for #13 in Thursday, but I couldn't :(

Earthquake forecasted for May 11, in Rome. Worried?

  |  9 votes
  • Yes
  • No, not gonna happen.
  • Why should I worry? I'm on the other side of the world, so even if it happens.
  • No - not gonna happen - but since I'm close, being 'careful' wouldn't be of harm.

Worst thing someone can say? (most obvious things exclu...

  |  11 votes
  • I like Justin Bieber
  • It's Friday
  • I lost The Game
  • I like Twilight
  • y u cant read
  • I hate Justin Bieber
  • Rule #31 (Tits or GTFO)
  • Which seat can I take?
  • You're stupid
  • i troll u lol