The Criminal's Legacy by The4thSnake, literature
The Criminal's Legacy
Kano ran his secret shiv gently across his cheek, trimming the excess hairs from his immaculately groomed face. He'd started going grey a fair few years ago, and dyeing it felt like a sign of weakness to the crime boss. Instead, he opted to simply maintain it, do something unique with it, to give it some flair. A small braid, akin to the vikings of old, was just what the doctor ordered. He idly wondered if vikings had ever fought in Mortal Kombat as he ran his fingers over the now slightly shorter hairs on his jawline. He gave the braid a slight tug and nodded in satisfaction. He was lucky his cell at the O.I.A. base had a mirror to keep him occupied. Once was a time when Kano could sit patiently in a cell, waiting days or weeks for his boys to bust him out. But that was so long ago now. Since then, he had turned sixty. He was now sixty-three years old, and he was starting to feel it. Sonya Blade had gotten older as well, but she was still in the first half of her fifties.
Art Feature: Tattoos -- Identity in Indelible Ink by team, journal
Art Feature: Tattoos -- Identity in Indelible Ink
This curated feature is brought to you by @AlexanderPaupoff. The word tattoo has its origins in the Polynesian tatau (or tatu), which means “to puncture or mark the skin.” Tattooing involves inscribing the skin by inserting dyes or pigments under the dermis to form patterns or designs. This ancient practice of body decoration has evolved into a significant form of self-expression. Tattoos are more than just ink on skin—they reflect a person’s identity, beliefs, and experiences. They visually chronicle a journey, represent values and aspirations, and capture victories and tributes, allowing us to use our skin to construct our identities in deeply personal and profound ways. Typically, there’s an idea of permanence attached to tattoos. However, much like people, they’re quite changeable. Throughout our lives, tattoos transform in appearance and intensity, the same way we do as we age. They might be voluntarily changed, extended, covered up, or removed, and when we die, they
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United in #PeaceForIsrael
In recent days, the world has been shaken by an act of sheer evil against the people of Israel. Israel was attacked by the terrorist organization Hamas, whose stated purpose for being is to kill the Jewish people. Over 1,000 civilians were slaughtered and assaulted in ways too terrible to describe here. Hundreds of young people were massacred while attending a musical festival to celebrate peace, including dozens of people around the world from the United States, Germany, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Australia, France, and more. In Israeli towns and villages, entire families were wiped out. Parents were killed while trying to protect their children. Babies and children were murdered. Thousands more people were injured and remain in critical condition. Many people, including babies, children, elderly, women, and men were taken hostage by Hamas. Their families are left devastated and unsure of the fate or safety of their loved ones. Alongside the people of Israel, the Palestinian
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Sellers Guide for Winter and the Holidays
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So much is always changing at DeviantArt. This is a comprehensive list of product updates, site changes, and news related specifically to the DeviantArt website and its features. November 8, 2023 - DreamUp higher-quality AI art with more prompts! November 7, 2023 - Find more art you love with over 1,000 new topics! October 11, 2023 - Exclusives: Buy, sell, and resell unique art! September 27, 2023 - A New Look for New Groups September 26, 2023 - Sharing art you love just got easier September 26, 2023 - Drawtober 2023: Draw every day in October! September 20, 2023 - Promote a Gallery on your deviations! September 19, 2023 - Become a Beta Tester on DeviantArt September 5, 2023 - Daily Challenges: Inspiration Served Fresh September 5, 2023 - Award a Nice Shot Badge to your favorite photos! August 7, 2023 - Celebrate DeviantArt's 23rd Birthday! June 20, 2023 - Show off your adoptables with new features! June 12, 2023 - New Label requirement for AI Artwork May 31, 2023 -
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