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Thu Nov 17, 2005, 2:30 AM
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:new: Grandmombeam update Her exploratory surgery was yesterday and we are now certain we are dealing with cancer on her lung.  It has grown very quickly however, by naked eye there are no signs of it having travelled to anywhere else, nor spread to the lymph nodes.  The doctor will be going over the biopsies in those areas to ensure it hasn't spread, as well as consult the results of her other tests to decide the next course of action.  It would appear that she will be heading to surgery to have half of her lung removed but I'll know that better early next week I hope.

Thank you for the love and support I have passed it on to her and it's very appreciated from all of us.
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I am home safe and in catch-up mode.  I will write a journal on my experience later, I just wanted to let you know I'm back in business.  Please grant me some patience as I weed through the hundreds of emails and notes in my cue.  I will get this cleared up by the weekend :)

How was your week?

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IdeAS 2005


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Vacation Notice

Sun Nov 6, 2005, 10:30 AM
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I will be in Costa Rica from Monday November 7th until Monday November 14th.  If you have an Artist Relations related question, comment or concern, please contact the appropriate gallery director below and they will work toward getting you an answer.  Otherwise I will get back to you on the 15th.





Gallery Directors:

:bulletred: hesitation - Photography
:bulletred: superkev - Photography
:bulletred: serpentinekiss - Fetish Photography
:bulletred: scottb - Nude Photography
:bulletred: radioPooh - Stock

:bulletred: damphyr - Digital Art
:bulletred: alyn - Digital Art
:bulletred: object2bdestroyd - Vector Art
:bulletred: halfliquid - Pixel Art
:bulletred: rocksicle - Icons
:bulletred: bornghost - Design & Interface
:bulletred: pinguino - Anime
:bulletred: silentkitty - Fantasy Digital Art
:bulletred: MPsai - Anime & Comics/Cartoons
:bulletred: gatekeeper501 - Comics/Cartoons
:bulletred: zilla774 - Wallpaper

:bulletred: De-Profundis - Traditional Art
:bulletred: oedalis - Traditional Art
:bulletred: zeruch - Traditional Art
:bulletred: JLLopez - Artisan Crafts

:bulletred: MinorKey - Prose
:bulletred: imperfect - Literature

:bulletred: yathosho - Visualizations


Have a good week everyone and be nice to eachother.

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Thank you [Updated]

Thu Nov 3, 2005, 3:53 PM
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:new: Update:

Apparantly :iconthunderstatement: is my print genie.  I loved this guy before but his timing in this case was impeccable. This is the prime example of a good friend. Be sure to go show him some love, he really deserves it and if you don't know him, get to, you'll thank me later.  He rocks my socks. :heart:

As my World Turns ....
Well to say the week has become more interesting would be an understatement.   My partner and I were running errands on Tuesday, parked the car headed on our way.

Came back a couple of hours later to find the window smashed in (the poor mini :( ) and my bag missing.  Granted my bag was hidden so you couldn't see it from the outside but, it seems they were lured by something and found the bag anyways.  Contents of the bag were things really only important or useful for our business aside from my beautiful palm pilot and my (month old) prescription sunglasses.

We walked around the nearby area and through the garage and eventually turned up my bag with everything but the palm pilot and glasses but regardless..

It always interests me to see which way I go when I hit my breaking point.  Upon realization of what happened and figuring out my bag was missing.. I just started laughing and stopping wasn't happening.  

That drama aside i have replaced the missing items and BMW is repairing the damage to assaulted Mini.. in the meantime they lent us a bright yellow mini haha it's cute.

Thank you Mystery Person...

I noticed a package from dA prints yesterday but I figured it was a couple of Diny's prints that I ordered and didn't open it until this morning.

Seems I was wrong, some incredibly kind person has purchased this print for me..


I don't know who you are or why you did it but thank you.  A combination of your gesture and the image broke through whatever wall I built up and the tears I wasn't able to shed properly before I have now.  With your small gesture of kindness you've restored my lacking faith in humanity and I can't say thank you enough for that. :heart:


Update on Grandmombeam...

She went for a lung capacity test to determine the current state and strength of her lungs which would tell them if she would be able to undergo surgery to remove part of her lung should they need to.  She passed the test with flying colours which is very much a yay! While the worlds 'remove the upper half of your lung and relearn how to breathe' may sound scary.. 'I'm sorry we can't do anything' sounds much scarier. After all the reading and research I've done, the surgery seems like one of the best options for her if the cancer has not spread into her lymph system. So yay one small win for the good team.


Update on Costa Rica..

4 sleeps

Update on deviantART..

:bulletgreen: serpentinekiss' A Taste of Fetish Contest

:bulletgreen: Photography gallery directors superkev and hesitation will be hosting a featured chat on November 6th (this sunday!)

:bulletgreen:  ArtistsForCharity is a new project being spearheaded by members of the senior community. They are featuring select prints for sale and all proceeds will be donated to the specified charity. deviantART will be matching all proceeds raised by this group. For more information please refer to this . This is a very good way to help out those less fortunate than you, and to get some exclusive art at the same time!




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IdeAS 2005


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Support World AIDS Day
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Let's Get Personal

Mon Oct 31, 2005, 6:48 PM
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I'm stepping outside of my normal self and I'm going to get very personal with you because I feel the need to unload and frankly, I need an ear.

I have been dealing with some family things for the last few weeks. My grandmother wasn't feeling well, which turned into pneumonia that wouldn't go away.  Finally she went for a chest x-ray where they found a 'mark'.

Deciding not to get frantic, we patiently awaited the cat scan today which determined that the mark is indeed a tumor the size of a fist on the upper portion of her left lung.

I feel like I've been kicked in the chest by a team of horses.

She will go for blood work and lung capacity testing next week and then in for exploratory surgery on the 16th where they will decide the next step.

Options include; removing part of her lung, chemotherapy and radiation, or.. should she not be able to endure those treatments.. leaving it alone.

After a lot of conversation and as per her wishes, yes.. I'm still going to Costa Rica.  Nothing of any dangerous nature is occuring until I come back and she's not going to tolerate me not going.  However, my head is spinning so quickly I can't remember the day.  I can't process the information fast enough.. I'm not ready for this.

My grandparents have been an integral part of my life since I was born.  My mother and I lived with them when I was growing up and my grandfather was my surrogate father figure.

I've inherited some of my best qualities from my mother and my grandmother.  These women are forces.  The things they have endured would have broken most people but their fight is awe-inspiring.  My grandmother lost some of this in her last battle against breast cancer and while she came out like a prize fighting champion in the end, delivering cancer the final knockout almost killed her.  I want to fight it for her.. but I can't.  I can cheer her on from the sidelines while she enters the ring a second time and pray.. with everything I have... that she's still the force to be reckoned with that I remember.

Thank you .. I just needed that.

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By no means feel the need to respond to this. I realize the uncomfortable situation one gets put in by news like this.  This was for me.




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Community Love Tag and Life in a Box

Thu Oct 27, 2005, 5:10 PM
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Community Love Tag

nocaed has hit me up to spread some more community love.

The idea is we increase the community love :love:

You gotta pimp a person who is like your shining example of good community spirit and love then you tag six people and they pimp someone and tag another 6 to build a great big circle of deviants talking about what makes this community great. Be it their friends, the person who leaves awesome comments on their work, that person who makes everyone crack up in the forums with their jokes or just someone so sweet they make your teeth ache.

So after much deliberation i tag  :heart: :icongarrit: :heart:

He began the Unknown Artists project through a thumbnail series in his journal.  Countless hours he spent searching out specific themes and pulling the lesser known artists out of the woodwork so his group of watchers would see the unknown talent deviantART had lurking in the dark.  That project is quite huge now and he continues to be a beacon of the community in the #photographers chatroom with the behind the lens features, answering questions and continuing the legacy of Unknown Artists.  For that and just because he's an incredibly awesome guy garrit deserves some community :love:


I now tag:

:bulletred: Ghouldaddy
:bulletred: superkev
:bulletred: iamkatia
:bulletred: iamshe
:bulletred: devilicious
:bulletred: spot


In other news:

So at about 3am, while I was plugging away working this morning,  I noticed my system moving quite slowly.  This isn't abnormal for me.  I know I have some memory issues I haven't had time to deal with. Nothing dire just need to plug some more in there and as a result I lag a little if I've been running for too long.

However, a reboot generally kickstarts my system and I'm good to go for a while.  So I set the reboot, I get up to get a drink and I come back to a screen I have learned to hate with every fiber of my being.  It's a boot screen that tells me I didn't shut down properly and what mode do I want to boot into.  I try normal mode, it doesn't work and returns me to that hateful screen.  I try safe mode.. same deal.  I attempt the other two options, no go, rinse and repeat and return to that screen that was beginning to make me seethe.  

So after whining to several people while trying to figure out this damn Dell system I inherited and finally choosing poor robert (my new angel of memory jogging) to rant to.. he must have triggered some long dorment synapse and off I went.

I'm now fully recovered, back and better than ever.  I find solace in the fact that I have full backups of all my photos and most everything that's important on an external drive but regardless, the box that contained my life was inaccessible for a while and the implications of not getting back inside of it were not something I wish to experience again.  

That drama aside, I have booked my vacation and will be on a plane the 7th of November to play in the rainforests of Costa Rica.  I'm very much looking forward to this break as it's my first real vacation (gone for more than 2 days) in four years.  Which brings me to another important milestone...

Today marks my 4th wedding anniversary.  Yes you can empathize with him ;)  

When you find someone who accepts you for who you are and allows you to be your own person and supports you in your efforts, and loves you despite it all, you keep them.

I'm very blessed.

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The purpose of Artist Relations is to strengthen the community spirit as well as network with fellow artists so that we may bring outside opportunities to you and help you to hone your skills.

The Gallery Directors are your goto people in respect to your galleries.  They are the people you make gallery suggestions to, ask questions about your specific genre, or seek knowledge from.

In an effort to improve communication and interaction between the community and the Artist Relations department we have disabled the email address dailydevs@deviantart.com and now ask that you note or email the appropriate gallery director or staff member with your daily deviation suggestions.


Please note that all Gallery Directors have (name)@deviantart.com email addresses.


Please consult the list below to determine who to contact:





Gallery Directors



Other Staff Members with DD privileges:




Thank you, we look forward to hearing from you!  Should you have any questions concerning this change please contact Moonbeam13

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The First Shall Be the Last

Sat Oct 22, 2005, 9:53 AM
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I'm not a fan of profile tests but I did one anyways because it came up in conversation and I needed a diversion from my current chaos.. so I took the Jung-Myers-Briggs Typology test and the results are that I am an EFNJ.

Extraverted iNtuitive Feeling Judging

ENFJs are the benevolent 'pedagogues' of humanity. They have tremendous charisma by which many are drawn into their nurturant tutelage and/or grand schemes. Many ENFJs have tremendous power to manipulate others with their phenomenal interpersonal skills and unique salesmanship. But it's usually not meant as manipulation -- ENFJs generally believe in their dreams, and see themselves as helpers and enablers, which they usually are.

ENFJs are global learners. They see the big picture. The ENFJs focus is expansive. Some can juggle an amazing number of responsibilities or projects simultaneously. Many ENFJs have tremendous entrepreneurial ability.

ENFJs are, by definition, Js, with whom we associate organization and decisiveness. But they don't resemble the SJs or even the NTJs in organization of the environment nor occasional recalcitrance. ENFJs are organized in the arena of interpersonal affairs. Their offices may or may not be cluttered, but their conclusions (reached through feelings) about people and motives are drawn much more quickly and are more resilient than those of their NFP counterparts.

ENFJs know and appreciate people. Like most NFs, (and Feelers in general), they are apt to neglect themselves and their own needs for the needs of others. They have thinner psychological boundaries than most, and are at risk for being hurt or even abused by less sensitive people. ENFJs often take on more of the burdens of others than they can bear.


This is ironic because of my current situation but regardless I'm impressed at the level it could get to.  Usually I can psyche out a test and make it say what I want it to but this one I just went with.  So there you go, some psychological insight into the Moonbeam.  

So.. wanna share? What's your type?

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Artist Relations News

:bulletred: Changes to the way DD's are suggested will be announced shortly.. pay attention to the front page and hot topics.

:bulletred: Featured chats with your Gallery Directors are coming, so take the opportunity to get to know the people who are working hard for you and the galleries you submit to.  

:new: :bulletred: There will not be a UA Feature for November but it will be picked up in December.  Sorry for the inconvenience.

:bulletred: More is coming.. I just can't tell you yet ;)




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A picture is worth a thousand words and photojournalism aims to tell stories through pictures that capture the decisive moments.  



LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY

200 years after the French Revolution championed the ideals of liberty, equality and fraternity, we struggle to attain them today. Personal and political liberty is still unheard of in many parts of the world, equal rights and a secular state are still controversial, and the economic gulf between rich and poor make the idea of a global brotherhood unthinkable.

But there is a brotherhood between people and the call for liberty, equality and fraternity is just as important for gays in America,  for women in Saudi Arabia, and the disenfranchised in the former USSR.  

Explore one or all of the parts of Liberty, Equality and Fraternity.  Your exploration can be political but it doesn't have to be. Be inventive, don't be afraid to question truths or find our common soul, even when it's filthy.  


Numerous submissions were received and various angles were explored by photographers attempting to meet the challenge.  It took some time but the judges have come to a decision!


First Place:  2005 World Press Photo book + print account*

Fathers for justice by JamesBardolph
  by JamesBardolph




Second Place: 1 year subscription to deviantArt + print account*

DNC 2004, No. 1 by JTF-5128 DNC 2004, No. 2 by JTF-5128 DNC 2004, No. 3 by JTF-5128 DNC 2004, No. 4 by JTF-5128 DNC 2004, No. 5 by JTF-5128
by JTF-5128





Third Place:  6 month subscription to deviantArt + print account*

The point of no return by cedrus And they shall walk in peace.. by cedrus Youth is not all that matters by cedrus Free at last. by cedrus
by cedrus




* if deviant does not already have a print account. If the deviant has a print account, we will award it to the deviant of their choice OR add an extra year to their subscription.



Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!  Winners will be contacted by Moonbeam13 the final installment of IdeAS 2005 Alienation, Apathy, Anonymity is running 1 October 2005 through 31 December 2005

The Judges:

:pointr: bzed
:pointr: cweeks
:pointr: garrit
:pointr: Moonbeam13
:pointr: serpentinekiss
:pointr: suzums
:pointr: skiphunt
:pointr: flumpie






"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still." ~Dorothea Lange (American documentary photographer, 1895-1965).

International agencies are working to bring relief to areas affected by the earthquake that hit the Indian Sub Continent on Saturday 8th October. The earthquake, which reached 7.6 on the Richter scale, is thought to have killed between 20,000 and 30,000 people, and has left millions homeless.

Read the CNN report for more information as it's available.


Please see the
List of Aid Agencies in the Quake Zone for ways you can donate to the relief effort.

Our hearts go out to those affected by this most recent tragedy.

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These Boots Were Made For Me

Tue Oct 11, 2005, 9:54 PM
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:new: I've updated my website link to be the 2006 weekend to end breast cancer.  I'll be participating in my 4th year and i'd really love a new button if someone is interested in making one. :new:




Well this is a somewhat pointless all about me journal because that's the mood I'm in, and well it can't always be about work!

Thanksgiving was this weekend in good old Canadia and after the stress and non-sleep from the months before it was very nice to get together with my mom for a home cooked meal and some catch up.  I got to drag superkev over as well to witness his first Vegan Thanksgiving complete with tofurkey and he seems to not only have survived it, but enjoyed it! Friends and family is a great combination.

From there it was back to work and my day yesterday was quite odd but interesting to say the least.  I've been in the market for a new pair of boots because the initial loves of my life are falling apart, and frankly, I'm only as good as my boots somedays.  Their like Samson's hair for me, a source of power I suppose.  New boots were in order but not necessarily in the budget.

But yesterday I was informed by my business partner that low and behold, I was employee of the month! (quirkiness humor abounds) and a pair of boots I was in love with were to be mine as a result.  Have I mentioned I love my job?


my 5 inches of pure unadulterated hawt.


Aside from all of this business is doing really well and I'm getting ready to take a 4 day vacation in Mexico but there will be more on that later.

A more 'business' journal to follow shortly.  Be well everyone :heart:




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The primary focus of the Unknown Artists Project is to expose talented, yet underrated, artists on deviantArt.  In spirit of that goal, we will present to the community a monthly feature showcasing unknown artists in photography, traditional art, digital art and literature.  This month MPsai joins us as a guest to feature unknown artists in comics.



:pointr: selections by `garrit

Anon by carvinganishThink by ilieilieRome - Piazza Navona III by carvinganishDone by ilieilie
:thumb22803862:Found by ilieilie:thumb19096908:Managers special by PomadMan




:pointr: selections by ^superkev

  Japanese Mosaic by parallel-pamCity Life by sputnikpixelreflection... by salihgulerDirections by Fingathing
:thumb22883845::thumb22800284:Sussex Fair Memories by Tachy-on:thumb22912978:










:pointr: selections by ^oedalis

Is that Orpheus? by lllariaFAMILIY TIES by Sadboy-ElchicotristeGLAM by koanne:thumb20826248:
fantasy.in.rose by ImRoGeR..E-Cinili Kosk... by kdrLast of the Ancients by GoblinQueeenHello, my name is Bernard by JustBetsyCostumes




:pointr: selections by `twosilverstars

:thumb22053234: pink by kaptainbakonsplit by noformdesignMount Vernon and Fairway by plasticbat
:thumb20449359:Sea Turtle by morganmonahanIra and the Eye.  Kaldor by InkmoCapricorn in Color by BlackUniGryphon




:pointr: selections by ^De-Profundis

looking by b-u-c-k-l-e-sAutoportrait 5 by newzuluisabel by haveagoodtimeDeath Mask Work In Progress by andsoitburns
Red cave by georgie-spiderlingbottom by filthyartist:thumb8135569:The Fiddler. by Schlammer










:pointr: selections by =IfrozenspiritI

:thumb22228164: two tired children'when the sky falls,' she whispered softly, playing with the ends of his hair, 'will you hold my hand?'
they sat in plastic chairs under the streetlight and staring at the stars. the road was empty and the city was hollow, littered with neon advertisements for underwear and french fries. the wind was cool, but not biting, soft and fresh around her neck as she hugged her body, grasping her shoulders and crossing her heart. she'd only brought one bag and she held it between her feet. her little red case of cds and jewelry. all he had was his guitar. she'd never seen him without it. they traveled light, perhaps hoping it'd rub off on their minds, as they sat with their tickets in their pockets and no money in their wallets. she looked up at his face.
'sure,' he said, touching her leg. 'sure i will.'
they turned their heads, looking straight ahead, watching the streetlight shudder and flicker, blinking and fighting as it struggled with the inevitable. it was silent, save for the quiet flow
Day Job
While on one of the mass-transit trains during rush hour, Robert Carlton ran into an old friend and former roommate. He'd been rolling up his newspaper--waiting for the animated headlines to change could be tedious on a commute--when a man in a business suit collided with him.
"I'm sorry," Carlton said instinctively, even though he was quite sure it was the other man's fault and was more than a little annoyed. Then he got a good look at his 'assailant,' and recognized the man's hooked nose and broad, lined forehead.
Before he could speak, the man grasped his hand, grinning. "Bob Carlton, is that you? I haven't seen you since graduation.
Carlton's peeved expression was instantly replaced with a smile of his own. "Harve! My god, it's been a long time. I thought you were living up the coast a ways!"
Harve shook his head. "Not anymore, Bob. I'm a native again, just like you. Meant to look you up, even, but the old number doesn't work."
Carlton playfully socked his old friend on the shoulde
Not Feeling Yourself?
Not Feeling Yourself
I woke up to the sound of the repeated high-pitched wail of an alarm clock. I silenced it, pushed back the sheets and got up. After a quick cold shower I dressed and went downstairs. Edward Wetherby hates breakfast cereals, the milk always results in sludgy mush that makes him feel physically sick; but I poured myself a bowl of corn flakes, drowned them in milk and began to eat his breakfast. Half an hour later and I stood at the bus stop. The number seventeen bus arrived 17 minutes late. "How Ironic" Edward thought. I handed over my fare and took a seat at the back of the bus.
"Are you alright dear?" Asked Mrs. Peterson, a kindly old lady who Edward knew through the bridge club. "You haven't been yourself recently."
"I'm on my way to the doctor." I replied. "He called me back for a check-up after the therapy."
"Oh yes, I remember. How are you feeling."
"I feel fine." I reassured her. Edward Wetherby did not feel fine but I opened the morning paper, ending the conv
:thumb22562391: time travelingEvery Friday and Saturday night he takes refuge in the coffeehouses that are positioned throughout his hometown.  He always sits in the southwest corner of the coffeehouse; tonight's destination is on Drexel between Calle de Luna and Oración Blvd.  It's an old building with patrons of a similar age who ignore him.  His voice has nothing to add to their intellectual rendezvous' and he remains an insignificant observer; he tells himself that it is easier to see that way.  The women smoke heavier than the men who scowl into their cups of coffee or double shot cappuccinos but their voices are even throughout the discourse.  The air is thick with philosophy and the tired attempts of expired hippie revolutions.  Worn out copies of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test decorate nutmeg coffee tables and provide reading material in the bathrooms, feigned ambiance and imposed coincidence.  The menu only provides for tame beverages b




:pointr: selections by =zebrazebrazebra

:thumb20707403: Poor Substitution
It's at this point in time,
the pinnacle of your
adolescence,
when you realize
that your mother can't
play catch nearly as well
as some kind of father
could have.
Mayflies
Mayflies
When I was five, one of my classmates died.  She had been hit by a car, and for some reason, she was the one out of a billion whose regeneration implant failed to function, so she died.
When we all heard of this, nobody cried.  We all knew it could not be happening.  She had lived barely five years, barely an instant.  She was supposed to live forever.  We were all supposed to live forever.  Death had been destroyed.  We couldn't mourn her because it was impossible for anyone to die.
We all had to go to her funeral.  We didn't really want to go.  We didn't want to spend the day sitting around listening to a lot of people make boring speeches.  There had not been a funeral for so long that there must have been millions of people there, strangers as much to us as to her, who had come more out of morbid curiosity than anything else.  It was held outside, in a big p
:thumb18360821:
LitterImpassively, you watched me,
scoffing at my tears:
"Don't litter on the pavement."
:thumb22966666::thumb22202664: berryberry
                        ericaleebrown
sweet bones of a young face
blushing
smooth
juice on a long, tangled vine
anxious
to burst through strained skin
indigo
soured ink
loud fruit
seedless
hanging to small limbs
like night on the moon's pale stomach
lips touching sugared flesh
hidden in thickets, in thorns, in thundered caverns
of this untamed field
berry
           black
                 blue
                      red
                          violet
berry
raw bride
eluding our clutching




:pointr: selections by ^imperfect

:thumb11499316: EchoicEchoic
Your core is refracted and deflected from
the straight path which
continues to lead you here.
Your transcendence,
although well documented,
lacked any sub-stantial
evidence
or clues on how to break
your punctuated fall.
R E S U R G E N C E
Fresh diffusal of cool silence
in this echoic theatre of beauty;
imitation of speech and gesture,
up
close
and personal.
You are replication,
my draft and fuzzy focus -
interpreted perfectly,
clearly defined fractal lines;
my better half
and improved reflection
lying in wait for me.
Beauty, RevisitedComatose,
She's a fiend of the close
Harmony-dissonance;
She'd feign cite her source,
But with a furtive glittering glance.
It may not be clear to you, but
There's some sort of rigid beauty,
Something that's yet to change.
A soul's got to bend notes blue,
Burst blood red and ready
Before she knows her heart's range.
An innocence by his side,
A sliver of light left untouched:
That was what attracted her.
The beauty of that light,
Though is wasn't much,
A carrion call enacted her.
Catatonic,
She's a friend of the past,
The physic and the sonic.
Her knees are burst
With the effort, the enharmonic:
That flat and sharp are first
And foremost natural,
Unity that's actual.
Cataleptic,
Maybe pathetic,
But she sure is beautiful today.
Her melody, her hymn
Her avant-garden;
It's more than they can sing or say.
:thumb13151761:
Vinyl
I listened to You
in vinyl
because digital aunts
were getting old
and tinny sounding
and I wanted You, at least,
to be real
and scratchable
Defile All DesolateDefile All Desolate
so dial a line back through human gloom
         past the present where the future's present in
each curdling broth of boiling biology -- biography -
the charting of your face, each face, every groove-line-ridge
and every hole conformed to fit the map--
  so where? over rocks bigger than the sky
huge like minds, and yes, my friend, i'm there --
no split infinitive, no heretic to holy angst --
i am truth and i am nothing
where?
         where wastes glisten-crackle-break their strain of ice-
glaze the icing of their tops and grumble, split and spat in halves
down countries, glaciers burning cold corridors through time
         where seas constrict and throttle continents in torrents -
beat the bass that they were built to batter, quake the pagan gods
in rumbled voices, baritone and strong and heavy and death
         where gurgles rose, ululating-ecstatic-frenzied-swooping
banging their bodies across dry lands, swirling fingers of an elemental
pandemonium
         wh
pipe tobacco
His voice, slow, lovely, softly washes over
my soul, like waves.
Smoke, smelling of warm earth and sunlight,
wreathes my head.
His thoughts wrap round my own.
He holds my small body
against his, safe,
the angry wind outside
no match for the warm kettle on our hearth.
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:pointr: selections by ^mangapunksai

armorgirl by Frozforestasuka -- carols by kurishinaElephant drum by stinkywigfiddle:thumb16580306:
Julie and the Creature by BryanBaugh:thumb23073925:Cheerful Spring by cocon





:pointr: selections by ^alyn

The Gathering by sphereukGeneral Grievous by arrghmanHighly Unfathomable by AliasBurn
Happy Birthday Zethara by davidbrinnenJust Before The Storm by BPauba:thumb22925384:Creature by Smygol




:pointr: selections by %walloftruth

snake by CR-67YAP - Deep by emailandthings:thumb21002814:
Animated by martman:thumb21786092:More MM shots by DrobileStone Temples by AdoC







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With Friends like these <3

Thu Oct 6, 2005, 3:57 AM
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:new: I've updated my website link to be the 2006 weekend to end breast cancer.  I'll be participating in my 4th year and i'd really love a new button if someone is interested in making one.




my blessed friend Ghouldaddy tagged me and I refused to post it here and have since been berated greatly.

So here it is, I tag superkev, arachnid15, serpentinekiss, nocaed, devilicious, dottiemaggie



1. My sperm donor (biological father) wanted a boy and told me so every day for the brief stint he spent in my life I haven't seen him in well over a decade.

2. I'm an only child but have nothing of the selfish qualities associated with being one but I do have the imaginary friends!

3. I'm a true gemini

4. I'm a vegan.  I don't eat meat, dairy, fish, eggs etc etc and no I don't wear leather.

5. I wanted to be a minipop or get on star search when I was younger.

6. I have OCD

7. I used to be a gogo dancer

8. If I was about to get hit by a car and had my camera on me I would protect the camera.

9. I would die for my friends.

10. I will go out of my way for a stranger.

11. I will kill anyone that hurts someone I care about intentionally.

12. I dropped out of university in 3rd year because I couldn't afford it even with 3 jobs and I really didn't want to be in political science.

13. Every joint in my body is double jointed.

14. I was a girl guide

15. i was my student class president in high school.

16. I fell off a jungle gym when I was younger and landed on a broken beer bottle and now have a scar under my chin from the stitches.

17. I'm a witch

18. I am extremely uncomfortable in front of a camera.

19. My favorite numbers are 3 and 13

20. I have a relatively low self esteem but hide behind intelligence.

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These Boots were Made for Walking

Thu Sep 29, 2005, 7:22 PM
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:new: I've updated my website link to be the 2006 weekend to end breast cancer.  I'll be participating in my 4th year and i'd really love a new button if someone is interested in making one.




"Most of our obstacles would melt away if, instead of cowering before them, we should make up our minds to walk boldly through them."

-- Orison Swett Marden

We can't escape problems and negativity. Escaping just brings denial and suppression - we continue to carry the problem with us. Ironically, it is our lack of acceptance and resistance to the problem that creates the pain. Resistance builds up an energy wall or block that, if not discharged, gets suppressed into the body. These blocks identify places where we have not enough understanding or love.

For health, we must work through what we seek to avoid. How do we do this? We can love parts of ourselves that we don't like. We can seek the lessons we are being invited to learn through the problem. We can examine our beliefs and seek to see different perspectives and a bigger picture. As our perspectives grow, more of life makes sense and has meaning.

It's a lot of work and it's where I am right now. Every change brings negative response that, while seeming to be from a minute population, appears to overshadow the overwhelming positivity in the interim.  Not anymore.  Change is iminent, in my daily life, my jobs, and yes, even on deviantART and I will strive to do the best I can and frankly, that really should be enough.  

Will you like everything? probably not. I think it's silly to even ask that to be a possibility but the way we confront issues we don't pariticularly like or understand really needs to change.  We are all people, we're here for the same reason and until proven otherwise, deserve to treat eachother with respect.

I look forward to a long relationship with you, be open, ask questions and please, listen and consider the answers.


deviantART updates!
:pointr: zilla774 has assumed the role of Wallpaper gallery director.  Give him some love and support and send any suggestions for improving the gallery his way.

:pointr: The wild-haired renegade radioPooh has accepted the role as Stock gallery director.  There's going to be some exciting things happening here so stay tuned.

:pointr: I've been in touch with bandMerch and gotten the answers to questions you and I both had.  You can find them in the new bandmerch FAQ . This will also be added to the deviantART FAQ

:pointr: The second portion of the IdeAS 2005 will be coming to a close soon and winners will be announced shortly after.

:pointr: Category updates are still on hold but we're getting there.

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BandMerch FAQ


« Visit the deviantART and BandMerch Portal

  1. What format should I submit?

    You should submit .jpg images but if your design is selected you will be required to provide a .psd or .eps file.
  2. What am I designing for?

    You are designing for t-shirts.
  3. What are the bands currently working on?

    Please visit BandMerch. On the side bar to your left you will see links for current promotions, band tours and band news.  You can also check the official band websites for more information.
  4. What dpi should I submit?

    If your design is chosen, final artwork is required at 300dpi.
  5. Who chose the price range and is there a reason there is a predetermined price?

    The price range is the range that is typical for BandMerch. They just don't pay more than that for a design. The purpose was to set an expectation of what BandMerch was committing to with the community as they didn't want to mislead people to thinking there was a chance that they would be paying higher rates.
  6. Can I use copyrighted logos for the band in my design?

    Yes, this is allowed but not required.
  7. What is deviantART’s cut of the money?

    deviantART makes no money from this agreement with BandMerch.  All we stand to gain is some exposure.
  8. What is the BandMerch submission agreement?

    You can read the agreement here (PDF).  Should you sign the agreement with BandMerch you will be entering into a contract with them and not deviantART.  Therefore any questions concerning the agreement should be directed to deviantinquiries@bandmerch.com.

    Please do NOT forward these questions to the deviantART helpdesk.
  9. Do I retain rights to my artwork when I submit to the Community Marketplace?

    Rights to your artwork are yours unless your design is chosen by BandMerch and you sign their submission agreement and receive payment.  At that time the design becomes the property of BandMerch.
  10. How do I get credit for my work?

    You will be credited on the BandMerch website by your design.  "A new design by (artist name) for (band name)" and a link back to your deviantART webpage will be available.
  11. If my work is selected can I keep it on deviantART?

    Yes, you are allowed to keep your selected work as part of your deviantART portfolio.  However, if you have it set up as a print offering that will have to be disabled as the design will now belong to BandMerch.
  12. Where is the forum?

    The forum can be found on the Community Marketplace page at marketplace.deviantart.com
  13. What is Spec work and what are the pros and cons?

    Essentially, spec work is marketing but with a specific project attached, a logo or commercial campaign and often, at the request of someone else, an agency or specific client.

    Pros:
    There are lots of reasons to work on spec and not all of them will be covered here. Whatever your reason, it’s important to have it clearly in mind, to know what you’re gaining and why. Then, you can protect that “alternative payment” along the way.
    Four of the more common reasons to work on spec are to build a reputation, form relationships, raise awareness for an idea, and to land a paid project.

    Reputation
    Spec work is of particular use to fresh talent and new groups, looking to build a reputation. It goes without saying; you need to show work to get work. You need a portfolio, a track record. Whether you’re a new, cutting-edge designer or the star graduate, a track record not only proves your skills; it builds confidence in your ability to deliver.

    The right spec job allows aspiring professionals to build that track record. It’s one thing to do something for yourself, on your own time. It’s quite another to be part of a larger project, with other people and other priorities. Choosing the right spec opportunity can be a fast track to the kind of reputation you’ll need to get paid work.

    A portfolio is often not enough, especially if it’s filled with all your own projects and ideas. The good thing about spec work is once it’s done; no one’s going to ask later how much you got paid. As far as anyone is concerned, it was a professional job with professional results.

    "Working on spec is often the best work, the best opportunity to create what you really want to create."

    The key here is to find the right project. Find something you respect. Meet the right people. Get them excited. And make it happen.

    Just be sure to keep your reasons in mind. If reputation and experience is your goal, it is essential to define your rights to use work on your design and to get credit for what you’ve done. It shouldn’t be difficult to make that clear but it’s important to do so.
    Cons:
    Working on spec is taking on a design project, doing the preliminary work (and perhaps even a finished product) without a contract, without a deposit, and with nothing more than a hope that the prospect will like the work enough to pay for it.

    The danger is that the client will either not like the work or balk at the suggested payment leaving the designer with several hours of unpaid work or that the client will like the work but will simply take it without paying for it.

    (With the bandmerch deal the payment is already put out there and the work remains yours unless it is chosen by BandMerch and you subsequently sign the submission agreement.)


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Winners and Updates

Tue Sep 20, 2005, 6:26 PM
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Focus on Community contest

First things first the winners of my Focus on Community Contest are *insert drumroll*

First place - One year subscription for themselves or a friend and a print of mine of their choice goes to Firecracker197 for Four Parts Make a Whole</b>

Second Place - $25 deviantcash courtesy of Ghouldaddy goes to GriffinRoss for Bonds and Ties</b>

Thank you to everyone who participated, winners will be contacted to receive their prizes.



The rest of my journal is a bit of a clutter as I've been insanely busy and unable to update so let's toss out some updates in point form shall we?

:pointr: The Weekend to End Breast Cancer was a raging success surpassing our record-breaking total of last year and raising a remarkably outstanding $16 million dollars.  I've signed up for next year and will be linking my new site shortly.

:pointr: I broke my uber cool geek chic glasses and was forced to buy new ones.  I gave in a bought prescription sunglasses at the same time which I proceeded to lose 2 days later but found so all is good.  The new glasses are very similar to my broken but much loved ones only slightly less round so I'm happy and I can see! Punks made me do a new eye test bleh.

:pointr: One of my dearest friends got married over the weekend and I took an obscene amount of photos.  It was a fun and momentous event, I love love :)

:pointr: A bandMerch FAQ will be posted shortly answering the questions you have asked.

:pointr: The category editor I use to create or edit galleries is a bit busted so I'm deadlocked at the moment. You can continue to send requests to the appropriate gallery directors but that's the holdup if you're curious.

:pointr: The mature content change is being reviewed please be patient we're working on it.

:pointr: My house is 50% painted, I had to stop because I was completely drained for time and energy but I plan to proceed after this weekend.

:pointr: This weekend is a total organizational push for me because I hate chaos it throws my OCD into overdrive.

:pointr: I have a palm pilot woot.

:pointr: My hair is very bright. I felt the need for a change and with the help of my incredibly beautiful best friend, a change I did get. There's a picture in my scraps if you're bored.

:pointr: I ordered my halloween costume For those that don't get the irony, I own a cleaning service. Get it? GET IT?

:pointr: I haven't slept in days.

:pointr: I miss my friends

:pointr: I need a vacation

:pointr: My business partner is a beautiful and unique flower and quite possibly psychotic and I couldn't imagine a better match.

On a final note, I wanted to restate that I love deviantART and I don't plan on budging.  I have spent more time responding to the same drama over the last few months that I've wasted valuable time I could have been spending giving the people who care the sorts of things they want.  So I quit the drama.  I no longer grant it any of my time.  Instead I throw my full support behind the only clown I have every liked lolly This is a man who has passion, ideas and a finger on the pulse of the community. I've always enjoyed working with him and I have no doubts he's going to make magic. There simply isn't a better person for the job.

And with that, on with the fireworks.



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:bulletblue: IdeAS 2005 - Liberty, Equality, Fraternity - deadline Sept 30th

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The Community Marketplace is open for business!!

Bandmerch FAQ

We are now officially ready to take submissions for the recently announced bandmerch deal

Now to the nitty and the gritty!


SUBMISSIONS:



Submissions are to be entered under the category:
                  community marketplace -> music -> band name

Bandmerch will be keeping a very close eye on the submitted designs and you can't beat that kind of exposure.  Now, there is no guarantee that the band will use designs from these submissions, nor is there a guarantee that your design will be chosen. However, we can promise that if a band wants to use the work you submit to them, you would be contacted and paid for the designs!

The pricing range is $200-$500 per design used by Bandmerch so be sure to check your notes after you submit!.   

This is your chance to strut your stuff for some of the biggest names in music.


Should you have any questions about the bandmerch deal or submissions please feel free to post them here or contact Moonbeam13 at moonbeam13@deviantart.com. The Community Marketplace forums will also be opened to handle questions :)

Good luck!

Show them deviantART is where the talent's at.

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Focus on Community VOTE NOW!

Thu Sep 8, 2005, 5:58 PM
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And I present to you the entries to my Focus on Community contest

You will have until September 16th, 2005 to submit your votes.

The winner will receive a year subscription for themselves or to be given to whomever they choose as well as one of my prints of their choice. Second place winner receives $25 deviantcash courtesy of Ghouldaddy.

submit your votes by sending me a note with the subject "Contest vote"

Here we go!

#1 :thumb21505920:  

#2 deviantART 2000-2005 by matthewedwardcornish

#3 Happily Entangled by DreamWarrior

#4 :thumb21621170:

#5 the ever bouncing ball by triangl

#6 Firefly Pusuit Team by OddMix

#7 New Eyes Looking Out
Fight for hardship altered,
to shun the regal power of Temptation
and block the circle's hold on Change.
Control keenly kept;
the diversity of Challenge won
over at last perhaps.
Heal a spirit burned by silence;
turn a hand to head the sign of Passion
consumed and tormenting inwards.
Question stability bound in wealth;
the onyx eagerly awaits new Life
while trussed in silver.
Retribution twists within many patterns;
lease the house of tinder and ballast
to float a folded napkin showing Truth.
Fight for hardship altered,
for Freedom's leash extended and
the eyes of shaded pearl still electric.


#8 :thumb22172794:

#9 Bonds and Ties by GriffinRoss

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Day Zero

Thu Sep 8, 2005, 4:47 AM
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Day Zero approaches.

For those who don't have a clue what I'm speaking about, tomorrow is the sign-in for the Weekend to End Breast Cancer.

This is my 'event' for the year. The fight against Breast Cancer is very personal for me and this event is so incredibly powerful, that I devote the full year to raising money for it. This will be my third year as a participant and I've raised over $20,000.  This year was slower than the first two for a few reasons but next year will be better.

Anyhow! The event is truly inspiring. It's a two-day, 60km (37.5 miles for you yanks) walk. Each participant is required to raise at least $2,000. Tomorrow we will sign-in and get our "stuff" and Saturday morning we will converge at 6am (all 4,000+ of us) to begin our journey. It never ceases to amaze me how many people have been affected by this disease. It angers me.. it motivates me to do something about it as I've watched what it ravage firsthand.

So after tomorow I will be out in the streets of Toronto until late Sunday night, at which time I imagine I'll be swollen and sore :) but feeling very accomplished and I'll be sure to let you guys know how it goes.

For those that are in the area, you may see us. It's hard to miss thousands of people walking together :giggle:

If you do happen to have it in you to cheer us on there are cheering stations set up to do just that.  I can't properly communicate how important the support is.   They give me and thousands of other walkers, the momentum and strength to push through the pain. If you have the opportunity to be one of these people, please do so, and please know how integral you are to the event. Without people like this, many will not finish.

I especially recommend the closing ceremonies which begin at 4:30 pm on Sunday in halls A and B of the National Trade Center.



Wish me luck :)

"Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go" ~ T.S. Eliot


:new: deviantART news!

:pointr: Please welcome JLLopez who is our new Gallery Director for Artisan Crafts.

:pointr: Upon my return I will be sifting through a pile of category addition requests so look forward to seeing more organized and detailed galleries.




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:bulletblue: IdeAS 2005 - Liberty, Equality, Fraternity - deadline Sept 30th

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The primary focus of the Unknown Artists Project is to expose talented, yet underrated, artists on deviantArt.  In spirit of that goal, we will present to the community a monthly feature showcasing unknown artists in photography, traditional art, digital art and literature.  This month serpentinekiss joins us as a guest to feature unknown artists in fetish photography.



:pointr: selections by `garrit

Last of January by yenomPlacid by WhippehAbout Colors by Erni009Golden Dawn by lostheart
... autumn ... by Gazza-NZ:thumb8514932:Old Times by xtc-04The Peak by jurig




:pointr: selections by ^serpentinekiss

Obey9 by LastDarkNightSomething Soft by DiabloAdvocatiUntitled2 by PiercedVelvetyour dinner... by Lesta
 Twistd Playground 37 by wickedoubtMilkbath by rana-x:thumb21271612:Silence by whiteravenimages




:pointr: selections by ^superkev

:thumb21553332:Thinking of you by jqkaMotel by GaryRoberts
chiesa di S. Giovanni Battista by zimtkorianderindividualism by besiestanding in the rain by regenkindLago Maggiore bis by cahilus










:pointr: selections by ^oedalis

Comic page by soheildaneshTremors by mammalfeathersme and my lighting fixture by semisequestered:thumb8819006:

Carillon City, Perth by ennia
Forrest by SunnydewHendrix closeup by jonobonoexperimento 01 by flannmd




:pointr: selections by `twosilverstars

:thumb20852747:Removing the Dust by asageAibell by krystallineCascade by moostafa
:thumb21374033:PESTILENCE : The 1st Horseman by SavageSinisterToasty by mightyjoshThe Hunt by Demagis




:pointr: selections by ^De-Profundis

l'via L'viaquez plate 2 colour by Ztoicaluntitled 1 by dhayman85:thumb19571082:Red cave by georgie-spiderling
:thumb19226776:Faces by beoulveBad Thoughts by ed-amonerear by Beaston










:pointr: selections by ^ndifference

word: Oregoniani don't call the people that.
i save it for the ducks and trout
floating helplessly down the columbia river,
wings and flippers detaching,
hanging 80 ft. above where their dead bodies
will come to rest.
I've heard terminal velocity hurts.
By the time those creatures
hit the precipice bed,
i'm sure their faces look nothing more
than greased slices of pepperoni and sausage pizza.
The cheap, sloppy kind.
They are Oregonians.
They build a mound of flesh and bone,
so when people drop a mile tier,
their deaths will be padded.
The stench, their anesthesia.
:thumb22314755: The Orange RoadYou wake up one warm morning at the end of June and decide to visit your uncle, halfway between Jerusalem and Tel Aviv. You need to enter Jerusalem from the east, exit from the west, and take the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem highway the rest of the way there. As you pile into your car and ignite the engine, the radio turns on. It is still on the news station you were listening to yesterday, when peaceful protests against Sharon's disengagement plan slowed your return home to Gilo from near Gaza.
The news anchor mentions that earlier in the day settlers threw nails and oil onto the Tel Aviv-Jerusalem road. The police, taking the settlers more seriously than they did yesterday, have already rushed to clear the road, and it should be open to traffic. Placing your faith in Israeli law, you back out into the parking lot of your apartment complex. In front of you, a car bearing the orange ribbon of protest pulls over to hail a group of teenagers on the sidewalk. The teens are dressed in orange and are
Comets and ProphetsComets and Prophets
I saw corpses give confession
and we gave songs of sanctity,
though the only thing that moved
was pen on paper, ink and lines.
The hall was full and we danced
poised and posing beneath rotting beams,
trusting trusses and age old carpentry
ever too busy to learn the trade.
It was not an hour before, though,
that I watched them cage an eagle
just outside and name him freedom.
I laughed, watching comets build,
Wistfully remembering stories of old
When prophets would appear pointing up
Watching comets just as I watched
With just the same burning in their eyes.
I was told, though, that I would dance
and that I'd someday catch a woman
to curb my loneliness and desire…
The comets never cleared in my eyes,
never calmed, never ceased, never glazed
and in the end, the comets won out
throwing life to dream and confession
And I heard songs of sanctity,
though the only thing that moved
was pen on paper, ink and lines.
I could see them dance in sequence
poised and posing b
:thumb15573492::thumb15787455::thumb18467466: The Eyes Of The Night Teaser 1I used to fear the night. The way all children do. You know the stories… monsters hiding under your bed, sandmen, wraiths, and all sorts of other evil things from hell whose only purpose was to stop a child's heart. For children are innocent and defenseless… .
I used to draw the curtains closed. Not that it could stop monsters of course. But I thought if they could not see me they would forget me. But they never did… whenever I switched the light off, darkness embraced me; I heard those voices, whispers in the blackness. Everywhere… there were words in it, lots of words, but incomprehensible to me. Devilish. My eyes would open, but they continued to tease me. Always mocking me with laughter from spots I didn't look at. Finally I would turn on the lights and run to mama… crying…
My parents used to say there are no monsters. Mom said I should grow up and stop dreaming about nightmare creatures. Dad was a little more gentle. He said I was living in a dream world and that he understood. Bu




:pointr: selections by =zebrazebrazebra

   backseat driver
.
He has legs like parentheses.
   - holding the words
of my
       aching thighs
                tight.
    - gazelle runner
yellow jacketed
             forced to return.
    - kick in the teeth
elemental fury
            with
clean, wet whiskers
         
He has legs like parentheses
                 but
every time
I catch him looking
    
       his eyes scream
              period.
.
:thumb18546149: Cherry Blossoms and a Stranger                little flowers curl across
        their respective branches like pink puffs of smoke
there's a stranger
on the other side of the sidewalk
  with sunlight in his eyes
        and he looks like distraction;
                someone else for me to write to
this I ponder
        all the way across the stretches of coffee-colored ground
and I think that just below that line of tiny rooftops
                                                   - the horizon looks like eternity
but even when the cherry blossoms
have bloomed        so long their roots touch
the other side of earth
        will he have come over?
                if my heart boasts of a cloudy day
                maybe the waiting line
will be filled only with the sign that says
LINE STARTS HERE
                           the sky is so old; it should start cracking at any second
                though I'm not quite sure
        why the faraway blacktops, steamed at midday
        can still catch reflections
twothis crisp night air is held still
by taut silence
     (on the molecular level, paired ohs
      tremble against)
and then she speaks,
     (each other awaiting the words that
      break  them  away
      parted like the red sea by
      waves of elevated frequency
      and then)
her voice reverberating
     (with faded intensity,
      quietly, quietly)
against the trees, awaiting the words that
could break  her
and everything is quietly, quietly
     (broken
                 and)
held still by
taut
     (silen
      sile
).
Where to Play?
The nuclear blast ripped through Wembley Stadium, shattering steel girders like toothpicks and melting human flesh like butter. Ringo's head smashed into the concrete as the scorching air roared over him. It had been a pretty good day until this had happened.
Earlier, the make up artists and costumers had descended on the four of them like a flock of gnats. A touch-up here, a snip there. Mr. Wesely, clothed in a pin-stripe suit, was calmly standing by the door of the dressing room, watching the talent coordinator of PeaceAid 3 hop around like an insane monkey.
"We've only got 10 minutes!" she howled. "Get the hair right. No! Not the bowl cuts. More shaggy. This is in the Pepper era, not the damn Ed Sullivan stuff!" She turned to Mr. Wesley with an icy look of horror on her face. "They do know the program, don't they?"
Mr. Wesley nodded. "Of course. It was downloaded two weeks ago."
The coordinator howled in agony. "No! It's changed since then! It's changed!" she waved her data p
:thumb22136122: A day in the lifeI read the news today, oh boy.
Brian Wills
As junior in college studying writing, I have found there are quite a few things lacking from the typical college curriculum. Sadly, as students we are told that it is more important for us to develop a refined set of ethics and competent math skills than it is to learn to cook and feed oneself in a healthy, or at least regular manner. We're fed greasy dining hall food which we discuss luridly with our neighbor in the next stall as we evacuate 45 minutes later. And we wonder why our life spans will be shorter than our parents. Ethics are no good if you're starving, or slowly killing yourself with Easy Mac induced scurvy and don't even know it. The solution? Change what we learn, to make it more useful to our immediate survival. We lack vocational classes in higher education, which is why we must become young professionals so we can afford to pay people to do things for us we're incapable of.
        












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A Response to the Hate

Sat Sep 3, 2005, 12:11 PM
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Since my posting of the news article Help Vicitims of Hurricane Katrina, I have received the hoped for and somewhat expected support but surprisingly an unwelcomed amount of hate.  To date I have received over 20 hate filled emails .. an excerpt of the latest:


"Fuck you and your cajin loving self. So how much head have you gave to  those
fuckers? Ohh no you are an admin on some cheesy ass website, what you  gonna
do, cry?"
  (I'm sure my mother will appreciate reading this)


And the list goes on.  I'm getting emails, notes and direct comments on the article that seethe hate and illogical thought.  The only tie? It's the United States.

Enough is enough.  I have banned some people for comments such as 'they deserve to die' and the like.  I know other administrators have as well and this isn't censorship on our part, it's a response to harassment.  Hundreds of deviants are included in the people affected here.  Our family is who you are attacking and it simply won't be allowed.

I see the backlash and the people coming to the defense of the victims of this tragedy.  I see the love and the support it's not going ignored.  

However to those that wish to continue to spam me with their ignorant notes and chastizing me for trying to help this situation allow me to clear up a few points.

1. We are showing our support and getting the information necessary to people to help out however they can. This isn't a plot to make us look good we actually care.

2. We did this for previous disasters including the tsunami and the london bombings, this isn't just because it's in the United States.

3. This is not a political issue so frankly drop the bullshit. I don't like Bush either but it's not about him it's about the 6 year old hanging from the roof of his house. It's about your deviantART friend that lost her house.  It's about the deviant I talked to yesterday who's father is missing.  It's about the deviant I talked to this morning who's husband is heading out there to help with the military and she fears for his life.

I hope for your sake that you never face a disaster such as this and require help because you'd be hardpressed with the amount of hate you're displaying.

However, should it occur and your life was the one in danger, it's people like me who would overlook your past transgressions, recognize a need to save a human life and help out your sorry ass anyways.

And that my friend is how we are different.

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