The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
Today, get started on that project or task you've been putting off.
|the artist acts like a mediumistic being who, from the labyrinth beyond time and space, seeks his way out to a clearing.|
|I want a trouble-maker for a lover,|
Blood spiller, blood drinker, a heart of flame,
Who quarrels with the sky and fights with fate,
Who burns like fire on the rushing sea.
From Rumi’s Kolliyaat-e Shams-e Tabrizi
|Among those whom I like or admire, I can find no common denominator, but among those whom I love, I can: all of them make me laugh.|
--W. H. Auden
|Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face|
Do You Realize - we're floating in space
Do You Realize - that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize - that everyone you know someday will die
And instead of saying all of your goodbyes - let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It's hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn't go down
It's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round
Do You Realize - that you have the most beautiful face
|The best things in life are not things.|
The most effective way to do it, is to do it.”
Today, get started on that project or task you've been putting off.
In honor of Independence Day, DeviantArt staff will be enjoying the day off on Friday, July 3rd. As such, we won't be posting headlines but we'll be back to our regularly scheduled programming on Monday, July 6th. To our U.S. friends, Happy Fourth of July!
This is our first look at Creed, a continuation of the Rocky saga. Sylvester Stallone reprises his role as Rocky Balboa, a retired fighter-turned-trainer and stars Michael B. Jordan as Adonis, the son of Apollo Creed. We think the trailer looks pretty promising but you let us know what you think in the comments below.
Fifteen years after Bloodlust, there will finally be a new Vampire Hunter D series! Set in a dystopian future, Vampire Hunter D chronicles the adventures of D, a half-vampire, monster-slaying hero of few words, and his right-hand-man, Hand, his talking left hand. What began as a series of Japanese horror novels in 1983 has since spawned two animated movies. With both the series author, Hideyuki Kikuchi, and Bloodlust director, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, on board, the next installment of VHD is hoping to thrill fans. While all we really know about this installment is that it will make the leap to CGI animation, we expect to hear more news today, thanks to Anime Expo!
Image Comics has officially announced that Tess Fowler (TessFowler) and colorist, Tamra Bonvillain (bonvillain) will be the new art team for Rat Queens. Their debut issue will be Rat Queens #11 scheduled for release August 12. Congratulations ladies!
The new trailer for Steve Jobs starring Michael Fassbender is here and it seems to paint a dark picture of the tech visionary. The movie also stars Seth Rogen as Apple cofounder, Steve Wozniak. Yay or Nay? Let us know in the comments.
The CRPhotography team has announced the theme for their monthly challenge is architecture. Get involved and you could win a DeviantArt Premium Membership. Everything you need to know can be found here.
If four seasons of Samurai Jack just wasn't enough for you, you're not alone! Our favorite time-displaced samurai returns in this creepy, stylish and captivating fan tribute to the Cartoon Network classic.
Microsoft has launched an education portal for teachers to help them bring Minecraft into the classroom. Minecraft is already being played by millions of devoted fans and challenges users to build and interact with other users without any script. Microsoft acquired the game last year, and feels that with a little help, educators can turn that passion for gaming into an immersive learning experience. Gaming in education -- yes please!
What sort of digital art programs have you used and which are your favorite? Share you experiences in this forum.
Try to be a rainbow in someone's cloud.
Today, aspire to brighten someone's day!
Marvel's SDCC exclusive pin sets feature art by our very own skottieyoung! These pins are not only adorable, they feature some of our favorite Marvel heroes. Be sure to drop by Scottie's gallery to see if you can find an adorable drawing of your favorite character.
Autodesk is going to release the Autodesk Design Academy, a collection of curriculum resources, through iTunes U. The Design Academy and book will both be available for free, beginning this fall.
Director Paul Feig tweeted a picture of the costumes for the upcoming female-cast Ghostbusters movie. They certainly look like they're staying true to the original with maybe a little more flame retardant material. News also surfaced that the rumored guy-centric remake isn't happening according to Channing Tatum's co-writer and producer. How do you feel about this news? Let us know in the comments below.
Everyone has strong feelings about wasabi, love it or hate it, there really seems to be no in between. Did you know that the strong, distinct flavor of wasabi, horseradish, mustard and many other plants came about as a result of an evolutionary arms race with insects?
Want to learn more about watercolour but usure where to start? Fear not, for this helpful feature of tutorials will get you off on the right brush.
Apple's virtual assistant, Siri, has had enough of your shenanigans. Users have discovered that if you ask her to divide zero by zero, she will emotionally wreck you and any semblance of confidance you thought you had. Well played, Siri, well played.
U.S Company, Megabots Inc, built a giant robot and issued a challenge to the Japanese company, Suidobashi Heavy Industries, who have a giant robot of their own -- One year = Giant Robot Duel. Here's hoping our robot battle dreams come true.
Ever wandered what would happen if a team of Polish deviants came togeter to create a role playing game? Well, we have the answer: Regalia! Featuring beautiful artwork, turn based tactical battle systems, town building, crafting and deplomacy, there promises to be plenty to do in the world of Regalia. Putting a creative twist on the traditional RPG tropes, this game features the work of Runshin, yaminolady, SylwiaPakulska and more!
Today we're heading to the thumbshare forum! Share your recent works with us here.
Wishing a very special day to NanoMortis. May all your wishes come true!
Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - Francis of Assisi
Darius Simpson and Scout Bostley are both students and poets at Eastern Michigan University. This is their joint spoken word performance they delivered during a poetry slam invitational and it's unbelievably powerful. The message? There is a thin line between supporting someone and speaking for them.
Today we celebrate the shared birthday of Usagi and Chibiusa! Thanks for always saving the world... even when you didn't want to. Grab some cake and settle in for a celebratory Sailor Moon marathon! Which is your preferred version of our beloved Sailor Senshi, the classic Sailor Moon or Sailor Moon Crystal?
This is an old post but it's just as relevant today as it was when it was first posted. Internet trolls are a rare and mystical beast and without the proper care and feeding can make your life miserable. Not to worry though because FantasyStock has put together this helpful guide to assist you.
If you're a child of the 80s and you love video games, chances are you've heard of King's Quest, the world's first animated adventure game. Whille the game had seven successful sequels, it came to an unfortunate end in 1998 when Sierra Games hit it's own trouble. Fast forward to today - Sierra Games is back and a new King's Quest will be it's first launch. The Odd Gentleman is developing the game and staying true to the hand-drawn feel of the original so much so, that they have printed out each scene and hand-painted it with watercolours. Whether you're nostalgic for the original or just discovering the game for the first time, we're almost certain this game has something for you.
This is our first look at the documentary about comedian Chris Farley, who passed away in 1997. We're sure there will be plenty of laughs and just as many tears.
There is a treasure trove of resources to be found on DeviantArt but it can be overwhelming finding what you want and then figuring out how to use it. Cue this helpful tutorial by managoddess to lead you in the right direction.
In 2005, the first Yeti crab was discovered, deep in the South Pacific Ocean. Now a new species of Yeti crab has been discovered and it's the first to be found in the extremely cold waters of Antartica. They live near hydrothermal vents in the ocean floor where hot water gushes into the cold water of the ocean. They get their name from the bacteria that lives on their body which gives them a fur like appearance proving that the bottom of the ocean is a weird and wonderful place.
It's time to discover a new artist on DeviantArt! here are 5 that deserve your attention. Have you found someone new today? Let us know in the comments below.
Last night there was a huge flash of light that lit up a giant area of the lower Eastern states, about 12 to be exact. So what was this phenomena? It wasn't aliens, meteors or Superman but rather space trash, returning to where it came from.
Have you wanted to create your own journal CSS but have no idea what CSS stands for nevermind how to code it? Well lucky for you, Darqx has created the Journal CSS Creator. You simply choose a template, plug in the requested info, click the button and like magic, you have the CSS ready to be copy and pasted. It's also free to use because Darqx is awesome like that.
Splatoon is having a 4th of July team compeition to decide once and for all which is better: Cats or dogs. Pick your team, kids and squids, and fight for the glory and honor of your favorite furry friend! Get ready, the battle begins July 4th at 12:00 AM PT.
For some of us it's summer! What are you looking forward to this summer? Share here.
What happens when you mash-up Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Wizard of Oz? Probably something like this and we like it.
JoshuaCovey has almost reached his Kickstarter goal to fund his comic The Road North. The comic focuses on a young refugee and their canine companion in search of hope and a better tomorrow in the lawless wastelands of a not so distant future. Be sure to check it out!
Over the weekend a SpaceX rocket exploded in mid-flight while enroute to the International Space Station. This is the third failed attempt by SpaceX to make history and while no lives have been lost, it is very costly as none have been salvageable for further use. NASA has stated that the ISS crew has more than enough supplies and that they will continue to press forward with SpaceX toward their goals.
Last week's gay rights victory in the U.S. was certainly historic but as John Oliver focused on this weekened, the transgender community still faces staggering challenges.
Yes, the Supreme Court upheld the laws for gender equality in marriage and President Obama's life saving Affordable Healthcare Act. But today it gave a smack down to the president's initiatives to lower air pollution and told inmates on Death Row they pretty much had to suffer inhuman levels of pain during their executions. And let's alo not forget that these are the same folk that gave a thumbs up to billionaires to go ahead and try buying all and any American elections.
The toy company Lego has promised to spend one billion Danish Krone to try and find something sustainable to build their bricks from rather than plastic. In 2014 alone, sixty billion Lego elements were manufacturered. That's a lot of plastic. They have given themselves until 2030 to achieve this. Let's hope they don't settle on digital bricks only!
What are you going to do with your extra second? June 30th will have a leap second, as the time lords attempt to compensate for the moon's gravity slowing the Earth's rotation. A leap second was last added in 2012, and they are always added on June 30th or December 31st.
Pokémon fans will no longer need a 3DS in order to play Pokémon Shuffle! This free-to-play puzzle game will be making the leap to iOS and Android in 2015!
Solar Impulse 2 is on its way from Japan to Hawaii and there's no turning back! This is the eighth leg of the journey and pilot, Andre Borschberg, is currently flying through the area where Amelia Earhart went down.
What did you believe as a kid that now you know not to be true? Share your childhood memories with us in this forum.
Nintendo scored points with fans who have been longing for more diversity and representation in games by confirming that newest title in their Fire Emblem series will allow for same-sex relationships.
While this announcement has made headlines, Fire Emblem will not be the first time that Nintendo has allowed players the option of a same-sex union.
In 2005, the Bokujō Monogatari series, Harvest Moon to English speaking players, released a new game titled Bokujō Monogatari: Korobokkuru Sutēshon for Gāru. Outside of Japan, it was known by the much shorter title of Harvest Moon DS: Cute. This farming simulation game featured a female protagonist, and Japanese players had the option to spurn a traditional marriage with the bachelors in Mineral Town and settle down with a female best friend instead.
The best friends system was the Harvest Moon equivalent of a civil union. Becoming best friends had all the same friendship requirements as becoming engaged to an eligible bachelor, and proposing to the chosen female friend triggered a special “friend ceremony” in lieu of a marriage ceremony. After this ceremony, the chosen best friend moved in with the player’s character, shared her bed, and players could even unlock an event which would allow them to adopt a baby.
Many fans hoped that this option would continue to appear in future Bokujō games, unfortunately this was not to be. The best friend feature has not appeared in any Bokujō game since, and was removed from the US release of the game entirely. Best friend ceremonies have never been provided as an option for male characters. The disappointment did not end there.
The life simulation game, Tomodachi Life, released in North America in June of 2014, drew players in with the promise of being a highly personalized world where anything could happen. The game later made headlines when player outraged sparked over a very specific restriction. In Tomodachi Life, anything could happen … except for gay marriage. Nintendo issued an apology for excluding this segment of its community and promised they would consider offering same-sex marriages in any sequels to Tomodachi Life, and that they would make a deliberate effort to be more inclusive in the future.
Which brings us back to this week’s Fire Emblem announcement.
Fire Emblem Fates will be released as a pair of games which are scheduled to hit shelves in both US and Europe in 2016. While both games will, as usual, offer a number of opposite-sex characters as potential marriage candidates, these games will also offer one same-sex marriage option each. Those who purchase Fire Emblem Conquest will find one male character which a male protagonist can bond with and potentially marry. Likewise, Fire Emblem Birthright will offer one potential female marriage candidate for female protagonists. A third edition of the game, which will be available as downloadable content, will make both of these characters available in both versions of the game.
Because marriage and family play no small part in the world of Fire Emblem, which has been gathering a fanbase since the first game released in 1990, the inclusion of same-sex marriage does represent an important change to this long-established series. Marriages between same and opposite sex characters will reportedly be handled the same way in game, with the exception of children. Same-sex couples will not be able to have children, but will, instead, receive boosts during combat.
While Fire Emblem is offering an incredibly limited pool of would-be same-sex partners, this is something of a big step for Nintendo, which has not exactly been a beacon of inclusion and diversity. Regardless, if you’re looking forward to a same-sex romance in this game, you’d better hope you like your one option!
Many are praising the same-sex marriage option in Fire Emblem as Nintendo’s first step towards fulfilling their promise of being more inclusive. Those of a more skeptical nature suggest that this is nothing more than a publicity stunt, and that only the bare minimum has been done in an attempt to recover from some of the bad press of Tomodachi Life.
Is this a first step, or simply an attempt to gain a bit of good publicity? Only time will tell. Your fans are watching, Nintendo. Don’t let us down.
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