Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - Francis of Assisi
|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.|
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.
In a landmark ruling, the United States Supreme Court - with a vote of 5-4 - ruled that same-sex couples have the constitutional right to marry, and states cannot take that right away from. them. This decision will require all 50 states and U.S. territories to recognize all legally-performed marriages from all jurisdictions. This makes the U.S one of about 21 countries that legally recognize same-sex marriage, so while historical, there is still much to be done. This decision also comes during Pride Month which makes the victory seem that much sweeter.
Growing up The Avengers wasn't Black Widow, Scarlett Witch, Captain America and Iron Man, it was Steed and Mrs. Peel. This dynamic duo was a fun series about special agents in London who were given their orders on a double decker bus driving through the heart of the city. Mrs. Peel was played by the wonderfully sexy Diana Rigg, unregonizable now on Game Of Thrones, and John Steed was played by the swarve and sophisticated Patrick Macnee. Alas, Mr. Macnee passed away this week. He's probably gone to Portmeirion to hang out with Patrick McGoohan. Bon voyage sir!
What could possibly make Thor go even crazier than he will when he finds Odin was killed and replaced by Loki? How about when Loki also takes the mortal, Jane Foster, as his Empress of the Hour? That's the image that Sinto-risky got stuck in his head and now he's shared it with us.
Blosom, the biggest cow in the world passed away yesterday, but will live on in the Guinness Book of Records.
Star Trek 3 begins filming this week, tentatively titled Star Trek Beyond, sounds very Final Frontierishy. Despite the trouble the production has had to start filming now, both Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and Mr. Spock (Zachary Quinto), have signed on for a fourth film in the franchise. Maybe we'll finally get that ship we always wanted and the romance that will break the Internets. What would you like to see in any forthcoming Star Trek film?
How candid photography can shed new light onto people and their personalities.
One of the most important things to understand about depression is that you are not alone, that you are not the only person who feels that way and that there are people that are there to help you -- people who have trained for years to be able to navigate the malestrom of emotions and feelings you have. It's also great when people you know come out and talk about it. Wil Wheaton recorded a video for Project UROK, a nonprofit organization founded in 2014 by Jenny Jaffe. Their mission is to create funny, meaningful videos for teenagers struggling with mental health issues and made by people who have been there before. You can make one too!
Feel free to ignore the bits where it says that bacon is bad for you if you eat too much of it. When they came up with the saying "Everything in moderation" they weren't including bacon!
Not everyone has time or the ability to be a gourmet cook and we probably all have a few guilty pleasures we throw together at the last minute -- like mac and cheese with cut up hot dogs! What are yours? Share them in this forum.
Happy Birthday to zillabean! We hope you have a fantastic day.
"A friend is one who knows you and loves you just the same." -Elbert Hubbard. Today, let's reach out to our friends and remind them of how awesome they are.
Adobe is celebrating 25 years of photoshop by inviting you to test your observation prowness. Up for the challenge? Then head here and decide if it's real or if it's Photoshop. Good luck! Let us know how you did in the comments below.
On July 1st, when Terminator Genisys hits theatres, some lucky fans will find themselves drawn further into the films universe. Paramount Pictures announced that select AMC IMAX theaters across the U.S., will feature a new interactive game that viewers will be able to play on their smartphones before the movie begins. In the game, players will be randomly assigned to one of four teams to fight a wave of Terminators in three different settings from the movie. While it's the first in-theatre game of it's kind, we're hopeful this takes off and becomes something other franchises start doing! Star Wars game anyone?
If you're looking to make the most of groups on DeviantArt and aren't sure where to start, these tutorials are for you. What area of groups would you like to know more about? Let us know in the comments.
The U.S. Department of Defense has made a deal with Malloy Aeronautics to develop a new class of Tactical Reconnaissance Vehicle. After watching the video of test footage, all we can say is "Take our money, please".
What an inspired way to continue to build one of the greatest authors of the modern age! With this is a simple, cool idea, you can, literally support Ray Bradbury books with bookends made from the timbers of his demolished Cheviot Hills home, and support his legacy at the same time. The ReUse People, a company that carefully tears down buildings to salvage and reuse the material, has turned 2x6's from the home into sets of rustic bookends. The bookends go for $88.50 per set, and are limited to 451 sets. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Center for Ray Bradbury Studies at Indiana University.
Yesterday there was a teaser but today we get the official trailer and a look at the return of Hiro Nakamura. Give it a look and let us know what you think.
For those of you who aren't American, and we've heard there are several of you, the Affordable Healthcare Act has been a really big thing. On one side you have millions of people who can barely eat let along pay for a $50 aspirin or $75 bandaid when you go to the hospitals here. These people have been playing Russian Roulette for years by having no healthcare because all it takes is one minor operation and you could be pushed into bankruptcy. On the other side are a group of people we have lovingly come to know as Republicans and the 1% who would prefer it if poor people just dropped dead. Along came President Obama, who found himself with some down time between figuring on new ways to spy on everyone and use as many drones up as possible. He created away that almost everyone could have healthcare. The Republicans tried to get rid of the AHCA several times, 56 times at last count, and actually got the Supreme Court to decide if it was illegal. That hearing was this morning and despite what you might obviously assume that they would support it, the Supreme Court are the same group that pretty much rubber stamped billionaires to buy elections. A big collective sigh went around the Internets here when they upheld the law. Seriously though, this act is saving the lives of hundreds of thousands people. That should be a good thing.
Be the mountain climber you always wanted to be with none of the equipment and zero danger. Thanks to Google's first vertical street view, you can scale Yosemite's El Capitan, while wearing your pajamas and sitting on your couch. Via images taken by world famous climbers, you can experience a 3,000 foot climb up El Capitain. You can enjoy a 360 degree tour and you can ascend vertically! Technology is cool.
Chuck Palahnik is known to everyone in the world, who is massively into Fight Club, as the author of Fight Club. In his desire to expand his audience and show people he isn't just a one hit wonder, he is going to release a new book. Fight Club For Kids. But rather than leave us on tenderhooks as to what this book could possibly be about, he lovingly reads some cafefully chosen selections of this new work. Enjoy!
Today is Noxmoony's birthday, so be sure to head over and wish her a great day!
Current Residence: A Peaceful State|
deviantWEAR sizing preference: L
Print preference: As Big As Possible.
Favourite genre of music: Rock. Jazz(Hard Bop). Blues. 80's Metal. Tribal(Aboriginal thru Electronic). Classical.Troubado
Favourite photographer: Sebastio Salgado. Richard Mapplethorpe. Walker Evans. Weegee.
Favourite style of art: Post-impressionist. Abstract-expressionist. The New Digital Vanguard. Contemporary fantasy.
Operating System: OSX
MP3 player of choice: Shuffle
Shell of choice: Any Conch will do.
Wallpaper of choice: French Louis XIV Rococo Style
Skin of choice: Thick enough to persevere and thin enough to feel.