Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.
The trailer for the newest installment of James Bond movies has arrived and it's everything you'd expect from 007 — car chases, explosions and not one but two Bond girls — played by Monica Bellucci and Lea Seydoux.
Four and a half years after the disaster at Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant, strange things still are happening to the plants and animals living there. Recent years have brought reports of deformed fruit and mutant butterflies, but the latest is a remarkable photo of deformed daisies posted on Twitter, who took the photo below in Nasushiobara City, which lies about 70 miles from Fukushima. The radiation dose in the area has been classified as safe for 'medium to long-term habitation' and the Japanese government's recently decided to allow more than 7,000 residents of a town near the Fukushima plant to return home, four years after being evacuated. However, it would seem that the flowers are telling a different story.
Kit Harrington, the actor that plays Jon Snow on Game of Thrones, has been repeatedly spotted in Belfast where the show films it's interior scenes. Rumors started circulating of a possible return when his character met his bloody death at the end of season 5 and this is certainly fueling that fire. What are your thoughts? Is Jon Snow still alive? and if so, how do you think he survives the brutal stabbing he suffered? We hope he's coming back and it's not just a case of separation anxiety that has him clinging to the set.
sadeceKAAN is a super talented artist and his Batmand and Joker Mashup is nothing short of amazing. Be sure to check out the speedpainting video to see the progression of the piece. While you're on his page be sure to wish him a happy birthday!
Perhaps inspired by the amazing success of The Lego Movie, Sony has acquired the rights to the a movie which revolves around Emojis. We're not entirely sure how this film, which is to be directed by Anthony Leondis, is going to tell a cohesive story, but apparently the storyboards for the film already exist.
The latest edition of Project Porkchop has been posted and features a handful of artists that deserve your attention. Did you find a new favorite? Let us know in the comments.
X-Files fans have another reason to celebrate! The Lone Gunmen will be returning on the new season of the X-Files. Nevermind that Langly, Byers and Frohike were killed off in Season 9, that was already retconned thanks to the comics, The X-Files Season 10, and we certainly can't wait to see the role they will play in the newest investigation!
There are few things more magical than watching fireflies lazily wander through the dusk, their light seeming to make them wink in and out of existence. The science behind why fireflies glow is just as cool as watching them light up, check out this video to learn just how they do it!
Today we celebrate AlexGarner's birthday! We hope you have a super devious day.
Quite often artists will post art that celebrates a fandom they are particularly fond of or inspired by and the same is true for nik159 who is so excited about the upcoming Zootopia movie he's been creating artwork based on it. So imagine how amazing it was when nik159 found out that the director of Zootopia shared his fan art on Twitter? Achievement unlocked!
If you haven't stumbled across the work of patrickballesteros, you are missing out! All of his work is fantastic and we are particularly fond of his 25 Cent Wonders series. Which is your favorite? Let us know in the comments.
Check out this amazing fan made mashup between Mad Max: Fury Road and Star Wars, as Furiosa battles her way across Tatooine. It seems that fury can also be a powerful ally.
rainylake has posted a 10 x 10 challenge which involves finding 10 artists, commenting on one piece of their work and featuring it in a journal. Not only do you get to spread some DA love, you may also win some prizes. Get involved now!
Yesterday a rumor starting surfacing that NBC would be reviving fan-favorite Xena: Warrior Princess and as we all rejoiced and conspired about what the new show would entail, Lucy Lawless took to Twitter and broke our hearts by saying it wasn't happening. Personally, we're keeping the dream alive because as Xena would say "fighting gives our lives meaning".
Talty has been posting tutorials on polymer clay and this latest shows us how to create the perfect sandwich cookie. These would be great for jewelry or dollhouses but even though they look delicious, please don't eat them
You may know X-Files superfan Kumail Nanjiani from his X-Files podcast, The X-Files Files, or you may know him from his role in the hit HBO series, Silicone Valley, but, according to the Hollywood Reporter, you will soon know him for his role on the new X-Files series! He will appear in three episodes, and his Tweet about this role is heartwarming and serves as a reminder that nerdy dreams really can come true.
The newest trailer for Pixar's The Good Dinosaur is here and you need to be prepared to feel all the feels. Who doesn't want a dinosaur as a best friend? Anything is possible in a world where the asteroid never hit Earth and dinosaurs never became extinct.
Time is certainly flying and we're more than halfway through 2015! If you like to be prepared and you love dragons, now is the time to score yourself the 2016 Zodiac Dragon Calendar by The-SixthLeafClover. Each image is absolutely magnificent and if you pre-order the Stardust Edition, you get a signed print of the zodiac dragon of your choice AND a very awesome looking collectors coin.
How is it possible for one tree to grow 40 different kinds of fruit? Sam Van Aken, an artist and professor at Syracuse University, used "chip grafting" to create trees that each bear 40 different varieties of stone fruits. He states that this is a living piece of art and after watching the video, we have to agree. Also, science you are so cool.
Dörfler is a new graphic novel by madbaumer37 which is set in a dystopian future, alternating between current time and flashbacks. It is as much about space and time as it is about the characters who inhabit the two landscapes. You can read an 8-page excerpt or order the graphic novel here and you can view some of Jeremy's amazing work in his gallery.
Wishing thorns a happy cake-filled day!
We are, each of us angels with only one wing; and we can only fly by embracing one another.
Artists, no matter how skilled or successful, are always growing. This video does a masterful job of breaking down the evolution of renown Loony Tunes creator and artist Chuck Jones. Keep creating, keep growing!
jeftoon01 took the Disney princesses out of their castles and threw them into a Twisted Fairytale and recently has been working on a series called Art of Tinkerbell. We think this is an artist worth watching!
September 2016 will mark the 20 year anniversary of the Yu-Gi-Oh! manga, and the series is celebrating with a new movie! Check out the trailer for Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions, which features new designs and an all new story from series creator Kazuki Takahashi!
Have you ever wondered how Stephen Colbert would do if he locked himself inside a cabinet? We know, it seems an oddly specific question, but it has been answered in the form of a game, The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Escape From the Man-Sized Cabinet! Head on over to the Late Show's website to play this text-based game for free, and help Colbert save himself.
The search for extraterrestrial intelligence project, known as SETI, has been monitoring radio frequencies in outer space since 1960 in hopes of detecting communications from extraterrestrial life. The project has long been running off of private donations ever since NASA cut its funding in the 1990's, but those who keep their ears tuned to the sounds of the cosmos received great news today! SETI will receive a $100 million investment, courtesy of Russian Internet entrapment, Yuri Milner. The money will fund a 10 year project to develop new and improved technologies which will enable scientists to monitor 10 billion radio signals at once.
Astronaut Scott Kelly tweeted this amazing photograph this weekend, but what could it be of? A favorite watercolor? Some abstract image which caught his eye? It is actually a photograph of the Bahamas from outer space! Scott Kelly is spending a year on the International Space Station, and his Twitter is no only inspiring, it is a great reminder that life doesn't just imitate art, life is art.
The Parksville's annual Canadian Open Sand Sculpting Competition was dominated by this impressive sculpture featuring Batman and Joker. "My Better Half" took home first prize, and rightly so! Created by Marielle Hessels and David Ducharme, this monument commemorates the complicated relationship between Batman and his arch-nemesis, The Joker.
If building a miniature Millennium Falcon just isn't enough for you, you're not alone! Hot Toys has created a true 1:6 scale model of Han's beloved space craft, and this replica measures in at 18 feet long and 12 feet wide! Sorry, collectors, you won't be able get your hands on this Millennium Falcon. The giant sized model is for display only, not for sale, and is currently located in Hong Kong. Hot Toys has promised they will create more unique Star Wars replicas, which will hopefully be coming soon to a galaxy not so far away.
Embarassing things happen to everyone but it's easy to feel like you're all alone when it happens to you. Share an embarrassing story with us here so we can be reminded that we aren't alone.
Today we wish a very happy birthday to meago go take a moment to celebrate with her.
If you like to play with things and then write about, this 'Gear in Review' contest could be for you and by entering you could win some cool prizing. Check out the information and start tinkering!
This is our first look at the X-files reboot and it shows us just enough to want more. Looks like dark times are ahead for Mulder and Scully! The six-episode revival will premiere on January 24th -- do you believe?
This Fan Art Friday feature focuses on Final Fantasy VII. What is your favorite fandom? Let us know in the comments.
Get ready to fight, Valve and Capcom have teamed up to offer Ultra Street Fighter 4 as a free to play game this weekend! Head over to the Steam Store to take advantage of this limited time offer. Who is your favorite fighter?
Go behind the scenes with the Met museum to see what it takes to restore a masterwork.
If you are a senior member on DeviantArt and you enjoy giving back to the community, the seniormentors group needs your help. There has been an overwhelming number of applications for mentors and not enough mentors to go around. Read this to learn more about how you can get involved.
Nintendo has released new screenshots of the upcoming Monster Hunter X, which will release for the 3DS this winter. The Monster Hunter series has enjoyed incredible success, with the recent games having collectively sold more than three million units. Fans are already excited for the newest installment, which will apparently feature cat companions! Check out the new screenshots and let us know what you think about Monster Hunter X.
Well not really, it's really a video of bats flipped right side up and set to music but does that make it any less entertaining? Yeah, we didn't think so. Happy Friday!
There has been much excitement about New Horizons' flyby of Pluto this week, and Pluto had one more surprise in store for scientists: It seems to be alive! The smooth, mostly crater-free surface of Pluto means that there was geologic activity recently, but there is no conventional explanation as to why a planet so far from the sun would still have the kind of internal heat source to produce this activity. Could Pluto be plotting its revenge for being downgraded to a dwarf planet?
This guide will provide you with a list of tools and resources necessary to get you started as a 3-D artist.
There is good news today if you're trying to eat healthy. Oregon State University scientists have made a rather startling announcement: They have created a new strain of seaweed which tastes just like bacon! Packed with vitamins and minerals and visually resembling red lettuce, this could be the next big super food craze. Time reports that the scientists are still working with several chefs in order to find the most tantalizing ways to prepare this savory veggie. Pass the... seaweed?
There's a new trend in our forums where people from all over the world are inviting you to ask them about where they live. There's so many of them it's impossible to choose just one, so we invite you to check out these threads and see if a particular location appeals to you! It's time to virtually travel with the help of your fellow deviants.
Today Nintendrawer leveled up! Join us in wishing her a great day.
Today we would like you to dance like no one is watching.
In this piece, JosephBlakeParker shares his 5 tips for revolutionary writers. This is just one of many pieces of writing advice that he's shared, so be sure to check out his gallery for other topics that may be of interest to you. Thanks for being an awesome deviant, JosephBlakeParker!
On Friday a new hotel will be opened to the public and it's unlike anything else you've seen. The 'staff' at Henn na Hotel include a dinosaur-shaped receptionist robot that speaks in English, and the one that speaks Japanese, shaped like a woman with blinking lashes. There's even a porter that’s an automated trolley taking luggage up to the room. Hideo Sawada, is the Japanese businessman behind this robot hotel and he insists that it's not a gimmick but a real attempt to improve efficiency and reduce costs. Once again, thank you Japan.
If you didn't make it to San Diego Comic-Con this year, don't fret because IreneAdler has shared some great photos and some of her experiences in this journal. If you did happen to make it to Comic-Con and posted a recap of your own, share a link with us in the comments below.
Constantine fans may have a reason to celebrate as rumors are circulating that the character may find a new home on the set of Arrow. Executive Producer Wendy Mericle, teased that she would love to have the character join the show and that there were some "political things to work out" but she is "really optimistic". What do you think of this news?
The largest known dinosaur with feathers and wing-like limbs has been discovered in China! Roughly four feet long and weighing around 44 pounds, the short wings and weight of the Zhenyuanlong suni means that it was likely unable to fly, yet its wings have the complex structure as well as the quilled feathers of modern birds. While Scientists puzzle over the purpose of these wings, you can check out the fossils yourself and share your thoughts and theories in the comments!
Fans rejoice, Storm's mohawk will be making the big screen! New photos of the upcoming X-Men Apocalypse movie reveal an in-costume glimpse of Psylocke, a rather Power Rangers looking Apocalypse, and our new Storm, played by Alexandra Shipp. There is great excitement about this new casting and design, due to Halle Berry's previous performance as Storm, which many fans considered lackluster. Is there a particular X-Men character you would like to see reinvented for the movies?
eledoremassis02 created a project that involved him destroying iconic Disney landmarks through a series of photomanpulations. The project called Life After Disney was inspired by the History channel series "Life After People" and recently, Huffington Post covered it. Congrats!
Researchers at University of Austria have turned their attention to the human scream, and are uncovering what makes this vocalization so scary. They found that screams have qualities unlike any other human vocalization. In fact, the screams that were considered the scariest by study participants were found to be very similar in range and 'roughness' to the sounds used in car alarms! Read more about their studies into the science of screams here.
@deviantspolight does exactly that — it aims to showcase deviants in our community through interviews and features. In this spotlight, we get to find out more about writer/photographer KWilliamsPhoto.
Using DeviantArt muro, draw a snail and post it in this forum.
xbastex's birthday is today! Join us in wishing him the best day.
The cast of Star Trek Beyond have come together to bring the ultimate fan experience — a chance to appear in the upcoming film. The Star Trek: To Boldly Go campaign benefits the cast’s choice of nine global causes and beginning today, you can visit omaze.com/StarTrek to enter for a chance to win. Also, judging by this video it would appear that Idris Elba will, in fact, be joining the cast of the movie but playing on which side, we don't know. Do you think Idris will be playing for or against the federation? Let us know in the comments.
@elynenoir has put together this feature that celebrates the colour red and it's absolutely stunning.
It's the middle of the week and you've worked hard so let's take a break and watch cats doing what they do best — being jerks.
If you've ever wanted help achieving clean lines in your digital work, this collection of tutorials may be just what you're looking for. Happy drawing!
Surprise! You have a twin! Or rather, we all do. Scientists have found a new solar system which bears a striking resemblance to our own. The HIP11915 system is around 200 light years from our sun, and its star is similar in mass, size and chemical composition to our own. It even has a gas giant which looks eerily similar to our Jupiter. Scientists are eager to learn more about this system, as it could prove to be key to understanding how our own solar system was formed.
Today we're going to collectively travel to Istanbul via this wonderful collection of photos, curated by @batsceba. Where is somewhere you'd love to travel? Let us know in the comments.
@sabine62 thinks that @ejimac is a deviant you need to discover and put together this compelling feature to prove her point. We have someone new on our watch list, thanks @sabine62! Have you discovered someone new that you feel deserves more attention? Let us know in the comments.
Have you ever wanted to see Sonic in HD? You're in luck! Using Unreal Engine 4, YouTuber CryZENx has created a demo video of Sonic in an gorgeous open world enviroment.
It has been called a dead technology for years, but this may be the final nail in Adobe Flash's coffin. The Flash plugin has officially been blocked by Mozilla Firefox, and Facebook has called for Adobe to kill Flash once and for all. It has been known that Flash is both buggy and exploitable, but flash came under renewed fire last week after the revelation that Flash's code was being exploited in order to infect computers with spyware. Will this change impact your time on the Internet?
During San Diego Comic-Con, Sideshow Collectibles revealed their new Masters of the Universe pieces which our own @nebezial helped design! Check out some of the concept sketches here and be sure to congratulate him!
Amazon.com is celebrating its 20th anniversary by offering online sales for 24 hours... but only for those customers who subscribe to Amazon Prime. Walmart is not about to let them steal the spotlight! Claiming that they are "standing up for our customers and everyone else who sees no rhyme or reason for paying a premium to save," referencing the yearly fee of $99 in order to join Amazon Prime, Walmart.com has launched their own sale, which will extend through the weekend. Customers may be the real winner as these two retail giants battle it out, will you be taking advantage of this rivalry and grabbing any discounted goods?
Why do you create art? Share your motivation for artistic expression in this forum.
Head over and wish @olggah a very happy birthday and be sure to check out her amazing gallery.
Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!
During San Diego Comic-Con a sizzle reel was shown for the upcoming Suicide Squad movie. Someone in the audience recorded the footage that was meant soley for the show attendees and then posted a horrible copy of it online. We opted not to share the leaked footage yesterday but Warner Brothers has since released a pristine copy to the internet for all to see and we're happy to share it with you now. Bear in mind that this movie is still in production and this isn't the full trailer that will come out after the movie has been completed. That being said, please let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
It might surprise you to learn that, evolutionarily speaking, human hands are more primitive than those of chimpanzees. The earliest form of hands evolved to grasp and carry objects, and the hands of both chimps and early humans had very similar proportions, closely resembling the hands we humans have today. While humans remained on the ground, the ancestors of chimpanzees took to the trees, and their hands continued to evolve in order to handle their specialized lifestyle of swinging through the trees. As their hands adapted, their fingers became longer and their thumbs shorter, much better suited to their highly specialized life among the treetops.
If you're looking to catch up on what's going on in the Literature community on DeviantArt, this journal is for you! This post is updated regularly so be sure to bookmark it.
It's been said before that Tom Cruise does his own stunts but the extent of the crazy he pulls off is fully revealed in this footage that shows him hanging off the side of a moving plane while shooting the latest Mission Impossible. First, the plane leaves the ground and second -- he shot this EIGHT TIMES. Do you plan on seeing Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation when it comes out? Also are you impressed that he does his own stunts? Let us know in the comments.
Effective leaders strike a balance between being assertive enough to guide their school while not being so assertive as to leave them behind, at least according to trained Notemigonus crysoleucas, a fish more commonly known as golden shiners. Scientists conducted a study where they trained 90 fish to find a food bowl, then put them in schools of untrained fish. Some of the trained fish proved to be better leaders than others, leading their new school to food, while others were less effective, leaving their school behind or being ignored by their peers. It seems humans aren't the only species capable of good or bad leadership. Next time you want to brush up on your leadership skills you can skip the seminar and check out your local aquarium instead!
This morning NASA confirmed that New Horizons successfully completed it's mission to fly by the dwarf planet. Pictures from the actual flyby won't be transmitted until well afterward. In fact, it will take more than a year to get back all the data — 16 full months, or until October or November 2016. However, what we do know is that, thanks to measurements taken by the spacecraft, Pluto is actually larger than anyone imagined, in fact 50 miles bigger. While this is still tiny by solar-system standards, it means that Pluto is the largest object in the Kuiper Belt, which is considered the third zone of the solar system. Completion of this mission means that the United States is now the only nation to have visited every planet in the solar system. You can read more about the mission on NASA's website.
DamaiMikaz received a gift in the mail from an anonymous deviant and wants to thank them. That's super thoughtful of you whoever you are! Have you ever received a gift from someone on DA? Have you ever sent one? Let us know in the comments.
The final trailer for the Fantastic Four has been released and we get a better look at each of the characters including Doom himself. It's clear from the trailer that it's a superhero movie but it's a little generic after that. Thankfully, we don't have to wait long to see the whole thing as Fantastic Four hits the big screen on August 7, 2015.
When you write do you sit down at your computer and pop open a program or do you take pen to paper? Share your preference with us in this forum.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.”
Over the weekend Nintendo president Satoru Iwata lost his battle to Cancer. For many of us who have grown up playing his games, this news is heartbreaking however, we believe that he would want us to celebrate his life with the same joy that he put into his games. Today, let's celebrate the whimsical gamer who inspired and entertained us. Thank you Mr. Iwata.
After many teasers, the official full-length trailer is finally here. We get an in-depth look at some of the new heroes and are reintroduced to some familiar faces including, a much older Micah. We have high hopes for this rebirth but let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
In what promises to be the biggest planetary unveiling in a quarter-century, NASA's New Horizon spacecraft will sweep past Pluto on Tuesday and unveil it, in all it's icy glory. Some fun facts you may not be aware of — this mission is 9 years in the making as the spacecraft was launched on January 19, 2006. Also, not only have we never seen Pluto before, this is the farthest desination for any space mission in history, making this a staggering technological accomplishment if everything goes to plan. Can't wait to meet you dwarf planet!
Comic-con certainly brought a wealth of trailers and here's another — the official extended trailer for the upcoming Batman vs Superman. We get some footage of Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor in this one, and even a line from Batman "How many good guys are left? How many stayed that way?". Tell us what you think in the comments.
@juusta is sure you're going to find a new favorite in this feature of artwork. Was she right? If so, share your new fave with us in the comments below.
Walking Dead fans have been anticipating more information about the prequel Fear The Walking Dead and here it is. While it's tooted as a spin-off it's quickly apparent from the trailer that aside from the name, and the presence of zombies, not much else is the same. They share no characters or references so it's going to be interesting to see how this all plays out.
Every year Adam Savage, co-host of Mythbusters, dons a costume and heads to Comic-con and this year he had a partner in crime — Chris Hadfield. Appropriately, they both cosplayed as 2001: A Space Odyssey astronauts. Well played.
A genie appears and grants you one wish, what do you wish for? Share it with us in this forum
Today we celebrate the birthday of da-hazard! Go wish him an awesome day.
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.”
For those of us highly anticipating the third season of Twin Peaks the news that it's been delayed until 2017 has been disappointing. The 25 year anniversary would have been the perfect time to come back but, according to co-creator Mark Frost, it's just not going to happen. There's been no reasons offered as to why there is a delay, perhaps it had something to do with the disputes with Lynch and Showtime, or maybe it's logistical, who knows. They'll need to re-engineer that line to say -- "I'll see you in 25 +1 years"
Ever wondered why pandas are so lazy? check out this video of an adorable snacking panda and learn why!
Naruto fans are in for a treat, a new spinoff is coming next spring! Naruto: The Seventh Hokage and the Scarlet Spring is a single volume manga prequel to Boruto: Naruto the Movie and will focus on Sarada, the daughter of Sakura and Sasuke. It's unclear what new troubles are waiting for our heroine in the shinobi world, but we have no doubt that the next generation of ninjas will be up to the challenge!
Great news for fans of Spider Gwen, Hasbro has announced that she will be getting her own figurine! Spider Gwen became a fan favorite after her first appearance in Edge of Spider-Verse #2, an alternate universe setting where Gwen was bitten by a radio active spider, rather than Peter Parker. While her costume alone won her a large fan following, her popularity has only grown with her comics. Expect more information about her figure in the near future, and be sure to check out the All-New, All-Different Spider-Gwen book launching in October!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them has announced another new cast member! Alison Sudol will play the role of Queenie, the sister of Tina, played by Katherine Waterston. The sisters are expected to meet up with Newt Scamander, played by Eddie Redmayne, in this New York based Harry Potter spinoff. Do you think Sudol's musical talents will be incorporated into this role?
Snails are relatively unassuming, or one would think. However, the Cone Snail is not only predatory to fish, but just a few microliters of it's venom is enough to kill 10 people. Because of the nature of the venom and it's ability to paralyze and immobilize, scientists have been researching the venom for potential uses in treating Cancer, pain and addiction. In the last few decades, there have been more than 2,500 papers on the properties that make it's venom the most powerful traditional painkiller.
Practice may not make perfect but it certainly helps when it comes to trying to improve your craft. Just ask Sadako-xD who shared a Draw This Again meme that compares her drawing from 2009 with one from 2014. Keep practicing!
If you can't get enough Futurama, then you're in luck! Futurama is coming to mobile devices in game form. It is expected, but not confirmed, to be released as free-to-play, with micro transactions within the game itself, and seems to have cast Bender as the leading character. The Simpsons and Family Guy have alredy experienced success with their mobile games, so fans have high expectations for Futurama. A release date has not yet been announced, and to that we say: Bite my shiny metal mobile device!
Who is your favorite supervillian? Share your ultimate anti-heroes in this forum.
Join us in wishing rainylake a very special birthday!
After more than 11 years on Mars, NASA's Mars Rover has completed a full marathon across the surface of the planet. This video was compiled from images taken between January 2004 and April 2015 and through it you can experience the whole journey! This mission was initially scheduled to last only 90 days but the persistent rover keeps going and has now lasted about 45 times longer than expected while continuing to transmit data back to Earth. You go little Rover!
If your life-long dream is to ride a dinosaur, you may be in luck. According to this ad on Portland's craiglist, for a mere $2000 you can own your very own giant T-Rex bike. Also, her name is Sue. Happy riding!
Staying motivated can sometimes feel absolutely impossible — especially when your old pal procrastination comes to visit. However, if you find yourself needing some extra tips this journal by Suzanne-Helmigh, may prove to be very helpful.
Recent studies have shown that Tetris may be mroe than just a fun game. Playing Tetris may acutally reduce the frequency of flashbacks caused by traumatic events, according to a study by Cambridge. It seems that manipulation of Tetris blocks uses the same pathways that traumatic memories do, so by playing a game of Tetris, you can actually train you brain away from those bad memories! So go ahead and play, it's good for brain!
BeccaJS is participating in her 7th year of Race For Life — a Cancer research chartity run — and she needs our support! She's so committed to the cause that in 2012 she participated while pregnant! Learn more about the event here and if you can donate, you can do so here. Even if you're unable to donate, helping to spread the word is always appreciated. Go Becca, Go!
Ryan Reynolds continues to fuel fan anticipation for the upcoming Deadpool movie with both costumed tweets and interviews. Filming has already finished, and Reynolds has confirmed that the movie will carry a "hard-R" rating, those under 17 will definitely need their parents permission for this one! Reynolds has also said that he does not plan to play any more super heroes, but hopes that the Deadpool movie will be a hit at the box office so he can dawn the iconic red and black mask again!
New tehcnologies are making the intigration of physical objects into digital games accessable to all game developers. Skylanders and other big name companies have already capatialized on these "phygital" toys, a method in which a purchased figurine unlocks digital content. 3D printing and ambitious new business platforms have the potential to allow even smaller game developers to create and distribute their own phygital toys. Expect your favorite figurine to come with a neat digital bonus in the near future!
Mrs-Freestar-Bul really loves features and you can tell because she puts together quite a few of them! In this journal she shares why she feels they are so awesome and challenges you to start one of your own. Do you accept?
Borneo's peat swamp forests aren't exactly the most welcoming places when looking for somewhere to sleep but Hardwicke's woolly bats have scored themselves a pretty sweet arrangement. They sleep inside the Nepenthes hemsleyana aka Pitcher Plant which is a carnivorous plant that literally feeds off of bat poop. It turns out that these plants are absolutely terrible at catching insects so this reciprocal relationship suits both entities just fine. The only downside is that the plants can be hard to find but fortunately, due to their pitcher shape, the bats can use echolocation to find them -- like a built in bat signal. Nature, you're so cool.
Activision is producing a special edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 according to a leaked product listing on retailer Mighty Ape's website. The Juggernog Edition includes a whole bunch of in-game and real-world items, but its highlight is the -- wait for it -- working mini-fridge. You read that right folks -- a fridge. The fridge is modeled after the in-game Perk-A-Cola machine, features lights and sounds from the game and can hold up to a dozen 12oz cans.
When you're feeling mad or stressed out, what do you do that helps you to cope? Share your strategies in this forum.
Today we celebrate inknalcohol ! Head on over and wish him the best day ever.
Less than two months ago, Harry Shearer stated he was leaving The Simpsons when contract negotiations went sideways. However, it seems that all is well again and he will indeed be returning to voice those iconic characters we know and love. Now that he's back, this means that the show will head into it's 27th and 28th season with all six original voice cast members. Excellent.
You can call it a social experiment or performance art but regardless, it's certainly courageous. Talk to Me was initially staged on an isolated street in Bangalore which many referred to as 'Rapist Lane' because it was common for men to harass and molest women who dared to pass. However, a group called Blank Noise changed that when they set up tables and chairs and invited men and women to sit down and have a conversation over tea and samosas. Talk to Me has won the 2015 Award for Public Art and you can read more about the project here.
The struggle to overcome art blocks and frustration is very real and sometimes it may feel like you want to give up. K-Koji is currently going through something like this and could really use some helpful advice. Take a moment today to help encourage a fellow deviant.
If you have ever wanted to know more about the origins of Star Wars favorite scruffy-looking nerf herder, you are in luck! The next Star Wars movie, to be directed by Christopher Miller and Phil Lord of The Lego Movie fame, will chronicle the tales of a young Han Solo, exploring how he got his start as a smuggler and thief. Fans have already been shocked by the revelation that Han has a wife, what surprises do you think this movie has in store?
theWrittenRevolution is at it again with a new prompt for July. This time, you're being challenged to focus your prose or poetry on The Viking Age. Check this journal for all of the details pertaining to the challenge and then get writing!
Fox has issued a challenge to all of those who want to believe: Watch one X-Files episode a day for 201 days. This challenge was issued Tuesday the 7th—guess we'll have to double up on an epsiode today! Doing so will mean fans will have seen every episode of the X-Files just in time for the premier of the new series, January 24th. Will you be accepting the challenge?
This comic by artist Gavin Aung Than aka Zen Pencils, is just what we needed today. It's ok to be strange, we strongly encourage you to be that special brand of unique only you can be.
Netflix has announced a new casting for their hit super hero show, Daredevil. The references made to Elektra in the first season will not be left hanging, Elodie Yung will be taking on the role of the myserious, exotic and dangerous woman from Matt Murdock's past. Expect both sparks and punches to fly as this tumultuous, fan-favorite comic book couple comes to life.
What chore at home or work do you dread doing the most? Share it with us in this forum.
NaBHaN's birthday is today! Head on over and wish him a very special one.
You can't wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.
Last week we highlighted the Kickstarter Game: Regalia - Of Men and Monarchs, a tatical RPG featuring the artwork of several of our very own deviants. We watched in awe as the project was not only successfully funded, but shattered every one of their stretch goals! We can't wait to play Regalia, congratulations to :devrunshin:, :devsylwiapakulska:, :devyaminolady: and the entire Pixelated Milk team!
Light will continue his quest to cleanse the world of evil using the Death Note in a new, live-action series! The show will be streamed internationally, and episode synopsis suggest that this series will be straying from the stories established in the mangas/animated series and the earlier live action movies. Do you think the show will live up to the quality of our own Death Note cosplayers?
Yesterday, Neil McNeil and @grizzlyslippers, launched a indiegogo campaign to fund their self-published comic -- Marcus Egan's Heartbreak -- a LGBT+ comic book about dating, dodgeball, and superheroes! Clearly everyone is excited about the comic because in less than 20 hours it was fully funded. Check out the campaign here to learn more and preorder your copy!
Sanrio recently announced that their beloved Hello Kitty will finally be starring in her very own movie, planned for global release. She's already been the star of many TV shows and inspired a long line of merchandise. Recently she had her very own convention to celebrate her 40th anniversary. We don't know anything about the plot of the movie but we'll keep you updated as we learn more as the movie isn't set to hit theaters until 2019. What sort of story are you looking for in this new movie? Let us know in the comments.
Join us in congratulating @the--kyza on his new job with EA Games, Ghost Studio where he's currently working on the new Need for Speed game. Very cool!
A couple of days ago a YouTube user named Eleanora Poe posted a video that appeared to be the trailer for the upcoming Netflix adaptation of Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events. It turns out that it's not the real trailer and this is a fan-made video but it's easy to see why there was so much confusion. Netflix even commented on the video in the YouTube comments, so they know the bar has been set high and we are going to expect greatness when the real one comes out!
Take a moment today to read this inspiring post by @noahbradley in which he shares his journey to becoming an artist.
This article by @inayatshah will give you some pointers on getting started with Photojournalism and is one of the many features that will be posted for Photojournalism Week at @projecteducate.
Scientists believe that they are, for the first time, watching the birth of a planet. While science has long understood the theory of planetary formation, this Jupiter-like gas giant will be the first time that humanity has actually observed a planet coming into being. Happy birthday, little planet, you have so much to teach us!
The team at @digitizing has announced a Digital Art Challenge with the character prompt -- Death By Chocolate. Feeling inspired? Get involved!
After decades of keeping their feet firmly on the ground, the U.K. Space Agency has published a National Strategy for Space Environments and Human Spaceflight, promising greater involvement with the International Space Station, and sending more humans into outer space. The U.K. goverment plans to make the "most of space," and will be sending helicopter pilot Tim Peake on a six month mission at the International Space Station starting in November.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go? Share your dream destinations with us in this forum.
Happy Birthday @shoomlah! We hope you have a deviously fantastic day.
It's been seven long years, but at long last, Link will return in a new Legend of Zelda manga! Which incarnation of Link do you think will inspire this story?
Australian researchers attached a GoPro camera to a marine turtle and what resulted was a spectacular view of the Great Barrier Reef. Thank you Mr. Turtle!
We think this piece by Leesdg sums it up pretty well, what do you think?
Digimon fans, rejoice! Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth will be coming to American PS4 and PS Vita consoles in 2016! This turn based RPG targets an older, more mature audience than previous Digimon games, not a bad plan, given that Digimon just celebrated its 15 year anniversary. Do you have a favorite Digimon or Digidestined?
A short film by AndreeWallin, State Zero takes us to Sweden in the near future, where it has turned into a post-apocalyptic wasteland.
Last week we told you that the U.S. company Megabots had challenged Japanese company, Suidobashi Heavy Industries, to a giant robot duel. We're excited to announce that the Japanese have accepted and our giant robot duel will be a reality! All of our Transformer dreams are coming true.
Do you need more Rocket Racoon? Can't get enough of Gamora's slick battle moves? You're in luck! The Guardians of the Galaxy will have their own animated show on Disney XD, and you can catch a sneak peek on Sept. 5. And remember: I am Groot.
Get caught up with everything going on in the Chats and forums with the newest edition of the newsletter. What is your favourite chatroom or forum on DeviantArt? Let us know in the comments.
A man in China was shocked to learn that his two beloved pet dogs aren't dogs at all--they're bears! Not to worry, the bears are off to an animal rescue center and will be well cared for. How shocked would you be if you received this kind of news?
What sort of things get your goat? Share your pet peeves in this forum.
Join us in wishing comic artist, FooRay, a smashing birthday!
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.