Art is life... the more art you see, the more alive you'll feel.
"Why do you think someone would purposefully hurt themselves by taking anything addictive," she asked."
This story presents a vision of a possible future. This story is designed as a warning to all that addiction doesn't always need to be a controlled substance or an addictive drug. Addiction comes in many forms and sinister disguises, and in almost all cases addictions do not have happy endings, since you must always give up something to support the addiction.
This story presents addiction that many do not recognize; addiction to technology, computers, and the internet. I may have a mild form of this addiction... I initially wrote this story with pencil and paper during a point when my computer was broken, and I had no access to the internet. And I went through withdrawal during that time!
|I'd like to spread this idea around a little. Let's start critiquing artwork together.|
I think that Collections is a really awesome feature, and I use that feature a lot, but from what I've heard around from a lot of other people, a favourite without a comment means absolutely nothing.
I'd like to start giving back to the community by using another feature which has been around for a while. The Critique feature. Good critiques are valuable! Favorites are nice, comments are good, but honest well thought out critiques are great.
If you need help in writing a critique, the featured tutorial above offers practical guidelines on where to start and how to complete an advanced critique. This tutorial has been translated into French as well, and the French version can be found here.
To find things that you can critique check out the "Critiqueable" gallery.
"Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots."
- Frank A. Clarke
"To help, to continually help
I'm an Admin at SeniorSelections
and I NEED YOUR SUGGESTIONS!!
ALL THE ARTWORK PICKED FOR A FEATURE IS ALSO SUGGESTED FOR A DD!
COSPLAY SUGGESTIONS GUIDELINES
I prefer that the fandom being cosplayed is a clearly known series (Kill La Kill, Hatsune Miku, etc), or easily inferred from style of dress (steampunk, Victorian, etc)
I prefer vividness is photography and costume. Suggest something that will blow my socks off!
SPACE SUGGESTION GUIDELINES
This must be original work! I will not accept rips from ISS Space Station camera, no matter how good it looks.
As long as it involves something space-related, I'm happy to accept it. This includes tutorials, comic strips, Terraspace digital artwork, etc.
SCIENCE FICTION SUGGESTION GUIDELINES
Science Fiction may be based on the real world, but it should be removed enough from current reality that the fictional component is easily seen.
Since Science Fiction can cover so much material, I would appreciate an explanation of why the deviation appealed to you so much in your suggestion note. Help me see the image through your eyes!
I prefer vividness in the subject matter and medium. Suggest something that will blow my socks off!
HOW TO SUGGEST
Send me a note with a thumb or link to the deviation you're suggesting. Please title your note: "SeniorSelections Suggestion" or something to that effect.
Please only send your suggestion to ONE person on the SeniorSelections team.
One thumb or link per note, please. It helps me stay organized.
I will respond to all suggestions as soon as I have time to read them. If you do not hear from me within a couple weeks, please feel free to send me a poke.
You can include a blurb about why you feel a piece deserves to be featured, but it is not necessary. Truly good artwork speaks for itself.
I AM NOW ACCEPTING ALL SUGGESTIONS FOR
SPACE & SCIENCE FICTION ART
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25 - 99 Points = I'll spam some of your artwork in a journal!
100-300 Points = There will definitely be llamas, with llama add-ons (sunglasses and bowtie), likely some cake, and possibly a
301+ points = You suggest the contest, and I'll host it with your donation split up into suitable 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Note: It must be subject matter I am familiar with, am willing to spam in my journal, and can judge fairly.
Wanna know how I broke my donation box? Check here.
LLAMA'S ARE ALWAYS RETURNED!! Just give me a llama, and you'll get one back. Llama for llama!|
Hi, I'm exarobibliologist!
My username is a made up word, formed by combining the Greek words exaro ("to dig"), biblia ("to read", "books", "library"), and ology ("person", "one who"). Put it all together, and I am "one who digs good books", or an exarobibliologist.
I've had several usernames in the past. For the longest time (11 years), I was cypher-neo. My original username had nothing to do with the Matrix, and you can only take so many Matrix jokes before...
I changed my username to archaeobibliologist, which I thought meant "I dig good books", but I got my Greek words mixed up...
So I finally changed my username to exarobibliologist.
Let me tell you a little bit about me:
I am normal person with opinions and feelings, just like everyone else. More specifically, I am an INTJ, with an IQ over 180. As an introvert, I'm very awkward socially, but I do my best to smile at all times, and I have an infectious laugh when amused.
I figure I'll never be remembered for doing anything impressively special in life, but I hope to inspire other people, and to be remembered for all the small things I've helped in.
I am addicted to coffee and hot chocolate. I hate weak coffee!
I'm a professional photographer. I shoot engagements, weddings, nature, fashion, models...
I'm a nerd, and I revel in my nerdity. I give wannabe nerds an inferiority complex.
I'm a book nerd! I usually finish a book or 2 (sometimes 3!) a week. Although I respect the continuity of trilogies, and will read them in order, it's not unusual to find me reading 5-6 books at any given time.
I'm also a Linux nerd! I assist on the Linux Mint and Debian Linux IRC channels. I'm usually tweaking something on my computer, or shell scripting.
I feel I'm better at writing stories than poetry, but sometimes I can't think of the words to say to write longer, so then I write verses. I like vividness of subject in both pictures and literature. I enjoy writing parodies on existing songs and poems.
I'm very eclectic in television and movies. Mostly anime, science fiction, and fantasy, but occasionally I do something from another genre.
I was a MN@ for about a year and a half and I enjoyed every minute of it! Volunteering for deviantART is a wonderful experience and I encourage everyone to try it.
I only take critiques well when it's coming from someone who wants to help me improve. I don't respect criticism from people who give decide that an art critique can also include comments about my parenting, or other similar incendiary subjects. I don't mind getting a negative critique; but when you critique me please do it to help me improve. Don't just bash me...
I am fiercely loyal to all of my friends, and I always stand up for my friends and what I believe in. If someone does or says something that I feel is wrong, I'll respond and, I can be a fierce fighter when I'm needed to be. I will help people unreservedly. If you ever need any help, just send me a note and I'll be glad to assist you as far as possible.
I'm an Admin on SeniorSelections. I select artwork to feature in Cosplay, Science Fiction, and Space galleries. Please send me the suggestions you have for those art types. Any art I select to be featured on SeniorSelections I suggest for a DD.
Deviations Suggested that Got DD's!!
beethy - 1 month sub
plasticfigurines - 3 month sub
xRUBIx - 3 month sub
deathangelpadma - 1 month sub
edctpsu - 1 month sub
nonparticipant - 1 month sub
summer-story - 3 month sub
AGMeade - 1 year sub
BloodshotInk - 3 month sub
Sireysi - 1 month sub
deviantWEAR and Prints Given Away
SalemHeights - Dart Box Cap
angeIdust - Series 1 Emoticon Stress Balls
haldron - Cypher-Neo Mug
ayame409 - 10x15 print
Cake And Llama Badges
Endorell-Taelos - 5 Cake Badges
CameronKobe - 1 Cake Badge
IceXDragon - 1 Cake Badge
aunjuli - 1 Cake Badge
TRlCKS - 1 Cake Badge
half-left - 1 Cake Badge
mjranum-stock - 1 Cake Badge
Dhacxaahsvost - 1 Cake Badge
And over 2000 Llamas Given Away!!