So I went to the world tour meat-up in NYC... It was super crowded. Central park is pretty awsome. Posting to DA journals from your phone is either extremely hard or I'm extremely dense.
Woot!I identified my "Darth Maul" spider! Yay! SHE is a Micrathena gracilis or "spined micranthena". Or, rather, all of them are, there's at least a dozen around my house... catching mosquitoes as fast as they can, I hope! (Go spidey, go!)
Anyway, I was able to identify her with the help of this site (you might not want to visit if you're scared of things with more then 4 legs): http://www.rochedalss.qld.edu.au/spiderphotos.htm Fortunately I didn't have to post because someone already had a spider just like mine. (Well good for me because I hate writing up posts like that.)
Anyway, yes, it's early, and I couldn't sleep... and now I have visions of creepie crawlies going through my head.
Sorry!...OK, sorry for spamming everyone again! I just want to get this done with and I took a couple of days off, so now I have to make up for it. I think I have about 6-10 pieces left to submit, and some of that will go in scraps.
Other then that, wow things have changed. I now go to school (good old community college, I signed up after classes had started and they still had to take me). My schedule looks like this:
Monday -- Computer Science (Java) - 5 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday/Thursday -- Calculus w/ Analytical Geometry - 7 PM - 9 PM
Not a heavy course load, by any means! I also have an on line/distance education class... Unix I. And I so almost had a Digital Photography class (that's what I was really signing up for!) but it turned out to be full, and there was no way to tell without signing up..so damn. http://www.toddmessegeephoto.com/ This guy would have been my teacher. Pretty wild, eh? The only silver lining I can find to that class being full is that it's an early morning class, so I woul
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy CenterOK, so today I went to the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. For those of you who have been to the National Air and Space Museum on the Mall in Washington, D.C., it's part of that (no they're not closing the location on the mall)... but it's MUCH bigger, and it focuses more on exhibiting actual air- and space-craft, instead of exhibits that are just about air and space. All of the air- and space-craft on exhibit at the Udvar-Hazy Center is the real deal, there are no mock-ups or replicas. Almost all of it was actually in use for whatever it was ment for (commercial aircraft was in use carrying passengers, military aircraft was out in the feild, spacecraft was in space), although some of it (especially the space craft) is an actual craft that could have been used but wasn't, for whatever reason, or it was a training-only craft.
Here's a couple of highlights of what they have on display:
Omg wtf!OK so OMG! WTF! I'm going to actually upload stuff. Wow. And what I'd really like is if everyone would tell me which pictures look the best... It's all going to be photos, 23 or so in total although it's going to take me a couple of days to think of descriptions and upload them all (dial-up is painful). Anyway, I'd be especially happy if everyone could give me a list of their favourite three or something along those lines. And yes, this has a point, but I'm not telling.
(Also pardon any poor spelling, my spell checker died on me...probably from over-work.)
P.S. There were no misspellings, excepting "OMG" "WTF" and "favourite"... and Spellbound works again. Hallelujah.
Grrr. Beach, and other stuff.OK, I'm seriously stressed... Richy is supposed to be here in 2 hours, give or take... Which is A Good Thing, definitely. But everything else has gone wrong.
My dad (whom I hate) was here, and my grandfather (ditto) happened to say, loudly, "SO TELL US ABOUT RICHY"... now obviously I've not told my dad about Richy because dad will be a pain in the ass, and I didn't tell GP (grand-pa), either, except since I live here and he lives here it's a bit obvious when I'm not here for a week... And he knows better then to tell dad things like that. So I got this little lecture from dad about "here's my phone number, call if he gets wild or anything"... I mean, honestly, I trust Richy a -lot- more then I trust either dad or GP, for one thing if I say "don't tell so and so this" Richy won't tell them...!!! But anyway, yes, anything dealing with dad or GP tends to agitate me.
Also I was cleaning my room today... big huge mess... but at least it cleaned up fairly quickly, it could have been worse, a
A 'happy' journalOK, to counter the gloom-n-doom in the last one, here's a couple of things that have gone right lately!
Oh, once again, this journal is full of things about "personal" matters, so if you have a sensitive conservative stomach, you might want to stop now. (Chicken! WUSS!)
http://www.thekeeper.com/ The Keeper is an amazing menstural sanitary product, that I've decided to encourage everyone (female) to look at. Obviously nothing is right for everyone, but this may be right for a lot more people then realize it. I've had mine for a full cycle now and I was simply amazed at how comfortable and secure it felt. I was also shocked at some of the things that go into pads and tampons, as more then one article says, "Tampons companies often brag that their tampons are bleached. It doesn't mean they're sterile, or more safe, or anything. It just means they're white." And then think about how your clothes smell and feel after you've had to bleach them heavily to remove a stain
Birth Control (sucks)NOTE: My journal is NOT rated "G" today, if you can't stand a bit of swearing don't read it.
Also don't read if you can't abide angsty teen rantings.
(For those who don't listen to angsty teen music, the song of the moment is the one that goes "well I guess this is growing up" repeatedly. Lyrics: http://www.thelyricarchive.com/lyrics/dammit.shtml )
Insurers Fall Short on Newer Contraceptive Options: Survey
By Amanda Gardner
FRIDAY, June 18 (HealthDayNews) -- Insurance plans fail to cover many newer reproductive health options such as contraceptive patches and rings, a new survey finds.
The survey, sponsored by the Association of Reproductive Health Professionals, the Black Women's Health Imperative, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America, canvassed 250 benefits managers at mid- to large-sized companies in the
***They need a "broke" mood icon, but I suppose I'll have to settle for Community Spirit instead... As everyone will notice I have a little * next to my name now.
Other then that.. blahblahblah, home again, back to forum slutting for a few weeks... More like a month and a half. Sigh. I have a huge ride on the 20th, which I'm completely unprepared for. (Yay...) Then Richy will hopefully have access to a phone sometime in early July, so I'll be talking to him for two-three days straight. (Long distance to England.) Then another tiny ride July 17th. (Why is the big one first, and then the little one? Why can't it be the logical way? Meh.) Then Richy gets home mid to late July, and I'll be back at the beach and glued to him again. Hence the song of the moment. And that's it.
Oh, except... I would post all these wonderful pictures of Tennessee (lots of cattle and corn and mountains), but this camera dislikes my computer. Perhaps tomorrow when mum brings the driver disk by? I can hear you all h
Beach, again!Something for me to remember: http://www.deviantart.com/view/7545170/
Well, I've been back for 2 weeks, actually. Just too lazy to update the journal. So I'm leaving again day after tomorrow... I'll be gone for a week or so again, lovely beach...
Then I'll be back for a day, gone again for another week! This time to Tennessee, to visit relatives. Oh well, not everywhere can be the beach.
After that, I'll be back, and very depressed with way too much time on my hands, so I'll be forum whoring as usual. (Since I don't care about page views/comments, perhaps it's actually forum slutting?)
Longest journal entry in a long time, I think I'll stop now.
FREE Points and Art!!! // and Important Updates!Free Points Raffle!
Winning Number: #12 Foxy-Poptart
Congrats!! And thank you to everyone for participating, I will have more giveaways soon. Be sure to check out my Youtube channel, because the art giveaway is still open, and I will have lots of them!
One person will win 100 ! I will draw the winner using random.org after a day or two.
How to Enter:
Favourite this journal.
And that's it! Thank you for participating.^^
FREE ART GIVEAWAY!!
(must enter on Youtube)
And important deviantART and Youtube Updates!
Just covering some complaints and explaining how my channel is developing... you know, updatey stuff! And giving away FREE ART!!!o3o
Link to my channel in case you're having trouble entering the
Paint Tool Sai: All Texture Brushesbrushtex
The original link is here
[CLOSED+WINNER] FREE ADOPT RAFFLE 17 - PIFFIESWaaah thanks thanks thanks to all participants...nnngh a lot of lovely comment and HAPPY HOLIDAYS WISHES THANKS!! HAPPY HOLIDAY TO EVERYONE \;////7///;/!
Omg I can't believe every time I have to edit a raffle my cat come to my table and start lick my nose and lie down on my hand....I think she have some strange power and she feel when I have something to do...so I have just one hand..thanks Michelle...
But now the winner x°°D!
The winner is... :iconjustlovearts: WAAAH I'M HAPPY FOR YOU \T///7///T/!!
Now in max 24 hours justlovearts choose her favorite piffies and the other five will be put on sale,
OFFER TO ADOPT this time, something different I have think about the right way the last two days and I hope in this way people can offer the amount they want without "fight" with other directly ;;
(I excluded set price or AB because the last time they gone in few seconds ;_; ) the only thing : I have some problem accept/refuse o
Hierarchy SystemThough individual personalities may vary, each Tokota holds a symbolic hierarchy status. Age, experience, and successful careers all contribute to hierarchy status. For instance, you can start with a submissive animal, who through training and show experience, will eventually become dominant in status. Hierarchy is distinct in posture (eg the way the tail is held, etc.), and behavior. Show and competition classes will often by segregated by hierarchy status.
The hierarchy system is a points system, with the end goal being Dominant Status. Through drawing and writing about your Tokota they earn Hierarchy points or "HP" which moves them closer to achieving dominance. There are three hierarchy statuses:
The underdogs of the species. Submissive Tokotas must work very hard to achieve respect, leadership skills and dominance, but often submissives who can defy birth rights and climb through the ranks end up being the most respected.
Submissive Tokotas are displaye
OC CONTEST WIN PREMIES (OPEN) GET ENTRIES INI WILL GIVE ABOUT A WEEK AFTER THE DEADLINE FOR LAST MINUTE ENTRIES. SO LIKE ON 7/2/16 CONTEST CLOSES! PLEASE COMMENT OR NOTE ME IF YOU NEED MORE TIME! I WILL TRY TO WAIT FOR YOU
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR ENTRY IS IN THE FOLDER BELOW!
*Please write a new comment linking to your entry! If you reply to your previous comments I might not get notified!
June 25, 2016
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What do you have to do?
-Draw either my OC Blue Raspberry or Mochi! That's it!
-Don't ask what they like/dislike. I want you to use your imagination! Draw them in whatever way you would like!
-You do not need to include a background, but it will boost your chances of winning significantly!
-Don't draw them in the same picture**** They do not know each other!
Here they are :>
Ranting about Race in MLP HumanizationsHiya, folks. So I've been pretty into doodling humanized ponies lately, and I've also been looking through a lot of humanized art. And I've noticed a few things about the way people comment on humanizations. Particularly when it comes to the way that artists might interpret a canon pony character's race or nationality. Strap in, this is gonna get rant-y.
Ready? Okay. First off:
None of the ponies have an assigned human race or design. No fan interpretation is more correct than another.
Lauren Faust herself has said that the ponies' fur color has no significance in assigning a human race for them. And of course, the mane six have the exact same pony model, so possibilities are endless when imagining human body types to give them. So if that's true, why do I see so many fans getting outright hostile when an artist humanizes a pony in a way they don't like? Especially when the humanization isn't White. Or fat, or just a bit curvy. Or wearing clothes the commenter doesn't lik