People DiePeople DiePeople Die by b1gfan
In Skowhegan people die.
In Brooklyn people die.
In Altoona and Galesburg and Osawatomie,
in Seminole and Shamrock,
in Santa Rosa, and Snowflake, and Overton,
and Portersville, and Fresno people die.
They just drop off of census lists
and fall out of phone books
forever. Written into diaries and out of wills
their lives evaporate into the sky
and are inhaled by children
playing tag in a neighbors driveway.
It was in Pico Rivera that you happened to die
Jason, just this past weekend in fact,
while I vacationed in Ventura
and soldiers scrambled for peace
through Kuwaiti sands
and Good Morning Vietnam finally made its debut
on network TV.
Dearest grandpa, great aunt, grammar school pal,
brother, daddy, girlfriend I lost,
bud: you were none of these to me Jason
and still Im tumbling into my liquor-store Leathe,
hoping its sharp and watery wet is spirited
by agents of forgetfulness
Art History Spotlight: ImpressionismGreetings and salutations, deviants! Today I bring to you the first of what is hopefully a monthly series: Art History.Art History Spotlight: Impressionism by oilsoaked
The Art History Series will be exploring various movements in art, the technique used therein, major artists behind it, and its influence on dA!
This first spotlight is on Impressionism, chosen really because it's my favorite.
as defined by Merriam-Webster
1 : a theory or practice in painting especially among French painters of about 1870 of depicting the natural appearances of objects by means of dabs or strokes of primary unmixed colors in order to simulate actual reflected light
So, to break it down less stiffly, impressionism is really a portrayal of light and its relationship with color. It is a movement based heavily on observation of how light interacts with life.
Art History Contest: ImpressionismEdit:I forgot to tell you how to submit!!Art History Contest: Impressionism by oilsoaked
Submit your work to
Contests & Projects> Contests> 2008> Art History> Impressionism!!
Following the article released yesterday, of Art History Spotlight: Impressionism, the Traditional Gallery presents to you:
The Art History Contest!
Each month, as we address different movements, chosen by you in a poll, there will be an educational article followed by a contest on the movement itself.
This month, your mission is to create a painting or mixed media work based on art made in the Impressionism movement.
First Prize: 25 deviant dollars and a 3 month subscription
Second Prize: 10 deviant dollars and a 3 month subscription
Third Prize: 3 month subscription
Only traditional media will be accepted.
The piece must reflect at least some of the techn
Why we (still) shoot film...Despite a widely held assumption that we who choose to shoot film do so because we hate digital photography, most of us also shoot digital. In fact, we choose film because we love film! This shouldn't come as a surprise. As Chris Weeks said in my interview with him, they are the "best full-frame sensors out there ... those rectangles of film." Of course, there are more types of film than the 35mm film to which he referred. Here are a few of the reasons we love to shoot film!Why we (still) shoot film... by equivoque
A follow-up to vaporiss's news article, Why we [still] use film...
sometimes we find the results amusing
we like the flexibil
Anthro art contestThe I Am Anthro Magazine is holding a contest. We are in need of anthro artwork. There will be 11 winners in this contest, one grand prize and 10 runners up.Anthro art contest by lost-angle
all submissions must be anthro work.
all submissions must link back to this contest journal.
all submissions must be posted with a Creative Commons liscence that allows your work to be used for commercial purposes and allows modification of the work.
all submissions must be 8x10 or smaller.
no submissions may contain any work other than your own, this includes characters or concepts.
no submissions will be accepted if they portray yiff, nudity, violence, or support or portray offensive behavior (drugs, alcohol, gangs, discrimination, etc.)
once you have made your submission and it has been accepted, you give I Am Anthro Magazine permission to use and distribute
Bi-Weekly Film Review # 3Training & learning from the evaluation of films and peoples opinion and critics. There will be a bi-weekly film review (any genre, commercial or independent, good or bad, new or old, etc). Just take it as a mental and visual exercise and it can be funny ¡¡¡Bi-Weekly Film Review # 3 by Kaotika
Film Review # 3
Title and Year: The Boondock Saints (1998)
Genre: Action / Noir
Director: Troy Duffy
Screenwriter: Troy Duffy
Music or Soundtrack: Jeff Danna
Cast: Williem Dafoe, Sean Patrick Flannery, Norman Reedus, David Della Rocco, Billy Connolly, David Ferry, Brian Mahoney, Bob Marley
Film Review suggested by :iconwarcell-productions: Thank you
Leave your opinion / critique and please ensure to
I can't believe five years have passed so quickly without you, Pip--and yet, they still seem slow when compared to the years I had with you. Wherever you are, I hope I'm making you proud.
Creidimis sa Tsíoraíocht.
I ache when the world does, and maybe that's a bit too much ego, and maybe that's just a little too close to cowardice, but it's the putting in rather than the putting on that makes another's shoes uncomfortable. Empathy isn't a promise to feel as another feels, to have walked as another's walked. Empathy is the understanding that I ache, and you ache, and it's the aching where we meet--rather than the road that brought us to it. I don't know your pain, and you don't know mine, but that's okay. We don't have to share an injury to acknowledge a wound.
You may call me Bill or Pip. I'm a twenty-something editor, a self-professed punctuation junkie with a penchant for words, and a Catholic. I am also a very private, shy homosexual living my day-to-day between New York City and Oxford.|
I like talking about sex, politics, books, relationships, religion, grammar, philosophy, literature, music, baseball and football. I have an old obsession with black and white movies and anything noir, and a true appreciation for Jimmy Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire, and Cary Grant.
We'll probably get on well if you know who Robbe-Grillet is, enjoy Borges or Nabokov, can admit to liking Oscar Wilde, hate James Joyce and John Steinbeck, like Keats, appreciate Donne, and believe that Baldwin and Capote are among the greatest American writers in literary history.
Or, if reading isn't your thing, hit me up with a "Hello!" I welcome random IMs and notes.