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The Dwarves of Yore Made Mighty SpellsWhile hammers fell like ringing bells
In places deep, where dark things sleep,
In hollow halls beneath the fells.
So I'm not sure how many of you even know that I'm a huge Tolkien fan and have been for years now. (can't wait to see The Desolation of Smaug )
The funny thing is how I actually got into this specific author. I remember getting the Hobbit from my uncle when I was like ten or something (that's a frickin' 15 years ago) and I actually quite enjoyed it. The book was still in German then because at that age my English wasn't really good enough to read whole books yet. Eventually I bought the first volume of LotR (also in German) but it never really got through to me and I dropped it pretty quickly.
I completely forgot about it again afterwards until the first LotR movie was released and I thought to myself, 'hey I read the prequel to that ages ago so I might as well check out those movies, especially because of all that hype'. Yep, I liked the movie as we
Of Farewells, Anniversaries and Fire ConstructsToday marks an important day. The reasons are twofold.
/raises one finger
One: Later today I will have been an active member of dA for exactly three years. (disregarding my previous account that I barely ever used) That's three years of meeting wonderful people and making great friends; three years of having evolved artistically like I never thought possible; just three years of pure awesomeness.
/raises another finger
Two: Today will be my last day as CV of the Icons and Handhelds Gallery. That means I'm both sad and happy. Sad because I will have to leave this amazing experience behind me, but also happy because I actually HAVE this experience now. You've all made it a real pleasure being a CV and I want to thank every single one of you. Particularly those who have so studiously sent me their suggestions!
I love you all!
(suggestions can from now on be sent to $Moonbeam13 until we have a new Icons and Handhelds CV )
Okay, time for some random stuff:
I'm such a
S.O.P.H.I.E.Today would have been Sophie Lancaster's 27th birthday.
Yet Sophie was robbed of the chance to live any more of her birthdays on Saturday, 11 August 2007
when a group of teenagers beat her to death and heavily injured her boyfriend for the simple reason of looking different.
Consider donating to the Sophie Lancaster foundation, an organization that aims to promote tolerance and acceptance.
The organization and the values it stands for are particularly close to my heart
since I am part of the same subculture as Sophie but I believe
that each and every single one of us should not forget that we might not all look the same
but aren't that different on the inside after all.
Have a look at the organization's official promo movie:
And Dutch symhonic metal band Delain's tribute to Sophie:
Bearded MenSlurping some delicious fresh ginger root tea with honey and lemon here after a lovely afternoon in the city, so I figured I'd bore you with some random bs.
Had my annual Christmas cookie baking yesterday and w00t, they turned out better than any of the years before. I'm still not quite sure why though lol. But for the first time the shortbread has gotten the right consistency and thickness and the little fork pokes (totally a legit term) are actually still visible after baking. (had I known that I wouldn't have placed them so crappily )
I'm even considering making a second load this year. Well we'll see how fast they're gonna be used up.
So the whole 'sketch project' is going more than well, I've got 25 pages filled now (that's half) and that after only 16 days. Needless to say I'm having a lot of fun with it and it's boosted my confidence by a lot already.
I've also made the weird discovery that while I constantly get frustrated when sketching chibis digitally, they totall
MX and DRNOhoho Vala is so happy right now. I've been waiting for Almost Human to start airing for months now and I still can't believe I was able to watch it one day after the official release. Darn FOX didn't allow it outside of the US though so I had to do some more searching.
But oh my frickin' gosh, the first two episodes were aaaweesome! Karl. <3 owo
Micheal Ealy's totally the shit too though. 8D
Really hoping they'll be able to keep up the quality.
Ukay, time to do some writing.
Christmas Giveaway (Prize and 3 month sub) 8D My Etsy Shop: :https://www.etsy.com/shop/BishiCentral?ref=si_shop
:iconlights-bow1plz::iconlights-bow2plz: :iconlighs-bow3plz::iconlights-bow1plz::iconlights-bow2plz: :iconlighs-bow3plz:
Happy Holidays dear humans :iconreindeerplz:
You must this journal to have a chance to win the prizes
As some people have known, I've been having a few Giveaways on Tumblr this season. There's always people here on Deviantart who say they can't participate because they don't Tumble :[.
So I decided I will have one last giveaway for my watchers here on Deviantart.
I'll use a random number generator ( on this journals favourite list) and the winner will get one throw pillow of my artwork of their choice:
Or anything else in my Featured Folder on a throw pillow case example below the obnoxious thumbnails :3
*OR a 3 month premium DA membership
Hunger Games"You are in for a treat!" -Effie Trinket
Katniss by `alicexz
Jennifer Lawrence as Katniss in Hunger Game. by ~ShanaGourmet
Katniss Everdeen by ~zgirl3210
Katniss by *flominowa
Katniss by ~Black-Cherry007
Hunger Games: Catching Fire by ~Williaaaaaam
Katniss and Petta by *strannaya-anna
The Hunger Games by *scarlet-xx
The Hunger Games Chibi by Gigei
Katniss - The Hunger Games by ~kssu24
Katniss by ~Superior-Silverfox
Katniss (unfinished) by ~Superior-Silverfox
Peeta Mellark and Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Peeta Mellark by *YoriNarpati
Katniss Everdeen by *YoriNarpati
Portraits by ~jaefosho
Haymitch Abernathy by ~jaefosho
Avengers and their Pokemon*FerioWind has been taking over the internet with her collection of the Avengers & their new best friends, Pokemon! (Well, at least what we would like to believe are their new best friends. ) Check out her work below to see which Pokemon are teamed up with your favorite super heroes!
Treasures + win 100 points!________________________________________________________
Please, this journal for the featured artists to get more exposure.
One lucky person who favorites this journal will get 100
Thank you all for the support on my previous journal
It means a lot to read it.
And now, little treasures to make you smile (:
My son watching tv :) by ~Szpitalniak
eyes by *MartaSyrko
Newborn by ~JeanFanDon't Think Twice, It's All Right by ~SebastienTabuteaud
How to Make a Good Profile PageHow to Make a Good Profile Page
Learn some helpful tips to ensure your profile page is appealing to the masses!
written by `miontre for Community Week in %projecteducate.
Quite simply, the way you present yourself is important. People make decisions about other people based on the way they present themselves. You know this is true because you do it yourself. There is no shame in this, because it's natural human behavior: we simply do not have the time to make decisions about each and every person we encounter from scratch, so we have to make some decisions based on how they present themselves. One such judgments made in this way is how worthwhile a person is - through this, we don't learn about a personality, but rather how long we are going to hold interest in this person.
If there's one thing which makes me uninterested in a person's profile, resulting in my immediate departure, it's when there's too much junk and mess on there - a result of careless presentation. :l
Don't you EVER give upPlease play the song while viewing this journal. I've tried my hardest to create a, well, a kind of experience for you. The music plays a crucial role in delivering that experience and a very important message. I promise you won't regret it. Just make sure the whole journal is loaded, turn on your speakers, push play, and start scrolling. The song is about 4 minutes so keep that in mind as you scroll. Please share this journal and help spread it's message!
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Most Popular CharactersThe Most Popular Characters at DeviantART
Have you ever wondered who the most popular characters are at DeviantART?
I liked $danlev's recent post on Trending deviantART Search Terms in October. It got me thinking about popular characters on DeviantART in terms of deviation count. I'm going to need some help with this research project.
Help Wanted, Reward Offered
Search for a character and submit the number of deviations found. You can post a screenshot or just put the number in a comment. Find a Top-10 character and get 100 points. Find a Top-50 character and get 10 points. Each person that faves this journal will get 1 point. If multiple people submit the same character, the first person gets the points.
Top 50 Popular Characters DeviantART
This list will be changing frequently. The cu
Weekly photo #022 + Light is Destiny by *Oer-Wout Warmth of home. by ~Gingershots D371 by *miobi IMG 8702m by ~DanielMyszkowski ... wave 'em like you just don't care by ~ColinHuttonPhoto It's hard to be a hunter by *Lion-Redmich Nestled by *AnneMarks - In the morning light - by ~AppyNinja International Cheetah Day by ~Chikrata Tough Love by ~darkSoul4Life Untitled by *JillianXenia Katie VII by ~uglybug Spectrum by ~fitrido Spiderwebbed by ~TTRM-Design Motherland Chronicles #43 - Dreaming by `zemotion sky high by ~vampire-zombie Emergence by =John-Peter Redwood by *m-eralp Winter Twilight by *StefanHefele Blaze by =jaelise Shortcut by *m-eralp Explosions in the sky by *INVIV0 Bruarfoss by *Michaelthien .:Virgin River Glow:. by *RHCheng *** by ~Tarasov Curves of Golden Gate, San Francisco by *alierturk ...dresden VI... by *roblfc1892 Reinebringen by *TobiasRichter Signs Of Spring by `kkart autumn by ~mechtaniya _Off with their heads. by *Bloddroppe Beautiful Destruction by ~Daneas Dogs of the North by ~isabel-photo Cosmo by =MayLPhotography The Predator by =tanikel snow by ~Rave-Heart
Truck Drivin Man by ~Ragnar949 Resurrection by *IvanAndreevich THE SILENCE by *sandrawiklander Abandoned boat II by =WojciechDziadosz disparity of episteme by ~Enaston Water and Wine by ~kamakebelieve Wakarusa by *clippercarrillo
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