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Do you tweet?Where else are you, online?
Lately I've been really enjoying reading other people's blog/journals/diaries/whatever-they're-being-called-now. So, my question for you, dear readers is... where else do you have an online presence? Care to share?
I've been getting a little carried away myself... Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr... they all get a decent amount of attention from me. Or at least get updated more often than I update most things here Those status update things are awesome... and the ability to directly upload a photo to your blog/facebook/site from your cell phone?! how cool is that?!
You can find links to most of my other online homes in the column to the left
Yep... it has happenedObama is the next President of the USA
"We have been told we cannot do this by a chorus of cynics. And they will only grow louder and more dissonant in the weeks and months to come. We've been asked to pause for a reality check. We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope. But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope.
"For when we have faced down impossible odds, when we've been told we're not ready or that we shouldn't try or that we can't, generations of Americans have responded with a simple creed that sums up the spirit of a people: Yes, we can. Yes, we can. Yes, we can.
"It was a creed written into the founding documents that declared the destiny of a nation: Yes, we can. It was whispered by slaves and abolitionists as they blazed a trail towards freedom through the darkest of nights: Yes, we can. It was sung by immigrants as they struck out from distant shores and pioneers who pushed westward agains
Just a quick note to see how everyone is doing.
I went on a photo-meet/group shoot thing last night that was pretty exciting... got a chance to really learn how some of my lights work... and found a really excellent location to do some shoots of my own in the future.
So, I was listening to this show called Wiretap on my headphones at the gym. It's rather similar to This American Life, in that it's a radio show, that's not about the news, or debating current affairs... it's amusing and poignant at times. And the hosts sound quite alike. Anyway... on this particular episode I was listening to, I heard this:
According to the Greek philosopher Archilochus, people are either foxes or hedgehogs. Foxes know a little about a lot of small things, and hedgehogs know a lot about one big thing.
So what are you?
PS - I'd really
Anotherlong overdue update
So, since my last journal entry at the end of May
spent another 2 and a half months in India, travelling
Went to Pondicherry, a former French colony in India
Went to Dharamsala, home of the Dalai Lama
Travelled a lot in the state of Punjab
Went to BURNING MAN!1!eleventyone11!!
Had my cousins visit from India as soon as I got back from Burning Man
Went to Vancouver and Victoria in Canada
Went to LA, Disneyland, Universal Studios etc..
Went to Vegas
Went to San Diego and saw Shamu
What's new in your life?
Got any good ideas for a Halloween costume you feel like sharing?
So I usually like writing a short thing about some movie or the other that I've seen and enjoyed recently... but while I've been traveling I've really been out of the loop... so... anyone got any suggestions? See a good movie recently? Tell about it.
Holy Crap!it's a journal update!
Theres been a decent amount of stuff going on in my life
In the recent past I:
Completed my thesis
Am finished with grad school.
got a new camera. (yay D300!!)
Left for a long trip to India.
Did a whole bunch of traveling in India.
went to Goa
just got back from Jim Corbett National Park where I got some of the coolest photos I have ever taken
saw 7 tigers and any number of elephants and other cool animals.
Whats new in your life?
I guess Ill leave you with what I think is a fairly appropriate song at least nominally.
How to become a dA power browser.So you know how every once in a while you'll click on a news item or journal that has nothing but thumbnails... like 100 or 200 or even more?
Or perhaps you let your devWatch section get out of control to a few hundred or even few thousand unseen deviations?
Usually I just look at that huge number of thumbnails and freak out... all the clicking and then clicking back and waiting for the entire page to load again and then again... and again
Well, not anymore.
I thought I'd write a quick little guide on how to take care of that huge number deviations in a much shorter time.
It's all done using a handy little browser plug-in/add-on called PicLens. (and before any of you hard core Internet Explorer or Safari users start moaning... don't worry, they've got you covered too )
Probably about time I updated this thing
Not much to say. Been busy trying to get things done. Taking pictures when I can, though not really processing any of them. So now I have huge backlog of photos that are pretty cool, and that need to be processed and uploaded somewhere.
Acquired a bunch of lighting gear since I wrote here last. I've only had a chance to play around with it a few times, but wow... does proper light make your final product so much easier to deal with! A couple minutes of thought while taking the photo, with a decent lighting setup, and that cuts down the amount of time I'd have to spend processing the photo to barely a minute or two.
In other photo news, my camera's been acting up lately. Really rather irritating. I mean, I guess I have really pushed it to its limits(probably shouldn't have taken it on that snow shoeing trip in the freezing rain a year ago)... but it's still pretty disheartening to look at photos that are all noisy and out of focus com
Just a reminder about my 10,000 page view competition thing... only 50 or so to go. Still not sure what prize I'm going to give... but there will be a prize that I will send out/make/give/do to the winner. I've won too many of these little page view grab things where I haven't been given the promised prize. I'm not going to be like all those slackers
Great movie. Go see it. I've been describing it to people as late 1980s high school movie meets film noir. (Nouveau-noir high school movie?) It's really cheaply made, quick paced, witty and beautiful and what is really interesting is the crazy language. (Supposedly the director/writer was trying to channel certain aspects of Shakespeare.) Now, English is my first language, but there were times when I was tempted to turn on the English subtitles to just catch up with what they were saying so I could parse things. Once your brain has gotten used to it though it becomes easier. (Somewhat lik
Tweak Knave Zealot Token - UpdatedJust a reminder about my 10,000 page view competition thing... only 50 or so to go. Still not sure what prize I'm going to give... but there will be a prize that I will send out/make/give/do to the winner. I've won too many of these little page view grab things where I haven't been given the promised prize. I'm not going to be like all those slackers
So, I originally posted this elsewhere, but I figured I had
wastedproductively spent too much time playing with this in Illustrator not to share it with you, my dear readers.
It was also probably about time for me to update this journal... more literary nerdiness
Oh yeah!! In your face boggle board!!!
how cool are those boggle words?!(the ones in the title of this journal, also shown with the colored arrows above)
How about, vane mine mint neat teen wane wean toke walk wake take lake talk
or mink veal zeal ? You guys se
Softness-art: Weekly feature XIII:iconsoftness-art:
Untitled by Sora-Kodo
i love you by Lover-and-the-Wild
Skyline eyes by SilverWolfieShizumaselfportrait by iuanka
Guinea Piggy by HammettLady
Letters by iMalenkaAnne by kkarll
.. by philfletcherhurt by youarelightinthedark
000112 by patagami
In the sun by MarinaVrodaSummer diary by Mihaela-V
Julia by Anna-Chursina
Digitally Delicious: April 10thRide it! by Brosa
Her by Apostolon-IAM
Alchemist Guy by RobotDelEspacio
egipska noc by bubug
Dancer by ArtofOkan
Vibrant River by Andybaileyart
Beautiful In White 21 by Amro0
Declan O'Dwyer by CBedford
Black is the Ace by Altalamatox
Thelxiepeia by Hollllow
sketch(Rocket for a poet) by Sylar113
Pumchan and company by PitiYindee
Sky Valkyrie by naturaljuice Sky Valkyrie by naturaljuice
Nolavon - commission by Feohria Nolavon - commission by Feohria
false gods protector by kir-tat false gods protector by kir-tat
psychoactive by uprising93 psychoactive by uprising93
Sunlight by IACG Sunlight by IACG
Red Dragon by gonzalokenny Red Dragon by gonzalokenny
Helios by yuchenghong
Stock To Art - Same Pose FeatureA pose can be a great place to start, but there's so many ways it can go from there! Check out the work by all these different artists who started with the same pose in the SenshiStock gallery!
Guardian of Heaven by ducky-overlordCaroline 3 by RikezaBewitching by EnjoyBoredom
Kailei by Addictedto-LifeRequest - Rin by MahaforLaura Shepard by MimePinkyAmy Pond Complete by hairwireDirty Paws by Faceless-Fantasy
Post-Apocalyptic Warrior Girl by ClearlyDarknessApocalypse Girl WIP by linnygorahrbang bang by lizzynewmOne by inkwishesDrake Photomanipulation by Erangot+She_Shot_Me_Down+ by Aadira
Tracking nidalee reworked face by megastaryThor by WaxBottleKvitka by ehreskoDullahan by teacake97I'll live and fight for you by solochelyChief of Police by JessicaMariana
Black Wind by Robart523Cat and Mouse by jwebster45206
Macro Spotlight Vol. 111MarcosRodriguez's
Spotlight Vol. 111
rainbow under water_2
Anchored in suspense
Beauty and the Beast
in the morning
STREET RACK : Vol. 3spray meby - arslanalp
by - simonacapriani
PH_012014_05by - IgorBekker
Wet Paint by - lIFedorovskaya
Orangeby - djailledie
Y e l l o wby - pigarot
Telephoniquementby - cahilus
He, around himby - mariomencacci
Mirror Mirrorby - myraincheck
Samus Aran Fan ArtStunning fan art paintings of Samus Aran, everyone's favourite intergalactic bounty hunter.
Samus by Sabretoontigers
Samus by AND-3
METROID Samus Aran 100822 by masateru
METROID Samus Aran by masateru
Samus Aran Metroid Prime by reiq
Samus by pacman23
Samus by TylerChampion
Samus in Morphball by torokun
Samus by 2dforever
Samus Aran Open Hatch by torokun
Samus by Mr--Jack
Samus by SephOo
Samus by pacman23
Samus by CONEJOTO
Samus by DUCKAZOID
Samus by iwaisan
Samus by LordHannu
Samus by Alonzo-Canto
Samus Portrait by Zeronis
Samus by ChasingArtwork
The Unseen Stock - AprilMODEL
Faun/Centaur/Satyr/Pan STOCK 23 by DamselStock
Spring by anettfrozen Rebekah Stock 28-1 by artmaniabychristine Elsa Stock (inspired) by Liancary-Stock Farewell Summer 4 by Anariel-Stock
Spring 2 by YBsilon-Stock
Forest 07 by BmAStock Desert 4 by Achiha-Azteca arena_23 by abelgalois pond with sun reflecting by NovaScotiaDream
Deserted by StarryHorse Sky by Adeleene Nature 269 by Dreamcatcher-stock Botanic Garden 23 by LeikyaStock
Stock: A New Day is Dawning by Celem Fire by Aredelsaralonde Fog 30 by MASYON Haapsalu 44 by MASYON
Shanty 1 by kimmy-k-stock freestock - link back by skittles010 Chichen Itza by yinetyang
Traditional Discoveries #2Welcome to another installment of Traditional Discoveries. This feature is People created with all types of traditional mediums. Enjoy the show and show some love to these artists.
Copy of Georges de La Tour's Joseph the Carpenter by Jagroar Untitled by 1Creep The Encounter by elftantra Two Doves by Protoguy Punk Rocker. by StephenMerrigan Donwton Abbey - Violet Grantham by Stanbos Jeru The Damaja by pErs Narkotikum by yantotzkie Ellie by RhynWilliams Hero's by candysamuels EXCLUSIVE -KELLY EDEN- by marilisaargentieri Floating dream_LAKA Project by khanglex Death and Rebirth by KlarEm Place for me by sannchen broken by sannchen Overreaction by MisterDoyle Falling In Love by annakoutsidou I need protection by KlarEm Keeper of Secrets by plantiebee No code by danilomartinis Only a little bird by STelari Padma by Lasarasu Cia You, Papa by FrankGo Mad Queen Alice by EnysGuerrero Rowan (Painting) by MichaelShapcott Magical steam girl. ACEO by EnysGuerrero Medea by Rezurekted Burn to the very bone by STelari Pearl Rehabilitative Colony by alexandramanukyan Rebeca (How to disappear completely) by Marie-Esther stained-glass window by queerartist 'Harvest' by Christopher Lovell Art by Lovell-Art Angel by Razor-Sensei newspaper girl by glenox66 les fantomes des patients by glenox66 Cabarita Cove..90cmx70cm.jpg2.jpg2222222222222 by glenox66 The Bard's Tale and Her Empty Grass Land by somuchkittypity
Happy Independence day - Photos from India:iconsharadhaksar:
khajjiyar by dakoo Fields in a storm by dakoo
Holy Man by shekhar A kid by shekhar Creek at Waghbeel by shekhar
India Rocks... by Parikhit A girl with Taj Mahal. by Parikhit
Kathakali: Laxman 2 by PhotogrartistKathakali: Make-up session 2 by Photogrartist
Anybody Home ? by maggiUttranchal by maggi
H O P E by dabralbmBoating_by_Priyamvada by dabralbm
Spread the love-2 by derozioLord Ganesha-III by derozio
The angry Cross..:D by voidrummerCrack in the Sky... by voidrummer
Mehndi. Haldi. by nikhil
negative 1 by eulbeht
Golden Eve. by SachN
River Yammuna by Priyamvada
Dadima by Ravinss
Stamp - Love India by akkasone
Blue Eyes in FlamesWhen the prince sees the flower bloom from the palm of her hand, he orders her arrest.
She is only seven years old.
He takes the flower from her and keeps it, even though he knows he shouldn't. He puts it a vase, or, rather, his servant does that for him. The flower doesn't ever die, even years later.
It's dawn of a December morning, and he's cold. But still, he stands next to his father dutifully and looks at the little girl with blue eyes that are now black from seven nights sleeping on a cold, dungeon floor behind bars. They cut off her dark brown hair during that time. She's tied to the pyre, and there are seven guards around her, holding sharper swords than normal, not that she could get away. There's one man dressed in black holding an unlit torch, with a mask over his face to prevent his death. His father raises his arm, and the torch is lit.
She locks her gaze to his, and he blinks at her. It's like she expects him to prevent it. He couldn't, though, he can't. She scares him, w
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