Las Vegas deviantMEET at The Venetian
Location: The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino
Sands Expo Hall C
201 Sands Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89109 When: Sunday, December 1st @ 5:30pm On Sunday, December 1st, deviants of all ages are invited to join us in taking over the Venetian for a deviantMEET and gaining special, free access to Preview Night of Autodesk CAVE Conference! Connect with deviantART staff, fellow deviants, and recreate your online connections offline with the help of deviantART and Autodesk. The deviantART crew will be waiting in the Sands Expo Hall C (at the Venetian) to meet and greet, hand out nametags, and then we'll head to the CAVE Conference floor to take over Preview Night in deviant style! Feel free to bring with you your favorite digital tablet, sketchbooks, notepads, and cameras.
Something About the Snow Cleaning my room sucks, but organization is a good thing, right? Meh, the only thing keeping life interesting right now is the Cat Stevens CD playing in the stereo. I reach deep into my closet and pull out a fuzzy, blue, stuffed rhino. I think I got it at the age of two, maybe 3. I don't quite know, it was that time when numbers had no real importance. I didn't keep track of hours or days because they existed in abundance. I remember running around in the Utah snow. I tripped and started to cry my eyes out. I would have gone on forever if a pretty lady, my aunt, i think, hadn't pulled me onto her lap and told me to hush up. She gave me the toy as consolation and I kissed her on the cheek. "There's something you need to know about that night." I begin to muse. Something about my stuffed animal speaking seems somehow natural, as if any shock on my part would be unwarranted. "When you tripped, you didn't land right away. You fell for two whole minutes..." Yes, Something About the Snow by ~ kewlkeyboards
Hollywood deviantMEET at WeWork
7083 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028 When: Wednesday, November 20th @ 7:00pm Whether you've attended previous deviantART events, or you want to make this your first, this deviantMEET promises to be an event unlike any before! Opening with an exclusive storytelling session, deviantART CEO and Co-Founder, Angelo Sotira ( ), will share behind-the-scenes stories about deviantART's inception and formative years. Then stick around for fun, traditional deviantMEET-type activities -- sketching with friends, chatting with staff, and maybe even walking away with a bit of swag. $ spyed
Bad Dream? ... Or Nightmare?I had the weirdest night last night. Like, I don't even know what my subconscious was doing, so, yeah. Be prepared for freaky weirdness. ... I was minding my own business on google, researching some exotic bird. Apparently it looks like that bird from UP. All of a sudden, there was this huge bang. Looking out the window, I see the bird that I was researching. Or, well, a baby one. I went outside, and it sort of walked up to me. I think it thought I was its mother or something like that. The oodlezoo (that's what it was called) started cuddling my ankles and sort of affectionately nipping them. It let me pick it up, and I named it Gangry. I don't know why. Ask my mind. So, Gangry and I went to work together. Apparently I had a job. My job was being the assistant to the head librarian of some big-ass, pompous university. So I'm doing my work, and Gangry is sort of roosting on a book about knitting. There was a screech and when I look Bad Dream? ... Or Nightmare? by : Anniquin
Always and ForeverYou told me you'd be there When I needed you. You told me you'd be there, When I was alone. Always and Forever. But, baby, when? Because I'm still lying here, On the grass left of December, Always and Forever. You told me you'd be here When I needed you. I need to feel; I need your touch. Just touch me once and don't go away, Hold me tight and don't let go. Watch me die and stay awhile Because I've seen you die thousand times It's stuck in my mind, Always and Forever. So When? Because leaves are falling. Darling, I'm still here, I never left. Just come back, Just for a moment. You told me you'd be here, And that when this world or lies falls apart around me, You'd be true Always and Forever When? Because it's raining And I haven't moved. The skies are grey and black. Oceans and rainbows are crashing around me, But all I can do is reach into nothing And hope For a touch. It's snowing, December is here. It spawned a monster And now I'm buried in snow. Buried in what I am made of, Always Always and Forever by = theShadowGrove
Am I Evil? (2 year aniversery)I don't know what happened. I suddenly got really depressed. I don't know why, I have no reason to be; Tomorrow's Halloween! And I should be happy...but I'm not. I don't know why this happened Why I suddenly decided life's not worth living. Why out of nowhere, after being ok for so long, I just broke. I'm broken... I don't know what I did, Nothing out of the ordinary I don't think. I just changed I just switched persons. I just died. I'm broken And I can't fix this... What did I do? What's wrong with me! I try to think of everything I live for, Only to realize I live for death: Everyone worth living for Is dead! I was fine a little while ago, I've been fine for months. But now, I realize I'm alone. I realize I'm just a ghost Taking a backseat in my life. I'm ready to jump out that window. I'm ready to fall. I'm ready to die. goodbye? no...maybe not, but if I don't, then what? What good reason is there not to, what good reason is there to stay back and watch other people tell you what t Am I Evil? (2 year aniversery) by = theShadowGrove
She (just left of december)There's a girl Left of December, Where it's always cold And she's always warm. Where the city floods But she's always afloat; A ghost. She lives in a mansion, It's a rundown little house; Drifting in silence, Alone with her thoughts: She is broken, Yet, she's the most normal person I'll ever meet. She's not tied by anyone's strings, But longs to be loved, To be wrapped by someone's arms And know they'll never let go. That person can't be me: Mine are either too hot or too cold, Too rough or too gentle. I'm not right for her, and I'm afraid No one is. She smiles when she cries, She cries when she laughs. She's so mixed up, She never knows how she feels. When I see her standing quiet in the rain: The way it caresses her dry skin, Trickles through her thirsty lips, Washes away her acid tears: That's the best way to say how she feels; Enjoying a small moment of bliss in the zenith of her perpetual sadness. She is happy and she is sad. She is alive and she is dead. She is beautiful and she' She (just left of december) by = theShadowGrove
Los Angeles deviantMEET at Directors Guild
Location: Directors Guild of America
7920 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046 When: Monday, June 3rd @ 7:30pm You are invited to join deviantART in watching Disney Nature's Wings of Life, directed by our very own , at the Directors Guild of America. Enjoy a Q&A with Louie immediately following the film, then grab a burger with deviantART staff and fellow deviants at The Counter! (The Counter is a short walk across the street from the Directors Guild.) * louieschwartzberg To attend this event, you'll need to email your RSVP to Elaine.LaZelle@disney.com with the subject line "deviantART and Wings of Life". Please include your name and a guest's name (if you plan on bringing a guest), stating that you wish to attend the Wings of Life screening. Only one guest per person, please. There will be self-parking available in the Directors' Guild lot. There will be a security checkpoint, so please do not bring any items that you wouldn't bring to a regular movie theater. Since this is a movie screening, there's no need to bring anything but yourself and some money if you'd like to eat afterwards. If you plan on attending, please let us know below and be sure to email Elaine.LaZelle@disney.com with the subject line "deviantART and Wings of Life"!
confessions in delicate white lightsi. you don't quite understand my poetry. it's okay; i don't either. i've wanted to tell you all the phrases scribbled on old napkins, dotted lines, faded pages of favorite books, written for you. jars of marmalade and run-on sentences concerning those frustratingly infinite stars, late-night fragments spinning spiderwebs like silk sunsets like diamonds. it's a bit chaotic, being in my head. kaleidoscope of words in serif fonts and koi fish in watercolor hues and emotions that swell to the music, flutter like newborn sparrows. yet you say you'd like to visit more often. either you're curious or you're a masochist, but either way you'll end up reading my words. it's as close as you can get. ii. there is nothing quite like the feeling of being hung from the sun on a string, weightless in midair with nobody to catch you. there is nothing like the thrill of loneliness, nothing like the freedom of letting the trees guide you home. when i am alone, that's when the world loves me most. when i confessions in delicate white lights by ~ straybutterflies
Legend of Korra (Fandom Traveling)It was—what?—five in the morning when I scared him awake. He had scrambled back, a face of pure horror and concealed fear consuming his face. I rolled my eyes, snapping my fingers and going on my feet. I could tell clearly that the floating was bringing more unease to the situation. In a stammer, he asked who I was. I shook my head and put a hand up, “Even if I told you, you really wouldn’t get it. It’s this whole thing where it’s not my real name, but that’s how people know me, it’s got a 75 in it, and…blah blah blah.” I waved a hand, “It’s a complicated situation and I just…don’t have the time and patience to really get into it, do you understand?” he was rigid, unable to move. I sighed, flipping through my phone. He looked around, asking, “What is that?” “My Iphone…don’t ask, you won’t be alive to use one…hold on…” I downloaded a pictur Legend of Korra (Fandom Traveling) by ~ candylover75
Change“You shaved your hair?” Lin leaned across the table and ran her hand down Tenzin’s exposed head and cracked a small smile. He noticed and pointed out, “It appears to be the only thing so far that has made you smile…” she rolled her eyes and rubbed two fingers roughly against his head. He allowed her to do this for a moment before pushing her hand off, telling her that it was starting to hurt. “And for your information, I smile plenty,” Tenzin fought hard not to laugh out loud. He put a hand on her shoulder, “Uh, no you don’t.” “I smile when I deem the situation commendable.” He shook his head, “Whatever you say Lin, whatever you say…” “So you’re saying I don’t smile enough?” “Not enough, just not as much as I’d like you to.” “Tenzin, don’t get cheesy…” he smiled, “I thought maybe if I went there that would do it. Change by ~ candylover75
Seattle, WA deviantMEET at Pratt Fine Arts Center
Location: Pratt Fine Arts Center
1902 S Main St
Seattle, WA 98144 When: Saturday, March 23rd @ 1:00pm From 1:00 to 5:00 PM on Saturday, March 23rd, deviants of all ages are welcome to join us for a deviantMEET held at the Pratt Fine Arts Center in Seattle, WA. Bring your sketchbook to showcase your work with others, art supplies to collaborate with a friend, and/or a camera to capture memories! For those interested, an instructor from Pratt will also be present to guide a free workshop in screenprinting. Pratt has free Wi-Fi, so feel free to bring your laptop or tablet to show off your deviantART Profile Page and +Watch new friends. We’ll be creating art all day long, so get ready to be inspired! After the deviantMEET, we’ll head somewhere nearby to grab food for anyone who wants to continue the party. Please bring money for food, and we’ll eat within walking distance to Pratt. You won’t want to miss it! Join us!
Hey Baby, Are You Ruining Another Winter Holiday?Hey baby, this Christmas I know to run, run, run, from you. You ripped my heart, tore it apart. Now I cannot trust, anyone woman I am with. Hey baby, what are you doing this Christmas? Breaking another guys heart, tearing it apart? Yeah, yeah, yeah… Am I right baby, your ruining another winter holiday? What do you have to say? You ruined another holiday, ruined another person’s trust, caused of you they mistrust, every decision, ever made, with every woman, ever met. Hey baby, what are you doing this Christmas? Breaking another guys heart, tearing it apart? Yeah, yeah, yeah… Am I right baby, your ruining another winter holiday? What do you have to say? You ruined their New Years' Day, hell their new year. Because of you, they don’t what is true, that if a woman says “I love you,” they won’t discard, their heart, like trash in an alley, but really you put them in death valley. Hey baby, what are you doing this Christmas? Breaking another guys Hey Baby, Are You Ruining Another Winter Holiday? by = Foreststone
I Have Always Missed You Male Part I I shouldn’t have left you, with tears in your eyes, begging me to stay. Your blonde hair, caressing you angel face and sky blue eyes. I still marched as you screamed “I loved you” as I whispered a light “no.” I left, you cried tears of an angel, at least to me. The military called, then marines, and my brother most of all. Female Part 1 You left me alone, my heart in torn and shattered pieces, I should of never choose your brother, because we both know now, that it would at no t All the same, if I did not choose him, my beautiful babies would not be here today. I know my heart still aches for you, but if you would of told me “yes” my babies would not be here, and I would not be a mom. I wish you were by my side, to this day, and I still love you, even though you left me in the cold, with tears falling down my face. Male and Female (Chorus) We both know it wouldn’t work out, we both we did wrong. (M) I Have Always Missed You by = Foreststone
Warriors - Beyond the Memories - Chapter Two Darkstorm was dreaming of her brother when she was awoken by her apprentice, Pinepaw, as the day in the life of a mentor so often began. Her ears were slow to hear, but she was sure that Pinepaw was begging to go out on a hunting patrol. The dream was vivid, and Darkstorm felt more like she had just time traveled, rather than simply woken up. She stood from her nest silently, grinning at the young tom. “Next time maybe you could wait for my dream to end?” “Sorry!” He shrugged, still wearing a bright, wide smile as he always was. “Hey, can we get Oakpaw to go with us, too?” Darkstorm brushed past her apprentice, nodding. “I wouldn’t have it any other way.” I should never separate siblings. These two don’t know just how blessed they are to be living in the same Clan, free from prejudice and able to greet their sibling without having to risk their pe Warriors - Beyond the Memories - Chapter Two by ~ Eternal-Black-Wings
deviantART Artists Showcase in London, England
Location: Blackall Studios Shoreditch
73 Leonard Street
United Kingdom When: Tuesday, July 3rd @ 8:00am On Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012 at 4:00 PM, we'll be hosting Urban Blighty, a deviantART Print Artist Showcase, at Blackall Studios Shoreditch. This eclectic collection of work by United Kingdom deviants aims to bring the local deviantART community together and celebrate the work of these amazing artists. Come by between 4:00 PM and 8:00 PM to enjoy browsing through a physical deviantART Gallery. We'll also be holding a raffle that may enable you to walk away with a Print from our featured artists! This is an all-ages event, and we welcome you to bring friends. Please join us!
Embracing the endYou drag yourself out of bed, questioning what the day will bring As soon as you stand you feel a now all too familiar sting You look down at a battered knee, now so weak and frail Before seeing your reflection in bedroom mirror, your face is so pale Before you know it the roughness of a throaty cough is upon you The cough brings all the memories back, as if on cue Stepping back you see the broken shell that is your body, wasting away No matter what you try it becomes increasingly thin with each day It’s at that point you’re once again reminded that you’ll never be who you were If things have to come to an end, you know which way that you would prefer You know that you would choose a way that would leave your dignity intact But part of you screams to fight on, even though against you, the odds are stacked The events of the recent past, are something you can’t help but retrace Eventually, you again come to realise that the end is something you will embrace Embracing the end by ~ Blueturtle9