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peffy:iconpeffy:
throw cake at somebody?
Thu Nov 20, 2014, 6:45 PM
Ghostwalker2061:iconghostwalker2061:
Really, I need a reason to feel jaded about something?
Wed May 14, 2014, 7:06 PM
Ghostwalker2061:iconghostwalker2061:
I dunno.
Wed Mar 26, 2014, 5:43 AM
Burkion:iconburkion:
...did my post on the Charred image to that one guy not go through?
Sat Mar 22, 2014, 9:35 AM
Ghostwalker2061:iconghostwalker2061:
nope
Fri Mar 7, 2014, 9:20 AM
peffy:iconpeffy:
People just don't learn do they?
Thu Feb 27, 2014, 6:07 PM
sebid2003:iconsebid2003:
Thank you for the fine art & writing ( Just finished reading almost all of your stories, just the last one left for me !), it's nice to see someone trying to keep Neltharion's legacy going on after Blizzard just shrugged him off. Here's to more Nel!
Tue Jan 28, 2014, 12:51 PM
TheLeonizard:icontheleonizard:
still ileai xiekiv seem ukrisir usv ekess qe ocuirtor, batobot tir ti meansno ir re ti whais. si charis wux re kepatmasto, wux re creolna rocen vur ti repaiup. si jatil tepohair vi bensvelk ricin.
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Ghostwalker2061:iconghostwalker2061:
Ava'yorn ekess wux kiri.
Tue Jul 9, 2013, 11:18 AM
TheLeonizard:icontheleonizard:
fekiikir all of you
Mon Jul 1, 2013, 6:11 PM
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Oh my god, people, we are that stupid.

recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,” about the same number as support mandatory labeling of GMO foods “produced with genetic engineering.” Oklahoma State economist Jayson Lusk has some additional details on the survey. If the government does impose mandatory labeling on foods containing DNA, perhaps the label might look something like this:

WARNING: This product contains deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The Surgeon General has determined that DNA is linked to a variety of diseases in both animals and humans. In some configurations, it is a risk factor for cancer and heart disease. Pregnant women are at very high risk of passing on DNA to their children.

The Oklahoma State survey result is probably an example of the intersection between scientific ignorance and political ignorance, both of which are widespread.The most obvious explanation for the data is that most of these people don’t really understand what DNA is, and don’t realize that it is contained in almost all food. When they read that a strange substance called “DNA” might be included in their food, they might suspect that this is some dangerous chemical inserted by greedy corporations for their own nefarious purposes.

Polls repeatedly show that much of the public is often ignorant of bothbasic scientific facts, and basic facts about government and public policy. Just before the 2014 elections, which determined control of Congress, only 38 percent realized that the Republicans controlled the House of Representatives before the election, and the same number knew that the Democrats control the Senate. The public’s scientific knowledge isn’t much better. A 2012 National Science Foundation survey even found that about 25% of Americans don’t know that the Earth revolves around the sun rather than vice versa. Issues like food labeling bring together political and scientific knowledge, and it is not surprising that public opinion on these subjects is very poorly informed.

It would be a mistake to assume that widespread political and scientific ignorance are the result of “the stupidity of the American voter,” as Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber put it. Political ignorance is not primarily the result of stupidity. For most people, it is a rational reaction to the enormous size and complexity of government and the reality that the chance that their vote will have an impact on electoral outcomes is extremely low. The same is true of much scientific ignorance. For many people, there is little benefit to understanding much about genetics or DNA. Most Americans can even go about their daily business perfectly well without knowing that the Earth revolves around the sun. Even the smartest people are inevitably ignorant of the vast majority of information out there. We all have to focus our time and energy on learning that information which is most likely to be instrumentally useful, or at least provide entertainment value. For large numbers of people, much basic political and scientific information doesn’t make the cut.

Unfortunately, this is a case where individually rational behavior leads to potentially dangerous collective outcomes. While it doesn’t much matter whether any individual voter is ignorant about science or public policy, when a majority (or even a large minority) of the electorate is ignorant in these ways, it can lead to the adoption of dangerous and counterproductive government policies. In this case, excessive and unnecessary warning labels on food products could confuse consumers, and divert their limited attention from real dangers.

Although Jonathan Gruber was wrong to believe that American voters are necessarily stupid, he was right about the pervasiveness of public ignorance, and the dangers it poses.

UPDATE: In the initial version of this post, I forgot to include a link toeconomist Jayson Lusk’s post on the Oklahoma State survey. I apologize for the oversight, which has now been corrected.


Yes, people we are that stupid.  

News flash!  EVERYTHING YOU EAT WILL HAVE DNA!

I have no hope for this world, yo.

  • Listening to: Here I Am (Rock you like a hurricane)
  • Reading: The Hobbit
  • Watching: WTFIWWY
  • Playing: Bejeweled
  • Eating: Broccoli stir-fry
  • Drinking: Vanilla Coke

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Oh my god, people, we are that stupid.

recent survey by the Oklahoma State University Department of Agricultural Economics finds that over 80 percent of Americans support “mandatory labels on foods containing DNA,” about the same number as support mandatory labeling of GMO foods “produced with genetic engineering.” Oklahoma State economist Jayson Lusk has some additional details on the survey. If the government does impose mandatory labeling on foods containing DNA, perhaps the label might look something like this:

WARNING: This product contains deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). The Surgeon General has determined that DNA is linked to a variety of diseases in both animals and humans. In some configurations, it is a risk factor for cancer and heart disease. Pregnant women are at very high risk of passing on DNA to their children.

The Oklahoma State survey result is probably an example of the intersection between scientific ignorance and political ignorance, both of which are widespread.The most obvious explanation for the data is that most of these people don’t really understand what DNA is, and don’t realize that it is contained in almost all food. When they read that a strange substance called “DNA” might be included in their food, they might suspect that this is some dangerous chemical inserted by greedy corporations for their own nefarious purposes.

Polls repeatedly show that much of the public is often ignorant of bothbasic scientific facts, and basic facts about government and public policy. Just before the 2014 elections, which determined control of Congress, only 38 percent realized that the Republicans controlled the House of Representatives before the election, and the same number knew that the Democrats control the Senate. The public’s scientific knowledge isn’t much better. A 2012 National Science Foundation survey even found that about 25% of Americans don’t know that the Earth revolves around the sun rather than vice versa. Issues like food labeling bring together political and scientific knowledge, and it is not surprising that public opinion on these subjects is very poorly informed.

It would be a mistake to assume that widespread political and scientific ignorance are the result of “the stupidity of the American voter,” as Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber put it. Political ignorance is not primarily the result of stupidity. For most people, it is a rational reaction to the enormous size and complexity of government and the reality that the chance that their vote will have an impact on electoral outcomes is extremely low. The same is true of much scientific ignorance. For many people, there is little benefit to understanding much about genetics or DNA. Most Americans can even go about their daily business perfectly well without knowing that the Earth revolves around the sun. Even the smartest people are inevitably ignorant of the vast majority of information out there. We all have to focus our time and energy on learning that information which is most likely to be instrumentally useful, or at least provide entertainment value. For large numbers of people, much basic political and scientific information doesn’t make the cut.

Unfortunately, this is a case where individually rational behavior leads to potentially dangerous collective outcomes. While it doesn’t much matter whether any individual voter is ignorant about science or public policy, when a majority (or even a large minority) of the electorate is ignorant in these ways, it can lead to the adoption of dangerous and counterproductive government policies. In this case, excessive and unnecessary warning labels on food products could confuse consumers, and divert their limited attention from real dangers.

Although Jonathan Gruber was wrong to believe that American voters are necessarily stupid, he was right about the pervasiveness of public ignorance, and the dangers it poses.

UPDATE: In the initial version of this post, I forgot to include a link toeconomist Jayson Lusk’s post on the Oklahoma State survey. I apologize for the oversight, which has now been corrected.


Yes, people we are that stupid.  

News flash!  EVERYTHING YOU EAT WILL HAVE DNA!

I have no hope for this world, yo.

  • Listening to: Here I Am (Rock you like a hurricane)
  • Reading: The Hobbit
  • Watching: WTFIWWY
  • Playing: Bejeweled
  • Eating: Broccoli stir-fry
  • Drinking: Vanilla Coke

Be specific

Sat Jan 24, 2015, 8:17 AM


When some of you wanna discuss a movie, a TV show, a book series, or a game, or anything lie that...

Say what that thing is.  Say the name of the movie, or the TV show or the game, or book series, or song, or album, or whatever...

Don't just throw out random words and expect other people to understand what you are talking about.  Even if you mention an element in the movie, or character or whatever...a lot of people aren't going to get what you're saying until you name the movie.

Because sometimes, that movie, TV show, music, has multiple episodes, different movies that fall under the trilogy, an expanded universe.

Be specific.  

Especially if the movie expanded universe has multiple BAD movies within it.  

  • Listening to: Here I Am (Rock you like a hurricane)
  • Reading: The Hobbit
  • Watching: WTFIWWY
  • Playing: Bejeweled
  • Eating: Broccoli stir-fry
  • Drinking: Vanilla Coke
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Varathael commission
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Commission for :iconvarathael:

Okay, who's next?

edit Did say I would revisit this image. I wanted to bring out the red a bit more like the customer wanted. So, and to try some of CS6's adjustments. A lot better than CS4's.

Think so too?

More adjusting. Experimenting with this style that a lot of digital artists are trying to do, almost look like a slight anaglyph look, but not completely.

You are not allowed to use it for your own personal use without the expressed permission of myself or :iconvarathael:

Do you understand?

And since this image is the one that gets stolen a lot lately, I'm sticking the ugly watermark in the front of it.  Don't want the watermark?  Well, help me fight art thieves.  
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A colorful, nigh-uncountable pile of black whelps and blue whelps sat, watching Malygos with excitement and entranced.

The Spell-Weaver laid at the center of a sparkling, colorful, and complex patterned display of vibrant magical lights.  The lights themselves told a story, starting slow from the prologue, and slowly, very slowly, intensely building to a climax.  Some of the whelps leapt up as a burst of crimson light exploded above them.  They reached out with their outstretched paws to catch the falling stars.  Others chased the characters, their tails wagging with delight.

Malygos himself was bright and animated, his form glowing in accordance with the magic that surrounded him.  His joyous mood only made it clear as to why so many often joked that he could have been the “Aspect of Life.”

His beloved Prime Consort, Sindragosa looked on, amused by her mate’s playful antics.  She sat just a way from him, to give her lively beloved room to move around.  Elder dragons and drakes formed a circle around some of the blue whelps.  Malygos paused just for a moment to swing his head towards his mate and grinned.  A silent message of their deep love and affection passed between them.  Malygos beamed and then returned to his story.

On the other side of the circle sat two other important guests, Neltharion the Earth-Warder and his Prime Consort Sintharia.  The impressive Great Black stood taller than any of the other dragons in the chamber, but it did not strike any fear in the eyes of the tiny black whelps playing about his claws.  His size was a comfort, a symbol of the primal power he wielded.  Violet crystals pulsed with a deep glow from his back.  His emerald eyes focused upon the dance of lights.  For a brief moment, his eyes met Malygos’ playful orange ones.

Malygos returned his glance, a deep connection that they shared, a connection that neither could break.  Words was never needed to express how deep it was.  When Malygos was happy, Neltharion was happy with him.

Of all the flights, the Blue and Black Dragonflights spent the most time together.  They could never see themselves as being separate.  They were a family brought together and blended by the connection between their two Aspects.  This was a night like many where they would be together, minding each other’s children, helping each other with their shared burdens and joys.  

Neltharion felt Sintharia brace against his foreleg, resting her head upon his shoulder.  He smiled softly and extended his great wing to drape it over her slender, purple-black form.  He leaned over and gently nuzzled her cheek lovingly.  Their tails entwined behind them.

Tiny whelps sat upon Neltharion’s crest, between his great horns.  He felt one squirm and then took hold of one of his raven, silky, beard locks.  He grunted as the whelped pulled, trying to climb down the long tresses like she would a vine.  Swiftly he raised a paw to catch the whelp and lowered her gently to the floor.  He raised a paw to his sore cheek, rubbing it.  Sintharia chuckled softly.

“I should cut this thing,” he whispered to her.

“Don’t,” she said. “I love your beard.”

“I love it too, until the kids pull at it.”

Sintharia turned away to keep an eye of a couple black whelps at the center, making sure they were not up to any trouble.  Those two little whelps especially, Onyxia and Nefarian.  They were always getting in trouble.  Onyxia rolled over as Nefarian pushed her aside.

Neltharion snapped his head towards the two trouble-making whelps and hissed, barring a fang.  Both whelps froze at the heated, stern, gaze of their father.  Onyxia pointed an accusing talon at Nefarian.  Nefarian pointed an accusing talon at Onyxia.  Neltharion rumbled and shook his head in disapproval.  The two whelps lowered their heads and slinked back to the circle and sat with a pout.  

Neltharion returned his eyes back to Malygos.  The Blue Aspect was coming close to the final chapter of his story.  There was love in his eyes, love for the dragons in the room, but especially love for both Sintharia an Malygos.  Here, he was complete, with them, he was complete.  A smile curled upon his lips as he felt a moist graze upon his neck scales, Sintharia cleaning the points with a flick of her tongue.  He gently nuzzle her with his snout once more.

Her golden eyes sparkled lively.

At last, the chapter came to a close and the climax exploded forth in a rainbow waves of shimmering energy.  The chamber was alight with the cheering bellows and clacking claws of the well entertained audience.  Malygos rose up and bowed dramatically, spreading his wings slightly each time he dipped down.

“Thank you!” he called. “Thank you!”

Neltharion lowered his head to allow the whelps sitting between his horns tumble off.  He bent down and nuzzled him, licking them behind their ear holes.  He smiled and then nuzzled Sintharia one last time.  Then, he lightly stepped over to Malygos, smiling broadly and gave a deep chuckle.

“I think that was your best show yet, Malygos,” he said.

“Oh, you think so?” Malygos asked. “I don’t know, I may have…flubbed a line during the midpoint.”

“I had not noticed,” he said.

Neltharion looked away when he heard his children yawn, opening their mouths wide.  He rumbled and dipped his head.

“I think it is time to go to bed,” he softly said.

“I have to agree with the Earth-Warder,” said Sindragosa as she slowly approached from Malygos’ side. “The little ones need their rest.”

She nuzzled Malygos’ azure neck, her crystal blue eyes glowing brightly.

“Well, we do have a busy day tomorrow,” said Malygos. “So much to do.  Mending the rest of the leylines after the shift in that mountain range.”

“I look forward to another day,” said Neltharion.  

“You know, as soon as we put the little ones to bed,” said Malygos. “You and I can rush out right now to try and mend the damage.  Get a little head start, perhaps?”

Neltharion laughed at Malygos’ suggestion, though his mind was more than considering the idea.  He extended his neck out to gently knock his snout horn to Malygos’.  His heart leapt into his chest with the excitement.

“Ahem!” 

Neltharion tore away from his dear friend to his Prime Consort.  Sintharia’s eyes looked to him, sultry, inviting.

“Begging the Spell-Weaver’s forgiveness,” she said. “But I hope you would not object if I could have my consort tonight?  You cannot always steal him away for another one of your…excursions.”

Neltharion’s scales seemed to darken when he realized exactly what she meant.  Malygos’ own grin spread even wider.

“Of course, Lady Sintharia,” he said. “Of course!  But try not to tire dear Neltharion out too much.  After all, we do have a full day of work tomorrow. Besides, my lovely queen and I need to get the little ones to bed.”

“Well then,” said Neltharion. “I’ll see you tomorrow, Malygos?”

“Pleasant dreams, Neltharion,” said Malygos.

Neltharion gave one last parting nuzzle to his dear friend.  Then he dipped his head respectfully to Sindragosa, who returned his gesture.  He rejoined his beloved mate as they and the other dragons began to shoo the whelps and young drakes away.  Onyxia and Nefarian were leaping at each other as they moved along the masses.  Neltharion looked back and rumbled disapprovingly at them again.

“Onyxia!  Nefarian!” he bellowed. “Do I need to separate you two?”

“No, father,” said Nefarian.

“Nefarian started it!” said Onyxia.

“Onyxia!” Sintharia called. “Enough.  It’s time for bed.”

“But, mother…” she said with a pout.

“Not another word,” said Sintharia.

“Do not make me call Ysera to come and give you some good nightmares tonight,” said Neltharion with a sly grin.

“Yes, father,” said both whelps.

Neltharion and Sintharia waited all the children to settle down, protected by the wings of the older drakes and dragons.  His flight settled under the glow of the towering pillars of violet, crystalline structures.  Then, the Earth-Warder raised his paws and clapped them.  Upon command, the crystals’ light dimmed.

“Good night, my flight,” he softly whispered.

Sintharia nuzzled against his neck and he returned it, softly thrumming.  The Aspect and his Prime quietly secluded themselves away from the flight, preferring to have this moment just to themselves.  Neltharion wrapped his wings around her and draped his great neck over hers.

“I know what you want tonight, my lady,” he rumbled to her. “But I hope you will not mind if at the start, we would just hold each other.  Perhaps take it a little slowly…not rush to much into it.”

“Neltharion,” said Sintharia. “This is new.  What brought this on?  You usually like getting to the action and save the cuddling for afterwards.”

“I do not know, I just thought we would change it up,” said Neltharion.

“Alright.”

He held her close to him, running his talons down her back.  Sintharia leaned jus under his chin, combing her claws into his long, silky beard.  Her touch was rewarded by his calming thrum.

Neltharion closed his eyes and just held her close to his chest.  He could hear her heart beat, meeting his hear beat.  

He wanted to keep her close to him, never letting her go.  

As she nuzzled her snout against the bend of his neck, Neltharion felt his eyes begin to sting with tears.  He did not understand why the tears were coming, but he felt he had to shed them.

Sintharia flickered her pointed tongue out to softly brush against his throat frill.  Neltharion exhaled upon the moist touch.  She slowly pushed against him, pressing more and more of her weight upon him.  He folded down, coming to rest flat upon his back with her above him.  Their eyes locked together.  Sintharia gingerly cleaned the tears from her mate’s cheeks.

“Why do you weep?” she asked. “I have never seen you…weep like this…”

“I…do not know,” said Neltharion. “I am so happy you are here with me, Sintharia.  I am…moved to tears.”

“I would not have you weep,” said Sintharia.

Neltharion’s eyes widened, the words putting him off guard. 

“What did you say?”

“I said, I would not have you weep,” she replied.

I would not have you weep, whelp…

Neltharion turned his head to the sound, a rush of wind through the caverns, at least he thought.  The mood shifted, as his eyes began to dart around for the strange sound he heard.

“Neltharion,” said Sintharia. “What is the matter?”

“Do you hear that?” he asked.

“Hear…hear what?”

“Voices…in the dark…” he said.

Sintharia slid from him and looked around.

“I hear nothing,” she said.

Neltharion leaned up, rolling to his feet.

“Neltharion,” said Sintharia, her voice laced with concern. “Are you alright?”

He swung his head around, searching for the sound that only he could hear.  They were voices, though he could barely understand what they said.  He thumped his right forefoot and shut his eyes, listening to the beat of the world echoing back to him.  The voices became louder.  As they grew louder and closer, the more distant Sintharia’s voice became.

“Neltharion…”

Neltharion turned back to her, only to find her sliding away from him.  

“What?” he asked. “No!”

Neltharion reached out to her, though the closer he tried to reach, the further she became.

“Sintharia!” he bellowed. “No!”

The voices became louder.

There is no escape…

“Sintharia!” Neltharion called out again. “No!”

Sintharia became so distant that his eyes could no longer see her.  Tears welling up in his eyes, his vision blurring.  Whatever force it was that tore him from his beloved Sintharia, Neltharion could not fight against its strength.  

Away he went, dragging clawing and roaring in defiance to the force.

Darkness finally came to him.

Neltharion's Dream
A small preview of what's going on in Chapter 12 of Rise of the Sha.

If you wish to catch up on the story...this is the other chapters...

www.fanfiction.net/s/10589218/…
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Godzilla Meets His Match by Ghostwalker2061
Godzilla Meets His Match
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Yeah, I figured this has never truly been done before either. Trust me, I've tried to find an image that depicts this. But, nope.

Nope.

Godzilla vs. Neltharion (Deathwing) Take it in, folks.

Godzilla Toho

Neltharion/Deathwing Blizzard

The comments have now been disabled.  Mostly because if anyone cannot just comment on the piece instead of droning on and on about why Godzilla should win and such...then you don't get the chance about commenting on it.

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I have to ask, do you watch me?
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No I just discovered your page today.
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enjoy yourself with this = o= forums.bluemammoth.com/showthr…
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Yeah, if you are a member of that place, I would suggest you tell them I don't appreciate it when people don't ask me when they use my art art against my permission.
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peffy Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Traditional Artist
You should be able to email the people who run that place. I'll see what i can do to get it down.
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Also, please show them this...

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Click on the deviation, I have updated it with a warning of "no you cannot use this image"
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Okay, first off, I dunno who to contact.  I don't see any sort of contact information or lists of moderators or admins that I can contact.

Like I said if you are on there and you have access to that information, inform them that I will be contacting them about the use of my image...and then provide me with something to contact them with.
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Letdragon Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Did you hear? Origa passed away from lung cancer last Saturday. Lots of anime and game fans are taking it rather hard. What are your thoughts?
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I'm sorry, I don't know who that is.  So, I suppose I have no thoughts.

I' sorry he died...or she...but I don't know who that is.
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