I HAVE BIRTHED.Warbringer has arrived! What day did he arrive?23rd December about three weeks early! I was so unprepared. SO UNPREPARED. I think PirateLotus-Stock was the closest in guessing as she guessed the 24th so she wins the baby! I will post him out next week.So the exciting details -Gabriel John Procter, born at 2pm on December the 23rd 2014 weighing 6lb 3oz.Some hilarious moments from my birthing -The first lady examined said that I was 3cm dilated and she could feel the head - and this is where my lack of self control sets in - I whispered "push it back in" to her. :') I had already told her I was dying about twice.Best conversation EVER -Midwife- "We need you to roll onto your back."Me - "I will after I use the toilet."Midwife - "No, there's not time, lets roll you over."Me - "I really need the toilet."Midwife - "Lets roll you over."Me - "...let me just go to the toilet."Midwife - "Husband help roll her." "Noooo." Seriously high pitched and pathetic,
Shall we guess when I will birth? :DSo I birth soon. Shall we guess when? Here is a list of dates from Monday when I will be 37 weeks. Everything is going well, he's not going to be a tiny tiny baby so if you want to guess weight, date, length, number of legs or anything else feel free.The winner will get the child. I will post him out to you in a cardboard box.I am going to have a pizza now as I deserve it. 22nd December -23rd December -24th December -25th December -26th December -27th December -28th December -29th December -30th December -31st December -1st January -2nd January -3rd January -4th January -5th January -6th January -7th January -8th January -9th January10th January -11th January -Due Date: 12th January -13th January -14th January -15th January -16th January -17th January -18th January -19th January -I am hoping he will be out by then. D: I don't know about these things. D: Oh the terror.Hope you are all well. <3
Soo new logo eh? | Harass my Mother | Still fetusyWell look at that. A fancypants new logo!Do we like it?I don't. *Lies on the floor of the journal*I don't hate it, it's just... a bit... ugly? I don't know. It reminds me of a tube station map or something in the medical profession. Or that cactus cartoon thing that is always running.And it is too green. Maybe I am getting old. I am sure I'll get used to it, there was something satisfying about the old one though. Oh well. Times must change. ----Some of you may know that I have a Facebook page dedicated to harassing my Mother. I photoshop her head on things, I tell amusing stories of her weirdness and I detail the awful things I do to her, like sewing her jumper to the sofa or making her fit as many marshmallows into her mouth as possible.Here is one example, I am doing an Advent Calendar for her, this is my favourite so far.Such. Fun.She hasn't got a Facebook account or really acces
Done with this pregnancy stuff.So. Over 32 weeks now and I can happily say I WANT IT OUT RIGHT NOW.Why on Earth would someone do this to themselves?! It is torture. The sickness, the hormones, the endless wailing, the endless weeing, the kicking and the unholy moving from inside yourself?! WHY?!WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME THESE THINGS?And I still have to birth the little sod yet! D: He has been inside longer than I was! I was out by now! Ugh. Sob.We got some scans done - He has a face! Quite happy about that.On shitty news both my cats have now gone missing. :/ No more cats for me, it is far to heartbreaking.How are you lovely lot doing? Preparing for Christmas/<unoffensive option here>? I have been a wrapping demon and got a load done! Hurrah! I do visit dA most days but I am just lazy. I will be back to full awesome force one day but things are going on right now. Damn them. DAMN THEM ALL.
Catch a million pageviews! Awesome fursona!I found this rather awesome fursona generator online th eother day. It made me giggle quite a bit.What did you get?A few favourites of mine -"melanistic ferret. it does not have organs- instead it is full of flowers. it is a viking.""silver reindeer. it has ram horns. it dresses like a grandpa."There is also a Haiku Generator which has some deep meanings.underwear for hopetiny fractures when i diedleaving home thoughtlessmenacing for hopepails of tears spill salted porkstained table cloths your lipsOh I do have fun. :')And yes! My million pageviews is creeping up on me! Yeah yeah they mean nothing but DAMN that is a number I never thought I would see. So if you catch it, note me for great prizes that include... *looks around* 335 points, a poem, a brilliant personalized drawing, my firstborn and if you give
Baby gender revealed!We went to the hospital as you do and had the 20 week scan. Baby was there, wriggling about and being all alien like and scary. Every now and then a hand appeared and then you could see a spine. Freaky. Seriously I was creeped out.Then the scanner woman pointed out the placenta and I felt the need to vomit into my mouth. Yeah, I'm not good with these things. Christ knows what'll happen at the birth! It will be HILARIOUS.So yes, baby is there wiggling about, avoiding the scan thing. When the lady first looked it was upside down! She asked if we'd like to know the gender if she could tell. We said yeah it was okay. So she had a little look at their bits and pieces and the baby splayed their legs and we got an eyeful of fetusy boy bits! So its a boy AND WHAT A BOY. I laughed as the bits and pieces flapped about. I was a little sad as girl clothes are so much prettier and fancier but as long as he is healthy I am thrilled, some people can't have kids so I'm certai
Sex tomorrow and depression.Hello Deviants.How are you doing? I hope you are all doing well.Tomorrow I go to the hospital to see what the baby is doing and hopefully find out if it has a peen or a vagoo. I am not really bothered what gender it is, as long as it is healthy and has a face then I will be happy.I haven't really been feeling all that happy lately. I blame all the hormones. Just wanting to sit in my house and be sad! I haven't even managed to go visit the BFF's which is upsetting. I hope that it will remedy itself soon.I am also in the "oh god I'm having a baby. Do. Not. Want." stage yet again. Joy. I am sure when it bursts forth it will all be okay. D: It will wont it? If not I will sell it and use the money to buy kittens. Many kittens.The dog will not leave me alone at the moment. She's never been overly affectionate but she is so needy and odd at the moment. Damn hormones. It'd be okay but she is HUGE and wants to lie on me.I have sat down to write this journal so many times but haven't had t
My DA Story.My DA journey starts eleven years ago when I first joined. I was fascinated by how people could make colours and lines look so amazing when I could barely draw anything.Whilst battling an endless fight with the voices in my head, I found DA and the community a great way to escape for a while and talk to like minded people.I saw awesome art made with photos of normal people. Not super models or famous people, just general every day people. So I wondered if maybe I could be made to look 'beautiful".I loved what was made. I loved how others could envision things I hadn't even imagined. I threw myself into the community, wanting to make everyone as upbeat as I felt.I met people I grew to love, I lost some along the way which is pretty shitty but I still have some of the best friends I'll ever have and a load of friends across the globe. Now that is impressive.
Death sucks.Hello Deviants.My Nan died last night.It was expected and she went without pain but it is still pretty heart breaking. She suffered from quite bad dementia over the last few years and Dad looked after her at home until a few weeks ago when she needed constant care so she went into a nursing home just round the corner from his house. We visited daily and she was pretty okay with it all. However on Friday she was feeling a bit unwell and by the end of this week she was pretty much unconscious in bed. Before this she had really laboured breathing, it was pretty much a "death rattle".I am glad I got to see her on the day she died, I said hello and such and told her I'd see her the next day and gave her a kiss. She then went peacefully a few hours later. Now I obsess over making sure Dad is okay. Him and his siblings have known this day has been coming so it is a bit of a relief that she isn't in pain anymore, but it is still sad. You never want to lose a parent I guess.So here's to Nan
Time Traveling While You SleepShare|ArchiveTime Traveling While You SleepBy istickboy & TruepicturesincTime Travel in a Time of Regretby j3conceptsAn Experiment with Time is a long essay by the Irish aeronautical engineer J. W. Dunne (1875–1949) on the subjects of precognition and the human experience of time.John William Dunne was an Irish aeronautical engineer and author. In the field of parapsychology, he achieved a preeminence through
Fan Art Friday: Attack On TitanShare|ArchiveFan Art Friday: If You Don’t Fight, You Can’t Win!By DeevElliottAttack on titan by VeggieStudioRead MoreAttack on TitanAttack on Titan is the groundbreaking Japanese manga and anime series created by Hajime Isayama in 2006 as his entry for Japan’s prestigious Magazine Grand Prix (MGP), an award sponsored by Kodansha, Japan’s biggest manga publisher and the eventual publisher of the series. Isayama received t
Collection: The Heartbeat of Modern MusicShare|ArchiveThe Heartbeat of Modern MusicFrom the days of Beethoven and Franz Liszt, to the Vaudeville stages of America in the1880s to the 1930s, to the electronic keyboards anchoring the rhythms of today’s rock groups and pop singers, the piano has been the heart of the music animating our popular entertainments. Not as sexy as the guitar, nor as brash as the drums, the pianos have been the steadying source of rhythm and timing holding together songs and other compositions for the past several centuries. And, oh yes, while not being so overtly sexy, pianos can be very romantic. Enjoy this gallery of the musician’s most basic dream machi
Setting Prices for Your ArtworkThere are few hard and fast rules when it comes to pricing artwork to sell. Why you ask? Well for one there are many variables that go into determining the cost of the artwork. It’s for that very reason that many artists (including myself in the past) sell themselves tremendously short. Another reason we as artists feel our palms getting sweaty when someone asks for a price to an artwork is because we feel as though we’re not being true artists if we accept money for our work. No, no no. Listen, I can tell you from experience that the “starving artist” lifestyle is waaaay less glamorous than it sounds when your pantry is bare for reals. There is absolutely nothing shameful about getting paid for honest work, so don’t try to make yourself feel guilty or ashamed of turning a profit. On the other hand, artists fall into the mire of not even knowing how to price individual artworks. This confusion only gets worse when you look at the price tags i
The HyperloopShare|ArchiveThe HyperloopBy techgnoticTrain Station CITT Matte by rich35211Read MoreThere’s a really, really fast subway system in your future.Would you believe ground travel from Los Angeles to San Francisco in less than thirty minutes? That’s the prediction of the Hyperloop’s financier, billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk (the co–founder of PayPal). The Hyperloop is being designed as a driverless public transport train that will rocket between American c
PE: Know your lineworkTraditional Art WeekWhen you like drawing, but seek for something stronger than pencil, ink might be a good choice. While it takes time to get used to it (like everything), it's not that hard when you learn the basics, and this article will focus on one of the common uses of ink - lineart.InkThe first thing that you need is ink. But what kind? Depending whether you plan to draw a lone ink drawing, or mix it with something else, there are different options for different ways of handling your picture. Here are the most common choices:Waterproof ink - is the most useful when you want to add a layer or layers of paint or water-diluted ink (with a brush) over your your lineart.Not waterproof ink, like Indian or China ink. It's suitable when your picture is 100% drawing and you don't plan painting over it (of course, you can go ahead and experiment with smudging it with water, but this article focuses just on the lineart).Coloured ink - whatever yo
Stock to SurrealA selection of stock images that have been use in digital art -> photomanipulation -> surreal artwork. All pretty amazing.Face the ending 1 by Ahrum-StockEye Stock 01 by Sugargrl14Godly intervention by PhilipHolmSightless duckmitre by pedroluispalencia:thumb129868954::thumb125281389:Be sure to check out the stock and surreal art galleries for more inspiration!