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Ladies and gentlemen of the DeviantART universe, I bid you a warm welcome to my gallery! :wave:

Inside, you're bound to find items from all walks of life, from perceptive poetical pieces, to photographic memories, to personal computer work (including skinning and soon 3D animation and video milestones) and more as I get ideas. :iconthinkplz:

Please feel free to leave any critical feedback or comments on my art and I will get back to you as soon as time permits me. Perhaps further down the line I may start writing commissions for you (mostly) wonderful folks. Please make yourself comfortable while on my page and allow me to say thank you for stopping by! Hope you enjoy your stay! :iconyesyesyesplz:

Honorary Class Deviations

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This is an ever-updating collection of art from other artists that I felt the absolute need to present. Over the 2 years and counting that I've been here, I've seen people go above and beyond with their work, be it poetry, drawings, portraits, fan art and what have you.

(Poetry and prose can be found inside the folder... Apparently slideshows are too good for written words. =p)

Sit back and enjoy this collection that I truly take great pleasure in sharing with you. Heck, leave them a comment or favourite yourself! :D

Living Pools - by MichelVictor

If one needs to take their mind off the world's worries, you definitely can't go wrong with this stunner: :nod:

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Living Pools by MichelVictor Living Pools by MichelVictor

HCD - Poetry, Prose etc.

Since the slideshow thinks it's too good to display written works, I feel I have to take the initiative. =p

Below are all the works that didn't make it in the slideshow, so please, show them a bit of love as well! :love:

How to be a better writer!How to be a better writer, or
Even a better artist.
“Trust me”, I have experience,
I’ve been at it for years.
Let me give you a few simple guidelines,
Some that I myself go off of,
And I’ll pretend that my style,
Choice of words, will work for everyone else.
And let’s not forget to mention that
I am a premium member! A beta tester!
A senior member!
Till hell freezes over!
I must know what I’m talking about?
In all my greatness and glory!
I have the authority,
To tell others how to make their art better.
Let’s cut the bullshit here and now,
And ignore those people who tell us our style.
One person, so skilled and great,
With art that all tend to appreciate,
Does not have the right to lead ‘his’ flock,
To determine whose art is worthy or not.
You write one way I write another,
My thoughts are calm, while yours are loud as thunder.
She strokes left, but he’ll stroke right,
Her art his peaceful, but his depicts a fight.
A pencil i
Is that all?
A burst of
and all I get
is good?
Hours spent
making sure
everything flows
and all I get
is good?
Give me more
I need to know
what works
what to improve
what to change
what to try
Don't give me
Give me

WordsIt’s when I get my thoughts to rhyme
That I can truly start to see
What has been swirling in my mind,
And then I get to set it free.
A turmoil of chaotic calls
Becomes a desperate, pleading choir
Of thousands of tangled words
Awaiting me to help them thrive.
They cry, and weep, and beg like kids,
Won’t let me drown myself in sleep
Until I give them what they need –
A string of rhythm and sense to grip.
I strive and strive to make them speak
And give them a melodic vibe.
Yet their presence is too weak,
I'm losing hope that they'll survive.
But after stumbling time and time
Again to let them slip away
I start to hear their chime.
I start to see them find a way.
So one by one and step by step
I see them coming up to me.
They join to spin a magic web –
My soul’s true epitome.
And that’s the place they shall remain,
In subtle, fearless accord.
I never thought that I could tame
Such mischievous, capricious words.
So now I’m pacing back and forth
CryingBaby cries for the mommy
Boy cries for the attention
Teen cries for the confusion
Man cries for the reality
Senior cries for the regret
Deceased cries for the living
No matter who we are
Powerful or weak
Happy or depressed
Rich or poor
Popular or alone
We all weep together
One way or another

AutismLocked away in freezer
By my “refrigerator mother”
Was thought to have been
The cause of “it.”
At first, I was “normal,”
But my parents could tell something was off.
I couldn’t act or think nor progress
Like the other kids were doing.
The reason for this was
Found later but there is no cure for that.
I couldn’t read or write nor speak
Until I was thirteen but that was when
Everyone’s bodies were changing.
Ignorant of this,
I suffered “loneliness” with no
Idea how to feel.
I will now pretend that
My arms are wings,
Flapping then to a safe place
So far away—whether it’s for excitement
Or to get away from the noises,
I didn’t notice the reason why.
Flying away is so easy now
With my usual destination safe in mind,
I will be okay.
The skills for math and science
Come so naturally for me, so as
The art of drawing.
I never know what the words
“Solitary” and “outsider” meant
So I smiled
A Victim of CircumstanceWhen one is with friends and is asked, “Do you know any stories?” one usually has a particular tale prepared for such an occasion. This tale can act as an icebreaker, lead to good conversation, or simply garner a satisfied “Can you believe it?” reaction. This is one of those stories:
Paul Edwards, a man nearing his fortieth year, was still a bachelor. He was a barrister, and quite brilliant at his job. Flawless, even. In his entire career, he had not lost a single case. Impressive, no? Unfortunately, his unblemished record was to be tainted on the twenty-second of September, ninety-seven. Paul did not appear at the trial, an omission previously unheard of by his family and friends, because on the twenty-second of September, nineteen ninety-seven, at eight forty-seven in the morning, Paul Edwards was hit by a train.
So how did Mr Edwards QC come to such a quick, but nevertheless tragic end? He was not pushed or shoved or thrown or tripped. Instead, Mr Edwards

NumbFamily, everybody has one. Some people may have a small, close-knit family. Others may not even know theirs. Mine was large enough to run a circus. See, my mom was one of five sisters, and her mother was one of nine siblings. Yes, nine. Despite two of her brothers dying in WWII, the remaining six had between two to four children each. Including my mom and aunts, the grand total came to a whopping twenty-four. And they had children giving me a total cousin count of eighty-seven, a number that seems to grow by the year. And that’s just my mom’s side of the family. There are so many of us we have to have a family reunion every year just so we won’t forget whom everyone is.
Now, not all of them come to the reunion, but the crowd that does show up is still enough to start our own civilization, and certainly large enough to make my Great-Uncle John’s farm feel like the size of a tennis court. The event felt more like a festival than a family gathering. In fact, there
Dead RingerWhen they shook hands, the first things John noticed about Gregory Treb were his fingers. “Piano-playing fingers,” his old woman would have said. They were long and lean- the kind more suited to detail work than heavy lifting. It wasn't a trait John had expected in a bellfounder.
He was sure Mr. Treb would disagree with this idea- just like he disagreed with everything John had said.
“That bell is a masterpiece.” The man flung his arm toward the stone chapel behind them. “You have no idea how many days went into making it. And now you're demanding a replacement?”
John sighed. “As town foreman, it's my job to make sure everything is working like it should. It's a nice bell, sure- rings real pretty. But it's a weak one.”
Treb's frown deepened. “You ordered a bell for services. Something like that needs to be soothing and sweet. Especially here!” He looked askance at the structure, then at the graveyard stretching behind it.

The Worst Antagonist of Them AllI’m the maker of horrendously tragic starts
The molder of unfixable broken hearts
I’m the planner of twisting roads of pain
Where goals can never be obtained
I take pleasure in friendships torn in two
And rejoice as enemies begin to accrue
I’ve cursed the lands to suffer in anguish
The inhabitants of such will surely languish
I tear my loved ones limb by limb
Certainly, their lives were nothing but grim
I spill blood of the damned and innocent both
If only, for them, it wasn’t my oath
I evoke tears of anger, sorrow, and strife
As I claim yet another precious life
Betrayal, cunning, and wicked lies
In the end, that’s right, everyone dies!
I’m sure you’re all very curious
“Who’s this person, so injurious?”
“A murderer bent on taking revenge?
The thirst of which will never be quenched?”
“A wicked soul who’s lost their way?
Pulling down with it those who go astray?”
“An antisocial killer who liv
I writeTo escape this grim reality we call life
Into a world of my own creation
I cower in the dark recesses of my mind
And make way for my imagination
To run wild
To pretend I am something different
Not the broken person that I am
Happy, strong, controlling it
That's just how it is, I say it 'cause I can
Like a child
To be in control of something
Holding the world together
Because I'm tired of spiraling
I just want things to be how they were
Back when I smiled
To remember and hold on
The past is so precious, so dear to me
I can't bear that it's gone
I can pretend you're still here with me
But still, I know you died
To stop thinking
Because I'm just so tired
To stop the world from spinning
Just to rest for a little while
These are the reasons why...

Pen-PalFor 15 years I’ve been writing letters to Someone.
No, not just anyone, in fact…Someone, whose name I don’t know because my mother told me to write a letter to Someone the summer after my dad passed, so that’s exactly what I did. Dear Someone, I wrote, and I signed it sincerely, Me. In some ways, it was like writing a letter to Santa, but Santa’s replies were stock and bulk printed to apply to the typical general letter, and Someone’s replies changed each time. My mother photocopied all my letters before I sent them and collected them in a booklet as precious mementos. I collected my replies.
When I was 15, I asked my mom if she had been the one replying. Honestly, I said. I mean, who else would I be writing letters to? Someone, with no address. Yet somehow, the letter got places, and somehow one always returned with no address other than “Me.” I went through a phase of tests to get my mom to confess, a phase of disbelief, a phase
The Old Man and the StenchThis summer an acquaintance told me that an old man was looking for someone to help him write a book.
"He's an old university professor, and a bit quirky," he told me. "He'll only be around for a few months, because he needs to return to the university and he'll sell his apartment here, but until then he wants to get the book done."
So I decided to check out the job offer.
I met the old man at a bar. He wore a cowboy hat and a suit which made him look like someone who'd stumbled into town straight from the set of the Dallas series. I sat down with him and we started talking. Now, as I was speaking, my eyes wandered to his suit, where I happened to notice a green stain which seemed to be a grass stain. I averted my eyes to pretend it wasn't there, because who knew how the old man had gotten it - maybe he'd stumbled and fallen into the grass and now he was embarrassed about it.
Now, while averting my eyes, I saw other parts of his suit. A red stain, a yellow stain... Different colors, di

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So... I think I'm in hell.

Thu Mar 26, 2015, 6:44 AM
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: Nothing recently...
  • Reading: Finished Ripley's, may look at Henry Lawson next
  • Watching: My screen.
  • Playing: Chatting with my clan on Runescape...
  • Eating: Had tuna, cheese and lettuce on Italian bread...
  • Drinking: Had my celebratory drinks yesterday. :)

Copyright 2010 Journal Skin by Airamneleb

Well, I've just given myself a GINORMOUS birthday gift that may take weeks upon weeks to open... Over the 15,000+ deviations in my feed, I've found well over TWO-HUNDRED AND FIFTY to leave some feedback on. Needless to say, this could take me the wrong side of six months to do if averages are anything to go by. :work:

But just like everything else, I will work through it whenever I get the chance and as always I'll hope that you find comfort, ideas or even pure elation in the words I write. 

Oh, by the way, yes, it totally was my birthday yesterday, and I've turned the Air Jordan 23 yesterday. Turned out to be a bit of a quiet night since I have university tomorrow, but I think celebrations are gonna happen during the weekend... So we'll see what happens there. :nod:

In the meantime, stay classy, Deviants! :iconronburgundyplz:


When It's All A Blur...

Fri Mar 20, 2015, 6:39 PM
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: A bit of music...
  • Reading: Finished Ripley's, may look at Henry Lawson next
  • Watching: My screen.
  • Playing: Nothing of note so far...
  • Eating: Weet-Bix with Up'N'Go poured over... mmm
  • Drinking: Nothing as of yet.

Copyright 2010 Journal Skin by Airamneleb

Hey all, AussieDidge here with another round-up of news into the goings-on of my life! :wave:

First of all, is anyone utterly surprised that since my last entry, THREE WEEKS have blitzed past in a blur? Either I'm getting notoriously lazy with these things (A certain flaw of mine for sure) or simply the fact that I've been mostly buried in homework from day one. Taking on four subjects at university every semester is supposed to be the norm, from what I've gathered, but there's nothing normal about the workload I've copped these past weeks. =p

Also as a direct result, my poetry has languished badly as it's been roughly the same amount of time since my last piece, Lest You Be Judged. However I am hoping to finish off my latest work, Moulded From Melodies, over the weekend. It's a traditional stanza-by-stanza piece that explores many of the numerous genres of music, and the artists and tracks that have come to define those genres.

However, it isn't only my workload that is to blame for my time disappearing so viciously. A good chunk of that blame lies on my latest game addiction, Batman: Arkham Origins. Looking at the reviews, it honestly does surprise me that it hasn't been rave across the board because it is easily one of the best games I've played.

Controlling the Caped Crusader's cunning covert and compelling combat capabilities, playing detective with case files and reconstructing crime scenes, and meeting many of the Batman's greatest enemies has been quite the blast so far, even despite the occasionally repetitive combat, rare lacks of response (I swear I countered many blows that ended up connecting) and a really odd controller issue that only happened recently.

There are combos and gadgets to master, challenges to conquer, and puzzles that tease the mind for those sweet Datapacks. I certainly could go on about many of the different aspects I enjoyed of Arkham Origins, but all I'll say is even if you're a casual fan of The Dark Knight, perhaps like myself, I don't believe you can go wrong with this one.

Now if only they could perform much the same for the Superman franchise... The video game industry has been, for the most part, his Kryptonite... =p

Oh, besides my poetry, have any of you checked out my short profile animation, Welcome to My World? Essentially, thanks to the purchase of Cyberlink PowerDirector 13 and Titler Pro that came with it, you could all be getting a nice general idea of what I have planned for "Project Milestone". I'm still yet to define the lists, such as numbers, congratulatory messages and text fonts to use, but I have a gut feeling that it'll be a blast once I'm done. :)

*And yes, I'm aware that opinions are mixed when it comes to such things, but I don't really care. It's all in the name of getting experience in different fields; whether you use these is entirely up to you.*

Perhaps one more thing of note that I can think of... Supanova 2015 is drawing near! I'm more than willing to admit I'm nervous as hell facing a crowd of a good 25,000 at minimum, especially since I'm not too great of a people-person, but hopefully by going around, taking photos and striking up some conversation I can start putting those fears aside. After all, some "persons" on the Internet can be shining examples of how NOT to be a human, but the other 99% should be just fine, right? :shrug:

Fingers crossed at any rate. Anyway, that's about all I have for this entry. I don't know when I'll be able to update you all again, but most likely that time will come after Supanova finishes in Melbourne and I start posting photos up. Until then, take care DA, and see you on the other side.



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Welcome to my World... by AussieDidgeWelcome to my World... by AussieDidge

G'day everybody! I bid you a warm welcome, and say thanks for stopping by my page! :wave:

The name's David Nicholas, and aside from being a random hobbyist artist and occasional critic, I'm currently studying a double degree in Accounting and Economics at La Trobe University. Other than that, strike up a conversation with me and perhaps you might learn more.

I like to express my thoughts and opinions on just about anything; artworks, stamps or literature to name a few areas, so if you see your work under my recent folder "To Comment On Later", just know that your work stood out to me out of the thousands upon thousands of works I find in my deviations folder. I'll try my best to be as fair and honest as possible about your work, through consistent, constant improvement.

Thanks once again for stopping by my page and I wish you a wonderful day everybody. Peace! :wave:

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TixieLix Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave on my Street Fighter work!
AussieDidge Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, and expect a comment/critique from me as soon as possible. :)
tarynsgate Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave XD
AussieDidge Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, expect a comment/critique from me as soon as possible. :)
smalltownsillygal Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for the faves :)
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No worries, expect a comment/critique from me as soon as possible. :)
sellenimonie Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student
thanks, i'll be looking forward to that comment
AussieDidge Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool, you'll hear from me soon! :)
misoli Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much for the fav! :)
AussieDidge Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most certainly welcome, and please, look out for my comment/critique in the coming future. :)
HendrikHermans Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for faving
AussieDidge Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Expect a comment/critique from me as soon as possible. :)
EnchantmeCosplay Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
Thanks so much for adding my Anna to your collection!
AussieDidge Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure, expect a comment/critique from me as soon as possible. :D
EnchantmeCosplay Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist
That would be much appreciated, thank you!
TimesFire90 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for the favs!
AussieDidge Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
You betcha, expect a comment/critique from me as soon as possible. :)
BBstar7 Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
:iconaawplz: YOU HAVE BEEN HUGGED Hug
Spread the DA love around! (you can copy and paste this message on their userpage!)

1- You can hug the person who hugged you!
2- You -MUST- hug 10 other people, at least!
3- You should hug them in public! Paste it on their page!
4- Random hugs are perfectly okay! (and sweet)
5- You should most definitely get started hugging right away!

If You Get 7 Back You Are Loved!
1-3 you're bad friend
4-6 you're an okay friend
7-9 you're a good friend
10-& Up you're loved
AussieDidge Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Sorry pal, I'm not a big one for chain mail... I'm kinda busy enough as it is. =p

Still, thanks for the love. :)
BBstar7 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Artist
No problem !!!Heart 
Goldham92 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
happy birthday :)  hope its gone well with you
AussieDidge Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks very much, and I do appreciate the wishes. It did go pretty well, at the very least. :)
Goldham92 Featured By Owner 4 days ago
that is great to hear :)
electblue Featured By Owner 4 days ago  New member Student General Artist
Thanks for the likes and support 😄
AussieDidge Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, and I'll be sure to comment/critique your piece as soon as I can. In the meantime, take care. :)
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