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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 pride 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:

(Click either one to view the full deviation)

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

Beware Of The Bad BoySo he touches you in all of the right places
But with a clenched fist and not a gentle hand
By ‘right places’ I mean those easily hidden
By the latest expensive designer brand
Which he buys you to either keep your silence
Or to beg and to plead for your forgiveness
Is this where the attraction of a bad boy lies?
Please explain where is the excitement in this?
So he kisses you with a so-called passion
His hands round your neck steal a two letter word
It seems that he cannot feel satisfaction
Unless you show him signs that his dominance hurts
Which he tightens each time to keep your silence
Or maybe he just enjoys hearing you moan
Is this the deed of some stalker, some stranger?
No, this is your husband and this is your home
So he lays you out on the living room floor
I wonder what will fall down to the carpet first
The drops of blood from between your legs
Or the tears flowing between his regretful words
Which he whispers in your ear as you lay silent
It’s safe to say
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



The curse of inactivity...

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 8:29 PM
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: Silence...
  • Reading: Finished AtH, now reading A.B. Paterson's poetry.
  • Watching: My screen.
  • Playing: Clicker Heroes... God that's addicting. =p
  • Eating: May head out for lunch soon.
  • Drinking: Ditto for eating...

Copyright 2010 Journal Skin by Airamneleb

Good afternoon all! Didge here with a quick little update on what's been going on in my fancy little life.

First, I hope you can all forgive me if it seems I've been real inactive over the past few weeks or so. Aside from the straining amount of work I had to do over the past three weeks for exam studies, I've also been nursing a renewed addiction to Borderlands 2; a much more potent one than before thanks to getting the Game of the Year edition; complete with add-ons and a plethora of other content at my disposal.

While it may get a bit tiring to hear of console wars and how PC users are the true "master race" of gaming, I gotta say, the PC has so far made a strong case thanks to how good the game looks and plays. My character is a level 41 Psycho with focuses on Mania and Bloodlust, and I know for sure there'll be more levels and adventures to come. One of the better DLCs I've played from this edition had to be Tiny Tina's Assault on Dragon Keep, while the rest have been pretty decent to say the least.

Right now, I've just got started on Sir Hammerlock's Big Game Hunt, and personally, he's one of my more favourite characters, just for how he carries himself. I'll have a verdict soon enough... perhaps I may get into writing reviews and even rap battles further down the line. Plenty of ideas, not enough time. :work:

As for my poetry, to whoever's still looking, I've so far come up with a couple dozen subjects and titles in total that I'd like to study, like money, celebrities, photography, overseas travel and plenty more. No telling when I'll get to writing, but I do know it'll be soon.

As for those pieces I've promised to comment on, my apologies (even if you don't care) that I've been lazy in addressing your work. Just know your pieces stood out from the thousands I see on my feed, for several reasons. I don't favourite or honour works lightly... :nod:

That's about it for now and I sure hope that I'll get to be more active in future. Gotta renew my membership too, it seems, only have a week left... :o

Peace, and see you all soon.
David Nicholas (AussieDidge)

  • Mood: Unhappy
  • Listening to: Air conditioning...
  • Reading: Archimedes to Hawking, nearly finished!
  • Watching: My screen.
  • Playing: At the library, should be studying. =p
  • Eating: Gonna have lunch soon.
  • Drinking: Had some water.

Copyright 2010 Journal Skin by Airamneleb

You'll have to forgive me upfront if this journal is going to be a bit heart-wrenching or morbid, but I wished to give some small tributes to some incredible talents who have passed over the last few months. I'll be your huckleberry! 

As we approach the last quarter of 2014, we must say goodbye to another great actor in Richard Kiel, who bit the dust mere hours ago. It's a declaration most fitting for the man who frightened us as the towering, steel-toothed Jaws in The Spy who Loved Me and Moonraker, and also introduced himself into comedy by playing Mr. Larson in "Happy Gilmore", a role I distinctly remember him in. His matter-of-fact tone in praising Happy's ridiculous slapshot, which would wind up bringing him success in the golf tour, got under Shooter McGavin's nerves, and his reaction upon seeing Kiel is priceless, to say the least. :lol:

The man had dozens of roles over a stunning 54-year career; essentially more time spent acting than most of us watching his films have ever lived, and due to his acromegaly and other hormonal conditions, his towering size, standing 7ft 2in tall, made him very distinctly easy to remember. So with all that, farewell Mr.Kiel and thank you for your many decades of entertaining fans across many genres, be it spy thrillers, science fiction, comedies or children's works to name a few.

Another death that caught me by surprise was former WWE wrestler Sean O'Haire, who strangled himself just days earlier at the age of 43, way too young an age to die. I do recall his ability to tap into the fears of the audience as a "Devil's Advocate" character, with his trenchcoat and new obsession with spiders, but ultimately not enough was made of it and he parted ways with WWE soon after. Heaven knows why he decided to kill himself, but I guess we'll know soon enough.

Now, ordinarily I wouldn't care too much for gossiping and red carpet gigs, but simply for her sass and ability to take control as Dot Matrix in Spaceballs, I gotta give my thanks to Joan Rivers, who passed last week. Woe betide you if you ever crossed her Virgin Alarm. :XD: Personally, I cannot say I'm familiar with her comedy skits but her style of "telling it like it is" influenced a great number of others to follow in her footsteps and become great successes themselves, which is one hell of a legacy to leave behind. Nearly 50 years of giving her all; now that's a stalwart of entertainment.

And saving the best for last, the often imitated but never duplicated-dupli-dupli-duplicated Robin Williams, who ended his life shortly via hanging after being diagnosed with early stages of Parkinson's disease and severe depression, a combination that would all but wreck even the best of men. We're a month removed from his untimely passing, and still the tributes are pouring in for this one-of-a-kind comedic genius who delighted everybody from children to adults with his breadth of roles. An utter manic who could make us laugh with words as much as with expressions, the man worked like a mustang, with no less than 106 roles in film and television in under 30 years, close to 4 roles a year, which is simply unheard of.

I can still quote beloved characters like the Genie verbatim thanks to how memorable he made those roles, as well as other wonderful roles like Fender in Robots (perhaps not as appreciated as Genie). Admittedly, I feel even a bit ashamed for not catching many of his live-action roles, save for Night at the Museum, Flubber and Jumanji to name a couple, and he had delightful spoken word sets such as Weapons of Mass Destruction, which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Yet, for all the words I speak of the man, I can't help but feel they're simply not enough. Hell, he defined much of my life in a great way, but honestly, the official tribute posted on DA featured artwork that were simply perfect tributes to the man.

All of them can be simply found in this official journal, which will say a lot more than I ever could:  A Tribute to Robin WilliamsWatch depthRADIUS
|Previous Journal
A Tribute to Robin Williams
By techgnotic
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
Editor’s Note:
Why did we delay for more than a week the publishing of this remembrance? Because to properly reflect the impact of this loss on the millions of Robin Williams fans worldwide, we wanted to be sure to capture a true sense of the torrent of love for Robin pouring in from the community in the form of heartfelt portraits and other tribute art.
We chose the “best”

At the end of the day, his work was mostly flawless given his ability to transition from comedic roles to drama with little to no trouble, and the legacy he has left behind will remain for generations to come.

In light of Robin's death, I leave you with this: If at any time you feel like the world's against you and you cannot handle it anymore, please try and contact a hotline or a close confidant or anybody. The national hotline for the USA is highlighted in the journal I've pasted here, and a depression awareness month is in full swing here Down Under. Your health, both physically and mentally, is the most important thing you have.

Or in short, to mostly borrow words from one of my favourite Cracked writers, David Wong, "He [Williams] was rich and accomplished, and respected and beloved by friends, family and fans, and in the end it meant precisely jack fucking shit."

So thank you to everybody I have named for the mark you've left on the world, and thank you people for sticking around if you have done so. Have a wonderful day,each and every one of you. :wave:


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

The name's David Nicholas, and aside from being a random hobbyist artist, occasional critic and devious comment-bomber, 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. Recently I spent four-and-a-half months studying overseas at the University of Anchorage on a scholarship (one of the largest my university had to offer), a true privilege that I appreciate every single day since I returned to Australia three weeks ago.

I also like to express my thoughts and opinions on just about anything, but the only way you'll find that out is by striking up a conversation with me, so please, feel free to do so in the comments below. I've also have occasional polls on hand to provide a bit of fun and provoke some thoughts from this creative community I call home.

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

New poll time: If someone provided honest feedback on your work, how often would you provide similar feedback on their work? I'd love to hear opinions. Be as honest as possible please! :) 

4 deviants said Most of the time. I'm happy to check genres, but the skill of the artist influences whether I provide feedback. :nod:
4 deviants said Sometimes. I provide feedback on what really grabs my interest, and that's about it. :shrug:
2 deviants said All the time! As a community, artists of all genres and skill deserve helpful feedback as often as possible. :D
2 deviants said Rarely. I barely have the time or even the words to provide meaningful comments. :p
No deviants said Never. It's about impossible for me for a number of reasons. :(


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jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
:hugs: This is just a quick Thank you for joining Authors-Club!   We are so glad to have you join our group and adding our work to our collection! 

On behalf of the group, here's just a little bit of information as to what we're about! :

-- We support the literature community of Deviant Art by creating a safe, creative atmosphere for artists to come together and make connections with one another.

-- Are you a little lost as to how to get involved in the writing side of DA? Take a look at this helpful guide, How to get started with the Lit Community.  It's got some wonderful advice and has helped many a deviant get their feet wet, so to speak, in the lit world!

-- We also opened up a chatroom!!  We try to have meet ups in there twice a week, with Critique Corner on Wednesday and a General Chat on Friday.  We'll give a little mini announcement whenever the group opens it up!

-- Before you start submitting, please familiarize yourself with our Submission Rules! This is just to make sure everyone's on the same page as far as contributing work goes, and helps keep the group running smoothly!

Again, thank you so much for joining our club! If you need anything at all, do not be afraid to ask! Wither it be about our club, or even about the going on's in Deviant Art!  

I hope that you enjoy this group and if at any time you have questions, concerns, or ideas please contact me jackofalltrades0097 , or any of the other admin!  We're here to help!
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Perhaps the best welcome I've received from a group, period. Thank you! :nod:

I'll certainly keep those journals and other groups featured in mind and again I thank you for welcoming me into your club. Hopefully I'll be able to show some love with a great piece or three. And as always, I'll try my best to comment/critique your fellow members' work, and be as fair as I possibly can.

Best wishes,
jackofalltrades0097 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh wow! I'm glad you think so! We try to inform without overwhelming n_n

We can't wait to see what you put up, and we're glad to hear you like to comment! We're going to set up a more formal a member critique folder here soon, and hope you're able to participate!

You as well <3
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Of course, keep in mind that I'm going through heaps of deviations already whenever I get the time, so if I find any pieces from your group that I like, know that they'll be addressed, it's just a matter of when. =p

Certainly informative, no doubt. :nod:

Thanks again! :) 
MadamGuillotine Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Welcome to the TheWritersMeow!

Be sure to read our group rules and regulations which can be found on our profile page and check out our blog for any upcoming events! If you have any questions, feel free to note the group. :) (Smile) 
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Will do, thank you! :D

I've got some pieces coming up that I hope you and the rest will enjoy. In the meantime, take it easy. :)
MadamGuillotine Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014
Well I'm part of the approving process so I'll probably see it.
I'm sure it's quite good. ^_^
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Now, now, don't inflate my ego too much already! I'm here for feedback after all. :rofl:

I'll submit it right now. :nod:
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ha-rat-kiri Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
:wave: ty for the :llama:  :)
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problemo! :D
starlightt1234 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
:iconholyshitplz:, thanks so much for the fave on Woebegone!:icongetsomeplz:

if you like my work, please check out my other stuff!… :iconcheerplz:
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries pal, be sure to expect a comment from me soon! :)

In the meantime, take care. :)
starlightt1234 Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
you too!:iconfeelingfreeplz:
Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Mafia Coinflipper by crula:iconfaveplz:    Thank you, David!
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Sure thing, expect a comment from me soon! :D
Joe-Maccer Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2014
Cool! Thanks,  David! Crank Dat -Supaman Dance- 
corniger-aries Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you very much for the :+fav:, its much appreciated! :hug:
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries, and I'll try to leave a comment as soon as possible. :)
SinRedemption Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :happybounce: :) (Smile) Hug 
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You betcha, keep doin' what you're doin! :D
SinRedemption Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll try. :D (Big Grin) ;) (Wink) 
ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for fav Froggy Emoji-59 (Being kawaii) [V3] 
AussieDidge Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem, expect a comment from me soon! :D
ShinyHeels Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
CarlitoxProductions Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2014   General Artist
Thanks for the fave!
Watch me if you want :)
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