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Investing is for fucking idiots and rich peopleI'd love to rant more on this topic, but it boils down to this:
Investment people, the ones that talk about putting money back, and talk about cryptic shit like 401k, IRA, Roth, stock market, bonds, mutual funds, etc; are absolutely positively unwilling to help people do so. After talking with various firms over the last 10+ years either as a client, employee, or in casual conversation, I have been shut down and told to gtfo every single time. Apparently investing has a "you must be this rich to ride" barrier that can't be breached with anything short of half a million dollars. I've never understood this, and it makes me angry that with all the people and managers that give long boring speeches about building wealth, none of them will help you get there. All they want to do is play with rich people's money like a toy. I have a 401k and several unrelated investments, and my assigned manager AND the asshole my parents hired to manage them refuse to actually do so or help me by actually '
Mid Year UpdateStarting up a few commissions. Will post them as they get done.
Been about six months now without Internet, and its rough sometimes, but life moves on. I refuse to fund the bullshit going on with the ISP's extorting money from paying customers twice and then turning around and demanding more money from the content providers like google and netflix. My bill went up and up and all I got out it was a slower and more unusable connection. My co-workers think I'm insane, but its $60 a month I don't need to spend anymore which has helped out a bit with my bills and life. Yeah, I'm not buying into the whole "our economy is improving!" crap. Sure, I have a steady job, but prices are just rising out of reach of late, and I've responded by cutting out a lot of garbage and been buying offline or durable entertainment and goods. Things like books and taking up hobbies like crochet where I can download the instructions and do it whenever I want. Plus the exercise has been good for my wrist, which go
Starting the new year with differentFresh on the heals of burying 2013 in a ditch behind my apartment, and setting fire to the rotting corpse, I've decided to find something else to do this 2014 other than spend time remembering all the shitty things that happened.
New plans and goals:
1) Bikes, more of them.
- So I love bikes. I used to love longboarding, but accidents and moving to a non-college town (and therefore forgiving city ordinances about public places) has forced me to reconsider my primary mode of outdoor transportation. I spent last summer riding the crap out of my Trek 7.2, and enjoyed the hell out of not driving. However, improper fit and bad geometry nearly destroyed my wrists. Now, I'm almost done saving up to get a more relaxed fit bike designed for long distance travel and hauling capacity in the Surly Long Haul Trucker or the Surly Troll/Ogre. Gonna get a mustache bar and a Brooks saddle, some paniers and call it good. My goal is to be able to comfortably replace my ca
Goodbye 2013: You won't be missedGawd this year sucked ass. Suck games, terrible movies, disappointment abound, a sharp reminder why I hate going home for holidays, proof that the government really is suppressing news, spying on everything we do and destroying all our freedoms to keep a handle on us all when the economy finally collapses under the weight of the Fed's constant money printing, run-away social warrior activism from out of control feminists and mangina/white knights trying to destroy the gaming industry, a AAA games industry bound and determined to destroy itself, a bizarre attempt by Obama to start World War 3 by invading Syria? wtf?, and more of the same crap to be found everywhere.
So where does all this negativity lead me? Well to let everyone know that surviving isn't just a physical thing, its mental and emotional too. The only way to stay alive in this world right now is to cut out all the shit, and make yourself happy. And if you're a male, then its to take all those toxic women in your lives and
Nintend still sucks at advertising - Christmas Ed.So apparently, other than the 3ds, Nintendo is failing hard in the US for sales on the WiiU and its games. Well I just saw their big announcement advertisement for the Christmas 2013 shopping season and it BLOWS! Talk about utter failure to capitalize on existing good games for both systems. I had to check to make sure half those WiiU games had even been released as the last I'd heard was spring 2014, like all the other delayed games. And not a single one of those WiiU games were system sellers. You might be able to make a case for Pikmin 3 or Windwaker but both of those games have a really niche audience and the rabid Pikmin fans had already bought the system at launch expecting it to be there, but it was another delayed until sometime in 2013 game just like Rayman. There's just nothing there for anyone.
As for the 3ds, if I hadn't already bought the 3ds and been collecting all the awesome games on it like, I might look at this ad and skip the system entirely! I mea
Pokemon X Acquired! Also FF14 AAR - FaerieI'm going to be playing Pokemon X and FF14 AAR on the Faerie server. I probably won't be playing much during the week due to sleep and work. My schedule is going to change this next week if everything goes as planned. So I might be on during Sun - Mon this week, and then on Fr-Sat next week. And random times usually during the late evening through early morning due to my overnight shifts.
Thank you for everyone that already added e for Animal crossing new leaf and my primary Code is 2165-5262-8691 now that i got that 3ds back from the repair shop.my secondary 3ds still has my animal crossing game on it.
Best way to contact me is to send a note to Nandz (my 3ds name) via swap note or to pm me here on deviantart. And schedule something. The middle fo the week is the worst time to contact me to do something.
My 2ndary 3ds is Nelliel 4098-3170-3332
My character on FF14 AAR is on the Faerie server NA and
Reboot is coming back!Wow, a positive journal eh?
Fuck yeah! Reboot is returning and is in development right now. Article: http://www.rainmaker.com/?/site/news/82
Book Reviews: The Dirty Streets of Heaven: Vol 1Tad William's latest work is a complete abomination. Below is my description of what just might be the worst book I've read this year.
As I sat down today, about a week or two after finishing this book, I originally found myself unable to muster the hate or anger at this horribly written story full of dull, boring, and stupid characters to even rant. However, the more I remembered and though of the book, I could not leave it alone. This is one of those dumbed down featureless boring slogs that is so typical of Young Adult fantasy that I can't imagine any sane person putting this book together without serious contractual force being applied. And that's what this is, YA fiction given form from someone that usually writes high fantasy/tech and it shows through the gaping holes that mimics a plot. So much has been stripped out such as plot development, character development, world building, and consistency that its barely coherent when it isn't blindly pushing forwards towards the end rega
Protect yourself against fraudAlthough, as an active member of the community, it's nearly impossible to have missed this huge issue, I think it's very important to warn people for this.
What happened is a large case fraud in which apparently one user (under multiple names) scammed several members of DeviantArt community. Leaving some people as much as $3000 in debt!!! Money they, most likely, never see back.
Even though the user is banned by DeviantArt now, there's no reason why it won't happen again.
After all, the problem is caused by a loophole in PayPal's rules. So basically everybody that's using PayPal for its business (and that's a lot of us) is at risk.
People doing commissions
People selling adoptables
To understand where all of this comes from, it's first of all important to know what a PayPal chargeback actually is.
This video offers a proper explanation of what chargeback is, and what it should
Art Book pre-orders + 300 pt lotteryAbout the point lottery:
To join the lottery all you have to do is +fav this journal. In 48 hours i wil use a randomizer to randomly pick a number from 1 to how many favs this journal got and the deviant who's name corresponds to that number will win 300 points
About the Art Book:
Aaaaaaaand i am officially announcing that i opened pre-orders for my art book
The pre-order stage serves also as an order stage, it's from August 20 2014 to September 20 2014, and it's the only time you can buy my art book. It won't be available in any online store. I will keep 30-50 books to sell at Romanian conventions which are Nijikon, Comic Con and Otaku festival. So if you're romanian or intend to go to these convention then that's the only other time you can buy my art book
Actually this is where the idea to make an art book came from in the first place. To have something that sums up my work since i started digital art, at my stand at conventio
Giveaway - 20 winners, 1000 Points!Ok, its time to start a New Giveaway!
In this Giveaway, will 20 Lucky People get 50 Each!
You heard right, 20 people will get 50 Each!!!
Each winner can also win one to one of their friends.
I will also add one month free premium in the prize list if more then 1000 Favs!
Also, check out the ongoing Art contest with the following prize list:
1st - 3500 or 35 USD.
2nd - 1500 or 15 USD.
3rd - 600 or 6 USD.
4th - 350 or Free 1 Month Premium Membership or 3,5 USD.
5th - 350
Art and not giving upDear, deviantart fellow artists
As artists we are constantly self-aware and seek for improvement and support. But there are times when it feels like everything falls apart, when things go wrong and doubts overwhelm us.
But we have to stay strong and continue.
Here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
No one likes to fail. Yet, when it happens, we learn so much. For example – my first “inspiring” journal series where such a failure. But I kept going, as I have always had. As long as I can motivate, help and inspire others, through my journals or art, that’s what keeps me going. Also – things can go wrong all the time – the painting software could crash, ink can get accidentally spilled or It’s possible to unintentionally ruin the painting. It happens. Go through the struggle;
Giveaway! Points, cash and art!Edit 3: I'm currently going through everyone's subscriptions to make sure I have everyone's youtube account linked to their dA's so that I don't leave anyone behind! Be patient with me <3
Edit 2: we're almost there! We're already at 145 subscribers The ultimate prize is unlocked at 200! So close!!
Edit: I've reached 100 subscribers! Thank you to everyone who helped me!! <3 The ultimate prize is unlocked at 200 subscribers so let's keep going :iconepichigh5plz:!
Hello my loverlies!!
Hope you're all doing well and enjoying the little things in life!
I decided to host a giveaway so if you want to participate keep reading!
What you have to do
Contest - A dream come true +70$ Price list!Updates:
17. aug. Date changed so its easier to understand, and some misspelling fixed.
20. Aug. First participants added to the list.
Ongoing Giveaway: http://fav.me/d7vl0if
Art / Story / Comic Contest!
Ok, its time for an another contest. It have been some months since the last one, and im sorry for that, that goes to all my followers. Hopefully will I get more active again now. I did think for a long time for the theme for this contest, and I wanted something that's not used to much, but at the same time something everyone can use as an idea for their entry. I hope everyone like it. Its always hard to make a prize list to, that everyone is happy with. Some smaller prizes, and more winners, or a bigger prize, but less winners. Some people thinks "... why should I, I gonna lose anyway.. But wait, as much as 10 entries wins a prize, maybe i should join after all!," and others think "... Only 20$, no
CI Give away(Help needed) ends 20 SeptemberHello dear members,
it's time for a new give away
Edit : the journal has been updated with last months winners
Rules of the Give away .
to enter in this give away fav and comment on the journal below this is important because you need to get a number from me(if you don't comment you cannot get a number and not win)this give away is only open for members,contributors,admins,and co founders of CI (in order to enter join Creation-inspiration: (excludingmariridoodleparadise and Tsuki-SoraRuki (both accounts are from Me)if you are a member and want to give it to a friend we accept it just let me know in a comment.at the end of the giveaway winners will be randomly chosen (with random.org)you must be a member of deviantart for at least two weeks in order to enter in this contest!write anything you want on this blog no mean,or rude comments
very special thanks to my donators for this month we can continue
Glitch's Clothing Design Contest (USD Prizes) Introduction
It was nearing time for the new term to begin, and as always, Glitch wanted to change his outfit...
After all, that one got a little wrecked in the tournament. Oops.
And why not? He would be earning his degree in Elementalism the next term, and who wouldn't want to look absolutely STUNNING for graduation? Surely not him, as looking into obtaining interesting clothing for graduation was a high priority.
This is a drawing contest where you design a new outfit for Glitch, the elementalism student teacher of :iconotherworlde:! He tends to change his outfit often and he's looking for a couple new ones to add to his closet. Therefore, your task -- if you choose to accept it -- is to design a new outfit for Glitch to proudly wear in the next term, when he plans to earn his academy degree.
Simply draw Glitch in an outfit of your design and you
Six Years on DA. Submission Hell.Well what do we have here? I do believe its a six years on DA! Wooo.
I think I'm just going to install linux on my laptop, cause I can upload from work on my desktop there running Mint Linux 13 with some out of date Google Chrome and Firefox. I think its clear that DA's dev team has no fucking clue what they're doing. I never thought I'd see the day when a website works better on out-of-date software running on Linux than on Windows. Normally, I have to boot into Windows to get something done when websites start bitching about not detecting a Windows OS or some specific browser plugin that's Win7+ only. I want to personally kick the shit out of every single member of the dev team and then stave their head in with an old school Programming in C text book, because its clear these people need to start over with the basics.
I'll try to have the artwork loaded up by the end of the week from work. I can't believe I need to find an out-of-date browser and flash/java plugin in order to get
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Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More