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A Boyfriends Cheeky Defiance by mercenarycanary A Boyfriends Cheeky Defiance :iconmercenarycanary:mercenarycanary 10 6

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A Mac OS User's Review of 10 Common Linux Distros
All right guys! The time has come! I have completed my review of the Top Ten Linux, and Unix, Distros that are commonly available! 
This review will becoming from a Mac users perspective! Unlike normal Linux reviews that typically come from a Windows style perspective! This review also includes one Unix distro as well, as a comparison to Linux, as Mac OS is built on Unix and Linux is Unix-like, also known as Unix Compliant! This will matter a lot in the review!
Before the review begins, I need to include some general info about how the review was done, what specs it was tested under, and a few distros I was unable to test, and therefore unable to review. Firstly, all of the reviews are based on the individual Distro itself, not in a comparison to each other. This is important for a reason! The review was conducted in VirtualBox, which means the possibility of an individual Distro working better than another in the VirtualBox is quite possible, although it seemed to have no effect
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I'd Rather Be Alone, Than To Be With You. by SqueezeMeLittle I'd Rather Be Alone, Than To Be With You. :iconsqueezemelittle:SqueezeMeLittle 16 2 Blu the Catato by HeavenlyArtiste Blu the Catato :iconheavenlyartiste:HeavenlyArtiste 39 35 The Tenth by LauraKjoge The Tenth :iconlaurakjoge:LauraKjoge 520 60 Tenth Doctor: Poster by jacqui-kate Tenth Doctor: Poster :iconjacqui-kate:jacqui-kate 893 40 Takeshi Kovacs by Nemanja-S Takeshi Kovacs :iconnemanja-s:Nemanja-S 104 5
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The Patchwork Peasant and his Warrior Princess
The Netflix series Altered Carbon has given me all the feels. I wrote a short reunion piece for Kovacs and Quell. Includes spoilers and an F bomb. Let me know what you think. :)
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As he looks down at her prone form he isn't sure which of the storm of feelings surging through his soul he should call the dominant one. Weary relief, joy that is so great it physically hurts, love for the kindred spirit that sleeps below him, the love that lead him here. That he expected, of course. But a sick nervousness burns in the pit of his stomach. After so much time, can they just go back? The fear that they will be complete strangers to each other is overwhelming. He can't hold her yet so he grips the side of the brushed stainless steel table she lays on. It is a poor substitute.
"You'll have to wait outside." The young medical technician looks nervous. The way any smart person does when challenging an Envoy. Terrorists, criminals, heroes, martyrs. Everyone in the settled worlds ha
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Cherry page 1 by traumwelt75
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Altered Carbon by traumwelt75 Altered Carbon :icontraumwelt75:traumwelt75 4 6 Can't Tear My Eyes Away by YetiPoem Can't Tear My Eyes Away :iconyetipoem:YetiPoem 2 0 Takeshi Kovacs and Ortega - Broken by YetiPoem Takeshi Kovacs and Ortega - Broken :iconyetipoem:YetiPoem 4 0
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Flurry
Just inches from her, I am unsure and ill.
My very heart, pounding, I beg you. Be still!
For with each unsteady breath, a random response,
Pulses, takes over, a dark renaissance.
Due to an affection, least acknowledged and found,
Focus and depth are buried, deep in the ground.
Words I wish to say, I recall, then forget,
Along with a flurry of thoughts and regret.
The silence between I and her deafens my ears,
Agony, my dear, this could take years!
If I shan't resolve this desperate blur,
Forever shall hide my feelings for her.
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Marine!frank by LindaMarieAnson Marine!frank :iconlindamarieanson:LindaMarieAnson 61 7 :Shaman_King_OC_Art: I'm Melting by SleepingAyumu :Shaman_King_OC_Art: I'm Melting :iconsleepingayumu:SleepingAyumu 57 21 Icarus by pettyartist Icarus :iconpettyartist:pettyartist 103 19 New Costume by fightgirl2004 New Costume :iconfightgirl2004:fightgirl2004 101 79

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Wow. The Deviant Art experience has not been what I expected; it has actually been better than I thought....it's been amazing. I opened this account at the perpetual (and annoying) urging of my assistant curator in the gallery I managed and then directed for several years until recently. She is about 9 years my junior and I was under the impression for many years that DA was "just a place for emo teens to share their angst-riddled scribbles" with each other. My apologies for the snap judgment; you can blame my four younger sisters for that. Our mum took away internet access from them for a year after she found them gawking at a painting made with blood...period blood. *flips table* "WHY?!!!" And I'm sure there are still plenty of cadaverous, macabre, and perhaps highly questionable material throughout the site, but there are so many stunning, touching images and concepts that have literally brought tears to my eyes today. Hey-when the art speaks to you, you listen. I personally need to feel connected in some way to the artist as well, dead or alive. Sounds curious, I'm certain, but take Van Gogh as an example--once you understand how tormented his mind was and relate to him on many different levels, over 100 years after he died. Anyway, Art History is a pointless pursuit for a degree if you're unable to connect with the artist through their creation; if it doesn't happen organically, I recommend pursuing something a little less emotionally taxing.

Anyway as I was saying, it was recently brought to my attention by the aforementioned assistant that getting a foot in the door with DA might be beneficial for my career as well as the art museum I was leaving the gallery for, AND the artists here on DA. I already have way too many pieces of fine art collected over the past decade--my room at university was so full of paintings that my flatmate demanded I rent a storage unit for it lest I desire her to light them on all on fire. MY PRECIOUS! So, no. I should not be filling my house with more art to display. But I'm still gonna, so there. I have mentally spent $100K already on prints here.
I now see what the assistant was talking about; I would be scrolling and creeping through the site 24/7 if I didn't need sleep. Or a paycheck. As it happens, I'm fond of both.

I digress. The point I was getting to is that I see endless possibilities as far as finding new and fresh talent, perhaps with just a low-key debut to display some unconventional masterpieces; creations atypical to what patrons expect to see during their visits. In my opinion, we really should have a wing with galleries for 18+ mature content with sultry erotica. NOTE: This is why I am keeping anonymous; there is a board of directors and they don't care for my idea at all. So shush. UPSIDE: As the curator, I'm losing my mind with excitement over the thought of hopefully having the opportunity to bring something fresh to the table, putting brilliantly crafted and photographed pin-ups, nudes, cosplay captures, and some truly epic manga imagery on display to foster open-mindedness and also encourage appreciation--you can appreciate it without liking it; to each his own--for artwork they don't typically consider to be art. Well...I'm excluding things made with period blood. *shivers*

ALSO: THANK YOU so, so very much for the llamas and badges. I still have yet to figure out %100 what they are for, but I did read that for me to be a "Core" member, I'd have to pay a monthly fee, so someone must have gifted it to me. I don't know who you are, but many thanks! That was very generous and I am quite pleased.

If you see that I've been to your page and/or added your pics to my favorites lists but have yet to comment or watch you, it's because I am so psyched about everything I'm seeing that i have the focus of a dodo bird on crystal meth. I want to see ALL the pretty things. I'm a "thank you card person" for everything in life, so it would drive me crazy if I didn't go back and be more thorough, taking care to study every photo that grabs me and try to appropriately articulate my appreciation and/or adoration of them. There are so many gifted people with a little twist of lime, connecting via a constant stream of creativity. Boss.

Drop me a note if you like--feel free to ask me any questions or suggest certain artists to check out or even let me know if a faux pas of sorts on my part needs addressing. I won't bite. That's only on alternating Wednesdays at 6:32pm sharp...

I will hopefully get some photos when I go to the lake this weekend...I've been playing around with a new lens.

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dholms Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey thanks so much for all that recent attention and stuff.
Been busy procrastinating and bingeing Netflix so...
Well you get it.
Seriously though...wait, I forgot what I was talking about...
Anyway,...

lata,
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H0p3-t0-D13 Featured By Owner May 11, 2018  Professional Writer
thank you for watching me. i hope i don’t disappoint.
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HeavenlyArtiste Featured By Owner May 9, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank You for the Watch! :D
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SleepingAyumu Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Student General Artist
Thank you! ^^
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LindaMarieAnson Featured By Owner May 6, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! :iconspazhugplz:
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Writing-and-Art55 Featured By Owner May 5, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the watch, and welcome to DA! I'm glad you've had a good experience with it so far! ^^
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RandomRoosterARtz Featured By Owner May 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for the watch an the Fav! you are awesome! keep up the great work!
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mortalshinobi Featured By Owner May 4, 2018
thanks for the watch. hope you enjoy!
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Sara-Arasteh Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the watch and fav!
Beauty Before Darkness by Sara-Arasteh  
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Underseaspots Featured By Owner May 2, 2018  Professional Artist
Thanks for the FAV on Ruiner fan art!
KILL BOSS KILL BOSS - Ruiner fan art by Underseaspots
KILL BOSS
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