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The Cardiff Giant“Look, Reverend, your book may have some literary value, but if I were to take it at face value, I would call it the most ludicrous thing ever put to print.”
The year was 1869. New York tobacco tycoon, George Hull, found himself in a heated debate with a Methodist priest. The debate took place at a Methodist revival meeting, which Hull decided to attend just so he could humor himself. Whatever humor he was seeking, the source was certainly not the Reverend.
“I hope God forgives you for those words, Mr. Hull,” the Reverend said while pointing at George with contempt.
“Reverend, you have studied the Christian faith for your entire life. Surely you don’t actually believe that the Bible should be taken literally.”
“I don’t see how I wouldn’t.”
“The Bible makes references to happenings that couldn’t have possibly happened in any time period. I believe there was a verse in Genesis abou
Banned Golden Age Cartoons and Modern SocietyWhen television became a new, exciting medium, many cartoonists decided to take advantage of this new opportunity by airing their old theatrical shorts during the daily broadcast. However, when they sent in their respective packages, some of them were rejected for insensitive content, primarily cartoons depicting minorities in an offensive light. Today, these rules are still in place. Television stations refuse to play these cartoons, and debates have sprung over what to do with these films and how the modern eye perceives them. Regardless of where these films are shown or distributed or how people perceive them, the racially insensitive cartoons of the Golden Age can, at their most basic core, inform viewers about the background and ideas that were prevalent during the time of their creation.
This will mostly focus on the Warner Brothers cartoons, since these types of gags were very prevalent in those cartoons, and the controversies surrounding them are more do
The Race With Two Endings“And here they come, folks! The racers are approaching the finish line!”
On a bright summer’s day in the middle of August in the tiny town of Twinnisville, NJ, the 34th annual Twins Street Marathon was nearing its end.
Fighting for the lead was 19-year-old Bowling High student, Pat Murphy, and his long-time enemy, the captain of the Bowling High track team, Stan Derkly. Ever since they fought over the last copy of Good Burger at Blockbuster all of those years ago, the two have been at each other’s throats, constantly trying to one-up each other in everything.
Pat had spent the last few weeks training for this marathon with his father, Ted Murphy. Ted was the captain of the Bowling High track team back in 1976. During those weeks, he put Pat on the treadmills, the exercise machines, the indoor tracks at gym, the sidewalks throughout the town, the works. He had grown happy with the fact that his son had taken an interest in something
I Hope You Don't CareHello, neighbor
I hope you don’t care
But the sun was rising
And I wanted to stare
So I burnt down your house
Right down to the ground
So I can now see
The sun, oh so round-
Eternal Youth by Harold WallEternal Youth
By Harold Wall
To those of you
Who have risen from the soil
Either during or before my sprouting
I cry at your insulting words
Not out of sorrow
Nor out of regret
But out of laughter
For all who complain at my sapling-esque lifestyle
Saying that it is against the rules
Of the universal garden
Look at yourselves
Have you been so blinded
By these so-called "rules"
That none of you realize
That you've turned this beautiful garden
Into a lifeless patch of ice?
Perhaps you forgot
The eternal rain and sunshine
You received as a sapling
Perhaps you forgot
Your first sight of the garden
How it was brimming with life
How every flower was joined leaf-in-leaf
Singing a beautiful harmony
And that harmony was given a name
A name whose beauty shone
Through simplicity alone
Though the saplings grew
Into beautiful, vibrant flowers
The path they chose to take
Contrasted with their beauty
They dove into what
Those damned "rules" of the garden called
A state where the rain an
Sight of the SibchiOh my gosh! No! No, I said I wouldn't do this again. I'm sorry, I'll be out in in why aren't you screaming? Why aren't you running away? Wow, you're the first person I've met who hasn't done any of those things. Hey, could you take some time to listen to me? I've been having these problems lately.
I don't understand what's wrong with people. All I do is try to help them, but for some reason, I only end up making things worse. What is it about me that make people act this way? I don't look dangerous it all! I'm a green ball trapped inside a blue ball with a face painted on it, for Pete's sake!
My name is Sibchi, I'm five years old, and I live somewhere between this one small cloud to the left and this bigger cloud that kind of looks like a fish on the right. You've probably never seen me before, and there's a pretty good re
Dreams And Nightmares [(Shadow)Italy x Reader]
Dreams And Nightmares
(Shadow)Italy x Reader
What if everything you dreamed became reality? But wouldn't it ultimately become a nightmare at some point?........
I snap out of my thoughts and gaze at the ballroom I was in. Many people were around me dancing gracefully in long dresses, with mask hiding their face away. I looked down at myself to see I was in a long (f/c) princess gown that had flowers, and butterflies on it, reminding me of a meadow. I looked up then touch my face, to feel satin touch caress a hard yet smooth surface. This was a masquerade party, yet why couldn't I remember getting here.
More people started to dance while a orchestra-in which I couldn't see-as they started to play a light, soft song that reminded me of a "forest". The more they played, the more I had to move away from the crowd. When I was starring at the crowd whom wasn't dancing, laid a familiar man. He must have felt my gaze because he suddenl
Dreams And Nightmares Ch 2 (Shadow!Italy X Reader)
Dreams And Nightmares Chp. 2
(ShadowItaly X Reader)
I opened my eyes to see I was in a meadow. I rolled my head on what seemed to be bark from a tree. Flowers were scattered all across the field and small hills. Fairies dance away in this distance, as glitter filled my shocked (e/c) eyes. I try to pick myself up, still mesmerized by the things I was seeing, and lean on the tree. I look over from the tree to see a crystal blue lake.
"What is this place..." I mumbled to myself,"Why do I feel this isn't really real," I mumbled. Close my eyes and think for a moment. I couldn't remember how I got here, almost like the same with the dream I had. Wait! I had a dream like this, didn't I? Why do I feel like I'm missing things about it than? I growled in frustration, but stopped when I felt a presence behind me.
"(Y/n), I'm glad your awake," said a wicked voice behind me. I slowly turn around revealing a man, who seemed to be half human, and half shadow. My eyes widen in fea
Ice bucket challenge (Zachary QuintoXSister!Reader
Cold is all you felt after your older brother poured a bucket of ice cold water over your head for the ALS ice bucket challenge. You let out a shriek when you felt ice down your top and stood up to get it out. Zachary went over to the camera and looked at you sheepishly.
"I forgot to hit record" He said making you glare at him.
"Idiot" You replied ringing out your hair.
"I'll go get more ice" Zachary chuckled before going back into his house with the large bucket. Glaring after him you went in and got another pair of clothes on before going back out to wait. When he came back out he rolled his eyes seeing you changed.
"Why change you're just gonna get wet again?" He asked.
"I dont want to freeze so hurry up and hit record this time" You replied sitting back down on the wet chair. He nodded and pressed the record button before going behind you again.
"Hopefully this is recording and I wont have to do this again. I'd like to thank Hayden Panettiere for the nomination I accept the challen
Duplica's Tuff DemonstrationDuplica is a Pokémon trainer and an impressionist. She could imitate any Pokémon trainer and even some Pokémon! Not surprisingly, her 2 Pokémon are both Dittos, which have the ability to transform into any other Pokémon. Though the down side to this is that the face remains the same. But, after some hard training, her Dittos finally learn to change their faces as well. Crowds of people ask for her and the Dittos to change what they want. However, on one day, Duplica gets a little more than she bargained for on 1 transformation.
Duplica was taking her usual lunch break with her Pokémon.
Duplica: *sighs with exhaustion* "Man, changing appearances wears you out."
Both Ditto nodded in agreement.
Duplica: *smiles* "But as long as the people are happy, that's all that matters. Right, guys?"
The Dittos smiled and hugged her.
Duplica: "No matter what happens, we'll always find a way to please the crowd."
When they finished their break, the trio went back to work.
Set Up (David AndersXReader)
It was a bright sunny day and you were at the beach with your best friend Leah (If your name is Leah pick another name) chilling on a towel under a large umbrella (dunno if they have an official name). Looking around you saw your friend scoping out guys still trying to find you a boyfriend.
"Leah can you stop trying to hook me up with a guy?" You asked.
"No! Its been over a year since (ex's name) broke up with you and you need to get back out there" Leah shook her head. You rolled your eyes at her and adjusted your sunglasses before you heard her gasp. Looking over you saw her grinning and instantly knew she was planning something.
"Lets go swim" She said dragging you to stand up.
"Leaaaaaaah" You whined letting her drag you towards the ocean. Leah just smirked and before you reached the ocean she pushed you into a guy who had been pushed towards you by his friend ending up with both of you on the sand with you on top.
"Oh god I'm so sorry" The man apologized.
"No I'm sorry must'
Actors chatroom (Implied!David AndersXReader)WARNING THIS IS VERY RANDOM YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!!!
(Y/n) has logged on
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'Hey Ali! - (Y/n)'
'Hey (Y/n) -AliL'
'Hey Ben - (Y/n)'
'I dont know why Im here - BennyBatch'
'Cute name XD - AliL'
'Martin picked it -__- - BennyBatch'
'Remind me to send him a virtual fruitbasket for it - (Y/n)'
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'Very creative David - BennyBatch'
'Better than yours Ben - TENnant'
'Are we the only sane ones? - AliL'
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'Yep - (Y/n)
'He makes our usernames look like gold - BennyBatch'
'Dont hate appreciate - MiloTheAwesome'
'Ok then *coughWeirdocough* - TENnant'
'Is no one we invited sane? - (Y/n)'
'Probably not - AliL'
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'Remind me again why we did this? - (Y/n)'
'Good way to talk and its fun - TENnant'
'What'd I miss? - DavidTheSpectacular'
'Nothin much - MiloTheAwesome'
'Just me hating on Benny's name - TENnant'
'Go away David - BennyBatch'
'You go away - TENnant'
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Mammoth Mutt's exploration inflationMammoth Mutt was just roaming around with crew of the Dog Stars' ship, wanting to see how the universe was created, and also she wanted to explore unexplored parts of the universe and live to tell the tale.
She didn't want to be disobedient to herself or her fellow comrades, but she wanted to do what she wanted to. She then went out with her spacesuit and helmet. Mammoth Mutt used the ship as a beacon in case she's had enough. She started to drift outwards toward a galaxy and began to inflate herself bigger and bigger.
Mammoth Mutt: Definitely worth exploring!
Mammoth Mutt kept expanding as she is the size of a planet and still getting bigger. She is knowing that her body is a universe that is created by a rush of air rather than a Big Bang. Enjoying it, she is rapidly getting bigger and bigger. She is now the size of a galaxy, but she's just getting started. She really expanded tons and tons of air, and after a considerable amount of time, Mammoth Mutt is the size of a universe.
Big Blimp Battle: Hema VS PepperThe two girls walked out to the fields when they had nothing important to do today. Pepper is the cheerful and spunky red-headed knight and loves spicy foods but hates water. Hema is the Princess with a motherly nature and is sometimes bossy but loveable.
Today they decided to see who can be the biggest blimp all around Eclian. Pepper held up the bottle and shook it to hear the clinking of the air pills inside.
"I'm gonna be the biggest knight balloon!" Pepper smiled.
"Oh really?" Hema said. "The Princess has a higher rank than a knight. Gimme one of those air pills."
Pepper tossed Hema one pill and took one herself. Both the girls took the air pills and stood quietly.
"Anytime now," Hema said to pace up her body for it to get on with expanding her.
When the pills kicked in, their bodies began to start swelling up with them being filled with air. They began to inflate from the effects of the air pills and grew a lot bigger that their feet began to lift off from the ground and up into t
Kathaly's LabSummer break was almost over and I've started to prepare myself for the fall semester at college. I've already gotten the books I'll need for my classes, set my alarm clock, and I've started to go to bed at an earlier time. But despite these preparations, I still feel a little nervous of what I'm going to experience.
Me: *sighs* "I hope these classes will have the same feeling when I had my first fall and spring semester."
Just then, my brother opened my door.
Tim: *opens door* "Hey, bro."
Tim: "What's up?"
Me: "Just a little nervous about college."
Tim: "Bob, it's going to be alright. Just be glad you don't have a night class this semester."
Me: "Yeah. That way when I get home, I won't have to worry about going through updates on my laptop to see what has happened during my class at a really fast pace before going to bed."
Tim: *chuckles* "True. Also, be glad it's not like the summer s
How OHSHC Came to Be -Parody-A man from Japan was sitting in his basement one day thinking of his next big idea. Suddenly, he got a call from his gay cousin, and he told him that he recently got engaged to a nice man from Osaka. The Japanese man happened to be extremely homophobic and reacted to it negatively. In order to vent his anger, he began drawing the most hurtful stereotypes for gay people he could think of. Luckily, his mind wasn't too warped, so the most hurtful thing he could come up with "OMG SO FABULOUS." After his venting was over with, he began drawing the first chapter of his new manga series.
A week later, he showed the idea to the CEO of the publishing company. He looked at it and said, "What the fuck is this shit?" After endless bitching for 2 hours straight, the man packed up and left the office. As he was leaving, his hateful drawing flew out of his briefcase. The CEO took one look at it and said
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