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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
Creepypasta x Reader - Lightsaber PillowsFinger tapping the mouse, you looked at a certain pillow before clicking the back button. You didn't bother to look up as the door opened and slammed shut, the sound of two obnoxious, but familiar laughs echoing the large mansion. Rolling your eyes, a small smile played at your lips while you continued to look at Ebay's generic web design. You felt a weight lean down on the recliner that you were sitting in as you looked up to see BEN and Jeff, both staring at your computer screen.
"Hey." BEN blinked, looking back down at you with cherry red pupils.
"Why are looking at... Star Wars Pillows?" He squinted back up at the words displayed in the search box.
"Whatsup (Name)? Not much BEN, thanks for asking!" You had a fake conversation with yourself as BEN rolled his eyes an stood up, thumping you on the head with his fingers.
"But seriously (Nickname), why are looking for new pillows?" Jeff asked, raising a non-existent eyebrow while brushing a strand of singed hair out of his face.
Fur (Remus LupinXReader)
Thanks to Snape still making Remus the wolfsbane potion he was able to transform in Grimmauld Place locked in the room you both shared. This night he forgot it was the full moon thinking it was tomorrow but thankfully had still taken the potion so he'd keep his mind. You were with Sirius, Molly, Arthur, the twins, Ron, Hermione, Ginny and Harry downstairs when you all heard Remus scream as he transformed.
"Wasnt he in the shower?" Sirius asked.
"This is gonna be good" You nodded as a howl sounded next.
"How is that good?!" Arthur hissed a bit scared.
"Just wait" Sirius replied. A few moments later you all heard the sound of claws scraping against the wooden floor before Remus stalked into the room dripping wet but in control.
"Dont you dare Remus John Lupin!" You warned. Sirius was about to hold up his newspaper to cover his face but it was to late. Remus shook his body sending water everywhere.
"Bad Remus! Oh my Godric" You started before you and Sirius broke down laughing. Remus just
18 | Modern!Levi x Reader |
18, crazy, pulled up in your daddy's car.
Your right hand gripped the steering wheel, knuckles white from the tight hold. Your fingers shook from excitement while your eyes were locked onto the road, a grin plastered on your face. If your smile was any wider, your skin would probably crack. Your left hand was rested onto the side window, holding a cigarette. You knew that smoking was far from good from you. You knew all too well. But why did you start? Maybe because it made you feel alive? Free? Maybe. It wasn't just smoking that made you feel free, but the fact that this wasn't even your car. You had to plead and beg your father to drive it every single time you wanted to go out. But maybe, just maybe, this would be the last time you drove his car- and started driving Levi's.
Forbidden Love (Lucius MalfoyXReader) part 3During your time spent with Lucius in the library you grew more and more fond of him and learned a lot about who he really was. You didn't tell James, Sirius, Peter or Remus about your study sessions for fear of getting told off again. Currently you were in your third year late to your first charms class. You ran by a few first years and burst into your charms class making everyone look at you.
"Why are you late Miss Potter?" The teacher sighed annoyed.
"Someone *coughJamescough* hid my wand sir I had to get revenge" You replied.
"Take a seat you'll be there for the rest of the year" The teacher said with a roll of his eyes. You saw a few seats available and was happy there was one beside Lucius who deep deep deep deep deep deep deep down wanted you to sit beside him. Shrugging you went over and sat beside Lucius who remained emotionless. Lily and Marlene started whispering to eachother while glancing at you wondering why you were sitting beside the Slytherin.
"How was your Summe
When you got back to the Bunker after a successful Vamp hunt you were looking forward to a good sleep and good food. But when you got in you saw smoke coming from the kitchen. Quickly you ran over and ran into the kitchen only to see Gabriel standing there covered in cake and frosting.
"Gabriel?! What the hell?!" You demanded running in before turning on the fan to get rid of the smoke.
"Uggh......surprise?" Gabriel laughed nervously rubbing the back of his neck.
"What?" You asked after the smoke cleared.
"Well I tried to make a cake since your always saying I use my power to much and it well......blew up" Gabriel explained looking to the oven.
"Gabriel sweetie as nice as that is never go never the oven again and please fix it before Sam and his royal highness gets back or they'll both throw bitch fits" You patted his shoulder looking at the remains of the cake he tried to make.
"Darling for once I won't argue with you" Gabriel nodded snapping his fingers making the kitchen go back to
Thunder Buddies (SteveXReader) OneShot(F/N) (L/N) hated thunder. You could even say she despised it. In her world nothing was worse than the noise. All the crashing and booms, as she put it. It irritated her to Oblivion and back. And today was one of those days were it was raining, lightning as striking everywhere, and worse of all there was lots and lots of thunder.
And because of this (F/N) refused to go outside. Most of the day had passed by with her watching movies in her bed, and stuffing her face with cake. Steve had gone out to the store to pick up some more milk leaving (F/N) at home with no supervision. This is never a good idea…
“Fuck you thunder! You can suck my dick!” this was the first thing Steve had heard when he walked inside his small apartment. ‘Not again’ he thought. After putting his groceries away he walked into the small bedroom the two shared. Then he was met with a puzzling sight.
(F/N) was hidden under a pile of pillows and blankets on top of their bed, cursing Thor fo
Forbidden love (Lucius MalfoyXReader) part 4It's been a year and you and Remus were still dating and going strong. He stayed over in your house for two weeks during the summer along with Sirius who was close to being disowned by his parents. Lucius was still in a pissy mood and you still hadn't figured out why but you caught him glaring at Remus a few times again. After you settled back into Hogwarts for your fourth year you became close with Lily and Marlene who never brought up why you chose to sit beside Lucius in charms which you did again this year. So far the year was going well until Christmas came. You were walking to the library to catch up on your homework when you passed Regulus.
"You going to the library?" He asked making you stop.
"Yeah" You nodded.
"Watch out for Lucius he threw a bitch fit not 5 minutes ago" Regulus warned.
"Why?" You asked confused.
"No idea just started throwing books around" Regulus shrugged before he left back to the dungeons. You watched him go before continuing to the library. When you
FUCK YEAH (Drunk!Rick GrimesXDrunk!Reader)
There were some moments you loved your brothers but being stuck in a car with Rick for 5 hours because they didnt want to be was not one of those moments. It had only been 10 minutes and already you were literally banging your head off the window out of boredom and thinking of ways to murder Daryl and Merle and make it look like Glenn did it.
"Will you stop banging your head off the window it's annoying!" Rick snapped after another 5 minutes.
"But I'm bored! I don't think I can go 5 hours sitting in a car with you in awkward silence!" You whined.
"If this is you bored I'd hate to see Merle" Rick shivered at the thought.
"He almost stabbed a farmer" You said shaking your head at the memory.
"Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick, Rick......" You started.
"What?!?" Rick said looking at you.
"You have a nice beard" You said reaching your hand over before petting his cheek.
"...................." Rick just stared at you before leaning away from your touch turning his eyes back to the ro
You sat on a container with medical supplies inside as Bones cataloged a creature that looked like a mix between a dog and lizard with a unicorn horn and fangs, with a bored expression on your face. "Are you done yet?" you asked in a clipped tone.
"I woulda been done a half hour ago if my assistant was actually, oh I don't know, assistin' me." Bones replied with a roll of his eyes as he smirked to himself.
"1. I'm not your assistant and 2.You should speak with your accent more often. It's sexy." you told him with a grin.
Bones looked at you with a raised eyebrow and replied, "From now on I'll be sure not to use my accent around you, then." He turned back to the creature and tried to figure out what species it was.
You pouted for a moment then looked at the creature. "How long until that sedative you gave it wears off?"
"You're not scared of it, (y
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
[transmissions of a dead girl]i am the
moon: i am
the silver pill
to weigh down
into leaden eyes--
i am the
of the dark.
the stars are
all dead in their
you'll be safe, dear,
as i am the moon,
with all of your
(i am good bye and yet,
you think only of romantic
i am the moon.
i am the crescent
and dead altogether,
i still die.
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