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Discussion in 'Theocracy' started by Ryan M., Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    Well... I decided to make an off-topic thread to keep other threads from being spammed. I'm probably the worst spammer. Haha! :lol:

    Anyways... I started drawing recently and here are some of my drawings I'm no pro. Criticism is welcome. Here ya go:

    And if you like these check out the rest in the photo album @ http://picasaweb.google.com/108645469622320282205/RandomArt#

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    :headbang::headbang:
     
  2. Aletheus

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    3 things...
    -It's kinda funny you making an off-topic thread :D no hard feelings though..
    -Write in the topic instead of "Off-topic" add some info whats the topic about
    -This is all abstract, and since I'm not a fan of abstract I'll keep my mouth shut :D
     
  3. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    3 things:

    -Yes it is funny. I said that I was the worst spammer in the beginning of the post.
    -There is no topic. We can converse in here and stuff. That's what was on my mind at the moment
    -I'm not that great at other art. Abstract is easier for me. I do have some normal art also though but they royally suck. haha!
    Here are two:

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  4. OKThankYou

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    Man I always get so inspire when you post these arts lol. I cannot explain it, I think it is because I have such a competitive that I always think I have to do it better I have to do it better lol! Yours are good and it give me such a great idea it is almost like I black out and lost in a worldwind of creative lol. It was this one:

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    where you said this about it:

    and it gave me such an idea that less than six hours later I have this finish product:

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    Like your idea, it is a drawing of someone drawing you lol. It is me drawing you drawing my uncle (lol) drawing me again it reminds me like when you see on a tv there is a man who watches a tv and on that tv there is another man who waches a tv and on his tv he watches another man who is watching a tv. Or maybe there is a man who looks at a painting and in that painting he look at a man who is look at a painting and that painting has another man who looks at his own painting and that man...do you follow what I mean here????????? I think it is a neat idea no? But maybe that is not so supernatural and I think a supernatural is important for a drawing to add some edge and excitement, so that is why I included the flying hooligans who symbolize trying to kill my inspire to draw art. Or maybe kill your inspire, or my uncle's inspire. Lol. Anyway I hope you can follow along and enjoy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! o_O
     
  5. Aletheus

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    This is pretty lulzy, nice job..
     
  6. Craigsnedeker

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    Wow awesome drawings! I draw to.. but my scanner doesn't the essence of my drawings :rofl:

    But I do computer art :)

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  7. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    @Craig: if the scanner is not doing the drawings justice... Download Picasa... to edit the lighting. After scanning... hold up the drawing next to the screen and tune till it looks more like the shading in the drawing. The scanner makes the shading dimmer for some reason.

    @OkThankYou: That's great! :D Yeah the thing with the tv is called video feedback and it is awesome. :D I always hook up my camera to my tv and point it at it... it does video feedback.
     
  8. Hanyou

    Hanyou New Metal Member

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    I hope I'm not penalized for bumping an old topic, but I just wanted to say I'm new to these boards and I thought the first place I'd post would be in Theocracy's forum. Since that's off-topic, I made my post here.

    While Theocracy isn't my favorite band (Dream Theater or Kansas probably is), their music and lyrical depth amazes me. I was very happy to discover this band, since, outside of Neal Morse's material, I have been somewhat dissatisfied with Christian music at large.

    Looks like there are some talented members here as well--those drawings are fantastic. :)
     
  9. Aletheus

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    Good to have you here, you could've opened up a topic of your own, enjoy your stay!
     
  10. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    Welcome to the Theocracy boards... and since this thread is back up and running here is some stuff I've been doing:


    Some new stuff I wrote (Suggestions and criticism are more than welcome):

    -[Fall of The Tyrant]-

    A storm is raging over the night
    The beasts are calling
    Collision of the dark and light
    Lightning strikes, the tyrant's falling

    Tragedy
    The serpent will deceive
    But victory
    For all who believe

    No fear in the end of time
    For blood was shed for me
    One was punished for my crime
    To give me all eternity

    As the empire falls
    And steel collides
    We hear the calls
    Of the beast who hides

    Sound the mighty drum
    The darkness falls tonight
    The break of day has come
    And we can see the blinding light

    Restless cries of the fallen one
    The light reveals your pain
    You can see the rising sun
    You can see there is no gain

    The tyrant of the night
    The serpent king below
    God's victory will come with the rays of light
    This is the truth the chosen know

    No fear in the end of time
    For blood was shed for me
    One was punished for my crime
    To give me all eternity

    A storm is raging over the night
    The beasts are calling
    Collision of the dark and light
    Lightning strikes, the tyrant's falling


    -[Nightmares Unforgotten]-

    Beyond the light
    In lands unknown
    There stands a knight
    Before a throne

    Beyond the seas
    Of false desire
    It's our disease
    Our eyes of fire

    Whitewashed tombs in the highest of places
    The scattered warriors cry
    Another skull in a sea of faces
    The shattered pieces fly

    Evil hordes
    Unite as one
    On towards
    The burning sun

    Behind the walls
    Of what we've swept aside
    Every time our kingdom falls
    We feel the shame growing inside

    Ignoring what we've done
    We fall without a sacrifice
    We fight and fight, we see no sun
    A road so far from paradise

    Take away
    My unforgotten dreams
    Show the way
    Impossible it seems

    You will lift us higher
    Far beyond the night so cold
    Far beyond the fire
    Above this land of times of old

    In the dead of the night
    In the land without the sun
    We no longer fight
    For it's been done

    Take away
    My unforgotten dreams
    Show the way
    Impossible it seems
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    Two fairly new drawings:
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  11. Child Of God

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    @ryan M. : Great lyrics ! Fall of The Tyrant is my favourite (WE HAVE VICTORY !!).
    If there were a music with these lyrics, I think it would be EPIC ! :D
    Keep up the good work ;)

    Edit : I have some funny things to show...

    This is a program I made in which you can call a plug-in, in which you can draw "maths" images by typing Ruby code in the Scintilla text field.

    As I'm French, I made the program in French (but the code is still in English, as the words are shorter, only comments in the code are in French).

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    This is the same thing with a 3D-like effect :
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    This is a file generated with the program :
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    And another :
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    Programming is funny (and it is better when you listen to Theocracy, this is one of the two or three metal bands that make me be happy, and gives me energy :headbang:!!)
     
  12. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    Awesomeness! My brother is a programmer.
     
  13. Martyr's Crown

    Martyr's Crown Christarchist

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    Back off topic, does anyone else like Dungeons & Dragons?
     
  14. Aletheus

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    I played Neverwinter Nights, which is a game based on D&D as I recall...
     
  15. Fundy

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    Great stuff Ryan, and I agree with Child Of God - Fall Of The Tyrant is my favourite too.

    Here's one of mine...............

    THE DRAGONS RAGE

    The cry of the religious
    And the wailing of despair
    That beckons in the setting sun
    Their gods cannot repair.
    For through this great antiquity
    When time is on the run,
    The call to all is heard so clear,
    That life to death is done.

    But cold and bleak communion
    Of souls without a cause
    Fear all the things they choose to fear
    Internally it draws
    Upon the rising doubt of men
    In this, a darkened age
    Where few will do the selfless act
    Against the dragons rage.

    CHORUS
    We hear you.
    We fear you.
    We don’t want to get near you
    But whilst we stand alone and silent
    You come prowling down.
    We’re quaking.
    We’re shaking.
    We know our souls are breaking.
    But here we see your seven heads,
    Your teeth, your gleaming crown.
    And you come prowling down.

    And yet a door is open
    In this time without a dawn.
    The dragon, he may prowl the earth
    And see the demons spawn.
    Behold this darkest hour when
    mans good is all but shed
    And screaming to the far flung poles
    The light and sun has fled.

    Solo

    Though even in this gripping waste
    Where shadows fuel the fear
    A glow will show the essence truth
    When light will reappear.

    CHORUS
    We hear you.
    We fear you.
    We don’t want to get near you
    But whilst we stand alone and silent
    You come prowling down.
    We’re quaking.
    We’re shaking.
    We know our souls are breaking.
    But here we see your seven heads,
    Your teeth, your gleaming crown.
    And you come prowling down.




    Fundy
     
  16. Ryan M.

    Ryan M. Theocratic Fanatic

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    That is really good Fundy!

    Here is another one of mine:

    -[The Savior In This Nightmare]-

    Falling down like shattered glass
    Waiting in the shade of night
    Waiting for this time to pass
    Watching as they fall and fight

    Warriors fall
    And swords collide
    Standing tall
    In the sky they ride

    As steel meets steel
    And the sky ignites
    The death I feel
    On these endless nights

    Bodies slain
    Upon the bloodstained shore
    It once gave me pain
    But now I cry no more

    So much sorrow
    Before my eyes
    I must reach tomorrow
    A reach beyond the world of lies

    The night reflects
    Within my tear stained-eyes
    My mind the earth infects
    Broken down by lies

    You ask me how it's done
    On this day without the sun
    It's the light within my soul
    The savior in this nightmare, dull

    He who gives me life
    And washes sin away
    He who overpowers knife
    And secures for me, a brighter day

    How can this be?
    What's come of me?
    Why can't you see?
    LORD SET ME FREE!

    You ask me how it's done
    On this day without the sun
    It's the light within my soul
    The savior in this nightmare, dull
     
  17. FleshAndBloodTheocracy

    FleshAndBloodTheocracy Living Apple

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    Fundy, the lines:
    "We hear you.
    We fear you.
    We don’t want to get near you "

    I really like. Well done



    In other news, who else agrees the best place on Earth for metal is Northern Europe (Particularly Finland/The Netherlands)?
    Epic
    Nightwish
    Within Temptation
    HB

    etc.
     
  18. Martyr's Crown

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    Nah... Britain and America are generally the best. Iron Maiden, Metallica, Dream Theater, Megadeth, Theocracy, Tourniquet, Judas Priest, etc.
     
  19. Child Of God

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    I agree :)

    Some of my favourite bands are from Finland : HB, Sacrecy, Norman (but I still can't buy their album, I don't find it, I must listen the samples from them website :( ).

    I think all Europe (not only Northern Europe) is a good place to find great melodic or power metal (Seventh Avenue (germany), Sinbreed (germany), Harmony (sweden), Divinefire (finland or sweden), Innerwish (grece), Majestic Vanguard (sweden), Symphonity (germany i think)...).
    At the beginning, I thought Theocracy was an European band (from Georgia in Europe), it sounded very European !

    I think America is better to find (traditionnal) Heavy Metal, or Metalcore (I don't like Metalcore).
    I think the only American band a like a lot is Theocracy.

    PS : all the band I mentionned above are Christians bands.
     
  20. BM

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    Very true. I really like Epica. And the funny thing is that I learnt about them from the PP-USA trailer posted in this forum, not on some local podium. :) Although they are pretty anti-religious, I can respect how they can see the difference between the believer and the religion. I don't like their newest album though. I don't like the new style and I haven't even listened to it enough to understand what the songs are about.
     

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