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If you could have one super power, what would it be? 

10 deviants said Teleportation (instantaneous, not subject to relativity)
5 deviants said Flying (superman style)
5 deviants said Telepathy (ability to read others' thoughts and communicate with them mentally)
4 deviants said Invisibility (at will)
3 deviants said Other (please comment) ^_^
2 deviants said Ability to change the laws of physics (warning, may accidently destroy the universe, and yourself if used recklessly)
2 deviants said Super strength (being able to punch through mountains, jump to the top of sky scrapers, etc...)
1 deviant said Immortality (not aging or being able to die ever)


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Keep on Swimming by UniversalKinase
Keep on Swimming
I know both more and less than ever before.
The question that matters is 'why?'
We are all capable of much, but should we not have a good reason to act? For us to change the world, should we not have a darn good motivation?
My mind is sharper than ever before, but my will is still shattered. Sometimes I can grab onto a fragment, and push it through an obstacle, but the blade that cut through every obstacle I ever faced... needs to be reforged.
Ha, "needs"... it really doesn't have to be.
The null-sum game of life is only as compelling as we are delusional.
That is the problem, or not-problem with a shattered will. Desire itself ceases to exist, and without desire, how can motivation persist?

The point is moot.

Keep on swimming, keep on swimming. Sooner or later we all get devoured by one thing or another. Sometimes the sharks are others, sometimes they are the madness within each of us. Sometimes it is the passage of time that leaches everything we are away from us, sometimes we can trick ourselves into thinking otherwise. Self-deception........ I wonder if it is a human trait, or if it is essential to all thinking things. Knowing what I do of biology, I rather suspect that it is the latter. 

Enough. It is time to grab onto another shard of will and stab at this wall I now face. Though it may hurt, and though I no longer know why, I will do it. Keep on swimming... what foolishness, but perhaps a fool such as I must do so.

~fractal created in apophysis
Collision by UniversalKinase
Things fall apart
Beauty in the unraveling
Words fail as freedom rings
The center cannot hold
Schisms held in stasis
Bound shut by their own gravity
Time-like events they say
Strings be or not
Matter and mattering, illusory, ephemeral
Chasing phantasms in time
The why is the McGuffin
And also its undoing.

philosophy... not really nihilism... well..... maybe not at least.

~Created in apophysis
Heart of Darkness by UniversalKinase
Heart of Darkness
Knowledge can be a terrible burden.
I wanted it... so I guess I ought to bear it.

~Created in apophysis

DeviantArtist Questionnaire

Journal Entry: Sat Aug 8, 2015, 1:14 AM
Hi Everyone, I hope you're all having a great day.
I just saw that it was DA's 15th Birthday, which is pretty cool.
I read the article and they were encouraging people to submit journals with their questionnaire, and I figured, hey, why not?
So, the questions they asked are below, and my answers follow each one.

  1. How long have you been on DeviantArt? / I have been on DA for 8 years. Wow, that sounds like a long time. It's almost 1/3rd of my lifetime.

  2. What does your username mean? / a kinase is a type of protein that adds a phosphate group to specific targets, and in biology, they are vital signaling molecules. A universal kinase would be something that can phosphorylate any target.

  3. Describe yourself in three words. / "Human, Scientist, Artist" / that wasn't a very creative answer, but it was concise.

  4. Are you left or right handed? / I am right handed

  5. What was your first deviation? / lol, it was terrible, but it was called rage of troy. I had just read the Iliad at the time, and kind of sympathized with the people of the besieged city of troy. War allows us to do terrible things to each other, but that doesn't make it right.

  6. What is your favourite type of art to create? / My favorite type of art to make is literature. I make a lot more fractals than I write stories, but writing fiction allows you to interact with your imagination on a deeper level, and I really enjoy that.

  7. If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be? / Hrm.... tough, but probably painting. I love making abstract art, but sometimes I want to make a specific image of something very concrete, or a fantasy world, and just lack the skill to create it. I really admire the incredible artists here of every discipline, but I probably envy the painters (both conventional and digital) the most.

  8. What was your first favourite? / It was a piece by GunnerRomantic which is sadly now in storage. I think they aren't active on DA anymore, but it was 8 years ago, and there are a lot of new artists who have joined since then. No internet community is static, and DA holds a lot of beautiful art and incorporates a huge variety of talented people.

  9. What type of art do you tend to favourite the most? / Probably fantasy landscapes, but I haven't done a comprehensive analysis on the ~20,000 pieces I've favorited.

  10. Who is your all-time favourite deviant artist? / Oh, that's not really fair. In fact, it's so unfair that I'm not going to answer it. I do have a lot of artists I really like, some mainstream, some less so, but I can't pick just 1.

  11. If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be? / dumahdie She's a good friend, and I've known her for a long time, but never seen her in person.

  12. How has a fellow deviant impacted your life? / Yes, I've had some great conversations with a few artists here, and I feel my life is better for it.

  13. What are your preferred tools to create art? / My computer and/or a pencil

  14. What is the most inspirational place for you to create art? / Sitting on a rock in the middle of a mountain stream, it's where I came up with the idea to my favorite story, and it's just a great refreshing experience to be out in nature.

  15. What is your favourite DeviantArt memory? / I am not sure, but I loved when Zueuk released the apophysis 3d hack, and I felt like I was on the ground floor of exploring it. Sometimes I wish I devoted myself more to becoming as good at fractal art as some of the other artists on here, but it's hard when you're being pulled in multiple directions. In the end, art comes from the heart, and if all of your heart isn't in something, it's not going to be your best, or as beautiful as it could be. You can't force yourself to make truly great art, rather, it has to emerge from within you. Not all art can be captured or mass disseminated. Some art exists ephemerally in the little things we do from day to day, if only we let ourselves feel, and then express ourselves. 

           Path to Greatness by UniversalKinase

Sorry for the tangent on that last answer, got lost in thought. Anyway, I hope that satisfies the questionnaire. 
Best wishes to you all, and I promise to release some new stuff soon.

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Artist | Hobbyist | Digital Art
United States
As a 23-year old Ph.D. student, there are many things in this world that I have yet to learn. I tend to take tasks very seriously, and the creation of art is important to me.

I began making fractal art back in 2006, shortly after I joined DA. Since that time, I have competed in a number of fractal contests and won several. My techniques vary significantly from some that you see among other fractal artists. I have remained on the outskirts of the community, which has in some ways stunted my growth as an artist, but simultaneously challenged me to develop my own techniques and gain a better understanding of the underlying mathematical principals that govern fractals. However, I have learned that it doesn't matter how much time you spend on techniques if you don't put your soul into the art you're making. It doesn't matter what median it is, without passion all you get is a hollow image, devoid of feeling.

While most of my art consists of fractals, I love to write, and I value my prose and poetry just as highly as my best fractals.

I am always eager to help people out, so if you have any questions about how I make my art, or if you would like me to make something for you, feel free to ask. B-)

Personal Quote: "If the door is locked, become the key"


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Art is the ultimate expression of the mind and soul. Within all of us lies the omnipresent potential to find peace, agony, joy and ire in all walks of life. How we choose to percieve situations is what defines us as individuals, and how we react is the ultimate test of our character.

The community on DeviantArt is truly incredible because of the amazing people who devote vast amounts of time and energy to make it so. Always remember to be respectful towards others and their art, for a stray callous word against something of extreme individual importance can cause far more torment than intended.


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Foamaniac Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2016  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the llama :)
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Thanks for the llama trade!
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