The Magic of Code-BreakingWhat magic? Ever get tired of typing :D, only to find ( ^^ ) staring you down once you hit submit? Or how about :X becoming ( >^< )? Are you wondering how I managed to type up that example without its own point thwarting me? Well, here's the secret:YES! IT IS THAT SIMPLE!The Magic of Code-Breaking by ~Abfc
Now, all of you, stop whining that dA stole your ability to use your favourite smiley. There's no longer any need for your complaining.
ostit: Note: You could also use , , , or even . Any closing-tag-dependent HTML tag would work.
Is that all this is good for? Absolutely not! Just look around! You can use this method to get around just about any code that deviantART's parsing system renders differently.
For example: my, well, examples! How did I get "" to render that way?Want to type a URL without it becoming "[link]"?http://www.example.com
This particular example comes in handy if you're ever giving somebod
So You Think You Know JapanSo You Think You Know Japan by ~IsBreaLiomCaife
A lot of people on this site are fans of Japanese culture- the art, the music, the fashion, the language, the comic books and television programs.
But in the neon and electronic world of modern Japan, serious social problems lie hidden beneath the surface, which, as a whole, threaten the dominant society, and, in some cases are exclusive to, or nearly excusive to, Japan.
Many fans of Japanese culture are completely unaware that such problems exist, although a few are mentioned occasionally in anime and manga that is distributed outside of Japan.
In the west, and, in fact, all over deviantART and other fanart and fan writing sites, we see images and hear stories of Japans thriving youth culture, but by the year 2020, one in nine Japanese citizens will be over the age of eighty. The birthrate in Japan has plummeted in recent years, dropping to around seven births for every one thou