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Well, post them here. I have my own, but I won't post RIGHT here just to avoid derailing the entire thread. 
So, what kind of things have you learned from video games? As in, actual things.

For the sake of the thread... we can discount any edutainment games from this (cause come on you're supposed to learn from those).

As for things I've learned from games:

-I went to tennis camp in grade 6. I actually knew the rules from Mario Tennis. 

-RuneScape taught me that Bronze is made from tin and copper. 

-RuneScape taught me what a scimitar is. 

-Persona taught me what the arcana of the tarot were.

-Jeanne d'Arc taught me that La Hire and Gilles de Rais were actual people. While it did not teach me that Gilles de Rais was actually a serial killer and a warlock who targeted children, funny enough the game by Level 5 actually DOES support this. (...yes. seriously. And he's a protagonist. The way is kinda spoilery) Also a few things about the French & English royal families. 

-Roller Coaster Tycoon taught me about physics somewhat - mostly kinetics. (Eg, ride moving too fast and it'll send people flying off.) 

-Many of those total war games (I think that's what they are called) are actually really really well researched, I remembered Saladin when I went to history class and we covered the crusades. 

-Broken Sword taught me how to properly pronounce Tezcatlipoca and that yes, he was an Aztec god. 
Six people in construciton worker uniforms come into the line. The other construction workers plug their nose and groan - they know these people obviously. 

These six men look like cavemen. Seriously. They look like they never shaved at all in their lives and never took a shower either. Two of them don't speak at all and only communicate via grunts, moans, and hand gestures. The others speak a bizarre mixture of English and a language that doesn't sound like Spanish at all. ("Trawawoa con kan Fookalookadoo" = Six inch Tuna on White. Their word for "toasted" sounded like "Firaga" too)

And did I mention the stink? 


It smelled as if you took a sweaty athlete, rubbed them with rancid butter, and mummified them with the entire football team's sweaty socks. @_@ People were literally gagging because it was so pungent. These people didnt' care at all. 

They had atrocious table manners and left their garbage all over the floor. They spilled their drinks and didn't bother to let us knkow or even try to clean up the mess. One of them was looking at the soda fountain like it was some kind of mystical fountain and put his hand in it and jumped when it sprayed Sprite on his hand. They had food in their beards. 

And did I mention the stink?!?

I swear there were literally flies buzzing around these people. When they left, two hours later it REEKED of B.O and the entire can of febreeze our neighbours used to try and cover up the smell. (Also some person clogged the toilet after taking a 5 pound shit so we had to deal with THAT too.) 

And no, they did not look like Neanderthals. Neanderthals had better hygiene. The money these people paid with (Several $20s. Nice.) was covered in dirt and paint much like their hands that I doubt had EVER been washed. I literally put disinfectant on the bills. D: 
Bike Lanes
See those lanes on the side of the road, separated by solid lines? Those are called bike lanes. They are often used as turn lanes, sometimes parking spots, but you are not supposed to be in them. What happens when drivers assume that they can go into the bike lanes? The bikers deem it unsafe, ride in the roads instead, and hold up traffic. 

Right of Way
When you are making a turn, make sure that there is nobody coming first. If you see someone coming, don't go. It is VERY important to make sure that if someone is coming that the have enough space. If that person is coming, then don't go. Wait for them to pass. If you keep on going, you are going to crash into them. And if someone swerves out of hte way to avoid getting hit by you who evidently got your drivers license as a prize out of a cereal box, don't blow your horn at THEM. THEY should be blowing it at YOU because they just prevented a car accident. This action just saved both of you, mostly YOU, as you would have been found responsible for not respecting the Right of Way. 

See that little walk light? That means they get to go. Yes, you can make certain turns when the light is up - but you must make sure that they are not in the way, first. And if you nearly hit a biker, they have every right to bang on your car. Don't blow your horn at them. If you stop dead, make sure that pedestrian isn't a jaywalker - if they are, then they should be held responsible because YOU just kept them from getting run-over. 

I can understand texting at lights - but watch the light. PUT it away so you can pay attention! 

Turn Lanes
Stay in your turn lane. If you cut someone off mid-turn, the ywill stop dead. And do not flip them off because they used their horn at you - they have every right to when you swap lanes mid-turn. 

Truckers, the rules of the road apply to you, too.
You have to pick a lane. You have to use your turn signals. You have to turn from a turn lane. You have to abide by the speed limit. You have to stop at lights. You have to go at lights. You have to stop at stop signs. Having a big-ass truck does NOT mean you get to ignore them. 

See those two lines? Your car must fit inside them. You must be parallel to the lines. Not perpendicular. A bigass truck is NOT a compact car. A hummer is NOT a compact car. A minivan is NOT a compact car. Get out of the parking spots made for sedans and miniature cars. 

If you have trash, you put it in the trash can. Not out the window, not on the road, not in somebody else's window, THE TRASH CAN. 

Green means go. Red means stop. Red does not mean "randomly go through and cause a car accident". 
You know that stereotype about how construction workers are full of men who're assholes and stupid as hell on top of that? well, the construction workers that work next to this store definitely seem to reinforce that stereotype a LOT.

We get a couple dozen of them every day - usually around the same time. Let's go over what happens at least once or twice a day with them:

-Customer manages to forget what they JUST ORDERED within the time it takes to make the damn sandwich and when the person at the register (who didn't see it being made) asks. How do you get through life if you have memory problems that bad? 

-Customer responds to "Do you want chips and a drink with that?" with "I don't know". I love how the person literally says " don't know?" 

-Customer stares at the female employees. 

-Customer says they want chips and a drink... then AFTER PAYING, say "I didn't want that". Why in the hell did you say you wanted chips and a drink then you idiot? 

-Customer comes up with some bizarre name for something they want. When we say we don't know what it is, they just repeat it louder and louder. Try using a damn synonym!

-Customer puts the damn cup UPSIDE DOWN in the soda fountain and complains that it makes a mess. 

-Customer walks past two signs saying "We don't take bills above a $20" and tries to pay with a $100. And when we tell them we can't, they keep trying and think maybe this time it'll work. 

-Customers just leave their trash all over the table. 

-Customer spills. Leaves the mess for us to clean up. 

-Customer uses the men's room. Ftr, if you are in your 40s, you should know that if you have to use the bathroom, you do it in the toilet. Not on the floor, not in the sink, not in the trashcan, not on the mirror, THE TOILET. 

-Customers place their nice muddy shoes on the TABLE. 
Stolen from :iconsomemuttupnorth:

1.  How long have you been on DeviantArt?

Uh... eight years? (Some time in 2007) 

2.  What does your username mean?

Because I was too shy to make my own dA, someone I knew named Ginseng (Whatever happened to him) told me to piggyback on one. So we just did two things - HerbalDrink. 

3.  Describe yourself in three words.

Self esteem problems 

4.  Are you left or right handed?

Right-handed, but I think I could have been left-handed. 

3.  What was your first deviation?

Fire Emblem Chibi-Test by HerbalDrink

4.  What is your favorite type of art to create?

Writing, really 

5.  If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?


6.  What was your first favorite?

DeviantArt Buddy v1.0 by shock-value
7.  What type of art do you tend to favorite the most?


8.  Who is your all-time favorite deviant artist?

I can't really say anything - a lot of people on dA I follow elsewhere. 

9.  If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?

:icondragon-architect: :iconcalem505: :iconmarjask: :iconskythe-soulblade: :iconcjrodgers: :iconsomemuttupnorth: :iconcatmonkshiro: :iconmarycapaldi: :icongerman-shepherd: :iconauraguardianhadou: :iconadreos: :iconben300: :iconp1-2004gsb: :iconcyrustarber: 

10.  How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?

Where would I be without you, bro? Seriously... Just... words cannot express how much I owe you. 

11.  What are your preferred tools to create art?

MS word or google docs 

12.  What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?

Whatever is on my YouTube

13.  What is your favorite DeviantArt memory?

I truly think that 2007-2009 might have been my "Golden age" on deviantART, especially 2008. I mean, that's when I met... most people. That's when most people I still talk to today are here. I've used dAmn so much, even in the years following that. I think that was more when I started looking at things, seeing interesting things... and really fostering my interest in other things. 

Apparently, I think horns are a cool thing to have. 
  • Listening to: iPod stuff
  • Reading: The Daily Coyote
  • Watching: TV
  • Playing: Knights in the Nightmare
  • Eating: and EATing and EATing
  • Drinking: Blue Sky Cola


I dunno.
United States
Current Residence: Vanilla Valley Colorado
Favourite genre of music: A lot except Gospel and (c)Rap.
Favourite photographer: Timmywheeler
Favourite style of art: Fantasy, Sprites
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: iPod Nanos
Shell of choice: Err...Turtle/Kappa shell?
Wallpaper of choice: Guild Wars: Demon-posessed Gwen.
Skin of choice: Bronze Dragon Scales
Favourite cartoon character: Baby Bonnie Hood
Personal Quote: Plotholes can explain a LOT of things.

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Midday-Mew Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2015   General Artist
My 3DS broke and came back from repairs, but as a result my Friend Code has changed. My 3DS's new Friend Code is 1178-0327-4818. Mii name is Midday Mew. In-game Trainer name is Kyle (X/Y) or Midday Mew (ORAS). My Friend Safari in X/Y is Ground. It has Wooper, Diggersby, and Marowak. Please re-add me. Thanks. ^^

Also, I have a Skype now. Please add me? I'm pretty easy to find. ^^
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Internetexplorer968 Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Cool icon. :thumbsup:
Midday-Mew Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2014   General Artist
Have a belated Happy Birthday, Doug! ^^

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To any one else wondering, HerbalDrink's birthday is on November 28th. I can't believe I missed it! ><
scorch289 Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2014
hay you! silly thing :O you! :la: :P whats up?
Phantom-Horse Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
"I remember when that kook said to use raisins or baking soda and lemon juice to whiten your teeth. "

WTF? That sounds gross. My teeth are fine anyway, if not I'd just use whitening tooth paste like normal people XD

I don't want gross crap like baking soda in my mouth and
HerbalDrink Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014
You're better off using the "baking soda toothpaste" since that contains sodium fluoride and it's normally the safe method.
Phantom-Horse Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah yeah I do see those. I do need something for sensitivity tho :/ I use Sensodyne! :la: I used to use Pro Health...but switched :P
bdk25pro Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HerbalDrink, do you do other writings like fantasy?
HerbalDrink Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014
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