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:bulletblue:Quote of the week: "The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is." - Mary Pettibone Poole

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Tanita the Kentauride

Don't disturb by 914four


:bulletblue: The cover artwork for my book, "The Kentauride," now available on the Amazon Kindle Store www.amazon.com/dp/B00CLDQ92W.
Artwork by Ileana Hunter, cover layout and composition by Guylaine Régimbald:
The Kentauride by IleanaHunter

:bulletblue: This is the original by Ileana Hunter, the artwork she created for the book:
Tanita by IleanaHunter

:bulletblue: A closer look, I love the emotion in her eyes, and these scans really do not do the original justice:
Tanita - detail by IleanaHunter
Ileana has agreed to do the artwork for "The Centaur" as well. Keep an eye out for it in the next couple of months.

Some of my Favorite Quotes

:bulletgreen: "The next best thing to being clever is being able to quote someone who is." - Mary Pettibone Poole

:bulletblack: "Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of mag tapes hurtling down the highway." - Andrew S. Tanenbaum

:bulletblack: "Authors from whom others steal should not complain, but rejoice. Where there is no game there are no poachers." - Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

:bulletblack: "Don’t expect, in fact, to make more than you would have made from flipping burgers part-time for the same number of hours of work for your first novel." - Holly Lisle

:bulletblack: "Every human being is entitled to courtesy and consideration. Constructive criticism is not only to be expected but sought." - Margaret Chase Smith

:bulletblack: “If you can change your mind, you can change your life.” - William James

:bulletblack: "There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs." - John Rogers

:bulletblack:"Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it's worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains." - Steve Jobs

:bulletblack: "A person is a fool to become a writer. His only compensation is absolute freedom. " - Roald Dahl

:bulletblack:"It's what non-car people don't get. They see all cars as just tonne-and-a-half, two-tonnes of wires, glass, metal and rubber. That's all they see. People like you or I know, we have an unshakable belief that cars are living entities. You can develop a relationship with a car. And that's just what non-car people don't get." -Jeremy Clarkson

:bulletblack:"Alas, all too often, Enzos end up illustrating what happens when too much money, too much car, and too little talent arrive at the same place at the same time." - Mike Sheehan

:bulletblack:"If one cannot state a matter clearly enough so that even an intelligent twelve-year-old can understand it, one should remain within the cloistered walls of the university and laboratory until one gets a better grasp of one's subject matter." - Margaret Mead

:bulletblack:"We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works." - Douglas Adams

:bulletblack:"There are many intelligent species in the universe. They are all owned by cats." - Anonymous

:bulletblack:"Ford," he said, "you're turning into a penguin. Stop it." - Douglas Adams (from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy)

:bulletblack:"[He] died of a lethal overdose of brick wall, taken while under the influence of a Ferrari and a bottle of tequila." Douglas Adams (from The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul, 1988)

:bulletblack:"Of all God's creatures there is only one that cannot be made the slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain Notebook, 1894

:bulletblack:"Porsches are like children, you won't truly understand until you have had one." - Nicole Galarneau

:bulletblack:"There is, incidentally, no way of talking about cats that enables one to come off as a sane person." - Dan Greenberg

:bulletblack:"Committees are, by nature, timid. They are based on the premise of safety in numbers; content to survive inconspicuously, rather than take risks and move independently ahead. Without independence, without the freedom for new ideas to be tried, to fail, and to ultimately succeed, the world will not move ahead, but rather live in fear of it's own potential" - Ferdinand Anton Ernst Porsche

:bulletblack:"Be thankful for problems. If they were less difficult, someone with less ability might have your job." - James A. Lovell

:bulletblack: "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." - Mark Twain

:bulletblack:"Yes, it was an act of God. But which God?" - Douglas Adams

:bulletblack: "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain

:bulletblack:“The surest way to kill a man is to pay him to do nothing.” - Félix Leclerc

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Gone camping, back Monday (told my sister that the cats are in charge, that should be good for a few laughs :-) )
Nope, he's not here! by 914four
Nope, he's not here!
My little sister has been staying with us for a bit, and they went away for a few days to visit our mother. Newton is quite upset by their disappearance and has been looking for my nephew. Here he is "testing" my nephew's high chair.
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Edit May 8, 2015: The US 99 cent sale on "The Centaur" is over, however there is another sale scheduled for June 1st for "The Kentauride" if you haven't obtained a copy yet. As always, honest reviews are greatly appreciated!

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If you live in the US or the UK and still haven't obtained your Kindle copy of Cover art for The Centaur by 914four, it will be discounted by over 60% off list from May 1st to May 7th 2015.

Unfortunately Amazon doesn't currently offer this discount program elsewhere in the world, but feel free to let them know if you think they should. :-) I am still looking for more reviews, so if you read the book and enjoy it, please leave a few words on the Amazon website.
If you haven't read The Kentauride by IleanaHunter, I would recommend reading it first, although I know of at least one reader who hadn't and still enjoyed "The Centaur." Excerpts and early drafts from both books are available here: 914four.deviantart.com/gallery…
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Your Back Yard by Burton Cummings
  • Reading: Advanced Sensor Systems White Paper
  • Drinking: ginger beer
Which came first, the thought or the word? What language did you first learn to think in? If multiple languages, which one do you use the most?
76%
13 deviants said English
6%
1 deviant said French
6%
1 deviant said Spanish or Portugeuse
6%
1 deviant said German or one of the Germanic-based languages
6%
1 deviant said Other (write in below)
0%
No deviants said Mandarin, Cantonese, or any of the non-European languages spoken in China
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No deviants said Russian
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No deviants said Arabaic, Hebrew, or any other of the Semitic languages
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No deviants said Hindi, Urdu or Bengali
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No deviants said Japanese
He was flamboyant and heedless,
        she was quiet and reserved.
He flirted with death,
        she loved him with untarnished passion.
He lived for her touch,
        she died for his folly.
Shooting Stars
Not entirely sure what the muse was aiming for here...
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Selfie by 914four
Selfie
An IDF soldier indulges one of my fellow tourists with a souvenir photo.
Isn't it amazing how a simple smile can bridge a language gap?
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914GT cockpit by 914four
914GT cockpit
This was my friend's 914 GT replica. Note the racing seat with five point harness for the driver and the stock 914-4 seat for the passenger (PCA rules no longer allow this today, both seats must be the same). This car had the standard dog-leg 901 transmission (a side shifter, not the sloppier tail-shifter found on the original GT). Also, I don't believe that that fire extinguisher retaining strap would pass a current inspection, but those were less regulated times. That big gauge in the middle is the tachometer (where God intended it to be) and the steering wheel that effectively hides the speedometer (on the left; I had that same Momo steering wheel in my own 914 :-)
I actually drive my current Porsche the same way, watching tach+gear rather than looking at the speedo, which I believe is only there for the benefit of the passenger.
See also: 914GT rear by 914four and 914GT by 914four
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914GT by 914four
914GT
This was my friend's 914 GT replica. It had the five-bolt wheels, flares and bumpers and was set up for track (fuel cell, harness, etc), but it did not have the 120 HP 2.0 litre (1991cc) flat six of the original. Rather, it featured a bored-out 2.0 litre (1971cc, bored to 2.2 litres if I recall correctly) flat four that produced somewhat more horsepower at lower RPM. It was an awesome, street-legal track car. See also: 914GT cockpit by 914four and 914GT rear by 914four
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Edit May 8, 2015: The US 99 cent sale on "The Centaur" is over, however there is another sale scheduled for June 1st for "The Kentauride" if you haven't obtained a copy yet. As always, honest reviews are greatly appreciated!

+ + + + + + + + + +


If you live in the US or the UK and still haven't obtained your Kindle copy of Cover art for The Centaur by 914four, it will be discounted by over 60% off list from May 1st to May 7th 2015.

Unfortunately Amazon doesn't currently offer this discount program elsewhere in the world, but feel free to let them know if you think they should. :-) I am still looking for more reviews, so if you read the book and enjoy it, please leave a few words on the Amazon website.
If you haven't read The Kentauride by IleanaHunter, I would recommend reading it first, although I know of at least one reader who hadn't and still enjoyed "The Centaur." Excerpts and early drafts from both books are available here: 914four.deviantart.com/gallery…
  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: Your Back Yard by Burton Cummings
  • Reading: Advanced Sensor Systems White Paper
  • Drinking: ginger beer

Journal History

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914four
Martin
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Canada
"I don't have all the answers, but I certainly have a lot of questions." - me

Current Residence: :flagcanada: Canada, eh?
Why am I here? I joined :devart: because it kept coming up in Google searches for the words "Centaur" and "Kentauride." Since I'm currently in the process of writing a trilogy that features a young Kentauride in a modern setting, this seemed to be the place to hang out. :typerhappy:
Fortune by 914four

The first two books in the series are available at Amazon in Kindle form, with printed versions expected late summer 2014 soon.
Book three is scheduled for late 2015.

Tanita and Tanus, both Centaurs, are my OCs, as are Mark, David and Chloe who are all "normal," meaning that they buy shoes one pair at a time...

I'm also an avid transportation fanatic, do motorsports photography :firelite-photo:, ferroequinology photography, some basic photography (animals and landscapes mostly) and some freehand sketching on occasion. All of my submissions have ratings, some are free for you to do as you please with, others I'd rather not be used for commercial purposes because they may have trademarks or such that I cannot grant you rights for:skull:, and lastly some are personal and are shared simply because someone asked:idea:. I would respectfully request that you heed the rating as they are posted for each submission; just because one image is free for you to use doesn't mean that all are. I have several hundred thousand images stored on UDO and DDS media. Unfortunately the database linking to these images was lost due to bit rot (data corruption), so it is not a simple task to find anything; if I have promised to find an image for you, please be patient, as it can be very time consuming and I do have a day job. Lastly, I do not Photoshop any of my images, what you see is what I shot, unless otherwise indicated. Thanks. :-)

I am very open to comments and critiques, and encourage constructive criticism. If you didn't like it, tell me why, and I'll try and do better next time. I make every attempt to be fair and constructive in my comments, I appreciate it when others to do the same. I tend to use a lot of quotes in my posts, I collect quotes and use them liberally.

Also, if I should die, please do not let my wife sell my diecast or model train collections for what she thinks I paid for them.

Operating System: OSX, Solaris 10, Mint Linux
MP3 player of choice: antique iPod, sometimes my MacBook Pro
Shell of choice: Bourne (or BASH)
Wallpaper of choice: It would take too much room to explain... =p
Skin of choice: Pirelli P-Zero... wait, is that skin or skins?
Favourite cartoon character: Rubine, also Taarna (from the original Heavy Metal)
Dumbest thing I can remember doing: Getting completely airborne in an '87 VW Fox
Smartest thing I can remember doing: Convincing my then girlfriend to move in with me
Strangest thing I can remember doing: Reading the entire "Mission Earth" series by L. Ron Hubbard.
Greatest accomplishment: My son
Personal Quote: You should never attempt to teach a pig to sing. It wastes your time and it annoys the pig.
Iconoclasm: I've thought of myself as an iconoclast ever since I first looked up the definition, some time ago. When I say iconoclast, I mean it in the nonconformist way, not one who destroys church property. I've always challenged the status quo, and nothing annoys me more than "That's the way we've always done it," with the possible exception of "That's not my job" and "Do you know who I am?" In my opinion, everyone deserves respect; some may have earned a bit more, but those who demand it deserve it just a bit less.
The boss: Intense by 914four
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Which came first, the thought or the word? What language did you first learn to think in? If multiple languages, which one do you use the most? 

76%
13 deviants said English
6%
1 deviant said French
6%
1 deviant said Spanish or Portugeuse
6%
1 deviant said German or one of the Germanic-based languages
6%
1 deviant said Other (write in below)
0%
No deviants said Mandarin, Cantonese, or any of the non-European languages spoken in China
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No deviants said Russian
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No deviants said Arabaic, Hebrew, or any other of the Semitic languages
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No deviants said Hindi, Urdu or Bengali
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No deviants said Japanese

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SpaceMadMonkey Featured By Owner May 9, 2015
Thank you so much for the Llama! Llama with benefits
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914four Featured By Owner May 11, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure :-) :thumbsup:
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Madgamer2k7 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist
Thanks for the llama! Here, Have one return!
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914four Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you! :-)
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Dany-Art Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015
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914four Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for sharing your art with us :-)
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Dany-Art Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
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Celem Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: on my tiger pic :)
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914four Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for sharing it with us :-)
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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks so much for the llama! :-) 
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