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Octopus Accessories - art thieves

Tue Oct 21, 2014, 4:58 AM
this is their store. They are Octopus Acessories 

This is their facebook page…

They had my drawings printed and were selling necklaces with them. They also lied to me that they did not steal them and took them from from some deviant who supposedly stole them first.
They sent me this link to this deviant :iconxyqueen: but the drawings that belong to me were submitted 12 hours ago. So obviously this couldn't be true since Nijikon was over 12 hours ago, and they had them for sale since 3 days ago.
This girl is so shameless, she lied to my face! She made me feel bad about calling her out and "making a scene" in front of her booth. OMG! And i believed her, i could have had her kicked out of the convention on the spot! She made me apologize for making a scene in front of her booth :( So she stole my art, and i was the one who apologized.

Wow, if thievery was a game, she would be the final boss :iconfacepalmplz:
well this info is public now. I hope this journal will apears whenever someone googles her shop.

They also seemed to have stolen the design of the octopus in their logo from :iconbriankesinger: 
look at their logo here…
and look at this drawing here Traveling with your octopus by BrianKesinger
pretty damn similar.
There is not one drop of originality in their designs. There is not one drop of shame.

The thing that bothers me is not the stealing, not the making money off of it, anyone makes mistakes, but it's the way they handled me at the convention, the lies, her attitude of OUTRAGE that i was making a scene and she was oh so damn innocent
People have stole my art before, on deviantart, on facebook, i always discuss with the first, and most of the time they apologize and simply add a link to my gallery, that's all i ask. I wasn't going to report her and have her booted out of Nijikon anyway if she owned to her mistake and not lie to me and have that attitude! I feel like a complete idiot for apologizing to her! 

:new:They have made a public apology to me:…

Please don't use curse words, no threats, no ugly words, no other drama, i did this so the drama ends. If you do it will reflect badly on me so please don't do that.

This is the translation of the apology:

:For Nijikon we prepared a series of necklaces with 3 characters from The Hobbit (Bilbo baggins, Legolas and Thranduil) because we didn't receive approval to use them, the images created by Yuuza (link to galery) which is the reason we retreated them immediately from being sold. With this occasion i am also presenting my apologies, and thank the author for bringing this to out attention."

I am satisfied with the apology although that does not erase these unpleasant memories and the lies they told me.

I am very happy that you care about my art and what has happened, and i know you were outraged too by what has happened. That's why i want you to see this apology too and know that at least some justice was served. 
I do not however want to see some shitstorm on that apology, if you're angry about what has happened, and want to vent about it, comment on this journal.

Thank you so much for your support in this :hug: your comments made me feel better! If i didn't have you on my side, she probably wouldn't have paid any attention to my complaints whatsoever, it's because i had so many people backing me up that i managed to end this problem and have my voice heard. :new:

Please +fav this journal so that it appears better in google searches.
Thank you!


Mon Oct 20, 2014, 3:42 PM
this is not what i want;
the heart muscle pounding
and groaning, the bones
of the darkness collapsing
like scaffold on top of me

(i die, and then i come home)

Can I reiterate that?

God damn, it's not the 50's.

Putting your hands on a stranger because you like they way they look is NOT A COMPLIMENT.  
Some random ignorant filthy street flotsam decided that it would be a good idea to let me know he liked the way I looked by smacking my ass.  He unleashed from me a tirade of profanity that will echo down market street well into the future.  I even got strangers to turn around and watch, which is a great feat considering all the bs that goes down on that cesspit of a street, most of which generally gets ignored.  

I don't see how it computes that 'hey she looks nice'  = 'hey it's ok to touch her'???  What part of the mind has to short circuit to think that's ok??  Look with your eyes, think with your mind, and LEAVE THAT PERSON ALONE.  Didn't they teach that in the third grade??  FFS.  He seemed surprised that I reacted the way I did.

I screamed at him that it's not ok to put your hands on people (yes, i said people, because even guys get that protection) and you know what he replied?  That he was gay!  Is that some kind of nouveau-chic response?  like being gay gives you the right to touch peaople??  and that he didn't hit me with his hand, but this leather folio thing.  Like that makes a difference?  THEN when he had no excuses he just shouted compliments as I walked away, still shouting profanity.  I'm not joking... he figured, somewhere in the dark, empty recesses of his uneducated mind, I would think that getting harassed on the street by a filthy, sad, and pathetic excuse for a human would somehow magically turn into a compliment.  

Go call your mum and tell her she raised a street harasser.

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hello dear members,
it's time for a new give away :la:

Rules of the Give away .

  • remember this  give away is only open for members,contributors,admins,and co founders of CI (in order to enter join :iconcreation-inspiration: (this is a groups give away)

  • to enter in this give away after you join the group just fav and comment on the journal below this is important because you need to get a number from me(if you don't comment you cannot get a number and not win)
  • if you are a member and want to give it to a friend we accept it just let me know in a comment.
  • at the end of the giveaway winners will be randomly chosen (with
  • you must be a member of deviantart for at least two weeks in order to enter in this contest!
  • write anything you want on this blog no mean,or rude comments

very special thanks to my donators for this month  :happybounce: we can continue holding these   thank you guys for all the support

(btw if you donate tell me if it is for our monthly give away or a super group status thank you ^^

for  those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here you can win Pm's for free :la:  
EDIT: only Pm's away NO POINTS!

how can you enter ?

once again enter Simply fave :+fav: this journal and comment below so that I can give you a number  thats all

what are the Monthly prizes?

1 month premium membership (for one lucky member
3 month premium membership(for one lucky member 

to keep up running this project....

I need lots of support 
I'm holding the give aways like this 50 % by :points: me and 50% :points:by my donators 
if you have some couple of points to spare and want to help me out please donate
even if you don't have points feel free to share this journal with your friends and watchers ^^
How do you donate?
To donate to this cause, go to `Tsuki-SoraRuki or mariridoodleparadise page and click "Donate" on the donation pool, or go to the "Give" drop-down menu at the top-right of the page and select "Give Points." No matter which way you give, I still get them! 

After you donate, I will contact you fast as I can  keep in mind I'm not all the time online sometimes you need to wait a little longer.
why do I contact you ?

I will feature 4 of your works on CI profile  
but only when you want to be featured.
in case if you don't want this I will feature your name on the groups profile .
but if you want to have a friend featured instead let us now :D

the more points you donate to longer you will be featured on the groups page
you can find my prize list below 
~ prize list~
1:points: a day 
5 :points: a week 
10 :points: 2 weeks
15 :points: 3 weeks
20 :points: 1 month 
50:points: 2 months
100:points: 3 months
200:points: 4 months 
300:points: 5 months 
400:points: 6 months 

without any further do these are the winners 

congratulations to the following lucky members who have won 

number 73 and number 81

a present by Krissi001:iconmelisu: and :iconjellybus:a present by Krissi001

if you are curious this is the list of all monthly give away winners so far :3
I have made these people happy so far :3winners of the give aways have have hold so far
Updated 21 september 2014
:icondarkkawaiifox::iconVishw::iconphongtu::iconjemikam::icongailsouthworth::iconcitrinepetal::iconpandaotaku::icononidenki::icongemastarlight:,:iconpuppypal32:,:iconroxy2344::iconforonceandforever::iconterekoi:,:iconmystykness::iconshiro-jinja::iconkinouchi::iconrainbownarwhals::iconchopstickle::iconepicmaj::iconmetamoor27::iconminibabylizard::iconpatamonkt::iconspanner88::iconpopyfriend::iconmekimz::iconbeautifuleternalsun::iconcolor-sekai: :iconpuppypal32:  :iconaryiatia::iconbuffy23::iconheyeveryone123::iconmiyuhinamori: :icondysplasia: :icontjhiphop: :iconcharlottesearson: :iconvishw: :iconxhobocakes: :iconszuzka::iconwolvesmaycry::iconlaureleikirsch::iconflamingmarshmallows::iconiwantarocketship::iconwingsprite::iconinfernape77::iconastridstormlight::iconkiangi::iconsavanah25::iconkileandra: :iconcleo0084::iconisacchi::iconirzakurawolfe: :iconpokeaday::iconmsliuvar::iconninated::icontsurukicchi: :

when is the deadline of this give away
This give away ends on( 20 November ) 
Clover - Free Icon by etNoirgood luck everybody!Clover - Free Icon by etNoir</sub>

Collection: Road Trip

Mon Oct 20, 2014, 7:30 PM

Road Trip

From mass migrations of multitudes to solitary quests into college, wandering to see new places and people is as necessary to healthy human nutrition as daily meals. We base the appeal of nations on how easy they are to enter or exit. We think in terms of our own “freedom” in how quickly we could “up and leave” on short notice. Hitting the road has always been its own reward, regardless the destination. It’s as if nothing really exists until we’ve traveled there and seen it with our own eyes. The path to and from is part of everywhere on Earth.

Today, a bit more about imaging in Chaotica.
Mostly curves <3


Lets take a closer look at curves:

1 Curves by tatasz


Curves basically re-map the brightness values: for example, make bright pixels brighter or darker by just adjusting the curve.

3 What by tatasz

The horizontal axis is the original brightness (before editing), while the vertical is the new brightness. The tones are distributed as follows: dark tones closer to the origin, and light tones far from the origin.
The image above shows the curves before any changes. See that before and after values are equal, since no changes were made yet. 

Basically, if you drag a node up, lets say, it will make the corresponding tones brighter. For example, dragging up the top node (light tones) will make highlights brighter, and dragging down the bottom node (dark tones) will darken the dark areas. On the example below, we will brighten up the midtones too:

Curves by tatasz

See how editing the overall curve increases the contrast of the fractal and hightlights the cloudy shapes.

That is the Overall curve. You can also edit the RGB and Alpha curves (use the channel menu to select one). If you want to remove all changes, use the Reset button.

5 Other Colors by tatasz

Red, Green and Blue curves work in a similar manner. For example, the green curve can be used to add (or remove) green from your image - or just from the highlights or dark tones. The alpha curve will controle opacity (if "save alfa" checkbox ticked in render settings).


Lets just play around a bit, starting with this image:

01 by tatasz

We can add some red:

02 by tatasz 01red by tatasz

Play a little bit with green, adding some to highlights and removing some from darker tones to create purple shadows:

03 by tatasz 02green by tatasz

Or do something crazy with blue:

04 by tatasz 04blue by tatasz

The best is to edit them all ;)


The curves range is not limited by the window. In fact, you can zoom in and out. Press Alt and right mousebutton and drag up (to zoom in) and down (to zoom out).

2 Curves by tatasz

Now you can go wild and set some crazy values if you feel like =)


To add a node, click on any point of the line.
To remove a node, drag it through an existing node: they will merge into one.

Move by tatasz


You can change the background color in the background box under the curves:

Apply before by tatasz

The combination 0, 0, 0 corresponds to black, and 1,1,1 to white. Those are not limits though, try using negative colors and values above 1 for very interesting effects.

R=0.0 G=0.0 B=0.0                    R=1.0 G=1.0 B=1.0
000 by tatasz White by tatasz

R=0.05 G=0.3 B=0.3                    R=0.0 G=-1.0 B=0.0 
005 03 03 by tatasz Negative by tatasz

By default, curves will not affect the background color. You can change it by ticking the "Apply before curves" box.

For example, below, i used curves to increase contrast of the flame. See how the background darkens as soon as i apply background before curves.

unticked                                       ticked
005 03 03 by tatasz Checked by tatasz

See you soon with Part 3 and a bit of World Editor magic.

Rant: Artists Don't Owe You Anything

Journal Entry: Tue Oct 21, 2014, 8:27 AM
Almost getting tired of saying this for every rant journal, but...the opinions here are my own and you don't have to agree. If you don't, fine. If you do, thanks!

You know, I don't mind it when someone occasionally asks me if my commissions are open or asks if I do requests. Even though it says my commissions and requests are closed, I tend to be lenient and understand they may not have noticed or seen it at the top of my page, and I absolutely love doing gifts for people when I can and when the urge hits me. But have you ever noticed how some people act as though random artists owe them free art? Yes, art is a huge part of our lives, but it's not the entirety of our existence. We do other things too.

No, they don't want to draw you porn for free. They don't want to draw your overdone, rainbow-vomit OC. They don't want to draw you anything because they don't know you and have never talked to you before. Get over yourself. Lose the holier-than-thou act and draw something for yourself.

My girlfriend told me about some friends of hers who did commissions but also had jobs that took up their time so the commissions were put on hold and then they got bitched at because they couldn't 'do the commissions right NAO'. Yes, they wouldn't have opened commissions had they not needed the money and it's great you paid them, but that job also helps with the cash flow and you should realize that they do commissions as a way to make money, not JUST for the commissioners to get their precious art. That's actually one reason I rarely open point commissions. I have a life, I have other things to do, and on top of that, I'm an extremely slow worker. I don't want to have to deal with people griping because I couldn't get their stuff done immediately.

And then you have the people who CONSTANTLY ask if someone's requests, trades, or commissions are open (again, occasionally is okay. Just don't badger us about our artistic availability) even though it's plastered all over their page that they're CLOSED, then they wonder why the artists get pissed off. Uh...maybe because you're harassing them about drawing you free stuff? :facepalm:

Ugh... just a little tired of people acting as though artists owe them their lives because 'our talents are simply for the pleasure of others, you know'. //sarcasm... Sometimes we draw for our own pleasure, not for fame or just because we're expected to fulfil every little request. I'm happy to have *most* of my watchers understand that life sometimes overtakes my art and I can't always draw for them. I appreciate that, guys.

  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: Servant of Evil -JoyDreamer
Welcome to the ArtisticAnimals monthly installment, Animal Digest! :hooray: Each month, there will be a themed feature, a collection of the past month's news and events, and a wild welcome to the latest members!


Leopard 03 by Chrysos-ArgyrosThe Kea by MaxK-WMeerkats by PinsAndMe
photobooth dogs by NushaaStreets Of Gold by RadSubmarineLooking to the Sky by NaosRain
Img 8150-1 by snomandaSalmon May by Golden-tetriseFerret 1 by CeaSanddorn


This month's theme is "Contented"

Peaceful day by ZoranPhotoSleeping cutie by Doertchen
Contentment by MountainInspirationsThe Harfang by Dragibuz
Little barker by IISky
Make a wish by Bisanti: mesmerized : by hellfiredivamister o. by detail24
Call The Dusk by kenketkangaroo by GaudiBuendia


Deviation of the Week (OCT #3, vote till OCT 26)Hey, animal lovers! :heart:
Every week, we select 5 great images that have been submitted to our group and we want to know from you which one you like best!
In order to vote, just write a comment including the number of your favorite image below. If you want to vote anonymously, you can send a note with the number to Unkopierbar.
# 1:
# 2:
# 3:
# 4:
# 5:
The winner will be featured in our gallery folder Deviation of the Week (as always). Thank you for sharing your wonderful works with our group and thanks to all who are going to participate in the voting! :huggle:
This week's Deviation of the Week is: "Balou II" by hoschie - congratulations! :aww:
Animal ABCs: P is for Panda(Giant and Red)A new series I'm starting La la la la I will be going through the alphabet with different animals and making features. I've got my list all figured out and I'm super excited to start this. Check out the "Upcoming Animal" section to potentially get featured!  More information can be found on the bottom. If you like this article, please give it a +fav so the artists may get more exposure.
Without further ado...

Panda by ERB20
Panda by rainylake
Panda by stinebamse
Red Panda Cuddle by spike83
Red Panda by robvanhout

If there are any animal-related events or news you would like promoted, note me (WintersRead) or the group (ArtisticAnimals).

The Muses Love Alternatives, CXVI

Tue Oct 21, 2014, 8:30 AM

Music in the Air by stengchen   A Season Underground by troybrooks

The Road by KaterinaBelkina   Cruisin by darkVOID42

Tuning In by jojo22   Core by VicEberly

130912 by boisillet   Sharp Dressed Man by burningmonk

Under Pressure by catch---22

Thanks for stopping by.

Deluxe by hummbuzz

Hello Everyone!!

 What is everyone doing today? I was planning on doing homework, but the outside of the apartment is getting painted. Boy are they noisy, So I decided what better time to sing really loudly, right? Well I forgot my roommate was home and woke the poor guy.Have you guys ever done that?  So to plan B making journals, watching tele and cleaning house!  It should be a good day. :)
Today, I am featuring digital works of art. I especially love the pieces that are digital painting. I am slowly warping my head around how these artist create such beauty from scratch. And believe me it is no easy task, but there would nothing more pleasing, than to create exactly what is in your head in digital form. I hope you enjoy all the digital pieces I picked out today!

Digital Works

THE PHOTO TRAVELER illustration by TED-MX  Celestial prayer by Indiron  quiet calamity by megatruh  legend of the cryptids 8 by kir-tat

Antalcidora by VeroniqueThomas  Courtney by anotherwanderer  Hidden Beauty in unexpected Places by Victor-Lam-art  Bioengineered Phantasm by ChaosFissure

Brave the Elements Box Art by jordangrimmer  Unsung story by janurschel  Alveus by JoseArias  sonobeno downtown by sonobeno

Inanna by Deharme  Foundry 2 - UDK by TheRealFroman  Demon Hunter by Gwendolyn1  diablo III reaper of souls gif by alexnegrea

study_03_2014 by elleneth  Robot Digital Impressionism by MartaNael  perilous shield by moonxels  Far Beyond The Sun by Ninjatic

Knight by bamuth  Angel Eriselle by yuchenghong  Victarion Greyjoy by mattolsonart  The Defenders by cat-meff

Daenerys Stormborn by Zephyrhant  Mother of Dragons by Westling  Re Enforcement by Darkcloud013  Gothic Portraits: Elsa by BigBad-Red

Empty space by Enijoi  Betty's Body Shop and Garage by MikeMahle  Crusader - Diablo 3: Reaper of Soul Contest by maxvu88  -9- by Girre

Standing and Chillin' by wwysocki  Speedpaint #22 by Sylar113  Mystery of Dream by Venlian

Keeper by Drake1024  Deadly by Phatpuppyart-Studios  Norn 01 by Yayashin  Pirate by Venlian

Attack by AdamBurn  Blackfrost Karthus splash: VU by Indiron  Medieval Batman by Daniel-Abreu  Superfriends Hunter Challenge by alexnegrea

Shark Isle by SourShade  Taking the Fort by Frostlines  Oisillon by Nicojam  turning mermaid by mariposa-nocturna

Fallen queen by TheBastardSon  Vanilla, Accursed Lady by yuchenghong  Sandra Mage by YENIN  From the depths of darkness by Ellyevans679

Shelter by hoRi3  Invasion of the Cubeship (Variation 2) by Julian-Faylona  Treatment by kimsol  To Protect by PeteMohrbacher

Medusa by Vasylina  Descending into Darkness by nina-Y  'Water Hammer' Elf (Evolution) by AniaMitura  LIVING DEAD GIRL by Hartman by sideshowmonkey

The Last Broadcast  2# by iumazark  Vanessa, Witch of the Abyss by AniaMitura  Ascent by escume  Landscape speedie by Caelicorn

My Recent Works

Fury by aresgirl34  Within The Winds by aresgirl34  Land Of Hope by aresgirl34