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The Runaway Llama Badge

Late last week, two llamas captured the eyes of the world for a few hours, as they were on the run in Sun Valley, Arizona. To celebrate their fleeting freedom, and for the devious fun of it all, an additional level has been added to the already existing llama badge.



Hoax Involving Deleting Accounts

Recently there has been a surge in Journals being posted or shared that say that DeviantArt will be deleting accounts in the near future. This claim is one that we've seen circulate on site through Journals, and is not the first time that the claim has surfaced.

We want to reassure you that this is a hoax. We are not deleting accounts, and DeviantArt staff will always reach out to deviants by official means, from official DeviantArt staff accounts (which can be denoted by the DeviantArt logo proceeding after the username). If you have any questions or concerns about things of this nature in the future, please be sure to file a ticket at the Help Desk, rather than via Journal.

Change Log

  • When submitting literature with a preview image, the preview thumbnail would be broken. Fixed by szlosek
  • When creating a Poll, apostrophes were not being parsed correctly, and would display as \'. Fixed by kemayo
  • The developer API console sidebar can now be filtered. Fixed by justgalym
  • When creating a Collection from the "Add to Favorites" drop menu on deviation pages, trying to add that deviation to the newly created Collection would fail, and would also not give an error message when it did. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • Some Groups would receive an error message saying that had too many widgets in one sone of the Group Profile, even though that wasn't the case. Fixed by outgoingcoyote
  • On the Activity widget of the Profile Page, if you deleted a Status Update, the widget would still count the deleted status as though it were there, leading to the widget displaying one less item than it should. Fixed by inazar
  • When viewing Group deviations in the Watch Feed, the artist's username would not display properly. Fixed by inazar
  • The Manage Friends page would sometimes fail to load if you created a Deviant List that had specific bad characters in its title. Fixed by szlosek

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Thank you for the feedback on last week's Site Update!
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  • Pichulover20 suggested that swiping the notifications from the Notifications screen on the mobile app could delete the notification.

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Cosplay Friday: Assassin's Creed

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 12:00 AM
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First released in 2007, the Assassin’s Creed video game series has become Ubisoft’s best selling franchise with over 91 million units sold.


It comes as no surprise that a movie adaptation has long been in development. It finally seems to be headed to the big screen.



Ubisoft has confirmed the film is currently in production and is scheduled to begin principal photography this fall with a release date set for December 21, 2016. New developments also include the announcement of Marion Cotillard joining the cast of the Justin Kurzel-directed film. She will be starring in an unspecified role alongside Michael Fassbender.



The storyline for the film will be different than the video game series, but will be based in the same world with Fassbender playing Michael Lynch, a death-row inmate, in the middle of the ages-long war between the Assassins and the Templars. Lynch will follow the path of previous Assassins, being recruited by the ominous organization Abstergo, which will task him with exploring the memories of his ancestor to obtain clues that will lead to recovering sacred artifacts. Fassbender will play both Lynch and his Assassin ancestor in the film.


The next question on everyone’s mind is, “What will the new Assassin’s Creed characters look like in the flesh?” We don’t have that answer for the movie yet, but cosplayers have been bringing the characters from the video games to life for long before Cotillard and Fassbender were cast in their assassin roles. Here’s a taste of what the Assassin’s Creed characters may look like in their upcoming movie.
















Where other men blindly follow the truth, remember…”


— Assassin










Nothing is true.”


— Initiate










Where other men are limited by morality or law, remember…”


— Assassin










Everything is permitted.”


— Initiate










We work in the dark to serve the light. We are Assassins.”


— Assassin












Your Thoughts


  1. Who is you favorite Assassin’s Creed character and why?
  2. What would you like to see in future editions of Cosplay Friday?












Its been a while since we did any contest, So here is our latest one.Win a lot of points and have a lot of fun.
What to do?
1) Create a new pokemon with name Mrfarts, Go beyond your imagination, any medium you can use. See our front page to see our attempt too.
2) Upload the image in deviantart put it name "Mrfarts Pokemon challenge"  add hashtags #mrfarts  #mrfartspokemonchallenge #mrfartschallenge 
3) Send it to us through note.

Dead Line -  15 March 2015

Make it awesome, lets make a new pokemon called Mrfarts :D
Prizes
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  • Second Prize - 500 points
  • Third prize and Fourth Prize - 250 Points
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Favorite this journal and lucky winner got another 500 points , loving it? Make it awesome, Good luck friends. Love you all. - mrfarts Inc

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I recently hit 4000 watchers so I wanted to thank you with this little giveaway :party:
It's not much because I need to save points for my OC contest. (I'll draw two more references of my OCs and then the contest will start! :D)

To join this giveaway:

:bulletpink: Comment and :+fav: fav this journal and I'll give you a number!
:bulletpink: Be my watcher (old or new)

Two extra numbers:
:bulletblue: Feature 3 of my works in a new journal.

Winner 1
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Winner 2: 50:points:

Giveaway ends: March 20th
I'll choose the winners randomly with random.org

(Please don't use multiple accounts, that's cheating.)
I recently got 500 watchers, I so happy, thank you all!!!

So I decided to do an art raffle .
Winner will get one free chibi commission from me.

Rules:
-You need to be my watcher;
-You need to favorite this journal.

The winner will be randomly chosen.
You have time till 12th March to enter!
Let me tell you a little bit about the House of Wisdom.
It was founded in the 8th century, eventually becoming based in Baghdad, and was a major intellectual centre during the Islamic Golden Age. Scholars there made it their business to collect as much information as they could, from all corners of the known world. They would collect books and texts and return them home for translation. It made the people of the Islamic world among the most culturally advanced on the planet.
They constructed astronomical observatories, they forwarded the science of medicine, mathematics, chemistry, zoology, geography and cartography. They drew upon the work of both those who had come before, and their contemporaries, and then advanced it. Many inventions from the Islamic Golden Age have had a legacy that lasts up until this very day:

www.independent.co.uk/news/sci…

So, what happened? If the House of Wisdom was such a fountain of knowledge and invention, we should be flying around in starships by now, right?
Well, if the Golden Age had lasted, we might have been.
In the 9th century a new Caliph came to power, one who had no interest in science or rationalism, and who demanded a more literal interpretation of the Quran. The spread of Greek philosophy was seen as anti-Islamic and the House of Wisdom fell into decline.
What remained of it was destroyed in the 13th century when the Mongols rolled in from the East.

Religion ruins everything once again.

Aaaaand, they’re still at it: www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middl…

The killing and the murder that IS are currently engaged in is terrible, but the systematic destruction of past human achievements just seems to cut a lot deeper. Vandalism like this really makes me see red.
The general attitude of IS seems to be one of revenge. They blame the rest of the world for the sorry state in which they find themselves, and fingers can certainly be pointed on some issues.

But if you only ever read one book, if you preach anti-intellectualism, if you don’t study the triumphs and failures of the past: your country will always be a shit-hole.



The entitlement in these comments is astounding.

ASTOUNDING.

Like DAMN I've been going to art school for almost FIVE FUCKIN' YEARS and am just now learning how to make a 3D rubber duck make ripples in a 3D bathtub, and then these bitches be like


"my ideas are so much better than Disney they should hire me"

"i could make a pixar movie in two years they're SUPER SLOW"

"WHERE DO I SIGN"

"i could be a writer for Pixar fo real doe i want those free disneyland passes!"




People think just because they can draw Naruto they can waltz right into Pixar and be working with John Lasseter. NOPE. There's this thing called a LADDER and y'all ain't even halfway up yet.
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In 1968 The New York Times described it as a “double-fingered version of Churchill’s victory sign”


Today it’s a hand gesture as recognizable as a thumbs up or the middle finger. Leonard Nimoy invented the Vulcan salute as an exercise in character development. He told The Times that he decided the Vulcans were a hand-oriented people, and he felt it necessary to give them their own greeting similar to the handshake or the wave.


If you watched Star Trek as a kid (or maybe even last week) you no doubt tried pull off the Vulcan salute as effortlessly as Spock — and you either succeeded or had to “cheat” by manually arranging your fingers using your other hand. Many actors in the original TV show had the same problem. It wasn’t uncommon for them to get their fingers in position prior to filming a “salute” take. In fact in Star Trek: First Contact, the difficulty of the salute was joked about when James Cromwell, upon meeting a Vulcan for the first time, resignedly outstretches his arm for a handshake, having pre-emptively given up on the salute.



Nimoy’s inspiration for the salute was a “secret” he spied as a child



When Young Leonard was attending a service in an Orthodox Synagogue, he became curious as to what the Rabbi was doing when everybody’s eyes were closed and their heads were bowed in prayer.


The boy peeked and witnessed “the priestly blessing” — essentially the Vulcan salute made with both hands, joined together at the thumbs. The symbol is supposed to represent a Hebrew letter associated with the idea of “almighty God” (that’s the short version, anyway).


Given the popularity of Star Trek, including its latest resurgence over the last few years, the Vulcan salute has eclipsed the original religious symbolic meaning it is derived from. The now iconic Vulcan greeting of “live long and prosper” met with the reply “peace and long life,” can also trace its intergalactic origins to other similarly-structured religious greetings.


In fondest memory of the all-too-mortal Leonard Nimoy and the immortal Mr. Spock, I most sincerely say unto you, may you live long and prosper — whether you were born with a contortionist’s fingers or not.


















Your Thoughts


  1. Can you do the Vulcan salute? Have you ever created a unique secret handshake or been a member of a private club or fraternity with secret gestures and handshakes?
  2. Where on the emotional-suppression spectrum do you feel the greatest affinity? Vulcan monk-like total repression of emotion for greater good of society? Romulan recognition and celebration of emotion within bounds as necessary for maximum mental health? Klingon id-fest of self-centered aggression based on a mercenary’s credo of kill or be killed?












Img-00a by techgnotic














Masters Of The Universe


Thirty-five years ago one of Mattel’s lead designers, Roger Sweet, presented the first concept designs for what would become “He-Man.” He crafted three different models showing He-Man as a barbarian, a soldier and a spaceman. Mattel selected the barbarian model to be the basis of a new toy line for the company and a legend was born.


He-Man’s story began in comic book form in the early 80s. Mattel hired a team to create more characters and fully flesh out the world he would inhabit for the mini-comics that were included with the action figures. By 1983 the success of the toy line precipitated an animated series called Masters of the Universe (MOTU) which became one of the most popular children’s shows of the 1980s. The show followed the adventures of He-Man/Prince Adam and his pet tiger Cringer/Battle Cat as they defend the planet of Eternia and the magical fortress of Castle Greyskull from the villainous clutches of Skeletor.



Princess Of Power


Mattel successfully tapped the young female demographic by introducing “She-Ra,” He-Man’s twin sister kidnapped at birth by Skeletor. She had her own spin-off series, She-Ra: Princess of Power, which continued the just-concluded MOTU series in 1985 with many of the He-Man characters making appearances in the new show. In this storyline, She-Ra/Princess Adora is the leader of the Great Rebellion, a group of freedom fighters trying to free Etheria from the ruthless rule of Hordak and the Evil Horde.


To the excitement of many, there have been new developments in the quest to get a new He-Man movie to theaters. Some will recall there was a Masters of the Universe movie in 1987, but its poor box office numbers discouraged studios from revisiting the franchise until now. Part of the original film’s tepid reception was attributable to the film wandering far afield from the original conception and storylines of He-Man and his world.







by DeVonFranklin


With a new Masters of the Universe script recently completed by Kick-Ass 2 director Jeff Wadlow for Sony Pictures and what appears to be the concept art for Battle Cat being revealed by DeVon Franklin, S.V.P. of production at Columbia Pictures via Twitter, this new adaptation might just have what it takes to make it to the big screen. In the meantime, for the honor of Greyskull, here’s a Masters of the Universe fan art collection of which even the Sorceress would approve.
















I am Adam, Prince of Eternia and defender of the secrets of Castle Greyskull. This is Cringer … my fearless friend. Fabulous secret powers were revealed to me the day I held aloft my magic sword and said … ‘By the power of Greyskull!”


— Adam










I have no loyalty to Skeletor. It’s his power I want! Some day, I’ll seize it from him and then all Eternia will feel my might.”


— Evil-Lyn










I am Adora, He-Man’s twin sister and defender of the Crystal Castle. This is Spirit, my beloved steed. Fabulous secrets were revealed to me the day I held aloft my sword and said, ‘For the honor of Greyskull! I am She-Ra.’”


— Adora/She-Ra










A female He-Man? This is the worst day of my life!”


— Skeletor










Open wide, Baby Roe … It’s time for little monsters to take their medicine.”


— He-Man












Your Thoughts


  1. Who is your favorite Masters of the Universe character and why?
  2. What would you like to see in future editions of Fan Art Friday?












Premium Membership Giveaway

Fri Mar 6, 2015, 7:52 AM
fella Gift (Party) THERE WILL BE 3 WINNERS ON THIS GIVEAWAY:

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