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watcher raffle: win art!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 7:06 AM


ok so i've never really done anything for my watchers;; so i'm gonna art Wink and Dimples 


i will pick 2 random watchers and they will each get a fullbody! but if this gets over 150 entries there will be 3 fullbody winners and 1 digital painting winner!

i can draw either ponies or feral/anthros. no humans please!

rarity by amigotrade: toby by amigo


you have to be a watcher to enter!!!!!

1. fave this journal. your raffle number will be the number next to your name when you click the 'who?' link in the statistics of this journal.
2. that's it lmao how easy can it get right

i will pick the winners 12AM usa time, november 11, the day my o levels end!
no late entries are allowed. faving after the deadline will not enter you into the raffle.
thank you for the continuous support ; v ; it means so much to me!!!! -kaileeeee

Skin by SimplySilent

Point and Art Giveaway!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 6:29 PM
I'm trying to convert back into my old, giving, self. ;v;' I've been personality drained the past few weeks (as most of you may have been able to tell), and I have my reasons as to why; but now is not the time for that, I suppose. Let's get down to giveaway business!~

-Rules-

-In order to enter my short giveaway, you must favorite this journal entry. Simple as that, right?

-Want to increase your chances of winning?-

-You can comment on this entry or share this journal entry somewhere. :> Doing either will give you an extra chance of winning (No, you may not comment multiple times to receive multiple tickets).

~REWARD~

The first person to be drawn will be given 400 :points:, and a small chibi drawing of any current OC of yours.

The second person to be drawn will be given a small chibi drawing, as well as 100 :points:!

Easy peasy, right? This raffle will end on Halloween, so keep your fingers crossed until then! :>

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Riddle of the Sphinx- 1600 POINT GIVEAWAY

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 7:13 PM


MYTHICAL MONSTER MAYHEM

-1,600 POINT GIVEAWAY (EVERYONE WILL GET POINTS)-

(OPEN UNTIL 11/1/14)

            *** If you have been tagged and want to know what this is about before reading everything, let me explain: This is a contest that gives away points to everyone who completes it ^-^ To get the points, however, you must complete a series of riddles or puzzles connected with a story line. If this isn’t you’re cup of tea- Don’t fret! I ALSO am just giving away money to those who fav, regardless if you participate in the riddle part or not. Just by faving alone, you can manage to win 200 points!. Plus, as this is my Halloween Giveaway, there is 1,400 more points to be won here!***

Do you want free points? Is entering contest after contest and waiting for weeks to hear about the results too tedious? DO YOU NOT WANT TO LEAVE YOUR LIFE UP TO FATE?!

            Okay, well, that just sounded like an infomercial. But, seriously. I’ve been there and I think it kinda sucks. Now its my turn to be the one offering up free points, and I’m changing it up a bit. No ‘random number chooser’, no ‘100th watcher’. I am offering a chance for everyone participating to earn free points. What I ask in return? An answer. An answer to a monthly riddle (or two). If you can answer correctly, you WILL get points. It doesn’t matter if you are the first to answer, or if you are the 42nd.

            Still not understanding? I’ll break it down- Every month, I will write riddles and hide them throughout my profile. They will be hidden in different ways, for example for Easter last year I hid Easter Eggs, and the time before I had a sort of treasure hunt. Most times I will have a story line, to make this giveaway a bit different from others. This is for those who want entertainment and humor, as opposed to just mindless faving and commenting. And, in return, you WILL get points, no matter what. If you enter, there is no way you cannot win.

How to enter

·         Make sure you are watching me (So you can keep up to date with monthly riddles)

·         You must include a certain phrase in your comments, to let me know that you read the rules. Read more and you’ll see what you need to say

·         Tag at least three friends who you think might be interested. If everyone who enters gets free points, why not get your friends in on it?

(·        If you fav this, no matter if you make it to the end or not, you enter the draw for some extra points!)

Point Distribution

            I have 1,600 points to distribute. Now, this does NOT mean that everyone is going to get 1,600 points. Heck no. I don’t have that many points. The points will be split up as such- 400 points for team one (divided up evenly between all participants), 400 points between the top group of team two (divided between the 2-5 particpants, 400 for the top member of team three, 200 for the winner of the fav raffle, and 200 going to the winning team (This is special to this particular Riddle of the Sphinx. More on this below)

Rules

·         Don’t give the answers in the comments, or you will be thrown out of the giveaway and will get no points (UNLESS SPECIFICALLY TOLD TO DO OTHERWISE)

·         Don’t give any hints in the comments, or you will be thrown out of the giveaway

·         You have three chances for hints, but use them wisely. I created these riddles to be fairly easy.

·        If you are confused, feel free to note me! I will try to explain anything you might not understand

·         When you have answered the final riddle, do as the instructions say and then wait. I cannot give everyone their points until I know how many people are in it. Complaining or noting me about it is unnecessary. No matter what, if you get to the end, you will receive points. I promise you this.

·         Please be respectful

·         Have fun!

 

 

Ready, Set… Go?

Greetings mortals! As you MUST know, it is October! Which means… YES! THE MYTHICAL MONSTER MEET-UP HAS ARRIVED! …What? You were expecting ‘Halloween’? Pah! That is merely a human tradition. Here in this dimension, we refer to this time as the feeding period or the mischief zone. This is when the veil between our dimension and yours is the weakest, so many monsters roam around to get some tasty meals and frighten you pesky mortals. And, of course, this time comes with our very own celebration… One we call the Mythical Monster Meet-up (Later dubbed Mythical Monster Mayhem, for all intents and purposes).

Still I must explain? I thought you were smarter than this! Well, think of it as the monster version of… The Olympics! Each monster is eligible to participate in this match of the minds. There are creative competitions, puzzle competitions, and even riddles (yes, yes, I OBVIOUSLY win every year). The rules are simple- No outside sources, and no working with other monsters. However, they conveniently forgot to mention any rules about working with mortals. Primarily because most monsters would rather be locked away in a zoo than work with a mortal… But I tend to think that it’s just a mistake on their parts.

So, as the KIND and CARING Sphinx that I am, I’ve decided to invite you all to help me! It has absolutely nothing to do with the fact the competition is really steep this year. Or the fact that I actually believe you have a grain of intelligence. Because I would never think or say anything like that. No, it’s merely because I believed you might enjoy it. Yes.

Unfortunately, I wasn’t the only one with this idea. There are two other, completely unworthy, candidates looking for your support. It was only with their help that I was able to create a method of transporting you from your measly dimension to ours.

I have come up with a method of getting you mortals into our dimension by disguising you as animals and mythical creatures. My magic alone could only make you into few things, like dragons, aviary creatures (flying creatures, animals with wings), sphinxes, and centaurs. Not a wide variety, I know. That’s why the Sorceress (:iconmoonehdraws: ) and Loki (:iconmovingsilently: ) agreed to help me… On one condition. They too are looking to find the most intelligent mortal minds and put them to work helping them solve the puzzles.

If you are still confused, that’s fine. I don’t expect your mortal minds to comprehend everything. I promise to explain, but first and foremost you must pick a team. Before making you simply chose (because we all know you would chose my team, as I am the Supreme creature and you all worship at my feet) I must let the others explain to you why they believe you should join their groups. Pah! No matter, I know you shall pick me, so I shall allow them to make their ‘persuasive pitches’ or whatever they called it.

Sorceress (MoonehDraws) – Witches, wizards, black cats, unicorns

Obviously you want to join my team! I mean, magic, mayhem and monsters… Oh my! See, my team is for the more creative mortal. The competition I’ve chosen is the art portion, so all the parts involving drawing or art in one form or another. I don’t want everyone though… I want a small group. You can join my group in teams of 2-5, and the winning team alone will split the 400 :points:… Plus, since I KNOW we will win, the 200 :points: will be divided up amongst everyone in this group (Yes. EVERYONE). This is a better deal than the Sphinx, who wants to give small amounts of :points: to everyone in her group, or Loki who just wants one person to win. No, if you have a group of good artists, you’re almost sure to win, and can win a fair amount of points. Obviously, my team is the one to be on.

Loki (MovingSilently - Narwhal, fox, siren/mermaid, serpents

So, the Sphinx and the Sorceress already made their spiel. I’m sure they forgot to mention that neither of them have ever won the full competition. That title has gone to me three years in a row. I am the god of mischief, of course I am able to solve their feeble puzzles. If you joined my team, you would be helping me solve the most elegant of puzzles… Codes, problem solving, clues… The true puzzles. And, of course, as I am a Norse God, I am not quite as open as the Sphinx and the Sorceress. Who I chose to give the :points: to will only be the top problem solver in the group. If you have faith in yourself and want to win 400 :points: just for yourself, my team is far the best. If it doesn’t seem like your cup of tea- Good. Don’t join. I’m looking for only the greatest to help me win.

The Sphinx (:iconhazelstar67: ) –Dragons, Aviary creatures, Centaurs, sphinxes

As I am positive you will all join me, I shan’t tell you any more about myself apart from the fact that I am the Sphinx, and I shall most definitely win this year. I suppose the Sorceress and Loki already informed you how they are running their teams. Well, as you may have guessed, I’m not taking an artistic or puzzle-solving approach to this competition. I am, of course, doing riddles… As I know both you and I are exemplary at them. As always, I shall split the 400 :points: up between everyone who is ACTIVE (don’t just join to get points, I must see you at least trying), and when we win (because, of course, we will), I will split those points up as well. My team is for those who can deal with teamwork, and who can solve riddles. If that’s you, join at once! If not… Well, perhaps my group isn’t for you.

 

Rules

Now that we’ve cleared that all up, it’s time for some information! I don’t want to send you out confused.

    1.   You MUST join a group. You can choose either because of what kinds of puzzles they offer, because of which group leader sounds the coolest, or because of what animal they can change you into. Whatever helps you decide. Remember though, depending on what group you join you may either have to work alone, in a small group, or with a large group. Make sure you don’t go off by yourself if you are meant to work as a team or you will not get the participation points. If it wasn’t clear, you can also not join more than one group. This, I hope, is common sense.

    2.   Mythical Monster Mayhem starts a week before Halloween and there is a new puzzle each day. This is not something you can accomplish in a day. This will be updated, so be sure to keep a look out for when the puzzles are posted!

    3.   3 out of the 7 days, the puzzles will be the same for every group (the other 4 days, the groups will have their own puzzles to solve). On these days, the winning teams are determined on which gets finished the fastest. Whichever team wins at the end of the week gets the 200 :points:. The other 4 team puzzles determine who amongst the groups will win the group points.

    4.   You can ask your group leader anything and everything. Don’t be afraid to send them a note if you’re confused… That’s why they’re there! They will also provide group-wide hints from time to time if you get too confused, so keep a look out.

    5.   Each team has a chatroom to chat at, and a meeting place for their team where they will post new information and challenges. This will be provided to you when you sign up, depending on what group you’re in.

    6.   You can join at any time! Yes, joining the first day is the best. However, this is not required. You can join any group at any time over these next four days… Although, you still need to participate. For example, you can’t just join the Sphinx’s group the last day at the last minute to get some extra points. You must at least be seen TRYING to be recognized as part of the team.

    7.   More information about individual teams will be presented by team leaders, so make sure you read their welcome journals. Do NOT note the team leaders with questions that have previously been answered in their welcome journals.

    8.   The winning team will be featured at the end of the giveaway, as well as any artwork. If you want to do any sort of artwork, you are more than welcome to. Also open to any looking to be challenged is a new Riddle of the Sphinx journal skin. If you can make journal skins and you are interested, note me right away!

    9.   Switching groups IS NOT allowed. I don’t want everyone switching at the last minute just so they can win. If you are truly unhappy with the group you are in, you must note me privately and we can discuss it.

    10. You must comment below with your nickname, animal/mythical creature, and your team. Example: “I am Hazel, I wish to be transformed into a sphinx, and I want to join Team Sphinx!” This way you can get the necessary information and I know you’ve read the instructions.

    11. When tagging your friends (three of them, in case you forgot. This time there is no exceptions. Three friends, or you will receive no points whatsoever. If you don’t have many friends, you still have to tag one friend and make a journal, but there is a possibility I will not accept), many ask what you tagged them for and what this is. If you want to sum it up, you can let them know “This is a 1,600 :point: giveaway done by :iconhazelstar67:. She does these monthly, but this month is a Halloween version. You can either win points by solving puzzles, answering riddles, or drawing pictures. And, even if that doesn’t sound interesting, you could always just fav the journal and go. You’ll be entered in a raffle for 200 :points:”. Or whatever version of that you want to tell them I guess. Compliment them on something, that always works (bwahahahhahhhaaaaaa).

So mortals, do you understand? Good! Let’s get started! Don’t forget to comment with your nickname, creature, and team, and you’ll be on your way!

 

~The Sphinx~

(Suggestions-

If you are in the group :icondetective-hq:, join Loki’s group. You’ll be good at that.

If you are very artistic and creative, join the Sorceress’s group. That would be more your style.

If you either enjoy riddles, or you like working on a team, join the Sphinx. You’ll find yourself right at home.)

(Story and puzzles done by :iconhazelstar67:, with art from :iconmoonehdraws:, and help from :iconmovingsilently:)



Journal Layout by lockjavv
Billm by techgnotic











Sometimes a painter’s vision expresses and inspires what the zen philosopher’s words can only define and describe.





When remarkable lives defined by success and abundance are reviewed from their beginnings, it is remarkable that the narrowest of paths, sometimes a precarious balancing between life and death itself, led to the decision to fight on when failure seemed certain. So it was for our beloved friend Bill Murray, having once entertained the thought of ending it all before his career had a chance of getting started. Just imagine how much pure unadulterated joy the world would have been denied had Bill taken that one fatal misstep in his journey on a cold day at the water’s edge…


Nixon’s world imploded with his resignation as President of the United States in the summer of 1974 and a more hopeful America arose in its place. A part of this new world was a fresh anarchistic current of comedy that satirized all the stale conventions of the society that gave us Nixon, ‘Nam and “TV Dinners.” In ’75 a funny guy named John Belushi brought Bill Murray into the “National Lampoon Radio Hour” (a sort of post–grad project of “Harvard Lampoon” alumni). In ’77 Murray was drafted into the then–revolutionary Saturday Night Live during its second season to replace it’s first “star” departure, Chevy Chase. Hip America fell in love with Bill’s “unmade bed” everyman persona over the next three SNL seasons. Bill then transitioned well into the movies with Meatballs, Caddyshack and Stripes. In 1984 he agreed to step into a part vacated by the death of his friend, John Belushi, who was perhaps the single most significant champion and promoter of his early career. He took the part to help finance his remake of The Razor’s Edge, from the Maugham novel about a man’s search for spiritual meaning in a violent and randomly cruel world—issues obviously on Bill’s mind in the wake of John’s death. Ghostbusters went on to become one of the box office blockbusters of all time. Razor’s Edge is gone and all but forgotten.



Bill starred in audience favorite Goundhog Day, but most of his film work has tilted into more experimental and eccentric moviemaking, like Wes Anderson’s Royal Tenenbaums, Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Fantastic Mr. Fox and “Moonrise Kingdom.” In 2003 he starred in what he has claimed is his favorite role, as the American movie star Lost in Translation in Japan, having flown in to pick up a big check for doing a TV commercial. The Sofia Coppola–directed film afforded Bill the space to examine a life of fame, opportunities, generous remuneration for one’s talents—and yet still nagged by the core loneliness afflicting all humans. That we’ll never know what it is (perhaps some zen wisdom from Razor’s Edge) that he whispers to fellow traveler and lost soul Scarlett Johansson is the moment that elevates this movie into humanist masterpiece, the small detail that defines our lives on Earth. Pure movie nirvana.


Bill may be our slacker Buddha who continues to define in his every brilliant comedic choice the finer ironic points of modern living, but there was a time when darkness nearly swallowed his developing mind after a comedy club audience gave a thumbs–down to his stage debut. Bill was the disgraced newbie with the Second City crew in Chicago and in fit of depression decided to drive to Lake Michigan. Lucky for us, he had to pass the Chicago Art Institute on his way to the murky shore. Lucky for us, he decided to stop and take a moment before entering oblivion to put some beauty in his head. Lucky for us, that Jules Breton painted The Song of the Lark in 1884. The painting is of a stoically beautiful peasant woman at dawn, readying herself for another day’s hard labor in the fields. Her eyes are raised heavenward, as she apparently hears a lark, a small bird living hidden on the ground, but a singer of beautiful songs when having raised itself up into full flight. Lucky for us, that this painting was there to save Bill Murray’s life and renew his spirits, as he recently revealed, obviously resonating with the comic capable of transcendent humor but who had, nonetheless, crashed and burned on his first attempted public “flight.” Lucky for us that an appreciation for art was a large enough part of his life to inspire him to soar again.










Song of the Lark
by Jules Breton










Your Thoughts






  1. Have you ever had the experience of being lifted out of a seriously dangerous depression or sadness by losing yourself in a work of art? Was the artwork on deviantART and would you share by posting it here in the Comments section?

  2. Is there a particular artist whose works you look at to be uplifted or that invariably just make you feel happy?









You all uploaded so many amazing works while I was away so I decided to put together a huge feature to
showcase as much of them as I possibly can! I'm sure I have forgotten to include some of your works. I'm
sorry if I did. It wasn't on purpose! My inbox was filled with so much amazing things that I for sure will
have overlooked some of them. The works featured are in no particular order besides my attempt to make
the collection look pleasing! :)

I hope you're all doing great and are having a good time!

:heart:
Kat


Onwards. by dragonfly-oli An autumn song by Morgan-Lou 
Microcosm by solefield
Love will take you~ by MauiMelle Gold Lady by Laur720
Like in a dream :) by AStoKo 1006 by Nigrita Alley Way with a History Part III by AnthonyPresley
Bare bones by TheDewdropFairySpecial K by 9dZign
forming by davespertine A deguster avec moderation by Bibidef
Hometown sunset by carlywilliamson
Forest of secrets by Anastasia-Ri Just when you've given up hope....... by LordLJCornellPhotos
Following the path by LordLJCornellPhotos
And The Stars Began To Fall Like Rain by Unkopierbar The Long Day Is Over by LASKANWLF
 Souk Lamps IV by lostknightkg     Columbus day by elenchu
Blue blue by 9dZign Snawartrek by fredScalliet   
  Frozen Steps by Ninjatic
Yorutime Birthday Amdorpresent [commission] by DesmodiaDesigns Vayta by juuhannaQueen II by Amanda-Kihlstrom
Ghostie Boo by apparate Ghibli mood by elenchu 
New stories to unfold by STelari Winterfell by IrenHorrors 
Digital Art Texture 217 by mercurycode Digital Art Texture 218 by mercurycode 
Blacksmith II by xbastex 

Honey, we're getting a Monster

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 11:01 AM




A really hungry one...


Naughty monsters are running rampant in the city again - you know the kind! They're short, noisy and make constant mischief on our doorsteps; begging for candy despite buying perfectly good pumpkins the same day. What's their dastardly plan for all that food? They're up to no good and must be stopped.






We should feed the trick-or-treaters - to hungry, real monsters! There's a critter-shaped hole to this plan: we don't actually have any real monsters. But all we need are your designs to put into my Monster Making Machine to release them into the suburbs! Trick-or-treaters - gobbled up for good!




How does this work? I'm glad you asked. The "Monster Maker 2000" is my old, modified microwave and this invention will create flesh-and-blood monsters from designs. A little energy combined with your designs will help bring our glorious abomination to life.





Create & Submit

As Professor Pudds of Monsterology, I'm very busy and need super tummy-rumbling monsters to keep kids off my doorstep this month. With my team of mega-brained scientists, we will examine your designs and reward three of the most effective monster designs. To get me and Wifey some sleep, break the laws of physics if you need to and save the candy for yourself this Halloween!


Go ahead - practice your evil laugh and create a monster! Your designs are open to artistic freedom and will be judged largely on your creative interpretation. Technical and artist skill is another factor, but remember we value the original concept too.
See the oversized "submit" button below? Yes, use that to send your designs to us - the group folder is open to all deviants.

Entries must be received by 11:59:59 PM on November 25, 2014 and be submitted to the 'fancyQUACKS' contest gallery folder.



Judges



Credits


Writer & Designer
puddlefisher

Programmer
UJz




If you are going to Bash on Lazari

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 24, 2014, 1:36 PM
At least let me help.

Playing the "she is a sally rip off" card is lame and overused.  

Both Kiki and I have talked about this, I will even go out of my way to call her a friend.  

I see it as every child oc is being a ripoff of sally to the untrained eye. I also see it as people being too lazy to investigate her character.  

If you have an issue with my characters feel free to tell me. I enjoy having talks to help you better understand my direction.  If it doesn't change your feelings good! Have those feelings you are entitled to them.


All I am saying is do more indepth research on my ocs before you call them unoriginal unorthodox or rippoffs and marysues.

Peace yo


P.s. getting laptop fixed this weekend

Collection: Haunted Houses

Fri Oct 24, 2014, 6:40 PM
The Haunted House by DAN-KA







Haunted Houses


Coming across a deserted house, whether hidden by the distance of a rolling countryside or by the shadows of adjoining city ghetto dwellings, is like stumbling across an unnoticed, unburied corpse. It is obviously dead now, but once it was full of lives. Coming across a haunted house is different. Deserted or still occupied, it is a place where lives, unsatisfied, have refused to move on into a full death. The houses reflect their tenants. They are living dead structures, refusing to return to dust.









                                       






                                        why we endure by chriseastmids     Pure Pain by organicvision

                                        Curves by ZephyraMilie
                                                                                    
                                        Rootage by freMDartet

                                        echoes of those gone before by BelcyrPiotr    Black Hole Sun 6 by vodj

                                        Untitled by jonniedee

                                        advertising by jurcic

                                        I am Sasha by ShellyBad    from nowhere to elsewhere II by Tom-Ripley

                                        3309 by TomWasilewski
                                                                               
                                        Everything is real by Buri65



              
                                     
jason voorhees friday the 13th wallpaper by suspension99







Movie Poster




About



It's October and the sacred 31 days of Halloween are upon us-time to get your gore on! The chill is in the air, the leaves are on the ground, and Halloween candy has been out since Labor Day. So while you’re waiting in the Starbucks line for an overpriced double pumpkin spice whatever, pass the time with this year’s scary movies reviews!







Friday The 13th (1980)



Review by RWSlavin



The producers say they were just trying to copy the success of 1978’s “Halloween,” with its simple (and built for low-budget) formula of “isolate high school kids and let a maniac chop them up.” Cultural anthropologists will point out that maniacs Myers, Voorhees & Krueger materialized as the American zeitgeist was shifting from the liberal “60s” to the conservative Reagan backlash years. These “slasher” films were exploitative excuses to celebrate alcohol, dope, partying and bare breasts, yet at the same time they were condemning of such activities as deserving summary death sentences carried out by one of the three instantly iconic angels of death. American capitalist genius: condemn sinful activities, but make the condemnation itself maximally profitable.


The movie itself is a rollercoaster ride through the woods of newly reopened Camp Crystal Lake, scene of the unsolved murders of two fornicating camp counselors many years before. One by one the new crew of fornicating, dope-smoking summer camp counselors is killed off by a maniac seen only in quick flashes. That’s basically the whole story. But the Jason story has become such a classic fable by now that I’m probably not being a “spoiler” to reveal that the only twist is the original killer from F13(#1) is Jason’s mother, who gets beheaded by the sole survivor. Jason’s “shock ending” appearance, popping out of the lake to attack the survivor in her rowboat, was an after-thought not in the script.  Make-up man Tom Savini had just seen “Carrie” with its last second shocker in the denouement and so “homage” was paid. Jason himself would show up as the unkillable romper-stomper who returned again and again throughout the ‘80s, went to Hell in ’93 and into outer space in 2001. “Built in America” – nothing runs like our profitable cinematic maniacs.