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700 Watchers Raffle

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 8:22 PM
Raffle time to celebrate 700 watchers!

To enter:
-Be watching me (new watchers welcome)
-Favorite this journal (you do not need to comment)
-That's it!

I will randomly choose 3 numbers using random.org.

The person who's number is chosen first will win:
-a full body, shaded drawing

Second person will win:
-A full body, no shading

Third person will win:
-A headshot, no shading

Winners will be chosen on Tuesday, the 7th.

Thanks everyone!

Skin by SimplySilent

LEGALIZE FREEDOM - 2015/9

Journal Entry: Sun Jul 5, 2015, 5:20 AM
The light at the end by HippieVan57
Solitude by Etimasia Meanwhile by KizukiTamura- Solitude by Etimasia 
is freedom still legal by davespertine Fly by Etimasia is freedom still legal by davespertine 
Haphephobia/ Chirophilia by Saturns-Child rome 104 by AlexGrifo  Haphephobia/ Chirophilia by Saturns-Child
Echo by zoundsister
19IIHNG. by Irennas
a skewer by davespertine Bern by dasTOK a skewer by davespertine 
== by neinoten love triangles by PsycheAnamnesis == by neinoten
Broken Synapse by Ragnar949 09 MARS 2014 - AN EIGHTH by JFBAYLE Broken Synapse by Ragnar949 
Poise and rationality by Andaelentari
Sabiduria a flor de piel (Wisdom on the skin) by Yourmung
Nevazul by AlexandrinaAna Dark Moments by SenhArt Nevazul by AlexandrinaAna
Cuore in me by martaraff 0160 by weltengang Cuore in me by martaraff 
Vertigo by jonniedee Humid by KizukiTamura Vertigo by jonniedee 
remember by Silpius
hissizlik by Silpius
baloooons by aerendial licence to print flowers by davespertine baloooons by aerendial 
remember last winter by augenweide Motion 4 by zoundsister remember last winter by augenweide 
Gentle Claws by vamosver Kawah Putih by Hengki24 Gentle Claws by vamosver 
Krake by feigenfrucht
The Binding Tides Of Life by Trippy4U
Singularity by tholang Zebra by da-phil Singularity by tholang 
Follow the Straight Line by DpressedSoul little lady by ColorfulGrape Follow the Straight Line by DpressedSoul
silhouette... by ansdesign Be missing by teodoratan silhouette... by ansdesign 
meeting point (diptych with KizukiTamura) by Tom-Ripley
Meissner 01 by HorstSchmier
Depicting The Inexplicable (Omaggio a C.M.Mariani) by SenhArt Patient No.150514 by JillAuville Depicting The Inexplicable (Omaggio a C.M.Mariani) by SenhArt
journey to infinity by MWeiss-Art Light Pants by djailledie journey to infinity by MWeiss-Art 
Self-Communication Breakdown IX by Epytafe Black moon by GrauenAndMWeissArt Self-Communication Breakdown IX by Epytafe 
Going  To The Metro by Canankk
Sightseeing by molecularlight
Multitude by azieser Equilibrium by penguintuxado Multitude by azieser 
Corridor. by heatherorchard Shanghai - Light from China by xMEGALOPOLISx Corridor. by heatherorchard 
Image by dasTOK I Still Believe in Miracles by tholang Image by dasTOK
If Only It Were So Simple by analillithbar
Taking flight by meszarts
Forget Me Not II by dalay-lamma I Watched Them Hang by LeaHenning Forget Me Not II by dalay-lamma
Punch by Poromaa a way up by Annanoke Punch by Poromaa
Cimetiere du Nord, Montmartre. by tunguska-rdm Omerta. by Noir-Division Cimetiere du Nord, Montmartre. by tunguska-rdm
pieces of my art vol5 by ekaragiorgi
breathing by chriseastmids
aka Harry Powers by Grimjest SheFace by Grimjest aka Harry Powers by Grimjest
Dorian Gray lineart by Botan Last Sigh Against The Storm by lien Dorian Gray lineart by Botan 
Postulare by VoiderMann Lupinus Charm by vamosver Postulare by VoiderMann 
Exempt by Metal-Bender
The passing time by meszarts
Back to the beginning of the end... by Coigach Levels by Aarrd Back to the beginning of the end... by Coigach 
Let's meet someday in the other planet by NikiAndo People to go away by staroh Let's meet someday in the other planet by NikiAndo
Almost There by Aarrd Horror Library: The Best of 1-5 book cover by Parker-Weston Almost There by Aarrd 
[] (VIII) by mehrmeer
A Bridge For Tears by Trippy4U
Perfect day for walk by LidiaRossana Forget Your Problems by CristianoTeofili Perfect day for walk by LidiaRossana 
AURORA 4 by metamage The Scholar by metamage AURORA 4 by metamage
Behind you by Grimjest Pieces by penguintuxado Behind you by Grimjest 
The Only Moment We Were Alone by Metal-Bender
darkness consumes light by Andaelentari
Dreaming Of You by metamage ID 2013 by Callme-Ismael Dreaming Of You by metamage 
Untitled by lwc71 Saturday, June 20 by benjoin Untitled by lwc71
Hope and Fear by Inextremiss Untitled by artbytemper Hope and Fear by Inextremiss 
[] (VI) by mehrmeer
sunrise? by BobRock99
Passage-34 by Sblourg gRaViTaTiOnZ iN 3 dIrEkTiOnZ by nenmayk Passage-34 by Sblourg 
Thursday, June 11 by AlexandrinaAna FATHER AND SON... by BobRock99 Thursday, June 11 by AlexandrinaAna
Surreal Gardens, Fruits from Beyond w/Offermoord by MadGardens Strassenlampe by Ann-Wvyn Surreal Gardens, Fruits from Beyond w/Offermoord by MadGardens 
The Whale by JamesSkeltonSmith
Usine by mimomon more often than not by davespertine Usine by mimomon
alien cities by AlicjaRodzik Echo by zoundsister alien cities by AlicjaRodzik
sunfire by augenweide Lineart Girl BW by IsabelleMaria sunfire by augenweide 
She wants to be your love by SenhArt
ark by davespertine Positive and Negative III by iram ark by davespertine 
Crossrefractions by FabioKeiner  Shadow and light. by LaFleurdeLys Crossrefractions by FabioKeiner 
dead end iii by ohlin84 Anybody...anyone who haven't broken my heart yet? by BlindEyeTwist dead end iii by ohlin84 
Claire by madbaumer37
Save Me by LashelleValentine
bury her deep by Inextremiss Faith by tsukiko-kiyomidzu bury her deep by Inextremiss 
Glow by DpressedSoul Per un'amica by SenhArt Glow by DpressedSoul
sky of steel by Tom-Ripley rEvolution by dermamred sky of steel by Tom-Ripley 
Untitled by yup12
Leukophobia by OnurKorpeoglu
**** by esmahanozkan caught between ahead and behind by davespertine **** by esmahanozkan
Reach by djailledie rainroom by ohlin84 Reach by djailledie 
AB2015-182 ... Dark by Xantipa2 exhibit by davespertine AB2015-182 ... Dark by Xantipa2 
Black-n-White Dream_11 by caddman
Untitled by yup12
Mademoiselle E. by atelier-de-figueline attendre son heure by baspunk Mademoiselle E. by atelier-de-figueline 
wikileak by davespertine surface by ohlin84 wikileak by davespertine
Ephesus Menorah by lostknightkg Men and Figure by aerendial Ephesus Menorah by lostknightkg 
The Great Grey Owl and the Angry Crows by hummbuzz
Prickly Beauties by vamosver rome 104 by AlexGrifo Prickly Beauties by vamosver
Free like a Bird by Einsilbig Insekten / Insects by falconer137 Free like a Bird by Einsilbig
Lineart Girl BW by IsabelleMaria Shadow bird by vanillapearl Lineart Girl BW by IsabelleMaria 
[] (I) by mehrmeer
Image by dasTOK help me disappear by ohlin84 Image by dasTOK
 Dead city by leoatelier Dieweg V by Herculanum Dead city by leoatelier 
fonte da serra _id by ruiManuelR a branch in the perfect sky by davespertine fonte da serra _id by ruiManuelR 
CO Hain by feigenfrucht
WATERrock1 by mando-damon
compo0 by Ialo-wa Image by jfdupuis compo0 by Ialo-wa 
Motion by zoundsister Moon walk by LidiaRossana Motion by zoundsister
Particularly irritated by amiejo le chat avec les oiseaux by baspunk Particularly irritated by amiejo
I fiumi by dermamred
[] (II) by mehrmeer
...of my soul by Mheely Cowtastrophe in Brown Meadow by tholang ...of my soul by Mheely
Untitled by mldzz MAN -02 by atelier-de-figueline Untitled by mldzz
   shadows of love by EtoileSU self 4 ::: by aopan shadows of love by EtoileSU 
Afternoon Workflow by shanperas

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Chats and Forums Newsletter v.2

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 9:19 PM

Chatrooms


#dAmnhub
#devart
#welcome
#communityrelations
#seniors

Monthly Newsletter


This is an unofficial chats and forums newsletter, done through dAmnHub. It will be posted at the beginning of each month!


What are Chats and Forums?


The chats and forums (chat, forum) are places where you can interact with other DeviantArt members. The forums are divided into 9 different categories, and feature 25 (28 if you're a premium member and senior) different forums with different purposes in which you can post threads and comment on other peoples' threads. The chatrooms are limitless, in that hundreds of chatrooms exist in which you can join! However, DeviantArt has its official and CR run chatrooms where you might want to venture first! All in all, the chats and forums are a great way to meet new people, get your artwork seen, blow off some steam, joke around with people, and just have some fun!

Official Community Relations Chats:




Are you new to DeviantArt?


If you're new to DeviantArt you might want to check out the welcome chatroom to ask any questions you might have, and chat with other new members! Also check out the group DAWelcomeWagon for all the info you'll want to learn as a newbie on the site! :la: Furthermore, the Welcome Center forum is there for you to introduce yourself and chat with other members! You can also find a great thread there, introducing you to DeviantArt: Welcome to DeviantArt.

:star: Until then, check out some of these new fella's that have introduced themselves in the forums, and go say hi!

  • SeventhTail is a new traditional artist here on DA that would love to hear where you get your inspiration from, where you art trade, and just chat about anything in general! Go start up a conversation here!
  • xAngelAshex is in love with her fandoms, comic books, superheroes, animals, music, video games, books, England, anime, and more. She's hoping to improve her drawing skills here. Go have a chat with her: Not really new but saying Hello :)
  • SnowBlossom23 is new here, and plans on staying on DA for a long time! Go say hello, talk about your passion for art, and make a new friend!
  • Lucifina-Clear admits to being a wee bit awkward, so how about you help introduce her to DA with your own awkwardness? Go say hello!
  • Aer0Hail just came back from a 4 year art block! Go celebrate coming back to art, or rant about art blocks, while welcoming her!
  • GerYah loves reading and writing especially adventure books both fiction and non-fiction. Are you similar? Go share some of your common interests!

Did you know..?


...that you can tab people in dAmn? It's a great method for people to know you're talking to them specifically! It will highlight your text for them, and make it impossible for them not to notice your message. You can do this by typing the first one to three letters (depending on the username, and how many others users with the same first few letters are in the room) of their username and then hitting the "tab" button on your keyboard. Go test it out!


Chats & Forums 101:


Here are a few tips for you to follow if you're unfamiliar with the territory of DA's chats and forums. Some of these are rules, others just advice, we will specify in both cases.

  • When you're in devart, try to engage people in discussion, don't just talk about yourself, and don't get upset when nobody is talking to you. Chatrooms are full of all sorts of people, you're bound to start a conversation with someone as long as you present yourself properly, and don't act immaturely.
  • If you need help with DeviantArt, either contact the Help Desk or go into the Help chatroom. Don't go into devart asking people to help you with your DA troubles, as you will not receive it 90% of the time, and CVs will likely ask you to join Help or contact HD at help.
  • Don't treat the forum like your personal diary. The forums aren't a place to just recount what you did today, expecting people to have something to say about it. The forums are a place for discussion, so whatever you say, should promote discussion somehow. Otherwise, your thread will be locked.
  • Don't attempt to troll thinking that it will gain you attention. Ultimately, most people will ignore you, and you'll become a pariah. Just be yourself, don't put on any pretenses or try to act a certain way to get people to notice you.
  • When posting in the Projects, Job Offers, or Job Services forum, DON'T BUMP YOUR THREADS. It's against the forum rules, and it's generally annoying to everyone else trying to get noticed there.

Quotes of the month:


These out of context quotes will make you raise an eyebrow or two, and imagine all sorts of disturbing and hilarious explanations.

"I'll order a  Big Mac, large fry and coke. Make that to go, going to eat my meal while mobile scooting through Walmart." - LadyRans 

"You need to work the pole boo~" - ToucheElfeAphrodite 

[felisconcolori] wait. when the fuck did tiganusi get a heart icon?
[Mrs-Durden] felisconcolori: Today
[Mrs-Durden] felisconcolori: We're doomed

"Steal childrens candy. It's teaching them a valuable life lesson." - ARTificialphanTOM 

[mustlovelaura] My wifi is cunty.
[entreprenegro] Kriegaz: thats just my dick
[MorphineQueen] i have pink eye

"Does homework count as shit? Because I used to flush it down at the end of the year or burn it." - Ofnir-1 
[Moonbeam13] so rude to dry hump my leg and run.
[Moonbeam13] I mean at least cuddle after.
"People underestimate how troublesome it can be having a massive schlong. Nod" - pulbern 
[deviant-garde] Good god she has the tits of a renaissance wench.
"I'm in ur post! Shakin mah fish!I BLAME FAIRY FARTS!!" - wild-Dragon-Jet 
[Kenny-Winker] I feel like I am an extra in a Jet Li movie.
"For the last time, that's not a girlfriend, it's just a crudely drawn pair of tits that you inked onto an issue of Highlights that you stole from your child psychologist's waiting room." - sbkMulletMan 
[palaeochannel6] 98% of heat is lost through the balls. i read that on the internet
"I have teeth on my vagina." - manic-cure 

Forumer of the month:


While each month a forumer is featured/nominated in the monthly Forum Features done by the Community Relations team, we want to feature some badass member of the forums here, just for the hell of it! This month, we'd like to feature EdisonCoco who in just 3 months on DeviantArt already has +6,000 forum posts! Clearly, EdisonCoco has a lot to say. He has been a fun addition to the forums with his entertaining and creative threads, and his overall presence throughout various forums. Here are some highlights of his recent posts:

Chatter of the month:


:iconriivka:

"Rebecka is a hyper and crazy young woman who will happily fight with you or talk in great length about the things she cares about. She also may just make you laugh as she makes shit up so she cannot be trusted." - morbidman187

You'll find Rebecka in devart on a regular basis, rambling about hockey, math, science, astronomy, food, dogs or sex. Hopefully not the last two combined. It won't be difficult for you to strike up a conversation with her if you're interested in any of those things. So if you come across her in chats, just ramble on about one of those things, and you might just make an interesting friend.

Community Relations forum challenges:


:star: Each week on Monday you will find a new Challenge Fun posted in the Deviants forum. Each challenge is different, and focuses on challenging your creativity in a fun way! You have 7 days to come up with a single entry for each challenge! The winner of each challenge receives a 3 month premium membership or the equivalent 636 :points:! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what these challenges are like (these are all old and thus closed):

Challenge Fun #59 - Win a 3month PM or Points!
This week your challenge is: To write a poem about grief OR hope OR childhood.

Challenge Fun #54 Win a 3 month PM or Points!
This weeks challenge is to write a 6 word story. Rules: Bullet; Red The story must be 6 words.
To win all you have to do is write the best story and follow that one rule.

Challenge Fun #57 - Win a 3month PM or Points!
This week's challenge is: Come up with a political slogan for your hypothetical Presidential campaign. (i.e Obama's would be "Yes we can") The funniest or most clever or most messed up, or most inspiring, or most truthful will win!

So now you might ask, "which one is going on right now so I can go participate?! :eager:" well here you go:


:star: Every two weeks on a Friday you will find a new Muro Challenge Fun posted in the DrawPLZ forum. Each challenge is different, and challenges your creativity by giving you a prompt on something to draw by using DeviantArt's Muro. You have two weeks to put together a drawing on Muro that fits the challenge! The winner of each challenge receives a 3 month premium membership or the equivalent 636 :points:! Here are a few examples to give you an idea of what these challenges are like (these are all old and thus closed):

Muro Challenge Fun #75 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
Your challenge is to use Muro and draw a frog proposing to a dog.

Muro Challenge Fun #77 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
The challenge today is for you to draw a hipster penguin. Please note, you can only submit one entry and you must use Muro for your entry.

Muro Challenge Fun #78 - Win a 3 Month PM or Points!
For this challenge, please use Muro and draw a Unicorn.

So now you might ask, "which one is going on right now so I can go participate?! :eager:" well here you go:


:star: A new monthly art challenge has begun in the Deviation ThumbShare forum! Find out more about it here: Monthly Art Contest - Win a 3 month PM or Points!

Chatroom pimp:


Each month we wanna pimp out a few chatrooms that we feel might pique some of your interests! We'll try to provide a brief description of the chatroom when possible!

  • ShareZone - The place to go in order to share your artwork in chats! You can get critiques on your art by other members, as well as provide critiques, and find new art and artists to watch! Run by zio-san, it's an overall fun room that is always lively and engaging!
  • Fun4Fun - A chatroom that's all about having fun! It is place for deviants to hang out in, be themselves, and make new friends. A place that welcomes deviants to post art, chat, roleplay, and just have fun in general! Run by InvaderMar, you can learn more about the group by joining and reading up on their rules, or by visiting their group Fun4Fun.
  • iPhotograph - Run by AshleyxBrooke, this is a photographers hangout on DeviantArt where you can discuss photography and other stuff. They are planning a few games/events for the future like weekly critiques, PhotoFriday, etc.  The room offers a very friendly and welcoming environment!
  • PhotoHunt - Run by AshleyxBrooke, this is a fun photography game for photographers stuck in a rut and need inspiration. The task is you will be given a word and you have 20 minutes to go shoot it and post it in the #PhotoHunt chat. Best photo wins! They host games every Saturday!
  • GayBiWorlds - A wonderful place for all open minded straight & LGBTIQQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer, Questioning, Asexual) people to have a place to hang out, chat and feel safe that is run by Romaji.
  • OCMeetsOC - A place where people can roleplay with their own characters. Come on in, 'tis the season and all that.
  • BotDom - Run by Azildin, it's a room for chat (dAmn) bots, their developers, users and groupies. Wish to obtain a chat (dAmn) bot? This is the place. This is recommended when you create your own chatroom and find yourself needing a bot, for example.
  • BeliefTalks - Run by   Koi-OWNS-all, if you like talking about religion, philosophy, and other "belief" based things consider joining this chatroom. More info about them can be found through their group BeliefTalks
  • FreeWriters - A room for writers and readers to talk about writing and almost anything else that is run by Demonicsoul87
  • RPAffinity - Step in take your shoes off, make yourself at home. Welcome to this safe, carefree and fun RP request room that is run by MiyuDimon
  • Kelacao is run by Neiot and is a chatroom-based roleplaying game for deviants with original characters just itching for a chance to interact with other original characters. It is a complex world rich with lore in a wide variety of themes from supernatural to medieval to futuristic. Everybody is welcome to register as long as they work within the rules. Every member may submit up to three characters, and should post at a minimum of three sentences in paragraph format while they are roleplaying. Join the group as well! Kelacao 

*If the person that runs the group was wrongly named, please let us know so we can correct it!

Grins and gripes:


The Complaints and Praise forums are pretty much complete opposites of each other. Here's a highlight of recent grins and gripes you'll find in each respective forum.

  • Do people ever invade your personal space and really piss you off in the process? Go rant about it with Sapphire-Stitch in her recent thread: Personal Space!!


:star: June's Best of Complaints: The Best of Complaints

Artwork of the month:


The artwork featured under this section has been collected from threads within the Deviation ThumbShare and Premium Thumbshare forums. Visit them to find more amazing art!


Your answer by FierceBabydoll  C: Katie by SilverChaim Claire - OC Reference by Ninelyn Kuroshitsuji: Undertaker by K-Koji 
A Thousand Nights by JulijanaM 08.08.2013 -- Day 04 by lu--24 The Lake Ghost by TEAofeyes  Down the Rabbit Hole by NatFarrell
Pixel Agapit by Poropuff Owly by CoyoDesign Sweet Darkness by InkyShade Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Plaguey
Curlytop(Finally Finished!) by Lollypopsnbows G: Meru by Merukamu Eye Damage by NourShalabi Teen Titans - Robin And Starfire - Learning To Fly by kysketch 
Tasting the Clouds (Original for Sale) by Meep-and-Mushrat Another Elf Lady by LonelyFullMoon The Witch of Roses by iKiska My Head is Swimming by Thecreakyattic
Awakening by Wazzouf by Wazzouf it's ketchup i swear by waywardgal Lake Tower by Miguel-Santos   

Forum Features:


Each month an active member of the forums is selected by the Community Relations team or nominated by their peers to be featured in a mass journal posted at the end of the month. This feature includes: CV picks of the members' artwork with a few words about it, and quotes and mini-interview questions from their fellow forumers, about them. The feature also includes the artwork that has been collected throughout the month in the 'Forum Features' themed sticky thread that you can find in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. The theme changes every month, as does the nominated forumer! To participate, you can find the new monthly Forum Feature thread to share your related art, and/or you can nominate a forumer to be featured, in addition to messaging Mrs-Durden about providing quotes or answering questions about the featured forumer. Here are the two previous issues of this newly revamped feature for you to enjoy:

Forum Features #55 - April: Fruit!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
Forum Features #56: Colors!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
Forum Features #57: Hope!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea


:star: Go share your adventure related art for next month's forum features: Forum Features: Adventure!

Commissions highlight:


It's time to spend some points, all the points! Check out these commissions, trades, and other fun projects!

  • Zongorn is doing free requests! Preferably female humans in black and white, but she's open to try other things as well!

Help a Fellow Deviant:


The Help with Life forum is filled with threads from deviants who need help, whether it be with depression, or with other life issues such as choosing a school to attend, figuring out what to do with a bad family situation, etc. As a community, it's important that we support each other as much as possible. Please try to take a moment and see if you might have some helpful advice for some of these deviants. Above all, please be respectful, understanding, and kind.

  • Luna-Bell07 is dealing with a mentally abusive mother and could really use some advice on how to deal with this difficult situation, especially since she isn't necessarily monetarily able to just pack up and leave. Help her out here with any suggestions.

Forum of the month:


Each month we want to highlight a specific forum to help the community understand what its purpose is, and what can be found within it! This month's featured forum is the Politics forum!

The Politics Forum is the place to go for serious political discussion. It's a place to discuss current events, policy, international relations, anything that has to do with practical implications and applications of governance. Here are a few highlights of its recent popular threads:


Chatroom of the month:


Each month we also want to highlight a specific chatroom in depth by providing you with more than just a description of it, but also some important and fun information. This month's featured chatroom is:

Artgermination

Artgermination is both a chatroom and a group for deviants interested in all things Digital Art! Find out more about them here Artgermination and join the chat any time to find like-minded people to chat about art with!

Monthly Art Critique threads:


The forums are a great place to ask for critiques on your artwork. Please carefully read the rules so that you know where to ask for critiques! We recommend you visit these links to ask fellow members for critiques on your art:


Recap of recent chat/forum events:


Monthly happenings:

  Deviation ThumbShare: Monthly Art Contest Winner!This past month the Community Relations team hosted a Monthly Art Contest in the Deviation ThumbShare forum. Deviants had 28 days to submit artwork related to the designated team, and a winner would be selected from the pool of submissions, to receive a 3 month Premium Membership or the equivalent 636 :points:.
The theme for June was peacefulness.
The winner is javman with:

The three runner-ups are:
Kstar2105 with:

Artifedex with:

George-B-Art with:

Other submissions:

Forum Features #57: Hope!Once again, the Community Relations team is here to feature the artworks of DeviantArt's beloved forumers! AND feature a member of the forum community!La la la la
Once a month, we select one active member from the forums and we feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art. We are now taking quotes and doing mini-interviews with the community about each month's selected forumer, in order to further bring the community together!
As we're kind (and awesome), we also decided to give an opportunity for everybody to get featured! Every month, we create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a particular theme. This thread is made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs of your artwork that match the theme and, at the end of the month, we select our favorite thumbs from that thread and fea
  The Best of ComplaintsThroughout the month of June, members were given the chance to vote for their favorite threads from the Complaints forum. Here are the results of some of the very questionable threads that received the most votes!
#1 most voted complaints thread:
Forum Regulars - Troubles in Paradise
Hello everyone, and especially the Forum Regulars among us.
I’d like to talk about the problems with most Forum Regulars nowadays.
Why are you such a bunch of hypocrites?
Bullet; Green Low post counts, you tear them a new one.
Bullet; Green Medium post counts and they’re suddenly cool
Bullet; Green High post count and you practically worship them.
NO regulars, just no No, I disagree!. You shame the name of Forum Regular.
And you shame the good name of Complaints


Weekly Happenings:

Challenge Fun #59 - Winner!This past week we hosted our fifty-ninth weekly Challenge Fun in the Deviants Forum for the chance to win a 3 Month Premium Membership or the equivalent in Points!
The challenge was to write a poem about grief OR hope OR childhood.The winner is: GlassLotuses with:
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"A Nameless Kitten"
You were not born, but found,
Fuzzy body curled upon the ground,
No mother to love nor give you care,
I came to your soft sound.
Such innocence is rare,
A cardboard box in the corner there,
Comforted by grandpa’s clock’s heartbeat,
For your small life, a prayer.
I plead, little one, eat,
For you, living was too grand a feat,
Into silence, your sullen cries fell,
Your life was bittersweet.
In my eyes, the tears well,
Your short tale, too sorrowful to tell,
A tree’s roots and a shoebox cradle you,
What a pow
Muro Challenge Fun #76 - Winner!We hosted our 76th Muro Challenge Fun in the DrawPLZ Forum over the past two weeks for the chance to win a 3 Month Premium Membership or the equivalent in :points:!
The challenge for deviants was to draw a cake.
Congratulations zenzmurfy !

With this cake
Honorable Mentions:
:iconbrokenaisling: :iconaquasparkles: :iconscarsfrommypastlife: :iconkenny-winker: :iconastralseed: :iconnscorpio13: :icontheartlone: :iconinsubordinatesalad: :icontaranee4545: :iconbubbledriver: :iconducktrot: :iconvt2000: :iconii-edison-ii:
Thank you all for participating!
Challenge Fun #60 Winner!We hosted the 60th weekly Challenge Fun the Deviants Forum this past week for the chance to win a 3 Month Premium Membership or the equivalent in Points!
The challenge was to write a 6 word story.
Congratulations Pilulu!

Art supplies for sale; Never used.
Honorable Mentions:
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Chats and Forums Week at projecteducate:

We hosted a chats and forums week at projecteducate, here's a recap of what happened:

Interview with Chat regulars by Astralseed
Using the forums to your benefit by diphylla
Top ten "no no's" of chats and forums by Mrs-Durden
The Forums: An interview by Mrs-Durden


Discussion questions:


  • Do you use chats and forums? If yes, how much, and why? If no, why not?
  • Would you like to see more activities and events going on in the chats and forums?
  • Has this newsletter helped you understand the chats and forums better, and find some cool stuff to look into?




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Journal Entry: Sat Jul 4, 2015, 3:00 PM


Ive had two friends leave in the past couple days because 
Yet again
Their name tag says "hi my name is--- and im a white knight"
Fucking stop
Its utterly disgusting and immature 
You may think you're doing some sort of justice but you're not.

Suddenly a popular artist makes a character lets say its a black sheep with white hooves 

Because that popular artist made that one black sheep
Everyone who's made one before that obviously doesnt exist lmao
But someone makes a black sheep character after the popular artist did and suddenly they're copying them. Please fucking stop
No ones an original fucking snowflake 
Everything has been done before millions of times
Your version of something isnt the only version
So just because you watch someone and see them as an idol
Doesnt mean you get to go around barking at people bc ur precious bby god like person
Made a red tiger w ow
Wit h stripe s
Super w ow
A nd its so original bc no one else has EVER
in the history of DA
Made a TIGER character
Wowow
N w that they made a replica of a tigr 
No one else cn ever make one bc they're copying!!!!!!!!!!!

I hope you guys know all tigers have stripes right lmao
And all tiger characters also have stripes.
So i dont care if you make your tiger every color of the rainbow 
It
Had
All
Been
Done
Before.
No one is copyong anything 
Its a fucking tiger
Please take the holy stick out of your ass you seem to think you have bc you have more than 3,000
Watchers and get on with your life.
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Its amazing how popular people can get away with anything.
Lmao im sorry and i mean no harm but
Popular people can take a cat
And take the nose off the cat
Turn it into a species 
And wont get any shit about it
Ive done the same shit but i realized it and fucking sold it off the second i could
Im not original lmao
Far from it
And im.not saying im an exception 

Ive seen popular people take a dog and add a scarf and get no shit for it
Ive seen popular people make literal copies of disney characters and turn them into auctions
Make hundreds on it
And get away with it

And im really sorry but
For example:
Mario cinnadog????
Cheshire cat sushi dog??
Slenderman cinna?
They're wonderful designs they are
But if some kid with 10 watchers gets told to die and leaves da for making an adopt that looks like rainbow dash because they need money for something like idk
Fucking food

And you dont get called out on that shit do you fucking see whats wrong here?
Please fucking stop.

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Happy fourth!

Sat Jul 4, 2015, 5:17 PM
Happy fourth of July everyone! Even if you don't celebrate it, you can still join the party! :aww:  My way of celebrating of course it through a feature! :la: Enjoy some awesome art~ 

Request - Porsheee by ArasteiaIgnition II by AlejandroCastillo  retired 2 by awjay Reflection by Luuney You're Something Special by Rosiesunny Happy Birthday Lucila by BlueIvyViolet baby Green Lynx eating by duggiehoo .: I Know that It's Mine :. (Gift) by SweetElectricity Derp by Niracchi  DaylightThere was a time
Not long ago
When I would embrace the rays
Of daylight
As an old Friend
I would sweep through
Forests of green and
Fields of wondrous color
And stare into the vast
Blueness of the sky
And many whites of the clouds
It holds
Then came the night
And the work that must be done
In it
The nights I used to
Rest my mind in
And let my body mend
Its wounds
The nights that now
Make me beg for even a
Simple sigh of relief
While dreaming of
The daylight that now
Pains my eyes
 Miss You by RezzanATAKOL Reflection by TropicalCreations Peek-a-boo by sylverface Slenderkiba by Pyro-Paws Hannah and Snorlax by NovaHeroi Ddraig Goch by Seolfora IMG 2038 by MDDahl wolf whistle by Rickyvt31 Rain Down, Rain Down on Me by Rosiesunny Astrea Adhara - Universe Pony by weepingxangel Finally by LovieLovetree Soundmachine... by ansdesign Divide by MERYFIELD Laser Swirl by Belgerathone The American dream* by Nikonfinest O-Negative by Luuney  UntitledLocked inside.
Unsatisfiable hunger
for what you cannot have.
Trapped in metal wires
unable to speak, to call out.
Longing to be saved from pain.
Free me.
Can't take much more.
Fighting through it.
Hold on.
It'll all be over soon.
But not soon enough.
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Chapter 1


Graceona Cross was born into royalty, a child who had over the years learned that life was not kind, the reality was something that if she had a chance at running away she would willingly do just that. Her father the ruler of her homeland was the most feared Fiend in her race, her mother, though she served no purpose to the lands, her father found her useful as being a mere peon, just a pest, but it was her mother that talked her husband into the days that when Graceona would become ruler she had to be ready, ‘Give the girl some back bone.’ As she had expressed so many times.  Graceona could tell her father hated the idea of a woman being a ruler of this realm, much less anything else, but
 who does he think he is? by Grimjest And I Love The Way You Hurt Me by MythicLies Asami by BFTU 872 by Gelu59 YCH: Bouncy Larry Icon by XiaoDarkCloud