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spread the word quickly!!!

Journal Entry: Mon May 25, 2015, 2:45 PM


Temporarily interrupting the watcher feature to spread this message:

This website, fastimg.net/wallpaper-search, has somehow made almost all deviations available for download as a wallpaper, even if they are set as non-downloadable. THIS INCLUDES YOUR DEVIATIONS! 

It's an automated script set to search for images online, and make them easily downloadable for people. Technically they are not doing anything illegal: The size available is the size made available by you in the preview (so the size that people can download by right-click, even if you put the deviation as non-downloadable). The DA watermark is not even removed. 

However, they only state your name if you used that name in the search in the first place, and they don't provide a link. Moreover, since this is an automated scrips, they show all deviations, no matter their rules. This includes material where it's clearly stated that it should not be used outside of DA.

Use this information as you will. I have chosen to report, and will also send a message to the DA staff, to see if they can do something about it. Personally, I feel that this is not right.

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oh would ya look at that, they fuckin' used my artwork -n-
I'm gonna kill those bastards!!!!!!! >n<
They even put drawkill senpai's work on there D:<


too help get rid of this sign this: www.change.org/p/fastimg-net-t…


  • Listening to: Beholder by Project Pitchfork
  • Reading: creepypasta
  • Watching: ...
  • Playing: ...
  • Eating: yogurt
  • Drinking: air xD
Hi guys~to show my gratitude to my kind supporters here on dA and twitter, I decided to host a Custom Lovepuff raffle! I'm going to make this event as simple as I can. This is my first time doing anything like this so I'm really excited!

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Custom Lovepuff Raffle! by Pikiru

  • How to enter/Rules! PLEASE READ CAREFULLY:

Since this raffle is STRICTLY for my supporters, you must be watching me on dA+following my twitter (if you don't have a twitter, that is fine but I will be checking)




Pixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chu

  • First, create a journal entry titled "Pikiru Custom Lovepuff Raffle". Then in the description you must: 

  1. Add my icon :iconpikiru::iconpikiru::iconpikiru:
  2. Link/attach this journal 
  3. Fill this form out:

Lovepuff Form:
My Lovepuff's gender will be:
My Lovepuff's color palette: (max 5 colors)
Additional Comments:

(This Lovepuff form goes in YOUR journal, please don't comment your form in my journal) 



Pixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chu


  • After posting your journal:

  1. You must favorite this journal. I will be using random.org/ so please do not forget to favorite this journal for your entry number!
  2. Comment below with your twitter url and your Lovepuff journal. I will be checking if you are following me.
  3. On twitter, RETWEET this tweet: twitter.com/Pikiruru/status/60…
  4. That's it! If you miss any steps, your entry will not count, sorry! Please double check!
(if you don't have twitter, you can ignore the twitter steps but please include in your comment that you don't have a twitter!)



Pixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chu


  • What you will win!


One winner will receive a custom Lovepuff! Lovepuffs are a closed species owned and created by me. More info on them here: Lovepuff (CLOSED Species) Info


 Lovepuff 3 [CLOSED] by PikiruLovepuff 2 [SET PRICE,CLOSED] by PikiruLovepuff extra by PikiruLovepuff Auction [CLOSED] by Pikiru


You will be able to freely choose your Lovepuff's gender and color palette.





Pixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chuPixel Pink Divider by Momoko-chu

  • ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  1. This raffle will end at June 20th 8pm (SOUTH KOREA TIME)
  2. I will stream or record myself picking the winner!
  3. Winner must reply within 48 hours or I will choose another winner!
  4. If I see that you just favorited this to get an entry number without doing the rest, I will block you.


Hope that wasn't too confusing! Feel free to ask any questions! Thank you to everyone who joins and thank you for the continuous support you all have given me! Good luck! ^^
+ Lovepuff looking for a home currently: Lovepuff 4 [OPEN] by PikiruLovepuff 4 [OPEN] by PikiruLovepuff 4 [OPEN] by Pikiru



  • Playing: LEAGUE OF LEGENDS
I WOKE UP THIS MORNING TO SEE THIS

wHY by Koili

THERE'S SJUST SO MUCH BEAUTIFUL ART AND THEN YOU LOOK DOWN AND ITS JUST A FUCKIGN PICTURE OF FLUMPTY I SPENT 5 MINUTES ON

WHY

OUT OF ALL MY ART WHY THIS
A lot of people look at the successful species (you know, ones going for hundreds of dollars) wanting to know what makes them so successful. A Lot of people get caught up on the appearances, thinking that the way the species looks is what made it successful, but that's not what people should be observing. 

Every single one of the species that are selling for so much have a few things all in common with each other
1. The species owner actually enjoys their own species. They didn't make it for the sole purpose of selling to other people, they genuinely enjoy developing their species/worldbuilding. This is a really really important factor when it comes to the success of a species!! It's just like any other work, if you're doing something that you don't like, it's gonna be a lot harder, but if you're doing something that you like anyways, then you're going to keep doing it, and you're gonna get better and better at it. This same principle applies to art in general, people who become successful in the art business got to that point because they actually ENJOY doing it. 
2. The creator of the species already has a decent amount of exposure. Popular artists are going to have more popular species, it just comes hand in hand since a popular person has more people that will see their work?? The same goes for more experienced/skilled artists. The more experienced/skilled an artist you are, the easier it will attract customers. 
3. Time. 90% of the species that are selling for upwards to $1000 have been in circulation for a few months OR MORE and I can guarantee that they haven't always sold for that amount. 

Lets use an example: Mantibabs
A LOT of people take features that mantibabs have to use on their species. They imitate the fluff-filled pointed ears, the pads on the elbows and ankles, the cheeks, the zigzag mouths, some people copy his ENTIRE STYLE. They try very!! hard!! to get species out there based on what they think works in the market. (I can't believe I gotta say this but I obviously DON'T mean that everyone who uses these features are trying to copy mantibabs, please don't take what I'm saying here as that)
The thing is though?? All of the things I listed in the numbered list are what made Jawn's mantibabs as popular as they are. He genuinely, without any doubt, LOVES his mantibabs, he's put so much development into the species like, it's hard to give examples since his gallery has been cleaned but the mantibabs have come SO FAR from where they first started! He kept adding to them because he ENJOYED working with them, he was EXCITED to keep working on them so he put A LOT into them. He also had a fairly large fanbase when he first started making mantibabs, and you know what's nuts?? In the beginning, they only sold for $15-$50! For a long time, ABs in auctions were $50, I bought one of my babs for $26 in an AUCTION which any of you who watches his recent auctions and sees how high the bids go can understand how amazing that is. With time, love, work, and patience, a species that sells for a very small amount can make it big.

SO don't give up!! I know it's easy to look at the successful species and get discouraged, but you have to get in your head that they WORKED for what they have, even if you weren't there to witness their rise to fame. If you want to get to that point, WORK FOR IT!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!! and maybe don't shit on people who do make good money on their species. Just because you don't want to bother working towards success, doesn't mean that they no longer deserve theirs. 

RAFFLE TIME

Journal Entry: Mon May 25, 2015, 8:11 AM
  • Mood: Longing


yes yes my first raffle.

Deadline: 15.06.2015

Rules:
Bullet - pearl (blue) by Hyasinthos Be a watcher.
Bullet - pearl (blue) by Hyasinthos Favorite this journal.
Bullet - pearl (blue) by Hyasinthos Link to a journal or poll of this raffle, in the comments  and a number (1-1000). xD
Thank u.

3 of u can win a:
1. full body with bg
2. halfbody with bg
3. headshot with bg

Examples:
Fb with bg:

Crystal by SpiritOfWaterWater by SpiritOfWaterFire by SpiritOfWater

half fb with bg:
Lets do it together by SpiritOfWater 06052015 by SpiritOfWater
head with bg: 

09042015 by SpiritOfWater

GOOD LUCK! :heart:

WINNER:

1.-
2.-
3.-

fastimg.net/wallpaper-search = Image searching -- You're doing it wrong. 

That place ^ is apparently allowing images to be taken and downloaded (even images within sta.sh and ones that are not actually downloadable on dA). 

My theory is this is a ridiculously badly coded search site which hotlinks to dA through Google or something (hence how it knows every username and is able to bring up images with that username). 
So technically it's not stealing anything, but it is allowing content to be downloaded even if that feature is disabled on your own artwork's page. 
That's not cool. 

That being said, I'm aware of it and yeah I know my work is up there (willing to be everyone on dA has artwork up there since it's searchable). 

If anything, there's a petition out to shut down the site (as it is violating rules here; going past dA's rules by making things downloadable even if they're not). 

You can sign it here if you're so inclined -- www.change.org/p/fastimg-net-t…

The next best thing you can do is click their little 'report content' button on the page after you find your work on there (pretty sure it only knows you because it links to dA and siphons pages upon search so there you go). Not sure it'll do much of anything because as I said, this looks like a really crappily coded search engine type deal so their view on copyright is nonexistent; meaning they'll likely take your report and ignore it. That is if anyone even runs it. 

If someone can find the webhost for this site, post it so we can all report it directly there and have the site shut down -- as we did with a few other websites of this nature in the past.

That being said, I'm aware of it, I signed and I reported. I suggest you do the same. Unintentional or not, the site is still technically violating rules so... there you go. 


PS: I could be wrong and the site could be run by a bunch of purposefully copyright violating douchebags lol so don't hold me to this lol 
There's a Facebook too apparently -- www.facebook.com/fastimg.net?f…

What the fuck

Journal Entry: Mon May 25, 2015, 6:16 PM
I swear to god the next person who asks me if Ticci-Toby is real is going to be the reason why I'm gonna dig a hole and bury myself.
Not really, but seriously for fucks sake, NO. NO NOTHING ABOUT CREEPYPASTA IS REAL GOD FUCKING DAMMIT HE'S FAKE! HE'S MADE UP! WOW WHO KNEW, NOW LEAVE ME ALONE.
PLEASE? PLEASE? PLEASE? PLEASE? THANK YOU.

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*.+:ART+POINTS GIVEAWAY:+.*

Journal Entry: Mon May 25, 2015, 6:37 AM


#1F2U Madoka by Kia-chaaanF2U Marry by Kia-chaaan  mewpyon by Kia-chaaan   #2Flowers Princess by Kia-chaaan  F2U Kotori icon pack by Kia-chaaanChoco by Kia-chaaan
i’ve reached 1000 watchers so here’s a little giveaway !  (๑•̀ㅂ•́)و✧
 

✦ this giveaway must reach at least 50 participants

★ if it reaches 100+ there will be a bonus winner!!

★ prizes

  1. a 150px pagedoll, 50px icon, 30px object +500 points if the winner has DA
  2. a 100 px pagedoll, 40px icon, 30 px object  +500 points if the winner has DA

☆bonus winner☆ can choose among a pixel custom adopt, a watercolor or digital waist-up  +1000 points if the winner has DA

✦ how to join:   make a journal/poll about this giveaway (it must include a work of mine!!, just copy and paste the thumb of one you like)- then comment below saying, “I join, [link of your journal/poll] 

☆ everyone who does this gets 1 entry, you can get more entries (=higher chance to win) by reblogging || retweeting

✦ The winners will get chosen via random.org and announced on June, 25 @ 2pm~9pm Central European Time

✽(′ॢᵕ ‵ *ॢ) ask me for anything!!




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  • Listening to: matinee- Franz Ferdinand
  • Reading: sad bc im afraid i failed physics test
  • Watching: im not able to watch anime bc this pc's shit


Temporarily interrupting the watcher feature to spread this message:


This website, fastimg.net/wallpaper-search, has somehow made almost all deviations available for download as a wallpaper, even if they are set as non-downloadable. THIS INCLUDES YOUR DEVIATIONS! 

It's an automated script set to search for images online, and make them easily downloadable for people. Technically they are not doing anything illegal: The size available is the size made available by you in the preview (so the size that people can download by right-click, even if you put the deviation as non-downloadable). The DA watermark is not even removed. 

However, they only state your name if you used that name in the search in the first place, and they don't provide a link. Moreover, since this is an automated scrips, they show all deviations, no matter their rules. This includes material where it's clearly stated that it should not be used outside of DA.

Some of the following people's artwork I've found (including my own): 
-- Mushi-Gushi
-- StarrysStudio
-- Eternityspool
-- ChaosAngel1111
-- VikingCub

And many more..
The chance of your artwork NOT being on this site is very thin. 
Please this must be reported! (If you care about this issue).

:star: WANT AN END TO THIS WEBSITE?:star:
GO SIGN THIS PETITION TO HAVE THE WEBSITE SHUT DOWN: www.change.org/p/fastimg-net-t…



Good day Markiplites young and old! This is one of your mods here bring you a service annoucement!

As many of you already know, there has been a huge increase in spammers taking Markipler's name, and then using the comments section to send out link, which often looks exactly like this: gyazo.com/e4a4e85e08830c38357e…

Please please please do not click on these links, they are filled with endless spam, and even contain viruses which will wreak your computer. All and all, not a good system.


To keep your computer and information safe, please do the following steps:

1) As Markiplier said. He will never be giving out links in his comments to prevent situations like this, so if you see what appears to be Mark shooting off a link, report it!

2) Not sure if the commenter is Mark or not? Check the account! While the account in question may have his icon, wallpaper and maybe some of his videos, this accounts often have only a handful of videos, often taken from other sources to fool the unwary. Also, and I cannot stress this enough, Check for the Verified Account check next to The accounts name! This shows that the account is legitimate!  

3) Report all scammers, spammers and the like with Mark's name in not only his videos, but where ever you see the scammers' names show up. Heck, I just ran into a video on the subject of Perspective, and this account shows up!


All and all, keep vigilant Markiplites, and have a wonderful day!

Cheers!

Critic