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OPEN 4000 POINTS GIVEAWAY!!!

Wed Oct 22, 2014, 8:20 PM


I hit 4000 watchers you guys!!!! 8D You know what that means? A giveaway, of course!! Heehee~!!!!! I will be splitting and giving away 4000 points to 12 lucky winners! <333333

RULES:

-YOU MUST favourite the journal.
-YOU MUST NOT tell me you entered or your 'done', ect in the comments, it's annoying ;^;
-IT'S OPTIONAL, but if you make a journal or poll advertising the giveaway, and comment it below, you get an extra entry!



The awards go in this order:


1st - 1300pts
2nd - 900pts
3rd - 700pts
4th - 400pts
5th - 200pts
6th - 100pts
7th - 100pts
8th - 100pts
9th - 50pts
10th - 50pts
11th - 50pts
12th - 50pts



Notes:
-Yes! It is possible for you to win more than one award, though unlikely TTvTT
-You don't need to be watching me, though I'd greatly appreciate it ;v; <3
-The giveaway ends on Tuesday 28th of October, at 6pm GMT, at which point I will pick the winners using random.org
-If you comment with an advertising journal/poll, I will reply with a number. This is me marking the comment so I can find it easily later (I will be away for a few days between now and the deadline so might not respond immediately).
-Don't be offended if I hide your 'congrats' comment, it's for neatness, so I can get to the journal/poll comments easier TTvTT;

  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: Coldplay
  • Watching: The new FNAF 2 trailer!

Pixel raffle

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 23, 2014, 9:32 AM

:iconbunnyglompplz:
Bullet; Pink HOW TO JOINBullet; Pink

Just fave this journal

there will be 2 winners  and winners
get a pixel avatar of there choice
raffle prizes by kittysophie


raffle will end in 2 days
goodluck 
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I remember when I was a kid, I'd record Saturday morning cartoons, play them back, pause the image, put a piece of paper over the screen and trace my favourite characters.
Now this was really hard in the VHS era, because a paused image on a VHS is usually either broken up or shakes so much that you’ll have some kind of fit if you look at it too long, it depended on how cheap and sh*tty your machine was.
But I worked really hard at it, man. I spent ages getting the linework just right, I was so careful, and when I peeled the page from the static cling of the bulbous, cathode ray tube screen, the character looked exactly right on the page. And you wanna know what I took away from that endeavour? What all that effort taught me?

Jack f**king sh*t.

You don’t pick up or develop any skills by tracing. You don’t devise and perfect your own methods by tracing. You do not progress as an artist by tracing. All you get is a loss of credibility, especially in this day and age, because even if you rip off the work of a lesser-known, hack-cartoonist like me, someone’s gonna spot it and call you out.


Really?


REALLY?!


F**KING REALLY?!

500 Points Giveaway
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:bulletblack: I've accumulated a lot of points recently and I don't have much use for them at the moment so I have decided to give some away!


:bulletblack: I will give away a total of 500 points - 100 points to five Deviants.


:bulletblack: All you have to do to enter is add this journal to your favourites!


:bulletblack: I will use random.org to pick out five Deviants. In order for you to have a number you must add this journal to your favourites.


:bulletblack: It would be helpful if you could mention this in your journals and to your watchers who are in need of points but it isn't necessary to do so. 


:bulletblack: This giveaway ends on Halloween!


:bulletblack: Good Luck!


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Want the chance to win even more points? ProfessorAdagio is giving away a total of 40,000!


40,000 points giveawayI recently got 40,000 points to help myself out, but after some time I didn't want to use them, so I wanted to give
someone else the points, so I made this giveaway.
Looking at some other giveaways, I see that there are rules and places etc. Since this is my first giveaway, there is only
1 place, there is no second or third place as this is my first giveaway but I may do other giveaways with more places in
the future.
And the rules to enter this are:
Favourite this Giveaway
Make a journal about this giveaway
Leave a comment below with a link to the completed journal you made
That's it, unless you want to give me a watch or Llama or check out my gallery then you can feel free but you don't have to.
This giveaway will end on 10th November and the winner will be announced.
Good luck to everyone!
**EDIT**
Please MAKE SURE YOU ADD THIS JOURNAL TO YOUR FAVORITES this will be YOUR ENTRY!!
Also received notes about max points being 20,000..
Fixing this issue once and for all. Whoever wins I wi


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Gallery Folders


:bulletblack: Photography - Nature, Scapes and Travel :bulletblack:
Bulgaria - Nessebar - Harbour by DemuraMewCold Skies by DemuraMewEerie Forest by DemuraMew
:bulletblack: Photography - Cassie :bulletblack:
Cassie - Fetch by DemuraMewCassie - Playful by DemuraMewCassie - Younger Days by DemuraMew
:bulletblack: Photography - Horses :bulletblack:
Schooling by DemuraMewStanding Proud by DemuraMewHack Into The Woods by DemuraMew
:bulletblack: Photography - Events :bulletblack:
Evanescence - Manchester - 2012 - 001 by DemuraMewHIM - Manchester - 2013 - 002 by DemuraMewEmilie Autumn - Manchester - 2012 - 001 by DemuraMew

:bulletblack: Photography - Misc :bulletblack:

The Writing Of Songs by DemuraMewBulgaria - Nessebar - Clockwork by DemuraMewCreation Vinyl by DemuraMew

:bulletblack: Digital Art :bulletblack:

Jovial by DemuraMewIncantation - Demura Music - EP cover art - 002 by DemuraMewCelestial by DemuraMew

About Me

I am a musician; I play the keyboard in an all girl band named Violet Hill and we perform at local gigs and events.
I also work on my own material as a songwriter!
I love to take photographs and I enjoy viewing the works of others!

Music


I have recently created an EP and it is available to download for free or for whatever price you wish to purchase it at!
All information about this release is on my Bandcamp page where you can also download it from -
demuramusic.bandcamp.com/relea…


Incantation - Demura Music - EP cover art - 002 by DemuraMew

I have also recently collaborated with the Electro Punk Rock band of awesomeness Angelspit. I Demurified one of their new songs; Ambassador and it is on their new bonus remix album The Supplement. It is available to download for free - www.angelspit.net/music/albums/the-supplement/ 

Links

:bulletblack: Twitter - www.twitter.com/demuramew
:bulletblack: Instagram - www.instagram.com/demuramew
:bulletblack: Bandcamp - www.demuramusic.bandcamp.com
:bulletblack: Soundcloud - www.soundcloud.com/demuramusic
Final Note
I have been a Deviant for quite a number of years now and I have had many accounts but I have been inactive for over a year now so I have decided to create yet another new account as I just can't bring myself to sort through tens of thousands of notifications... Thank you too all who have faved and watched my other accounts and I am truly sorry that I became so inactive with them!

Thank You

This is a thank you in advance to all who fave, watch, comment and gift me with a badges, points, etc!

I can't believe it's been a whole year since I've updated my journal! Sorry for being so out of touch. As usual, my lame excuse is that I'm busy - but for a not-lame reason, at least. If you haven't already heard, I'm directing my first feature film. Its an animated comedy based on the myth of Medusa. We're in the early phases of development at Sony Pictures Animation, and I'm in a daily state of shock and gratitude for the opportunity.

But that's not why I'm posting!

Ironically, and embarrassingly, the very last journal I posted - a whole year ago - was to announce the same thing. My pals at the Wildlife Learning Center in Sylmar, CA are holding their annual fundraiser on Oct. 25 from 4-7 and I'd like to extend an invitation to all my DA friends!

And just like last year, I'll be there to chat and sign stuff. So bring your MLP or Powerpuff goodies that are in need of a name scribbled on them! You can purchase tickets here. Please spread the word!

This small zoo offers a chance to see many exotic animals up close and much more personal than your average zoo. And at fundraisers like the Safari Social, you get the special opportunity to actually interact with many of these animals! You can pet a fennec fox, feed a porcupine or meet a sloth! Plus, My Little Pony fans will get to see the special animals named for MLP characters Angel and Tank! To see the kinds of animals you'll get to see, click here.

Those who've been following me for the last few years may know what WLC is all about, but in case you don't, here's my little spiel:

The Wildlife Learning Center  in Sylmar cares for a few dozen wild and exotic animals and treats them as "ambassadors" to help teach the public about wildlife conservation. What is so wonderful about WLC, is that many of the animals in there care are rescues. Many were illegally kept as pets and were either turned over or turned in to WLC for proper care. Others were animals born in the wild, but injury or acclimation to humans kept them from being able to survive in their natural habitats. Still others were exotic pets who grew too large or otherwise difficult to care for by their original owners. Without WLC, all of these rescued animals would be seriously ill or dead.

As a non-profit organization, WLC relies on the public to raise the funds they need to give these amazing animals the care they need, from proper nutrition and habitats to the best veterinary care. Coming for a visit will not only be fun, it will be for a good cause!


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Winners of the raffle aaare
Raffle Screen Shot by OnionGrump
Congrats :iconremsellec: and :iconawolnathan:!
I will get your pixel icons done as soon as I can. O VO



Hey guys! I'm raffling off the 99th and 100th icons for free, as a special thank you to everyone. :'D
To enter just fav this journal ( so I can use the fav numbers to count you all XD ) and post your ref(s) ( if you have more than one you'd like me to choose from ) here in this journal. After 72 hours, I will roll two winners. O VO

Keep in mind that these are really tiny, so try and avoid entering really complex designs, if you can.
Atm I only allow ferals and anthros.

Samples of what you will get.
Onnie Icon by OnionGrumpGambit Icon by OnionGrumpRemi Icon by OnionGrump
Hallow Icon by OnionGrumpKohl Icon by OnionGrumpKaikko Icon by OnionGrump
Honey Wafer Icon by OnionGrumpFreckle Icon by OnionGrumpElectric Oasis Icon by OnionGrump

Thank you and have fun!

After reading through the comments in my previous journal, I feel the need to clarify a couple of things.

First: Tracing. Does. Not. Help. You. Improve. Your. Art.
Never has, never will and you’re kidding yourself if you think otherwise.
Second: Emulation is not tracing. People seem to be having trouble telling the difference.

Tracing does not teach you anything because all you’re doing is copying the line work of an existing image. All the real work has already been done. You’re not learning how the image is constructed or discovering for yourself how to use your drawing tools to create the desired effect. You’d be better off just outright copy/pasting the base image and saving yourself the time.
Emulation on the other hand, be it simply trying to recreate an existing image by eye or (even better) going all out and trying to adopt an existing style, does improve your method. By “reverse engineering” an image, you work out how it was created and gain an understanding of how to create the same effect again, or even improve upon it. Assimilating and adapting this knowledge into a method that feels natural for you is a good foundation/support to your own personal style.

I’m gonna be radical here and say that Gamer Gate isn’t actually a “movement.” After all, there is no central leader or structure that defines GamerGate. People who criticize the motives of one Gamer Gate person often find that that person has different views and goals from OTHER Gamer Gate people. So Gamer Gate can literally mean anyone... and no one. It’s a nebulous mist. A swarm of bees with no central queen. An army without a general. And as such that makes it VERY hard to criticize OR legitimize pro-GG people. Gamer Gate is literally just a hashtag. But HOW that hashtag is being used is interesting.

It’s not about women... except when it is!
Do you know what astroturfing is? Link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astrotur…
Astroturfing is creating a campaign designed to look like a grass-roots movement for progress, while concealing it’s more sinister (cynical) origins or goals. So many pro-GamerGate people SAY they are all about “journalistic ethics,” but the overwhelming amount of women being silenced, doxxed, harassed, bullied, threatened, and attacked would seem to suggest otherwise.

Here’s the thing... many of the people who are FOR journalistic integrity and ethics are the ones themselves being harassed BY pro-GamerGate supporters. Jim Sterling, for example, worked very hard to reorganize The Escapist’s journalism ethics policy when GG first started becoming a thing. Now? He’s viewed as an anti-GG social justice warrior (SJW for short). Likewise, many of the people being ATTACKED for “ethics” are not people even associated WITH gaming journalism.

Overwhelmingly the people being singled out and attacked are women. Zoe Quinn, Briana Wu, Anita Sarkeesian, and now Felicia Day. While there are men being attacked and harassed as well, the extent of their harassment is in no way comparable to what these women have had to endure. And the worse part is that none of it is even really JUSTIFIED. The attacks on Zoe Quinn using sex to promote her game were proven false almost immediately, yet SO MANY GamerGate supports keep trying to push that as evidence when it’s not even TRUE.

And ACTUAL journalistic news sites and magazines have picked up on this. They’re looking at this mess from the outside and they don’t see all your “keen” nitpicking points about Zoe or Anita. They see a group of people angrily and unjustifiably attacking prominent women in games for having opinions. And that’s what they report on. That is what YOU LOOK LIKE when you support Gamer Gate to them. Gamer Gate supports? You are not winning this war. You are backing yourself up into a corner, and sooner or later there is not going to be anyplace for you to turn or run anymore and you’re gonna have to DEAL with reality.

Dealing with Reality
Gaming and geek culture needs to grow up. A LOT. You do not see people who criticize movies, books, or music getting the same types of harassment you do anyone who criticizes games. And I get the immature mentality behind it too. Once upon a time, when I was younger, I GOT and UNDERSTOOD that it bothered me when someone would say something bad about something I liked. “How can I enjoy this thing when someone is saying bad things about it?” Link: twitter.com/ADobsonComics/stat…

But I grew up. I learned that it’s OK for difference of opinions or even different perspectives and world views. Being able to criticize things you love makes you more mature and grown up. Hell, there are some movies and books I absolutely ADORE that some critics absolutely HATE. And that’s OK! It doesn’t make my enjoyment any less real or diminished!

A lot of this just comes from a fundamental lack of comprehension about criticism. The number of people I’ve had to deal with who seem to think Jack Thompson (a once licensed Lawyers who actively ran campaigns to shut down or stop games he personally found objectionable from being MADE) is comparable to Anita Sarkeesian (a feminist who made a series of videos about problematic tropes) is disheartening. I’d really like to think that people out there are SMARTER than that. That people can realize saying “something is problematic” is IN NO WAY comparable to actually trying to enact actual LAWS and CENSORSHIP to prevent games from even being MADE.

There is a severe and fundamental difference between a laywer making laws that are actual legal forms of censorship... and a person saying “this trope in a video game is kinda bad, maybe we should not keep using it and try something else, please?” I mean, do people in Gamer Gate believe that Roger Ebert hating a movie means he was trying to CENSOR the filmmakers? Because that’s what Gamer Gate sounds like when they try to censor Anita for speaking.

For me, it seems like Gamer Gate is just a new hashtag that the very same people who unironically threw tantrums over “Fake Geek Girls” can hide behind. Remember that? Remember when gamers and comic nerds got so upset at the growing number of women coming into geek culture that they started calling them “fake geeks?” Geek culture had reached such a mainstream peak that it was FASHIONABLE. You would THINK that would mean REAL geeks would be happy... right?

Unfortunately I think that geek culture being mainstream helped serve as a “reality check” for many “true” geeks. They realized they were no longer special. That their “identity” as gamers or comic fans was no longer something they could hold on to themselves. That now that everyone and their grandmother was playing video games and knew about superheros and comics... they were no longer special. And that pissed them off. That made them MAD. It’s the whole “when everyone’s super, no one will be” mentality.

Sidenote: that’s a good point. GamerGate? You’re Syndrome from The Incredibles.

Sidenote 2: Also, you know who you can thank for geek culture becoming mainstream like that? Apple, Marvel, and Nintendo. Both Apple and Nintendo popularized the idea that anyone can play video games and have fun with apps and the Wii/DS. And Marvel helped usher in the idea that superhero movies aren’t just for geeks, and that anyone can enjoy them now. So if gamers and geeks are mad at anyone, they should be made at those companies.

Anyway. First they tried to exclude women by calling them “fake geeks.” But when they realized that wasn’t working, they switched tactics. Now it’s about hiding behind “ethics” while attacking women (and anyone who supports them). And because there’s no central movement leader, no written in stone goals, no IRL meetings and agendas that can be adhered to... Gamer Gate can morph and change into whatever it needs to to keep attacking women. Anyone who tries to get a fix on what Gamer Gate actually IS will get bombarded by hundreds of different messages and ideologies from a variety of people who all have their OWN internalized idea. It’s like trying to fight the ocean from making waves.

It’s about Ethics, except when it’s not!
If Gamer Gate really is about ethics... where was GamerGate when Warner Bros was found to be dictating what YouTube people were “allowed” to say about their game Shadow of Mordor? Link: www.escapistmagazine.com/video…

If Gamer Gate people really believe Zoe Quinn’s game is so corruptible and bad it shouldn’t be allowed on steam... why aren’t they advocating for a change in Steam’s greenlight policy that allows shit like “The Mountain” or “Air Control” from existing and charging actual MONEY for broken gameplay experiences?

Why is it that even when Gamer Gate does something POSITIVE, like donating to charity, it’s out of SPITE for a woman they determined wasn’t being transparent enough with her own charity fundraising? Why can’t they do it because they WANT to, and not as a passive aggressive “fuck you” to a woman they already seem to hate?

How can Gamer Gate people claim it's about ethics and integrity, when they actively harass and whine about a video game not being given a perfect score on a website they don't like? Remember when Dragon's Crown got ONE poor review? Or when Polygon knocked a few points off of Bayonetta 2 because the reviewer didn't like all the sexualized content? Demanding everyone march in lock-step and never have any different opinions is the OPPOSITE of having "ethics" and "integrity."

Why is that when Felicia Day, well known gamer and a popular geek personality talks about her LEGITIMATE FEARS about Gamer Gate, she gets doxxed and harassed as a way of silencing her?

The answer, of course, is simple. Gamer Gate ISN’T about ethics. Ethics is just a cover story. The astroturfing covering the true intentions. Gamer Gate is about silencing women (and anyone who supports them) out of fear that these women will come in and CHANGE everything they love.

Change is scary... but also good!
When people talk pro-Gamer Gate, they’re really saying “I don’t want change.” They don’t want variety. They want to keep things exactly where they are right now. It’s familiar. It’s comforting. But it’s not progress. Change is scary, but it can also be GREAT. And frankly, I’d rather there be more voices in gaming than less. I want more people playing, more people ENJOYING games than ever before. And the best part is? It doesn’t have to decrease ANYTHING you enjoy! Embracing social justice and equality does not mean you can’t still enjoy games like Bayonetta 2 or Grand Theft Auto. Those games will STILL get made, the only difference is that now there will be more variety and other options for people who don’t want to play those games.

Social Justice is not “evil.” Wanting more variety in games, and asking NICELY for game developers to CONSIDER not including or perpetuating potentially bad tropes in games is not “censorship.” Having more OPTIONS does not reduce the ones you already HAVE. That’s what bugs me the most about people who try to silence those working towards equality. This is a magical slice of pie that DOES NOT GET SMALLER when you ADD more people to it. A game that adds a woman character selection does not mean the male character doesn’t exist anymore. A game that allows people from all genders, races, and ethnicities to enjoy it, doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy it either. A game that doesn’t rely on outdated stereotypes and tropes about women, does not mean the gameplay will “suffer.”

And you know what? Harassing people, doxxing their accounts, attacking them IRL and stalking them online is terrorism. Domestic terrorism. I know the word “terrorism” is loaded now, but by pure definition that’s exactly what Gamer Gate is. Terrorism is the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims. What is Gamer Gate now if not terrorists? So many women (like Felicia Day thisfeliciaday.tumblr.com/post… ) who are too scared to even SPEAK UP about the issues they have out of FEAR of being attacked. That is terrorism. That is creating fear through intimidation and violence. Nobody should be scared to talk about video games.

Don’t be defined by a hashtag
I cannot support Gamer Gate. From where I sit it’s just a hashtag used by some incredibly nasty individuals as a cover shield for their nasty actions. I believe in Journalistic Ethics. I also believe in variety being “the spice of life” and that by having MORE people from different views and opinions entering the industry we’ll have and even wider range of games and comics and stories. I believe inclusivity is better than exclusivity. And I believe that allowing people to criticize the things we love, will ultimately result in more variety and opinions and voices creating new and amazing content.

And I don’t need a hashtag to support those goals.

PS: My advice for anyone who believes in REAL ethics in journalism and professionalism in gaming is to ditch the Gamer Gate hashtag and just fight for those rights like you normally would. Associating yourself with a group that is seen by the general public as a “hate group” is not going to help you. Don’t let a hashtag define who you are, and don’t let a hashtag keep you from speaking about issues you feel should be talked about. I know there are actual good people in GamerGate. Please don’t get dragged down by the sinking ship, ok?
  • Mood: Hope
  • Listening to: I don't care - I ship it!
  • Reading: Twitter
  • Watching: Age of Ultron Trailer
  • Playing: Bayonetta 2 Demo
  • Eating: McDonalds
  • Drinking: Decaf. Tea. Earl Grey. Hot.
Next Gen voices! Updated again XP Changed quite a few from last time. Click the names for voice clips!

  • Valiant Heart: Marshall Lee from "Adventure Time"/Donald Glover
  • Illusion: N from "Pokemon"/ Tom Wayard
  • Red June: Shego from "Kim Possible"/ Nicole Sullivan
  • Crystal Clarity: Dr. Coco from "Dr. Lollipop"/ Rose McGowan 
  • Crème de la Crème: Cat from "Victorious/Sam&Cat"/ Ariana Grande
  • Golden Delicious: Beau from "Good Luck Charlie"/Luke Benward 
  • Cotton Candy: Jenny from "My Life as a Teenage Robot"/Janice Kawaye 
  • Prism Bolt: Jerky Teenage Bear from "Adventure Time"/Sam Marin 
  • Whirlwind: CJ from "Regular Show"/ Linda Cardellini
  • Nidra: Lapis Lazuli from "Steven Universe/ Jennifer Paz
  • Turquoise Blitz: Simba from "The Lion King"/Matthew Broderick 
  • Starburst: Jinx from "Teen Titans"/Lauren Tom
  • Anthea: Beth from "Bravest Warriors"/Liliana Mumy
  • Icy Storm: Astro from "Astro Boy"/ Freddie Highmore
  • Night Light: Jeff from "Clarence"/ Sean Giambrone
  • Echo: Kiara from "Lion King 2"/ Neve Campbell 
  • Pixel Bit: Young Princess Bubblegum from"Adventure Time"/ Isabella Acres
  • Cloudy Skies: Malessica from "Clarence"/ Ivy Bishop
  • Sugar Rush: Kimby from "Clarence"/Isabella Niems
  • Api Apple: Amy from "Clarence"/ Ava Acres 
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Clarence has SOOOO many cute little kid voices

Where I got Anthea's name is hidden in one of these videos XD

Riffa de halloween! QvQ

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 18, 2014, 10:26 AM
-------holaa!! me entraron ganas QvQ//

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1.-darle a fav a este journal.
2.-promocionar este journal.
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-sigue bien las reglas no vale darle solo a fav. y eso lo revisare e.e gracias-

acaba el 31 de octubre.

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