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1000 points from Booboo [CLOSED]

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 27, 2013, 8:39 AM
It's almost Booboo's bday and it's been a long time since she and I did a give away ♥

Little piece of my heart by lieveheersbeestje

:star: Fav this journal so I know that you're in : )
:star: I choose 10 winners with (100 points each)
:star: You don't have to watch me, but it's appreciated if you like my work or Booboo lol <3

I'll announce the winners August 29 @ this time ♥

Booboo scarf by lieveheersbeestje Bootub by lieveheersbeestje

The 10 winners of this give away are,
01. Qihah
02. freewolf17
03. lynnstar98
04. Prussian-Explosion
05. Emisferosinistro
06. silent0words
07. SinfulAnkh
08. Pure-Poison89
09. Bimmi1111
10. LivingDreamer97

Thank you all for the Booboo happy birthday wishes! :rose:
Will do another give away again soon : )

:points: Other give away
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1,000 points giveaway -CLOSED-

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 5, 2013, 7:14 AM

Hey guys!

At last! The giveaway is on!:la: Please, read the info and the rules below if you want to enter, thanks

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:bulletgreen: :+fav: this journal.

:bulletgreen: Making your own journal/poll about this giveaway is appreciated, but not compulsory.

:bulletgreen: There's no need to :+devwatch: me. Please add me to your watch list only if you like my art.

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1st prize - 400 :points: won by Waterpelt99

2nd prize - 200 :points: won by I-Oreo

3rd prize - 100 :points: won by Ashfire45

4th prize - 100 :points: won by PalePenguin

5th prize - 100 :points: won by Just-Catz

6th prize - 50 :points: won by crysie

7th prize - 50 :points: won by BeautifulNekoAngel
8th prize - 20 :points: won by Lola-official

The winners will be chosen randomly among those who faved the journal. So come on, push your luck and fav it!

DEADLINE: October 25, 2013

Good luck ya all!

Special thanks to :iconxpeppermintyx: who donated some points to make the giveaway more "prizey"

[If there's somebody who would like to donate some points for more prizes, please note me! All donators will be featured!] :heart:

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Thank ya all for entering, the raffle will close now. No more joining.

I will update the participants list within the next few days and upload a journal with infos about the livestream and all, please be patient until then and have a great week ^^

Yeah it´s finally time for it. Actually I wanted to do this a month ago but it took me some time to earn the points.

BUUUUUT let´s get started without further ado :dummy:

Rules for entering

You don´t have to be a watcher, meaning everyone can enter 8D

However, I´d be more than happy about new watchers xD

Fav this journal

Write a journal with the title „4000 Points Giveaway“ and include either the link or the thumb code to this journal

After you faved this journal and have written your own, comment on this journal with a link to your journal so I can check if it was done correctly

This is important so please pay close attention to this step

Your account should be at least 1 month old and have around 5 deviations uploaded OR about 100 comments written

I don´t want to waste my hard earned points to someone who´s inactive

In case you moved accounts recently just send me a link to your old account

After this raffle has ended I will use to determine the winners

The 2 first names to be chosen each get 1000 :points:

The next 3 each get 500 :points:

And the last 5 each get 100 :points:

Depending on the points I will have left there might be some more people to recieve points :la:

This raffle will end on the 28 of June, winners will be announced a few days later

Should there be entering more than 400 people within the next month I might extend the deadline


So if there are any questions, feel free to ask me :D Otherwise I wish you all the best of luck

Participants list for the Point GiveawayEveryone who partakes will be listed here.
The list will update every now and then so don´t panic if you entered and your name doesn´t show up immediatly.
If you notice that you´re not on the list but should be, please inform me and I´ll fix it ^^
LAST UPDATE; July 5th 01.45 AM GTM+1
Wanna search for your name? Hit CTRL+F and write the first few letters of your name
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2. FragIie-Dreams
3. Taka-Hardt
4. supaluilu
5. saItwater
6. WhereIsCharlesLee
7. MidoriUlf
8. thunderxracker
9. K-I-R-L-I-A
10. cheriipiie
11. radicalRomance
12. Mycillium
13. stitchilicious
14. Zombii-Milkshake
15. CrazyLizardLady
16. hoshizorastyle
17. Sketch-Adopts
18. UniquenessRocks
19. auxcord
20. TheNeighborhoodHobo
21. TikiTiel
22. PastelAlpacas
23. shinohar-a
24. Skull-gum
25. SanityKi11er
26. Zorocat
27. ranmas2
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Win 1500 Points - WINNER(s)

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 22, 2012, 5:53 PM

First of all: THANKS TO EVERYBODY who joined this game! The response was just overwhelming! Thank you!

And the winner of 1500 DeviantPOINTS is

:iconart-by-cricket: Art-by-Cricket

Runner Ups
Due to the huge influx of comments to this journal I decided to select a few runner ups. The following people won 20 points :points: each:

:iconzwiezda: Zwiezda :star: :iconmiss-nevermore: Miss-Nevermore
:iconkaiter: kaiter :star: :iconkaptynqerq: KaptynQerq
:iconzedna7: Zedna7 :star: :iconethanmilesgrey: EthanMilesGrey

I kindly ask you to visit all their pages and galleries to give them a hug and some kind comments on their art. They all do very nice art and deserve more feedback! Thank you! :heart:

Hi people, here is a new chance for you to win 1500 precious points at once. In order to participate you have to do this:
  1. FAV this journal
  2. FAV this fun deviation:
    I don't give a damn
    I don't give a damn by Lilyas
  3. Visit Anthiem's page and check her lovely anime and fantasy drawings! She will be really happy about some feedback.
    Visit kethwef's page instead if you prefer Fractal Art and Literature. He creates lovely fractal galaxies and writes fantasy short stories and poetry. Go to his literature gallery right here.
    [Previously featured artists: GeraldII, IJS-Creations, Naginani, NiaNook33 + phryseth]
  4. Make a quick Visit at my personal website and Like my Playing Cards (if you like them):

Use the triple chance

Write a journal yourself saying this:

Want to get 1500 Points for free? (title)
Visit :devlilyas:'s journal - - and join her Giveaway worth of 1500 points.

Leave a comment with a link  to your journal.

I will use the random list generator to find the winner. If you wrote a journal your name will be added three times. This game will run for 3 weeks until March 15, 2012 until February 26. Good luck! (Closed now)

For all who love points please check :icon100millionpoints: 100millionPOINTS. She is helping out with points for people who need them and she is currently running a lovely contest where you can win subscriptions and points.

:star:On the following days, draw/write your OTP:

:bulletgreen:01 - Holding hands
:bulletgreen:02 - Cuddling somewhere
:bulletgreen:03 - Gaming/watching a movie
:bulletgreen:04 - On a date
:bulletgreen:05 - Kissing
:bulletgreen:06 - Wearing eachothers’ clothes
:bulletgreen:07 - Cosplaying
:bulletgreen:08 - Shopping
:bulletgreen:09 - Hanging out with friends
:bulletgreen:10 - With animal ears
:bulletgreen:11 - Wearing kigurumis     Kigurumi
:bulletgreen:12 - Making out
:bulletgreen:13 - Eating icecream
:bulletgreen:14 - Genderswapped
:bulletgreen:15 - In a different clothing style (Visual Kei, gyaru, lolita, ect. )
:bulletgreen:16 - During their morning ritual(s)
:bulletgreen:17 - Spooning
:bulletgreen:18 - Doing something together (this can be anything from watching tv to having sex.  Just remember to tag appropriately.)
:bulletgreen:19 - In formal wear
:bulletgreen:20 - Dancing
:bulletgreen:21 - Cooking/baking
:bulletgreen:22 - In battle, side-by-side
:bulletgreen:23 - Arguing
:bulletgreen:24 - Making up afterwards
:bulletgreen:25 - Gazing into eachothers’ eyes
:bulletgreen:26 - Getting married
:bulletgreen:27 - On one of their birthdays
:bulletgreen:28 - Doing something ridiculous
:bulletgreen:29 - Doing something sweet
:bulletgreen:30 - Doing something hot (once again, be sure to tag if you make it extremely NSFW!)

:iconyaybunnyplz: Give the icons some love

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.:Adventure Time:.

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.:Anime GIFs:.

Acchi Kocchi :



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Ano Natsu De Matteru:




Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai:

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Fairy Tail:

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Ikoku Meiro no Croisée:


Kaichou maid sama:

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Kimi ni Todoke:

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Madoka magika:


Mawaru penguindrum:

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Mayo chiki:


Shinryaku Ika musume:


Sket Dance:

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Sword Art Online:

:iconasunadownplz: :iconasunapfftplz: :iconasunaheheplz: :iconsaokissplz: :iconkiritosmileplz: :iconlisbethplz: :iconkiritohmmplz: :iconleafanoplz:

Tamako Market:


Tari Tari:


Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun:

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:iconpfft-plz: :icontoracryplz: :iconhmph-plz: :icontaigacraiplz: 


:iconinamiblushplz: :iconinamithinkplz: :iconinamikillplz: :iconinamipunchplz: :iconinamismileplz: :iconteeheeneplz:

Yuru yuri:

:iconba-kyunplz: :iconchiblushplz: :iconkira-neplz: :iconsmile-luplz: :iconuu-plz: :iconuuwahplz: :iconmahfeelzplz: :iconhontoplz: :iconokie1plz: :iconokie2plz: :iconokie3plz: :iconwave-uplz: :iconsleepbubplz:  :iconguhuplz: :iconahehplz: :iconyea-plz: :iconohoho-plz: :icondragawayplz: :iconrightneplz: :iconkyokokyutplz: :iconsokyutplz: :iconthehororplz: :iconwattheplz: :iconkarinwhatplz: :iconyurichuuplz::iconkyokosweatplz: 

Zero no Tsukaima:


Not GIF:

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Icons originally made by me:

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:new: :iconblushuplz: :iconblushu2plz:

well yeah... sometimes when I have nothing to do, I make some Icons...
Let me promote :iconcrackfaery: The person who taught me this stuff... 
And these people also makes GIFs plz Icons:
:iconsireine:   Icon family [MORE ICONS, TOO LAZY TO COUNT]Sireine
Sorry for being lazybum. OTL
Anime GIFS
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 :iconimaile:  Plz Icons! [UPDATED: 12 New Icon(s)]。*。✧・゜゜・。✧。・ Plz Icons ・ 。✧ 。・゜゜・✧ 。*。
Asdfghjk Mayunnaise and Sireine were doing this and it seemed fun so I tried it too....:icontearplz:Also I'll be updating this journal with new icons every now and then, I hope you all have fun using these! :iconasdfghplz:
Other Plz Icon Journals:
:iconmayumi02: :iconsireine: :icondorkaruney:
Anime .GIFs:
:iconblushblinkplz: :iconyurihugplz: :icontraykissplz: :iconthistastessogoodplz: :iconslapyou2plz: :iconslapyouplz: :icontrytosmileplz: :iconhatchinsniffleplz: :iconmyglassesplz: :iconsyosoulplz: :iconhugetacoplz: :iconkidapatplz: :iconkissedwutplz: :iconmoechuplz: :iconzippantsplz: :iconmakasobplz: :iconpunchedplz: :iconangryrinp
 :icondorkaruney:  icons icons I C O N SI BLAME AILE FOR THIS-
Le Other Icons:
:iconmayumi02: .:. || :iconsireine: .:. || :iconimaile: .:.
My Lame Icons:

:iconpapmingplz: we are like, an Icon making family or something;;
August came and went fast. I was in Wisconsin for some of that time, and the other time I was super busy at work. We broke sales records left and right. My dad has retired and I lose my health insurance this month, but that's life. Overall August was a mixed month - good and bad. Hopefully September is good! Onto the giveaway!

The Giveaway is now closed. Winners have been chosen.

This month I'm giving away a year-long premium membership and 1000 points to the grand prize winner! Two runners-up will receive a three months membership. All you have to do is add this journal to your favourites!

Grand Prize - One Year PM + 1000 Points Points
(2) Runners-Up - Three Month PM

How to Enter:
Add this journal to your favourites +fav

Giveaway ends September 15th, 2013!

Glomp! Gaia Online Friendship Contest Glomp!

Play Gaia Online?
This month I am also giving away an Ashen Marionette on Gaia!
Check out the contest topic here.

Added to my devWatch!  Remember to watch me for more chances to win great prizes! Added to my devWatch!

 Soft by PoultryChamp Saffron Sunflower by PoultryChamp Red Dahlia by PoultryChamp

  • Mood: Depressed
  • Listening to: Håll Om Mig
  • Playing: Gaia Online
  • Eating: Lorazepam
  • Drinking: Coffee

WARNING! This giveaway is OVER! :) :)

Edit 10.1.2013:

Thank you everyone for participating in this point giveaway!!! :la: It was tremenduos how many people took part!! :D

SOOOOOOOO.... The 10 winners of 100 points each areeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.......

*drum roll*

:iconwalkermonetart: :iconxkrittterz: :iconfiregoddess2148: :iconsilverkiwi78: :iconneocargalpha: :iconcell-fey: :iconstephanie-chivas: :iconmaroy: :iconenigmaticsmile: :iconulrich-ironpaw:

CONGRATULATIONS!!! :iconlachoirplz:

Pls dont be disappointed if you didnt win! Stay tuned for the next event I am going to host anytime soon!! :D Thank you so much for your support!! :heart:

*Edit over*



:la: :la: Let's PARTY HARD, cause as I am close to reach incredible 30,000 watchers I thought I should give something back to this awesome community by doing a point giveaway again!! :la: :la:

Just +FAV this journal

And you need to be a watcher of mine to be able to win! :D

---> 10 winners will be chosen totally randomly, each of them receiving 100 points!

---> The giveaway will be over three days after this journal is submitted!

Have fun! And if you want you can tell your friends/watchers about this! :D :heart:

Thank you for your support! :heart:


This doesnt belong to the giveaway/contest, but still it may be interesting for you to read! :D

My personal dA 3 1/2 years flashback:

My first submission:

Winters Wrath by JoJoesArt

With this picture it all started... My style was much much different back then and I was not really advanced in using Photoshop and my tablet, but I thought it was the first picture worth posting here on dA. I was mostly inspired by sandara by then, who is still one of my biggest rolemodels. :heart:

My first popular deviation:

Avatar Neytiri by JoJoesArt

This picture is the one, which started all the popularity and the overwhelming support I gained over the years. Avatar became the most popular movie of all time and I had much luck and kinda chose the perfect moment to draw and submit my Neytiri piece. Over night I got more than 1500 favourites and over 100 comments, which was the most exciting thing ever! My other pieces never got more than 50 favs back then. Till today the picture was downloaded more than 40,000 times, which is my most downloaded picture. This was really the starting point, because I also gained many more watchers and interest in my art. I still didn't really find my own style, I was still experimenting. :)

Fotolia Contest.. best decision ever:

God of Evanescence by JoJoesArt

I would call this the first picture, that really developed my own personal style. And it is one of my favourite pieces, even today! I submitted it to the Fotolia contest here on dA and it got the most popular of all entries over night. It was so exciting and overwhelming to read all the supportive comments and the picture is still among my most popular (most seen, most commented) pieces. It has also been my icon ever since! :D Even though I didn't win the contest, it still was the best decision to participate!

First Pokemon inspired piece:

I am here with you by JoJoesArt

Pokemon has always been my favourite game. It influenced my childhood and youth in a manner, that no other game or show could ever do. Till then I mostly drew fantasy pictures, dragons and stuff like that. I wasn't sure if my watchers would also appreciate Pokemon fanart, but when I submitted this painting I was tought differently! In no more than 3 days it had over 8000 favourites and 500 comments and was my first deviation to be the most popular of 1 week and even 1 month. Since then Pokemon became a major inspiration for me, not just because it was a popular topic, but because I always enjoyed drawing it and now saw, that people actually wanted to see more! :heart:

Simplicity makes the picture:

Night Bringer by JoJoesArt

This piece is one of my personal favourites. It is also one of the pictures, I spent no more than 5 hours on, so it is rather simple compared to many other pictures by me. But I learned, that a picture is much more about the atmosphere and idea than a massive amount of detail. This piece is also my most sold print, as it was featured by the staff of dA on the dA print shop. I am so happy to be able to even earn money with my hobby, it is still unbelievable for me!!

My first Daily Deviation:

Forgotten Fairytales by JoJoesArt

This piece by me was the first one to be featured as a Daily Deviation. It was the greatest honour for me, when I logged in and saw my piece down between all the awesome pictures, which were chosen to be featured. Till today I have received 4 DD's, of which each one is more than appreciated! :heart:

Princess Mononoke:

Princess Mononoke by JoJoesArt

This is my all time favourite picture of mine. The movie "Princess Mononoke" had a great impact on my childhood and I loved that movie ever since I can remember. When I finally got to draw a fanart, I was really satisfied with it and had so much fun drawing it! It also hugely developed my style and I improved in drawing humans! And it is my most popular deviation, with nearly 18,000 favourites as of this moment. I can't believe that many people decided to fav it! It is just incredible!! :la:


Universe by JoJoesArt

This is the first traditional picture I was really really satisfied with! After all the years of drawing digitally I was not used to traditional art anymore, but my sister PixieCold kinda got me into it again! This picture means a lot to me and it also proves, that simple things often are better than the hyper complex ones! ^^


That was it about my little "flashback".. ^^ I really hope you enjoyed reading it! :D I am so happy about all the exposure, feedback and awesome opportunities this site has given me as an artist! Every one of my watchers contributes highly to my success and improvement and you all inspire me to keep going!! Thank you so much for everything! Without you I would be nothing! :heart: :heart:

Going to China!

Journal Entry: Wed Mar 12, 2014, 11:43 AM

It's been almost five years since I last visited my homeland, and I'm excited and scared at the same time.

My last visit in 2009 left me a bit traumatized but I think I'm okay now. My stepmother and half brother in China had tried to kill me with a kitchen knife. I was shaking and crying when I escaped in a taxi that night. After that event, I couldn't feel safe anymore. I changed my flight to return to the US sooner, and never wanted to go back again.

But that's in the past now. I miss my grandparents and other relatives. I miss the food, the cicadas, the unique mountainscape of Sichuan, and ever dwindling bits of the old city that's quickly being replaced by skyscrapers.

I'm looking forward to seeing how much China has changed. Though I'm not looking forward to breathing that air. Air pollution is such a constant health hazard that I had to buy hundreds of dollars worth of respirators for me and my grandparents. I will also be buying air purifiers (that's another five hundred dollars) for the apartment they live in. People think living in China is cheap, but that is until you realize being cheap comes at a cost. When the government and corporations cut cost on environmental regulations, the money they saved and pocketed for their own gains is billed back to the public in the form of pollution. The money it costs to buy respirators, air purifiers, and pay medical bills for pollution related health damages is way beyond the money saved.

RIght now, I am typing this journal in California. The sky is blue, the air is clean. I check the Air Quality Index everyday. And while my location is always below 50 (the good healthy zone), China's number is always between 200 (unhealthy) to 500 (hazardous). These numbers are a grim reminder of what unregulated industrialization does to the environment we live in. Even where I live in California, 1/3 of the local pollution is blown in from China. Pollution is not a regional problem, it's a global problem. So with that in mind, no matter where you live, be sure to do your share to help the environment. Be it as simple as recycling, or planting a tree, or making sure your government has strict environmental standards in place; anything helps.

That's also why I made Knite. I wanted everyone to know the true value of clean air. I know I haven't updated a Knite chapter in a long time (due to reasons I cannot legally disclose), but rest assured I have not abandoned the story. It will be continued once things have been sorted out. In the mean time, I will be working hard on Fisheye Placebo, which is partially inspired by the extreme censorship situation in China. Many websites, including facebook, twitter, and reddit, are blocked in China. This is to prevent the spread of information about government corruption and scandals, and to prevent people from organizing protests in response to the human rights violations. I had to purchase a reliable VPN to bypass China's firewall. It's hard to imagine the freedom many of us experience online is not a regular right that the people in China can enjoy.

(Actual cartoons of internet police used by the Chinese government a few years back to remind internet users that they're constantly being watched)

I hope this trip to China will give me new insights for both of the stories that I've been working on. With that said, my flight is tomorrow. I will be back in the US on April 3rd. See you guys later! :D