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Rant: Self-Harm Selfies?

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 28, 2014, 5:57 PM
The opinions in this (short) rant are my own and you don't have to agree. If you do, thanks!
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You know how some people tend to post pics of self-harm over the internet, like here on dA? I don't mean drawings of that type of thing; drawings don't physically hurt people and if you don't draw it and go 'lol look, cutting', you're good. I mean actual photos of their cuts or burn marks. Selfies where you're holding up your bloody arm, or photos where you say 'look what I did last night' in the description. What is that really proving? Most of the people I know who have a serious issue with self-harm are ashamed of it, and even if they can stand to talk about it, they don't want their suffering displayed all over the internet in cell phone pictures. It's not helping you get better, and it's not helping others who go through the same thing you do.

It kinda makes you look like you're proud of what you're doing to yourself, when most would like nothing more than to have their problem and addiction go away. Stop it. That doesn't belong on deviantART anyway. Those pictures aren't going to get you help. Talk to someone. Try to get real assistance and not just attention.

  • Mood: Lazy
  • Listening to: Don't Laugh at Me -Mark Wills
  • Drinking: Diet Pepsi

JULY + AUGUST: ART FEATURES

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 28, 2014, 6:41 PM

These are the featured submissions from the groups UnlimitedAnime-Manga, DrawAnimeArt and Manga-Anime-4ALL for the months of July and August! Check them out & give them love! :hug:
And please :+fav: this journal so that it can reach larger audience, thus giving more exposure to the artists. :heart:




Moonlight Cavern by Jowa  d r e a m s by Hoshi-Pan  +The Princess and her Guardian+ by larienne
Commission - Tia by Sekigan  Allison's Omniverse by Mhyon
origins of ocean by LZTanukichi
FaLLEN Chapter 7 -Front Cover- by OgawaBurukku  Comm: Living Room by futarinokizuna  Sorrowful Friendship by EizenHower
D.N.Angel by alskat  20140822 by mist-dancer
Sweet Tooth by Deiyanoko  Another Kingdom by Joyfool  Kill la Kill : Maid Miko by Me-Ticha
You'll Come Back? by DolceCaramella
..Sinking.. by Saviroosje  room of curiosities by vendae  Under the Sea by sana37
Juvia Lockser by wennly  Erica by d-oppelganger
9 . 8 by milemiru  Ate by au7  KAGEPURO: ENE With Summer by BlackStar1925
The Bluest Memory by ZakkVanBurace  [aph USAandUK] Pirate ship by Fhyen
Flute by LeadApprentice  Haikyuu- Tobe! by Gin-Uzumaki  [NARUTO]NARUTO by ryusin
Shizuo by Tabachichi  Travis the Demon. Commission. by Taiss14
Tokyo Ghoul - Ken Kaneki by jacky5493  WTF!? by Shoutyy  Untitled by maxxxxine
Outlawed - Prototype by KidCurious
Starry Night by alskat  Tokyo Ghoul by luckydraws
Shota Flower by Altonaix  MafiosoOC : RodNett by neokirii  Commission: Pinlin (Ikuya and Ikuyo) by BombayPiko
DNW by Fransumaru  The Legend by ChalkTwins
Please don't bother running...... by freezeex
marika tachibana by gin-1994  Summer Time by Kitsune-Musume  Neptune Mirror by xunini
Sailor Moon Crystal by Princess--Ailish  MOON PRIDE by YukikaChan
RWBY by yuuike  Rosalina's Legacy by e-hima  KanColle - Sakon on Fire!!! by Sakon04
Motherland by Ikanu96
Flutter by raiinysummer  Give me your heart by aionlights  yugata sanae-tohou project by qianshuhao
The Elvish Poem of Love by AmandaBloom  Ilya by LegenSegerr
more Mikasa Ackerman by Fluffmoth  Within Eyesight by Chewsome  Good Afternoon by 00kaorin00
Chii by YukikaChan
Happy B-Day, Mariko-chan94 by Harumagai  doujin preview 172 by michelous
World is Mine by Jenmini  :.CONTEST WINNER. DeathBliss - Painful Truth.: by HokoriCupcake  +Melt into Black+ by Calur





:bulletgreen: Special thanks to Rigoberto60 for allowing me to post this art feature on his group Manga-Anime-4ALL. :bulletgreen:


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YOU BISCUITHANDLES

Thu Aug 28, 2014, 6:56 PM



I love you fun people

xD I have had so much fun today holycows. Just felt like I had to say that.

LOOK AT THIS THOUGH STICKFANART <3333
I'M MY FAVORITE BOO by c1icheStick Icon by Lukia26STICKSUPPRT!!!!1111 by NekoNeko1331Stick by Minupstick by ravencIawStick by Ayinai

I HAVE 500 FUCKING WATCHERS

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 28, 2014, 5:27 PM


THAT MEANS I'M DOING A FUCKING GIVEAWAY

YAHOOO


3 PLACES

  • FIRST PLACE GETS A DRAWING LIKE THIS:
Albino Trash by NekoYasu
AND AN ICON LIKE THIS:

icon by NekoYasu
OLD EXAMPLE SORRY BUT YA KNOW WHAT I MEAN
AND YOU GET 50 POINTS



  • SECOND PLACE GET'S A DRAWING LIKE THIS:
Mysteria by NekoYasu
AND A STILL ICON NO EXAMPLE SORRY
  • THIRD PLACE GET'S A DRAWING LIKE THIS:
!! by NekoYasu


HOW DO YOU ENTER??? JUST FAVE THIS JOURNAL. THAT'S IT.
IF YOU WANT YOU CAN SPREAD THE WORD IDC
U DON'T HAVE TO DO IT THOUGH.

I'LL BE CHOOSING AT RANDOM. GOOD LUCK YOU LOVABLE SHITS.

ENDS 8/30/14

WARNING: Paypal Scam

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 28, 2014, 6:57 PM


Hello again!

Sorry for spamming but I think I should let you guys know about this~
Just a warning, so that you guys are aware of it, although I know this was not the first time

Ok, an hour ago I receive an email from 'Paypal' telling me that I have an unfinished transaction~
It says to click the  'Log In' button which was in the email as well and told me that they will lock my account if I don't do what they told me~
But before I click it... I was thinking and realized that I haven't bought anything online for almost 1-2 weeks...
So, what I did is, I still clicked it to make sure what is this email about and it directed me to the site called 'Peypal'
I was like... 'what the heck is this?'
Of course I didn't log in... since its obvious that it was a fake site
Though, they make it look like the real thing
I am glad I checked the URL before logging in... 

I should have Print Screen the fake email...but once I forward it to the Paypal Team, they told me to delete it immediately~

So yeah, I reported it to Paypal for everyone's sake, since we're talking about money here

Feel free to share this journal to warn all paypal users about it ^_^
I'll be glad if people will wake their awareness because of this~ 
I know lots of deviants (like me) are using Paypal for their commission~ so I've decided to write this~


By the way, here's a part of the automatic email I've got after I reported the fake 'Paypal'

Paypal Will Always:
  • Address our customers by their first and last name or business name of their PayPal account
Paypal Will Never:
  • Send an email to: "Undisclosed Recipients" or more than one email address
  • Ask you to download a form or file to resolve an issue
  • Ask in an email to verify an account using Personal Information such as Name, Date of Birth, Driver's License, or Address
  •  Ask in an email to verify an account using Bank Account Information such as Bank Name, Routing Number, or Bank Account PIN Number
  •  Ask in an email to verify an account using Credit Card Information such as Credit Card Number or Type, Expiration Date, ATM PIN Number, or CVV2 Security Code
  • Ask for your full credit card number without displaying the type of card and the last two digits
  • Ask you for your full bank account number without displaying your bankname, type of account (Checking/Savings) and the last two digits
  • Ask you for your security question answers without displaying each security question you created
  • Ask you to ship an item, pay a shipping fee, send a Western Union 
Money Transfer, or provide a tracking number before the payment received
is available in your transaction history

READ!
Any time you receive an email about changes to your PayPal account, the 
safest way to confirm the email's validity is to log in to your PayPal 
account where any of the activity reported in the email will be 
available to view. DO NOT USE THE LINKS IN THE EMAIL RECEIVED TO VISIT 
THE PAYPAL WEBSITE. Instead, enter www.paypal.com into your browser to 
log in to your account.
What is a phishing email?
You may have received an email falsely claiming to be from PayPal or 
another known entity. This is called "phishing" because the sender is 
"fishing" for your personal data. The goal is to trick you into clicking
through to a fake or "spoofed" website, or into calling a bogus customer
service number where they can collect and steal your sensitive personal 
or financial information.

I hope it is helpful!
Have a safe online shopping~! hehehe

THERE'S A FROG WITH A DONG AND A DOG ON A LOG IN THE BOG IN A THONG IN THE BACK IN THE CRACK IN A LONG(?) IN HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA~


THERE'S A FROG WITH A DONG AND A DOG ON A LOG IN THE BOG IN A THONG IN THE BACK IN THE CRACK IN A LONG(?) IN HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEEEAAAA~

THERES' A FROG
THERE'S A FROG
THERE'S A FROG
THERE'S A FROG

THERE'S A FROG
WITH A DONG AND A DOG ON A LOG IN THE BOG IN A THONG IN THE BACK IN THE CRACK IN A LONG(?) IN HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA~



  • Mood: Big Grin
  • Listening to: Mark and Wade's musical genius
  • Watching: that video
  • Playing: that video
  • Drinking: Coke in a glass bottle

Watch this Fab People dat I luv with all my heart~

Journal Entry: Thu Aug 28, 2014, 7:09 PM
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:iconrequiem-daydreams:

:iconask-eir:

:iconoeus:

:iconmemphis-rex:

:iconask-genreprincess:

:iconask-thedrakon:

:iconcosmicembers:

:iconednut:

:iconask-leka:


I think that's all of them?



Purple CSS

Images & Code by CrimsonReach
  • Mood: Compassion
eyyy
i have points and shit that i dont use so lets do this

rules:
- fav this journal (if you want to be entered lol i'll choose a random number from the favs)
- make a journal and link this one in it! it'd be nice if you linked it back here too! i want a lot of people to get a chance!! if you dont make a journal, i'll choose someone else
- you dont have to be watching me lmao i dont really care you can if you want just dont watch me and unwatch right after the giveaway ends bc thats shitty
- yeah thats p much it im sorry for my really bad grammar and shit but im tired and its a thursday night
- ends SUNDAY, SEPT 7th!! a bit over a week!!

good luck!


Been a little while, but sooner or later the 3DS exclusive Shattered Crystal version was bound to grab some spotlight. With PAX coming up, it looks like our patience has been rewarded with a new trailer.



Luv me some Shadow. I’m stoked to teach him some respect after calling me out like that.

It’s a nice little sneak peak. It tells us that we’ll be getting at least some CG cut scenes with the 3DS version, which is a big deal to me. I love it when they bring out the quality of those titles. We’ll probably still get the talking heads, and stills treatment, but it’s comforting to see that they’ll go the extra mile on the important scenes.

:bulletblue: :bulletred: :bulletyellow: :bulletorange: :bulletblack: :bulletpurple:

While you guys are sucking all that in, I have a little more news to share with you lot. We all know about the NA Gamestop preorder bonus waiting for people who snag the first copies of the WiiU and 3DS games. Those sweet action figures.

Well, for those of you who still haven’t made that jump yet, here’s another preorder bonus to juggle.



Amazon pre-orders of the WiiU version of the game will feature the unlock to this nuclear powered set of skins. Nice neon glows that will be sure to add a touch of spark to some of the pitch black stages we’ve seen.

:bulletblue: :bulletred: :bulletyellow: :bulletorange: :bulletblack: :bulletpurple:

Okay, with the news aside I have one piece of business to ask of you lot.

On the other side of PAX, I’m planning on running another little community event. I’ll spare you guys the details for now, but let’s just say I’m going to offer up a handful of points for all of you to draw specific characters.

So I’ll end this journal with a quick question. If you had to choose one of each, which Sonic Boom character and which non-Boom character (Sega/Archie/ect) would you guys be interested in drawing? Let me know!