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Hello lovelies,

Please read the journal carefully.

This is my second watchers raffle. First one's winner was OhSquishy and here's her prize:
:RP: OhSquishy by nouraii




Blue Pixel Orb This time, the winner will get a thigh-up similar to these:

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Regarding Recent Events

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 19, 2014, 10:43 PM


Hey everyone.

Unfortunately, today's journal isn't a cheery one. For those of you who are active on tumblr, I'm sure you're already aware. But I'm also sure that there are still some of you who have not yet been informed. 

Comickit, whom I'm sure you know as the artist of "Pasta Monsters", recently released her statement on the abuse she suffered at the hands of Snuffbomb during their time dating one another.

comickit.tumblr.com/post/97829…

This act of bravery sparked countless others to step forward with accounts of unspeakable abuse ranging from emotional to physical and straight up sexual assault. Due to the overwhelming number of people that have stepped forward, an entire page has been made to document them all.

snuffbomb-victim-awareness.tum…

Now, as I'm sure you all clearly remember, I personally went through a rough patch with Snuffbomb myself not too long ago. The result was my removing him from the cast of "The Seer". However, in my public announcement of this, I did not share with you all the details of what all transpired that led up to the action. I will admit that it was because I was afraid. I was terrified that if I called him out for exactly what he was, I would be met by a tidal wave of hate, death threats, and attacks on my character. (Mind you even in the HIGHLY watered down, sugar coated version I gave you, I still got a truck load of these. Which as a result caused me so much distress I ended up taking a rather long hiatus from which I debated returning at all.) It is because of Comickit's courage to make a proper stand that I finally feel brave enough to tell you all EXACTLY why Snuffbomb was removed from the Seer, and effectively, my life as a whole. 

I guess the best way to start this is all the way from the beginning I suppose. Snuff is quite literally the prime example of a "frenemy". When he came to me and asked to play Jeff in my series, MANY people told me it was a bad idea. They said that he had a history of using people, treating them like trash, and just flat out being a bad guy to work with. But I stupidly ignored them, because it's always been in my nature to want to give everyone a chance.

Well let me tell you, the crap started early. I used to do these group chats on places like TinyChat, and he would gather all the people there, and DEMAND I thank him for the success of the Seer. I kid you not. He did this on multiple occasions, and anyone who was there will remember this.

If that wasn't bad enough, during these public chats, he'd also use it as an opportunity to take swipes at my already incredibly low self esteem. In private, thinking he was my friend, I would divulge my fears and concerns to him. Then in these public chats, he would MAKE JOKES ABOUT THEM. In front of HUGE groups of people, he'd make fun of the things I'm most self conscious about, then play it off as "lol JK", like that took the trauma out of it and made it okay.

He obviously couldn't care less about hurting his "friends", as he trivialized my feelings to the point that when I tried to tell him just how much it bothered me, he immediately shifted blame onto me. I was the bad guy because I was obviously being too sensitive, and clearly my great insecurities were objects of immense hilarity, and I was a bitch for calling him out on it. In the end, every time he hurt me then immediately proceeded to guilt me, I ended up feeling even worse and apologizing to HIM.

For example, one of his favorite insecurities to abuse was my relationship status. The last few relationships I've been in have either been very brief, or ended VERY badly. So I've been single for a while now. And sometimes on my down days I tend to get in this mindset of "Well I guess I better get used to being alone, because I don't deserve anyone". --Well he very well knew this because I'd talked to him about it, but he still chose to strike that nerve any chance he got. He'd publicly make fun of it, and during one particular skype coversation between he and I, he felt it appropriate to joke about how he'd be dead before I'd find another boyfriend. This, mind you, RIGHT after telling him about how I had just broken up with the guy I had been seeing. I LITERALLY JUST BROKE UP and he felt the need to say that. Yeah, 'cause that's not going to haunt me for the rest of my damn life.

fc05.deviantart.net/fs70/f/201…

I wish I could say it ended there. But nope. I was still too stupid or deluded or whatever to cut him from my life at this point so the abuse continued.  For example, I wrote my first pasta ever "The Crawlspace" and submitted it to CP.com. When I told Snuff about this, he decided he wanted to submit "Laughing Jack" at the same time. We both excitedly waited to hear of our status, and when the time came, my story was accepted, and "Laughing Jack" was rejected. Obviously he was pissed, and didn't even want to hear it when I said mine was accepted.

Well later on, the incredibly talented Mr.CreepyPasta, whom I didn't yet know at the time, read my pasta. I was ecstatic! I began telling my friends, whom congratulated me. Well, all except Snuff. He immediately demanded I thank him for it. You see, he claimed he was close friends with MCP, and that he only read my story because he pulled some strings and got him to do it.

By this point I had finally grown some backbone, and called him out on it. My story was on the front page and got a rating of 9.3, so I said I believed it got read because it had merit of its own.

Cue the waterworks and theatrics. He called me a tyrant and said that I never gave him credit when it was due for all his hard work and all he wanted "was a little thanks for everything he does for me".

Given the type of person I am, I immediately felt like shit and apologized and thanked him. Fast forward several months. I had gotten onto casual speaking terms MCP, and it was revealed to me that he barely knew Snuff, and he never once brought up my story. So let's clarify: Snuff made me feel like shit, and took the credit for my success over something he had NO RIGHT to, once again.

By this point, it was apparent that he was growing to detest me simply because I was starting to do well in the community. Person after person would come to me and say that he was talking shit about me and my series behind my back. I never brought this up to him, but I damn well knew he was doing it.

Oh! By the way, at this point I had become dearly close friends with MCP, whilst Snuff still hardly knew him and got jealous, so his natural instinct was to try to start rumors that our friendship was "inappropriate".  And that I shouldn't spend so much time talking to MCP because he was in a relationship.

(This rumor was squashed pretty quickly, but it's just another example of him trying to start shit about me. I believe his most recent attempt was trying to tell people I'm homophobic. That one was also squashed, but we have PROOF that he is the source of it, even though he denies it)

If the backstabbing wasn't bad enough, I then found out that he had his fangirls form an "anti-seer" group, which began throwing things at me, like calling me racist, and making fun of my art skills. (I know I'm not great, but you don't have to be an ass) This group itself (for the short time it was around before being disbanded by my friends and readers) was incredibly distressing to me. I'd never had to deal with a group of people hating me for reasons beyond my control before. But that wasn't even the worst of it.

Kill art started popping up. Gruesome, incredibly graphic kill art. It was terrifying. At this point, I was starting to crack, and consider leaving the community. I saw he was online, and told him about all of it, hoping to get some comfort. There he first and foremost, called me "Madame Macrab" because apparently being upset by this stuff makes me a prude with no sense of humor. And then, told me that this just showed me who my real friends were, and that I shouldn't care what the haters say. He comforted me, and told me he was one of my real friends.

Now, this was the breaking point. Three months later (not a year, like he enjoys claiming) one of the artists stepped forward. They said that Snuff had been the one to organize the group and had commissioned the kill art. They apologized to me and said they had nothing against me, but he emotionally blackmailed them into making it, and had threatened them with his following.

This man who had previously been comforting me and telling me to appreciate my real friends had been holding the knife in my back the whole time. He was responsible for that shit that legitimately terrified me and made me consider leaving, and he was lying to my face, pretending to be my friend.

You're damn right I fired him after that.

As distressing as all of this was, it comes nowhere CLOSE to as bad as the things he has been doing to others. Just reading some of the accounts from these girls has had me in tears.

I'm sorry for not speaking up sooner. Perhaps if I had some of his victims could have had a proper heads up to steer clear of him. Please, to all of you. I love and care for my readers so very much. If any of you have suffered any form of abuse, I implore you to speak up. You don't deserve to be treated poorly. NO ONE should mistreat you. You do not have to take it. You are not alone, and you don't have to be afraid.



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There will be Three Winners.

First place will get 100Points 
Second will get 50Points 
Third will get 50Points 

You must Favorite this Journal and Watch me to enter.
The Date the winners are announced is October 1st

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I will be using Random.org
How does this work? See the thing on the Side that shows a list of who Favorited the Journal? 
Next to the names there are Numbers.
Random.org randomly picks Numbers, So the Person with that Number it randomly chose will win c:

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Random Art time~

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  • Drinking: Gatorade (Even though I'm not supposed to)

WHAT TIME IS IT?! IT'S RAFFLE TIME!

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 10:30 AM
guess who's got +1k watchers?!?!?!?


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omg me. :iconlazepoolplz:

i'm so happy that so many of you want to support me ;___;
i know that i've got a long road to be good artist and i know that i still make a lot of mistakes.
but drawing is very important to me that's why i'm super happy that someone appreciates my work >///<
anyway omg why i'm talking so much? let's get to the point :iconweepplz:

THANK YOU SO MUCH GUYS!!!! I'M REALLY FLATTERED AND I WANT TO CRY ALL NIGHT NOW Q//3//Q

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it isn't probably enough but i really want to thank you through the new raffle!! <3

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1. be my watcher! <3
2. fav this journal to get a number c:
3. make a journal/poll about this and spread the word! ^o^
(more participants=more prizes!)

[-ai- ROMANCE] Red Heart Cupcake by Gasara PRIZES [-ai- ROMANCE] Red Heart Cupcake by Gasara

FIRST WINNER: ONE FULL COLOURED CHIBI OR THIGH UP! ♥

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0-50 participants - one winner
50-150 participants - two winners
150-250 participants - three winners
etc.

i will choose winner(s) with random.org

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GOOD LUCK <333 



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I FukciNG

Journal Entry: Fri Sep 19, 2014, 9:27 PM




no yea but Tatsiga sent me this
it was too awesome not to share

but basically I turned 19 a good 30 minutes ago

A Guide to Tutorials

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 1:00 PM by Elandria:iconelandria:
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Stock & Resources


So, you want to make an awesome tutorial for your friends, and anybody else who might be interested in your style/techniques/skills/programming/designing ...

There are some essentials you are going to want to keep in mind when you make your tutorial.

:bulletpink:Its not just a bunch of text and some pictures (OK it is, but theres more you could do! )

:bulletpink: Its not just a few quick tips or pointers for a friend who asked you for some more details (OK it is, but its more than that! )

:bulletpink: Its not just some work in progress screenshots/photos of your next big project (OK it is, but its SO MUCH more than that!!)



Don't forget, great design IS ART!





LANGUAGE


DeviantART is predominantly an English language website.  However, DeviantART is a global community, so not everyone can read English fluently.  Make sure your use of language is going to reach as many people as possible so try to be concise when you are explaining steps or techniques. 

If English isn't something you are particularly fluent in, GET SOMEBODY WHO IS TO CHECK IT!!  They will be able to spot grammatical problems, typos and other readability errors for you which will improve your tutorial 100%.

Interweb speak is fun, but it is useless at conveying complex directions or information - avoid at all costs! There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, and over a quarter of a million distinct English words. Please make use of them!



:bulletgreen: DYK - One of the main reasons tutorials get declined for Daily Deviation features is because of spelling errors, typos and readability problems! :bulletgreen:



LENGTH


If your tutorial suddenly develops a life of its own, grows additional limbs and tries to eat your cat when you are putting it together, consider condensing your steps or breaking your tutorial down into a series of smaller tutorials. 

Don't forget very lengthy tutorials packed full of information can actually be off putting, as much as a wall of text can be or a deal made with Crowley.




DESIGN


Most tutorials will consist in equal parts of images and written text, with the exception of literature tutorials which may still contain images to break up the literature content. 

Your job as the tutorial creator is to present your information in the most engaging, understandable, readable format.  How you do this is up to you, but the important thing is to make an effort.  Don't just slap your unedited phone pictures onto a blank document and scribble around them!

DESIGN ---- Fonts


Font font font. Even if you produce the most incredible fact filled tutorial on the planet, if you choose the wrong font or font size the chances are you will completely put off all but the most patient of readers. 

Choose wisely! Some font types to avoid are things like heavy script/handwriting fonts and fancy fonts. You want your tutorial to be legible! 

Further, whilst choosing to hand write your tutorial steps (rather than using a handwriting font) can be cute and give a tutorial a lot of character, it can be another big offput.   Hand written text is never going to be as neat as you think it is.



:bulletgreen: DYK - Another main reason for tutorials being declined for Daily Deviations is because of font choice, colour and text size!:bulletgreen:


DESIGN ---- Images


A Picture paints a thousand words.  In a tutorial where you are using images as a significant part of explaining and showing how to do something it is VITAL that they are clear, in focus and actually show the thing you are trying to explain.

Crop your images to properly focus on the important aspect.  Edit your images to make sure they are well exposed and sharp.  Take the time to take photos with a camera rather than using your phone - unless you have the knowledge and ability to take good photos using your phone.

CREDIT YOUR SOURCES! ALWAYS credit source stock images if you are using anybody elses work to illustrate your tutorial.  No matter how small.  Not crediting is considered a cardinal sin, and you tutorial won't even be considered for a Daily Deviation without any necessary credits.  Even if all the images are your own. Say so then there is absolutely no confusion!

:bulletgreen: DYK -  Images can seriously let down an otherwise good tutorial and is another big reason why they might be declined for a Daily Deviation. :bulletgreen:


CONTENT


Your actual content, the thing you are creating the tutorial for is above and beyond the most essential element. 

Nobody wants to know how many times a day you check your Facebook account, but they do want to know how many layers you might have in your digital artwork, or how you effectively used that kind of paint on that type of canvas. 

This is an ART website for ARTists - no matter their skill level, and this is your target audience when you post your tutorial to the site.



TL;DR - Your tutorials showcase your art



Just as all of your gallery showcases your artwork, so do your tutorials.  Whenever you use your art as an example of a technique or skill, or display it in a way that scrutinizes an element or the over all effect,  it becomes a reflection of yourself and of your abilities to present yourself in a professional manner - so make some effort! 

You never know when a well written tutorial might be featured by an external tutorial site and go viral, so make sure they look great! :thumbsup:

DEVIANTART   :heart:s TUTORIALS!



Here are some beautifully designed and presented tutorials!

Female to Male Crossplay Makeup Tutorial by Vilya0 Tutorial: Cake Layering by cakecrumbs Polymer Clay Chocolate Chip Cookies Tutorial by Talty
Do's and Don'ts of Stock Photography by Tasastock The Lighting Tutorial - Part 1 by kuschelirmel-stock Photomanipulation Tutorial  on blending by tamaraR
Tutorial #18 : A possible path on the color map by AquaSixio Cloud Tutorial Part 1 by yuumei Can/ Soda Tab Chainmail Vambrace Tutorial by kirilee
Creating a City Tutorial by TylerEdlinArt Painting metal by yigitkoroglu Let me Catch a Walkthrough by Norke
Know your Basics - PerspectivePerspective comes in different forms, the most obvious & basic of which is the use of the word in relation to the appearance of relative orientation in a three dimensional space. At first, it may seem irrelevant to photomanipulators, (because, hey, the photographs already are perspectively sound,) but putting more than one photograph in context requires that you learn to see what makes sense and what doesn't.
The Technical Stuff

Perspective (from Latin perspicere, to see through) in the graphic arts, such as drawing, is an approximate  representation, on a flat surface (such as paper), of an image as it is seen by the eye. The two most characteristic features of  perspective are that objects are drawn:
Smaller as their distance from the observer increasesForeshortened: the size of an object's dimensions along the line of
sight are relatively shorter than dimensions acro
Planning the Evil Plot
A half-guide, half-narrative on writing a story
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Basics
Before I start writing, I like to have some idea of where I'm starting, where I'm going, and how I'm going to end up there. Let's say that I want to write a comedy about an author who suddenly changes places with her Mary Sue. I usually jot down some basic ideas:
Characters:
Sarah, the author: ~13 years old, average-looking, glasses, rather tall and gangly
Ellemere, the Mary Sue: ~16 years old, long flowing hair, violet eyes, etc.
Forrest (Ellemere's love interest) : ~18, stereotypical pretty boy who is too dark and broody to make a good love interest
Leon: ~17, Ellemere's somewhat dorky friend who falls in love with her but is cast off to side in favor of Forrest
Tangent: For those of you who are confused, the ~ symbol means "about." I think it comes from math.
I like to draw, so I'd probably make doodles of these characters too. Drawing characters is a great way to develop th
Your Character TOO Special?
Is your Special Character
TOO SPECIAL?

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Are you indulging in a few too many "special traits"? Is your story really an excuse to show off your Super Special Character? Are you committing a MARY-SUE/GARY STUE?
--> Dead give-away: Your favorite character is YOU only BETTER!
Who is Mary Sue/Gary Stue?
According to SubReality.com:
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"Mary Sue / Gary Stue is any original or deeply altered character who represents a slice of their creator's own ego; they are treasured by their creator but only rarely by anyone else. A Mary Sue/Gary Stue is a primadonna (usually, but not always badly-written,) who saps life and realism out of every other character around, taking over the plot and bending canon to serve their selfish purposes."
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-- For more details:
http://www.subreality.com/marysue.htm
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The Mary Sue/Gary Stue "Self-Insertion" in Manga Fan-fiction:
According to A


Your tutorials don't have to be boring!
Be creative, but don't forget the design essentials we've talked about above!





*cough*
So since many peeps asked me about my thoughts of those terryfying news about Snuffbomb...
If ya know what I'm talking about, read on.
If not, here are the links:

comickit.tumblr.com/post/97829…
comickit.tumblr.com/post/97866…

So heres my answer:
I honestly cannot think straight about it.
I cannot give you a stern answer about my thoughts on it.
The reason is simple: I don't know neither of the sides here. I've personally never talked to Snuff.
So I don't know what he's like. Same with his ex-girlfriends.
I don't know who here is lying and who's telling the truth.
I'm being careful on judging, because I know what people on Internet are capable of.
Since I'm quite popular in CP fandom, too, there were a few idiots who claimed I did things I've never even thought about doing (for example claiming I ship UNDERAGED Jeff x L.J!), or more, they spreaded hatred all around just because I did something in my comic THEY didn't like (like Yaoi for example). And I have quite a bunch of haters who blindly believed in words of these hatred/jealousy-blinded morons, not even ASKING me to say my opinion.
That's why I don't judge by others' opinions fast.

I'm asking you here: If someone posted a stuff ranting about me, telling that I'm a pedophile supporting UNDERAGED Jeff x L.J (what some idiots did already, without my single comment/proof telling I ship them this way, but nevermind) - would you just believe them, not searching for proofs/my answer?



If what they say is really true, then Snuff is indeed a horrible person who should bear consequences for what he did to these girls. But if it is not... then it's horrible from them to ruin his life this way.

As I said, I don't know the guy personally. Neither the girls.
So I prefer to stay neutral to this situation.
I ask you kindly to not get me involved into hating Snuffbomb, at least NOT YET - reasons above.

I also will NOT start hating his character, Laughing Jack, because of it.
Even if it is PROVED to be true, I will still love L.J and he will stay in my comic and art.
So don't expect from me to hate the character just because of their creator's actions. I'll STILL love L.J and have him as one of the most important characters in AWJTK comic.
Hating an OC/art just because we dislike a person who created him/her/it is simply idiotic.



Thank you for listening :)



~Sapphiresenthiss :iconsapphiresenthiss:

(Feel free to re-post this journal if ya wish so.
I don't mind :) )

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Raffle number one. Since I got new samples AND found some things in my studio cupboards while searching for some things:
Prepare for raffles. Yay!

This week you can get one of these:


What you have to do:
Comment and fav the journal. That way you're "in". ;)

When's the deadline:
26th September

I will announce the winner on the 27th and post the new raffle.
You can participate in EVERY raffle like always.

Double your chances:
www.facebook.com/Chubbanimals
The other puzzle will be given away via Facebook. You can't miss the entry. Both winners will be drafted seperately.

As always and as most people know I will add a little extra to the package. Signing is optional.

All fingers and paws crossed. Good luck!

Anne :sun:
  • Mood: Content
  • Listening to: some master cuts for a paper video
  • Reading: story briefings
  • Watching: my screen
  • Playing: busybee
  • Eating: nada
  • Drinking: black tea with safflor

FAKEMON FRIDAY BONUS

Fri Sep 19, 2014, 9:23 PM
Ok I know some of you are sad that Fakemon Friday is over, but here is a BONUS!










There ya go! Now just wait til I upload the rest of Havai mons little by little. Be patient ; )

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