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White Knights and Why They're Harmful

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 2:34 PM
This is quite a huge/concerning topic, and I know that not all deviants share the same point of view, and I respect that. I'm sure that there are many other journals touching upon this subject, but because I personally have had very bad experiences with it, I want to inform my watchers about it myself! Hope it helps some.

____________________

White Knighting


So, for the past year or so I've noticed that some people saying that they specifically dislike  a lot of "popular" dA artists due to the overprotective behavior of their watchers.

I personally find it very sad that people are turned off by my artwork simply because they associate my username with "[my] white knights".

There's no way I can possibly control what my fanbase does or says, and this can lead to some very awkward situations and conflicts on my end.

Don't get me wrong...I love each and every one of my watchers, in fact without you guys my artistic life would be incredibly more lackluster. I'm sure many other people feel this way too. But there is no denying that some watchers can take things too far when it comes to "defending" their favorite artists against thieves, trolls, and tracers.

I've seen some very nasty things said to others due to alleged tracing/stealing/trolling. Name-calling, offensive/vulgar slang, and even death threats are tossed around like it's nothing...and that just isn't right.

Is art theft bad? Yes, of course it is.
Trust me, It sucks having your artwork stolen all the time, not to mention it is copyright infringement.
Having your work traced?
Even though it's acceptable by dA standards, I personally find it very distasteful to use someone else's art to selfishly pursue your own gain.
And trolling?
Definitely annoying, but let's face it, anyone who trolls usually has some sort of superiority/insecurity issues anyways, so not much to get upset over.

But guess what?
The only person who should be seriously dealing with these situations are the artists themselves -- there is no need to lash out at thieves/trolls/tracers on behalf of the artist that you idolize.


 In fact, trying to take on the role of a "savior"usually only makes the situation worse.

When a bunch of "rabid fans" mindlessly defend their idol without a second thought, not only does it makes the white knights look foolish, but also the original artist themselves. In fact, this is a surefire way to damage your favorite artists' reputations. And I'm sure that's the LAST thing you'd want to do, if you truly care about the artist!

 Now, when passerbys see the artists' name come up, they'll think "Oh, so-and-so, isn't that the guy with the crazy, bloodthirsty fans? Yeahh, I'm staying away from them."
It makes others afraid of interacting with the original artist out of fear that they'll be somehow attacked by the white knights.

"You are who you surround yourself with", as they say.

Also, by trying to take a situation into your OWN hands instead of simply letting the original artist know privately, you are disrespecting the original artist by not letting them have a say in the matter and trying to act on their behalf. Artists can handle themselves; they don't need their own personal armies to come to their rescue over small things! :nod:

You are not doing anyone a favor by acting hatefully!


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Also, please don't get "white knighting" confused with those who calmly correct misinformed statements about an artist, or those who warn an art thief that it is against dA's rules to repost artwork without the original artist's permission.


For example, this is not white-knighting:
Person: "Omg liek I heard Billy is such a terrible person, they turned down some guy's commission cuz they thought the character wuz ugly!!!1 wow what a self centered asshole!"

One of Billy's watchers, in reply to Person: "Hey there! Actually, Billy did not accept that person's commission because the character they wanted drawn had a lot of neon colors in it. Billy speicfically wrote in their Terms of Service that they do not accept neon characters, that's all!"



But this IS white knighting:

Person: "Omg liek I heard Billy is such a terrible person, they turned down some guy's commission cuz they thought the character wuz ugly!!!1 wow what a self centered asshole!"

One of Billy's watchers: "WTF HOW DARE YOU SAY THAT ABOUT BILLY! THEY ARE THE BEST ARTIST EVER AND WAAAAY MORE TALENTED THAN YOU'LL EVER BE! I hope you go cry yourself to sleep over how much your art sucks, LOSER k bye!!!" *POSTS PUBLIC CALL OUT JOURNAL ABOUT HOW MUCH PERSON SUCKS*



See how foolish the BOTH of those people look now? Don't put yourself on the same level of the hater. ;)


____________________


If you are ever feeling harassed or bullied by a "white knight", I would recommend ignoring and  blocking the user, and maybe even report them depending on how serious it gets.
I have had to report several malicious users on my page in the past, and have had positive experiences with the staff in dealing with them.
Cyberbullying is not tolerated as lightly as it was a couple of years ago.

Depending on your level of comfort/familiarity with the original artist, you could let them know about the harassment as well.
Perhaps they can speak privately to the white knight and ask them kindly to stop.


Also, if your artwork is ever directly stolen, there is a VERY easy way to get it removed.
Simply file a DMCA complaint to dA.
If you can prove it's your original work, the staff will have the theft's taken down within a couple of days.It also often results in the thief being banned from dA, which is a bonus!
No army of white knights necessary :)


And just remember:

"Anger and intolerance are the enemies of correct understanding."

- Mahatma Gandhi

la-chess: la-white-knight la-chess: la-white-knight la-chess: la-white-knight 



WishingWell Weekly (Yes, 101st Ed.)

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 7:14 PM



   
:iconsparklingpinkloveplz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconsparklingpinkloveplz:

Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors,

   
WELCOME TO dAWishingWell!

:iconwowplz:

What FANTABULOUS Events Happening in Our Group!

:eyes: CHECK OUT "Fishing for Wishes 7.3":
Fishing for Wishes 7:3Featuring DD, Group and Exposure Wishes.
:icondAWishingWell:
Take a look at the new wishes!
DDs
:iconBloomingRoseXeniia:
:star: BloomingRoseXeniia wishes for DD. :star:
  
:iconC0MPASSION:
:star: C0MPASSION wishes for a DD of one of those fractals: http://fav.me/d7haten, http://fav.me/d7e80yr, http://fav.me/d77coz4, http://fav.me/d76csmy, http://fav.me/d4xlqq3. :star:
  
:iconEsthiell:
:star: Esthiell wishes for a DD. :star:
  
:iconfrantices:
:star: frantices wishes for a DD. :star:
 PSD Coloring 038 by frantices PSD Coloring 033 by frantices
:iconMadhurupa:
:heart: :devMa

Please DO Comment if you help, we would really appreciate it so much! Thank you! :love:

:eyes: YAY :w00t: It's the "Wishing Jar 7.4"
The Wishing Jar 7:4Featuring Memberships and Point Wishes. :iconlainloveplz:
Hello everyone! This is DeviBrigard and I will be watching over Eve's big jar of Nutella while she is on a temporary break! :D
:icondAWishingWell:
Take a look at the new wishes!
Memberships
:iconjolynn1012:
:heart: jolynn1012 wishes for a 12-month premium membership. :heart:
  
:iconmiaowkat:
:heart: miaowkat wishes for a 12-month premium membership. :heart:
  
:iconNala15:
:heart: Nala15 wishes for Rasgonras to receive a 3-month premium membership. :heart:
Nala15's art
  
Rasgonras' art
 Sunset in a Lamp by Rasgonras Lantern by Rasgonras

Please DO Comment if you help, we would really love your help, if you could! Thanks so much! :love:

:eyes: And See "Wish Fondue 7.4"
Wish Fondue 7:4Featuring critiques/comments, prints, badges, contests/events, commissions/adoptables and miscellaneous wishes.
:icondAWishingWell:
Take a look at the new wishes!
Critique/Comments/Feedback
No new wish.
Prints
:iconSilverInkblot:
:star: SilverInkblot wishes for photo prints from her wishlist. :star:
Some of the prints:
  
Badges
:iconviokcha:
:star: Viokcha wishes for llamas. :star:
  
Contests/Events
:iconRedilion:
:star: Redilion wishes for people to participate in Owl-House Birthday Giveaway. The "FOREVER" status is lent by

Comment if you help, please and thank you, kindly! :love:

:iconrainbowarrowplz: Yay! "Monday Muses"!! I adore me, some Monday Muses! :iconlittleheartplz:
Monday MusesTuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly


Welcome to our activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!
It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you! :painter:
There are many ways someone can be an inspiration. By displaying inspiring community spirit, or providing helpful resources for example. Or maybe you just stumbled over an amazing artwork that simply knocked you off your feet and inspired you to make something of your own right away. No matter what it is, we want you to share it!
Simply pick an artist or deviation you find inspiring in some way, and post them in a comment on this journal. Pleas

It's NOT too late to participate, and it's easy! :iconlittleheartplz:

:iconrainbowarrowplz:  "Tuesday Treats!" is always fun! :excited:
Tuesday Treats: Colored monochromeMonday Muses | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Friday Fun | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly
This week, we want you to find a colored monochrome artwork, meaning using different tones of the same color. No black & white this time since it's already covered, just colors (black and white are accepted as complementary "colors").


Select a colored monochrome deviation (even from your own gallery) and link it in a comment on this blog. Limit of 1 deviation per member please! Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have a good day! 


:bulletblue: Suggestions must be sent b

:note: It's always a really great topic! :rose:

:heart: And let us not forget to check these out:
Thursday GreetsMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Friday Fun | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly
:spotlight-left: Welcome to Thursday Greets! :spotlight-right:
Thursday Greets is a weekly feature of a few of our newest members, in hopes to give them some exposure! Below you will find some of their artwork, their wish, and any interesting going ons that they may have.
Let's meet some of our newest members and spread the love. :heart:
:iconjolynn1012: jolynn1012
Artwork
   
Wish
jolynn1012 wishes for a 12-month
Friday FunMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly
Welcome to Friday Fun!

Friday Fun is a new weekly blog dedicated to our affiliates contests and events. If your group is affiliated to us, you can send a note to the group with a link to the journal describing your event. Note that a journal is required; we will not write a description for you! :) If your news is time sensitive, please consider that we will only feature it on the next Friday.
If you want to affiliate your group with us<
Selfless SaturdayMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Friday Fun | WishingWell Weekly
:spotlight-left: Welcome to Selfless Saturday! :spotlight-right:
Selfless Saturday is a weekly feature to promote one of our active members.
:iconkiwicocktail:
If you go to dAWishingWell, you're going to see KiwiCocktail EVERYWHERE! KiwiCocktail joined the Well in February 2013 and have been a very active member since then. She grants wishes, a lot of them. She participate in all our activities! And she have the cutest nickname! :meow: If you take a look around, you'll probably some comments too!


:megaphone: Month Hopper news and important changesAugust Wishes
For now on, every wish received will be featured in August. It will leave time for the admins to write the last July journals and it will also avoid confusion with wishes. The Showcase will remains, with July wishes, until Monday. Don't forget to note the group with your new wish for August.
Granted July Wishes
Have you granted a wish in July and forgot to tell us? If so, please comment on this journal with the wishes you granted. If your wish was granted and you know who granted it, you can tell us too.
Important changes
When it came for llamas and hugs, the dAWishingWell admins used to check for every known member who gave a llama or a hug to put it in the "Confirmed granted and semi-granted wishes" journal. It's very time consuming, especially when we have to check llama hoarders herders. Starting in August, we will only feature those who will notify us they gave a llama
:pointl: IMPORTANT INFO.!
:trophy: Fun Stuff HERE:
Scavenger Hunt winners and featureSince people are too good, we had to donate more prizes! :D
First places
:iconcelestialmemories:
  
:iconflightpixel:
  
Second places

    :icondestinyrose09:
  
:iconkiwicocktail:
 Ode to Breakups by KiwiCocktail Color my World by KiwiCocktail
Third places
:iconberry64:
WITCH and seeker contest by Berry64 CE: Draw our Mascot Contest! by Berry64 Bubbly girl by Berry64
:iconjessica500:
First Snow by Jessica500 Commission #1 for PiwyLullaby by Jessica500 Vixenoflight Commission by Jessica500
Runner-ups
:iconrainylake:
Stare by rainylake Alert by rainylake Sway by rainylake
:iconxarime:
Death by Xarime


:icongiveroseplz: BIG Thank You's :icongiveroseplz:
:iconcuterainbowplz: Thank you to everyone who has been supporting this group, in a variety of ways, such as through your donation of POINTS :points:, HERE: TheWishingWidget, promoting us in your profile journals, group journals, participating in our various Group Activities, Commenting on our other very Special Features that we have, and :+fav:'ing the work that we are sharing with you, AND
:star:ANYTHING to do with helping to make dA wishes come true!:star:
:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
This is all VERY IMPORTANT support and participation, and we are truly grateful for all of it!
Most recent POINT feature:
:new: Point Feature - June 2014Monday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Friday Fun | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly

Hello everyone! :wave:
This is a feature for everyone who donated to our point collection account ~TheWishingWidget :la:.

:points: All the points donated are used to grant wishes. :points:

 
If you would like to be featured in the next update please donate "Here"

"Anonymous" donors are not featured but we thank th
:new:
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO DONATED POINTS TO OUR POINTS WIDGET! :w00t:

:icongrouphugplz::iconpinklilyplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :icongrouphugplz:

:icontreasurechestplz: The Treasure Chest :icontreasurechestplz:



:megaphone: It's BAAAAACK, again! :la: (And you can help again for next week! :nod: )
   
"The Treasure Chest"- truly OUTSTANDING work, found from around dA from Active Deviants, any genre, with 299 faves or less.
Here goes our 14th ONE! :la:

THE TREASURE CHEST!
:icontreasurechestplz:


In the Tree by eddiecalzDans le ciel ou rien ne luit by AngelaNorthenMega Mawile by FlightPixel

Lestrange Triplets - Autumn Fun by MitsukiTinkyBluebird of Happiness by MeadowDelightsthe Way by DaisyDinkle

Oh How I Love The Daisy by CecilyAndreuArtworkEmerald Bay Sunset by DaveinwiltonBallet by StellaSte

(All We are Saying) Is Give Earth a Chance by DanielBrooksLaurentEsmesen de olur.. by fiyonk14The 7th by SplitEnsds

Me and one of my treasures by brietolgaReflective Twins by LASKANWLFAuburn and curious by kosharik69

Metallic Leaf by Nitrokflames by sth22artRainy Day Lily by Faircloth-DigiTalArt

Sunset over Wilderness by JKase911An end, a new start. by CatistColumbine 1 by jennystokes

Spring Melody by seven-sThe Delight of Love Flowing Onward by C0MPASSIONA Colourful Mind by Jessica500

Spencer playing Saxophone by CarolynYMClose Encounter by JocelyneRAs The Thoughts Rush by CRGPhotography

   

If you would like to participate in "The Treasure Chest" feature, simply refer to the criteria above, and IF you are an Admin., Member, or Friend of dAWishingWell you may feel free to suggest, UP to three deviations you feel are worthy of being found in the Treasure Chest.

All you have to do, is place the thumbcode or link of the deviation in a comment below. And that's it!
This is for the work of someone else, besides yours, in this type of activity. :XD:
Just please remember, that "three" is a MAX number. One is fine- and please don't suggest more than three... per week! :la:
Thank you!!!! :love:


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:cake: :party: Birthday Corner, For: rainylake and for, morningstarskid and for, SaraPereiraArt and for, BiBiARTs and for, Sserenita and for, DemonMathiel and for, ArtByCher and for, TheGalleryOfEve and for, philippeL and for, Destroyer77 and for, Squeek98j and for, LindaTateWilson and for, Brian-B-Photography and for, veeegeee:party: :cake:



The Admins and Staff at dAWishingWell love to celebrate and share the :dalove: and we hope you will share in our celebration of these wonderful artists!  Feel free to wish them well!


Kathy rainylake - July 10th
Jelly gif by rainylakeCompanion by rainylake


Mark morningstarskid - July 12th
NEW DOGG by morningstarskidREADY by morningstarskid


Sara sarapereira - July 12th
Solitude by SaraPereiraArtInfinity by SaraPereiraArt

   
Bibi BiBiARTs - July 16th
Bondage of life by BiBiARTsAdmiral by BiBiARTs
   

Matthias DemonMathiel - July 18th
Pure Tear by DemonMathielWinged by DemonMathiel


Denise Sserenita - July20th
Kamo by SserenitaZulran Chronicles - Zulran and Amina by Sserenita

   
Cheryl ArtByCher - July 22nd
Stockholm Blues, Breathe by ArtByCherRebels In Community by ArtByCher

   
Eve TheGalleryOfEve - July 23rd
Happy Birthday my friend! by TheGalleryOfEveCherished by TheGalleryOfEve


Philippe philippeL - July 24th
A Pair of a Kind by philippeLKissed by a Squirrel by philippeL


D77 Destroyer77 - July 28th
Nom by Destroyer77Central Park view by Destroyer77


Jules Squeek98j - July 29th
Hanna's storyIt's like you're different
I don't even know you anymore--
In a good way--
Because you've changed
You no longer go days without one bite
You no longer live by knife
You no longer want to leave
And i am overjoyed
Because
Though i still worry
I no longer fear
For losing my best friend
Because forever she's here
You've made it
You've kicked ass
You recovered from--
what was it?
3?
4?
Maybe more?--
Disorders
And a monster on her tail
And now you're here
Forever
and Always
And when my kids
Grandkids
and everyone after
Has a tough time in life
As we all do
I will sit them down
And i will tell them about the one who made it
Against all odds
And fought with passion
And courage
Yes, when they have troubles
I will tell them all about
Hanna's Story
rose gardenGentle calm and controlled
Beautiful as the sun
But with thorns
Protective to keep others out
to prevent harm
None to get too close
None to get to know
The true beauty this rose beholds
I'll grab around the thorns
As the blood drips from my hand into the soil
I care not
For to hold the gem laying in my hand
One must shed a little blood
A compromise
But a compromise well worth
To hold the rose some time longer
Never wanting to have to let go


Linda LindaTateWilson - July 30th
maroonedTree by LindaTateWilsonEclipse by LindaTateWilson


Brian Brian-B-Photography - July 30th
Busted by Brian-B-PhotographyShaw Falls II by Brian-B-Photography


Valerie Grace veeegeee - August 1st
All Cracked Up by veeegeeeOur Towering Rage by veeegeee
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Please keep an EYE :eyes: out for our next weekly feature articles and events to participate in- as they are outlined and summarized in the top portion of this weekly news article!

As you can see... Lots of really fantabulous things happening here in our group!
Check back every day!
:iconloveitsignplz:

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:iconspreadmoreloveplz:

Results and Prizes from the game of The 100th Edition WWW!

:iconspreadmoreloveplz:
   
See Article HERE: WishingWell Weekly 100th EDITION!!Monday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday| WishingWell Weekly

   
:iconsparklingpinkloveplz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconsparklingpinkloveplz:
   
Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors, :wave:
WELCOME TO dAWishingWell!
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: It just might be the most awesome group EVER!!! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Now sit back and enjoy the show, and whatnot, which is this week's VERY SPECIAL EDITION!
:iconpopcornplz: :popcorn: :iconpopcornplz: :popcorn: :iconpopcornplz: :popcorn: :iconpopcornplz:
:iconfireworkplz:This is OFFICIALLY, Our 100th EDITION!:iconfireworkplz:
It won't look much the same as our other WishingWell Weekly Journal Editions,


After much thought, and consideration over this past week, it is decided we have TWO first place Winners (preliminary thoughts/reasons can be seen there at the bottom of the Article, after game was closed...),
the 100 :points: that was made available for this contest will be shared, if the two winners are okay with this... ?? (sorry but I just don't have more, and I already had asked Stygma for a set amount of help for this. :XD: )

:rose: :trophy: :star: :iconkiwicocktail: :star: :trophy: :rose:
Sign of Summer by KiwiCocktailRedheads by KiwiCocktail
What is Strength? by KiwiCocktailBurst of Color by KiwiCocktailSea Life by KiwiCocktail
and 50 :points:

:star: WISH: Wishes for POINTS!

:note: Also, as part of these prizes here, these winners may choose someone from the Feature/Exposure Wish List, to be FEATURED, NEXT WEEK!
OR, these winners, may simply choose WHOEVER they may want to feature- either way!
Comment here, or NOTE me, please!

:rose: :trophy: :star: :iconredilion: :star: :trophy: :rose:

Autumn by RedilionMechanical owl by Redilion
French Bulldog by RedilionSpirit of the city - Kyiv by RedilionWorkaholic Owl by Redilion
and 50 :points:

:star: WISH: Wishes for people to participate in Owl-House's Birthday Giveaway-
It's our Birthday! (Giveaway!)
Hello everybody!
:iconstardivplz:Our group is turning :iconpurple-4plz:   in a week!
:iconstardiv2plz:

That's why we are happy to announce an owl-themed giveaway!

BAG Description

You can get this owl tote bag if you will do next:

1) Draw a birthday card for us (with an owl on it, of course) using any media. We will be happy to see everything owl-themed: design covers for a birthday card, cake or cake topper design, banner, etc.
Here are some examples to inspire you:
  Owl Cupcake by apparate
2) Comment with a link or a thumb below this journal (or you may use DAmuro 'ad

The "FOREVER" status is lent by A-Wakefield for a month!

:note: Also, as part of these prizes here, these winners may choose someone from the Feature/Exposure Wish List, to be FEATURED, NEXT WEEK!
OR, these winners, may simply choose WHOEVER they may want to feature- either way!
Comment here, or NOTE me, please!


:star: :star: :star: :star: :star:

Lastly, based on some deviations chosen by our Members who got to play the game, during our 100th Edition... here is a feature for our very talented, and super hard-working Founder,
STYGY Stygma

Life by StygmaNutellhug by StygmaStupid Love by Stygma
Departure by StygmaEerie Night by StygmaParty Animals (collab) by Stygma
The Ice Fortress by StygmaCharity Adoptables by StygmaQuiet time by Stygma

Thank you for ALL participants in the Game we had that night,

AND most of all, for ALL participants in the event "100 Ways to Love The WELL"

YOU all, made "The 100th Edition of WWW" really AWESOME! Couldn't have done it without you...
:icongrouphugplz:

:star: Something interesting to think on...

A couple of the questions in the game were "just for fun" with "no wrong answers"

I  wanted to share with you the answers to the LAST and BONUS question in the game...
"DESCRIBE the group dAWishingWell using ONE WORD"
ANSWERS:

GENEROSITY, LOVE, HOPE,
TEAMWORK, FUN, MAGNANIMOUS,
FRIENDSHIP, MAGIC...


I loved seeing these words and agreeing 100% with all of them! :la:


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Thank you so much to Members and Staff Alike! :thanks:
We, at dAWishingWell would like to WISH all of our Members, Watchers, Visitors,
a MAGNANIMOUS last week of of JULY! :XD: Butterfly love by Nina1love1

:iconstars-plz:

:iconblowkissteaplz:, Tea





Monday Muses

Mon Jul 28, 2014, 10:54 AM



Welcome to our activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!


It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you! :painter:

There are many ways someone can be an inspiration. By displaying inspiring community spirit, or providing helpful resources for example. Or maybe you just stumbled over an amazing artwork that simply knocked you off your feet and inspired you to make something of your own right away. No matter what it is, we want you to share it!

Simply pick an artist or deviation you find inspiring in some way, and post them in a comment on this journal. Please also include why you chose that artist or artwork. Your suggestions will be featured next week! :heart:

If you want the feature to be a surprise for the deviant(s) you suggested, please leave away the '@' or :dev: when typing the username (and post links to artworks instead of thumbs), that way your Muses won't be notified of your comment here through the mentions system.

Also feel free to post this wonderful stamp the awesome a-neverending made on the profile pages of your Muses once the feature is published:

Give a stamp! - You are my MondayMuse by a-neverending




This week's Muses are:



:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :iconsyra-728: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
"Syra's been a friend of mine on dA for a long time and her artwork is outstanding. She's drawn a few things for me and they always blow me away. Her coloring and shading are always gorgeous. She's been endlessly encouraging to me any time I feel inadequate and has helped me through more than one hard time. I have a few friends on here that I consider close, and I'm glad to have her as one of them."

~ CoattailsOfJustice





:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :icon0bsidio: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
"I want to thank 0bsidio for being there from almost the first day of my dA-time. She is always incredibly supportive, comments on all traditional deviation in a detailed manner and constractively detailed!
Her own art is so wonderful and inspires me especially because she gets never tired to explain how she did it :) (Smile)
Thank you for being there for me all the time! You are a huge support and a treasure for the community!"






:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :iconnicostars: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:

Watcher by nicostars
"Nico's art is amazingly imaginative and vibrant, and seeing her works always puts me in a good mood Aww"

~ KiwiCocktail





:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :iconjofrenchie: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
"Jofrenchie (Joanna) is a huge inspiration and blessing in my life because she is such a kind soul! She reached out to me when I really needed someone to talk to who could understand some of my health struggles, and I know of many others who have surely been touched by her friendship too.  She overflows with sweetness and deserves all the appreciative gestures she can get. Aww Plus, she makes some really cute graphics!"

~ tinylaughs





:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :iconfelizias: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
"Felizias is one super nice deviant here on dA. She's been my muse often! She's just really kind and very encouraging, and makes me smile. I have always noticed and really appreciated her support, and I think it's very cool that she's talented in a variety of types of artwork, (kind of like she is talented in multiple languages!).
I would like to show a favourite work of mine, which is in photography:

Bonnie by Felizias"






Thank you for participating! :heart:




Hop on board Fella's Welcome Wagon as we welcome some awesome new deviants into our community!



Welcome, PrettyOrangeMonster!
Deviant for 2 Months

Standing Nails by PrettyOrangeMonster



Welcome, espiire!
Deviant for 2 Months

[gift] tfm by espiire



Welcome, mega-diancie!
Deviant for 2 Weeks

.:FANART:. Star the cutie-Eevee by mega-diancie



Welcome, joffrehorlor!
Deviant for 7 Months

Hairy Goddess #3 by joffrehorlor



Welcome, corngum!
Deviant for 5 Months

Still too young by corngum



Deviants featured here have been a part of our community for less than one (1) year and have at least one (1) deviation in his/her gallery. If you see any awesome new deviants you'd like to see featured here, please send a note to fella with your suggestion!


devSINCERE's Acts of Kindness

Sun Jul 27, 2014, 5:56 PM




devSINCERE (standing for "Deviously Sincere") is a project aiming to encourage random acts of kindness and general sincerity in every day actions among the community.



Random acts of kindness are often praised and rightly so. Being generous to others without expecting something in return is one of the nicest acts a person can commit.

A random act of kindness is defined as “a selfless act performed by kind people to either help or cheer up a random stranger, for no reason other than to make people happier.

But, what if you want to make a person happier who you know? What if these acts are planned and not at all random? Are they still as genuine? Of course.



I challenge you to do one kind thing for another person (or deviant) each day for the next seven days.

Record these acts of kindness and note devSINCERE at the end of your seven days with a list of all of the things you did for a chance to be featured and rewarded.

What kind of rewards?

Features; points from pointsSINCERE; and group credits (COMING SOON) are all likely prizes. Reward donations are also accepted (please note the group).

Donate:
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Deviant Nightmares Magazine and Other Stuff

Journal Entry: Mon Jul 28, 2014, 12:57 PM


The anthology didn't really get all that much interest, and I'm trying to get exposure for you guys, so the decision was made to take Deviant Nightmares in a slightly different direction.

I give you... Drumroll (cue echo-effect and booming God-like voice)

Deviant Nightmares Magazine!:happybounce: I think I've fainted. Heart 

Deviant Nightmares Magazine - Issue #1 Coming Soon by joseph-sweet


Yup, we decided to publish a quarterly magazine.

what does this mean for you?
Well, it means that it will be a bit easier to publish you guys on a regular basis, and magazines are shorter, so... Offline and on here, we have enough stories for most of next year's issues. Between 3 and four stories per issue, depending on length of submissions, and articles written by staff. there's also opportunity for that now as well. If you write a news article that's relevant to the magazine, and want a shot, note me with it and I'll give it my consideration. 
We're looking for horror, dark science, apocalyptic, and dark fantasy fiction. The magazine may be themed on some months, but at other times will be considered general horror. Articles pertaining to this category and movies and books in that area will be considered.

We're currently looking for apocalyptic, zombie, vampire, werewolf and general horror stuff. The more violent the better, but it needs to be good.

Also art. Really anything goes. We may be featuring an artist or author in each magazine, so if you want your stuff featured in a magazine that could potentially be viewed by millions, get submitting.

I'll be changing the folder in a few minutes or making a new one for general DNM submissions.  DNM=Deviant Nightmares Magazine, of course. 

Submit anything you think will fit in there, articles, stories, art, photography, etc. And if you feel that you know an artist, author or both who is worthy of a magazine feature, shoot me a note.


I'll do another feature in the next day or two. hings have been hectic. 


I apologize for not being around to approve submissions for nearly a month. Some unexpected stuff happened.

For 2015 submissions - at least for the first couple of issues - think vampires and werewolves, but we aren't looking for sappy romantic stuff. No twilight-like stories. We're looking to go back to the roots of vampires and werewolves that made them terrifying to begin with.

Blood and gore and violence and darkness. Keep it coming. We'll take it to the masses and hopefully get you the recognition you deserve.



Joseph Sweet


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Hi Fish Hooks Fans!!!


You may have heard rumors that I was going to make a Fish Hooks Spin-Off Petition, well those rumors are true. I am making a Fish Hooks Spin-Off Petition, and here are the rules for signing my petition:


1 Sign with your username, first and last name, and reason why you're signing my petition.


2 keep your posts clean.


3 Only sign once.


I need 10,000 signatures in order to send it to the producer. Once I get 10,000 signatures, i'll copy and paste all of the signatures to an email i'll send to the producer, Noah Z Jones.


Have Hope Fish Hook Fans!!!