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Do you believe that art can fundamentally change your sense of who you are?

Vote! (67,000 votes) 844 comments
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Not much to say about this.
Just some basic tips and tricks for flawless interaction on DeviantArt Nod 


Watching

Do
:bulletyellow: Watch people when you honestly find them interesting.
:bulletyellow: Watch your friends, even if they don't have amazing art. It helps you stay updated with their progress.
:bulletyellow: Watch groups. They'll offer you a fine selection of art you're interested in, and will help you discover new (interesting) artists.
:bulletyellow: Check the faves of people you watch. As you like their work, you might have similar tastes in art. Checking their faves might help you find cool art.
:bulletyellow: Recommend art from people that you watch for a Daily Deviation (if good art, of course).

Don't
:bulletyellow: Uncheck all boxes when watching. There's nothing more disappointing than an empty watch.
:bulletyellow: Just watch people for points. It's lame.
:bulletyellow: Watch people for a watch-back. Many people don't do those. You'll only end up disappointed.


Commenting on profiles

Do
:bulletorange: Thank people for watching/faving you. It's not obliged, but it helps you to meet new people and stay in touch with your fans.
:bulletorange: Comment on the page of someone you watch. People love to hear what you like about their work.
:bulletorange: Post a few kind words on the page of a random stranger whose work you like. You might make a new friend.
:bulletorange: Comment either in English or the user's native language (if he displays his location). There's a big chance he doesn't know other languages.
:bulletorange: Spell check your messages before sending them. A readable message is one that people are more likely to reply to.

Don't
:bulletorange: Ask people to watch you. It's annoying. Many people don't do this anyway.
:bulletorange: Ask people for points. It's the DA equivalent of being a beggar. You don't want to be one. 
:bulletorange: Spam people with your contest/group/facebook page or whatever. If you have something to promote, do it in your signature. 
:bulletorange: Send messages that include "send this to a x-number of your friends". It's annoying.


Commenting on artwork

Do
:bulletred: Read the description underneath the artwork. So you can understand what the artist meant with this work
:bulletred: Encourage the artist
:bulletred: Tell them what you like about the artwork
:bulletred: Balance your critiques. Even if you don't like a work, make sure to highlight the positive aspects as well as the negative ones.
:bulletred: Shut up if you haven't got anything nice to say. 

Don't 
:bulletred: Tell people "this reminds me of character-X from show-Y". It comes across as if the artist stole the idea from a certain show. Not very nice.
:bulletred: Tell people "this looks like character-X" and insist on it. Character designs have only so much variation. It's possible that characters with similar haircolor/haircuts look alike. That doesn't mean the artist stole the idea.
:bulletred: Tell people "you've copied this from artist-X". It's an accusation. It's impolite. Especially when you have no solid proof (as in; the original work or an exact photoshop overlay)
:bulletred: Post a comment that's all negative. It feels like you attack the artist. 


Private messages

Do
:bulletpink: Send a private message if your message is either too long or too personal to post on someone's profile

Don't
:bulletpink: Randomly spam strangers with your artwork/group/whatever via private message. It's spam and it's annoying
:bulletpink: Gossip about other people


Journals

Do
:bulletpurple: Post encouraging words towards fellow artists
:bulletpurple: Share art tutorials / art books / art related websites
:bulletpurple: Feature work you like
:bulletpurple: Feature work from friends that need more exposure

Don't
:bulletpurple: Post things that are too personal. DeviantArt is an open website. Everyone can read your journals, including your boss or your parents.
:bulletpurple: Complain about another DeviantArt user. Other people have nothing to do with your problems.
:bulletpurple: Be too strong in your opinions. Stating you 'hate' a certain fandom is never a wise idea, unless you want angry mobs harassing your comment section.
:bulletpurple: Be a chronic complainer. People hate them.


Forum

Do
:bulletblue: Ask questions. Be elaborate. The better you describe the problem, the better the answers will be.
:bulletblue: Use the search function to check if there's already a topic about your problem/question.

Don't 
:bulletblue: Complain outside the complaints-forum. People will mock you.
:bulletblue: Post links in the thumbshare forum. It's for THUMBNAILS. Not for links.
:bulletblue: Spam your work everywhere. There's a thumbshare forum where you can show your work.
:bulletblue: Feed the trolls. Some people's only purpose is to get other people angry. Don't let them get you.


Artwork

Do
:bulletgreen: Add a description. People want to know what it's about.
:bulletgreen: Add the material used/time spend in the descriptions. This will prevent people from asking.
:bulletgreen: Credit the people whose stock material you used (stock rules differ per person. Make sure to read the stock artist's policy)
:bulletgreen: Submit your works to groups. It'll lead to more exposure.
:bulletgreen: If you make art for someone, tag this person. By doing so this person will automatically receive your artwork in his inbox.
:bulletgreen: Add a mature content tag if it includes strong violence or nudity

Don't
:bulletgreen: Post every random doodle. Quality over quantity will make your watchers stay.
:bulletgreen: Make hate art. If you hate a person/fandom, just let it be.


Replying to people

Do
:bulletblack: Reply if someone took the effort to write you a message (unless it's a simple "Thank you" -- those are impossible to reply to)
:bulletblack: Block people and report them to the staff if they're repeatedly mean to you. It's better than fighting back.

Don't
:bulletblack: Fuss about grammar. Not everybody has English as a native language here. It takes some of us a whole lot of effort to write a message in it.
:bulletblack: Gossip about other people. People will be notified when you tag them. They will read it. Public comments will be spread fast. There's nothing as fast as the internet.
:bulletblack: Be an ass

DeathNote Mystery Case GiveAway #7

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 4:00 PM


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How To Use



  1. The human whose name is written in this note shall die.
  2. This note will not take effect unless the writer has the person's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name will not be affected.
  3. If the cause of death is written within the next 40 seconds of writing the person's name, it will happen.
  4. If the cause of death is not specified, the person will simply die of a heart attack.
  5. After writing the cause of death, details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.


Puzzle Levels: Hard-Very Hard


THE PRIZES



:winner: 1st place prize: 500 :points:  (First to finish the event)
:star:  2nd place prize: 300 :points: (2nd one to finish)
:heart: 3rd Place Prize: 100 :points: (3rd one to finish)

Anyone else who finishes the case will get their name entered into a RAFFLE to become one of the 2 people to win 50 :points: each and 1 person to win a silver FGA ticket to be used here FGA GATE

[Event will be open for three days]







How does this Giveaway works?


This journal will have the FIRST CLUE or a puzzle that you need to solve, and it will TAKE you to the next clue. That next clue will take you to another one when you solve it, and so on and so forth until you reach the end. In one mystery case session, there are usually 4 to 10 puzzles that you need to beat in order to solve the entire mystery. Full FAQS can be read here fav.me/d7k77o4 if you wish to know more about this later.



Before you start solving the case, please TAKE THE TIME TO READ THE RULES OR YOU MIGHT GET DISQUALIFIED OR BECOME INELIGIBLE TO CLAIM THE PRIZE IF/WHEN YOU WIN! Dont be in a rush; I promise you these puzzles will take time to solve.



OFFICIAL RULES:



1. Be a member (if not already) of the supergroup :icondetective-hq: Detective-HQ. As long as you send the member request, you will be fine! (The join request is on the left side panel)


2. ABSOLUTELY, DO NOT POST THE ANSWERS OR POST HINTS ANYWHERE ON THIS JOURNAL (when you figure out the answer) OR ANYWHERE ON THE EVENT! IF YOU FAIL TO DO SO, I WILL HIDE YOUR COMMENT AND YOU WILL BE SUSPENDED/DISQUALIFIED FROM THIS GIVEAWAY. 
:star: BUT you can safely do hint sharing in the chatroom (link available below) :D (Big Grin). ALSO, no DIRECT answers/link. Share with HINTS ONLY.

3. :new: DO NOT personally send notes to other detectives asking for hints IF ITS NOT REQUESTED/NOT WANTED. Spamming detectives asking for hints using notes is now considered an abuse due to complaints. If you need hints, go to the chatroom and see if someone is willing to give you one. Otherwise, if you randomly note people, they CAN report you and you WILL get disqualified.

4. You can ask the creator of this case :icondestinyrose09: for ONE hint on the 24 hour mark after this journal is posted.  You must mention WHERE you are stuck. Asking me for hints earlier than that will be ignored.


5. FAV this journal and COMMENT below and say "I AM DETECTIVE ((insert your PSEUDONYM HERE)) and I will catch Kira!" BEFORE you start solving the case. 

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What you will need to solve this event




Rose Red Bullet - F2U! A smartphone (You need "certain" apps, if you can figure it out).
Rose Red Bullet - F2U! Anything that will allow you to play around with audio clues.
Rose Red Bullet - F2U! Possibly a paper and pen.



Onto the event and your first clue



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CLOSED CASED FILE:  Light Yagami died on January 28, 2013. It's over.
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Only its NOT over.

Detectives, our mission now is to catch the mass murderer "Kira". That's not his real name of course, it was a name given to him by the people. A nickname given to Light Yagami. The original Kira. 

Criminals are once again are suddenly dying of suspicious and consecutive heart attacks in their prison all over Japan. This pattern was seen before, merely a year ago. This can only mean one thing....

Kira is back. The deadly notebook from the spirit world found its way to Earth once again. Someone is writing names on the notebook, killing mercilessly. Clearly, someone who shared Light Yagami's belief that mass criminal murder is "justice." 

This is a dangerous mission. PROTECT your name because Kira can kill you if he knew your real name. PROTECT your real faces, because he needs that as well to murder someone with the notebook.

God help us all if this Kira possesses the "Shinigami eyes."


Mass murder of criminals is NOT justice. If you are on Kira's side and you believe that what he does is NOT evil, then don't join this hunt. If you believe otherwise, then know that in chasing Kira, your life is in danger.


The hunt will begin once the countdown on our HeadQuarters is over. Detective-HQ
One of you is a descendant of L and N. Without the blood ties of course. Dont fail them!


Near by RileyFelton



Your first clue. Kira left this for you: 

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Goodluck!
Dont let Kira catch you.





Any abuse during the event can be reported to the group, to me, OR  to one of our moderators. They will also oversee the chatroom.

:iconhazelstar67:, :iconroamingshadow:, :iconxsammykayx: :iconmirachravaia:





:star: Click here for the --> Chatroom <-- STATUS: OFFLINE  // Chatroom for you detectives if you want to take a break, chat, share hints, find a partner etc. 


Hola gente bonita de la comunidad :iconluvluvplz: primero que nada quería pedirles disculpas por la inactividad de este grupo, muchas de las personas que lo administramos no disponemos del mismo tiempo que teníamos hace años atrás :'( pero por mi parte tratare de estar mas activa



Bueno con Nihui y cleoly16 organizamos un nuevo concurso para que los antiguos y nuevos miembros participen y se diviertan haciéndolo :D y se trata de...




:bulletblue::bulletgreen::bulletred: DIBUJA A TU OTP HETAMERICANA HACIENDO COSPLAY DE UNA PAREJA/DUO TIPICO! :bulletred::bulletgreen::bulletblue:

el cual consiste en dibujar a tu OTP disfrazada de un dúo como mario/luigi, link/zelda, etc.
En este contest  solo se aceptaran DIBUJOS.

   

                      :bulletpurple: Bases Del Concurso :bulletpurple:


:bulletblue: Los dibujos pueden ser tradicionales y/o digitales. Que pueden ser en Cómic, chibi, pixel, lineart, estilo propio. NO están permitidos sketcher.



:bulletblue: Solo se aceptara una entrada por participante.



:bulletblue: El dibujo debe contener SOLO DOS PERSONAJES, y estos deben pertenecer exclusivamente a al grupo de HETAMERICA. Los que pueden ser cualquiera de estos:
APH: Hetamerica by nennisita1234 central hetamerica by nennisita1234



:bulletblue: Las entradas deben mandarse a la carpeta "Concurso HTMR dibuja a tu otp", por el contrario el dibujo no se considerará como entrada para en contest.



:bulletblue: Se aceptaran solo dibujos "originales", el uso de bases tampoco contara como entrada para el concurso, porque seria injusto para los demás participantes que pusieron su esfuerzo y dedicación en hacer el dibujo.



:bulletblue: Se exige 100% de compromiso y RESPONSABILIDAD. Si decides participar por favor has el dibujo! porque con el ultimo concurso de los que dijeron que participarían la minoría realmente lo hizo y fue algo deprimente.



:bulletblue: Y que se diviertan un montoooooon!!!!!!!!!

 


                       :star: Premios! :star:



:bulletyellow: 1er Lugar:

150 :points: donados por ShupenLimon
Dos dibujos Full Color -con fondo- donados por nennisita1234 y ShupenLimon



:bulletyellow: 2do Lugar:

100 :points: donados por nennisita1234
Un dibujo Full Color -con fondo- donado por ShupenLimon



:bulletyellow: 3er Lugar:

50 :points: donados por Nihui
Un dibujo coloreado -sin fondo- donado por Nihui

Los dibujos de los premios pueden tener como máximo tres personajes, que pueden ser a elección de los ganadores (oc's propios, personajes de animes, etc)




:bulletpurple: Los jueces seran: :iconnennisita1234: :iconrubymoon-faith: :iconcleoly16: :iconquuun: :iconnihui: y  :iconshupenlimon:




:bulletred: Se recibirán entradas a partir del 1 de AGOSTO y se cerraran el 30 de AGOSTO. Luego de esta fecha no se recibirán mas entradas.




Eso! Diviértanse mucho y esperamos su participación! dejare aquí abajo una lista con los participantes :D



Besitos y pásenlo bien

-Ivhi.


:heart: Participantes :heart:


:iconcuti-chan: ~ :iconrenkkotsuki: ~ :iconapple-rings: ~ :iconbella-winry: ~ :iconrojaespiritu: ~ :iconathenayabuki: ~
Once Upon a Time Casts Fringe Alum as Frozen's Ice Queen Elsa







We have seen Etta Bishop’s future, and it is very, very… cool.

TVLine has learned that ABC’s Once Upon a Time has cast Fringe alum Georgina Haig in the plum Season 4 role of Queen Elsa of Arendelle — aka the chillin’ quasi-villain of filmdom’s Frozen.

Previously, TVLine broke the news that newcomer Elizabeth Lail and Greek grad Scott Michael Foster have been cast in the arc’s other two roles, as Anna and her beau Kristoff.

In her Once incarnation, Elsa has long struggled to control her “chilling” powers, and once even — Frozen spoilers ahead! — unleashed upon her town an eternal winter. Ultimately, she realized that the key to keeping her powers in check is love — namely, her bond with younger sister Anna — and now she is aware of the threat she poses if she were to lose control of her magic again.

Previewing the show’s introduction of Elsa, which came about after negotiations with Disney brass and then was teased at the close of the Season 3 finale, Once cocreator Adam Horowitz told TVLine, “We are very well aware of how beloved [Frozen] is, so we’re very careful that we want to tell a story that is uniquely ours but also honors those characters that everyone fell in love with this past year.” Added Eddy Kitsis: “The thing we love about Elsa is she is perceived to be a villain but is clearly misunderstood, and that goes to the heart of our show.”

In addition to her run on Fringe, Haig’s TV credits include CBS’ Reckless (where she’s playing disgraced cop Lee Anne Marcus) and the Aussie drama Underbelly.


Article Here




Once Upon a Time Casts Two Frozen Characters for Season 4









Once Upon a Time‘s take on Frozen is taking shape, with the casting of two key roles for Season 4.

TVLine has learned exclusively that newcomer Elizabeth Lail will play Anna, Queen Elsa of Arendelle’s younger sister, while Greek grad Scott Michael Foster has landed the recurring role of Anna’s beau Kristoff.

Still remaining to be cast for the opening arc of the ABC drama’s Season 4 is Elsa herself.

Once‘s Anna is described as a fun-loving, fearless optimist who often gets herself into situations where she is in over her head, yet is able to triumph due to her resourcefulness and can-do spirit. She values her relationship with her sister Elsa above all else.

Kristoff meanwhile is a hearty, salt-of-the-earth ice cutter whose sometimes-gruff demeanor can hide his deep love for Anna and her sister Elsa. When we first meet him on Once, he is adjusting to life at the castle — including sleeping indoors for the first time in his life.

In addition to his run as Greek‘s Cappie, Foster’s TV credits include The River, Californication and this summer’s Chasing Life and Halt and Catch Fire.


Article Here








Once Upon a Time has found Frozen's Prince Hans.

Shameless actor Tyler Jacob Moore has been cast in the season-four recurring role on ABC's fairy-tale drama, The Hollywood Reporter confirms. He will first appear in the third episode.

In the 2013 Oscar-winning Disney blockbuster, Prince Hans — Anna's former love — is the main antagonist, concocting a scheme to earn the throne of another kingdom through marriage. He is first portrayed as honest and noble, but eventually his true colors come out.

The news comes less than an hour after Lord of the Rings' John Rhys-Davies was added as Pabbie the Troll King and two days after ABC's fairy-tale drama debuted the first footage of Frozen sisters Anna (Elizabeth Lail) and Elsa (Georgina Haig), following the events of the movie, at Comic-Con. Other Frozen characters making their debut include Kristoff (Scott Michael Foster) and Elizabeth Mitchell, also playing an unknown related role, though Olaf will reportedly not appear.

Executive producer Adam Horowitz told THR in May that they were "honored" to incorporate the Frozen universe into Once. "We fell in love with [the movie] when it came out last year like everyone did, and we want to do our best to do it justice," he said at the time.



Article Here
  • Mood: Satisfied
  • Listening to: Songs
  • Reading: My Computer Screen
  • Watching: My Computer Screen
  • Playing: Games
  • Eating: Food
  • Drinking: A Drink
Hello my dear friends, members, users,...HELLO MY ARMY! :'D


Today I simply wanted to come up with a very small  but a kinda funny event. :)
I uploaded my working place last weeks because of serveral people who asked me too, and a few of you answered that they want to show theirs too.

So, lets make a mini event from it :D That also counts for you  Carumo >_> >D

I will open an folder where you can put your foto in and at the 10th august we will honor the winner of

Blue Pixel Orb "GermanyZ(and otherZ) most beautyfullZ working desk 2014" Blue Pixel Orb 


The winner will get a secret prize this time.
No Spoilerino ;)


BTW, this is mine ^-^
Working desk update 2014 by Alkasay


And the other topic is just an update.
Dont forget about the upcomming events!

-Team Exchange-Souls,  how is the work going? DEADLINE IS NEAR! 1th august I want your works >D ;)

-Team DeviantArt/HaloDesk 1th august you will start your offical work!
Everyone coriouse? :D We are EXITED!

-Your admin is sick atm ~,.~ so my work is going on slowly.
Time for offical hollidays I guess :'D


Okay people, OH and btw
THE CURRENT BEST PLAYER ON WWY IS Drerika WITH 88 POINTS! <3
Hang on guys! :D


Greetings from the mighty office,
your super proud but atm super powerless and tired admin Alkasay!I think I've fainted. 


Alkasay, over and out~
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1:

:star:New contest!!! But this time its a bit different! :meow: I thought of it right when I woke up:happybounce: I think I always have the best ideas then.... anyway, Let me try to explain:dummy: If you have any questions at all, please tell me :confused:
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1:

:bulletred: There will be a winner every Sunday in august!:clap:
:bulletorange: To enter, submit something to the group before Sunday the same week:excited:
    please, not only pages this time ^^;
:bulletyellow: Each week you can win 1 :points::la:
:bulletgreen: ONE of the 5 weeks has a hidden GRAND PRIZE! :noes:
:star::star:10:points::points::points::points::points::points::points::points::points::points::onfire::star::star:
:bulletblue: The "Grand Prize" week is already chosen with www.random.org/  :dummy:
:bulletpurple: You can enter every week, and every submission counts as 1 entry! :ninja:
:bulletblue: :star: the entries only count the corresponding week:star::cry:
:bulletgreen: The winner of each week will also be chosen with www.random.org/  :dummy:
:bulletyellow: The group will also be on the list every week. If chosen, I'll keep the points. :evillaugh:
:bulletorange: Any questions? :meow:
:bulletred: Good luck! :squee:
:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1:

:pokeball:UPDATES/new Info :3:pokeball:

:pokeball:Feel free to cooperate! if a team wins on a regular week, They'll get 1 :points: each! :dummy:
If they win on the Grand Prize week, I'll split the 10:points: :evillaugh:

:pokeball::iconblueevelyn: cannot enter. My chance to win is if the random generator picks the group xP

:pokeball:The contest starts NOW, you won't have as much time THIS week, but it shouldn't be too hard to come up with something^^

:star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star:WEEKLY WINNERS:star::star::star::star::star::star::star::star:

:star:3.

:star:10.

:star:17.

:star:24.

:star:31.

:iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1::iconbummy2::iconbummy3::iconbummy1:
If anyone could spare Atleast a hundred points
I'd be very great full for your help ^^

You can donate... Only if you want to ^^

I miss everyone right now... It's early in the morning and nobody's on

Featured Deviants!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 1:18 AM
Hi guys!
:squee::squee::squee::squee::squee::squee::squee:

It's about time I promote some new talents here on DA who are not getting the appreciation they deserve. :huggle:

SO! First 10 comments on this journal will get their 3 best pieces chosen by me FEATURED! :iconlahdplz:

So hurry up and comment! :D

(Note: This journal will be updated after every two weeks with new deviants getting featured :D )

FEATURED DEVIANTS



1. :iconchaoticfluffball:
My first Megaman drawing by ChaoticFluffballJess by ChaoticFluffballThrowback by ChaoticFluffball

2. :icongraphitestalker:
Sketch - Viktor Tsoi. by GraphiteSTALKERFor Hillygon - Freebie Request. by GraphiteSTALKERMe vs. Cupid. by GraphiteSTALKER

3. :iconhonoka--chan:
Giftu by Honoka--chanAll The Love by Honoka--chanCE - Iwa OCs by Honoka--chan

TOURNAMENT Round 3

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 12:43 AM

Helmy says:

That last round was pretty exhilarating, wasn't it??? No, I actually fell asleep. HA. If only you little dingbats were more interesting to watch... though, it seems like the phantasms have a gift for you. They've changed the amphitheater around a little bit, perhaps to make things more... dangerous.

The sand in the ring has gone, replaced with metal plating about three feet by three feet. As you watch, the plates sometimes pull away from the others and fly to another part of the arena, replacing each other. Be careful, if you're standing on one that's shaking, it's going to fly off, and you'll probably skid off the metal plating and fall... to your death. The plates also sometimes turn blue and freeze a second later, or turn red and get super hot. Be aware of your surroundings and the ground beneath you! If you happen to get trapped beneath a plate after it lands, well... god help you.

So yeah, keep that in mind! Maybe you guys are boring them.



WIN - LOSS - DRAW
Example: 2-0 is two wins, zero losses

Darvenel 4-0 || Eva 2-3
Kaine 4-0 || Broken 2-2
Glitch 4-0 || Enri 2-2
Chrono 4-0 || Cressida 2-3
Pet 4-0 || Ida 2-2
Contour 4-2 || Dion 3-2
Jinxie 3-0 || Kyran 2-2 
Kyriel 3-0-1 || Virgil 2-2
Kichi 3-2 || Haruki 0-4
Quinlan 3-3 || Thane 1-4
Alexei 2-2 || Sol 0-4
Elijah 2-2 || Shira 0-4
Lilin 2-2


ROUND 3
Remember, keep fighting in the rounds, even if you lose, to improve your score and get better prizes!

BATTLE 1: Darvenel (:iconju5tab0r3d1:) vs Chrono (:iconawaterfox:)
BATTLE 2: Glitch (:iconviralremix:) vs Kaine (:iconawaterfox:)
BATTLE 3: Contour (:iconju5tab0r3d1:) vs Pet (:iconrndom-obsessions:)
BATTLE 4: Jinxie (:iconaceykunn:) vs Dion (:icondevinaatart:)
BATTLE 5: Kyriel (:iconkaihidou:) vs Kichi (:iconkittrex:)
BATTLE 6: Quinlan (:iconbaothghalach:) vs Kyran (:iconnightscreature:)
BATTLE 7: Enri (:iconhotoki-chan124:) vs Eva (:iconsamsxcs:)
BATTLE 8: Ida (:iconjeanawei:) vs Alexei (:iconankdros:)
BATTLE 9: Lilin (:icondiluculi:) vs Broken (:iconevil-wren:)
BATTLE 10: Virgil (:icondiluculi:)  vs Elijah (:icontrufflebutter:)
BATTLE 11: Cressida (:iconkeplernova:) vs Thane (:iconfirestormshadow:
BATTLE 12: Haruki (:iconxiantan:) vs Sol (:iconerzanightshade:)
Shira (:iconfirewyrm2018:) - unpartnered (bye)







Two years into WWII


"Heil Hitler!" A dozen or so male voices pierced the before quiet room. You watched as they stood their red emblem clad arm out in salute. All around you where women, dressed fancy with their gloves and silk gowns. Of course you weren't much different. In fact you were almost the same. 

You had a long, fitting red dress on, with white gloves and your hair was done beautifully by your head maid. 

Currently you were at a party for higher ranking Nazi's. Most of them knew the Führer. Including your own boyfriend, Gilbert Beilschmidt.

Gilbert was a very handsome man, with pale features. Pale skin, pale hair but crimson eyes that made you have chills down your spine whenever you looked at them.

He was a wonderful person, maybe his ego was too high sometimes but he was very caring and fun. But lately, well, he'd changed. Ever since that start of the war, he had grown colder. 

"Heil Hitler!" The women repeated joyously. You muttered it a little half heartedly. But when you caught your boyfriends eye he gave you a happy smile, which you couldn't help but return. 

After one of the soldiers gave a speech about cleansing the world from evil, and making it pure. The music began to play, A pianist sat in the corner, beautiful sounds arose. Though they were ruined by whispers around you. "Did you hear about the Jews?" "No enlighten me!" "Yesterday we gassed ten units!" "Ten less units to worry about!"

You couldn't help scowling in disgust, they were people too, not rats. And what the tabloids were saying about them trying to take Germany over, was utterly untrue. They had never done anything, what gave Hitler the right to kill them? It made you sick just to think about it. But no one knew not even Gilbert, you'd surely be executed without a thought for your opinion. You had heard about what happened to the resistance group that had been caught from Gilbert. Speaking of Gilbert, you knew where his thoughts stood on the matter. He trusted Hitler and even if you casually brought up the manner of it being wrong, he'd scowl and leap to the man's defence. 

More and more whispers arose until you couldn't take it anymore. You walked over to Gil. If you had been at home, then it would have stormed.. But you were in public and even you knew that you had to walk gracefully and elegant. He was chatting with his brother, Ludwig. And some other of his friends. "Gil." You said, poking him to gain the Albino's attention. He looked over at you mildly surprised. "[Name] why are you not socializing with the other women?" 

You didn't want to offend anyone by dissing their girlfriends, or even wives. So you shrugged. "I wanted to come say hi." You responded innocently and tactfully. He looked at you with suspicion before brightening up. "Awesome, you can join us we qwere just talking abo-" He stopped, his fellow soldiers glared daggers at him. He swallowed and turned to you again. "Sorry [Name] We are talking about important business, I'll see you later. Ich liebe dich." "Ich liebe dich" You repeated mournfully as he pecked you on the cheek before turned you around. You headed towards the group of women you at least could stand. They spoke of men, not affairs of war.

Even so, you felt as if you were the only one in the room. Maybe the entire country. Nobody understood you, you were an outcast. After awhile the party was getting to you more and more. Until you burst. "Excuse me, I must head home now." You announced abruptly. Earning surprised looks, "But the party is only just starting!" A annoying wife named Gretel pipped up. "I'm terribly sorry, but I hope we can see each other sometime soon and catch up on the latest gossip." Was the girliest thing you could manage. 

It pleased her though, "I would like that." She paused, "Heil Hitler." She suddenly said, sticking out a arm. You sighed, that was the new hello, the new good-bye, the new everything. 

"Heil Hitler." You repeated, doing the salut before turning and weaving your way around the crowd towards the only visible door. Luckily your house was next door as the hosts of the party were your neighbours. 

You didn't worry about Gil though, he would come home when he was ready. 

Or apparently he was already home, as you walked up the front steps of your huge house you heard two voices. The genders were unidentifiable at the time, but one was definitely higher then the other.  Not wanting to intrude and embarrass Gilbert you quietly opened the door and slipped in. 

Like a good girlfriend of a high ranking soldier you should have just went upstairs and minded your own business as the affairs of men had nothing to do with you.  But.... you preferred to live a little out of the lines. 

You slipped off your heeled shoes and slunk through the house, it was easy because of the stockings you were wearing. They made you slide over the floor silently.  

Every second you got closer to voices until you stopped at your living room and peeked around the archway that was the main entry way into. HUH?

You could see Gilbert on the couch with a pretty, no BEAUTIFUL blonde with blue eyes. The perfect image of what a woman should be according to Hitler. You scowled. 

Not only were the together suspiciously on the couch, but she was leaning in and giving Gilbert butterfly kisses. You expected him to pull away, but he didn't. He simply sat there until he grabbed her head and shoved her lips against his. 

Things were getting out of control as they began exploring each other with their hands. That's when you realized you needed to step in. 

 But you wouldn't be the classic rampaging girl... no you would make him feel guilty.

"Oh Gilbert hello." You said pleasantly, walking in and plopping down on a seat a little in front of the couch. He looked up in shock and the girl looked up boredly. 

"Who's your friend? Nice to meet you I'm [Name]." You said sticking your hand out, she took it and shook it softly. Like she was confused. Gilbert adjusted his uniform, especially his emblem band and coughed.  "Uh, you're home earlier then anticipated." He started, sounding guilty. "Oh I can see it was anticipated what time I'd return." You smiled and shrugged. 

"Oh well, you guys continue. I'll go upstairs and get ready for bed." You waved perkily and walked out. 

When you were out of sight though, you broke down and ran upstairs. When you reached yours and Gilbert's room you slammed the door and looked around. A large third reich flag was hung above your bed. That had to go.

You ran up and ripped it down. It floated down slowly, you spat on it for effect and then plopped down on the bed. You crossed your arms and felt the tears stop flowing. You needed to figure out what to do now...

You head footsteps coming up the stairs, and the door slowly open. You looked down knowing who it was. "Oh hey you're back did you have fun?" You tried to sound bubbly.

The first thing he noticed was the flag torn down, he was shocked but would get to that later. 

"I'm sorry-" He started, you chuckled. He was confused but tried to laugh along. "Kesesesesese." His signature laugh joined with yours. But you shook your head and he realized you weren't chuckling for joyous reasons. He stopped, and took off his hat. Placing it down on the nightstand as he walked beside you and sat down.


"I don't know why." He started. But you cut him off. "I'd prefer not to know." You shrugged him off, as he put a lazy arm around you. He looked hurt, "Come on, wheres my awesome girl?" 

You gave him a sharp glare, "Which one? The one you were making out with on our couch?" 

He dropped his head, "No... she's gone. She was the daughter of a higher ranking officer then me... and well, she'd give me a good word to her father if we... y'know."

If possible your hair would've started to burn, or become snakes and you would've snapped his neck. But you knew full well he couldn't die. And it pained you to think of him living on as you slowly aged and then died. You knew he would eventually love another, and another after that until... someday he would diminish. Cease to exist. 
 
"So you cheat on me, to get a good word into your boss!?" You screeched, grabbing a pillow and throwing it at his head. He looked stunned, "Liebe. You should understand."

"Go to hell." You muttered.

"Pardon me?" He repeated coldly. Every minute becoming more and more angered. 

"You heard me you god damned evil man." You hissed, now he looked shocked as well mad "What?"

"You kill innocent people, for no reason. What have they done to you? To this world? You're evil, all of our kind is." You screamed, but immediately regretted it as he stared at you with a emotionless expression. 

"What we do is for the better, we are cleansing the world and making it better, making it pure!" As he said that you narrowed your eyes, "You're just repeating what you heard. You're under to much influence Prussia, make a decision on your own for once."

He was surprised you didn't call him Gilbert, and a little disturbed. "You are the one that has changed, not me [Name]." He growled, his red eyes turning dark. "If I was in my right mind I would turn you in..." You felt your heart breaking as he spoke, but then you hear his voice break. "But- I can't. I love you." 


You turned to him, your eyes filled with tears. "I love you too Gil." After a moment of staring into his red eyes and him staring to your [E/C] ones, you leaned in a pressed your lips against his. He froze before melting into the kiss. The Prussia gently took of the jacket to his uniform and pushed your down onto the bed, where he cupped your chin and proceeded to kiss you deeper. 
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You two lay naked, beside each other. Gilbert had his arms around you and was hugging you tightly. Both of you were still panting heavily. 

"You-you can pull Prussia from the Axis forces." You whispered, he sighed. "Then we would be at war with Germany, and he's my brother..." You felt sad as he trailed off. "I just don't know anymore." He whispered. You kiss him lightly, "As long as I'm with you it doesn't matter where we are, or who our allies are. I'll be happy." It seemed to comfort him, but it wasn't entirely true. 

You didn't like being Allies with Germany, nor the extermination of the Jews. But he knew that and there was no point in pressing him. He would decide soon enough. Or so you thought. 


"Pull Prussia from the Axis?" A low voice muttered, you looked up shocked to see Ludwig. "LUDWIG!" You screeched jumping up, but keeping the blankets safely around you. Beside you Gilbert sat and wrapped his arms protectively around your shoulders. "Speak not a word of this brother." He warned, Ludwig simply looked at the two of you and turned away. Disappearing into the shadows.
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But he had told, it was his duty to. No matter how much it pained him.

The rain was pouring down, the meadow in which you stood was empty expect for three Nazi soldiers plus Ludwig and Gilbert. 

Ludwig looked stern but you caught a glimpse of guilt in his blue eyes. Meanwhile Gilbert was on his knees crying out. Two of the soldiers holding him down so he couldn't get to you, while the other one held a gun to your head. 

This was your execution, your punishment for disagreeing with the Führer, but mostly for suggesting and almost convincing Prussia to pull out. 

Gilbert, not being able to die as a mortal would, was forced to watch. If he closed his eyes, they would be  pulled open again, and if he refused to look at you. They threatened him with giving you a much more longer and painful death. You had tears falling lightly down your cheeks as you watched him, crying out, struggling, yelling curses at his brother. Finally the man with the gun told you to say your last words. 

You looked at him with a pained expression, but a loving one. "Ich liebe dich." You whispered, he looked back at you "Ich liebe dich." He replied, you blew a kiss before hearing a gunshot and one last scream from Gilbert. The world went black and you fell to the ground.