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April Fools Caption Contest Winners

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 10:58 AM

Thanks to all participants from the April Fools Caption Contest! With any further delay, here are the winners of each photo.

Pixel-spotlight (and L33tc4k3) by Thiefoworld
"Hey Charllllllieee! Lets go to Candy Mountain!" - Spiritdream12

Pixel-spotlight (and DEVlANT) by Thiefoworld
"The cold never bothered me anyway." - puffugu

Timberclipse by Thiefoworld
"How to make a Harry Potter Goblet of Fire bubble spell cosplay..." - GillianIvy

Astralseed by Thiefoworld
Cat: "That's it! This is the last time I look for a roommate on Craigslist!" - Sserenita

3wyl by Thiefoworld
"And I want some cake... and some ice cream... and some hot fudge... and some chocolate milk... THEN you can have your sweater back!" - WDWParksGal

Diphylla by Thiefoworld
Fella: "He's right behind me, isn't he...?" - ShackledMuse

Fionacreates by Thiefoworld
"What do you mean it doesn't look natural??" - Sserenita

Celticstrm-stock by Thiefoworld
"Ha! We got the blanket first!" - MiloticScale

Thiefoworld by Thiefoworld
"Life gave me melons.. and it was good!" - darkoracle21

Piratelotus-stock by Thiefoworld
"DAT ASS~" - Nox-ious

Alexandrasalas by Thiefoworld
"For the hundredth time, we ARE NOT hugging! We sat in honey and now we are stuck together!" - Sserenita

Singingflames by Thiefoworld
"You expect me to eat half a sammich? This is clearly an uncompromisable violation of the constitution of sammiches." - NickKartha

Kovowolf by Thiefoworld
"FUSION HAAAAA" - RhynWilliams

Moonbeam13 by Thiefoworld
the power
THE TOOTHBRUSH." - puffugu

"Pardon me, but there seems to be a mistake...I believe I asked Santa for a pony" - Sserenita

Gimp by Thiefoworld
"Wait, Wait, Wait I'll Use The Force!!!" - Growlie26

"So then, the bear was all like GRRRR! so naturally I had to be like GRRRRR!!!!" - TheWritingDragon

"Why yes, coffee does turn me into a psychopathic Harrison Ford." - NickKartha

Anoya by Thiefoworld
"'Wow, Mom, the grass on this side is really greener!' - MafiaVamp

Kozispoon And Ikue by Thiefoworld
"Is that what I think it is? The new iPhone? Really!" - NickKartha

"- And Chris, this one is for you!
-Oh, my. :eyes:" - MiloticScale

Laurenkitsune by Thiefoworld
"What you're seeing now is my normal form." - Growlie26

"admins - suit up! we have a new mission for you" - dathie

wreckling by Thiefoworld
"An E! true Hollywood Exclusive reveals the true source of the Cowardly Lion's supposed "courage". " - Sserenita

"♪ In the jungle, the drawing jungle
This lion's drinking wine.
In the jungle, the drawing jungle
This lion's drinking wine. ♪" - goldnretriever

DEVlANT by Thiefoworld
"Big Pikachu used Slam. It was very effective. The face has been smashed." - MafiaVamp

Y2jenn And Renonevada by Thiefoworld
"two thumb barrier.... unbeatable!" - RhynWilliams

Renonevada by Thiefoworld
"Giirrrllll, do you like my hair! It is SO retro!!" - WDWParksGal

Damphyr by Thiefoworld
"This raft ain't big enough for the ten of us!" - kozispoon

"Wait let me poke It!" - Growlie26

codenamepanther and helloandre by Thiefoworld
"Diz is mai unicorn and I ain't givin' it to you!" - MafiaVamp

randomduck by Thiefoworld
"I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, His Dudeness, or uh, Duder, or El Duderino if you're not into the whole brevity thing." - Sserenita

Ginkgografix by Thiefoworld
"Take the picture before my dog...
"PHOTOBOMB!" :iconhappehdanceplz:" - TheWritingDragon

Lyricanna by Thiefoworld
"...and for my next impression...Mr. peanut!" - Sserenita

Makepictures by Thiefoworld
Baby: "zero serving two...I just made a poo poo" - Sserenita

Ry-Spirit by Thiefoworld
"and once again, hatsune miku is photobombing" - dathie

Myraincheck by Thiefoworld
"I hope this game is over soon...I need to pee!" - Sserenita

Yumeruby by Thiefoworld

Distortedsmile by Thiefoworld
"Day 20: They still think I'm a lion... I could enjoy free meat for a while" - icy-ciel

Pica-ae by Thiefoworld
"GET READY TO SINK!......I mean, SAIL!!" - Icyfrost100

Congratulations everyone! :clap: Each of you gets a 3 months Premium Membership for each winner caption. Expect a note from me really soon!

See you in another Caption Contest in the future! :party:

Feedback Feature

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 12:57 AM by ginkgografix:iconginkgografix:

A common complain at DD's is, that I don't feature enough 'deserving' artists. It is not possible to feature each and everyone via DDs, as there are technical and chronological restrictions, but it is possible to feature them otherwise. But if I would pick them all, it would be limited to what I see while browsing or going through my message center again.

This feature should be different. This will rely on what you show to me!
Know an artist that is totally unknown, but does great stuff? Show me! Know an artist that just started and could need some more exposure? Show me!
It's your chance to show the world art you like or want more support for, even your own.

Each week I will pick up to 25 artworks that you linked me to and feature them. Additionally there will be one deviant highlighted as well.
There is no theme and the only restriction would be that the artworks should be from the deviantART related galleries(this does include avatars, profile customization, dAr tutorials within Stock & Resources, as well as random Fella/llama related artworks in other galleries) and that the deviant, you suggest, should have a good amount of dAR works in their gallery.

Feedback Feature #1

The deadline is the 23rd April 2014 (GMT+2). The feature will be posted at the 24th.

Share the artworks you would like to see included in the first feature as a thumb in the comment section. Please do not post more than one deviation for each deviant you suggest per week.
If you are going to suggest an artist for the feature, it is fine to post more though.

Any help to spread the word is greatly appreciated!
Share, fav and talk about this, so that we can feature a lot of new and 'old' dArtists!

So sorry everybody!! My internet had problems last night so i couldn't get on to announce the winners until this morning but here they are!

First place goes to :iconrainhowlspl:…

Wow this work was amazing!  I could tell this person spent along time on this and i feel they deserved the number one spot, so much detail is in this piece and it really captures the wolfs rain scene.

Here are your prizes!

First place-  
Digital art of a character with a transparent background donated by raccoon5
Digital art donated by atteo
Custom character drawing donated by alarilovesgermany
Adoptable by rainbowcritter
llama by darkchi
llama by spiritwolf1471
Digital art of a single character with simple or no background by renciel

Second place goes to :iconnamelessokami:…

This person has a really unique style that just pops, i love how they turned the wolfs rain style into an abstract colorful piece that really stands out!

Here are your prizes!

Second place-
Digital commission by demonfox9tails
Custom character drawing donated by alarilovesgermany
Plain colored picture by ocasiare
llama by darkchi
llama by spiritwolf1471
cut-out drawing and one custom design by emeradragon (or two of one)

Third place goes to :iconatteo:…

I love this persons tattoo design style to their work,  they really captured the scene well and it looks like they spent a lot of time on this piece!

Here are your prizes!

Third place-
Lineart by ocasiare
llama donated by darkchi
llama donated by spiritwolf1471
custom character drawing by alarilovesgermany
bred adoptable by roguethescarredangel

I'd also like to give a shout out to :icondarkchi13:…

This poem was the only literature submitted for the contest and it was beautiful!  Very lovely writing and i just love the mysterious feel it gave me while reading, you all should check it out!

Thanks again to everyone else who participated!  Everyone's work was stunning and it was really hard to pick the winners but let's congratulate those who did win!

Senior Week deviantART-Related Chat Event Summary

Earlier today we held a chat event in the #seniors chat room on dAmn! It consisted of 20 questions relating to deviantART as well as a bonus question and a FLASH MOB event! Overall, it was a wonderful event, and we had a great turn-out!

Trivia Winners

These folks each won a 3-Month Premium Membership for placing in our trivia portion of the event:

Congratulations, guys! You certainly do know your dA trivia! :la:


After trivia, we held a FLASH MOB event and sent everyone in the chat to either Moonbeam13's, Astralseed's, or Kaz-D's profile with a special and sincere message. :heart: These guys each participated and were randomly selected as our winners:

Congratulations! You'll all receive 1,000 :points: for your participation! :heart:

Stay tuned to projecteducate for more Senior Week happenings! :la:

I'll have 18 slots open, for 2 points each. Ponies or girls. I need some points ^^;

They'll just be a basic sketch and lines. I hope its worth the price...
I can color it for an extra 2 points.

2-15: :icononigiria:

Topsy Turvy Contest Winners

Thu Apr 17, 2014, 10:23 AM

We had some superb entries for the Topsy Turvy Contest! I would like to take a moment to congratulate everyone who participated on their truly entertaining and wonderful entries. I loved seeing your unique interpretations on the prompt. There were touching entries, funny entries, and intense ones too! You all did a fantastic job! clap remake 1b 

It was incredibly hard to narrow it down to a mere three choices. Everyone, please give a huge "Congratulations!" to our winners!

Honorable Mention


Games (Transformers)
A "Shattered Glass"-esque Transformers One-Shot
For the Topsy Turvy Contest
Word Count: 1000
    The light from Cybertron’s setting sun harshly reflected off the shattered pieces of glass that littered the streets of the once prosperous city. The towers that had reached towards the very atmosphere of the planet were now nothing but stumps of their former glory, crumbling from the lack of care they had suffered from. The streets served as a maze now that their debris had been dashed upon them, and the air in the city felt all but dead.  
    This had once been the sight of one of Cybertron’s most influential cities—Iacon.  Its population had boasted some of the greatest minds on the planet, ranging from the fields of science to literature. The region's ruling body of government had been stationed here, guiding the city on the prosperous path it had been taki

Third Place

Prize - 250 Points 

The Case Book of Mrs. HudsonMrs. Hudson put aside her newspaper and watched as Miss Morstan crossed gracefully to the mantelpiece. She was wearing grey today, with a touch of blue at the neck bringing out the colour of her large, sympathetic eyes. Mrs. Hudson’s friend and colleague truly was a picture of sensitivity and refinement.
Until she tripped over the bearskin rug.
“Damn and blast the wretched thing!”
Mrs. Hudson winced. “My dear, do try and remember to moderate your language.”
Miss Morstan grinned. “There are no clients here to be shocked.” She continued to the mantelpiece and selected a cigar.
“But we are not alone in the house,” said Mrs. Hudson. “Our landlords may come in at any time.”
Perfectly on cue, Mr. Holmes entered with the tea tray.
Miss Morstan hid her smile by bending to light the cigar. Mrs. Hudson frowned at her and turned to Holmes.
“Thank you,” she said, as he placed the tray on the table beside her chair. She p

Second Place

Prize - 500 Points 

Thieves in the Night (Transformers: Rescue Bots)He found himself staring at his ceiling instead of Blossom Vale.
It wasn't like him to snap out of a good dream, so he lay there, still, listening. Sure enough, he heard a telltale clank, a shuffle, downstairs. Thieves in the night.
He continued to lay there, stomach seizing, muscles tensing against his will. Someone had broken into his home. Who knew what the intruder or intruders might want? Artwork? Electronics? Valuables? Perhaps they wanted him. Maybe they meant to steal away his life, his propensity for getting in the way of generations of evil men.
That idea incensed him. He shuddered to think that his ancient enemy’s descendents might finally snuff out over a century of progress. Worse still, he had yet to vet Evan and Myles as his successors, yet to create them Griffin Rock’s new eternal protectors. He couldn't die yet; not tonight.
He sat up, slowly, carefully, eager to keep the springs in his bed from creaking. He cursed his sentimentality. His little reminders o

And ... drum roll please ... :drumroll: 

First Place

Prize - 1000 Points 

Turned Tables
Raphael stood outside his brother’s bedroom door with his hand around the handle. It was his turn to try and he paused a few moments to steady himself and make a game plan before entering. He closed his eyes and remembered how angry and lost Leo had looked when he had  tried last week, and how deflated Mikey had been since his attempt yesterday. Raph wasn’t sure he could do any better, but he had to try. The longer this persisted the more it twisted and warped his whole family and he couldn’t let that go on.  You can do this, patient and optimistic, Raph thought, taking a deep breath. Forcing the corners of his beak upward into a rare smile, he turned the handle, flung the door open and strode in. 
“Rise and shine, Donnie-boy!” he announced. 
The words sounded so strange as they fell awkwardly from his tongue. It was unnatural for him to be so chipper, that was more Mike’s gig, but


 Spread More Love Emote - PLZ 

 Thank you for your entries!

Topsy Turvy Contest entry - Sword Art OnlineIn the world of Sword Art Online, a virtual reality MMO, two young swordsmen are making their way through the fourth level of the tower. The sound of their ceaseless bickering rose from deep within the catacombs of their current arena and could be heard well outside where passersby could stop and listen.
“Argh! Kirito, you suck so hard at this game!”
“Shuddap, damn. It’s not like I asked you to party up with me in the first place. I told you: it takes me a while to get the hang of it, but once I do, I’m good to go!”
“Whatever. Jeez, even newbs who just plugged in aren’t this bad. And you said you wanted to kill those players earlier and take all of their loot. Hah! We were lucky to get out of that alive, thanks to my quick thinking in pulling us over to the side to pretend like we were making out.”
Kirito blinked in confusion, “We were pretending, Asuna? What was I kissing then?”
“My hand. Ugh, like I’d let t
  Detrimental Cause
This is like a mirror-verse, but is not related to Shattered Glass in any way.
Optimus Prime, leader of the merciless Autobots, was scowling stonily at his nemesis.
Jazz didn't want to know what his Lord was thinking, or interrupt his disdainful observations, but the Autobots needed energon and Optimus had forbidden anyone from stealing any without his express permission.
"My Lord." Optimus didn't grace Jazz with a look, instead choosing to focus on the miserable display before him.
"What?" He snapped, in no mood for anything his inferior soldiers could possibly need him to do.
Jazz hesitated, not sure he should continue considering his Lord's mood.
Now Optimus did turn to look down at him, taking advantage of his height to loom well over Jazz. "What is it, Jazz?"
"Well," Jazz barely managed to resist fidgeting under his Lord's intense stare, knowing how much such habits were despised, "we ‒the Autobots, I mean– need more energon, and I was wondering if w
  The Good Meets Evil"Sir, your Topsy-Turvy-Inator is ready." shouted Norm.
Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz was still reading the newspaper while waiting patiently for his latest invention, the Topsy-Turvy-Inator, which is actually a Turn-Evil-Inator in disguise, to load fully, which actually took two hours. "Thanks for reminding me, Norm. Should I tell all about this inator to you?"
"Tell it your little platypus friend."
"Fine," he muttered. He stood up from his chair, closed the newspaper, and set it on the coffee table. While walking to his inator, he thought to himself, "Why can't I tell the whole thing to Norm? I don't want Perry the Platypus to know! But Perry the Platypus is my nemesis, and I told him all about my inators from the beginning of the summer."
Perry was already ready to fight the evil scientist. Now all he needed to do was to find a way out of the unbreakable trap his archnemesis had set up for him.
"Now, Perry the Platypus," Doofenshmirtz said as he was about to demonstrate his plan, "this Top
  Topsy Turvy Fan FictionMister Topsy Turvy was out for a Sunday stroll, when a gust of wind knocked off his bowler hat. He caught it in time, and he set it on his head. But when he did, something felt off. The dome of the hat was now pointing up! He stood frozen for a moment in confusion, then he went on with his stroll.
On the sidewalk, there were some steps as he was in a steep part of town. And at the top of those steps, he saw Mister Quiet and Miss Daredevil. Mister Quiet was laughing like an evil mastermind, teasing Miss Daredevil by daring her to grind down the handrail by standing on it. She quaked and whimpered. Mister Topsy Turvy boomed, "What's going on?" Mister Quiet scoffed, "I don't think she's quite herself today." After a pause, he quipped, "Then again, I don't think I am quite myself, myself."
Mister Topsy Turvy continued, going down the steps. It was only when he realized he had to walk forward to see where he was going did it hit him. "Hey," he thought out loud, "Today m
  Topsy Turvy Contest - Prime's Bad DayTopsy Turvy Contest - Optimus Prime's Bad Bay
'Enough!' Optimus Prime slammed his hands on Teletraan-One's console, causing the computer to short circuit and black out.
Bumblebee was forced to take a step back. He'd never seen Prime like this before and he swore he could see steam escaping from his leader's concealing faceplate. He wasn't alone in his shock as Jazz, Wheeljack and Ratchet looked to each other, unsure of how to handle the situation.
'I don't ask for much. All I'm asking for is one day, ONE, when we don't have to deal with fuel shortages or parts shortages or test after test of Wheeljack's self-destruction weapons, or -'
'In Wheeljack's defence, Prime,' Ratchet began. 'He's-'
'Don't you start!' Prime addressed the medic. 'He blows up something, you sweep it under the base somewhere until it either burns or explodes.'
'That's very unfair, Prime.'
'Oh yeah? The fabulous Dinobot project. That worked a treat, didn't it?'
'It has its rough edges.' Ratchet apologised.

Bonus Trivia

I asked participants to name my favorite Hunchback of Notre Dame character. The correct answer is: Clopin!

Clopin Screen Cap by SingingFlames

Why? Because he's fun! :shuffelin: 

Congratulations to LazyBrownEyes and LeaderPinhead! They each guessed correctly! The prize is 300 Points to be split between the winners, so each one will receive 150 Points!

Prizes will be sent out soon! The Bonus Trivia prizes come straight from me and should arrive soon(ish). The other prizes are courtesy of communityrelations and may take a bit longer.

Thank you, everyone!

Keep your eyes open! I plan on doing more of these short contests in the near future! :fellaeyes: 

Hey there guys! Here's a quick look at some of the rules here!

What’s allowed:
1. Pseudo legendary pokemon such as: Absol, Zoroark, Unknown, Dragonite, Tyranitar, Salamence, Metagross, Garchomp, Hydreigon, Goodra, Kingdra, Slaking, Arcanine, Aggron, Flygon, Lucario, Volcarona, and Noivern. If you have any questions about pseudo legendaries, please note me!
2. Two ghost characters and two zombie characters for each member ^^
3. Artistic freedom with the pokemon of choice!
4. Pokemon cross-breeds/fusions. An undead eevee/cubone?? AWESOME!!
5. Dual types of any kind, such as electric/ghost, etc.
5. Contributions to the Basement! If you can think of anything to sell there, please put it down there!

What’s not allowed:
1. No legendary pokemon allowed! Having one would be considered god-modding! Also, it would be odd to see a dead legendary running around.

2. Demons. I do not mind if you make your character evil, but they can’t be demons. This group is for ghosts and zombies ONLY!

2. God-modding or power-play. If you make your pokemon invincible, it isn’t very fun anymore for anyone!

3. No Mary/Gary Sues! Nobody’s perfect.

4. NO BULLYING!!!! I have a one-strike-you’re-out program. You will get one warning. If I catch you bullying someone more than once, you will be kicked out and BANNED from this group. If someone is bullying you, please let me know. Copy and paste what they said in a message and I will take a look. I refuse to play the “he-said, she-said” game!

5.  +18 stuff. The rating for this group is PG-13! I intend to keep it that way. I don’t mind gore, but anything else I will turn down.  
6.  More than 4 characters. I need to know that you are gonna use your characters or at least draw them one other time other than their refs.
7. Pokemorphs and fakemon.  Sorry guys!
8. Regular ghost type pokemon. Yes, I went there XD They gotta be different from their normal selves!

Character Classes:
Spirit (ghost, good)
Poltergeist (ghost, bad)
Thriller Zomb (zombie, good)
Spiteful Zomb (zombie, bad)

Character creation:
Fill this form out and draw your character! Pretty easy ^^
Date of birth:
Date of death:
Cause of death:
Type of ghost or zombie:
History (can be however long you want):

Extras (optional)
Personal quotes:
Theme song:
Favorite haunting place:

Everyone gets what's called Ectocubes (cubed solid ectoplasm) to spend. You can spend it on items, TMs, and other things in The Basement. Each new member starts out with 100 Ectocubes.

And now, what you've all been waiting for! The quests you'll be doing are called "hauntings". each character race has their own! If you'd like to suggest any new 'hauntings" and stuff like that, please message me!

Hauntings (for ghosts):
1. A pesky visiting pokemon won’t stop blabbering about how “ghosts aren’t real”! Do us all a favor and scare the daylights outta him! Draw your character(s) scaring a pokemon. Worth 50 Ectocubes. +5 Ectocubes if you use two characters of your own.
2. Since you’re still new, let’s practice a few ghostly abilities. Draw your character(s) using one of these abilities: possession, walking through walls, putting a curse on someone, etc. Worth 20 Ectocubes and one ghost type TM of your choice.
3.  Get know your neighbors! Draw your character(s) forming a tag team with a zombie character! Worth 15 Ectocubes and an item of your choice.

Hauntings (for zombies):
1. Every zombie has a special grave that they adore! Draw your character(s) at their gravesite, either popping out of their grave or standing by it. Worth 40 Ectocubes. You can also get one ground type TM of your choice.
2.  You must be starved! Let’s go find a “dinner guest” to dine on! Draw your character eating a pokemon! Worth 30 Ectocubes. +6 if you use two characters of your own.
3. Get know your neighbors! Draw your character(s) forming a tag team with a ghost character! Worth 15 Ectocubes and an item of your choice.

Special Haunts:
1. Time to explore! Let’s get out of this boring tower… Draw your character(s) exploring a new haunted place (graveyard, school, whatever you want!). You get a secret prize!
2. It’s Halloween here at Pokemon Tower. How do you spend your Halloween? Draw your character(s) doing something such as scaring people, making costumes, stealing candy, etc. on Halloween.

The 5000th day of DeviantART!

Wed Apr 16, 2014, 5:40 PM
Today when I came from the only class I had today, I saw THIS:
DA 5000th day!! by Sonikkudrawings
I'm AMAZED of how much time :devart: has been through.
Let´s go for more!!

Happy 5k day DeviantART!!

I love deviantART!

Original skin by Ikue
Edited by Sonikkudrawings
As I look in my mirror I see a girl,
She is sad,
She is crying,
She feels pain,
She feels betrayed,
She is torn between two,
Halves of herself,
She feels sick,
I look down,
Down at my phone,
It has two messages,
One from a boy,
The other from a boy,
One reads "I love you",
And so does the other,
I cry,
Cry because a choice must be made,
Between myself,
Between the messages,
Between love,
Between darkness,
I look away and run.