Deviant Login Shop
 Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour

The Journal Portal

Tune into the voice of the community by checking out deviantART's Journal Portal. Join the conversation by browsing, adding faves, and leaving comments, or submit your own Journal to let your voice be heard.

Submit Journal

Community Mood

  • Love
  • Joy
  • Wow!
  • Affection
  • Adoration
  • Love 22755
  • Joy 18478
  • Wow! 4703
  • Affection 1752
  • Adoration 1069


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

Vote! (57,396 votes) 734 comments
71,125 Deviants Online

DeviantART Compliments #118

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 9:06 PM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

dA Compliments

More compliments sent in by wonderful members of the community!

:iconflyingheartsplz: :icondacompliments: :iconflyingheartsplz:

:+fav: Please consider faving this journal to help
bring more exposure to the dA Compliments project.

Reviews have become a trend here on dA don't get better than this work in my honest opinion. With that said, Nolannilestheletter always delivers on what I honestly believe is a major problem in fan fiction that should be taken seriously for the simple fact that fan fiction is like any other literature genre. Thanks, bro - keep writing. It helps in understanding the difference between good and bad fan fiction.

Splash-Vaporeon oOOOOmg ook im gonna try 2 put how much ily into words
youre amazing and wonderful and hella cute and kind and smart and funny and the number one meme
youre my bestie ok<3

Ok, so you are SUCH an amazing friend.. I don't know what I would do without you. Because believe it or not, you found me when I was depressed. You have always been there to make me laugh, and I hope that one day I could make it up to you. Love you, Neko!

You are a beautiful person
Because you are you
You are made the way you were supposed to be and it's time to show the world what you can do

Blooxi, you have been the best friend imaginable and I have no idea what i would do without you
I love you so much and I hope that our friendship lasts for uhhhh a really really really really long time XD
Never change my precious Potato-san :heart:

You're always so kind!!! I don't know when  this will be posted, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY GUUURL~ You're 16, and totally a magic girl. Better watch out though, all dem boys might go a little bit wild. So stay amazing, and never forget how great you are.

0hgravity I just realized something - you're wonderful. You truly truly are. :hug:
For what its worth, brother, I'm glad you're still on dA, and I'm even more grateful that your someone who helps in keeping the critique and constructive comments tradition alive on this site. You're an amazing young man and you'll go far in life. Don't let anyone else say otherwise, brother - you're worth a lot: friendship, support, and even trust. And that's my honest opinion here. Take care :)

LadyOfSilver , Dora Markousi, you really are an amazing writer. I mean it. Looking back at your works, I realize how much I - and your friends on dA - really miss your works. You're a poet - and a good one at that - but as a prose writer, you have a gift for short stories. Very accurate short stories. Of all the works that you've written which genuinely moved me, though:
Yellow.The swing creaked. Mud dripped from the rusty chains. A yellow jacket was thrown on top of it. It moved loosely in the breeze, forgotten. The smell of rain filled my senses. I walked to the jacket – it just waved at me. Small and tiny and dirty, a child’s jacket waved at me. I stretched my hand to take it. Something beeped unnaturally fast. Someone screamed. And then it was all black.
Things don’t get easier; don’t believe this shit. Life is hard. Life is hard and it’s supposed to be this way. Because in life, things don’t get easier.
Mark’s is empty tonight. Its broken neon inscription blinks irrhythmically, casting fuchsia flashes on the wet cement of the road. I hesitate at the door. The 24/7 sign, hastily glued on the glass, stares at me. A simplistic face, drawn under the letters with thick, red marker, smiles. One eye is bigger than the other one. I smile back sarcastically and enter the shop with a roll of my eyes. The
and Strawberry (An ice-cream in December)
I disassemble –
heart after limp,
brain before muscle.
You hear the pieces fall.
I disassemble.

Sometimes, all I can ask for is an itchy blanket over me, and a cup of steaming tea between my calloused fingers, bringing the smell of hot strawberry to my nostrils, until the smile of content overwhelmingly fills my chest. Sometimes, all I can ask for is death.
I don’t like mornings. I never liked mornings. The sun is mocking – glaring from his heaven to a place grey and heavy with nothing but vanity, and shoving his hard light to all the ugliness around. Night is not like that. Night is beautiful. Night smells of wet leaves and falling stars and wishes forgotten in the sigh of two lips touching. Night brings the twittering song of a hidden cricket, a lullaby lost in the fading dreams of two bodies nesting one in another. Night is not like mornings.
The breeze is cool tonight – comforting, dancing around the baby blue curtains of the kitchen. The TV plays in

are amongst your most flawless works I have ever come across. Bar none, my personal favourites, and my honest recommendations.
You're a wonderful friend, and you should always believe that. :hug: Stay blessed.

Apomix has wickedly amazing art and her webcomic characters look awesome.

You sir are the best friend anyone can ever have. You always make me very happy(unless you are in a sad or bad mood) I would not even be here today if it wasn't for your words of encouragement. I know you will get very far in life. I don't know where I would be, if not dead, without you in my life. I can't wait for our 1 year anniversary of us knowing each other. I don't truly know what else to say. You leave me speechless.

To FaithfullyNeutral for standing up to important people and staying true to your lovely nickname. AraneathePir8 for staying strong through hard times. Your admin is lovely and so are you! To Wolf4821 for being so cool and being weirdly awesome in her art style. And finally, Slothulu for being somewhat of a role model. :0
From Enemom

tuiskulumi - You have been a wonderful friend to me and I honestly very much appreciate it! I enjoy every conversation we have no matter how little or too much sense it makes. I hope we can continue to read each other's poetry and converse for a long while! Much love to you always!

AlphaManifest - I have not known you long but I consider you a very close and lovely friend of mine. You are a lovely soul, very kind, and generous and I hope we'll be able to continue being friends for a long time! <3

nightshade-keyblade - You are a friggin' sweetheart. You are so kind and loving and it makes me feel so honored to know you. Keep doing what you do! Much love to you always, my dear. <3

qwibes - You are the image of adorableness. You are so sweet and lovely and I love your face. Forever and ever. <3

SpriteBlayde You are awesome and amazing and wonderful and epic and I love you. <3

XxAutoconxX DJ-Soundwave16899 Sounddrive RoyalBlackheart Maple-Lace Tree-Of-Time FeatheredDragonWing Wickedtempo
Thank you guys for being such amazing friends. You've put up with my crap for so long and I thank you so much for it. You guys kept me alive with your kind words, even though I usually just ignored your advise, you still give me a reason to live. I appreciate all that you've done and all that you still do.
All of you guys' art is great and though I no longer have a love for art, I will always try to be here to remind you that you can get somewhere. Thank you guys so much, I just wish I could do more as thanks. I will always be here for you, as you were for me.

You're so nice, darling! You were one of my first friends over the internet. You may not go on dA very often and we may not talk as much anymore but I don't mind, you're still really sweet. I hope you're having a fantastic day, stay beautiful!

nova63  Thank you so much for all of your help! You are so patient and caring, I am so happy to have stumbled across your work and became friends with you. Thank you :hug:

Shedboy68 We may not know each other that well, but thank you so much for the help you have given me. I hope things get better for you my friend, you really deserve to be well and happy! :hug:

Whiterose283 Haley, You're such a sweet person, with a great talent! The poses you draw for people are amazing, and you have a great big heart<3 love ya

SimplySilent   or whomever, thank you for making this group and this compliment comment box!!
It was very thoughtful and it really can brighten someone's day/week/year... It is always nice to receive random compliments! Thank you! :heart: :hug:

To Crazy-KirbyXD,
It is such a pleasure to be your friend! You were my very first friend on deviantART, and right from the very beginning of my dA days, I knew you'd be a friend with a special place in my heart. It's such fun to RP with you, and you're just awesome! ^^

To Rieneko,
No words can describe just how much I love your art! It's so cute and colorful, and I especially love your Pokémon drawings! Your art is literally some of my favorite art in the history of what I've ever seen! And also, even though we haven't talked much, it's such a pleasure to get to talk to you! Keep up the awesomeness! ^^

Thank you FIOLEEbunnygirl for being a friendly deviant, your art is really adorable and I look forward to more of your amazing deviation. Hugs for you. :huggle:

AskSn0wGolem Is a wonderful friend. That is actually Everything.

Silver-Razor and DRAGONlolidk123 for always being cheerful and making me smile

Kezzi-Rose 's art always puts a smile on my face! She is very kind and pleasant, and her art is phenomenal! shes definitely my favorite pixel artist, and photography is great too! Everything is so positive in her gallery, and dA needs more people like her! :)

Kiwicide I love your art so much! And Bunbons are the greatest species I've seen. You inspired me.

barmybritishbird Please stop being so hard on yourself and your art. Your art is colourful, unique and totally brilliant and I wish I could be half the artist you are. I think that if you could see what others saw in your art, you'd really come to realise how good you are. Be proud of yourself! You're AWESOME OKAY! AWESOME!

Write a Compliment

Stumbled across an artist with some amazing artwork? Joined a group that you absolutely loved? Met a deviant who turned out to be an absolutely fantastic friend?

Spread positivity throughout the community by letting everyone know! Send in your compliment(s) and they will be published in a later "deviantART Compliments" journal.

Share your compliments with the community! :#1:

Write a Compliment!

Can be completely anonymous!

> Past dA Compliments
> dACompliments

Skin by SimplySilent

Here we go again, another art contest, and this time around my persona will take center stage~! 

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

Contest ends:

October 10th

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

Prize contributions would be so very appreciated ;v;/ <3 
Once the contest is over I will feature anyone who contributes.



1st place:
2000pts OR 20$ from XAngelFeatherX
1 fullbody (value 25$) from XAngelFeatherX
+Watch from XAngelFeatherX

2nd place:
1000pts from XAngelFeatherX
1 fullbody (value 25$) from XAngelFeatherX
+Watch from XAngelFeatherX

3rd place: 
500pts from XAngelFeatherX
1 halfbody (value 20$) from XAngelFeatherX
+Watch from XAngelFeatherX


If I get a 100+ entries I will up the first place prize to 2500pts/25$

Star Divider - Free by etNoir


:bulletyellow: The entry can be done in any medium and style.
:bulletyellow: It doesn't have to be colored.
:bulletyellow: You don't have to draw a background.
:bulletyellow: Bases and tracing is NOT allowed. You may use references though.
:bulletyellow: You can NOT draw my persona with your own OCs.
:bulletyellow: Unlimited amount of entries.
:bulletyellow: You can draw my persona in any outfit of your choice.
:bulletyellow: Animal versions of my persona is totally fine.
:bulletyellow: You have to feature this contest in a journal or poll.

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

Regarding the looks:
-You can design new clothes for my persona if you wish.
-Can be any color or style, I am curious what you can come up with!
- Keep the color of the eyes/hair/skin the same though.
-You can draw any hairstyle you like, you can even cut it short~
-As stated in the rules, you can design an animal version of my persona if you want to (like MLP).

The themes:
All themes are welcome, I appreciate creativity! Though I like cute things, it'd be interesting to see darker themes too~ 
It'd be kinda funny if my persona "cosplayed" one of my OCs xD

Other characters:
Yes, you may draw my persona with my OCs or my cats.

Original characters-
Kitties (normal and humanized)

You raise your chances of winning if you put effort into your entry, I will pick the winner based on quality/looks.

Star Divider - Free by etNoir


Outfit A by XAngelFeatherXOutfit B by Lolisoup by XAngelFeatherXOutfit C By Kioler by XAngelFeatherXOutfit D By Tenshilove by XAngelFeatherXOutfit E by XAngelFeatherXOutfit F by XAngelFeatherXOutfit G by XAngelFeatherX
More art of my persona: (Not contest related)


Now for the description of... ... me? I suppose? XD

Friendly but reserved, loyal, creative, sarcastic, short tempered, a bit soft hearted, stubborn, lazy.

Cute things, stars, movies, books, art, animals, travelling.

Heat, insects, spicy food.

Favorite animals:
Cats, penguins.

Favorite colors:
Pink, black, white, gold, teal.

Favorite foods:
Pizza, strawberries, cherries, smoothies, candy/chocolate.

Favorite drinks:
Water, tea, Monster energy drink.

Favorite book/movie genres:
Fantasy, horror, adventure, drama.

Gemini, love Disney movies.

Pixel Persona by XAngelFeatherX

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

Contest ends:

October 10th

Star Divider - Free by etNoir

Continues Mini event!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 24, 2014, 11:38 AM
About | Gallery Info | Breed Registration | Point System | Adverts | Summer Show |

The Horse Art Deviant Breed Association, aka, HA-DBA has decided to host a mini event!
It is pretty much a regular mini event, with several classes. The difference is that this event is non-stop. It will continue into eternity. New classes maybe added upon request, as we try to add as many classes as possible.
Each class is judged when there are 5 entries. If a certain class turns out to become very popular, it will be judged with 7 entries. Judging is completely random, using
The classes are made to be a broad as possible, so you may use this ongoing mini show as an easy way of training your horses.

How to enter

Comment on this blog with your entry!
Your entry has to at least contain a sketch of your horse. This sketch must show enough of the horses body that we can see what the horse is doing.
The horse must be recognizable as the individual horse you're entering. (generally this means you'll have to draw the marking or color it, unless it has extremely unique features compared to your other horses)
The picture you draw does NOT have to be taken during the actual class! You could also draw preparations or vet-checks or the like!
If you are entering a ridden class you have to draw at least part of the handler.
If you're entering a driven class you have to draw at least part of the wagon OR the tack.
You may of course draw as much extra as you want.
You can enter as many horses in as many classes as you want and you can draw more then one horse in one picture,
but you maybe only enter a horse in each class once. If a horse wins a class it may not enter that class again on the next show, but after that it may enter again.

Music class - includes all musical events, all types of dressage, as well as vaulting, group events, trick shows and reigning.
Jumping class - includes free jumping, cross country, standard jumping and even hunting.
Herding class - includes cattle events like cutting and roping, as well as herding whatever kind of animal (or dragon) you want.
Water class - included water racing, treasure diving, obstacle course, mounted water polo and any other water-event you can think of.
Sky class - includes aerial racing, obstacle course, aerial dressage, mounted quidditch and any other sky-event you can think off.
Show off - includes halter, liberty and freestyle for (semi-)natural horses, and challenges magic users to show what they can do and includes show driving.
Outdoor - western or english rides out over field, beach or through forest, includes endurance as well as outdoor races (all types), as well as obstacle driving.
Gymkhana - Games on horseback in singles or teams, feel free to get creative.

None..... :(

HA-DBA stamp by Jian89Crimson Feather Stables Stamp by RoseThornStablesHorse Stamp by silverglass19Rose Thorn Racing by RoseThornStablesEnemies ::stamp:: by ShiritsuThe Friend Stamp by BusirisArtist Rights by tarutoAnti-anti-deviantART stamp by Thrash-WaltzI'm Here for the Long Term by realitysquaredStamp - Deviant Pride by MauserGirlCyber Bullying Stamp by InsaneRomanPony stamp by Shabi000Dreaming the Impossible-STAMP by Black-Heart-AlwaysBe Kind by fear-the-brillianceSupport Creativity by Putri-984Opinion stamp by xAshleyMxPirates Are Better -- Stamp by RipfangDragonWhat is an Artist? by NeikoishRead Before You Comment by LeoLeonardoI Support Imagination stamp by c3ph31dWanna Stamp by agra19Art is Stamp by ultravioletbatSupport realistic and fantasy HARPG stamp by ChistokrovkaDramatic Horse by rosariocentralplzSunset Freedom Horses Stamp by devils-horizonHorse stamp by xMashykaxMy friends support me stamp by SynfullI support my friends stamp by SynfullThe gladiator by SirvanaRachana
As some of you may know, I have been getting a ton of positive feedback on my You're not a Monster (Meta Knight x Reader). I was telling some of the people I have been replying to the comments that I might make another one. Since alot of people have liked this oneshot that I have done, I was thiking of going all out and doing a ful Meta Knight x Reader story based around Kirby Right Back at Ya. Please tell me in the comments if you would like to see something like this from me and if you guys want, I will make the first chapter and if you guys don't like it, I will stick to oneshots for this specific character. Thank you and I am looking forward to hearing from you!
Okay it's time to vote for our first book. You have three days to make your decision 7/24 - 7/26. You must comment on this journal for the book you would like to read. Since we don't have very many members there will be two choices. I will make a example in the comments below on how to vote (my example does not count for a vote) If you do not comment between these dates, your vote is invalid.

1) Man Hunt (…
2) The Chimera Vector (…

If you would like to suggest a online free book please note the book and read our…

Also remember:Judge Book Cover Stamp by Mirz123
What is the “GOLDEN HOUR”?

The Golden hour (or “magical hour”) is the first hour of light after sunrise, and the last hour of light before sunset, and is mostly indicate to people who love taking land or sky-scapes photos with soft and diffused lights and a low sun with warm colors.

Example of sunrise golden hour:
 photo rays_of_light_by_siamailyadefog-d6tw5g6_zpse218aad7.jpg

I’ve taken this photos a few minutes after sunrise, and rays of sun are reflected on the skyscraper, giving a unique atmosphere.

Example of sunset golden hour:
 photo blood_red_i_by_siamailyadefog-d4nw0tc_zpsb412575a.jpg

In this case, I’ve taken the photo just after the sunset: clouds and sky were of different shades of red, and tones were very warm.

How to take a beautiful Golden hour photo?

Taking photos in a Golden hour is very simple.

1. First of all, you have to calculate the times of your two daily golden hours, by simply using smartphones apps or web sites you find easily on Google. Here’s  a link of a good Golden hour calculator 

2. You have to choose, obviously, the location where you’ll take your Golden hour photo: for instance, a sunset view from a mountain, or a forest, or also a part of your city. Make sure to have chosen the correct (for you and for your photo) area, in order to be ready to shot in the Golden hour.

3. Since the scene could be quite dark, use a tripod, set your camera on a low ISO and use a long exposure.

4. Keep shooting when the Golden hour starts, because the light changes very quickly,
and the scene could be different from a minute to another!

I don’t want / I can’t take my photo on a Golden hour: could I create a digital Golden hour effect?

Yes, of course!! :D You can follow some tips using any version of Photoshop or other photo editors. For Photoshop users, you can use the Photographic filter adding a warm color to the photo, as orange or red; another method is the Variations tool: here you can modify saturation, lights, shadows and midtones. For example, here is a photo of mine I’ve decided to rearrange and create a Golden hour atmosphere.

 photo SAM_3232-Copia_zps3cf9ef5f.jpg

 photo SAM_3232_zpsaca9e918.jpg

I’ve used the variations panel and gave to the photo a warm orange tone which simulates the sunset light. You can use, also, if you want, the Light effect filter and create an artificial light ^^

Assignments for members
Take your sunset-sunrise Golden hour photography (or create it with Photoshop) and put the link on the comments line below!!! :D


goodnight meh wonderful victims!!!!! (vampire thing XD)

   AND GOOD NIGHT DOCTOR!!!!!! hehehe!!
  • Listening to: Look At Us Baby
  • Reading: Doctor Who
  • Watching: Doctor Who
  • Playing: Doctor Who Adventures
  • Eating: ???
  • Drinking: RC Cherry Cola!! (still)
If your as bored/cheap as I am then read this
I am gonna be takin free requests. That means I'll draw for you for no money cash. So if you know other people who'd like free pictures send em my way!  They'll be colored and should arrive fast, I can draw pretty much anything you ask (except nsfw, blood is a-ok)
  • Mood: Excited
  • Listening to: Dramaphone - Caravan Palace
  • Reading: Morse Code
  • Watching: Robbaz- King of Sweden
  • Playing: Bro's Laptop
  • Eating: Bimbos muffins
  • Drinking: Pinapple Fanta allday erryday