WELCOME TO dAWishingWell
It just might be the most awesome group EVER!!!
Now sit back and enjoy the show, and whatnot, which is this week's VERY SPECIAL EDITION! This is OFFICIALLY, Our 100th EDITION!
It won't look much the same as our other WishingWell Weekly Journal Editions, because we thought it might be fun, to do some different and fun things... and THEN we will resume to some sort of normalcy again with the 101th Edition...
To start off... 100 Reasons to LOVE "The Well"
Thanks to everyone who participated in this event!!! The Well LOVES you, too! StudioIJB My best reason: Simple and effective way to help other Deviants. ^^ Felizias I love the well because it is a very reliable and social part of DA there you can meet a lot of amazing deviants!
Definitely, the best side of DA I have seen so far. UszatyArbuz I love the Well because I can feature my friends and show to other deviants how great and talented they are! omichii I love the well because they help get unknown artists a chance for exposure and help spread the word for things they need help with! Annissina I love the well because it helped make my birthday all the more special! MitsukiTinky - Simple way to help deviants.
- You get to give llamas, and hugs.
- Did I mention you get to hug people in mass?
- The community feeling.
- The fun posts and features of deviants and groups.
- There is always something you can do, even if you have no points, to make other deviants happy.
- We grant smiles CarolynYM The Well is informative, newsworthy, shows wonderful artists and their deviations, and is a community group.
Thank you dear Tea for all your work on the Wishing Well Shay-chan33 The well has the best group concept into bringing us deviants together as artists and helping each other when needed ^^Anonymyth It brings deviants together and allows us to help each other with anything that may be going on, and it shows us some really talented deviants too FlightPixel This is my favorite group! It brings people together and helps wishes come true, and really shows how kind people can be. I got a 3 month premium membership and 300 points because of it! It helps unknown artists be discovered as well! It's a simple and rewarding way to help others. Lust0fADeeperPain I feel the wishing well is a great way of exposing beautiful art and photography so that other deviants can connect somehow with new friends and fave more work and it gives a lot of members here in Unframed-Nature a chance to be a part of something very special. And there is always so much news and wonderful events going on that is shared besides the fact that it very interesting. I for one am always very grateful for the acknowledgement of my birthday in your very pleasing and inspiring journals and I feel proud to see my work displayed here also and it influences me to get involved in some more photography.I know no other way to express my gratitude other then to say thank you from the bottom of my heart.TrinitySage I love the Wishing Well because they grant wishes! This group is constantly bringing awareness to all of DA about special causes and needs that different people have. This group does much more than post regular journals, they help people! mormonbookworm I love the Well because I wholeheartedly believe that service heals the soul, both of the giver and the receiver. And the Well gives me a way to give back to another aspect of my life.
Hades and PershponeI watch her from underneath,
Yearning for her beauty,
To lighten my dark world.
I'm not usually the impulsive one,
But today, I don't just
Want her, I need her.
So I take her,
Home with me.
Away from the sun.
She glares at me,
And she tells me she hates me,
But even her hatred is beautiful.
I give her jewelry,
And fancy clothes,
And the newest Apple device.
But most of all,
I give her my heart,
But she does not take it.
He thinks he can
Win me over,
With fancy things,
But he's wrong.
He steals me
From my world,
And though he tries,
To get me to accept
One thing from him,
I refuse, knowing it would
Put me in his debt,
And make me stay here.
For I'm not cruel.
I have a heart,
Just not for this creature.
This thing, this monster,
The one who has taken
All my happiness.
Tunes, Typhlosis and TeachingDexter sat on a sticky seat on a bus, counting the milliseconds until the vehicle stopped at Townsville. He wanted off this filthy, public transport and into a tackle hug, courtesy of his pseudo-sisters.CRGPhotography The number one reason I love the well is because it spreads love and appreciates the members and is open for ideas and is always looking to improve. I guess that's several reasons but it's hard to limit with such a great group! Anj3lla I "LOVE the Well" because it spreads love and positivity.
They would tell him all about their Christmas, and ask about his. He would tell them that DeeDee had gotten him a new piano piece for Christmas, something by Evanescence, insisting that he learn to play something modern. What he wouldn't tell them was he had a feeling Buttercup had something to do with that nudge, with the liking she had taken to that band.
He hated the lyrics, but the notes themselves weren't so bad. He had to admit it sounded nice, a graceful start, crescendos in the right places, and fade off ending. He was still trying to figure out who Amy Lee was, though. He thought he might ask Buttercup, but quickly foresaw the consequences. The main one was her teasing him, and he could nearly hear her now
Wait-that was actually Buttercup, telling him 'to get his butt of
Helps those "in need" and those that would like more exposure/feedback.
Thank you to the group's administrative team! Aisuryuu I love the well because it's an active and well organized group that helps advertise what deviants are looking for help with and is easy to navigate for those who are looking for someone to help. I found I had joined a lot of other groups that were aimed at the intent of helping with certain things. But with the well a lot of them are all collected together so it feels easier to ask for help for something and get it attention, but also makes it easier for me to find someone who I have the resources to help.KiwiCocktail I love the well because...
It's an active (and interactive!) group that encourages members to participate in events
It helps spread the dA love
The admins and members are all wonderful and kind-hearted people
It's full of positivity, and to see new Well journals in your message centre makes you squeal with joy! camelopardalisinblue I love the well because it gives me a list of people to surprise with llamas and more!
love and other underestimationsIt was the smallest of thingsexplosivelight I love the well because although not every wish comes true a lot do and it brightens peoples days.Stygma I love the well because all bit of joy given is priceless! FractalBee About the WishingWell I was only a watcher for times and I totally forgot to join this wonderful group. It is really great to find people who want to do something for other people. Who want to help, give an opportunity, give llama's or points or hugs. There are so many events here and so many journals which are such a joy to read. Greatly organised and colorful. Yes, I would love to be involved here and I will join right now! ethereal-dancer I love the Well because it allows artists to help each other and it spreads goodwill and happiness!! katzrollz I love the well because it has such a great cause, granting wishes to deviants like a magical majestic creature, and spreading the art and creativity of talented artists. It spreads happiness to those who come across it, and has a dedicated team to support it Dreamiez I love the Well, because it is a genuinely warm and welcoming Community
that grabbed me first--
the merest hint of a thing
that pulled my attention
and held it there:
like a dog at a bone;
like me at you; the fly
into the sticky mess of web.
It was the littlest of things
that grabbed me then--
the merest hint of a thing
just the way I do.
You were already my world,
just words on the screen,
but I was already smitten; stuck
on you, like craft glue to fingers;
like wet on water; the sugar
over a child's cheeks.
It will always be
the sweetest of things
your heart beating da-dum
just the way mine does.
All of the people I've met here, are so supportive and friendly
Even on the worst of days, I can visit the well, and leave smiling .. you all just rock!
PiecesFalling to piecesezradeacon The Well has become a source of daily inspiration for me. It never fails to fill me with happiness to see all the wonderful things The Well, and it's members & watchers, are doing for dA!
In ways that most
could not conceive
A dare to reveal
in silent screams
An awkward distraction
like a rare disease
An urgent need
Mental anguish leaks
like a sieve
into the physical pristine
Laid bare for all to see
for what used to be
Keep up the fantastic work everyone! You are all wonderful and amazing! I love deviantART!
Art for Arts' SakeArt was being selfish.
He knew this to be true.
For Muse would stop
And stare at him,
Her eyes an icy blue.
"What now?" she would inquire
With a dark tone to her voice.
And Art would tell her
All his wants.
He had no other choice.
The drive to get it out of him
Would come on oh-so strong.
And if he chose
To let it pass?
Well, that would feel just wrong.
His need to paint; to write; to draw;
Was stronger than his will.
So he gave in to it
Until his hand was still.
And Muse could only watch him
For she knew she was to blame.
As he toiled all his time away
Making art for his own name.
C is for ChildrenSaturday morning cuddles.Internetexplorer968 My reason why I like The Wishing Well (if that's correct) is for my well thought out reasons. After my visit with the admin of the group, she was very compassionate and the group gave a sense of hope for me and my skills. It was very hard to get noticed in the art community, Wishing Well was giving me a chance to feel good. I might still never get noticed, but The Wishing Well helps me focus on the positives. Those are my best reasons why I like the Wishing Well.Flutterbat321 I love the Well because I can make wishes here safely and have them granted! Thank you all! :3 Windklang There are so many reasons to love this group haha
Comfy under the covers
eating cereal and
A cloudy afternoon spent
combing caverns for crystals or
Cool summer evening.
A cookout under the stars,
coaxing giggles and cheers
with campfire tales.
Then time for bed.
Calm and cosy,
cloaked in your cocoon
- I love it because you are most likely to meet so many absolutely stunningly generous people here!
- I love it because (of course) it helped me find a sponsor for my giveaway.
- I love it because it does hundreds of little things for the community like fun-events, announcing birthdays, featuring people.... just so many small things that make an absolutely precious total of AWESOMENESS
- I love it because I can see what I can do to make people really happy
And there are many more - so if you don't come to the total of 100, poke me again I love the well because it brings together such a positive and welcoming community.
And the obligatory main
I love the well because of the weekly nutella jars. Nutella is always good.MidoriMurasaki I love the Well because it is made 100% of positivity! I feel it~ orchid-bliss The Well in an inspiration!
It allows not only those starting out but those more advanced a chance to contribute to the whole community!
Whether as a thanks to someone who has helped them in the past or as a simple gift to someone, the well shares wishes which anyone can accomplish.
From llamas to points, the well is where simply put the whole community comes together to create and make wishes come true.
The well personally is a place of opportunity for all artists. ^^ Redilion I love the Well soooo much! Since I participated I met lots of talented and generous people.
Every day I discover something new. Joining the Well is the perfect way to help the community sharing talents and getting inspiration. I learned here how small deeds can make someone really happy. This is the place where I feel helpful. I only wish I could help more.
This place reminds me Christmas where everyone give gifts to each other and share the love. and my love to the Well is growing day by day! SolBrandz I love the well because it's not just a group, it's a community filled with a bunch of kind and talented people. The admins spend so much time working on journals and trying to help grant other member's wishes that it just goes to show you that just one little deed can make someone's day.awesome43 I love the well for all it's positive aspects. There are no requirements here, because everyone gets equal love no matter their skill level. It is a haven where we can come visit often and make new friends, encourage each other and support the ongoing needs of others. I only wish I had more time to spend here. I am so very honored to be a member of such a wonderful group whose focus has always been to spread love and friendship. icefire8521 I love the Well, because the admins here work really hard. They're patient and kind, and they use so much of their time to keep such a large group running. And not only that, the members are willing to help those who submit wishes. It's a place where everyone comes together as a community and spreads love and care to one another.x-SunnyMoon I love the Well because it gives deviants a chance to experience things they might not otherwise get to experience! LydiaRhianne I love the Well, because it brings together lots of awesome people to do lots of awesome things! TheGalleryOfEve I love the Well because I've found lovely "gems" in it!!! Wonderful friendship in fellow Admins, warmth from the members, and the chance to help the community to spread some love around!!! TeaPhotography The things I love about The Well, could go on forever... when I first heard about it from iLantiis through deviantHEART almost 2 and half years ago, or so, my first thought, was that this group was the type of group with the kind of concept that seemed right up my alley! It combines both the passion for art, with the compassion to help others! It is what I seek to do in my daily life, but here it was on dA, similar, but in a different format, but with different types of needs and wishes, and perhaps reaching in far different directions than what I was used to, and maybe farther, as well!
I love that the idea of the well, could strengthen my hope and faith that much more in humanity, in general, because there was a time when it was not too strong, and so I began to search out these ways...
And while nothing is perfect, or perfect all the time, the fact that I know the huge amount of time and effort that is put in to organize, and maintain this type of group, and pull off these types of concepts, and wishes, makes me truly love the Administrators. I also love the Members, too... because the Administrators can't do all the wish granting ourselves all while also trying to keep up this group, and we are ever-grateful for our awesome and generous MEMBERS, for we couldn't do it without all of YOU!
And I leave with my love for our Stygma who just rocks this place, and has been doing one really super fabulous job here!
NOW... How about a little FUN with a quick little game... with one grand winner???
Just.for.FUN. Ready for a little dAWishingWell 100th Edition TRIVIA GAME????? RULES
Answer the following questions/or commands below the RULES here, CORRECTLY
, in a COMMENT of this 100th Edition of WishingWell Weekly, here.
The first one to complete the following questions/or commands below, CORRECTLY
, in a COMMENT here, will win!
Remember, all answers DO have to be CORRECT
Please don't ask any Admins., or anyone else for help, plus anyway, you don't really have time to do that... most of these aren't that difficult anyway... just have a look
A feature for yourself, in next week's 101st Edition of WishingWell Weekly!
A feature for a friend of yours, who you feel should receive more exposure for their work!
It could even be someone from our recent Wish Lists, if you want, or whoever you'd like; it's your free-bee prize!
On your mark, get set, GOOOOOO!!!!
(Yes, it really starts, from the time that this journal is published, because it's that kind of game.
And that does make a lot of it, based on luck, as in, who sees/plays the game first.)
There will be a COMMENT below, OR, the Article will be Edited to officially announce when we have a Winner...
So anyway, if you DO play, just have fun- it's just for fun!
GAME IS OVER! WE HAVE A WINNER. SEE ANSWERS BELOW:
1. What is the exact and FULL date that dAWishingWell
Dec. 31st 2011, or apparently Jan. 1st... depending on your time zone...
2. In order, from our first one to our current one, who have been the Founders of our group?iLantiis SavageFrog Stygma
(I was not going to count the time when iLantiis
took it over again just before Stygma
though she probably WOULD!
3. What does The Well do?
To quote: "It is a group specifically created to give back to the dA community by featuring and granting dA-related wishes such as premium subs, supergroup status, giving items off of wishlists, point donations, features, DD requests, and more!"
But if you got the main idea, it's FINE!
4. What does The Showcase simply show?
To quote: "The Showcase simply shows all the known ungranted wishes."
5. How many Members does our group currently have?
1,751 (at the time that I posted Questions)
or 1752 (at the time many of you were answering!)
6. How many “Wish Guardians” does our group have?
7. Who is the “Wish Master”?Stygma
8. Please link or paste a thumb of a deviation you like from the gallery of our "Wish Master" right here.
Anything you liked from the gallery of Stygma
9. Name one weekly News Article/Event besides WishingWell Weekly
Many to choose from: Monday Muses, Tuesday Treats, Wandering Weds., Thursday Greets, Friday Fun,
or any of our Weekly Wishing articles.
*BONUS: Name a monthly
Either, Birthday Puppeteer, or Points Feature
10. If you found 100 dollars, and the owner was unknown, not to be found, and you did not have to save it for yourself, what would you like to do with it?
There was NO wrong answer here!!! Just something fun,
(and plus I'm nosey and curious!!
*BONUS: How many PEOPLE
participated in the above "100 Reasons to LOVE The WELL Event"?
(if we started counting up all of the reasons, that could be really hard to correctly delineate.)
(and I am very very sure there were MORE THAN 100 reasons posted to LOVE THE WELL!!!! )
*BONUS: Describe the group dAWishingWell
using ONE WORD!
Again, no wrong answer, and me.... nosey and curious!!!
If you haven't started playing the game yet...
what are you waiting for!! >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>GO FOR IT!>>>>>>>>>>>>
This was not easy to check to check, through but after thorough evaluation, I believe I found the person who got their answers in the fastest, first! Our WINNER:
POINTS will be distributed later... and I will reply to your comments, etc., when I get back, by tomorrow or so!
: I almost feel like
is a really close second, or practically tied for first to not mention... here... not sure about points... yet... but will have the same feature privileges!
Plus, another thing... I didn't know we can now EDIT our Comments!!! (Which I normally celebrate! And I will more, once I figure it out for myself, but is not a good thing for the way I set up this game.
I just want to thank you ALL, for participating in general with our 100th Edition of WishingWell Weekly!
You're all wonderful and amazing people!
See you all NEXT week, with your regularly scheduled WishingWell Weekly (101st Edition).
No worries, I'll get "The Treasure Chest" going, and you can begin suggesting next week.
Have a pleasant week, from all of us at dAWishingWell