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Are highly intelligent or very talented people better able to hide their misery from loved ones, thus making it all the harder to “read” them and help them?

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Hey everybody, it's fall, school's back and a chill is in the air. Weeks like this it seems like the fun of summer are gone for good, so here's a giveaway to cheer you up!

Back by popular demand, it's my turn to give back. 
Thanks to everyone who already made the previous giveaway such a success!  

New Kiriban OPEN
The number to reach is is 371,117. 

For the first time, i'm having two kiribans in a week to double your chances of winning.
In case you don't know, a kiriban is when you watch a person's page count, then if you happen to see the special number, take a screenshot of it to win a prize! You must include the clock in your screenshot to qualify. 

As for the point giveaway, There are a few important changes and NEW PRIZES.

I'm giving away 100 points to one lucky winner and 50 points to THREE lucky winners on 9/24.
:new: Two other people will win a 1 month feature on my page.
If you're really lucky, one person will win a FREE COMMISSION  of any simple animal, character or fanart of something they enjoy. I might draw your OC if I really like it too. 

Commission Examples: 

Fera by Kiwikku I WILL BEAT YOU UP AFTER SCHOOL by Kiwikku = we come in peace = by Kiwikku ''DON'T PIERCE MY FLESH'' by Kiwikku

Round everything up, and this giveaway is my biggest ever, with more than 
1000 :points: worth of features, points and commissions being handed out. 

One cannot win both the kiriban and giveaway, or more than one prize.

Here's how to enter:

Step 1: Fave this journal. +fav 
Step 2: Be a watcher. Added to my devWatch! 
:new: Step 3: Leave a comment explaining why you want the points and should win/use them.
(Optional but greatly increases your chances of winning)

And that's it! The winners will be announced at the end of the contest. All pickings are done at random so it is fair.


Of course, even if you don't win, you can ALWAYS get free points by watching, faving and llamaing the featured deviants on my page. Click here for more info and rules/requirements. 

Cool art from around the community

This week's theme: "Color"

~Pop Star~ by Gullacass Ice Cream by rianbowart Mangkukulam by rianbowart 
Master Assassins Unite by Design-By-Humans  Spidey commission colors by TylerKirkham

Whoa. You can find a lot more cool art right here. Or, browse undiscovered
Be sure to fave and congratulate those featured!

My art 


eevee on the rocks by Kiwikku I M A G I N A T I O N by Kiwikku Squash by Kiwikku
VIOLENT WORLD by Kiwikku i have a dream by Kiwikku in winter by Kiwikku 

Want to see more?  Check out my gallery :D 
Thanks for joining! Keep watching for important news, updates, art and yes, more giveaways/contests! 
my first giveaway:squee:

-everyone can join
-no spamming (if you are spaamming you were disqualificated!)

1. fave this journal and if you want make a new journal
2. optional: watch me if you don't want to miss more giveaways
3. leave a comment with your number and only the number, look what the deviant has who commented before for examlpe this person had 28 then you have 29

just donate the points and you get some extra numers the you leave in the same comment or if it is later a new comment with the next numbers in this order and don't forget to write in the message "for ... extr numbers in your giveaway"
2 numbers extra - 4 :points:
5 numbers extra - 10 :points:
15 numers extra - 20 :points:
all points will be added to the giveaway!!! If you want to be nice just donate points and write in the message "for your giveaway" and don't forget as more points as more prices

1st place receive 170 :points:
2nd place receive 70 :points:

IT ENDS ON 25TH SEPTEMBER 2014 AT 5 PM (GMT), the winner will be choosen with

Tournament and Graduation Dance

Thu Sep 18, 2014, 7:56 AM
Helmy says:

Well, well... we made it to the end of the tournament, and there was plenty of bloodshed for all of us to enjoy! It also appears that the academy is going to be holding a Ceremony and Dance this month!

Day: September 27, 2014 (Saturday)
Time: 6:00 PM CDT
What: Come to a ceremony for the top three tournament winners and the graduates of this year, then enjoy free food and music for the remainder of the night!
Where: Otherworlde Chatroom

Need a date? Come solicit one here!

Now, the part you've been waiting for...

Example: 2-0 is two wins, zero losses

Glitch 10-0 || Darvenel 7-4
Kichi 9-2 || Kyran 7-5
Cressida 8-4 || Contour 7-5
Pet 8-3 || Kaine 6-5
Dion 9-3 || Chrono 6-4 
Broken 7-4 || Jinxie 5-5 
Kyriel 6-3-1 || Shira 5-7
Lilin 6-6 || Alexei 5-6
Eva 6-5 || Virgil 5-7 
Sol 3-7 || Ida (Drop)

OW: Glitch (Expert) by viralremix
Final Record: 10-0

Kichi OW Expert by Kittrex
Final Record: 9-2

[OW] Dion Miachaelson by devinaaTART
Final Record: 9-3

OW: Pet App3 by Rndom-Obsessions
Final Record: 8-3

Otherworlde, 3rd year: Cressida Hawthorn by KeplerNova
Final Record: 8-4

Otherworlde Application: Darvenel Scrymogeour by Ju5tAB0r3d1Broken's app by Evil-Wren
Final Record: 7-4

Kyran Otherworlde New App by NightsCreatureOtherWorlde Application: Contour by Ju5tAB0r3d1
Final Record: 7-5

Otherworlde: Y5 Kyriel Applicant Form by kaihidou
Final Record: 6-3-1


Ninth: Chrono 6-4
Tenth: Kaine 6-5
Tenth: Eva 6-5
Eleventh: Lilin 6-6
Twelfth: Jinxie 5-5
Thirteenth: Alexei 5-6
Fourteenth: Shira - 5-7
Fourteenth: Virgil 5-7
Fifteenth: Sol 3-7

Refer to this journal for prizes, contact viralremix for points/USD and subscriptions.

SE2014- 10 days left (wishlist, entering)

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 17, 2014, 3:40 PM
hi everyone~! Another small update for you all :iconsweethugplz:

it is going to be the 27th of September in only a few days, so that means that there are only 10 days left
for you to enter the Halloween exchange and for the people who ARE entered already to make a wishlist! 

if you want to participate in this spooky exchange, please click on this icon and follow the rules on there~!

and to those that have entered and do not know what to include in their wishlist, simply write the following:

at LEAST 2-3 characters that have no sexual,gory or violent designs

what you would prefer your gift to be (not AMG IT HAS TO BE THIS OR ELSE, just what you would prefer)

a bit of explanation of these characters, and maybe ideas on what the secret ghost //aka. person who will be drawing for you //// should draw 
and anything else you would like to add > u <

and either mention me, add the :iconsecret-exchange-2014: icon in your wishlistOR link your wishlist to me so i know you've done and completed everything~! <33

and yes it CAN be a wishlist....not preferred of course but you still can do that.

there are no exceptions for these deadlines.

if you did not enter before or on that day, and if you didn't make your wishlist before the end of the 27th, then you cannot enter and are disqualified.

Yes it's harsh, but there are now over 100 participants and i can't allow anyone who feels like theyre a special snowflake to just ignore the rules everyone else has to obey.

If you really wanted to enter then you would have followed the deadlines, or planned ahead.

but on a much less harsher note, i am so glad we are now at 100+ participants~! Thank you all so much for your collaboration guys :love: I look forward to seeing your wishlists and soon, your lovely artworks!

-the halloween queen//shot

#Digitalists Chat Event 9/20/14

Wed Sep 17, 2014, 11:47 AM
Hi loves,

Nope you are not dreaming! Digitalists is hosting another chat event this Saturday September 20, 2014! Everything you need to know about the upcoming event has been included below:

#Digitalists Chat Event

Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the events!
Need to convert the time? Time Zone Converter

Be sure to come out and party with us! We're excited to party with you!

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First of all, I'm quite a few days late in getting round to sorting this out, so for that I apologise! Sorry to keep you guys in suspense!!!

I'm happy to announce that the winner of the 12 month premium membership is :iconawakialkyona: !!! :party: :party:

Congratulations :iconawakialkyona: !!!!!!!

I know there'll be a lot of disappointed deviants (I never thought so many people would enter!) so I'm planning on holding more giveaways in the future once I get some spare funds. I might do more than one prize as well, so there's more chance of winning. :)

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You are one of the most amazing persons I have ever known in my life. You are full of life and creativity! You're my favorite author and one of my closest friends! :) I know that with your determination you will achieve your dreams and prove to everyone what a great author and person you are! You are sweet, kind, funny and very wise! :) Thank you so much for being my friend! :D

You are an amazing and wonderful friend, who manages to deal with my craziness! XD You are my interenet sister and together we will always be the Dynamic Duo! :D You do lots of collabs with me and I love your imagination, be it us running away from THE PHONE DUN DUN DUN!!! Or just simple going crazy with smileys! You will always be a very important person to me! :)

Madi, you are just one heck of an amazing person~ I am very glad I got to know you when we started role-playing together those two years ago~ I want to say, you are one of my best buddies, I really hope some day we can see each other!~ :tighthug: Anyways, stay amazing, and thank you for always being there~

To mah brosu, :RokieBlueRose:
Dear Rokie,
Even though you live all the way across the country, to me, you are my most dearest and closest friend. I remember the first time we met when Nise introduced us and it was really awkward at first but we bonded so fast! I really don't know what to say! I'm completely speechless when it comes to describing you! There is not one word that exists that can describe our friendship. I love you so much! Like my own sister! You have always been there for me no matter what! You've helped me and you've inspired me. You always understood to the point where I could tell you anything! You're the one person that I can relate to no matter how different we are! We are beyond best friends, or even sisters. I'm so happy that I met you. I'm so honored to be able to make you laugh and smile. Laughing with you brings me so much joy and happiness. I know that you are a caring, sweet, and joyful person no matter what anyone says! I know that you deserve so much and I owe you so much! Other than God, you are the one person who I can depend and rely on when I need to. I do believe that by God, we have met and I'm so so so glad that we did. You are my true friend, Rokie. I love you so so so much no matter what! We are soul-sistas forever~! Never forget! God bless you, Rokie!
Your soul-sister and brokie ;D,
Mitsu <3 <3 <3

@Spiritwolf147 You are such a kind and friendly person <3 I'm so happy to have meet you. I hope you have the best of days! That are filled with happiness.

rerce- You are an absolutely amazing person who I love dearly. You support me through the difficult times and offer to do nearly anything to make me feel happy. Your art is absolutely gorgeous and I'm also proud to be your friend. I hope you have a wonderful life and that we stay friends for a really long time, you beautiful person. Love ya <3
With love from E-Dragon-Suru~

I love my precious kouhais uchuubranko mintyfreshmangos irriKUN & Spudfuzz so much~
You make your senpai very happy~ :la:

Oh my goodness where do i begin?!?
You've made me laugh ever since i met you.
Yea so we've fought a couple times but who cares
I will always love you dood i'm glad to be your friend :D

To: astrapiamayeri
A few days ago, you said you never expected to inspire someone to draw something. You really so! Especially to me. Seeing your drawings, makes me want to work harder. On animals, mythical creatures, scanning (lol) or whatever else. Your art is very good and inspired me to draw these kinds of things. My likes of these kinds of things increased too! I want to thank you. For everything. You inspire lots! 
From: AnimaImaginez

Smileyface1027, you are an awesome writer! I absolutely think it's phenomenal! Even though you met me first, YOU inspired ME to write my stories, and your characters are so cool! I love to put my OC Danny with your OC Rachel, even though Danny hates it! XD And those growing tensions with Phillip and Lucas... while Leo, Danielle, and Maria watch. XD Keep up your funny, cute, awesome, and sometimes tear jerking stories!
chaowie, your drawings are so cool and nice! I love all of the stuff you drew for me! I love all your comics and little arts, as well as Chaowie the Chao and the Angry Luma. Angry is so funny! Busting through walls, screaming, "Why wasn't I invited?!" Keep it up, man!
Hiyukee, your art is so cool! I'm glad you took Momma-Ran's 100 Themes Challenge! You perfectly fit the themes and it always looks wonderful! I wish you good look on future themes!
Nintendrawer. Wow, Mon. There may be a LOT I have to say. I have loved your catoons since I was 8, before even knowing dA. Your art is so cool and fun to look at! Thanks for the laughs! Also, I thank you dearly for letting me play Mario Kart 8 with everyone! It is so much fun! I would like to say that you may be one of the greatest deviant friends I've met. I love your work!

Trucy757 you have inspired me to draw dragons more often. Your linearts are amazing and your chibis are so adorable! you have a great personality and I hope you keep up the good work despite school (^_^)

Swerville you are my best friend. The fact that we have only known each other for about 8 months is crazy, considering I can't remember or even imagine what I would do without you! You may be my only friend, but to me you are better than having a million. Thank you for being there <3

Hey, hacker12345
Though you're constantly trying to shamelessly flirt with people, you're a pretty nice person. Thank you for doing my request so quickly despite being busy with work. I wish you luck in high school.

I love your art so much! Especially the eyes! You're the best!

Dearest Ujalasocks2001,
You're a fantastic person. So fantastic, that I envy you greatly. Your art might not be the best, but you're an amazing person. Good luck in life. I won't say to make new friends in high school, because I plan to be your only friend. Despite whatever you want. MWAHAHAHA.
- Someone SUPER anonymous

BabyAbbieStar Girl, I know I've only been talking to you for a couple of days :XD: butbutbut you are seriously amazing :la: I don't know if you remember, but you and I go back a couple of years ;P Y'know, when I was all new and shy :ashamed: and you graced the first part of my story with your presence and comment! :giggle: Then I totally disappeared for like a year ^^; You have no idea how happy I was to find out I still had a friend :blush::huggle: I'll admit, I was feeling super down still am :c about myself when I came back because no one seemed to care for me or my art anymore, so talking to you again made me feel welcome :blush: 
Anyway, just wanted to tell you to keep shining :D and take care of your Troll Fairies! :dummy:

:devZánika99: and IenixSS
I just wanted to say that you two, best friends, have taught me a lot about friendship!
You inspire me and keep me drawing, thank you two ~ *throws penguins everywhere*
From your penguin master; Magi-senpai

You are, by far, one of the best artists I've seen since joining the site. Your profile doesn't get half the attention it should.
All skills as an artist aside, you're an unbelievably nice person :)

PinkPeonyPie5972 :
Thanks for all your help and support throughout our time on dA and away from the internet. I'm glad you've been able to hold on this long with all of my eccentric tastes (e.g. historical fangirling) and quirks, so that is a pretty big achievement! Thanks for all you do, and keep being awesome, sweetie!

SuperiLoveCartoons :
You are honestly one of the most unique, resilient, and intelligent artists I've seen. You're not afraid to express or be yourself, which is a great thing in my book. You've inspired me to overcome my own problems and continue on my path in life. Adding on to my statement, I cannot express in words how much you and your story have touched me. Thank you so much.This is to my best friends EVER, that I know here and in real life.
OmNomStegosaurus, since we met last year, you've introduced me to the most hilarious experiences of my life, and I can't thank you enough for that. If it weren't for you, I may not have met all the people I know now, or be as close to them.
Hithere180, you are an amazing writer, and I'm so glad Taylor brought us together. You're an amazing friend, and I hate we can't hang out more due to our lousy classes. But I still hope we can be great friends, and if we don't, promise me you'll still be as awesome as you are now!
@god-of-theinbetween, I can't tell you what things I wouldn't have gotten into if it weren't for you, we've been friends for what, 2-3 years now? And they've been so awesome since we met. You're a great artist, even if I don't see your art all that much anymore.
All three of you are the bestest friends a middle scoole girl could have, and even though we'll be torn apart when high school comes around, hey, we still have technology, and anyway to see my friends is a great one.
-CutieCake~ (Even though you should know who this is. cx)

ConArtist-666 Heya, bro~! I know you're reading this. I just want to say how much I love you as a brother~! You're really nice and seriously adorable (no matter how much you disagree)! When I first met you, I thought you were an annoying troll. But the more I spoke to you, the more I feel so happy and feel so blessed to have met you~! Don't let negativity hold you down, bro! U GOT DA POWAH! Seriously, though, you're frickin' amazing and I'm really happy to call you a brother~~ <3

Heyo vikkinq! I'd just like to say, you're the best. I'm SO glad to have you as a friend, you changed my life. I hope we can stay friends and hopefully meet each other in the future! I love your art, personality, looks, everything. You're just pure amazing. I love watching you draw, playing games with you, talking to you, anything. It's just so much fun being your friend. Love you friend! ^_^

To: TysunamiWolf
Thankys for being such a great friend! You are smart, artistic, and funny all the time! It is truly a great honor to be your best friend, and I hope you will rise to be a star! Sometimes, I wonder why you chose me to be one of your friends. I really don't deserve you! Your art style is so cute and I sometimes envy you ( jk XD) I hope you succeed in art!!!!!

I love the way you smile.
I love your goofy and perverted jokes.
I love your kindness and I love your harshness.
I love the way you make my heart beat out of my chest, just by simply standing next to me.
But most of all.
I love you.
For you.
You've stolen my heart, and given my soul a place to call home. Thank you.

I'm sure you can guess who's writing this... But I really don't mind. Everyone deserves to know what a wonderful person you are.
Stormy, you're fantastic. You're funny and kind, accepting and understanding, handsome and confident, caring and gentle. Everytime we talk I can't help but grin from ear to ear. Just hearing your voice makes my day twice as bright. With you around I don't feel depressed. I can feel confident about myself... I can accept who I am. Not just anyone can do that. Especially to an antisocial, introverted girl like me.
Yes you're my boyfriend so it's likely my opinion is biased... But that doesn't matter. You sets eve the watches and favorites on your beautiful, unique art. You blow me away with your creativity and intellect... Thank you for alway se being there.
I love you so much, but know that even if our relationship doesn't work out... I'll always be here for you.
Yours truly,

you are so sweet and caring and the most wonderful friend I could wish for. Thank you for being there and helping me out in tough times :heart: I know I haven't commented on your last poems, but I'm still madly in love with everything you write. Your titleeeesss O.O Besides, you manage to capture the emotions in your poems so perfectly, and they are all worth reading a thousand times. If you ever stumble over something in the dark, it's probably me camping in your gallery. (And you're always welcome at my campfire, we can sit and share stories, dear.)
I hope everything's going well for you.

you. are. the. definition. of amazing. c:
You're an absolutely amazing artist (legit. you might be the best artist I know), and the greatest friend eveerrrrrrrrrrrr
Thank u for being so aweshum
and for watching con air with me xD (and cloverfield!!!! EEE so good)
I love u~~~
(its Nicolas Cage, if you're wondering who this is from.)

person. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. You are a fantastic writer, and a very talented artist. Don't give up on yourself, ever, promise..?
Te amo

To my best friend's, EcoStark, Ask-Red-Elsen , PkmnFanInvaderMia , CandiedMeow , Pony-Workshop , IRL-SnowQueenRarity and X-SunnyFriendship-X
You guys... god, where do i start? you guys are so amazing, i just wanna go out and say that
kohai, i love you.. nuff said. i love you so much (no homo.... okay maybe a bit homo <w<) ANYWAYS you've helped me threw so much and i cant thank you enough for that kohai
red, you... are just awesome, your personality is golden and your funny and nice and gjahkg i love everything about you man. you're just so sweggy xD
pkmnfaninvadermia AKA, the person i have to copy and paste the username of because its SO. DAMN. COMPLEX... or. mia... xD mia, you're really fun to talk to and im damn glad i met you... we dont really chat too much which we need to change.. though sadly im often busy.

waifu (candy) you are such an amazing artist even if you never wanna admit it... im happy i get to talk to you and be your friend, you're so special to me ;w; *huggles face* i love chu
pony-workshop. you are SUCH a great vector artist, and one of my most active watchers, so for that id like to thank you ^^
and LASTLY but NOT least. my two Bae's (yes. i have two)
IRL-SnowQueenRarity and X-SunnyFriendship-X you two have some of the best artwork i have EVER seen (no offence to my other friends, your all fabulous so shush) but seriously, sunny, your anthro art and homestuck art is just...Hurr.... its so amazing, the commission i got from you was absolutely PERFECT and snowqueen, your adopts are the best i think iv ever seen when it comes to foal/pony adopts. if i ever won the lottery i would probably be broke within a week from buying so much stuff from you xD
alright. enough sappy stuff...
-paradox (kevin {senpai} )

You are a fudging AMAZING friend! You're awesome, your art's beautiful and adorable, you're always here for me and you've helped me improve in countless ways.
I couldn't thank you enough. I know we haven't been friends for a long time but your kindness and friendliness makes me feel like we've known each other for years.
Never stop being you, Pie. <3

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Weekly Forum Lit. Contests

Journal Entry: Wed Sep 17, 2014, 2:38 PM
As the title states, this journal will be where I store my past and recent...

Weekly Forum Micro-Fiction

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Current Contest

Fairy Tales: A Micro-Fiction Contest

Prize: 1 Month PM or 396 :points:
Deadline: September 24th, 2014 :turbopoke:

Past Contests & Winners

Orchestra: A Micro-Fiction Contest

Prize: 1 Month PM or 396 :points: & 1 Critique
Winner: awholelotofflowers

Broken Hearts: A Micro-Fiction Contest

Prize: 3 Month PM or 636 :points:
Winner: Just-A-Dabbler

Siren's Call: A Micro-Fiction Contest

Prize: 3 Month PM or 636 :points:
Winner: Goldfish-In-Space

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journal skin by STelari
old paper texture by frameofthoughts
The first week of AWC after the summer/winter break has seen the creation of amazing tile fractals. Come take a look and vote for your favorite. To do so, leave a note on the AWC page with the number of the challenge and the name of the artist in the subject line, for example, "40 Marthig"

So the competition is over for now, but we may have another in the future. Below are the MLP-relevant 3D models posted in the last month. Vote on which is your favorite in the comments! To break a tie I will choose randomly from the set of tie-ed things. If you have a 3D model that you didn't submit to the competition yet, feel free to post a link in the comments. You may be at a disadvantage if you take too long though. The winner gets their model FDM-printed out of metal using a technique I'm developing.

NLR 3D Model by fuge269:…

Silverbeam's Ball Jointed Pony:…

Clawed Nyasu's Discord model:…

A bunch of entries from SkyNetBeta:…………