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In group news I can announce that on September 13th, our group will officially have it's own literature article featuring our own members as well as other members in the DeviantART literature community! Stay tooned for the Literary Almanac Monthly coming to retailer near you! :heart:


Prompt: 

Pick a random book off of your shelf, your phone, or your computer, and flip yourself to page twenty-four. If you want, this could be your favourite book or your least favourite book or just a book that happens to be a book. When you get to page twenty-four, pick out ten of the first words you see and like and jot them down on a piece of paper. Now, write a piece of flash fiction or a poem using those ten special words you've picked.

*Make sure that you include your ten words in the deviation's description!*

Ex. (If you need to, you may use these words and this example. :))

A Swiftly Tilting Planet by Madeleine L'Engle

1. Tea
2. Coffee
3. Morning
4. Ancient
5. Rune
6. Plum
7. Pudding
8. Car
9. Avocado
10. Flaming


Note--This prompt is open to both prose and poetry of all types. :heart:

Rules:

Bullet; Black Keep to a reasonable mature level. (PG13)

Bullet; Black Fanfiction will totally be accepted; just tell us what it's from in the description!

Bullet; Black One entry per person.

Bullet; Black 4,000 word limit for prose—100 line limit for poetry.

Bullet; Black Please link to your deviation in a note to the appropriate admin. (This week: Naktarra

Bullet; Black You don't have to be a member to join. Heart

Bullet; Black It can be a deviation from August 2014 or a new Deviation.

Bullet; Black Incorporate the prompt or challenge in your own creative way!

As always, the most important rule is: HAVE FUN! :dummy:

Prizes:

Points 15 points from Naktarra for the best entry.
Journal la A journal feature in the September 2014 Literary Almanac Monthly for all participants.
Hug A big squishy hug for all participants. 

Due:
 September 1st

Happy writing!
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 Hello my fellows Romans

I understand that you are currently in the process of creating and submitting you applications. This is wonderful news! If you haven't gotten started yet click the 'CREATE YOUR ROMAN' link above. 
I'm here to inform you that if you are having trouble with the creation process of your character/application I, FlameFireheart am here to help! As the Camp's resident oracle, I'm practiced in guiding my fellow man! So please, if you seek assistance whether it be conceptual or visual, contact me. I'd be more than willing to help.


May the gods be with you,  
Cassie Vaticinatio, Oracle and member of the first cohort of New Rome </span>

©TheTwelfthLegion
  • Mood: Pleased
  • Reading: Sibylline Books
  • Eating: Baklava
In this journal, we introduced our project for featuring your art with 0 constructive comments. Now that plenty of awesome pieces have been submitted, thank you, and it's time to showcase them! La la la la

0 Constructive Comment Submissions

Consider commenting on these deviations constructively. Give them some love!
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Note 10 images will be featured bi-weekly in the order of their submission, starting from the oldest. 

the freeze by dolphinsrock101 Audrey Hepburn by Tottaparadise Cherry Racheal by missimoinsane Moonlight Necormancy. by missimoinsane Tears of nature by ringthedeathknell 
Sail: Chapter 1"Ouch!” I cursed under my breath and pressed the bright line of blood across my thumb to my mouth.
“You’re doing it wrong,” Fendul said. He took the driftwood and my whittling knife, peeling away a thin curl of wood with a single smooth motion. “Hold it like this. You’ll stab yourself in the gut otherwise.”
“Nei. It doesn’t work that way.” I pulled the palm-sized figurine back out of his grasp.
We sat cross-legged next to each other on a rocky beach, looking out over still, turquoise water muffled by fog. Colossal hills surrounded the lake valley, their dense layer of trees barely visible against the dark sky. A dull pink glow silhouetted mountain peaks in the east.
I missed the cool, dry air of the mountains already. The forest behind us dripped with humidity. My fingers were too damp to grip the smooth bone handle of the whittling knife.
Voices drifted down the shoreline toward us. “Don’t you have somewhere to be
 (TFB Concept 1)  VS Mechanolich Soul by Ouroboros-Armageddon Acrylic Self-Portrait by KinduhSortahMaybe butterfly by dolphinsrock101  Sail: Chapter 1"Ouch!” I cursed under my breath and pressed the bright line of blood across my thumb to my mouth.
“You’re doing it wrong,” Fendul said. He took the driftwood and my whittling knife, peeling away a thin curl of wood with a single smooth motion. “Hold it like this. You’ll stab yourself in the gut otherwise.”
“Nei. It doesn’t work that way.” I pulled the palm-sized figurine back out of his grasp.
We sat cross-legged next to each other on a rocky beach, looking out over still, turquoise water muffled by fog. Colossal hills surrounded the lake valley, their dense layer of trees barely visible against the dark sky. A dull pink glow silhouetted mountain peaks in the east.
I missed the cool, dry air of the mountains already. The forest behind us dripped with humidity. My fingers were too damp to grip the smooth bone handle of the whittling knife.
Voices drifted down the shoreline toward us. “Don’t you have somewhere to be

The Second Pantheon by Ouroboros-Armageddon

Mini Constructive Comment Contest (+ Winner feature!)


La la la la

Congrats to  meaty-nosebleeds 

with this comment on Alice - Lidfox

by geek96boolean10!

C: meaty-nosebleeds by LemonPoppySeedMuffin Art Challenge #2: Winter Speedpaint (with video) by meaty-nosebleeds Chibi Kai by meaty-nosebleeds Abilene Commission by meaty-nosebleeds 
:heart:


These articles will be published on a bi-weekly basis, and the winner of each mini contest will be awarded with a feature on the next article! 
  1. First, find a deviation above that's to your liking. Or you may find one from the folder!
  2. Comment as constructively as possible on the piece. We are looking for the most constructive, and will be judging on that! 
  3. Copy the comment link once you're done, and then link it via comments section under this article. To find the URL of your comment on a deviation (or anywhere), you submit the comment, right click the time stamp, and then select copy link address. 
Happy constructive commenting! 

Have a great week,
Astrikos 
Legend of Sol The Official Team Avatar by SolKorra


This is a little example of an Anime Team, in this oportunitie, are my OC's.


What is your favourite Anime Team???


You can share images or draws of all anime series!!!


Founder SolKorra:iconsolkorra:

If you haven't seen S.M.I.L.E. yet, be sure to check it out! 



Tagging rules: 

1. Complete all the questions or alter them to make it your own!
2. Please link back to the S.M.I.L.E. event or at least mention it in your journal's title. 
3. Tag as many people as you'd like to fill out these questions! (The more the merrier)
4. Have fun or else! Or else! :D
5. Repost these rules in your journal. Or else! :heart:

Questions:

1. What is your unwinding activity?
2. How do you feel about your DeviantART community?
3. Is there anyone you admire in the community?
4. What is your usual art format(s) on DA? (Literature, photography, crafts, blogs, drawing, paint, etc.)
5. What do you do when you're feeling blue?
6. What do you admire in your own work on this website?
7. Do you do anything else besides DA regarding what you love to do? (Tumblr, Blogspot, forums, etc.)
8. Quick! If you could give anyone here on DeviantART a big squishy hug, who would it be?
9. Have you ever suggested someone else for a feature whether in a group dedicated to it or for a Daily Deviation?
10. What does a smile mean to you?

Create:

Create your own questions! Maybe you want to tag a special someone and you want to ask them an embarrassing questions to make their cheeks go all red. (How long was it since you washed your underwear? LOL) Maybe you just want to ask someone about who they are, what they prefer or you just want to ask them another question for the sake of asking another question! Create what you like and there is no limit. As long as the journal produces a smile, it can be altered as you choose. :heart:

Happy writing!
Naktarra

For the first challenge, I'm going to tag a whole bunch of people I think are just darn groovy and who I would give just the squishiest of hugs to. (Loving asphyxiation.)

91816119 
August823
Azumizai
CalicoKitties
Christianonfire7
chromeantennae
ContinentImpostor
Dragonic-Paradox
DrippingWords
EKKnight
francie1002
givemeyourscars
GrimFace242
IrrevocableFate
jackofalltrades0097
jzr171
Katitch
Kelcobi
kuku88
Kurt-Jarram
LadyLincoln
LauraMizvaria
Lissomer
Lukahhhhhhhh
MagicalJoey
mortemmaul
mrgrinmore
nintendoloz
PinkyMcCoversong
raspil
SilverInkblot
smith4891
StarryStarrySky7267
TheBakerandWriter
So yeah I'm doing a design contest. I doubt anyone will enter but eh what the hell....

So what i want you guys to do is redesign Skully--->smexyskeleton2113.deviantart.c…

I haven't been very happy with her design lately and wanted to see your guy's amazing little designs ^-^ 

WHAT I'M LOOKING FOR: ( * = MUST HAVE, - = PREFERRED BUT NOT A MUST)
- Same color pallet 
*Horns 
*Bone tail
- Crown
- Necklaces/bracelets
- spiked collar(s)
* gauges/earrings/piercings
*Large floppy ears
* some sort of skull or skeletal pattern
- Glasses
- Headphones 
- new design be feline
- can also be canine (or both)

WHAT I LIKE:
* Dubstep/Techno
* Bats
* Crosses
* Skulls
* anything Halloween related
* Dark/Creepy things 
* Mountain Dew
* Monster
* Vampires
* Werewolves

PRIZES:
1st place: 2 full body drawings + shading + background, 2 headshots, and 2 chibis

2nd place: 1 full body drawing + shading + background , 1 headshot, 1 chibi

3rd place: 1 full body flat color drawing and 1 chibi

DUE DATE: 
*N/A ( or none at the moment)

Anyways have fun and note me for questions or concerns C: And if you can't join at least spread the word? PLEASE? 
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Name my Oc Contest (OPEN)

Journal Entry: Tue Aug 26, 2014, 4:47 PM




Hello!

I am in desperate need of a good name for my oc! Coming up with names for characters is my weakest point, therefore I have decided to ask you guys for help!


(below, before and after pictures) 

Kitty by DragonDawn18    Chibi by DragonDawn18
     Original                       Redrawn

So, it's contest time! :3

A brief blurb about the character:
Although his backstory isn't completely finished yet, here's a little about him:

1. He is a shota boy <3
2. He is perky, friendly, and playful
3. He is 16 years old
(I'll add more later) 


What you need to do to enter

1: draw the above character (any media, style, pose, background, etc. is fine!) 

2: Give him a name (that's the main point of the contest) 

3: Be a watcher 

(optional steps)

Advertise this contest via a journal or poll (much appreciated)

Donate prizes (if you want to donate prizes, I will feature you and 1-2 deviations of your choice in this journal)



Prizes (as of right now, they are likely to increase): 

100 points, a llama, and a watch

A fullbody chibi (such as the one on the right above)


Rules:
You MUST credit me for the original design/ownership of the character
You may not use the character without my permission (fanart is fine, but no rp, stories, etc. please)
Write "Kitten" in your comment to show you actually read the journal
limit is 1 entry per person

I will be judging based on effort and creativity, not artistic ability! Don't feel like your art isn't good enough!


Enter by linking your drawing in the comments below! (Contest has no official end yet as of right now, will be added later)


This Journal Skin was designed by Zaporozhenko Vitaly (Vint26)
  • Mood: Happy
  • Listening to: Pandora
  • Reading: Body Of Water
  • Watching: The 4400
  • Playing: FarmVille
  • Eating: Ice cream
  • Drinking: Tea
I was walking into the forest felling terrible, and hungry. I saw a little bunny run across the pathway in front of me. Then I herd a rustle in the bushes.

I looked behind me to see who it was, or what it was, "Who's there?" I quivered.

Suddnely a giant figured appeared, she leaped in the air, opened her wings and flew straight at me!

i knew right away that this dragon was attacking me and I had to acted fast. I jumped out of her way,hen she landed I jumped on her back a opened my mouth, aiming for her throat, she grabbed me by my horns and threw me over her on to my back. I opend my eyes and saw her on top of me trying to choke me! 

"Please I don't want to hert you" I yelled

"I don't think that's going to be a problem!" She growled. She leaped off of me and stared at me waith a grin.

"wait please," I said, 

She starred at me confused, then had a look on her face as if she had forgot tend something,  "Are you Fallen Star sister of NightStar?"

I was shocked, then I remembered that I was supposed to meet someone too, "Yes this is her, my brother said we needed to talk?"

She nodded and said, "Yes we do, your brother says that I need to help prepare you for..."

We herd a crashed as if some one fell from the sky straight to the ground. 

"So I need to prepare you for war." The strange dragon said

i looked at her as if she was insane! "WAR,WHAT...WHAT DO YOU MEAN WAR!?" 

She he laughed and came further towards me out of the shadows, she was not you're typical dragon, she was the rarest of all dragons, and sand wing and a night wing mixed. She had nice golden scales and some black here and there.

"I know I'm rare but you don't have to be so dramatic about it" she chuckled, "I'm Scorpion, and by the way you're rare to so don't be all shocked of rare things" Scorpion looked at me with a grin

"What?! What do you mean I'm rare?" I said nervously sounding like a wimp

"Your and Orchid." Scorpion replied

"WHAT" I screamed. I can't be though I'm just a plain dragon who doesn't know her power, not a dragon that is the most powerful dragon in the world!

I herd roaring above us and I looked up to see a dragon above us. He was aiming right for Scorpion, I jumped towards her and pushed her out of the way of the strange dragons way. When he landed I jumped on him and he put ice right under my feet. I slipped and fell right into his talons. He grabbed me by the neck and lifted me up. I defrosted the ice from underneath me.

"Scorpion, the Valle has been hit by Fire's army." He said

Scorpions face was shocked and scared, "Did every on make it out ok?" 

"Yes, well almost everyone, Velvet and Shadow didn't make it out ok they are really hurt but they are being takin care of." A Sand wing came into the "room" 
He had some armor on, I looked at it and saw that he was apart of the OutClaws. 

He he looked at me with a smile. Then back at Scorpion.

Scorpion sighed in relief and quickly said, "oh Fallen Star this is Losplevon the winter wing, and this is Sand Storm the Sand wing." She  pointed to the two dragons.
 
"And his is?" Sand Storm asked pointing to me like I was chopped liver.

"oh" Scorpion said cheerfully, "this is Fallen Star the orchid I told you guys about and that we need to prepare her for battle,"

"She did have a good attack form at first when she saw me but theres still needs work to be done with her." Losplevon smiled at me.

 "So, Orchid, what can you do?" Sand Storm said poking me in the side

I tried to hide myself, I didn't want to get in embarrassed, "I don't know, I haven't found out yet."

Sand Storm Laughed so hard he fell over, "You got to be joking!"

I started to tear up, feeling not so proud of my self, "I wish I was."

 Losplevon went over to Sand Storm and smacked him in his face, "Stand down Storm, it's ok it took you for ever to find out your power, all we need to do is practice and she'll get it, how old are you Star?"

" I'm 22" I told him

"cool I'm 25, Storm is 21 and Scorpion is 23, and we like to welcome you to our group."


New oc's: 
riamorr-welenth.deviantart.com…: Losplevon 

dragongirlsdragons.deviantart.…: Scorpion 

dragonstarv99.deviantart.com/: Sand Storm 

trailer for my series is up! enjoy!
  • Mood: Daily Needs
  • Listening to: Say Something by Pentatonix
  • Reading: Beowulf
  • Watching: BeetleJuice
Alrighty deviants, I'm starting another project. 

I have always viewed graffiti as a form of art and have always admired it as so. So I want to see how creative you are using only the following tools in dA Muro!:

Concrete brush (set at 100% and used as the background layer)

Watercolor Brush (Texture set at 100%, move percentage down to go over it like a spraypaint can, size and color must vary)


You can draw what ever you want. It can be a logo, a message, or even a drawing (if you're that good), but I have a few rules.

1). I will tag Three deviants. These people MUST participate. The deviants, in turn may tab three more people and force them to do it. When the deviations are finished, those deviants must submit their deviations to the three deviants I tabbed. The deviants I tabbed will then select the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners, submitting the first place winner to me. I will then decide the Project Tagger Winner (1st, 2nd, and 3rd) from the six deviations that I receive.

2). The brushes stated above MUST be used and cannot be replaced by anything else!

3). All deviants that I tabbed  must have their tabbed deviants deviations turned in by Tuesday September 2nd, They must be turned in no later than 11:55 PM EST. I must have my deviants selections (and deviations) by Wednesday September 3rd, turned in no later than 11:55 PM EST.


I wish all deviants the best of luck in this project!

I tab (drumroll please)

1). :iconabattlefieldsghost:
2). :iconduskyumbreon:
3). :iconwolfos96:

You three have until the 2nd of September to tab three deviants, give them the rules (Not rule one. That will lead to confusion) and get their deviations. You have until the 3rd of September to give me your deviations following rules two and three.