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

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The CRCP Mentoring Project

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 2:28 PM

Mentoring Project @ CR Community Projects!

Here at CRCommunityProjects, we care about you and the community! 
Welcome to our own project, the Mentoring Project! 

This project aims to pair users who are experienced with projects and certain communities within dA.

There are many benefits to utilizing the mentoring program! Getting a mentor will help you learn more about your art community niche and how to set up projects and promote them effectively; becoming a mentor will help you do something wonderful for the community. Involving yourself in this project will hopefully lead to many lasting friendships! :heart:

Signing Up: 

Obtaining A Mentor

:note: Please note us at CRCommunityProjects with the following: 
Title: Mentor Request
Subject: Genre of art you want to be mentored in. 

We will then match you up with someone else who has applied to be a mentor. :eager:
If there is not a mentor applicant waiting, we will list you below so people can apply to mentor you. 

Becoming A Mentor

:note: Please note us at CRCommunityProjects with the following: 

Title: Mentor Application
  •  Brief description of what kind of mentoring you will be providing. 
  •  Brief list of what projects/groups/etc you're currently involved in. 
  •  Describe what art community or communities you are willing to mentor in. Please tell us only the ones you feel you are both very comfortable and experienced in. [ You want to be able to answer any questions!] 
  •  Quantity of people you are willing to mentor. Try to chose a number that you can comfortably handle. 
  •  Estimate of the amount of time you can invest in this project. 

Please only apply if you are willing to stick with this program in the long run!

Mentor Index

Available, Unpaired Mentors
[Example] username: Experienced in the Traditional + Digital Communities
Max 2 |Currently Mentoring:0

Mentor Requests
[Example] Astrikos is looking for someone who is experienced in Designs & Interfaces Community

List of Pairs

deviant &deviant

:note: If you're having an issue with your mentor or the person you're mentoring, please note us. 

If you have any questions or suggestions, please send us a note!

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DeviantART Compliments #120

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 10:27 PM by SimplySilent:iconsimplysilent:

dA Compliments

More compliments sent in by wonderful members of the community!

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bring more exposure to the dA Compliments project.

DaddysGirl120 is an amazing artist and friend. She is really welcoming and makes crazy rp characters that crack me up

targeting50, AceJG95, Marxpup, Nightshade-warroir, WaluigiTails3801, SonicPikapal, Roseholly, EternalHours, Zboys, Haley1715FOXHedgeHOG and Barbara-Darkness

You are all amazing friends :D I have enjoyed the wonderful talks we've had, the laughs :XD:, the joy. I'm really glad I got to know you all and I wanted to say thanks for being awesome friends :) My friendships with you all run deep and will stay strong. Whatever adversity, whatever calamity and hardship that comes our way we'll get through together. Because that's what friends do, especially close ones. :)

Where can I truly say how inspiring you are? How beautiful and how elegant you are in behavior? How  interesting and sweet you are? How amazing, and How outgoing you are? Despite the falls that have overtaken you in your highest stance, you never seem to give into such negative temptation. I take the time today, to spread words of encourage, wisdom, and honesty. To someone who is not only a overwhelmingly humble friend, but someone who is known to be a more-than-extravagant deviant. A more than inspiring deviant, and a more than honest friend.

Remember my dear, you are awesomely loved by Madame Luciano.

You are one of the best artists that I know, and your art always brings a smile to my face. And you make free, QUALITY adopts? Seriously, there must be something wrong with you! Don't worry, it's a good thing, my dear.

Seriously, don't EVER give up on your dreams, and I wish you the best of luck for every day ahead of you.

To LegoDisturbed1018
I really glad to have someone in my life like you. You make me smile again when my brother crashes me down, making me down in the dumps. You make me laugh once again, when I'm crying or bullied from school. Without you.. Heck, I'll be the quiet ""weeping willow"" I was a year ago. I love having Skype calls with you everyday. I see it very interesting, amusing, and hilarious. I love having Pokemon Battles with you, even though I lose to your "Trolltwo" every time in Pokemon X and Y. I love playing GMod with you since... We turning into different people and try to kill each other.... ANYWAYS! What I'm trying to say here is... Thank you for being my brother-from-another-mother to me and I'm glad to be your sister-from-another-mother to you...
From your little sister,

To Tsitra360
Oh man, I can't even begin with how great your art is. I know that you probably get compliments like these a lot on your artwork, but I wanted to try and make it extra special. Words can not tell you how awesome your art is. Your anatomy is perfect, and whatever you draw you draw awesomely. If you try a new animal you never drew before I love it.

You have been a very great friend, and I also love your livestreams. You put so much time into your pictures! It is fantabulous! That may not be a word, but it seemed to fit in XD

Okay dokey, I tried to keep this as short and sweet, but if it is too long, its still worth it! I have a lot more to say, but gee, I guess I can't say a lot for now. Keep being awesome bro!

Purfessorkitty is the most amazing friend I can ever ask for. I can act like myself and talk to her whenever I need her. She has some great artwork and is hilarious! She always makes me laugh. I'm really glad we're friends even though we met at a very strange place. XD
Your Kool-Aid buddy AKA Loling223

Lissomer: You are an amazing person. I love your wonderful writing and you are an even more wonderful person. :heart:

akrasiel: Thank you for being such a wonderful person! I love how supportive you are when you comment. :) Keep on writing, your work is amazing!!!!

LavvytheJackalope and koolcatloveanimals You both have the most amazing adoptable designs I've ever come across! Both of your styles are so unique and amazing! Lavvy you have the most amazing way with colors! Truly gorgeous designs with color schemes that work beautifully.

Cat your designs and the personality you give your work is one of my favorite things! It's almost like you can see the story behind each character, I love it!
Both of you keep up the good work and thank you for being an inspiration to the rest of us!

I usually don't have artist I look up to... but HalfaceMischief is an exception. They are just talented in so many forms of art, and they're a funny and cool person too! I admire them so much!

LillithCrescent You've grown so much since you've started posting on Deviantart! Your art is so lovely and you've come a long way! Keep up the fantastic work and never give up :)

Hi hi! I think your ponies really are the most huggable, adorable, sweet plushies ever! They just look so cute :)

You're a really cute and sweet person too--don't you ever forget that you are more important than your commissions! Take care!
So don't stress, and stay adorable! <3

moggymawee're like, literally my favorite pony plush artist hahaha.
Like seriously! Your dedication to sewing ponies is beyond amazing~
Stay awesome, k? <3

Hiya! Just wanted to say that your little bead animals are the cutest things ever! Keep on making them, they only get better and better! <3

No matter what other people say about your art, it's wonderful c:

Akiraka-chan Your art is wonderful, and your coloring is too c:

You are one of the sweetest people that I have ever met on dA, and your shining personality (as well as your sparkly artwork) is truly uplifting and inspirational! Even if life gets busy, don't let go of the things that you enjoy! Thanks for dazzling us all~!

Thanks for being one of my best friends. Even if we don't communicate often, I feel like I can always count on you if I need you. The fact that I even feel that comfortable about talking to someone means so much to me. You're Legendary, Intelligent, and Kind. You are LINK!

KlowdTheUmbreon Your artwork is just fantastic. It was really good even when you had first joined deviantART, and you've just been getting better and better. But there's more about you to love than just your flawless art. You are also the most amazing friend anyone could possibly ever have. You're smart, you're funny, and you're hella fun to talk to, always able to put a smile on my face. I don't know what I did to deserve your friendship. I don't have a clue what I would do without you. You are unforgettable. Don't ever change. I don't care how many people say that no one's perfect, because you are living proof that they're wrong.

Roxalew Girl you're amazing! I just think you're one of the best friends that I had in a really long time and I just love the fact that you draw so adorable >♡<  !
I hope you will always keep drawing and I hope we will always be friends! stay awesome

firebirdghosts I just love you! you are always so patience and also so kind ^^ you never hurt anybody when you're in a fight and always know the right things to say! <3
your art is just simply amazing, your style is super cute! I hope you will stay friends with me for a long time Blazey! <3

Pestawalibi I've known you for years , met you on dA and we've been friends since then.
We've met in real life and I just want to say that you're an amazing person and I hope you will stay that way no matter what people think or say! Stay awesome bro

FunnyLeKittehh I've known you long enough to know that you are an extremely good artist and also extremely kind girl! I hope you will always stay that way and that we will be friends for a long time!

To: DJ-StarCore
I know you have had a tough life here on DA, how your friends are and other problems,but never feel like your the cause ♥ You have a wonderful personality, your art is perfect! and i mean perfect!! Your style is so unique,you seem to always have a new coloring style up your sleeves~♥ fake friends come and go, real friends stay with your heart. Don't forget the good times are good,the bad times are only bad,nothing more nothing less
from a friend

Lunaga-Kitty You are shy, but that's just why I like you! you are the same age as I am and you're so funny! I can always laugh with you when we talk and you're just to kind! <3 I'm happy to be your friend and I hope it will stay that way!

To Meta-Knight-Star-22,
Even though I've already told you a million times just how awesome of a friend you are to me, I will say it once more: You're the most awesome friend I have on here. You truly are! You're always there for me, and you're so fun to talk to! Not only that, but your writing is so funny a lot of the time, and I love it all! I'd give you quite a few hearts right here, but they're so plentiful, I can't fit them on here! Have these for now: :heart::heart::heart::heart::heart: However, just keep being yourself, because you're too amazing! ^^

Kiwicide is an extremely amazing friend. She is so sweet, kind, and funny! Not to mention that she's an incredibly talented artist - one of my favorite dA people, even! <3 I love her Bunbons species, as they are very adorable and creative - they definitely deserves lots of love. Kiwi truly is an amazing person. :)

asdasdasdadad hellu sistha!! XDD <------epic fail on spelling i know:iconmingflailplz:
Gal you are just so amazing!!! xD an im sorry if im not good at skyping and about my bro being weird XD anyway i just wrote this to tell you how amazing you are!! thats why you are meh chillidawg soooo here yua go.....i sended a compliment before so i dunno if you received it .-.
You are so awsome chillidawg
(and yzayza wants the kitten......i just kidding? eue)

HiddenLeafDragon is a really cool dude who can brighten up the cloudiest of days. I just wanted to tell everyone of his cool-ness. Stay awesome bro.

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RAoK Fan Fiction Contest

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 11:16 AM by SingingFlames:iconsingingflames:

RAoK - Random Acts of Kindness.

Once, when I was just received my driver's license and still hadn't learned to keep track of my various gauges - like, say, the gas gauge - my car sat in a parking lot and refused to start. My poor car was empty, as was my wallet. A generous stranger was kind enough to purchase a tank of gas for me. When I asked how could I repay him, penniless as I was, he merely asked me, one day, to help someone else out. That RAoK experience has stayed with me throughout the years.

A RAoK can take many forms. It can be helping out without being asked or an unexpected gift. For this month's contest, let's show the love to our fellow deviants and dear ones. Write a gift fic for someone close to you. It can be another deviant (there's so many wonderful people here!) or someone offline (spread the love!). Write your fan fiction specifically for your chosen recipient.


  • You entry must be written for this contest and submitted after July 30th and before the cut off date of Aug. 21st, 11:59 PM (Pacific Time).
  • Please list out who your gift fan fiction is for somewhere in your deviation - the artist's comments or in the deviation itself.
  • You may ask your recipient for a request, if you would like, but it is not required. You may write a prompt of your own choosing, if you'd prefer.
  • One entry per deviant.
  • All entries must be fan fiction. All fandoms are welcome.
  • All entries must follow DeviantArt submission guidelines (no porn).
  • Both prose and poetry are acceptable.
  • Maximum word count: 1,000 words. No minimum word count.
  • Original characters/fan characters are acceptable, but the franchise must be recognizable.
  • Entries will be judged on creativity, originality, proper grammar use and how entertaining/engaging they are.
  • Please note Note me a link to your entry with the subject line "RAoK Fanfic Contest" before the deadline.
  • Link this contest journal somewhere in your deviation, either the deviation itself or in the artist's comments.


  • 1st Place - 1,000 Points
  • 2nd Place - 500 Points
  • 3rd Place - 250 Points
  • All entries will be featured in the winners' announcement journal!

If you have any questions, please ask!


Community, Respect, Excellence, Artists, Trust, Empower.


An archive for well-written and meaningful fan fiction. New Flash Fan Fiction prompt weekly.

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okay you guys!~
ive been gone for two days on a little camping trip with my family and ive been thinking about this for a while. i asked in my previous journal that i may hold a MYO (make your own) event for the new species i made called Dande-lions

Flower Bullet (Green) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Green) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Green) - F2U! 
Dandelions (new species) by Moshi-oshi

Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! Pink Flower 
so here i am letting you guys make your own, but here are the rules and regulations to enter. 
Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! they must keep the look of the dande-lion (which means you cannot make them into another large cat such as: tiger,panther and so one.)
Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! they must follow the species guild-lines and be either male or female.
Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! must be a flower (things such as fly traps are allowed though)
Flower Bullet (Blue) - F2U! cannot claim the species as your own.

Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! Flower Bullet (Orange) - F2U! 

Pink Flower also at the end i will choose 3 winners. the winners will be able to keep there dande-lion for free. 
Pink Flower those who didn't win will have to pay 50 :points:
Pink Flower they can pay anytime after the event

Ladybug the event will end on august 22 any entries beyond that will have to pay.Ladybug 
info on the species can be found here- New adopt species + MYO eventhey guys, im please to announce that im making a new adopt species. my older one will still be made but here is what i have so far on the new species
i call them dande-lions 

sorry for my horrible spelling, but here is a little info about this
dandelions are protectors of flowers and plants on earth. they are created when a new species/type of flower has been born. they represent the flower and help make its existence known by spreading its seed everywhere it walks (or in other words it's flowers grow were ever it goes). so that it can grow and expand. you can find dandelions in open fields and meadows. but they are shy creatures so they are hard to get close too.
dandelions, unlike real lions do not eat meat. they feed off the warmth of the sun and some eat insects. they are very docile and love people but are also afraid of those who hurt there environment.
there are male and female dandelions with specific traits
-the types of dandelion

also the first adopts are own so go check that out as well~
Dandelions: 100 points each by Moshi-oshi

good luck to everyone!~pink Rose in teardrop crystal vase dewless  

Free Art Giveaway!!!

Journal Entry: Thu Jul 31, 2014, 6:34 AM
Hi guys!

It's about time I start being generous. So here's my first art giveaway! :iconlahdplz:
The winner will get this kind of art~:
Commission: Tarjaa Silverriver for ntvr2 by Shin--chan
OC or fanart. Whatever the winner wants :D

All you have to do is follow these rules:

1. MUST be a watcher. You can watch me right now even :D
2. Fav this journal. I will give a number to those who do
3. Advertise this journal. More chances of winning for those who do. They will receive another number
4. Comment on this journal. They will receive YET another number
5. No trolling or fighting with other deviants

I will use a random number generator to select the will. The winner will be announced on 
14 August 2014

So hurry up and join! :D

Epilogue and Prologue: Reborn

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 8:51 PM

The Phoenix never rises until it is slain.

The cycle must come to a full close before it comes again.

Let us look back at our failures...

And triumph through the last stand.

The shadows from each collective team suddenly take rise. Tamers and Digimon gasp in horror and disbelief as it towered over the building. Had they not won? Had they fought for nothing?

The Shadowy form, the collection of all despair, takes shape in the haunting guise of a demon; a digimon made of a collection of anything it could get its hands on.

This was Quaemon, the near-formless digimon of parts. To each tamer, each digimon, it had a different face...a recognizable arm here and an leg there...a collection of ever-changing pieces of digimon.

“Your despair is what I want...those are the strings I weave into the nets I cast! How dare you stand in my way? My collection must grow...and if all of you won’t be part of my collection, then I will simply destroy what cannot be mine!”

And yet, he simply faded away...leaving distraught, tired, and confused tamers and digimon at an empty battlefield with a half-ruined building.

What was to become of Tamer’s Rest now?


She noticed.

She felt it.

As Quaemon invaded the hearts of everyone around her, only to be beaten back by the different strengths each tamer had, she felt the relief clear the air around Tamer’s Rest briefly, before the confusion set in. But as hours passed and Quaemon did not seem to return, the teams had gotten together and began focusing on resting and bring order back to the chaos. She felt the fear, the disappointment, along with questions on what was to happen to the tournament that everyone had joined with high hopes. But she also felt the lingering warmth of visitors who came by...probably worried for her, and yet she could not find it in herself to raise from her state of stone.

Until she felt that.

The building of a force so great, aimed towards the crumbling building that still held people that she must protect…

She woke, startling the two estranged occupants to either side of her bed.

“Get out...we have to get out!”


No one saw it coming until it was too late. The light that built up in the sky above them, the winds that picked up around them, the beam that rushed towards them…

A light that could be seen from islands away came down forcefully upon the location of Tamers Rest.

Coming Soon by MoonPhyr

She knew it was too late to run, but it wasn’t too late to do one last thing.

Some saw her as she flew through her window and dove to the ground, landing just in time to face up towards the beam.

“This is the last you will ever do...the last time you ever try to take from us! In exchange for the safety of all who are under my wings, I bind myself to this this oath: until the day when I am no longer needed by the people who look up to me, none shall harm my sanctuary!”

The rest was but a blinding flash of light.


[One Day Later]

Everyone was surprised at the change. No one expected it to end this way. Some may think that it wasn’t worth coming to, but some would believe that it was an experience worth remembering.

“Magnihild and Electmon, Takeo and Shoutmon, Puli and Saltamon...You are but three of the many who fought so hard until the end, and brought about the hope and strength that this tournament was first meant to build upon. And to the many the ones who helped break me from my reckless behavior, and to the ones who stood with us until the end...thank you, everyone, for coming.”

Melancholy Tenyo by Rubixa-Seraph

Having molted away from her Seraphim form, Arysesyra was in a form none were accustomed to see. She gave out three medals to the three most notable in the fight, and attempted to apologize extensively to the rest of the remaining tamers.

“What was meant to be a tournament ended...drastically far from what we meant for it to be…”

But far from that commotion, away from the questions and the worries, Bit and Byte sat nervously beside a group of other tamers with Janna, who had elected to watch over the two.

“What are you two going to do now?” Mathew asked while still keeping a suspicious eye on the two that stole his cloak.

“Nowhere to go…” Bit replied bitterly.

“We never knew where to go. We only knew she was here...we only knew we were connected to her. We were once a part of her, but one day we realized we were...alive. But we woke up without her…” Byte mumbled sadly.

Shay frowned. “Wait, how does that make sense? You were a part of her?”

“I think they mean that their data was part of hers.” Janna filled in. “The scans showed that their source code came from her template.”

“And that makes her mom.” Bit jumped from the rock he sat on and walked towards what everyone else was actually there for.

A barrier...a dome, stretched above them. Generated by a crystal formed from Esyra’s oath, the Seraph-turned-Tenyo could not leave the protective barrier that shielded the tamers from harm. Bit stretched his hand out and it passed through the barrier.

“She created this shield for us.” Matthew sighed. “And it looks like the shield’s center is that crystal, which she can move but she can’t leave without.”

“It was heavy...If we work together we might be able to move it.” Janna mused.

“What do you guys want to move it for?”

Shay answered him before Janna could: “Rebuild. Team Tamers isn’t going to just fall apart because of this. Esyra and the others worked hard for this. Even if the tournament doesn't continue, the team spirit will.”

“Although...I’m worried...Taz and Wayne each kind of just...left…” Janna shook her head. “Everything is falling apa--”

“Nah, nothing’s going to fall apart.” Matt suddenly piped. “Look, I probably won’t be around much since I have things to do back in the village, but why not? Rebuild! I’ll have a place to visit all of you!”

“I’m sure Mag and Puli and Takeo...and anyone else wouldn’t mind. We’ll relocate the crystal to a safer place, build a new Tamers Rest...That way Esyra can have a place to stay, too! She can’t carry that heavy thing around anyway and she can’t leave that barrier anymore…” Shay then rambled off into a list of things they could do with their new plans, and slowly the group walked back to the center of it all, to meet of with all that was left, and build from the ground up.

Who knows...maybe a new Tamers Rest may mean a new gathering of tamers from across the universes, and the start of a new adventure.


Hope you have all are having a good day :) thanks for entering I'll pass on the points now. The random 8 who receive 100 points each are:


If you entered and didn't get any points don't worry I do giveaways all the time, I do them as I know not everyone has a debit card or are able to get points. Before I got one it was a pain trying to get subscriptions. And for the one's that can it is still a nice surprise :) Maybe next time ;)

Take care :)

  • Mood: Sweet
  • Playing: Alan Wake
  • Eating: Chocolate
  • Drinking: Coffee
I'm nervous to let you all know....
But I think

I'm ready to do requests, so.. If I take a long time...
I'm sorry... I'm not good at drawing but I'll take 2 requests...

1 request per person


Prizes needed for our contest!

Wed Jul 30, 2014, 12:31 PM
Hello all,

From our latest polls it seems that many of you are quite interested in having us host a contest! So your wish is our command! We will be hosting a contest as soon as we have enough prizes, and that's where all of you guys come in to help! We want to give you guys the best prizes we can, but for that we need point donations!

To get you a little bit excited, here's a small bit on what our contest will be:

"To tell a story"

In order for all art mediums to be included, our contest will be a broad topic in which each artist's submission will be related to a story.
What does this mean? Well, in the most basic terms, all art essentially tries to tell a story. Through this contest you will simply be expected to create/tell a story, through whichever abstract or non abstract way you wish to!

But don't worry, more guidelines, explanations, and details will come when we officially announce it!

For now, what we need is to organize prizes, so please:

:bulletred: If you have ANY :points: to donate, please visit my page Mrs-Durden and donate

:bulletred: If you'd be willing to make a feature of the winners, please leave a comment here letting us know!

:bulletred: If you have any other types of prizes to offer, let us know!

If you donate a significant amount of :points: we will definitely feature you when we announce the contest winners, as a big thank you for your help!



Okay, talking serious here.

You know when you're on Deviantart and then you see a very good character and you fave it and think "Wow, this person may have tons of watchers and loads of comments in this drawing" but then when you go to the comments section you only see like, a couple of comments, I never really understood that, oh but then you see a, uh, pretty much rip-off and you go to the comments section and they have tons of comments and faves. How is that possible?
 So basically, people prefer a rip-off better than a original character?

Terrible sense.