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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!

Skin by Astrikos

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  

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 :)

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Featured Deviants!

Journal Entry: Wed Jul 30, 2014, 1:18 AM
Hi guys!

It's about time I promote some new talents here on DA who are not getting the appreciation they deserve. :huggle:

SO! First 10 comments on this journal will get their 3 best pieces chosen by me FEATURED! :iconlahdplz:

So hurry up and comment! :D

(Note: This journal will be updated after every two weeks with new deviants getting featured :D )


1. :iconchaoticfluffball:
My first Megaman drawing by ChaoticFluffballJess by ChaoticFluffballThrowback by ChaoticFluffball

2. :icongraphitestalker:
Sketch - Viktor Tsoi. by GraphiteSTALKERFor Hillygon - Freebie Request. by GraphiteSTALKERMe vs. Cupid. by GraphiteSTALKER

3. :iconhonoka--chan:
Giftu by Honoka--chanAll The Love by Honoka--chanCE - Iwa OCs by Honoka--chan

4. :iconkinglion1:
Ms Marvel by KingLion1The Sorrowful Witch by KingLion1Saphira sword... My OCs by KingLion1

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.

1. No r34 (for those who don't know what that means; no sexual stuff.)
2. He's evil; so don't make him like, surrounded by bunnies and rainbows and cute things xD
3. If you want to add your OC, you can. But don't give it an important rule (such as my character being in love with your's) unless given permission by me.
4. You don't have to add a background. But it would be awesome if you did!
5. No linearts or editing or copying others art, please.
6. Deadline is September 28th.


;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;   PRIZES;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;;
1st; 20 points and 3 free drawing requests
2nd; 5 points and 2 free headshots of their character
3rd; 1 point and 1 free headshot

The picture is down below! It's the cat in the middle. 

( NOTE: This isn't my art )

Sketch by AskJayfeatherCat





Wed Jul 30, 2014, 12:43 AM

Helmy says:

That last round was pretty exhilarating, wasn't it??? No, I actually fell asleep. HA. If only you little dingbats were more interesting to watch... though, it seems like the phantasms have a gift for you. They've changed the amphitheater around a little bit, perhaps to make things more... dangerous.

The sand in the ring has gone, replaced with metal plating about three feet by three feet. As you watch, the plates sometimes pull away from the others and fly to another part of the arena, replacing each other. Be careful, if you're standing on one that's shaking, it's going to fly off, and you'll probably skid off the metal plating and fall... to your death. The plates also sometimes turn blue and freeze a second later, or turn red and get super hot. Be aware of your surroundings and the ground beneath you! If you happen to get trapped beneath a plate after it lands, well... god help you.

So yeah, keep that in mind! Maybe you guys are boring them.

Example: 2-0 is two wins, zero losses

Darvenel 4-0 || Eva 2-3
Kaine 4-0 || Broken 2-2
Glitch 4-0 || Enri 2-2
Chrono 4-0 || Cressida 2-3
Pet 4-0 || Ida 2-2
Contour 4-2 || Dion 3-2
Jinxie 3-0 || Kyran 2-2 
Kyriel 3-0-1 || Virgil 2-2
Kichi 3-2 || Haruki 0-4
Quinlan 3-3 || Thane 1-4
Alexei 2-2 || Sol 0-4
Elijah 2-2 || Shira 0-4
Lilin 2-2

Remember, keep fighting in the rounds, even if you lose, to improve your score and get better prizes!

BATTLE 1: Darvenel (:iconju5tab0r3d1:) vs Chrono (:iconawaterfox:)
BATTLE 2: Glitch (:iconviralremix:) vs Kaine (:iconawaterfox:)
BATTLE 3: Contour (:iconju5tab0r3d1:) vs Pet (:iconrndom-obsessions:)
BATTLE 4: Jinxie (:iconaceykunn:) vs Dion (:icondevinaatart:)
BATTLE 5: Kyriel (:iconkaihidou:) vs Kichi (:iconkittrex:)
BATTLE 6: Quinlan (:iconbaothghalach:) vs Kyran (:iconnightscreature:)
BATTLE 7: Enri (:iconhotoki-chan124:) vs Eva (:iconsamsxcs:)
BATTLE 8: Ida (:iconjeanawei:) vs Alexei (:iconankdros:)
BATTLE 9: Lilin (:icondiluculi:) vs Broken (:iconevil-wren:)
BATTLE 10: Virgil (:icondiluculi:)  vs Elijah (:icontrufflebutter:)
BATTLE 11: Cressida (:iconkeplernova:) vs Thane (:iconfirestormshadow:
BATTLE 12: Haruki (:iconxiantan:) vs Sol (:iconerzanightshade:)
Shira (:iconfirewyrm2018:) - unpartnered (bye)