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September Color Contest!

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 12:10 PM
Ladies and gentlemen... The contest is HERE!!!

YEAH! It's finally time! Let's get down to business!



This is a color contest! The entry period is September 1st, 2014 to September 30th, 2014. After that, one week will be used for judging entries. Please note that after September 30th, your entry will not be considered valid, so please try to make that deadline! However, if you for some reason can only upload it the day after or a few days after, you will still be listed with the other people that participated.:dummy:

The color is... BLUE! Yes, blue~! The color of Sapphire, which is September's birthstone. Happy birthday to everyone born this month!


Any winners of the contest will be added to AllArtCreation's featured favourites, which is shown on the front page their group.

Winning pieces will also be featured on DonateAllArtCreation's profile!




:bulletblue: What you have to do: :bulletblue:

:bulletblue: Compose a picture made of only shades of blue, like this color palette: www.colourlovers.com/palette/3… (This is a safe link, it leads to www.colourlovers.com)*
:bulletblue: Tell me in the description what the color blue conveys to you, what it means, and/or symbolizes. This contest is NOT for skill, it is for creativity-- meaning the more we're moved by your picture, the better chance of you winning, even if you don't have very good art skills!
:bulletblue: Your entry can be traditional, digital, photography, and even literature! Yep! This contest spans across all of these media.
:bulletblue: For literature entrants: make a poem, story or prose based on the color blue; see bullet 2 above.
:bulletblue: For photographers: Take a picture of something (or a lot of things together!) blue; see bullet 2.
:bulletblue: *Note: CRAFTS and other hand-made things count towards traditional art.

You can enter once per category. That means you can enter to digital art, traditional art, literature, AND photography, HOWEVER you can only win in one category for fairness.


:bulletblue: Due to prize constraints, we will have only 1 winner for each category, meaning only 1 person will win the digital art category, one for the literature category, etc. There will be 4 winners total, and below them in the 'winners' journal' I will list every single person who participated, even if they were a judge, prize donor, or someone who couldn't make it in time! And also a llama from me, if you want one :3



"Okay, okay! But what about PRIZES?!"

:bulletblue: Here is the list of prizes! :bulletblue:


For digital art--



LonelyZoner: Drawn commission (Please note she will probably need more time than others to draw your request!)

Tora-Sayo: Free commission of 1 OC, anime or real life character with a simple background

KoJewKi: 2 Art books (contact them for more details~)

Cuthillius: Drawn animal commission

Kirassvaeri: Drawn commission, llama (Please see her journal here for what she will and will not draw, along with examples of her drawings: kirassvaeri.deviantart.com/jou… )

TheTigeressWithin: Short story with the theme being winner's choice

OrionisZeta: Silhouette-style commission (contact him for more details!)

raiku321: Drawn commission

AikouDesu (me~!!): Drawn commission, 215 points, llama, your personal slave and/or friend



For traditional art--



LonelyZoner: Drawn commission (Please note she will probably need more time than others to draw your request!)

Tora-Sayo: 50 points, free commission of 2 OCs, anime or real life character with detailed background

KoJewKi: 2 Art books

Cuthillius: Drawn animal commission

Kirassvaeri: Drawn commission, llama (Please see her journal here for what she will and will not draw, along with examples of her drawings: kirassvaeri.deviantart.com/jou… )

TheTigeressWithin: Short story with the theme being winner's choice

blueberryblossoms: Drawn commission

OrionisZeta: Silhouette-style commission (contact him for more details!)

raiku321: Drawn commission

AikouDesu (me~!!): Drawn commission, 215 points, llama, your personal slave and/or friend



For literature--



LonelyZoner: Drawn commission (Please note she will probably need more time than others to draw your request!)

Tora-Sayo: Free commission of 2 OCs, anime or real life characters with simple background

Cuthillius: Drawn animal commission

Kirassvaeri: Drawn commission, llama (Please see her journal here for what she will and will not draw, along with examples of her drawings: kirassvaeri.deviantart.com/jou… )

TheTigeressWithin: Short story with the theme being winner's choice

OrionisZeta: Silhouette-style commission (contact him for more details!)

raiku321: Drawn commission

AikouDesu (me~!!): Drawn commission, 215 points, llama, your personal slave and/or friend



For photography--



LonelyZoner: Drawn commission (Please note she will probably need more time than others to draw your request!)

Tora-Sayo: Free commission of 1 OC, anime or real life character without background

Cuthillius: Drawn animal commission

Kirassvaeri: Drawn commission, llama (Please see her journal here for what she will and will not draw, along with examples of her drawings: kirassvaeri.deviantart.com/jou… )

TheTigeressWithin: Short story with the theme being winner's choice

OrionisZeta: Silhouette-style commission (contact him for more details!)

raiku321: Drawn commission

AikouDesu (me~!!): Drawn commission, 215 points, llama, your personal slave and/or friend


Now, GO CRAZY!!! :iconexcitedlaplz:


UPDATE 1: 30 PARTICIPANTS HAVE BEEEN REACHED! THERE WILL NOT BE FOUR WINNERS WHO WILL WIN A TYPE 4 ICON! :D


Hey guys!! ; c ;

It's going to be my 16th birthday tomorrow!  Bear Emoji-33 (Sad) [V2]
I'm so excited! I've come a long way being on deviantART, and I would like to celebrate with you guys! What's the best way to do it than have a raffle! :happybounce:

This is also an 800+ watchers raffle! Showing my great appreciation to all! Thank chuu to everyone!~♥

RAFFLE ENDS: SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2014

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Bear Emoji-10 (Long time no see) [V1]HOW TO JOIN Bear Emoji-10 (Long time no see) [V1]

Follow these simple steps otherwise, you may not be entered ; A ;

♥ Must be a watcher~ (This is to show watcher appreciation, of course :love: New watchers are welcome!)

♥ Add this journal to your favorites!~

♥ Comment saying "Happy Birthday!" just to prove that you have read through the rules carefully! (Otherwise, you will be ignored/not entered D: )

♥ Share this raffle by making a journal OR poll about it, but if you DO NOT LINK IT BACK, you will be ignored/not entered :(

CAUTION: IF YOU EDIT YOUR COMMENT, I MAY NOT GET IT. PLEASE COMMENT ONLY ONCE TO MAKE IT EASIER ON ME, THANKS :la:

There will be no extra chances ;o Everyone has an equal chance~


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Bear Emoji-01 (Good job) [V1]THE PRIZE Bear Emoji-01 (Good job) [V1]

There will be three winners Bear Emoji-31 (Hello Hi) [V2] 

All three will win a fully-animated Type 4 icon/avatar
 Illumine: Kai Satou Type 4 Icon by Vivi-ChuuIllumine: Vitous Schwartz Type 4 Icon by Vivi-Chuu~Delvin Lusk Type 4 Icon~ [FOR USE AS EXAMPLE] by Vivi-Chuu

New -If we get 30+ participants, I will be adding a fourth winner ^-^

-If we get 50+ participants, I will be adding a fully-shaded chibi!
(Example:C: miseryrayvn [1/3] by Vivi-Chuu)



-If we get 70+ participants, I will add a fully-shaded half-body!

(Example:G: Happy Birthday to icefeatherartist by Vivi-Chuu)

Thank chuu for reading and I hope to see many participants! ^-^

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Bear Emoji-07 (Uh-huh) [V1]LIST OF PARTICIPANTSBear Emoji-07 (Uh-huh) [V1]

1. lightvanille

2. TikiTiel

3. MiyukiTakara1229

4. SeeThroughtheMist

5. Yalue

6. topazluck

7. Shino-G

8. grbdisme

9. Pizza-senpai

10. Lunaris-kun

11. SpiritSilverMoon117

12. Xx-Nightstorm-xX

13. KuchikixRukia

14. Sarusaurus

15. Light-chii

16. Caspain-Basset

17. dethtreeorigin

18. sakuraGx4nina

19. ColourfulStorm

20. bloodredbatwings

21. Clovis-thecutestcat

22. PermenantMarkers

23. GreenNoodleKitten

24. miseryrayvn

25. Icefire1200

26. Light-in-Dark56

27. totaldiscordfanatic

28. Youkah

29. Milky-Bunni

30. LilacPhoenix

31. RosalinaXLuigi713

32. safyia110

33.  Eye-Candy-Maker 

~:iconvivi-chuu:Vivi-Chuu



  • Mood: Eager
  • Listening to: Rush, America, & Nirvana!
  • Playing: Tomodachi Life!~
  • Eating: Shish-Kebabs, Burgers, Hot Dogs, Pizza, & Ribs~
  • Drinking: Tea ; v ;
A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.

As a Group, we encourage writers to explore their boundaries with prompts, collaborations and more, but we accept anyone and everyone too! Whether you are a digital artist, photographer, or something else entirely, if you can string six words together into a story, this is the place to be!
Please support the contest and :+fav: the article so that more can join in on the fun! :dalove:

Contest Begins:

September 1st

Contest Ends:

September 30th,

Form:

Six word story ;P

Theme:

Questions!

The reason why we are doing a 'Questions' theme contest is because we receive a lot of submissions with questions that are not stories. Therefore, not only is this a contest, it is also a challenge for all those that are brave enough to take it on!

We strongly suggest that your question(s) take up one bit of the six word story (1-3 words) and not the entire piece. The more it takes up the entire piece, the less a story it will be!

Guidelines:


:bulletblue: One entry, per person.

:bulletblue: The entry must contain a minimum of one question and must be a story!

:bulletblue: The entry must be newly submitted to deviantART from September 1st.

:bulletblue: The entry must only contain six words and follow our guidelines.

:bulletblue: The Author's Comments must include: SixWordStories' Question Contest (Or you can copy and paste: :devsixwordstories:' Question Contest )

How to Submit:

Submit the entry to SixWordStories' Gallery here. You do not need to be a member of SixWordStories to enter; it's open to everyone and anyone!

Prizes:

One winner will receive a 3 Month Premium Membership, news feature, their piece submitted into SixWordStories' Featured folder! Two honourable mentions will also receive :points:, a news feature, their piece submitted into SixWordStories' Featured folder! Additionally, 10-15 entries also be featured in the announcement of the contest winners (news article), alongside the winners!

If you would like to give a prize to this contest, please note SixWordStories with the subject title: Contest Prize. We appreciate any and every support given! :la:

It would be best to :+devwatch: SixWordStories just in case there are any updates. We wish you the best of luck and hope you have fun as well! If you have any queries (or anything else), please do not hesitate to contact us! :love:

PE: Introduction to Chats

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 1:00 PM by diphylla:icondiphylla:
:iconprojecteducate:
:iconprojecteducate:


Chat and Forums

The purpose of this article is to help others become familiar with what chat rooms are, the purpose they serve, and how to get involved with chats here on deviantART.com. Let’s begin!

Chat Rooms: A Brief Overview


The term chat room or chatroom, is used to describe any area on the Internet, a computer network, or website where users can communicate with one another in real time. Think of it like web based group text messaging except you may or may not know the users communicating with you. Chat rooms are great in that provide us with a venue to socialize with others who share a common interest. For instance, here on deviantART.com there are numerous chat rooms available, which can easily be found by going to the chat page.

The deviantART.com Chat Network


The Chat Network here on deviantART.com consists of a large number of chat rooms, both official and unofficial. Official chat rooms are operated by deviantART staff and volunteers, while unofficial chat rooms are created and operated by users of our community.  For instance, #devart and #help are the main chat rooms that are officially moderated by the volunteer team. Also, when you are browsing the chat page official chat rooms will have a :fella: icon listed next to the chat name.

As stated above, official chats are moderated by staff and volunteers. This means official chats are moderated based on specific rules. It is important that you familiarize yourself with the Chat Network rules before participating in chats.
For more information, please review: FAQ #287: What rules apply to the Chat Network?

So you may be wondering about unofficial chats and what their moderation rules are. Since unofficial rooms are created by users of the community they are allowed to customize their chat rules as long as the General Chat Network Policies are followed. Thus, whenever you are new to an unofficial chat ask the Founder what the chat’s rules are before participating in the room. Please note, unless an unofficial room is violating the General Chat Network Policies, volunteers cannot take action in an unofficial chat. Instead, you must contact the unofficial chat’s founder or moderators. However, if you suspect an unofficial chat or person is breaking the chat network rules, please join #help and let a volunteer know.

For more information, please review: FAQ #287: What rules apply to the Chat Network?

#devart & #help


Now that I have explained that #devart and #help are the official main rooms and provided you with the Chat Network Rules; I think it is important to provide a more in-depth overview of these rooms. You see, both of these rooms serve a greater purpose for our community than some may realize. The chat room #help was created for users to receive real time help from volunteers. Of course, not every question can be answered by a volunteer. However, the ability to receive general help on the fly can prove to be more beneficial than most people realize or appreciate. If you have never used #help before why not give it a try the next time you need some quick help and see firsthand how awesome it is.

The chat room #devart is deviantART’s official general chat room, which makes it one of the most active chats on the site. Also, #devart is often the first chat users new to the Chat Network come across. Thus, #devart plays a vital role in how new users to chats will perceive chat rooms based on their first impression of being in #devart.

Unfortunately, not every user will have a great first impression of #devart or the chats. Why? Well, some users have expressed it is hard to join an ongoing discussion while others are turned off by the topic being discussed. The key thing to remember is a chat room is like walking into a social event. There will be groups of people talking to the side, loners spread around, and if you are in #devart you will even have chaperones to make sure the event does not get out of hand. If you were at an actual social event you would look for your friends or for a group of people you feel comfortable enough socializing with. The same is true for a chat room, especially #devart.

Thus, when you enter the room take a minute to observe the environment, look for familiar faces, and once you feel comfortable begin socializing with others. It makes it a lot easier to socialize with others if you become familiar with the topic of discussion, the people in the room, and simply stay relaxed. Also, if you do not like the topic and would prefer to discuss something else (as long as it does not violate rules) feel free to start up a conversation with others. Remember, chatting is supposed to be fun!

Insight from #devart Chat Volunteers and Regulars


"The more effort you put into knowing what the environment is like, the better you'll be able to determine your next action... or if it's even worth your time to be there." - Reaper-X

"Treat others as you'd want them to treat you." -Erzsabet

"Always remember that chatting is supposed to be a fun and social experience." - diphylla

"Take time to familiarize yourself with the official room rules. If you have questions or you're unclear on anything do not hesitate to ask a volunteer." -Erzsabet

“Volunteers are there to moderate, assist others, as well as socialize. Do not be afraid to interact with us!” -diphylla, Erzsabet, Mrs-Durden, & morbidman187

“Try joining in on conversations or talking about what you like. Joining and just saying “I'm bored" or acting out will usually make your time there less enjoyable.” - morbidman187

Helpful Links and Resources


FAQ #294: What is dAmn?
FAQ #287: What rules apply to the Chat Network?
FAQ #874: What is the purpose of the #help chatroom?
FAQ #288: What does the Fella icon by a chatroom name mean?
FAQ #292: What are the commands that I can use on the chat network?

Full List of Chat Network and Forums FAQs: Chat Network & Forums FAQs

PE: Chat and Forum Contests

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 10:00 AM


Welcome to another Chat & Forum projecteducate week.
During this week we will aim to promote involvement and interest in both the chats and forums and this contest will hopefully help provide further incentive to not only get involved but stay involved through-out the week.

This contest will have three different elements and you are welcome to participate in all three, or just one.. just which ever you are most comfortable with.  While we encourage full participation, it is worth noting that these contests are about having fun so if anything makes you feel uncomfortable in any way, feel free to skip it in favor of other events that are more to your liking.

Scuzzle:

Who doesn't love scuzzles?  Over the past we have observed much success where scuzzles were involved so we felt it was a good way to help get everyone involved in what we have planned for you this week.  

During the week we have multiple events planned, you'll want to participate in and pay attention to as many as possible since there will be scuzzle pieces given out at the end of each (1 piece each day).  

What you'll need to do:
:bulletred:Keep an eye on projecteducate or this journal to stay up to date on which events are happening where and when. You can find the week's schedule at the bottom of this article, and links will be added as they are available.  
:bulletred:Participate in as many (or as few) events as you'd like.  Remeber that one event a day will grant you a piece of the scuzzle.  
:bulletred:Collect as many scuzzle pieces as you are able by Saturday and either note me your put together scuzzle or link me to an image of it (which aready exists on dA).  
All notes with your completed scuzzle must be titled "Scuzzle" and noted to me (Astralseed)

Deadline: Saturday September 6th, 11:59PM PST



Experiences:

Since the goal of this week is to get people more familiar and or comfortable with the chats and forums here on DeviantART, we're asking you to take some time this week to get more intimate with these areas of the site.  
At the end of the week we will have you submit your experiences back to us with prizes up for grabs!

What you'll need to do:
:bulletred:Take this week to familiarize yourself with the chat and forum.  
Feel free to visit as many or as few chats and/or forums as you are comfortable with.  
We highly suggest taking the time to browse a little and trying out different ones.  Don't be afraid to post your own forum thread through-out the week, or maybe even create your own chatroom and invite your friends.
:bulletred:Keep track of your experiences during the week, what forums or chats are you enjoying, howcome, have you made new friends, etc?  
:bulletred:Participating in the events we have scheduled for the week can be seen as bonus points for this challenge.  The challenges are also a lovely place to get started with the chats and forums, just remember to branch out in ways that you are comfortable with and will enjoy.
:bulletred:On Saturday note me (Astralseed) with your experiences.  
Be sure to include any chatrooms or forum threads you've created during the week.  

Deadline: Saturday September 6th, 11:59PM PST



Forum Challenges:

For this we'll want you to pay extra close attention to the challenges posted in the forums this week. We will be scoring you on overall effort of your participation.  

What you'll need to do:
:bulletred:Ideally we'd like to see you participate in all of the forum events we have planned for this week, but we'll also understand if that's not possible.  
:bulletred:Remember that the goal of this week is to relax and have fun while getting to know the chats and forums a bit better.  We will definitely take favor to someone doing just that, rather than forcing yourself through events you're clearly uncomfortable with.  
:bulletred:Keep an eye on projecteducate or this journal to stay up to date on which events are happening where and when. You can find the week's schedule at the bottom of this article, and links will be added as they are available.  
:bulletred:Participate in as many (or as few) events as you'd like.

We will be keeping score on these events so there wont be any need for you to send us any notes in regards to your participation.  



Prizes:

  • 1st place winner in each of the above categories will receive a 3 month Premium Membership
  • We also have a few 1000 points to divide up between participants who have shown us great effort in these events. 




Schedule of events for the week:

Monday 1st September

AM: Contest by Astralseed

Tuesday 2nd September

AM: CHAT: Scavenger Hunt by Astralseed
PM: CHAT: Deviation Hunt by justanothersomeone 8PM PST

Wednesday 3rd September

AM: Forum Interview: FixMeKnow by 3wyl
PM: CHAT: Art Challenges by puddlefisher 12PM PST

Thursday 4th September

AM: FORUM: Scuzzle 
PM: FORUM: Muro Challenge by Anoya
PM: CHAT: Muro Draw Challenge by Erzsabet 6PM PST

Friday 5th September

AM: FORUM: Scavenger Hunt by 3wyl
PM: CHAT: Rock, Paper, Scissors Tournament by morbidman187 

Saturday 6th September

AM: CHAT: Trivia by Mrs-Durden 11AM PST
PM: CHAT: Trivia by Mrs-Durden 12PM PST
PM: Chat Interview copperrein by Astralseed

Sunday 7th September

AM: Forum Interview deVere by 3wyl
PM: Chat & Forum PE Week Roundup (Winners Announcement)

Just a note to say that once events go live, they will be linked within the above schedule to help make things easier on those of you participating.



Dancing la :la: Hop Pick Your Own Jumping la la thrust 


Choose 3 or more from the following list of ideas and create your project!

Bullet; Black Sheep/Lamb Bullet; Black 

Bullet; Black Heart Bullet; Black 

Bullet; Black Checkered Squares Bullet; Black 

Bullet; Black Yellow Bullet; Black 

Bullet; Black Leaf Bullet; Black 

Bullet; Black Purple Bullet; Black 

Bullet; Black Button Bullet; Black

Bullet; Black Pom-pom Bullet; Black

Any type of project is acceptable for the contest!

Shiny La Rules

Bullet; Green Only knit and crochet work is accepted. ANY type of projects are acceptable for this contest! Hats, scarves, blankets, a cell phone cozy, etc....be as creative as possible...as long as it stays within the theme.

Bullet; Green Your entry must fit the list of ideas for a theme.
 
Bullet; Green New entries only.

Star!  You must add our group icon :iconknitting-and-crochet: to your description. You can do this by typing a colon : on each side of iconKnitting-and-Crochet. FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?
 
Bullet; Green Submit your work to the contest folder.
 
Bullet; Green The deadline is Wednesday, September 30th.
 
on right Bullet; Green Bullet; White Bullet; Green Bullet; White You can read our Contest and Challenge FAQ here fav.me/d5q11vn Bullet; Green Bullet; White Bullet; Green Bullet; White 

La is puking Rainbows  Prizes


First Place Winner:
100 points from the contest prize pool
Other Prizes TBA
 
Second Place Winner (only if 5 or more entries are submitted):
50 points from the contest prize pool
Other Prizes TBA

Third Place Winner (only if 10 or more entries are submitted):
25 points from the contest prize pool
Other Prizes TBA

Please consider contributing to the prize donations!

 
Bullet; Green Bullet; White Bullet; Green Bullet; White Bullet; Green  We will be accepting prize donations for this contest! Bullet; Green Bullet; White Bullet; Green Bullet; White Bullet; Green 
Ideas may include:
:points: Points! Our group prize pool is on Brookette's page.
Handmade prizes
Art work
Yarn or other craft supplies
Pattern booklets or craft magazines
Special Coupon codes/discounts in your online shop
dA Journal features

Point donors of 100+ get their own Feature!
 
Any prize donor gets their work in the Featured folder!
 
Green Square Bullet Please comment here or send a note if you can donate a prize! Thanks!

 :la: Spin Judges

:iconbrookette: :iconginger-politicat: :iconicedeb:
Tips:
Bullet; Black We'll judge the work based on creativity and craftsmanship.
Bullet; Black Please try submit a clear photo of your work, this helps us make the best choice.
Bullet; Black Setting a scene and/or providing a description of your project, which in may include work process and inspiration, is always a plus!


on right Bullet; Green Bullet; White Bullet; Green Bullet; White  You can read our Contest and Challenge FAQ here fav.me/d5q11vn Bullet; Green Bullet; White Bullet; Green Bullet; White 
 
:? Other Questions? Just ask!

E1- What Does It Take?

Journal Entry: Mon Sep 1, 2014, 12:00 PM

Added a few FAQs
Story:

As various Tamers and Digimon continued appearing out of nowhere with questions to be asked, it was unfortunate that the Leaders themselves could not answer them. Out of nowhere, they were prompted to oversee the event, and had questions of their own to ask. Without a doubt, there were those who even felt like it was shady, and even a little risky...over time, it was clear that not all of them were going to agree to stick around for this mysterious phenomenon. Each contributed to what they could, but some decided that it wasn't something they were going to sit around to wait for answers. 

Regardless of the situation though, those who are left know to be cautious: Preparation is the key to everything. And whatever the future of this tournament holds, they will not lose sight of the importance of being prepared for a fight.


Here it is, ladies and gentlemen! Our first event of the Bits and Bytes 2015 tournament!!

The first event is essentially a test run, but to start off, you are given TWO options on what to do!

Option 1: Training with the Judges!

What better way to prepare for the mysterious unknown future than training! Esyra, Hukaro Nakawa, Matthew Ambrose, and Takeo Raiden have taken it upon themselves to spar against contestants with their Champion-leveled digimon (or themselves) on various locations.

E1- VS Esyra: Gale of Possibilities by MoonPhyrE1- VS Hukaro: Double-Tag Beach Party by MoonPhyrE1- VS Matt: Synchronized Swimming by MoonPhyrE1- VS Takeo: High-Rise Duel by MoonPhyr

Select the Judge image you want to face to know about their info. Remember that this is a spar; there is no real win or loss in that.

Option 2: Field Work - Retrieve Stolen Eggs!

E1 Egg porter copy by ZinyaWolf

For those of you who prefer to learn through experiencing reality, the Event Leaders of Bits and Bytes aren’t just going to sit back without action. There have been a recently reported case of nests full of eggs stolen by several digimon (of roughly Champion power level.) Latest reports indicated they were last seen in these locations outside of the Bubble:

DigiEgg Event places by ZinyaWolf

Here are the targets you are to be locating:

Modukomon by ZinyaWolfProngmon by ZinyaWolfWarurumon by ZinyaWolfOdathmon by ZinyaWolfSleipnermon by ZinyaWolf


Once again, select each image to access files we have so far on these digimon. Your job is to retrieve the eggs only. Engaging with the digimon may cause harm to the eggs themselves, as reports have shown they are unwilling to leave the nests.


Additional information:

Whether it be against the judges or going out on field work, this is not only a chance to test your base strength but also a chance to get a feeling for what it's like when you must venture out. Remember that the judges want to test your base strength and outside, there are eggs at stake. Most of you might be worried as you do not have anything past Rookie form...however, this is the exact reason why you are here. Against all odds...when we are not on even ground...is level and strength all that matters?

Oh yes, and do not injure anyone.

Contestants can pick either one or two enemies out of both categories. so 1-2 out of 9. (So, you may retrieve two eggs from field work, or spar with two judges, or do one of each.)

Dear contestants, please keep in mind that fighting will be exhausting for your digimon and that they might get wounded. So if you want to face two enemies, please give your digimon a break and time to recover. so only one enemy a day!

Format:

Art:

Either Splash Pages (single images) or comics will be allowed. Min 3 "images" or "pages." Max 7 deviation entries. Please only submit to the gallery when all pages are done. (Your pages can be as long as you want or as many pages in one single deviation. The deviation cap is because when judges judge your entries, they will open ALL of the deviations at once, so, we would like to not crash our browsers with too many windows or tabs, please. :) )

Writing:

Minimum of 1500 words, maximum of 3600 words. Here's the nifty word counter for those without fancy word editing documents. 

FAQ/Rules:

:bulletwhite: What determines “success” in this event?

    For sparring, it’s no “winning.” For the Egg Retrieval, it’s retrieving an egg. Keep in mind: do not significantly harm your sparring partner, and do not hard engage (i.e. kill/reset/delete) the digimon that stole the eggs.

:bulletyellow: Deadline for full points is Monday October 6th. Remember, entries will still be accepted after October 6th! However, the amount of points for it will be halved. 

:bulletwhite: What should Spirit Evolution users without partners do?

    Since this is a mostly-rookie event, if you are a Spirit User that doesn't have a rookie digimon or has yet to unlock your first spirit, you may borrow a P-Spirit from the judges. Not sure what kind of P-Spirit to use? Just ask~

:bulletyellow: Submission gallery is here

:bulletwhite: Are we only allowed to pick two out of the nine?

     You may definitely do extra pages or continuation stories of your team's thirst for challenges, and your enthusiasm will not be squandered! However, for Event One's judging, we will only judge TWO instances, so make sure you think carefully of which fights/rescues to submit to the Event 1 gallery, and which ones to put into the Story gallery! 

:bulletyellow: Digivolution is allowed so long as you have enough Bits! To unlock a form, tell us here!



Our next Contest is "Woodland Creatures"

This month we are inspired by the theme "Woodland Creatures!" Use a pattern or create your own- as long as it's based on something you'd find in the forest...you can enter it for this contest (Yes, fantasy creatures are ok too!). If you have a question about your idea, just ask in the comments! Make sure if you use a pattern to link it in your description.

Star! Remember to link any published patterns in your description!

Rules

Bullet; Orange Your amigurumi project must reflect the Woodland Creatures theme.


Bullet; Orange Make sure if you use a pattern to give the appropriate credits in your description; add a link to the pattern, or at the least mention the Blog it came from.

Fox Emote Bullet; Orange Please add our icon :iconamigurumi-challenge: to your description. You can do this by typing : icon amigurumi-challenge : without the spaces. FAQ #81: How can I create links to other deviants, deviations, or websites?


Bullet; Orange September 30th is the LAST day that you can submit your entry.

Bullet; Orange on right NEW submissions only! I will only accept submissions for this contest that have been made during the contest time.

Bullet; Orange For this contest you are allowed to submit multiple projects in one entry. For instance, if you make a set of fairy tale characters that go together, please submit them in the same photo instead of each one on its own. If you would like to have multiple shots, stitch the pictures together in your favorite editor. You are still only allowed one entry per contest.

Judge :iconbrookette:

Tips
Bullet; Black I judge work based on creativity and craftsmanship.
Bullet; Black Please try to submit a clear photo of your work, this helps me make the best choice.
Bullet; Black Setting a scene and providing a description of your project- which may include work process and inspiration, are always a plus!

Prizes

First Place:
- Feature by the group
- 400 points from Moonbeam13

- Other Prizes TBA (please donate!)

Random Draw (only if more than 5 entries are submitted)
- Feature by the group
- Other Prizes TBA (please donate!)

We are accepting prize donations for this contest!
Ideas may include:
-Points
-Features
-Artwork
-yarn or other craft supplies

Bullet; Orange Let me know if you would like to donate! (Donors are responsible for shipping their items, if you can only ship a certain distance- e.g. US only- just let me know.)

:winner: remake You can see last month's winner feature here fav.me/d7x78li!

Monday Muses

Mon Sep 1, 2014, 2:03 PM



Welcome to our activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!


It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you! :painter:

There are many ways someone can be an inspiration. By displaying inspiring community spirit, or providing helpful resources for example. Or maybe you just stumbled over an amazing artwork that simply knocked you off your feet and inspired you to make something of your own right away. No matter what it is, we want you to share it!

Simply pick an artist or deviation you find inspiring in some way, and post them in a comment on this journal. Please also include why you chose that artist or artwork. Your suggestions will be featured next week! :heart:

If you want the feature to be a surprise for the deviant(s) you suggested, please leave away the '@' or :dev: when typing the username (and post links to artworks instead of thumbs), that way your Muses won't be notified of your comment here through the mentions system.

Also feel free to post this wonderful stamp the awesome a-neverending made on the profile pages of your Muses once the feature is published:

Give a stamp! - You are my MondayMuse by a-neverending




This week's Muses are:



:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :iconjjpeabody: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:

Healing Springs by jjpeabody
"When I came to Jereme was the first artist that ended up on my watchlist for his unique digital-fantasy-style. He inspires me every time he submits a work! I appreciate that he always stays true to his style but is still experimenting and developing all the time - testing new stuff, playing around with old ones etc.
Thank you for sharing your work with us! You are a constant inspiration!"

~ Windklang






:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :iconmidorimurasaki: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:

Dragonriders in love by MidoriMurasaki
"I want to suggest MidoriMurasaki for always being there to lend a helping hand in various projects or just to deviants in need. Her community spirit is really admirable, and she's just a lovely person Heart
On top of all that, she's got amazing art as well! Wow!"

~ KiwiCocktail






:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :iconrandyrakhmadany: and :iconpaullonden: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:

Amazing Lokbaintan by randyrakhmadany


Clockwork Super Nova by PAULLONDEN


~ Dieffi






:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :iconredilion: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
"Redilion's name is Iuliia Frantseva and she lives at Kharkiv in Ukraine.  She is an Administrator in three Groups:  Founder of Owl-House, Co-Founder of Traditional-Painting and Contributor at ArtworkCuteness.  Here are links to four of her 497 Deviations:

11.30.2013
In Despair
Library owl
Temple in Sanchi

Gallery

Iuliia is a student at Kharkiv State Technical University of Civil Engineering and Architecture.  She also devotes considerable time to volunteer work at the Kharkiv-Pasazhyrskiy railway station, distributing food and information to displaced persons.  Here is the link to a screen capture I made of her recent interview on EspresoTV:  Iuliia Frantseva.  The entire report is located here with Iuliia's interview beginning at 35:55.  I'm not literate in any of the Slavic languages, but it's nice to hear her voice all the same!

Personal Computer

We frequently chat via Facebook and I find her inspirational because she selflessly gives her time to helping people during the ongoing national emergency in Ukraine.  I love her artwork and sense of humor; yet I'm concerned for her safety, for obvious reasons.

Worried"

~ LayaboutJoe






:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :icondejmiaann: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:

Smeagol by Dejmiaann
"Dejmiaann is a polish artist who is not so long on dA but has an amazing skills and should be totally noticed more. His gallery is totally breathtaking and worth to take a look."

~ UszatyArbuz






:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :iconarte-de-junqueiro: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
"Mel is fabulous photographer, who puts a lot of heart and passion into his work!
So many of his scenes are really breathtaking, and I'm always inspired when I've been to his gallery. Not only that, Mel is a good friend, kind of like a brother, who genuinely cares. He's a good person who has compassion for other people, as well as for animals and other good causes. He's a great person with a big heart. No wonder he's my muse!

Here's an example of one of his gorgeous works:

arte-de-junqueiro.deviantart.c…"

~ TeaPhotography





Thank you for participating! :heart:


So as it is September the 1st  I am launching a new monthly contest :excited:

each month on the 1st I will be launching a new contest that will allow you to win a 3 month premium membership or the points equivalent.

from today you will have until the 30th of September to submit your entries.
you can leave them in a comment on this post

All you need to do is create  something based on a specific word.each month there will be a new word
This months word is Transport

The  Rules are simple.

:bulletblue: It can be any media
:bulletblue: You can only enter once
:bulletblue: If you are a photo-manipulator all stocks must be credited
:bulletblue: everyone gets featured  the following month
:bulletblue: There can be only One winner each month
:bulletblue: It must be submitted in the month of September 2014

if you would like to suggest a word for the follwing month please do so in note form