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1 monthPremium+200pt+Commission Giveaway

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 1:23 AM


To promote my new Account, I decided to make a giveaway *Free Icon/Emote* Pusheen (...I Wuv It!) 

Rules:
+fav favourite this journal
La la la la watch me

Heart (optional) llama me & advertise this journal

Prizes:
1st -1 month PM
2nd - 200 Points 
3rd - art commission by :icondulcetrain:

P.S. I will doubled the 1st-2nd winner if more than 1000 people participate Bunny Emoji-68 (Bouncy) [V4] 

Bunny Emoji-09 (Heart) [V1] Winner will be announced on 30th August 2014 using randomizer

Goodluck Everyone Bunny Emoji-17 (Hurray Cute) [V1] 

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Hey guys, I decided to make a new contest.
This time the theme of the contest is the freedom, you can use all your creativity to do it :).
The image must be a traditional or digital drawing or an 3D art.
The mature arts are not allowed: no nudity, no violence, no blood, no  amputations
All the partecipants MUST BE MEMBERS OF THE GROUP AND MUST SUBMIT  their works TO FREEDOM FOLDER .
The image needs to be made for the contest, so will be accepted only the images that have been drawn after 29 july.
Only one a image per member is allowed.

The prizes are:

1st place: 110 :points:
2nd place: 60:points:
3rd place: 30:points:

The deadline is 31 August.



Live long and prosper :iconvulcansaluteplz:

**Attention Marble Hornets Fans**

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 1:26 PM


Hoody Journal Doll by UmmuVonNadiaMasky Journal Doll by Ruinsenior
So, I've seen this whole thing starting over on Tumblr
where the fans of Marble Hornets had been talking about 
having a symbol, or some way of figuring out who's in the MH fandom. 
I saw a lot of different ideas, and found one I really really liked, and thought
that we should establish it as an official thing.

What I think would be perfect for us would be to hat we're going to
put our hands together like you were looking for a good shot fora picture like Alex did in entry 84.
 

Jay from Marble Hornets by LowRendMarbleHornets fans by LunarEclipseKid


So, spread the word on this idea!! We need to get this
around so other fans can see this and start doing this so we
can find one and another and make new friends with other MH fans!!
You're welcome to make your own journal with this info, well I encourage it!!
Tell your friends and other people that you know that are fans of the series~!!

EDIT--I forgot to say, if you post picture of it, drawing or photography 
you're welcome to send me the link, and I shall post up there with the rest of the ones I already have up!! <3


Glitchy Operator Symbol by Jokerhound

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Pokemon X/Y shiny giveaway!

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 9:27 AM
I decided to give all my pokemon away to my watchers! <3
(if in messages, click journal for picture)

The sta.sh link states the pokemon plus their level! sta.sh/0d4esfda0as

THIS EXCLUDES THE PARTY POKÉMON. THEY ARE NOT SHINY, BUT THEY ARE UP FOR TRADE.



Rules:
-Must be watching me! this is a watcher giveaway!
-You must be able to give me your 3DS friend code!
-You must be willing to trade with me

favourite this journal to enter! that's all!
If you advertise this giveaway, I will enter your name 2 more times!


:star:1ST PRIZE:star:
-6 shiny pokemon of your choice! you will be the first to pick!
-2 legendaries of your choice!

2ND PRIZE
-3 shinies of your choice! you can pick from the remaining pokemon
-1 legendary out of the remaining pokemon

3RD PRIZE
-
the 2 remaining shinies
-the remaining legendary




BUT THAT'S NOT ALL!
If you are watching me, you can request any pokémon you want/ are still missing from me :> I have alot of pokémon left which people might want to give a good home~
I'm able to get my hands on most starters! Just message me if you are looking for a specific pokémon and get if for free from me!




THE GIVEAWAY DEADLINE IS ON AUGUST 7TH! <3

'You don't use your Character/Design Hoader/Price'

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 6:32 PM


Someone needed to make a journal about this.

I have many characters and designs, roughly 30+ from ones I made myself, some I bought, some I traded, and some given to me. From those I have 'fan made', original, and closed/open species characters. Every single one of my characters have a typed up Bio, proper ref, and own folder on my computer. Every single one is properly 'cared for'. I commission art all the time to 'care' for my characters and support the art community, I draw my characters all the time from doodles at work to drawings privately stored on my computer (I only post roughly half the art I make online), and even if I didn't 'care' for them in this way these characters and designs belong to ME. I can do (almost) whatever I wish with them.

I have gotten a lot of "You are hoarding characters/You don't use your characters!" and "Leave some for the rest of us!"
It's extremely rude to assume someone doesn't care for their character(s) just because they don't have the time or means to draw them every second of every day and even ruder to assume they are a 'hoarder' when they have what people consider 'a lot of characters'. Most of my characters were bought or traded for especially the species ones such as my mantibabs, water dogs, ren fair, sushi dog, etc and at one point everyone in the entire community had an equal chance of acquiring them.

Another common phrase I hear A LOT is "I don't have enough money/You are rich/These characters are too expensive."
I work a full time 40+ hour job, I save my money, and I budget my money. Regardless of your age or situation you are capable of doing the exact same thing to some degree. Art is also a luxury and many artists want some form of payment for their work and creations, which is completely reasonable, and usually that is money. People do not, nor should they be expected, to give out their work, time, and creation without some form of compensation. Many of the characters I and others own that were bought were on commission or for auction for a VERY fair price or starting bid and were available to nearly every single user on this site at one point. People fairly bought or bid to acquire that character and yes, sometimes that price may seem 'high' to others but bottom line is it was offered for a FAIR price to begin with.

Which brings me to my last point.
An artist should NEVER feel guilty that their work is sought out for, demanded, or bought for a good price.
This is THEIR art and as a community built upon ARTISTS shouldn't we support these ARTISTS for doing well with THEIR art?
Shouldn't we be happy they are succeeding and even living off of what they love?

Because that is not what I see half of the time.
In nearly every single Auction or Commission journal I see extremely rude, unwanted, and unnecessary same few comments of:
"This is too expensive/Not worth this much!"
"This design/species is unoriginal!"

Who the hell are YOU to judge what is worth this much and that so and so is unoriginal especially ON THE ARTISTS OWN DEVIATION/JOURNAL?
"Freedom of speech/I'm just giving my opinion/I'm giving critique/It's a public forum!"
None of these statements are any form of an excuse to be a rude asshole which is exactly what you are when you make comments such as these ESPECIALLY if they are not asked for. This has been said a million times but all you have to do is ignore, walk away, or keep it to yourself. When you post comments like this how do you think it makes an artist feel because I guarantee it's not a positive feeling in the least bit.

SO
The entire point to this journal and the bottom line is:
Think before you post because those words mean a lot more than a few pixels on a screen.

~


  • Reading: Game of Thrones

[x] You have yelled at an inanimate object for 'hurting you.'

[x] You have ran into a glass/screen door.

[x] You have jumped out of a moving vehicle. (it was only going a few miles per hour though ^^; )

[x] You have thought of something funny and laughed, and then people gave you weird looks.

[x] You have run into a tree/bush.

[] You have been called a blonde

TOTAL: 5

 

[ ] You know that it IS possible to lick your elbow.

[x] You just tried to lick your elbow. (know it's impossible, but tried anyway XD)

[x] You never knew the Alphabet and Twinkle Little Star had the same melody.

[x] You just sang them to make sure.

[x] You have tripped on your own feet and fallen.

[x] You have choked on your own spit.

TOTAL: 10

 

[ ] You have seen the Matrix and still don't get it.

[ ] You type with three fingers or less.

[x] You have accidentally caught something on fire.

[x] You tried to drink out of a straw, but it went into your nose.

[x] You have caught yourself drooling.

TOTAL: 13

 

[x] You have fallen asleep in class. (just once!)

[x] Sometimes you just can't stop thinking.

[x] Sometimes when you are telling a story you forget what you are talking about.

[ ] People often shake their heads and walk away from you.

[ ] You are often told to use your 'inside voice.'

TOTAL: 16

 

[x] You use your fingers to do simple math. (I'm always losing my train of thought...and why is it even called a train of thought? why not a car of thought?)

[x] You have eaten a bug accidentally

[x] You are taking this test when you should be doing something more important.

[x] You have put your clothes on backwards or inside out, and didn't realize it. 

[x] You've looked all over for something and realized it was in your hand/pocket the whole time.

TOTAL: 22

 

[ ] You have posted bulletins because you are scared that what they say will happen if you don't.

[ ] You break a lot of things.

[x] You slightly tilt your head when you're confused.

[x] You have fallen out of your chair before.

[x] When you're lying in bed, you try to find pictures in the texture on the ceiling.

[x] The word "um" is used frequently. (not as much anymore, but before, heck yes)

[x] You don't know what "um" means. (what the heck does "um" freaking mean?!)

[ ] You say "what" and "huh" a lot. - I wear headphones, gimme a break!

[x] You plan to use a calculator to multiply your score for this bulletin.

TOTAL: 28

Overall Total: 28


Take your total, Multiply by 4, Put the title as : I'm __% mentally unstable.

112 % mentally unstable...well that can't be right....

Still thinking about "um" and trains of thoughts....seriously, who came up with "um"? And trains weren't exactly the first mode of transportation. Why not a "horse" of thought? Or "carriage", or perhaps "walk"..."I lost my walk of thought"...great, now I'm imagine a little cloud with feet walking away. XD

So, you've probably noticed that I didn't put this show on either my good cartoon ruler or my bad cartoon ruler. The most logical reason would be that I haven't seen it yet. That's not true. I've seen a couple of episodes (and since I was willing to do that it puts it ahead of shows like Mega Babies and Adult Party Cartoon). So, what's the final verdict? What do I think about the show. The short answer: I. Don't. Know. That isn't as in there were a bunch of things that I liked and a bunch of things that I didn't like so I didn't know how to feel about the overall product. No, it's that I legitimately didn't know which parts that I liked or didn't. Take the first episode for example. The plot is about Uncle Grandpa helping some kid be comfortable with being fat. Should I be angry that it's saying okay to let yourself go, or okay with him helping the kid with his self-esteem. And the plot is written in such a way that I couldn't figure out which way to take it. The second episode where Uncle Grandpa was trying to apologize to.... giant realistic flying tiger... worked pretty much the same way.

You know what, it kind of feels like modern Spongebob logic in a world that modern Spongebob logic could work. Either that or a Rocko's Modern Life with absolutely no ties to logic. It gave me so many conflicting feelings that I didn't know how to react and I guess I didn't react at all. I can't say that I liked it, but I can't say that I hated it. However, it's not redundant. There's nothing else like it on right now, so at least it has a purpose to existence. And this is definitely an improvement over Casey's work on Spongebob. I mean, having confused feelings is much better than viscerally hating something. If he and Luke Brookshier are making stuff that has a purpose here instead of making some of the worst stories ever told in Spongebob, that can only be a good thing. That fact alone helps the show escape from my ire. So, I guess it'd go into one of those shows that I'm simply not a fan on.

What do you guys think?

2,000 POINT CONTEST!!!!!!!!

Tue Jul 29, 2014, 9:57 AM
Hey, guys!

So a while ago I promised I was going to do something a little extra special to celebrate reaching 200+ watchers! 

(Holy crap! Why do you guys like me!?) Wut? 

Anyway, here it is! :D
I am going to be holding a 2,000 point contest (well, duh-it's in the title, you moron XD). :happybounce:

The theme for this contest is: my playlist.
Here's a link to my YouTube playlist: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=…

The idea is that you will chose one of the songs from my playlist and create a piece based on that song. It's a pretty big collection so I'm sure you guys will find at least one song you can draw inspiration from.

This contest is open to everyone-not just my watchers.
Also, I will only be accepting traditional/digital/pixel artwork for this contest.

What you have to do to be a part of it:
1) :+fav: this journal and comment below that you'd like to join.
2) Follow the rules listed below-if they are not followed, then you will immediately be disqualified from the contest
3) (Optional, but appreciated) Create a journal and leave a link to this page

Rules that must be adhered to:
1) No sexual content
2) No offensive language/slurs
3) I will NOT tolerate any bashing between competitors
4) No more than 2 entries
5) No old artworks-it has to be new
6) I will only be accepting works submitted here on :dalogo:
7) You can use any style (realism/anime/cartoon/etc.)
8) Chibis/Waist-up/Full bodies are preferred, but I will allow headshots
9) Backgrounds are not necessary
10) Please state which song you are basing your piece on
11) Once you've completed your artwork, please tag my name and leave a link to this journal in your description so I know what you're submitting for the contest
-You'll tag me by doing this :icon EzzieLynn: (but without the spaces)

If you have any questions, feel free to comment below or note me

Entries will be judged on:
1) Creativity and originality
-Some songs include their own music videos/images
-Please do not base your artwork on these-it has to be from your own imagination
2) Overall effort
-It can't look like it was just thrown together in a few minutes. I wanna see you guys put genuine effort into your pieces :3
3) How well the artwork ties in with the theme
-I should be able to get some idea of how your piece is linked to the song you choose

The prizes are as follows:

1000 :points: for 1st
700 :points: for 2nd
300 :points: for 3rd

I will also be holding an honorable mentions category which will hold a max of three. Each honorable mention will receive 60 points and a llama. 

Deadline is: August 14, 2014 

Good luck everybody! Have fun with it! Adorable Girl Anime Emoji (Double kawaii wink) V6 





  • Mood: Euphoric

Food themed Adopt contest - 800+pts in prizes

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 29, 2014, 3:49 PM
:icon0utlast:
0utlast
Hobbyist Digital Artist






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PLEASE READ EVERYTHING

Bullet; Green Design a character using one of these desserts sta.sh/24rz9fd2qwo  Anyone can enter, worldwide. Digital and traditional art accepted. It can be a fully painted picture or flat colored line art. Other media, such as clay/ sculpting, ect., are acceptable as well. 

Bullet; Green  It must include all elements, It can be any kind of character - animal, human, anthro, etc. 

Bullet; Green   the character must look like a personification of the food

Bullet; Green  put the picture/link to the dessert you pick to your disc. along with your character design.

Bullet; Green Post your entry in this journal or note it to me. You may enter up to 5 designs

HAVE FUN! 


PRIZES:
lots of chances to win! also looking for prize donations!

Bullet; Blue 1st Place: 300:points: + 1 fullbody pixel + headshot pixel

Bullet; Blue2nd Place: 200:points: + 1 halfbody pixel + headshot pixel

Bullet; Blue3rd Place: 100:points: + 1 bust pixel + headshot pixel

Bullet; Blue4th Place: 100:points: + 1 headshot pixel

Bullet; Blue5th Place: 50:points: + 1 headshot pixel

Bullet; Blue6th Place: 50:points: 

Any character that you create that does not win may be sold or kept by you, you made it after all.

Judging is based on design NOT art level you could have the talent of a 5 year old and could still win.


Bullet; Red Deadline: Sept 1st


Please ask questions here!

Good luck! 


CONTEST ENTRIES HERE: 

Please let me know if I missed your entry! If I did not favorite it! PLEASE NOTE IT TO ME!





The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.

  • Listening to: P!nk - Blow me