RULES! YAY! ...Wait. We’ve been noticing some things recently that we thought would be worth an official post about to help people participate in this group! So see below for some new rules, as well as some refreshers. (OR SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCESSSSSS!)
Never, EVER Delete your Approval Images Always a good one to remind people about. Deleting the deviation with your wyngro’s wyngling approval essentially wipes them from existence and also does NOT clear out one of your MYO slots. So use scraps and storage instead!
Please Note the Group if you Change your Username We use Google Charts to organize the tracker and shop purchases. Name changes unfortunately make this really difficult when we are trying to look you up, so please just note the group if you change your username!
It is NOT Necessary to Note the Group if you Change your Wyngro’s Name If you want to change your Wyngro’s name, we discourage it, but you are welcome to do it without needing to note the group or apply some kind of name upgrade. Just go for it. Just remember we will always look them up by their original given name, so make sure you remember what that first name was in case we need to look them up. (Or edit your original deviation noting the name change)
Magic Glands, All Wyngrew Need Them! Remember to add a thick black marking behind your wyngro’s eyes! You cannot count wyns for deviations they are missing them! (Everyone forgets sometimes! So we send reminders as needed)
Regarding Personal Subspecies NPCS Please remember that personal NPCs are to be kept very minimal within the Wyngro gallery and should only exist as minor background characters. This is to avoid people creating fully fleshed out unofficial characters, rather than fleshing out the wyngrew they have officially. Unofficial NPCS can never earn wyns.
Please do not create subspecies NPCs! (Or in the very least, leave them out of the group gallery.) Wyngro subspecies have very specific roles, and many portrayals would simply not make sense using them.
Mini Modding We know you all want to help your fellow members! That’s awesome! But in doing so, please keep these tips in mind: -ALWAYS say something nice first! Comment on the art itself. Nothing is more discouraging than when you first join a group, post your first image, and go to check that new comment, only to find it’s negative and only telling you what you did wrong. So instead of, “You can’t do that.”, say, “Hey I really like your art style! Your character is super cute and I love how you drew the ___. Keep in mind though that the group rules prevent you from doing ____. I hope that helps!”
-Please don’t answer/provide feedback if you’re unsure. It can cause a lot of confusion! -Report issues to the group! If you don’t want to butt in, but still appear helpful, then just shoot us a note and link the issue you find. We’ll take care of it! -If a member tells you something about rules, remember that if they are not on staff, there is no 100% certainty they are correct. You are always welcome to check with us through noting the group or the wyngro discord channel for clarity! (You will only ever have to make an edit to your drawing if an official staff member tells you to.)
Our official staff members will always use a bolded Mod Message: before each comment, so that’s how you can tell. In addition, all of our staff members can be found on our about page and on the front page's sidebar. Any regular member using the mod message tag will get a temp ban.
Regarding Mod Messages you Receive Wyngro has a lot of rules, so you might get a mod message every now and then. That’s okay! You’re not a “bad member”, so chill. However, if you do, make sure you reply back to your mod message and DO NOT ignore it! Sometimes we’re simply reminding you of things for the future. All you have to do is reply back, letting us know you understand.
Sometimes, a mod message will ask you to make edits to your wyn count or deviation. You’ll need to make these edits and reply back once they’re made. We appreciate good communication to keep this community fair and rewarding for everyone!
Lastly, DO NOT DELETE a deviation that receives a mod message in order to avoid it. This will result in a warning!
Trading Eggs in the Trading Post Please note that in order to trade eggs in the trading post, you must provide the “mother image” in order for it to be tradable. This “mother image” needs to be drawn by the artist who owns the mother. Because of incidents of members leaving the group or getting banned before this image is drawn-- if you have received a bred egg from a trade BEFORE THIS JOURNAL, you are not obliged to follow this rule and are able to get your wyngro egg approved normally without waiting for the mother image.
However, from here on out it will be required to post the mother image with your egg trade so all egg trades will be secure and completed.
We also want to make it clear that anyone who is gifted or traded an egg is in no way obligated to follow the traders wishes for plot and character development. Once that egg is yours, it’s your character and you may do as you like. Please just use common sense and collab with people you trust and know. (AKA: Don’t use the trading post if you want the owner to follow your storylines. There's always the chance that they won't.)
The Only Available Town Right Now is Wynsiph While we are working hard on getting more towns up and running, we want to remind everyone that Wynsiph currently is the only community your wyngro can live in. So make sure you don't have them travel to any unreleased or made-up towns until more information is released! Living in the woods near wynsiph is okay too, just don't send your wyngro off to another yet.
Unofficial Wyngro Groups/Spin-offs We’ve been noticing a trend that seems to be happening where members of Wyngro are making their own groups specifically for hosting unofficial events/classes, such as dancing and martial arts. A lot of members have asked how we feel about this, and what the rules regarding them are! So let’s talk about that here now.
-To Those Making the Groups: Can you? Sure, we don’t mind! But should you? Think about the responsibilities in hosting and organizing. Is this something you’ll have time for? Will you be able to organize several people? Just make sure you plan things out before doing it on a whim!
-You are Not Allowed to Charge Any Sort of Currency for your Groups. Please note that making your own classes and charging money is not allowed. This competes with the main group and also puts us under responsibility if things go wrong, and we’d rather keep things under control regarding this. Do not do this or penalties from the main group will occur to your account.
-Please Keep to the Lore of Wyngro and Do Not Encourage OOC/Noncanon Activity While making spinoff groups sounds super fun, we’ve been hearing the ideas that people have and a lot of them wouldn’t make sense canonically, in the world of Wyngro or just in the town of Wynsiph itself. Remember, your wyngro can only live in Wynsiph right now. (A farming town), so it’s a bit limited in terms of world you can explore. (Don’t worry, we plan to expand as soon as we can manage!)
-To Members Wanting to Join Said Groups: Wyngro spin-off groups are NOT OFFICIAL. Art drawn for these groups cannot gain wyns, qualify for upgrade requirements, or apply new upgrades unless they are also submitted to the official Wyngro group gallery and follow our gallery rules. Any new historical events, items, locations, or other such things that were created by a spin-off group will not be considered a part of the official lore, so be careful if your images bring unofficial content into the group. It might disagree with the canonical lore!
It's also important to remember that these groups are NOT officially moderated by the main Wyngro group, and we cannot help you.
How to Avoid Drama. (OOC Portrayals, Miscommunications, & General Disagreements)
“My friend quit Wyngro suddenly and now I don’t know what to do with my characters plot!” “This person donated their design and that character was involved in a relationship with my wyngro. What do I do now?” “I got into an argument with so-and-so and now they won’t honor the trade we agreed on. Please help!” "Someone used my character in a way I think was OOC!"
There’s no guidebook to 100% avoiding drama, it happens sometimes. Sometimes you’ll get involved with another artist and they’ll go inactive. They may lose interest in the carefully crafted story you made with them. The may disagree on a major plot point, and things suddenly go south. These kinds of situations are unavoidable, so it's important to know what to do when this happens. (Spoiler: Drama is never the answer)
-Be Upfront Tell people how you feel, but in a straightforward way void of insinuations. Is someone making you uncomfortable? Tell them they are making you uncomfortable. Are they not taking a hint? Being weird or otherwise not meshing with you? Just tell them you’d prefer not communicating anymore and would rather move on. However, while being upfront is good for communication, it's important to remember that people make mistakes! Avoid insulting the person you are talking to in the event that they ruined your elaborate wyngro plot. Try to keep things from getting personal, lest you tempt the hands of fate towards stirring up drama.
-Ditch the Old Plans and Get Creative It’s hard when another artist runs in and ruins all of your carefully laid plans, but there's always new ideas to be had if one doesn't go the way you expected! Who knows, maybe this change could take your character down a much more interesting path in the end. Even if you find yourself at a loss for new ideas, there's always plenty of people in the wyngro discord who would love to discuss new plot ideas with you. Just remember, having a wildcard get thrown into your story doesn't have to be the end of your character's story, it could be the beginning of something entirely new!
-People Using Your Character OOC Hey man, it happens! Not everyone know your character inside and out like you do. Instead of complaining about giftart, just say "thank you" and move on. If someone uses your character in a way you do not like, simply disregard it, or politely tell them you'd rather not go in that direction if they bring it up. Otherwise, it's giftart and it only needs a thank you. Remember that even if people misrepresent your character, they are only coming from a good place because they must really admire your character-making skills!
-Block and Ignore People if They Harass You If someone is being an asshole and won't leave you alone, the best option might be to just block them and move on. Arguing with someone on the internet never amounts to anything good. It may seem difficult to drop an upsetting situation and ignore it, but sometimes it's the best option you have. It may seem difficult, it might seem terribly rude, but the internet is a very big place. If you run into one person you don't get along with, there's no reason to hang around and make yourself miserable talking to them. It's best to simply leave the situation and move on to nicer people and friendlier things.
-Causing Drama May Come With Consequences Wyngro is a drama-free zone, and we’re very strict on this aspect, as it helps create a pleasant experience for all members. Bad apples will be cut from the group if they continue to cause drama within the community after they have been warned. This includes activity within our Discord server and the DeviantArt community. Wyngro staff will not get involved in drama themselves, but if you are going through the community being unpleasant and rude to other members, you may be punished. Please try to be considerate when talking to other people in the group!
Harassment and Shaming Those Who Spend/Make Money on Art/Wyngro Now it’s time to get serious here. As a lot of you know, I am very prideful on artists being able to make a decent sum of money for the time they spend on their art. I believe artists should always get supported and valued. I am firmly against underpricing art, devaluing artists, and especially SHAMING artists who manage to make it on top and start making a decent wage for it. It saddens me that this topic is even needing to be brought up, and I’m ashamed of several people who have been creating waves like this, so let me make this perfectly crystal clear:
If we find members of our group SHAMING other members for supporting Wyngro and spending money on adopts/items/etc, you will get a severe warning.
If we find you criticising, making fun of, or otherwise being negative towards the fact that a member has purchased things, this will no longer be tolerated, as it is considered belittling/bullying! This includes private messages, replies, and Discord messages. Seriously. Just don’t be an asshole. Likewise, please do not complain about prices. ANYWHERE! If you don’t like an artist's prices for something, you can swallow your frustrations and just NOT buy it. Remember that our artists work really hard for the art they create, and a lot of effort goes on behind the scenes as well that you can’t see.
Do NOT harass people who buy adopts just because they got them before you. The adopts are first come first serve, and to treat someone poorly or make them feel bad for managing to claim one first is unfair and petty.
If you or someone you know has been harassed by another member, we encourage you bring it to our attention so that we can understand what is going on, and take appropriate actions if needed.
Welp that was a real super fun journal to read! Right? Sorry but the group is growing and these things need to be stated. Thank you for those who did actually read this far.
Here's the raffle I promised! Before I start explaining the rules and everything, I just want to thank you guys. Like, thank you so much. I never thought I would go this far, and this is all thanks to you, and you guys truly make me happy. I love you all, from the bottom of my heart!! <333 3
So, there will be two winners since it's summer and I have some freetime! But not ALL the time in the world, and I don't wanna overwhelm myself with work since I still have commissions/owed art and MAP parts to do, and those are really important as well. (｡´- w -)
Here are the rules!
- Must be watching me! I wanna thank my watchers for supporting me. And please, try not to watch me for the raffle and then unwatch. It's really unfair for my actual watchers who've supported me this whole time. - Add this journal to your favourites. - You gotta advertise the raffle in some way; like a poll, status update, journal... and link it to me in the comments! ;;w;; - You can still get EXTRANUMBERS by tagging one, two or three friends of yours! No more! You're not obligated to, but it's a way to get more numbers! <333 3
You automatically get a number if; you're one of my watchers, add this journal to your favourites and link me the journal/poll/status update, etc.. and then you can get from 1 to 3 more numbers if you tag 1, 2 or 3 friends! That means you'll get 4 numbers in total if you tag 3 friends.
→ I'll check if; you're a watcher of mine, if you added the journal to your favourites and if you linked me the journal/poll/etc.. when I'll pick the winners ( Using random.org !!) If you're picked and haven't respected the rules, I'll have to pick another winner.
FIRST PLACE wins a fullbody painting ( with or without background ) AND a chibi ( fullbody ). -- one character only -- Examples:
SECOND PLACEwins a Messy Sketch AND a shaded headshot of one character. Examples:
Our beloved President(those of us in the USA) banned trasgender citizens from serving in the armed forces. Now, I'm sure in some other countries out there this is the norm, so it's not too wrong, but here, in a country where they COULD serve and now CAN NOT? It's down right criminal to give people the right, then to say "we somehow find you less American or less human" so you can't serve anymore, byyyeee!
Their arguments, from what I've read so far, are...
1.) We don't want to pay for their surgeries and we don't want them taking time off for these surgeries during their enlistment.
2.) It's a distraction.
I'm going to say why each of those things are wrong and do NOT provide enough support to alienate human beings and deny them rights.
1.) I know a lot of transgender people in the military who pay for it out of pocket. I don't know what qualifies you for transgender reassignment surgery, but from what I've heard from friends you have to go through mental health screenings for months, even in some states if you're just a civilian. Also, the house just LOST, a couple weeks ago, an attempt to remove the Obamacare spending of surgeries and hormones: and that slid right under the radar in all the political bullshit. So Trump didn't get what he wanted and just said "fuck it, you're all out!" If you offer medical coverage for your troops as a reward for serving your country, then you can't just say this select group of people can't be covered. It is wrong! But that's breaching into healthcare, which is it's whole different rant.
2.) Really? It's a distraction? That's the argument that was used against black people, against women, against gay people and so on and so forth. When you're taking on gunfire under enemy forces do you really give a shit if your brother/sister in arms is cisgender or transgender? This line of thinking has been used to belittle minorities importance to the military. And this wont stop at transgender people if it's allowed to continue in this direction. Soon, it'll be "gay people are too distracting".. then "Women are too distracting"...to "no more people of color--wait, they're ok, send them to the front lines!" How do people not see that alienating specific groups of people and pointing them out as less than equal to the standard citizen, is a terrifying step in the direction of something the United States Constitution would cry tears over if it could.
He's alienated scientists by dissolving the EPA. He's alienated Planned Parenthood... He tries to alienate the media(the ones that paint him in a negative light, that is), calling it "fake news"... And now he's starting to alienate human beings. How can some people NOT see what this man is doing?
If you were a Bernie supporter who voted for Trump because Hillary wasn't "edgy" or "different" enough, I hope you're happy.
For those few people still clinging onto their love of this delusional, psychotic man, I hope you wake up. Otherwise History will paint you how they've painted people who lose sight of their humanity over their ambition, religion and/or opinion; as tyrants, villains, bigots, and dictators.
lmao here's a little backstory of corruptom cause, I'd thought of giving the devil some spotlight in his own backstory also this backstory is kind of bad and i didn't have that much ideas on corruptom's backstory because, corruptom is still a new tomsworld character in development anyways, enjoy reading this ''OK" backstory lol
corruptom is actually an interesting character imo. corruptom likes to mess around with people and just tease them in general. he has a devil tail, red and yellow bags under his eyes, red and yellow pupils with a line straight through them, and a black X in his hair. (the black X mark was originally meant to be a bandage but just ended up being an X.) he can also be goofy and silly at times, even if he's supposed to represent the devil. corruptom is actually tw!tom's twin brother. I actually made that up just now tHIS HAPPENS ALL THE TIME FUCKING WHY. corruptom's original name was timmy (or tim for short) something of the complete opposite of tw!tom's actual name. (which is just tom). until, things went completely wrong as years went by. tw!tom and timmy did pretty much everything together. timmy was the older brother and tw!tom was the younger brother. timmy would like to pull pranks out on tw!tom just to mess around with him. later on, timmy got into really scary things like: ghosts, satanic things, 666, the devil, and the dead. some of his personality could relate to tw!matt. like for an example: both tw!matt and corruptom enjoy communism. tw!matt likes it more than corruptom. corruptom sees communism as a joke sometimes and idk why. ever since corruptom was a child, he always tried summoning the devil, and everything he did went wrong. he would get angry and throw a big temper tantrum. as time went by, he actually did speak with the devil. the devil and timmy became really good friends. the devil later on gave timmy a nickname that everyone goes him by as: corruptom. a mix between the word ''corrupted'' and the name "tom'', which makes a fun little twist as: corruptom. corruptom wasn't fine with the name but the devil made corruptom be stuck with that name for the rest of his life. corruptom later than sucked it up and dealt with it. corruptom and tw!tom rarely spend time together anymore. they still spend some times together, but not as much. corruptom is basically tw!tom's evil counter part. corruptom also likes to put tw!matt in really dangerous situations because, tw!matt is the leader of the purple army, and corruptom likes testing people's skills on things. corruptom tends to take things a bit too far and goes to the extreme since that's just how he is. corruptom and tw!matt aren't exactly considered ''friends'' they're more like considered as ''rivals'' one is always one step ahead then the other. tw!matt dislikes corruptom's personality and he always tries to find a way to destroy him or even kill him. everything tw!matt does always fails because, corruptom is actually really powerful. (blame the devil for his shit lol.)
Hiya everyone! This month was a hectic thing and isn't over yet, but I've got a few announcements to share to keep you posted on what's going on! :3c
For starters, a bit of an explanation I haven't been posting as much on here. I'm posting only in completions for art fight which is about 20+ pieces of art and hopefully 100+ at the end of the month, but also I am now working full time as a nursing assistant! It's currently a PM shift, which is 2 PM to 10 PM, which totally conflicts with my art time since I like to start on art at about 11 AM. When I get home at 11 PM, I'm totally exhausted and go to bed or just chill online without drawing :"D I started on the 7th, which is why the collab immediately got a hit taken on it since all the parts were finished on the 9th. I'm running a few projects right now which you can watch me work on during my days off on my side channel, but it's why I haven't been uploading weekly/daily at this very moment.
I will figure something out for that, though. I've got a MAP part, the collab project, a PMV trade, and a meme that are all almost done, not to mention the illustrations, the comic, and owed art to keep me busy here and I'll work it out. The MAP part is done, but I'm rendering the speedvideo for it still eue;
The second thing is I decided to hold back on school which would have started again next month in August. Instead, I'll be starting in January when I'll have the rest of my ducks in order. sO YAY that's a lot off my shoulders ♥ It's gonna work out a lot better that way and I'll have time for the book and comic with work while I try to figure out how to ease into the NOC shift by December (10 PM to 6 AM)
The third thing is about book 2! I want to be releasing it at the end of next month if I can get myself an editor in time (also I want to recruit a couple more beta readers) and I plan on having more illustrations than I did in book 1. ;3 Instead, the chapter headers will be a bit simpler, and my detailed illustrations will be a full page between each chapter. The visuals are clearer and we get a better look into the land of Media and its symbols. The full page will be of a similar style as book 1's chapter headers, and book 2's chapter headers will now be more like stencil versions of the characters and common symbols of Media.
The fourth thing is I got approved as an Artist Alley vendor again, this time for Aquatifur in October at the Kalahari resort in Wisconsin Dells! I'll be selling copies of book 1 and 2 as well as a printed version the comic, (maybe previews of my other projects) as well as buttons, stickers, and signed prints of Mandatory and other work there. I'll probably be posting more about that later. katterley has a conference we're attending up to the day of for library science, so we're going to really get to know the place. We joined each other's cons EEE! She'll be with me for all of Aquatifur, too which will be a blast! XD KitsuneKon went great, and I had a blast with everyone I met there and will also be posting the commissions and sketches I drew there, too! tl;dr! I'm now a full time nursing assistant, going to school in spring next year instead of this fall, I'm going to Aquatifur for my next con with Kat, KitsuneKon was awesome, and book 2 will have twice the amount of illustrations! ♥
PEEPS I am so excited to share all the news and hope you're all doing well! Thank you so much for reading, and AAAAA have an awesome day!
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OK SO UH my opinion on animation memes. yes i decided to make this journal upon suggestion from my friend after my most recent upload which talked about the benefits of animation memes where you can see here:
and.. honestly?? memes have a lot of benefits but they also Kinda Dont heres what i mean
animation memes, imo, are great ways to start out with animating they're fairly simple and they're quick practice and aren't as time consuming as a 4 minute amv but a problem surfaces when meme animators become stagnant like.. they've been doing animation memes for so long that their skills are very decent and they need to start producing original work but they dont because they've gotten too comfortable with memes to move on ( = they become stagnant ) well.. part of it is them getting too comfortable with them, and another part of it is their audience won't allow them take rossali for example her animation memes get anywhere from 100k-500k views (sometimes even more) then when she uploads something original, it only gets about 80k still a lot, but theres a massive drop in viewership but thats just a risk that you have to be willing to take because now, her audience is starting to return and is supporting her original work (shes been done with animation memes for about 3 months now) and shes starting to get the same views her memes got on her original stuff given it took a little bit but she was able to get them to return and shes also drawing in a new audience due to her animations being original im??? honestly very proud and i really really hope that shes able to set an example for future meme animators that decide to branch out once their skills become developed enough to start producing their own stuff
ok i kinda got a little off topic there KERNE because rossali hasn't become stagnant there are meme animators that only average about 4-5 fps or even just like 10 frames for a 48 second meme and...................... their content is literally the same thing like they dont show any improvement and they've been doing it for a long time if you're doing it as a hobby then thats alright, but maybe you should still try and improve a little but if you're hoping to be an animator in the future ITS NOT GONNA HAPPEN SEKRGNS unless you make yourself improve improvement is different for everyone for some people it happens immediately and for some people it happens really slowly but you can tell when someone just doesnt want to improve and thats something that i have a problem with you wont get an animation job without a 24 fps frame rate you... wont get an animation job with memes in general you NEED to do something original like i said in the beginning of the video, you get canned immediately if you submit memes in your demo reel to an animation studio i believe i heard that from pikapetey, although i cant find the source so i could be completely wrong i'll edit this and add the source if i do find it
basically like.... animation memes are a good way to start out but once your skills develop beyond them you need to start branching out and doing more stuff if you want a job in animation and if you want to improve your skills further my friend carmen (WhatTheFlup) said that she only started to massively improve once she started doing her own original stuff, and i could imagine that its the same for other people as well
and you guys!!!!!! once the meme animators you watch start doing their own original stuff!!!!!! you!! need!!!!!! to!!!!!!! support!!!!!!! them!!!!!!!
if you dont they may panic and start doing animation memes again because its the only stuff that gets them views (especially if youtube is their source of income) and then they'll become stagnant and will stop improving and wont get the animation jobs they deserved
but uh YES i hope i worded everything smoothly and i may come back and edit this a few times if i think of some more stuff to add on feel free to add ur opinion in the comments if you're willing to be rational and civil about it KSEJNGSE im always open for discussion