Dice Dragon Facebook Giveaway!Hey guys! Been a while since I last posted. Life has been rather busy with the baby, so I've not sculpted much since the last sale. It will take a bit for me to get enough for another etsy sale... I'm guessing I'll have them more like once a month from now on, if I manage my time really well. I like to have close to 20 or so items for the sales, and I'm not really close to that at all yetDice Dragon Facebook Giveaway!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway! To the real point of this journal! I'm having a facebook giveaway to celebrate 10K watchers! Which is kind of funny because I surpassed that long ago here, unbeknownst to me for a quite some time. Holy crap there are a lot of you watching me! Over 25,000 now! That's...somewhat scary and neat and humbling all at once O_o
I wanted all my watchers here to have a chance at the facebook giveaway, so just head on over to my page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dragons-Beasties/171793226181832?ref=hl for the details. I AM limiting it to facebook directly, just easier to keep track of all the entr
FFM Days 7+8Here's your next look at my pick of FFM this year! Days 7 & 8.FFM Days 7+81 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Marble Memories (FFM Day 7) by betwixtthepages
Clockwork Bones by Twin-Earth Jeremy's Plight - FFM 2014 Day 7 by cjpolodo FFM#8 [Challenge] -- Passivity by apocathary
FFM8: The End of Us by NamelessShe aftermath (FFM 8) by Lissomer The Fifth Horseman by joe-wright
Last Minute Shopping by DamonWakes Tantrum Tremors (FFM Day 8) by betwixtthepages The Curious Case of Benjamin Bunge by DamonWakes
FFM 7. Promises by mycrimsonheart Happy Accidents by ninjababy
I know there's a lot, but as always, please give them a chance. You won't be sorry.
Finales and PreludesPersonalFinales and Preludes2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I spent the first few hours of my new year with literature and Pokemon X. We'll get to the literature later. Right now, I've been enjoying the latest entry in the Pokemon franchise. I don't know if I've gotten better, or the games have gotten easier, but I'm not having as much trouble catching the stupid things as I used to. Then again, it sure is nice of the developers to put someone near the beginning that gives you False Swipe
I've heard from Doc that he has to wear a brace on his arm for another month before he can start therapy. He is getting better, but it's slow going. Nothing I can do about it, though I'd least like to help keep him entertained while he's incapacitated. Hence a basket full of movies and stuff.
Last time we talked, I spent most of the conversation explaining dA to him Among some other Internet stuff. I'll probably end up linking this feature to him; I told him what I was working on and he was interested and that c
Etsy Halloween sale!Hey guys! So I've made a small pile of Halloween critters and they will be going on Etsy tomorrow (Sunday Oct. 6th) at 4PM Pacific (California time). Well, I guess it's sort of today now... but whatever. Meant to write this earlierEtsy Halloween sale!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
These are the items that will be in the sale:
Most of you know the drill, but for all the newcomers, these Etsy sales sell out FAST. Sometimes in under a minute! So please be aware that you need to have your Etsy account all set up with your info ready to go ahead of time so you can essentially complete the transaction with a click of a button. Etsy does NOT hold your item just because you put it in your cart. It gives it to whoever actually finishes paying first. Accepted forms of payment are paypal or credit card. Everything can be set up and linked ahead of time. I highly suggest y
FrankenTales WINNERS!The bodies have been counted, and the results are in! Here are the WINNERS for this year's All Hallow's Tales contest!FrankenTales WINNERS!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This contest is generously sponsored by prize donors and the following groups:
:iconcrliterature: :iconcommunityrelations: :iconunconventional-story: :iconpersistent-practice:
First Place WINNER:
Skin Deep by Autumn-Hills
Hardcover copy of Masterpieces of Terror and the Supernatural, edited by Marvin Kaye - from Memnalar (Skull not included.)
$20 Amazon Gift Card (or equivalent amount in dA points) from Memnalar
Copy of the novel Mana Pool* by Cooper3
2,200 dA Points - from Points Pool
500 dA Points - from CRLiterature and communityrelations
One clarihew (four-line, whimsical biographical poem) about the person of the winner's choosing - from ThornyEnglishRose
Second Place WINNER:
FotoFriday: Living in 1900Welcome to our fourteenth FotoFriday session @ #CRLiterature!FotoFriday: Living in 19002 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
We relaunched FotoFriday at #CRLiterature back in March, and this is our fourteenth fortnight back at it! Last time, DrippingWords gave its-ok-bunny's photo "the dead end" as a prompt:
Here are the works spawned from that photo:
Please be kind enough to share your thoughts and comments on their works (and even favourite them if you like)! They've stepped up to the challenge, and we thank them for their involvement!
How does FotoFriday Work?
Every other Friday we will post a photograph from a devia
Gem Dragon Sale this Sunday!Man...has it really been almost a month since my last post? Where the heck did July run off to? D:Gem Dragon Sale this Sunday!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway! I know I said before that I was going to work on elemental dragons, but I decided to do Gem Dragons instead this time around. For anyone that is unfamiliar with my Gem Dragon set, I made them waaaay back when I first started selling on etsy in 2010. They were available in my shop as collectible made-to-order items for nearly 2 years, at which point I became so overwhelmed with orders (and frankly, got bored of making the same dragons over and over) that I retired them. After several requests for them lately, I decided I'd do a sale with the most popular colors. I'd actually planned to make at least one of each of the the 13 dragons, buuuut I got bored with them after I hit the 20th dragon. Guess I've just made them soooo much already, even just revisiting them briefly is rough for me
Just for kicks, here is the original set from 2010:
On DailyLiteratureDeviations[EDIT]On DailyLiteratureDeviations1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I've seen the latest journal, and it doesn't pacify me in the least. I believe LadyBrookeCelebwen summed up my opinions best before I got the chance:
The decision on what to do with the points shouldn't be made by you. The people who donated the points donated them to DLD, and looking through the people in the widget, many of them are the same people that are outright furious at all of this. Hand over the group, let the points sit (but that would a shame), give them to the people most of us associate with DLD - which would be the admins that have been active and posting the journals, giving the features, etc - if they start a new group. But not to some group that is approved by you, on the basis of who 'doesn't seem interested in the kudos of serving the lit community", when you've made decisions without any of the active admins.
Any points given were given because people truste
Sweeties, Bipeds, and EmR0304 in need:iconpink-pplz::iconpink-rplz::iconpink-iplz::iconpink-cplz::iconpink-iplz::iconpink-nplz::iconpink-gplz:Sweeties, Bipeds, and EmR0304 in need2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconright-plz: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/15654905/Plush/commissions.htm :iconleftplz:
First off, :iconemr0304: is in need of commissions and is in the process of moving, (which can be particularly stressful):
Sweetie Belles are almost done! All I lack is sewing on their tails. But what else have I been doing, (other than replacing our bathroom faucet and two more faucets pending)? I’ve done 4 biped pony pattern tests, and I really like the result of my fourth one! So now I’m in the middle making a head with eyes to pin on them, (and finally sew onto the last one), for pictures to get the best p
Daily Literature Deviations for July 12th, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for July 12th, 20123 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for July 12th, 2012
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of your pi
Dice Dragon Sale Saturday Oct. 12thTomorrow, well I guess that's today now for most of the world...I'll be having the Dice Dragon sale! Unless of course Ember has other plans and decides she wants to be born tomorrow. She was nice enough to keep cooking this week so I could power through and get all these guys made. So exhausted... what a week. Today was my official due date! She's been making me particularly uncomfortable the last day or two, so I think she's getting restless to come out! D:Dice Dragon Sale Saturday Oct. 12th2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway the PLAN is to have these up on Etsy tomorrow at 4 PM Pacific. That's California time. A quick google search can help you figure out what time that is for your part of the world. I'm also going to put a few of these up on Ebay, but haven't decided on which ones just yet. Probably the green guy, purple/pink one laying on her back, and the black/gold one. And maybe a rainbow micro. Probably the best way to keep updated on that is through my facebook page. (link at bottom).
FEATURE: Welcome New Members! JULYHi everyoneFEATURE: Welcome New Members! JULY2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
This is our monthly feature where you will get a brief introduction to our newest members that have joined us over the past weeks.
We had a huuuuuge intake this month, adding CookieTroll0105, xXI-Feel-InfiniteXx, RinKagamineluvr, EricThomasStudios, KremaGalaktos, Slinky-Waffle, seaboundstars, BonbonBeluvr, xtingerxl, gothikuk, breebmb, DracoAntares6, EskeltheIceMaster, Bluuberwolf, AutumnsTea, ZnSync, emptyeniigma, SetfiretotheOcean, coffee-elemental, katamaris4ever, Tris96, X-DeusExMachina-X, hsherran, prettyflour, timeywimeystuff13, Melting-Rainbows, and Rebel-Night to the Horde.
Thank you to each and every one of you for choosing to join Apocalypse-writing! We are greatly humbled and deeply honoured to have each and every one of you with us.
Here is a small taste of what each of them has to offer. Better yet, why not head on over and check each of them out for yourselves
Daily Literature Deviations for April 4th, 2014Daily Literature Deviations for April 4th, 20141 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
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Daily Lit Deviations for April 4th, 2014
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You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Please comment and the features and congratulate the artists!
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Bestest Friend ContestCONTEST IS NOW OPEN!Bestest Friend Contest11 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
BESTEST FRIENDS ARE AWESOME.
In celebration of my bestest friend DreamingAutumn coming to visit me, we've decided to host a contest! The premise of this contest will be simple, write something to your best friend! It could be anything! Maybe you want to write them a letter telling them how much you care, or a write piece dedicated to them. Maybe you want to write about your favorite memory, your silliest moment, or that time you both laughed so hard your sides hurt because one of you did the Six Little Ducks Dance from Barney. ANYthing!
Want to donate something? Feature, points, pm, a print, something you made? Note either IrrevocableFate or DreamingAutumn. Or donate straight to RainbowMonkeh! If you donate a prize you're still eligible to enter and win!
FotoFriday: Yummy CupcakeFotoFriday: Yummy Cupcake2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Just a reminder there is only a few days left on this image! There's only 1 entry so far, and I know of many people behind on FFM that could do with a cheeky prompt!
Welcome to our FotoFriday session @ CRLiterature!
Two months ago, we relaunched FotoFriday at CRLiterature and this is our continuation! Two weeks ago, we gave the following image as a prompt:
And here are the pieces by those who were inspired to write something...
Please be kind enough to share your thoughts and comments (maybe even favourite if you like!) their work! They've been brave and stepped up to the first week and got the ball rolling, so we thank them for getting involved!
Stop Using Subscript in Your LitOr, Why Tiny Text Is Bad.Stop Using Subscript in Your Lit2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
(FACT: It's not just because some of us have crappy vision.)
I know some of you like the effect, but here's the deal: do whatever you want on your own monitor and keep your hands off mine.
Did you know that, in Windows, holding Ctrl and moving the scroll wheel up or down changes font size? You do now, and it's not much harder to change zoom size on a Mac (I hear it is most likely cmd++ or cmd+- , cmd+0 reverts it to the original size). I know it's just as easy in Linux, anyway.
I already have my browser's text size display set to what I want, thank you very much.
Anyone who uses Word must be familiar with the concept of font size in points: 12pt Times New Roman, especially, when it comes to turning in essays for teachers. (And 13pt periods for those of you who couldn't hit that minimum page count )
Well, here's the deal: Web display doesn't work quite the same way. You can force all text to be 16
Supporting Mental Health OnlineThe IssueSupporting Mental Health Online7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
You see a post from someone you only know online, or don't know at all, that sounds like this person is in distress. The most common is, of course, "I want to kill myself," but it could range anywhere from being overburdened with school to having trouble dealing with grief to, well, anything.
The following steps are some general guidelines for when you're not really sure what to do. Of course, if it's someone you know, use your better judgement. These are by no means rules to live by.
1. You come first
It may sound a bit callous, but watching your own mental health is important. If you're in a bad place, do you think you will have the bandwidth to help someone else? You don't want to end up like Jack in this scene from '30 Rock.'
Remember that someone who is struggling with their mental health may not have the capacity to approach the problem rationally. (How many completely avo
Feature Featuring a few of my favorite pieces of these last couple of days. Enjoy everyone and don't be afraid to hit the button to get this more views! They're all wonderful so please, please, give them a look!Feature1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
You are all so skilled and you're all so unique from each other but they all have one thing in common: excellency. Please, my friends, keep up the astounding work, you are all going places.
Flower Petal Dragons up on Ebay.I've just listed the flower petal dragons on Ebay for anyone interested. The auctions end Saturday evening:Flower Petal Dragons up on Ebay.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Big Flower: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121178939934
Baby Flower: http://www.ebay.com/itm/121178942896
I'm reeeeeally enjoying the elemental dragons right now. They're quite the change of pace for me, and it's been really fun designing them. I'm currently tackling the magma dragon... and he is just ridiculous. It's taken a bit of planning to even figure out HOW to make him, but he is coming along nicely. He's quite a bit bigger than usual. Hopefully I should have him done in the next couple days. Applying and texturing all those lava rocks one by one... omg
I was going to hold off on magma dragon for a bit since he's pretty time intensive, but I was just really intrigued with figuring him out in particular. Also I want to for sure get him done before baby Ember arrives (or it'd just bug me), which c
Frequently asked QuestionsPutting this in journal format to clean up my page. Feel free to comment with any questions you think should be added, or otherwise ignore .Frequently asked Questions1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Frequently asked Questions
How to pronounce my name
Q. How much is (insert name here) plush?
A.For general pricing see here:
Prices depend on individual plushes, please note me and I can give you a specific price. Only plushes are available for commission.
Q. Can I commission you?
A. Commissions are CLOSED. I will always post at least a week prior to opening again.
Q. What kind of plushes can you make
A. I can make almost any kind of plush, though humans are not something I am making at this time. I prefer to work between 10-25" in size, and can make almost any fantasy, animal or other creature.
Q. Can I trade with you?
A. While I wou
WINTER COUPLES CONTEST 6 DAYS LEFT + ENTRIES SPECIAL DONORS :iconirenukia: :iconangrykoalas: :icondaneart: :iconsparkyyy: :iconsamiraku: :iconaudreydutroux: :iconobasan45: :icono0LoNeLy0o:WINTER COUPLES CONTEST 6 DAYS LEFT + ENTRIES4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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Short vs. Long - Contest Contest closed, thank you for participating!Short vs. Long - Contest2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Story planning isn't about length—you can use all of the tips throughout this week to figure out anything from a very well-researched drabble to a cycle of novels.
So I'm just taking a moment to talk about the big difference between writing a short vs. long work. I'm not hashing out every distinction—I'm leaving microfiction in particular to the experts—so for our purposes here a short story is anything from 1,000 to 10,000 words and a novel is 40,000 words and above. (Literaticat will tell you different things. Trust her.)
The basics are the same: you need a beginning, middle, and end (yes, short stories are complete stories)! You need an engaging protagonist who works well with the plot, and there's the same range of available genres.
So what is the difference?
Scope. A short story has to be <
Literature Articles You Should KnowI don't take the time to write good community-building articles, I'm no good at it. But organizing good community articles? I'm all over that! Many thanks go to the great people who put so much of their time and energy into this site. If you don't know these people, they are intelligent, kind hearted, and entirely too good to be associating with layabouts like me. They deserve a lot more, but I recommend thanking them with llamas, points, gifts, praise... or watch them. I've yet to see anything bad come from any of these guys. Oh, and if you aren't watching CRLiterature you should be.Literature Articles You Should Know2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I'm going to try and catalog the most recent postings of various literature articles that the
crazyamazing people of our community produce. It's hard to keep track of them all, but somebody has to try! And in the "those who cannot do" mentality, I can handle list-making as opposed to creating a series of my own. Everything that ends up on this p