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In this week's Site Update, we don't have any publicly visible changes, as our Devious Technology (dT), Product, and Product Marketing teams are all still at a staff retreat!

At the beginning of the week, the dT team worked on improving our internal development tools to increase efficiency.  Then, on Wednesday, we let any staff members at the retreat pitch fun and exciting ideas for deviantART features that could be built in two days. After each feature idea was pitched, everyone from dT chose which projects they'd like to work on. Throughout the year, engineers primarily work on projects that are assigned to them, so sometimes it's important to turn the tables and let them choose projects in which they're most passionate and excited about.

The purpose of these two-day "hackathons" is to build and demonstrate a proofs of concept — they're not meant to be fully finished features that are ready to be launched. These are meant to be an exploration and a starting point for possible future features. The work we do in exploring and building proofs of concepts can be used in the future.

The projects that were selected by dT include exploration in topics about:

DT Discussions by micahgoulart
Discussion during last week's technology presentations. Pictured: kemayo, xraystyle randomduck, banks, chris, KnightAR, helloandre, DEVlANT kouiskasshadowhand, Nodren. Photo by micahgoulart

After losing Internet connection, the dT team went outside to divide up into groups to work on projects that improved our internal tools. Photo by danlev.

Hackathon Presentations by micahgoulart
$kouiskas and $aMoniker presenting their work on PhantomJS and QUnit tests. Photo by micahgoulart.

Da Breadlands 2012 By Knightar-web by micahgoulart
Photo by KnightAR, editing by micahgoulart.

Offsite location France by DoubleXposure Planet Breadlands by ArtBIT Breadlands 2012 by micahgoulart 

Untitled by loopstart Untitled by loopstart Offsite Brainstorming by DoubleXposure Untitled by KnightAR

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Paris deviantMEET Recap, London Coming Soon!

This past weekend, deviantART teamed up with DeviantMEET-Paris to host a deviantMEET that ultimately yielded over 250 deviant attendees!

Paris Official devMEET 2012 by Nile-Paparazzi

London deviantMEET: June 30
On June 30, 2012, we'll be having another deviantMEET in London, England! We're headed to Hyde Park to meet and mingle with local deviants, and we want to see you!

DeviantART is applying to manage a new Top Level Domain called .art

Top Level Domain (TLD) is the technical name for ".com," ".net," ".org," or ".fr" and the worldwide organization that controls the issuance of TLDs is called ICANN, short for the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers.  Some time ago, ICANN announced that it would accept applications for new TLDs and deviantART quickly realized that someone would try to nab .art.

DeviantART is committed to have the .art TLD in the hands of representatives of the arts; people who know something about the Internet and the way art is presented and enabled by the Internet.  Nobody has more experience with this than the deviantART community that we are all building, participating in, and sharing with each other every day.

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Thanks for the feedback you left for us last week! It was nice to hear about how you discover art. Here's what many of you had to say:

  • Group galleries were the most popularly mentioned means of discovering new art, though browsing friends' favorites and search were also highly mentioned among those who commented.
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    Architecture Photography: Introduction

    Welcome to the projecteducate Architecture Photography Week!

    Boy oh boy! I've been preparing this for a few weeks now so I gathered quite a few articles for you guys! To begin with, I will introduce you to the Architecture Photography Gallery on deviantART with all its sub-categories. Then we'll move on to the basics in Architecture Photography in order to help you take successful photographs. We will also see some of the trends around the Gallery with inspiring examples, just to give you a taste of what you can do and encourage you to give it a try as well!

    Along with all these articles, I've also prepared interviews with remarkable architecture photographers within the community, but also outside deviantART! I hope you'll enjoy to get to know these people better. 

    There is an Architecture Photography Critique Event planned on Wednesday, July 11 @ 3 PM EST / 12 PM PST / 9 PM Paris Time. Calculate your local time here (event announcer doesn't work for some strange reason) and be sure to join us in the #CommunityRelations chatroom!

    So are you excited yet? I know I am! So let the fun begin!

    What is Architecture Photography?

    Architecture Photography is all about photographs in which the central element is a building or any built architectural object. Be it shot from the outside, inside, above, below, close, far.. when your main focus is set on a building, you're taking an architecture photograph.

    Now many can be confused about the difference between Architecture Photography and Urban Photography in the Urban & Rural category. I see many Urban photographs that are submitted under Exterior Architecture and the other way around. The difference between these categories is very subtle, but there is one. Unlike Urban photography, Architecture photography features one single building or an ensemble that form an identifiable whole. It doesn't try to capture the atmosphere of a city, the life of a street — human activity is never in focus with Architecture Photography. It's all about the form of a building. 


    The Architecture Photography Gallery has the following sub-categories:


    Photographs in which the central element is the exterior of a building or any finished architectural object. These photographs can also include several buildings as long as they form a uniform pattern or an identifiable whole.


    Photographs portraying the architecture of an enclosed space within a building.

    Bridges & Suspended Structures

    Photographs in which the central element is a bridge or a built architectural structure.

    Statues & Monuments

    Photographs portraying statues, monuments or mortuary stones.

    :note: If your Architecture Photographs don't match any of the descriptions above, you can submit them under Architecture > Other.

    What makes a good Architecture Photograph?

    I don't believe there's any special formula to a good architecture photograph, but there are a few things one should probably consider if they're just starting up.

    A successful architecture photograph depends on a well-thought composition and a clear form of expression. If a building has to be the central element of the image, no other major element should compete for attention. If, however, the image has been designed to portray the relationship between the building and its environment (people, weather, nature..), the relationship should be illustrated in a clearly defined and unambiguous manner in order to be effective.  But if you deliberately bend the rules of architecture photography, as is often the case with artistic architecture photography, you have to make sure that the artifice is clear at first glance so that the viewer isn't led to believe that the photographer simply wasn't in control of the situation.

    There are basically two kinds of architecture photography: documentary and artistic.
    A great documentary architecture photograph communicates a clear, uncluttered message. It is composed entirely to serve the purpose of observation and to emphasize the quality of the building's design. Modern documentary photography can include aesthetic elements that are designed to soften the otherwise sterile look of the photo and to give the viewer the opportunity to develop a more authentic, personal feel for the building.

    Now an artistic architecture photo is judged by the strength of its visual impact and has less to do with the inherent qualities of the building itself. Successful artistic architectural photography grabs the viewer's attention, tells a story, visualizes contradictions, raises awareness of an architectural environment that would otherwise be only subconsciously perceived. However, the way an individual image is perceived is still a matter of taste. While an architect may aim to impress the public with a clear-cut, shadow-free façade, a photographer may find the interplay of light and shade the most interesting part of the design. We all see things differently, thus it is for each one of us to find what we find most appealing and convey how we feel about architecture.

    * * *

    Welcome to the #projecteducate Architecture Photography week!
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    and this isn't a tag thing or anything dumb like that, i just think these people are awesome and deserve a lot more than what they have uvu


    if you're not featured, don't feel bad, please! i have a terrible memory and only remembered a small few of the amazing people i know here ;w;

    well bye!
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    • Reading: Homestuck
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    Journal Entry: Sun Nov 27, 2011, 5:58 PM

    Here you guys go:

    • Listening to: fun.
    • Reading: The Zombie Survival Guide
    • Watching: Guilty Crown, Trinity Blood, and Mars Daybreak.
    • Playing: Dues Ex
    • Eating: Turkey.
    • Drinking: Water.
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    OC WINTER CONTEST - Entries Closed!

    Journal Entry: Thu Oct 25, 2012, 3:17 AM

    this contest is now closed for entries! I would personally like to thank everyone for their patience over the last few months! and everyone who participated for their brilliant entries and those who donated for their prize contributions! I am much appreciative! NOW IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS I WILL TAKE THE TIME To judge all the entries. please stay tuned! P.s a special prize will be given... More details later!

    Hello everyone! It's that time of year when the air becomes colder and snowflakes begin to fall from the heavens, the landscape becomes covered by a blanket of white.. (depending on where you are in the world that is. :'D ) So, do you know what that calls for?! That's right an OC Winter/Yule/Christmas Contest! (I decided to launch the contest eight days ahead of schedule since the positive results on my recent polls asked for them.)


    We're in the final days now!  All entries must be in on the 10th of March by 12pm  PST, Los Angeles time! To know what this time converts to for you click the following:… :)

    Having said that, I want to thank everyone for their patience.  Not long to go now! :iconmeowlaplz:


    14 Days to Go Until the Deadline! As said before this is the final deadline, no more extensions so you better get your entries finished and submitted before midnight on the 10th of March! ;)

    If anyone is interested I have set up a sister chatroom for LoreithianChronicles, everyone is welcome to join and join in on the conversation. You don't have to talk about my stories! :la:  I may have a chat event there in the near future. So click the button below and join in and have fun!

    As I usually do with contests, I always ask close to the deadline if anyone needs an extension. Since I have posted polls both on my account and at LoreithianChronicles I noticed there were a quite a few of you still needing the time to submit your entry! So the deadline has been extended once again to March 10th! This is the Final Extension!

    If you are interested Loreithian Chronicles was featured and I was interviewed by mirz-alt in her Literary Compass, check it out!…

    Knowing that the holiday season is upon us all and we are usually busy at this time of year, I have extended the deadline from January 1st to February 28th! :hooray:

    themes and objectives

    Like my previous Unlikey Friends OC Contest the theme is very simple once again. As a lover of world crossovers, this contest again will be about that. Your characters and mine. But as the contest suggests with a winter or Christmas/Yule theme.

    For example:

    Northern Xmas by Morgainelefee

    :snowflake: Christmas: traditionally Christmas Trees, holly, mistletoe, ivy, red amaryllis, candy canes, candles, stockings, wreaths, angels. Traditional colors like: green, white, red, blue, gold and silver and of course the giving of Gifts!

    :snowflake: Winter: LOTS OF SNOW! Snowflakes, Snowmen, Icicles, Penguins, Polar Bears, the Northern Lights.

    Again, the objective is simple. Choose one (or more) of my characters and pair them up with yours. Imagine a scene or situation where they would come together during the winter and/or Christmas time and illustrate that.

    The purpose of this contest is to have an original, fun, witty, imaginative, magical or charming outcome. So unleash your imagination! But I also hope that it can be fun for you as well and unleash all your creativity upon. :)

    My Characters

    You can choose from any of my characters below, read all the information in the character sheets and inside the artist comments. Remember if you need to know any more information, feel free to ask. :aww:

    OCProfile: Luciana by Endorell-Taelos OCProfile: Kaliya by Endorell-Taelos OCProfile: Lykaios by Endorell-Taelos OCProfile: Dasarine Corioth by Endorell-Taelos
    OCProfile: Miya Denali by Endorell-Taelos OCProfile: Sienna Denali by Endorell-Taelos OCProfile: Jadyn Denali by Endorell-Taelos OCProfile: Raine Denali by Endorell-Taelos

    Please note: Luciana has curly black hair and blue eyes, unlike what the profile shows. Please read the fine print. AND, if you do not wish to draw any of the characters here but someone else you can check out my other OC's (Such as Emmanuel, Inaiyah or Lilith) at my story group: LoreithianChronicles!

    FAQ :faq: remake by arrioch (Some questions that you've made about characters and the world itself, I've answered them here as much as I could...

    • The Palace in which the Dragon Mage Royals (Luciana and her mother for example) live in is in a city, it's one of the main cities in the Loreithia continent. Surrounding the city is fields and forests and a river to one side.. It is rich in color, creams, golds, white and marble textures. The architecture is similar to that in this picture. You wouldn't find any slums or many poor people in this city. Since it is owned primarily by Dragon Mages, you can expect there is many dragons around of varying sizes as many Dragon Mages have dragon familiars like how witches have cat familiars and many dragon emblems throughout the city. The forest nearby the city isn't particularly thick or dense, you can see the light of the sun through the canopy. More Information on this question can be found in this comment thread:…
    • Lykaios is about five years older than Luciana.

    Important things to know

    :snowflake: The entries must be specifically for this contest, and a link to this contest journal in your artist comments would be appreicated.
    :snowflake: Maximum two entries per person. Please comment with a link to your entry on this journal.
    :snowflake: Digital or traditional drawings and paintings and written literature entries are allowed. (My apologies, if literature, please make them in English only. I won't be able to read if in another language.)
    :snowflake: The Entries must contain at least one or more of my OCs and at most one of your OCs. You can have more if you want. (If You do not have an established OC, you can create one just for this contest. Original Animals and Original Creatures are also allowed should you not have an OC.)
    :snowflake: My OCs must be recognizable, please try to respect them and their personalities.
    :snowflake: Any style is more than welcome, be it chibi, manga, realistic or cartoony.
    :snowflake: Mild mature content is allowed, but nothing sexually explicit or too gory. (I mean come on, it's a Christmas/Winter contest it should be lighthearted at most! ;) - However this is just a guideline... )
    :snowflake: The Contest begins today: October 25th 2012 and ends February 28th 2013.

    Prizes - For Literature

    First Place:
    :snowflake: One Year Subscription
    :snowflake: Support Stamp
    :snowflake: Journal Feature
    :snowflake: Custom Avatar by Arlesienne
    :snowflake: A monochrome single character half-body portrait from Gnewi
    :snowflake: 1 Full Colour Portrait, with one or two characters from Felixuta
    :snowflake: 1 Greyscale Portrait from ThreshTheSky (paid by me)
    :snowflake: 1 Speedpaint request from ailitta-kuravek
    :snowflake: 363 :points: from happy-gurl
    :snowflake: Journal Features from BeehiveStudio, Eitvys200, 5-Stars-Artists, rainylake, Astrikos

    Second Place:
    :snowflake: Three Months Subscription
    :snowflake: Support Stamp
    :snowflake: Journal Feature
    :snowflake: Custom Avatar by Arlesienne
    :snowflake: A monochrome single character bust portrait from Gnewi
    :snowflake: 1 Full Colour Portrait, with one or two characters from Felixuta
    :snowflake: 1 Speedpaint request from ailitta-kuravek
    :snowflake: 100 :points: from happy-gurl
    :snowflake: Journal Features from BeehiveStudio, Eitvys200, 5-Stars-Artists, rainylake, Astrikos

    3rd Place Emote Trophy-Animtd by mirzjiles Third Place:
    :snowflake: A Choice of Three Months Subscription or :points: equivalent
    :snowflake: A monochrome single character bust portrait from Gnewi
    :snowflake: Support Stamp
    :snowflake: Journal Feature
    :snowflake: Journal Features from BeehiveStudio, Eitvys200, 5-Stars-Artists, rainylake, Astrikos

    Prizes - For Visual Art

    First Place:
    :snowflake: One Year Subscription
    :snowflake: Support Stamp
    :snowflake: Journal Feature
    :snowflake: Custom Avatar by Arlesienne
    :snowflake: A monochrome single character half-body portrait from Gnewi
    :snowflake: 1 Fullbody commission from runawaywithyou (paid by me)
    :snowflake: 1 Full Colour Portrait, with one or two characters from Felixuta
    :snowflake: 1 Greyscale Portrait from ThreshTheSky (paid by me)
    :snowflake: 1 Speedpaint request from ailitta-kuravek
    :snowflake: 363 :points: from happy-gurl
    :snowflake: Journal Features from BeehiveStudio, Eitvys200, 5-Stars-Artists, rainylake, Astrikos

    Second Place:
    :snowflake: Three Months Subscription
    :snowflake: Support Stamp
    :snowflake: Journal Feature
    :snowflake: A monochrome single character bust portrait from Gnewi
    :snowflake: 1 monochrome sketch from Fayerin
    :snowflake: 1 chibi commission from runawaywithyou (paid by me)
    :snowflake: 1 Full Colour Portrait, with one or two characters from Felixuta
    :snowflake: 1 Speedpaint request from ailitta-kuravek
    :snowflake: 100 :points: from happy-gurl
    :snowflake: Journal Features from BeehiveStudio, Eitvys200, 5-Stars-Artists, rainylake, Astrikos

    3rd Place Emote Trophy-Animtd by mirzjiles Third Place:
    :snowflake: A Choice of Three Months Subscription or :points: equivalent
    :snowflake: A monochrome single character bust portrait from Gnewi
    :snowflake: Support Stamp
    :snowflake: Journal Feature
    :snowflake: Journal Features from BeehiveStudio, Eitvys200, 5-Stars-Artists, rainylake, Astrikos

    All entries will be featured in my journal and at LoreithianChronicles. If you would like to donate a prize to the contest, please drop me a note. It would be much appreciated. :)

    All entrants/participants will be featured in a special journal whether or not they've won after the contest has finished and winners have been announced. :la:

    All entrants/participants will also receive a Llama badge from Arlesienne and Eitvys200!

    Depending on how many entries the contest receives and how many prizes are donated, there may be a third place and honorable mentions.

    Note: Keep checking back for more prizes!

    All entries will be collected in this folder at #LoreithianChronicles and below.

    Have fun creating! I hope this contest inspires you... :happybounce:

    :snowflake: VISUAL ENTRIES :snowflake:
    Entry for winter OC contest by CandiPhoenixes Exiled: Contest Entry by Styer-Crisis OC Winter Contest: Lykaios and Orin by SapphireSquire The Gift of Poinsettia by Morgainelefee Amazed by Fayerin A Guest at Bearer's Cauldron by FixelCat Dasarine and Adhara: a winter tale by AethereaVis OC Winter Contest- Can we be Friend? by LadyDeddelit :thumb350806183: Oops by Jeannifer The fairy by Felixuta Under The Mistletoe by feathergoblinfly Who were you, forgotten? by STelari Pure Snow man by Fayerin Lyakaios and Cody -Winter OC Contest Entry by Astrikos Winter Night by Neveir Winter waters by REDDISH-MUSE United by water by Eltoras Winter Contest Entry :) by Gnewi Can I sit next to you girl by Ytril Lykaios and Sara by mirz-alt Shy princess, elven wizard and moody creator by VisAnastasis Contest: Hot chocolate. by Luciana-Lu First Skating Lesson! by Kat-Nicholson

    :snowflake: LITERATURE ENTRIES :snowflake:
    Walking in a winter wonderland The sound of feet crunching the snow could be heard clearly in the still night air. The moon was nearly full, and it made the ground seem to glow as it was reflected back. The figure walking alone in her dark green cloak would have been easy to spot if anyone was looking for her.
     Elreth was on the prowl for a meal, but having fed the day previous, Aylsa had decided to take a walk rather then join him. She enjoyed being close to nature, and having the freedom to do as she chose, rather then waht her maker wanted all the time.
     She had been walking for about half an hour when she stopped suddenly. Pushing her hood back, she blinked incredulously. There, not twenty feet from her, stood an evergreen, covered from top to bottom with small, shiny, multicolored balls. Wrapped around the tree was some sort of flimsy rope, in gold and silver.
     Slowly, she approached the tree, and carefully reached out to one of the balls. Upon touching it, it moved and jingled, and the jum
    Ice Cold Heart - Part 1“C’mon, Lykaios, hurry!”
    The young man looked at his sister and rolled his eyes. “It’s not like they’re going to leave without us, you know.”
    Luciana giggled and pulled on her brother’s arm. She couldn’t help it, she was excited. When she had first come to Gale City years earlier, she had seen airplanes up in the sky and had read about them in storybooks. They fascinated her and she had always wanted to ride in one, but never had the chance. That was about to change.
    Lykaios stared through the window at the small jet sitting out on the air field and frowned. “I don’t know about that thing. It doesn’t look safe. I’d far rather travel on a dragon or griffin.”
    A slender hand fell on the prince’s shoulder. “I’ve ridden on a griffin before. Trust me, this is much more comfortable.” Sara moved away from the man, dropping her duffel bag onto a nearby chair.
    The small ebony-haired girl g

    Want to support the contest?

    Feel free to support the contest by using the banner:

    OC Winter Contest Banner by Endorell-Taelos

    Please :+fav:, comment and spread the word if you are interested in participating~!

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    Our Contest is Officially Open!

    The folder is ready to accept admissions, and the theme is TEA as we are a dragon club, your deviation must have something to do with both tea and dragons.
    The rules:
    1) The deviation submitted must obviously involve tea.
    2) A dragon must also be a  major part of the deviation
    3) It must follow all club rules
    4) All medium that may be submitted to DA are allowed in this contest.
    5)Submissions must be uploaded to DA between November 1, 2012 and November 30, 2012

    There is a folder open for the November contest now.


    1st Place
    15 points from :iconglori305:
    5 points from :iconmikiomi:
    A llama and a dragon sculpture from :iconcanis-angst:
    A llama badge and a full body drawing with background from :iconblack1993storm:
    A journal feature and Chibi and one simple drawing from :iconnin-wolf:
    1500x1900 px advertising on BrushesMag from :icontatiilange:

    2nd Place
    A llama badge and a full body drawing with easy background from :iconblack1993storm:
    A journal feature and Chibi from :iconnin-wolf:
    1000x500 px advertising on BrushesMag from :icontatiilange:

    3rd Place
    A llama badge and a headshot drawing from :iconblack1993storm:
    A journal feature and Chibi from :iconnin-wolf:

    Drop by the pages of the generous deviants who are making the prizes in this contest possible!  Give’em some love!

    The winner will be determined by popular vote.  Anyone who was a member of the club on October 24, 2012 will be eligible to vote.
    There will not be extensions on the deadline.
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    A few people are whining amid the comments that I’m being negative about recent movies and video games.
    Well, kids, I’m negative about them because: they’re crap. Not in a “oh, everything was so much better in the olden days”, view-through-rose-tinted-glasses, “I don’t like new things”, luddite’s view “crap”. I mean they’re flat out sh*t.
    I’ve played a hell of a lot of games and watched a hell of a lot of movies. There is quality out there in spades, all of it providing comparisons for us and benchmarks for them to aim for. The problem is that, recently, all that good seems to have been looked at…..and then studiously ignored.
    THAT’s why I rage on about this stuff. That, and the apparent apathy of the collective masses who are quite happy to bend over, take the endless mediocrity and pay for the privilege.
    Nothing seems to be fun anymore. I used to leave the cinema with a spring in my step, the score still ringing in my ears and each memorable scene replaying in my head. Now I’m asking myself if I saw the same movie as everyone else.
    It can’t be an age thing. There are movies from before I was born that I think are examples of high quality cinema. There’s a REASON they’re called “classics”.
    It’s the same with games.
    I’ve been enduring Wolfenstein: The New Order for the past week. I thought it would take the bad taste of Ass Creed 4 out of my mouth. It didn’t. It’s an endless battle of attrition to traverse tiny levels populated by bullet-sponges who fire insta-kill weapons in an effort to make the game last longer, leaching all of the fun out of it. It’s crap. It’s not fun. It sure as sh*t doesn’t feel like Wolfenstein.
    Don’t believe me? Go fish 2009’s Wolfenstein out of a bargain bin, or better yet, go play Return To Castle Wolfenstein. Both are more fun, especially the latter. Play them and tell me I’m wrong.
    And don’t roll out the “oh, you just don’t like it because you’re no good at it” BS. There are lots of games I like that I’m no good at. The difference is that, with those titles, I know the failure is mine and not the games’.
    Example of failing at a good game: I know the move-set of my preferred Street Fighter character, I just didn’t deploy them in time.
    Example of failing at a bad game: I get shot to pieces because I’m wrestling with a terrible weapon-select wheel and cannot highlight the required tool for the job.

    People tell me that it’s unfair I should pass judgement on upcoming content from Michael Bay or Ubisoft without having seen it.
    In order to see it, you have to GIVE THEM MONEY, thus perpetuating the problem we have. Look at what these people have done in the past. Look at their track record. If it’s naught but an ongoing brown smear, I think I’m quite justified in saying “I am not going to watch anything Michael Bay is involved with ever again” or “I am not investing time or money in another Ubisoft title”

    I don’t think everything new is crap, nor do I think everything old is good, it’s just we live in an age where the makers of a movie or game are obsessed with sales figures rather than creating a quality product. Rather than target one audience, they try to target all of them, resulting in bland or flat out bad products that have nothing memorable or redeeming about them at all.
    I’m not negative, but I am negative toward garbage that actually aims to be mediocre.

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    The Ugly Vampire Halloween Contest!

    Fri Sep 28, 2012, 6:38 AM
    Contest winners have been announced!

    Fang Service! by Kat-Nicholson

    Cat Bat Divider Line by mirzjilesCat Bat Divider Line by mirzjilesCat Bat Divider Line by mirzjiles

    :pumpkin: Hey guys! :pumpkin: 

    Since Halloween is just around the corner us over at The-Ugly-Vampire were thinking it might be cool to hold a halloween/The Ugly Vampire themed contest! It would be our first contest as a group and hopefully a chance to get a better feeling of community involvement about the place! :)

    :star: Interested? Here's the challenge:
    Either a) Draw one or more of your OC's dressed up as a member of the Ugly Vampire crew:

    The Ugly Vampire Crew by Kat-Nicholson

    OR b) Draw a member of the Ugly Vampire team dressed up for halloween!

    OR C) the Writers option is: Submitting a short fan-fic about the Ugly Vampire Gang's Halloween antics! (You're welcome to use your own OCs too!) :) 

    :trophy: Prizes 
    :bulletred: a character commission of your choice by Kat-Nicholson
    :bulletred: one waist up drawing with simple background by ailitta-kuravek
    :bulletred: a commission of your choice by NearaGodz

    :bulletred: A 3 month subscription to DA (half of which will be donated by the lovely Endorell-Taelos)
    :bulletred: one chibi by ailitta-kuravek

    :bulletred: one speedpaint by ailitta-kuravek
    :bulletred: will be featured in a winners journal along with second and first place winners. :)

    NB: If anyone would like to donate any further prizes we would be very grateful! :D 

    :skull: Deadline:  
    The deadline will be Halloween Wednesday31 October 2012 @ Midnight GMT! - No extensions! 

    :megaphone: Spreading the word: 
    We ask that all entries link back to this journal so other people can see the details and enter if they wish, and even if you're not planning on taking part directly spreading the word through your journal would be very much appreciated! 

    Cheers guys! Have fun! :D 

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    Nerk: Now i will have all the blood by NearaGodz Nerk and the Tricker's Treaters by FrankRMB Nerk, I choose you! by Leemo626

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    What is a Kiriban and how to take a screenshot

    Journal Entry: Fri Mar 27, 2009, 8:28 PM
    Only 645 views to go....

    I've noticed several people are unsure of what a Kiriban is, so, I'm here to explain.

    A Kiriban, in regards to DA, is basically a set number of page views that you're trying to reach. A "milestone" if you will.

    My Kiriban is set at 55,555 which means, if you are page viewer 55,555 then take a screen shot of your page, upload the image somewhere (DA, photobucket..etc..) and send me the link.

    Not sure how to take a screenshot? &n… is one of the most helpful and easy to understand sites that explains how to do it.

    What do you get if you win?

    Generally the winner/s get to pick a character that I have cosplayed along with a theme or idea for the picture. Vague ideas are okay, specific is better.  Either way, I'll do the picture and put your name somewhere on it.

    In example:… a Kiriban prize I did for a Koi Cosplay Kiriban winner.

    Anyway, that's all for now. More later after the Kiriban is won (aka after I get over being bed ridden sick >.< stupid flu). Happy Kiriban hunting *hands out snacks to those camping on her page*

    -Sasu <3

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