The Book of Forum, number 1
The Forum According to Curran
Creation- or the First
In the beginning, there was nothing.
Then, there was more nothing.
Then there was someone's dog, but it went away really fast with our slipper.
And there then was still nothing.
Then there was a great blank stare.
The Great Blank Stare loomed over the blank, gray-green world and decided that something had to come. It took him three days. Well, we SAY it took three days, but who is to say what time is to the Great Blank Stare. To it, there was no day, par se. So let's just say it took a certain amount of time of random thoughts going in and out of its orange head for the decision to be made. Having decided, it then set to work creating the realm of Forum, and the many nations and inhabitants to populate it.
First were the Forums, many in number and layered like the frosting on a bundt cake. The Deviants realm, with its wild growth and cycle of life and death. The fiery and dangerous lands of Complaints, where only the stou
The End of the Twinkie?http://www.usatoday.com/story/money/business/2012/11/16/hostess-twinkies-ding-dongs-wonder-bread-going-out-of-business/1708409/The End of the Twinkie?3 years ago in Personal More Like This
World War 3 may just be months away, with much of the middle east currently being blown apart by missiles and the locals setting their neighbours on fire, but the real news is that the Twinkie, the USA's primary contribution to world cuisine, could cease to be.
"You eat those?" I hear people ask. Hell no. Never eaten one in my life. There's something about their unnatural, chemical-yellow colour and that they have a half-life rather than a use-by date that just sets off one too many alarm-bells.
In fact, I'm pretty sure that if you read the print on the pack, you'll find asbestos to be a key ingredient.
Even John McClane can't keep one down, and he took out a building full of terrorists with nothing but his bare feet and a Santa hat.
Which leads to my point: Without the Twinkie, there are SO many lines from SO many classic movies that future generations just a
Hoodie Cult 2.0We did it in 2010 and it's time to do it again!Hoodie Cult 2.09 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
edit 2: There wasn't as much interest as the last time, so I will officially 'close' this at the end of November. Until then you can still send me your hoodie pics and I shall add them here as well.
edit: We need more hoodies! So where is your entry??
Don't be so shy. And you can hide your face if you want, that's ok.
A while ago Nyx-Valentine and I decided that we need to do it again. Grab any hoodie near you (if you don't have something use any other kind of head covering or be creative) and get your photo done!
Let's see if we can beat the amount of 82 entries from last time.
What are you waiting for?
The Hoodie Collection (30)
PE: How to Make the Most of Your Lit on dALit Basics WeekPE: How to Make the Most of Your Lit on dA10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
It goes without saying that being noticed on dA as an artist isn't easy. Add in the fact that you're submitting literature to a predominantly visual arts site and you have an even lower chance of being noticed. Your friendly Literature Community Volunteers do their best to feature an array of poetry and prose, but even that is only a single day feature of ONE of your deviations. Getting a following or even just getting deviants to read your lit and give feedback is hard work. But you'll see a common denominator amongst those deviants that have made it.
It's community involvement. You shouldn't expect to receive if you're not willing to give. But how exactly can accomplish that? Is going to random Lit Groups and leaving critique on a dozen or so deviations a week enough? Probably not. Will participating in group challenges, prompts and contests get you noticed? Not by itself. What if you run a weekly or bi-weekly feature article of Literature on dA? Still, no.
Marketing Your dA PrintsOh marketing... it's every serious artist's permanent headache. What to sell, how to sell it, who to sell it to, how much to sell it for. While we can't give you the one perfect formula for that, here are quite a few tips on how to market your prints on deviantART and beyond.Marketing Your dA Prints5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Put your best art forward
You may think you want to offer everything you can for sale and that is understandable. However, think again. It's likely that not all works you offer for sale are ones that an art buyer might actually want to buy. Just like a potential buyer has to make a choice of what to buy, a seller is better off specifically selecting what to offer for sale and what not. While the saying "Quality over Quantity" is not a sure way to a sale, it's definitely a good strategy to get there.
It's better to offer only your fewer very best works for sale rather than all of your works.
Think like a customer
Put yourself in the shoes of someone contemplating buying your ar
About Selling On Paypal and Chargeback InformationONE MORE EDIT!; I realized most people have no idea how to use the BBB's website. Here is a link to file a complaint against paypal.About Selling On Paypal and Chargeback Information10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Better Business Bureau responds very quickly. There are a ton of chargeback complaints that have been resolved with a refund on the website. Yes, that means you can get a full refund of what was charged back on you. I highly encourage anyone who has been affected by pixelett to do so ASAP.
EDIT: ADEDD SOMETHING REALLY IMPORTANT ABOUT CHARGEBACK FEES. Sorry I answered ahead of time to some people, it seems they have added a fee since I last looked over them.
EDIT: Here is something about chargebacks regarding points
Points are not safe from chargebacks.
HUGE ASS DISCLAIMER I am not a lawyer, I am nothing but a citizen (well, I am a state certified insurance broker
dA's 14th UnBirthday Chat/Forum Events!Off with their heads!!! Oh, oh, why hello everyone, I didn't see you there!dA's 14th UnBirthday Chat/Forum Events!10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
In this journal you will find a list of all the fun shenanigans we have prepared for DeviantART's 14th UnBirthday celebrations in the chats and forums, and their schedule! We hope you'll have time to join in on all the fun!
If you need a time converter please use this.
All chat events will happen in #CommunityRelations and will be launched on Thursday August 7th.
Alice in Wonderland Trivia: This will be a fun trivia game in which you will be asked questions related to Alice in Wonderland, the book, both the original animated Disney movie, and Tim Burton's recent remake, in addition to the Once upon a time Alice in Wonderland television show. There will be 3
Don't trust Linux zealots 1.01Don't trust Linux zealots 1.0111 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Windows User has entered chatroom: help
Windows User: Hey, can I get some help? I keep getting an error message when I try to run Photoshop CS.
Linux User: Switch to Linux.
Windows User: Isn't it a bit extreme to change my operating system because of the error in Photoshop? All I want to know is how to fix the error.
Linux User: Look, I'm going to give it to you straight. Microsoft are terrible when it comes to security. For your own sake, switch to Linux so you don't get infected by viruses or trojans.
Windows User: But I never open any unwanted email attachments, and besides I have a virus scanner which I update daily plus a firewall. Do I really need to use Linux?
Linux User: Microsoft want to take over the entire software market, and the internet. If they succeed, it will make life hell for all of us who use open-source software instead of Micro$oft's proprietary software.
Windows User: What is open-source and proprietary soft
RetardA couple of people (literally only two, but it's a matter worth mentioning) emailed me after they had read the most recent Sequential Art strip, in which the fictitious element “Retardium” is mentioned. Both messages voiced disapproval at my using the word “Retard” due to its slang referencing of the mentally disabled.Retard1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That interpretation of the word, in my eyes, is outdated.
Used in describing a mentally disabled individual, “retard” is a slur, and (as with any slur) anyone who says it in that context deserves a sharp blow to the head. However, used to describe a “wilfully ignorant, able-bodied idiot”, I think “retard” is perfectly acceptable. I’ll wager that everyone reading this knows someone that can accurately be described as a "f**king retard", none of whom are disabled in the slightest, nor in using the word is a mentally disabled person even thought of.
I’ve not heard “retard” used to des
Resources For Artists: Pricing Your Commissions'Official' Pricing Your Commissions or Artwork ThreadResources For Artists: Pricing Your Commissions1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Journal version resource of forum's thread and 5th in the series of Resources For Artists
General Art and Digital Art forum are always inundated with threads (here l here) about how to price ones' commissions every few days. Rather than creating such a thread everytime, use this 'official' thread for asking questions, providing answers to anyone who might have individual questions, or finding out information provided here about how to go on about pricing your commissions.
This is for both digital and traditional artists out there!
This is version 2
Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!Update: Just TWO days left to get your entries in!!!!!Where I Live Photography Contest - Win LOTS!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
To honour the creation of CRPhotography, we are hosting our first official contest - with a fantastic bunch of prizes donated by communityrelations and various groups! There are a few rules, and a theme to follow, but other than that - have fun and get creating. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask 3wyl or myself, or note the group.
Submit your photograph into CRPhotography's gallery folder here. Simply click the 'Suggest a favourite' button in the top right hand corner and select your deviation. Once it has been approved, it will appear within the contest gallery.
April 30th [Midnight PST]
My 2 cents about educationON THE SUBJECT OF SCHOOLS, I FELT COMPELLED TO CHIME IN. If you can afford an expensive school then take it if you like but if you can't then obviously don't go to an expensive school. Just like you wouldn't buy a car you couldn't afford.My 2 cents about education2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The best thing about the "good" schools are the students because when you hear a school is great everybody flocks there, including many of the most talented... but notice I said "many" and not "all" the most talented.
"Superstars" can come from city, any shape, any color, ANY AGE. We've seen it many times before.
The best way to cultivate talent is to interact with other talented or potentially talented people. It just makes us all work even harder. I had the great fortune of being in the same school and year with Pixar's James Robertson, Dani Strijleva, Ben Su and John Lee. And these are just a handful of the very talented people from my year. Just by being in the same class, this has influenced me to work harder than ever when I really didn't w
I've Never Laughed So MuchStill on my Pokémon kick and I was just looking up some old Pokémon theme songs, then I came across this little gemI've Never Laughed So Much3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I don't think I've ever laughed so much hahaha XD It was so uncomfortable to watch in the best way possible! It totally caught me off guard. I've been watching this all day yesterday and today. Made me realize how much I miss listening to J-Pop. I need to get back into it again.
Anyways, you might not find this funny but I thought I'd just share what kind of stupid things make my day and make me laugh. Leave some links to things that make you laugh
PS Sorry for the little break I'm taking. A lot of you are under the impression that I've stopped doing pony art or am not gonna do pony art anymore haha (it's been less than a week ppl). I just have a midterm coming up and I'm dedicating all my time to studying for it (and occasionally looking up videos like this). Plus when going to art school, taking a break from art is nice sometimes lol. So no worries. Still h
I have a secret food affair with pizzaGrowing up, I hated pizza. Actually, I hated all junk food (hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, etc) and I still don't eat junk food... except for pizza. At about 16 years old I started liking pizza and I've LOVED it since, it has all the things I love: bread, tomato, cheese, seasonings, and veggies. But never meat, and I guess the reason I hated it before was because I didn't know it could be prepared without meat. I never get tired of it, and every time there's a chance to eat it, I do! Whenever there's leftovers I will eat them for breakfast, dinner, coffee break, whatever it takes to finish it all. I usually joke saying that I'm making up for all the years I wasted without eating it, all the pizza forever lost.I have a secret food affair with pizza2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I write this because I just witnessed the most beautiful pizza that has ever existed, and I can't eat it my stomach is growling and demanding it, but it will never be mine :iconcryforeverplz:
Ode to the pizza
Oh beautiful pizza
SlippedNow.Slipped10 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
"What are you doing?"
"Oh, don't worry. And be quiet."
"What the hell are you doing?"
"Look, it won't take more than a minute."
"Somehow I doubt that."
"Oh, shut up. I don't need your help."
"You may not need my help, but you clearly need professional help."
"What? Professionals do this kind of thing?"
"…Are you always this stupid? I'm just wondering for future reference."
"Oh, don't be that way."
There was a time when I was eight years old. It wasn't a terribly eventful time. Basically, my mother took me to the mall and we window-shopped. Then we left. That was it. That was the time.
It was the results of that time that were rather stupendous.
Apparently, as I would learn later in life, we'd walked past a security camera or two on our way out. The tape would show a little girl holding tightly onto thin air as she walked energetically through the mall while talking her own ear off. Someone noticed thi
PE: Sketches and sketchbooksSketches and sketchbooksPE: Sketches and sketchbooks1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Big, marvellous, elaborate, finished paintings and drawings you can see in various stunning galleries on dA and outside dA, while they require time and can occupy artist's workspace even for months, in a lot of cases make a small percentage of created pictures lying around the creator's desk. Sketches aren't just noted concepts or a stage in preparing an artwork - a couple of sketches a day can be the most influential source of improving your skills.
You have probably been through this more than once - far from your room, you got struck with a brilliant idea. In diffrent circumstances you'd most likely rush to transfer it onto paper or canvas, but well, that might be not so easy in a classroom or on a bus. It can be difficult even if you're home - how about more than one idea at once? Using a sketchbook as a notepad for any concepts is by far
i rather not sayHello mommy,i rather not say11 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
6 weeks old today,
i got a present mommy:
a pair of big blue eyes..
where are we going mommy?
with the rain splashing down hard,
through the big white doors.
With men dressed in green..
if they hurt you mommy,
run away and scream.
what are they doing mommy?
they're tearing me apart..??
there goes my big blue eyes,
there goes my little heart...
I love you mommy,
really i do,
the worst part is...
i thought you loved me too..
It's a drinking game, Jim...It's a drinking game, Jim...6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Star Trek TOS season 1 drinking game
Take a sip every time
Spock slightly smiles.
Spock does that thing with his eyebrow.
Spock says the word illogical.
Spock says the word logical.
Spock says the word fascinating.
Spock is worried about his captain.
Spock shows his emotions and tries to cover it up.
Spock nerve pinches someone.
Spock performs a mind meld.
Spock points out the difference between him and humans.
Kirk does a roll on the ground without any purpose whatsoever.
Kirk makes some other idiotic-looking move.
Kirk rips his shirt.
Kirks entire bare chest is revealed.
Kirk says Captains Log.
Kirk gets mad and yells at someone.
Kirk gets punched in the face.
Kirk punches someone in the face.
Kirk bleeds from his mouth.
Kirk gets into a fight and
I Do It All Right"Why me?" Megan Voories asked, again.I Do It All Right12 years ago in Science Fiction More Like This
"We've already been over this, blondie," I responded, sighing and slumping in my chair. "I pick people based on the harshness of what I think will happen to them. If I could save everyone I would." I picked my drink off the table in the commercial space station and took a chug, the action giving me time to organize my thoughts.
Since humanity had begun using its advanced space travel and tracking technology to its fullest, we had discovered most of the galaxy. Of course, after discovering this territory humans and all the other intelligent species within it began spreading out to new places. With the notable exception of built-up planets and the areas surrounding them, this made lawlessness the order of the day. Part of that lawlessness was a thriving slavery business.
I'm Heinrich Ungar, all around nice guy and champion of the people. That causes reward money, a lot of wh