I Am Octus Chapter 2
Octus (still disguising himself with his "Newton" hologram) stared at his reflection in the bus window, vaguely aware of the conversions the other people on the bus were having.
"Newton," Ilana called. She was sitting on his right in the same bus seat as him.
When she got no response, she tried again. "Newton," she said, a little louder this time.
"What?" he asked, some-what annoyed, as his blank expression turned into a glare.
"You've been a million light years away since we left the art institute. Are you okay?"
she asked, concerned.
"Sure," he said, still glaring at the window.
"What's going on?" she asked.
Just then, Lance, who was sitting in a seat by himself behind Ilana and Octus, heard the radio.
"Meanwhile, in southern France, a series of strange occurrences" The radio reporter said, before being cut off as the volume of the other students conversions became louder.
Lance stood up and leaned over the top of Ilana and Octus' seat. "What are they saying?"
Site Update: Staff Retreat, .Art, deviantMEETsIn 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!Site Update: Staff Retreat, .Art, deviantMEETs3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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 con
Site Update, March 7In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and a discussion topic for the community.Site Update, March 72 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Forum Sidebar
A sidebar has been added to Forum pages! On the main forum page, the sidebar displays recently popular threads, and on specific forum pages, the sidebar collects and displays recently popular forum threads from that forum.
On individual threads, the sidebar includes Share buttons, so you can easily share a Forum thread that interests you. In addition, it includes a button that lets the creator of a thread close that thread on their own, which has been a frequently requested feature.
In an effort to consolidate features, the Shoutbox has been removed from the Chat page after over ten years on deviant
Site Update, February 28In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update, February 282 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Documents on the Developers page have been updated and visually improved. Fixed by aMoniker
Selecting Notes from the Message Center would take deviants to the Notes page, but would not open the selected Note. Fixed by shadowhand
The legacy Journal editor was not functional on mobile devices. Fixed by aMoniker
For a very short period, an error would display upon sending a Note from a deviant's Profile, even though the Note would still send. Fixed by chris
Thumbnails were not rendering
Site Update: Staff Retreat, Online Trust AllianceThis week's Site Update is a little different in that we don't have any publicly visible changes. However, it's for a good reason... our Devious Technology, Product, and Product Marketing teams are all at staff retreat! During this retreat, we're discussing every major feature on deviantART, conducting hackathons to clean up and optimize deviantART's code, and working to improve internal tools that will increase developer and staff productivity.Site Update: Staff Retreat, Online Trust Alliance3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Throughout the week, staff members have been giving talks about various topics. Here's are some of the topics we've been covering.
DeviantART's search and its future — $mccann, $raincoastchris, $rdonaldson, and drighDeviantART's payment system — $yur
Beta Launch: The New Mobile HeaderUpdate: In response to Beta Tester feedback, the Messages item in the menu now displays your message total, so you can see your message count at a glance, from anywhere on the site.Beta Launch: The New Mobile Header7 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
A new header for the mobile website has just been released to Beta Testers!
Our mobile website has always been a condensed version of the desktop site, but the header has been given a minor overhaul to be more mobile-friendly, and with a sleek new look to match.
Menu items have been updated for ease of access and use, providing a solid balance of clarity and functionality. Everything that was previously available through the menu accessed by tapping on the logo is still present, so everything you know and love is still one tap away.
You can check out the new header by visiting the mobile website from your mobile device!
Join us for a deviantMEET in Hollywood!We're be hosting a Las Vegas deviantMEET!Join us for a deviantMEET in Hollywood!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on October 21, 2013
Join us for a deviantMEET in Hollywood!
DeviantART's headquarters are located in Hollywood, and we're hosting a deviantMEET in our own backyard!
Hollywood Sign by deviantARTGear
Beta Launch: TagsPLEASE NOTE: Tags are in limited Beta release and not all Beta Testers have access to this feature at this time.Beta Launch: Tags10 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
You’ve been hearing a lot about tags in the past few months, and we’re happy to announce that they’ve just been fully released to Beta Testers.
Tags create landing pages around topics — making it easier to discover related artwork, bringing together artists and art appreciators, and forming communities around common interests. As deviantART grows and creates new ways to discover great content, we believe tags will play an important role in better surfacing artwork.
Tag Your Deviations (and Collections)!
You now have the ability to tag your deviations and Collections. Tags added to your deviations will be publicly viewable -- this is a change from the previous use of keywords, which were private.
Site Update: Bug Fixes and DiscussionIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Bug Fixes and Discussion2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The 'Report Deviation' modal would extend past the height of the browser, on smaller screen resolutions. Fixed by aMoniker
Blocking a Group would not prevent a user from receiving Correspondence messages from that group, or remove their deviations from that Group's gallery or favourites. Fixed by yury-n
Panoramic images did not display properly in the message center. Fixed by aMoniker
Journals submitted to Groups were not properly formatted on the Group's Journal page. Fixed by shadowhand
The "Remove from Messages" button would appear
CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 2012CSS Did You Know? - October 19th, 20123 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Site Navigation, Activity Feeds, Daily DeviationsPLEASE NOTE: These items are in limited Beta release and not all Beta Testers have access to these features at this time.In addition to today’s Tags launch to Beta, we’ve also made updates to the site navigation, Daily Deviations, and Activity Feed.Site Navigation, Activity Feeds, Daily Deviations10 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The More Menu
Previously, the site’s main menu could be found under the arrow drop-down in left corner of any page. We’ve often received feedback that it was too hard to find, and that its contents were overwhelming. In response to feedback from our recent Beta Testing release, we’ve taken the opportunity to re-evaluate how it displays.
The main menu has since been moved to the right of the search bar, and has been placed under a “More” heading, for easier discovery and usage. We’ve removed items that are already duplicated in other menus on the main navigation, so that you can find what yo
Manga Studio 5 Ex reviewI have a chance to test out the new Manga Studio 5 Ex before Smith Micro launch it at SDCC this year. In Japan this is known as CLIP STUDIO from CELSYS, the same people behind Comics Studio/ Manga Studio. The layout of Manga Studio 5 pretty similar to ver4. I get used to it pretty quick. The new watercolor and oil paint brush are the major new function.Manga Studio 5 Ex review2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I import a line drawing from MS4Ex to MS5Ex and try out the new paint brush. The brush engine is much better then the old version. No more brush lagging when using bigger brush size. This drawing I working on is 11 x 8.5 @ 600dpi. Using brush range between 50 to 100 without problem. The paint brushes mimic the real brush quite well. It picks up the color already on paper and blend in the new color just like traditional watercolor brush did. The new layer blend mode is similar to Photoshop, multiply, screen, overlay, color burn and color dodge, etc are all included.
Site Update, March 28In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update, March 282 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
There were some text issues on the Sign Up and Premium Membership pages. Fixed by yury-n and muteor
Browsing while logged out would not default to Popular 24 Hours. Fixed by muteor
There were some issues with thumbnails in the More Like This box on deviation pages, including literature and journals both showing as gray boxes without text, hover attribution, and dragging and dropping to Favorite thumbnails. Fixed by allixsenos
The "Buy this Print" widget on deviation pages has been moved back to its original position above the More Like This box. <
Tag Pages: What You Need To KnowThe following journal applies to deviants who have access to our new tags feature that was launched to a small test audience last week. If you received the following Hot Topic in your Message Center, you likely have access to tags. If you didn’t receive the following Hot Topic, you likely don’t have access at this time. Sit tight, as we’ll be rolling out the release to a wider audience soon!Tag Pages: What You Need To Know10 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Tags are our new way to label and create conversations around a topic. Tags can be used everywhere — in Status Updates, Collections, comments, deviation descriptions, or Journals. When clicked, you’ll discover a tag page full of content and activity around the topic.
As someone in the test audience for tags, you’re among the first to see the beginnings of our tag system and we’d appreciate your feedback -- both in terms of what you think so far, and where’d you’d like to see things go in the future.
Anatomy of a Tag Pag
Official DeviantArt ContestsAll "official" contests will begin at midnight PST on the start date and end at 11:59 PST on the end date. This applies to all Community Relations run contests and all DeviantArt sponsored contests, unless otherwise stated.Official DeviantArt Contests5 years ago in Personal More Like This
The "" icon marks US Only contests
Anthro Challenge #121 - Circus - Deadline July 31, 2015
(Australia and New Zealand Residents Only) Toshiba Seriously Japanese Contest - Deadline August 9, 2015
Gear In Review - A Contest - Deadline August 22, 2015
Beta Launch: New Today Page, Watching CollectionsPLEASE NOTE: These items are available to some Beta Testers and a segment of non-Beta Testers.Beta Launch: New Today Page, Watching Collections10 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The New Today Page
When art news happens around the world, deviant artists are among the first to respond in the most evocative ways possible. We're proud to unveil the Today page — the new human and dynamically powered newspaper for the community that reflects the stories inside of deviantART as they pertain to art, fandom, pop culture, and world culture.
Designed to showcase a variety of content — including editorial pieces, Journals, contests, and even deviants new to the site, the Today page will reflect the undercurrent of what's happening now — both online and off.
The Today page will improve the accessibility of various areas on deviantART, creating new and easier ways for both our logged-in and logged-out audiences to enter the deviantART experience.
Read more from techgnotic and our Content t
Fella Around the World Contest TweetFella Around the World Contest4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Get a Plushie Fella!
Print out our Fella and Super Llama cutouts available to the left, and simply take a photo of Fella and Super Llama together in an interesting place. You can use the actual Fella and Super Llama Plushies if you have them!
Download Fella and Super Llama
The Deadline for submission is October 13, 2011.
Submit Your Photo!
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Anyone who participates in our Fella Around the World Contest will get a free, exclusive Fella Badge! Just submit your work to the Fella Around the World
deviantART In Review: February 2013Each hour, thousands of works are submitted to deviantART. Here's a summary of the pieces that were submitted each day last month that gained a lot of attention.deviantART In Review: February 20132 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Join us for a deviantMEET in San Diego!We'll be hosting a Las Vegas deviantMEET!Join us for a deviantMEET in San Diego!1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on June 30, 2014
Join us for a deviantMEET in San Diego!
DeviantART and Madefire are teaming up at Comic-Con, and we're hosting a deviantMEET of epic proportions.
The Gaslamp Quarter by AndrewShoemaker
Our first ever deviantMEET in San Diego!
Like any great duo of artistic avengers, deviantART is joining forces with
Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!2 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Our first-ever deviantMEET in Las Vegas hit the jackpot!
On Sunday, December 1st, deviants were already lined up outside the doors at 5:00 PM, even though the event wasn't scheduled to start until 5:30! (A handful of amazingly dedicated super deviants arrived as early as 3:30 PM!) Far be it for us to wait to get the party started, so we opened the doors a little early, allowing the crowd to rush in. After signing our guestbook – we know, physical guestbooks are so Web 1.0, but they're great mementos! – our devious artists dispersed to play at the deviantART booth.
Stocked with six Intuos 5 Wacom tablets to play with, a 24-inch Cintiq, SketchBook Pro for sketching and painting, enough table seating for traditional drawing and portfolio review, and bags upon bags of free swag (including stress balls, deviantART Sharpies, and tons of free stickers), everyone found an awesome and creative way to spend their time.
Site Update: deviantART muro Brushes, deviantIDIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: deviantART muro Brushes, deviantID3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
deviantART muro Brushes Are Now Free!
deviantART muro, our cutting edge in-browser drawing tool, offers a variety of different brushes for use in creating digital paintings. In the past, we've offered some brushes for free, and others as part of premium brush packs. We're happy to announce that from today onward, we're offering all brushes for free.
Text Brush in deviantART muro (Beta T
The All New Urban HeadGearWorking with our overseas engineers, we've designed and built a technologically-superior piece of headwear which we're quite proud of. The new DeviantWEAR Urban Headgear unit is built from space-age materials which are clinically proven to block harmful and unwanted signals from affecting your brilliant creative mind.The All New Urban HeadGear6 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This specific initial release unit has been shown, in over one dozen clinical trials, to significantly enhance the creative person's ability to simply be creative without interference from radio signals, television signals, and other unwanted airwaves which could dramatically deteriorate the mind.
At deviantART, we believe in
Thank You for a Successful April Fools' DayHappy April Fools' Day!Thank You for a Successful April Fools' Day1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Last week we set out to prank deviants by introducing a new and completely fake technology: thoughtART! With some hard work and a little magic from dT, thoughtART came to life.
The Idea Behind The Technology
For this project, we were inspired by the advanced technology in "Her," a movie about a new artificially intelligent operating system. After a ton of discussions, we decided to introduce a new piece of technology that can sync with deviants' brainwaves to search for or create art. In actuality, a drawing was selected at random from a group of deviations created beforehand by deviantART staff members using deviantART muro. When users saw the art being created with their minds, they were actually watching deviantART muro redraw the artwork.
At midnight on April 2
DT 2011 Army Barracks Raccoon-ConDT 2011 Army Barracks Raccoon-Con4 years ago in Personal More Like This
dt developer group is 100% remote. We wrote about it in We're all remote before. Well, what we did not mention is that once per year, we get to see each other (often for the first time), and work in the same room on exciting new projects.
...so we all decided to go to this place!
(it looks much nicer in HDR)
Among the many sights: A rare action shot of Pachunka racing swiftly to the conference room at night, shooting beams of light and magic and rollerskates
Ah, Sunny San Francisco!
Ten years ago, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit.... Wait, no. That's not us. We'