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: 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 Discussion1 year 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
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 71 year 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 281 year 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
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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, deviantMEETs2 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
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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 281 year 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. <
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 Alliance2 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
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DT 2011 Army Barracks Raccoon-ConDT 2011 Army Barracks Raccoon-Con3 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'
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 20131 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Manga Studio EX 5 launching July 18 at Comic ConWe will be launching Manga Studio 5 EX at San Diego Comic Con on July 18, 2013.Manga Studio EX 5 launching July 18 at Comic Con8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Manga Studio 5 EX includes all of the features of Manga Studio 5 and the following key extra features:
1. Multiple-Page Story Layouts. Manga Studio 5 EX now enables artists to create multi-page stories and projects. Manga Studio 5 EX’s Story layout option is ideal for manga and comic artists to streamline their creative process and easily access their story files in one convenient area. The Story option will allow you to specify the number of pages you want to work on, add and delete pages, change the order of pages, create a 2 page spread from a single file, organize your story through the story management window and finally save your story in a convenient project file.
2. Backwards file compatibility with Manga Studio 4 EX and 4 Debut. Manga Studio 5 EX allows you to import all of your Manga Studio 4 EX and 4 Debut files including your .CPG page files and your .CST story (project) files. The Manga S
Site Update: DMCA Reporting, Multiple UploadsIn 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: DMCA Reporting, Multiple Uploads1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Improved DMCA Reporting System
DeviantART is dedicated to protecting our artists, and in an effort to be able to more quickly handle complaints by deviants who have had their rights infringed on, we have changed the way we receive complaints from the artist or the copyright holder.
We have now enabled artists and copyright holders to file DMCA takedown requests through an easy to use form. The DMCA is a formal notice and takedown system for copyright owners. It is not an arbitrary set of rules created by deviantART; it is a legal process which is respected the world o
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, deviantID1 year 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.
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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 review8 months 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.
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.Official deviantART Contests3 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Diablo II: Reaper of Souls Fan Art Contest - Deadline March 13, 2014
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Community Relations Celebrates !We're celebrating our 13th birthday with a vast array of exciting events and contests! Join us as we welcome in deviantART's 'teenage' yearsCommunity Relations Celebrates !7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First take a trip down memory lane with the Timeline of deviantART
Then get involved in one of the many events and contests listed below!
Contests & Challenges
deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest
When: August 5th - August 14th
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dA 13th Birthday Photomanip Challenge
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New Premium Feature: Multi- and Scheduled SubmitBeing a Premium Member just got sweeter! Multi-Submit and Scheduled Submit, two often-requested features that will make submitting to deviantART even easier, have just been launched to Premium Members!New Premium Feature: Multi- and Scheduled Submit9 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Multi-submit is a tabbed interface built into the Submit page which allows you to upload and submit multiple deviations at once.
There are several ways to upload multiple files:
Drag and drop several files onto the Submit page at once. Select several files from your Sta.sh by opening the "Select file from Sta.sh" modal and dragging to select, or by using control+click (command+click, for Mac users) to highlight several files at once.
Submit an entire stack from your Sta.sh by hovering over a st
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 HeadGear5 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.
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Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!Las Vegas deviantMEET Wrap-Up!3 months 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.
The New deviantART Submission ProcessThe New deviantART Submission ProcessThe New deviantART Submission Process1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
DeviantART is proud to announce a new way to submit and share your art. Our new submission process is powered by Sta.sh, our portable creative studio, making it quicker and easier to submit art than ever before!
Quick & Easy
The new consolidated and streamlined submission process is designed with ease of use in mind. The process is split into individual stages that guide you through the submission process for clarity. We've emphasized the most important settings of the submission process and collapsed the more advanced options for simplicity.
All In One
The new submit process is powered by Sta.sh, which gives you the ability to drag and drop files from your desktop, select files from your Sta.sh, and save your deviations so they can be submitted later. The new process also integrates our Premium Content feature, which allows you to sell digital downloads of your work.
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Join us for a deviantMEET in Las Vegas!We're be hosting a Las Vegas deviantMEET!Join us for a deviantMEET in Las Vegas!5 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Posted on October 3, 2013
What happens on deviantART doesn't stay on deviantART!
We're heading to Sin City, and we're betting on an amazing time with our deviants!
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