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Hello I'm EvilMadness the group founder of this the only W.I.T.C.H. Super Group on DA that I have personally seen, I love W.I.T.C.H. all the contests I have been apart of have been worth 25,000 points I want to keep this great series alive I have held two contest my first was a hypno W.I.T.C.H. contest to boost W.I.T.C.H. art on DA and use one of my personal favorite types of art hypno. If you keep up with me you'll find I've always been interested in hypnosis and 'uniting' the two was a unique idea I have had since I started out here at DA... the contest was worth 35,000 points evilmadness2010.deviantart.com… the biggest contest for W.I.T.C.H. I've seen on DA... until now :). The second contest I was honored to be apart of was to co-host with :iconicypansy: and was mainly to boost membership for her Will Vandom (the leader of W.I.T.C.H./the over all main character and keeper of the heart of Kandrakar) group that was worth about 27,000 points keeperoftheheart.deviantart.co… the contest did it's job well as more than 120 people are now members of that group following a good contest. This contest however will be my biggest worth 50,000 points it will have my personal favorite hypnosis and will have bonus as well for rare characters and couple images things that are I'm sad to say not enough of here. DA is still full however of alot of great W.I.T.C.H. art. This contest will be to do both of the things my last two contests were meant to do boost W.I.T.C.H. art (some with hypnosis hopefully) and to make this W.I.T.C.H. group one of the biggest on DA. So with that I will post the rules and prizes for this contest. Welcome to everyone joining and good luck :)... O ONE MORE THING ^^; you must be a member of this group to join our contest.
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Rules

Main

:bulletred: Theme:This isn't a set theme from this contest the following are just bonuses for the contest you can submit anything related to W.I.T.C.H. in this contest that means anything you draw will be allowed as long as it is family friendly.

Bonus Themes
Hypnosis: is a bonus for this contest and will count for any female character/characters of W.I.T.C.H. the animated series (2004) and/or comic series (2001).

Note: if you use hypnosis in your art with this theme must look like they are under the spell of the horn of hypnos ONLY (i.e. their eyes MUST LOOK like this nimga.com/f/9ZXh1.jpg , or nimga.com/f/I2Cka.jpg IF YOU PLAN ON USING HYPNOSIS).

Rare characters: is a bonus for this contest and will count for any character not seen as much in or used as much as the 5 main W.I.T.C.H. characters (i.e. Will Vandom, Irma Lair, Taranee Cook, Cornelia Hale, and Hay Lin), W.I.T.C.H. the animated series (2004) and/or comic series (2001).

Couple Images: will also have a bonus images with couples related to W.I.T.C.H. the animated series (2004) and/or comic series (2001) such as Will Vandom and Matt Olsen and/or Cornelia Hale and Caleb.

Note: NO OC related character will count if used with real W.I.T.C.H. characters as a couple image for this bonus.

Cosplay: is the last bonus theme you can use if you choose to do so. Cosplay is persons dress as characters of W.I.T.C.H. the animated series (2004) and/or comic series (2001) in real life.


Note:OC art will be allowed in this contest again it will only count if it's not used in a couple related image. Also Crossover art and Photo Manipulation is accepted (i.e. like what my friend KS does keeperseekerx.deviantart.com/g… ).

:bulletred: Digital art and Traditional art and Cosplay: You may submit any art type you like Digital (i.e. your art is done on a computer or something to that effect), or Traditional art (i.e. free hand or the usage of a pen and/or pencil) as well as Cosplay. The image is preformed to be in color, BUT it doesn't have to be it can be in black and white classical art. Please keep in mind the more detailed the better.Plus to make things interesting you can submit three entries. BUT ONLY ONE OF THEM CAN WIN A PRIZE NO ONE WILL GET MORE THAN ONE PRIZE. Three entries will give you a better chance to win SOMETHING.

:bulletred: How to Enter the contest: This is the official contest Journal Entry. If you wish to enter you must post a comment in here stating that you are entering the contest as well as posting a Journal Entry on your main page to advertize the contest so as many people as possible will know about this contest and enter you only post the prizes in your entry most people will be interested in that than anything so it's a must when doing your entry and is required if you want to take part in this contest. You must post a link to the entry on this Journal Entry, plus you when you upload your image for the contest you must give credit to this contest saying that the art you've done was for this art contest. YOU MUST BE A MEMBER TO JOIN OUR CONTEST this contest is after all to boost membership as well as W.I.T.C.H. art and lastly anything you submit is your to keep unless you want to give them to others after all your the one submitting it, working on it, etc. One more thing it is requested that you submit your art to this groups contest folder to help us keep up with art related to our contests :).

That should cover the contest rules and questions about them can be anwsered before someone joins our contest.

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Prizes

Grand prize winner 15,000 points (a 3,000 point bonus for hypnosis used on any female characters of W.I.T.C.H. no male characters can be used for this bonus, for rare characters of W.I.T.C.H.  male characters can be used in this bonus, couple images with only COUPLES from W.I.T.C.H. can be used in this bonus no CO's allowed for this bonus making the total 18,000 points for the grand prize winner) and a point 24 month Premium account/membership.

Also:
- an art request with 1 OC/FANART character of their choice, to be done in this style. Commission: Kyo by johngreekoCommission: Kit n' Rolf by johngreeko
- their winning piece will be featured to the group :icongirl-icious: and in :iconjohngreeko: page
- a llama badge given by :iconjohngreeko:

First place winner 5,000 points  (a 3,000 point bonus for hypnosis used on any female characters of W.I.T.C.H. no male characters can be used for this bonus, for rare characters of W.I.T.C.H. male characters can be used in this bonus, couple images with only COUPLES from W.I.T.C.H. can be used in this bonus no CO's allowed for this bonus making the total 8,000 points for the grand prize winner) and a point 12 month Premium account/membership.

Second place winner 3,000 points (a 3,000 point bonus for hypnosis used on any female characters of W.I.T.C.H. no male characters can be used for this bonus, for rare characters of W.I.T.C.H. male characters can be used in this bonus, couple images with only COUPLES from W.I.T.C.H. can be used in this bonus no CO's allowed for this bonus making the total 6,000 points for the grand prize winner) and a point 6 month Premium account/membership.

Also

1st & 2nd PLACE
- an art request with 1 OC/FANART character of their choice, to be done in this style (headshot). DISNEY BEAUTY SHOT - Ariel by johngreekoDISNEY BEAUTY SHOT - Pocahontas by johngreeko
- their winning piece will be featured to the group :icongirl-icious:
- a llama badge given by :iconjohngreeko:


No bonuses after Second place...

Third place winner 2,500 points and a 3 month Premium account/membership.

Fourth Place winner 1,500 points and a 3 month Premium account/membership.

Fifth place winner 1,000 points and a 3 month Premium account/membership.

Also

3rd to 5th PLACE
- their winning piece will be featured to the group :icongirl-icious:
- a llama badge given by :iconjohngreeko:

Runner up's

Sixth place 1,000 points and a 1 month Premium account/membership.
Seventh place 750 points and a 1 month Premium account/membership.
Eight place 500 points and a 1 month Premium account/membership.

Also

RUNNER-UPS
- a llama badge given by :iconjohngreeko:

Honorable Mentions

Ninth place 1 month Premium account/membership.
Tenth place 1 month Premium account/membership.


Cut off date and Judges


The following members will help with Judging the contest and will name winners at the end of the contest. After which I will be giving the prizes personally :).


1st: :iconjohngreeko:

2nd: :iconsugar-plum123:

3rd: :iconmirakial:

The due date will be at 12:00 pm my time or Central Standard Time (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_… ) for people living outside the good old Untied States on August 5th, 2013. The contest may be extended one week if the Judges feel the need to do so.

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Members Officially Entered in the contest:

:iconsyncingsink: :iconclovis-thecutestcat: :iconnionai: :icontheroseprince: :iconicypansy: :iconiluvshinyeevee030: :icontsuzaalzhea: :iconaquarian-rose: :iconbanditcat123: :iconyummingdoe4: :icondemonic-stickfigures: :iconxxsnowyxxx: :iconch4rm3d: :iconpurinru: :iconlilly-anne-artworks: :iconazuriin: :iconfictiontoart: :iconk-ibun: :iconsenseijiufu: :iconbipinkbunny: :icongalistar07water: :iconmaaronn: :icon11kairimayumi11: :iconfairychamber: :iconginduri: :iconmitchu:
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Members who have officially submitted art:

:iconbanditcat123: First Entry: All are mine at last by Banditcat123 Second Entry: Together forever witch by Banditcat123
:iconaquarian-rose: First Entry: Under my Spell by Aquarian-Rose Second Entry: Cornelia x Caleb by Aquarian-Rose
:iconpurinru: First Entry: Second Entry:
:iconclovis-thecutestcat: First Entry: :thumb381802993:
:iconlilly-anne-artworks: First Entry: :thumb382872872: Second Entry: :thumb382872913:
:iconch4rm3d: First Entry: W.I.T.C.H by Ch4rm3d
:iconazuriin: First Entry: CE: What's in the Misty Castle... by azuriin
:iconicypansy: First Entry: CE-Water mistress Cassidy by IcyPansy Second Entry: Wilma pink by IcyPansy
:iconyummingdoe4: First Entry: Tears of goodbye [CONT] by YummingDoe4 Second Entry: Dream of Might [COM] by YummingDoe4
:iconsenseijiufu: First Entry: Ultimate W.I.T.C.H. by Senseijiufu
:icondemonic-stickfigures: First Entry: W.I.T.C.H  will in hypnosis by Demonic-stickfigures
:iconk-ibun: First Entry: :thumb389640941:
:iconmaaronn: First Entry: :thumb390477212:
:icon11kairimayumi11: First Entry: CE: Light of Meridian by 11KairiMayumi11
:icongalistar07water: First Entry: We Will Dream Under the Sea by Galistar07water Second Entry: The Evolution of the Water Guardian by Galistar07water
:iconbipinkbunny: First Entry: CE- WITCH 2-7 by BiPinkBunny
:iconfairychamber: First Entry: Will and the magic wind by fairychamber
:iconginduri: First Entry: Hypnosis by Ginduri
:iconmitchu: First Entry: The Light of Meridian by Mitchu

About me

Sat Mar 22, 2014, 8:55 AM



Basics


Name: Tina
Nickname: griffsnuff, snuffen, Trygve, Tinu, griff, Tinasect
Age: 25
Born: 06.November.1989
Gender: Female
Relationship status: Single

Education/ Work


School: VGS - basic art
Campus: Høgskolen i Hedmark, Campus hamar - Batchelor/Animation
Work: Product tester at Scan4news, Store worker at a flower/coffee/tea/rocks/clothing/jewerly store and Freelancer in my own company, Griffsnuff CreatriveTiny logo for my company by griffsnuff

Physical


Eye color: Light blue
Height: 160 cm
Body type: Curvy and chubby belly. I love food. eue
Natural haircolor: Gray blonde
Dyed haircolor: Redbrown
Hairstyle: Hat/shorthair
Makeup: Very rare, mascara is what I use on the top eyelashes now and then xD
Clothing style: examples under

Clothing by griffsnuff

World


Nationality: Norwegian
Ethnicity: norse? XD
Recidence: Norway
Places visited: Sweden, Denmark,Finland, Germany, Latvia, Spain, Belgium, US - San diego, San pedro, Los Angeles.
Languages : Norwegian and English

Family


Living: Alone in my own appartment
Siblings: 3 brothers and one sister. Two half siblings aswell.
Pets: A black cat, stickbugs,  goldfishtank, snailtank, and two more fishtanks.

Lifestyle & Hobbies

Shrooms - Ghosts - Fire - water - fish - pumpkin - wood - bugs - skulls - stars
Hobbies: Drawing, gaming, singing,sorting stuff, watching documentaries/movies/sleeping/rolling/
Collecting: Pokemon cards, and gem/rocks/Icons
Rocks/minerals:Labradorite, Larvikite, boulder opal
Music: I listen to a lot of diffrent things, no screaming though.
Books: The Darren shan saga, demonata and the power of five. And geology books
Series: ATLAB/ House/ MLP friendship is magic/, Doctor who/ Myth busters/Game of thrones/ Masterchef/Hotelhell/Game of thrones/Dropdeaddiva/Arrow/Bones/ Grimm.
Anime:Samurai champloo/onepiece/Black butler/Blue exorsist/Kill la kill/Tokyo Ghoul/LoveStage/moomins
2Dfilm:Mulan/Howlsmovingcastle/Sword of the stranger/Nausica/BEauty and the beast/We're back/Pokemon 2000/Anastasia/Peterpan/Sword of a stranger
3Dfilm:Rise of the guardians/ kungfupanda1,2/HTTYD 2/Happyfeet/
Movies:Mamamia/van helsing/Constantine/Equalibrium/Guardians of the galaxy/Avengers/Ragnarok/Chicago/Big stan/Evolution/
Games:Minecraft/Metal Gear Solid/Yoshi's Island/Pokemon crystal/Robot unicorn attack/ Bayonetta/Metal Gear Rising/ Castle vania 4/ Donkeykong country 4/ 
Religion/beliefs: NONE
Drink/smoke/Drugs: Rum :D
Sports: CHESS is the only one I can do, I do like swimming though 8D

Favourites


Colors: Orange/Hotpink/teal
Animals: Tapirs/bullfinches/foxes/Kois/deers/antelopes
Bugs/small critters etc: Love them all :'D
Pokemon: Pumpkabo/Gourgeist/Paras/Parasect/Pidgeotto/lugia
Mlp: PinkyPie/MaudPie
Food: mushrooms/Beef/panfried things/Brocoli/Fish/Pizza
Candy: Kinder chocolate/cheeze doodles
Drinks: BURN-LEMONflavor/Icedtea/water
Fandom: Jetstream sam ass

Dislikes #


# Food: Cakes/cookies/Hamburgermeat/dried fruit (yuck) Icecream, to much sweetness
# Music: Screaming unrythmical music
# Candy: Liquorice/paprika chips
# Color: Blue+Yellow
# Animal: Bunnies/rabbits/ Bichon frise dawgs


Bad habits: Biting the skin off my fingers :C/rips healing wounds back up D8<
Pet peeves: Screaming children/most bodysmells/excuse making/ begging/ unrespectfull people/ asskissing/Dirty kitchens or bathrooms/ bragging/victimizing/obvious lying/ kids in general/creepy furries or religious people who cant keep their fandom/belief to themselves / People who cant read texts or asks questions that can easily be answered either in peoples faq's or google.Overly testosterone proned people, who let their pride control discussions. (this counts for females aswell yes). Any overly femenist comment, Obvious hypocrits. Repeating sounds over a long period of time, being bothered when I am in sorting mode xD. negativityyyyyyyyyyyyy all the time.

These questions: (since I get them every single day and they can be found in my faq's in like 10 seconds or less xD)
- its my birthday, can you draw me something?
- My <insertperson/animal> is sick/dying, please spread!!1
- What texture do you use?
- What program do you use?
- How much is a commission?
- Join my group/contest
- Can we be friends?
- Can I breed my character with yours?
- Can I make your characters sibling?
- You probably will not see/answer/bother to reply,<insert ?>


Phobias: Heights D8 and phones :C

Art


Drawing programs: Photoshop/Flash Cs3
Tablet: Wacom Bamboo Fun
Traditional: Acrylics/colorpencils
Some styles I draw in: Examples under

Gathering by griffsnuff    Paintings
Sick by griffsnuff  Lineart/colored

Fun by griffsnuff  Lineless

Icon_Minku by griffsnuffIcon_Pen by griffsnuff Icon_Pearl by griffsnuff Pixel
Sykkel by griffsnuff            Animation

Fire by Photosock Photo (not as often)
( I use a Casio Exilim 12 megapixel camera)

Paper fisk by griffsnuff  Papercrafts

Size wall by griffsnuff    Painting on things with acrylics

To lazy to list more specific things xD




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How to join [ Announcement! ]

Sat Mar 17, 2012, 3:36 PM by RabuRabbit:iconraburabbit:



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Announcements:



Hello everyone! It's been a while but I'd like to (informally) announce that there'll be an enrollment period/potential sometime near the end of the month or beginning of the next! Nothing set's in stone yet but here's hoping... *crosses fingers*

There may be changes to how applying for the group works so it may not be the same as previous enrollment (aka don't commit to the stuff below just yet). Details will be revealed as soon as they are finalized.

But for now feel free to work/revamp CS, drop by chat for conversation or questions!

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Remember to read this journal carefully, if you are missing components at the session's end, you will be dropped from voting. [though since this is voting... it's probably best to go beyond the minimal requirements ]

 If you are planning to join the next session submit your CS into the POTENTIAL SESSION folder. This is a new folder and will be cleared after every session. If you cannot submit, then note the group to have it added.

:new: For those who have been accepted but dropped off the face of the planet after getting in, if you go for months without activity your membership will be reconsidered. It's not cool to do that for the majority that voted for you. 8(
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Info



So you wanna join MAGE... well then you're gonna need to read through this entire journal ( several times if you need to. ) before you should consider attempting to join!!! Also read everything group-related you can get your cute little hands on. Better to be informed then to ask something that's stated here or somewhere else already. Otherwise it makes you come off as lazy/someone who doesn't really care about the group. :iconimadplz:

( Also this guide is good in general to read over even if certain parts don't apply to this group. )

First of all keep in mind that this is a semi-private group. Semi-private meaning it basically functions as a private rp group with members inviting their friends in with limited invitations. This doesn't mean if you don't know anyone, you have no chance of getting in however! We're (or at least RabuRabbit) is always looking to add a couple new people to the MAGE family every so often. However!!! Since we limit the amount to very very small numbers, we obviously have to have some sort of criteria to evaluate on.

Stuff to keep in mind
:bulletpink:  Are you a nice person? Can you get along well with others? We're pretty close-knit so if you have a tendency to cause problems be aware I won't hesitate to boot you even if you get in fair and square. Also RabuRabbit  is overlord so listen to her and treat prompts as word of god. :iconcutehiplz:
:bulletyellow: We're mainly looking for another person to just rp with so we do want people who will be active. I've noticed that a lot of people who try out and get in just die off when they're accepted. It may be for various reasons, but to me it sends a message that you don't actually care for the group and are moreso in it for the status of being in the group. e_e
-Therefore from now on if you get in and die off you'll get a warning...  if you're no longer interested or do not respond within a reasonable amount of time you'll get kicked from the group. It's really unfair (and rude) to the other people who tried to get in.
-You are free to try again though!
:bulletgreen: RPs (and nearly all events) take place within the chatroom(s). if you are uncomfortable with using that and just prefer headcanoning you might have some issues for this group since we often require rp logs. In fact if you're interested in joining, it's highly recommended you drop by and hang out even during non-acceptance periods. It never hurts to get to know people beforehand, ask questions, and just show your interest in the group.
:bulletblue: Despite all the beeeeeautiful art ( *doki* ) our members churn out, we are not art-based. You do not need to be of a certain level-- though you should be able to put a character sheet together. (This is the only art requirement since certain events require you to come up with designs based off your OC). That being said, there is a loooooooooot of text to read for this group. It can be a bit overwhelming at first since there's a lot to do but everyone gets used to it eventually so don't worry!


Potential RP Session



Check for specific dates. These are usually once every 2 months or so and last a week. Basically you will be giveen a chance to "try out" the group by rping/having your character integrated into MAGE. These will be considered non-canonical (aka wiped) though if you get in, you may ask individually if you may keep it canon.

This is your chance to show what an interesting character you can play! As well as allow us to get to know you better. Don't treat it as some systematic tryout... really try to be a part of the group. After all if you feel natural in the group, chances are people will vote for you.

Voting is pretty basic. After the potential session, all qualifying characters are put up in a private voting session in which members vote on who they liked interacting with. RabuRabbit does not participate in the voting so it's pointless to suck up jsyk. :iconmingplz: (Though if we can't get along there's a whole other issue (: )

To qualify:
This is the bare minimum. I would highly recommend going beyond this. I mean if you only rp with like 2 people then... your chances at securing votes... It's not really an issue of if people like your character or not, it's just they're more liekly to vote for characters they got attached to.

1. Do at least 1 front page rp.
* Members will post prompts for you to reply to.
*If your rp is not of substantial length than it won't count. No more of these "1-2 replies and you're checked off deals"
*I'll trust you to be diligent with your replies! However if a member is at fault for replying slow you won't be penalized for it.
*You are free to take on as many of these roleplays as you would like (reply to as many comments as you want) AS LONG AS YOU CAN KEEP UP. Please be considerate and don't comment on more roleplays than you can keep up with, or you'll be preventing others from chances to be voted for!
2. 1  chatroom rp
*please have the person you rped with submit a rp log. (so both they and you get credit!)
*should be of decent length so something actually happens. Before strting you should probably make sure you have time to rp.
3.  Introduction post
* A lot of us don't get to know you guys before voting/rping with you  so tell us a little bit about yourself!  
:bulletpink: Comment on this post. It'll be reposted on the voting page (that you guys don't see...LOL)
:bulletyellow: 3-5 sentences about yourself! This can be anything you want. : )
:bulletgreen: 2-5 sentences about why you want join mage, what you're interested in accomplishing here, etc.
:bulletblue: 3-5 sentences about your potential character!
*If you already did this in a previous session you can just copypasta the same post again so it returns to the top or paste the link or rewrite.... etc






[ CS creation ]



1.) Submit a character sheet to the "potentials folder".


To start your application process, you'll want to fill out the character sheet template by drawing your MAGE character on the sheet provided, following all the rules on the template and other journals (especially the Creation Guide).

Once you've done this, you can submit your completed character sheet to the Potential Mages folder in the group favorites. Being accepted into this folder does not mean the character has been checked over, and you are free to edit your character sheet at any time. Submit a character you are confident in!
:bulletblack: You may submit a WIP
:bulletblack:  You do not need a "perfect" CS so if you make mistakes... don't worry. It's mandatory for accepted members to have a private  one-on-one discussion session with RabuRabbit where your CS will be looked over and be fixed then. Also it'll be a free question session so remember to bring your questions.
:bulletblack:  You do not need to choose a mage item or abilities at this time (although you can!). All abilities will have to be approved by RabuRabbit to ensure they are not OP.
:bulletblack:  Although you can come up with a past history… I would highly prefer you keep it to yourself at the moment. All mages appear in Fyr'st with convenient memory wipe either NO memory or very brief memories due to unknown reasons (you can read the Chairman's Letters found in the journal about this). You will have to speak with me about their history because it might not fit in the universe's canon…

FAQ



What type of character do you guys like? Is more likely to get in?



There's no correct answer to this since this is based off votes and everyone has different characteristics that appeal to them. An interesting character isn't limited to certain personality quirks or a certain look. Personally, I think even characters that have cliched attributes can be interesting (our group is even based off a number of cliches), it's all about how you present your character and how they interact with others.

You can always go through the gallery as well! You wouldn't want a character that's too similar to another already in the group after all...

I didn't get in... does this mean my character was bad?



Whether your character gets in or not depends on a number of factors! Maybe people just liked other characters more than yours. Maybe you just didn't get enough votes even if you were close to the top voted characters. We won't tell you why your character got in (since the variables are so scattered) but if you personally think you can do better, then do so!

If you feel like you have a good character then you're free to try again next session! Remember that there's only a few that get in every month so... it could just be due to that limiting factor rather than you not having a character suited for the group.

What is brabds?



Who knows. There's a lot of inside jokes that you'll pick up during your stay here so look forward to uncovering them!

Chat Bot?



The chatroom's main bot is labbit. It does neat things. Check here for some basic commands. We use the $note command quite often, it's really cool so check it out when you have the chance.

Is my ability okay? Too overpowered?



At the time of writing the battle system is being overhauled but...

If you think it's OP, it probably is. Keep in mind you are level 01. If this was an mmo you'd be that poor lost soul with n00b equipment (except you don't even get starting equipment here). You shouldn't have something that is on par to a level 5 mage.

Don't feel like you need a super complex/cool ability. A simple ability can be just as if not more effective than a cluttered one. (seriously, you might just end up with a headache at the end... if we have to discuss back and forth for hours/days--which has happened--you may want to rethink your abilities). Cluttering an ability runs the risk of making it OP or just several abilities in one. ( you can get additional abilities )

I don't personally do ability check until after acceptance but here are some examples of a good ability and a bad ability.

For the sake of this example I'll be simplifying how stats are integrated.

:bulletblack: Good - A powerful upward slash, followed by a downward motion. (basically 2 hits )
See see nice and simple. Easy to understand. Something like this is perfectly fine. For this each hit would be "50% power" if successful.
:bulletblack: Bad - A powerful upward slash, followed by a downward motion with a chance of stun.
It's actually not that bad but by making it more complex you'll need to get more specific. Also by adding stun chance you're making the overall ability weaker.
:bulletblack: Good - A powerful upward slash, followed by a downward motion with a 25% chance of stun with the success of the follow-up slash.
With this each slash becomes 37% since you're sacrificing your  damage ability for something else. You can only imagine how weak an attack would be with 10+ attacks.
:bulletblack: Avoid heal abilities if possible. If you really want one, then  you can discuss with me though expect it to be super nerfed in terms of efficiency. I'd be careful about treading onto buff/debuff territory as well.
:bulletblack: Try and avoid abilities that have multiple abilities in them. In the past I've allowed this due to the randomization factor but... ( of course you are free to discuss with me )
:bulletblack: Not really ability related but generated weapons are much weaker than a single solid weapon. The advantage to generated is that you don't really have to carry it around, you can just "summon" them whereas a solid weapon has to be dragged around/can be knocked away and would need to be retrieved.
:bulletblack: Uhhh don't use RabuRabbit's character(s) as an example for ability creation. Those are more suited for plot/npc purposes rather than straight up battle. if you try and make abilities that affect plot outcome you'll be diving into Mary-Sue/Gary-Stu territory..

Chat Prompts?


If you see RabuRabbit post something in chat with bold text... :iconwhoknowsplz:

Is this appropriate?



If there is any doubt in your mind... then it probably is. Better to be safe than sorry right? You can always ask me or other members.

Do I need to have access to chatroom



Everything goes on there. Be there or be square. :iconwhoknowsplz:


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Journal Entry: Mon Sep 15, 2014, 10:22 PM
Nothing I ever make will top this.


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I knew the first sheet would be very popular so I made preparations for a second sheet, its the exact same, but just different numbers!

The rules are slightly different, but still very much the same, not all has changed! Just read carefully!

:bulletblue: There will be more than one sheet available (which I have made) each with 24 spaces.

:bulletred: You can only have one fantroll at the very most, no more and no exceptions.

:bulletblue: Below this the base will be shown, you may pick a number of where you'd like to place your fantroll.

:bulletred: If you wish to change places with someone who has a number you'd rather, you will need to ask them first.

:bulletblue: This is only a space reference, you're not stuck with one pose, be as creative as you want whilst trying to stay in your space.

:bulletred: If you want your fantroll to interact with another fantroll, please take that up with who ever you wish to interact with.

:bulletblue: When you're part of the collab is done, please make sure that your fantroll(s) only take up one layer of the file.

:bulletred: DO NOT DELETE ANYONES WORK


I would like these to be in .sai file types, if you dont have painttool sai, its no problem, make sure it is in .pdf and send it my way so I can fix it

On that note, DO NOT save the file under .jpg .png or any of the sort, try and keep it either .psd or .sai please. It will also help if your fantrolls background is transparent.

Also, comment below what number you'd like and I will make a list with your icons beside the name


PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE FILE TO MAKE A START ON YOUR WORK, PLEASE KEEP THE RULES IN MIND!

===> Initial Idea 2 by DoctorAmy <=== Click for larger view, and download and make a start if you've your space secured!

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:iconrhodart: has shared a height chart incase anyone would like to use it sta.sh/02eizaazv3jl
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Original Link: theprodesigner.com/10-tips-for…
Traductora: Anima-dos
Adobe Photoshop es una herramienta increíble, tanto para fotógrafos como para diseñadores gráficos.

Photoshop  es una plataforma que acoge de igual forma a principiantes, usuarios intermedios y expertos. Por supuesto, los principiantes siempre necesitarán algún tiempo para acostumbrarse a la interfaz y al panel de herramientas. El concepto más importante que debe aprenderse es el de las capas; en muchos casos los principiantes encuentran difícil el aprovechamiento de las capas, especialmente si están acostumbrados a otros productos.

Aquí tenéis unos cuantos trucos para  principiantes que os ayudarán  a comprender las bases de Photoshop:


Crea espacios de trabajo customizados para distintos tipos de proyecto:
Photoshop te permite crear espacios de trabajo customizados que te mostrarán los paneles necesarios para un proyecto específico. Por ejemplo, si planeas trabajar con texto, te interesará seguramente mantener abiertas los paneles de Párrafo y Tipo. Pero si más tarde deseas trabajar con fotos, lo conveniente sería cerrar los paneles de texto para hacer sitio a los de edición fotográfica, como los cambios de color y las brochas. Con los espacios de trabajo customizados puedes hacer esto muy rápidamente.

Una vez que hayas preparado todos los paneles que necesitarás,  ve a
VENTANA>ESPACIO DE TRABAJO>GUARDAR ESPACIO DE TRABAJO, nombra tu espacio de trabajo y guárdalo. Un factor importante a tener en cuenta es nombrar los espacios de manera identificable y eficaz, esto nos ahorrará tiempo al cargarlos más tarde.

Abre la misma imagen en dos ventanas:
Cuando se trabaja en una imagen con muchos detalles, es normal utilizar mucho las lupas de aumento y disminución.  En lugar de utilizar las lupas,  puedes abrir la imagen en dos ventanas al mismo tiempo.  

Herramienta mano instantánea:
Seguramente os hayáis frustrado muchas veces al tener que cambiar de herramienta para moveros por el lienzo. La solución es presionar la (BARRA ESPACIADORA) y esto activará temporalmente la herramienta MANO. Al soltar la barra, regresarás a la herramienta que estabas usando previamente.

Deshaciéndose de las hormiguitas
Al realizar una selección se activará por defecto una línea intermitente para mostrarte el área seleccionada (las hormiguitas), pero en ocasiones resulta muy engorroso. Para ocultarlas, presiona (CTRL  H); para que reaparezcan, repite el atajo de teclado.

Comando Deshacer:
Para deshacer tu última operación, presiona (CTRL Z), repite el comando para anular el “deshacer”.  Esto te será especialmente útil cuando trabajes con las herramientas sobreexponer y subexponer.
Si deseas ejecutar “paso atrás” presiona repetidamente (CTRL ATL Z). Te llevará tan atrás como llegue tu historial.

Controla tus cuadros de color:
Presiona (D) para resetear tus cuadros de color al predeterminado blanco (fondo) y negro (brocha). Presiona (X) para intercambiar los colores de fondo y brocha. Para seleccionar un color completamente nuevo, haz  doble clic sobre el cuadro del cual quieras cambiar el color.

Seleccionar colores de una imagen:
Presiona (I) para activar el cuentagotas, haz clic con el cuentagotas sobre el color deseado y este será tu nuevo color de brocha.  Si haces esta misma operación presionando (ALT) el color que selecciones será el nuevo color de fondo.

Cambia el tamaño de la brocha:
Con la herramienta brocha seleccionada, presiona (]) para aumentar el tamaño de la misma y ([) para disminuirlo.

La herramienta mover (flechas)
Acostúmbrate a utilizar el atajo de teclado de la herramienta mover, el cual es la letra (V). Una vez que la herramienta mover está activa, puedes utilizarla junto con tus flechas de teclado para ampliar la selección. Para acelerar el desplazamiento, pulsa una flecha direccional del teclado (arriba, abajo, izquierda o derecha) y MAYUSCULAS, eso moverá la selección  10 píxeles. Si simplemente presionas las flechas, esto moverá la selección en un pixel en la dirección que marque la flecha.

Esconder los paneles:
Presiona (TAB) para esconder un paneles. Para hacerlo reaparecer, presiona (TAB) de nuevo.  Para ocultar todos los paneles salvo la barra de herramientas presiona (MAYUSCULAS  TAB)

Acercar y Alejar (LUPAS)
Presiona (+) para hacer zoom en la imagen y () para alejarte y tener una vista más general.

Navegando en imágenes grandes
Si has hecho un zoom cercano en una imagen ya muy grande de por sí y te has perdido, puedes saltar directamente a unas vistas específicas utilizando estos atajos:
Presiona   ( INICIO ) para situar la vista en la esquina superior izquierda de la imagen.
Presiona ( FIN )  para situarte en la esquina inferior derecha.
Presiona (AVPAG) para mover toda la vista hacia abajo una pantalla completa
Presiona (CTRL  PAGEDOWN) para moverte hasta abajo del todo.
Presiona  (CTRL REPAG) para situarte arriba del todo.

Selecciona sólo los píxeles de una capa
La manera más fácil de hacer esto es situarse en una capa trasparente, pulsar ( CTRL ) y hacer clic en la capa con el objeto en el panel de capas. Esto asegurará que sólo se seleccionen los píxeles visibles en lugar de toda la capa.

Ordena las imágenes para mejorar la visibilidad:
Cuando abres muchos archivos en Photoshop, aparecen en modo cascada, superponiéndose los unos a los otros y dificultando la selección individual de cada uno. Para superar este pequeño problema, ve a VENTANA>ORGANIZAE (arrange)>FORMAR UN MOSAICO CON TODOS LOS ARCHIVOS ABIERTOS . Si deseas cerrarlos todos, no pierdas tiempo haciéndolo individualmente, presiona ( CTRL ALT W)

Deshacerse de la ventana de bienvenida o llamarla de vuelta:
Siempre que abrimos Photoshop aparece la ventana de bienvenida que ofrece links a distintos tutoriales, sugerencias y trucos. Después de un tiempo, es posible que quieras deshacerte de ella. Hay un pequeño cuadro de texto en la propia ventana que sirve  para desactivarla. Si por casualidad cambiases de idea y quisieras volver a tenerla, puedes reactivarla en el menú AYUDA.

Navega por todos tus documentos abiertos.
A veces queremos encontrar un documento en concreto entre muchos abiertos que mantenemos minimizados. Abrirlos uno a uno es muy engorroso, por lo que es mejor presionar (CTRL TAB) repetidamente para navegar muy rápido a través de todos ellos y localizar el que nos interesa.
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Spotlight Features - Volume 14

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:07 AM


A news series featuring art selected by me. There will be a wide range of themes and genres covered. In addition, there will be periodic interviews and artist spotlights.

:+fav: If you like this article, please add it to your favorites to help spread the love for the art and artists within.




Poll Features


It is widely known that many famous artists, composer, and authors have had the frustration of having a work they felt was sub-par gain huge popularity while pieces they worked harder on and adore sat un-noticed.  This is the same for everyday deviants. I recently ran a poll asking for deviants to share with me their thoughts on this and share their own art. Here is Part 2 of the answers--the first piece being the most faved and the second being the one they wished had more love. To see the original poll, click here.

:bulletblue: :iconleafbreeze7: Leafbreeze7

The Assassin by Leafbreeze7 Quiet in the Forest by Leafbreeze7


:bulletblue: :iconastralseed: Astralseed

Mature Content

Pissing by Astralseed
Dream 2011 by Astralseed


:bulletblue: :iconfuzzy-artemis: Fuzzy-Artemis

Flip by Fuzzy-Artemis Christmas Shee by Fuzzy-Artemis


:bulletblue: :iconemmyisazebra: EmmyIsAZebra

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:bulletblue: :iconalazada9855: alazada9855

More Different Ones by alazada9855 Passion flower and bee by alazada9855


:bulletblue: :iconhoneyshuckle: HoneyShuckle

Loftwings like to eat heads by HoneyShuckle Lab rats by HoneyShuckle


:bulletblue: :iconnightshade-keyblade: nightshade-keyblade

A Gift for Aerith Gainsborough
When the school gates finally opened, crowds of keyed up teens stormed out into the snow, animated at last by the prospect of being free for the winter holidays. Nothing could stop them from building snowmen, rolling snowballs down the hill to watch them grow, and laying down to make snow angels. Not to mention having massive snowball fights. Before long, hordes of students were forming groups, pelting each other with snowballs, and the park near the school was filled with howls of delight. They were going to be there till the cows came home, possibly even longer.
But for Cloud Strife, he was happy for a different reason. Christmas was only two days away, which was plenty of time for him to get that sculpture he saw in Barrett Wallace's pottery shop. It was an intricate clay sculpture of an angel, with her hands clasped in front of her chest and her wings spread out from behind her. He had his eye on it for quite some time, since he knew exactly who to give it to.
Aerith Gainsborough,
A Thousand SummersMy weary eyes behold Mary, cradling me to sweet serenity
As I dream, Isolde's head lies on my shoulder, breath warm on my neck
And though I see her not, hear her not, I'm not afraid
Her light unfetters my courage time and again.
I err wide awake in this forlorn winter.
Despairing, I lose my footing.
The warmth of her adoring embrace is the sweetest medicine
For the fear that has frozen my soul.
Her love is an oasis at the edge of sorrow's desert
Not a mirage deceiving the stricken fool.
The world may tremble, the sky may tumble
But she will always endure.
A woman's kiss is worth a thousand summers
And a mouthful of water from the river Kawthar
I will not hesitate to collect one more scar in my heart
A risk worth taking until I find the True One.



:bulletblue: :iconsparklyshuichi42: Sparklyshuichi42

Magnet by Sparklyshuichi42 Leaves by Sparklyshuichi42


:bulletblue: :iconblissfullysarcastic: BlissfullySarcastic

Fav Whore by BlissfullySarcastic Rainbowmotes: Animated Emote Pack by BlissfullySarcastic


:bulletblue: :iconcatluvr2: catluvr2

Delivering the mail by catluvr2 snobbish by catluvr2


:bulletblue: :iconeitvys200: Eitvys200

Mini deviantART icons legend by Eitvys200 Start the fire by Eitvys200


:bulletblue: :iconaikascupcake: AikasCupcake

SS: Santa's Little Helper by AikasCupcake C R E A T E by AikasCupcake


:bulletblue: :iconcaseyjewels: CaseyJewels

NaNoWriMo 2011 Stamp by CaseyJewels A Little Bit of Right"Nothing new since you left twenty minutes ago. I'm sorry."
The voice played like a message recording, and without a word Will snapped the phone shut. He kicked the door open with his foot as he shifted his papers and briefcase around, and then he stepped inside the house. Immediately the tired cop was bombarded by his six-year-old son. The young, brown-haired child wrapped his arms tightly around his father's legs and then looked up with his matching brown eyes, which were filled with uncertainty and with questions. Will looked down at the child, and it was almost as if he was looking into a mirror of the past. Only, his life had been easy, while Chance's was anything but. His entire family was hurting right now, and he was hurting, but all he could do was give a slight shake of his head to answer the unspoken questions, and that was what hurt most of all.
Chance's gaze dropped slightly, but then the child forced a smile onto his face and moved forward, out of the small entry and into



:bulletblue: :iconraph1966: Raph1966

They're NOT TRASH stamp by Raph1966 Raph the Snow Centaur colored by Raph1966


:bulletblue: :icongold-ringed-eyes: Gold-Ringed-Eyes

Desert Houndoom Trio by Gold-Ringed-Eyes Roto by Gold-Ringed-Eyes


:bulletblue: :iconyobuko: Yobuko

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:bulletblue: :iconsteffel: Steffel

Springtime in Prox by Steffel Eyes of Mist 5Chapter 5 – Dark Journey
Ayala had lost all sense of time. Had they been going for minutes, hours, days? It seemed like an eternity.
She considered switching her bundle from her left to the right but she had already strained her right arm when she had tried clearing the entrance and she feared the wound might open after all. She blinked tiredly and almost walked into the wall that had risen suddenly in front of her. Stumbling she came to a halt.
The Shakaree – Jorcan she reminded herself – stepped up next to her and into the light of the torch. She realized that this was not a wall, but a massive stone gate. Hesitantly she put her bundle down, placed both hands on the gate, drew in a deep breath and pushed.
With just a sliver of resistance the gate swung open and Ayala staggered forwards. She just barely managed to regain her footing but behind her she heard Jorcan give an amused snort. Trying to conceal her embarrassment she reached for her bu



:bulletblue: :iconladybrookecelebwen: LadyBrookeCelebwen

Noldor Error by LadyBrookeCelebwen No"Irisse!", spinning around, she looked for who was shouting. Finally, just as she was about to give up, something jumped out of the ceiling and appeared in front of her.
"Arakano! At least you're here with me – tell me, where are the rest?" Arakano's smile slipped a little bit, before returning in full force. It was the same smile that he had given her so many times when they had lived, right before he tried to cover up some new disaster.
He laughed, "The rest of who? Surely, little, news reached even you that Father, Findekano, and our cousins were still alive."
She went to punch him in the chest, but he sprung back, "Uncle and Ambarto of course. Where are they?"
This time, his smile slipped off his face and didn't return. "Irisse – surely, you have better things to do than wonder where they are?"
"Where are they?" she demanded, "Where has Namo placed them? Arakano, this isn't funny."
"Irisse, you know the oath they swore. Why would you think that they would be here? Eternal



:bulletblue: :iconfridasort: FridaSort

Broken Rose Petals by FridaSort Saving Ourselves by FridaSort


:bulletblue: :icongwendolyn12: Gwendolyn12

I Choose Life by Gwendolyn12 Forest Of No Return by Gwendolyn12


:bulletblue: :icongemastarlight: GemaStarlight

Pets at Hogwarts by GemaStarlight Chibi Layla by GemaStarlight


:bulletblue: :iconrawritzkat: RAWRItzKat

KittyNyaNya15 Contest Entry by RAWRItzKat Beehive67 Contest Entry by RAWRItzKat


:bulletblue: :icondrawing-stars-02: Drawing-Stars-02

Bubble Wraps :D by Drawing-Stars-02 S*M*A*R*T by Drawing-Stars-02


:bulletblue: :iconkurosaki224: Kurosaki224

SolitudeI prefer to see, but not be seen.
I prefer to hear, but not be heard,
As I hide in the shadows, waiting, for what?
The few who notice my presence are unnerved.
I am a chameleon, my skin ever changing,
Adapting to conceal my true identity.
Who I am now is only shallow, skin deep.
My soul, hidden well, is a mysterious entity.
My eyes, cold, look out at the world.
I see everything, but nothing sees me.
I am merely an observer, tasked with keeping watch.
I am safe in my solitude, and that's how I like it to be.
Eragon Cover Sketch - Saphira by Kurosaki224


:bulletblue: :iconfurana: Furana

Here Comes Rosy - Redo by Furana Blatz the Fox - Ref by Furana


:bulletblue: :icontiavon: TiaVon

Toph Bei Fong. by TiaVon The Spirit of.. by TiaVon


:bulletblue: :iconchasingshadowsphoto: ChasingShadowsPhoto

Ezio by ChasingShadowsPhoto Pathway of Peace by ChasingShadowsPhoto


:bulletblue: :iconcamdissa: Camdissa

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:bulletblue: :iconravenswd: Ravenswd

Escape Pod by Ravenswd The Paupers Who Saw the World   It was fifty feet tall, and appeared to be made entirely out of smoke. When it spoke, it was with a voice of thunder. "You will bring me the Minotaurs of Doom," it said.
   The two humans standing before it had heard this before. The smoke-creature had made the same demand earlier. "I already told you," shouted one of the humans. "One of the Minotaurs disappeared twenty-five years ago. The other one alone won't do you any good!"
   "You two are time-travellers. Yes, I know these things. You will fetch both Minotaurs and bring them to me."
   "What happens if we don't?"
   "I have extended my... I do not know the word in English."
   "Arms?" asked one of the humans.
   "Tentacles?" suggested the other.
   "No!" shouted the smoke-creature, lightning flashing angrily within it.
   "Lightning?"
   "Lightning! I have extended my lightning a



:bulletblue: :icondully101: dully101

Minecraft Mangekyou Sharingan by dully101 ninja with double swords by dully101


:bulletblue: :iconpeppermint334: Peppermint334

Featherfall by Peppermint334 Fish in the Sky by Peppermint334


:bulletblue: :iconfreakingpurple: freakingpurple

Book Bear in the Jungle by freakingpurple Flower 3 by freakingpurple


:bulletblue: :iconmr-confused: Mr-Confused

Mature Content

Mature Content




:bulletblue: :iconjaona: Jaona

You're finally mine by Jaona Chaos God Xom by Jaona


:bulletblue: :iconhorizonred: horizonred

Up in smoke by horizonred Peace... by horizonred


:bulletblue: :iconsnowsniffer: SnowSniffer

Normal People Scare Me by SnowSniffer Walking by SnowSniffer


And adding my own, because I can...

True Friends Stab Front by mirz-alt Secrets - A Dark Flame Story   Some say Gale City is the worst place to live in the whole United States. I've been living here since I was two years old. Considering I'm ten now, I guess that's not a long time, but eight years is usually long enough to get to know a place. Before I was placed in Gale—and I can really remember that far back—I used to live in Chicago. My mom and stepdad and four sisters lived in a two bedroom apartment in the projects. It was clean and we had food to eat. The problem was that dad always needed money to pay for the "junk." Back then, I never understood why anyone would want to buy garbage. I now know that junk doesn't mean trash, but it is garbage, and people pay through the nose for it.
   Maybe you're wondering how a kid can know so much. Well, in Gale you learn to know or you end up doing something bad—and ten years old is too young to die. I've always picked up things fast, and I don't even watch t.v. that much. Bobby Brali and me





Spotlight Interview



In this series, I hope to introduce the community to some artists who have been around dA for a while. Some are known, some are still relativity unknown. The interviews are meant to be short and sweet. I encourage you to check out the artist's full gallery and add them to your devWatch.

:iconaliciabel: -- This issue, we talk to digital artist, AliciaBel

:bulletwhite: Could you introduce yourself and tell us a little about yourself and your dA life?

Hello, My name is Alicia. Professionally, I design characters for scrapbooking stamps. I met DeviantArt through a Photoshop's forum which I participated in it. I think DeviantArt is a great place to see the work of other artists and also to be known and find career opportunities.


:bulletwhite: What would you say your main artform is? Secondary?

Normally  I draw my own characters, in a sweet, childlike style, but sometimes I draw sexy girls. I also paint realistic digital portraits.


:bulletwhite: When did you start pursuing your art? What prompted you to?

Since I was a child I liked to draw. I drew much all the time, even at school filled my books with portraits of the other girls and teachers. In my house, joke with me because they say that when I explain something, always I make the pic, so that they understand better what I explain it.


:bulletwhite: What is your favorite piece in your gallery at the moment?

Tiana and the frog. It is expressive, very sweet and friendly. It resembles the original character, but not much.

Tiana and the frog by AliciaBel


:bulletwhite: In general, what is your favorite thing to create (i.e. fan-art, poetry, etc) ?

What I like most, is to draw girls, and then, animals and children. I love to draw with pencil and paint with Photoshop. Someday I would like to illustrate a children's tale. For inspiration, I have got lots of picture books: from pin-ups, manga, storybooks and coloring, fashion magazines and I also search images online.


:bulletwhite: Just for fun question: What is your favorite movie?

There are many and it's hard to choose but I prefer James Cameron's Avatar.


:bulletwhite: Time to spread the love. Who are 3 artists you feel could use more love? Tell us why you love them.

:iconimaginism: Ant Parade by imaginism

:icontooshtoosh: Shangagel Boogie by Tooshtoosh
 
:iconkawiku: a heart for you by Kawiku


:bulletwhite: Final words?

Thank you very much to: Mirz123/mirz-alt to make me the interview, and all of you to read it. If you come to see my gallery you'll make me feel very happy.


:bulletwhite: Some of my picks from AliciaBel's gallery:

So blonde by AliciaBel The Oblivion's trip by AliciaBel Christmas Tangled by AliciaBel




Themed Feature


Seems that I have been talking to several people about keys lately. In particular a certain key that no one seems to know if it exists and/or who possesses it. Very mysterious, indeed! LOL! However, with that in mind, I thought it would be fun to do a feature around the theme of "keys."

Pink Rose by 123thuraya Appaloli: Lock and Key mint medium Crochet Bow by Appaloli Key To Happiness by ButterflyGiraffe Alice II by NRichey Troll blade (key blade) by SoulessStranger com: Tobias and Jacobin key chain by roseannepage Sunny Side Up Plush by P-isfor-Plushes Tiny Top Hat: Punk Rocker 2.0 W/ Full Back Veil by TinyTopHats The Pianist by arhcamt Alice in pinkerland by Doucesse Key and Cog Silver and Blue Chain Earrings by merigreenleaf Prison Break by Scellanis Key Lime Pie by SkuttyWan The Key To Your Heart Is In My Hands. by MochiMochix3 Special Key by enstillfear Guardian Key by KeypersCove You found a key!-Jewelry by Destinyfall Kingdom Key duet 2 by vvmasterdrfan Key to the City by tutuzi22 But where is the key? by Cynadeisum :thumb336819683: love is the  key beauty of nature by analovecatdog The key by Gigicom Key To The Birdcages by Caraya hammer skeleton key by xXtimeless-stockXx The KeyThere's a key that I've hidden away.
Beneath the trinkets and lace.
I've kept it buried deep.
In hopes no one will find it's hiding place.
It holds treasure.
That's rarely been touched.
I've kept it hidden.
It's been shattered enough.
If by some unusual miracle.
You stumble by it's place of rest.
Hold it safely in your hands.
And never let it go.
Key of Protection Necklace by jokersdraw The-hidden-key by Jade-Katt Version 2 Boss Key Pixel Keychain by Pixelosis :thumb334386203: :thumb336817416: Inked girls - Key by xposedotnet Key West building by DreamsWithinMe Decadance by ChiBi-Von-Uber-Kuhl




Watcher Feature



I adore my watchers. As a small thank-you I will be doing a periodic feature on some of the watchers of my Mirz123 and mirz-alt accounts. The watchers will be chosen randomly.  Please visit their pages and show them some love.

:bulletblue: :iconofonesoul: OfOneSoul

I Live and I Write by OfOneSoul :thumb176714732: Submerged in Swan Lake
Swans and wings are floating by
on a breeze imbued with jasmine and
willows outstretching their arms in welcome.
Through deep breaths he arrives
plunged in murky, pungent water.
A quiet whisper, and he prays -
"Please... may I linger here?"
Willows lower their arms
and jasmine falls to the Earth
where the wind dies and finally rests.  
The crows are cawing hymns,
begging to be swans.
But only the duck submerged in Swan Lake
has delved the desired shore.
Its waters dangerous and plagued
by monsters baring their teeth;
most ghastly and putrid they are
that no crow may ripple its surface
nor any songbird seeking beauty fair.
The Swan Maidens bare their chests
and open their wings in veneration -
for the duck has sought beauty through courage
and earned his guise of grace and virtue.



:bulletblue: :iconlion-heart-ksa: Lion-Heart-KSA




:bulletblue: :iconjsaren: Jsaren

Whisper by Jsaren Brown-Eyed Girl by Jsaren Mirror, MirrorI had a dream where I was you
And cried to find it was not true.
So real, but things I'd never seen;
I could feel the roses of my reverie.
The wings of silk upon my back
Spread sweet dreams with every flap,
And the soft words he spoke to me
Were all I'd ever wanted to be.
With flowers braided in my hair,
I was one of the creatures there:
A voice that sang like glassy ice,
And happiness that had no price.
But that stolen life of evergreen,
It could not last, no, not for me.
The salty breeze from golden sands
Pushed me back into the waking lands,
Forced me back into the lonely night
Without, without his lovely eyes.



:bulletblue: :iconemo-writer-7251: Emo-Writer-7251

Me and the Gang by Emo-Writer-7251 Dear YouDear You,
You know who you are. I'm writing this to tell you something important so read on.  I give up. The white flag is officially raised. I cant do this anymore. I cant lie to people saying that i don't love you anymore, because i do. Your probably thinking im desperate. Im am, but its because im lonesome. I cant take it watching my friends enjoy themselves with their loved ones and knowing that I don't have that anymore. What do you want me to say? Im weak? Fine. IM WEAK. I just want things to be the way they were before. I know its gonna take some getting used to but I swear on the lords words, our holy bible, that i will do everything in my power to try and make this work. I cant change the way i think because its just a part of me now, but i can change the way i act. Please take this very serious right now because i don't know wat to do anymore. I might get a response from this. I might not. Its just good that now you know.
       
My EyesI close my eyes, for fear of tomorrow.
I close my eyes, for reflection of yesterday.
If I open my eyes, will I understand today?





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This section will be used to promote special events and such around dA that are close to my heart, as well as requested pimpage.

:bulletgreen: inknalcohol has started a new challenge to help get others comfortable with critiquing. It's called "Be A Critic" and there's a two week time frame for each challenge. Each challenge has two random winners. One receives a small points donation while the other will receive a critique on a piece of their choosing. It's a great endeavor and you should check it out...and participate! For more info, check out this page ---> grimface242.deviantart.com/jou…

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A nod to the following people and resources which make this article possible:
:bulletblack: Logo graphic by admx
:bulletblack: Section bullets courtesy of Fatcow Hosting
:bulletblack: CSS Skin by Drake1
:bulletblack: Custom journal coding and layout by Ravenswd

Disclaimer: These features are done in the spirit of promoting the art of fellow deviants. Due to time restraints and the volume of art I feature, I cannot specifically ask permission of each artist before featuring. If I have showcased you or one of your pieces and you would prefer I not, please note me and I will be happy to remove it.


This issue, the second part of my Poll feature. Interview with artist *AliciaBel Themed feature of "keys" and a special watchers feature. Plus, some interesting goings-on around dA in the spam section.
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Starting with dA CSS

Wed Dec 19, 2012, 9:15 AM
Back when CSS was allowed for journals for the first time there had been only a few deviants like ClaireJones, Lilyas or kuschelirmel-stock who provided free skins for everyone. Through the time more and more people enjoyed working on CSS skins and we also got the chance to skin our galleries.

These days, and thanks to the great resources about journal and gallery CSS that have been created, it is possible for nearly everyone to code their own skins and/or to share them with others. Still there are many people who struggle with some basic things, which is why we want to focus on some of them here.



:heart: by nirman General

:pointr: Where can you use CSS/HTML
On deviantART you can only use HTML and CSS on your journals, group blogs, your custom gallery folders, as well as your groups' galleries.

When you customize your profile widgets you can't add CSS or HTML like you can for journals/galleries. All you can do is using existing dA code that can be re-used in a way to make it look like a bit more personal. The only exception here is a custom background.
What you should keep in mind is, that this is not officially supported by dA. It’s more like a handy 'bug'.
That’s why it is not possible to add scroll boxes (as I get that question quite often) or anything else that requires additional HTML code.

:pointr: Restrictions
No matter if you code for a journal or a gallery there will be restrictions. The most common properties work fine, but don’t expect the latest CSS/HTML additions to be available right away. Additionally a lot of properties don’t get supported for journals/gallery yet.
For example:
- custom web fonts don’t work for galleries, but they work for journals
- text rotation or CSS transition is not available  

It is also important to keep in mind that if you work on a skin that you have no idea who is seeing/using it and what their settings are.
CSS3 is all brand new and everyone loves the new features, but even the best feature doesn’t help if it’s not supported by the browsers people use. In worst case you style a great skin, but half of the people can’t see the actual content, because it only works when all properties are supported. Even if it means you have to make compromises, it is often better than to create the most fancy skin ever that will be ignored because it is pretty much useless.
The resolution is something you should keep in mind as well. A few years ago a resolution of 1024*768px was used the most, still you had to keep people in mind with smaller screens. These days most have rather big screens or maybe a dual-screen setup, so the resolution is pretty big, but what about those with a tablet pc or just a smartphone? Think of those as well. Don’t make your journal too wide or too narrow and try to make the important content available for all of them.

Journal/Gallery templates - A GuidelineEven though the CSS features was enabled a long time ago, it seems that there are still a lot of people who are struggling with templates – no matter in which way.
And with every new upgrade the confusion increases a bit more. That’s why I tried to put together the most important information for the feature everyone wants to use, but sadly can’t due to lacking knowledge or missing requirements.
If I missed to explain something in this news article and/or you have a certain question, feel free to leave a comment or even better write a note :nod:
:bulletgreen: :bulletgreen: Requirements
Before you even can think about using CSS for your gallery or journal, you should make sure that you able to make use of that feature.
A lot of people – especially since the release of the install feature – are asking me, why they can’t use my templates.
The answer is pretty much simple. As a regular member you need to have a subscription / Premium Membership. Wh
CSS Tricks: Limiting .text widthHello!
Today I wanted to share a little CSS Trick with you :la: Many other people have done this before, awesome people like Ikue, thespook or ginkgografix, and now it's me too :giggle:
This first trick is very simple in execution, but I want to spend some time explaining why you should do it. That's why this journal has become a bit long :lol:
All about improving Readability!
When it comes to designing long copy texts, there are quite some challenges in order to create something easy to read and enjoyable to look at. One of the issues that may occur is text, that is running too long. The longer a line of text gets, the hard it is for the reader to follow the flow of text.
In some case you may have to even move your head from the beginning of a line to its end. And once you move your head, it becomes a lot harder to find the next line of text.
You may not even notice this while reading. But you will notice that your eyes get tired and you may even get a



:heart: by nirman Differences between Installable and Downloadable Skins

On deviantART you have two possibilities to share your skin: as installable or as a downloadable skin.
The first is only available for journal skins with a special structure and saved as .txt files.
That structure is needed to apply the CSS code and the optional Skin Header / Skin Footer elements at the right places once a deviant installs them. Images you have used within your skin will be added to dA during the submission process. This will avoid that people have to add them manually and host them on their own. Before you upload your journal as an installable skin, make sure that it is flawless as you are quite restricted when it comes to making changes at a later time. Means you can only do minor changes. For example you won't be able to add additional code and the images need to have the exact size like before.

Installable skins are mostly used to share journal skins these days because for the person who wants to use them it is an easy and fast way to have them ready for usage.

Gallery skins or packs that include a journal and gallery skin can not be shared like that. To share those you need to upload the needed files either as a compressed file (like .zip or .rar) or need to provide the code and images in any other way.
Images you have used won't get hosted by deviantART, so if you don’t offer this service and already host the images somewhere any deviant that wants to use the skins needs to host them somewhere as well.
As not every deviant is used to HTML/CSS and how it works it is recommend to always give instructions for those skins. Either in the description or as part of the compressed file.

In the end it doesn’t matter in which way you share your skins, you should just choose the one that makes the most sense.
Additionally to that you should be aware that if you create personal/commissioned journals and add them as installable ones, chances are high that more than just the person paying you for it will use it.

How to upload a journal templateSo while browsing the journal related galleries, I figured out that there are several things that happen again and again… and people start to wonder why things don’t work right or people don’t use their templates.
That’s why I am going to try to explain some basic things you should keep in mind when publishing your templates.
Ready? Let’s go!
:bulletgreen: Making a preview
Before you are going to upload anything you have to write your code – obviously. After that part is done, you should make a preview of your template. Either use the initial graphic layout you have created or make a screenshot of the working journal.
The first thing is quite easy. You just need to save your journal layout as a jpg or png. For the screenshot hit the “print screen” key on your keyboard and paste the content to any graphic program. Cut out the needed journal part and save it as a jpg or a png as well.
Some example with a good preview:
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:heart: by nirman A custom/free Skin - what does it mean?

When you browse through the deviantART related category you can find plenty of journal and gallery skins. While not everything you see is something you like, there will be still a lot of skins you either want to use for your own account or that inspire you to create something new.

But before you go on with that, you always should take a closer look at the deviation, especially the description. In some cases a deviant already mentions in the title if a skin is for free or not.
If it is not for free, keep your fingers off of it. Even if the code is available for you. Just don’t use it. It’s a matter of respect towards the person who requested or paid for this journal to not use it. Or would you want to have something personal to be used by others?

If a skin is available for free, you can go on and use it. However most people that share their CSS skins with you have rules as well. Read them and make sure you understand them.
Just because it is there for you to be used, it doesn’t mean you can do everything you want with it. Using it for your gallery or journal is perfectly fine though.

But
:bulletgreen: if they mention that you can re-use them in any way you want, do it. But maybe be thankful enough to give credit to the original source if you create something new with the help of it.

:bulletred: if they mention that they don’t want you to modify the skins they offer, don’t do it.
:bulletred: if they mention that they don’t want you to use the code or images in any way, don’t do it.

From my own experience I can tell you that if you redistribute a skin or parts of it in any way, it is just a matter of (not so much) time until someone will find out. The easiest way to avoid drama is to get in contact with the original creator in case you need special permissions before you use anything. The CSS community is very friendly and willing to help, but only as long as you respect its members.

Journal Skins - When will code be yours?A while ago it happened that i saw a journal skin that looked very familiar to one of mine. After checking the code i realized that it was my journal skin and only images have been replaced.
Because of that and after writing a journal to remind people that it isn't right to do something like that, i was asked when someone can call a journal code their own.
First i wanted to give an explanation via reply, but after thinking about it i realized that this can't be answered easily and should be available for more than one person to read (and to be found later again easily as well).
That's why i asked my watchers and maybe random guests who visit me to tell me when they would consider a journal as their own or when someone could claim such as own code.
To avoid that the answer to that question will reflect just my opinion i will highlight a few opinions from the feedback i got after stating my own point of view on this matter as well.
For those of you who already used a install skin to crea
Free Journal Skins - What does that mean?This news article has nothing to do with me being a Gallery Moderator, but based on my own experiences I know that this is a serious issue that causes frustrations and anger quite often. So this news article is mainly about two things: respect and fair behaviour.
I guess every member of deviantART who owns a Premium Membership has used a free journal skin at least once in their dA life, right?
They make your journals look more personal and attractive. It's a nice feature that everyone likes to take advantage of and the best, it is for free – the skins (not the Premium Membership ;)).
To use a skin all you have to do is to click that install button, agree to the terms that pop up and then you can start using that fancy new layout you just found. It's really easy and if that template doesn't fit your needs 100% you can make modifications to it and be happy.
In some cases it is not enough for people, they want to share their new creations because people like what they have ma
Permission to use CSS skins needed?Recently I get a lot of notes or comments where people ask me for permission to use my journal templates. And I’m sure I’m not the only one.
First I was confused why people do that, but then I figured out that they might get confused by something like this in any description of a template/skin:
You need to have a Premium Account or to be a staff member/volunteer to use this.

Some still don’t know what the requirement for the CSS feature is and that’s why they think that, if they don’t belong to the ones listed above, they have to ask to use it. That is wrong!
Everyone who submits a template to the “Journal Skin” or “Complete Journal CSS” gallery offers their templates for free. Some might have some rules for usage, but still they are all for free use – unless there is some kind of hint, that you have to pay for it. But then you won’t have access to any CSS code.
If&




:heart: by nirman Resources to get started

If you want to start coding your own journal or gallery skins it is mandatory that you understand basic CSS. You can always look it up, but you should know how it works, what the syntax looks like and what default classes dA uses.

There are plenty of resources on dA and elsewhere on the web that explain CSS to you. However those at dA are more specialized towards journal/gallery CSS in most cases, so I would stick to those for the first steps.
As always: start simple. I know that it can be boring, but you will do yourself a favour if you start with things like changing the background or font color only. Get used to that and explore more from there.

Here are a few of my own tutorials, more can be found at the groups mentioned below.
.:Ungruze your journals by ginkgografix Old vs Gruze Journals by ginkgografix ABC of dA CSS - Part 1 by ginkgografix ABC of dA CSS - Part 2 by ginkgografix .:Common Mistakes by ginkgografix .:Gallery Structure by ginkgografix .:Gallery Structure: Big Thumbs by ginkgografix

There is also a “CSS Did You Know?” series by bradleysays you should take a look at. It shares a lot of different helpful tricks and tips.
Presentation + Custom Boxes; Selectors + Advanced CSS 3D buttons; Linear Gradients + Custom Boxes; Linear Gradient + Styling; Drowpdown Menus (non dA) + Resources; Vertically Aligning thumbs; CSS is copyright too + Replacing images with CSS



:heart: by nirman CSS related Groups

These are some of the groups that focus on CSS. Some just feature journal and gallery skins, while some other also offer resources about CSS customization on dA.

:iconecssited: :icondeviantcss: :iconiterators:
:iconjournalskin: :iconcss-babes: :iconjournalcss: :iconmastercss:





A general guide for those that want to give CSS coding on dA a try.
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*works from home*
  • Listening to: Booming Orchestral Scores
  • Reading: Assorted comics.
  • Watching: TV
  • Playing: Minecraft
  • Eating: Breakfast Burritos
  • Drinking: Water.
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Feature-O-Matic - Edition #01

Mon Jul 2, 2012, 12:45 AM


Feature-O-Matic is a news article series which tries to feature artists, deviations and news from across the DA community to bring them into the prime focus of other deviants.


Want to suggest for a feature? Drop a :note: note to CypherVisor with the subject "Feature-O-Matic" and a news/deviation/deviant link + a small explanation (optional).


Where Do We Go From Here

by americanpsycho

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edition

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From the writer's desk

This is the very first edition of "Feature-O-Matic" news+feature series. And I am very excited about it! :w00t:
As I am not a good writer, I'll try to put more images rather than text in my features. ;) Who cares to read long journals anyway? :shrug:

If you have any suggestion to make for a feature feel free to drop a note:note: to me. (CypherVisor).

:lightbulb: Did you know? This journal skin took me 8hrs to complete, 600+ lines of coding and was one of the most challenging one to make it scalable at any given resolution of screen. (Recommended resolution 1280+)





Photography

We intertwined by iNeedChemicalX Moments Like These by PhotographsByBri Forgotten wishes. by incredi Blooming Again by BenHeine VW Beetle 03 by Deformity swept away by Rona-Keller Three Amigos... by goRillA-iNK .......rose by addy-ack


Specularity

by Lacza


Deviant-IDs

ermahgerddatbottle by andrahilde Luna. by SusanCoffey Pony Id by Ende26 :bigthumb311756014:


London - DevMEET

London Picnic Meet 2012 by Narfmaster


UEFA Euro 2012 Wallpaper HD

by Chadski51


Animation

Kitty Kitties :IMVU: by Mikeinel Leap (Into the Unknown) by MD-Arts


deviantART Scripts

dev_broken_thumbs by Dediggefedde


Journal Skins

Feature-O-Matic Journal Skin by CypherVisor


Digitial Art

Facing My Fears by TheDarkRayne Mesmerized Fae by TheDarkRayne Colors of Women by jizchuckZ Wallpaper - The World by greno89 Tentacles by CL88



Published by CypherVisor
Skin designed and coded by CypherVisor

Previous editions

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