ScreamPrompt #25, April 2012Fourth Month.ScreamPrompt #25, April 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
Four thousand words.
All prompts are live
Here's what's gonna happen. I will list four prompts, one for each week of this month. Once a new week starts, the prompt for that week will be posted. Since I've been rather word-count heavy lately, we're taking it back to Flash Fiction. Because the prompts are going to be fairly simple compared to the past, I will be attaching a difficulty to each one, mostly to help you avoid leaping toward to most obvious initial ideas. Read on...
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April 3-8: A character does not want to go home.
Difficulty -- there's no abuse waiting for them when they get there.
April 9-15: Something they believed in their whole life has been a lie.
Difficulty -- no religion allowed.
Why You Should Keep WritingWhy You Should Keep Writing2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Q: What do you guys think of my story so far? Should I keep going?
This seems to be a very popular question. I'll argue it's a useless question, and explain why.
This reply is directed at new writers, and despite the tone that may follow, I really do intend to be sincere and helpful. I was once a newbie, too. And although I'm certainly not going to claim to be great, I've fallen flat on my face enough times to learn how to pick myself up and produce something I'm proud of.
Here's why you need to not ask this question. You're either going to succeed, or you're going to fail. But, either way, you'll be better off for having:
2. Figured out how to motivate yourself to continue
3. Completed the entire first run of the story yourself
1 ~ I can speculate that there are plenty of people out there who are afraid of failure. I know first-hand. I'm not a professional writer. I teach mathematics. And it is my job every Fall to convince a hu
Daily Lit Deviations for December 5th, 2011Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Lit Deviations for December 5th, 20113 years ago in Art Features More Like This
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July Literature DD Round Up:iconirrevocablefate:July Literature DD Round Up1 month ago in Literature Features More Like This
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I'm at LA - E3 2014 (Last Day/Final Update)Here wraps up my E3 journal spam! But as I've promised - new photos:I'm at LA - E3 2014 (Last Day/Final Update)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
The great hall of E3. The first thing you see when you enter the South hall (E3 is fricking huge).
Nintendo's area! I hung around this area for most of the 3 days since well... I love Nintendo! I played more games here such as Splatoon, Yoshi's new Yarn game and countless others.
A photo of me playing my 3DS while I wait in line to play Hyrule Warriors.
Me at a Monster Hunter photo shoot x)
The huuuuuge Super Smash Bros Wii U screen where players would battle it out to win a legit gold SSB medal. I kept winning the training part, but never the final battle T__T Still, my boyfriend won two medals and gave me one lol.
This isn't me, but I took this photo of my boyfriend and my friend photo-bombing him when we attended the Xbox One conference. It was really cool experiencing the conference live!
I also met people like the well-known Triforce guy and the creator of Tetris! *___*
Devious Journal Entryit hurts that you won't stay up longer just to talk to me, what if you knew you're the only thing keeping my dreams from a lucid insanityDevious Journal Entry2 years ago in Personal More Like This
On Hacking and Tracing (hiding on DA)On Hacking and Tracing (hiding on DA)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
FOR ANYONE WHO'S READING THIS A BIT LATE
This all happened about five to six months ago. Obsessing about this would be just silly, on either side. If you managed to find your way here by now and would still like to know what happened, I'll give you a quick summary.
There USED to be a BHB journal explaining everything that happened , but DA recently banned a bunch of groups for whatever fucking reason. Anyways, it turned out that Rai (Nincianda) was Kas all along and wasn't actually 13 and had been banned from DA I believe at least 10 times already? Anyways, she was caught and flipped the fuck out. Aisha was caught tracing and left DA forever, but she still uses tumblr.
Nincianda ended up being someone who drew badly but found out people thought it was cute for a 12/13 year old. She also ran around telling people crazy stories about how she was abused and other shit, but when
DA Lit : Who We AreI am proud to be exclusively a literature artist. I really don't know how to do anything else. Here on DA, Literature is not necessarily under appreciated by most of the people in the community, it is just widely ignored. I think, really, many of us are completely okay with that. For the most part, we aren't here for popularity.DA Lit : Who We Are3 years ago in Personal More Like This
We are here for each other. We don't have thousands of followers. We don't have millions of faves. But for the most part, we have been able to find other artists that help us to refine our art. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I truly cannot express the appreciation and love that I have for my friends who consistently critique my work. One monstroooo, ChibiDomo, or any other of my adamant critique-rs is worth a thousand faceless, nameless followers.
We are a community of our own. There are many groups here on DA that inspire writ
Tattoo intern update and a little 'Fuck you' <3Yo guysTattoo intern update and a little 'Fuck you' <32 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just a little update on how it's going with the shop, and its lovely. I got to go up and draw with the guys for the first time today, me and Matt looked over some of my newer sketches and he explained to me further about working with chinese designs such as the famous chinese dragon that's used so often. My best buddy Izzii came up and drew with me for a while too sine she's basically best friends with Matt. Its how we got acquainted. I LAV MY IZZII
So Im now welcome to come draw at the shop whenever I want and practice anything. Four of the artists up there really love me and are super friendly including Matt. I feel like if I keep coming up and drawing with them as much as I can... I'll be lucky enough to become their first intern. Thats what it looks like so far
Gonna try and head up this Sunday and work a bit more then maybe a few times next week. I swear to got that place feels like home to me...
Oh yeah. Happy Birthday to our little drummer Joey too, who
Username Change Contest-OVEREDIT: Contest is over, you can see the winners here: http://katara-alchemist.deviantart.com/journal/Winners-of-the-username-change-contest-304092785 Thanks to everyone who participated!Username Change Contest-OVER2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Edit: There are now 11 one month subscriptions up for grabs!
So today it was announced that subscribed members of the site can change their username! If you'd like to know more, the full article can be found here: http://my.deviantart.com/messages/#/d501d7u
This change has resulted in a lot of frustration for non-premium members who wish to change their names, however. So I have decided to hold a little contest. I will be giving away two one month premium memberships to deviants who wish to change their username but can't!
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2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...2011 As Seen Through Art3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Proud40 days sober. Danny I am so fucking proud of you <3Proud2 years ago in Personal More Like This
oh jesusI went to Warped on Wesnday.oh jesus2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was the greatest day of my life.
I have to tell you guys about it tommrow when I get home.
Just one thing,
AUSTIN HELD ME AS I CRIED AND WHISPERED HE LOVED ME IN MY EAR.
and Alan meowed at my friend Colin, when he gave him a picture he drew of a cat.
fdlsfj it was great.
[Contest]: Summer with The SimpsonsHi everybody,[Contest]: Summer with The Simpsons2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This May we gonna have a drawing contest to welcome our pal, Summer. And The Simpsons will join with us, they will be main part of our drawing.
So this contest is about The Simpsons on their summer vacation and their summer activities.
[Who can be the contestants?]
There are only our group's member can join this contest, so if you want to join, you have to sign up.
[What will I draw?]
1.You will draw a picture about Summer but not without The Simpsons in it
2.Neither OCs, characters from other shows and nudity, violent arts are allowed.
3.One drawing per contestant.
[Where are my prizes?]
Yep, you will receive the prizes if you are one of four winners of this contest:
-Fourth place : 3 Llamas, 8 favs.
-Thirdth place : 4 Llamas, 12 favs.
-Second place : 4 Llamas, 15 favs and 1 drawings from :iconChnProd22:
-And First place : 5 Llamas, 20 favs and 2 drawings f
theme songSo Im watching family guy, and I wonder what it would be like if I had a theme song?theme song2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I think it would be depressing as fuck. Probably either perfect by simple plan, or crash by sum 41, maybe through glass by stone sour.
And when I'm with my friends, I think it would be "friends will be friends" by queen. And when I'm with my best friend, Bonnie it would be "your my best friend" by queen. xD
And when I'm happy(which would be rarely), "tip toe through the tulips" by tiny Tim.
when I'm pissed off it would be riot by three days grace.
what would be you guys's life theme songs according to mood? xD
because that's totally normal....so, awhile ago, my mum found an apple UNDER MY BED. I didn't even know it was there. ALRIGHT, WHO PUT THE APPLE UNDER THERE?. XD. nothing about this day and night makes sense anymore. I think they put something in the Chinese food. OH. speaking of that, there was this handicapped guy who was sitting at a table next to us, and I looked at him and he had like those blind black glasses, and when he looked at me it was, staring into my soul D:because that's totally normal....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yeah.I really miss Alexea. I don't really know what I use these journal things for but in all honesty, I don't know if it's okay to put this kind of stuff in a journal entry. I really really really miss Alexea.Yeah.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
ReflectingThis journal entry is more for me than for you, but I truly hope it inspires you to do something bold.Reflecting2 years ago in Personal More Like This
- Reflecting on my latest artwork I've found a few unappealing characteristics in my art. Not that they are bad, but they wouldn't appeal to a generously large group of people. These things are;
1. Too much graphite on the page.
-I said it my self, as one of my first deviant art entries, art more or less becomes what you aren't drawing as opposed to what you are drawing. By adding too much darkness or graphite to my artwork I'm clouding up the piece, making it look more un-natural, and causing the quality of the piece to diminish. Although I'm basing the darkness of my drawing off an actual photo, that isn't the artists job. The artist is supposed to make it look appealing or correct to the human eye, photos are only supposed to be used as a reference.
2. improper blending
-My blending overal just looks poor. It isn't consistent, I haphazardly shade areas and it just doesn't go well.
Happy thanksgiving!Lets take a moment to celebrate the discovery of a 'new' land previously inhabited by natives for thousands of years, and the bloodshed and rape of said natives as we stole their land and food and made up a story about being friends with them, and having a great harvest of turkey and pumpkins, and the fashion of bucklehats, as not to scare elementary level children.Happy thanksgiving!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
~anyway, be thankful of what you do have. Also, say happy birthday to EtchedinDreams She's fifteen today, i believe.
3 and 1 Month Premium Membership Contest (CLOSED)As you know, I am a very giving person and see that there are a lot of artists without PM's whom deserve it. Do not worry if you miss out on this contest I will hold another for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the next one.3 and 1 Month Premium Membership Contest (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay now onto the contest, any one who can draw an endearing picture of Regular Show's characters Mordecai and Rigby's mothers, as a late shout out to Mothers Day, wins.
Why I chose this topic? Well Regular Show is popular and I'm sure fans will have a fun time with the contest and secondly, I miss how cartoons used to cater to Mother's Day. Plus it must spark your interest in how one might see the mommies from their point of view.
First place winner will receive the 3 month premium membership
Second place will receive 1 month premium membership.
1. The picture may be submitted before the deadline but not after, unless changes have been made to the chosen date.
2. This is a contest so please put effort into your drawings.
3. Show sportsmanship, do not get mad if y
third eye."Today a young man on acid realized that all matter is merely energy condensed to a slow vibration, that we are all one consciousness experiencing itself subjectively, there is no such thing as death, life is only a dream, and we are the imagination of ourselves. Here's Tom with the Weather."third eye.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This title has been censored courtesy of the gov'tSo, I'm sure all of you have heard of the new legislation that is trying to be passed in the government lately. If you haven't, these bills are H.R. 3261 Stop Online Anti Piracy Act (SOPA; introduced by R. Lamar Smith) and S. 968 Prevent Real Online Threats to Economic Creativity and Theft of Intellectual Property Act of 2011 (PROTECT IP; PIPA; introduced by D. Patrick Leahy). These acts working together are supposed to protect commercial industry against copyright infringement via the Internet. Although this is an honorable task, this is not the underlying purpose here. The government is trying to censor our Internet! These bills are extremely broad and does not differentiate enough between commercial industry and the everyday people. What does this mean for you? Not only could popular websites that host millions of peoples' ideas and possibly millions of copyright infriThis title has been censored courtesy of the gov't3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Simpsons PLZ GuideLast Updated: 2/17/14Simpsons PLZ Guide3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Workshopping with Rasp: Part 2 of 3In the first part of this workshop, I talked about how to create compelling characters. This part will be about what drives them and how to royally ruin their day so you can entertain your readers. compelling characters are useless without a story. This is where motivation and conflict come in.Workshopping with Rasp: Part 2 of 32 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
What is it? A state of being that exists when needs or wants are not being fulfilled and the desire to have those needs or wants satisfied.
On a basic level, humans have needs. I hope we are familiar with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs because that is what I'm about to draw from. If not, here's a link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maslow%27s_hierarchy_of_needs . On the bottom rung, we have physiological needs that must be met for basic survival: breathing, food, water, sex, sleep, h