Again, I am astoundedFirst off, I just want to say I never thought Past Sins would get as popular as it did. I just wrote a story I wanted to write, and when I first published it I hoped it was going to be as popular as Better Living, which was my most rated fic at the time.
So, I just want to say thank you to everyone that's made fan-art, fan-music, fan-anything for Past Sins and Nyx. You really do honor me with your time and energy. Even though all this attention has made some people despise the story, and by association me, I don't regret a moment of it. I'm happy I was able to present a story so many people like, and Past Sins itself has been a massive learning experience for me.
Now, to get to the real reason I'm making this post. There is another artist here on DA who is beginning and undertaking that ASTOUNDS me. It's something that the fans of the story should love, though I also fear some of the flames it will draw.
To put it simply, space-is-pretty-big is endeavoring to make Past S
Regarding Group Security and "Hackers"Hello Everypony,Regarding Group Security and "Hackers"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This post is largely directed towards anyone who moderates or runs a MLP-related group on DeviantArt, but the information contained can be relevant to everyone.
Over the past few hours, there's been a note circulating around to various MLP groups, claiming that there is a small group of "hackers" (which is not the correct word) attacking MLP groups, taking them over, and vandalizing them. To counter this, the note is suggesting that groups should block all join requests, disable auto-accept, and then forward the note to every other group you know of.
Really, that's horrible advice, don't do that.
It is true that during the past few days, a couple of pony groups have been attacked by malicious users. However, there is no elaborate hack or security flaw that's allowing this to happen. Instead, the groups that were attacked simply had an incorrectly configured, yet easily fixable, setting in their group's permissions which allowed such attacks.
Most groups already are not
Spammer alert!Ok, yesterday I woke up this afternoon to several spam comments in my inbox, all on the same deviation. They say things like "How to Start Your Own Busines", "Real ways to make money using computers and the Internet", and "Have fun loosing pounds the easy way while you busy" (blatant spelling/grammar errors are blatant) but I have already marked them as spam. The users who sent these and many that have been reported to me are as follows:Spammer alert!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
New Daily Giveaway!Daily Raffle GiveawayNew Daily Giveaway!6 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Every day, 10 points will be given to a randomly selected raffle participant. Want to join in? Simply follow the steps outlined below.
How to Participate
1. Include a message with my username in your signature (for example: "Get points at dATrade!"). Signatures can be changed from your Identity Settings page.
2. Comment on my profile page with #raffle to be entered into the raffle.
3. Make sure you do not remove the message from your signature. You will only be eligible to win the daily giveaway as long as your message stays in your signature.
4. Also make sure that you have a donation widget on your profile so that you can receive any winnings.
Please note that if you enter once, you'll be entered into all future raffles.
HACKER ON dA! BE CAREFUL!*NOTE* The threat of the hacker may possibly be fake, according to some. Still, this is just a precautionary warning. So, I'd appreciate it if people stop spamming this entry with, more or less, the same comment claiming that it's fake. It gets really annoying after a while, especially since this entry is rather old at this point. Thanks for understanding! ^^HACKER ON dA! BE CAREFUL!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Got the Memo from :iconHewylewis:
Apparently there's a hacker going around, hacking peoples accounts, and blocking YOUR friends so that they block YOU. You then get in trouble and banned from DA.
If you read this warning, care about those around you, you will spread this word, tell everyone so you aren't this guy's next victim. ALSO, If I block or say something to you that isn't appropriate for NO REASON, it's not me.
Please spread the word so no one you know is the hackers next victim!
Thanks for reading and pass it on
Everfree Chapter 2Everfree Chapter 23 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
Twilight cursed herself for falling asleep during her book, she hadn't got very far before sleep had overtaken her, but now as the morning sun filtered into her bedroom she smiled as the thought of continuing dawned as well. With the book balancing on her back she went into the kitchen. She grabbed her cereal from the cupboards, pouring a large bowl of 'Oat-hey Clusters' and adding some milk she propped the book open in front of her and began to read, using her magic to levitate a spoon into the bowl.
Princess Luna explained to me how I had been comatose for a very long time and how she and her sister Celestia had used their combined magic to keep me heaalthy without needing to eat. Even so, the years oof having my body rely on only magic to continue living had taken a heavy toll on me. She helped me back into her bed and used her magic to pick up a bowl of soup of the tray she'd brought in. "Here, this soup should make your belly pretty happy." It was indeed delicious, a simple bro
No, I will NOT draw porn for you!WARNING: This journal contains talk about the sensitive topic of porn and may not be appropriate for some readers. You've been warned.No, I will NOT draw porn for you!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Not too long ago I got a commission request (not going to say any names) from someone asking me if I could draw a pic of 2 MLP characters in human form, one of them UNDERAGE, doing.........stuff to each other that I do not approve of. Obviously I had to tell this person I won't draw that kind of crap and asked them if they read my rules which they clearly hadn't. They said sorry and then asked if I could do a nude anthro or something. Not quite as extreme but the fact that they asked for that earlier thing was enough for me to just not want anything to do with this person. I also checked their gallery and they don't have any art of their own although they've reuploaded pieces that they commissioned from other artists. I was given plenty of warning signs that this person could be suspi
List of Fics Being Worked On or Coming SoonA friend of mine, julayla Beryl, has made two fics journal entires that show she is working on or coming soon. I am combining both in this one journal entry. This journal entry is subject to change so come in very often.List of Fics Being Worked On or Coming Soon3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Fics Being Worked On:
ZIO Axis Season 1 Chapter 1 (co-written with Julayla, Orange Ratchet and Charles)
Kouja no Senshi Season 4 Chapter 18: Empire Strikes Back Arc (co-writing with Julayla)
Rainbow Dash's E-Mails: Season Four (now updated sometimes)
Loud Powers: The Spy Who Yelled At Me (Histeria! fanmake of Austin Powers 2)
Total Cartoon Island (co-written with Orange Ratchet)
Total Cartoon Island side-stories (co-written with others)
5 Days A Cartoon (Staredcraft's story that I am working on with him)
Danny Phantom Spooked SpongeBob SquarePants (fanmake of the Grinch and Cat in the Hat crossover)
Five Nights at Freddy's: MLP Style (MLP/F
So much love and tolerance in the air right nowBecause I made a few posts about how I don't like the name "Derpy."So much love and tolerance in the air right now3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Apparently Hasbro was pressuring WeLoveFine to remove or rename all merchandise with that character, and iTunes pulled the episode where she had a speaking role from their online store.
I've been accused of starting a petition that I've never even heard of in order to make this happen.
I'm very flattered, but bronies are giving me WAY too much credit for all this. (If only I had that sort of power to manipulate a giant corporation like Hasbro.) I'm not the only, or even the most active person speaking up about the problematic elements with the character. I just happen to be a very high-profile fan who has mentioned it a few times.
Here are some posts by other folks explaining why it's an issue:
TWILIGHT SPARKLE HAS A BROTHER?Wow! I really wanna draw him now! well, as soon as I know how he looks like! XDTWILIGHT SPARKLE HAS A BROTHER?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
His name is shining armor apparently.
Here is Equestria daily speaking of it: http://www.equestriadaily.com/2012/03/rumor-season-finale-synopsis-twilight.html
My thoughts on Season 3 of MLP...Well, as I had stated in my 'Honest Words' comic back in 2012 http://cartuneslover16.deviantart.com/art/Honest-Words-336166368 I promised to watch Season 3 AFTER it was completed on TV. Youtube makes the time go faster.My thoughts on Season 3 of MLP...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I gave every episode a chance, and before anyone takes reminder of my 'passive-aggressive' nature in regards to most of the facets in the show itself, let me tell in one, simple word in regards to Season 3:
Yeah, that's right, a major percentage of the season really blew me away. Okay, I will be honest, the first two episodes weren't really my cup of tea but a majority think so as well.
Really, King Sombra doesn't earn a medal for 'personality', but he does astonish the villains' category, as his evilness and sought for Equestrian conquest proves his character very vital for 'fresh' of MLP. I only wished he spoke more instead of sounding like a car with a bad engine.
But the introduction of the Crystal Kingdom gives us more Equestrian interests
CEA Blog: How to Report an Underage DeviantNeed to know how to report someone for being under our minimum age requirement? Click the URL title of this article to read our Community Operations blog!CEA Blog: How to Report an Underage Deviant3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Our art deserves to stay!I'm sure everyone already knows about the SOPA thing. I just wanted to spread the word.Our art deserves to stay!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
3,000 points giveaway -OPEN-3,000 points giveaway -OPEN-3,000 points giveaway -OPEN-11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, I've decided to give away all the points I have since I don't need them. The giveaway is for everyone, so feel free to enter. Please, read the info below:
Making your own journal/poll about this giveaway is optional, but not compulsory.
There's no need to me. Please add me to your watch list only if you like my art.
1st prize - 700
2nd prize - 600
3rd prize - 500
4th prize - 400
5th prize - 300
6th prize - 200 [Points]
7th prize - 100 [Points]
8th prize - 50 [Points]
9th prize - 50 [Points]
10th prize - 50 [Points]
11th prize - 50 [Points]
The winners will be chosen randomly among those who faved the journal. So come on, push your luck and fav it!
DEADLINE: March 1st, 2014
Good luck ya all!
P.S. Also, guys, I would highly appreciate it if you read the following thing. Please, just take a look, I'm hoping
Enhancing the quality of your journalsHello, deviants!Enhancing the quality of your journals3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In the last couple of weeks, we've been rolling out changes to the journal system, and with the introduction of the Journal Portal, your journals now have the potential to be showcased in the Footer of deviantART or in the Popular section of the Portal –- something that could draw tons more eyes to your work!
So, how do you make a journal that’s worth sharing? Even if reaching a wider audience isn't your goal, these tips will help you get better feedback and spark more conversation, which is one of the best things about our vibrant community.
megturney's Top 7 Tips for Enhancing the Quality of Journals:
#1. Write what you’re passionate about
Love black and white photography? Let’s talk it! Do you have a deep philosophical discussion you're itching to bring out to the world? Fluffy and serious blogs alike, the most important part of any journal entry is showing your audience
Support brony artists: 50 Premium Memberships!Hello there everypony. Browsing around deviantART as usual, I found a journal in the bottom of the screen, basically about collecting points, to give away premium memberships to artists. I thought I'd do something similar, because hey, why not?Support brony artists: 50 Premium Memberships!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ummm...why exactly, again?
Okay, this is the thing. deviantART has a lot of very talented artists of the fandom that contribute with great drawings/ comics/ music/ literature, but they don't always get as much support as they deserve. That's why from now until December 25 2012 I'll open a donation pool, in which you can contribute with as many points as you want.
How many points should we donate?
Since I'll be giving away 50 3 month premium memberships, the goal would be 31,800 points. However, I will personally contribute with 636 points (the equivalent of one membership), so, the goal is 31,164 points Of course, if that goal is exceeded, I will continue collecting points an
R.I.PSo apparently a person on Facebook who went by the name of Human Derpy Hooves (MLP ; FiM), on March 4th 2012, unknown to me, had committed suicide due to being physically bullied at school. While I don't know this person personally, nor is she is any of my groups but the death of a Brony especially under such bad circumstances truly saddens me. It tears me up, it really does.R.I.P3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Let's all take a moment of silence for her. My prayers certainly go out to the family of this girl.
Rest in peace Derpy Hooves, there's a heaven for a Brony.
My Little Pony Fanmakes cast listsHey folks, JusSonic here making a new journal entry about "My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic" fanmakes of movies, shows, etc. Yes, I admit it. I am a Brony and proud of it! No one will convince me otherwise. Anyway, I am planning on making cast lists of fanmakes that will only have all MLP: FIM characters or some characters from other shows, etc. can join in (like Benzan).My Little Pony Fanmakes cast lists3 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, we will begin with the previous MLP: FIM story that I'm working on.
My Little Pony's Christmas Carol (Completed!)
Scrooge McDuck/Ebenezer Scrooge-Rarity
Mickey Mouse/Bob Crachit-Applejack
Goofy/Jacob Marley-Photo Finish
Jiminy Cricket/The Ghost of Christmas Past-Fluttershy
Willie the Giant/The Ghost of Christmas Present-Pinkie Pie
Pete/Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come-Discord
Donald Duck/Fred, Scrooge's Nephew-Rainbow Dash
Daisy Duck/Isabelle-Lord Eric (Neros Urameshi's OC)
Minnie Mouse/Mrs. Crachit-Caramel
Ever Have It...Where you got like a 20 ideas you want to draw, but there's only 1 of you? That's me right now. I want to draw this. I want to draw that. Run around in circles and eat a pie. Apple Pie. You tell 'em, Spitfire.Ever Have It...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Happy Thanksgiving and other news! (MAJOR EDIT)First off, happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Hope you didn't try and eat more than your weight in food because that's doesn't end well.Happy Thanksgiving and other news! (MAJOR EDIT)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Other than that, I am happy to announce that I will be open for...
That's right, the holidays are here and I've decided to open shop.
However, please keep in mind not to ATTACK my page with so many request ideas. I've decided that it will be one request per person.
So just state your request on this journal so I know where to turn to mark things off my list.
Now that I've been clear about that, two very important things are about to occur in a few weeks:
And my 4th DA anniversary.
I'm going to be 20, guys!
I know it's sort of weird how someone my age could ADORE and watch so many cartoons some people would insist is for younger audiences...but let me tell you, there actually some people OLDER than me who LOVE the shows.
My Little Heroines: Friendship is MagicI figured since some of my pals are planning this, I will too. I am, someday maybe this month or so, going to make a fanmake of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic series. I already saw two authors planning on working on this and I figure that I could get some material for this, right? Right.My Little Heroines: Friendship is Magic3 years ago in Personal More Like This
To start things off is a cast list which I could update frequently.
Twilight Sparkle-Blossom (Powerpuff Girls; as a teenager)
Spike-Furrball (Tiny Toon Adventures)
Fluttershy-Bubbles (Powerpuff Girls; as a teenager)
Rainbow Dash-Buttercup (Powerpuff Girls; as a teenager)
Pinkie Pie-Lilo Pelekai (Lilo and Stitch; as a teenager [mostly for being extremely eccentric but still good-hearted])
Rarity-Fifi La Fume (Tiny Toon Adventures)
Applejack-Kimberly Ann "Kim" Possible (series of the same name; mostly for having the skills to do as well as, if not better than, a lot of those who DO have super-powers, having a MAJOR work ethic AND also being a VERY bad liar)
Extras with the Main Group-Shirley the