FailureWell, this is awkward.
So, I guess my plan had some minor flaws. Namely that when you tie up deviantART staff with yarn and lock them in their office supply closet, they can use scissors and letter openers to break free. I even put a mirror on the inside of the door to confuse them! How did they know that was the way out? They're some smart humans.
They broke free, activated their laser pointers, and regained control of the servers and databases while we were dreadfully distracted. Now, everything is back to normal on deviantART. Worst of all, they said we "were very, very bad" and that they were "disappointed in us". That guilt is hard to live with, my friends.
We're back to drawing board now. No, we won't give up hope of total world domination. We're so close, I can feel it! Watch out, world! This isn't the last you'll see of FUR.
But world domination will have to wait until another day. Who's ready for a cat nap?
SuccessHello new minions,Success3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Welcome to the new deviantART. We're on our way to making this site what it should be -- the perfect haven for cats. Our announcement here explains everything you need to know about our takeover.
It's been a dream of mine to take over deviantART ever since I was a young kitten. Especially once fourteenthstar banned me for being underage, even though I was clearly over 13 in human years. But now, I'm back and ready to take charge.
Phase 1 was a complete success. We've taken control of all deviantART's internal controls, including taking Fella hostage. Good luck trying to free him! 15,000 deviations is a lofty goal.
Phase 2 is well underway. Have you seen our educational facts pop up? Have you learned what a group of cats is called? This is all crucial information for you to remember as our new subjects. It will be on the test.
Anyway, you're free to go about yo
Missing the PointI've been noticing a trend lately where people seem to deliberately be missing the point behind stuff in order to complain. I used to think it was just me, as I watched people write up lengthy articles nitpicking and "debunking" a comic I made because they simply missed the point, but I've started seeing it happening to other people too.Missing the Point3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently over on The Oatmeal, artist Matthew Inman made a joke about guy gamers vs girl gamers. The joke was pretty simple: A guy gamer makes a mistake and gets bitched out by his fellow teammates online. Contrast to that, a girl gamer makes a mistake and her fellow teammates try to comfort her, tell her she's doing great, and make suggestive comments about hooking up. To me the joke was clear, guys treat girls differently online. However, that's not how the rest of the internet saw it...
From what I've read of the whole Oatmeal flare up, the reasons for the hate seem grounded in the fact he depicted the girl as blond and bubbly (ie: stupid) and not as
A Message From Your Feline OverlordsA Message From Your Feline Overlords3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Addressing Journals as Deviations!I wanted to address the controversy surrounding Journals as Deviations so that we're all on the same page.Addressing Journals as Deviations!3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
We collected a list of comments from the release article and some journals and here they are, with my responses for all to see.
First, part of being in a community is being understanding. deviantART Staff faces this daily as we understand member concerns and try our best to serve you.
In situations like the one we face right now with Journals, I ask you to be understanding with us as we battle with difficult circumstances balancing the needs of millions of members.
Any change we make creates frustration, but if we do not make changes then we are killed by change itself.
Questions & Answers:
Q: Were people complaining about the old journal system at all? Because I think people were rather happy with it. I know I was. And can't you give people t
Contest Time!FOR THE LOVE OF GOD PEOPLE READ THESE RULES BEFORE COMMENTING. OTHERWISE, I PROBABLY WON'T RESPOND TO YOUR QUESTION.Contest Time!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Okay, let's get this ball rollin'!
I've been meaning to set up this contest for a while now, and now that I have a sufficient number of prizes I thought it'd be nice to get it all started. Here are the details:
Draw my OC Smeargle Kid with a brand new design! All contest entries can be viewed here http://crlyxx.deviantart.com/favourites/49265729
A bit about Smeargle Kid: He doesn't yet have a name, I'm working on it, lol. Anyway, he's about 11-years-old. He's fairly innocent and he loves to paint (kind of self-explanatory). He has a tail that excretes a green, paint-like fluid, just like the pokemon Smeargle. Because of this, green has always been his favorite color. That's about all that I have about him, haha.
1) He needs to keep his hair style, his eye color, and his ears. You can change his hat and the rest of his clothing, but he
Hunger Games Control Room Concept Design by `RahllRemember the control room scenes of The Hunger Games? Did you know the concept work for that control room and the 3D displays was done by our very own Reid Southen (Rahll)?Hunger Games Control Room Concept Design by `Rahll2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Reid is a senior member on deviantART who has been on the site for six years. Reid is also doing concept work for Jupiter Ascending, an upcoming 2014 sci-fi film.
He had posted a journal about his work on the Hunger Games back in February, but wasn't able to upload his work right away. He posted this deviation to his deviantART gallery yesterday:
"I had the pleasure of doing a lot of design work on the control room in the movie, from the interfaces to the holograms and such. Hybride in Montreal did a great job bringing it all to life, and it was fun seeing their tests and the f
WIN POINTS- The winnersTHE POINT WINNERS ARE:WIN POINTS- The winners3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I'll be doing another journal like this really soon, so watch out for this.
The 'winners' will be receiving their points really soon
I just realised I have and I'm never going to buy anything on dA. So I decided to give most of them away!
Here's what you have to do:
FAVE THIS JOURNAL
For every 30 faves(or less if this doesn't get faved too much!), a random person out of these 30 will get some . It might be 10, 20, 30, I don't know, I haven't decided yet. I'll list the 'winners' as I go along.
Please do not fave/unfave because I'll be keeping a list of usernames as this gets faved(if it gets faved at all )
:iconprosaixplz: Your time starts now :iconprosaixplz:
EDIT: First few winners coming soon!
EDIT2: Lol looks like I'm one of these people
Username changes?I had to kind of do a double-take when I realized DA just introduced this feature.Username changes?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know, there was a time when I wanted to change my name to ANYTHING other than SonicRocksMySocks. I thought it up when I was 15 without realizing I'd be saddled with that alias for potentially a lifetime.
When I started gaining renown on the internet, there was even a time where I considered making a new DeviantArt account JUST to change my username, but by then my reputation was already cemented. It's silly and childish and doesn't fit a 20-something artist who is trying to get serious about her art...
After working on my 8th DeviantArt anniversary flash and going back to my roots, it sort of dawned on me.
No other username fits me better.
Maybe I was embarrassed of it for a time, but now, after 8 years, there's no way in hell I'd ever be anybody else. My art is ABOUT childhood and youthful spirit, and that's what I remember when I think of my nickname. It reminds me of where I ca
Homophobic #ToMyUnbornChild tweets turned into PSACharlotte Moore (Cavatica) from Raleigh, North Carolina has created a PSA against homophobia after the Twitter hashtag #ToMyUnbornChild attracted homophobes to publicly announce that they would murder their child if he or she was gay.Homophobic #ToMyUnbornChild tweets turned into PSA3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
#ToMyUnbornChild became a trending topic on Twitter a few weeks ago, and while most people used it to write loving tweets to their future children, some homophobes decided to do just the opposite.
@Homophobes, a Twitter account that retweets homophobes to expose their ignorance, published an article of 100 extremely homophobic tweets, which gained quite a bit of attention around the web.
Charlotte Moore was inspired, and decided to write and direct a PSA using the tweets. The video was produced by Brian Lee and Nick Heim.
From the video’s d
12th BirthdAy ShenanigansA compiled list of any current (or upcoming) deviantART 12th Birthday activities. If you are holding and event or know someone who is, leave a comment below!12th BirthdAy Shenanigans2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Official 12th Birthday Announcement
Read all about deviantART's Birthday here!
deviantART Birthday Subscription (run by Katara-Alchemist)
Win yourself a Premium Membership!
7-Day deviantART BirthdAy Giveaway! (run by bradleysays and lightpurge)
The draw to win prizes is closed, but winners will be drawn all week!
brentalfloss: The Comic is EndingToday we announced publicly that brentalfloss: The Comic http://brentalflossthecomic.com/ will be ending by the end of this month. After today's strip there will be 5 more and then it will be done. The website will continue to exist, so the comics themselves aren't going anywhere, and I will continue to repost the backlog of strips to DA until they run out, but by the end of August there will be no more new strips.brentalfloss: The Comic is Ending1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sad to see it go after doing 200 episodes. This has been one of my favorite comic related jobs I've ever had and an incredibly steady and reliable one at that. I personally would love to keep doing this job for a couple more years, but Brent and Dan both want to move on to other projects and we've all come to the mutual agreement that 200 is a perfect stopping point. Nothing lasts forever, ya know?
To be honest, I am a little surprised brentalfloss: The Comic lasted this long. Things were a little rocky at first, and it took all 3 of us a while to get used to each others sty
Win A 3 Month Membership + Points! CLOSEDHere it is, people. The moment you have all been waiting for --- is over!Win A 3 Month Membership + Points! CLOSED3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This contest is now over! Thank you to all those who have participated!
The winners have been announced!!!
Win a three month premium membership!
Yay! Don't you just love contests?
This contest already ended on May 28th, 2012.
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~Three month premium membership to DA [I love deviantART!]
~100 points [Points]
~Full body, full color drawing from :iconshiroiyuki3:
~3 Features + favs [+fav]
~A photo manipulation from :iconloverofalljava:
~One knee-up colored drawing + colored Chibi from :iconsSeyrAa:
~One animated pixel avatar from :iconskunkachu:
~A llama badge from :iconcutelilkitten96:
~A llama badge from :iconandikat19:
~A DeviantWatch from :iconandikat19:
~A llama badge from :iconmeimeiawesome:
On Humor and Grittyness in Movies/Video GamesI'm getting really sick of the idea that the only good action movies or video games are ones where everything is all serious and dark. It's the whole "gritty" concept blown to extremes. But through all the countless games I've played and movies I've watched, I think that we could back off a bit from being too damn serious and have some fun once in a while.On Humor and Grittyness in Movies/Video Games1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Take the latest Die Hard movie as a prime example. From the start it's a dark, gritty, almost monochromatic movie with a 20 minute car chase sequence at the beginning so over-the-top that it's almost cartoony. But the way it's shot is atrocious and there's no character development what-so-ever that 40 minutes into the film I was looking at the clock wondering not only "when will this be over," but also "what the f*** did I just watch?"
Contrast that to something like Independence Day. People like to rag on Independence Day because it's so "goofy" and "absurd." But what helps the film is that we're given time to enjoy the characters s
Don't Get CockyBoycotts never work, but crying foul and making a stink on the internet? That seems to be becoming the standard method of enacting change in the recent days. From Microsoft pulling a 180 on it's DRM policies to Nintendo localizing the "Operation Rainfall" games, yelling and screaming like a whiny brat seems to be the best way to get our voices heard.Don't Get Cocky1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Nintendo Reversing Let's Play Stance
Nintendo is potentially reversing it's monetization of YouTube "let's play" videos after the backlash they received when they began the process about a month ago. Several YouTuber's have seen their revenue return back slightly on videos originally flagged by Nintendo.
Nintendo Flooded With Region Lock Removal Requests
Since both the XBOne and PS4 are going to be region free, Nintendo is now standing out as the lone company still insistent on region locking their content. Over the past week Miiverse has been flooded with requests from users that Nintendo remove regio
Tropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 1Tropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 1 Damsels in DistressTropes Vs Women in Video Games: Part 12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Anita Sarkeesian's first video in the much ballyhooed Tropes Vs Women in Video Games has finally been released. The verdict? Acceptable. There's really nothing that offensive in the video at all, as it's mostly just a history of the "Damsels in Distress" trope and how it's used in video games. It's fact based and fairly interesting to watch.
The only two criticisms I have are as follows:
1. As someone who's done a LOT of research into the making of Donkey Kong (primarily for the short Flossed In Time storyline that I illustrated for Brent and Dan http://www.brentalflossthecomic.com/fit/?id=1 ), I can say without question that her info about how Popeye came to be turned into Donkey Kong is wrong.
Donkey Kong came about because Nintendo of America's president Minoru Arakawa placed a large order for Radar Scope, a popular Japanese game). By the time the game arrived in New York, months had passed and in
Quiet.I'm drawing every day.Quiet.3 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
And taking photos every day.
And designing every day.
The drawing usually leads to the designing. Or vice versa.
The photos are just something I can't help. If I miss a shot, but see the photograph that could have been, I get kinda depressed about it. So I just take photos to avoid that feeling. I miss a lot of photos anyway. But I try to remind myself that those were photos just for me. And that's a nice feeling when you can see photos that someone else will never see. Really incredible things happen all around, all the time, so long as you're looking for it. Challenging yourself to see the art out there even if it hasn't been pointed out by anyone but you, for you.
The designing is all deviantART. Plus designing apartments for new friends in town, or helping friends with their apps or startups. Like http://www.trendabl.com or something. But usually it's for internal deviantART projects.
Stuff we've been working on forever that hasn't seen the light of day
Responses to my last article (pt.1)So after reading comments on that latest article http://fav.me/d6q4snq about 'humanizing wolves' I noticed a lot of people argued or debated quite a few points. Points I felt I should try to cover in a sort of Q&A section here.Responses to my last article (pt.1)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
KEEP IN MIND PLEASE: In some parts of this there is personal opinions but I have included facts which can be backed up by research and by searching the internet as well. I've tried to cite sources as much as I could and give sound evidence when possible. I cannot be held completely liable if some information is outdated and I'm unaware but I would be glad to learn the updated information IF you have it accessible.
Now, let's begin!
1. Wolves can be tamed! My 'so-and-so' owned a wolf and it was the best pet I've ever seen! You're wrong if you think wolves can't be tamed!
(This goes along with wolfdogs as well for the most part)
Answer: Yeah, just because y
Points GiveAway #4 (CLOSED)Sorry it's so late! Got caught up in spring cleaning before I start my new job, everything's been a bit mad lately. Let's get started!Points GiveAway #4 (CLOSED)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS MONTHS WINNERS ARE:
Favourite the Journal &
Leave a comment
GiveAway will end on FRIDAY THE 11TH.
The points give away will last for ONE week.
The closing date is the 11th of MAY at 10PM GMT. (I'm now aware it said April here, I meant May XD)
Any comments and favourites made after this time will NOT be counted!
View The Current Time in the UK
The top prize is 200 Points!
2nd and 3rd places are also available at 25 Points each!
How it Works
The minute the contest is over; I take everyone's usernames and enter them into a list randomiser, courtesy of Random.Org.
The first three usernames to come up on the
Night Raiders - v1.0Hey everyone! I've made a survival minecraft world! It's called Night Raiders! The map was created and designed by me and Darcia, with help from Ashley Staggs.Night Raiders - v1.02 years ago in Personal More Like This
*Two team PVP survival map! Red vs Blue!
*6 players per team for a total of 12 possible combatants!
*Simple automatic player drop system makes the map easy for admins to setup.
*Two unique worlds built from the ground up!
*Both sides have ores and resources the other side needs!
*Lots of hidden pathways, secrets, and treasures sprinkled throughout both worlds!
*The only 2 doors connecting the worlds open and close depending on the time of day and weather conditions. During the day they're closed, but then at night they open up!
*Sneak into enemy territory and steal the precious resources you need to level up your weapons and armor!
*Defend your land from outsiders!
The map is free to download, but I would like to encourage people to visit the site via the following adf.ly http://adf.ly/DIR5n . I know everyone hates those links,
Sorry Mario BrosSorry Mario BrosSorry Mario Bros1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Say what you will about Anita Sarkeesian, you gotta admit that people do take note of what she says for good or ill. In this piece of news, it's for the good.
As you might already know, in her latest video she outlined a simple "damsel frees herself" video game. Nothing too spectacular but it showcased how one can subvert the typical trope and make a strong female character out of it. While many were quick to criticize her for not making the game herself (given her kickstarter success), others took a more direct approach and actually made a game in 2 weeks.
The game is called "Sorry Mario Bros," and the plot is that Princess Peach decides to rescues herself by leaving Bowser's castle in world 8-4. You progress right to left through familiar, but slightly altered, original Mario Bros. worlds working your way backwards towards world 1-1. Along the way you can take detours and use Peach's float ability to reach hidden areas and collect "princess coins."
Some artists you should know! (Holidays & 8k) Latest from my favourites!Some artists you should know! (Holidays & 8k)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
TwilightBadia by PixelKittiesReasons by Bukoya-StarUmbrella by Mn27There's Something on Your Head by Zicygomartwilight sparkle - do my best today by LumosLightningtra la la by egophiliacBetter Than Six 4 by JoeEnglandRainbow Ribbons by blmn564:thumb292882718:Commander Applejack by AcesentialTwili Vas Harmony, the Equarian by AcesentialRainbow Dakarian by Acesential:thumb292771590:Inks Ref by BambooDogApples on the Table by DocWarioFlutter Dash Catch by kittyhawk-contrailApplejack Rough Study by Reikomuffinyeeeeeeeah! by CSImadmaxBold Flutter Pose by kittyhawk-contrailFriends for life by Amirah-the-catNever Give Up by nuazkaRainbow Dash and Scootaloo by SouthParkTaoistTali'Zorah Vas Equestria by kyrospawnbrae with sock by Ende26Rainbow Dash - Dashiebunny by TomDanTheRockDash Sketch by TartiiPonytail by TartiiBugged Bunny by BrainDpsDoodle 06: You Must Be New Here by MysliPox
Easter Holidays, at least! :iconman-faceplz:
2 weeks of freedom....
Followed by weeks of study....
Then a week of exams...
Easter's not fun any more >:C
Anyways, I'll try get my best to upload as much stuff as I can within these 2 weeks, keep an eye out (:
Now, a selection of t
STAMPS TO SUIT EVERYONE, Issue 18Well yet again, its been a while since I have done an article like this, real life always seems to get in the way, deaths and college this time.STAMPS TO SUIT EVERYONE, Issue 183 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Anyway here we go again.
Good Boys and Bad Boys Stamp by Humble-Novice STAMP: Not a trend. by QueenieSeas Mountains stamp. by toastandcupoftea Love poison stamp. by toastandcupoftea No Brony Love or Tolerance by World-Hero21 Love needs gender by I-Take-It-Back dA Forum by pijys Level 99 Player Stamp by Humble-Novice Smile by Marzarret Whitney Houston by PigsTail Stop Being Offended For Me by genkistamps Stamp: Bubble Tea Love by TheSaltyMonster Whitney Houston by HopesForFun777 I love Sparkle and Glitter by Snow-Body Meat lover by prosaix The End of The World by Haters-Gonna-Hate-Me Laughing Stamp by SparklyDest Inspirational Quote CE: Born This Way by lightpurge Inspired by a kid by impersonalinfo Needed to Be Stamp by Mirz123 Canon X OC Pairings by Sparkleee-Sprinkle Cover matters by I-Take-It-Back My dog is fine with it by I-Take-It-Back Change username by prosaix +Stamp+ Do not call it Love by TenshiNoFuu Community Projects Stamp by ClefairyKid Arichy Support Stamp by renekotte christblock by Dametora I Have Silent Watchers Stamp by Torotix +Stamp+ MarySue so what by TenshiNoFuu :thumb278939695: Merry Christmas Stamp by fear-the-brilliance I Love Bad Fanfiction by genkistamps Lorum Ipsum! by NorthboundFox Coziness-compliant Literature by CassidyPeterson Child pageantry should be illegal... by BlackJill Crazy ones stamp by dazza1008 FGM Awareness by savagebinn :thumb28267267
WINNERS: 1000 points raffle+art FOR FREE! ENDEDWINNERS: 1000 points raffle+art FOR FREE!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
The day that many of you have been waiting! Finally!
I'm happy to finally announce the names of those 3 lucky deviants who won some awesome stuff from me!
(I used the random number generator on random.org)
The winner of the REQUEST:
459 :iconGIRatemytaco: GIRatemytaco
The winner of the MANGA PAGE:
700 :iconMeganSora: MeganSora
The winner of the 1000 POINTS :
7 :iconvivafariy: VivaFariy
I've sent the points immediately after finishing this journal.
Those who won art, please note me with your requests!
THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED!
Have a nice summer and holidays
What can you win?
- 1000 [La la la la]
- a manga page with characters and story of
A noggin-nibbler.This is something that's been nibbling at my noggin for awhile, and the final tolerance-feather was finally plucked today when a rude comment was addressed to a close friend of mine.A noggin-nibbler.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
For a rather long time now, there have been massive complaints against doll and base-makers. Accusations, saying that base/doll creators can't actually draw anything on their own, and that they're simply unoriginal, creativity-lacking tracers.
You know what, though? If these makers/dollers weren't as popular as they were, you wouldn't give them a second glance. You wouldn't give a flying pickle, and you know it. You'd go about your business and wouldn't even half-bat an eyelash. I have several good friends who are WONDERFUL artists, both in AND out of dolling/base-making. Working with bases also helps curve one's proportion accuracy, as well. Personally, I rarely use them, but I can safely say that I've learned a thing or two from when I have used them.
It just really eats me up to see people ca