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
July Literature DD Round Up:iconirrevocablefate:July Literature DD Round Up9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
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Heads Up: Free New Drawing ProgramI saw this on Tumblr and figured I'd let you guys know about it. It's a free art program called FireAlpaca available for download:Heads Up: Free New Drawing Program3 years ago in Personal More Like This
NEW AVAILABLE ART PROGRAM
It seems to be a mix between SAI and photoshop, simplified. It even has a stabalizer that works even with the mouse.
Best of all, it's free, and works for both Mac and Windows.
Alt Download: http://download.cnet.com/FireAlpaca/3000-2192_4-75610867.html
So for all of you who wanted a drawing program other than Paint but couldn't afford one (or just wanna try something different), here you go. I downloaded it, tried it out, and it works!
WOW! Nasa, Ceres, Dawn, Featured Space :) (@)I woke up one morning and as I often do I checked out The NASA DAWN CERES homepage to see if there was any newWOW! Nasa, Ceres, Dawn, Featured Space :) (@)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Images of Ceres (the Dwarf Planet) it is always exiting to see new pictures... Well there was no New Dawn Images,
But I found that my Image on how I imagine Ceres was featured there, WOW! that made my day...
So if anyone makes space art or just want to be featured there, submit your space pics on Dawn's page here:
http://dawn.jpl.nasa.gov/ and hope you get as Lucky as I did
oooh yeah by the way this was the picture which got featured there
...and Now I thought I would feature some other Peoples Space ART
Space by Perzin Space by Viled
Site Update: Improved CommentsIn our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.Site Update: Improved Comments11 months ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Introducing Improved Comments
With over 1.5 million comments posted per day, deviantART's commenting system provides the backbone for fostering relationships across the globe. To highlight this vital aspect of community interaction and provide more control around conversations, we’re proud to introduce the ability to Feature, edit, and hide comments.
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PREMIUM GIVEAWAY! -closed-Okay, I am feeling kind today for some reason so I'm giving away a...PREMIUM GIVEAWAY! -closed-1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP TO A FELLOW DEVIANT
So, are you interested? So, all you have to do is...
Make a journal or poll linking to this journal.
Fave this journal so I can use the numbers to pick a winner.
Comment the link to your journal and say you want to enter.
That's it <3 I will announce a winner in a few days using random number generator
IF YOU WATCH ME YOU GET AN EXTRA NUMBER TO PLAY WITH
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-OVER3 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!
How to enter:
1. Fave this article/journal so that other people can see this and learn about the contest!
2. Comment on the article saying why you wish to change your username.
1. You must be an unsubscribed member to enter.
Tattoo intern update and a little 'Fuck you' <3Yo guysTattoo intern update and a little 'Fuck you' <33 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
The Truest Test of a Freegender SoulThe truest test of the freegender soul is if you can embrace who you are,The Truest Test of a Freegender Soul2 years ago in Personal More Like This
under the dress, or wig, or falsies,
under the makeup, and waxing, and shaving
can you embrace yourself.
your high or low cheekbones
The way your eye sockets sink in or bulge out
The way your veins show on your arms
or your knobby knees
Or sinewy arches
The way your hips don't exist
Or your shoulders expand
The definition of your muscles...
Sinewy and springy
Bony and boxy
Can you find a way to not merely hide these aspects of yourself
Disguise and cover
But turn it around and work with
instead of against
This is the truest test
That you are faced with every day.
You, oh freegender brothers and sisters
Find the love of your body
Make peace with it
And you'll find the beauty and power you seek.
Ponycode Compilation PostHey guys! I'm going to try this out, because I don't know a better place to put it. Comment on this page to share your ponycodes! Please label them, and I'll periodically go through the comments and update this entry with all the codes.Ponycode Compilation Post4 years ago in Personal More Like This
If your code isn't labeled, I won't add it, because I won't know what it is.
I'll kick things off with the mane six + Big Mac:
Apple Jack: 2S2S000000FEA100FEB19E0040110BF00UN1837000100000I0FAFE73FF7FFF0H107F3FCC004CB2
Twilight Sparkle: 2S2S000100CE9CEFFEE4D40010164007CUN1837000000000P1320072FE00AE0N117F3FCC004CB2
Pinkie Pie: 2S2S000000FEB0CDFED6BA0020100CBE5UN1837000000000J0FE268FFF7FFF0I117F3FCC004CB2
Rainbow Dash: 2S2S0000207ADAFFFFC49D00001C6006FUN1837000000000O07F3FCCFF7FFF0M107F3FCC004CB2
Big Macintosh: 3L1P1L5000CE3C41FEF49E0270000A01BUI1837000100001U0FEB921FF7FFF1Q107F3FC
Femme Force: The New Female AvengersFemme Force: The New Female Avengers2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
FEMME FORCE: The New Female Avengers
Birds of Prey and Batgirls
Congratulations to the Comics Industry!
Yes, folks, congratulations are in order. For years the comics industry has fought the never ending battle to prove to an uncaring world that comics weren’t just for kids. Thankfully there are now very few one–note heroes left, most of them now being heavily conflicted ‘Anti–Heroes’ who tread the morally gray area b
RIP Leonard NimoyWow, a tv icon has passed away at age 83. You will be missed, Mr. Spock.RIP Leonard Nimoy2 months ago in Personal More Like This
In August 2011, Mr. Nimoy said goodbye to the Star Trek Conventions and this is one of the most heartbreaking things I've seen:
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
Eyes open!Most of Soxi's babies have their eyes open now & are slippery little suckers to catch now. They are so full of go already. Soon they will be pop-corning all over the placeEyes open!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This little one was exploring the world from the safety of my dear hubby's hands. He got a bit tired at the end.
Band MemeStolen from Raydiiant.Band Meme3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions. Pass it on to 15 people you like and include me. Try not to repeat a song title. It's harder than you think.
Pick your Artist: The B-52's!
1. Are you Male or Female?
Girl From Ipanema Goes to Greenland
2. Describe your self.
3. How do you feel about your self?
4. Describe where you live.
53 Miles West of Venus
5. If you could go anywhere, Where would you go?
[the] LOVE SHACK!!!
6. Your best friend name is?
7. What's the weather like?
8. Favorite time of day?
Deep Sleep (aka night. Not like I SLEEP during it, however. xDDD)
9. If your life was a tv show what would you call it?
Tell it Like it T-I-Is (a talk show, apparently...lol)
10. What is life to you?
11. What is the best advice you have given?
(Shake That) Cosmic Thing
12. If you could change your name what would it be?
13. Thought for the day?
Just so you knowOk, so you guys wanna hear something funny? It's about my mom's ignorance.Just so you know3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I don't think she realizes that animals CAN understand you.
So he was a little upset and my mom kept teasing him and calling him a douchebag. I told her to stop and she wouldn't. Eventually he got to the point he flipped out, cornered my mom in a chair in the kitchen and Brysyn on the recliner in the living room. I stood right there.
One thing you guys, if your cat is flipping shit DON'T show fear.
So anyway he had Lilly cornered and was flipping out at her, I screamed his name. He looked at me and came right over. Then Brysyn stomped and he ran back into the living room and cornered him again.
Now here's to show cats CAN understand you.
I looked at him and screamed "VANILLA GET DOWN CELLAR NOW!" and what does he do? Looks at me then runs down cellar and we shut the door so he is in time out right now and Brysyn is pissing him off again. I'm about to smack him :/
So just so you guys know, cats CAN understand you
theme songSo Im watching family guy, and I wonder what it would be like if I had a theme song?theme song3 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....3 years ago in Personal More Like This
oh jesusI went to Warped on Wesnday.oh jesus3 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 Simpsons3 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
The Last Rocky ConHonestly, I didn't spend enough time at Saboten to really report about it...so here's my telling of TLRC!The Last Rocky Con3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Man. I can honestly say I have never been to a con where I felt more welcomed and happy. It was a small con. Maybe 100 people. But that really didn't matter. We're a family. We all enjoy one single thing and came together to have fun. I made so many friends and I'm really sad to see them leave and go back to other states. I met friends from Texas, Washington, New York, Vegas, and California. I'm sure we'll all see each other again one day. Hopefully at RKO Con 2013...in Rhode Island. Geez. I'm not sure how I'm going to find my way there...but I'll figure it out later.
Now for my favorite moments of this con. I returned from (a few hours of) Saboten on Saturday, still dressed as Ginny. I was tidying up my makeup in the bathroom when my friend Matt told me there was a costume showcase going on. How perfect! I was already in a costume! At first I felt weird going up as something unrel
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.
Whoopty Fuckin' Do (Chapter 2) Chapter Two: Whoopty Fuckin' DoWhoopty Fuckin' Do (Chapter 2)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
" Um, so, where's your brother?" Bill asked, unsure of himself. " Aw, he already left." I told him. I handed him some overalls and a red plaid shirt to change into. He grabbed them from me. "He left?!" He asked. "Yep." I nodded. I pointed to the bathroom, to tell him to change there.
I jogged upstairs. I could hear moans from Otis's room, so I knew he had found a playmate in one a those dumb cheerleaders. I knocked on his door. "What the fuck is it?" He growled. "It's me," I told him. His mangled door swung open. "Hey there, shitheads," I greeted the gagged and bound cheerleaders. They stared up at me with wide eyes. Otis stood in the middle of his room, hands dripping w
She Had A Corpse Under Her Bed (Chapter One)She Had A Corpse Under Her Bed (Chapter One)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Chapter One: The Hitchhiker
God, where the fuck ARE they? I thought to myself, as I stood in the pouring rain. My flimsy umbrella had several holes in it. I wrapped my furry tan coat tighter around my waist. My hands were starting to go numb. Not ten minutes ago, Daddy had sent Stucky over to the house to let Momma know that we were expecting some "guests". Rufus and I jumped in the tow truck, headed out to the 905, and waited. Rufus hid a mile down the road in the brush with his shotgun. I was awarded the lovely duty of standing out in the rain playing hitchhiker. My long blonde curls were getting damp. I just hoped they'd be around soon.
Just then, a fairly noisy car of four twenty-something's came into view. Finally, I thought. I stuck out m