A Summer in Scales Two A Summer in Scales
"Bent get up dude mom and dad want to get going like right now." A voice said to me through the darkness of the closet that I slept in.
Without even moving or lifting my head I replied groggily "Tell them I will be down later."
The closet door closed and I stood up; stretching from my head all the way to the end of my tail. M claws dug into the carpeted floor as the feeling of refreshment flowed through me. Kyle, the person who woke me, was downstairs talking to his parents.
"No tell him we have to
How to Become a WriterNeed help on writing? Take a look what I found on "How to Become a Writer"How to Become a Writer3 years ago in Personal More Like This
(This is not my words)
1. Consider all of the options. Not everyone can create a blockbuster novel. Anyone with passion might be able to earn a living from writing. Copy-writing is probably the highest paid skill on the Internet. Article writing is in great demand for providing content for websites. Creative writers are in demand to bid for projects every day. So the first step in how to become a writer is to research all of the options.
2. Plan using logic and desire. Write the way you want, but decide whether or not you want to rely on the income from your writing. Not having a regular job will allow you to focus on your writing, but it's very unlikely that you'll be able to depend on it for at least a few years.Then you might get bored.
3. Think about what you want to write, instead of what you want to get from writing. You won't get anywhere if all you're after is money.
4. Be prepared to work odd hours -- y
New deviantART ThumbnailsHey folks!New deviantART Thumbnails3 years ago in Personal More Like This
You may remember a while back we showed off some brand new thumbnails in #hq's Journal. Well, after many weeks of porting and tweaking based on community feedback, we finally got these brand new thumbs ready for beta testing!
The new thumbnails
UPDATE (May 19, 2012): Based on feedback received, we've updated the new thumbnails to be justified. Thumbnails are now spaced out across the rows, making them flush against the left and right sides of the page. When a browser's window is too small, justification cannot happen without leaving larger awkward spaces. In these cases, justification is turned off and thumbnails become left aligned. We think these changes present the most appealing interface for both cases.
For those of you who didn't see the new thumbs when they were previewed a month back, here's a re
New Thumbnails + OpinionsOnly beta testers can see it yet. But I just wanted to share my opinion about it and would also like to know yours.New Thumbnails + Opinions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ok... so I personally don't like it.
First of all, those are really big, it may be better for people with higher screen resolution but to me they look huge and it take longer to scroll and see everything. I think there should be an option where people can choose if they want to browse with normal or big thumbnails.
Also, on deviations with transparent backgrounds, on the thumbnails the backgrounds are not transparent anymore.
I also don't like how everything is now congested. I liked when everything was aligned and clean, it was easier to browse and easier on the eyes, and also faster to look at. This + the bigger thumbnails, it just got terrible to browse and it don't make me feel like looking at the front page anymore. I just look at the first few deviations at the top now, and that's also what most people are going to see too, giving less exposure to other deviations t
dAmnMobile 2 AnnouncementdAmnMobile 2 Announcement4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
dAmnMobile 2 is coming as a brand new app! Within in the next two weeks you will be able to get version 2 of the app.
As a special deal, for the first week, the pricing of the app will be only half price! That's just 99 cents!
"dAmnMobile 2 brings a brand new user interface allowing simpler and better interaction with the app and dAmn. It has been completely rewritten to allow for faster connections and tighter integration with dAmn itself.
Backgrounding has been enabled in version 2 to allow the app to sit in the background of your iOS device for hours on end, and if tabbed you get alerted by the app immediately.
All the bugs of version 1 have been fixed including the buggy scrolling, landscape mode and more!"
Reviews from the Beta Testers:
- "Sexy. Clean. Stable. Better than Skype's app." - nuckchorris0
- "dAmnMobile 2.0 is a great success
The Bible /Does/ Condemn HomosexualityKinda random, but I wanted to make a post compiling all the Bible verses I could find that either condemn homosexual acts/relationships, or that promote heterosexual acts/relationships.The Bible /Does/ Condemn Homosexuality4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The purpose of this is to be a handy reference to show to people, particularly professing Christians, who claim that the Bible doesn't actually condemn homosexuality.
If you know of any verses I've missed, please let me know!
"and the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man.
And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh:
she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.
Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh."
"But the men of Sodom were wicked and sinners before the Lord exceedingly."
Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX! ... Because everyone smokes when they write big long important letters and shit that deviantART wont read. (we might get lucky?) Go compare the layout of dA now, to that of Flickr, or 500px or society6. And you'll agree with everything about to be said.Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX!3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
A FIX FOR THE THUMBNAILS
Developed by rotane <-- Fucking hero
Go give him your thanks / love / llamas!
Please don't piss off your artists. For your sake.
Please don't forget our art keeps this site alive.
Please don't forget we have plenty of other sites to display our art.
Places where it is displayed more professionally and more orderly.
The fact this journal exists shows how much we love this site. Seriously.
Otherwise we'd deactivate and <i>
Your Guide to the Pluto and New Horizons Fly-ByNew ideas about Pluto, Charon, and all the little moons have been flowing back from the New Horizons spacecraft fast and furious. If you’re curious but haven’t kept up, here’s everything we’ve learned so far.Your Guide to the Pluto and New Horizons Fly-By2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
The New Horizons spacecraft is on a decade-long mission exploring deep space. It just completed the first-ever flyby of Pluto, a dwarf planet and the first Kuiper Belt Object ever explored. The spacecraft can either make observations or communicate with Earth, so for now it’s focusing on getting more data and sending back just the barest, highest-priority data in its failsafe downlinks. Even that tiny trickle of data has been enough to completely overthrow our theories of what we expected to find at the icy little world and its family of moons.
dArp: BooksEveryone should have read at least one book in their life. No matter if it is educational or just for fun, books always come with a special magic that immediately captivates you - even more when you are reading it for entertainment. Once a rare and treasured medium, it is now available for everyone (in most cases).dArp: Books1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Beside other book related deviations, you should also share the name of your favourite book today!
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Adoptable - Fantasy yokai 2 [48H AUCTION CLOSED !] by Hedrick-CS
Commission: Skyblue Book by xmirchiFree Avatar Books by oOLuccianaOoWHY ARE THERE SO MANY COLORS by Enchantedd
Fear Adoptables  by WoeAdopts [CLOSED//adopt] CV 02-03 by poisonous-mush
Dragonism #1Dragonism #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know you're a Dragon when you collect Jewelry but don't always wear it.
After all the shiniest ring guarantees the mostiest bling.
Whatever Happened to SpongebobNo I'm not talking about that episode; I'm talking about the show. I'm genuinely curious as to what happened to the Nicktoon Spongebob Squarepants over the past ten years. It went from a charming and funny show to one of the most mean-spirited, disgusting, and perverse shows that currently exists. Rebeltaxi99, a popular cartoon reviewer always says that people are complaining that the new episodes aren't as good. That's not true. The episodes are HORRIBLE. They have ranged from annoying to vile to cruel. A drop in quality would mean that we've gone from shining stars to plain mediocrity. Instead we've gone from episodes about selling chocolate bars door-to-door to episodes featuring a grotesque infected splinter and episodes making fun of suicide. I need to know how this happened, how it was allowed to happen, and more importantly--could this happen again?Whatever Happened to Spongebob1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Now, let's get the facts out of the way. From the very beginning, Spongebob was Nickelodeon's most popular show. It got
Dragon Character QuizKinda like one of those "Is Your OC a Mary Sue" quiz thingys, but this one is personalized and much better!Dragon Character Quiz11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Stolen From: :iconuglypenguin:
Doing this one for Volt Might do this again with other OCs XD
[ ] Your dragon's name has a special meaning.
[x] He/She was named after something or someone. [Sun, River, Moon, etc.]
[ ] His/Her name is very unusual. (in English maybe XD)
[ ] His/Her name is a japanese word for an object. [A word for star, moon, light, dark, etc.]
[ ] Your dragon's name is a combination of his/her parents' names.
[ ] He/She is called by a nickname.
[x] You use another dragon to describe yours.
[ ] He/She is beautiful, handsom, or sexy.
[/] Your dragon has a really nice figure. (Eh x3)
[x] He/She can eat as much as they want and still won't gain any weight.
[ ] Is loved by others [either to be lovers of just friends] because of his/her beauty.
[ ] Others are jealous of his/her beauty.
[ ] Your dragon looks like he
Dragon Movie ProblemI am tired seeing dragons as the monsters, bad guys of the movie.Dragon Movie Problem3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I want more dragon movies where the dragon aren't the bad guys!!
I want to see them as the good guys, sometimes even as heroes of the movie!!
Movies like The Legend of Spyro that was cancel. I want to see The Legend of Spyro movie, get it un-cancel, Now!!
I want more dragon movies. I will even write and make the movies myself if I have to!! We need more dragons as good guys and not as bad guys!
So please, spread the word about this journal so more people will know.
Thank you everyone for taking your time to read this.
Commissions Now OpenHey everyone I have been gone due to some increasing on my part. I have encountered some problems with the free request thing, and now everything is about to change. Instead of everyone getting free requests if they ask for one; now its revised to where people get free requests in certain conditions.Commissions Now Open3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is how I work now...
I will do art trades and we can work that out later. I want to be sure you know what you are getting so we need to discuss this person to dragon. Art Trades will feature: Story for Story, Art for Story, and I do not do art so I will only write.
Requests are very limited and I do not like them but if we talk it out I am sure we can understand one another eventually on them. HEADS UP Due to so much stuff on my plate at the moment all of my current requests have been trashed and lost. I apologize to all expecting an upcoming request... its cool if you write your hateful comments in my comment box. I deserve all your wrath for getting your hopes up... sorry p
Final Salute and Honorable Firing of the GunsRead the bolded text on the bottom of the page, it is of utmost importance!!!Final Salute and Honorable Firing of the Guns1 year ago in Personal More Like This
DeviantART, listen to me, and hear my cry!!! This site has suffered a tragic loss recently. A reputable, popular, amazing writer/friend/comic resigned from his position here, and deactivated his account for reasons currently unknown.
Such an occurrence does not commonly take place within this booming community predominating over the non-conforming internet. Yet, when it does, a ripple of deep sorrow and regret pulsates throughout the gatherings of the leaving-artist's fans, friends, and critics. It couldn't have been predicted by most -although a select few will say they saw it coming. Still, both groups have been struck with severe heartache, begrudgingly knowing that the swiftly snatching maw of this beast we call the web, has forever stripped us of a true pal.
I have known :iconRuCarNutz: for two years. To me, that is quite a long time to know anyone,
CONTEST!!!:iconrainbow-pplz::iconrainbow-lplz::iconrainbow-eplz::iconrainbow-aplz::iconrainbow-splz::iconrainbow-eplz:CONTEST!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT CONTEST!
okay well, i realy wanted to do another contest, so this is going to be a fun one.
whoever can draw Shii-Kahn the best!
(shii-kahn is a dragon!!)
Shii-Kahn is the main villian of my story (dont want to give out too much info)
but you must draw him the way you would think he would look like. (i have no drawings of him)
Species: some kind of mutated dragon thing (must have hit some kind of reaction in gas while in space?)
powers: i guess any power?
Color: optional colors: black red purple dark blue gray
goal: to drain elemental powers from each planet and use them to destroy the universe. nothing big or anything. XD
home: some where in the universe (he was exiled)
wings: he has wings that are attached to his arms s
Commissions and Art Trades InfoI RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANYONECommissions and Art Trades Info4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Because people have been asking:
Fandoms I do know: http://sta.sh/029zxytwo9h4
Fandoms I DON'T know: http://sta.sh/0zhuqdkg77i
Story with Canon Characters ONLY - 400/$4.00
Story with OCs - 450/$4.50
PWP Stories with canon characters ONLY - 500/$5.00
PWP Stories with OCs - 550/$5.50
Drabbles - 150/$1.50
IMVU Humanized Headshot - 100/$1.00
Little rules I have for Commissions:
I want a NOTE from you about what you want. If you make the request on this journal, you will be ignored. >3>
You DO NOT have to pay me until I'm done with your commission. I will note you and I'll post when you pay.
Do NOT rush me. I have school and sometimes writer's block can ensue. You rushing me will not get things done faster.
Please pay through widget.
Commissions and Requests [Open]Commissions and Requests [Open]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME TO DRAW ANYTHING. I DON'T TAKE JOY OUT OF DRAWING. JUST WRITING.
+1 chapter is 5
-Can't be over 5 chapters (if you want more than 5, consult with me and we may work out a deal if I don't have too many commissions piled up)
-Will do stories about OC characters(As long as you supply a reference sheet, and how you want them to be portrayed)
-No smut prompts, please
-No fandoms I don't know
-Must specify wanted storyline, pairings, and other things you want included
Fandoms I will do:
-My Little Pony
-Anthros (not a fandom really but)
-Many others I can't think of right now, so just ask if yours isn't on the list!
Fandoms I won't do:
Same rules apply as commissions, just send me a note
NEW: Art trades
Ask about art trades!
WRITING COMMISSIONS NOW OPENTruthfully, things, busy schedule wise, have not entirely cleared up for me, STILL, no, and thus my time is not as vast as I would prefer.WRITING COMMISSIONS NOW OPEN3 years ago in Personal More Like This
However, it has opened up a little bit, and become a bit more lax as of late; and, given that writing is my absolute passion (even above drawing, yes), hobby, and profession, I've been experiencing massive withdrawals for a few months, now (BECAUSE of my ridiculously busy schedule)! LoL
I cannot guarantee that I would be able to get to every last commission request I might receive, especially since the free time I do have I've been trying to work more diligently upon my fantasy novel (which seems never-ending, and, worse yet, stubborn by way of 'good ol' Writer's Block' -_- ), but I will nonetheless do my part to honor any agreement contracted.
Now, with all that having been said, here is my list of what I will be willing to write about (and, please note that if it is NOT listed, it is generally speculated that that is because I DON'T/WON'T
The VoidWhen I lost my faith in god, it was no great personal cataclysm. It simply fell away. My fall was a snake sloughing its skin or a woman removing her coat on an overwarm day. Faith was simply something I no longer needed. But I can't pretend there wasn't a void. There was and there still is. There may always be. That void is what I feel when I think about dying. Do not mistake me, I am not afraid of death. Not at all. Not even a little bit. But I regret. I regret that my story will end. I regret that my loved ones' stories will end. I regret that I won't see others' stories through. Most of all, I regret that I won't see how the big story ends.The Void2 years ago in Personal More Like This
For a while I buried myself in the idea that SCIENCE WILL SAVE US! Ray Kurzweil's Singularity will allow me to achieve everlasting life through technology! It is plausible- a lot more plausible than the notion that there is some magical bearded Middle Eastern guy in the sky who created a strict conditional-admittance everlasting utopia for
Commissions Are Open! (UPDATE)Hey Anxnymous here! I'm open to commissions right now, and would love to hear your ideas~ I'm hoping that I could start a commission system, but I'm going to leave the option of paying points or not.Commissions Are Open! (UPDATE)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This only applies if a) you don't have points (trade something else in e.g. llama badge, drawing, just spread the word, idk) b) This is a payment for something c) you're a friend.
UPDATE: Charging more points for OCs; see Extras for details
Types of Commissions :
One-shot = 20 points
Two-shot = 30 points
Short series = 25 points for every part/chapter
Prompts = 5 points
x reader = 25 points [Because I have to add all
Writing Commissions: OpenGoing to have to start whoring these around more; my to-do list is looking empty!Writing Commissions: Open5 months ago in Personal More Like This
SFW Short Story| $10/1,000 per 1,000 words
NSFW Short Story| $15/1,500 per 1,000 words
When you submit a request for a commission, please include the information listed below. Keep in mind that the more details you give me, the better I can stick to the story you have in mind. Less details given means I will take more creative freedom with your commission. Please send the information to me in a note titled 'Writing Commission'.
Length: (How long do you wish the story to be.)
Rating (SFW or NSFW - ALL FETISH THEMES FALL UNDER NSFW)
Main Characters: (Include their names, appearance, personalities, and their relationship with the other characters.)
Side Characters: Optional (Same information is needed.)
Setting: (Tell me where
Writing CommissionsWell, I've been thinking, my Comrades. And you know how I always say I'm a writer at heart? Well, there isn't really much to show that here on my DA.Writing Commissions2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I've come to the conclusion, that, for a test period, I'm gonna start taking short story (AKA Drabble) comms.
Now this is how it's gonna work:
- Y'all send me your character/s, and an idea of a plot, as well as a brief personality snapshot of the characters (you know, a detailed personality and how they'd react in said situation) if I dunno them well, and then I'll write you a story of your choosing~! ^^
Or... Not. XD
Anyways! What'dyou think, Comrades? ;u;
Comment below if you want one, guys ^^ They be free for my boofull Comrades, o'course~
Just found out that the Ref Sheet I wrote for Sol is 25 pages long. JEEZ. XDDDD
Some examples of my writing:
Snivy TF- Francis and Suyapa with MemoriesWelcome to my first Deviant art contribution. This is a one shot of how I turn into a Snivy, and kept memories of my human life. This one shot uses real life places. I do not own anything.Snivy TF- Francis and Suyapa with Memories2 years ago in Personal More Like This
LOS ANGELES AREA
It is a nice day in the Los Angeles area. Today is a wonderful 79 degree day with alot of sunshine to go around. It is a Saturday, and I am headed to the Santa Monica Pier for the weekend. I bring my Buizel with me to have fun with. Fred, my dad said that pokemon are great as friends and I could bring my Buizel with me. We head to the car to head to the Santa Monica Pier.
FREEWAY 405 to Santa Monica Pier
We are now on the road to the pier, when all of a sudden, I heard a voice in my head.
FRANCIS'S SUBCONSCIOUS MIND- ROUND 1
"Hello Francis" The voice said
"Who are you? How do you know my name?" I asked this voice
"I am a pokemon, and I know you because I know you like Snivy" The voice said
"I do love Snivy, but which pokemon are you?" I asked
"I am a ninetales. If you love Snivy so m
UpdateHey everyone, just got some time to type for a while, and thought I would post an update journal.Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So as many of you have noticed, Ive become less and less active, and will eventually, as time goes on, leave.
Nothing has been bothering me here, nothing has occurred to make me decide this, though another friend of mine deactivated.
I havent had the time that I used to have, and DeviantART is becoming less appealing to me, now just a site in which I am reminded how little attention I give my friends on here. So, a message to those friends now, before I end up not saying them at all.
Not just my friends, but to everyone.. from the good and the bad, Ive seen moments in which I regret, moments in which I relish in.
From my first watcher, :iconi-love-spyro: to my first friend, GunChica (now known as :icontaintedimagination: ) to my first rp with :iconbeautychao7: to my first story rp with :iconscale-the-wyvern: To my first love, now lost, :iconsympathybmw:, to my