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Featured by: LadyofGaerdon
Dear VictorI will not apologize because I knew you
when your own ghosts turned their backs to your weeping
or because I thought I could love the bird-shaped organ
calling from inside your chest
or because
I clipped its stubborn wings
when I realized I had been wrong.
I am not sorry for it.
But listen, Victor:
I'm sorry I remember a time
when we were beautiful, our bodies
made luminous by the bitter light collected in our lungs
like ash,
the atmosphere shaking violently as it
into our displaced skeletons.
We could not recall
our own skin.
I'm sorry I called out for you
in the dark
when no one else was there to hear,
each shaken syllable making a latticework of stars
to gate the fraying night. I stayed up until dawn
renaming the constellations after you.
The bright-eyed moon watched me
and trembled
as a mad fever rattled her bones.
And Victor, I'm sorry that I could not stand
the fire keening in my throat,
sorry that I exhaled the shells of empty suns
and saw their edges perforate the thick sh

"Dear Victor" by CyneNoir

It feels like there is a wonderfully
intangible story behind this poem. As you
read it, you feel like you're catching bits of
story behind the rich, distinctive imagery and
the complex yet strong emotions. A memorable

Featured by: LadyofGaerdon
"The Wild Place" by Evlydia

With enchanting, impeccable rhyme
and rhythm, the author ruminates upon
the memory the earth holds of centuries
past, hidden just beneath the surface of
our busy modern lives.


Featured by shebledgreenink

Mature Content

Brevity by Sapph0

Brevity is a quality I
have always valued in writing.
This piece is brief and emotionally
rich without being dramatic.

Featured by shebledgreenink
Everything in Rome is uphill.  It is a city in which the modern and the ancient (and, in certain basilicas and castles, the in-between) do not so much vie for prominence as rub shoulders appreciatively.  It was, according to legend, built on seven hills and from them dominated a very large portion of what was so arrogantly referred to in its time as “the Known World,” despite the existence of much larger empires in the past and concurrently, in Asia and the Middle East.  Pagan religions, hedonism, and classical sexuality dominated its culture, at least until the Edict of Milan and Constantine’s reforms gave Christianity the green light.
Everything in Seattle is downhill.  It is a city in which the wrecking ball and building crane (and, in certain areas along the proposed monorail route, bulldozers) do not so much vie for space as work together to endlessly repackage the same space.  It was, according t

Observations by ShadowedAcolyte

Humorous, to-the-point, and
ingeniously structured. A piece for
lovers and haters of Rome and
Seattle alike to enjoy.

Featured by: Kitri-du-Lac
"Wedding Gifts" by musicalgenius321

Using a repetitive structure,
this piece creates a narrative out
of seemingly story-less facts. As
they progress, so does the narrative,
gradually leading the reader to the
conclusion. An interesting way to
use structure.

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Beast/Gijinka Information -updated-

Journal Entry: Thu Nov 25, 2010, 3:29 PM
Beast/Gijinka Information

Detailed descriptions on both the beasts and the Gijinka races. Please note that these are just examples to get your ideas going, it is in no way a rule book. Be creative with your character designs.

Also, please remember that the Gijinka are all MORTAL. They are just like humans, but slightly different in that they have beast features and can use limited magic. They do not have super strength, or live on the moon, or shapeshift, for example. Also, please remember that using more than just the occasional small spell could severely damage your character. Make sure to read the Magic info journal if you're confused about this.

The beasts, while rare, also live on Voleros. They are mostly hard to find, but live in the forests, ocean or mountains around Voleros. This does not mean that the Gijinka are related to them in anyway, just that the Gijinka are more a part of nature than humans are. (And no, humans do not exist on Voleros.)

Your character MUST be a part of one of the species on this list.


:new: Nāga :new:

About the Beast: More commonly spelled as Nāga. It is the Sanskrit and Pali word for a deity or class of entity or being, taking the form of a very great snake - specifically the King Cobra - found in Hinduism or Buddhism. The use of the term nāga is often ambiguous, as the word may also refer, in similar contexts, to one of several human tribes known as or nicknamed “Nāgas.” A female nāga is a nāgī or nāginī.

About the Gijinka: Nāga are warrior gijinka native to the Ophir Desert in Alora, living happily in small clusters of segregated tribes. Tribes are distinguished by hair and skin color, a sign that a warrior in said tribe is of pure breed and untainted. Each tribe has a Clan Leader, usually the strongest Nāga, and a prince, a son of the same bloodline, for whom will take the Clan Leader’s place upon death. Named prince can change depending on if the Clan Leader is challenged, defeated, and has an heir. Due to being reptiles they don’t do well in cooler climates, and traveling to Lumeria can be fatal if unprepared. They thrive under strong sunlight and natural heat, which is why they flourish in the country of summer, Alora.

Possible Gijinka Traits: Legs are replaced with a snake tail, venom fangs, possible scales around their upper half.

Country found: Alora (Summer)

Gijinka Example:…

:new: Gargoyle :new:

About the Beast: In architecture, a gargoyle is a carved stone grotesque, usually made of granite, with a spout designed to convey water from a roof and away from the side of a building thereby preventing rainwater from running down masonry walls and eroding the mortar between. Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to divide the flow of rainwater off the roof to minimize the potential damage from a rainstorm. Gargoyles are usually an elongated fantastic animal because the length of the gargoyle determines how far water is thrown from the wall. In mythology Gargoyles have often been seen animated as monsters, and can carry beast-like forms.

About the Gijinka: Gargoyle gijinka’s are powerful warriors who specialize in the art of war. They have very little magical abilities, but excel in hand to hand combat and flight due to their tough skin and hardy bodies. They have been well used in wars in the past, and work best as power-houses on the front lines. Because of this their race has become small over the years, but they have remained proud of their heritage and are extremely loyal to whichever country they live in. While only some parts of their body are made out of stone, their skin and innards are not. Their flesh, however, is tougher than most other Gijinkas... but it isn’t in anyway indestructible, and can still be pierced by most weapons.

Gijinka Traits: Grey, white, or black skin, stone wings, stone tail, stone horns.

Country found: All.

Beast Example:…

:new: Qilin :new:

About the Beast: The Qilin is a mythical hoofed Chinese chimerical creature known throughout various East Asian cultures, and is said to appear with the imminent arrival or passing of a wise sage or an illustrious ruler. It is often depicted with what looks like fire all over its body. It is sometimes misleadingly called the "Chinese unicorn" due to conflation with the unicorn by Westerners.

About the Gijinka: Qilin are one of the wiser of races, always seeking others who need or ask for guidance. Some, of course, have also used this wisdom to charm and befuddle an unsuspecting soul. All in all, Qilin use magic very sparingly, being somewhat vain and wary of what the effects can do to them. Always seeking an answer to ever-lasting life, you might find quite a few dabble in the arts of alchemy. Being exclusive to Lumeria, their adaptations to the cold show through that of very thick hair and durable, hardy skin that glisten somewhat like dragon scales.

Gijinka Traits: Dragon like scales around cheekbones and other extremities, wooden horns, long ears, Qilin tail.

Country found: Lumeria (Winter)

Beast Example:

:new: Merfolk :new:

About the Beast: A mermaid is a mythological aquatic creature with a female human head, arms, and torso and the tail of a fish. A male version of a mermaid is known as a "merman" and in general both males and females are known as "merfolk". Mermaids are represented in the folklore, literature and popular culture of many countries worldwide.

About the Gijinka: Merfolk are beautiful gijinka who mainly live in the ocean or rivers. They spend most of their time under the water, but can come to the surface for a limited time each day. When no more water is in in contact with their bodies, their tail transforms into human legs. However with each transformation a little magic is used, so they must avoid doing this often or risk premature death. They also can’t stay out of the water for very long before they suffocate due to their gills, and are only able to remain above the surface for a maximum of 10 hours at a time. They prefer warmer waters, but they can survive in cooler temperatures... though somewhat uncomfortably. Due to this, most Merfolk prefer to live in warmer countries like Alora and Elavernis. They have great cities made out of coral in the deep Ocean, which are also shared by Leviathan and Hippocampus Gijinka.

Gijinka Traits: Lower half fish tail, gills on their neck, chest, or sides, webbed hands, finned ears.

Country found: All (More common in Alora and Elavernis)

Gijinka Example:…

:new: Seasonal Sprites :new:

About the Beast: The term sprite is a broad term referring to a number of preternatural legendary creatures. The term is generally used in reference to elf-like creatures, including fairies. In Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl books, sprites are a race of fairies with green skin and wings. In The Spiderwick Chronicles, sprites are creatures that resemble insects or flowers.

About the Gijinka: Sprites in Voleros are based on the seasons like their Gods. They are human sized, if not slightly shorter, and have insect wings that allow them to fly. Their colours (such as hair, eyes, and skin) match whichever seasonal country they live in, and they have also been known to have hair made out of plants and flowers. They aren’t usually fighters, and are more skilled in the area of magic - though they still suffer from magic drain like other Gijinka races. If they do fight without magic, then they have been known to use bow and arrows to attack from a distance. Their magical skills are mostly nature based, and they can help speed up plant growth with the cost of magical drain. They are more closely tied in with nature in comparison to other races, and can sense the health of any natural area around them... though sadly they are able to do little to improve any type of decline like their Gods can.

Gijinka Traits: Insect wings, often short in size, hair can be made out of leaves, reeds, and other such material. Stay true to the season they reflect! Can have coloured skin to match their season.

Country found: All

Gijinka Example:…


About the Beast: "A nekomata will haunt any household it is kept in, creating ghostly fireballs, menacing sleepers, walking on its hind legs, changing its shape into that of a human, and even devouring its own mistress in order to shapeshift and take her place. When it is finally killed, its body may be as much as five feet in length. It also poses a danger if allowed into a room with a fresh corpse; a cat is believed to be capable of reanimating a body by jumping over it."

About the Gijinka: The Nekomata Gijinka race are swift and cunning. Living in any country, they have been known to have the more devious jobs, such as Assasination or Theivery, however this does not account to all of them, as many have been known to be well respected and kind citizens. They are often intelligent and are able to adapt well with new situations.

Possible Gijinka Traits: cat ears, two cat tails.

Country found: Any

Beast Example:…


About the Beast: "A hellhound is a supernatural dog, found in mythology, folklore and fiction. A wide variety of ominous or hellish supernatural dogs occur in mythologies around the world, similar to the ubiquitous dragon. Features that have been attributed to hellhounds include black fur, glowing red or sometimes glowing yellow eyes, super strength or speed, ghostly or phantom characteristics, foul odor, and sometimes even the ability to talk. Legend says that if someone is to stare into its eyes 3 times or more, the person will definitely die. In cultures that associate the afterlife with fire, hellhounds may have fire-based abilities and appearance. They are often assigned to guard the entrances to the world of the dead, such as graveyards and burial grounds, or undertake other duties related to the afterlife or the supernatural, such as hunting down lost souls or guarding a supernatural treasure. In European legends, seeing a hellhound or hearing it howl may be either an omen or a cause of imminent death."

About the Gijinka: The Hellhound Gijinka are a fierce and sometimes agressive race. Known to live in any country, they make very good Warriors or Workers, though they have been known to accel in other job types too. While not the most intelligent race, they make up for it with brute strength and speed and are well respected for thier battle techniques.

Possible Gijinka Traits: dog ears, dog tail, horns.

Country found: Any

Beast Example:…


About the Beast: "Often called a sea-horse in English is a mythological creature shared by Phoenician and Greek mythology, though the name by which it is recognised is purely Greek; it became part of Etruscan mythology. It has typically been depicted as a horse in its forepart with a coiling, scaly, fishlike hindquarter. Homer describes Poseidon, who was god of horses (Poseidon Hippios) as well as of the sea, drawn by "brazen-hoofed" horses over the sea's surface, and Apollonius of Rhodes, being consciously archaic in Argonautica, describes the horse of Poseidon emerging from the sea and galloping away across the Libyan sands. In Hellenistic and Roman imagery, however, Poseidon (or Roman Neptune) often drives a sea-chariot drawn by hippocampi. Thus hippocamps sport with this god in both ancient depictions and much more modern ones, such as in the waters of the eighteenth-century Trevi Fountain in Rome surveyed by Neptune from his niche above."

About the Gijinka: The Hippocampus Gijinka are known as a peaceful race who love the occasional competition. They are often playful and kind, graceful when in the water.... but they can be slightly clumsy when on land. They are skilled fisherman and have been known to use their swimming skills during war, but they are normally very gentle and often oppose to the idea of war itself.

Possible Gijinka Traits: horse ears (mandatory), fish tail or dolphin tail

Country found: Any

Beast Example:…


About the Beast: "Typically female monster of Greek myth, with the head of a lioness, a head of a goat that was placed at the central point of her spine and a tail that typically ends in a snake’s head. The name derives from the word “Khimaros”, which translates to “she-goat”. In the Illiad, Homer references the Chimera’s ability to breathe fire (“[…]Chimaera who breathed raging fire, a creature fearful, great, swift-footed and strong, who had three heads, one of a grim-eyed lion; in her hinderpart, a dragon; and in her middle, a goat, breathing forth a fearful blast of blazing fire. Her did Pegasus and noble Bellerophon slay.”). Her geographical origins center somewhere around the area of Lycia. She was said to be a bringer of storms, shipwrecks and natural disasters—especially volcanos."

About the Gijinka: These Gijinka are well respected for their skills with Fire magic, however even they do not escape the exhaustion that using their magic brings. Able to use this talent during battle for short amounts of time, they are valuable to their countries, however they are also talented Scientists and Scholars. They aren't known as the fastest Gijinka, though they do rank up there with the best.

Possible Gijinka Traits: lion ears, snake tail, goat horns, leathery wings

Country found: Any

Beast Example:…


About the Beast: "The traditional unicorn has a goat’s beard, a lion’s tail and cloven hooves—in addition to the horn that distinguishes it. Usually represented as male, he is said to be drawn to maidens and to those pure of heart; historically, the unicorn is said to be one of the only creatures not created out of the fear of man. He can only be captured by ‘unfair means’ and his horn is said to neutralize any poison. Interestingly enough, the unicorn does NOT appear in any mythology—but in greek accounts of natural history. It is also said that it’s impossible to capture a unicorn alive—if one corners him, he’ll fling himself from a cliff or other high place, and twist while falling so that it takes the brunt of the impact on its horn, and escapes."

About the Gijinka: The Unicorn Gijinka are a well respected race, for their speed and intelligence. This makes them excellent Scholars, but they have been known to do well with other job types. They have been known to dable slightly in white (curative) magic, and are often used as valuable medics during war time. Though they do have slightly higher magic endurance than most, even they do not escape the drain magic brings on their bodies.

Possible Gijinka Traits: Horse ears, horse tail, horn

Country found: Lumeria (Winter)

Beast Example:…


About the Beast: "Foxes are a common subject of Japanese folklore and are akin to European faeries; in English, kitsune refers to them in this context. Stories depict them as intelligent beings and as possessing magical abilities that increase with their age and wisdom. Foremost among these is the ability to assume human form. While some folktales speak of kitsune employing this ability to trick others—as foxes in folklore often do—other stories portray them as faithful guardians, friends, lovers, and wives."

About the Gijinka: The Kitsune Gijinkas are known for their intelligence and spiritual lifestyle. They often live around shrines and large red trees, seen only in Risholi, and are very loyal to their country and the Voleros Gods that they worhip at their shrines. They are fast and agile, but can be phsyically weak compared to some of the other races.

Possible Gijinka Traits: fox ears, fox tail (limited to three)

Country found: Risohli (Autumn)

Beast Example:…


About the Beast: "According to some Jewish traditions, Leviathan is the great dragon of the sea, the counterpart of Behemoth on land and Ziz in the air. It is a creature of vast power and incomprehensibly massive size. In some accounts when the Leviathan hungers it sends forth from its mouth enough heat to make all the waters of the deep boil, and it is also said that its entire bodies (and especially its eyes) possess a great luminance.

About the Gijinka: The Leviathan Gijinka race are well respected for their skills both in water and on land. They are powerful warriors who can use both their bodies and water magics to attack, and are valuable allies during war time. However they can only be on land for a few days before needing to go back to the water to replenish their strength.

Possible Gijinka Traits: webbed ears, fins, serpentine eyes, webbed hands/feet, long tail

Country found: Any

Beast Example:…


About the Beast: "A hybrid creature usually depicted with the head, wings and talons of an eagle on its front half and the body, legs, and tail of a lion on the back. Known for guarding treasure, the griffin has appeared in the folklore and legends of many different cultures. In medieval times they were frequently used in heraldry to denote strength and courage, and it was believed that its claws had medicinal properties, and in some accounts, that its feathers could restore sight to the blind. Griffins were known to mate for life, and to carry on alone if their partner died."

About the Gijinka: The Griffin Gijinka are well known for both their strength and intelligence. They are powerful flyers and can deal destructive attacks from both the air and the land. They are extremely loyal to their country Alora, and hold their land in high respect. Their large wings and often tall height can make them seem intimidating, but in truth they are a kind and proud race.

Possible Gijinka Traits: bird wings, big cat tail

Country found: Alora (Summer)

Beast Example:…

Moon Rabbit

About the Beast: "The Moon rabbit, also called the Jade Rabbit, is a rabbit that lives on the moon in folklore, based on pareidolia that identifies the markings of the moon as a rabbit. The story exists in many cultures, particularly in East Asian folklore, where it is seen pounding in a mortar and pestle. In Chinese folklore, it is often portrayed as a companion of the moon goddess Chang'e, constantly pounding the elixir of life for her; but in Japanese and Korean versions it is just pounding the ingredients for rice cake."

About the Gijinka: One of the more common races in Voleros, the Moon Rabbit Gijinka are known for their small stature and pale hair. They have always lived on Voleros, but are intune with the moon. Their small magic capacity is enchanced slightly during a full moon which makes it more powerful, however this also drains their soul faster. They are normally phsyically weak, but can be fast and cunning.

Possible Gijinka Traits: small wings, rabbit ears, rabbit tail

Country found: Any

Beast Example:…


About the Beast: "He is a winged divine horse, usually white in color. He was sired by Poseidon, in his role as horse-god, and foaled by the Gorgon Medusa. He was the brother of Chrysaor, born at a single birthing when his mother was decapitated by Perseus. Greco-Roman poets write about his ascent to heaven after his birth and his obeisance to Zeus, king of the gods, who instructed him to bring lightning and thunder from Olympus. Friend of the Muses, Pegasus is the creator of Hippocrene, the fountain on Mt. Helicon. He was captured by the Greek hero Bellerophon near the fountain Peirene with the help of Athena and Poseidon. Pegasus allows the hero to ride him to defeat a monster, the Chimera, before realizing many other exploits. His rider, however, falls off his back trying to reach Mount Olympus. Zeus transformed him into the constellation Pegasus and placed him in the sky."

About the Gijinka: In some ways related to the Unicorn race, The Pegasus Gijinka are amazing flyers. While not as phsyically strong as the Griffin, they are still well known for their air borne attacks and magic. They are beautiful and graceful, and are often kind and gentle to others.

Possible traits: wings, horse tail, horse ears

Country found: Any

Beast Example:…


About the Beast: "Dragons are legendary creatures, typically with serpentine or otherwise reptilian traits, that feature in the myths of many cultures. There are two distinct cultural traditions of dragons: the European dragon, derived from European folk traditions and ultimately related to Greek and Middle Eastern mythologies, and the Chinese dragon, with counterparts in Japan, Korea and other Asian countries. The two traditions may have evolved separately, but have influenced each to a certain extent, particularly with the cross-cultural contact of recent centuries."

About the Gijinka: Dragon Gijinka are not only poweful, but they are fast in the air and make for amazing Warriors. They are slow while on the ground, but make up for it with their dark magic attacks. While their magic is strong, it seems to drain them faster than normal magic, and has even been known to cause them death if used incorrectly. Even so they are well respected for their talents, and are very useful during war time.

Possible Gijinka Traits: leathery wings, reptilian tails, horns

Country found: Elavernis (Spring)

Beast Example:…

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Oh no, not again...

The books came on Monday afternoon, the last day of AX. When I got home and saw them sitting on the front porch because much cursing ensued, along with wailing and bemoaning the fate of the universe.

Unfortunately, that's not all that happened.

Everything was perfect if you ignore that the cover looked like it had been dipped into red soda. I've contacted the printing company liaison once again. They were very fast in responding with this and told me that essentially, the printing place they worked with messed up. The lamination that occurs on the cover will sometimes change the color of the cover (in this case, it killed it) and they were suppose to adjust the colors to reduce that lamination-color-change-effect. They didn't. The good news is, it's not super difficult to redo, only the cover had been affected, and they had only shipped me the first hundred books. The bad news is that the estimated ETA for all of the books to arrive is now Mid-August.

Once again, we apologize for the delays, but I really don't want to send out an imperfect product to you guys.

Finally: Every single artist who has artwork featured in the book will receive a free copy.


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:star:UPDATE! See at bottom of journal if you have already read this!
( If you haven't already, please read the whole thing so you know all the detail about the contest! including proof of my prizes, entries so far and characters. )

A contest like mine? Want another chance to win big? JasperJones323 is hosting a contest like mine, with an even bigger first place cash/points prize! If you want to enter his contest as well, you can view it here.… :love:

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:bulletred:-No Bases, tracing/copying/stealing someone else's work. Pose reference is fine but please don't copy it to an exact, be creative on your own.
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:bulletred:-Please NO Dominatrix or bondage. That shit creeps me out lol. Any other entry that fit the rules are gladly accepted.
:bulletred:-Please no inflation or pregnancy.
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:bulletgreen:-Looking for sexual works only. Sexy, Ecchi, hentai ( Any images you submit to DeviantArt must fallow DeviantArt rules! but that doesn't mean you can't submit a censored version to DA and email me the full image! If you want to email me an uncensored version ask me for my email please ( Or send a link in a note. ) it's much appreciated!
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:bulletblue:-If you really don't want to submit your entry to your own gallery, for what ever reason, you are aloud to send me the file and I can put it in my own gallery and say ' private entry ' If the picture isn't acceptable for DA, It should be censored. I do not mind doing the censoring myself.

:bulletblue:-If you like, I would appreciate you adding me to your Dev-watch until the contest is over. It'll help you keep track of the contest information because I update it often.

:bulletblue:-You are aloud to send me a rough sketch so I can approve the body shape(s) if you want to. It is very helpful to make sure you draw them correctly. or at least as accurately as you can in your own style. I won't tell you how to make your entry, that's not fair to the other contestants! nor does it give you freedom with your entry since there are already so many guidelines.

:bulletblue:-You can submit images, animations/gifs, comic pages or super-sexy-time story writing. Yes you can submit line arts. ;)

:bulletblue:-You do not win by being great at drawing or coloring, you win by being creative with the fallowing, Coloring ( color's used in image, not your skill at coloring. ), Background design, pose, theme ( on goings in your entry ), clothing design ( How well it goes with the picture. (( you can use one of your clothing designs or mine. it doesn't change the chance of you winning. ), content of image ( this is a sexy, ecchi, hentai contest, the more mature the content the better. ), holiday theme ( if you draw a holiday theme, be creative and have fun with it. ), accuracy to my characters design ( drawing the characters body's correctly or at least as close as you can in your style. ), creativity with Luna's hair. ( read description on characters below. ), items shown in entry, ( presents, condom packages, clothing on the floor, stuff like that. ).  You don't need to do ALL these things, in face you don't NEED to do any. I just though the suggestions would be helpful.

:bulletblue:-You may give Luna different hair styles, but please keep her side bangs. But please only change her hair if the character is still recognizable as Luna.

:bulletblue:-Please explore new creations with my characters. Maybe give some kind of quick story in the artist comment saying what's going on in the image, or even just write what they are supposed to be saying, in the artist comment if they are not speaking in the image.

:bulletblue:-Don't be afraid I won't like your picture. I will as long as you fallow the rules! :dummy:

:bulletblue:-Simply drawing lots of images doesn't help your chances of winning, everyone has a fair chance but having more to choose from with more variety does help your chances, it gives you a higher % of what I"m choosing from. B-)

:bulletblue:-You can only win one prize even if you enter more than one image.

:bulletblue:-Make a journal about this contest and link it to me in your note about joining the contest. ( You don't NEED to do this, but the contest will be continuously extended until I get the required amount of entries, so please tell everyone you know for a chance to win big! as I stated above, I am wanting to add more prizes to the contest and also expand the current ones. )

:bulletblue:-Oh, and just so people know in case you are going to draw Luna nude or something, she is shaven.

:bulletblue:-Look below for proof that I have the money for the contest prizes! :nod:

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1st place winner = their choice of $400 or 32,000.:points:

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11th place winner = $5 or 400:points:

( Must have at least 240 contestants for more prizes. )

12th place winner = $5 or 400:points:

13th place winner = $5 or 400:points:

14th place winner = $5 or 400:points:

:star:My characters!

:star:Best references for Luna and Felix!

:star:Here are some sexy outfits I would LOVE to see Luna in! :dummy:… Still working on more!! Feel free to be more creative and make up your own outfit based on ones I've made, myself. Looking at cloths I drew you can sort of get a feel for what I like ;)

:star:FINAL DUE DATE January 1st. No matter how many entries I have by then, that is when the contest will end, I've given more than enough extentions for those who have asked, I have been harassed and accused becuase I keep extending the contest for you, please make the harassment WELL worth it. Thanks to those who have already entered.

:star:How the judging will be done. The keys to winning!…

:star:Ok so it has come to my attention that some people think my prizes ' are too good to be true ' so I was told I should show some ' proof ' that I have money. :) I wasn't sure how else to do so, so here is a statement from my Paypal. I blocked out any personal info for obvious reasons.  I know I don't have the full amount right this second but I do have a decent amount and when I get another pay check I will be putting more money into it ;)
And if you look in this folder I am also buying some commissions form people on DA… ( Still waiting to receive some works. )

:star: No longer am I using the  catch phrase thing... I was not aware that you could ' Ctrl + F ' and just search for the word... Besides the point is seems to be confusing people and drawing them away from my contest.

:star:For those who want to know what competition there is, here are the contest entries I have so far.…
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Mermaid Feature

Fri Jan 4, 2013, 12:13 PM
Feature filled with mermaid artwork! Look for the link at the bottom of the feature to suggest the next theme.
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win $30 or 2400 points (updated)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:43 AM

Edit 1 (Prize updated) : 1st place will also receive a  a chibi from :iconanimamagica: along with the cash/point prize, plus 2nd and 3rd place will also receive headshot from :iconanimamagica:

Edit 2 (Another prize update) : 1st place will now also receive a knee up picture from me, 2nd place will receive a waist up picture from me, and 3rd place will receive a headshot from me. I hope adding these new prizes gets you all pumped up. :)   

Edit 3 (OC info update) : Just in case you guys didn't see it before, these are just my original OCs here, but I have actually a ton more and you are free to draw any of them. They can all be found here…

Edit 4 (Prize update) Full body for 1st, half body for 2nd, and a bust for 3rd by :iconruri-tan:

Edit 5 (Deadline change) Due to people asking for a little more time I have changed the deadline to June 6th which gives you a little over another week to finish your entry.

Edit 6 (Prize update) 1st place will get a full body (female only) pic by :iconlady-nightstars:

I am holding a little contest at the moment were the winner will receive $30 or 2,400 :points: and I understand that people usually have time frame issues, so that is why this contest will not end until May 24th, the last day of my spring college semester. :D

:bulletblue: What you have to do :bulletblue:

You simply need to draw one or more of my OCs and submit it here on DA. I will be making a little list below here with a reference image and a description of each of the characters below.

:bulletblack: Rules :bulletblack:

- You can submit as many entry's as you want, there is no cap.
- You can add your own OCs or characters from original series, but must contain at least on of my characters in the work
- You must send me a link to the artwork, because I will not be randomly searching around to see if anyone made else made a entry.
- If it is contains anything that would make it against DA rules, plz upload on separate site and note me the link.
- No gore or scat in the pics, just because I really hate that stuff.
- Ecchi,hentai, and stuff like that is allowed, but if it violates DA rules, plz upload to another site and send me a link via note.
- Anything submitted after the 24th of May will be ineligible for any prizes.

:bulletblue: My OCs :D :bulletblue:

:bulletblue: Alice :bulletblack:
Alice by O-kra


Alice actually is a 80 year old witch who was obsessed with her fading beauty and desired to always look young. So one day she decided to cast a spell on herself to make her young and immortal, but as she cast her spell one of her pets accidently broke a vile in Alice's home and caused her to lose her focus. In stead of turning into her 21 year old self, she accidently turned into her 12 year old self. Not only that, but the spell was permanent and could not be altered. Now she carries all the knowledge she held for the last 80 years in her head, but trapped in a 12 year old girls body.

On order to keep some company around in her immortal life, she occasionally finds new pets and turns them into human/animal hybrids to keep her company in her never ending 12 year old life.

In order to provide for the ingredients for her new spells and potions she built a little cafe, known as the magic cafe, attached to her house and has some of her golem act as waitresses for the customers.

She also loves to test out new spells from time to time and sometimes will use her pets as guinea pigs.

:bulletpink: Nia :bulletwhite:
Human/hybrid form Nia by O-kra
Animal form:…


Nia use to be an average desert fox, locked up in a house with her mistress, Alice the witch. One day when her mistress was trying and make herself immortal, but Nia accidently knocked over one of Alice's prized potions she had made at the age of 12 and because of this, accidently caused her mistress to turn her self into a 12 year old for the rest of her life.

Her mistress didn't want to spend the rest of her immortal life as a 12 year old alone, so she decided to also transform Nia into a animal/human hybrid, who could talk and think like a normal human being, but Nia still has her original tendencies and she is a little but of a ditz .

She can change at will from her original desert fox form or into her sexy human form, but her ears and tail still remain no matter what form she is in.

She is energetic, very loving towards others, and has a very simple mind, almost like the mindset of a little girl.

:bulletred: Cherie :bulletblack:
Cherie by O-kra

Cherie is Alice's golem. Alice made her back when she was still young and had her perform task for her. basically she was like her maid.

Cherie does have personal opinions on certain things, but for the most part she will follow any orders given to her by Ms. Alice.

Alice will mostly now have her work in the cafe attached to there house. For some reason they love it when Cherie comes and gives them there order.

:bulletpink: Miyoshi :bulletblack:
Neko form Miyoshi by O-kra
Animal form: a black cat
Miyoshi use to be a stray cat living on the streets near a dance studio. Occasionally she would be able to her the music inside and watch some of the girls dance around. She really enjoyed watching it, but one day a little girl, by the name of Alice came and took her home with her. Alice was a witch and used her powers to turn the little black cat into a little Neko girl. She could think, talk, but the thing she liked the most was dancing around.

Her best friend in the house with them was probably Nia. Nia was carefree and Miyoshi would sometimes get her to play with her around the house when she was board.

:bulletgreen: Haru :bulletblue:
Haru by O-kra


Haru was abandoned by her parents when she was younger, because of strange things going on around her. She lived in an orphanage until she was about 2 years old. She was adopted by a strange women by the name of Cherie.

When Cherie brought her back to her home, she introduced her to a 12 year old girl by the name of Alice. Alice was actually a lot older then she looked and was also a powerful witch. Alice had heard about Haru's strange abilities and had Cherie,her golem, go and adopt her. She took her under her wing as a daughter/apprentice.

Haru is now in middle school, but when she isn't in her normal classes, she is in her magic classes with Alice as her teacher.

:bulletblack: Jordan :bulletwhite:
Jordan by O-kra


Jordan is another Golem created by Alice to serve as her maid, but also help in the cafe like Cherie. There is one thing though that makes Jordan kind of special however. While Alice was making here from some very cheap clay, she had accidently formed both a female and male genitals on her and caused Jordan to be the first hermaphrodite/futa Golem ever created.

The genitals was also the cause of another freak accident with Jordan. Because she/he had both types of genitals, from time to time Jordan will switch from her girly personality to his guy personality, both are out going and happy and love to make other happy.

I hope to see a lot of entries here in the course of the next several months and also if you wouldn't mind telling me if you are thinking of joining, that way I at least know people are wanting to join in this contest. :D

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    EDIT: CONTEST IS CLOSED!!  VOTING IS GOING TO START NOW!!!!  Results will be posted soon, the latest this weekend.  I unexpectedly got sick.  :C

 We have been open for a week so why not.  |D

Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Contest for the Fakemon-Group! Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty  

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Idea for the contest - Create three fakemon starters based on the descriptions I give for them.  

           *Water Stater - Has to be a fakemon based on an animal you can adopt from the pet store

           *Fire Starter - Has to be a fakemon that would hop to move instead of walk

           *Grass Starter - Has to be a fakemon based on a flower  

  Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Rules   Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty  You are only required to draw the first stage of the fakemon starters (fire, water and grass), but you may draw the other evolutions for fun if you wish.  (There could be extra prizes too if you do.)

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty You can only submit one set of fakemon starters (Fire, water and grass), but you can make and/or edit as many starters as you want.  

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty  You can name them if you want to, but it is not required that you do.  C:

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty This will end February 20, 2013 at 11:59pm (Eastern Time Zone)

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty You do not need to be a member to join this contest

Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty   To join the contest Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty

1.)  Make a journal/poll about this to help spread it around.

2.)  Leave a comment saying you are going to join.

Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty People who are entering Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty

:iconxorathebunny:  :iconsupahgassy:  :iconpizzapotatonbacon:  :iconuutan:  :iconluketheripper:  :iconmeowkys: :iconbrightobject:  :iconsteveo126:  :icont-creature: :iconalphaxxi:  :iconzuroyuso: :iconmypokeniverse: :iconsea-salt: :iconmarioking89: :iconsomecallmeweird: :iconracotaco: :iconrazorshell:  :iconcid-fox:  :iconwhalekitty44: :iconlemonsama: :iconkarysha13: :iconkisini: :iconevilpikachu2001: :iconfacelesscow: :iconrezfan: :iconstrawberrysplatters: :icontoxicdatagirl-88: :iconmiudream: :iconjagnalol: :iconbignosebrown: :iconnamelesstraveler: :iconcaptain-maggiepie: :icontwinlightownz: :iconmintgreenmemories: :icondengara: :iconpsyrose3: :icondeenji: :iconstellarbuck: :icondizzy-foxi: :iconcharitynorn: :iconv-faby-v: :iconlily-lyn-rain: :icondjpichu: :iconmrallergy: :iconzermonious: :iconsomething-memorable: :iconbubblechii: :icontribesofwar:  :icon1rozike:  :iconhttpdogs: :iconseangelsaph: :iconamuletcoin: :iconekaliel: :icongyarados10:  :iconco-urage: :iconstefbani: :icongraffitied-sheep:  :iconkronnick:  :iconpepon99:  :iconkazzyw: :icontoxicwyvern: :iconamaryllisflower: :iconsylvaur:  :iconroboconrobo:  :iconkinnoyu:  :icontwilighticeburg:  :iconhazukashigariya:  :iconfakemonoverlord:  :iconzetfake:  :iconartdean1992: :iconantonator: :iconrainbowinthedark165:

Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty  Where entries will go    Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty I will make a folder in the favorites for all contest entries to go in since this won't technically be fakemon adoptables.  After the contest though, feel free to sell the fakemon starters you make if you would like.  C:  Or keep them or whatever you want with them!


Entries also are in our galleries featured folder so you can check them out there as well!  C:

Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty People who have an entry in    Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty

:iconxorathebunny: :iconsteveo126: :iconsymmetrysnightmare: :iconchople: :iconcid-fox: :iconuutan:  :iconfacelesscow: :iconpizzapotatonbacon: :icontwinlightownz:  :iconevilpikachu2001: :iconalphaxxi: :iconzuroyuso:  :iconmrallergy:  :icondeenji:  :iconstellarbuck:  :iconhttpdogs: :iconamuletcoin: :icondjpichu: :iconkazzyw: :iconkronnick:  :iconrazorshell: :iconpsyrose3:  :iconpottini:  :icontoxicwyvern:   :iconluketheripper:  :iconroboconrobo:  :iconmypokeniverse: :iconhazukashigariya:  :icontribesofwar:  :iconzermonious: :iconsylvaur:  :iconmarioking89:  :iconartdean1992:  :iconseangelsaph:  :iconantonator:  :iconfakemonoverlord: :iconlily-lyn-rain:  :iconrainbowinthedark165:

Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Prizes  Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty

There will be different categories that will be judged (I may add more categories or change these ones.  I am not sure.  >< )
You can only win in one category. (Also, if you rather points instead of a P.M. , just send me a message after you win) 

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Cutest Entry

*Prizes - 1 month Premium Membership, added to a winners box on the front page of the group, sprites of your fakemon starters made by SuperHeroPattyFatty

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Most Epic Entry

*Prizes - 1 month Premium Membership, added to a winners box on the front page of the group, sprites of your fakemon starters made by SuperHeroPattyFatty

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Most Creative with the descriptions

*Prizes - 1 month Premium Membership, added to a winners box on the front page of the group, sprites of your fakemon starters made by SuperHeroPattyFatty

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Most pokemon-looking entry

*Prizes - 1 month Premium Membership, added to a winners box on the front page of the group, sprites of your fakemon starters made by SuperHeroPattyFatty , a Commission from TrainerDylan

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Entry that gets the most votes (I will make a poll for this.  It will be after the other winners are chosen.)  

*Prizes - 1 month Premium Membership, added to a winners box on the front page of the group, sprites of your fakemon starters made by SuperHeroPattyFatty , a Commission from TrainerDylan

pokeball bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Entry that has two other stages (for each of the starters) that all go really well together  

*Prizes - 1 month premium membership, added to a winners box on the front page of the group, sprites of your fakemon starters made by SuperHeroPattyFatty

 EXTRA! -  If I have enough points, any person who makes an entry with three stages for each starter gets a certain amount of points.   (TBA at a later point!)  

More prizes could be added

Donations are appreciated.  C:

Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Judges    Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty

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Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty Anything in this journal can be changed so make sure to check updates when you see them.  C: Pokeball bigger bullet by SuperHeroPattyFatty

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Braid tutorial

Sat Dec 8, 2012, 1:07 PM
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Today I show you how to sew a wide braid. Most cosplayers have the problem that our character has a pattern, a braid or similar to his clothes that are simply not exist to buy.
With this little tutorial you have one of many ways to solve this problem completeley.

Today my costume is from Sakizou of the artbook "Romantic jewels - Gentleman"
Character: Prince Emerauld

Have a look what the braid looks like.


How to work step by step:


What materials do you need:

fabric (here I use cotton)
Bias tape
metallic- / decorative thread
Fabric Paints (gold, copper and olive green)
paper pattern (make some copies from your original!!)
Scissors, pencils and Co.


The first step is the same as in the appliqué tutorial.
Irons interfacing onto the back of your fabric.
It shouldn't come off.


Draw the number of stripes on the back of the fabric you need. Use a pencil, biro or something else.

Done? Paint the colour on it next.


Now cut and draw the copy of your pattern.
(NEVER cut the original!)

You can also draw the pattern before the gold paint.


IMPORTANT: Before you sew, paint and begin the pattern - first makes a test!


The test was a success?
Then you can start stitch the frame for example with zigzag (see appliqué tutorial)


If you have sewn everything you want to sew, it is time for a little paint.
With Brush and fabric color paint all remaining surfaces and patterns.


For fast work uses a system. Much like on an assembly line.


As long as the border dries, you can start with the bias tape.
I prefer to paint bias tape in the color I need.
So I have the same shade as the rest of the border or have the color I need.


The paint on the border and on the bias tape is dry?
Then you have to combine it yet * _ *

Feel free to use the decorative / metallic thread.


And so it looks finished.
Congratulations - you made your own border

For more new pictures and project you are welcome at my facebook page :facebook: Naraku on Facebook

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/edit/ Closed until I finish the pending ones!! Thanks for purchasing!

I accept points BUT MOSTLY PAYPAL, price in USD!

Half-Body (With white, transparent or color bg): 10USD or 1000:points:
Temeraire-sama by Piyoyan

Full Body (With white, transparent or color bg): 15USD or 1500:points:

BitterSweet-Ai by PiyoyanXerneas Gijinka by Piyoyan
Ivionne by PiyoyanChiioChi by Piyoyan

Chibi (With transparent bg): 5USD or 500:points:

Commission: Cutesu by Piyoyan

Send me a note:

Subject: Your dA nickname
Commission type: Half body, Full body or Chibi
Method of payment: Points or Paypal
Character reference: One or more drawings of the design of your character 
along with 2 or 3 words about their personality

Once I accepted your commissions and after your payment is received I'll start drawing it and in a week or less you'll receive the finish piece. Feel free to send me a note to request the sketch or ask me how I'm going with the drawing!:3

ABOUT ART TRADES: I have a few ones, but I won't start my part until you show me yours!;7; I have 4 almost finished, so I'll be doing them along with the commissions~

I hope the prices are not too expensive... I just want to buy good presents for xmas ;v; <3

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Photomanipulation DDs January 2013

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 11:28 AM
Featured by ^SanguineVamp

Photomanipulation DDs from January 2013

Air Elemental: Aura by CristaliaART
Enlightenment by Behana
Totem Spirit Eagle by Ellyevans679
Scathan Gloine by NiAnluain
The purest Song is the One.... by Toefje-Kunst
humans by MelanieMaterne
Snowflake by mashamaklaut
Ocular Equinox by PSYXXARTS
When The Autumn Is by IrondoomDesign
t  r  i  a  d by hengie
Satory Whales by Sedeptra
Spectres by mirandaadria
Story Unleashed by FictionChick
Going Home by tamaraR
Medusa by MachiavelliCro
Transition by digitalessandra
The Dark Lord by Ahmed-R-Shalaby
Forest guard... by Alcove
Once Upon A Time by Shorra
Conclusion by ThefortyfifthWord
Arachnophobia therapy by peroni68
Leda by MarcelaBolivar
Butterfly by tsheva
Her guardian by irinama
Taking life?! by Iskander1989
Steampunk Romance by Deltamike
The Three Witchy Sisters by ChristianGerth
Totem by Flora-Silve
Valkyrie by TheDarkRayne

Photomanipulation Daily Deviations awarded in January 2013
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