Celebrate deviantART's 12th Birthday!It's our 12th Birthday!
Posted August 7th, 2012 by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Today, August 7th, 2012, marks 12 years since deviantART's creation - aka, it's our 12th birthday! In the last 12 years, we, as a community, have grown by leaps and bounds, fostered creative thought and dialogue, and submitted a lot of artwork - over 220 million deviations. It's with great honor and pleasure that we invite you to party with us as we toast to another devious year of art!
Introducing the First Ever Creative Grants Recipients!
On May 1, 2012, deviantART introduced the Creative Grants program - a source of funding allowing artists to make creative dreams a reality. We're pleased to announce the first cycle of funding has ended, and from the over 500 applicat
How could you?How could you?3 years ago in Drama More Like This
I will never forget the day I let you hold my heart.
Oh foolish me, letting you see my soft parts.
Bless, the way your laugh made me feel.
I honestly thought is was something real.
I took your hand, so soft and tan.
When we danced, I hoped you'd understand.
That I truly love you and wanted you to hold me close.
But you only see him though, my own blood, my brother.
What a fool I am, not seeing through your act.
Was a heart the only thing you truly ever lacked?
Now sitting here, eyes red from the endless tears.
Am now facing my greatest fear.
I know I am only prolonging fate.
But at least I will still remember our very first date...
BetterQuistis laughed as Irvine and Selphie fumbled with the camcorder, expressing their clear distaste at the battery running out of juice, and their exasperation at their inability to locate a spare. It was a shame that the celebration's entirety wouldn't be recorded, but such a detail was trivial. If this had been official business, she would have been frustrated at this occurrence, but this was a party, a time to relax, and enjoy. She could appreciate her memories, instead. It was nice to depart from formality for a little while.Better3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She frowned a little as she stared past the two, and out toward the balcony where Squall and Rinoa stood together. She hadn't realized how precious memories really were until this war, this journey, had been brought to an end. Quistis was thankful for the new peace. As powerful as the Guardian Forces were, she didn't want to lose this beautiful night from her mind by way of their prolonged use.
The frown became a smirk. How ironic, considering her livelihood and
The Perfect MatchShe ran, on and on, the breath wringing itself from her lungs as she dashed through the long golden grass. It lashed at her paws and face as if attacking her, and it never ended.The Perfect Match6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
And behind her, the footsteps grew nearer and nearer
Her foot struck an exposed grass root.
Her pursuer was upon her, and she could not turn in time. She felt a sharp pressure on the back of her neck-
She jerked awake and lay panting in the warm sunlight filtering through onto her.
That dream again, she grumbled to herself. She snorted and rolled over, curling her luxuriously thick tail over her body. But soon the humid weather proved too much for her, and she slunk out of the small hollow where she had been staying that morning. This is pointless, she mumbled to herself as she squinted up at the sun. It had not quite reached its zenith, and she had only slept a few hours. Was she changing her sleep patterns so soon?
In the distance she could hear the rippling sound of a sm
Thunder StoneA tiny yawn escaped her pink mouth as she blinked sleepily at her mother, before snuggling closer to the comfort of black fur made darker yet by the dimming sky, indicating late evening.Thunder Stone6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Her mother in question smiled down at the brown-furred form. It had been two hours ago that she had come into the world, and already she knew her basic instincts and loved her mother. Her father had not come back yet from his excursion to the lake and indeed, he had not seen the little one yet.
The infant was small, but her eyes were open, and she looked about at her surroundings actively from her position lying against her mothers leg, her broad ears erect as they took in new sounds. A thick ruff of tan-coloured fur ringed her neck, and her fluffy tail was curled over her body and twitched every now and then. The little creature mewed in contentment, and promptly went to sleep.
Her mother looked down at her, and smiled tenderly. This little ball of fur had been tranquil since her birth; s
MamaMama, will I grow up to be big and strong like you?Mama7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Mm? She opened an eye to reveal a golden-hued iris. Lifting her elegant head, she surveyed the tiny Pokemon: her daughter, a smallish creature with pale green skin, her longish thick neck ringed with twisted leaflike buds that would one day uncurl themselves and unfurl into petals of magenta edged with white. A broad leaf adorned her head, and it had an elliptical chunk taken out of it.
Will I be big and strong one day? Ive only evolved once she asked again.
Her mother blinked slowly, the broad petals uncurling slowly from where they had furled around her emerald-hued neck. Well, if you train-
I have! came the indignant reply. But it takes so long! I dont want to.
The bigger Pokemon pushed herself up, and bent her head to nose the little one to her feet, her long yellow antennae tickling her daughters nose. Come with me.
Fire Drill - PpG Fanfic"Fire Drill"Fire Drill - PpG Fanfic7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A Powerpuff Girls fanfic by Herb Montes
The class at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten was more boisterous and louder than usual making Ms. Keane's attempts to get the kids to be quiet difficult.
Ms. Keane - "Class, may I have your attention please?"
Bedlam continued unchecked.
Ms. Keane - "CLASS!"
Raising her voice had no effect so Ms. Keane reaches into the drawer of her desk, pulls out a pair of cymbals and slams them together.
Every child stops talking and looks at her.
Ms. Keane - "Good, now that I have your attention we have something special to do today. As required by the Townsville School District we must practice a fire drill. Now I need three volunteers."
A sea of hands shot toward the ceiling.
Ms. Keane - "Ah yes, Blossom, Bubbles, and Buttercup. You'll do."
The Powerpuff Girls float up to the front of the classroom.
Blossom - "What do you want us to do Ms. Keane?"
Ms. Keane - "First Buttercup, you're going to be the fire."
One Piece Of High School 5One Piece of High SchoolOne Piece Of High School 54 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Chapter 5 "Meet your new pals"
Despite the first impression she'd had ,Vivi got along really well with Nami and her friends .Nami was right about them being somewhat immature, but this didn't bother Vivi at all.
She found them very funny and likeable.
-Im Nefetari Vivi. Nice to meet you all- She first introduced herself to them at the cafeteria. For a moment, all of them, except Luffy, looked at her in silence.
-Vivi will be sitting with us from now on- announced Nami to her friends
The Blond-haired boy was the first to talk. He got on his knees and grabbed one of Vivi's hands.
~Beautiful Lady, my dear love Tell me, what is such a precious angel doing in this humble school?~
-This is Sanji. And don't worry; this is his usual behavior towards girls- Explained Nami to a confused and surprised Vivi
~!This is a dream come true!. You're as beautiful as Nami -Swan. How should I call you? Vivi-chawn? Vivi-san?!~
-Vivi would be fine -
~!So sweet an
Power Of Cheese - PpG Fanfic"The Power Of Cheese"Power Of Cheese - PpG Fanfic7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A Powerpuff Girls Fanfic by Herb Montes
The Professor sets several plates with sandwiches and mugs of soup on the kitchen table. Then he goes to the kitchen door and calls out:
Professor - "Girls! Lunch time!"
The girls - "Yay!"
The Powerpuff Girls come zooming down the stairs to the kitchen.
Buttercup - "Oh boy, I'm starving, I could eat a monster."
Professor - "Just a minute girls! Did you wash your hands?"
Blossom - "We sure did, look."
The girls hold out their mitts for him to inspect.
Professor - "Buttercup?"
Buttercup - "Yes, I did wash my hands, see."
Professor - "Blossom, did she?"
Blossom - "Yes, I can truthfully verify Buttercup did sanitize her appendages."
Bubbles - "She washed her hands too."
Professor - "Very well girls, please sit down."
Buttercup - (to Blossom) "Little miss Webster brain."
Professor - "Now Buttercup..."
Bubbles - "Ooh, my favorite, a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, thank you Professor."
Lightning StormShe padded cautiously through the desolate area. All she could see was grey. Grey sky, flat grey ground decorated with grey boulders, and every now and then a dead tree trunk. It looked like it had been ravaged by a forest fire, or else some sort of massive rampaging creature had blasted its way through the place, leaving this path of destruction everywhere it went.Lightning Storm6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Her journey had been somewhat rough, but she was coping with it well. The area she had left; green, forested and grass-carpeted slopes surrounding a placid lake, was not for her, and she had craved adventure and a new place for her to live. She had taken her leave as soon as she had developed her electrical powers enough to defend herself, and also for the protection of others. While practising, she had nearly started a forest fire.
But this this was dead lands. She wanted to get through this place as soon as she could. It was devoid of all life that she could see, and she felt incredibly conspicuous with her bright y
In My Mind's Eye - PpG Fanfic"In My Mind's Eye"In My Mind's Eye - PpG Fanfic7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A Powerpuff Girls fanfic by Herb Montes
All I see are flashes of light in the darkness. I feel almost numb, a dull ache throbs in my head. I don't know if I am dreaming or awake. I force my eyes to open. I can see the ceiling of a room. I recognize it as the ceiling of the medical recovery room in my home, I have seen it often enough. Then I see the Professor's face hovering over mine. He is moving his mouth but I hear nothing at first, then slowly my hearing starts to focus on the sounds around me.
Professor - "...you're going to be all right."
I try to open my mouth to speak but all I can manage is a cough.
Professor - "Don't try to talk Buttercup. You've been through a lot."
I do not understand what he is saying. Why am I in the medical room? Why can't I move or talk? Why does my body have no feeling? My mind spins with confusion.
Born DifferentShe purred with anxiety. This hadnt gone well from the start, and she wished he was here to help her But he had been taken by a gigantic, grey-blue scaled creature with massive jaws when he went down to the river to fish, and she had to carry this birth on alone, staying alive by sheer will. She was thin and wasted, her body kept together by the small kills she managed to make, but she knew she would not last until this birth was done and over with. All she could do was wait and hope.Born Different6 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
She let her head droop back down to the ground, and she lay there limply. Her breathing was shallow as her lungs had been pushed upwards by the large lump in her belly.
She shifted to a more comfortable position, heaving her bulk with her. She wished her mate would return; he was the only one she found who looked like her they both shared the spiky yellow fur of their kind, but because they lived in desertlike places, after several years the brightness of electric-yellow faded to more of
One Piece Of High School 7One Piece Of High School 7One Piece Of High School 74 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Chapter 7 "The Heroes of Fun"
In the evenings, after dinner and if Luffy was finished with his homework, Ace usually accepted to train with him. They usually trained at their house's garden, where they had a lot of free space to cause as mush disaster as they wanted.
Luffy had grown strong in the past two years .This, together with his strong-willed personality and blazing spirit, made of him one tough adversary.
But Ace was still stronger than him, and smarter, and he had always been the winner.
In a couple of occasions, however, he had been at the point of almost being defeated by his younger brother.
The first time had been when the two of them were still little children, Ace was ten and Luffy was seven. His little fists barely did any damage back then, but Ace still remembered how angry had been his little brother that day, when he had, accidentally, ripped Luffy's straw hat in the top during their training..
Seeing his brother was about to cry, Ace quick
One Piece Of High School 6One Piece of High School 6One Piece Of High School 64 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
"On The Way back home"
In Arabasta, the music class was one of the most comfortable and calm subjects, with responsible teachers and classical music to play.
In Vivi's new school, however, it was very different .Not bad, just different.
She was trying to get used to it, but it wasn't easy with the strong noises and dreadful singings from her classmates. Professor Apoo was also quite extravagant, in both his attitude and his appearance, with the most outstanding feature being his two large arms, one a bit larger than the other.
Despite all this, Vivi was having fun, but also a slightly headache.
Vivi wasn't bothered by this. She would just have to get used to it, like her father had said the day before form her depart. In the mean time, she had to focus in the class, even if it just meant to make random noise with the piano or to sing along with Luffy and Chopper.
-!!STOP!!-Shouted suddenly professor Apoo, making all of the students to stop the uproar -!.YOU'R
See You See Me - PpG Fanfic"See You See Me"See You See Me - PpG Fanfic7 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
A Powerpuff Girls fanfic by Herb Montes
Bubbles happily hums to herself as she engages in her favorite activity at Pokey Oaks Kindergarten. Drawing pictures of things that make her happy. Picture of flowers, bunnies, and her sisters when they play together. Everything that brings her joy she simply lets flow out of her heart with unrestrained abandon onto the paper, her crayons painting a joyful waxy rainbow. She stops, she looks at her drawing and a warm flush of giddiness washes over her. She has made the prettiest drawing she has ever drawn. She just has to show everyone. She looks over at her sisters who are making drawings of their own.
Bubbles - "Blossom, Blossom, look at this drawing I made."
Blossom - "Not now Bubbles, I'm working on a new plan of attack."
Bubbles - "Buttercup, do you want to look at what I drew?"
Buttercup - "Naw, you draw the same boring flowers and bunnies you draw
One Piece Of High School 4One Piece Of High SchoolOne Piece Of High School 44 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
Chapter 4 "A new friend Arrives"
Luffy never got his lunch back; however, he was able to survive thanks to his friends, who shared some of their food with him and Ussop:
Zoro , a couple of rice balls.
Nami, one mandarin for each one.
Sanji , some of his pasta, he also offering them cigarettes, which they completely refused.
Chopper, a chocolate bar and some chewing gum
Brook, some of his tea for them to drink.
Even Robin, who no longer sat with them at lunch, gave a sandwich to each Luffy and Ussop.
It wasn't the fantastic lunch Luffy had received from his brother at the beginning of the day, but it was equally enjoyable. Except for Brook's tea, that was way too bitter for Luffy to drink.
They were sitting at their usual table on the cafeteria.
The cafeteria was the one of the biggest part of the school, and it was divided in tree main sections:
-The First Section was in the south extreme of the cafeteria. It consisted blue tables: On the first one s
Joyous Exile p1Sometimes he swam, sometimes he floated; all that he knew was that he had to get away from the danger that was behind him; and hopefully it would stay that way. His tail ached from prolonged swimming at high speeds, and he wished he could just sink, sink and let his body succumb to the waiting darkness that promised rest and soft blackness in its open arms. He narrowed his eyes to see better in the murky water, and to prevent grit from getting in them. His tail churned back and forth in the water, propelling him swiftly along with its twin flukes.Joyous Exile p16 years ago in Fan Fiction More Like This
The sensitive fin on his head detected a vibration in the water below him. He flipped vertically and powered for the surface, his tail aching with the sudden strain. And then he was clear of the waters surface, breaching it in a smooth burst of arcing droplets flying from his fur. He twisted powerfully in midair, focusing on the waters surface for a fraction of a second before the liquid swallowed him up again with barely a ripple