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Posted on June 25, 2012 at 7:15:03 PM

We're sponsoring Artists' Alley 2012!

We're headed to Comic-Con International:
San Diego to sponsor Artists' Alley!

We Love Artists' Alley

We're back at Comic-Con!

Last year, our sponsorship of Artists' Alley was a huge success. We were able to provide a more comfortable environment for the artists, display their art on huge screens over the Alley, and let people attending the convention draw with deviantART muro on fantastic digital screens. We plan to do this and more in 2012 as we take on the great pleasure of sponsoring Artists' Alley at San Diego Comic-Con again.

Six deviant scholarships

We increased our number of scholarships from two to six this year, and have chosen our talented recipients. These six amazing deviants submitted their Portfolios to the Comic-Con group and have been chosen by DeevElliott to showcase their work in Artists' Alley. Each scholarship recipient will be able to display their work in the Alley and receive critique from top industry professionals.

:iconlarkinheather: :iconspyrosverykios-comix: :iconmleiv: :iconunderanangel: :iconmogorron: :iconsambees:

Five Kick Ass Panels

DeviantART is hosting five panels, discussing important art-related topics with extraordinary guest panelists. We'll even be giving away deviantART swag!

Comic-Con Panel by ~GreenifyME

Supercharge your deviantART profile like the masters.

AdamWarren, DeevElliott, Zubby, alohalilo, diablo2003, and yuumei are among the superstar deviants on this panel, moderated by our very own spyed. They'll be sharing how to optimize your deviantART profile like a pro. (Saturday, July 14th from noon - 1 PM)

:iconadamwarren:, :icondeevelliott:, :iconzubby:, :iconalohalilo:, :icondiablo2003: :iconyuumei:

How to examine fan art under the law: a counter-cultural disconnect?

Featuring our very own makepictures, this presentation discusses the legalities surrounding fan art and includes a review of the impact of new technologies on the genre and the confessions of a fan art fanatic. (Friday, July 13th from noon - 1 PM)

Living and creating in the deviantART world.

yuumei is here to show you how easy it is to get started sharing your art, finding inspiration, making new discoveries, and establishing yourself in the world of deviantART. (Thursday, July 12th from 3 - 4 PM)

How to better understand the sociology behind cosplay.

Join veteran cosplayer, Yaya Han, aka yayacosplay, for a stimulating discussion about the many social aspects of cosplay. Yaya will answer a number of questions, including: Why do we cosplay? How has cosplay progressed in the last 10 years and what are the positive and negative aspects? (Thursday, July 12th from noon - 1 PM)

Don't break in, break out!

DeviantART offers the world different publishing perspectives for content creators. Deviants DeevElliott, MrBabyTattoo and yuumei discuss the future for creators and publishers with techgnotic. (Thursday, July 12th from 4 - 5 PM)

Cosplay Forever

We're hosting a cosplay art show that takes place from Thursday - Saturday, upstairs near the autograph area. This collection of the best and the brightest of cosplay comes from over 15,000 submissions to deviantART. The prints will be available through a silent auction with bids starting at $10. All proceeds will go to the Schreiner Burn Hospital, which uses cosplayers to cheer up patients in the hospital.

We are also having a cosplay group photo. Every cosplayer at Comic-Con is welcomed to join our epic display of cosplay at its finest. Join us on Friday, July 13th at 4PM on the Convention Center roof. If you want to be a part of this, be sure to follow our deviantART Twitter to get the latest updates.

We'll be hosting a deviantART Benefit Art Show featuring cosplay photography and donating the proceeds.

Myoubi's eyes by ~Karim-sama

Follow Us During Comic-Con!

If you're already planning to attend Comic-Con, join us in Artists' Alley! Show your support for these artists by visiting the tables that line Artists' Alley. DeviantART will have various staff hanging out in Artists' Alley all day, so be sure to come by, say hi, and introduce yourself! We'll even have some special, limited edition deviantART swag to distribute.

DeviantART will be situated directly in Artists' Alley, which is located on the far left of the Convention Center. If you plan to attend Comic-Con, let us know in the comments below!

Deviants who are unable to join us in person can be kept up-to-date by following the journals we will post to the Comic-Con group. Join this group for updates from the convention floor, including interviews with high-profile artists. We'll also be updating our Twitter and Facebook pages while at the convention, so check back often for updates!

Attending Staff

:iconspyed: :iconheidi: :icontechgnotic: :iconmakepictures: :iconmccann: :iconlaurenkitsune: :iconmegturney: :iconayame-kenoshi: :iconaunnyd: :iconmoonbeam13: :iconxraystyle: :iconmarioluevanos: :iconshyree: :icondamphyr: :iconendosage: :iconrenonevada: :iconcrosby2: :iconaunjuli:

About Comic-Con

Comic-Con International: San Diego is the largest comic book and popular arts convention in the world. With panels, seminars, and workshops with comic book professionals, along with art shows, portfolio review sessions, and the various exhibits, attendees walk away with cheer in their hearts, bags of swag in their arms, and some tired, well-exercised feet. For more information, check out the Comic-Con website here.

Comics are art.

Every year, San Diego Comic-Con hosts a gallery of artists in what's known as Artists' Alley. For the second year in a row, it's with great honor that we can announce deviantART is sponsoring the Alley! We're also paying the way for six emerging artists to attend, hosting five interactive panels, and hosting a cosplay photography silent auction. Read on for all the exciting details.
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It's fortunately not actually malware, but it triggers as such on websites that have those advertisements.
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Making mistakes or bad decisions does not make you a bad person. A bad person is someone who do them but never owns up to them.
We all make mistakes, we all make bad decisions, whether because of our emotions or our situations. Everyone has problems, and nobody's perfect. We all got things to learn and we learn them all differently. 

But you never owned up to what you did. You never gave your due apologies. 
You keep giving excuses like "I didn't know better", "I wasn't feeling well" or even "it wasn't that bad". 
You keep turning the tables by justifying your deed as a form of "punishment", a "lesson", a "necessity" or because you "had no choice". 
You only pity yourself by expressing self loathe and self regret. You speak so greatly about the pain and disappointment you feel, yet you fail to share that felt by the others because of your deed.  
You half-ass your responsibility to redeem yourself from this by doing unrelated good deeds and sending materialistic gifts. 

A wrong deed is a wrong deed. What you hurt is hurt. Nothing changes that reality regardless of whether you were intentional or unintentional. 
You feel sorry? Then stop making this about you for once. 
Stop half-assing it by being sorry to yourself. Stop avoiding confrontation and trying to find other ways to justify it. Stop thinking about your dignity, your shame, and your own pain, because when it comes to owning up to your mistakes, it's not for you. It's for the person or things you hurt, embarrassed, violated, damaged or destroyed as a result.  

If you can do all this, then maybe your apology or redemption might actually mean something. 
If not, not only are you a bad person, but a coward. You can mask it away with toughness, a sob story, utter resent; you can distract yourself with violence and melodrama; but underneath it all it's just a same person: a coward who wants to run away, a little child. 

So maybe most people aren't really bad at heart; they are just children at heart. Sure, there are certainly evil people, but you aren't evil. I doubt you even know what it is or even what it takes to be evil.  
Even "evil" can be more responsible and mature than you. Even "evil" would clean up after themselves. Even "evil" would face the world instead of hiding behind the safety of their power. 
So everything from bullies, bigots, abusers, cruel dictators, rapists, serial killers, repeated know what? Most of them don't even earn the label "evil". 
They are just children. Needy children who can't control themselves, who can't acknowledge any responsibilities, who entitles themselves to do whatever the heck they want, and most of all, fail to later face and make up for what they did. Children who think they are bigger than what they are, even though all inside they are still so small and immature. This can seem (annoying and) cute when you are like 5 years old, then it gets pretty disappointing and depressing as you get older and older. Only if all these people can be given proper, leveled spanking. 

You think going to top college and getting good grades, getting a job, knowing the "dark secrets about the society" and the odd world of sex, having more factual knowledge, having experienced life hardship, being exposed to the cruelty of the people and the world, talking eloquently, being capable of destroying and hurting other people and things, and growing up to a larger body necessarily & automatically makes you into a "mature" adult? No, it has nothing to do with what you do specifically. The only thing that would prove you to be a mature adult is when you are capable of taking responsibilities. Responsibility to do what you need to do and do what you can do. Responsibility to try to control yourself at all times, responsibility to face the consequences of your deeds and do what you can to make up for it. You give yourself that responsibility as it is given to any body else, I don't think there's any exception. 

Maybe I myself am a coward and child for not telling you this face to face, but you know, this isn't for you. This isn't so that I can see a sad regret on your face or have you apologizing to me thousands times, especially because this is so past. I'd love to do things to spite you, but whatever happened has happened, and we got done. However all this time I felt so unspoken. So I am speaking now, but just to myself, so I can free myself from you. 

This is not a pardon. This is not a forgiveness. This is not a "let's just forget that it happened". I don't wish well on you, I wish you'd suffer. I wish everything single word I want to say reaches you. This is not a benefit of the doubt, you already took too many. This is me just accepting the fact that you are just a child that's not worth my time wallowing over. There are better things to put my mind on, and there are far worse things I will face in life. There are better things to waste my time on than to dream about closure and revenge. 

Give the baby its bottle. 


This is just a message to my ex and a few other people I've met, that I don't expect to be read by them. Most probably can't take this to heart anyway unless they learn it by themselves through life. 
Sometimes I just don't have the power to change a person. 

But again, this is simply for me and my own closure. My head hurts now, good night. 
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Broken Animated Journal Skin :)

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 9, 2012, 5:30 PM

Yay I finally got this  Journal Skin! Thanks for all those amazing comments! You guys made my day!

Broken Animated Journal Skin (Click HERE) by Vinded

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BTW, I'll do some comissions. :33 If you want one, send me a note. :)

  • Listening to: The Living Sea
  • Reading: Wikipedia xD
  • Watching: The Living Sea
  • Drinking: Licuado *u*
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Too many people misuse terms like anxiety disorder, panic attacks, OCD, and phobias, it's starting to tick me off. Everybody feels an amount of fear and discomfort doing certain tasks, everybody performs odd rituals or behaviors at some point, yet these people use it so casually, such that I nor others cannot take these seriously anymore; I cannot distinguish which one's are serious and which one's are from whining. 

I pretty much call bullsh** on "phobias" people claim to have on random things these days. Most of them are not even clinical phobias, and as far I understand things like "phobias of telephones" is seriously a symptom to a much bigger problem, like social anxiety. I am incredibly afraid of making/taking phone calls, it causes me to lose half my day and endless coldsweat, but I highly doubt I have a phobia of it. Labeling it just feels like an excuse to not deal with and further investigate your issue, and in a many cases, labeling is used for being a special snowflake. 

Actually, I just call bullsh** on a lot of recent labeling, labels other than illnesses but I will not specify them due to it being a sensitive topic. People try too hard to give a special name for themselves, when rest of the population is actually pretty much the same one way or another. They fail to notice these small details in everybody else, when it's sometimes, but not always, present in a different group of people. I see this as a response to feeling of underappreciated, which under circumstances I can understand, but there's a point where it's just plain stupid and honestly, purely from the ignorance of the world around you. 

No, feeling uncomfortable in a social situation doesn't necessarily mean you have anxiety disorder, being hyper sometimes doesn't make you ADHD, having mood swings doesn't mean you have bipolar, being a perfectionist doesn't mean you have an OCD, being sad doesn't mean you have depression, having inappropriate emotions in a serious situation doesn't mean you are emotionless, feeling great amount of discomfort or dislike doesn't mean it's a phobia, panicking does not mean it's a panic attack, having urges to do stupid crap doesn't mean you have a tic, watching horror and gore movies without feeling affected doesn't mean you are psychotic. Are people this incapable of handling normal amount of stress such that they have to label everything? If you are concerned, get a proper diagnosis by a doctor, instead of looking up quizzes and articles from the interwebs, making assumptions by yourself without objectively verifying it with enough resources, switching on your "victim mentality" to put blames on everything else but your own self. 

Granted, I also had a phase where I thought I had phobia of phones, anger management issues, abandonment issues, schizophrenia, insomnia, psychosis, apathy, whatever you name it, and many phases where I avoided admitting my faulty behaviors and judgment from lack of taking responsibilities, willingness, and just common sense. 

I mean, blaming on things and people, or coming up with random labels to sloppily paint over your issues does nothing in the long run. As much you may emotionally require it, what would putting blames going to do? The situation's not going to fix itself, and it's your job to do what you can to resolve your part. What would giving yourself hundreds of labels going to do if you don't even know your real problems? And what do I mean by label? Covering yourself with stickers for the rest of the world to see; you come up with as many as you can think of. It rarely helps you solve them, and honestly, just makes it sound a lot worse and overwhelming to yourself, unless you need these labels purely for diagnostic reasons and for doctors and people to know how to help you. Even then you can't expect people to automatically tend to your needs and be nice to you. If you want help, then get it yourself, don't use it as a means of manipulation or pity. 

Humans really do anything to throw pity parties and gain attention, and it saddens me that this end up shunning the people with actual problems. I know at some point everybody grows up, but the process is slow and having to watch this pathetic charade happen in and out just pains me, and all I can do is patient, let them be, offer as much advice as I am qualified for (which is not a lot), try to ignore them and move on. I am sure I am not the only person wanting to punch the sh** out of stupid people. God, I wish I can make clones of these people, break their egos and beliefs into shatters and bitch slap the fu**ing sense out of them over and over. 

However I know it's not my place to "fix" people; I can't stop people from using words like cancer and rape in funny contexts or stop them from behaviors that encourages the association of pity party to something serious. All I can do is accept that this is how people grow up, and let higher, more qualified powers to take care of them instead; that would be a more mature, more healthy thing to do for myself. It's just that people abusing the terms like stickers and making it diverge away from what's actually serious bothers me and affects me at the same time. What if I said I had depression, but people assume I am just "sad" and will get over it or I am making an excuse? What if a friend said she has OCD, but people think it's funny to mess around? What if somebody has a phobia, and nobody takes him seriously until he vomits and passes out? What about people calling somebody bipolar just a "moody bitch"? I mean, this all could result from people naturally just not knowing about the disorder or illness, as they are not professionals. Perhaps I am particularly afraid of this happening and I am getting rather sensitive towards people misusing the words, because it's one thing to be invalidated, it's another to be invalidated for something serious. It could be totally uncorrelated, but it's still annoying to hear people diagnose themselves million things and make rude humors out of them, isn't it? 

Yes, people are annoying, but there's not much I can do about it, except encourage education and support educative communities, I guess. 
This isn't a preach, this isn't a PSA. It's just a rant to help organize my thoughts. There are way better things to do then grit my teeth for stupid things people do and wanting them dead. 
Perhaps I might get back to it when I can phrase it better or make better sense out of it. But I am done with ranting for now. 

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I had to have emergency surgery this weekend to remove my appendix, so not only did I miss HeroesCon but I'm also on forced bed rest for the next little while. That means I had lots of time to write up some tips for cosplayers to prepare for a convention.

Tips on how to safely navigate a convention as a cosplayer - Part 1

Part 2 will be posted later this week, so check back soon!
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Sometimes, I have trouble finding the perfect plz icon to express myself. And I really don't like looking all over the place to find the one I want. So, I'm making this journal to keep all the adorable plz icons on dA in one spot. If you've got an icon to add in, please comment! Only cute icons, please~! Thank you~!




Yellow faces:



Yuru Yuri:

Ano Hana:



:iconiluplz:More coming soon~!:iconiluplz:
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I posted this on facebook too.

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 15, 2013, 5:36 AM
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Today, the AC community is ashamed of some people's behaviour. Not only this people created an account today obviously to comment on Vela's pictures, but she also impersonating Alsoome, the native multiplayer from AC3 (see the screenshot for more :p)
Here is the person :iconacalsoomse:

I don't know why, but since AC3 we got an increase of trolls, even on sites like DeviantArt, and it will poison our community for sure, if it's not already the case with the "racist" accusations RBF had to deal with some months ago.

We all have our opinions on costumes, especially when you love a character, but here, creating an account to directly provoke someone is a serious matter (like short, skinny and other shit like this on youtube/fb in my case).

Marvellous screenshot :…

Is that really what we want to show to other people ? The games extols liberty, freedom, free will, and we cosplayers, who do costumes, have to go under trolls who call themselves "fans" because we don't fit their eyes and they want "justice" done for the sake of the original character ? (That's also one of the reasons I have not uploaded the AC3 E3 trailer in costume yet).

Are we really going in a direction where we will soon see "extreme" groups pop up on facebook like the famous "ONLY ASIANS CAN COSPLAY" ?

I have seen many comments (even on my work) saying "you disrespect the creed by doing that shit". I really wish those people could think a bit after these words from Alta´r :

"Men must be free to do what they believe. It is not our right to punish one for thinking what they do, no matter how much we disagree!"

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(If I don't have all of my facts straight, then please notify me so that I can change this journal entry. Thank you.)

Okay, so you guys know that the guys in RT make a lot of jokes. They make a lot of offensive jokes to be honest: jokes about rape, self-harm, disorders, etc.

These jokes are not okay. I do not care about how famous RoosterTeeth is. Fame does not excuse any of those things.

Whenever Ray says "Wow, that's so retarded," that is not okay.

Whenever Geoff says "Go kill yourself," that is also not okay.

Do not try to defend them and say that they've never said these things as I have heard them with my own two ears. And it pisses me off.

And this so called game that Gavin and Geoff were playing, "Connect the Hots", is not okay. It is not okay to objectify women. It is not okay to harass women. Following a woman around in a car in the early ours of the morning is terrifying for said woman. She does not know who these people could be; they could be rapists, murderers, or God knows what else.

I heard from a friend (but did not hear with my own ears) that Michael called Gavin out on Podcast #222 about this. Hopefully Gavin and Geoff will pull their heads out of their asses and realize that women are not objects of entertainment.

It's kind of sad that my feminist radar has to go off for my own heroes.

Don't be afraid to call someone out when they're being an asshole regardless of how famous they are. By making these offensive jokes, they are influencing their fans, telling them that it is okay to make these jokes when it is NOT.

Hopefully they will learn from their mistakes.

(Sidenote: Keep your biased opinions away from me you uncultured swine. This is not a matter of debate.)
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