Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 2In my last journal, we discussed the best ways to prepare for NaNo and included a couple tips on how to make that writing go a little faster and smoother. Well, now it's time to discuss how to NOT fail at NaNoWriMo. Because just as there are some really grand ideas on how to prepare yourself and keep yourself on task during the month, there are also going to be those times of self doubt and using excuses to not write. For NaNo, any of those excuses are completely unacceptable [well, except for life threatening excuses - those are allowed].Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 22 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
So once again, I reached out to the Lit Community to find out exactly why other deviants failed at NaNo, or what they found to NOT work for them and compiled it all together in a pretty little list like last time.
What Not to Do
Don't get sucked in Wikipedia, TVtropes or any other sites like that. In fact turn off your WiFi so the internet isn't a distraction. All your research
6 Steps to a better Self-Portrait1. Always use a tripod.6 Steps to a better Self-Portrait8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Seriously. Always. use. a. tripod.
Using a tripod is one of the most important steps to make your self-portrait look professional.
Imagine the model in this picture would hold the camera with her arm. Would it look just as professional?
A tripod is always useful to stabilize your photo, but when you take self-portraits, it is not only useful - it is essential.
If you would model for someone else and he'd give you the camera, there'd be something wrong, right?
You are not only the photographer, you're the model, too.
Doesn't matter how close you are to the camera, don't touch it
And don't you dare to take the camera - or even your phone - and stand in front of the mirror!
So, will you use a tripod when you take your next self-portrait?
If the answe
Our little one, in preparation in my tummy,Our little one, in preparation in my tummy3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thousand of kilometers apart, Sheriff (sheriffdesignstudio) and myself, (AlexandraSophie), met on deviantArt.
He lived in Sri Lanka, and me in France.
He spoke only English, and me only French.
We were from different continent, culture, religion...
But love was stronger than anything!
It was already almost 3 years ago that we exchanged our first comment,
He found my profile with this photo:
I could never have imagined, when I took this photo, so randomly the day of
his birthday but one year before we met (definitely a sign!)
as I was sitting in my backyard, playing with the camera with not any real intention,
that it would make me meet the perfectest prince charming,
who is now going to be the dad of a little baby, actually in a warm preparation in my tummy!
We fell in love at the first second we spoke to each others, and needed only a few days to make it official,
it was the July 4th, 2008. He just turned 17, and I was about to turn 16.
Millions of sms,
Halloween Fright FestHalloween Fright Fest2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Scare Your Bad Luck Away!
Goblins and ghouls are running amuck, the graveyards are coming to life, and surprises are hiding in every corner which can only mean one thing — it's Halloween time! You may have seen a black cat strutting across your screen or a deviation shattering like a mirror before your very eyes. Not to fear! Your luck is about to change. With Halloween-themed articles, new contests and winners galore, and free shipping on all Prints and deviantART Gear orders, there are plenty of ways to celebrate!
Demonology >>Dante's Inferno >><
Arthur RackhamArthur Rackham was born on the 19th of September 1867 in London and died of cancer at the age of 71 in Limpsfield, Surrey. He's considered to be one of the most recognisable artists of the Golden Age of Illustration in Europe, along with John Bauer and Theodor Kittelsen.Arthur Rackham1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
He was born in a big family - it's enough to mention that he had 11 siblings, but surely plenty of you knows that it wasn't quite unusual in the XIX century and earlier. We know that in his youth, Rackham's health was rather poor - hence he travelled to Australia with his two aunts to improve his condition.
After he returned, he began studying at the Lambeth School of Art. In 1892 he started working as a r
Neil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'Neil GaimanNeil Gaiman Presents 'A Calendar of Tales'1 year ago in Official deviantART Contests More Like This
Neil Gaiman asked fans around the world to help him tell a new kind of story. A few weeks, thousands of Tweets, twelve stories and a galaxy of art later, 'A Calendar of Tales' was born.
It's now ready for the world to see as a beautiful digital book. Have a look, see who contributed, or watch Neil's videos to find out more about the making of 'A Calendar of Tales.'
A huge thank you is due to everyone who took part in this project. Your energy and imagination inspired Neil, and now, can inspire the world.
To celebrate the completion of 'A Calendar of Tales,' we're introducing a brand new Profile Page badge. Immerse yourself
500 points give away, winners announcedScroll down for the winners <3500 points give away, winners announced2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Booboo, my guinea pig, gives away 5x100 points to 5 lucky deviants. She wants to thank you for your support!
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know that you are in!
Good luck! I will pick the 5 winners (100 each) with random.org
Deadline: 7th January '13
Lots of love from B00B00!
New points give away: < you may join both
I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all
43"What are you doing?"4311 months ago in Personal More Like This
"I am waiting."
"It's worth waiting for."
PrologueΜαζεύω γύρω μου χαρτιά τόσων ετών,Prologue2 years ago in Personal More Like This
απομεινάρια μιας γιορτής που 'χει σκορπίσει
γράφω ημέρα, μήνα, χρόνο, "ο αιτών",
και βεβαιώνω όσους μ' έχουν αγαπήσει
πως τους αγάπησα με μιαν αγάπη ίση·
όμως τις ώρε
"Leon the Professional" collab-11 photosMy amazing friend Leonard, who is a fellow photographer, asked me to help him with his final project for his photography class. They had to choose a movie and do a fashion shoot inspired by it. He chose "Leon the Professional" (or, The Professional) Since I don't put "modeling" photos in my gallery anymore, I'll put them here. Though I may put one in my gallery so I can point to here."Leon the Professional" collab-11 photos5 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for looking guys! I know my journal is usually super boring.
I know I'm not the most convincing 12 year old Natalie Portman, but I had fun XD We got a room at the Chelsea Hotel (which is where a good portion of the interiors were shot).
Happy Valentines Day!and screw you people who say "singles awareness day"!Happy Valentines Day!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
i hope you all got to spread some love today XD
and im actually not single this Vamlumtimes so...shout out to Silverperzon...XD (i know right, how did i land that XDD)(...im just gonna sneak this in here now XD) but, i seriously love you and if you would have told me 7 months ago that this stranger sending me paragraphs in notes was going to be the one i eventually fall in love with i wouldnt have believed you XD and i just like hanging out with you. congratulations on beating the friendzone XD (not that you were ever in it in the first place...? XD)
and i hope that was allowed, because, i just went there, hoe XD but really, Alex, i hope you dont get mauled by a bear with chainsaw hands. XD
as an update, i am planning a Valentines day picture, and am..so unbelievably determined to finish it even if its late XD it will be late though because i cant work till sunday or monday. but its coming, so dont sue!
Cat Photo CONTEST - The WinnersTHE WINNERS of Cat Photo CONTESTCat Photo CONTEST - The Winners2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Photos from the finals
>>> P R I C E S
Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 1We may only be one week into October, but November and NaNoWriMo is just around the corner. If you've never heard of it, NaNoWriMo is short for National Novel Writing Month. That means in the span of thirty days, participants will write 50,000 words.Preparing for NaNoWriMo Part 12 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
1,667 words per day if they're writing every day.
2,273 words per day if they're only writing on weekdays.
6,250 words per day if they're only writing on weekends.
Either way it's a pretty hefty feat, and not something to walk into unprepared. Even if you're a "by the seat of your pants" type of writer.
So this year, instead of doing a basic what is NaNo and who's going to participate in it journal, we're gonna switch it up and give you some pointers on what you should be doing and what you definitely shouldn't be doing before and during NaNo.
The best place to get advice is from the people that have tried NaNo. Notice how I didn't say "and succeeded?" T
MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist AnnouncementIn the MAMA Scared Stiff Contest, we challenged you to channel your most frightening childhood memory, and the entries were truly terrifying!MAMA Scared Stiff Semi-Finalist Announcement2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
These 25 hair-raising deviations sent a chill down our judges' spines, and have been chosen as the Semi-Finalists. It's now up to the true visionaries of horror, MAMA filmmakers Andy & Barbara Muschietti and Guillermo del Toro, to decide on the top 3 winners, who will receive their share of $10,000 USD, as well as Points, deviantART Gear, and Premium Memberships!
The remaining 22 Semi-Finalists will receive:
2,000 deviantART Points
Three-Month Premium Membership to deviantART
Congratulations to all!
Read Contest Article
Lawrence FerlinghettiΟ ΚΟΣΜΟΣ ΕΙΝΑΙ ΩΡΑΙΟ ΜΕΡΟΣ ΓΙΑ ΝΑ ΓΕΝΝΗΘΕΙΤΕLawrence Ferlinghetti2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Ο κόσμος είναι ωραίο μέρος
για να γεννηθείτε
αν δεν σας νοιάζει που η ευτυχία
δεν είναι πάντα
και τόσο διασκεδαστική
αν δεν σας νοιάζει μια δόση κόλασ
FoxE9BEHOLD, A REAL IE9 THEME FOR FIREFOX: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/foxe9/FoxE92 years ago in Personal More Like This
I know there are a million things that are different between the two browsers but we are not aiming on adding IE9 features or completely rearranging stuff to make it look 100% IE9-ish. We don't have the time to bother with such things. Instead, it is a theme that hopefully satisfies peoples' strange desires to make their Firefox look similar to IE9.
Take my breath awayTake my breath away1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Jogo de cor by Windglow My Violetta II by Hart-Worx
Why Does It Always Rain on Me? by MyLifeThroughTheLens
The Dreaming Tree by alexgphoto Orange Sunrays by Nitrok
Dancing Over The Turnips by Nitrok
burn our souls, release the wicked IV by TheNightSheDied
Cieniem Zlotym by absentii
Cosmostars by farashenka 699 by Nigrita
Sparkling Light II by MikkoLagerstedt
Christmas Morning by ShakilovNeel rain waltz by Lilibloody
Summer-like rain by tayaiv
Cat Photo CONTEST - Voting timeSince there is give one get one PM, I decided to run a Cat PHOTO contest.Cat Photo CONTEST - Voting time2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Cat must be the main subject in your photo, there is no specific theme and no drawings or photo-manipulation are allowed.
Cat of course doesn't need to be yours.
Old and new photos are allowed. (only from deviantART)
Photo submissions are closed, it's time to vote here: http://zoranphoto.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3338773/
Voting ends on 14th December on 22h CET.
p.s. It was very hard to choose 10 photos for final voting, I received so many beautiful photos and cats
1 photo per entry, put a link to your favorite cat photo in this journal.
Fav this journal.
Submitting link process ends tomorrow (13th) in 21h CET. (You have 24h to submit)
After that I'll choose 10 photos that will be in poll for 24h voting.
Winners will be announced on 14th D
Green green green Little Climber by ZoranPhoto Your Way by Siilin carries spring in its green eyes by AlicjaRodzik .: Eye In Eye :. by WhiteSpiritWolf Summer season. .. by light-from-Emirates Percy 10 Weeks by H4ptikk Hello Cutie by Lady-Tori linger by alterOFnotion Flowers in my heaven by RezzanATAKOL Bentley - 5 by Pebels I am shy by MRFarts 2 by DUSTandLIGHT Heather power by BlueColoursOfNature green valley III by indojo Mushketeers by NestR Spring Grass by ventieldopjeGreen green green2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Don't worry about a thing by Healzo Choose your path by Healzo The Companions by Healzo 33.52 - Friends. by dragonfly-oli Don't ever leave me... by FeliDae84 Green vitamin by jussta feel the spring by Orwald Shelter by PawelMatys You are in my heart by kyokosphotos First Steps. by andokadesbois Yellow morning by leelloor simple by Ben-Kelevra Profound by MaaykeKlaver After the Rain the sun shines by Sweet-Nature lush by tjasa rabbit by StopScreamGraphy the magic place by StopScreamGraphy Awakening by Oer-Wout Brin d'herbes by Somebody--else Freshly showered by Angie-Pictures B R A V E by goRillA-iNK Evolution Is A Matter Of Time by darkcalypso Mr. and Mrs. Duck by r3novatio As long as you've got a camera by a2star Life by Joycelinn Tree frog by downpoured This Far Away From Home by Nelleke Delicate by fruitpunch1 Calling you by Morgan-Lou Pas de chance by Somebody--else evening story by Megson green camelopard by kim-e-sens :thumb17359047
Feature #135Hello!Feature #1352 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hope you enjoy this feature. Please favorite this journal if you do, to spread the art!
http://youtu.be/jJ8TnlNpatk (my musical discovery of the year, close your eyes and enjoy)
The Forest by Francesleetan
..Nearly the woman... by LostCaradelNeilUntitled by AndreaMelendezendless by micmojoin the middle of nowhere... by LostOneself
Silent ghosts. by laura-makabresku:thumb292439569:Infinity by SongOfAwakeningNearly the woman.. by LostCaradelNeil
Night Forest by Eredel
37I am stripped of my addictions;371 year ago in Personal More Like This
I quit coffee for three weeks, and then drink a pot a day for 3 days. Then it's 4 more weeks without it.
I lied down in the middle of the basketball court the other night. It was 2 am, and I hadn't had a ciggy in 9 days. (Drinking without smoking is a new experience for me, I feel strange just because I can manage it.) So I lied down on the concrete, and chain smoked 3 Marlboro Menthols. (I still don't know how I feel about menthol cigarettes; they never make me feel like I have smoked, yet they supress the urge.) I haven't had another ciggy since. I still carry around my zippo religiously though; and if anybody asks, I am a smoker. I just don't smoke much anymore.
2 days a week I make myself leave my backpack home. Money, cell phone, zippo and keys; down the stairs I go. I try to make myself see that I am not naked without a book, notebook, daily planner, pens, wet wipes, tissues, painkillers, lip balm, toothbrush, toothpaste, cell phone charge
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonAccording to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage. In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace.Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
Thu Feb 16, 2012, 3:00 PM
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
How Katniss Is Her Own Worst EnemyMost people think the Hunger Games has only 2 antagonists; Coin and Snow. The interesting thing is there are 3 the issue with the 3rd character is she belongs to 3 sides: The Capitol, The Rebels and her own. Yes, I'm talking about Katniss. This is really confusing and I don't know if I can really explain it that well but I'm going to try.How Katniss Is Her Own Worst Enemy2 years ago in Personal More Like This
During the series she takes on 3 identities:
-The Girl On Fire
On onside of the series you have President Snow, who controls the Capitol and The Hunger Games which include The Girl on Fire since she's part of the show. That puts her on one side.
Then you've got Coin, who controls 13, who leads the rebellion this includes The Mockingjay. She again is on the enemies side.
And then you have Katniss, no role, just Katniss. Who belongs to her own side away from both the Capitol and 13.
In the roles of both The Mockingjay and The Girl on Fire the enemies control her she is not herself in fact she against herself. The enemy within th
Meet Terezka, baby fox with heartbreaking storyHello!Meet Terezka, baby fox with heartbreaking story3 years ago in Personal More Like This
People, I had SO amazing day yesterday!
The weather prognosis was very bad, but finally, the day was sunny and wonderful.
I woke up at 4:30 AM to get to Prague, where I met my friend BlueFox-cz. Together, we travelled to ZOO Děčín, where we saw babies of Máa and Tomáek, two foxes we know very well (BlueFox-cz was the one who took Tomáek to the ZOO in his car. And our friends were those who saved and rised Máa). Kits were cute, but already quite big. We spent few hours in the ZOO, watching baby wild cats, funny squirrels, a running wolf and of course, the foxes.
Then we moved to one wild-preserve. Our friends were given a baby fox!
Myslivci... Well, who are "myslivci"? There is no English tranlastion for this Czech word. Myslivci are Czech hunters, but in fact, they are supposed to CARE for the forest and all the animals. But in the Czech republic, they mostyl have a bad reputation - not because they kill and ea