Giving Away 1,000 Points! (ENDED) THIS GIVEAWAY IS OVER. IM VERY SORRY IF YOU MISSED IT. THANKS TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED.Giving Away 1,000 Points! (ENDED)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
That's right. I, :iconxia22:, with the help of :iconhoneyandthedevon: are giving away 1,000 deviantART points for free. So check out this journal for what you have to do to have a chance!
Here's what you have to do.
You must watch both :iconxia22: and :iconhoneyandthedevon:.
You must fave this journal so other people will see it.
Make a journal advertising this giveaway and make sure you LINK BACK TO THIS JOURNAL.
[Bullet; Pink] Fave this: so people will see the giveaway.
[Bullet; Pink] Comment on this journal with a link to your advertising journal.
[Bullet; Pink] And favorite either one of these journals to help advertise our contests!
[Star!] That's pretty much it. Make sure to spread
#Forum-It: Issue 163Disclaimer#Forum-It: Issue 1636 months ago in Personal More Like This
Please note that the deviants quoted have not asked to be included in the issues published. If you have any concerns, please contact the group, and not the deviants themselves.
zydaria Operia will always be the first Great Lesbian Overlord on dA.
SavageFrog the fight shall decide eet
zydaria Naa! Operia came first with this idea, so it's her title.
SavageFrog I already sold tickets to this thing-my tuition's riding on it!
zydaria :icony-u-noplz: Y U NO SELL GARLIC BREAD INSTEAD??
SavageFrog GARLIC BREAD DOESN'T SELL AS WELL AS A LESBIAN CATFIGHT DAMMIT.
pyrohmstr This is like the start to a Disney movie
MasakiMikami Hide before we all break into song!
Crotale I do not understand why the sign was racist.
Censorship. Silly silly censorship.Okay, I've been like.. browsing old vidya games..Censorship. Silly silly censorship.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
-Preferable creepy, scary, psychological and all around just fucked up. BECAUSEILOVETHEMSO-
..to play on an emulator, or PC and I happened to come across a REALLY old gem of a game called ____for dreamcast. I've played this game once before and I personally loved it. While I was browsing more about it, I stumbled across a video for the Japanese version of the game on youtube. This particular cinematic scene was changed for the American version.
During a specific cut-scene you are fighting against an older man who 'changes' into a tentacle like creature. Now, in the American version the tentacle comes out of the mans stomach. In the Japanese version, the tentacle comes out from his ass and proceeds to protrude between his legs, simulating a large tentacle like penis, in which he attacks you with (lolgottalovethemjapanese). This bothers me, why? Because the 'penis' like placement of the tentacle was symbolic and reflected back to events t
The Tearoom Debates III: Critique v CriticismWelcome back to the third installment of CRLiterature's new article series, The Tearoom Debates! We've shamelessly ripped off Mrs-Durden and CRPhotography, who currently run a bi-weekly series of opportunities for group readers to debate both sides of questions like "film or digital?" and then, in the next article, spotlight the input of the previous week's commenters.The Tearoom Debates III: Critique v Criticism4 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Last week we asked "Does fanfiction have any place in publishing - and if not, in a perfect intellectual-property-lawless society, should it have a place in publishing?" and we got some brilliant feedback from you all. Some highlights included:
There's individual moral obligation, which is the primary reas
Fantasy Fiction Starter ExerciseSo I had the idea of perhaps creating exercises that treated each genre specifically. We'll see how that fans out, but let's start with one of fiction's most popular genres: fantasy! Here at Nurturing, the 'Fantasy and Supernatural' folder is constantly seeing new works coming in, and there's so much flexibility in this genre, so what better way to start?Fantasy Fiction Starter Exercise7 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, a great way to get a fantasy story in motion is to focus on world-building. For many fantasies, the setting is key, so keep that in mind.
Now below is a list of prompts that'll hopefully help you get started~ Whether you're yearning to write a full-blown Fantasy novel or your fingers are just itching with magic today!
You discover a mysterious stone at the bottom of your garden. You pick it up, and suddenly you are given the power of _____ What happens next?
You're playing a video game and suddenly there's a power cut. Frustrated, you thump the keyboard. Suddenly, you feel yourself
PE Feedback: How to Give a CritiqueHOW TO GIVE A CRITIQUEPE Feedback: How to Give a Critique3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's a great thing that you want to critique other deviant's works and help them improve their skills through your constructive feedback. By critiquing fellow deviant's works, you are developing your critical thought and vision and thus, developing yourself as an artist. However, critiquing is not all about pointing out what others did wrong. As ChewedKandi has pointed out in 'How To: Critiquing Artwork' "a critique is giving your opinion in a constructive manner about a subject - be it a piece a music, a piece of art, the meal you've just ate and so on."
That's the main point of this article: to share a few pointers on how to give a quality critique while providing links to a compilation of useful guides that focus on this very same topic.
Introduction: Let's start!
First things first! You've come across a piece of art that caught your attention and
Gear In Review: A Contest [CLOSED]The BasicsGear In Review: A Contest [CLOSED]3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Who doesn't need an excuse to buy something new and/or try something they've had forever and not got around to using? Or extol the virtue of their favourite tool? Not artists, that's for damn sure - we love to talk, gloat about what we own, and show off our ability to play with it!
And so, this contest was born. With Nonfiction Week coming up soon at CRLiterature and projecteducate we want to get you thinking about the types of nonfiction writing you encounter in everyday life. A major example of this is the review, an opinion piece grounded in fact and personal experience - you basically try something out, then write about whether you liked or disliked it and why other people should buy/not buy it.
Almost everyone has, at some point, written a review; you probably wrote book reports or critical essays in school, and those are sort of like a review if you squint enough. Gear reviews are similar to b
PE Feedback: Welcome and FEEDBACK FRENZY!Welcome to Feedback Week here at Project Educate!PE Feedback: Welcome and FEEDBACK FRENZY!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Welcome to Feedback Week! This week is being brought to you by a team of very devious deviants over at FeedbackFrenzy.
In January of this year, the marvelous BeccaJS led a Critique Week in which we learned about many of the critique groups here on deviantART and also the essentials of giving and receiving critique for various media. In case you missed it, here are a few of the fantastic articles that were shared that week:
Do you really want critique? The basics of giving critique Finding critique on dA The community and critique
So, for our week, we wanted to take Critique Week a step further and put the skills we learned to use! We have developed some
Popular Features of Popular Fiction!What is popular fiction?Popular Features of Popular Fiction!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Popular fiction is your standard paperback novel. Churned out by the ever-competitive industry, popular fiction is designed to appeal to lovers of a genre. Most notable include adventure, romance and crime fiction, but of course there are many many genres to choose from! Popular fiction is the art that you and me strive to master. It's distinct from literary fiction in general terms, but of course the two cross over sometimes.
Today I learnt about the common features of popular fiction and it was very enlightening! You may or may not know, but I study English Language A Level and we're currently doing the language of popular written texts. Today's lesson had me reflecting on my own work and I think the following will be very thought-provoking and helpful! A lot of it I'd picked up on in the past but didn't quite click you know? I will also mention a bit about literary trends in writing, and if you're unfamiliar with the term 'literary' it is basica
Farewell to The CountJerry Nelson, best known as the voice and pupeteer of Sesame Street's numerically-obsessed vampire, The Count, has died:Farewell to The Count3 years ago in Personal More Like This
He did a great deal of work with Jim Henson and company, so, anyone who A) was a child, and/or B) ever watched TV, will most likely have seen or heard him at some point.
Due to the fact I suck at math, The Count obviously failed me on that front, but damn did I get some good tips on maniacal laughter.
"AAAH AAAAH AAAAH AAAAH................twelve."
Turning Off Llama NoticesHints & TipsTurning Off Llama Notices4 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Some people like llamas. Some people don't.
This article is written for those who'd rather avoid them.
You logged into your DeviantArt account, and something wonderful had happened.
Twenty-seven activity / reply / comment messages?! You're so excited to see what comments people have left you, that you immediately click on it. When the next screen loads, you find yourself slightly disappointed.
You go to your profile and add a line in one of your widgets. "Please don't llama me."
The next day, when you log on, it's the same thing. DeviantArt just released their new runaway llama, and badge-happy deviants are sending you llamas right and left trying to find people who will llama them back. You delete the messages, since llamas don't interest you, and - irritated - you add the sentence
Jaegershund's Practical Guide to WritingHints and tips from :iconJaegershund:Jaegershund's Practical Guide to Writing1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Write What You Know
Coming from me, this sounds hypocritical, but lemme explain. When you're writing, the first thing about any given situation is to make it believable. So, say you're piloting an aircraft- if you know nothing about planes, you're gonna sound fake, or just gloss over it. Now, don't panic! This doesn't mean that you should constrain yourself! You should always reasearch something you're going to write about, and maybe read some stuff already written on the subject- that'll give you a good idea on how to write it.
Warning, however, don't over egg it. You may have researched every aspect of the gun your protagonist is holding, but don't tell the reader every detail. Just little bits, just enough to make it real.
A Mary-Sue is a perfect character. You'll see them a lot in fanfiction- normally overpowering the main characters, and having a relationship with the author's favourite
How to Critique: A Quick GuideIt never occurred to me to come up with something like this until one member asked: how do I critique a story?How to Critique: A Quick Guide8 months ago in Personal More Like This
It made me wonder how confident we feel as critics, as well as writers. To read with a keen eye is a great skill to have, ensuring your own writing is tip-top and you develop your own style too.
So what's the best way to approach a work of fiction? How can you reliably comment on something restricted to no regulations or rules? The arts is always changing. Well, here's a good guide to work by if you're feeling unsure
THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN A STORY:
Does it grab you and immediately pique your interest? Openings in popular fiction tend to plunge the reader into an unknown situation. Do you feel this abides by that? Or does it go against the grain? Does it work?
This is a MUST! You can also refer to this as a hook. Conflict is the issue, trouble, the great obstacle the protagonist must overcome... Or it might be a smaller conflict for now, who kno
The Geek's Guide to Lit Groups [ S - Z ]The Geek's Guide to Lit Groups Links:The Geek's Guide to Lit Groups [ S - Z ]2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Groups with names beginning with A - H
Groups with names beginning with I - R
Groups with names beginning with S - Z
The Geek's Guide to Inactive Groups
Created by BloodshotInk for TheWritePlace. This list was created because we love and respect the work of other groups and want to make sure that the lit community know what opportunities are available to them already. So we thought this table would highlight in a quick and easy manner the things we believe lit lovers are most c
The Deity Prose ContestWhat now?The Deity Prose Contest5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Well, it's a literature contest. It's been a while since I hosted one of those. So, being jobless and having some points to spare, I decided to host another
You are free to interpret that however you wish. You are requested not to go for the obvious, though.
All submissions must be in English.
This is strictly a prose contest.
The maximum number of words is 500, with a buffer of 50 words.
Entries must be submitted here on DeviantArt as literature deviations.
Old deviations (i.e., anything submitted before the date on which this journal is posted) will not be accepted.
Please mention in the 'artist's comments' section of your submission that it is an entry for 'The Deity Prose Contest' and link back to this journal.
You are allowed only one entry.
(While teamwork is a commendable thing, no collaborative works will be allowed.)
Fan-fiction is not permitted.
After situationMy mother died last night because of the really aggressive cancer. Thank you all for the support you gave/given to me. It helps a lot.After situation3 years ago in Personal More Like This
At least my mother didn't suffer and she was able to plan her own funerals and talk with all of us. She knew this will be happen (even how fast) and I and with my family and relatives will do our best to keep living on. I promised her some thing and I will keep them.
Now I know how some of you felt when you losed you loved one to the cancer.
Romance Fiction Starter excerciseThat's right! This time we're dealing with the genre we've all come to either love or hate... romance So some of you may be running for the hills as I write this, but for those of us with a soft spot for love stories, read on~Romance Fiction Starter excercise1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I'm including a sorta mini-tutorial with this one as I think part of the reason why many don't particularly like (or fervently hate or despise!) romance is because it's hard to pull off. Why? Well perhaps it boils down to how believable it is. Many writers (and this includes me!) steer clear of romance for fear of creating a cliched tale and similarly, many don't read it because they too are bombarded by these cliched unbelievable narratives. Who wants to invest time reading a story you can predict from the get-go? Who wants to invest effort in a story you're not even sure how to write properly?
Well maybe today we can try something else, a fresh perspective, give it a go
Here are some basic DOs and DON'Ts for writing romance:
Reminder: Monthly Recipe Challenge! Get your entries in! You only have 10 days leftReminder: Monthly Recipe Challenge!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Deadline is 4th of October
First of all: a friendly 'Hey there!' from me, because this is my first journal for Still-Life-Stills
Being a part of our awesome team and always happy to introduce something new to our community, I'm very excited to start a new project.
The Monthly Recipe Challenge
"What is that?" You might wonder. I will answer all your questions!
Every month we will have a new recipe for you to try out! You will find those recipes on the 5th of each month in the Recipe Challenge folder in our gallery! The 4th of every month will therefore also be our deadline for submissions for that months recipe.
Each month will have their own sub-folder, as you can see.
We want you to bake or cook the recipes and take some awesome food still-life photos of what you created!
You can then submit those photos to the respe
Diversity in FictionApologies for my recent absence in both Nurturing and deviantART in general. I see the group has continued to grow as normal, as we near 300 members... wow!Diversity in Fiction7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Last weekend I attended a writing course called 'Mirrors and Reflections: Writing Diverse Books' and honestly, I didn't know what to expect really. It was an enrichment course open to 16-18 year olds and the first post-education course I'd been on with Kilve, the provider of this course.
Located in Somerset, I turned up and found myself with six other young people; four girls, two boys. I knew the maximum number of places was twelve, but I was quite comfortable with the number being seven (including me) in addition to the two mentors.
The first night, we were given sticky notes and asked to write on as many labels and/or stereotypes we identified with as possible. Some were stuck but I scribbled on loads, some I thought I was and some were what others had given me, whether I liked them or not. By the end, seven notes were stuc
FAQ- How old are you?FAQ3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm 19 years old.
- Where are you from?
I’m from Santiago, the capital city of Chile – which also is where I’m currently living.
- What are you studying? Are you studying anything art-related?
I'm currently studying Design at the PUC in Chile.
- Are you a self-taught artist?
I consider myself as such, yes. I had art class in school for a couple of years, just like everyone else, but then I left it. Most of what I know about art I have learned it on my own, through a trial-and-error method. Whenever I want to learn how to do something new in art I do a lot of research, watch tutorials, search for reference, advice and feedback, and try over and over again until I’m happy with the results. I have acquired my current skills in art with constant practice, hard work and my own initiative.
- When did you start drawing?
I started drawing as soon as I could hold a pencil, and I’ve been doing i
AWESOME NEW STUFF! (slugbox support pls)OKAY! Since the new RT is out, and since everyone who helps me out right now gets every sale tallied TOWARDS more reward art (ButterMutt soon!), it's the best time for EVERYONE if you'd like to buy a print from me! Or anything! Cuz, yeah, I could really use the help right now!! Life funds running low...AWESOME NEW STUFF! (slugbox support pls)3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wanted to make a poster advertisement to submit, but, let's just say my internet is derping. I have some new prints that I wanted to upload on ebay, but it'll have to wait until tomorrow since ebay seems to suck ass right now.
STILL. You should all really go check out my print store: http://stores.ebay.com/slugbox
NONE OF THESE IMAGES HAVE BEEN ALTERED, aside from from the camera flash. They're JET black prints.
The most awesome thing right now are these fucking awesome black prints. Basically I bought some gorgeous 80lb Soft Gloss and am printing entire cartridges of black ink on a single page. And it looks fucking amazing. The photos above aren't altered! The
Well that effed my plans up...Well it finally happened. My computer died today, so no chance of opening commissions again, which I planned to do today. *sigh* I love how as soon as I let my guard down and have a bit of me time something pops up to hinder my fun time.Well that effed my plans up...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
So yeah, I'm gutted. Really gutted as I'm relying on my comp for so much at the moment and that includes making my living.
Now I'm relying on my phone, which is how I'm writing this now. Bless ya phone.
My housemate :iconlookhappy: and other friends are being amazing trying to fix it for me, bless them too. So until that happens it's going to be quiet here and I was having so much fun with my markers. Ah, you'll be spared Mias's codpiece tied up with a bow so that's a blessing XD
The Tearoom Debates IV: Images v FeelsWelcome back to the third installment of CRLiterature's new article series, The Tearoom Debates! We've shamelessly ripped off Mrs-Durden and CRPhotography, who currently run a bi-weekly series of opportunities for group readers to debate both sides of questions like "film or digital?" and then, in the next article, spotlight the input of the previous week's commenters.The Tearoom Debates IV: Images v Feels2 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Last week we asked "Are you the Simon or the Paula when you critique? Which do you prefer when people critique your work?" and we got some ... well, interesting, for sure, feedback from you all. Some highlights included:
With critiquing, I prefer both the negative and positive. Only positive doesn't help (except as a motivational speech) and only negative makes me a little depressed.When critiquing, therefore, I try to
Bomango ze Tango!I'm going to get ahead of this right now and say that this might not be a riveting read for folks. Bad advertising, I know, but I feel it's necessary to preface this by being realistic. I'm not uber-famous, my characters aren't known far and wide, and for Pete's sake, I don't even have a proper webcomic or series to speak of. But, I've been asked numerous questions enough that it might be useful to have a FAQ essay of sorts to clear the air a bit.Bomango ze Tango!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So here goes...a history of "Bomango", as best I can recall...
ORIGIN! (in real life)(image circa way the hell back when i was still spelling it GoGo BoManGo)
"Bomango" (as it's come to be known) came about maybe around 2004 or thereabouts...shoot, maybe 2003, which makes it a decade old already...sheesh. Anyway, the earliest drawings of "Gogo" were sketchbook illustrations of a big-eyed girl in a long jacket. Not anime-style big eyes, mind you...big, droopy, heavily-lined eyes, wi