Odyssey Propulsion 3Maya has finally taken the knife to Paul. Will her incisions be surgical and freeing or murderous and final, an act of love or an act of vengeance?
Whose story will Paul trust – Maya’s or Lysanna’s?
Is Paul really just a random victim or has there always been a special fate or predetermined bit of prophecy awaiting him which is now about to be revealed?
There are only three more chapters left, three delicious spaces to be filled in our attempt to achieve literary immortality… Well, at least, in our attempt to achieve creating a story to be told around summer campfires to scare the hell out of the new kids. What we need is a mind-melting fate or test to now be revealed to Paul, one which he must decide to accept or take flight from, one with worldwide consequences for the human race as well as Paul’s own singular soul, one with a real possibility of leaving only eternal madness as its legacy. O
Odyssey Propulsion 2The parasite that is monstrously mutating Paul offers an alliance against Maya, Paul’s other dubious “protector.”Odyssey Propulsion 26 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
The parasite is Tal’Shen, spawn of Lysanna, hunted forerunner of an ancient aquatic-based intergalactic Cthulhuian-type race once again knocking on Earth’s door. Which “female” is Paul to trust? Is the fate of humanity in question or is this all the hallucinatory fever dream of a dying man?
Only four more chapters! Yet so many questions!
The pressure points have been set: self-survival, self-sacrifice for a greater cause, transmission of a vision of species survival and renewal, trust and deceit in equal measures possible in each relationship. Now it’s time to for the penultimate Big Reveal as to what it’s all about – to set up the Ultimate Big Reveal to what it’s really all about! There’s just time and space enough for you, oh skilled and deviou
Odyssey Update 1This first weekend of reading and re-reading Odyssey selections was just as intensely rewarding as last year. I am incredibly grateful to once again be able to share this process with all of you. Having Clive Barker on board for Odyssey II is truly an enlightening and educative experience. There is nothing more thrilling than reading through each of the entries and then re-reading the chapters that truly resonate and carry with them immense writing skill. This story could have gone in so many worthy directions and genres, and there was no end to the creativity and storytelling skill on so many of the submissions.Odyssey Update 17 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
The people in my life were adequately warned, but there were still those that questioned my sanity and work methods as I stayed up for the duration of the weekend meticulously poring over eachof the entries... then starting over and reading them again.
Odyssey Propulsion 6Odyssey Propulsion 65 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Odyssey Propulsion 6
We want to especially thank an elite core of Odyssey II writers:
Those deviants truly embodying the spirit of the project by continuing to create and submit next chapters – no matter the story’s refusal to go along with their proposed direction. The zeitgeist is a powerful force, but the artist must know when to sail against the been-there-done-that. And our writers, artists and poets have been doing that week after week. So many artists and writers continue to send in wonderful material week after week.
We have decided to extend the writing deadline for the last chapter to December 31 and we're
MovemberAbout MovemberMovember7 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the broken relationships between men and their razors. Donning their mustaches, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men's health - specifically prostate cancer.
Since its humble beginnings in Melbourne, Australia, Movember has grown to become a truly global movement inspiring more than 1.9 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas to participate with formal campaigns in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, South Africa, Ireland, Finland, the Netherlands, Spain, Denmark, Norway, Belgium and the Czech Republic. In addition, Movember is aware of Mo Bros and Mo Sistas supporting the campaign and men’s health cause across the globe, from Russia to Dubai, Hong Kong to Antarctica, Rio de Janeiro to Mumbai, and everywhere in between.
No matter the country or city, Movember will continue to work to change established habits and attitudes men have about their health, to ed
CR Newsletter: September/October 2012 Director of Community Relations :iconmoonbeam13: :CR Newsletter: September/October 20127 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Table of Contents
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
2. Attacking the Artist
3. Volunteer Openings in Community Relations
4. Community Projects
5. Official Contests
6 Project Educate 2011/2012
7. Art History Project
8. News from the Chats and Forums
9. News from the Galleries
1. Miscellaneous vs Other
Over the past few months, we've been diligently working on cleaning up the category tree of old and unused categories. While most of this will go unnoticed by the community, what you will notice is the change from "Miscellaneous" galleries to "Other". The reason for this change is simple. The concept of Miscellaneous leads one to believe that it's a junk drawer category for everything under the sun when the intention was to be an "Other" category for deviations that don't fit well in other sub-categories of the tree. We're also working on u
More Improvements to More Like ThisBack in August we launched More Like This to Beta, and after taking in your feedback, we made some improvements, which we're pleased to say were met with positive response! Today, we're bringing you even more improvements, both to More Like This results and your browsing experience!More Improvements to More Like This8 months ago in Tech & Features More Like This
The quality of More Like This results has been improved on once again!
We've improved the Full View mode by making the description area taller for easier reading. We've also added a More Like This button, so you can easily view more of any results you enjoy.
From the More Like This results page, you can now click on the art you used to find results, then easily browse through that artwork that's like it, either by using
Art History Project- September is Literature! 30/08/12: Almost ready to launch! Alongside this month, `GrimFace242 is conducting a series of cheeky lit interviews for Art History, so keep an eye out for what he uncovers!Art History Project- September is Literature!10 months ago in Literature More Like This
There are still lots of slots for people to submit articles too! Don't forget, we can have more than one article on the same day! Please get those proposals in! Who is your favourite author? What Book/Poem has had the most influence on you? Bring it on!
24/08/12: Hey guys, we're still looking to fill this up nice and meaty! Don't forget, the articles don't have to be as in depth as some of you are thinking and can be about specific authors, styles or even something different such as interviews or chat event (get your lit group involved!).
If you're not sure about your idea, please still send it in, we have a wonderful crack commando unit who are helping for crimes they didn't commit in the backroom. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, you can use this team!
Also, those who
Birthday Photomanip Challenge - The Winners!Birthday Photomanip Challenge - The Winners!9 months ago in Contests More Like This
It is entirely my fault that we are just now announcing the winners of the Photomanipulation portion of the 12th Birthday Stock & Photomanipulation Challenge. School started, and I forgot to post the winners. I very much apologize for the delay!
Without further ado, I wanted to announce the winners!
Who has won:
6 month premium membership
Exclusive stock pack from ^Elandria
Stock pack from *syccas-stock
Features from ^Elandria, ^Aeirmid, & `Dan-Heffer, #DesigningDivas, #StockandResources, #Dreamers-of-Avalon, & ~The-Sacred-Space
Announcing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints!Prints ShopAnnouncing Rolled Fine Art Paper Prints!10 months ago in Prints More Like This
Fine Art Prints
Starting immediately, deviantART is upgrading our rolled Fine Art Paper Prints to a more professional grade print process. The new and improved product will now ship with an additional 1.5" (3.81 cm) bright-white border ready to be hung or framed! This change will not affect the way in which we currently provide Photo Prints, Canvas, or Frame Art Prints.
Bright-white, ultrasmooth, 100% cotton rag paper
Acid- and lignin-free archival process
Advanced digital drying process in order to guarantee vibrance
Upgrades to Quarterly Check PaymentsAfter receiving a great deal of feedback, we're excited to announce an upgrade to the My Earnings quarterly check payment system! Instead of waiting until the end of a quarter for deviantART to process your check, you can now request a check whenever you'd like! For example, if you made some big sales after submitting a new Print, you can request a check to be mailed to you right away instead waiting until the quarter ends.Upgrades to Quarterly Check Payments10 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
As long as you have at least $20 worth of earnings in your available balance, you can log in to your My Earnings page, click "Withdraw by Check," fill out your information and the amount you'd like to request, and then
Halloween Contests - Find One Here!So that you don't miss out on the chance to participate and grab some lovely Halloween prizes - we've put together a list of all the Spooky Shenanigans for you to browse at your leisure. Keep checking back here for more information and updates! This page is one to bookmarkHalloween Contests - Find One Here!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Capture Your PUMPKIN! A Still Life Photography contest running from 5th October to 5th of November. Check out the article for more information and the full prize and judging list!
Prose Blood Country and Poetry Screams is a combination of two spooky contests for the Literature Community! It ends on the 22nd of October so be sure to click soon and have a read!
The New Sta.sh CommentsToday, we've upgraded Sta.sh comments, allowing you to easily add formatting and media to comments. You can now pull in images to your comments and then draw on those images using deviantART muro! This new feature, powered by Sta.sh Writer, makes collaboration in Sta.sh even better!The New Sta.sh Comments6 months ago in deviantART Blog More Like This
Easier Collaboration and Communication
We're happy to announce the new Sta.sh comments. As you're aware, Sta.sh Writer allows rich text editing of literature and journal deviations on deviantART, and we're happy to expand this functionality to more areas of the site.
The new Sta.sh comments allows multiple features and rich text editing to be employed on these comments. Not only does it improve on functionality that already exists in comments, it also pulls in the full power of the Sta.sh Writer application into your comments, completely revolutionizing creative communication on Sta.sh.
Add Formatting and Media to Sta.sh Comments!
Add formatting to com
Text Brush in deviantART muroWe just launched a new tool to Beta Testers that allows you to paint words onto your canvas in deviantART muro!Text Brush in deviantART muro6 months ago in Tech & Features More Like This
The text brush lets you create visual art using words. You can change the text and font from the bottom bar, and you can also set whether or not the text repeats itself continuously. When you click the font button, you'll be prompted with a modal that contains an extensive list of fonts to choose from! The sample text will update based on the font you select, so you can get a sense of what you'll be painting before you paint it.
As an example of the great things you can create with this tool, you can check out $mudimba's I Have A Dream, or watch a redraw of $mudimba at work creating art!
Try it out!
To give the new text brush a try, head over to devian
Photography Fortnightly: Edition Forty NinePhotography Fortnightly: Edition Forty Nine5 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Photography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedD
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase"
- Percy W. Harris
The other week, a piece of my writing was selected for a Daily Literature Deviation. If you're curious you can see the article here. I was humbled by that, but my reason for mentioning it in Photography Bi-weekly is that *0hgravity then highlighted a website to me that I found absolutely fascinating. It's soul purpose is to highlight Endangered Languages through Photography. 3170 lens are capturing the people who hold the key to the worlds most secret languages. Once again something like this highlights the complete and utter importance of Photography and reminds us of how far we've come, and how much we can do from mobile ph
Winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest!I'm extremely happy to announce the winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest!! If you're interested, you can view all of the entries here.Winners of the devID Spooky Make-up Contest!6 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
:iconthelasth0pe: :icondekoradum: :iconkovowolf: :iconthiefoworld:
La Catrina by ~antoniodgamboa
You win: 500 points
Needle and Stitches by *VividButTrivial
You win: 800 poin
Pimps and Whoas - November 7, 2012PimpsPimps and Whoas - November 7, 20127 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Official dA News
DeviantART Holiday Card Project 2012
Ch. 4 - Odyssey Prompt Released
The Art Department - Train Your Brain Contest
Site Update - deviantART muro and Sta.sh
Creative Grants Update - Subm
Daily Deviation Roundups October 2012Once again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! EnjoyDaily Deviation Roundups October 20127 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Pinup & Glamour Photography
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty FourPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Forty Four7 months ago in Photography More Like This
"Creativity, like human life itself - begins in Darkness "
I read a very interesting article this week debating Photography Vs Literature and which one of the two tells us more. Of course there is always the element that a picture could be accompanied by words but neither aspect is enough to tell a whole story. But as the article says, Photography has become a universal constant in the world today and is accessible to nearly everybody. Yet many still believe that only pure narration can truly tell a story. What are your thoughts? As Photographers we can choose to limit what we tell or show with a photograph, we can even mislead. Can we convey more with words? Or more with an image? You could describe a person with words but never truly give an accurate picture of who they are visually without a photograph...
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Daily Deviation Roundups September 2012Once again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! EnjoyDaily Deviation Roundups September 20128 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
Pinup & Glamour Photography
Photography Weekly: Edition Forty TwoPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Forty Two8 months ago in Photography More Like This
“Everyone talks about the weather, but no one does anything about it.”
― Mark Twain
The sky is so often underestimated in terms of Photography that I felt compelled to give it a bit of love and talk about it in this weeks article. I've been following UK Storm Chasers on facebook who have been documenting the arrival of the 'demon child of Nadine' as it has been deemed. Hurricane Nadine is still out there in the Atlantic Ocean spinning around and preparing to send the UK another demon child (which is really just a tropical storm to us) and with it comes a plethora of opportunities to snap some stunning skies and horizons. But do we appreciate the sky enough? I don't think we do. When was the last time you stopped shooting at eye level and looked up? Often, there's nothing there - but often too, there's something worth capturing. The general rule when capturing la
Photography Weekly: Edition FortyPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Forty8 months ago in Photography More Like This
"Replace Fear of the Unknown with Curiosity..."
As the year crawls into the final quarter - lots of challenges and daily photo tasks and so on begin to conclude. I have personally been challenging myself with the 365 Photography challenge - a photo a day for a whole year. It has been tricky to say the least, especially as I set myself a high standard of capturing more than one Photo a day - but also rewarding. Setting yourself a challenge, whether it's following the 52 week photography challenges that are out there, or doing a themed challenge such as 365 breakfasts - is a great way of expanding on your portfolio. Whilst it sometimes means that you struggle to find anything interesting to photograph or share, on the days that you do, you're one step closer to building another aspect of your portfolio.
Next week in Photography Troubleshooting - we will be looking at Money Matters and so
Bring Your Type To Life - Contest Winners!The submissions are closed, the jurors have gathered and the votes have been counted Finally it is time to announce the winners of the Bring Your Type To Life Typography Contest!Bring Your Type To Life - Contest Winners!9 months ago in Contests More Like This
Sit back, take a deep breath and enjoy the winners!
Octopus by =PSHoudini
This artwork shows great technical and conceptual skill, as well as a great eye for detail and continuity. This type treatment is full of life that it could almost be real!
Prizes: 12 months Premium Membership & 1600 deviantART points
Crow-Type by *Priitii
A simple yet powerful artwork, charming with clear symbolism and references. Bringing together life and death.
Prizes: 6 months Premium Member
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty EightPhotography Weekly Header created by ~TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Thirty Eight9 months ago in Community Relations More Like This
"“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”
- Erich Fromm
Weather Photography has always fascinated me - the weather in general does anyway, but capturing those changes, shifts in atmosphere and so on have always had me in awe. However when browsing the latest news within popular photography early this week I was stunned by an image that NASA had captured of hurricane Isaac as it lurked over the USA. I've been in a hurricane before, but it never felt as organised or precise as this image shows. This shows a smooth beautiful cloud formation. When below it's likely wreaking havoc and destroying lives. It's difficult to match the two together and contemplate them as the same thing. It's also incredible how we've advanced in terms of technology. This shot of Hurricane Isaac was captured at the end of a month in which images have been transferred from Mars. We, as a human rac