about being banned for smut ( read! ) --ah...it seems a lot of people on here are starting to flip shit, due to the discovery that if you enact in smut or other 'erotic' acts anywhere on deviantART ( comments or notes ) you can get suspended or possibly banned from dA. i've seen a lot of false information, however, so as a member of dA who's been a roleplayer for two years and has seen this situation before, allow me to explain.about being banned for smut ( read! ) --2 years ago in Personal More Like This
to see exactly where this is written, go here;; :faq3:
first thing first- this rule has been around forever. it was one of the first rules written on deviantART. it is nothing new. however, deviantART has cracked down on this before, so you should still be a bit worried.
deviantART has always hated roleplayers. before, they have actually suspended and banned roleplay accounts ( some of mine included, as well as a few of my friends' accounts ) for absolutely no reason at all. my former friend autumn even had her ip address banned for a short period of time. soooo...
A good peice of Advice! optimism!Hey lovelies, it's Eleni! HEHHH ;D <3 --but uh- well VA good peice of Advice! optimism!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So I might do weekly journals, but I finally put into words everything that I wanna share with you to living and leading a successfull and happy life!
Popularity, money and clothes and materials and possessions should never define your life. How about growth, the little things and realizing how beautiful life is/ and the experiences/memories!
When you learn to be grateful and work hard in your life and make things happen AND TAKE CHARGE OF YOUR OWN LIFE, not only will you have more opportunities, lasting friendships and become more happy but you will learn to love your life. I do..and I wish that all my friends and people I love could feel this way. and if there are obstacles? you can be the strong hero/heroine
THAT IS ALL, LOVELIES <3
How to report animal abuse found on the internetI'm sure we've all come across some form of animal abuse on this here internet. I've heard terrible stories from a good number of you about videos you've wandered across, or websites you've seen that have horrified you.How to report animal abuse found on the internet2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Don't just sit back and hope someone else will deal with it!
There are ways that YOU can help!
Firstly, if you are absolutely certain that an act of unlawful animal cruelty has occurred, do NOT comment on the video, image, website, etc. Do not "flag" or report the media to the webhost, either. Commenting and flagging gives the uploader a chance to "get away" before a legitimate animal cruelty report can be made. In order to ensure the greatest chance that the individuals who have committed the crime will be dealt with on a legal level, you must contact the FBI directly.
Here is a link to guide you through that process: http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/stop-animal-abuse/fact-sheets/reporting-internet-animal-abuse.html
STOP WORRYING ABOUT POPULARITY!!Popularity is something the average girl or guy would need in their teen years, so it seems on television and movies.STOP WORRYING ABOUT POPULARITY!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
In real life, the majority of teens crave it.
They think ''being cool'' or accepted by just one group of people or everyone liking you is gonna instantly change your life and you will be invited to all the parties, many opportunities and go out and DO REALLY FREAKING AWESOME STUFF!!!!!!!!!!
You see people's pictures and constantly compare yourself to them. Who are they hanging with? I should be hanging with them- those negative thoughts that you might have.
Please be yourself. Honestly the right people who love and appreciate you for YOU are so much more worth it and make you feel on top of the world, TRUTHFULLY. <3
WHY should you pretend to like something you don't, dress a style you don't like, try to dress yourself up and care what people think? We all do it. I did it too. I tried to dress sexy to fit my ''popular social butterfly'' image, when in reality I
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So I've been thinking about writing this for awhile, and recently I noticed a lot of people are commenting in ways that can make the artist feel uncomfortable.
This journal is about commenting etiquette.
If you comment like this I'm not mad. Please don't feel like im targeting anyone or anything- it's just something I've noticed a ton of people do.
to start out, I'd like to show you some of the types of comments I see A LOT
the self-pity comment
"This is really pretty. I'll never be able to draw like this I'm awful at drawing"
this is the most awkward way to get attention- the artist feels pressured to give you attention and compliment you. This can be super hard on the artist.
INSTEAD, make it positive!
"This is really pretty.
crash course in rat carethey appear to be deviantart's latest fad pet, which is pretty cool but i don't want people buying them and then regretting it because of how much money they can cost you in vet bills. rats are pretty much on parr with dogs re: care.crash course in rat care1 year ago in Personal More Like This
- get your rats from a breeder/rescue
- make sure you have a lot of money if they get sick because rats in general are a very sickly species, regardless of lines and good breeding. especially myco flareups and respitory infections. female rats are VERY prone to tumours.
- feed your rats on a diet consisting of a good base food - lab blocks are popular, and other high quality rat food you can get.
- feed additional nutritional foods like vegetables [ carrots, curly kale, peas ] and proteins [ meat, fish ] a substantial portion of the rats diet should also consist of cereals (no not coco pops) sugar free wheat based stuff. sugary treats are ok but feeding them a lot of shit (like a donut every day) will be detrimental to their health.
To all the broken and sad people out thereYou are beautiful and please don't EVER think you aren't whether you are male or female or inbetween every single person is beautiful and the only thing that will ever make you think otherwise is society.To all the broken and sad people out there2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's hard to look at my friends who tell me that someone else or something in society makes them feel and think that they are ugly, worthless, and not good enough. Absolutely no person should EVER tell you that you aren't good enough or to kill yourself or anything else that can break you down. Even if you say it jokingly it's NOT okay and you shouldn't even be joking about that because people are fragile some more then others. Words hurt one way or another and it's sadly something we cannot stop or control but only you are in control of what you say or do and I honestly suggest if you're upset at someone for whatever reason just drop it and don't even try to chase after them or get revenge because it is REALLY worth it? Be the bigger person and just let it go and ignore them as best
I Love Each And Every One Of YouThis is a message to anybody who is going through a tough time. Anybody who doesn't feel like they feel like they're good enough. Anybody who feels like nobody cares.I Love Each And Every One Of You2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I found out some really sad news today, and it brought out a whole bunch of feelings and brought me back to some experiences I've had in the past when it came to my depression and suicidal periods.
Each and every one of you, my watchers, friends, or random people who come across this.
You are beautiful.
You are loved.
I love you. I care about you.
I don't say this enough to people. I don't tell them that they're amazing. I don't tell them that I care. Sometimes I even get mad at people but the truth is each and every one of you are unique and amazing and I care about you all so much.
If you ever feel like you're alone, I want you to look at this journal. I would like to ask people, if they wish, to put comments down below telling the users who read this that they are beautiful, loved, and cared for. I want ev
Please don't kill yourselfI don't take things very seriously as I'm sure you guys have noticed. But this is something that has been bothering me for the past....whew, month or so.Please don't kill yourself2 years ago in Personal More Like This
One of my friends asked me the other day to give her just one reason to keep living.
Babe, I'll give you 20 reasons that might be little but mean a lot.
2- Hearing your favorite band on the radio
3- Compliments on your shirt/shoes/pants from strangers
5- Finding new music
6- Cute movie nights with yourself
9- Little furry friends who meow
10- The past is the past, therefor, it does not exist anymore
11- Getting an awesome haircut
12- Singing in the shower
13- Your life is your story. Come out of it a fighter. Think of it as one of those cheesy, heartfelt movies that are so beautiful they make you cry (See movie "Precious" or even "Perks of being a wallflower")
14- Rain showers
15- All the words you haven't said yet
16- Proving people wrong with your success
17- Hearing funny conversa
How to mention and how not to mentionThing is, people KEEP mentioning me the wrong way for the Secret Santa and I end up not seeing a lot of things. This has happened to gift art too a few times Please make sure you mention a user the right way or they might not see it!How to mention and how not to mention1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How to mention someone (replace 'username" in the examples below with the person's username. Watch out for typos or misreadings!)
- a thumb to a deviation or journal they made in your comment
How not to mention someone
- Making a typo in the username, fixing it and then updating the deviation, journal or comment will not trigger a mention.
- Copying someone's username from their page will give a working link to their page, but will not trigger a mention. In premium or staff members, the symbols will not appear next to their usernames.
- Simply typing the username without @, :dev: or :icon: will not trigger a mention.
Dear Older MenPlease do not hit on me or any other young women.Dear Older Men1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I got hit on three times this school year, and I am really sick and tired of feeling uncomfortable in my own body.
I'm sick and tired of feeling like the clothes I'm wearing are the reason as to why you 40+ year old guys think it's okay to degrade me like this.
Once, I got cat-called when the flannel I was wearing (which Zach put on me in a romantic gesture since it was his) opened up while I was running across the street.
Once, I heard another cat-call while I was walking and looked up to see another old man who looked similar to the one who had cat-called me before, and when he saw me looking, he put his hands up in the "licking pussy" gesture.
Today, I was getting my headlight fixed at O'Reilly's Part Store and a motorcyclist about the age of 45 to 50 was starting his motorcycle, and he smiled at me. I smiled back as a gesture of kindness. He ended up driving over to where I was standing, slowed down, and said, "I will never forget y
Warning: Hacking Link Spreading!Im just going to copy paste from :iconurnam7: Cause she explains it a lot better XD; plus, its where i found out about this thing, so you all have her to thank ;w;Warning: Hacking Link Spreading!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Recently, there's been a link circulating on deviantART that automatically
deactivates your account. Somehow, the site was hacked into, and now
if you visit !neomoti or ~gary-niger's profile and type in your
username and password to log in, you're dead. So if you see this link
in your URL bar: bosslegen.de/users/login/ DO NOT LOG IN. GO BACK TO THE DEVIANTART HOMEPAGE RIGHT AWAY.
The link itself does you no harm whatsoever, and you can browse the
profile all you want, but when the artificial login screen appears, DO
NOT TYPE ANYTHING IN. This gives them access to your account,
which will be deactivated, and it's simply bad news altogether.
Be careful guys!! ;w;~
DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON NOAHThe movie "NOAH" is FAR from the actually storyDO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY ON NOAH2 years ago in Personal More Like This
If you want to know the true story of Noah, read Genesis chapter 6 to 9.
You can have it read to you here: http://www.jw.org/en/publications/bible/bi12/books/genesis/6/
Adobe Hacking Alert - Change your passwordsSince a lot of us are artists and this is an artist community, I want you guys to know about this.Adobe Hacking Alert - Change your passwords2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
About a week ago, Adobe suffered a massive hacking breach, where hackers gained access to over 150 million (estimated) usernames, emails, and passwords. Adobe is the company that puts out Photoshop, and a lot of us use it.
You should take the time to change all of your passwords on any site you might use if you have been an Adobe customer. LastPass has a free service that lets you check to see if your e-mail was on Adobe's servers, thus your information could have been compromised in the attack.
My email was on the list, so I needed to go change all my passwords. Please be sure you're safe and change all of yours too, because 150 million people compromised could include you and your friends.
Ayyyy bad hacker.This might be fake, I don't know, I copied it off someone but I'm just posting in case it's true.Ayyyy bad hacker.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
This guy is worse than the dA hacker to took over so many accounts and deactivated them.
FOR THE GOOD OF YOUR DA ACCOUNT PLEASE READ THIS!!!!!!!!
Okay, so many of you have heard this already, but there's a hacker going around on DA, he's getting into peoples accounts, and even worse, he deactivates them completely. There is a way to avoid this though, if you ever get an email from nobody@Da.com or something like that, asking you to change your passwords, don't do it, it's a trick to get your account hacked, just delete the email as soon as you get it.
Below is a message (from Microsoft I believe) that is warning people of a massive hacker, and the steps you need to take to stop him from getting you. I would like to thank Microsoft for getting this info.
IF A PERSON CALLED SIMON ASHTON ( SIMON25@HOTMAIL.CO.UK ) CONTACTS YOU THROUGH EMAIL DON'T OPEN THE MESSAGE. DELETE IT BECA
Free art- raffle giveawayHi there!!Free art- raffle giveaway2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Long time no see~
I'm very busy with a personal project in this period, so I might seem inactive...but isn't so!
Well, I want to do a raffle giveaway to my loyal watchers ♥
A choice between:
-One character fullbody B/W digital sketch
(similar to this style: https://fbcdn-sphotos-g-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xlt1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11987001_944835258891391_8160679563802574942_n.png?oh=44bb655d761cd1d3bbb564731fc8d438&oe=56F968AC&__gda__=1459003824_0c7c9225ac52e9d4e91acab5d84cd0be)
-One character portrait digital
(similar to this style: https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfa1/v/t1.0-9/s720x720/11903973_938170856224498_8740695679319218811_n.jpg?oh=93fc8671bce5fe03f0aae47bfc7db616&oe=56BAD915&__gda__=1458699975_619d82723b916285e347e9f38cc8b1a1)
There will be
1 number extraction: basic
2 numbers extraction: +60 participants at this raffle
2014 Contest: $1000+ in Points, Art, and More!1/1/15 Update: The contest has ended, results will be posted shortly.2014 Contest: $1000+ in Points, Art, and More!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Intro: Read it or Leave it
Happy New Year, everyone! 2013 has truly been one of the greatest of my life, and it wouldn't nearly have been as fantastic without you all. Whether you're a long time friend, a new watcher, or simply a passerby, I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart. You all mean more to me than I can express in words.
New Year's seems like a perfect holiday to celebrate with you all, because really, all the other holidays only celebrate a fraction of my love and gratitude for your company and support. And what better way to celebrate than to hold my first contest? I have literally been planning this since July, and I am so incredibly excited to finally launch it!
General Rules and Pointers
As you can tell, this is something of an intricate mega-contest. Fear not, I will guide you all through!
This contest runs from January 1st, 2014 to January 1st, 2015!
HACKER DEFENCE HACKER DEFENCEHACKER DEFENCE2 years ago in Typography More Like This
A giude on how to defend yourself and get over a loss.
What do you do when you face a hacker? Do you get scared? Do you feel his power? You think its all over. You think that he has control not only over your page but over your life. I know this feel. I had faced a hacker. But unlike many people i know i could defend myself from hacker and turn him away from me. How did i do it? Simple. First of first these simple "first aid" rules:
1) Tell the website's administration.
2) Ban or block him. Do not let him see you.
3) Change your password. The more digits, the better. Passwords over 20 digits are extremely hard to hack by programm so hacker will do by himself, if he can, which most so called hackers cannot.
4) If you still feel unsecured create a fake profile to turn him away.
Things you should never do with hackers, especially if they are amateur:
1) Freak out. Hacker gets extra feel of power when he sees you s
how to improve at drawing: a guideSo as I sit and read my comments, I found that alot of people want to know how to improve.how to improve at drawing: a guide2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I'm betting you are tired of hearing people say "practice"?
Well for me, improving is not instant. I may not even notice it, but every time I draw im improving a little.
How to Improve:
Draw all the time, draw everything you see, draw what you want to draw, draw in other peoples styles, draw realistic, draw cartoon, anything. JUST DRAW. Do it all the time. Draw in your notebooks and on your homework.
Do you hate the way you draw eyes? Maybe your paws/hands need more practice? Then find references and use them. I personally don't always find the time to use references, but I find when I do, my art is 10x better. Just practice drawing those eyes you've never gotten quite right. Look at other art and see what you really like about their style. And then try it out.
Now that you've practiced a bit more, draw somethin
InspiARTional vol. II__________________________________InspiARTional vol. II2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please favorite this journal so it can get more exposure.
One lucky deviant who adds this journal to their favorites will win 100 points.
In order to participate, you only have to this (you don't have to comment, or be a watcher).
The winner is allyalltheway.
Thank you for supporting my project, and I'm glad I got a positive feedback from all of you.
Previously featured artist laura-makabresku got many new watchers and page visits.
Since she has no premium membership, I decided to buy her a 3 month premium membership as a tiny gift
She totally deserves it.
This week I'm featuring someone most of us know for his beautiful nature images, enchanted forests and magical flower fields on devianART frontpage (and yes, he deserves it).
One of my favorite photographers on deviantART:
Artists beware! Thieves trying to steal passwordsEvery once in a while i get someone trying to hack into my facebook or deviantart. Lately someone sent me a link to a fake tumblr log in screen trying to steal my tumblr password. that person is obsidianwingsofmidnight.tumblr.comArtists beware! Thieves trying to steal passwords2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Yes, i am making this public so that people know what kind of person obsidianwingsofmidnight is and be aware of messages from him/her.
this person claims they were hacked as well. That might or might not be true, either way i don't want to go hunting them down, just be careful of ANYONE sending you links, especially people you never talked to before.
A note for every deviant out there.
HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM PASSWORD THIEVES:
1. Start out by having a very strong password. Having passwords that have numbers and symbols (*!@#$%) is a great way to start, but a sure way of having a strong password is just having a very long one. I saw an article where it said that nothing beats a long password, So it's better to have a long passw