Competition: World Building With WordsHi WBGuild,
I’d like to welcome you to the first competition held by The World Builders Guild. The aim of this competition is to encourage the world builders out there to collaborate with the groups artists and create a description for a new environment/location.
The winner will be announced in the WBGuild journal along with a link to their website and a bio about both themselves and any story or world they are creating. Added to that I’m also offering to draw a map of the winner’s world worth £80.
1 Free Map commission worth £80 - view examples or Map Commission Page
Promotion on the WBGuild Journal
Promotion article on WBSchool website
Promotion on our social media
The sweet smell of victory!
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World Building With Words Competition TipsHi WBGuild,World Building With Words Competition Tips9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I’d firstly like to thank you for the great support we’ve had for the launch of this competition. Many of our affiliate groups have sent messages out to their members as have a number of the top writing groups on DA. So we’re looking forward to a rather exciting competition.
Now I know this is not your typical writing competition - where you write a story or poem about a number of characters experiencing a set of events - so I’ve written this article to provide examples, tips and help with your submission.
If you don't know anything about World Building With Words then please see the below article for more information on the rules and how to enter.
It’s not a story competition?
You’re first question may have been “No stories? What do you mean no stories?” well this group’
Current Contests, Projects and ChallengesContests, projects and challenges from around deviantART to inspire your creations (and give you the opportunity to win cool stuff!).Current Contests, Projects and Challenges2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Theme Traditional Art Portrait
Hosted by *Egil21
Medium Traditional mediums, drawings and paintings
Ends 30 October 2012
Theme Pink (it's to honor the Breast Cancer Awareness Month)
Hosted by *erisama
Ends 31 October 2012
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'Disability' is not 'deficit'.Today, July 14th, is Disability Awareness Day.'Disability' is not 'deficit'.5 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
People who do not have disabilities are fortunate in some ways; for example, they don't have to worry about whether they will be able to exit a burning building, wake up with excruciating pain, or have to choose between purchasing expensive medications that can keep them alive and paying their rent. However, please do not pity those of us who do, for having a disability does not automatically make someone less "lucky" than others.
It has nothing to do with luck.
I realize from firsthand experience that having a disability is extraordinarily challenging. Living with pain, as one example, must be beyond imagination. Living with suicidal thoughts and not knowing whether you will wake up in the morning because of all the medications you have to take for your disability is terrifying. It takes a lot of strength sometimes just to get up in the morning and face a day that is undou
Where do YOU want Mass Effect to go?Hello again, my readers, it is I once more. I couldn't have been more pleased to see that my fellow moderators were willing and able to keep you up to date with the most relevant of Mass Effect news while I've been sadly pulled away by Halo 4.Where do YOU want Mass Effect to go?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
And by the way, fun fact; the bad guy in Halo 4 is voiced by the same guy as Harbinger. Go figure.
Now I'm not certain if this is still active, but Casey Hudson is taking a Twitter poll asking fans if they want ME4 to go forward or backward in the Mass Effect timeline.
Now don't kid yourself, the next Mass Effect game is a long ways away, all we know right now is that the protagonist will be radically different and the story will go somewhere entirely new.
So, what do you guys think? Oh, and if it pleased you, tweet your opinion with #MassEffect or just #ME and send out your thoughts.
NEW GROURP!!Today I made a new group for people who love Star Wars and Mass Effect Crossovers #Mass-Wars.NEW GROURP!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So if you interested, Join today.!!
I'm giving away a one month Premium membership ifYou win my contest.I'm giving away a one month Premium membership if9 months ago in Personal More Like This
I updated the amount of points for each prize.
This is going to be real easy. I want to write something fun and romantic for Blakely and Kaidan and I'm letting you decide where and what happens. All you have to do is write in the comments of this journal a
3) gift (that Blakely gives Kaidan or Kaidan gives Blakely)
Comment and you have a chance to win. I'm going to run this contest until the end of the month of April. You can comment multiple times.
1st place prize -- one month premium membership or 396 points
2nd place prize -- 175 points
3rd place prize -- 100 points
4th place prize -- 50 points
If there is a huge turn out (more than 10), I will pick my favorite and that person will receive a one month premium membership or points. The next top contenders will be place in a separate poll for you to determine who will win the prizes above.
If there is a small turn out (10 or less), I will set up a poll and
CITADEL TRAILER!!!!!http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiQRP9PNxngCITADEL TRAILER!!!!!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
The trailer.....just where to begin............
Should I begin with the image of FemShep and Garrus tangoing?
Or Miranda in one hell of a slinky red dress?
Or seeing old faces like Kolyat Krios in the background?
Or should I go with the image of Wrex piledriving a shuttle?
Or seeing Grunt and his men playing jungle gym on the Krogan statue on the Presidium?
Or the fact that our favorite grizzled veteran is back for one last fight? (RIP Robin).
Or the epic image of seeing every crew member, standing side by side, unloading a LOT of rounds into these new (and heavily armed) playmates?
Let's be honest here, this is what we've all been waiting for.
A chance to reconnect, a chance to spend that perfect day with your love, a chance to laugh with friends, a chance to stand together for the last time, a place to clear your head, a chance to say goodbye.
I, for one, think this will b
About This Blog post;Hey, all, :iconindigowolfe:, here.About This Blog post;10 months ago in Personal More Like This
As it turns out, :iconyukiminamoto: was not the one to put up that post about a new contest.
In short, her account was hacked. Yuki is currently dealing with some personal issues which, for the sake of her privacy, I will not get into.
This particular contest may still happen, I don't know for certain. I appreciate everyone who took the time to leave their thoughts and comments and the people who were looking forward to doing this, I hope you can understand.
I'd like to offer and official apology, we here at the Mass Effect Club are all volunteers for this job and do it in our spare time. We all have things going on, employment, family, personal pursuits, and the like which sometimes make things run around here in a less than efficient manner. Again, we apologize for this.
Thank you for your continued support!
Hello! :iconyukiminamoto: here.
The staff is still debating about this, but we might have a Mass Effect OC Contest.
Maybe. Who knows?
RIP Robin SachsThis has been going around on tumblr, so you're there, you probably already heard. If not, I figured I should make a post about it here as well. Robin Sachs, passed away on February 1st. He also voiced Seneschal Varel, Lord Pyral Harrowmont, Murdock and a lot of other people in Dragon Age as well as everybody's favorite bad ass mercenary Zaeed.RIP Robin Sachs11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Farewell, and have fun at the bar.
Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na'vi real?You may have seen this video wandering around the web but it's quite simply brilliant.Are Elvish, Klingon, Dothraki and Na'vi real?1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I won't say much on it as really you need to watch the video. What I will say tho is the video is done by John McWhorter and it has a really beautiful animation.
Click on this link to watch the video.
Very Late ME3 Alternate EndingI know how late this is considering the Extended Cut came out quite a while ago, but I have recently been replaying all the ME games and I'm on holidays with nothing better to do so this is my idea for a better ending.Very Late ME3 Alternate Ending1 year ago in Personal More Like This
In the final battles you can call upon your war assets to help you fight, similar to Dragon Age Origins. You must fight through hordes of Reaper forces which will get progressively harder the closer you get to the beam. The actual run to the beam will stay the same. Everything on the Citadel will stay the same except for the God-Child. Shepard will activate it and pass out/die.
Ending 1. If galactic readiness rating is low then Shepard will activate the Crucible, but it won't work, their plan ruined the cycle continues and everyone dies. It will play Liara's message to future races. It will then flick to Shepard in a bar with Garrus and the crew in the background. Dialogue will vary depending on who/if Shepard romanced anyone.
Ending 2. If galactic readiness rating is me
What's in YOUR Shepard's bathroom?I found this prompt in one of my writing reference books. Basically, in order to get to know a character better, you go into their bathroom and nose through their stuff. SO, here's what you can find in Dakota's:What's in YOUR Shepard's bathroom?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
pumpkin scented shower-gel
mint green mini-rubber ducky that sits on her sink
lavender bar-soap by sink
pastel green toothbrush
pale pink strawberry flavored lip-gloss
eye drops for tired, over-worked eyes
oversized lavender bath towel
pastel green bathrobe
autumn-scented moisturizing cream
pile of laundry
lavender terrycloth bath mat
The ducky was a joke from one of her ME2 squaddies, not sure who, not sure why. Also-bet you can't ever guess what her favorite color is...
And the EA servers are trolling again.
New Contest Time Ladies and Gentlemen!Well, I've been thinking about this one for a good while. We may be the Elder Dragon Effect Group, but we've only really done one contest dealing with a pairing. But now that Dragon Effect is underway, I figured why not do a contest or two for it.New Contest Time Ladies and Gentlemen!10 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This one will have two categories, one for the artists and one for the writers.
Your mission, should you choose to accept is to design an outfit or new look for any party member of Mass Effect. There are two exceptions however, you can't do Kaycee Shepard or Liara (:iconliveandloveart: is in the process of designing Liara's outfit).
The other thing is that the look or outfit must be for the Dragon Age universe So, be it Seeker armor for Ashley Williams or Jack as a Blood Mage, everyone is fair game (other than Liara and Shepard). If you have any questions about what your character choice's role in Dragon Effect is, feel free to note me (or if you have an ingenious idea for EDI or Tali )
There will be two ju
A much loved Rose..This is one of my rose stock images, that I originally uploaded in February 2012,A much loved Rose..2 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
and has somehow managed to become very popular
even though dA now has much higher resolution stock photos.
So this is my thank you to all of you who continue to work with this image.
Rose-Cross by ~carlosmaximus
Dia de los Muertos by *Lilith-Asylum-Studiof l u k e by *tallouhLady Antoinette by *SeventhFairy
Seen2 by ~OoogsMelancholia by ~nessgadThe Little Things by ~roughie
Lost In Dreams by ~l-a-ll-oChanges by ~Nattly
Saleswoman responded by ~Saifuddin-Graphique
Kittehrloaf CharacteristicsSo, Kittehrloaf is both my alias and persona. :3 Here's more information about her.Kittehrloaf Characteristics1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Has neko venom, sharp incisors
Sounds like a 5 year old
Has stretched cat ears (lobes?)
Orbital piercing on right cat ear, lip piercing on same side
Tail is sensitive
Adorns a pink bow on waist
Is a spaz
Loyal to whoever is my master
WEARS CAT BELL AT ALL TIMES
Enjoys wearing stockings/gartbelts
Happy to be around people and be of assistance
Also meows a lot
Arch nemisis = Pugtato
Being whispered into ear or air blown into them
Being kissed by Ahri (I like Ahri okay)
Shibari by Ahri/Shibari in general
"Lolwut reaction" to people cussing at her
NO TOUCHY MY TAIL
NO RANDOM POKING OR TICKLING
Seafood (OM NOM NOM)
Candy, lots and lots of it (yum~)
Taking away video games
Taking away open freedom
Boxes, holy shit
Being kind to me
Tilts head to side in confu
Round 1.2Round 1.21 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Pan had seen a lot of crazy things in his life, very few of which came with helpful brochures. He rather liked the helpful brochure. He'd definitely ask for one on his next adventure, too.
Actually, Hades wasn't a half bad place. The brochure even said "welcome to Hades". Such a nice place. Lots of depressed people, though that was fair enough considering they'd died and stuff.
If he wanted to find Gaia, who he wasn't really sure where to look for, he'd probably do best to ask or at least wait where the newly arrived dead were, because he wasn't so sure she was actually dead. Unfortunately, Pan did badly in long lines, and the line to the information desk had been murder.
Would have been murder. If they weren't, you know, already dead.
Pan's musings were interrupted as a cloaked figure stepped in front of him. Pan had been so absorbed in the brochure, that he didn't have time to stop before crashing into the other , sending him sprawling.
The figure let out a lou
Round 1.3Round 1.31 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
"Are you sure this is a good idea?"
"Yeah, they won't be expecting us to go through the door while the guard's there."
"But won't the guard stop us?"
"Yeah which is why we're distracting him! You're a sorcerer, you can light fires and stuff we'll just distract him with fire!"
"Maybe we should have thought this trough before we got here."
Resonance was steadily regretting trusting the kid to think up the plan. Mostly because he clearly didn't think up a plan.
"We'll be fine!" And with that Pan rushed forward, pulling Resonance with him. Resonance tried standing his ground, but Pan was too strong. In fact he didn't even seem to have noticed Resonance struggling. Resonance was loath to admit it, but he might have gotten in over his head this time. He should have expected someone who wore a pot on his head to be too much of a nutcase to be controlled, he should have
"There!" Pan pointed, and flabbergasted, Resonance set fire to the security guard's shoe as instructed, only to
Round 1.4Round 1.41 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
Resonance took a good look around. The kid was down he probably should have looked before he grabbed the energy from him, because it seemed he'd pulled too hard. Either way he wasn't getting Resonance out of this. The guy on his ribcage, was not only surprisingly careful about how much weight he put on it, was also apparently an Egyptian god.
An Egyptian god who carried himself in a way that Resonance recognized from many of the young noblemen in king Rekoles' court. He couldn't read much from the bird guy, and the security guards were being obstinate, and would likely drag him back to the waiting room where he had to suffer through Selma from General Inquiries once again, and frankly, Resonance was not up for that. He decided to take a gamble.
"Hey, Anubu!" The god looked down at him blinking, "Yeah you! Look, whether or not I'm supposed to be in here, I am now. And while I haven't a clue who that boat guy you're looking for is, I can scry. It doesn't take
#1 Artist Rule.When you look at someone else's work, and you believe it is at least a bajillion times better than what you can currently do;#1 Artist Rule.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Do not think "I will never be this good".
Instead, think "New goal: I will strive to become this good".
You will NOT become as good as you want to be in an instant. It may take you years upon years to become comfortable with your art. But you will make it; as long as you strive for goals, practice, improve, break out of your personal barriers, try new things, and most important of all: be patient, and never ever give up.
But on the other side of the coin: when you do feel comfortable with your style, you are NOT done. Do not stop improving. Strive for higher and higher goals.
SO NEVER GIVE UP.
So long as you have faith in yourself and patience, there isn't anything you can't do.
This is the mentality that fuels my art spirit. I want you all to think the same.