Regarding Group Security and "Hackers"Hello Everypony,Regarding Group Security and "Hackers"2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This post is largely directed towards anyone who moderates or runs a MLP-related group on DeviantArt, but the information contained can be relevant to everyone.
Over the past few hours, there's been a note circulating around to various MLP groups, claiming that there is a small group of "hackers" (which is not the correct word) attacking MLP groups, taking them over, and vandalizing them. To counter this, the note is suggesting that groups should block all join requests, disable auto-accept, and then forward the note to every other group you know of.
Really, that's horrible advice, don't do that.
It is true that during the past few days, a couple of pony groups have been attacked by malicious users. However, there is no elaborate hack or security flaw that's allowing this to happen. Instead, the groups that were attacked simply had an incorrectly configured, yet easily fixable, setting in their group's permissions which allowed such attacks.
Most groups already are not
Why has communism never worked?I've run into this as an argument rather frequently on DA, and online in general. "Communism has never worked, and therefore can never work." I ask them to prove the claim, and they give the Soviet Union as the primary example, although some do give North Korea, China, or Cambodia as examples.Why has communism never worked?8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Before I get into specific reasons as to why "communism never works", I would like to clarify a few things.
-Communism =/= Totalitarianism
-Communism =/= Soviet Union
-Communism =/= Stalin
There are two reasons in particular that explain why communism has "never worked" which I have deduced and would like to bring up.
1) Firstly, communism has only existed as an ideology since the 19th century, and has only been attempted a handful of times since then. Capitalism, or at least some form of free-market system has existed for thousands of years in hundreds of different civilizations like:
Whoever reads this gets a cookie....Whoever reads it alll gets a rainbow cookieWhoever reads this gets a cookie....5 months ago in Personal More Like This
So I got tagged by some awesome people
:iconelfgutz: :iconfreiheit89kltz: :iconazumixvampire: :iconnephiisto: :icondoll-o3o-face:
To keep you guys alive i'll tell 15 facts about myself instead of 50.. I'm such a good person
1 I don’t drink water.. I don’t like the taste
2 I’m very tall
3 I’m an icecream monster. I can eat icecream alllll day long
4 I’m very lazy (especially at the moment)
5 When I see little puppies I’ll drool. They are sooooo cute
6 I always need to play with something. Like when I’m talking I just need to have something in my hands
7 I’m afraid of clowns
8 I laugh the hardest at my own jokes… very lame.. I know
9 I talk a lot.. like people ask me to shut up sometimes
10 I love dinosaurs <3
11 My favourite a
ProjectPorkchop Vol336:iconvladimir12908:ProjectPorkchop Vol3363 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Vladimir is a traditional artist from Ukraine who works primarily in pencil. His gallery takes the viewer on a contemplative journey as he explores the various psychological states with his emotive portraits. He skillfully utilizes inanimate objects as metaphors for life and does so in a creative yet simple way. This artist's gallery is filled with hidden gems just waiting to be discovered!
Suggested by TinyWild
Dai Hao is a professional digital artist from China and is brand new to Deviant Art! Through his art, he creates for the viewer, a beautiful and serene world of fantasy with unique characters and enchanting hidden wo
OC-Challenge 20: Twisted Fairytales! (CLOSED) Welcome to OC Challenge Number 20!OC-Challenge 20: Twisted Fairytales! (CLOSED)1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CONTEST THEME: Twisted Fairytales
100 given to InkyRose for suggesting this theme.
We hate 'em but we must use 'em!
You must be a member of OC-Challenge to participate in this challenge! Joining the group is free, of course.
Create a deviation with your original character (OC) depicting a somewhat twisted fairy tale (no fan art or fan characters).
As the title itself implies, the artwork must be based on a fairy tale but you must be able to "twist" it in such a way that the artwork shows a different side of the fairy tale, though the original fairy tale story itself should remain visible in some way.
For this challenge, ONLY the following fairy tales can be used:
OCChallenge 22: Kings Queens (closed) Welcome to OC Challenge Number 22!OCChallenge 22: Kings Queens (closed)7 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
CONTEST THEME: Kings and Queens
We hate 'em but we must use 'em!
You must be a member of OC-Challenge to participate in this challenge. Joining the group is free and automatically approved, of course!
Create a deviation with your original character/s (OC) depicted as a king and/or a queen.
You must write in your description the links to this challenge and to the group OC-Challenge
You must say that you made the artwork for this challenge. Your artwork will not be allowed to enter the contest unless you do this. If your artwork has been allowed entry, it is still not qualified to get votes.
Write in your art description anything that can help the viewer understand how your artwork relays the theme.
Any type of OC is allowed (humans, animals, aliens, creatures, anthro, furry, mecha, etc.) You can use your old OC or make a new one for this
2 Days left!! M/A Repeating Contest: September! Only two days left to join!!! Hurry up2 Days left!! M/A Repeating Contest: September!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Uuuuh! Don't wake me up when September ends, cause I want to make the best of it! And in order to make the best of this month, is there any better way than to join our Repeating Contest?? Nope! So keep reading for the theme and rules!
A little F.A.Q before we get started :iconjumpingla-plz:
How does this work?
Every month I'll give you a theme and you'll have to create a Manga/Anime styled entry according to it
Is Fan Art or Fan Characters allowed?
I'm afraid not Only Original Characters and universes are allowed. Your Naruto based OC, for example, isn't elligible to enter or win.
Can we submit pre-existing works that fit the theme?
Nope. All entries must be made specifically for this contest, old artworks won't be accepted.
Alright! Now that we have the basics down, let's get into serious bussiness!
Resources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 1Tutorials from YouTubeResources For Artists: Tutorials from Youtube 11 year ago in Art Features More Like This
There are many places you will find resources to help you with your art. From deviantART's own vast resources, tutorials, stock images provided by artists to your public library, bookstores, art sessions to name a few. YouTube is one such resource hub. From live video which explains materials and products you would need for your traditional or digital artwork, to painting demonstrations that are live to 'speedpaints', they offer various ways audio-visual medium and such a large diversity of artists help with getting help you need. You are encouraged to find more and browse more to research, study and practice.
This Resources for Artists is the 3rd in the series of the article, and the 1st chapter for the YouTube resources list. If you have any links to amazing tutorials, video demonstrations, YouTube channels that you are aware of, do share them below in the comments and they will likely appear in the next series. You are welco
Art Challenge and 200 Points Raffle! #4Art Challenge and 200 Points Raffle! #41 month ago in Personal More Like This
Part 3 is here: http://sarilain.deviantart.com/journal/Art-Challenge-and-200-Points-Raffle-3-472431955
So I was trying to at least copy and paste a response to everyone so you know that I appreciate your entries and that you all are awesome artists!!! But there's some silly filter that won't let me respond to everyone, so sorry. It keeps saying "Couldn't post the comment, since the system thinks it's spam."-_-;
Well then!x3 I'm having lots of fun with this challenge, and we are halfway through it now!!
Part 4: Redraw your favourite older work!
Choose one of your favourite older pieces that you think you can improve and redraw it! Feel free to use one of the "draw this again" meme templates.
Raffle is CLOSED!
Winners will be drawn a little bit later, maybe not until the end of part 5, thank you for
TIP - TUTORIALSSome tutorials which I find very good,TIP - TUTORIALS1 year ago in Personal More Like This
worth checking out:
Walkthrough - The Cathedral by kuschelirmel-stock Simplify Human Anatomy guide by sakimichan Tutorial: waterdrop by neofotistou Digital Painting Tutorial by Dianae
Draw My OC Contest! CLOSED!Winners have been announced here!!!!!!Draw My OC Contest! CLOSED!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THIS IS CLOSED NOW!!!!! I will announce the winners ASAP! but....keep in mind that I have semester exams and there were over 25 entries for EACH category!
EDIT: I have extended the deadline to December 8th because a few people are still working on their entries.
Yay woohoo a contest!
Draw my OC Clovis!
He is a Siamese cat with bright blue eyes. He has a black tail, black paws, black ears, and a dark spot around his nose. (if black is too dark, a dark brown would be perfectly fine) The rest of his body is cream/gray colored and he usually wears his purple sweater around. He has an anthro version, but that isn't his usual appearance.
Anime Expo!Anime Expo is finally coming up! It's the biggest anime convention of the year for me and I'm super excited to see everyone again As usual, I'll be in the artist alley with my prints and books!Anime Expo!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
The convention will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center this July 3rd-6th. I will be at tables A/B 37-38 as shown in the map below. See you there!
Art Challenge and 200 Points Raffle! #2Art Challenge and 200 Points Raffle! #21 month ago in Personal More Like This
Part 1 is here: http://sarilain.deviantart.com/journal/Art-Challenge-and-200-Points-Raffle-1-471382034
Part 2: Your favourite season(s)!
It doesn't have to be a nature drawing, it can be a character design or anything that incorporates this theme.
Raffle is CLOSED!
How to Participate:
Create any kind of artwork according to the prompt using any medium (pencil, digital, clay, photography, etc.)
No premade linearts, unless it's made by you! The idea is to challenge ourselves to create and improve!
Submit your image to your gallery with "Art Challenge" in the title.
You may join at any time you like, and skip parts if you like, it will affect your elig
See you at Fanime! :DHey guys It's that time of the year again! Fanime is one of the biggest anime cons on the west coast and I'm happy to be able to see many of my friends again and to make new ones as well!See you at Fanime! :D4 months ago in Personal More Like This
The con is from May 23 - 26th, 2014, and it's held at the San Jose McEnery Convention center in California. As usual, I'll be in the Artist Alley with my prints My table number is 1213, in very deepest and darkest corner of the conventional hall lol. Come by and hang out, and we can all get dinner together too
JUST WOWHey Musical and art lovers out there, look what I just found: http://vimeo.com/19733014#JUST WOW1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Itīs so epic and powerful I CANNOT STAND SO MUCH AWESOMENESS. Just thought youīd maybe enjoy it too. Well Iīm very grateful to the amazing artist for sharing it with us. So inspiring <3 I want to defy gravity now.
All winners, 1th - 24th December.All winners from day one will be Featured in this Journal, with what they won.All winners, 1th - 24th December.9 months ago in Personal More Like This
People that have given a Commission will be contacted be me, the winners can also contact them.
Points are allready given, and Llamas and watchers will be given be the Donaters when they have time, or I have contacted them in 11 days. I cant garanty that everyone will get all the Donations, as Im not the one giving it. If you dont get your Commission, contact me and I will fix a New one for you, or give you something else (this dont go for Llamas and Watchers.)
Some people have donated one commission every day, but cant see their donations on this list, have been decided to not be given this day (even if you have donated one for each day, dosent that mean you will get one each day.) This way its easier for me to controll all the donations and winners.
Any questions, Note me.
Gets 50 oint
DEVIANTART EMOTICONS SHARING!I will place here all the emoticons/PLZ I know In my life I hope it is helpful for you and... If you know a emoticon that isnīt here, or even a list of new funny and useful emoticons/PLZ please let me know them in the comments below! THANK YOU! LETīS SHAAARE <3DEVIANTART EMOTICONS SHARING!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This ones I called new emomos;
My deviantART StoryI'm looking at my stats and I've really been here for eleven years? That's just three years short of when DA was born! It's kind of crazy to think that I've been here for that long. I remember following a fellow artist I admired from and oekaki board called Digital Yume here. I remember being a fan of yuumei waaaay before she posted anything comic-related!My deviantART Story3 weeks ago in Art Features More Like This
I loved her anime works and her dark dragon creatures. It was just too bad she chose not to put up her fanart anymore:
Of course, she's grown tremendously since those old, old, works and her original comics are deeply moving.
I follow other comic artists here too:
I was especially happy to know I wasn't alone in many respects, from making the same faces that the characters have while drawing them to breaking the forth wall and letting them interact with the narration box (which I haven't posted here, but Zy used to d
Art Challenge and 200 Points Raffle! #1Art Challenge and 200 Points Raffle! #11 month ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Extending the time limit to 48 hours!
(This way it's more fair to those who might not get to log into dA until right before the deadline, I don't want anyone to miss out!)
After writing that journal about improvement and such, I thought it'd be a great idea to try hosting a 7 part art challenge to help motivate us! If this goes well, I'll definitely host more in the future.
The theme this time will be "favourites", it should be simple enough for anyone to join. I just hope it's not so simple it's boring, ahaha.x3
Part 1: Your favourite animal(s)!
Real or mythological, doesn't matter!
Raffle is CLOSED!
WARNING - Please readIf you take commissions or make adopts please do not let the users Pixlett or ToxicMutagen buy from you. They will pay after a few days, BUT they will issue a credit card chargeback on the purchase. (They "share" a Paypal name/email, so I am suspicious that it is just the same person who moved accounts)WARNING - Please read1 month ago in Personal More Like This
I'm now in the negatives in Paypal due to the chargebacks, and sadly Paypal does NOT cover digital goods (including art) so I won't be getting this money back.
They are doing this to other users/my dA friends as well.
Here's just 3 of the chargebacks they sent me to show as proof. (They have spent thousands on my art, their paypal email is firstname.lastname@example.org)
As you can see, I tried to provide evidence for one of them (still have many to go through)
Anyways, as this is a clear breach of my Terms of Service, I'm reclaiming ALL of their Sushi Dogs + an adopt that they purchased made by myself and ka
[CLOSED]1000 Watchers, Premium Giveaway! WINNERS![CLOSED]1000 Watchers, Premium Giveaway! WINNERS!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Again, thank you for Watching me, and I`m glad that I can continue to do giveaways and contest where a lot of people can take a part in
I now have more then 1100 Watchers, and I can only take you amazing Watchers for that!
I hope You all continue to follow me, and Look out for many more giveaways and Contests in the Future!
The Winners 3 Winners of the Fav Contest:
They Can choose between one month Premium Membership or 300 .
The Winner Of the "Favorite Art" Contest:
You get 200 .
I also have decided to give 2 people 50 Each:
And The winner of the "Friend" Contest is:
It was Really hard to Decide a Winner her, So hard that I found out I couldn't... So I ended up with Choosing the winner with Random.org.
I'm amazed that so many