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DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)9 months ago in Other More Like This
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help.
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ
100 Disney Song ChallengeThis is a list of a hundred songs main popular from Disney animated movies. You're challenge is to listen to each one and draw something inspired by that song! You can find them on YouTube or on the internet. So pull out those pencils or what ever else you use. Crank up the volume on your computer and get to drawing!100 Disney Song Challenge2 years ago in Literature Templates More Like This
A Whole New World from Aladdin
Colors of the Wind from Pocahontas
When Will My Life Begin from Tangled
Kiss the Girl from The Little Mermaid
Circle of Life from Lion King
Bare Necessities from the Jungle Book
Something There from Beauty and the Beast
When You Wish Upon a Star from Pinocchio
I'll Make a Man Out of You from Mulan
So This is Love from Cinderella
Zero to Hero from Hercules
The Siamese Song from Lady and the TrampThis is Halloween from Nightmare Before ChristmasTwo World from TarzanI'm Almost There from The Princess and the FrogI See the Light from TangledWe Are One from Lion King IIReflection from MulanYou Can Fly from Peter Pan
Good Company from Olive
How to Accept A CritiqueFirst, there's a common misconception that I want to address before I even begin. I've heard way too many people try to claim that they don't write for an audience or that they only write for themselves. In my mind, this usually translates to something like, "You or someone else gave me a critique I don't agree with, so I'm trying to justify why I'm going to ignore it." You're going to have a hard time convincing me that you don't care about anyone else's opinion of your work if you PUBLICALLY SUBMIT IT ONLINE.How to Accept A Critique6 years ago in Writing More Like This
I don't know if you've noticed, but dA (and any other site like it) is essentially structured to be used for peer review. That's the main point of the ability to leave comments in the first place. If you're really only writing for yourself, you would keep your stories in a shoe-box hidden under your bed. And, no, the "I was posting it so my very bestest friend Mary Sue could read it" excuse doesn't fly either.
CSS Tricks: Before and After!No, this is not about a tv show in which I take a CSS and make it prettierCSS Tricks: Before and After!9 months ago in HTML & CSS & Scripting More Like This
It is about the pseudo-elements ::before and ::after.
They are similiar for example to the :hover element, meaning that it is not necessary (or possible) to add them to the HTML, but can be controlled purely by writing CSS. They are always there, but whether they are visible depends on whether you code them or not.
::before and ::after are almost self-explanatory pseudo-elements. They define what happens either before or after a regular HTML element. They can be applied to any element.
Let's get right going!
So in the first simple example we are going to add guillemets, also known as French quotation marks, to direct speech in our text. The usefulness of this may stand to debate, you could easily just type it out, but it is a nice and easy way to get started with explaining ::before and ::after.
We will take advantage of the i HTML class fo
Writers BlockSo alot of people have been suffering from writers block, so I thought I would put together a list to help.Writers Block9 months ago in Writing More Like This
Writers Block flow chart: http://madwomanintheforest.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/tumblr_mr2uw3RUqv1rb04t1o1_500.png
Interactive help: http://www.webook.com/911writersblock/
23 tips: http://www.writingforward.com/writing-tips/got-writers-block-23-writing-tips-that-dont-involve-writing
50+ ways: http://www.authormedia.com/50-things-to-blog-about-when-you-have-writers-block/
Mix some relaxing noises: http://soundrown.com/
coffee shop noises: http://coffitivity.com/
Forest sounds: http://www.forestmood.com/
Summer sounds: http://augustambience.com/
This awesome playlist: http://8tracks.com/malfoymannor/epic-songs-to-write-to
seventh sanctum: http://www.seventhsanctum.com/index-writ.php
Some Prompts: http://creativewritingprompts.com/
Title generator: http://mdbenoit.com/rtg.htm
Writing Forum: http://www.writingforums.org/
NaNoWriMo Resources Write or DieNaNoWriMo Resources3 years ago in Writing More Like This
There are tons of activities for National Novel Writing Month but the most important is that pesky writing thing. To help with that you can use an online application like Write or Die to do some solo speed writing. You set the time and/or word count you'd like to reach and then select your consequence settings. During the time you must continually type or you will receive a negative consequence.
Write or Die really does put the prod in productivity with multiple consequence settings and a timer.
Track your progress! This will help you see how far you've come and how much you still need to accomplish. It's a great way to procrastinate too! There are loads of fancy and simple ones on the internet if you run a quick Google search.
I found this one on deviantART: NaNoWriMo 20