Contacting the DeviantArt Help DeskContacting the DeviantArt Help Desk3 years ago in Other More Like This
The unofficial tutorial
Français: Contacter le service d'aide de deviantART.
Suomi: Yhteydenotot deviantARTin Help Deskiin
Other language? Watch #InternationalFAQ • Can you translate? Please feel free!
Where to find the Help Desk?
On any DA page, go to the very bottom and click "Help & FAQ" (which looks like this).To the left, click "Contact the Help Desk" (
Chat Codes Made EasyLinks to extensions that still work are in the artists comments below!Chat Codes Made Easy6 years ago in dAmn tutorials More Like This
Basic commands(spaces should be removed):
To highlight a person's name (or tab them), simply type out the first letter or first few letters of their username and hit the tab key. the remaining part of their username (or a similar one) should automatically appear. if its the wrong name, simply hit tab till the correct one pops up.
To create a link to another chatroom, all you have to do is put a # in front of the chat name. (like for instance: #ThePokemonGuild) and it should appear in the chatroom as a direct link to the other chat.
If you wish to repeat something you said earlier but don't want to type it out, simply hit the up arrow key till you find it (it works even if you have cleared your screen) or the down arrow if you accidentally pass it and need to go back, or choose not to do it after all.
:emotecode : = emoticon
:devuser : = shows a deviant's name without icon
:iconuser/plz : = shows a deviant's i
Text:General Kanji TutorialText:General Kanji Tutorial4 years ago in Other More Like This
About 5000 years ago, the Chinese invented a writing system based on drawings. Their original writing system consisted of more or less detailed/realistic images which were later simplified and eventually turned into the characters they have now.
Now, why do we care about China? Well, a long time ago (about 4th century), Japan didn't have a writing system. (Sad, but true). When Chinese writing was first introduced, only a spare few educated people could read it. The characters gradually became more and more used, however, Japan already had their own language (obviously). But not only were the characters imported, but their pronunciation as well. So now, there are at least two readings for each character. They are called on'yomi and kun'yomi.
On'yomi is the reading which comes from China. Kun'yomi is the original Japanese reading. The most difficult, or at least what I find most difficult, is determining how to read it. There is no real way to tell how something is read, however, there a
Writing Tutorial: How To WriteWriting Tutorial: How To Write4 years ago in Writing More Like This
You obviously have your pencil/key board in front of you, right? So now we're just going to sit down and write this amazing and stupendous piece of art right? Yeah! Let's get our writing on! Actually, that's a big NO. You can't just sit down and write this story that's going to blow everyone off their seats. No one can. To do something like that takes years of experience and even the most professional writers will admit that it's not so easy to make everything perfect in writingeven then, no piece of literature is perfect, no matter how many times people tell you it is. You have to work really hard and practice hard to reach something that'll even be comparable to perfect. So, this tutorial is, to my best explanation, give you some tips and tricks to help improve your writing. Now, my literature focuses mainly on fiction, so I give tips towards that.
Finding Your Ideas
Before you do anything related to writing a story, you need ideas. I
Text: Particle Mo, Ne, YoText: Particle Mo, Ne, Yo4 years ago in Other More Like This
'Mo' in Japanese is basically the equivalent of the English word "too" or "also". It takes the place of the subject marker 'wa/ga' when used in a sentence. Let's try some examples.
Kore wa enpitsu desu.
That is a pencil.
Kore mo enpitsu desu.
That is also a pencil.
Be careful not to place 'mo' at the end of the sentence as in English, this happens quite often. (Example: I am a student also.)
Watashi wa gakusei desu.
I am a student.
Watashi mo gakusei desu.
I am also a student.
You don't have to use "full" sentences to add 'mo' to. They can be as simple as this:
Text: Basic PhrasesText: Basic Phrases4 years ago in Other More Like This
Ohayou gozaimasu / ohayou
Good morning (formal) / 'Morning (informal)
Often said until 11 AM
Often said from about 11 AM to 6 PM
Often said from about 6 PM and on
さようなら / じゃね、また / またね / バイバイ
Sayounara / ja ne, mata / mata ne / baibai
Good bye (formal) / Well, see you later (informal) / See you later (informal) / Bye bye (informal)
おやすみなさい / おやすみ
Oyasumi nasai / Oyasumi
Good night (formal) / 'Night (informal)
Said only when going to bed.