Beta-Reader Match-Making: A Fan Fiction ContestJust a reminder that even if you missed Phase One, you can still jump in and participate as an editor for Phase Two! Just comment or note me and I'll randomly assign you a story to edit!Beta-Reader Match-Making: A Fan Fiction Contest3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
My tenure as Community Volunteer of Fan Fiction ends tomorrow, and I want to go out with a bang. So here's one more competition with prizes so you'll all remember me fondly!
A writer's best friend is another writer. Sometimes you just cannot objectively look over your own work and fix all your mistakes. You need a fresh pair of eyes to help you, and who better than someone else who understands the labors of love you're undertaking? That is where editors come in. But for many people, finding a literary helpmate can be difficult.
What's this about?
This is a two-part contest for writers of fan fiction. Phase One: Write a fan fiction but don't bother to proofread it. Post it in its raw, unedited first draft (just make sure it's still legible--correct your typos, at the ve
Announcing the CRLiterature Book Club!Here at CRLiterature, we wanted to find a fun way to get the community reading -- and reading together. What better way is there than to have a new book to enjoy as a group every month?Announcing the CRLiterature Book Club!2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
How do you participate in Book Club? Here are your simple instructions:
1. Acquire the book.
2. Read the book.
3. Stay tuned to the CRLiterature group for discussion journals and chats.
BONUS: We will be giving out arbitrary prizes to some participants each month!
We are hoping to select books that push the community's boundaries, in terms of what we're already reading, but that will also have mass appeal. We are also going to be choosing books that are widely available across English-speaking nations (for now Book Club is English-only) and across e-reading platforms. By rotating moderators, we are hoping that selections will be diverse, both in terms of style and genre, and in terms of author background and point of view.
We are also excited at the possibility of
New Guidelines for Community Weeks For those of you that may not know yet, a Community Week is a chance for everyone in the community to bring to light their favourite subject, art, project or any other topic that you consider important but may get overlooked otherways. If you're interested in participating in the next Community Weeks, then please read the following info!New Guidelines for Community Weeks3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First of all, im-not-sana joined the CW team as Editor, so let's welcome her properly Now, let's get down to business!
Getting involved in a Community Week
If you'd like to get involved with an upcoming Community Week then you need to send a summary of the article you wish to write to projecteducate via note with this title "Community Week Summary" within the following two weeks after the last Community Week ended. You will then be contacted as we discuss your idea with
Getting involved with Project EducateprojecteducateGetting involved with Project Educate2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
projecteducate is full of useful articles and bits of pieces to educate you in various art forms. Over the past year many members of the community have helped out with the group by contributing an article or two during the rather awesome Community Weeks. If you've got an educational article that you would like to share then why not consider helping out? All you need to do is note the projecteducate group your idea and we'll get back to you to help you draft and schedule it! Helping out with groups such as projecteducate is a great way to get more interactive with the community - we look forward to seeing you there. For more detailed information check out this blog.
PE: Message Center TipsMessage Center TipsPE: Message Center Tips3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hello! In this article I will be teaching you some tips on the message center! Just some features and settings you may not have been aware of that I find very useful.c:
This is probably how your journals look by default, since the day you first visited your message center. Let's play around with some settings that may make some things easier for you!
So by clicking on the box that has a bunch of lines on it, you can get the journals (or any other part of the message center) look like how favorites and watches are displayed in your message center! This feature can be very useful if you like to see a bunch of things at the same time, and don't really care about the preview text. Or maybe also if you just want to take a quick skim right now, and look at the items that seem interesting and take the rest of the dive later.
2014 HTTYD MARCH MADNESSThis annual fandom event is comin up soon but it's nothing without httyd creators and user participation.2014 HTTYD MARCH MADNESS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
This is a friendly fandom competition initiated by our group that pitches the 64 of the HTTYD fandom's creators together, ultimately resulting in one creator who takes bragging rights for the rest of 2013 as the fandom's favorite.
This activity bolsters exposure for creators across social media, resulting in new people discovering their art.
Is there an artist you would like to nominate (traditional, cosplay, crafter, digital)? Do you have what it takes? You may nominate up to three users, yourself included but there are some qualifying rules:
1: Nominee must have made an HTTYD-themed creation since April 1, 2013
2: Nominee must have at least 5 HTTYD-themed creations in their gallery total.
We will take nominations for HTTYD 2013 March Madness until Sunday, February 25th. We will need 64 creators total, we will take them as first nominated, first served. If we are lac
Short vs. Long - Contest Contest closed, thank you for participating!Short vs. Long - Contest3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Story planning isn't about length—you can use all of the tips throughout this week to figure out anything from a very well-researched drabble to a cycle of novels.
So I'm just taking a moment to talk about the big difference between writing a short vs. long work. I'm not hashing out every distinction—I'm leaving microfiction in particular to the experts—so for our purposes here a short story is anything from 1,000 to 10,000 words and a novel is 40,000 words and above. (Literaticat will tell you different things. Trust her.)
The basics are the same: you need a beginning, middle, and end (yes, short stories are complete stories)! You need an engaging protagonist who works well with the plot, and there's the same range of available genres.
So what is the difference?
Scope. A short story has to be <
Commission info!COMMISSION TYPESCommission info!7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Price: $4-10USD/400-1000 (static icon)
+ $2USD/200 for simple animation
+ $5USD/500 for elaborate animation
Pixel Chibi/Journal doll
[C] Pixel journal doll for FatherLuna by E-y-k-o Eyko - deviantID by E-y-k-o
Price: $8USD/800 (half body)
Price: $10USD/1000 (full body simple design)
Price: $15USD/1500 (full body hard design)
+ $2USD/200 for animation
+ $5USD/500 for elaborate animation
Pricesx2 for two characters
silver bullet by catluvr2 Non-pixel Chibi/Journal doll
Chibi journal doll - Laluna by E-y-k-o
Price: $2-7USD/200-700 (full body simple design)
Price: $10USD/1000 (full body hard design)
Pricesx2 for two characters
silver bullet by catluvr2 Anime/Manga style
[OPEN] Anthro adopt by E-y-k-o Tanabata by E-y-k-o
Commissions!! 50 - 150 points (CLOSED)Hello!Commissions!! 50 - 150 points (CLOSED)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for visiting my commission journal!
I currently have 3 slots open. Please comment below or note me! Thanks!
For chibi/kawaii commissions:
When you comment please add the following:
- Which style you would like
- Image of character
- Description of position/pose, expression, background, etc
For animal commissions:
When you comment please add the following:
- If you would prefer a digital or traditional drawing
- Image of the animal
- What sort of background you would like
Also, I won't draw anything with dark themes, blood, gore, anything that falls under the "mature category" or any non-human characters (eg: zombies, aliens, humanoids, etc). Thanks
Please allow at the very most, a week for me to complete the commission
Here are some examples:
Style #1 - Chibi (80 ) (An extra character is 75
TMNT - Berry PickingOnce upon a time, four cloaked turtle brothers wandered through the forest. The eldest wore a blue cloak to hide his turtle figure. His name was Leonardo and he was the turtle in charge. He led his brothers along the winding roads of the forest. Behind him was the second oldest. His cloak was a dark red. It looked like it had been through a lot judging by the stains and tares. Raphael was his name. Behind Raphael, the third oldest turtle in purple trudged along. He was slightly taller than his brothers. But what he made up for in height, he lacked in muscle as he was scrawniest out of the eldest brothers. He went by Donatello.TMNT - Berry Picking3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
And the last of the turtles was Michelangelo. He was the youngest out of all of them, younger by many years. His oversized orange cloak drowned his tiny body. He stumbled over the ends and kept adjusting the hood so he could see Donatello in front of him. He tried to keep up with his big brothers, but it was a challenge when his legs are not even half the size of
Bedtime Story for MikeyEveryone was fast asleep. Donnie fell asleep in his lab again. Leo and Raph were in their own rooms, when all of a sudden they heard screaming. It was coming from Michelangelo's room.Bedtime Story for Mikey3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Donnie almost fell out of his chair, and by the time he got up to go check on Mikey, Leo and Raph were already there. Mikey was still crying and he was shaking.
"Mikey it's ok it was just a nightmare." Leo said.
"No don't take Leo or Raphie or Donnie!" It seemed like Mikey was still half sleeping and talking in his sleep.
Raph was getting worried so he started to shake Mikey to wake him up. After a few minutes of shaking Mikey and calling his name Mikey's eyes finally opened. His eyes were full of fear. "Raphie you ok!" Mikey ran and gave Raph a great giant hug. Mikey was still crying.
Leo took Mikey into his arms and was trying to calm him down. "Ok Mikey wanna talk about your nightmare?"
"Ok Leo, well I went wif you guys on patrol outside and man wif helmet wif claws on his hands who says he hates us to
Warm Day, Hot Night, Cold MorningWARNING! Contains yaoi (boyxboy)! Don't like, don't read.Warm Day, Hot Night, Cold Morning3 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
Ryoga Shark x Yuma Tsukumo
It was one of those days. Yuma, sitting beside Flip, Kat, Tori, and Bronk, used one hand to fan himself, the fingers of that same hand curling around the neck of his top, separating fabric and skin.
"It's so hot," he complained.
"I know," Bronk said, biting a great portion off of his frozen fudge bar. "It hasn't been this hot since that female actress, what's her name—"
"She was a slut!" Tori cried.
"Well you should have seen her parents!" Bronk laughed. "Now there were some sluts!"
"Just like your mom!" Flip countered, a specialty of his. Yuma suddenly felt as if someone had dropped ice down his back.
"Hey, I bet your parents—Yuma? Where're you going? Hey! Yuma!"
As the dual-color haired boy strode away, he tossed over his shoulder, "Just remembered. Kari wanted me home. I gotta go."
He broke into a run.
Astral materialized beside him as the boy slowed to a st
DeliberatelyFor awhile, a certain silver-haired ex-ANBU used his formidable skills to track and study one particular tan chuunin teacher, Umino Iruka. It wasn't a mission from the great Hokage nor was it a favor; it was for unknown personal reasons and if he were to rank this mission, he would classify it as S-rank.Deliberately3 years ago in Romance More Like This
He had learned many things to his target as the days went by. This includes the assertive and gentle way on how he handles his students and how many people admires him for his carefree and welcoming demeanor. He had also seen the different contorts of the said man's face like the way it would scrunch with justifiable anger and how he would have the softest feature to calm a crying student as he whisper encouraging chants, and even the way his cheeks were painted a tinge of red when a colleague confesses her feelings or he gets presents from his beloved students.
But as much as he wants to say he'd seen and known all about the teacher, he is far from it, after all, he can only examine t
The Tall Strong Oak Mikey squealed as he skid around the corner of the couch. Two of his older brothers laughter echoed back at him, and only made move fast as a hand brushed again his head. The fingers wrapped around the streaming tails of his mask, and he could feel it as it was yanked off. Strong arms pulled at him, but as he wiggled away from his captor, and the patter of his feet could be heard as he dashed down the hallway.The Tall Strong Oak3 years ago in General Fiction More Like This
Donnie let out an exasperated sigh. This was supposed to be the easy job, or so he had told himself. With Master Splinter sick, it had fallen upon his shoulders, as well as Leo and Raph’s, to get Mikey ready for bed. In the long run though, they should have gone over each job more carefully. Who in their right mind put Leo up for cooking Mikey’s supper? Or have Raph give him a bath? And here he was, trying to catch the youngest of them all so that he could drag him away to bed. It would have bee
Blue Halu and the Mystery SpotDisclaimer: The characters contained within belong to meBlue Halu and the Mystery Spot3 years ago in Humor More Like This
Summary: A little bed time story for Mikey
Note: For competition Culinary-Alchemist is having
Blue Halu and the Mystery Spot
Blue Halu was the wildest wiggling woggle of Fairy Tale Lane. Every day he awoke with a big grin on his face ready to face whatever adventures were awaiting him.
One particular morning he woke up as usual, jumping from his bed and stretching out his wiggling woggle arms excited to start the day. He was distracted almost immediately by a spot moving upon his bedroom wall.
Scampering over his bed he attempted to stand on it so he could better look at this mysterious spot. The white circle jumped around his bedroom wall with a life of its own, teasing Blue Halu to join in the fun. Blue Halu wanted to play, he liked making new friends but his mother called him down for breakfast.
“Mommy,” Blue Halu called loudly
Five Weeks And Six DaysFive Weeks And Six DaysFive Weeks And Six Days3 years ago in Romance More Like This
She was going to be brave, because that’s who Sakura was. Brave. Unflappable. A competent, excellent ninja.
(…and a terrified one.) But no one needed to know that part.
She’d been back in the village almost two months already; she should have been over it by now. But…everything still felt so fresh and raw and clawing. Kami-sama she had never felt so pathetic in her life. She could rationalise it perfectly – her medic-mind knew everything, all of the therapy techniques and comforting words she’d spoken to others under her care and in a similar position, but honestly, logic was lost on emotion.
Capture. The word every ninja hates the most – even more than ‘death’ or ‘defeat’, because ‘capture’ was a maybe, it wasn’t a definite ‘thing’ to anyone – even the victim. Her last mission had been the worst of her life, one that had sto
Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXALYu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL5 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconYuma8Dplz: [Point Right] :iconYuma8Dplz:
Underground SunlightUnderground Sunlight5 years ago in Romance More Like This
The only BL FF I'm ever gonna do.
WARNING! EVIDENT BOYS LOVE (although light shounen-ai ish?)
No likey? Press Back Button. ^^)ﾉｼ
Like my ears were blocked from all the surrounding sounds, I heard absolutely nothing. As if my eyes were blind-folded, the area was dark. Though I had not fallen into the depth of hell, this place was cold and bare and absolutely nothing was in sight.
I guess this was my punishment for the crimes I had caused...
It was what I deserved. And somewhere within me, I was partially relieved to have them stopping my motives of trying to destroy the Konoha Village.
I was driven by emotion that was like a huge stone rolling down hill that could not be stopped, even if I, myself wanted to stop it.
This place was so quiet and peaceful with not a person in sight. There was nothing to annoy me, and nothing to disrupt my inner thoughts. I was content with the tranquil atmosphere... until noise had come to disrupt my life
Keyshipping: Why We FightYuma sat hunched over in his hammock, his shoulders tight, his arms crossed firmly cross his chest and his face set in a furious scowl. His narrowed crimson eyes were shimmering slightly, his entire body trembling with anger and his breathing was deep and heavy as he inhaled slowly through his nose in an attempt to calm himself down. Astral floated up into the room through the opening in the floor and observed him quietly. Yuma's mood seemed to be bleeding out into the air. His anger was almost palpable. Astral felt as though he could almost see that angry aura around the young spiky-haired boy. For several moments he said nothing and simply watched him, waiting to see if the mood would dissipate on its own and it was as he watched him that a thought occurred to him and - though he knew Yuma would certainly not be in the mood to talk - he suddenly wanted to discuss it with him. "Yuma," he said quietly so as not to startle the boy too much.Keyshipping: Why We Fight4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
He felt the boy's crimson stare slide to look