deviantART's 13th Birthday Contest!deviantART's 13th Birthday is August 7th, 2013. It's time to celebrate - in the form of art!
It's simple - create a deviation for the 13th Birthday category.
Browse the popular section of the gallery to get an idea of what can be submitted for the contest. You can create some deviantART fan art, bake a birthday cake, or anything else relating to deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your submission should be relating to deviantART and/or deviantART's 13th Birthday.
Your entry must be for this contest. You can't enter a deviation that you have made for another communityrelations sponsored birthday contest.
All mediums are accepted.
You're welcome to submit to a different category if your entry won't submit into the 13th Birthday gallery (ie. jo
How To Fit A UST To an UTAU VB1. Make sure your OTO.ini is good. It will sound odd if it doesn't.How To Fit A UST To an UTAU VB4 years ago in Other More Like This
2. Select all notes.
3. Right click on a note. Click on 'Note Property'.
4. Hit the 'Clear' button next to Preutterance and Overlap.
5. Double click the box next to STP if it is greyed out. If it has a number in it, delete it.
6. These three boxes should now be completely blank. Hit OK.
7. Press 'b' on your keyboard.
8. Select 'Crossfade'.
9. Add Romaji a, i, u, e, o, and possibly n* to the box. Hit OK.
10. On the far right of the screen, there are 5 buttons. Hit the one that says ACPT.
11. Now hit the one that says P2P3. (Or P1P4. Whichever you prefer.)
12. Hit ACPT again.
13. Enjoy the results.
*I say possibly because it apparently includes na, ni, nu, ne, and no in the crossfading. Thanks for this info, Myst.
Proofreading Tips #2 Semicolon Conjunctive AdverbsProofreading Tips #2 Semicolon Conjunctive Adverbs2 years ago in Writing More Like This
...Wow, that's a mouthful! These suckers are used to attach two independent clauses as one single sentence. Many people have confusion about when to use commas, semicolons, and colons. Semicolon conjunctive adverbs are helpful to emphasize the relationship between two thoughts (as opposed to separate sentences). Here is a list of words commonly used for this:
Some examples in sentences include:
"She arrived to school late; consequently, the teacher did not accept her homework."
"Man could not overcome the demon army; thus, the age of darkness was born."
"He forgot his lunch; additionally, he had no umbrella for the rain."
Note that these are different from conjunction words such as "and," "but," and "or." These attach two independent clauses with a comma.
Proofreading Tips #3: Indefinite PronounsProofreading Tips #3: Indefinite Pronouns2 years ago in Writing More Like This
Why are these important when proofreading? It's knowing when to use a singular or a plural verb. The "indefinite" part of these pronouns refers to the fact that the subject is undefined.
Many writers fall into the grammar trap by assuming that because the pronoun is referencing multiple entities, it requires a plural verb. Often it just "won't sound right" otherwise. But when these entities are referred to as a collective, a singular verb is the word you'll want to use. Examples of singular verb indefinite pronouns include:
Here are some examples of what I mean by a sentence "not sounding right" but it really is technically correct:
"Neither of the students wants to join her for lunch."
See that? Neither is actually the subject--"neither wants"--but because we add clarification that we are referring to students, it doesn't sound right. This can
Proofreading Tips #1: RedundanciesProofreading Tips #1: Redundancies2 years ago in Writing More Like This
Have you ever thought about how redundantly we speak in every day conversation? Sometimes this passes into our writing. For graduates especially, we are unfortunately trained to add extra "padding" into our text to reach a desired word count.
Word redundancies (known as pleonasms and sometimes given the nickname of "baby puppies") are one such way. Here is a list highlighting such phrases--avoid using these at all costs:
advance warningalter or changeassemble togetherbasic fundamentalscollect togetherconsensus of opinioncontributing factordollar amounteach and everyend resultexactly identicalfew in numberfree and cleargrateful thanksgreat majorityintegral partlast and finalmidway betweennew changespast historyperfectly clearpersonal opinionpotential opportunitypositively certainproposed planserious interestrefer backtrue factsvisible to the eyeunexpected surprisesurrounded on all sidesnull and voidpoisonous venomfilled to capacityreason is becausenatural instinctpast e
A virgins guide to devMeetsThis is a guide for devMeet virgins everywhere.A virgins guide to devMeets5 years ago in DeviantArt Tutorials More Like This
devMeets are really neato things to go to but they can be a little...intimidating.
The first devMeet I attended was in the summer of 2006 and not only was I attending my first meet ever with dozens of people from the internet that I had never met before but I was also one of three organizing it!
I did not know what to expect or what to do or how it was all supposed to play out and I admit, I was nervous as hell.
So what happened? It was a smashing success. Even with rain, drama on the road with an impromptu caravan and driving all over Texas to get people it was a success. Phew! Four years later and several more meets under our belt, TexasDevMeet has become a pretty successful group for meets. Yay!
What I encounter at almost every meet is someone asking me: So, what do we do? What happens at these things? What are we supposed to do?
The answer to all three is: Whatever you want.
But what does this mean? Let's outline some importan
DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)10 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