Useful dA thingsDid you ever hear of "Channels"? It's pretty awesome. You don't have to go browsing for your newest fanarts. Just set up a channel for it. You can choose a category, stalk certain deviants or just set a few keywords to have art displayed. Everything you want, on a single page with no additional work, once set up.Useful dA things2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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Small Re-Design Contest (OVER)Only 1 Week left, get your entries in :iconanimefaceplz:Small Re-Design Contest (OVER)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Edit: Added Points to the Prizes ^^
So a while ago I posted a poll on what if I hosted a re-design contest.
The majority was a yes, and a maybe so I’m going to go with it
Why not, I’m bored right now anyways while I work on my personal work, finish finals, and graduate. So here’s a Small re-design contest for one of My charas (:
So The Charcter I want re-designed:
Yeah, well you can guess why XD, but I’m to stuck in the past with him
so I want to see what you guys come up with
Things you can’t edit:
-His Main horns
Christmas Spirit Party!( yes its a tagg!)Stolen from: andChristmas Spirit Party!( yes its a tagg!)7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Sets the Christmas tree on fire :iconMistressDragoness: (omg... who give her the matches!!! who!!!)
Eats all the cookies left out for Santa :iconMaritaS97: (oh c'mon this was for santa and btw i want to eat it)
Tells every kid Santa isn't real :iconFatAliceBelly: (you're evil..em can i join to you :3)
Person who unwraps the gifts to peek then wraps :iconLordnergalthedruid: (really you just can't wait aren't you?)
Has too much to drink :iconAnimepiemeowth: (ok no more eggnog for you no more no i know that you want more but no)
Throws up at Christmas dinner :iconBlimpGirl: (dude O.o)
Still believes in Santa :iconSinfulsaint213: (em pss spoiler alert..HE IS NOT REAL!!)
Sets a trap for Santa's reindeer :iconSkeyeStorm: (bwahahah good work dude!high five- )Starts a family argument at dinner :i
A/M Different stylesHello! Do you think Anime and Manga is only one style? Then you are wrong. :'D Anime & Manga is a hard business job and each style have to match to the gender who should watch or read the Anime or Manga.A/M Different styles2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
That´s a Manga for Girls and have mostly the theme about love.
This kind of style is mostly cute.
A Manga for boys. This Mangas mostly have heros with special skills, this heros fight very often as well. (This type of manga is often read by Girls as well.)
For boys the anime style change into a strong and cool looking style.
Hentai, Yuri and Yaoi
Yuri also known as Shōjo Ai and Yaoi also known as Shōnen Ai.
This type of manga doesn´t have a special s
D-Day Anniversary"Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!D-Day Anniversary1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons an
When you...When you go to favourite something and accidentally...When you...5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I was tagged again !!!!i was tagged by lovely MistressDragonessI was tagged again !!!!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Rules of this tag:
1) Write down every letter in your name.
2) Write down a song that pops into your head beginning with each letter.
3) Count the number of letters and TAG that many people.
S- S.E.X. - Nickelback
E- End of All Hope - nightwish - epic!
R- Roger McGuinn - Jolly Roger - yes i like pirate songs!
L- LIGHT THAT NEVER COMES - LINKIN PARK x STEVE AOKI -
I- 'In My World' Ao No Exorcist / The Blue Exorcist
N- New Design - THOUSAND FOOT KRUTCH
K- I do not know any - sorry my bra
Collection: Rise from the DeadCollection: Rise from the Dead6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Rise From the Dead
“Where are tonight the sword and its swinger, the holy spells and their singer? Where is the light to scatter the ghosts, the sight of dawn to shatter the frost? Fears can be hidden, and hearts’ fire kindled, but will shadows be caged and demons faced? The curses of liches linger like winds of winter, and wolves howl a hymn for the undead's hunt… who will be safe from the grim reaper’s swing, and who will fall in its grip?”
— TheMaidenInBlack of theWrittenRevolution
Hey you! dA Admins, yes you! [Vent/Rant]I'm sorry but I've just got to let some steam out.Hey you! dA Admins, yes you! [Vent/Rant]2 years ago in Personal More Like This
(This will probably get long and there will be swearing. There also may be triggering words or statements within, so if you are sensitive to those things be aware of this before reading).
Pardon my language but -- what the Hell is wrong with the dA admins?
I mean really?
I get it, I really do. You're busy, you don't really want to do your job, and you've been taught to have the least possible concern for other people as you can as to avoid branding this website with a 'bad reputation'.
This place is supposedly all flowers, rainbows, and happy people frolicking away in eternal bliss sharing art, and being merry.
Meanwhile the truth is this place is the biggest joke on the internet. It's filled and continually filling up with so many sockpuppet troll accounts, cyber bullies, and spammers with such rapidity it puts Myspace or any other social media site to shame.
You report someone for genuine harassment and
How to beat procrastination (part 2)Most of the excuses for not drawing is lacking of ideas. On part 1 of this journal I explained why I find it useful to keep a notebook with you, and to write down your ideas whenever possible.How to beat procrastination (part 2)8 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
This second part is about developing the habit of drawing. Hope you find it useful!
Create the habit of drawing
First thing to know about creating new habits is that it works kinda like inertia law:
"An object at rest will remain at rest unless acted on by an unbalanced force. An object in motion continues in motion."
Which means that the more you postpone your drawings the more you'll feel like delaying them. This procrastination abyss can be endless. For instance, I didn't draw anything in 2013 until the end of August when I bought my fi
DAMNIT SNOWDRIFT - CATALYST, HELP!Snowdrift slowly slid back off the console, still in recharge beside Careen as Protostorm walked in and blinked at the sight.DAMNIT SNOWDRIFT - CATALYST, HELP!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Snowdrift brushed past a few controls on the console as random codes were entered, causing Protostorm to sigh and waltz over and loom over the pink and purple femmes. Careen was diffently not going to wake up anytime soon as Snowdrift slowly awoke.
"Ahem..." Protostorm cleared her throat as Snowdrift yawned.
"Ohhia." She smiled and shifted, sleepily.
"Get up," Protostorm asked with a low tone, earning her a scoff from Snowdrift as she begun to move but fell onto Protostorm, as Careen fell on Snowdrift, pinning Proto and Snow to the ground.
"SOMEONE PLEASE SLAP CAREEN AWAKE!" Protostorm snarled, clearly un-amused.
Snowdrift reached behind her to try and slap Careen but couldn't as Protostorm continued to struggle, as Careen's weight was heavier than hers and Snowdrifts combined, considering her heavy armour.
Suddenly Snowdrift's panels touched Protostorms, m
Thoughts on finishing the Wind SagaRecently, I've ended a series I've been working on for three years, The Wind Saga. I finished the last book on the 23rd. I don't know how I feel about ending the series, though. Everything I planned for the book was "when it's finished" or "when it's published", but I never thought about their impact on my life until after I finished the series.Thoughts on finishing the Wind Saga8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wind Saga shows how I've grown. In the original draft, I wrote the first book, "A Path to Flight and Unity" for the sole purpose of pleasing others, and it turned out terrible. I revised it, though, and the book's "redemption" took over two years.
Now, I write for myself first. I know it sounds pretty selfish, but if you try to please so many people at once, you'll do something wrong. I show people my work while writing, and only consider suggestions once the first draft is finished.
Wind Saga, I'd say, has a small but powerful fandom. this-is-festus, MistressDragoness, and Artistic-Bliss have really helped me with Avia's journey. Without yo
requests are always open!requests are always open!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
Hello guys, is just to remember that I do requests, and that you are interested, forward. however the commission and art-trades are priority in a certain way so as I have in commission, I have to leave, the requests for the end.
And that I'll take my time (whatever it takes and what I have available). I know I'm not much of an artist but I hope we can understand each other.
Especially because of college.
Requests to finish! (1/6 at a time!):
Request from CyberFox he whats me to draw Tatyana Tushenko [from Animalympics] in in the following scenarios:
- Too weak and scrawny [her muscles and physique reduced to a pretty skinny and weak state] (in her loose, baggy and oversized uniform and dangling shoes - we see Tatyana hilariously fail to do her
Help her.. check her journal:iconMistressDragoness: has been feeling down just lately and you need to read her journal to understand what is going on.Help her.. check her journal2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
Damn, is hard to trust humankind with shit like this...
Morning surprise...This morning, was something differentMorning surprise...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off, my cat Alle, was laying next to me, and I had my electric blanket on and it was real cosy and warm, everything you want on a nice morning.
But then at two o'clock, I hear gagging coming from my cat at my side, so then I thought that.... well... -vomits- and that's what I got. =_=
She jumped away and to my unknown surprise, vomited not far away from my bed, but on the floor. I could tell that the vomit was seeping through my sheets so I thought "Hell nuh" and jumped out of my bed, saved my pillow, grabbed my small blanket, and then plopped my pillow by my bed-side and layed down to sleep again... How I wish I did... =_=
At three o'clock, I found that I couldn't get to sleep because I was too grossed out that there was shit coloured vomit on my bed, I thought it would slop off or something, thus I got on my tablet and began to chat with peeps on DA and such, then I strangely had a craving to watch Most Haunted on YouTube...
Thus the p
Time to Upgrade the Palate--DATA LOG START--Time to Upgrade the Palate2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You know, I have yet to consume the spark of anything higher than a class 2 drone? Every time I get close enough some gallant Autobot jumps in to save the day.
Maybe I'm being too picky...
Mmm, no, no I don't see myself crawling up the carapace of an Insecticon to dig through tough layers of that dreadful armor. Too much work and I don't see them as being of a higher form of intelligence. I still prefer drones to those bugs.
How does one even clone a spark anyways? Predacons are out of the question. Would they even satisfy me? How would a cloned spark react with mine? I'll pass. My spark's fragile enough to warrant against any further experimenting on, thank you.
Maybe I should change my approach. The whole Creepwave persona seems to turn the weak-sparked Autobots off too quickly. Maybe if I play nice, offering gifts of energon sweets, magnesium laced sapphire roses and a romantic flight
August Voting JournalPlease rank them from your most favourite to third most in this fashion:August Voting Journal11 months ago in Personal More Like This
Though the art plays a role, this challenge is more aimed at the creativity and originality of the species itself rather than the beauty of the art, though that can influence your decision as well and that's A-OK but just try to keep in mind that this challenge was about creating a new species when you pick your favourites!
It might be a tough one this month, as we had our highest amount of entries yet! Best of luck to everyone, and thank you for entering! I hope to see this many entries next month.
ABSOLUTELY NO soliciting votes. If you are caught doing it, you will be disqualified. If you see someone soliciting votes be sure to report it directly to me!
-If you entered you MUST vote or your piece will be disqualified.
-You CAN vote for your piece!
1. "Clouded Mangroves" by Zavahier
2. "The Sea Beckons" by CalicoNorth
Slippy as Slipwire.[[Opening Journal Voice Recorder log]]Slippy as Slipwire.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"NO. NO. DONT!" Careen screeched, digging her claws into the snow as Agent Texas had her gripped by the ankles and dragging her towards the frozen icy lake.
"PLEASE! NO. I BEG OF YOU!" Careen kicked and kicked as Texas let go of her and backed up onto the slippery ice.
"C'mon Careen! You know we have to get this patrol done, and that has to be completed by crossing this lake!" Tex screeched as she watched Careen stand to her pedes on the safety of the snowy shore.
"You know how 'UN-agile' I am! I would be slipping more than Slippeh!" Careen hissed. ((Magnus! PUN!))
"JUST. MOVE." Tex growled and walked off on the ice with agility and a careful pede.
Careen slowly placed her pedes on the slippery icy surface, but then she slipped and smashed onto her belly, causing her to grunt. Finding herself and pulling herself together, she slowly lifted her hips up in the air, her back legs supporting her as it looked like she was doing a play bow that wol
So, there's a MASSIVE irony and lesson here...Billions and billions spent campaigning. Media coverage that lasted for years. More ads pelting us than we could keep up with. A race more heated, more angry, more vicious than any I have seen in my lifetime. All this, and in the end...both parties gained...absolutely....NOTHING. Not a damn thing. XD The most anti-climatic ending possible. This is gonna go down in the history books as the biggest epic fail ever for both sides.So, there's a MASSIVE irony and lesson here...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENTMY NEW NAME IS OLIVER SPARKLESPUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT2 years ago in Personal More Like This
FULL NAME BEING OLIVER RAE JACKLE SPARKLES
SUCH SWORN IN
i know you probably dont careso i was really nervous to talk to this one kid that is new to our school...buuuut I finally gathered up the courage to talk to him a while back, and since then we've become pretty good friends!i know you probably dont care2 years ago in Personal More Like This
he's super cute and super nice and super cool
but one problem is hes really shy (like me) so when he met my mom he wouldn't really look her in the eye (which i guess is a big deal to her) and she didn't really like that
but wow guys I really like him and i think he likes me too
i might actually get my first(sort of first) boyfriend
at 16 1/2 years old
OH AND THE CUTEST THING
he's never had a girlfriend
we are like great for each other haha
yay for (possible) firsts
and yesterday we totally went to the movies (with two other friends) but he sat by me, and he nudged me at one point which i kind of got the hint he wanted to hold my hand but idk i really dont im so terrible at this smh
anyways ill shut up now but im just really pumped x)
Social Question 3Totally got sidetracked and skipped last week *worked on emergency commission.* So now I finally remembered to be social LOL.Social Question 33 years ago in Personal More Like This
I thought about making a July 4th related question - woo Independence Day! Fireworks! - but not everyone here is American so I'll keep being generic. Though this question is a bit heavy and is open for debate.
Fear is a feeling felt by all creatures, large and small. It evokes fight or flight and is a basic instinct for survival. But what about the emotion Anger? Everyone gets angry from time to time. But Anger may not be a real emotion, just the expression of Fear instead. Do you think Anger is an emotion in of itself, or merely a reaction of basic instinct?
Growing up a bit angry myself I've done a bit of thinking on this subject. My anger as a child, occasionally hitting my younger sister, yelling, screaming, huffing like a bull, wasn't just pre-teen angst. My reasons for anger was fear - fear of judgement, fear of b
So, hey...I know I've mentioned this a few times recently, but just bear with me here.So, hey...3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I literally never ever have time to do anything creative anymore, I've decided that in my off time (which is few and far between with jobs, volunteer hours, and schoolwork) I'm going to try and carry out JenWorks's dream of my completing the 100 Theme Challenge.
For these babies, the title will just be the theme number and name. I'm not doing them in any particular order, either. If I see one and am inspired, I will write; I already tried doing it in order, and failed miserably. Seriously.
INSPIRATIONS Y U SO FAA AWAY?
I have quite a few of them half-written and slopped up, but they should be up soon. Art-wise, this is probably the only thing you'll be seeing from me anytime in the near future. Like I previously said, I barely get to draw anymore, and since I want to make writing a part of my profession, I'd like to focus on it more in my DA gallery. They'll probably just be lumped int
Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder:icontechgnotic:Flash of Lightning, Resonant Thunder4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The Serenely Powerful Art of `yuumei
In the top half of an hourglass, a polar bear and her cub perch perilously atop a wedge of melting ice, its dripping water becoming the "sand" that is inexorably drowning an urban couch potato figure in the hourglass's bottom chamber. The beautiful yet arresting digital painting is "Countdown" by yuumei and it is currently one of the most popular pieces on deviantART. It is "archetypal yuumei" in its perfectly balanced blending of a striking lyrically beautiful visual with an underlying urgent social or political message.
Her specialty is digital art in an anime style, but she often employs traditional watercolors and other elements. Her cause is saving and preserving what's left of the Earth's wildlife and its environment; she donates large portions of profits from her artworks to a host of wildlife and environmental organizations and urges all deviants and others to do the same. But what has really been her stand-out achievem