The Same Compartment - orig. by magicwingsforeverThe Same Compartment
Originally written by magicwingsforever
Edited by Indiana
When they first met, James Potter and Sirius Black didn't expect to be lifelong friends. They were just two boys sitting on the Hogwarts Express, shoved into the same compartment by some rowdy fifth years. Each of them kept to himself, and it wasn’t until James spotted Sirius’s broomstick advertisement booklet, tossed carelessly onto the seat, that the two of them began talking.
"What team?" James asked enthusiastically, pointing at the Quidditch players clutching world-class brooms on the cover.
Sirius snorted, glancing at the booklet and then to James. "Chudley Cannons, of course. I just went to see them, they were bloody amazing! You?"
James stared at Sirius, his eyes wide in amazement. "Same, my dad loves to take me to their matches! Gonna try out for the house team?"
Just like that, the two were friends.
When James joined Sirius at the Gryffindor table, they grinned
Samus Aran Fan ArtSamus Aran Fan Art1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Stunning fan art paintings of Samus Aran, everyone's favourite intergalactic bounty hunter.
Samus by mikemaihack
Samus by Sabretoontigers
Samus by AND-3
METROID Samus Aran 100822 by masateru
METROID Samus Aran by masateru
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Samus in Morphball by torokun
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Samus Aran Open Hatch by torokun
Samus by Mr--Jack
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20K Pageviews, and Thank You!Hello, friends!20K Pageviews, and Thank You!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I opened this account more than four years ago, to read and write Assassin's Creed fanfiction. I certainly didn't expect it to become such an important part of my life. So many new friends, talented artists, readers have entered my life; and I have had the honour of a Daily Deviation twice. It is an emotion I will never forget.
Out of all the websites where I post my works, deviantART is certainly my favourite. This is where I found the most chances to exchange opinions, to make my writing known and find others' works - even more than Tumblr, where it gets lost in the endless dashboards we all have.
I've been wanting to give special thanks to several people for a while now, and my 20k pageviews just seemed like the perfect chance.
First off, there is a group of Deviants I want to thank sincerely. You are the ones who follow my updates regularly, who never miss a single story; I smile when I see your notifications, and even in the case we have never talked I always
Readymades: Hallmarks of Lazy WritingReadymadesReadymades: Hallmarks of Lazy Writing1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Hallmarks of Lazy Writing
ShadowedAcolyte here for projecteducate's Prose Basics Week. I decided to tackle "lazy writing" as a topic, because they always say "write what you know" and boy, do I know laziness. Then I realized there were dozens of ways to be a lazy writer, so I heroically narrowed the scope of my article down to one broad topic: readymades. After talking about what a "readymade" is, I'll explain why they should be avoided in writing prose*, and I'll finish with some tips to help you avoid using them yourself.
Before we go any further, I should note that the term is not a technical one. It is the word I was taught to use to identify a set of common problems with weak writing, so it's the word I use. I hope you'll find this article helpful, but it's not a textbook.
*I say "prose" because it's Prose Basics Week, but readymades infect poetry as well. If you're more a poet than a prose
MERRY CHRISTMAS!MERRY CHRISTMAS!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you all have a festive and restful holiday full of presents, good food, and family <3
What did you all get for Christmas today? The presents you wanted or a lump of coal?
Bien Pensant by DecepticonFlamewarCerberus Heavy Trooper by Dahgnear
Feedback For Favorites ResultsFeedback For Favorites Results2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Original Contest Journal
Created for thorns' Complaint Challenge.
Feedback Generated: 4,085
The +Fav and Run Phenomenon.
To leave Comments, Feedback, and Critiques on Deviations in your Favorites Collection.
Total Comments Generated: 4,085
Number of Participants: 55
Average Amount of Comments Per User: 75
Highest Amount of Comments Given: 399
Grand Prize Winner:
2nd Place Winners:
Fiendish Fan Fiction Contest Winners!Let There Be Winners!Fiendish Fan Fiction Contest Winners!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
After much deliberation, we have chosen our winners! We had many excellent entries and it was hard to choose just three winners. I hope everyone enjoyed participating in this as much as we did reading the entries!
The theme of the contest was "Monsters and Creatures." All entries were judged on originality, skill level and emotional impact.
...Is A Tie!
Both DecepticonFlamewar and Fe0 will receive a Three Month Premium Membership!
Contraltissimo will receive a Six Month Premium Membership and
Quick FeatureA quick feature for all of those wonderful people who let me "probe" them due to my recent poll or otherwise helped Really appreciate all the help!Quick Feature2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Guide to spambotsAlright guys. So I regularly read the site updates and a common feature in the comments section is the fact that some people feel that spambots are not given enough attention by the staff. But while I was reading these comments, I remembered what happened to a couple friends of mine: they didn't realize the comments they were being left were being done so by spambots.Guide to spambots2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
So I'm going to try and give you a few tips on what spambots typically do, and try to give you a few ways to avoid them.
A spambot can come at you from any number of accounts named any number of things. You probably won't get the same message from the same bot twice. The most common bot going around right now is one that leaves a comment that looks like this:
Nice!!! Check this out: [link]
Don't click on it. If you have good virus-blocking software, it might save you. But not everyone has such a thing. So just click on the little pencil icon o
My deviantART StoryYeah, I know, I said I wasn't going to do this, but everyone else has me all warm and fuzzy and crap so why not. And yeah, this is going to break my personal "two weeks between major features" thing, but I don't care.My deviantART Story10 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So, I've flirted with dA on and off for years. I found it the first time when I was in high school in the early 2000s, but it was never more than a place to host my stuff then. I found it again in college, mostly to help me wrangle all the cosplay pics I was sorting through trying to find myself in them. I never hung out here.
Then in 2012 my life turned upside down. I left my life behind to move back in with my family. I was really low. Yes, I was that low, for those of you who get the reference. The only comfort I had being free from the circumstances I had been in before was that I could watch and listen to and read whatever the heck I wanted. I had been hearing about My Little Pony on Reddit, and resolved to try it. I fell in love. And the Bronies over on
Week 7, 2014 at #deviant365FebruaryWeek 7, 2014 at #deviant3651 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Lucky number week 7 here at deviant365!
Last week, we asked you to give an insight to your artistic approach and/or themes that you showcase in your work. DecepticonFlamewar completed the task and has received 80 from phoenixleo, and a feature on the main page!
DecepticonFlamewar is a great writer who has been on deviantART for just over 2 years! She is an admin in many groups including dA-Junkies, Art-Academy-Users, and Poketopia. Take a look at her amazing gallery!
This week, we are asking you to do acrostic poems! An acrostic poem, is where I give you a word, and you have to use
Topsy Turvy Fanfic ContestUPDATE! Our winners!Topsy Turvy Fanfic Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Edit - Tomorrow, April 14th, is the last day to submit your entries! It's crunch time!
Once a year we throw a party here in town
Once a year we turn all Paris upside down
Ev'ry man's a king and ev'ry king's a clown
Once again it's Topsy Turvy Day
It's the day the devil in us gets released
It's the day we mock the prig and shock the priest
Ev'rything is topsy turvy at the Feast of Fools!
Why am I quoting Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame song lyrics? Perhaps because it's one of my favorite animated movies? Is it because it's April Fool's Day? Or maybe it's related to the contest I promised in the title?
Yes to all three!
To celebrate April Fool's Day,
How To Be A Productive WriterHow To Be A Productive WriterHow To Be A Productive Writer11 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
You know the type: the writer who submits something new everyday, who floods your inbox with new poems and prose pieces that they somehow had time to write since the last time you logged in to dA. How do they do it? Are there more than 24 hours in their day? Do they have chunks of spare time that you don't? Super discipline? Magic powers?
It may seem like a strange and mystical phenomenon, but believe it or not, that person is probably just as busy as you are. Even more unbelievable: you can become that person, too. It doesn't take magic powers or a high tolerance to lack of sleep or loads of spare time, but it does take discipline. Ready? Okay.
Actually, not quite ready yet. You know when you're really on a roll, when you're writing and writing and suddenly... you stop to check Facebook? Yeah. Whether it be Facebook or email or the refrigerator or deviantART, we want to get rid of distractions. Move to a distraction-free ar
Mega Mixed Feature: rainylake + Guest Artists :iconrainylake:Mega Mixed Feature: rainylake + Guest Artists1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Winners Cat Beard Contest!Winners!Winners Cat Beard Contest!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
They win a 3 month PM (or equivalent in points)
They win a 1 month PM (or equivalent in points)
They win 250 points and a big hug!
Sorry it took me a couple of days longer than expected. I had to work late these couple of weeks!
There weren't a lot of entries, actually these three people joined, but I love them loads for trying!
Cat Beard Contest
That's right, you've read that correct! I've been promising you a contest for a while now and here it is!
I want you to cuddle up with your pets and create a Cat Beard*
These are old deviations, these c
January Literature NewsletterAs half of us come down from the holiday season and the other half gear up for it, we're continuing to keep things busy at CRLiterature!January Literature Newsletter1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
But first, a GIF that accurately represents the beginning of month delay:
Blogs from CRLiterature
2014 - A New Year for WritingLIT me explain u a thing: July-Dec 2013Introducing Prose Basics [Help!]DD Roundup: December
Writing Exercises and Contests
Be A Critic: Gingersanps
120 Seconds ContestFill in the Blanks Contest (deadline today!)
Contest Results, Features and Other News
January Double FeatureBeing Historical with doughboycafe
League of Lit Grou
Topsy Turvy Contest WinnersWe had some superb entries for the Topsy Turvy Contest! I would like to take a moment to congratulate everyone who participated on their truly entertaining and wonderful entries. I loved seeing your unique interpretations on the prompt. There were touching entries, funny entries, and intense ones too! You all did a fantastic job!Topsy Turvy Contest Winners1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
It was incredibly hard to narrow it down to a mere three choices. Everyone, please give a huge "Congratulations!" to our winners!
Prize - 250
Prize - 500
REAL HANDY: Two Screens, Mirror, Anatomy Know-how REAL HANDY: Two Screens, Mirror, Anatomy Know-howREAL HANDY: Two Screens, Mirror, Anatomy Know-how10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Guardians of the Galaxy everyone. For those who are about to watch it - you're in for a treat, regardless.
Now, to share with you some tips.
Two extra Screens - Super handy when you can display reference photos from your personal archives for your projects. As you can see here I'm focusing solely on Star-Lord (aka Peter Quill) for the moment, he is after all the focal point. It's totally okay to use a lot of references for your finished illustration - the more visual info you have to make a convincing illustration the better. Thanks to :iconchemb0t: for inspiring me to get those extra screens where otherwise I would have never have done so on my own. Also :iconyuski: here is another example of how I do my stuff using the two screens to it's full advantage.
Feature O' Friends #1Hello, one and all!Feature O' Friends #12 years ago in Personal More Like This
Time for our first issue of Feature O' Friends!! This series is aimed at developing and nurturing community spirit by allowing members to suggest a friend to be featured in the next issue! Those who suggest a friend will also have their art featured as well.
Interested? Come on, we'd love to see who you're willing to suggest! But before you do any suggesting, here are some guidelines and steps you should take in order to participate.
First, think of a friend who you think deserves a feature, and write up to 5 sentences why you think your friend should be featured. Give other members a reason to check your friend out!
Next, choose two deviations from their gallery. Choose the ones you love, or the ones you think deserve the most attention. Get the thumb codes ("") of these deviations, and add them into your suggestion.
After that, grab two deviations from your gallery
Pokemon X/Y Celebratory Contest WinnersWell, everyone, the end of the contest has passed, and 3 grand prize winners have emerged! Congratulations and many thanks to everyone who competed and showed interest in this contest. We'd also like to take a moment and thank CenthraKaze for being our sponsor in this contest. Below you will find the winners of this contest and their entries in the final round.Pokemon X/Y Celebratory Contest Winners2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
First Place is awarded to DecepticonFlamewar! She will receive a Nintendo 3DS of her choice, a copy of Pokemon X, and a copy of Pokemon Y!
Second Place is awarded to KirasDarkLight! She will receive a copy of Pokemon X and a copy of Pokemon Y!
Third Place is awarded to TwintailCat! She will receive either a copy of Pokemon X or a copy of Pokemon Y!
This tiebreaker was judged by EliteFour :devDarkAlchemi
Tea time with Eitvys200 Vol6: DarkerThanPhoenixesTea time with Eitvys200 Vol6: DarkerThanPhoenixes2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Tea time with Eitvys200 is an interview series where I interview people I like and people who need more love.
Volume 6: PhoenixDestruction
Q: Hello. How are you doing today?
Hello. How are you doing today?
Q: What's your name, who are you and what do you do?
My name's Simon, of course you know my username. Although most people may recognize me through some past usernames (such as DarkHaiiro). I am one of the deviants here on deviantART who strives to make this community a better experience for others, I like to issue features and interviews like yourself, get as involved as I can in groups I think have a high potential in getting under appreciated artists recognized, and also attempt to to certain forms of artworks myself.
Q: What is your mai
Dear watchers and friends, :iconluxordplz:Dear watchers and friends,1 year ago in Personal More Like This
That is all.
Super Duper Official Contest: Retro DesignSuper Duper Official Contest: Retro Design1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place: 3 Month Premium MembershipFull Colored Drawing By Me (background can be a scene, pattern, or anything else) like this A Full Colored Drawing by destiny-the-bunnyA full body picture from Sharks-want-HUGSEntire Gallery Favorited by Me and destiny-the-bunnyWatch From me and destiny-the-bunny2nd Place:
150 PointsFull Body Drawing by Me (No Background) Like this Waist up picture by Sharks-want-HUGSA Full Colored Drawing by destiny-the-bunnyFavorite our top 30 favorite Deviations by you from Me and destiny-the-bunny3rd Place:
75 PointsUp to Waist colored drawing by me
If i died...If you don't care: stop reading.If i died...1 year ago in Personal More Like This
If you'd come to my funeral: fave this.
If you'd miss me: comment a heart.
If your not scared: re-post and see
Who your " Real Friends" are.
Re: The Journal Feature ChallengeThank you so much to all who participated in the Journal Feature Challenge. I received some great entries and discovered a lot of amazing new art! From a great variety of themes and mediums too.Re: The Journal Feature Challenge2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
There were some particular journals that really caught my eye, and here they are, in no particular order:
With a good variety of mediums; Photography and Digital Art, with the images presented in a rather simple yet effective way. I would love to see Milena featuring more artists in her journal in the future! So for that she'll receive a 1 Month Premium Membership to enhance her journal and continue doing so
What I love about her feature is that she selected specifically deviations with not many faves to promote, people is always complaining only the already famous receive attention, but not