Membership: Win 1, get 1 free!That's right... :iconwooooplz:
:iconlachoirplz: :iconlaplz: :iconlachoirplz:
In the spirit of my great and awesome return to DA... - I would like to give away 10 PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPs. You biz-natches heard right.
10 PREMIUM MEMERBSHIPS!
Considering that this is the first time I will be doing this giveaway, I'll start with 1 MONTH PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS. This giveaway is all in the spirit of community, forgivness , & LOVE. There are just a few rules to follow... so please,
READ THE FOLLOWING RULES CLEARLY
AND DO EXACTLY AS I SAY.
... or evil goblins hungry for premium memberships will come in the night and eat them all up.
Activity vs. Community When combining millions of artists working with different media, style, experience level, etc. being here can become overwhelming and finding your "place" can seem almost impossible. Throughout the last few weeks I've noticed more and more people asking "how can I be more active?" and "how do I get involved in the community?"Activity vs. Community1 year ago in Personal More Like This
These are both the same question and completely different questions at the same time. Though the answers to both are quite similar if not the same the difference between activity and community is huge! We're going to cover the answers and difference to both of those in this article.
There are three basic ways to being active on dA and getting involved the community. Everything after this will actually lead right back to these three things.
Commenting: is the best and most effective way to particicpate in our community becaus
You are invited!We at Rising-Artists are pleased to announce that we'll be hosting a 2014 Prom event to help spread the love throughout the community.You are invited!1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
While this event will be hosted by Rising-Artists, anyone and everyone on dA is welcome to join in. We'd like to make this a big event, so we'd love it if you help promote this in your own journal or polls.
The Prom event will be a big journal feature of all of the participants and their dates. Please continue reading for more information.
The feature will be published on Saturday, May 10th so that everyone has plenty of time to find their dates and RSVP.
Want to join in? Just read through and follow the directions below!
Have a partner in mind?
Is there a deviant you have always admired? Maybe a crush that you've never had the courage to talk to, or a close friend? Now is your chance to make a move!
This needs to be said.Someone sent me an Ask on tumblr asking me whether or not I was an out poet.This needs to be said.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Yes...like coming out of the closet.
This anonymous person ( and if you happen to be reading this, I in no way mean to offend you ) seems to believe that telling people they write poetry or write in general, they will be judged accordingly and labeled a loser. Since when did loving words become something to be ashamed of? I love words. I love writing words. I love mixing and matching words. Does this make me a loser?
If someone has the nerve to even try to judge you for liking poetry/writing, punch them in the nose. Maybe then they will get something better knocked into them. The greatest writers never cared what anyone else thought of them. They wrote because they liked it. Why shouldn't you?
( Side note: Lyric's writes make a lot of money. /just saying. )
Are you ashamed of telling people you are a writer?
Why, or why not?
Have you encountered anyone who is?
What do you say
800 point giveaway for Friday the 13th! (CLOSED)Aaaand the winners are:800 point giveaway for Friday the 13th! (CLOSED)2 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st place and 400 points:
Congratulations to the winners, and to the rest of you: better luck next time^^ Thanks for all the positive energy you spread here^^
(Winners were picked by using random.org)
OPEN until 8 pm Central European time
Going to have a contest, so this Friday the 13th some of you will be very lucky! This is open to everyone.
I will be giving away 800 points in total:
- One person will get 400 points.
- Four persons will get 100 points each.
What do you have to do?
Just fav this journal! That's all you have to do.
Give Away FeatureI know the times, when art features become so much favs everyone has to look at them.Give Away Feature8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Know it seems that no one makes art features anymore..
So I connect the good old Points Give Away with an Art Feature..Perhaps that will help
How to participate:
Just Fav+ this journal!
There will be a total of 2 winners who will be selected with a random number generator!
Every winner get's 100 points.
Deadline: Friday, September 12th
Mystery. Moon goddess by Vasylina
September, September pt1News UpdateSeptember, September pt17 months ago in Art Features More Like This
So i finally made it back, kinda, sorta, maybe, real life is taking a toll >.<
but anyway, there isn't much happening, college is gonna start again this sunday and i am stuck playing borderland and taking care of the puppy who's gonna be the size of the bear as it seems (i am really starting to think she's a Malamute )
general life is kinda okayish, but still under a lot of pressure, exam results started coming out, so far so good i suppose. which is nice for a change.
I trimmed a bit of my activity here, gave up on a couple groups, but i am still running :iconday-brighteners: and :iconarthassoul:
otherwise, really, there isn't much. I have two pending requests i need to get to, and i need to write. my fingers are itching
Aaaaanyway, i posted in the forums a couple weeks ago, asking for art, and boy i got some awesome arts here goes!
Daily Lit Deviant - @chromeantennaeDaily Lit Deviant is an article put out on a daily basis throughout the year that is devoted to showing the work and accomplishments of one writer per article and presenting exemplary pieces of their work. It is based off of bowie-loon123's series of articles of the same name.Daily Lit Deviant - @chromeantennae1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
Join me in welcoming chromeantennae as our Daily Lit Deviant for February 4th, 2014.
Nominated by an anonymous suggester
chromeantennae is a humble soul and wholesome writer. His poetry is almost instantly recognizable with its double-spaced lines and language that he crafts complete and intact with a sophisticated vocabulary and emotional pull. The suggester writes that "he is an empowering, welcoming community member who surrounds himself with deviants passionate about creating a wholesome open-minded environment. He gives his fellow deviants courage to post not just their w
KIRIBAN [OPEN]KIRIBAN [OPEN]10 months ago in Personal More Like This
There will be 3 winners who will get a chibi from me!
[ACTIVATED!]If more than 20 people join, it will be upgraded to 5 winners.
[ACTIVATED!]If more than 50 people join, I'll add in a human adopt for 2 special winners.
[X]If more than 100, 200, 300, etc. people join (unlikely..), I'll do a dare from a special winner! hehe... (nothing like nudes or anything bad though! :/ )
So all in all there will be 11 winners! First 8 winners will get a chibi, next 2 will get a random human adopt. Special 100th, 200th, 300th, etc. winner will get a dare from me! xD
Deadline: July 2, 2014 about 2 and a half week from now...
Thats it really.
You earn one ticket if you complete this. No need to comment saying you've faved this.
write a journal (+3
Micro Colour Contest Top 10 FeatureHey everybody! As some of you may know I was recently a judge of one of my best friends’ contests that was being held over the past few weeks! And for those that do not know, it was Lissomer’s ‘Micro Colour Contest!’ So, naturally, as we went through each entry and deliberated where they all stood, there were 10 very particular deviations outside of the top 5 placers that were truly astounding. So good that we couldn’t possibly NOT recognize them in some way. So without further ado, here are our top 10 entries:Micro Colour Contest Top 10 Feature8 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
lilac by anobrain
We really loved the imagery and language of this piece, they create a lovely stillness that is delightful to read. It flows so smoothly off the tongue and really makes for a wonderful read from start to finish.
Green by hopeburnsblue
We really loved how Mel structured this piece and
400 Point Giveaway (COMPLETED)Hello Fellow Deviants!400 Point Giveaway (COMPLETED)6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'm going to do my 1st and hopefully continues point giveaway.
The way this will work.
#1) Please watch -- but only if you enjoy my work (not a requirement to practicpate in the draw) Its highly encouraged though but wont increase chances of winning cause that's a random draw.
#2) Fav this journal.. That is a requirement because I will use it to pool in the participants into a draw.
#3) Read the first 2 rules.
The countdown will work based on entries when we have 125 Favs to this journal that means 125 participants. Will start a 48 Hour Count Down to the Draw.. At 48 Hours.. Will close participation and update journal with everyone name and number! Everyone who is in the draw will be posted on here with a #.. There is no secret way to the numbers.. I'll just pull all the names and assign 1 - 2 - 3 etc..
After the names have been posted 2 Draws will be done using Random.Org. I will Screen Shot them so that people will see that this took place. At specific time and
CLOSED: Micro Colour Contest!Wowowow, what an amazing few weeks of entries! The Micro Colour Contest is now officially over, with 106 wonderful entries from over 70 different deviants!!! Thank you all so much for participating. chromeantennae and I have our work cut out for us! I'll see you all in the results journal!CLOSED: Micro Colour Contest!9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Keep an eye out for the results... Coming Soon!
You're all amazing.
GUEST JUDGE ANNOUNCEMENT:
Okay, so this is a pretty cool update. Instead of just me staring blankly at all of your incredible entries and having NO IDEA who to pick, I'm bringing in the big guns!
Please welcome the incomparable chromeantennae,
who is joining me as a Special Guest Judge!
I consider Ricky to be one of my closest friends, and one of my favourite poets here on deviantArt. He has a wonderful eye for the incredible, and I'm sure he'll be super great help with the (daunting) task of judging your fantastic work! Here are just a few words
A Call to Conversation--:devastergirl:If you have a deviant you'd like to see included, please send TwilightPoetess a note with the subject "Call to Conversation"--make sure to include the deviant's name as well as a reason you think they'd make a good interview subject! Also, feel free to send along a question or two you'd like to have answered by them!A Call to Conversation--:devastergirl:1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
This week's feature is AsterGirl!
Aster is relatively new to the dA Lit Community, but is already making waves with her emotional and haunting poetry. If you haven't checked out her gallery yet, head over there and do so now--I can assure you, you won't regret it! Her pieces will make you reconsider the world...and fall in love with her writing style.
1. Tell us a little about yourself and how you came up with your username?
My name is Priscilla, but I prefer it if you call me Aster. I am a teenage poet residing in Los Angeles. Though most people find it hard to believe, I am 14 (going
Love dA Lit: Issue 164Welcome to the one-hundred sixty-fourth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.Love dA Lit: Issue 1641 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources | Open Admin Positions
My deviantART StoryMy deviantART story starts (and will, hopefully, end, though not anytime in the near future!) with collaborations.My deviantART Story9 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
That's not to say that I was collaborating with people RIGHT out of the gate--don't get me wrong, I was like any other fresh-faced newbie in that my participation with other writers/artists was dismally horrendous. As in, I didn't participate.
I joined deviantART June 2008; I posted up my FIRST collaboration more than a year later, in July 2009. That is where my story begins.
losingmyfaith was the very first person to approach me about collaborating. I had always DREAMED of having the sort of relationship with my watchers that they could, without fearing rebuff or rejection, send me a note or a comment ANY TIME to work with them. I think in recent years, I've achieved that--but back then, there weren't many people out there willing to work with strangers online. A matter of wearing their
June Literature DD Round Up:iconneurotype:June Literature DD Round Up10 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
Features by neurotype
Ellie, chap. 1. by solis-ortus Journeyed Too Far West by CrackedMack Summer Love by callerofcrows if i hadn't had the drunk luck to meet you by thetaoofchaos Kayaking at 7am on Blackridge by greenleo94 Suicides Learning To Speak by Rosary0fSighs My Mother's Horse by Kathryn-Walt
Features by inknalcohol
Adrian by schriftsteller :thumb448248442: breathing is easy but I'm terrible at it by Bluezbreakr twenty by brokenfragilethings the world doesn't need beauty sleep by herbodyismycoffin Death Is Patient by Longdragon92 yellow by Aquarius-Claire The Day I was Never Born by RoboticZamat The Understanding by oracle-of-nonsense . by oaklungs The House Of Dying Poetry by NemoX7 longing by chasingcloudbursts he cried because no one cried for him by CelestialMemories The Man with the Gaping Eye by NightLigt When It Rains by Riorlyne Bard's Lament by DeniseCroy She Was With the Stars by WindFragments
Features by IrrevocableFate
Kingdom of Night by fallenidle Renfield's Clock by fainting-goat Jessa by leyghan Afterlife Astronaut by AyeAye12 Hello, I'm Me- Nice To Meet You by ieatrosepetals symphony stellata by Lissomer What I Lost by bruxing Grave Robber's Dowager by Mertus Depression (in Eight Parts) by SpiritFingers Passing Ships by ohanthem we shouldn't be so afraid of death by dearspineless In Between the Living and the Undead by AuthorKatieOlson
Features by ShadowedAcolyte
How to disappear completely by futilitarian :thum
Impromptu Feature!Seeing as how I've gotten, well, another influx of views (And watchers, 7 today), I want to use that for good.Impromptu Feature!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So I'm going to feature 4 writers who I feel deserve more attention.
First, is a friend of mine in the beautiful br0kenbutterflies. She's quickly becoming one of my favorite writers on deviantART and I'm so happy she's on dA to share her beautiful works. Her poetry is so....honest, so introspective, it carries so much weight and beauty with it. I adore her works:
Second, is a new deviant by the name of Vanelopes-corner. We've only spoken for a little bit but her passion for her poetry is more than evident and I appreciate it. I love it when I come across someone who loves literature as much as I do and I can feel it in her words, as well as her creations:
Third, is the very kind Kamission!
Giveaway + Awesome commissions to check out!WINNERSGiveaway + Awesome commissions to check out!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place :iconcrimsonseal:
2nd Place :iconfelizias:
I'm back!!!! OMG so many messages!!! LOL Today is draw day I will announce the winners later tonight!!
Thank you all for the wonderful feedback comments, watches and favs!!
WTF happened to DA OMG it's all neeeew!!!
My internet works at last LOL!!! I have been working away and since I'll be busy with commission I won't be very active (Bishie Project and lolita scouts will have to wait a bit) , so I want to do another give away. Now before that I want to mention that a lot of these give-aways are thanks to the awesome people that donated, you'll find some in my donation widget and the other gave points without the widget but I want to give a huge thanks to those people!
Give Away This Week is: DL - OCT 17th
1. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ADD ME TO YOU'RE WATCH
Junkies Group Spotlight #5 :iconburdenedhearts:Junkies Group Spotlight #51 year ago in Art Features More Like This
BurdenedHearts Is a group that aims to focus on uniting people and encouraging them to support each other through life. We will actively encourage members to share their stories and talk to each other to make new friends, we will discuss important issues that may affect our members and we will accept all artworks that deal with an emotional issue. This is not limited to mental health issues, and the group is open to anyone.
BloodshotInk scarletwave Sammur-amat
thetaoofchaos TheGalleryOfEve ssensory
Story-of-a-Mind Nichrysalis lupus-astra
RiseandbeStronger SheDares mormonbookworm
IrrevocableFate Hfeather53 Gingersanps
FuzzyHoser DearPoetry DorianHarper
introverted-ghost Aurora9912 camelopardalisinblue
Site Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New BrushesWhat's NewSite Update: Google Analytics to Beta, New Brushes1 year ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Google Analytics For Your Profile (Beta Testing)
Beta Testers can now link Google Analytics to their Profile! Google Analytics brings deviants access to comprehensive statistics about their deviantART profile, artwork, Journals, galleries, and collections.
Read more »
Calligraphy and Watercolor Brushes in deviantART Muro
Two new brushes have been added to Muro! One is a calligraphy brush that allows you to create calligraphic writing, and the other is a watercolor brush that lets you simulate a watercolor look.
Embedding SoundCloud Files In Journals
You can now share SoundCloud uploads in your Journal! When visiting SoundCloud and listening to a song, click the
Did You Know - Community VolunteerCommunity VolunteerDid You Know - Community Volunteer1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Community Volunteers (short CV) are deviants that help the community out by providing them with a specific contact point in relation to galleries, chat and forums
Every CV only acts within the areas they are trained in. That means that generally, a gallery CV will not moderate chatrooms or forums or give DDs for artworks in other galleries (unless having permission). And no chat/forum CV will give DDs. In some instances, some volunteers are trained in Chats & Forums and Galleries and have permission to cross-over. To be certain, you can view the whole roster of volunteers here and see what area a volunteer is representing.
Any volunteer can be easily recognized by the heart, next to their username.
Community Volunteers are regular people, just like everyone else, with a few special pr
Community Volunteers Interviews - Part 1Daily Deviations WeekCommunity Volunteers Interviews - Part 13 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Community Volunteers can seem confusing, intimidating, or intriguing at times. The community tends to have many questions for them, and does not always fully understand who they are as people and what they do as volunteers on DA. In this two part interview we hope to answer and address some of your many questions!
1. What factors do you look for when assessing a potential Daily Deviation? What are some of the toughest factors that you face in your decision making?
Technical skill is big because the community wants to see the best of the best in the DDs section so I try to deliver. Originality and concept are also big factors for me. If the piece can bring about an emotional response as well, then it is truly a piece of art in my opinion.
Something that stands out among the rest or has a well conceived underlying message. I especially like strong characters, and by that I mean ones that have flaws
[CLOSED] Weekly 100 Points Giveaway Winners:[CLOSED] Weekly 100 Points Giveaway9 months ago in Personal More Like This
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Hi people. :iconfeelingfreeplz:
I'm working on a little rage game, so I'll probably not upload anything this month
But I don't want to completely abandon DA whole month, so I'll return with the weekly 100 [Points] giveaway.
[Bullet; Red] How to participate.
[Bullet; Yellow][+fav] This journal
[Bullet; Yellow]Share your favorite youtube channel.
And that's it [La la la la]
[Bullet; Blue] There will be 2 winners ( 50 [Points] each )
[Bullet; Blue] The winners will be announced in a week
Good luck everyone [La la la la]
Funkadelic - the ShoutoutsRecently, there have been people who have been outstandingly kind -- either to me or the community, and I wish to highlight them here.Funkadelic - the Shoutouts1 year ago in Personal More Like This
imaginative-lioness -- Okay, maybe not so recent, but she deserves a shoutout! Her Literature Roadtrips are so carefully put together, and the feedback she gives is always so kind and helpful. I thank her so much for all the time and dedication she has put forth in her Roadtrips. She also has a group LiteratureRoadtrip and you should all check it out!
anobrain -- Ella is such a kind and lovely person. I'd like to say that we've become good friends, and her kindness never ceases to amaze me. She recently read my recent poem, a collaboration piece with marlboroblacks, and uploaded it to soundcloud. You can read it here. https://soundcloud.com/ellathepirate/moor-by-ssolaris-and Thank you so much, Ella!
insomniaplague - Who has always been so kind and sweet to me since we
Funkadelic - the UnknownFunkadelic is a sporadic feature for the most talented and lovely literature artists on DeviantART; it is hosted by ssolaris.Funkadelic - the Unknown1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Today, Funkadelic's first article includes incredibly talented writers that are severely unknown or recently joined this website. These lovely people are ambulances, marlboroblacks, whatserrname, rigor-samsa, and just-get-over-it.
Korey, also known as ambulances, is a magnificent poet and Korey's poetry is highly inspirational. Ambulances has received a Daily Deviation feature in May of last year, but definitely deserves additional recognition. Here are a couple pieces of Korey's wonderful poetry:
Here's what people have said about each pieces --
"Lovely, well written." - camelopardalisinblue
on cigarettes, vodka, and axe.
"Escapism is best when you're the one doing it. Th