F**k-ugly watermarks.I follow a lot of insanely talented artists here on DA, people whose work I look at in sheer awe and whose skill I can only dream of one day matching.F**k-ugly watermarks. in Personal More Like This
Unsurprisingly, that high quality of work leads to them either having their work ripped off or operating in fear of that happening. They, quite rightly, want to protect their art with a watermark, something which I'm not against at all.
What I am against, what I hate, is people using that god-awful DA watermark.
If you are a good artist: don't be a lazy git. Make your own watermark, use your own logo. You'll protect your work without doing it the disservice of having some automatically-generated arse-smear ruining it.
The Turtles TrailerI am absolutely delighted with it. It’s everything I hoped it would be: Terrible.The Turtles Trailer in Personal More Like This
Had it looked GOOD, there would have been this nagging feeling that I’d be missing out on something if I stuck to my vow of never again watching another Michael Bay movie. I have fond childhood memories of the Turtles, so I may have weakened. But because it looks like, well, a Michael Bay movie, that feeling simply isn’t there. I have no desire, at all, to pay for or sit through that film.
Transformers 3 was the last chance I was willing to give. I thought “There’s no way it could actually be WORSE than Transformers 2. I’ll give it a shot”.
Somehow…. it was.
That was it. That was the breaking point. No more Bay. EVERYTHING he goes near is pure effluent, and all the evidence you need of how toxic a film Turtles is going to be is in that trailer.
Obviously, we don’t know what the plot is at this point, but it’s a
Patreon SketchbookAfter much fretting over the potential ramifications of making use of the Patreon service, I have decided: f**k it. I'm going ahead with my plans.Patreon Sketchbook in Personal More Like This
Might be a mistake, but I'll cross that bridge when I come to it.....and then jump off to make a daring river-escape should things go south.
Assuming I haven't ballsed anything up (I'm new to using Patreon), my page can now be found here: https://www.patreon.com/jollyjack
Content is much the same as you'd find in the "Beasts and Babes sketchbooks" that have appeared in the Apsara Portfolio previously, so if you've no interest in that kind of material, save your time and coin and don't bother with it.
I'll be adding a new sketch roughly every day, along with sneak peeks at new Apsara comics that I'm working on.
Nothing will be 100% exclusive to Patreon, it will just show up there first. Eventually all content will become available via the channels I usually use, so don't get in a twist if you don't want to use that service.
Last chicken in Sainsbury's“Dirty Bird”, a fried chicken vendor in Wales, has been forced to defend its choice in logo:Last chicken in Sainsbury's in Personal More Like This
Some rather prudish individuals have complained that it looks a mite dubious, while the owner of Dirty Bird has insisted that people are seeing what they want to see, and not what was intended.
It is claimed that the logo is simply the lower case initials of the company placed back to back in order to form the neck and wings of a cockerel.
Seeing one of Dirty Bird’s recent promotional images, however; one might be given cause to doubt their professed innocence.
And people ask why I like living on this spiteful little island
RPGs need to find a new angle.I’ve been skimming through previews of Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt.RPGs need to find a new angle. in Personal More Like This
I am so bored with the standard aesthetic of RPGs.
Swords, sorcery, European environments.
I’m sure that my weariness of these visuals stems from the fact I live in England, and that I grew up playing amid the ruins that scatter the borderlands of the North East. Ancient mounds, the remnants of Hadrian’s wall, fallen abbeys and frontier fortifications; because I see all that in REAL LIFE, I have no desire to wander digital versions.
Fable 2 and 3 are exceptions. Those are clearly fantasy versions of England, but they nod to different periods in history. 16th and 17th century rather than 11th and 12th. Flintlocks over chainmail. It adds something new.
I never bothered to finish Skyrim, but I’ve played Fallout 3 and New Vegas a dozen times, because the latter games are, to British eyes, a more exotic world. They are just as strange and foreign to me as a land l
Bell$ and Whi$tle$You remember when mobile phones used to just do one thing: be a phone? Then they could text. Then they could take photos. Then they could connect to the internet.Bell$ and Whi$tle$ in Personal More Like This
People pay hundreds for the latest iPhone, which does a ton of things on top of being a phone, and which is why I DON'T OWN ONE!
I carry a phone because I might need to make a call.
Don't think that I'm some sort of Luddite that takes offence at all the bells and whistles they bolt onto the little boxes. I'm not. I just have no use for them, and so, I don't want to pay for them.
I can go into my local phone emporium and pick up a device that is a phone and only a phone for £19.99 (or even less!). No camera, no internet access, just a crappy little green screen that displays a number.
It's a phone, nothing more.
Which brings me to the next generation of consoles.
As far back as I have desired them, they have cost around the £100 – £200 mark at launch, even when they started doing things they didn't need to, like play DVDs/Blue
Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho.You know what I've always felt Christmas eve lacks?Now I have a machine gun. Ho Ho Ho. in Personal More Like This
Paranoia and a sense of impending doom.
The "party game" I just picked up should do the trick.
Each player gets a Nerf gun, the name of a target and the location in the house where they have to shoot them at some point over the course of the evening.
Nothing says "Christmas" like an assassination contract.
.....yes. I have been playing Hitman too long.
The Day of The Doctor is at hand.....As a long-time Doctor Who fan, I'm kind of excited over this.The Day of The Doctor is at hand..... in Personal More Like This
****theories that may turn out to be spoilers****
"The name I chose was the Doctor. It's like a promise you make.", that's what the 11th Doctor said, shortly before a hitherto unseen Doctor appears.
My theory is that this was Doctor 8.5.
"He's the one who broke the promise."
We know that, as of the 9th incarnation, the Doctor is the last Time Lord standing after the final Time War against the Daleks. This conflict ended with the Doctor using some device/mechanism known as "The Moment", which saw about the destruction of both his own race and the enemy.
If "Doctor" is a promise, then I think genocide does a fairly good job of breaking it.
John Hurt's "Doctor" is the Doctor..... but not.
Grow some balls.I don't mind people voicing that they don't like my work or the content of my silly little cartoons. Most of the time I find it funny! But what really grates is when the individual doesn't have the spine to do so via their day-to-day DA profile.Grow some balls. in Personal More Like This
They set up a new one. One which they use to rattle off whatever flatulance they believe passes as worthwhile commentary in the real world, most likely in the wake of mummy and daddy slapping them on the wrist over something - angsty, juvenile pricks that they are.
And juvenile they must be, as anyone with a mite more experience would realise that any weight you hope your words might have is completely lost when someone visits your "slander" profile and reads the numbers "0 Deviations", "0 Favourites", "0 Watchers", "No Journal entries", etc.
It renders your words as vacuous as your gallery.
So if you're going to type stuff like "I feel like some of the smut you draw takes away from the credibility of your art as a whole." or
Someone's trying to get into my DA account.Just got a password reset notification email.Someone's trying to get into my DA account. in Personal More Like This
Can't really understand the mentality of people that set out to cause digital vandalism.
Angsty, pathetic little minds, so stunted on the creativity front that the only way they can feel any sense of accomplishment is by undoing someone else’s efforts?
I just can't think that....small.
You can do any number of things with your time, any number of wonderful things to make your mark on the world. If all you can come up with is doing something to make another person’s life more difficult: you’re a bit of a prick.
The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong ResonanceA thousand years tradition of scaring children at bedtime continues for children of all ages. News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago [link] in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human societies worldwide. My worry, have fairy tales been marginalized by modernism?The Fairy Tale, A Lifelong Resonance in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
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A Thousand Years Tradition of Scaring Children at Bedtime
Continues for Children of All Ages
News of the discovery of 500 “new” fairy tales collected over 150 years ago in Germany and locked away in a forgotten archive has me thinking about the enduring importance of these narrative treasures in the lives of human
Aquarius: Children Of The Celestial SeaAquarius: Children Of The Celestial Sea in Art Features More Like This
AQUARIUS: Children of the Celestial Sea
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
The concept of Astrology or “study of the stars” has been around since the ancient world and can be traced as far back as the first dynasty of Mesopotamia.
For some the stars are a portent of the future and help inform one on the best course of action to take based on the stars’ alignment. If born under a specific “star” or month during the year you may have certain characteristics and manneri
Cosplay: From Fandom to IdentityWatch depthRADIUSCosplay: From Fandom to Identity in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cosplay: From Fandom To Indentity
Written By techgnotic
Goddess with Black Wing
Welcome to a whole new level.
Cosplay is taking over the world and our only surprise is what took it so long. There is so much to explore in this current Cosplay crusade. Let’s take a look beyond the headlines and thriving Con event circuit and get to the heart of what makes Cosplay so special to so many around the Earth Sphere. This is your chance to share with us the important elements, storylines, issues, and community members you would like to see highlighted.
To get this party started we’re running a series of profiles and tutorials t
Witch Sorceress EnchantressWitch Sorceress Enchantress in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Witchas Multifaceted Icon
Throughout history artists of every discipline have been fascinated, inspired and transfixed at every historical stage of the shifting perceptions of the “Witch” in any given time or society. The seams within every page of every chapter written against or in defense of the witch have been alternatively filled with oppressive sexism, blind eyed religious bigotry, occult doctrine, fevered and forbidden lustful sexuality, misplaced fear, and reams of wide eyed superstition.
Consequently, the colors, and lines within every stroke upon every canvas and visceral depiction, carry all the burdensome weight of the long intricacies of this subject. With respect to this much maligned, religiously and politically repurposed, perpetually misunderstood subject
Faux Propaganda ArtFaux Propaganda Art in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
animal farm propaganda
In Progressive America...
FREE EGYPT Poster
A Tribute to Hans Ruedi GigerA Tribute to Hans Ruedi Giger in Art Features More Like This
He was an artist you might not know.
But you’ve met his children…
It’s rare that a “new” iconic monster is born and becomes forever identifiable,—— no matter the variations, by generation after generation. So it was when George Romero created the ultimate “zombie” in his Night of the Living Dead in 1968. Zombie Apocalypse fans today may have never heard of George or seen the original “Night,” but the zombies they so love in fare like The Walking Dead owe their existence to Romero’s original vision.
In 1979, screenwriter Dan O’Bannon craft
Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben HeineArtist on Fire:Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben Heine in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romania and South Korea.
Pencil Vs Camera - 58by BenHeine
The Lonely Whale's Cry for LoveThe Lonely Whale's Cry for Love in Art Features More Like This
The Lonely Whale’s Cry for Love
52 Hertz Whale:
Is Anyone Out There?
Each year he makes his migration south from the Aleutian Islands to a breeding area in the Pacific Ocean parallel to Central California, looking for a mate. Unlike other blue and fin whales, his more than 6000 miles a year round-trip swim is a solitary one. He does not travel along with the blues or the fins, because he is neither. He is most probably either a hybrid blue
A Modern Day Fairy GodmotherA Modern Day Fairy Godmother in Art Features More Like This
the lilac wood by Lillyxandra
There’s a hint of fairy dust in the air at the Firefly Path workshop where JoEllen Elam (Lillyxandra) brings her fairytale costume creations to life.
Weaving her magic through every piece of the enchanting princess gowns and fantastical fairie wears she creates, JoEllen is here to show that Cinderella isn’t the only one with a fairy godmother. Armed with only a love for cosplaying, a passion for costuming and a can—do attitude, this self taught costume designer beg
Transrealism: The New Science Fiction?Transrealism: The New Science Fiction? in Art Features More Like This
Transrealism THE NEW SCIENCE FICTION?
Transrealism was coined by writer, critic and mathematician Rudy Packer in his 1983 essay, “A Transrealist Manifesto,” as a description of a specific sort of science fiction that was emerging at that time.
This was the introduction of sci-fi elements into fic
sunstone interviewhttp://readcomicbooks.net/home/webcomic-of-the-week-31/sunstone interview in Personal More Like This
sunstone review XDgotta plug this one, this guy reviews webcomics, and in all honesty i never really thought sunstone would ever be reviewed there.sunstone review XD in Personal More Like This
dunno, just always had a mental idea of a webcomic being something with it's own site XD
anyhooo, here is the video review i must say i had a few good laughs XD
foreveer....and eeveeerrrforeveer....and eeveeerrr in Personal More Like This
this is 25 layers of pun with a pun cherry on top
well...damn XDtoday i woke up with my wife giddily urging me to check this bit of awesome XD...well...damn XD in Personal More Like This
and my mind being a compilation of stupid puns with a few coherent thoughts floating around here and there....
of course my first thought was...
hang in there anne XD
aaand another awesome cosplay!!!and i LOVE the framing of the shotaaand another awesome cosplay!!! in Personal More Like This
ravine reviews pouring in :)so issue 1 is finally coming out this Wednesday and the reviews are pouring inravine reviews pouring in :) in Personal More Like This
aaand they seem to like it XD
buut for a democratic balance, i did find one that pretty much reviews it as worst comic aver XD
this is a very good thing. hype needs to be kept in check.
ultimately tho , like any other story, ravine is what you bring with you into it.
if you enter as a cynic, refusing to suspend your disbelief, it will be a pile of ass. same can be said for pret
san diego comic con 2013both me and my wife will be there and sketching up a storm. sketches will be free, but as it will be top cow bound i will be sketching only on blank cover comics they have there. on the bright side, you get a comic and a sketch of your choice....san diego comic con 2013 in Personal More Like This
ravine with lisa in bondage on the cover.... MAKES PERFECT SENSE XD
apologies for the delays..ughi do believe this photo explains a few thingsapologies for the delays..ugh in Personal More Like This
my review of new wacom cintiq...if you have a desk and don't move it around?
if not... WELCOME TO HELL!
o0lder models used to come with a metal plug connector it was strong, stable and worked perfectly.
new ones come with this flimsy piece of crap that keeps losing contact which often makes your computer forget that you even have a tablet forcing you to restart
not just that but the driver is a mess and often forgets it can orientate the screen for left handed use... being a leftie, it is quite important to me
so yeah...buyer beware.
luckily my boss at top cow found me the currently discontinued lenovo x230t so soon i will be back at full force
and then i will take an axe...take this wacom behind my building...and reenact a scene from the shining
aaanyhoo, should post the next strip in a week, will be posting some wipshots, maybe even some making of videos as i want to try
updates and a thank youso... sunstone book 1 was the fifth place on the top seller graphic novels listsupdates and a thank you in Personal More Like This
this was your doing and you have my sincere thanks.
i did not expect this. sunstone was never supposed to be a moneymaker project and will continue to be a free webcomic to it's very end. but your support meant a lot
last year was tough...
you noticed that my output was significantly lower...well... in the number of strips, but taking into consideration the much longer strips of chapter 4, difference is not that drastic.
there was a reason for this. i kept alluding to a family health crisis. i prefer to keep these things to myself
but now that this is behind us, i can say what made a mess of the year
my mom was diagnosed with a severe heart condition. day before book 1 came out she was admitted to hospital to have stents implanted and the procedure was a success.
last year i was operating under a constant prepare for the worst case scenario kind of pressure.
to ensure i
infernal month...this month was a baaad one..as you may have noticed by the sheer derailment of my schedule.infernal month... in Personal More Like This
i wont go into details, but suffice to say, by this Wednesday i will clear my workload and on Thursday or Friday next update cometh....
now if you will excuse me i'm off to collapse with exhaustion
updates again! and the same feature as before..:iconroseplz::iconroseplz::iconroseplz::iconroseplz::iconroseplz::iconroseplz::iconroseplz::iconroseplz::iconroseplz:updates again! and the same feature as before.. in Personal More Like This
I'm so happy, I've recieved a gift from dearest Lhianne :iconLhianne:
It's so stunning beautiful..woow.. and I will also feature her art next time. I'm so happy!!
Thank you, Thank you, Thank you my dear friend
Gosh..wooow....this is amazing news..I have got my sixth DD suggestion accepted!!
And I've made another deviant happy!! I'm so glad!!!
wooooow!!!!! Congrats to :iconNeverLookBackk:
I woke up to this this morning. And there were a gorgeous man with my name on his chest..!
It's a gift from the amazing artist
A message..and same Red-haired beautys ..I want to share the animated version of one of my work ANIMATED VERSION http://elves-of-rosegarden.iphpbb3.com/forum/79145872nx244/permission-r-and-s-f227/sweedies-t6543.html#p70329A message..and same Red-haired beautys .. in Personal More Like This
Hi my friends
I just want to say I'm not going to have much time for dA for a week or some weeks ahead.
My daughter are coming to Sweden on her annual Christmas visit. Only 5 days left now.
I will be here now and then, but I want to spend my time with my daughter as well.
We have only a few week together.
But she is not home all the time, so maybe I'll create a work..don't know.
So I am so sorry if I am not so nice this weeks to come.
I will 'fave and run' a lot, just to keep up.
But you all know you are doing great works wich I love so if I fav your work, I love it even if I don't write in the comment box!
I don't know if anyone are going to read this, or will miss me or notice at all that I'm not here so much as ususal.
But I'll write this in my journal a
Feature[Love][Love][Love][Love][Love][Love]Feature in Art Features More Like This
Thia journal/feature are now featured in his group
and therefor it has more exposure of your art.
Gifts from dear friends where I have been included!
Thank you very very much[Love]
Fantastic Amazing Gorgeous artworks!!!!
Thank you very much for featuring me since last journal to the following deviants....
Gifts and Feature...Gifts and Feature... in Art Features More Like This
Gifts from dear friends.
Fabulous art! Thank you for including me
Thank you to following deviants and friend
for featuring me since last journal.
Appreciate it so much [Heart]
Two Themes Contest winners and Feature..Two Themes Contest winners and Feature.. in Personal More Like This
Thank you to those who donate points to me.
I do not use them myself.
Right now balance are 688 points.
So I'm happy for every point so i can give them forward.
So far has been given out...
* 3 deviants has got 3 months PM
* 3 deviants has got 1 months PM
* Prizes in 4 contests.
* Points here and there for PM all over dA
(sorry. I had to start over because something went wrong to my other donation pool.)
I can't submit to half of my groups,
I would appreciate if you requests my work if you want it.
I have reported it but nothing is happening
Someone told me this
Gifts and feature... Update this journal with an updated gift I have recieved some time ago.Gifts and feature... in Personal More Like This
I'm speachless, i love sunflowers and I love the summerfeeling in this work and dedication.
A great artist and amazing friend, I'm so honored!
If you haven't been visit this great artist's gallery before,
you should and must visit her account now.
Her work are all amazing!
I have had the honor to receive two beautiful gifts from friends the other day. They are such amazing artists and i want to thank them for giving me, as one of their friends, these gifts. I'm so proud and grateful to have such warmhearted friends .I really don't think I deserve any. All I try do is to be grateful, polite and to be a good friend to them who wants to have my friendship....so Thank you very much my dear friends
Other amazing works from theirs galler
Points, gift and feature <3Points, gift and feature <3 in Personal More Like This
I want to thank peroni68:iconperoni68: for generously donated .
This gesture makes me very grateful and warm in my heart and means so much to me. He is not only generous,
he is also a great artist...and stocker..
Thank you my dear friend
Another great artist who generously has been given a stunning beautiful gift
to all her friends and watchers are
an amazingly beautiful piece
Other work from her gallery
Thank you dear
Beautiful work from my favorites..picked randomly...Enjoy..!
:thumb299787378:The hunter by crayonmaniacSteal my pain by sara-helAtardecer en Paris by Marazul45
:thumb299751055::thumb299662277:Snow White by Le-Regard-des-ElfesKitty Kisses by Radthorne
Snow White's Fall by ZindyDragon Blossom by ldiehlMuse by FurorArtTrip around the World by SilverCurlyART
W i D o W by J-u-d-a-sBecoming by DesignbyKatt:thumb2996
A new gift, feature and self promotion updatesA new gift, feature and self promotion updates in Personal More Like This
I have recieved a stunning beautiful gift today from :iconcrayonmaniac: It's a collab with her friend :iconJoe-Maccer:
I Love this gift, I love the concept with the fractal and her beautiful art mixed together to one piece.
I'm so extremely happy and glad for it, Thank you very much for this surprise my sweet friend
Other dedications from her I am part of
Feature of the artists who have had a feature on my art recently, giving back....
L o t u S by J-u-d-a-s
KIM by babsartcreationsCastles In The Sky by ElchananVickie by kitiekat4UI Dreamt of Brighter Days by MoonlightMysteria:thumb272962706:The Realms of Enchantment by EnchantedWhispersArt:thumb288169720:EYE see you by YBsilon
and some stockers....
:thumb273789675::thumb285657521::thumb288877625::thumb288908345:Wild animal 243 - sulky gorilla by Momotte2stocks
I want to thank all my friends for the [+fav] and comment on
A new dedication,Feature of gifts and Time Out... Big surprise again. I have received a dedication from my sweet friend :iconNebelelfeNaemy:A new dedication,Feature of gifts and Time Out... in Personal More Like This
I am honored and proud to be dedicated this work together with her friends.
Thank you very much, you are so kind
Some amazing work from her gallery, make sure you visit it.
Gosh! A big surprise!!
I have recieved such a beautiful work dedicated to me as one of friends from Nina-Lipkin-Art:iconHopelessRomance85:
I'm sooo honored and soo proud to have such great friend. This work are stunning beautiful
I Thank you Nina-Lipkin-Artfrom the bottom of my heart´
She has an amazing gallery and if you hasn't been visit her gallery before I recommend it!!
Other beatiful gifts and dedications I have recieved from my dear friends.
In Bloom by babsartcreations BeautyAsianGirl by CindysArt :thumb1754
Gifts and FeatureGifts and Feature in Art Features More Like This
For some reason I don't know, one can't see my journal in the widget.
One has to press 'journal' on the top --> and -->'all' (in the left corner under the 'feature' text.)
BEAUTIFUL GIFTS I HAVE BEEN INCLUDED IN.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH
Music of the Stars by ElissandrAnne
Tomb Raider Snake Temple by DraakeT by DraakeT
Just a Dream by Sandra-Cristhina
Mature themes in American AnimationWhen I first discovered Anime, my mind was blown. Here were Japanese animations being made which told adult stories with sex, violence, and all sorts of things I'd never seen before done in American films. As a teenager the constant pandering to children and the reluctance to accept more mature themes and ideas in American animated films pissed me off. Why can't american cartoons be taken more seriously and have stuff for adults too outside of South Park and The Simpsons?Mature themes in American Animation in Personal More Like This
In 1998 Stephen Spielberg tried to change that. After having a successful run of kids cartoons (Tiny Toons, Animaniacs, Pink and the Brain, etc), he took it a step further by giving us a PRIME TIME cartoon series aimed at adults. It was called "Invasion America." It was a sci-fi epic, featured a slew of big name actors including Leonard Nimoy, and featured more adult oriented themes such as sex, violence, and swearing!
It sucked and was a resounding failure.
The epic plot they were trying to weave would never be compl
Skyrim, Steve Universe, and Anita SarkeesianSkyrim ComicsSkyrim, Steve Universe, and Anita Sarkeesian in Personal More Like This
I’ve been doodling some jokes about my experiences with Skyrim. I’m sure the answer I’ll get is an emphatic “yes” but I wanted to ask all the same. Should I post those? Right now they’re just pencil sketches and I don’t know if any of them are worth slaving over to completion... I’m open to suggestions or advice.
Are there any other sandbox style games like Skyrim? I mean, in that I don’t need to do the main quest to have fun. That the world is huge and I can do whatever I want. And that doesn’t revolve around scarface worshipping in an urban location. I’m trying to catch up on a lot of the games I missed initially. Not sure what I should be checking out, but if you’ve read my Skyrim journals you’ll know how I play and what I like. Just no GTA crap.
This show weirds me out. Is it just me, or are the Crystal Ge
Censoring the InternetA few weeks ago I made mention of feminist Anita Sarkeesian who started a kickstarter for a web series called "Tropes Vs Women" specifically centered around how women are portrayed in video games.Censoring the Internet in Personal More Like This
Despite the fact that kickstarters are payed for by people who've made the decision they want to contribute their money to the project, Anita came under attack from gamers for "scamming" audiences when her fund far exceeded the target goal. Just this past week it's come out that a 25 year old man from Sault Ste Marie, Ontario, Canada, created a video game where the object is to punch the crap out of Anita. Wounds, bruises, and blood gush out the more you beat her up in this virtual game, and it's drawn some widespread attention.
Whether you agree with her viewpoint is not the issue, it's the fact that this retaliation is just "wrong" on so many levels. Do these people realize that what they're doing is shooting themselves in the foot? Making a video game where you beat up someone who's making
'Why Are We Even Talking About This?'I get that phrase a lot, that and "over react much?" whenever I bring up ANY issue, be it from a video game, politics, or whatever. There seems to be a lot of people who just don't wanna talk about anything at all, and would much rather these discussions just not exist so they can get on with their lives.'Why Are We Even Talking About This?' in Personal More Like This
You'll be unsurprised to learn that I don't agree with that wisdom. In my books, if you don't do anything, nothing is going to happen. If there's an injustice in the world somewhere and you stay silent, that injustice isn't going to fix itself. It will just keep happening. That, my friends, is complacency.
Then of course there are those people who don't believe that the world will ever change, therefor there's no reason to try, and actively try to stop anyone who dares to stand up for something. I can't begin to describe how annoying that mindset is to me. It's almost sadistic in it's very nature, by actively trying to stop people from making the world a better place by being dismissi
Might No 9 Female Robot DebacleNot sure how I missed this but a couple days ago one of the kickstarter people attached to Keiji Inafune’s “Mighty No. 9” project has caused a bit of controversy. It seems she tweeted that she would have liked for Mighty No. 9’s designs to be female. And then the internet exploded on her for trying to further her “feminist agenda.”Might No 9 Female Robot Debacle in Personal More Like This
You know... I keep harping on these issues because of idiotic shit like this. I mean, seriously? It’s not even a THING. She said she would have LIKED it if the character designs were female, not that she was trying to FORCE her agenda on anything. Clearly from the design art the character is already male to begin with, so what are people worried about? There’s literally no need to get angry over this. It was someone’s OPINION about something they were working on.
Granted, from what I understand of the debacle, she didn’t handle herself well with the uproar, but frankly I’m more forgiving about
New 3-D Peanuts Movie... but why?No. Just... NO!New 3-D Peanuts Movie... but why? in Personal More Like This
Look... It’s incredibly commendable that Blue Sky (A studio who’s talent is sadly grossly ignored by the general public) is able to re-create almost perfectly the art style of Charles Schulz with computer graphics. My main problem is... WHY? Why does it have to be 3-D? Why does it have to be CGI? Ever heard of Occam’s Razor: “The simplest solution is often the best?” Why work so hard emulating a hand drawn art style in 3-D instead of just doing it HAND DRAWN? For all their hard work, this looks like a 2-D Peanuts cartoon minus the outlines so... why not just animated in 2-D and don’t use outlines??? You can even apply a post faux 3-D effect over it to achieve basically the exact same results you get here so... Why?
To be fair, the movie looks like it’s going to be very faithful to the original series and probably will be very cute. I just don’t understand why it needs to be 3-D.
JollyJack, Sam Pepper, and Emma WatsonJollyJack made this cute comicJollyJack, Sam Pepper, and Emma Watson in Personal More Like This
Sadly what confuses me are people writing up “Shots Fired!” comments under the artwork. That makes no sense to me. Is it because he draws “sexy” things and people just assume that I’m against “sexy” things cuz I make feminist-slanting comics from time to time? If that’s their beef, then they’re idiots and lack simple comprehension skills necessary to form accurate conclusions based on things I’ve said. Especially since I’ve said that not only do I like sexy artwork and characters, but that I like JJ’s work and have no issues with it what-so-ever. Anyway... ENJOY THE CUTE CARTOON!
So there’s this YouTuber named Sam Pepper who does viral prank videos. Recently he did a series of videos where he pinched the butts of various people, both men and women. In the videos it appears unprovoked and very invasive of random st
So What is it that Gamers Want?Over the past several weeks gamers have been whining incessantly about” journalistic integrity” over the supposed “scandalous” incident involving Zoe Quinn which may or may not have actually happened at all.So What is it that Gamers Want? in Personal More Like This
Zoe Quinn was accused of sleeping with journalists to get positive reviews for her game... which wasn’t true. While it’s entirely possible that she did sleep with games reviewers while cheating on her current boyfriend, there’s no real evidence that that translated into positive attention for her game. And frankly, that’s not really any of our business is it? A person’s personal sex life isn’t anything WE, gamers, should be concerned with.
But weather or not you believe the rumors, the thing that gamers seem to want NOW is to “rid games journalism of corruption,” which begs the question... what corruption? I understand that there’s this idea that if a game journalist donates money to a game on, say, Patre
Featured artists and deviationsMy group:Featured artists and deviations in Personal More Like This
Featured artists! Show them some love!
Somewhere above the clouds by ChrisDesign47Pegasus by ChrisDesign47
School work by misouteI know you like that, you wanna try that? C: by misouteDo ya thing by misoute
Blason pour le bon vieux temps by theubbergeek2House Tigerstedt's coat of arms by theubbergeek2WIP - Tsalaca 'coalition's flag by theubbergeek2
Some gift by EzilannLittle Rainbow by EzilannBlue Archer by Ezilann
Rek'Narash by senlienzAvenger Mk 7 Drone Fighter by senlienzDarTark Assault Frigate by senlienz
Some of my recent s I want to share with you
Allegro Attaccato - Hearts of Love Contest by Nekokoro-chanBanshee by goatlord51Miram, magician by DoloresLunasagift for dragonqueen her anastasie by OmiyAleaSWORDMASTER by supermarioARTEarth elemental: Karra by ming85Guerreira Solo III by ricardoafranco.:Forest:. by Linelana:thumb325878707:Infested Trooper by TheDrowningEarthMidnight by Merlin111Xeni by Tasharene:thumb312
Features (the leopard can't change its spots)My group:Features (the leopard can't change its spots) in Personal More Like This
Comm: My Puppet for a Day. Color by SicilianValkyrieComm: Snow Ball War by SicilianValkyrie
RU by sKyLinKdJ 4 by sKyLinKdRMBNF by sKyLinKd
tunisia by nasr-stock113tunisia by nasr-stock113tunisia by nasr-stock113
fairy tale by azgilmiracle by azgilflower by azgil
Tangled in Herself by TheJoanaPADJDare to be.... by TheJoanaPADJLost in Thoughts by TheJoanaPADJ
Angel of The Night by NatsPearlCreationPrincess of Warriors by NatsPearlCreationHushh Away by NatsPearlCreation
Nes Controler 3D by bdecNight Seeker by bdecWater on fire 1 by bdec
:thumb295599575:Nazgul by annewipfPixie by annewipf
More Than Human by Graphix-GoddessWhere's my TEA STAMP by Graphix-GoddessCan Haz Xbox Now Plz by Graphix-Goddess
Gone by JustifiedLunacySaiyuri: A Day in Her Life by JustifiedLunacyHunted - Chapter 1 by JustifiedLunacy
I suggest Daily Deviations by NewYorkKid618
Dragon's boat by VanadiWhite dragon by sebastien-grenier:
More features, more music!My group:More features, more music! in Personal More Like This
Featured artists! Show them some love!
How to train our Dragon by Naraxir-ArtVertical Limit by Naraxir-Art
I can see you. by DrDrum666Diagonal by DrDrum666Abandoned house. by DrDrum666
The Dragon of Dawn by DandeliesqueVenice (second scene) by Dandeliesquetraining on digital painting by Dandeliesque
+ A R T T R A D E :: U n d i n e :: + by Marie-Em+ O R I G I N A L :: Rabbit Madness :: + by Marie-Em+ O R I G I N A L :: Rainbow Lady :: + by Marie-Em
Graffiti Around My Town 004 by WolffboyIn My Treehouse... by WolffboyGraffiti Around My Town 003 by Wolffboy
Dove Lake Circuit walking trail by LalliebearWombat by LalliebearFranklin River National Park by Lalliebear
Music anyone ?
STIKS1969 is not only the person who created the music and themes for the Shredded Lands. He is also and above all an awesome composer, creating his own musics and able to create awesome remixes of very well-known movie and series themes. Th
Fea... Feat? Features, of course! (and tag :D)My group:Fea... Feat? Features, of course! (and tag :D) in Personal More Like This
Tagged! Again :°°D
Tagged by Miss :iconhecateslight:
1. You must post these rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you, and create new questions for the people you tag to answer.
3. You have to choose 10 people to tag and post their icons on your journal
4. Go to their pages and tell them you have tagged her/him.
5. No tag backs.
6. No crap in the tagging section about "you are tagged if you're reading this." You have to tag 10 people.
1. What is your favourite color and why? (you can name more than one ^^)
Blue: a peaceful and very rich-toned color, which reminds me obviously water...So this is perfect to relax and feel happy.
Black: the absolute (non)color... Just can't explain, I hate this color for what it represents (usually death and despair) but I'm always dressed in black, my characters are dressed in black and this is the first color I'm thinking o
Echoes of my mood: a Red darkness of gold featureMy group:Echoes of my mood: a Red darkness of gold feature in Personal More Like This
MY CONTEST / MON CONCOURS
Featured artists! Show them some love!
Jaelith by CapitaineBlue
Music anyone ?
Some of my s I want to share with you
CUTENESS, FUN, EMOTION
[C] For BloodyMary42 by PrinceOfRedrosesTiny rage by clover-teapotRed street -- Speed painting 30' by KarolineJuzanxCatch a goldfish by Linum7
JOURNEY INTO DREAMLANDS
Lava Fields by MartaNaelDwarven Caverns Concept Art 2 by artofjokinenDungeon Concept 01 by bpsolaLava enviroment by bugballSouth of Paradise by mutiny-in-the-airPandemonium by ramsesmelendezelava by zhangcEntering in New Hell by DesignSpartanLava by wanbaoLava by SimonWeaner
HEROES OF FANTASY
Fenghuang portrait by Lily-FuThe Majestic Goddess by Wesley-SouzaReborn in fire by crayonmaniacLa legende de Valraven by Fleurine-RetoreKissed By Fire by AelarethElennarTelperinquar by luthienelfPhotoshoot - Tribal Esmeralda [5/8] by LadyAzurFromAlkemyaSummer by telthonaAmaterasu - The Sun Godess by krukof2Mother of dragons by ElenaDudinaFirall - elementalist by Clange-kazeAngel Of Fire by CorvineriumInvocation II by ComporreWhichFire Mage by leopardsnow-Fire- by arvalisFlame vortex by oioneAgni devi by agnidevi:thumb
Sorry and Thank you+ Yeah for features!My group:Sorry and Thank you+ Yeah for features! in Personal More Like This
Thanks for the s
Oh my, my... I totally forgot which deviation I thanked you for the last time... I forgot, I forgot to thank you all for all your recent s T___T Sorry!
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOUR , MY DEAR FRIENDS!
Featured artists! Show them some love!
Music anyone ?
Some of my s I want to share with you
CUTENESS & FUN
JOURNEY INTO DREAMLANDS
The Return by surendrarajawatADVENTURE... by Byzwa-DherVision at the Lake by chvacherLes portes d'Outre-Monde by ThierryCravatteA Greater Lonliness by Joel-LagerwallA Home in the Green by jerry8448Mythical Forest by NarandelMekong Dawn II by Togman-Studio
HEROES OF FANTASY
Maeve by Bory-EinfrostVoyage by M0onQueenTurquoise by crayonmaniacAstronomer by VampireHungerStrikeRoyal Pain - Madigael by NoweriaMetamorphe by CoudrayMathieu- Brotherhood - Exotism - by ooneithooAmazon by ChrisRafierce amazon by amazon-warriorsAmazon Scout by daarken:thumb32444993
More featuresMy group:More features in Personal More Like This
Featured artists! Show them some love!
Gilly et Jilliane by LeighAshunaLia, Hunter. by LeighAshuna
The Fallen by LobiplyEscape by LobiplyChakra by Lobiply
Supernatural by Le-MeridianTwo worlds by Le-MeridianLonely Girl by Le-Meridian
Bouquet d'Iris by human-chaosLes couleurs du Louvre by human-chaos5-Depression on the whale shark by human-chaos
Angus the new guy 8D by LadySlyOfCastelmoreI wish I was a dragon by LadySlyOfCastelmoreSavage amusement updated by LadySlyOfCastelmore
L'adieu by HerculanumUne supplique by HerculanumPapillon vole by Herculanum
Music anyone ?
Some of m
Artworks in need of love!My group:Artworks in need of love! in Personal More Like This
Featured artists! Show them some love!
Mad by DarkSaphWingsie's Birthday by DarkSaphMarjolaine 2 by DarkSaph
Demented Disney Darlings: Belle by mysteredelanuitDangerous Sweets by mysteredelanuitAlice's Daydream by mysteredelanuit
Some of my recent s I want to share with you
Cute & funny
The jester who wanted to be a magician by Akany89Close friends by NakouwolfHalloween chibies by Lunareth:thumb42538927:Face Plant by LadyRedDarknessChild Mulan by MoonchildinTheSky
The creator of own reality by FlashWFabulous : The Crow who fell for the Fox by NacrymSilver's Winter Morning by SilverFlightOblivion (Redux) by PierluigiAbbondanzaTwilight Princess: Link and Midna by TiuanaRui:thumb329495188:Zaken by VriheddGuild Wars 2 Elementalist Diva by MagicnaAnaviSpace Station Landing Bay by KlausPillonDame Luxure by DjoulenaQuality Time With Dragonmom by SilverbirchJardin eternel by DigithalieWhere The Fairies Dwell by isdiraHappy Halloween girls! by crayonmaniacRUN!!! by un4lordMystery by AnetaChalimoniukAshe - League of Legends by SteveSketchesAthena's Downfall #2 by 1stRowHeroesClubHominis novisimus Judge by gerakun87:thumb33029748
Random Word: XenelasiaXenelasia: Xen`e*la"si*aRandom Word: Xenelasia in Personal More Like This
Expulsion of strangers. A Spartan institution which prohibited strangers from residing in Sparta without permission, its object probably being to preserve the national simplicity of manners.
Random Word: SyzygySyzygy: siz-i-jeeRandom Word: Syzygy in Personal More Like This
noun, plural syz·y·gies.
1. Astronomy . an alignment of three celestial objects, as the sun, the earth, and either the moon or a planet: Syzygy in the sun-earth-moon system occurs at the time of full moon and new moon.
2. Classical Prosody . a group or combination of two feet, sometimes restricted to a combination of two feet of different kinds.
3. any two related things, either alike or opposite.
1650–60; from Late Latin syzygia, from Greek suzugia, from suzugos yoked together, from syn- + zugon a yoke
Random Word: MackleMackle: mak-uh lRandom Word: Mackle in Personal More Like This
1. a blur in printing, as from a double impression
verb (transitive) mackles, mackled, mackling
1. (Midland English, dialect) to mend hurriedly or in a makeshift way
1585-95; variant of earlier macle, makle; earlier macule macule
Random Word: ExtramundaneExtramundane: ek-struh-muhn-deynRandom Word: Extramundane in Personal More Like This
beyond our world or the material universe.
Random Word: MultifariousMultifarious: muhl-tuh-fair-ee-uh sRandom Word: Multifarious in Personal More Like This
1.having many different parts, elements, forms, etc.
2.numerous and varied; greatly diverse or manifold:
Happy Birthday Dear Flori!Today I celebrate my sweet friend Flori :iconfloriaiglenoir:Happy Birthday Dear Flori! in Personal More Like This
Flori is a very talented artist, who enchant our eyes and soul with the passion and beauty of her works, bringing close to us vibrant emotions and fine meanings of love.Flori is also a wonderful friend who succeed with delicacy to give you hope and joy and to make you to see the light at end of tunnel, in a hard period of life, or in a cloudy day and this is a real gift of generosity!:iconsincerelystephanie:
...only Love... by floriaiglenoir view of greek balcon by floriaiglenoir ...Idylic.... by floriaiglenoir not allone in your loneliness by floriaiglenoir Big moment by floriaiglenoir ...Dance,sweet Victoria-Luna.. by floriaiglenoir ...Little brown girl II by floriaiglenoir The old fisherman by floriaiglenoir Like a sunshine... by floriaiglenoir ...to be a father ... by floriaiglenoir ...Yvan Rebroff... by floriaiglenoir ...Angel... by floriaiglenoir ...B.in my world... by floriaiglenoir ...lift me... by floriaiglenoir ...Magritte's" lady with violettes" by floriaiglenoir ...the dove is free... by floriaiglenoir detail III of Notre Dame by floriaiglenoir ...Era for Allen... by floriaiglenoir ...all masterpieces united... by floriaiglenoir
My dear Flori, thank you for being my love
Happy Birthday My Dear Dragon!Today I have the pleasure to celebrate my dear friend David :icondragonschest:Happy Birthday My Dear Dragon! in Personal More Like This
David is one of my dearest friends here. He is so gentle, delicate, generous and talented and anyone who knows him, I'm sure that love his special personality,reflected in his beautiful writings and digital art, in his analytical journals and special prizes he gives every month to all talented artists.
:thumb327749289: :thumb325397396: :thumb335594272: :thumb326892795: :thumb310733335: :thumb330917809: :thumb301661058: THE MISTY POOL by DragonsChest :thumb288088250: :thumb335162289::thumb300214400:
My dear David I know that this year was very special to you and brought you much love and happiness and I want you to know how glad I am for you and your lovely wife Becky and in this special day I wish you both only
Summer LadiesWhat means a Summer without a beautiful smile?:icontruesmiles:Summer Ladies in Personal More Like This
First Holy Communion by Wulff-Arts
Concentration 5- Curiousity by EliciaElric
the girl in blue by Cyllan18
Summer keeper by Muoni
Summer Memories by Wicked-Illusion babybird by Novawuff Taylor Gal by Maeve09
flower basket by Hongmin Catch the horizon by yoolchie
I See Something In Your Eyes...A beautiful glance can makes the silence eloquent,a special glance can turn a contradiction into a gracious consent, an angry glance can bring the storm in our soul, a sad glance can soften the heart of the gods...I See Something In Your Eyes... in Personal More Like This
Gipsy, fille de la lune by ArwenGernak :thumb131393012: Princess Marina by Canankk Curious by ArtofOkan the queen by spoofdecator :thumb132165680: :thumb147616726: The mists of Avalon 2010 by crayonmaniac Moonlight awakening by LuneBleu Butterfly by OanaZ Adoration - commission by meMilly Fantasy Keira Knightley ver.2 by Vayne17 Queen of Shame by dark-spider Seif head study color2 by Mshindo9 Jane by Owhl :thumb186716265: Hanagumori Tut by elero Celtic Princess by bnolin Ayah by phoenixlu Shall we play Close up by CindysArt Mulan..Coming soon by nazflo2007 The Winter Wake by MorbidMorticia Fully Alive by brandrificus one side by celluloidfairy Cupid by amigaboi Beauty by mahirates Beauty by AprilLight :thumb192992271: Nostalgia by claudz-ART Beautiful Doll by Aseamlessbonds Portrait25 by amy-octaputer Beloved by VelkokneznaMaria A Dragonfly Dream by lordeeas woman. by Gusttav0 :thumb193947521
No Other Words - PartFifty-TwoI don't want to imagine a world without friendship, support, respect and love!No Other Words - PartFifty-Two in Personal More Like This
This is the reason for I started this feature, for all my Watchers and Friends and now it's time to start again!:icontruesmiles:
It's a big project but I hope I will manage and most of all I hope you will like all the beautiful works of this wonderful Artists.
I'm grateful to all of you and each of you, brought in my soul a gleam of joy.:iconhugglesplz:
I will start this presentation with a beautiful gift which I received a long ago from my dear friend Andrea.
Thank you very much for this beautiful gift and I miss you very much, my lovely friend!:iconalesiandra:
Valentine's DayIt's really amazing to see how a simple gesture can bring a big smile on our faces and warm our hearts!Valentine's Day in Personal More Like This
Today I'm very happy because I brought many smiles and I felt that nobody is really alone, as long as somebody send you a beautiful thought.
I wish you all much love and never forget that Traditions always bring us close to each other and this is the most beautiful thing in the world..
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you even if you celebrated or not, because Love deserve to be celebrated each day and each moment of our life!:iconalesiandra:
Happy Valentines day by UP1TER Two of a Kind by mariyaolshevska Heart by dcrow123 will you be my valentine? by HarelForge Empty Valentine by Porforever Valentine Wolf Card by Jenova87 I Want.... by CrackheadJimmy :thumb354067638: Nectar by CarlyPandy Happy-Valentines-Day by MysticVelvet Rose Pink Flesh Bicolor III by Philluppus Happy valentine honey! by crayonmaniac Love U by KarolinaGlod White kitty by IgnisFatuusII :thumb779055
comixology sale... so this is a thing this weekendhttps://www.comixology.com/Stjepan-Sejic-Sale/page/6306?ref=c2l0ZS9pbmRleC9kZXNrdG9wL2xhcmdlQ2Fyb3VzZWwcomixology sale... so this is a thing this weekend in Personal More Like This
for those who like their comics digitally, apparently there is a sale of the stuff i drew, and stuff i wrote and drew
aaand now i'm all like:
a mindblowing realizationi have exactly one serious bone in my bodya mindblowing realization in Personal More Like This
and even that is broken!
words of wisdom"internet is a nest of lies"words of wisdom in Personal More Like This
you wanna get good....then don't be a hater!okay so here is a tipyou wanna get good....then don't be a hater! in Personal More Like This
i have seen in my life many artists who proclaimed they want to develop their skills, and kept bashing on everyone and everything on the way....and for some reason those guys never got anywhere...
here is why..
there is a value to different approaches, different styles. realism, manga , cartooney disney, my little pony, furries....don't waste your time tryint to bash any of the stuff you don't personally like
you are missing out, bigtime!
see there is a reason why that stuff is popular. and by that i mean on the visual side. so instead of flaming , trolling and bashing, try understanding the inner workings of it.
here are some specific examples
realism- it is a wonderfully complex base , reflects one's skill in capturing reality, but in it there are differences between photo referenced, real life work and no reference. ALL HAVE THEIR VALUE AND IMPORTANCE! from photos you can learn alot, gain analytic skills, develop an attention to
We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con!Parisian deviants! We're headed for the beautiful City of Light, and we want to see you!We're Sponsoring Artists' Alley at Comic-Con! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Posted on June 25, 2012 at 7:15:03 PM
We're sponsoring Artists' Alley 2012!
We're headed to Comic-Con International:
San Diego to sponsor Artists' Alley!
We Love Artists' Alley
We're back at Comic-Con!
Last year, our sponsorship of Artists' Alley was a huge success. We were able to provide a more comfortable environment for the artists, display their art on huge screens over the Alley, and let people attending the convention draw with deviantART muro on fantastic digital screens. We plan to do this and more in 2012 as we take on the great pleasure of sponsoring Artists' Alley at San Diego Comic-C
Draw This Again ContestBack to SchoolDraw This Again Contest in Official DeviantArt Contests More Like This
The air is crisp and the leaves are changing, which can only mean one thing - school is back in session! DeviantART is celebrating the new school year with an improvement-themed contest, inspiring interviews, and an opportunity to help those in need.
To celebrate artistic growth, we're turning one of deviantART's most popular memes, Draw This Again, created by the amazing *Bampire, into a site wide contest. We're challenging you to take a piece from your past and draw it again to show how you've grown. Use the template below to submit your past and new work as a single entry to the Draw This Again Contest.
50 Semi-Finalists and 10 Finalists will receive bundles of prizes. Details below.
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Your work may originate in any visual medium but must be submitted as a single JPG or PNG file, at least 3,000 pixels in the shortest length, and should be suitable to be adapted for use in a print.
Download the asset pack and watch the trailer above for inspiration and ideas.
Read the Official Rules & create your interpretation of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider.
Enter your unique Lara Croft image into the contest by using the SUBMIT ENTRY button below.
It's Free Premium Membership Day!Welcome, one and all, to Free Premium Membership Day! Today, we're giving every deviantART member an all-access Premium Membership pass!It's Free Premium Membership Day! in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Here's the deal!
Your username's symbol might look the same, but your account has been granted all the privileges of a Premium Member! Think of the day as an open house -- stop by, grab a cookie, and check out the features and goodies your Premium Membership has to offer.
For today only -- from 12:00 AM to 11:59 PM Los Angeles, CA, time on January 19th -- all deviants can enjoy:
Browse through the Installable Journal Skins category to pick your favorite JournalSKINS. (Any journal published today that includes a JournalSKIN will keep its fancy design long after Premium Membership Day is over -- until it is edited.)