#StopSOPA - Jan 18 - Web Blackout + Response to dAPlease See Edit 10 at the bottom for Response to dA update
Please Comment and Fave to show your support. Please feel free to ask questions as well.
Consider sharing with your watchers as well!
For those of you wondering what SOPA/PIPA are, take a look at this video http://fightforthefuture.org/pipa/
As a protest of #SOPA and #PIPA (The Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act) two pieces of legislation that are up for debate once again on January 18, 2012, I will be blacked out from all my websites, deviantART included. What does this mean?
"On January 18, between 8am and 8pm EST (or 13:00 and 01:00 UTC), Reddit will be blacking out their website in protest of SOPA and PROTECT IP. We request all website administrators worldwide - and especially those running large user-content websites - to black out their website at the same time, to voice their opposition of SOPA and PROTECT IP. This legislation may very well not only change the future of the in
The 3rd Annual Holiday Plushie Giveaway! WINNER!THE WINNER IS :iconEllaKey:!More Like This
The First runner up, getting one dango pair is.... StormySunday!
The Second runner up, getting a chibi drawing is.... RAMScrosswalker
CONGRATS TO ALL THE WINNER! AND MERRY CHRISTMAS/HAPPY WHATEVER TO ALL! SEE YOU ALL AGAIN NEXT YEAR!
You can see all 1614 entries on THE SPREADSHEET.
What was the Holiday Plushie Giveaway?! It's that time of year when I say "THANK YOU" to my watchers, supporters, friends, and random people on the internet by giving them a chance to win a plush of (almost) any character they want!
Here's how it worked:
People replied to this journal ONCE with any comment to enter into the drawing.
They could watch me here on deviantART , like me on F
600 points giveaway! CLOSEDMore Like This
win 600 points!
Follow the three steps listed below to enter in the raffle!
THIS RAFFLE IS NOW OVER
What is it for?
Im gathering feedback about commissions and i've decided doing "pack deals" might be cute and a fun thing to do.
So i'd like your feedback on what kind of pack deals you'd be interested.
These are some examples of pack deals:
Cute Couple pack:
2x Digital Chibi
"To a Loving Home" pack
1x Custom Adoptable/Available Adoptable.
1x Character sheet.
"I Love My OC" pack
1x Digital painting.
"I love my OC" pack 2
1x Character sheet
"Bringing it to life" Pack
1x Character design/custom adopt from description.
1x Character sheet
1x Digital painting
"Absolute Cute" Pack
3+ Character sheets.
~100 FREE POINTS~GOES TO :iconKillingMeSlowly11: IF vi0letdream Favorites and comments here by Feb, 18th 2012 *when I wake up* so around 7:30 PCTimeMore Like This
Win 1500 Points - WINNER(s)THE WINNERMore Like This
First of all: THANKS TO EVERYBODY who joined this game! The response was just overwhelming! Thank you!
And the winner of 1500 DeviantPOINTS is
Due to the huge influx of comments to this journal I decided to select a few runner ups. The following people won 20 points each:
:iconAnemnone: Zwiezda :iconmsXsweeney: Miss-Nevermore
:iconkaiter: kaiter :iconKaptyn-Querq: KaptynQerq
:iconlissi83: Zedna7 :iconLennTheCeladon: EthanMilesGrey
I kindly ask you to visit all their pages and galleries to give them a hug and some kind comments on their art. They all do very nice art and deserve more feedback! Thank you!
Hi people, here is a new chance for you to win 1500 precious points at once. In order to participate you have to do this:
FAV this journalFAV this fun deviation:
WIN A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP!!:iconpinkflowerplz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconpinkflowerplz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconpinkflowerplz::iconpinkheart-plz::iconpinkflowerplz:More Like This
ANNOUNCING THE PREMIUM CONTEST WINNERS !!
~~1st prize WINNER = :iconAuragirl360: :iconredflowerplz:
(1month premium Membership+ 6 pics Feature)
~~2nd Prize WINNER = :iconhydroEPALus: :iconredflowerplz:
(1month premium Membership+6 pics Feature)
~~3rd Prize WINNER = :iconjelikattebayo: :iconredflowerplz:
(1month Premium Membership +6 pics Feature)
~~4th Prize WINNER = :iconLalliebear: :iconredflowerplz:
( 1 month Premium Membership+ 6 pics Feature)
~~5th Prize WINNER = :iconWIKIPEDIAUSER:
( 6 Pictures Feature for 1 Month )
~~6th Prize WINNER = :iconTakeFlightRaven:
(6 Pictures Feature for 1 Mont
Easy way to win 100 points! The winner is...Wanna win 100 points?More Like This
You only have to join new group we-heart and fav this journal entry, in order to participate.
I will use random.org generator to pick a lucky winner. Spread the word, and share your art with we-heart.
P.S. We are also trying to make we-heart a super group, so anyone who is able to can donate points. It would be much appreciated.
Thank you in advance, and good luck in the contest (:
Thank you all for participating (:
The lucky number was 29. That means the winner is funpepper. Congrats and enjoy your 100 points
Free 3 Month Subscription Raffle!!The prize: One free 3 month deviantART subscription!More Like This
Hello everyone! I have decided to host a raffle for a free 3 month DA subscription! In order to participate, all's I ask is for you to stop by my gallery if you get the chance, and comment on this journal. Easy enough, right? Donations, watches, comments, favorites, etc are all greatly appreciated!
To increase your chances of winning, donate points, fav this journal, and spread the word! Your support is what makes this giveaway possible! If enough donations are received, I will be able to give away even more great prizes in the future!
Good luck everyone, the deadline for the raffle is:
JANUARY 31st at 11:59 PM (US Eastern Time)
EDIT: ANYONE WHO HAS COMMENTED HAS BEEN ENTERED! My inbox is flooded and haven't gotten the chance to reply to everyone! Thank you so much for all your generous feedback!!
Fav and win points contest! (plz fav this journal)Okay, the rules are:More Like This
You have to fav only ONE of this deviations!
When you fav you have to link the deviation in a comment here and say "faved"
If you read the rules type at the start of your comment "i want chocolate"
for an extra chance of winning you can spread the contest in a journal with the next text:
"Deakka Is holding a contest! It´s very easy to enter and have a chance of winning!
More info: ( Link this journal here )"
This will act like a raffle, because when you fav i will be adding you into a list with a number. If you spread the word you will have another number (chance of winning)!
Prize: 80 this time!
I will hide your comment if you:
Don´t read the rules. I will know that via your comments. I will ask you to read rules and comment again.
If you comment twice faving different deviations.
If you put more than one link in your
Requests for artwork?I'm going to be working on a lot of new artwork in the coming months for cons and things and I'm looking for inspiration.More Like This
I won't be doing artwork of any specific characters (this isn't that kind of request art ), but rather, generic creatures, scenes, etc. Anything in the public domain, as I will be selling this artwork.
So perhaps something like, "I really like griffins and want to see more griffins", or, "I want to see more scenes with full backgrounds" or, "I really love the medieval period and it would be neat to see art based on medieval Europe." or, "I challenge you to do a painting with a blue and green dominant and red-purple highlighted color scheme."
Anything like that.
I'm not really at a loss for things to do, but I'm thinking that perhaps something will really jump out at me and inspire something nice. Then again, I may hit a dry spell and will feel inspired by nothing at all. So please don't be sore if I don't use your idea.
25 Themes Fantasy Challenge25 Themes Challenge: FantasyMore Like This
So who’s up for a challenge?
I propose the 25 Themes Fantasy Challenge. Your goal to create 25 different pieces inspired by the words on this list. 25 different pieces representing your pictorial view of these words. Others have done far lengthier challenges, but not only do I want to promote the challenge, but push your artistic ability. I would like time and care put into the pieces so that by the end, you may just see a progression in your work! Let me know if you are going to take up this challenge so I can be sure to watch your progress.
You must complete 25 different pieces. 1 piece of art for each of the listed themes. The words don’t need to be in any particular order.
Your work must be finished no later than December 31, 2010. You can submit pieces throughout the year as you get them done.
Make a folder in your own gallery to showcase your challenge work and (optional)
Challenge Me.Lately I've been feeling trapped. Although that may be because I haven't left my house in over a week...More Like This
Anyways for quite a while now I've been feeling like my art isn't what it could be. I look around on dA, and I usually feel completely inadequate. Everyone's out there creating these amazing things, while I struggle to create a single piece I feel any pride in. I suspect it may be because I've been mostly staying in my comfort zone. This is partly because while I'd like to do something unusual, I haven't been able to come up with any inspiring ideas.
So, help me out. Give me a challenge. It could be something I don't draw very often, or it could be rules for a picture, like I can't use the color blue. Or I can't draw it with my hands. Or I have to draw your mother, without using any pictures, or even knowing what she looks like. Anything.
Have fun. Go wild.
And then I'll pick some good ones and see what I can come up with.
Anniversary Contest! Win a 1 year sub c':Well like I mentioned awhile ago, my 2nd anniversary with lemurdecatta is coming up May 17th and I decided to make a contest about it.More Like This
Alright.. let's get to it, since small talk is boring c': hah.
● Contest Objective: ●
What you have to do is draw my boyfriend and I doing anything lovey dovey, crazy, silly, random. Anything!
*If you can't draw humans do not fear! You're also allowed to draw our fursonas together.
● References: ●
I've included the reference in this journal entry; http://berritart.deviantart.com/journal/Extra-Contest-Info-281508054
since I think this journal will be too long already!
● Guidelines: ●
- Please don't steal other ideas.
- You may not enter gift artwork or commission artwork done previous to the contest. And since Valentine's day is coming up, valentine adoptables/ colored line art for friends aren't allowed either ;v; sorry.
- You may do as many entries as you'd like.
Type of Art
Must Rant - Stop Devauling Artists!I was reading a fellow deviant's journal and checking out the comments (I always check the comments so I don't repeat something that's already been said or ask a question that's already been asked and sometimes you meet interesting people through the comments sections, so I'm not just some creepy stalker) and I found myself getting kinda annoyed. The journal was about commissions and had the prices and some people were commenting 'So expensive!!!' and complaining about the price. It kind of went hand in hand with a discussion that I was having with a friend about pricing some of my stuff. I was trying to figure out a price for some plushies that I'm making and I was thinking $10. When I told another friend, she nearly had a heart attack and said 'That's WAY too cheap! How many hours did you put into making that?' But sadly, because of the Walmart mentality in today's society, we have to price our stuff cheaper than it's really worth considering time and materials in order to even compeMore Like This
New front page system?Honestly I don't know how people will respond to this? Negative or positive? I don't know, all I know is I have to say it.More Like This
I have already made a poll about it and it seems the majority weren't even aware there was a new system, most people actually thought it was a bug...says a lot about it already. Anyway... I have sent and inquiry and I can now officially confirm DA is running a new front page system. Let me explain what it basically does. The 'popular page' called so because popular works are featured there has changed. The new system is designed to give a leg up to more 'undiscovered artists'. Basically? the system no longer works according to favourites like the old system did. More obscure categories are granted priority over more popular ones e.g Fanart-anime manga- movies TV would be replaced by a image with a lower fav count from Fanart-digital-vector. Before I get lynched by people accusing me of being annoyed/jealous because my own work is no longer featured on the front pag
2011 As Seen Through Art2011 was full of emotional events the world around, and our community responded at unprecedented levels. From natural disasters to historical celebrations, entertainment milestones to tearful goodbyes, our community spoke out like no other community can — artistically, creatively, and emotionally. In many ways, last year marked the final chapter of a few eras, opening the door to new beginnings for 2012. Let's take a look...More Like This
100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 points!I am looking to collect 63,600 points by 25 December 2012!More Like This
I am raising 63,600 points to give 100 3-month premium memberships on Christmas Day of 2012, to give a little something back to deviants who give a lot to the community. I cannot do this alone.
How do you donate?
To donate to this cause, go to focusandframe's page and click "Donate" on the donation pool, or go to the "Give" drop-down menu at the top-right of the page and select "Give Points." No matter which way you give, I still get them!
How else can you help besides donating?
To further help the cause, please favourite this news article and feature it in your next journal, poll, and send it to your friends! It will really mean a lot to the future recipients and myself. It doesn't matter how many watchers you have, but I need your help for this to be known to everyone site-wide!
You can also show your support with this stamp!
All About MeTaken from The-cannibal-sheep, Tee-JMore Like This
I felt left out you bitches so here is a bawww jorunal D;. (kidding, doing this cuz im bored)
[Nicknames] Trace, Tracigan, Tracerella
[Screen name] Trace_Tsuji (Newest), Tracinator, Norieko, trace_yuki (first)
[Birthday] March 18
[Astrological sign?] Pisces
[Chinese zodiac sign?] Monkeh
[Location] United States, HI
[Marital Status] Single
[Eye color] Dark brown
[Hair color] Black (natural), Reddish (dyed), Faded brown/black (when dye runs out)
[Shoe size] 10 (I have fricken big feet 8T )
[Parents still together?] Yep
[Siblings?] Younger Brother
[Kids of your own?] YES!! jk, no
[Grandkids?] xDD yeah sure, my invisi kids made them
[Pets?] 2 dogs (Pomeranian, Japanese Spitz/Pom), 3 parakeets
[Education?] on and off college student (might drop out completely)
[Rent, lease, or own your home?] I live in my parents basement ;D
[Have any credit cards?] I have a debit one :3
If You Didn't Get the ChanceConsider commissioning Emily! She's looking for some business over the holidays. She hasMore Like This
too lowgood prices and is a fast worker, not to mention she's so very creative. ♥
Check out her journal:
Past Commissions I've purchased from her:
Emily I think I am officially your biggest
whoreI mean, fan.
Contest! *NEW ENTRIES* -2 daysjust a reminder and updateMore Like This
Theme: Draw/Write about your OC/FC and mine interacting,
Categories: Best friends, Cute Couple, or Worst Enemies.
April 2nd at 5pm Hawaii Time, don't know what Hawaii time is? then go here.
-Must be a watcher of mine
- Must have 1 of your characters and 1 of mine, Can be a OC, or fandom OC (Im going to be big meanie and say, any fandom oc, EXCEPT MLP ones (why because they're easy to draw and I just don't want them)
- Adding more is optional
- NO BASES
- Making up new outfits for them is okay too. Just don't put my Arhkibori in modern day casual clothes. It has to be fantasy like.
- Keep them in character. I have really fleshed out bios, but if you have a question of how they would react, go ahead and ask me (via note or MSN)
- Art and writing are b
Oh No! Manga @ Jan.21-22 & Commission CLOSEDMore Like This
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MY COMMISSION STATUS IS CURRENTLY CLOSED
For final list, please look at my home page below my deviant ID.
But if you're willing to wait and have a long patience X
Happy New Year from deviantART! Taking a look back!More Like This
Before we look ahead to the expanse of artistic potential that is the new year, we wanted to look back at some of the amazing things the deviantART community accomplished in 2011. We continue to be humbled, year after year, by the nurturing power of the community home grown by deviants like you. Artists and art enthusiasts of every style you can imagine consider deviantART their home on the Internet for all things creative, and their talent and enthusiasm inspire our community to greater heights than ever thought possible.
Incredible stats from 2011!
New Community Members
New Works of Art
Top tens lists!
Top 10 most deviations submitted in 2011:
2011...Probably one of the best years of my life. x3 Sure, bad stuff happened, but there was a lot more good stuff. 2011 was my new beginning. I left my old account and moved onto this one - something I've never been able to do before. I met some amazing people who mean more to me than they can imagine. They've been there for me not just through the good times, but through the bad times too. So, thank you. Thank you for being my friends. <3 I was reintorduced to two really great book series - Harry Potter and Eragon. And I found my favorite movie - Thor. x3 I laughed and I cried. I felt alone, but I also felt like there were more people who loved me and cared about me than ever before. I fell short of some of my goals, but I also did things I never thought I could. I just wanted to thank all my friends and watchers. Without you guys, I wouldn't be here today. All your support is what drives me to continue writing my stories or drawing. Thank you. <3 And so, goodbye, 2011. Thank you forMore Like This
ART CONTEST UPDATE!ART CONTEST UPDATE!More Like This
Just a couple more days till the end of the contest. I am overwhelmed with the amount of great artwork have gotten from you guys! I'll be throwing up the winners in a bit but you can check out the submissions here in my faves.
Good luck! I have seen some killer stuff done already
POKEMON AWKWARD ART CONTEST!
Chukairi and I are hosting a contest for Pokémon Awkward! We want to show off how talented you guys are, and add some of YOUR FANART to our up coming book! It can be in any medium you can think of. Example: drawings (any style), plushies, cosplays, candies, and ect.! If you want to join, follow the contest rules below! We will be picking out our 12 favorites! (if we even get 12 haha)
Draw one or more Pokemon Awkward characters that are in the comic!
Fakemon Contest WinnersI would like to announce the winnners of the fakemon contest, but befor I do here are the prizes one last time:More Like This
-A free female gijinka or pokemon traditional drawing from ~myen72999
-A free comission from *Flickering-Flare
-A pokemon drawing of any kind from ~Pikacreator
-A llama from ~myen72999
-A free traditional flat-colored female gijinka or pokemon from ~myen72999
-A free comission from *Flickering-Flare
-A pokemon drawing of any kind from ~Pikacreator
-A llama from ~myen72999
-A free traditional line art of a female gijinka or pokemon from ~myen72999
-A free comission from *Flickering-Flare
-A pokemon drawing of any kind from ~Pikacreator
-A llama from ~myen72999
And now on to your winners:
In first place.......:iconMizzi-cat: Mizzi-Cat
In second place..........:
CASH COMMISSION IS CLOSED Cash Commission is now CLOSEDMore Like This
(UPDATE: Slight adjustment of price, no more point commission now sorry guys!!)
HOW DOES THIS WORK:
Note me on what you want me to draw, in as much detail as possible, link me with as many reference pictures you got as long as they help me understand your requirement better. (Make sure you explain everything you have in mind! EX. if you didn't mention background, then I will give you a drawing with no background!)
I will post a draft in my "commission folder", you go check it out, if you want to make changes, inform me and I can edit it until you are satisfied. (We can skip this step if you trust me enough!)
Once you are happy with my draft, we will confirm the payment, and as soon as you paid me(Send money thru Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org), I will start to finish it.
[Bullet; Blue] When I finish, I'll give you the artwork somehow (example: via ema
Newest Contest - Lots of time! - MORE PREMIUMS!Hey guys! So that special contest that is long over due is finally here! I hope you are all super excited!!More Like This
This contest is a colab with two other groups: PokemonINYOURFACE, and MarioMonsters !
So, what is your objective?? Draw one or more feline pokemon semi-realistically (at least try your best) to realistic with some Super Mario Features! That means you can draw your pokemon wearing a mustache, all decked out in plumber gear, riding on a Yoshi, whatever you want! Here is a great example of a piece submitted a while ago to our group:
Your picture will be judged by myself and Jdrawer01 and our judgement will be based on how well your picture blended the three categories together!
You must be a member of one of the three groups mentioned above!
You must have created this picture for this contest after today's date, March 13!
It would be preffered if the picture had little to no
Catch my pageviews and win POINTS!!! (900 Points!)CLOSEDMore Like This
Catch my pageviews and win POINTS!!
Rules for participation:
1. this journal and add a comment
2. You must make a poll or a journal about this including (The link of this journal)
3. You must be a member of :iconColorblast:
4. You should add me to your watch list (watcher)
5. You should take a screen shot of my pageviews and post it in a comment on this journal ( do not send me a note) the first one with the screen shot will win the points!
6. Do not cheat
292,623 pageviews - 50 Winner: Flips-a-PuddleSplash
294,213 pageviews - 50 Winner: sebastian-auth
297,315 pageviews - 50 Winner: no one
300,000 pageviews - 100 Winner: TusharBoss
301,532 pageviews - 44 Winner: xLoveandLightningx
304, 492 pageviews - 50 Winner: The-Wind-Rider
307,153 pageviews - 92 Winner: Kuraudia-Nunyesu
310,135 pageviews - [Points]50 Winner: Bella181
312,624 pageviews - [Points]50 Winner: RathalosAvenger
Easter Contest: Results!More Like This
I'm really sorry for the wait but, finally, here are the results of the Easter Contest!
And the winner is...
:iconwytynamo: wytynamo! with
Winning 80 and a free Pokemon request from Mizzi-Cat,
a worth 35 points full commission from RabiesGirl. (http://fav.me/d4mvvsu),
a free line art drawing of any pokemon OR female pokemon gijinka from mellinoe,
a Llama from RabiesGirl and Cloudeon-of-the-Sky!
Second place goes to...
:iconjirachicute28: jirachicute28! with
Winning 50 and a free flat-colored Pokemon request from Mizzi-Cat,
a worth 25 points commission from RabiesGirl. (http://fav.me/d4mvvsu),
a free line art drawing of any pokemon OR female pokemon gijinka from mellinoe,
a Llama from RabiesGirl and Cloudeon-of-the-Sky!
A Week in dA Related - #039IntroductionMore Like This
Welcome to the next installment of A Week in dA Related!
A Week in dA Related is a weekly news article series that aims to bring you the most important and fun deviantART and dA Related news from the previous week. It also includes a handful of features from the gallery that were submitted in the last 7 days.
If you have any deviantART Related news you'd like to share, shoot a note to bradleysays.
This issue covers April 16th to April 22nd, 2012
Official deviantART News
Site Update: April 20, 2012
deviantART's weekly site update. This update has a list of bug fixes, new features and feedback from the community.
Cutting Edge Prints, Week 16/12
The sixteenth issue of Cutting Edge Prints for 2012. Check out the prints showcased in this article!
ComissionsHere in this journal i'll feature everyones comissions,since the group has more watchers than some people it would be nice to have everyone interact with comissions.More Like This
The only thing you have to do is send me the link to your journal with the comission info and the lowest and highest prices AND THE THUMBS FROM 3 OF YOUR DRAWINGS
:iconjujumilani: http://jujumilani.deviantart.com/journal/Comission-info-yay-297067476 5-35
:iconsasasuki: http://sasasuki.deviantart.com/journal/Comission-Info-OPEN-295682476 10-40
dA Love Contest (Entries Closed) The portal for entries is closed, now we are in the judging stage.More Like This
What you must do: Create a piece that expresses your love for dA. You can target a specific aspect you like, for example Journals, Kiribans, Chat, Groups, etc. or you can just do something collective like a heart on the dA logo.
Your entry must clearly show what you like about dA. This means if people can't clearly tell that your entry is about dA love, then it will be rejected.
Please Read the rules, some things have been changed.
Read This Blog Entry: http://thepixelpalace.deviantart.com/journal/Important-Journal-Everyone-Read-Please-270827450
You submission MUST be neat. That means, if people are having a hard time figuring what it is or if it looks sloppy, it is not neat and is not fit for submitting. If you submit a sloppy piece, it will be rejected but you can resubmit it once you have cleaned it up.
You may do an
Points giveaway- 250 points up for grabs! **CLOSEDTHE RESULTS HAVE BEEN POSTED. http://thatonerandom.deviantart.com/journal/#/d5d8hiuMore Like This
Fixed the blunder in the title. Herp derp. There are 250 points up for grabs, not 200.
Less people are asking me for points now, so I think I shall hold a contest.
Favorite this journal.
Comment. Actually say something. No spam. I don't mind if it's just a "Hello!" It doesn't need to be meaningful or anything, just no "HUDFSDFHUDDUSH" comments. They will not count.
If you are not watching me at the moment, then you must watch me.
ONE ACCOUNT ONLY. Listen, I don't want you to enter mule accounts or plz accounts. That is utterly unfair.
[Bullet; Blue]This contest ends on the 31 of August (according to dA time. Time zones are annoying).
[Bullet; Blue]The winner will be picked with a random number generator.
Thumbnails : No Changes Needed / Options / FIX! ... Because everyone smokes when they write big long important letters and shit that deviantART wont read. (we might get lucky?) Go compare the layout of dA now, to that of Flickr, or 500px or society6. And you'll agree with everything about to be said.More Like This
A FIX FOR THE THUMBNAILS
Developed by rotane <-- Fucking hero
Go give him your thanks / love / llamas!
Please don't piss off your artists. For your sake.
Please don't forget our art keeps this site alive.
Please don't forget we have plenty of other sites to display our art.
Places where it is displayed more professionally and more orderly.
The fact this journal exists shows how much we love this site. Seriously.
Otherwise we'd deactivate and <i>
Five Hundred Point Giveaway!I once again will be hosting a point giveaway. ^^More Like This
This one will last for the whole month of June, to celebrate summer beginning. ^^
This will have more rules than the other ones though, I hope you don't mind.
You must be a watcher of mine, I don't mind if you watch me now or have been a watcher for a year.
(So that you get updated with any changes)
You must add this journal to your favorites.
You may not enter with more than one account.
You must make a journal /Not poll/ stating that there is a 500 giveaway, and include a link.
When you have done all this, post a comment with the link to your journal so that I know you're participating.
If unused/alternate accounts enter, I will block them and they will not be able to win.
As of right now,
5 winners will get 100 each.
If a crazy amount of people enter, I can change it to up to 10 winners.
Thanks for participat
Access Campaign Petition: SIGN IT!!Avaaz.org aren't the only one fighting the good fight for all rights; from the good people of the Access Now team, I recieved an email about the newst threat to the internet:More Like This
After ACTA: Meet CISPA -
The Cyber. Intelligence. Sharing. and Protection. Act.
Ok, I know this pisses us all off, but remain calm; we will continute to fight back what ever they throw at us, am I right!?
So, less fist stamping, more action: You know the drill people! -
For anyone who wants a little more detail on this, I've attached the email about this at the bottom of my journal. GO in peace, my friends! ^_^
Even though international support for ACTA has started to waver, governments have not stopped trying to mess with the internet. The latest offender is the US government, now pushing a bill called CISPA.
The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA) allows for the unlimited sharing of user data among private companies and the gove
Write complaints to corporations supporting CISPA!Fellow concerned citizens; courtesy of Zenoxen I have obtained a list of 800 companies and corporations supporting CISPA: http://www.digitaltrends.com/web/cispa-supporters-list-800-companies-that-could-help-uncle-sam-snag-your-data/ Many of these are companies which we've all heard of: Hasbro, John Deere, Caterpillar, Coca-Cola. These are companies with millions if not billions of customers, who rely on the stock market - and by extension, public relations.More Like This
For this reason, I believe that now is a great time to coordinate an outreach to corporations based on public relations.
During the final week of April, I would like everybody who is capable to write a letter of protest to AT&T, Comcast, and/or Verizon. Their contact information can be found here: http://keepinformationfree.deviantart.com/journal/List-of-contact-information-for-ISPs-291099581
If millions of people do this, they will potentially be forced to back down to maintain their public relations.
I will be contacting Dema
Day 168 - Last Affairs before the End Of the WebMy fellow Deviants,More Like This
And dA Family....
As All have probably heard somewhere about what is going on in the USA....the internet censorship bills rain, the new obsession of the USA's Goverment of commiting crimes against Human Rights....the new and completely derange obsession in monitor EVERY SINGLE MOVE of the average Joe online.
I was born in 1991, started using a computer as I barely started talking.....the internet, and the world it offered....was still unknown to me as me, a child of univercity teachers, I was always moving from town to town, always unable to have friends, dove into the world of books. Loneliness had taken over my life, and I had little hope on Mankind, as all the glimpses I had of it was of older people hurting me, slandering me and having their way withought being punished. That situation lead me to contemplating the possiblility of ending my life quite a few times, and even atempting to do it several times.
By then, my life had resumed itself to
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!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.)
The REAL Difference between Anthro and FurryA common topic among the anthro community (and heck, DeviantArt at large) is the classification of what is anthro, what is furry, and what isn't. Heck, even well-established artists have a hard time explaining it, and to quote Scott Kurtz of PvP: "Cartoon animals don't have boobs!"More Like This
An often-offered definition of the difference between Anthro and Furry is that Furry is a sexualized form of Anthro, whereas Anthro is simply drawing animals acting like humans and sipping tea; ergo, Anthro is the 'true' art and standard of civilization, while Furry is its mentally retarded drooly cousin, mostly consisting of cub porn and recolored Sonic OC's.
This is the most widely accepted definition between Furry and Anthro. It's also dead wrong.
To help demonstrate this, I've made up a simple graph to make it clear what 'Anthro' is and what Furry isn't:
A brief explanation of the relevant bits so I'm not just repeating what's already written on the chart's deviation page:
Love-Hate and StatesSomething I've always found interesting about looking at other people's state OCs is how they define relationships between the states. A huge focus of my states is not only on their specific histories, but more on how they interact with one another over time. Border conflicts, political differences, economic rivalries and, in a few cases, open conflict with one another are all important to take into account. Some of the worst states relationships don't have a single drop of blood spilled against one another and some of the best are between states who have absolutely shredded each other in the past. In other words, the relations of states are very human in that they change over time--sometimes they throw past offenses/grudges in the other's face during an argument--but will dominantly reflect conflicts in personality and ideology over specific events. Yet when combing through other state OCs and interpretations of these interactions, I've noticed a frequent pattern: if there's any sortMore Like This
Delaware Q&ASome pretty cool questions that people asked Delaware over on tumblr. They don't have pictures to them, just text. I thought some of them were pretty interesting and wanted to share them with yous.More Like This
Q: What was Delaware like in colonial times? : o
Depends on what colonial times you are talking about XD Okay I shall start with Colonial Delaware from the beginning. Which is around like the 1631; which was when the Dutch settled in what is now Lewes. Their settlement was called Zwaanendael, meaning "Swan Valley" . What Europeans that did come to Delaware around that time, they were the minority. For a large number of Native Americans still occupied the land. Thus in my headcanon, Edmund lived among the Lenape for a very long time.
He was an alright kid, very independent; and didn't like relying on others. But most of all, the Lenape taught him to have a big heart. So when the Dutch settlers needed help with food and stuff, they helped them out. No problem. Though somethin
Why TN was a clusterfeck during the Civil WarYes, I put feck there to protect the innocent. No, I don't know what it means or if it's an actual word, but you know what I meant deep down in my heart.More Like This
1) Tennessee's secession wasn't exactly a secession at heart. Many historians over the years have come to question whether or not there was an actual Confederate majority within the state at the beginning of the war. I would have to do an entirely separate history rant for the insanity of the events that surrounded TN's secession, but the gist of it is that Tennessee was actually far more attached to the Union than the Confederacy at the time. However, fire eaters from South Carolina and Mississippi had come in and started stirring up the proCSA groups within Tennessee. After a great deal of struggle and effort, they eventually started resorting to violent methods and intimidated Unionists to stay away from the polls. The Unionists always had a firm belief that Tennessee would NEVER leave the Union and so they didn't organize in mass
When Senators AttackSomething I always find interesting is the tale of Senator Preston Brooks of South Carolina and Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts in 1856. The basic definition of the event that you will hear is that Sumner was an abolitionist who gave a passionate speech against the evils of slavery and denounced the South for defending and following the institution. Then Brooks later attacked him viciously with a cane for being anti-slavery and bludgeoned him until his cane shattered and Sumner was left fighting for his life. Thus, Sumner became a martyr forever.More Like This
What I find interesting about this story is that it is not only indicative of the rising tensions between North and South, but it is a fabulous example of PC history and yellow journalism at work. These things certainly did happen, but history likes to omit the main reason why Brooks beat Sumner. While he certainly was angry over the anti-slavery talk he was also just as angry at Sumner for making fun of his crippled relative's conditi
Just Some Notes About Regions For MeRegions change a lot during different eras depending on how the nation is developing. I'm just making some notes about said regions over time that will be updated as I get a more firm understanding of when exactly the groupings changed. Right now I feel like this is legit, but it's just some notes I'm jotting down here since it's really easy to get confused when certain states belonged to different categories. (Like a lot of people tend to forget that Maryland and Delaware are actually part of the South and aren't Mid Atlantic states anymore.) I'd like it to be a little more specific as time goes on... I just sort of fudged through the 1900s because no one seemed able to make up their minds on who went where.More Like This
-Has four main regions marked primarily by British authorities to keep track of trade information. There are lots of subdivisions within each region, but they aren't as well defined or frequently used, so I'm only concerning myself with the main divisions du
Which State Pairings Do You Ship?Lately I've been wanting to draw states with various pairings. I have a design for most states although not all of them have a solidified personality just yet... Since there are suddenly a lot of people watching me after that Arizona/Texas/New Mexico picture I drew the other day I thought I'd see who reads my journals or not. Tell me what your favorite state pairings are and if I have a drawing/design for them I'll draw those two together! I know a lot of people like to think of the states as brother/sister stuff, but let's ignore that for now and just concentrate on the love factor. ^u^More Like This
Let's hear some fun State-Tan OTPs~! If you have a specific reason for why you think your pairing is the best then, by all means, feel free to elaborate!
UPDATE: Due to the frequency of these requests, these will be the first ones I will set out to draw!
Pennsylvania and Delaware
Pennsylvania and New Jersey
New York and Vermont
Virginia and Maryland
Virginia and South Carolina
Virginia and North Caroli
RP StarterEdit: Just updating this as a reminder. I'm not sure if the rest of you who made background stories still want to join this or not. OTL.More Like This
For all the people not a part of this, you are probably tired of my journal spam by now. Sorry dudes. :iconsweatplz:
Alright, so it's time to get things started! You are all welcome to take your time, I just wanted to get this out of my stash writer (it's very full in there right now!) I don't have many rules for this other then the ones you'd see in any basic RP. No God modding or powerplay another words.
Here is how we are going to do things then. I'm going to put my own starter in the comments below. Then everyone else, you can start in with yours. If you want to interact with someone then add that into your post. Replying to everyone's comments separately would be far too confusing and hard to keep track of, that's the whole reason why we aren't doing this on Tumblr for example. I suggest putting your comment settings from newest to oldest and the
States/Avatar AU Plot + Character ProfilesEdit: I've written up an RP starter (as bad as it is) so once everyone is ready I'll post it. I took a vote on where the RP should take place and five people agreed the journal comments idea would be better then DA chat. I know a few people still need to get profiles up, but if you would rather just jump straight to the RP then let me know. I'm ready when you guys are.More Like This
It's been about a hundred years or so since the reign of Avatar Korra has passed. The four elements still remain in a time of peace, but this peace seems as if it's about to shatter at any moment. The United Republic of Nations dissolved 20 years previously and each element retained it's own nation: Fire, Earth, Water and Air. Republic City still stands however and is the only place where benders and non-benders of all kinds still mix. While out-right brutal violence is still rare, hostility has started to break out among the benders once more. Air-benders seem well liked enough among all
The Creek War and Why We Care (Incomplete)The Creek War is very important to the Southeast in particular since it spearheaded Andrew Jackson's rise to fame, marked the first time TN really started earning its title as the Volunteer State, ruined the Creek Nation, gave GA and AL a large portion of their current land and it was basically the beginning of the end for Spanish Florida. The Creek War was initially a civil war among the Creek Nation that Alabama (then part of the Mississippi Territory) got caught up in and soon it was an all out war between the Red Sticks (the faction which was kind of like the rebel force in their civil war) and the United States. It's technically considered part of the War of 1812 but I tend to treat it like a separate war that just happened to be going on at the same time. Most people consider the Creek War lasting from 1813-1814 but there had been related hostilities since at least 1812 and the fallout of the war would continue through 1815ish and somewhat into 1816.More Like This
(I haven't actually personifi
Learning Native history is fun + UpdatesI'm currently stuck on the caribbean native tribes and is proven to be a interesting experience for me.More Like This
So far I'm stuck on the dates they arrived and such, but I'm asking a man who has a wide knowledge in this area and not only on the caribbean ones, but also on mexico's and central america!
He's proven to be a really great help to me ;3; !
and lol he's a spaniard, Oh the irony!
Well I finally got some exact dates on them, the only thing is that they the era's changed a bit in different sources like one era up or various down. But he helped me on that ! ;3; </strike> Lol I'm asking him a bunch of stupid questions like some basic things OTL </strike>
Also hopefully I will have GryGirl8 and yesthisismak art-trades up this weekend, since I'm in summer vacations :iconsuperw00tplz:
Also you guys KNOWLEDGE IS POWAH! (?) :iconimaginationplz:
Contest (Closed)-edit 2- I closed the contest now. Thank you all for joining and drawing awesome art!More Like This
I want to decide the winners of 'best' art first. Since I don't want to decide on my own, I will ask some opinions of others (who did not join) first, and probably put up a poll if there are different opinions.
After that I will do the raffle (so opinions won't be influenced, by who already won).
The winners will be announced next week.
-edit 1- I got a question whether cosplay was allowed, and yes, of course of it!
Same for videos, if it's made for the contest.
As you may have noticed already, I have quite a lot of groups As (co-)founder it's part of my job to fill their galleries, so that's why I decided to host a contest for (almost) all my groups on my own account!
They will be divided in the following categories:
£10 SketchSTATUS - OPENMore Like This
UDATE: COUPLE SKETCH COMMISSIONS
Couple sketches will cost £12 per character. This is due to the fact that interacting couples are more challenging to draw.
I'm sure you all know what these sketch commissions are, but just to elaborate, They're quick sketches of anything [mainly characters] with out a back ground. It's going to be in pencil form. Note that sketch commissions are purely just sketch, they are absolute and NOT MADE FOR REWORKING. So that means if you want me to fix certain areas, I can not do that because that defies the whole point of sketch commissions. That would come under normal commissions.
So make sure you provide good reference, I strongly suggest images over descriptions.
Here's how to send money via paypal. Just click the 'send money' tab on the top, and it should be straight forward from there. Remember to set it to GBP if paying internationally.
PayPal add: custodio.rogieg
NEWS : Back online!Hey everyone,More Like This
Sorry for the late update! As I have said, I have been busy with moving stuff and the new job etc. that's why I haven't been so active.
But now I have my set up for my desk completed. Now I am able to do work.
Sorry commissioners for the delay. You have been really patient and I appreciate that.
For the news, considering sketch commissions, I will have to start watermarking them. First of all I apologize to commissioners who have ordered them. I wasn't aware that people were using them as pose reference. So guys, just a warning, these are commissioned pieces, which means they were paid for, only the commissioner is allowed to do what ever they want to them. So pose reference is now banned.
On the side note, a good website to use if you want to practice your poses or life drawing is www.posemaniacs.com.
Commission news, its a bit of a bad news, but I will be changing how I charge for commission now. I have been working professionally for different studios, and I charge on
ACG MASCOT CONTEST WINNERS!!AnotherContestGroup is proud to present our MASCOT contest RESULTSMore Like This
ACG MASCOT CONTEST RESULTS
First of all we would like to say thank you for all who took part in our ACG Mascot Design Contest - please take the time to check out all entries http://anothercontestgroup.deviantart.com/gallery/34936870 however after the results of 5 judges/independant people we are please to be able to announce our winner and the two lucky runners up. It was very very difficult to judge as we had to judge based on design, concept, idea, how easy it would be to recreate and generally ignore some of the beautiful works which people obviously put a lot of time and effot into because sadley we wouldn't be able to do full colour detailed drawings every time we came to recreate the character. There for. The winner and runners up are as follows.
WINNER OF ACG's MASCOT CONTEST IS....
Commment~1) Tell you something I learned about you by looking at your DA page.More Like This
2) Tell you a color you remind me of.
3) Tell you Element I think you belong to (e.g. water, fire, air etc.).
4) Tell you what comic, manga/anime, or video game character you remind me of.
5) Ask you a question, and you must answer.
6) Tell you something I like about you.
7) Give you a nickname.
8) Tell you the object that is to the left of me.
9) Tell you what food/ flavor/ smell you remind me of
10) Tell you to do one in your journal too. Comment on this journal and I shall...
MINI CONTEST! CLOSEDCLOSED!More Like This
Judging begins -w-
I just had a brainwave. (well, no not really xD)
Okay so since I'm here for only about a week (due to: http://maymie-k.deviantart.com/journal/#/d4r0ci2 )
Paypal Commissions *Open*What I will do:More Like This
- Couples (Straight, ♂+♂, ♀+♀)
- Simple Backgrounds
- Partial Nudity
What I won't do:
- Mecha (I suck at it)
-Animals (I'm not very good at them yet)
If you are interested, please fill out the info below and send it in a note.
Headshot: $7 Extra chara.: $12
Halfbody: $8 Extra charc.: $14
Fullbody: $9 Extra chara.: $16
Headshot: $15 Extra chara.: $5
Halfbody: $20 Extra chara.: $10
Fullbody: $25 Extra chara.: $15
Chibis(colored; any kind): $10 extra chara. : $5
Simple BG: $5
The Yearning in our Hearts by Shiori92
PC: Nimari Steals from Tobi! by Shiori92
Your E-mail Address (So I can send the file to you personally):
References: (Links to references):
Type: (Chibi, Full) (Line Art, Colored):
# Of Characters:
Make some NejiTema & get points? EXTENDED.Hey there all you NejiTema fans Want to get some points ?More Like This
All you have to do is make an art piece and/or fan fiction to win some points for yourself. Just have Neji & Temari on their first date together. <3
We're trying to get SakuTen entries over at Anti-NejiTen-Group.
Deadline: 22nd July, 2012.
Note: Others couples can be featured, for example; NaruHina, LeeSaku, SasuTen.
I hope I'll benefit this club as much as I hope to!
Your new Co-Founder, Sasuke4Tenten
ACG "Winners Package" TemplateThis is a Template for the Winners Package offered at :iconanothercontestgroup:More Like This
Putting together the Winners Package does take A LOT of time and therefore we decided to create this optional template to help things run smoother.
Here is what we would like: (don't forget to REMOVE all the spaces at the front of the coding (in between < and div or / at the end - I had to add the spaces to prevent them from going into coding. Also it should be :dev(name): inside the colons (no parenthesis). here is a template:
< div class="title">:dev(group/person-name):s Contest winners:< /div>
< div class="scrolls">1st Congrats to :dev(insert name of winner): with: :thumbxxxxxxxxxx:
2nd Congrats to :dev(insert name of winner): with :thumbxxxxxxxxxx:
3rd Congrats to :dev(insert name of winner) with :thumbxxxxxxxxxx:
For Full results go to here: (insert link to blog/news post with results) < /div>
*NOTE* if you do not have an upgraded account (and can't see thumbnails) plea
I'm So Happy!This group has had its most pageviews ever in the last two days.More Like This
I must be doing something right.
Well, I spent all last night looking for groups to affiliate with. My inbox was bombarded. .__.
Well, if you have any groups you think we should affiliate with, just tell me! I'd be happy to try!
This group needs a good icon. I'm gonna see if any of the people I watch can make one. Or, if someone in the group can, that would be super fantastic!
Phishing alert. Please read and spread the word. Hello, everyone!More Like This
Please, this journal and spread the word so more people can see this.
I just got a note from honey-sempai173 telling me that someone stole my art and he/she sent a link.
I clicked on it and it showed me dA login page, but a fake one. Here it is:
Have a look at looooooong weird address in the address bar:
I didn't type username nor password, 'cos it's a fraud. If you do it by mistake, someone will be able to hack your dA account.
If you by accident get this message from honey-sempai173 or any other suspicious new deviant/or the one with no artworks in their gallery, please report them and never ever type your password in the fake login page window they re-direct you to.
Real deviantart.com login page is https://www.deviantart.com/users/login (safe to click, but won't be found if you're already logged in)
And for more info, you might wanna check focusandframe's journal below on How to avo
#SixWordStories Showcase: 26 March - 9 AprilA type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.More Like This
In our feature articles, we will be showcasing all the wonderful six word stories submitted to our bi-weekly word and theme prompts. New bi-weekly prompts will also be announced here.
Word Prompt: Endure
Endure. by ChanChanTheGreat Endure by xJammyDodgerx Dreamless by ozzla :thumb293281695: Revenge by VivaFariy Six Word Stories: Grief by bmansky1 Parties are SOOO much fun!! (right?) by FaeLuna13 SWS What I must endure by Vanessanon
Theme Prompt: Cherry Soda
Cherry Soda Girl by WaKip &
Contest: Turn Back The Wheel of Time Winners!Hello everyone!More Like This
First off, apologies for all the time it's taken us to judge the contest, but with Christmas around the corner it was a bit difficult to browse through the entries and dedicate them all the love and care they needed!
The judging is now done and I'm glad to announce the winners!!
:iconflowerdanceplz: Visual Art Category :iconflowerdanceplz:
Arigatou by ryuuha
~ You win 1 year premium membership + deviantWEAR Tshirt* + llama keychain
Need you more than you know by FirelordPie
~ You win 6 month premium membership + emoticon stressballs
liddle changes by jelenasseid
~ You win 3 month premium membership + llama keychain
Lady Rapunzel by Clever-clover
~ You win 1 month premium membership + stickerpack
Important! New bill might be WORSE than SOPA/PIPAThis is not about ACTA, it is about a new bill to back up SOPA and PIPA which is worse than those two and them combined.More Like This
IF you guys are tired with all the story of SOPA and PIPA, Lamar Smith, creator of thise bills is at it AGAIN.
Now he has created the bill H.R. 1981 which has more potential to invave our pricacy and control the internet users than SOPA ever had!
His bill uses Child Pornography as a screen to monitor your credit card and bank activity on the internet. It requires that Internet Providers hold on to information about your browsing history for up to 18 months.
Altough he says our personal infortmation will be kept in a ''safe'' place, anyone knows this is the perfect excuse for hackers to steal our personal information. it is MCUH MORE dangerous than SOPA and PIPA.
Haly-K and me made a petition here:
https://www.change.org/petitions/lamar-smith-stop-creating-bills-to-control-the-internet-and-breach-peoples-privacy for Lamar Smith to stop with all this
#SixWordStories Showcase: December 26 - January 9A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.More Like This
In our feature articles, we will be showcasing selections of the wonderful six word stories submitted to our bi-weekly word and theme prompts. New bi-weekly prompts will also be announced here.
Word Prompt: Fear of
A Mother laments her Childs Logic and Hygiene by Fantastic-Mrs-FoxThe Sinner Entitled Fag by jumonji
Theme Prompt: Drought
After 1000 words by V-OblivionThe Lake by RandyPandy:thumb276315940::thumb27
52 Week Six Word Story Challenge! - In ConclusionSixWordStories has teamed up with theWrittenRevolution to present to the literature community a project that will question what it really means to be a writer.More Like This
We have reached both the end of the project and the year after 52 intense weeks of 52 challenges that we hope have been effective in spurring on writers' creativity and imagination with the creation of these six word stories.
For the last and final time, this is what the community has come up with for last week's six word story challenge:
Write a six word story about writing a six word story. Describe to us how it has been this year!
~ Suggested by Zophirus
Six Word Story by RandyPandy 52 Week - SWS by Reichieru-Uchiha Six word story, huh by amIdeadnow The Writer's Process by FreeSpiritedHizoku SWS 52 - A six word story by openbookworm Contest Entry: 2011 by ulyferal Our Year of Six Words by Queenie7 New Story by Missvirginia Week 52: Recursive by RayvenWorks :thumb277012345
#SixWordStories: Monthly ShowcaseA type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.More Like This
In our feature articles, we will be showcasing six word stories submitted to Freestyle folder.
Nightmare by Queenie7 Unrequited by Irrelephantlovesyou Two Left Feet by SilverInkblot she's dead. by IWonderIWander Drive by EpickBlonde666 No Contact by RandyPandy The Age of Darkness by Snowmanofdoom Performance Anxiety by Same-side Just Keep In Mind... by impaledbycats13 Agoraphobia by Kalyblu The Name's Crystal by Yuki-chan112093 Wanderer by Immortalium Spit by AimeeRaindrop Silent Instrument by sarah2231 :thumb2051
52 Week Six Word Story Challenge! - Week 51SixWordStories has teamed up with theWrittenRevolution to present to the literature community a project that will question what it really means to be a writer. Although all of these challenges are in the six word story form, there is nothing to say that you can't apply them to different kinds of literature too!More Like This
We encourage everyone to take part! Even if you are not a writer, that is totally fine! If you can string six words together into a story and follow some rules, then you are very welcome to join us and you don't even have to participate every week either!
Each week, a challenge is set with the results of the previous week featured in a news article. This is what the community has come up with for last week's six word story challenge:
Write a six word story in the form of a newspaper headline. The story must proclaim something exciting
~ Suggested by Solarune
#SixWordStories Showcase: November 28-December 12A type of Flash Fiction, six word stories are (very) short stories with an exact word count: six words. SixWordStories is the place where, alongside quality, quantity really does matter. Though these stories are so brief in length, they can be as profound, if not more, than the prose and poetry you see and read every day, partly because six word stories can tell us so much and yet contain so little.More Like This
In our feature articles, we will be showcasing selections of the wonderful six word stories submitted to our bi-weekly word and theme prompts. New bi-weekly prompts will also be announced here.
Word Prompt: Roots Above
Theme Prompt: A Thousand Words
a thousand words by CaseyDN:thumb271460666:Photographer's Lament by ninjababyCheap by SilverInkblot:thumb27250
.I don't even care anymore. I'm tired of the bullshit I go through daily. I'm going to stop being nice, being a push over. A new Karisa is taking over and no one will like it.More Like This
CONTEST 2013-ended WINNERS ANNOUNCEDTHE CONTEST IS OVER! There was a total of 30 entries so I will be adding 50 points to each prize! Additionally, someone donated 43 points so those will be divided among the contest placements as well. In further addition, no written entries were submitted, so there will be a recalculation of points (for those who donated prizes to the written winner you no longer need to give them!). The new prizes will be listed beneath each placement so check below!More Like This
As for the advertisement prize, no one said that they had been recommended to enter this contest by anyone else so regrettably there will be no prize given out!
I want to thank everyone who entered, donated, or advertised. You truly made my day with your support and/or drawing of my character(s)!!! I hope that as I judge you will all wait patiently and perhaps go check out my friend and I's other contest (It would rea
Drabbles and a pretty please!Recently, I've posted these:More Like This
(For :iconbatphace:, :iconpamelaisley:, and :iconsexyzexyvi:, respectively.)
Sooooo...if you get a chance, and you've enjoyed any of that, could you PLEASE vote for my shelter's partner, JUST ONCE? You can use Facebook or just an email, it's a one-time vote, so we need as many different people as possible to help them win $2,500. They help people who can't afford the cost to spay and neuter their pets for almost nothing! Just clicky-click: http://improveliveswithanimals.maker.good.is/projects/nokilllv
Thank you all so much!
These Chapters are Getting Somewhat Numerous...http://www.fanfiction.net/s/5180832/18/More Like This
To think, I'm nearly at chapter 20...and this was originally six mini-chapters I wrote in a fit of therapeutic smut-generating, years ago. It turned into...gosh, my second longest chaptered fic? Daaamn...
Happy reading! ^_^
PS: Unrelated note, but keep ya fingers crossed - Sir Pounce-a-Lot has an Adoption Pending! We're just making sure he has a clean bill of health before he goes home. Happy days for him! Actually, we have an awesome long list of Adoption Pendings at the moment, but same thing - trying to get everyone cleared and healthy. There's been some cases of the runny poops lately, as well as a cat-cold here and there, and some ringworm - it's hard to control shelter diseases when all the cats are free-roaming. So wish on a star for us that we can get everyone healthy and send a bunch of these awesome guys HOME!
And PPS, now that I've MOVED ( ) I have been a
Fan Art LawMore Like This
Fan Art Law
Mon Sep 10, 2012 by techgnotic
t seems there’s nothing quite as dear to the hearts of many of our deviants as their production of fan art, and at the same time, there is nothing so knotted with legal and ethical headaches. Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but in the form of fan art it has also become one of the most frustratingly complicated. At some point, the sheer volume of fan art around a single property may become so large that the issue rises to another level of scrutiny by the creators of the original work.
With this dynamic in mind, we thought the following panel that Josh Wattles, our Advisor In Chief here at deviantART, and a mystery guest named Harold Smith, gave at Comic Con this year might be of immense help in understanding the ever evolving elements of fan art
Lovely SPAAAM, Wonderful SPAAAM!Hey y'all, I updated Enslaved again! You know where to find it. I also neglected to tell you (I think) that there's a drabble up. BITCHIN.More Like This
I'm moving in 4.5 daysssss!
college things (things get busy)my easygoing pace of uploading cosplay and art is justified, i assure you.More Like This
i'm moving out in two weeks. it's quite an exciting thing, but also a time where i need to focus on grounding myself and letting my new life on my own start with grace and good energy. i've been drawing quite a lot... i remember this time last year, how i dreaded taking my sketchbook along places in an attempt to make myself draw. now, it's my constant companion and dump for my thoughts and inspiration. it's amazing, i feel amazing about my art and how it manifests, and i feel inspired and capable of handling the next few starter months in Boston. i'm excited to finally be studying my career passion, and i'm excited to share with you my art, cosplay, and animation along the way!
i will hopefully deliver some new material to you here soon (my father gifted me with a new fancy scanner for my birthday!), and thank you all, sincerely, for sticking around and your appreciation.
in the meantime, my
I don't care if I'm going against my familyThey can look at me funny all they want, but they won't change my opinion on same sex marriage.More Like This
Yes. I fully 100% support same sex marriage, becuase I believe everyone deserves a chance to choose who they want to spent the rest of their lives with, and I'm not afraid to publicly show my support to legalize love. I love everyone including gays equally and that's not gonna change. Not now, not ever. Know that you guys got my back, who ever you may be. Thank you.
kay done ranting
Some Photoshop Tutorials by Me!!Hey guys!More Like This
Just thought I'd let you know I have written two tutorials for the website Psdtuts+. Well, they are more like Step-by-step workflows on a couple of my pieces. You will need to purchase a subscription to the website to view them, but here they are anyways:
1: Create Stunning "Tron Legacy" Fan Art in Photoshop Tuts+ Premium Tutorial
Break down of this piece:
2: Create Video Game Cover Art in Photoshop Tuts+ Premium Tutorial
Break down of this piece: