Publishing Opportunity no.2Considering the interest garnered by our last feature of a publishing opportunity, we have decided to make it a fortnightly project of ours, wherein we will promote a different publishing opportunity with every blog.
This will happen every other Monday, beginning with this one.
The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) are looking for individuals to write for 'The Hub'; a bi-monthly app magazine and podcast for young people.
They are currently calling for submissions of poetry, short stories, reviews and writing about writing for the first issue of their bi-monthly online magazine, 'Myths of the Near Future'.
You must be 25 or under and send a photo of or representing yourself and brief bio of your writing life, along with an attachment as a MS Word Document. They accept work of any genre and length and you may have your work edited as part of the publishing process.
The deadline is Saturday, April 14th, 2012 (however, the magazine
Get Your 'Stashe On Contest 2013 CLOSEDWhat is Movember?More Like This
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.
Source: Movember's Site
MORE INFO ON MOVEMBER RIGHT HERE
How to help
Raise awareness, share the news!
Register on Movember.com and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team, Canadian Team, or go on your own.
Ladies, get your men to join the cause!
Use the power of moustac
Overview: My TutorialsThis is an overview of the Photomanipulation / Photoshop Tutorials available in my Gallery. Some are a little old (still using PS7), but the principles are still valid (even though some of the really old ones may seem outdated aesthetically). Generally, the further down in each list, the newer the tutorials. Tutorials with this symbol are video tutorials - the newer ones can also be found on my youtube channel.More Like This
There are now also photography and stock/resources providing guides listed below the manip ones
At the bottom, you will also find a list of possible future tutorials, a collection of ideas. If you have something I could add to this list, do feel free to comment and let me know!
If you want to get a reminder each time I update this list, please tell me in a comment - I'll create a list of people at the bottom and you
Prompt: July 8 (early), 2013You guys are real lucky this time... who'd have thought, having two consecutive prompts posted early? For most of you guys this is two days early, but for me, it's just by 4 hours so I think it's pretty close Why's that? Well, I've only got a couple of days to make 4 weeks worth of notes for the lectures I'm going to miss next semester, starting tomorrowMore Like This
Right. Right! Right? by Lady-Rosaline
"If my memory serves me true, in that era, I believe there were three freedoms left: The freedom to eat, the freedom to sit down, and last but certainly not least, the freedom to die."
The only prompt submitted, but damn, I'm impressed. I know how easy it is to fall into the trap of being predictable, because it's so easy to write from experience rather than having to put on your empathy thinking cap and be creat
Prompt: May 27, 2013FeatureMore Like This
Hola! Yay, submissions! Good job for giving your inspiring ideas a chance to develop through our prompts! I know trust is hard, but we'll never lead you astray, promise.
Red Skies by oracle-of-nonsense
"I would count the notches in his spine with my fingers
until he fell asleep, and think of the story he told me
about a baleen whale who sang on a frequency
no other whales could hear, her singular voice
bouncing around the ocean meaninglessly,
growing deeper and more despairing each lonely unresponsive year."
What did I like? I'm not good at summarising, so unfortunately there's no tl;dr - you'll just have to read the whole damn critique, which can be found here.
Look into these eyes. Stare into them,
Prompt: April 29, 2013FeatureMore Like This
No submissions again, folks.
Are writers social beings? I'm not! But social people are very interesting. Don't worry, I'm not going to force you to have a conversation - but I would like it if you went or stayed in a place where there are two other people besides you, and picked something they say to write something about. I wanted writing inspired by conversation.
It doesn't have to be excellent literary conversation - make a poem out of someone talking about their badly behaved dog! Write a story about someone's plumbing problems. Create a script out of a sibling being amused or irritated by another sibling. Make it fanciful, make it anchored in reality, make it tangential, make it an existential crisis - anything goes.
Can't find any conversation? Use a piece of dialogue from random snippets of conversaton. Write something inspired by real-life conversation.
Don't forget to submit yo
Prompt: April 1, 2013FeatureMore Like This
Do You Fancy a Bit of Paradox? by Rhetoricism
"I am an architect, and nothing more. It is your calling to make of everything what you will, and there are no shoulders that the weight will rest upon but yours. If, should you choose to bend and reforge those numbers I rattled around a cosmic cup at your inception, be warned."
This is a fascinating exercise in prose, which takes the last prompt of "the process of reinvention" and goes above and beyond with it. As a formal but conversational piece, it makes for a very realistic persona of 'fate' speaking, and becomes a delight to read with every new refreshingly original phrase you stumble upon - "petit mal of conception", as well as the entire three sentences I've chosen above. A delightful read.
My critique on the piece can be found here.
Regarding the use of sxc.hu stock in PhotomanipsI'm sure many of you are aware of the situation with using stock from the website sxc.hu. I wanted to bring you the final word on the use of their stock in photomanipulations. (Keep in mind that they should never be used to create premade backgrounds.) Our Community Volunteer Aeirmid has shared the latest update from the sxc.hu's version of the "help desk."More Like This
Jade received an email as part of a mass BCC email to the dA users who expressed concern over the situation. Here is a quote from the response:
"1. The rights granted by sxc.hu license are very limited and specific. You may not use sxc.hu images in photo-manipulations or digital collages. Furthermore, you cannot create any derivate works with the use of sxc.hu images. There appears to be a common miscomprehension and some appear to believe that 'if the use is not prohibited then it is permitted' - this is not true. It is clearly stated in the license agreement All rights are reserved unless otherwise gran
Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Pencil DrawingsHyperrealism is a genre of visual arts that resembles a high-resolution photograph. Here are some jaw-droppingly talented hyperrealistic pencil artists on deviantART.More Like This
Wet 3 by Sean Barman (V-4-VENGEANCE)
Food by imaginee
Sensazioni by DiegoKoi
Old man pencil by francoclun
Guiding Star by Scott56
An elderly man by FairyARTos
Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and RenewalWelcome to the latest community competition for Photomanipulation!More Like This
This is the official kick-off blog for the latest, greatest EXTREME PHOTOMANIPULATION CONTEST here on dA! The contest is backed by communityrelations with HUGE prizes and hosted by CRPhotomanipulation. This journal describes the rules for the contest. Please read it carefully.
What we mean by "Extreme" photomanipulation
You should reach beyond your comfort zone and create a deviation that is bold, unique, and better than you thought you could create. Try something new. Break the mold. You've got this!
We have HUGE prizes. So, we are expecting HUGE results.
Theme: Rebirth and Renewal
Our theme, Rebirth and Renewal, was suggested by administrators of CRPhotomanipulation. You are hereby challenged to create a photomanipulation that shows rebirth and/or renewal. For example, it could sh
Frustrations of a PhotomanipulatorHi thereMore Like This
Quick note - I know some of you may have already seen this journal at TheArtOfManipulation or Photomanipulated, I'll apologize for the duplicate in your inbox. I wanted to make sure it was okay with Aeirmid before posting it here, but I do think it addresses an important topic and want to get it out there to be seen and responded to - so thank you for taking the time to read it.
This started out as a blog about my new group, but it took on a life of it's own and turned into something else, so the announcement about the new group will wait a little while. First I want to say that I'm sure what I've written here will upset some of you and piss others off. I'd like to say I'm sorry for that, but I'm not going to because I don't feel that I should have to apologize for my thoughts and feelings. Just know that I didn't write this to upset anyone, I wrote it to express my frustration and to hopefully get you to think about things.
I have a love/hate rel
The Floor is OpenHappy Saturday! I'm hanging out at home, so I thought I'd have an open conversation. Post anything, I'll reply. It's about 11:30am, I'll be in front of this thing for two hours before I go to my god daughters 7th birthday party! Yay!More Like This
If you're wondering what we're up to, check out the DeviantArt Timeline ( http://www.deviantart.com/timeline/ ) -- It might compel you to ask some questions. Or, if there's anything you've been wondering about, ask!
Here's some food for thought to get you started about the overall state of DeviantArt:
Our team focuses on two things that matter most to us, the first is our mission to Entertain, Inspire & Empower the Artist in All of Us. We have tackled this notion to the ground, the root sentiment that's marketable, part of our product, and a direct driving force for our team: We are here to nurture your creative nature.
We take this notion and we use it as a lens to drive forward our goals. Our goals are all based off of <
CRCP Award - May 2015On behalf of the CRCommunityProjects team, I am pleased to present our new awards program celebrating those who uphold excellence within the community. This award is unique in that it not only applies to individuals, but may also be given to honor influential groups and inspirational special programs as well!More Like This
This award will be given monthly and we do accept suggestions! Please send your nominations in a note to the group with a couple paragraphs explaining why your candidate deserves to be recognized.
The recipient of the CRCP Award for May 2015 is
Nominated by coastbeachartist and Sserenita
"The well first showed me what great spirit, love and support this community has to offer. You can see a lot of deviants going out of their way to help each other or just spread the love simply because they want to, everyday. DA would not be the same without th
Mentorship Project, First LessonFirst of all, mentors and mentees, welcome!More Like This
(to anyone who wants to follow this course on their own, this blog entry contains all information for the first lesson of our Poetry and Prose Courses!)
Announcing our participants
Our mentors are:
Gingersanps, sairey, angeljunkie, Amarantheans, SilverInkblot, betwixtthepages,
BlueBlueFox, mixedhearts, Cinestress, DrippingWords, amethyst96, LiliWrites,
CheekyStoat, Carmalain7, Medoriko, Sammur-amat, SRSmith, AGMeade and TheOnly-MaKaila.
ForgottenSea, Kildosad-Malik, dreams-intricacies, Pieplate, cynthiaalise, mightythedj23, Yaimao, Rudra72, dappled-water, Jchrispole, TheBareSheet, MagicalJoey, classic-poet, Vivyi, AnUnfoldedPaperTiger, SubjugatedSandwich, TheMaidenInBlack, Isferet, and Azcazach.
:iconclapplz: 19 couples were formed! :iconbwavoplz:
DeviantART Compliments #140Chromeni-Prime-More Like This
You're a wonderful person, and I love you a lot.
You're so sweet, and it comes out in your pretty artwork! I'm so proud of you, getting through your difficulties, and coming out stronger than before!
I'm so happy you're my friend, because you're a great person!
You are an amazing friend and artist. I cannot put it into words. Your art style is absolutely gorgeous and you're such a kind person
I'm sorry you had to deal with that person a while ago, but I think it's over now.
I'm always here to talk to you if you need me. I hope we stay friends for a long time
Lissomer is a poet with wide range of motives, and a great community spirit that is only enough to visit her profile and become richer with emotions and beautiful verses that will be stucked in your head for hours ♡
MiaowKat SnowKitsuneXD pa-a MissKirkland15 Gemiri
You guys are wonderful friends
100 point Giveaway+Free Drawings (winner) TwitterIntagramYoutubeFacebookMore Like This
I'm giving out 100 , well because I want to and a commission/speedpaint from me!
how to enter
1) fave this journal
2) comment/tag as many friends you like
3)now it's up to your friends to tag you backand more friends if they want in the comments
or else you die...nah, or else your not in the raffle, just your friends are
the more friends the better your tagged back more, more entries you have man :3
deadline: 3rd of January
you can watch me for an extra entry
I tag: :iconevan-130: :iconcleomidnightbunny:
Senior Selections General FAQ:faq29:More Like This
#1: What is SeniorSelections about?
SeniorSelections is a group with focus on art collection and showcasing. We strive to feature premier artwork and bring more exposure to outstanding artists and their artwork.
In order to bring this goal to life, we are opening our doors for Senior Members to come aboard our Feature Team and help realize our goal.
#2: I'm a Senior Member and would like to help out. What do I have to do as a part of the Feature Team? How can I apply?
Simply note the group with the following answers of the questions:
Which gallery folder would you like to manage? (Please make sure the position is open. [check out question #3])
Have you ever received/featured a Daily Deviation in this category?
How often do you use DeviantArt?
Are you a respective asset to any DeviantArt groups?
How much time are you willing to devote to SeniorSelections and its op
A Senior's RantRantMore Like This
projecteducate is making an honest attempt this week at dispelling some myths about senior members of deviantART. However, I want to weigh in - as someone unaffiliated with the project - about some things. I'm not purporting here to be the word of God or anything, these are just my personal views, and my personal effort to dispel some of the misconceptions that senior members have about the misconceptions the community has. And foremost is the misconception that we are somehow obligated to be your hugboxes.
I hate to be the voice of dissent for the senior community, but I kind of get tired - very tired - of these generalization-type articles about the senior membership base here on deviantART. I've been seeing these types of articles for a decade now. There were, at my last count about a year ago, twelve hundred or so senior members on this site. Only a fraction of that number are people who give back to the community, or give any sort of a damn about the community; it states
dArama: Let's get solution-focusedHello, lovelies!More Like This
For months now, there have been whispers of dissatisfaction and discomfort concerning our photomanipulation community. For some of you, it no longer seems like a home. For others, it is becoming ransacked with things that did not belong, like pornography, inflations, decapitations, and celebrity images. With the addition of copyright violations off-site, those whispers have become screams of discontent about dA in general.
I hear you, and as a liaison between dA staff and the community, I am doing my best to ensure your voices are heard.
But, what are YOU doing about it?
YOU are empowered to do a lot, too. For every complaint, for every disgruntled member of our community, there is a solution. And that solution does NOT have to involve leaving dA.
Let's talk about some of those solutions.
Tired of not having a DD?
Suggest your own work. If it is not accepted, ask for a critique and work to learn from it. Even if you do not agree with it, there is surely somet
Health updates. / About that poll. Need publishing resources? Click here!More Like This
EDIT 10/23/14: I haven't updated this in a while -- actually, I haven't journaled in a while -- so I just wanted to give an update of where I'm at, in case anyone was worried.
It's a little under four months since I've started with meds and treatment and everything, and while this whole time hasn't been perfect (who has ever had an absolutely perfect four months, after all?), it's been so much better than any four months I've had in recent memory, because for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I can just be. My depression has mostly lifted, and I'm basically working on learning ways to manage my anxiety right now. And as I'm learning, I'm finding that, more often than not, I don't have days where I worry that people think I'm a giant awkward weirdo, or where I think I'm a giant
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 3Photoshop tutorialsMore Like This
I'm back with writing my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while Now I also edited journal skin, so it'll be more appropriate for "Photoshop tips" Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Making selections, Customizing brush, Bevel & Emboss, Stroke. In this tutorial I used my painting Came From Hell, just to show you few things.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be differ
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesMore Like This
There are a plethora of brushes available to you on photoshop. This guide will explain different brush settings, as well as how to install different brush packs here on deviantART. This guide is for pressure sensitive pen tablets. It is going to be much easier to do things with a tablet. Ones by Wacom are good, and you can get a bamboo for under 99$ USD.
Basic Brushes in Photoshop
It's important to stick with default ones to learn all the settings. You can do so many things with the hard round brush.
Bring up your brush palette in one of the following ways. (note I am in CS3, so the icons will look much older, but same thing. )
| Click for quicker editing options|
PE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingSmoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingMore Like This
Today we will learn how to make smoooth animation! In this tutorial we will cover a basic movement, but sometimes difficult to look natural, jumping.
I am using a pixel black ball as the subject, but really, you can apply this tutorial to anything you want to jump! Like animals and humans (of coarse they would bend their legs instead of squish.;D)! If your animation starts to "trail", or you simply don't know how to animate, you can check out some other tutorials I have made that are linked at the bottom.
Let us begin!
Lets start with the subject. I am using a 13x13 pixel black ball, but you can use anything, even if it isn't pixeled.
Now for the squish! This is the set move to gather energy for the jump. You wouldn't jump straight legged, would you? For my ball, I made it shorter, and expanded it out some on both ends. If your subj
PE:Color GuideBasic Color Theory GuideMore Like This
Today we are going to talk about beginning Color Theory with this guide. It is important to learn about the colors and their categories and opposites and this guide will help you learn more about colors and how they work together.
WHAT IS COLOR? The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.
This is a Color Wheel that shows all the colors and how they are aligned with one another.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown etc.
Now let's learn more about these colors
The Primary Colors
Q: What are Primary Colors?
They're the main colors in a color wheel that can be blended to create other colors
The Primary Colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue.
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 2Photoshop tutorialsMore Like This
And here is next part of my journal Photoshop tutorials. Previous tutorial you can see here. I added even document settings, cuz I forgot to add this in previous tutorial I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Document settings, Changing view, Changing thumb size on layers, Using Smart Object and Blur, Using Pen Tool, Outer Glow and Transform. In this tutorial I used my painting VERSUS, just to show you few things (I just had to open something...again ).
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop
Project Educate: Techniques of AnimationI wanted to compile a short but sweet list of different styles of animation that can help show you definitions and hopefully you will enjoy trying at home! Typically called a style, but more correctly a technique, animation has been applied in any sense possible over an entire century of experimentation.More Like This
1) 2D 'Traditional Animation'
This can come in a variety of different forms. Mostly they start with a 'pencil test' which is paper, pencils and pegbars. These are then studied and scrutinised and thrown away until correct.
In olden times these were then sent to the Ink and Paint department (usually full of women) who systematically inked and painted the cels by hand.
This method was widely used up until the 1990s!
After the 1990s many studios started to use computers to do all the colouring work! Disney developed its CAPS system and used it from The Rescuers Down Under (1990) till The Little Matchgirl (2006) when they stopped using it. Since then
A five month feature!Well now... HELLO EVERYONE!!!More Like This
It has been SOOO long since my last feature here on :iconpoetrynprosewatchers:, and frankly speaking, I do feel that this hiatus has paid off. I was looking at the message logs in the admin area, and I realized how much you - yes, YOU, DEAR MEMBERS - have contributed with your invitations of deviations by other poets and writers on dA. And it is amazing. A lot of works which are intriguing and full of emotions, drama, thought, thought provoking insight, depth, dedication, and all charming in their own right.
Unfortunately they got featured after five months when more works which are intriguing and full of emotions, drama, thought, thought provoking insight, depth, dedication, and all charming in their own right came over. But that's okay, because what's a feature if you don't have more works to mix it with. And so, ladies and gentlemen, I give you!!!
The works submitted by other deviants by you - YES, YOU, DEAR MEMBERS
The First Sunburn of SummerAdventure Update!More Like This
I mentioned in the original text of this journal below, that I'd hooked my parents on a game called Ingress, a sort of virtual geocaching/capture the flag hybrid. They took me hunting with them today, and we spent about five hours portal hunting.
While they're more into the game itself, I'm more into finding things and places I otherwise wouldn't have known about. For instance, we found the cutest little farmer's market:
That also happened to be located in a sculpture garden:
Yes, those are love locks
Also, this freakin' sweet bed and breakfast place called The Empress:
I didn't get a picture of it, but the Villa Marre from Designing Women was like, right across the street.
We had planned to go to the capitol, and instead ended up around the riverfront, walking up and down the park area, and discovering a sculpture garden behind one o
who i'll watch forever (or, maybe forever)also known as a poemMore Like This
where i'll name-drop
every poet i've ever fallen for
and then make clever
references and play with usernames
and ultimately end
on some sort of joke
because that's all my poetry is,
wordplay wrapped in sarcasm.
obscure scientific language
until my shit is shipwrecked
and i'll need a captain
to get me back on track,
so i'll choose ian
and say AyeAye12.
or aye aye captain
and ay ay, let's see
if i can do this
in alphabetical order
and i'm starting off well
'cause i would've started
she not have deactivated
and that's why
i don't believe in forever
'cause as soon as you
fall in love
they can disappear
outta thin air--
oh shit, wait.
i'm freaking out right now
'cause i realized that
probably should've gone
before Ian but don't think
about that little slip-up
'cause i'm really trying not to
right now and i'm nervous
but that's okay
because it's all a part of my charm?
maybe, maybe not. but
February FeatureHey everybody!More Like This
Even though dA's significantly changed and altered its makeup and over the course of time it hasn't been the same - at least for the old timers here - this group was a wonderful surprise for me. Because of the number of people who have submitted deviations of writers they watch and they really feel deserve more exposure!
And what better forum than right now, to show how good they are (: Here's the feature for Feburary:
for hannah by saltwaterlungs like some Nicholas Sparks novel. by 91816119 The Pig Man, Sleeps by thelitbeast Device by The-Archaeon The Plague by no-longer-confused Moons by JutsuGal1208 (aftermathematics) by Lissomer Agony by qwibes On strength by AlwaysRainCheck Fate by BCabiling Recycle:Rebuild by TubeeDTermund The Hospital by toastwriter :thumb504058135: Dreamcatcher by Breath-of-Nefertari A Strength Poem ~ by VioletRogue Sonnet LXIV by Parsat Ashes and rust by rakunow Flight of the firefly by JerryLangdon goldbrick depreciation. by chromeantennae Lilies of a Dark Lord by LaColombeDeDeuil The Crash by Diluculi Sulferous by 50ftBuddha :thu
Ending January Journal :) Hey everyone. Looks like the new year's first month is about to end. So, while keeping that in mind, here's a feature of stuff I've been reading recently and what notMore Like This
I'll start with journals first and then move onwards:
- this is a really good journal, and I support its sentiment, approach, and its overall purpose
Book for sale. Give it a go
Commission! Commission by MelikeBAt which is worth checking out. definitely worth checking out.
And now, onward to deviations
Hope in Lies by ActsofArt Woman Please by ActsofArt :thumb504883551:
Celsia: Chapter 1 by CubicInsanity <-- I've really liked this series thus far, and its a fun read so far as I've kept myself inv
Favourite Favourites Feature 6I apologize for not doing this for months.More Like This
lotus bloom, mental health by Serendiipitii the anticlimax by ghostinafog
I'm too poor to feel so middle class. by SilverInkblot crow comes courting by jade-pandora ten. by innoctemn Inspire by copper9lives
genderless gingerbread figures by apoemhowsweet a breakdown in communication. by 91816119 halfhearted diorama of the universe by reechy
. by oaklungs child-bearer by Nullibicity Ocean in the Sky by Lady-Yume 2014 by MisfitableGrae
January JournalHAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!More Like This
So anyways, I hope that all of you have been well New Year, 2015 now begins! And here we are, ready to begin a new year, a new age, a new era for all of us to start and ponder on what life has to offer
And life has indeed a lot to offer, so here's my first 2015 journal. Lets begin
I finally managed to finish reading the deviations in my stack. And what wonderful works they were So, here's the list:
which isn't a bad read per se, Although I feel that there is significant room for improvement here and there Comments and improvements will help this artist. For sure.
- a food for thought, truly.
which was in my opinion, even with the mature content, a very good story.
absent resolve by Lissomer To The North by Diluculi #126 Forever Is As Long As It Lasts by Manouilidis
Lenore by Parsat and :thu
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!GREETINGS, TRUE BELIEVERS!!!More Like This
And yes, I have been dying to say that for a long long time now!!
So anyway, its been a long while since I posted a feature here on this group. Incidentally, I checked the details of this group and I realized that we've now touched...
ONE YEAR NOW!!!!
Because I love dragons, live with it
so with that said, I'm going to feature a random array of deviations which have been submitted to this group over the course of time. Thanks to every single one of you for contributing! Stay blessed
With that said, here's a very humble collection of the works which you - yes You the members of this group - have contributed for readership:
Feed Me by jackgunski Schoolboy by jackgunski Big Speech by jackgunski Strangers by Lady-Yume Then and Now by The-Archaeon :thumb484483162: spaetzchen by saltwaterlungs :thumb483
New Year News!It's been awhile since I've written a news-related/personal journal, but I do want to keep it brief 'cause I also want to feature a few pieces. The Beauty In Raw Humanity - The Self Image Project now officially has a group! Requests to join are not enabled at this moment in time but they will be soon once I get more direction for the group and if anyone out there is kind enough to create an icon for the group that would be very much appreciated. Here's the group: BeautyInRawHumanity.More Like This
Adjusting The Antennae now has an archive! It's a directory for all of the episodes up to this point so if you missed anything, fear not, because they're all in one place!
I've also reached 700 watchers! I'm so, so grateful for everyone's support and I love you all so very much. I want to keep helping as many people as I can here and continue being as positive influ
Art Raffle! Win a PortraitIt's time for another art Raffle :3 Part of it was because i don't need to open for more comiss as i was thinking since i have my PM and that really helped me. I have more time to work int he current ones and a little to enjoy as things like Raffles i love to do!More Like This
This raffle finish at 8 th August 2015! One week!
The prise will be a portrait with mixed like this»
So... FIRST OF ALL.
You don't need to watch for enter. Of course if you want because is something you really feel like to i would love but isn't a rule so don't stress yourself
1. Fav + advertise this journal ( can be in poll, journal or other)
2. Comment this journal with " I want a chocolate!" ( it was what came to my mind just because i'm addict with choco)
3. Only humans or humanoids portraits
4. No Porn
5. If yo
Art GIVEAWAY (ends 31st of August)Since I hit 30 watchers recently, I thought why not celebrate it with a little giveaway?More Like This
What you can win:
1 headshot commission
+ 1 chibi for one of the lucky winners (only if we reach 50 entries)
How do you enter?
Fave this journal
You do not need to be a watcher to enter, but a few new faces on my dash would be super welcome
Make a journal about this to spread the word! Tell your friends! (optional, but it helps to reach the entries goal)
How many winners will there be?
depending on the numer of entries
25 entries - 1 win
DAta Mining 10.1 - Dead Daily Deviations.More Like This
If/when fully autonomous driver-less cars become mainstream, will people still listen to the radio?
What was the effect of removing DD's from the footer and from the Today page? The audience viewing DD's was reduced by 80%.
Paranatural is an awesome webcomic. I've been reading it for the past year and I think it deserves recognition for good art mixed with clever humor.
It seems much of radio advertising is targeted at commuters listening to radio in the car. If/when fully autonomous driver-less cars become mainstream, will people still listen to the radio? Will radios go the way of the newspaper?
Below I discuss my methods for data collection, analysis and conclusions concerning "Dead Daily Deviations".
New Cosplay Contact Lens Review! (Image-heavy!)Alice and Rabbit's Shop has a new set of lenses and it's about time I replaced some of my older ones so I'll be talking about this new set! This series is called Cosplay Plus Lens.More Like This
Store link: CosPlus Lenses on A&R Shop
The Cosplay Plus lens is a larger variant of Alice and Rabbit Shop's popular Cosplay Lens series.
You may read my review of the Cosplay Lens series HERE
Let's take a look at one of my favorites from the Cosplay Plus set, which I'll now refer to as CosPlus. Here's a look at CosPlus Grey:
The pattern is very similar to the original Cosplay Lens, however they differ greatly in diameter.
Cosplay Lenses — 14.2 mm
CosPlus Lenses — 14.8 mm
0.6 mm might not seem like a lot, but for something tiny like a contact lens, the dif
More From Flash FictionI've discovered my phone has a deep hatred for deviantart. And of course I discover this around the time my computer decides it's done with my virus protection programs and the internet in general. I think I have the worst of it sorted, but my computer is crafty so we'll see...More Like This
Anyway, I'd like to feature more of the excellent flash fiction pieces I've read. If you're looking for something to do, I recommend checking these out.
FFM15 - 11: Mortimer the Reanimator by C-A-HarlandFFM 2015 11: Muffins and Missions by ilyilaice
FFM 2015 Day 11- And Now, Traffic by WizardandGalaxyFFM15 - 8: Midnight Stroll by C-A-Harland11.15 Storm's a-Brewin' by TheBrokenBride
This is just a very, very small sample of the excellent work produced so far. If you're interested in flash fiction month, you can find it all here: http://flash-fic-month.deviantart.com/
Under ConstructionHello everyone! As some of you may not have known, we are currently undergoing a bit of a shift in leadership so as of now, I believe it may be most appropriate to halt any features while we go through the transition of internal to external changes. We here at DailyLitRecognition really believe that we have a lot of potential to bring excitement back to our content and while we undergo these changes, I believe the features as they stand now should be halted so that we come back stronger and better than ever before with our improvements! We really do have a lot of ideas from the inside coming forward, but we'd absolutely love to know what you all think we can do to improve this group moving forward-- how we can better serve you and our lit community family. Over the next days and weeks, we also hope to bring you guys polls that you all can vote on about the editions and changes you'd like to see made! Be it our journal setup, our page color and themes, or even aMore Like This
Wishing on Vacation 15.7.2:icondAWishingWell:More Like This
Take a look at the new wishes!
BadgesWishing for cake, llama or llama accessory badges
iLantiis wishes for the runaway llama.
PatyKida wishes for more llamas.
sundayAnarchy wishes for the runaway llama.
DeviBrigard wishes for llamas.
Milyusia wishes for more llamas.
Commissions and adoptablesWishing to sell commissions or adoptables
FlightPixel wishes for more people to commission her.
Maiyunbby wishes for more commissions.
Skythewolfdog9 wishes to sell more commissions.
Felizias wishes to receive more requests for journal skin commissions.
AngelicHellraiser wishes to get more views to help this
Free story coaching is back!Because I’ve been studying storytelling a lot lately and want to crack some yarns that didn’t come directly from my own brain. And I’m feeling generous.More Like This
Here’s how it works:
First of all, what is “story coaching”? It’s where you tell me about the story you’re writing (or planning to write), and I help you work out the bugs and make it even better!
We’re talking story structure here (mainly plot and character arc), not beta reading or editing. I don’t read any of your actual story prose. Instead, you send me a synopsis of any original story you’re currently writing/developing on or thinking about writing. This can be anywhere from a few paragraphs to several pages, but try to keep it to 3 pages or less if possible. It doesn’t have to be detailed; just an outline will do in a pinch.
If you don’t know how to write a synopsis, never fear! No one really does, and th
In your face Cancer!Race for Life 2015More Like This
Next week, I will be participating in my 7th year of Race for Life. This is a charity run for Cancer Research- a charity that provides vital funding not only into research, but awareness, care and education about all forms of cancer. Cancer still/will affects everyone in some shape or form and charities such as this help towards a goal of curing and eliminating cancer once and for all.
What I love about every year is the empowerment of hundreds of women running and walking together with very personal reasons why they are there. You can get overwhelmed reading the backs of every participants top- memories of family, strength of survival or people who are there for the sheer heck of it. This year my mother and sister will be joining me, as they did last year.
The hard bit for me is raising sponsorship money. If anyone feels they can spare £5, $5 (any currency) and would like to donate to my sponsorship page, it would be very appreciated
How To Explain DA To Your ParentsCommunity WeekMore Like This
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by Moonbeam13 about volunteering for the Literature gallery as a Community Volunteer. And once the possibility started becoming a certainty, I got really excited, and wanted to share the exciting news with my family.
But then I thought, "how do I explain something like this to them?" And realised I didn't really know how to make them understand. That's how I got the idea for this Community Week article.
I don't want to say "most", but a good portion of DeviantArt's users are young/teenagers. It's really important for parents to know and understand what you're doing when you spend hours on end on a computer, and sometimes, saying that you're on DeviantArt just doesn't really work as an explanation. Especially if the explanation follows with "well it's a website, I post my stuff, people fave it and comment on it, they give me watches and llamas sometimes too".
And let's face it, some parents aren't really that c
Inkeeper's Daughter 3As he ate, Daniel mulled over what he had seen and done. The land far to the west was gutted--little or no normal flora and fauna, other than what the invaders had needed to leave. Again, not much. All surviving wildlife had fled in advance of the horde. Also, not much had survived in thatMore Like This
regard. What had survived, however, were some of the deadliest, most cunning, roaming predtors. They would not arrive for some weeks, but the result would be a cascading effect: Theses predators would push others, eating the normal supply of game. More predators would advance east, further
depleting prey. Thus, even though the deadliest natural beasts would not appear for at least a month, the effects of their coming would be felt sooner rather than later.
How to persuade the hamlets, villages, towns, and few cities around the subcontinent of the need to flee was not a relaxing thought. They had great circuit courier service, but were stubborn and complacent, for the most part. Some few would
openhere's the secret -More Like This
you say yes.
you unclasp the hitch in your breath
and let your jealous ribs
and you invite the wolves in.
you say yes to all the pain,
if we break up today,two weeks from nowMore Like This
you will notice again the smiley face i drew
on the chalkboard
in your kitchen
the first time i went to your house.
you will erase it but
the scratching hurts your ears and
you think about the time we made sushi together
and you want to cry but you can't.
for the next three weeks
you will find my hair in your sheets
on your clothes
on your carpet
and even after you wash your sheets,
you still feel like you can smell me when you sleep,
so you wash your sheets again,
and buy a new set but you can't
shake me; couldn't ever, could you?
about a month from now you go
to the restaurant by your house
that we went to every week,
the one where the employees recognized us,
and knew your parents by name.
the waitress there gives you a knowing look,
puts a hand on your drooping shoulder,
and gives you a free drink.
that night you cry for the first time since today.
two months after that
you are packing for college and you find
a bobby pin i dropped under your bed
and a note i hid
Long-DistanceThe finest poem that I could writeMore Like This
is not of tongues, or lips, or hair,
or what I hope we do tonight,
nor how your name hangs in the air.
No, the finest poem that I could write
is really quite a selfish one:
whatever thoughts could keep me whole,
when half of me, for now, is gone.
The words themselves are lyrical,
yet simple, as most mantras are,
to cling as near to me as life,
when half my life has gone afar.
And in it, should contain each thought,
and feeling, rationed bit by bit,
into what's only best described
as a Human Being Survival Kit.
I love you now, and always have--
until my death, I always will,
and legacy, if kept intact,
will echo that I love you still.
We love as one when you here--
the Universe completes itself,
and should it try to interfere
the Universe can go to hell.
I love you.