New Username SymbolsAs part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.More Like This
At a glance, the new symbols are quickly recognizable. When hovering over a username symbol, a tooltip appears, providing a brief explanation of that user's deviant-type. If clicked, a modal appears, giving a brief explanation for each username symbol, with "Learn more" links that lead to more detailed explanations.
A word from Heidi:
Over the years, a few things have come to seem like deviantART mainstays. Deviant green, intricate art categorization, colorful avatars, symbols next to usernames. In our constant re-evaluation of what's best for longtime deviants and new users alike, we do sometimes need to stop and ask ourselves if a makeover for some aspect isn't overdue. Changing username symbols was one of the harder things we evaluated.
I've been testin
dA Guide: Text FormattingMore Like This
Please PAY ATTENTION to where the codes WILL and WILL NOT work! (Certain codes do not work in comments and deviation descriptions, no matter how hard you try.) :'D
Try NOT to copy/paste the codes, manually type them out yourself. (Copy/paste messes up some of the codes lately thanks to dA). :C
This is just a simple html guide to formatting text on dA (and other sites as well). My goal was just to compile some html info into a simple, easy to understand guide for quick reference. :) Please let me know if the codes don't show up because sometimes they disappear when dA updates certain things.
This guide goes a little above and beyond dA's FAQ entry (although I purposely left out anything to do with links, because they don't work on literature submissions). I also provided working examples, which might make the codes a little easier to understand. (Keep
500 points give away, winners announcedScroll down for the winners <3More Like This
Booboo, my guinea pig, gives away 5x100 points to 5 lucky deviants. She wants to thank you for your support!
What you have to do is:
Fave this journal so I know that you are in!
Good luck! I will pick the 5 winners (100 each) with random.org
Deadline: 7th January '13
Lots of love from B00B00!
New points give away: < you may join both
I'm sorry that I can't reply to every comment, but I do read them all
Blank Character Bio SheetBASIC INFORMATIONMore Like This
Nickname(s) or Alias:
City or town of birth:
Preferred style of clothing:
Frequently worn jewellery/accessories:
Recreational Drug User? Which?
Any physical ailments/illnesses/disabilities:
Any medication regularly taken:
Character Description FormMore Like This
This form works for commissions, art trades, requests, or any possible situation in which I or someone else could be drawing your character.
This form will give me a sense of how to draw your character! Please copy and paste this text into a note or deviation. Highlight and type over the parts that aren't in bold. You can jump back to this form for the links.
Please share as much information as you can think of! The more info you give me, the more easily I can draw your character how you envision him/her. You won't be pestering me if you tell me the exact hair color; instead, I'll be happier to know that I'm getting it right.
Premium members (and non-premium members?) can add thumbnails to literature deviations through Sta.sh! This is a great way to incorporate reference pictures. Otherwise just put in links, such as
Big-Ass Character Sheet (Updating)More Like This
Verse: (The universe your character belongs to. Can be original or fanfiction. [Ex: Original : The name of your book, movie, game or whatever. Fanfiction: Pokemon, Star Trek, Naruto, ect.)
Date: (The date this sheet was completed.)
Full Name: (Self explanatory)
Pronunciation: (Self explanatory)
Nickname/Alias: (Does your character have a pet name, fake identity, or any other thing they like to go by? Put it here.)
Meaning: ([Ex: Emily means "admiring" and William means "protector"] If you aren't sure your character's name has a meaning look it up, I'm sure you'll find something. If it's a fantasy name you made yourself, give it a meaning.)
Origin: (How did you come up with your character's name?)
Title: (Do have a title along with their name? [Ex: Sir, Captain, Ms.])
Pet Name: (What do other people call your character? [kid, squirt, babe, ect] May be insulting, endearing, or a combination of both. May have more than one, if other characters call them different things.
ID Number: (A num
PMMM 100 Questions Blank1 ) Please introduce yourself. </b>More Like This
2 ) When is your birthday? </b>
3 ) Your blood type? </b>
4 ) Please tell us your three sizes? </b>
5 ) Tell us about your family structure? </b>
6 ) What's your occupation? </b>
7 ) Your favorite food? </b>
8 ) Favorite animal? </b>
9 ) Favorite subject? </b>
10 ) Dislike subject? </b>
11 ) Is there a boy you've been thinking about? </b>
12 ) Do you enjoy school? </b>
13 ) Are you in any school clubs? </b>
14 ) What's your motto? </b>
15 ) Your special skills? </b>
16 ) Tell us about your treasure? </b>
17 ) Describe yourself in a single Kanji? </b>
18 ) Your forte?
Character Profile-BlankCharacter SurveyMore Like This
Place of Residence:
Hair Color and/or Style:
Brief Summary of Character's Past:
Interesting Facts about Family:
Any other details about your character:
Survey-It's Better Than YoursIntroductory questions!More Like This
01) Who the fuck is this person and why should I care?
02) How old are they?
03) Human, yes/no?
04) Give me the descriptive basics: their build, their height, their gender, so on.
05) Give me the descriptive specifics: Hair colour, skin colour, eye colour, distinguishing marks or features, so on.
06) Whats the first thing Id probably notice about them if I met them on the street?
07) How do they usually dress? Do they prefer to dress this way or is there some outside force making them do so? Do they wear a uniform for their job?
08) Whats their posture like? How would you describe their walk?
09) Is there anything that stands out about their voice or manner of speech?
10) Holy crap how did you get into my house?
11) Introverted? Extroverted? Your mother?
12) Sex: Would your character do it on a boat or in a tree? Would they do it at all? Would they do it with guys? Girls? Dogs?
13) Offensive, defensive, aggr
Blank Character Survey Part2Continued...More Like This
What is your biggest pet peeve?
Do you talk out loud to yourself when no one can hear you?
If you could have one animal for a pet, what would it be?
What's the furthest you've traveled from your birthplace?
Do you have any children? If not, do you want to eventually?
Have you ever ridden a horse?
Who is your best friend?
If you could bring someone back from the dead, who would it be?
What is one item you wish you hadn't lost?
What is your favorite article of clothing or armor?
Is there a song that drives you nuts?
Do you have any scars?
What's the weirdest thing you've ever eaten?
A homeless kid tries to pick your pocket, but you catch him. Your reaction?
What was it that last pushed you over the edge, if ever?
Oh no! The Big Bad Serial Killer has captured your 'SO' &
Blank Character Survey Part1Character Survey: The Basics: How well do your characters know themselves?More Like This
Fill this out as if you are your character. It is long, but there are some pretty interesting questions and you will not be disappointed I hope following are a ton of questions you need to answer. It will let you know when it starts Good luck characters.
Story this character is from:
What is your character's full name?
How old is your character throughout the majority of the story?
Date of birth?
Place of birth?
Male or Female?
How many brothers/sisters does your character have? Older? Younger? Which one is he/she closest to?
What is your character's overall health like?
What type of personality does your character have?
Chinese zodiac sign?
How does your character live his/her life? Are you sure you really know? Answer these questions to find out: (Note) for each answer, be sure you can als