Welcome to the group dedicated to ALL Games’ Love Interests. We are so glad you found us! Please follow these rules when submitting artwork (the rules do change from time to time, so be sure to check them out periodically). If you have any questions feel free to send us a note.
ACCEPTANCE OF THESE RULES IS REQUIRED FOR ADMISSION INTO THE GROUP.
Romantic theme. First and foremost, this group is about love interests. Please submit only work that has a romantic theme.
Gaming. Work in this group is related to gaming, and gaming only, mainly video games, although if a tabletop game comes up, we can discuss it. No movies, books, or other fandom allowed. There are other groups for those things. THE GAME'S NAME MUST BE INDICATED SOMEWHERE IN THE DESCRIPTION OR KEYWORDS.
Members only. Only members can submit work. If a member sees work by a non-member that would go well in the gallery, send me a note with the username and I will invite them to the group.
DA rules. All submissions must adhere to DeviantART Terms of Service.
Submission Limit. Submissions are limited to ten per day. This is a new DA rule, not mine. It sucks, but it is what it is.
Folders. There are tons of games, and for the more complex games, there are tons of characters. We have folders and subfolders like you wouldn’t believe. PLEASE SUBMIT TO THE CORRECT FOLDER. If a piece is submitted to the incorrect folder, I will approve it and move it to the right one once for each user, and then I'll decline it. If you don't see your game, place the work in the Other Games or Unknown folder. If you’d rather ask, please don’t hesitate to note me, and I’ll help you find the right one. Submissions to the Featured folder are not allowed. However, if you see a piece you would like to have featured, note me with that, too.
Other Games: Again, any images submitted MUST have the name of the game somewhere on the deviation or in the description. I don't know every game, and if I can't recognize it, I will not approve it.
Original charactersOriginal characters are permitted without an existing NPC, as long as the characters are clearly part of the game and not just made using the character creation apps. Of course, they also must follow the rest of the submission rules. NOTE: If I am unfamiliar with the game in question, I will ask for clarification from each user one time. After that, I'll decline the submission.
NPCs Portraits of NPCs are welcome. For portraits of OC's, I will judge them on a case-by-case basis according to the other rules.
Androids and robots. Androids are permitted as long as they appear and act human and follow the rest of the rules. Robots will not be permitted.
Mature content. Smut and erotica are allowed if they are properly tagged as mature. Bondage or any sort of BDSM artwork needs a mature tag even if there is no nudity.
Fiction. Fanfiction and comics are allowed. These pieces don't have to be solely romantic. The romance can be part of an overarching story, as long as it's in there somewhere. Individual chapters with no romance are allowed, again, as long as the overall story has a romance.
Screenies. Screenshots are allowed, as long as they have a romantic theme.
Cosplay. NPCs only unless the OC is in a romantic situation with an existing NPC. All other rules apply.
Combat. NO COMBAT OR COMBAT RELATED IMAGES. This includes wielding weapons, casting spells, or anything that might be construed as combat. That said, some characters pose with their weapons while not actually wielding them. I will take that into consideration when they're submitted.
Duplicates. Only one copy of an image is allowed in the gallery. Duplicates or nearly identical images (for example, the same image in a different color) will be declined.
Wallpapers. No stylized posters or wallpapers allowed unless they specifically contain a romantic theme.
Death. This category is very subjective. Images of someone who has just lost a lover may be permitted; we'll handle it on a case-by-case basis. However, heroic poses of your kill, combat aftermaths, and corpses in general will not be permitted.
Memes. Memes and characters sheets are not permitted.
Journals. No journal entries or blog pages.
Crafts for sale. Please do not hawk your wares in the group. I will allow deviations with Patreon rewards as long as they follow the other rules of the group and as long as this does not get abused.
Raw roleplay. If you would like to submit a roleplay to the gallery, please put it in story format. Raw RP is hard for people to read, and story format can filter out all the excess and unrelated content. All other rules apply as well.
Children and Animals. There is--or should be--nothing romantic about a child or an animal. IMAGES CONTAINING CHILDREN, ANIMALS, AND FAMILY PICTURES WILL NOT BE ALLOWED. Pokemon, dragons, and other mythical creatures count as animals. Ash Ketchum is a child. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles count as both. I also count chibis as children. I don't count Khajiit or Argonians as animals, and they are permitted in the gallery as long as they follow the other rules. These are Elder Scrolls races; if there are beast races in other games, let me know and I'll take a look at them.Werewolves in beast form are subjective. I've counted them as animals in the past, but I've actually seen some very poignant images that I would have allowed, so I'll decide on a case-by-case basis.
Monsters.</i> As a general rule, monsters are not allowed in the gallery. However, their submission is open to discussion if you believe an individual image should be allowed.
Dream Cast. No "dream cast" images. I love these and do them myself, but they don't go with the romantic theme and will not be allowed.
Works in Progress No works in progress. Finish it, and then submit it.
If anybody has any questions, always feel free to contact Whisper292, and I'll help out as best I can. I check DA and this group nearly every day, and I look at every piece that is submitted to determine if it should be allowed in the gallery, but I’m not infallible. If I decline something and you want to state your case, please do so--but nicely. I'm a nice person, and I don't bite. I will listen and may change my mind.
If you are trying to join and are getting an error message or if you are having any other problems please note me.