I've been getting a lot of requests to do beta reading people's fan fiction, and I've decided to open beta reading commissions for 20 points. This fee gets you up to 2000 words, carefully beta read. Like, printed out, highlighted, redlined, serious editing work.
"20 cents?? Why bother charging at all?"
1. Charging a small fee separates people who seriously want their work beta'd from spammers. It's a way for writers to show a level of seriousness about reviewing what I take time to put together for them.
2. The 20 cents covers printing costs.
"I don't have any points..."
20 points is a really easy amount to scrounge up in less time than I'll spend reviewing your work. I personally find a GREAT way to get some points quickly.
"I don't want a serious business beta of my work. I just wanted to show you a thing I wrote!"
You are still MORE than welcome to do that! I love getting fic recs! Just, please be patient with receiving any sort of reply, since I literally have thousands of fics sitting in my Pocket account waiting to be read.
I decided to do this because people seemed to be expecting a specific amount of feedback within a fixed time. This is a way to get that.
"Anything else I should know?
1. I reserve the right to refuse a beta reading because the subject matter makes me uncomfortable or if I don't think I'd be able to offer decent feedback for whatever reason. (Of course, I will refund you if this happens.)
2. Usually, my feedback is written by hand and scanned in, so it's in the form of image files. If this doesn't work because you have vision issues/need to use a screen reader, let me know in advance so I can take notes differently.
Sorry I haven't really gotten to messages in the past few months. Fall term was rough. I HAVE done some drawing though, so I hope you enjoy a fair amount of art coming from me here!
This tragic but treatable condition occurs when an artist with lots of artwork in her stash, but only one day of the week to post updates, lets a pile of stuff build up because she doesn't want to spam her followers with like, 10 things, at once each week to get her stash cleared out. Without the points to get a CORE membership and use the queue system, these artists will remain drowning in their sea of silly doodles and fics.
But there is hope.
For the price of just a cup of stamps, you can help save an artist right in your community (me) from Stash-Time Discrepancy Syndrome.
Donate today, for the good of full-time students and storage spaces everywhere.
*Sad violin fades out on a picture of Net doing homework next to a pile of unposted art. Very tragic. Such sad. Much pity.*
(So yeah guys, my Stash is a total mess of stuff and a CORE membership would be super helpful to clearing it out and giving you guys more regular content. I've started a widget on my front page. XD)
I'm going to keep a rule, however, that I won't plug a video here without also posting some sort of new deviation/content at the same time. My stash is a MESS of doodles so I have no excuses to turn this page into nothing but a plugging platform for other sites.
Hope y'all have been doing well!
i don't even have words right now
Any show/film I’ve talked about ever is fair game. All I ask is to please not be offended if I don’t wind up writing something you sent - it’s nothing personal, it may just not have piqued my interest.
- Watching: Wander Over Yonder
- Drinking: Earl Grey
What grade are you going to be in?
Do you know what classes you’ll be taking? What classes are you excited about?
Well, for the first term I have history, physics, women's lit, and poetry. Poetry is probably on the top of my list, but I hear the physics teacher is great.... it'd be nice if the class was a tad later in the day though.
Do you have any school supplies already for the new year?
I can't remember the last time I did a REAL "new school year!" shop. Being a writer, I always have that kind of stuff around, so I just pick up anything I run out of as the year goes by.
Will you be using a backpack this school year?
....As opposed to....?
Are you excited to be going back to school?
Yeah. I get bored after the first month off.
What is your favorite thing about school?
What is your least favorite thing about school?
The teenagers who are away from home for the first time and seeing just how much they can get away with. >_>
- Watching: Wander Over Yonder
- Drinking: Earl Grey
...greater transparency into features to come, and a handful of fixes and updates the community has been hoping for, we couldn't be more excited for our new direction. And it wouldn't have been possible without your passionate interactions, comments, and feedback.
HAHA. HAHAHAHAHA. HA. Okay, moving on.
How long have you been on DeviantArt?
What does your username mean?
ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. It's some random name I came up with when I joined fanfiction.net. I didn't want my username to be fandom-specific, so I had to make a new one.
Describe yourself in three words.
Stressed. Energetic. Unfiltered.
Are you left or right handed?
What was your first deviation?
...I think? I have a lot of old stuff that isn't on-site anymore, but I'm pretty sure I kept my first one up for sentimental value. Plus it's not that bad a painting.
What is your favourite type of art to create?
I love writing. I also really enjoy working with watercolor pencils.
If you could instantly master a different art style, what would it be?
SEWING. Awesome AND marketable!
What was your first favourite?
Danny Phantom was my first "real" fandom, as in I posted fic/art of it.
What type of art do you tend to favourite the most?
Well, if fanart counts as a "type" there's that. As far as style and mediums... I really like bold art with thick lines. I also have a lot of photography.
If you could meet anyone on DeviantArt in person, who would it be?
jfnjhfhjb I have so many friends on here. :'D Ali probably.
How has a fellow deviant impacted your life?
It's hard to pick ONE user who has impacted me. In general, seeing so many styles of art has inspired me.
What are your preferred tools to create art?
Depends what I'm making. My tablet is a must for digital art. Like mentioned before, I like watercolor pencils. Also permanent ink, color pencils, markers... Writing is much more forgiving when it comes to tools, but my ideal setup is a Pilot G-2 .07 Pen, a Molskine notebook, and a computer that doesn't hang up constantly.
What is the most inspirational place for you to create art?
I really like cafes. IDK what it is with writers and cafes, but yeah.
What is your favourite DeviantArt memory?
I think I'd have to say participating in the Rewrite OCT.
HEY GUYS PLEASE CHECK THIS OUT AND SIGNAL BOOST IT! I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE IT! THANK YOU!
I desperately need a new computer. Both my current Mac and Windows computers are from 2009 and it’s by the grace of God neither has broken yet. It’s to the point where doing much of anything on them beyond having a few tabs open is likely to cause the entire thing to freeze up for 10 minutes or just not work. Some of you have seen just how much trouble it is when I’ve tried to do Twitch streams, for example. Opening Word is becoming an event too. -_-;
I’m going to be working hard this summer to save up for a new computer that will meet all my needs as a student and a content creator, but any donations towards the new rig would be greatly appreciated. Every dollar really does help; I put a lot of time and effort into being as frugal about my new computer budget as I can (the details about it are on the donation page.)
If somehow this campaign really blows up and I meet all my stretch/upgrade goals, additional funds will go right into my tuition/education expenses. So yeah, I promise not to waste your money on a mini-fridge full of kombucha. Tempting, but no. I will update the gofindme page as often as I can showing purchases made using donations so people know money is going where it should.
And now, the cliche pathos: I don’t make much of anything from running a blog, creating fanfic, and all that stuff obviously. I’m not even much of a visual artist to have the chance to raise some funds doing commissions. Blah blah emotional appeal blah. I know not every one of my followers will be able to donate, but on a fun theoretical standpoint: if everyone donated a dollar I’d be set WITH stretch goals. If you can’t donate, reblogging alone is a HUGE help. Prayers are also greatly valued.
TL;DR: Please support my creative work and my education. I promise not to waste a single dollar of it!
1. I'd be able to queue posts and thus update more consistently.
2. I'd finally be able to better organize my mess of a gallery.
3. I am a poor college student who appreciates the donation very, very much.
...but those are good reasons. :3
Anyways, got a few things on my mind today. Your feedback is appreciated.
The Big Thing: WEBCOMIC
I'm finally doing the thing after thinking about it for ages. Introducing, With a Minor in Mood Swings.
Everything from time to not liking the distribution platforms available to just being lazy has prevented me from doing it, but it’s left me with quite a pile of comics to work with too. I’m a big fan of the effort Taptastic has been putting into really promoting creators and working towards easier ways to monetize comics, and their system for tracking comics you enjoy is really smooth and simple, so WAMIMS will be available exclusively on Taptastic for the foreseeable future.
I hope you guys will check it out as I post new pieces and share if something strikes a chord with you. Regular updates will be on Fridays with random stuff from my sketchbook thrown into the mix on occasion.
For those of you who aren’t really into autobiographical stuff and are more inclined to read about original, fictional characters… I may be working on something for you as well down the road…
Would people be interested in buying a collection of my original sketches that are unpublished and/or buried in the hidden depths of old social media? I'd probably price the set at 50 points and offer it as a digital download here on DA. Please only say you're interested if you would actually be likely to buy the collection if it was available; "I would but I can't buy points/I'm always broke" is flattering but not really helpful. ^^'
Be Calm, Yo.
I wanted to clarify that, despite the looks of my gallery lately, I haven't "quit" traditional art. I moved to my college campus earlier this year, which means I have less access to art supplies and scanners. TBH, I like the results of my traditional drawing efforts more, but it's hard to resist the instant gratification and lack of set-up time that comes with drawing something on my tablet and uploading it to the cloud.
Inside Out could be a great film, but Pixar’s marketing strategy for the movie about the personification of emotions has been fundamentally flawed on several levels...
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For each of the 12 first people answering this journal,
I will put their avatar and the three deviations
I like most from their gallery on the list!
If you answer, you have to do the same in your journal,
putting the tagger on the first place.
Check out my front page for types/prices! I have deals as low as 100 points and am willing to haggle if you're a little short on points (I also accept Paypal for that matter) and promise quality work! I do professional freelance writing so I take my customer's satisfaction very seriously.
If you'd like 2 characters, a more detailed background, or anything else different, just send me a note and we'll work it out.
THE BAD NEWS IS I FOUND OUT ABOUT IT LATE AND IT ENDS IN 3 DAYS
PLEASE VOTE FOR ME AND TELL EVERYONE YOU KNOW TO VOTE FOR ME. I DESPERATELY NEED SCHOLARSHIPS TO HELP ME STAY IN DORMS SO PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP ME OUT IT WILL TAKE 30 SECONDS TO VOTE AND SIGNAL BOOST
1. Sanitized rip-offs of secular stories, which the church endorses far too openly seeing how stealing ideas is still stealing.
2. Attempts at making a film or novel length Chick tract which nobody who actually needs the message can stomach the cheesiness of.
3. Self-righteous "SUPER Christian vs HORRIBLE atheist" combat that conveniently forgets Christians also have trouble with sin and that Satan, not other people, is the enemy.
But then there's the 1 time out of 100 where somebody gets it right. Veggietales did it by creating a cast of funny characters that give a unique spin to biblical history. Sherwood Films, creators of works such as Facing the Giants and Fireproof does it by showing Christians as the flawed human beings we are and injecting genuine heart into its stories. But as I was organizing my room to prepare for moving to my college campus, I found another example of great Christian storytelling that isn't talked about nearly as much as either of the above examples and really should be: Serenity.
No, I'm not talking about that film based on Firefly.
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