`Synfull has firmly rooted herself at the heart of the emoticon gallery and made it her mission to bring pixel passion to every part of deviantART. With a personal gallery that's filled to the brim with exremely detailed emoticons and informative tutorials, Karen has developed an reputation with many deviants for being somewhat of a legendary emoticon artist. We very much agree that Karen's dedication and inspiring efforts deserve recognition, and therefore it's without any hesitation that we bestow the Deviousness Award for July 2013 to `Synfull, congratulations!
Whilst I've never really been someone to keep a personal diary, there's something special about journals on dA which makes me want to pop in from time to time and update on where my life has been going.
I had hoped to be more active on the site this month to help celebrate NaNoEmo (https://www.deviantart.com/nanoemo), but we've now reach the midpoint in the month and sadly that has not been the case. I must share a massive thank you to Krissi001 (https://www.deviantart.com/krissi001) and a-kid-at-heart (https://www.deviantart.com/a-kid-at-heart) for agreeing to join me on the NaNoEmo (https://www.deviantart.com/nanoemo) team to ensure gallery submissions are accepted when I have not been around. It would not have been as successful without their help. And thank you to everyon
As the start of November is quickly approaching, it's time to stir up some interest for this year's NaNoEmo event. As usual, the event starts on the 1st of November, and hopefully this article will wake some emoticonists up from hibernation.
What is NaNoEmo?
NaNoEmo (https://www.deviantart.com/nanoemo) is a fun emoticon challenge hosted every November to match up with NaNoWriMo in the literature community. Over the last 7 years we have had a fair number of emoticonists taking part and some fantastic emotes appearing all through the designated month.
The main purpose of the challenge is to encourage emoticonists to make emotes throughout the month of November. The most common
It still makes me kinda sad that in an era where emojis are so popular and far-spread across the internet, the emote community is not around to celebrate the art form and inspire a new generation of emoticonists :(