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Welcome to this week's volume of so i herd u liek emotes. This is the 100th volume in a weekly series aimed towards promoting emote and emoticonists from the dA community. It features emotes posted within the past week from both well known and new emoticonists, as well as featuring some other great emote projects and contests.

We finally made it to 100 issues. It's been an awesome 2 year journey to this point where i have discovered hundreds of great emotes and many great emoticonists along the way. I hope you have all enjoyed the articles too and join in celebrating the 100th volume of so i herd u liek emotes??

:bulletred: Featured Emoticons:bulletred:

1. Emote Sundea Revamp by Poxkat
Emote sundae by Poxkat is an adorable and amusing little emoticon. The emotes have been nicely places together and the tongue lick is a brilliant addition to the whole scene

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It's always great to see people create dA related emotes and Never deactivate yourself by LillyTheCat1 is a nice example of this. The concept has been well displayed with fluent animation throughout and it shows an interesting view on how emotes must feel when an emoticonist deactivates their account

3. Emote Expression Meme by SwissCheesy
Emote Expression Meme by SwissCheesy caught my eye with its range of different little pixel scenes. Each one has a great sense of life and some really brilliant ideas displayed and i love how some of the boxes link together

4. tard holding american flag by guitarcraze
It was the lovely pixelled flag in Tard holding American flag by guitarcraze which stole my attention. The waves have been wonderfully shaded and the cute tard emote just completes the image.

5. Heart thief by Sincay
You have to feel sorry for the purple emote in Heart thief by Sincay. The idea has been nicely implemented with simple but brilliant expressions and movements.

:bulletorange: Other great emoticons posted recently :bulletorange:

Eleven Doctors Emotes by sir-zeke This is exactly what it looks by de-Mote OH NOES he has legs D: by KatataEtc PSP Emote by coolbeans234 KISS Concert Emote Scene by coolbeans234 :happybounce: by jamal1 Tired by RoyalSharpie :tabbutton: by KisayaMyst TF2 Medic Smiley by Zkaface i liek boinging by ROBlNHOOD Free Emot -Crybaby- by xelloss100 :thumb179768088: :landmine: by guitarcraze :traaains: by SparklyDest Get Off Or I Will Kill You by Steph1254 :lecturing: by Lelestir :bloganddrool: by SchuylerAlexander tard with a sword by guitarcraze :lovestaff: by KisayaMyst Seasons by magistycal Kissing Emotes by coolbeans234 Backin' Up by UnicornReality Gravity Banned by Jibodeah Blank by sockhiddenunderarook The Mythical Purple Emote by KlauS92 :thumb180255761: 54. Tower by Were-wolf-101

:bulletyellow: Week 100:bulletyellow:

Over the past week i've been posting a number of news articles to celebrate the 100th volume of this news series. I hope you have all enjoyed the articles, and to sum them up you can find them all below.

Week 100 – 100 DDs
Week 100 – 100 Community Picks
Week 100 – 100 emoticonists

Week 100 – 100 Themes part 1
Week 100 – 100 Themes part 2
Week 100 – 100 Themes part 3

:bulletgreen: Celebrations:bulletgreen:

What better theme to pick for this weeks features than 'excited' and 'celebrate'

My Dork Dance by Abfc :celebrate: by GuyFlash :happydance: by criz Celebrating by Kath602 Yaay by zakarranda :party: by catluvr2 :chairdance: by Lythero Party Tiems by BlissfullySarcastic Happy dance by KatataEtc Dance til ya can't no moe by de-Mote :dance: revised by nillemotes Victory Dance by SwissCheesy Put your fingers in the air by Droneguard happy dance by Gomotes That weekend feeling by Droneguard Dancing Tard by BurgerBunny Crazy Dancing by Colorcatcher :jumpingjacks: by dbestarchitect :excited: by CookiemagiK :excited: revamp... again. by blunaowl :omgomg: by nillemotes :hyper: by ROBlNHOOD :excited: rvmp by Bad-Blood Cheerleader by CookiemagiK :mashedpotato: by BobSmith006 Happy Bouncer by Argetlam-Br-01 :happy: by CookiemagiK Happy Time by de-Mote yay by Gomotes X3 Emote :eeeee: by Chimpantalones :thumb121261512:

:bulletblue: Gallery shake up:bulletblue:

I've been sat here all week hoping for some epic news to be able to tell you in week 100 and right up until last night i was sadly disappointed. Then Moonbeam13 decides to shake things up, giving me one of the biggest pieces of news to announce in the year so far.

Back in June 2009 i spent some time collecting ideas of how to re-structure our gallery in what was nicknamed 'project streamline'. I gathered in a load of info and suggestions and together came up with a concept for a new look emote gallery which i passed on to Danie.

Fast forward to current times, and last night I was approached by Danie and was told she has a long overdue gift for me – the emote category changes! Our gallery has a complete new look including a range of new categories and extra sub-categories.

For those who have yet to explore, the new structure looks like this:

:bulletred:Emoticons
:bulletgreen: Chat friendly Emotes
:bulletblue:Static
:bulletblue:Animated

:bulletgreen: Visual Purpose Emotes
:bulletgreen: Packs
:bulletgreen: Projects
:bulletblue:Entries
:bulletblue: Bases/Templates

:bulletgreen:Misc


I won't take time to explain every category since many are self explanatory, but i will touch on two.

Visual purpose: This category is for emoticons designed purely to look at. They are generally those with large canvases, pixel backgrounds, or have no use within conversation or forums.

Misc: This category is for any emoticons that don't fit the other categories. This may be a WIP, avatar or a non-pixel emoticon

I also got news that certain other changes will happen to the gallery, included some much needed file type restrictions (no more .jpgs :tardgrinn: by InvaderZaeon ) so lets just wait and see.

In the process of changing the gallery, all old submissions have been moved over to the new categories. Although many of these are in the correct place, there are a range of emotes now in totally the wrong category. I therefore ask for your support to help solve this problem, and spend some time checking your gallery and moving your emotes around to fit into the new categories

:bulletpink: Did you know ...:bulletpink:

It takes me on average 2-4 hours to produce a So i herd u liek emotes?? article. If i add up a total of 3 hours per week i've spent a total of 12.5 days writing this news series.

:bulletpurple: Noticeboard :bulletpurple:

- mintyy has organised a chatroom party to celebrate the 100th edition of this news article. Come along to the WeEmote chatroom at 7pm UK time tomorrow (Sunday) to meet other emoticonists and join in the fun!

- The latest opus winners were announced this week. You can check the results out on this page

- koffeeben too the time to explain a some of EmoticonOpus's history and announce a few changes happening within the group. You can find more info here

- Both the warm summer nights and video games contests are now closed. Stay tuned for winners

- There are still a few days left on the Seasons EMTC. Theres a great list of prizes, so really consider having a go. More info on this page

- The Creative Colours Contest (CCC) also closes next week. There's still time to make an entry if you wish.

- The next Opus contest has now been launched. You can find out more here if you wish

- Unknown emoticonist Vol 3 was also released this week. You can grab a copy on this page if you missed it

Mirz's Moment


When i asked for suggestions of things to feature in the special 100th edition of this news article, Mirz123 came forward and asked if she could write a couple of sections for the article. I happily accepted and she later forwarded the text below which i have copy and pastes straight to the article. I'd like to personally thank all who helped out with the section below. Its heart warming and very touching.

:bulletred: So I Herd You Liek Synfull Emotes :bulletred: - Written by Mirz123

In a recent journal entry, Synfull was reflecting on her time writing her weekly news instalment and commented that she would never know what it was like to have an emote featured in the article. That struck me, since it seemed a bit unfair that someone who features so many wonderful emoticons would not have that same joy herself. That inspired me. In a series of polls (with the help of KimRaiFan Krissi001 SparklyDest and Emotikonz) we asked the community to pick their favorite Synfull emotes. In the spirit of "So I Herd..." here are some of the faves..and my pick/critique of the top 5:

1. For the love of music by Synfull
What is not to love about "For the love of music."  The shading is top notch and the synchronization of the emotes playing musical instruments is perfect. The fact that the piece it is skilfully adapted from a hand-drawn creation makes this emote particularly special.

2. dA emoticonists by Synfull
"dA Emoticonists" is a fun piece and a great homage to the emoticonist community. The OCs of many of the major emoticonists are pixelled well. The placement of the emotes to form the deviantART logo is inventive and awesomely done.

3. :stealmythunder: by Synfull
Anyone who has been upstaged by someone else can relate to "Steal my Thunder." The emotions are well conveyed and the pixelling and animation are well done.

4. Winnie the pooh + friends by Synfull
I have to admit, I have a soft spot for fan-art emotes and "Winnie the Pooh + Friends" is one of my all-time favorites. The pixelling is well done and Synfull's choice to create variations of the characters unique to her style was an excellent choice. Simply a well-done set of emotes.

5. :hologramhug: 2 by Synfull
Simply put, "hologram hug" is a fun emote. The hologram effect is brilliantly done. The facial expressions work well to convey the emotion and creates an impressive, and highly useable, chat-friendly emote.

:bulletorange: Other great suggested Synfull emotes :bulletorange:

:thumb110589568: :soothe: V2 by Synfull :wheelchair: by Synfull :cerealkiller: by Synfull :tigger: by Synfull :99bottles: by Synfull :timedout: by Synfull Stupidity by Synfull :99 green balloons: by Synfull :grump: by Synfull :creepglomp: v3 by Synfull :staysafe: by Synfull :minesweeper: by Synfull :worries: by Synfull :5moremins: by Synfull Balloons V4 by Synfull mmm .... pi by Synfull I can still feel you there ... by Synfull All you need is love by Synfull Emoticon lane entry by Synfull The wall by Synfull omgomg its a vector by Synfull April Calendar Collab by Synfull Pool Party Collab - Bliss by Synfull FAQ land by Synfull all you need is love -animated by Synfull

:bulletyellow: What "So I Herd..." Means to Me :bulletyellow: - Written by Mirz123

In honor of the 100th issue of this news article, I (Mirz123) recently took a moment to talk to several dA emoticonists, some well-known, some not so much.  I asked them to tell me what it felt like to be featured the first time in "So I Herd you Liek Emotes" and what the weekly news feature means to them. Here's their responses (some comments have been excerpted or edited for brevity).

:bulletgreen: Toxic-Fox-Girl - "When I was first featured on 'So I Herd You Liek Emotes', I was very excited! It felt great knowing that someone had seen my art and thought it was very feature worthy. It was also great seeing all of the other brilliant emoticons that were featured as well, and how this article series continues to inspire me to make more emotes!"

:bulletgreen: Mr-hottiepants - "When Synfull featured me on Volume 17 it was like an art angel that helps you to not give up. I've gotten a lot of support that help me to improve my works and keep going after this feature. Synfull thanks for all your hard work. Wish you the best.

:bulletgreen: Indae - "Being featured by one of the most well known emoticonists on dA, in one of the best known weekly news pages sure is an honour to many deviants. Synfull's dedication to it has given many deviants a boost of confidence and surely makes their day."

:bulletgreen: Krissi001 - "The first real emoticon that was featured of me was in Volume 9. I remember that I was kinda shocked and very excited that something of mine got featured since I was a relative new emoticonist at that time. I love this article because it gives me the opportunity to discover new emoticonists...and because of the descriptions of the emoticons, they are kinda like small DD's! There is always something new in each article.

:bulletgreen: SparklyDest - "I believe my first feature was for :droplet:. I remember being really proud of that emote and wondering if it would be well-received. Then the comment, "Congratulations! This emote has been featured in this week's volume of 'So i herd u liek emotes??' appeared in my devwatch. I maybe have squee-ed a little. In fact, I am certain I did. It was really nice to get that feature and validate my feeling of accomplishment with this piece. It really brightened my day.

:bulletgreen: KimRaiFan - "Karen has always kept us in touch with everything going on in the community; through the article I've found a lot of awesome emoticonists. Being featured for the first time was a real honor and it pretty much opened my eyes to the whole emote community; my emote was one of the first and I was never featured before, and it meant a lot to me.

:bulletgreen: Mirz123 - "Being an older deviant and not familiar with dA, I felt very lonely and intimidated when I first joined the emoticonist community.  When I received my first mention in "So I Herd..." it was a huge boost to my morale and made me feel like I was finally fitting in. To this day, it's still an honor to have a piece featured. No other news feature helps me keep more connected to the emoticonist community, and for that I thank Karen.

:smallwave: V2 by Synfull

:bulletblue: Previous volumes:bulletblue:

Volumes 1-95
Volume 96 - 28th Aug 2010
Volume 97 - 6th Sept 2010
Volume 98 - 11th Sept 2010
Volume 99 - 18th Sept 2010
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Krissi001 Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
:heart: :love: :heart:

Thank you so much for all the hard work that you are doing, you are a real star in this Community!
The Emoticon Community wouldn't be that awesome without you :tighthug:
:iconexcitedplz:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
:hug: same goes for you
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owlcoholik Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
100th volume and 100 likes?
NO ONE LIKE THIS ANYMORE OK XD
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
xD i just noticed that too
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owlcoholik Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aw someone ruined it /emus
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Technically i could un-like it to make it 100 again xD
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owlcoholik Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO :iconimtwitchingplz:
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Rat2rrj Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS.

IS.


AWESOME!!!

whooooooooooohhhhooooooooooo!!!!!
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
:iconhappydancerplz:
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Cappippuni Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Wooooooooooo~ :icondancenaoplz::icondancenaoplz::icondancenaoplz::icondancenaoplz: Congrats for this 100th article of the 'So I herd u liek emotes' series! :iconfelladanceplz:
Thank you so featuring lots of awesome emotes and artists each weeks, and for all the time you put for writing these articles! :party:
The emotes bring lots of happiness and make everyone smiling! : )
Congratulations! Let's go to the 200th article! Yaaaaaaaay! :iconflowerdanceplz:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010
xD 200 is a big target
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spatialvision Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
:thumbsup: :hug:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
:hug:
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KimRaiFan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Congrats on the 100th feature:love:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
:iconhappydancerplz:
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LillyTheCat1 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on 100th articles,Syn!
Very awesome article indeed :clap: !!
And,thanks for feature!
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
No problem :)
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caranette Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Congratulations for making it to 100! :iconexcitedplz:
The other 100th series news are all so great!
I hope this will continue on to be the longest news series ever to support the emote community :dummy:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
:iconhappydancerplz:
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Kieke-boe Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
Congrats Syn!! :iconcheerplz::heart::iconcheerplz:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
:iconhappydancerplz:
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Sincay Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Thank yoooou Syn! :heart:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
:iconteamoplz:
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Toxic-Fox-Girl Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student
Congratulations on the one hundred issues!!! :excited: :party:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
:iconhappydancerplz:
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DimetrodonDanya Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Congrats on the 100! Hope you make it to OVER 9000!!!!!! :iconanimefaceplz:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
xD that would take me a few more years
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DimetrodonDanya Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
At least, yeah!:iconpineappletardplz:
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k-d-t Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
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100 issues, hooray! Thanks for all the time and effort you put into this - I love seeing all the emotes, which I would miss without this article.
Plus yay for Special Synfull Stuff feature :dummy: Your emote style is simply adorable - I want to give them all hugs :D
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
:giggle: they are rather cute
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Frelly-Is-Kelly Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
fantastic series you got here
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
:D thank you
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Frelly-Is-Kelly Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
You're welcome :la:
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guitarcraze Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
fanksh for the features! :iconbummiesplz:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
:) no problem
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lucas2555 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student General Artist
Congrats syn on 100th volume (I've been watching this since volum 69 :rofl:)
Wish i would have been more active and posted some more emotes!
Could of got in :dummy:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
xD oh well, they'll be more issues and hopefully you can get into some of them
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lucas2555 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student General Artist
of course they'll be more issues!
Btw i got and idea for the next issue! since it's Volume 101 do emote 101 :XD: Just popped into my head and sounds like a cool idea.
What do you think? :dummy
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
xD not sure exactly how i could do that
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Congratulations syn for the 100th volume :party:

The idea of Mirz to feature you back is so brillinat.

Now you can feel the happiness that you made us all feel along the past two years. :aww:
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
It's certainly a nice feature
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spring-sky Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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zeepolian Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
shame lucas2555 never got into this. oh well. :P
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
Yeah, i only take emotes featured since the last article. If they haven't created it theres only a slim chance of getting in under the featured theme category
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lucas2555 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student General Artist
:la: :dummy: I was featured in one already and i haven't been active this week and syn takes emotes made this week!
Anyway thanks john :D
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zeepolian Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
o rly? which one wur u featured in?
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lucas2555 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Student General Artist
This one [link] For my Fifa USA emote! (This also made that deviation have the most fav's) :la:
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stuck-in-suburbia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm so glad you finally got featured in an article of "So i herd u liek emotes??" Synfull! That's so exciting. And 100 articles is quite an accomplishment. Keep up the awesome work!

Does anyone else really LOVE the new gallery set up? It is so pretty and perfect, and I just want to hug it until it bursts in a shower of confetti.
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Synfull Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010
:D thanks

This comment makes me really happy. I was nervous last night when i heard the plans were going ahead, and your support of the new categories is definitely a boost for me :)
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stuck-in-suburbia Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am glad this comment makes you so happy. I definitely like the new categories better than the old ones. It's a lot neater, and easier to use.
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