Did you know...
Did you know there are a lot of ways you can conserve more water than you do usually?
Here are some tips you can use to help you save some of those drops of water!!!
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Dekomory is a tracer!
It doesn't matter if you agree or disagree with this journal, I still expect everyone know how to behave. I do not tolerate harassment of anykind towards anyone!
And since some people fail to see the difference between referencing and tracing. Here's excellent and simple journal to explain it to you: Tracing is Not Referencing (Tracing FAQ)
Edited on 4th of November, 2016!
To read the latest drama go here: Numyumy is a tracer!
Clamychan has came back with new account called Clamyart and continues tracing and scamming. Do not support her or her work. I was finally able to gather some evidence of her continuous tracing years after years.
If you would like to share this journal to raise awareness, I would be grateful.
Remember that selling traced work is basically stea
Dying Of Thirst: Earth's Water Is Running Out
Dying of Thirst Earth’s Water
Is Running Out
Every day the sea level gets a little higher, and every day we have a little bit less water to drink.
According to the World Wildlife Fund, 2.7 billion people are faced with water scarcities during at least one month of the year. As drought conditions prevail in many places around the globe and our limited supply of accessible fresh water continues to dwindle, the problem is getting worse, not better.
Anxiety: Wait! There's More!
When it comes to severe anxiety, the chances of you only having anxiety is pretty slim. There are quite a few secondary conditions that come along with having anxiety that are just as (not) fun as anxiety itself! Some of these secondary conditions tend to go on while you're not actually experiencing your anxiety, and are more of a side effect from the anxiety itself. You can have these things independently from anxiety of course, but for now we are going to talk about them as a secondary condition. The side dishes to the main meal.
The Big Three
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
These are the three most common secondary conditions you are likely to encounter while dealing with anxiety. The goal for this journal is to share experiences, knowledge, troubles, and success when it comes to dealing with the after effects of anxiety
Moni's Condensed Guide to Art Appreciation
Since the early 20th century, when painting began to stretch the boundaries of what we consider artful, or even art itself, the language we use to describe art, and therefore the way we think about art, has become so muddled that it is not uncommon to read commentary about art and feel that you need an art degree, yet not the technical skill associated with art, to understand why a particular work of art has value. These ideas are condensed from this version of a journal entry I wrote recently, in which I am rethinking how everyday people can express confidence in what kind of art appeals to them. It includes some considerations that generally do not seem to be mentioned by authorities on art: museums, critics, writers, and artists themselves, who often speak about art in such jargon that it begins to lack any practical meaning. I consider myself relatively
Anxiety: We Have it. It sucks.
So for the first journal I figured it would be appropriate for it to be an introductory journal. Makes sense right? Right.
The Admin's Experience
I'm Abbey, I'm 23. I am incredibly strange and off beat. I love dumb internet shit and video games. I am basically incapable of emotions, but I am also exceptionally light hearted. I'm the embodiment of anxiety, and always have been.
As a kid it always felt like everyone was doing a dance I never learned the steps to. The dance of "social interaction". As an adult ....I still feel that way, which I never thought would be the case. I always thought that one day I would wake up and I wouldn't be afraid anymore. Kids are dumb like that.
At my worst, because that's always the most interesting, I was 21 and couldn't leave my house. I had become (even more) distant with my family, and anyone I knew back in highschool were long gone. And I obviously couldn't meet new people because I couldn't even mana
Why paypal is bad
My bank does not recommend paypal and i was wondering why so i did some digging
and this is what i found.
I will be using google wallet and square cash from now on its easy to use.
it works the same when paying for
commissions you can use your gmail to make payments.
you can use google wallet like papal.
google wallet falls under the banking rules unlike paypal.
I was talking with one of the google teck's and he said //unlike paypay google/wallet has never been hacked.//
i would like to heir what your thoughts are...
also if you are using another paymant method let me know so i can look into it
I'm sorry I couldn't spare you a journal about this.
But this is personal.
I want to start off by saying I have never seen a doctor to get diagnose with depression or bipolar mania.
(The only thing I did was do online tests like these . )
If you do have reason to believe you have a mental illness, please work up the courage and talk to others about it and get help!
You are not weak. Asking for help takes a lot of strength!
Ok, you might say "And why didn't you...?" - I have hinted it to my environment before without receiving any attention and somewhat got even more depressed over this fact.
In fact: I seriously planned on committing suicide 3 times in my life!
This is nothing I am proud
Educate Yourself: Claiming Ownership!
"I didn't say I take ownership!"
"I don't own it, it says it right there!"
"But I credited the owner and never stated that I owned the artwork!"
Please stop, it's getting annoying.
You do unknowingly take ownership, weather you say so or not. How? A little thing called "©2013 ~username" located right after the deviation category.
Stating that you don't take ownership isn't good enough, you'll need full written permission via a permission document attached to the deviation in question, neglecting to do so is considered copyright infringement and can get you in big legal trouble.
The copyright ownership label located on the right, it's a little hard to notice.
So next time you say you don't claim ownership, you're not telling the truth, weather you know about it or not.
Q: Why do they have this? Can't I just keep my deviations where they're at?
They have it so
Educate Yourself: Rumors!
So I've seen a couple rumors recently, one where deviantART was going to delete accounts, another where deviantART is selling artwork to third party companies like Hot Topic.
I'm typing this to educate you on telling the difference between rumors and the truth.
If you heard that something is going to happen and you're frightened about it, instead of panicking, do research!
There are many ways to tell if it's a rumor or not, like:
Watch hq. Since they give out all official deviantART news, if you hear about something similar to account deletion and want to know if it's true, then go there.Google is your friend. If you see a journal about a "hacker going around", why not Google some key words and see if it's true or not?Ask the staff directly. if you feel the need to contact the deviantART staff directly, then file a General Inquiry ticket at the helpdesk.
Never post a journal telling people to spread misinfor
Educate Yourself: DMCA Reports!
This was long overdue, but better late then never.
Up until recently, people would be able to file a report under "My work used" if their work was stolen on deviantART.
Now, that report system has changed, first party copyright reports can now be filed under "My Intellectual Property" giving you, instead of a form to fill out, a link to the updated form asking you to fill out a DMCA report.
The DMCA hyperlink "File a DMCA Notice"
After clicking the hyperlink described in the subscript, you'll need to click ether "Me" or "A company, client, or organization I represent", file out the necessary information.
After clicking the appropriate button (The second button is roughly similar)
After filling out the report, click "Submit Notice"
Q: What if I'm not the copyright holder?
Then you'll have to report the deviation in question un
DeviantART Deleting Accounts
There appears to be a new rumour flying around in various journals and comments that deviantART will be deleting accounts. The information seems to be spreading using messaging similar to what is here:
On 21 of may, deviantart will be deleting all accounts. Not plz accounts. accounts , But just all name-wasted accounts, or accounts that we think are fake, or that are useless. We are doing this to prevent something that could possibly may happen in the future. If we find this message on your deviantID, journal, etc. We will know that your not fake.
Thank you for listening
First, allow me to reiterate that there is no truth to this. DeviantART would never convey information this way and official information is always posted through hq
If you are being spammed with false information, feel free to hide and block the user and report them to the Help Desk.
So what will happen on May 21st? Happy you asked!
This commercial isn't real...
neither are society's standards of beauty
This absolutely hillarious video has been "infecting" the web for some time now (and I wanted to feature it sooner, but oh well, life and such). The first time I saw it, I was laughing so hard, because many of these things, I actually do in manips - sometimes not this quickly, but I do. And it is done daily for just about any magazine cover or vip photo shoot that you get to see! This is the true part about this video. And it's the sad part, too.
Uncover the fake Beauty
As a photomanipulator, I am often amazed at what other non-photoshop (or any other graphics programme) users will accept as real without question. Especially younger ones will be influenced by this image they see day in day out and aspire to be like it. To be as fake and "perfect" as the cover girl. How can you achieve anything like that in real life? You can't. It's that simple.
All that is left is Photoshop - the real one. You don't need a fancy plug-in to make all th
Few words about art-thieves.
My dear watchers, I really appreciate your support when it comes to fight against art-thieves.
But I bet there are also many people whose thoughs can be interpretted like "why is she so hysterical about it?". Some people say, that the fact, that some photo is worth stealing, is a kind of compliment.
Ok, so let me present my point.
At first: why am I so unhappy about reposting of photos?
Because, pals, if somebody just reposts a photo without any change, it just gives totally open space to other people who would find the photos on his/her blog, taking it and posting it themselves. And because the first person did not credit the original author, they also do not credit the creator. The more people do that, the more times the photo is reposted. Always without credit. Sooner or later, it becomes a kind of "public" property and original author has almost no chance to effect this situation.
Do you know this photo? Honestly, EVERYBODY knows it. But do you know original author? Do you
Keep Calm and Cheer Up! (about scammer)
First of all, no panic! Here I'll try help people that are with problems right now and give tips to protect yourself! :iconchitandasmileplz:
Will this go unpunished?
Apparently her (ToxicMutagen Pixlett) paypal account is closed and she will never be able to create a new one, check here:
What to do if this happened to you
File a claim with the BBB (Better Business Bureau), and probably you'll get your money back.
More info in the journal:
These links may help too: Paypal Customer Service | Artists Beware Live Journal
And don't be sad! All will be ok again, you're an amazing artist for working so hard, you can do it! Go go go! :iconokie2plz:
How to prevent this
Why you should help paint dA gold
If you haven't heard already, I am embarking on a project this September to paint deviantART gold in the name of raising awareness for Childhood Cancer. To find out how you can join in, click here.
Each day, an average of seven children die because of childhood cancer and around 1,600 children under the age of 15 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the UK alone and approximately 13,400 children under the age of 19 are diagnosed with cancer in the US each year. Despite these statistics, The National Cancer Institute devotes just 4% of it's budget to pediatric cancer.
More children are lost to cancer in the U.S. than any other disease—in fact, more than many other childhood diseases combined.
It is true that there are more adults diagnosed with cancer than children - the reason that governments and foundations fund more research for adult cancers - yet, on average,