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One of the most unique types of tank concepts I have seen. It's almost like the futuristic version of a self-propelled artillery. You d...


I love the deconstruction of the whole "damsel in distress" idea! Unlike other princesses, your princess actually is genre-savvy enough...


I have seen a good number of stories posted on DA. I have seen my fair share of good, bad, and...weird stories. Most were just normal s...


There is quality and there is creativity. However, there is also real expression of the self. I have seen your artworks multiple times,...

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Any Fantasy Circles or Clubs to Join on DA?
Alright! It's working well, so I want to see...
I am most interested in doing fantasy works, with some science fiction elements. However, I wonder if there are any good clubs here that I can join.
Or if anyone knows a great artist or so, I appreciate every suggestion.
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Just a Test...
I haven't written anything here in a long time, but I want to use this to explore what I can do. I've seen so many works on DA, and I want to find more people to not only watch their works, but also to get feedback on my own.
Just a testing...I want to learn how to use DA properly.
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Request for an Anime Artist (a Great one!)
Interesting, this is a request: for anyone who is great at anime drawing, I want to see if there is anyone who can help me out. I am not good at drawing, but on DA, I see plenty of potential artists who can draw on my behalf. I know that this DA site allows people to sell and buy, but I am still new to that world. This is just a request: I want to find an excellent anime artist who is willing to draw commissions or something like fanart that I want to use for my story. Thanks to everyone who reads this and replies; any help will help!
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Anime vs. Realistic Animation 2
   I have another question: how many males vs. females appear in anime vs. realistic animation? My impression is that anime (not always) tends to feature females more than males.
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Anime vs. Realistic Animation 1
  For anyone reading this, which is better: anime or realistic animation? Do you like humans portrayed with giant, doll-like eyes, or humans with eyes much like us? They can be a little bigger and better, but still within our "realistic" expectations. There is a reason why I ask this; it will be a hint in my potential story...
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My Very First Testing Submission
Hello! This is my first testing submission for my DA account! This is just a testing phase. I actually put another one before, but I guess it did not save. So, this is a retry. I am just seeing how the DA works. I appreciate very support possible! Thank you!
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One of the most unique types of tank concepts I have seen. It's almost like the futuristic version of a self-propelled artillery. You definitely took time to make a thorough renovation on this concept, as you decided to make it more realistic. Although I think that the tank is overpowered, it sure looks "over-cool."

In general, my best point about this tank is that it clearly is a unique tank; specifically, it is a war machine with a unique type of "cannon." I appreciate your originality, which is your number 1 thing about it. My biggest objection is that it's overpowered. When I mean that, it's not the Danium blast; it's that it has too many protection systems in place. The Danium blast more than makes up for the protection system.

However, at the end of the day, this tank rocks. I appreciate you putting much thought into it. Congratulations!
I love the deconstruction of the whole "damsel in distress" idea! Unlike other princesses, your princess actually is genre-savvy enough to have ACTUALLY read fairy tales about princesses being caught and trapped. Hence, she knows that being a princess, she should have expected such a thing to happen, and she's conscious about it!

Plus, your caption above pokes fun at how "young men" are more interested in "power," and are out there just to marry into power. Wow, that's something fairy tales do NOT talk about: the ulterior motives of her "rescuers." One of the people (who commented on your true princess tale) talked about your story being a reconstruction of the princess fantasy genre, and that person is right. In this case, you deconstruct AND reconstruct the genre: she's trapped in the tower (like Rapunzel), but decides to take action (which is common in action stories that feature girls as heroines, like Laura Croft). Plus, she's smart enough to realize that not everyone who wants to save her is actually trying to "rescue" her. I like your princess' resolve.
I have seen a good number of stories posted on DA. I have seen my fair share of good, bad, and...weird stories. Most were just normal stories, written with a straight plot, from beginning to end. I am not bothered by that. However, this is the first story that I have seen that incorporates branching plots. Even better, this story uses links, giving us readers the choice to determine the course of the plot. Thus, I ended up having fun clicking on various links, and saying what happens if I, the reader, determine the course of the princess' story.

Dragon-FangX and all who contributed, this is an amazing project! You had both fun and quality as you wrote this branching story. Plus, it made a very unique spin on the "princess story," by having multiple story branches. The technique of using links to branch into different plots itself was one of the most unique ways I've ever seen in DA. Hence, the whole story has a great sense of impact, drawing me into the story! Thank you for all your hard work!
I am so thankful to everyone who has responded to my stuff. It helps me so much, as a newcomer to this world of DeviantArt.

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Xelano Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
So, what do you want me to do? I am still not very experienced with DA.
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3wyl Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
That's up to you. The group encourages people to give and get constructive comments. We do this through projects, where each project has its own guidelines. A lot of people just want to submit to our gallery for constructive comments. If you'd like to do that, please make a 200-word-minimum comment on a deviation in our gallery, and link us to the deviation you commented on so we know.

Otherwise, many of our projects rely on you to take initiative - just depends on what you're interested in. :)
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Xelano Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
Hmm, I am into literature when it comes to submission, but I can review on pieces of artwork. Anything to help?
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poserhorror Featured By Owner May 21, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for watching my side :-)
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Xelano Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Well, DeviantArt is one of the few places where you can post all kinds of crazy ideas. So, thanks.
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poserhorror Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are welcome :-)
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Xelano Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Good luck.
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Kit-The-Clod Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welcome to DA!!
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Xelano Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you!
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