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How to suggest
Just hit the "Note" button on my profile page and add the subject: DD Suggestion include the thumb code (or URL) along with the reason why you think the deviation should be featured as a Daily Deviation.
I may not reply to all suggestions but I do read, consider and appreciate every suggestion .
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Current Residence: My own reality
Favourite genre of music: Heavy Metal
Favourite style of art: Anime or anime inspired (*cough* Avatar the Last Airbender)
Skin of choice: Mine?
Favourite cartoon character: Starscream, Soundwave, Prince Zuko and the other Avatar charaters
Personal Quote: "I reject your reality, and substitute my own." Bonus points if you know where that's from.
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Community Volunteers Interviews - Part 1Daily Deviations WeekMrs-Durden
Community Volunteers can seem confusing, intimidating, or intriguing at times. The community tends to have many questions for them, and does not always fully understand who they are as people and what they do as volunteers on DA. In this two part interview we hope to answer and address some of your many questions!
1. What factors do you look for when assessing a potential Daily Deviation? What are some of the toughest factors that you face in your decision making?
Technical skill is big because the community wants to see the best of the best in the DDs section so I try to deliver. Originality and concept are also big factors for me. If the piece can bring about an emotional response as well, then it is truly a piece of art in my opinion.
Something that stands out among the rest or has a well conceived underlying message. I especially like strong characters, and by that I mean ones that have flaws
Je Suis Charlie Hebdotechgnotic
Je Suis Charlie Hebdo
Je suis Charlie
In Paris, France, 13 people were murdered, and among them 5 cartoon artists.
Murdered for being artists and journalists of a humor and satirical newspaper, “Charlie Hebdo.” The newspaper was under police protection and at least one of the police guards, unarmed, was killed as he begged for mercy lying in the street.
We are at a loss for words. The five art
Countdown to New Year's: 9!It seems as if this year has flown by for it is now coming to a close. Before we say goodbye to another year, let us celebrate 2014 with the many beautiful works of art submitted here on DeviantArt!3wyl
Join us in a series of countdown feature journals in celebration of both the art and the year!
Nine Photographs of Motion!
Many Community Volunteers have also joined, so check out their features!
If you feel like taking part in the spirit, give some love through this amazing project!
Countdown to New Years: 8!It's hard to believe isn't it? 2015 is right around the corner! Community Volunteers have joined to feature amazing artwork from each of our galleries, in a ten day countdown leading up to the New Year! Celebrate the upcoming new year with us by enjoying some amazing works 2014 has brought forth!Mrs-Durden
Other 8! Countdown Features:
A special Holiday Critique Contest you should check out:
PE: How to suggest a DDDaily Deviation Weekcinyu
How to suggest a DD
#1: READ THE GUIDELINES
Before you suggest a piece as a Daily Deviation to a Community Volunteer you must know their Guidelines! All guideline listed in Kaz-D article are different from each other because of the Community Volunteers different experiences, common gallery issues, and personal preferences.
However, there are a few standard guidelines Community Volunteers use:
We only can feature pieces as Daily Deviations when the artist has not received one in the last 6 months,
:faq313:Community Volunteers only accept suggestions of pieces that belong to their gallery,
That means, for example, one of our Literature Community Volunteers cannot feature Digital Art! It must be Literature.Your note should be titled "DD Suggestion",Please add thumbs and not links of the suggested deviation,We accept self sug
How to get comments - For WritersRecently, a member of the group I help admin, Authors-Club, brought to our attention that since joining,jackofalltrades0097
they really haven't been getting any feedback on their work, and were wondering how to get remedy this.
After giving it some thought, here's a quick "How to get comments" tutorial, pertaining to you authors out there.
Get comments on your writing!!
Many visual artists will tell you that finding that niche of followers who consistently comment on your work is hard. You either have to be in a fandom, and post up lots of fan art, have a kick ass style, or promote yourself till your finge
How to Write Fight Scenes One of the biggest and most frequently asked questions that I get is this: “How do I write fight scenes as good as you do?” I actually got one of those yesterday, but toPoesDaughter
be fair, he changed it up a bit and asked, “How do I keep from being repetitive in my fight scenes?” As I typed out my long-ass answer for him, it occurred to me that this was the perfect topic for my next writing tutorial. So, thank you, random dude on FanFiction.net, for the sudden spark of inspiration.
So, fight scenes:
So much win!
As with nearly every other writing skill an author has in his/her repertoire, writing fights is a skill that takes a lot of practice. Sorry, kids, I know you wanted some gloriously simple answer, but there is none. I can’t just sprinkle magic Street Fighter dust on your head and make you a good writer of fight scenes. If you want to ge
Mentorship Project, First LessonFirst of all, mentors and mentees, welcome!HtBlack
(to anyone who wants to follow this course on their own, this blog entry contains all information for the first lesson of our Poetry and Prose Courses!)
Announcing our participants
Our mentors are:
Gingersanps, sairey, angeljunkie, Amarantheans, SilverInkblot, TwilightPoetess,
BlueBlueFox, mixedhearts, Cinestress, DrippingWords, amethyst96, LiliWrites,
CheekyStoat, Carmalain7, Medoriko, Sammur-amat, SRSmith, AGMeade and TheOnly-MaKaila.
ForgottenSea, Kildosad-Malik, dreams-intricacies, Pieplate, cynthiaalise, mightythedj23, Yaimao, Rudra72, dappled-water, Jchrispole, TheBareSheet, MagicalJoey, classic-poet, Vivyi, AnUnfoldedPaperTiger, SubjugatedSandwich, HtBlack, Isferet, and Azcazach.
:iconclapplz: 19 couples were formed! :iconbwavoplz:
Common Fanfiction Mistakes - Focus and OutliningCaptain-Fan
Focus is so important, because before you start writing, you need to establish what you know what you're writing about. Never start writing until you know exactly what you're going to be writing about. Each piece you write, you should have some goal or theme in mind. What do you want the reader to feel? How do you want them to think differently after reading this piece? What images do you want to imprint into their minds? This is an essential question you should ask yourself before you write a single word.
This is where a lot of people actually struggle in their stories. It's harder to keep focus with a chapter story rather than a one-shot as well due to length and varying action. We've all ready those god awful dramatic stories where someone's always being killed off in one chapter, then someone's cheating on someone else in another chapter, and then after that someone runs away to live with their life long best friend that they've been
You're an ocean in one drop.You are not alone in this life. Take the time to realise those who may be counting on your strength, those who’s heads fit perfectly on your shoulders, those who need your arms to hold them up.rociobelindamendez
You may be one person in the world, but you could mean the entire world to another, in many different forms. Company is what it comes down to; someone you can be alone with, someone you choose to spend your moments with, people who are more than a chapter in your story, those who are main characters, those who move you, those who linger on.
If you were really alone in this world, you wouldn’t feel alone; you’d feel complete, strong, immense. You would be everything you need, and you would stand tall without realising. You’re not alone, do you understand me? Do you hear me? Do you feel me? We’re both alive in this instant, isn’t that something?
What a crazy notion –– in these billions of years worth of existence, we’ve managed to stumble acros
BabydollPropping my daughter against the towel on my shoulder, I rhythmically pat her back. Nevaeh's just had her second bottle of the day, and try as I might, I still can't get her to burp. Today is no different, and in the end I give up, wipe her small round mouth, and pop her in the bouncer for a while. It's the electric kind, with a soft lullaby and swinging motion, so I know she'll be entertained while I get on with the mountain of washing that needs to be folded.camelopardalisinblue
You wouldn't think just two people could make so much washing, but ever since her dad had left me, it seemed like the washing pile had grown larger instead of smaller. Despite the lullaby, I make conversation with her as I fold - it seems to me that it's the best way to develop her speech, for her to hear it. She's such a good, quiet baby, I often wonder how long until she starts making more noise.
By the time I've reduced "mount fold-me" to a mere foothill, she's asleep, so I leave her in the bouncer and dash out to check the m
but i hold my hands out, ad infinitumpolysemous kneels and jaded,chromeantennae
i curl ambiguity against
the collapsing walls of
letters folded into wings
and gone again.
(maybe they're fluttering,
gliding, soaring, drifting (away))
i cannot fly and
nor can you.
and my voice is clawed
into the branch where i was born
and i am not st. vincent;
i cannot birth in reverse.
no matter how much
i try to carve the words
out from my jawed
but this love and sadness
is baroque, climactic
i look for you
in the attic of my mouth
and the basement of my hands--
i hear you in the corner
of this dystopian (uni)verse
and know better than to reach
for you now,
the room will only fall in on us.
BreakingOne day, you will open the cupboardGabrielGadfly
to find a wine glass or some Tupperware
and the world will, without warning
or alarm, roll off the edge of the shelf
and coming crashing down.
The oceans will splash onto the linoleum,
onto the rug. All the dust in all the deserts
will rain down onto the couch and coffee table,
the hills will crumble, the mountains will break,
all the windows in all the cities will shatter
and fall, a thousand dangerous miles of glass
glittering on your kitchen floor.
Everything will hush.
Exhale the breath you are holding,
and go look for a dust pan, for a broom.
The Holes in My Palms are Not From NailsI’m not a synonym for your past girl,DSteffi
I’m not going to be the fool
who pulls petals from a flower
hoping I’d end up on the positive
side effect. The Sandman skipped me,
so I won’t rub my eyes anymore
to see you any better.
And contrary to my belief,
you were the blurred end
to a light in water-
the credits to an unknown song.
Some would dare to call you
modern art; but I know that’s just
a euphemism for too abstract
to be understood.
But nonetheless, you made it to be
ubiquitous, a tongue twister
for someone who was never laconic,
never ravenous for a plate of zany
to keep her company-
or just drive the false vertigos
to a bit of parachuting down.
No more, paper boy. No more of your force-field
paper tears you made me swallow.
You are not my flight with Icarus,
you are not the smell of earth after rain.
So lock me up in your loosely-clenched
fingers, and hope to a burning, stagnant star
the others you bit away
would want the same.
Transformers Drabbles: Kibble“It was these stupid jet intakes' fault! Who the hell thought it was a good idea to put big towers on either side of my head? I've got zero peripheral vision!”Decadent-Depraved
It had been a hard battle. The autobots had shown up right in the middle of a key energy gathering mission, and the decepticons had been forced to detonate the power plant they'd been raiding as cover for a strategic retreat. Now, battered, bent, and dented, they sat around a table on board the Nemesis, drinking low grade energon.
“At least you don't have anything on you that rotates freely in robot mode,” Vortex said, pointing a thumb at the rotor assembly on his back and giving Thundercracker a meaningful glare. “This thing makes it a huge pain in the aft to get through enclosed spaces, let me tell you.”
“Try living with a cannon barrel sticking out of your back,” Blitzwing groused, “I've got to duck under every doorway.”
“I'll drink to that,” Brawl said,
Friendship DefinedDisclaimer: I do not own the X-Men or Generation X. I make no profit from this work of fiction.RogueMudblood
No one seemed to notice that she missed meals. If they did, they didn't mention it to her when they did see her. No one seemed to care that she didn't show up for classes. No one made any attempt to approach her, and that only made her feel even more lost. There were days when she really wasn't sure why she bothered. Jubilee had been hurting from the moment he walked out, and she felt like there was nothing that would make it better. When she sat alone in her room, she would hold the hat in her hands and cry silently.
She'd felt like she was being demoted when they put her in this school. The fact that Kitty had warned her about Emma wasn't a good sign – nor was the fact that Sean always seemed to be watching Emma with one eye even when he was supposed to be keeping an eye on his class. Jubilee was certain that the telepath knew full well how much no one trusted
Transformers Drabbles: MortilusSENATOR AXALON?Decadent-Depraved
The Cybertronian diplomat looked around for the source of the voice. A moment ago, he'd been surrounded by the confusion of battle, explosions, laser fire, and war cries drowning out even his own thoughts. Now everything seemed oddly serene. And only a second ago that maniac, Orion Pax, had stood over him brandishing a... Where was he?
He looked up and spotted a tall, thin mech standing over him. As was his custom, he immediately began trying to ascertain its function. It was gray, the color of spark necrosis, except for some angular black armor around its head and shoulders in the shape of a cowl. Its limbs were thin and frail looking, all wires and hydraulics exposed. Its face was completely blank and skeletal, without even a mouth-plate to give it texture. At last, he spotted some spiked, angular kibble protruding from its back, and he felt he was on more solid ground. It appeared to be... drills? Blades?
“You appear,” Axalon said at last, “to be so
Progression of a Killer Pt. IIChapter 5Ariel-D
Dawn found the two companions awake and ready for their escape attempt. Jarlaxle was disquieted by the extent of Entreris injuries, but he knew the man would be rendered limb from limb before he accepted any further imprisonment or torture. Truly, the mans willpower was a force like magic, and it inspired a respect in Jarlaxle that he afforded few others, not to mention that it was one reason the drow had chosen the man as a business partner. Still, considering they were fighting without weapons and magic of any great quantity, Jarlaxle would have preferred having Entreri in better fighting form.
Despite their careful planning, Jarlaxle knew that much of their success rode on the wizard, for a wielder of arcane magic would not be frightened by fairie fire and the drow couldnt drop his globe of darkness until the cell door was open. Therefore, the pair was distinctly unhappy to see the wizard enter with the s
Progression of a Killer, Pt. IThe Road to Redemption: The Progression of a KillerAriel-D
Description: Jarlaxle makes a discovery about Entreris childhood, and the two learn a little bit more about the nature of friendship. Warning: violence, torture, and implied child abuse. Drama/Action/Angst.
Disclaimer: Jarlaxle and Artemis Entreri belong to R.A. Salvatore and Wizards of the Coast, as do Drizzt and Zaknafein. The following story is just for the amusement of the fans and will never make any profit. Like many other fanfic writers, I am a very poor student, so suing me would do no one any good.
A/N: This fanfic is meant to take place several months after Empty Joys. The story is heavily based upon The Third Level from Realms of Infamy, in which we learn that as a child, Entreri was sexually abused by his father, uncle, and a man on a caravan. If reading abou
Masquerade of MonstersMasquerade of MonstersAriel-D
Description: Jarlaxle and Artemis Entreri accept what seems to be a typical job; however, their task is complicated by a dangerous encounter with the paranormal. The Oct. and Nov. 2004 challenges wrapped together. Action/Adventure/Horror.
Disclaimer: Jarlaxle and Artemis Entreri belong to R. A. Salvatore and Wizards of the Coast. No challenge to the copyright is intended or should be inferred. The following story is just for the amusement of the fans and will never make any profit.
A/N: This piece is meant to take place shortly after Empty Joys. You do not need to have read any of my other fanfics in order to read this piece. However, if you have read my series of stories, The Road to Redemption, then you can keep in mind that this story takes place directly *before* the events in Progression of a
Cosplay Friday: Game of Thronestechgnotic
Cosplay Friday: Where are my dragons?!
Game Of Thrones – Daenerys Targaryen by luchia-28
Game of Thrones
The dragons are back this spring with the return of one of the most popular shows currently running on cable television. HBO’s Game of Thrones has gone to painstaking lengths to bring the heroic fantasy book series A Song of Fire and Ice by George R. R. Martin to life
Do You Have What It Takes?With the recent announcement of officially adding Fan Fiction to CRLiterature, we've decided its time to open up our doors and bring in some new team members. In the past we've simply asked major players in the community to join our team, but this time we're going to do things a little differently, in order to maybe see someone we would have otherwise overlooked.