Art is life... the more art you see, the more alive you'll feel.
"Why do you think someone would purposefully hurt themselves by taking anything addictive," she asked."
This story presents a vision of a possible future. This story is designed as a warning to all that addiction doesn't always need to be a controlled substance or an addictive drug. Addiction comes in many forms and sinister disguises, and in almost all cases addictions do not have happy endings, since you must always give up something to support the addiction.
This story presents addiction that many do not recognize; addiction to technology, computers, and the internet. I may have a mild form of this addiction... I initially wrote this story with pencil and paper during a point when my computer was broken, and I had no access to the internet. And I went through withdrawal during that time!
|I'd like to spread this idea around a little. Let's start critiquing artwork together.|
I think that Collections is a really awesome feature, and I use that feature a lot, but from what I've heard around from a lot of other people, a favourite without a comment means absolutely nothing.
I'd like to start giving back to the community by using another feature which has been around for a while. The Critique feature. Good critiques are valuable! Favorites are nice, comments are good, but honest well thought out critiques are great.
If you need help in writing a critique, the featured tutorial above offers practical guidelines on where to start and how to complete an advanced critique. This tutorial has been translated into French as well, and the French version can be found here.
To find things that you can critique check out the "Critiqueable" gallery.
"Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man's growth without destroying his roots."
- Frank A. Clarke
"To help, to continually help
If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.
- Carl Sagan
since91 - 100 points
Twins72 - 100 points
buttifly - 100 points
illuminie - 25 points
ivya-cz - 25 points
lliimmee - 25 points
Bubby-Bobble - 3 points
GaioumonBatou - 6 points
xRUBIx - 2 points
ALCHEMlST - 5 points
2753Productions - 50 points
beethy - 1 month sub
plasticfigurines - 3 month sub
xRUBIx - 3 month sub
deathangelpadma - 1 month sub
edctpsu - 1 month sub
nonparticipant - 1 month sub
summer-story - 3 month sub
AGMeade - 1 year sub
BloodshotInk - 3 month sub
Sireysi - 1 month sub
Other Prizes Given Away
SalemHeights - Dart Box Cap
angeIdust - Series 1 Emoticon Stress Balls
haldron - Cypher-Neo Mug
ayame409 - 10x15 print
Cake And Llama Badges
Endorell-Taelos - 5 Cake Badges
CameronKobe - 1 Cake Badge
IceXDragon - 1 Cake Badge
aunjuli - 1 Cake Badge
TRlCKS - 1 Cake Badge
half-left - 1 Cake Badge
mjranum-stock - 1 Cake Badge
Dhacxaahsvost - 1 Cake Badge
And over 2000 Llamas Given Away!!
Getting There! - NaNoWriMo 2014Day twenty-four - 24/11/2014Crazylittleloon
Current Word Count: 39,090
Words to Go: 10,910
Current Chapter: Act One, Chapter Ten
Characters Slaughtered: 9
Cups of Tea Consumed: 22
Best Quote from Today: I have three.
1. “We managed to get to the north gate, but one of the guards there said that there was a visitor’s tax. As usual, I almost believed him and was about to hand over most of our money, when Lydia, who gets really, really mean when she’s tired, stopped me and informed the guard that he was, in her exact words “full of shit” because visitor’s taxes are illegal in Skyrim. Then she threatened to snap his neck if he didn’t let us in.
We got in pretty damn quick after that one.” - Zahrassa Barahir, Act One, Chapter Ten
2. “Either way, Brynjolf told me that he h
8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should KnowSource: http://petapixel.com/2014/10/28/8-legal-cases-every-photographer-know/iLovePhotographyClub
Understanding your legal rights as a photographer can often be confusing and overwhelming. From copyright infringement to fair use to DMCA, there are a number of legal concepts that every photographer should be familiar with. Here are eight important legal cases that are illustrative of these concepts and the importance of registering your copyright.
1. Andrew Paul Leonard v Stemtech Health Sciences, Inc
Key concept: Copyright infringement and registration
Microphotography expert Andrew Paul Leonard’s photographs of bone marrow stem cells were stolen and used on the Stemtech website and other marketing materials.
The court ruled in Leonard’s favor for copyright infringement awarding him $1.6m in actual damages. However, he was denied statutory damages because he didn’t register his images until after the infringement occurred.
2. Nussenzweig v DiCorcia
Key concepts: Right of Privacy/Publici
Critiquing, do's and dont'sSo i almost always request critiques on my art, and i also get a lot of them too (thank you so much guys/galls) and i've noticed some critiquers have some misconceptions about critiques, their role, how to do it, etc.Yuuza
Now i don't want to critique someone's critiuque, i rarely do that because people take it as being defensive about the art that is critiqued. So i'll just make this journal to hopefully inform/educate some of you about critiquing.
-If an artist requests critiques, and you have something to say about it then do use the critique widget to leave a critique. Don't critique in the comment's section though. I know some of you are more shy, but if you're bold enough to write a critique then put it in its proper place, that's what the widget is fore. This does not apply to artists who do not have a premium and can't requests critiques through the widget.
-Do read the artists comments on the artwork first. They might offer hints on what
How to Deal with ChangeThis week deviantArt released new features. And when this happened, my inbox exploded with mostly negative opinions of these changes. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and it is ok to express harm these changes are causing to you. But instead of underlining things you don't like, why not to learn how to use the new features and take all advantage out of them?Agaave
So before you panic and decide that you hate all the change, spend a while to get to know these new features. I added some links below so if you haven't read what these changes actually are about, what they're meant for and how to use them, you now have easy access to the related journals.
I would love to hear some constructive comments about the changes. Please share your thoughts how do you think these new changes can benefit your dA experience. And if you don't have anything positive to say, you're free to share those feelings also but instead of just saying "I don't like it", please tell
Escaping your troubles with bcodeA not uncommon source of requests for help with journals/comments/etc on DeviantArt is:kemayo
How can I talk about HTML markup without all that stuff you try to do to help me with markup getting in the way? I don't want things to magically become markup, or get turned into links, or anything like that.
The solution to your problems is the completely made up and non-standard tag:
Anything inside a segment will be escaped and URLs won't become links. (The only thing difficult to talk about is itself.)
Editing to add: this may get a little messed up if you're using Writer and you expect it to work across paragraphs. It'll work most-reliably if you're using the raw HTML input via ctrl-e.
25 - 99 Points = I'll spam some of your artwork in a journal!
100-300 Points = There will definitely be llamas, with llama add-ons (sunglasses and bowtie), likely some cake, and possibly a
301+ points = You suggest the contest, and I'll host it with your donation split up into suitable 1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes. Note: It must be subject matter I am familiar with, am willing to spam in my journal, and can judge fairly.
Wanna know how I broke my donation box? Check here.
LLAMA'S ARE ALWAYS RETURNED!! Just give me a llama, and you'll get one back. Llama for llama!|
Hi, I'm archaeobibliologist! I am normal person with opinions and feelings, just like everyone else. More specifically, I am an INTJ, with an IQ over 200. As an introvert, I'm very awkward socially, but I do my best to smile at all times, and I have an infectious laugh when amused.
I am addicted to coffee and hot chocolate. I hate weak coffee!
I'm a professional photographer. I shoot engagements, weddings, nature, fashion, models... I am accepting photography commissions. If you would like to retain me, please send me an email at email@example.com
I'm a book nerd and a computer nerd! I give wannabe nerds an inferiority complex. It's not unusual to find me reading 5-6 books at the same time. And when I'm not reading, I usually doing some computer programming or shell scripting.
I have a blog (generally about computing and other nerd-interests) on Tumblr at Proxy Glider.
I feel I'm better at writing stories than poetry, but sometimes I can't think of the words to say to write longer, so then I write verses. I like vividness of subject in both pictures and literature. I enjoy writing parodies on existing songs and poems.
I'm very eclectic in television and movies. Mostly anime, science fiction, and fantasy, but occasionally I do something from another genre.
I was a MN@ for about a year and a half and I enjoyed every minute of it! Volunteering for deviantART is a wonderful experience and I encourage everyone to try it.
I only take critiques well when it's coming from someone who wants to help me improve. I don't respect criticism from people who give decide that an art critique can also include comments about my parenting, or other similar incendiary subjects. I don't mind getting a negative critique; but when you critique me please do it to help me improve. Don't just bash me...
I am fiercely loyal to all of my friends, and I always stand up for my friends and what I believe in. If someone does or says something that I feel is wrong, I'll respond and, I can be a fierce fighter when I'm needed to be.
I love helping people unreservedly. If you ever need any help, just send me a note and I'll be glad to assist you as far as possible.
I figure I'll never be remembered for doing anything impressively special in life, but I hope to be remembered for all the small things I've helped in.
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