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:love:Welcome to the 26th edition of Fractaling! :love:
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !

For whom who looks twice! by FractalDesire
Waves of Existentialism by Platinus Corrode by BoxTail
Closing Time - Pong200 by Sabine62
Aabboxx Cathedral by fractales75


Go and show these deviants some love! Love in the Air 

See you next week! Noes! - C-91

Journal Skins!

Wed Sep 10, 2014, 5:27 AM
Heeeeeeellow! :iconawesomefaceplz:
Just FYI, two fractals of mine have been used to prepare as many journal skins. :la: In fact, I'm using one of them right now because awesomesauce. :heart:


Summertime Sadness Journal Skin by Endorell-Taelos A Place to Hide Journal Skin by Endorell-Taelos


Free to use! :la: :hug: Thanks to Endorell-Taelos!

As a tradition, every year I make a journal about the upcoming Fractal CV. :noes:
Instead of starting things like "OMG THEY WANT TO CLOSE THE GALLERY" like it happened last year (which has been pretty hilarious if I may say), let's spend our time making predictions. :lmao:
Who do you hope/think will be? Did you apply yourself? :D
:love: Welcome to the 25th edition of Fractaling! :love:
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !
Arcane by LMcentury21
Autumn Tunel by hoffi-hoffi The Greener Grass by SymmetryBox
SubLevel -2014 by MarkJayBee
In the Rafters by MiloticScale Structure by nic022
Glorified Jello by camada

Recurring by waste-and-tragedy Mandelbrot 102 - Wings to fly - by Olbaid-ST

Fractal and Fractal Related DDs for the past week:

The Champions Prize by Tate27kh Freezing in the night by SaTaNiA Julia's Beanstalk by rosshilbert Gravity Spiral by fractallife247 fractal backgrounds pack1 by KPEKEP 06252014 Whimsical by TeriKub

Also, you might want to go and congratulate with tatasz for her time spent on our Fractal gallery! :clap: :hug:
Thank you!

Go and show these deviants some love! Love in the Air 

See you next week! :noes: - C-91
:dummy:
How are you guys? :la: My Saturday started marvellously, my dad came back home from a month absence and I'm preparing a cheesecake in the afternoon. :la:

First of all, I want to shamelessly promote my Saturday Fractal Feature at DailyFractalFeatures: Daily Fractal Feature - Saturday Special:icondailyfractalfeatures:
Daily Fractal Feature for 30th August 2014 - Saturday Special

On a daily basis we, at #DailyFractalFeatures, are aiming to showcase a small selection of fractal artwork to the community.
We are proud to present our Special Saturday Feature, whose theme for today will be flowers!
You can show your support by +favloveing this News Article.
Please comment and +fav the works featured and congratulate the artists!


The dark gradient with golden spots framing a beautifully crafted and detailed Apophysis flower, in which the dew drops and the irregular edges of the petals are the cherry on top.

Sparkling Souls by SaTaNiA


Nice and delicate shapes repeated in a c
I will be alternating with another person (:tehestare: ). Though I don't think specific deviation suggestions would work for this feature, you can still suggest a theme (I think). To do so, visit the feature page and follow the guidelines at the bottom of the entry. :la:

Second: the keywords will be soon changed in tags (you know that, right?) and will be publicly visible. If you entered "boobs" as keyword, I suggest you to go and change it, unless you want to see #boobs as tag on your deviations. :tehestare: :tehestare: :tehestare:

Other than that...anything to tell/show me? :la:
  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen OMG I'M SO FUNNY
:love: Welcome to the 24th edition of Fractaling! :love:
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !
Other worlds exist by BoxTail
Wet Dreams by SallySlips #532 [tweak] by bezo97
Extant by eralex61
the calm outskirts of atlantis by taurus66 Shiny flowers by jagerion Never Forget by ThoughtWeaver

Fractal and Fractal related Daily Deviations for the past week:


Glynnian Ashes by AkuraPare Evanescent Architecture by b33rheart Shining Connections by Topas2012 Spiral by Steelsoldat Silky by SuicideBySafetyPin ...Dream by Aqualoop31

Go and show these deviants some love! Love in the Air

See you next week! :noes: - C-91
:love: Welcome to the 23rd edition of Fractaling!:love:
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !

Another Cathedral by KPEKEP
Germ of immortality by androceus Under Sinister Moons by Xyrus-02 Water Street by HalTenny
The happy Smurfs by M-i-t-c-h-e-l
 
Wonderful by Digithalie Emma by Antares2
Freezing in the night by SaTaNiA

Fractal DDs for the past weeks

Fiat Lux by mmastriani Subconcsious new growth by Snow-White-Qween

Go and show these deviants some love! Love in the Air 

See you next week! - C-91

:love: Welcome to the 22nd edition of Fractaling! :love:
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !

Tornado. by Kondratij
Yawning Man by piethein21
The Month of Jasmine by FarDareisMai
Outside by tatasz
Between Sheets by BoxTail
Coldfire by SallySlips
 
Seaweed by C-91
Secretly by Loony-Lucy
Creamcicle by f--l--A--r--k

"Tornado.", "Outside", "Between Sheets" and "Seaweed" have been suggested by piethein21.

(Yes, you can suggest pieces!)

Fractal and Fractal related DDs for the past week:


Fractal Long Cat by bryceguy72 snow queen by jagerion Forgiveness by OutsideFate 140422 12r by ciokkolata 223 by Arkadius13 Riftwalking by TwilightAmbiance

Go and show these deviants some love! Love in the Air 

See you...soon! :noes: - C-91
I've joined deviantART 7 years ago. :noes: At that time, I though it was a place of awe and fear (due to all the comments people made outside "big artists, can't use dA images because omg"):
Forest by starskq

But then I found cute and nice people IMing - :naive: :
Bunny by mambulinka

After 5 years I entered a strange world made of repetitions :noes: :
Fractal Kastle by Raphael-Lacoste

...and awesome flowers... 31. Flowers :
Snow Lotus by fractist

...where I found new friends :hug: :
cat+dog love by jdenison

...and love :heart: :
UP: Carl and Ellie by astrofawn

aaaaaaaand that's it. :lmao: Weird path, but awesome at the same time! :love:
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen OMG I'M SO FUNNY
:dummy:

I'm writing this now because there will be a few time before this post will be shadowed by the Fractaling journal. :dummy:
I'd like to say a few things. :la:

  1. Despite I've been saying to do differently a lot of times, people keep thanking me for favs (which I can understand until a certain degree) or llamas (for how much I committ, I won't be able to understand this EVER). If I don't reply to this kind of comments, you know why :D (for what concerns faves, it's not really necessary to thank me nine million times in a row if I fave nine million of your pieces in a row :sweatdrop: revamp v2 );
  2. I'll be posting the Fractaling feature for this week on Thursday (as always :lmao:), but it will be skipped next week. I'm going on holiday for almost two weeks (and spend some time with my boyfriend La love we both need some relax :D ), and I won't be able to check and fave enough pieces to do a feature (though I'll lurk a lot from the phone!). I considered many possibilities, but decided to do this way instead :D ;
  3. You won't have much time if you don't hurry, go search for some hats!!!


Happy Birthday DeviantART!:star: Welcome to Wonderland :star:
Greetings, stranger.
I find myself delighted to lay my rather large eyes on you. A purrfectly delicious mystery awaits you. Won't you come this way?
I've been a bad kitty-- a very naughty, naughty feline, indeed. You see, today is Alice's Unbirthday, and all the inhabitants of Wonderland had planned to join her and the Mad Hatter for tea and cake. But, the Mad Hatter, being quite a bit off his rocker, is requiring that everyone wear a hat to the party. Anyone without a hat cannot attend.
Whoops! Mysteriously, *smile* all the hats in Wonderland have gone missing. What a shame, what a shame. Whatever shall we do?
I know what we shall do. You and I, stranger, we shall go to the party together. I hear the cake is delicious this year, and there will be plenty for us.
Except, wait! HA! You cannot!!! You have no hat, either! I suppose you'll have to stay here, too, then. Very well. Goodbye.
 OMG - Watch that

If you have to tell me something in this brief absence period, please drop a note! :D
In the meantime, I leave you some basic spherical bubble params! See what you can do. :D

<flame name="shinybubbles1" version="Apophysis 7x Version 15C.9" size="1500 1000" center="0.747 0.527" scale="375" oversample="1" filter="0.5" quality="50" background="0 0 0" brightness="11.8478260869565" gamma="1.44" gamma_threshold="0.1185" estimator_radius="9" estimator_minimum="0" estimator_curve="0.4" enable_de="0" plugins="flatten spherical pre_blur hemisphere foci" new_linear="1" curves="0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1" >
   <xform weight="3" color="0" symmetry="0.9" flatten="1" spherical="1" coefs="0 1 -1 0 1 0" opacity="1" />
   <xform weight="4" color="0" symmetry="0.9" flatten="1" spherical="1" coefs="0 -1 1 0 0 0" opacity="1" />
   <xform weight="0.5" color="0" pre_blur="0.424" hemisphere="0.25" coefs="1 0 0 1 0 0" post="1 0 0 1 0 -0.25" opacity="1" />
   <xform weight="0.5" color="0" pre_blur="0.5" hemisphere="0.25" coefs="1 0 0 1 0 0" post="1 0 0 1 0 0.25" opacity="1" />
   <finalxform color="0" symmetry="1" foci="1" coefs="0.734895 -0.614026 0.614026 0.734895 0.784779 1.018091" />
   <palette count="256" format="RGB">
      4461AA54619791685EAE504BA24842543C41403442343042
      4D494B8D6454AA7468B67871B67871B27C71AE7C7A8D6884
      404D9734449730408D2C388D3444973851AA4459B34061BC
      4861BC4C65BC4C69BC506DBCB68997C29597C699A0C699A0
      C29997BA958DBA8D84A9807A4C65B34865B34465B33C5DAA
      3451A03049973449973C4D97816471A97871B6847ABA847A
      BA847AAA7C7B4C61AA445DAA445DAA4455AA4055AA4051A0
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      3044972C40972C408D2C448D30498D30498D2C49973855AA
      4461B34861BC4865BC4869C64C65BC506DBCBA8D8DBA8D8D
      C29597CA9D97CE9D97CAA197C6998DC29584BE947ABA8871
      B67B68B67368A6674B715C41383C3824342F24342F202C25
      38271C924442AE5042B65742C26B68C26F71C27371BE7467
      7D6454A2634BAE634BB67368BE7C7ABE898DC29997CEA1A0
      DAADA9E6A9BCEEACC5EAB4C5EAB0BCDEB4BCDEADB3E2A1A9
      E295A9D68D97D28D97C6918DC28984BE847AB27C68966855
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      2434672824381F182F0C182504141C00101C04101C0C181C
      281F253428382C304234387130448D3851A04055AA4461B3
      4861BC4861BC4865BC4869B34C65B35065B3AD7C7BBA8884
      BA8D84BE8D8DBE8D84BE9184C28D84BE8984BA8984B18084
      4C69B35069BC546DBCBA9997BE9D97C6A197CAA5A0CAA1AA
      CAA5AACAA9AACAA9AACEADAACEADAAD2ADAAD2A9AACAA5A0
      CAA5A0CAA197C69997C6918DC2918DC2918DC69184C6887A
      B67871AA675E9E584B543C3830343828282F24302F283038
      2834422834713038843444973C51AA485DB34861B34861B3
      4861B3495DAAA96F7ABA8084BA8484BE808DC27484B67371
      BE6F68B26355AA544B755454443C5534447130408438498D
      6D587A9E7468A97C71A180714965AA4865B34865B34961AA
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      2C408430448D3449973855A04059AA405DAA405DAA445DAA
   </palette>
</flame>


:love: Welcome to the 21st edition of Fractaling!:love:
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !

Gray winter morning. by Kondratij
Arctic Tardis (I wish!) by Sabine62
Muster 341c by Bramvan 3rd eye by sleeplessmonk
Nymphaea Rosea by teundenouden
Mobius - new Area by KPEKEP  Meeting of unintelligent minds by AnnaKirsten

Lilypads by nightmares06

Fractal Daily Deviations for the past week:


Fishy. by CopperColour Glass World: Burning Sun by Crist-JRoger Prismacolor - Pong 075 by GraphicLia Black Rose. by Kondratij Phoenix by maya49m flower  lily by GLO-HE

Go and show these deviants some love! Love in the Air

See you next week! :noes: - C-91
An idea from tatasz! :eager:
The rules are really simple!
You have to paste the thumbs of 2 or 3 deviations of yours, that you posted around this date a year ago.
Then you tag 5 friends, and they shall do the same thing in their journals.
Let's see what comes out! :la:

Today it's July 29th!
Here are my deviations. Since I didn't really post anything around that date, I'm picking the closest ones to that date. :D

A Song of Sirens by C-91
Plasma Blossom by C-91
Exposure by C-91

I'm tagging:


Have fun! :la: :hug:

  • Mood: Christmas Spirited
  • Listening to: Sounds of the street
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen OMG I'M SO FUNNY
:love: Welcome to the 20th edition of Fractaling! :love:
Please, be sure to go to the deviations, leave a comment and +favlove !


Julia raised dragon by SidicusMaximus
Holy Flower by Stufferhelix Saturday's Regret by MeddlerInc Creep by 2Plus2Equals
Hydro Tubing Room by tiffrmc720
221 by Arkadius13
Bubbles Catcher by LMcentury21 Nuclear Decay by Len1

Fractal Daily Deviations for the past week:


Lia by Sya
Burning Bridges by jim373cosmic horizon by noneOfUs
AmSurf Animation by Schmiegel
Undone by Beesknees67Echo of Winter by pinkal09
Puppet Stage Ocean by miincdesign

(I "forgot" one because it's been already featured in the previous issue)

I have not finished yet! Seems like lately we've been spamming gradient packs, so I'm going to post them because they're fabulous! OMG - Watch that (these are the ones I know about)

Gradient Packs:


Xyrus Gradient Pack for Apophysis by Xyrus-02 Gradients by tatasz Gradient Pack #3 by tatasz colornation by rce-ordinary

Apophysis Gradient Pack #1 by C-91

Go and show these deviants some love! Love in the Air 

See you next week! :noes:



  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: My parents talking
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen OMG I'M SO FUNNY

Little history:

Some days ago I had Xyrus-02 at my house. I was checking his page to search something when I think I saw a little tick appearing sliiiiightly before the medal. So, after I told him, he went checking the code but couldn't find any reference to the tick. :noes: Back then, I really liked the tick. :stare: I have nothing in contrary with the medal...only tastes. :lmao:
(btw, this thing happened today too and I was sober! :noes: )

He went back home and coded this thingy. :D We beta-tested it together and now it works fine. :D I know many people preferring the old symbols, so here's your chance! :dummy:

Here it is...

  • Mood: Relief
  • Listening to: Silence D:
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen OMG I'M SO FUNNY
:love: Welcome to the 19th edition of Fractaling!:love: 
Please, be sure to go to the deviations and leave a comment and +favlove !

Nebula-The giant's torch by fractist
Ignition by heavenriver
Green Gems by roup14

Souls by tatasz
Voltaic by ThoughtWeaver
Frost On The Tip of Your Nose by f--l--A--r--k
Julia by Aqualoop31
Imagining by SuicideBySafetyPin
Alien City 2 by efi-germany


Fractal and Fractal-Related Daily Deviations for the past week


RedHot by Anyzamarah
Scraber Lights by Thenit The Grid by richardbogad

Lights fractals by starscoldnight by StarsColdNight

Go and show these deviants some love! Love in the Air 

See you next week! :noes:
(and yes, I'm abandoning that stupid gimmick of numbering my journal entries :rofl: )

In early December 2012, the latest issue of Fractaling has been released.
After that date, the feature disappeared from the message centers of many deviants.
What happened to those journals is surrounded by awe and mystery.
Still nobody knows and nobody dares to ask. But now it's back.


Yeah, ok, I've been a bit discouraged and lazy. :lmao: This doesn't mean I'm allowed to act like a sloth. :noes:
So, after almost 2 years, the 18th edition of Fractaling is out! Cheerleader 
You might have noticed I've been through a fave rage. :noes: I've found some interesting stuff I'm presenting to you now. :D
It will be a bit different from the previous issues (if you remember how the others were :noes: ).
:love: Relax on your couch/chair and enjoy some fractalsauce! :love: 

GO Dutch GO by SjerZ
Encountering the light by AnnaKirsten Glass World: Weightless by Crist-JRoger
Ant Queen by BoxTail Blue Silence by batjorge
Mb 103 (03.07.14) by PrayingMantis69
2014 - 1120 by iSubmit Dime Store Memories by 2BORN02B Pharaoh's Spaceship by ellarien
Deco Realm by Undead-Academy

Go and show these deviants some love! Love in the Air 

See you next week! (hopefully :noes: ) :lmao:
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Silence D:
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
Ok, last time I posted a fractal was May 31st. :noes:
It's not even lack of inspiration actually...I really don't feel like opening Apophysis lately. :noes: So much stuff I prefer to do instead of that. :forgiveme:
I will do something I think. :noes: Same stuff, you know...just to get on the tracks again. :lmao:

Except this and study (my studies are never that great xD), everything else is super fine! :D

How are you guys? :hug:
  • Mood: Anguish
  • Listening to: Birds tweeting
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
Ok, who gave me the Premium membership? :noes:
Please, show yourself, I'm so curious! :noes: (even via note or whatever D: )

(and really really thankful! :hug: :hug: :hug: )
  • Mood: Wow!
  • Listening to: Xyrus-02 talking tehe
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
If you haven't read yet:
What is fractal art for you?I guess i got an apology to make, beause this was not a matter i took seriously till this week, and, i guess, just got a bunch of things to re-consider. Well, better late than never :dummy:
One characteristic of fractal art is that is fairly reproduceable.
A real master with deep knowledge of fractal software can, just from looking at a piece, find out how it was made, and re-create it. It is actually amazing, and, a while ago, I followed with quite a lot of interest, the "duel" between FractalDesire and zy0rg, when they both tried - and succeeded - in reproducing each other`s artworks.

and then,

Generous people share parameters and allow other people to tweak them or just study them and learn. For example, the longest fractal pong on deviantART, by Undead-Academy and batjorge


I haven't been able to reply in the past days, but now I have a general idea of what was going on. :)
First, let me say this is not about doing the same kind of fractals over and over, otherwise I wouldn't be here writing this journal because I'm the first who spams your message centers with 3D flowers, so who am I to judge?
I think it's more a matter of opening Apophysis/MB3D/Chaotica/UF/whateversoftware, clicking on a flame from a random batch or on a formula or whatever (or following a tutorial without tweaking) and rendering. And "done, here's my fractal, it's so easy making fractals".
Given that I don't really care about what other people do and I'm more for "live and let live", I also don't want non-fractalist people to think that making fractals is all about clicking randomly and getting a nice image to render. No, it's not like that. Making fractals is the same as drawing or painting or sculpturing: it's about thinking and having an idea of what you're doing, sometimes learning something new, putting effort and passion on it and, most of all, having fun.

Yes, because isn't it a sort of escape from the demanding reality and a way to relax somehow? So, if somebody enjoys making the same kind of fractals over and over, even without new elements from their usual (this means I'm not including people who use scripts/params/tutorials without adding something of theirs), means that they're happy this way. If they are, let them be. :) Might be they don't enjoy making other kind of fractals. Thank God, we have the option to watch and/or fave their work. If they ask us for suggestions and how to improve, let's give them. But let's not be demanding even here. For most of the people here, fractals are just a way to enjoy free time, and being overly...uhm...oppressed by non required judgements is not exactly helpful (I kinda know that).

"Why don't you make something else other than 3D blooms? For example, tiles?"
I simply don't like making tiles, that's it. I have a lot of fun making flowers...they make me feel worth something and I try to find new elements to make them different and more realistic. And as long as I feel good while making them, that's ok. But hearing the same things over and over is just annoying. :noes: It's like this for me and I bet it's the same for other people. :noes:

Doing fractals from the same style and tweaking are two completely different things. Some people just follow a tutorial or use a script or a set of params, make quite invisible tweaks (for example, changing gradient), render the fractal and post it to deviantART, stating "Hi, here's my tweak of whateverfractal by whoever!". That's not tweaking, that's copying. You don't really have to much to tweak a fractal, seriously. Sometimes, the addition of a final xform (I'm talking about Apo of course) would do already a lot by itself.
What I aim to say is that if some people are like that, doesn't mean the whole world of fractalists is like that. We're not just button clickers, we're artists as the others. :)

For whatever else, if you want to do only blooms or linears or sphericals or whatever, do them. If you do or don't want to use Xaos, use or don't use Xaos. If you want to share params from your work, do it no matter what. If you want to render at poor print quality, do it. If you want to use a fractal software rather than another, use it. You don't need to give explanation to people because you do a thing rather than another. :)
Just do me a favour: don't let other people put you down because of your choices, as long as they don't harm others (so copying and stealing -which I think are the only things that can hurt other fractalists- are not allowed :lmao: ).

I don't think I'm good at expressing myself, but I hope you got my point of view anyway. :hug: I'm not pointing to anybody specific, these are just my two cents on the topic and things I've been bringing inside for too long. There would be a lot else to say, but let's do it little by little. :hug:

Love you all! :hug:
  • Mood: Fear
  • Listening to: Nothing
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)