Deviant Login Shop  Join deviantART for FREE Take the Tour
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)
Hello! :wave:

I'm writing this journal to thank everybody for the sweet birthday wishes and presents, you've been so kind! :hug: :hug: :hug:
I've been busy spending the most awesome birthday ever, with all of my dearest friends and my amazing boyfriend Xyrus-02. :heart: :hug: :hug:
(yes, let's make it clear...I'm kinda hyped about it and I want to shout it out loud :lmao: :blush: )

Thank you so so much everybody!!! :hug: :hug: :hug: I'd squeeze you all!!!

Happy Blossom... by FeliFee
A heart of a thousand colors FULL VIEW PLEASE!!!! by luisbc

If I forgot to mention somebody, please tell me and I'll fix. :noes:
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Sounds of the street
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
BIRTHDAYS ARE AWESOME TO CELEBRATE. :la:
No, I'm not speaking of my birthday (there's still time for that). IMing - :naive: IMing - :naive: IMing - :naive:  Two friends of mine have their birthdays today!

The first is our beloved Fractal Community Volunteer, tatasz! :dummy: Tight Hug  IMing - :naive: IMing - :naive: IMing - :naive: 

Sealed by tatasz Light by tatasz Oribana by tatasz
Dreams of Candlelight by tatasz  Skyline by tatasz
    Flame by tatasz Papercraft by tatasz
Speed by tatasz

The second is my dear Xyrus-02. IMing - :naive: IMing - :naive: IMing - :naive: :tehestareeyes: Love is... 
Make me feel by Xyrus-02 Ghostly Fright by Xyrus-02 Dark Arts by Xyrus-02
I remember tendon waters by Xyrus-02 Speaking Silence by Xyrus-02 Neptunian Nightsky by Xyrus-02
Age of Mothers by Xyrus-02 Battle at the Misty Valley by Xyrus-02

They're well known already, but if you don't know them, I demand you to pay a visit to their galleries and leave a birthday wish on their profile! :happybounce:

STAY HUNGRY, STAY NAIVE. IMing - :naive: IMing - :naive: IMing - :naive: 
  • Mood: Caring
  • Listening to: Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
Challenge 3: Little MermaidTheme: Little Mermaid
Beginning: 20/04
End: 18/05
After a long delay, thanks for BoxTail for giving some kicks and C-91 and Xyrus-02 for helping to pick the theme.
You can read a bit more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid
If pssible, try to stick to the original story, rather than the Disney adaptation (though thats ok too :dummy:)
The challenge rules can be found on the group's main page.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and also feel free to suggest a Fairy Tale for the next challenge :eager:
And a few nice pieces from around dA to inspire you.


Challenge 3: Little MermaidTheme: Little Mermaid
Beginning: 20/04
End: 18/05
After a long delay, thanks for BoxTail for giving some kicks and C-91 and Xyrus-02 for helping to pick the theme.
You can read a bit more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid
If pssible, try to stick to the original story, rather than the Disney adaptation (though thats ok too :dummy:)
The challenge rules can be found on the group's main page.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and also feel free to suggest a Fairy Tale for the next challenge :eager:
And a few nice pieces from around dA to inspire you.


Challenge 3: Little MermaidTheme: Little Mermaid
Beginning: 20/04
End: 18/05
After a long delay, thanks for BoxTail for giving some kicks and C-91 and Xyrus-02 for helping to pick the theme.
You can read a bit more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid
If pssible, try to stick to the original story, rather than the Disney adaptation (though thats ok too :dummy:)
The challenge rules can be found on the group's main page.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and also feel free to suggest a Fairy Tale for the next challenge :eager:
And a few nice pieces from around dA to inspire you.


Challenge 3: Little MermaidTheme: Little Mermaid
Beginning: 20/04
End: 18/05
After a long delay, thanks for BoxTail for giving some kicks and C-91 and Xyrus-02 for helping to pick the theme.
You can read a bit more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid
If pssible, try to stick to the original story, rather than the Disney adaptation (though thats ok too :dummy:)
The challenge rules can be found on the group's main page.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and also feel free to suggest a Fairy Tale for the next challenge :eager:
And a few nice pieces from around dA to inspire you.


Challenge 3: Little MermaidTheme: Little Mermaid
Beginning: 20/04
End: 18/05
After a long delay, thanks for BoxTail for giving some kicks and C-91 and Xyrus-02 for helping to pick the theme.
You can read a bit more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Little_Mermaid
If pssible, try to stick to the original story, rather than the Disney adaptation (though thats ok too :dummy:)
The challenge rules can be found on the group's main page.
Please let me know if you have any questions, and also feel free to suggest a Fairy Tale for the next challenge :eager:
And a few nice pieces from around dA to inspire you.




After a period of idling, the challenge returns with Little Mermaid!!!

I'll try to do something as well but lately I lack at fractaling skills... :noes: Please take part!!! :hug:

  • Mood: Joy
  • Listening to: Birds outside
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
Hello guys! I hope to find you well. :) I'm here to share my joy with you guys. :hug:

Today this piece:

Glimmer on a Sunday Afternoon by C-91

got a Daily Deviation. When I checked the DD page with my phone (I check it everyday, I'm happier if there are Fractals DDs too in there :lmao:) and got the surprise, my hands were trembling. You have no clue how much Glimmer on a Sunday Afternoon means to me. I finally got a DD for one of my blooms. It's something I've wished since I've started creating them...who follows me knows how I feel about my flowers and all the overthinkings I make on them. :ashamed: So you will understand me being overjoyed, exspecially because this is the bloom (if not THE piece among my gallery) in which I have put my efforts and feelings the most. I still can't believe it. :stare:

Before I end this boring whatever you want to call it (:lmao:), I'd like to thank some people:
:bulletred: tatasz, who decided to take the suggestion and feature it. I will never cease to thank you for this, really. :stare: You could have chosen another one (or another artist), but you went for Glimmer. :heart: I'm really really really thankful! :hug: :hug: :hug:
:bulletred: BoxTail (the suggester), in whom I found a really great friend (not because of the suggestion! :noes: ) and whom I feel very comfortable talking to. I don't know the reasons why you decided to do so, but the fact that you in particular suggested it made me so happy, you can't even imagine! Cheers to my favourite :dummy:! :hug: :hug: :hug:
:bulletred: Xyrus-02 (guess who the sentence "Dedicated to a friend of mine :hug:" in the description is referred to... :lmao: if you paid attention, you could have got this detail before :) ) I don't usually make gifts, so if I made one for this person in particular is because I felt I had to thank him in some way...from being caring to the encouraging things he spoke when I was in need of them. One of the greatest yet most truly humble artists and people I have ever known. :hug: :hug: :hug:

Last, but not the least, I want to thank all the people who believed in me and supported me no matter what, who have been so kind to take time to fave and comment my work. I may not reply, but I read every comment. :D Thank you very much, I love you all! :heart: :hug: :hug: :hug:
  • Mood: Love
  • Listening to: Avicii - I Could Be The One
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
Yeah, lame title.

But anyway!!! Some time ago I allowed AlchemyRose08 to use two of my fractals (Winter Madness and Hide and Seek) to build up a...dress! :noes: :omg:
So, after some time, these two pieces of mine:

Winter Madness by C-91
Hide and Seek by C-91
turned to be this utterly amazing and wonderful dress!!!

Custom Print: Hide and Seek by AlchemyRose08
Custom Print: Hide and Seek II by AlchemyRose08
Custom Print: Hide and Seek III by AlchemyRose08

I MEAN!!! :noes: :noes: :noes: I DEMAND YOU GO AND FAVE AND LEAVE SWEET COMMENTS TO AlchemyRose08 LIKE IMMEDIATELY!!! :flowerpanic: :flowerpanic: :flowerpanic:








On another note...everything seems to be fine now (if not fine, at least way way better than before). :lovesquee: :lovesquee: :lovesquee:  Hope you're fine too! :hug:
  • Mood: dA Love
  • Listening to: Eiffel 65 - Blue
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
Let's talk about this. :|
I'm one of those people who checks deviation stacks like once a week and do a mass fave action in one time only. Really, there's no need to thank me for a single fav, let alone writing me like three/four times "Thank you for the fav" under the profile! :noes:

Please, don't do that. Gather all of those 5 seconds you spend to thank me for everything I fave from your gallery and use them to do something else, whatever it could be. :noes:

(I'm not that against politeness and such, this is bare common sense. :noes: )
I'll take your gratitude for implied. :D :hug:

P.S: I will reply to personal messages and to :+devwatch: thanks. :D
  • Mood: Neutral
  • Listening to: Lily Allen - Not Fair
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
Today I logged in and found that I've sold three prints (Away She'd Fly, In The Right and Parade). :noes:
So, mysterious dude or dudette, THANK YOU! I don't know who you are, but I'll find you and hug you tight. :lmao: :hug:
But really, who's you? :noes: I'm curious.

I'll seize the day and thank everybody who thought spending some money on my art was worth it. :thanks:

Speaking of other things...My social life is a bit hard lately, but I have some awesome friends who are helping me getting over it. :hug:
How's you? :D
  • Mood: Affection
  • Listening to: Maroon 5 - One More Night
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
...today is BoxTail's birthday? :noes:


Web by BoxTail
Poppies are fun by BoxTail Withering Rainbow by BoxTail Jellyworld by BoxTail Intergalactic Mold Highway by BoxTail
Northen by BoxTail
Carrot by BoxTail I saw your ship... by BoxTail Sky comes falling down by BoxTail

:huggle: :huggle: :huggle:

Be sure to check his whole gallery! boxtail.deviantart.com/gallery
  • Mood: Cheerful
  • Listening to: The Police - Walking on the Moon
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
Yeah, update...actually, there's no interesting thing to say lately. :shifty:
I'm here waiting for inspiration, signs from above and most of all my daily meal.

And I'm on a diet too. Not exactly diet, I just cut down sweets and extra snacks during the day, and have carrots and apples instead (more carrots). I'll become sort of a bunny one day. :rofl:

How about you? :)
  • Mood: Insecure
  • Listening to: Duran Duran - Is There Something I Should Know?
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
Fractals I don't want to publish...not now. :|

Splits21-02-14-4 by C-91Chilling Void by C-91Fir Tree-2 by C-91


The last one is very swiiiiiiish.
What you think? :ponder: 
  • Mood: Worried
  • Listening to: John Newman - Love Me Again
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)
...FUCKING SPRING IS COMING.

What I ask you now is to make a list of some reasons why I should like spring.
I have only two reasons, and they are:
1) My birthday;
2) Nice weather (and not even always).

(I'm having my two minutes of nerves before going to bed, sorry to bug you. :grump:)
  • Mood: Sarcastic
  • Reading: What I'm writing ROFL
  • Watching: The screen (OMG I'M SO FUNNY)