On Holiday!Hello! I'm here to tell you guys I've already packed my shit and checked in, tomorrow I'll fly to Stuttgart and reach Xy and spend holidays with him. Basically, I'm notifying my absence to all of you...I'll be in Germany until the 5th of January. Activities will be on hold during this time: I won't read and reply to comments, note and whatever. Except Daily Deviations, you will have enough for your delight during holidays. I didn't reply to some DD suggestion yet, this because I still have to decide what to do. I promise I will reply. (I'll also try to post the If I could DD... gathering journal tomorrow before leaving)I wish you all happy holidays and happy new year! Take care and don't be wicked. (if you want to reach me out, you can do it via Facebook or via email: email@example.com )
Meet the Fractal Community #16Meet the Fractal Community #16Hello and welcome to a new edition of Meet the Fractal Community, a forthnightly series of interviews that highlights a member of our community. The series will go back and focus on fractal artists.Today, let's have a closer look to Swoopswatkill.:iconswoopswatkill:Hello Swoopswatkill! How are you today?Hello, Silvia! Thanks for doing this interview with me! And I'm doing fairly well this evening, thank you! I am at work at the moment, and all things considered, it's just another day for me.Can you introduce yourself to the community?My name is Alex, and I am a 27-year-old, independent dude living in the United States who just happens to love fractal art!
Wishlist TagI've been tagged both by cinyu and TiaVon . (and I clearly used same skin as TiaVon because awesome)Step 1:Make a post to your DA journal. The post should contain your list of ten holiday wishes. The wishes can be anything at all, from simple and fandom-related ("I'd love a ______ icon that's just for me") to medium ("I wish for _____ on DVD") to really big ("all I want for Christmas is a new car/computer/house/TV."). The important thing is, make sure these wishes are things you really, truly want.If you wish for real life things (not fics or icons), make sure you include some sort of contact info in your post, whether it's your address or just your email address where Santa (or one of his elves) could get in touch with you.Also, make sure you post some version of these guidelines in your DA or link to this post so that the holiday joy will spread.Step 2:Surf around your friend
Autumn Contest: Feature!I know it's a bit late...better late than ever!!! Finally I get the chance to reward the winners of the Autumn Contest held by JenFruzz. Autumn Contest: Winners!1st Place: yuuike with Project 03 - Broken TiesCongratulations!!! 2nd Place: Yonomi with Spirit of FallCongratulations!!!
Misconceptions about SenioritySenior WeekBrowsing the site, it's not that uncommon to find out people expressing their thoughts and beliefs about Seniority related topics. Do you need to be popular in order to become Senior? Can Seniors ban people? Do they have influence on staff decisions? ...and so much on. Unfortunately (or luckily, depends on the point of view ), most of these opinions are just urban legends, meaning they're totally not true. With this journal, I'd like to clarify some of the most popular common beliefs and explain you why they're wrong. Before we start, I'd like you to read :faq29:. I will be covering this matter several times, but I think it can help to understand the whole thing better. You need to be famous in order to be choosen as Senior memberWRONG. Fame might help in order to get you suggested, but it's not a crucial requirement. The number of watchers or pageviews on your profile doesn't really influence the choice, since there are members
Meet the Fractal Community #15Meet the Fractal Community #15Hello and welcome to a new edition of Meet the Fractal Community, a forthnightly series of interviews that highlights a member of our community. The series will go back and focus on fractal artists.Today, let's have a closer look to CoffeeToffeeSquirrel:iconcoffeetoffeesquirrel:Hello CoffeeToffeeSquirrel How are you today?Hi, Silvia! I am sitting here, snuggly and comfy in my couch with coffee, dogs and fractals. So I am totally fine!Can you please introduce yourself?My name is Therese, and I am from Norway. I live near Oslo with my two dogs. I am deaf and is a sign language teacher, but quitted due to health problems. Now I am working in logistics and accounting. So art is my escape from all these dry numbers and lists.
Community Feature Project: If I could DD...Have you ever wished that you could pick a Daily Deviation Feature? I'm sure we've all seen an amazing piece of art or stock that we wished could have a bit more exposure. Well, this is your chance! This December we are encouraging you to feature your fellow deviants with a journal of images that you would feature as a Daily Deviation if you could. So let's embrace the Holiday Season and spread some good cheer by joining in and featuring our community!The Game PlanCreate and publish a journal feature of images that you would choose for a Daily Deviation Feature from your preferred gallery. (i.e. Fractal artists would feature artworks from the Fractal Art gallery etc.)When your journal feature is live, link it back to your Community Volunteer's Community Feature Project Journal in the comments area.(i.e. Fractalists would link back to this journal, fractal resources would be linked back to CelticStrm-Stock's journal etc.)After all of the features have been linked t
10 useful things to make your life easier on dASenior WeekHey guys! Sometimes, as well as the real life, our virtual adventure on deviantART can get tough. Changes on the site, trolls, lack of points or premium memberships...many things that can make you go mad. But fortunately, there are some useful tools you can take advantage of to make your experience a little bit easier. So, here it goes...10 useful things that can make your life easier on deviantART.#1: The Stick MenuActually, this is the thing that gave me the idea for the article. I already covered this tool in my journal as escamotage against Daily Deviations gone from the footer.The Stick Menu is a customizable toolbar that every user can activate from their Settings. It allows you to have shortcuts to the main pages on deviantART, including Daily Deviations, Help&FAQ, Sta.sh and Chats.How to activa
Monthly Bake Off!Are you able to bake/cook some awesome bread? Do you have a camera? Y U NO ENTRY MONTHLY BAKE OFF THEN? Come on! I love bread (but I can't bake it), and I'd love to see more entries! You have few days left, hurry up!
Cosplay Friday: FrozenShare|ArchiveCosplay Friday: Let It Go!By spottedQueen Elsa Frozen by UchihaSayakaRead MoreThere’s a chill in the air as we travel to the kingdom of Arendelle for a Frozen cosplay treat.Frozen was Disney’s tremendously successful third attempt at adapting the grimm Hans Christian Anderson tale 'The Snow Queen.' As early as 1943, Walt Disney saw the potential in this the longest and most highly acclaimed of Andersen’s stories, but it
Tolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own WorldShare|ArchiveTolkien: An Accidental Tourist in His Own WorldBy Cliff Broadway"Hobbit" illustration 04 by PervandrForewordby techgnoticPlease welcome J.R.R. Tolkien expert and TheOneRing.net producer/writer Cliff Broadway (aka theoneringnet) as he shares his take on the man behind the beloved series of books. Cliff helped build The One Ring.net, a fan-based site created and run by volunteers from around the world and the largest web portal for a single fandom, after working
Batman Turns 75Share|ArchiveBatman Turns 75By DeevElliottBatman Detective ARTGERM by DeevElliottRead More27 Facts About the Dark Knight DetectiveThe Editorial Team’s own DeevElliott brings his copious comics knowledge to the site once more in celebration of a certain comic detective character’s big birthday celebration.Batman is 75 years old this year and no character
Fan Art Friday: The Nightmare Before ChristmasShare|ArchiveFan Art Friday: What’s This?By spottedChristmas comes by Nazotoki-heikaRead MoreOne of the most unique holiday films ever made was originally inspired by the juxtaposition of Halloween and Christmas holiday decorationsthat iconoclastic director Tim Burton saw in a store window. The Nightmare Before Christmas was first conceived in the form of a poem rather than a screenplay, composed by Burton in 1982 while he was wo
Beetlejuice 2 Is On The WayShare|ArchiveBeetlejuice 2: The Return to Tim Burton’s Maddest VisionBy techgnoticMr. and Mrs. Juice by KleeBRead MoreThe shooting script has been writtenTim Burton is ready to return as director. Winona Ryder has indicated she’s ready to reprise her character. Now we only await the decision of the only actor possessing the genuine touch of madness necessary to bring the glory that is “Beetlejuice” fully to life. Michael Keaton is letting the publ
Artists on Writers - No. 5, Charles DickensIssue No. 5|ArchivesCharles Dickens wrote “A Christmas Carol” in 1843, the story that has ever since come to embody, as has the entire legendary life of its author.The true spirit and eternal hope for a more prosperous and more just coming new year that the best sentiments of the winter holiday season have always been all about. Dickens was the champion of the poor and downtrodden, never forgetting the humiliation of his father being thrown into debtor’s prison, which precipitated the young boy’s forced abandonment of school in order to work in a factory. The illiterate poor returned Dickens’s love and affection, paying their hard-earned half-pennies just to have the monthly installments of his latest novel read to them from the newspaper.Dic
Collection: To Battle The HordeShare|ArchiveTo Battle The Horde“What do we die for, if not family, friends and freedom? We have fled from a crude reality, yet fate and war chase us, shake us like winter winds bully a wooden house. So let us fight evil with bravery, oblivion with willpower, doom to our very last breath: we have risen together, and together we fall. Where but here, at the last outpost of our kingdom, can we defeat the horde?”— theWrittenRevolutionCronicas RPG
Collection: Each Chapter's EndShare|ArchiveEach Chapter’s EndContext is everything. The same photographs and paintings of airport terminals and train compartments and subway platforms that seem so cold and forbidding in contemplation of one’s traveling out into the world, somehow become reassuring in their hard functionality and durability – when thought of as the pathway to the journey back home. Faces of travelers photographed in airports often exhibit muted “Mona Lisa smiles,” masking the direction (to or away from home) that they are headed.
Role Models: Then and NowShare|ArchiveRole Models: Then and NowBy techgnoticAlbert Einstein by SoulOfDavidRead MoreThere was a time when childhood heroes were real life human beings people dreamed of emulating when they “grew up.” There were sports heroes, famous astronauts, war heroes, political figures, the leaders of social and humanitarian causes, etc..Then came “Star Trek” which is thought to be a prime mover behind student inte
#138: From Newest Deviations! IVHeeeeeeeeey! It's Wednesday! Look at the newest deviations from last week!Belchite 09 by adamdeldesertOde To Introverts-Steampunk Hermit Crab Earrings by deathbysunset