177......was the total number of hugs I gave/received at BABSCon this last weekend. Oh glorious day! (Well, three days, really.)Pictured: Left: statoose (me); right: xjuggernaughtx.This fine, loudly-dressed gentleman with me is my friend, xjuggernaughtx, who I met through the Friendship is Magic fanfiction community over a year ago, and got to meet in real life for the first time at the con in California.Giving out free hugs was by far the best part of the convention, for me. I was pleasantly surprised at the different kinds of hugs I got – and I mean that in all seriousness! There was fun, big hugs from bros; emotional, happy hugs to people who needed them; quiet, affectionate hugs from shy people; and even five hugs fro ma family passing by who weren't even at the hotel for the convention. That last one was particularly cool. Nobody can deny a free hug wh
Sheeeeeepy!Hey, got a moment and want to see something cute? Check out this character I commissioned over the week! —By RacoonKun.She's a sheep-girl named Woolly! Conceived in my mind and brought to life by the wonderful RacoonKun. I am super happy with how she turned out. When it comes to commissions, the end result will never be exactly what one had in mind, but I tell you, this is the spitting imagine of what I imagined.If you like it, go on over to the original deviation page and drop a comment and favorite, and I totally encourage everyone to check out the rest of RacoonKun's sweet gallery. My favorites of his are the humanized pony drawings specific to certain episodes from season 4: <
Plushiiieees!The ever awesome WhiteDove-Creations is running a plushie giveaway! I'm entering, and though I obviously hope to win, I encourage you all to give it a shot as well. And for the sake of making this journal a bit entertaining, here's a JIF– I mean, GIF:use teh forse, mang
Ermahgerd, yesyesyesyesyesyeysyes...I don't know if anyone who follows me will be even close to as excited as I am right now, but to the one of you who is, you know how I feel when I watch this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s97B97dIpDQMirror's Edge 2! Mirror's freakin' Edge, freakin' 2! Mirror's Edge 2!!! Yesyesyeysyesyesyesyesyes!^ That's me right now. Ye-he-he-hesssss! Oh God the repeated squee... all the squee...If anyone out there knows how I feel, come here, let's dance to that song at the end of the trailer. Right now, come on!:icondummydanceplz:
It All Makes Sense NowI'm actually rather excited to see how Equestria Girls pans out. Looks like fun, once you get past the whole purple-skinned humans thing!
Well, That Escalated QuicklyAh yes, "April Fools".Welp, to the bullshit-proof shelter once more! Who wants french toast? 'Cause I'm makin' french toast. We can cuddle, too, if ya like.
I have a ponysa now. Ponysas are cool.Ever wondered what I'd look like were I a pony? Of course you have!Ta-daaaa! Look at his scarf! Who needs socks or sweaters? S'all about scarves!Someday, I'll post a photograph of myself, and you'll see the resemblance. No cutie mark for now, though... Thanks to Quanno3 for vectoring him. Much love, man. In other news, you know what sucks? Stories ending. I've just recently finished what is now one of my all-time favorite fanfics (The Final Quest of Star Swirl the Bearded, a story with the bitterest and sweetest of bittersweet endings), and I'm steadily making my way through the final book in the Harry Potter series, so my feels are somewhat shaky right now. You guys ever have that? Took me two whole days to fully recover form the ending of Order of the Phoenix.
Oh hey, look, another finale-related journal!As if you didn't already have too many of those to completely ignore, like I do read patiently.Just wanted to throw my two cents in. What's different here is that the faces on the pennies that make up those two cents are happy ones!I really enjoyed the finale. True, it was a bit rushed, but I feel they did everything they could within the 21-minute boundary.My reactions in chronological order were:ERMAHGERD A TWI-SONG! YES!ERMAHGERD TWI TAP DANCING!ERMAHGERD COOL PLOTLINE!ERMAHGERD ANOTHER EPIC TWI-SONG! YES!ERMAHGERD FRIENDSHIP IS AWESOME!ERMAHGERD ANOTHER AWESOME SONG! YEHEHES!ERMAHGERD A CELESTIA SONG! YEEEEEEEEEEESSSS!ERMAHGERD TWILIGHT IS BEST PRINCESS!ERMAHGERD I CAN'T WAIT FOR SEASON 4!Seriously, though, there was a lot of awesome in this episode. Seeing little Twily growing up – seeing Celestia actually bow down to her – fills me with joy. I actually cried more than once during the songs. That's a sign of an awes
TSD Reading Episode 3, And Twitter Is A ThingHey everyone, just thought I let ya'll know that the third episode of me and Ckat_Myla's dramatic reading has been uploaded to ze YouTubez: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpvPiTM30FEAlso, anyone care to follow me on Twitter? I need people to chat with. :3 https://twitter.com/statooseAnd let's see, I should probably post an image so I don't completely bore you...Ah, here:Twilight Sparkle is best pony.
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.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. Do's-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
Wonderland Euphoria!! (contest and secret phrase)Spot the Secret Phrase!Somewhere in this journal, thy will seeStrange threes of words so to speakSpot the phrase to earn thy keepOne to three months premium I'll hand thee( Gosh! My poem doesn't rhyme at all )First twelve people with the correct answerNo jokes, no qualms, no banterNo need to cheat. Just have to readSpot the phrase and answer in speedNo phrase will be the same as the otherWhen spotted, it'll be changed right afterBut thee don't have to be a masterNor as mad or as bad as the hatter- - - - - - - - -If the phrase has been seen, DO NOT COMMENT!Send me a note with thy answer instead!Or upload the answer to Stash and note thy linkI'll hand thee a premium, a sash and a wink!( See what I mean? )SLOTS:See how many are still available hereContest: Draw or Write!Theme: Alice in WonderlandDraw or wr
8 Legal Cases Every Photographer Should KnowSource: http://petapixel.com/2014/10/28/8-legal-cases-every-photographer-know/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, IncKey concept: Copyright infringement and registrationMicrophotography 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 DiCorciaKey concepts: Right of Privacy/Publici
Halloween Chat/Forum Events Schedule!Are you excited for Halloween this year?? You should be! communityrelations has a series of chat and forum events along with a special Trick or Treat Scuzzle game for you to participate in this Friday 31st. And of course, the treats will be awesome prizes such as or premium memberships! All chatroom activities will take place in CommunityRelations, and all times are PDT. Please use a time converter as needed: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/Trick or Treat Scuzzle! What is a scuzzle, you may ask? Well, a scuzzle is part scavenger hunt and part jigsaw puzzle. There will be clues dotted around in the forum threads and it is your job (should you choose to take it) to unravel all the clues and put all the images together to complete the scavenger hunt and the jigsaw puzzle!Guidelines
THANK YOU RAFFLE! [win a PM!] 2 hours left!Hi everyone! I really need your help (just 5 seconds of your lovely time) to like a contest entry for me on Facebook ;w; You will be rewarded with a raffle entry if you do ~!UPDATE: THE VOTING PERIOD ENDS IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS AND I NEED ABOUT 50 MORE LIKES TO WIN.. PLEASE HELP ME AND LIKE MY ENTRY ASAP <3 THANKS GUYS!!Please support me by liking my entry at Clip Studio Paint's facebook pageto help me win!I’ve entered a mascot design competition for Clip Studio Paint, where the top 10 most liked entries win monetary prizes. I know this piece isn’t one of my best works but it’s my first time doing a CG on this program and I only found out about it the day it was due so I had little time to brush up … but regardless, I still tried really hard and
Month-aversary Contest!A CONTESTIn celebration of my one month anniversary on deviantArt, innoctemn and I have concocted a devious (see what I did there?) CONTEST! The amazing people in the Literature community have made me feel so welcome, so at home, that I decided that I should do something to give back. It was innoctemn's idea to host a contest, and here we are!Rules i.Deadline: December 15th, 2014 ii.MUST use at least one of the prompts. Put which one you use in the author's comments. iii.In addition to which prompt, please mention that it's for this contest.iv.BOTH prose and poetry are accepted! v.Prose limit: 3,000 wordsPoetry limit: 40 linesvi.And don't forget to have fun!NOTE ME your entries, and I will add them to the contest folder!Prompts
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Friday FunMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Thursday Greets | WishingWell WeeklyWelcome to Friday Fun!Selfless AwardThe Selfless Award is a feature to promote one of our active members.:iconlilith-the-5th:Lilith-the-5th only joined dAWishingWell on September 2014 but is already very active by participating to our feature activities and granting wishes. We love to celebrate active new members like Lilith-the-5th! Thank you!
Fan Art and Music Winners!Sorry for the delay in judging, life got a bit crazy! But we have the winners for you now In 1st Place winning a 1 year subscription and 2500 points (and by a margin of 1 point!) is:In 2nd place winning a 6 month sub and 2000 points is:In 3rd place winning a 3 months sub and 1500 points is:And special mentions to entries that blew my mind but did not place: Thank you to everyone who entered
Struck by Some Random InspirationJust raving on about Best Pone - Don't mind me.