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.
How to beat procrastination (part 1)As I said on a previous submission, I'm planning to make some tutorials on the upcoming December. Before that, however, I feel like I can help on another subject, which comes before even starting your drawing: Procrastination. I mean, procrastination towards your own drawings.If you're not familiar with this word:pro-cras-ti-na-tion |prəˌkrastəˈnāSHən, prō-|noun"the action of delaying or postponing something." Why am I talking about this? Well, a year ago I used to be a professional procrastinator. I've imposed the 365 Days of Doodles challenge to myself for this particular reason.While procrastination is to some degree a natural phenomenon and can’t be completely eradicated, you can use the following strategies to get in the habit of getting drawings done.Mind that these are not golden rules or such, just strategies that work fo
200 POINTS GIVEAWAY!!! [winners - CLOSED]EDIT 3 :: AND THE WINNERS ARE... DUNDUNDUDNDUNDUN!!!:iconyumichan216: and --- :iconmakkerz: + Thank you to everyone and congrats to the winners!!! <3Hope I can make more giveaways in the future! ^^EDIT 2 :: THE GIVEAWAY IS OFFICIALLY CLOSED!Thank you so much to everyone that participated and made it possible!! <3I'll announce the winners in a few minutes!EDIT:: Due to the lack of entries, I'm extending the giveaway until Sunday 11:59 EST!! Invite more people to participate so it won't get canceled!!Hi!~ Vani here <3This is a raffle to shamelessly advertise my commissions and give the opportunity to win some points!! How to enter ::+ No adopts or mule accounts! Enter only with your main/home account!!+ Share this giveaway in a journal or poll, and post t
Why you not doctor?"Why you not doctor?""You doctor yet?""Doctor... good." If you are an immigrant of any kind, or know people who are the children of 1st and maybe even 2nd generation immigrants, you have heard their parents ask them this question time and time again. It probably made you wonder? "What's the infatuation with being a doctor?" Well, it's not so much an infatuation with being a medical practitioner. It's more a desire that immigrant parents have to want their children to be successful and well respected in the new country. Growing up, I was a pretty inquisitive child. I love to ask questions, take things apart to see how they worked, and I received good marks in school. Naturally, my 1st-gen immigrant parents took this as a sign of, "she is gonna be a doctor." And frankly, I didn't mind the thought. Science classes were my close favorites next to art classes and I loved reading theories, so the idea of being a practitioner of medicine didn't se
PE: Seniors, who (or what) are you?Senior Week"It's not a position, it's a recognition, an accolade."fourteenthstar about senioritySeniors, who are you?Who the heck are those people with that medal behind their names? Are they called seniors because they've been here since forever? What's it like to recieve seniority? Can you suggest someone for seniority? Is it true that they have magical senior powers? First things first: No, we don't have super special magic senior abilities (apart from being able to access the Senior Forum of course). We can't ban people for example, we're not admins. There's also no reason for you to be afraid of talking to us, we don't bite (we just sometimes want people off our lawns ).We're really just regular people who happen to be dedicated to the dA community. Some of us got their medal (or tick when it was still the old user symbols) because of sa
Awesome ABSTRACTS of Autumn CONTEST Results! :iconhello3plz::iconhello4plz::iconsmileandwaveplz::iconsmileandwaveplz::iconpumpkinplz::iconfall1-plz::iconfall2-plz::iconfall3-plz::iconfall4-plz::iconfall5-plz::iconpumpkinplz::iconautumntree3plz: Unframed-Nature's BIG CONTEST Rusults:"Awesome ABSTRACTS of Autumn!" :iconautumntree3plz:We had exactly 66 truly brilliant entries! We had 10 incredible judges. We did not only have these ten judges, but they were ten genuinely awesome, and talented people on the judging panel, who took this on in a way I've never experienced from a total group of judges in general. They took it on like a project that they were either already familiar with, or one that would be an opportunity to research and learn a lot from. Either way they took quite a bit of time with this contest, a few took a lot of time with it throughout the contest, studying and following it closely. Either way, in the end, each judge made educated choices based
Groups Need More Respect - A Change In RulesHi all. This is HtBlack, writing on behalf of theWrittenRevolution, its admins, and probably a whole lot of other people from the whole of deviantART.(if you wish to share this article with the community, I definitely suggest you to do so. The more people see it the better, as this not only applies to our group I'm sure)Just to explain for those who don't know this, or come upon this journal by chance, our group is a critique group that has a few essential rulesrose and Poetry gallery have a 1500 word limit, Longer Works folder 3000To submit, you must write some feedback questions in the Artist's Comments of the deviation you want to submitYou must show us that you critiqued one other work in our gallery in the last weekWe unfortunately only accept deviations in English, but never any with excessively mature content.We don't accept chapters of stories, or fanfiction. Only your original work, only standalone pieces.As a side note, we are generally less likely to acc
Equine artists, please raise your hand!So several years back I worked hard and put together a list of equine artists on dA with the help of some super awesome volunteers. While that list is long outdated and even making a group of it all Equine-Artists-List , the hype just faded and it's not really something being used at the moment (the list, that is, the group itself is quite active). I have some thoughts and ideas that I'd like to work on but I need your help in indentifying as many equine artists on dA as possible. That's right, I'm bringing back the list! So, this is where you all come in. Are you an equine artist? Do you know any equine artists on dA? Please drop a comment with their or your username so I can add you to the list. For Equine-Artists-List 's purpose we have said that someone with 4 or more equine pieces may be considered an equine artist. (this is not to say that anyone with less can not also be an equine artist, but the purpose is to find those
Caption that!Hello everyone! I have decided to start up a new contest! We all see those meme's floating around the web some rude, cute, hilarious, or even weird. Well this week I am giving you the chance to caption a meme I have created and win prizes! What I need from you in order to participate: Fave this journal or share it via share button. Your dA account must be 1 month old. You may have up to 4 entries. What you can't do: You can't take the meme and caption it yourself or upload it. You can not use any slurs or derogatory captions that may be offensive to race, sexual orientation, or mental illness. Anyone who submits an entry like this will have their comment hidden and ignored. Everyone is allowed to participate if all above criteria is met. You also do not have to be my watcher. Alright so your probably thinking,
WishingWell Weekly, Ed. 116Monday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday| WishingWell Weekly :iconspreadmoreloveplz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconspreadmoreloveplz:Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors, WELCOME TO dAWishingWell!:iconwowplz:What OUTSTANDING Events Happening in Our Group! CHECK IT OUT, "Fishing for Wishes 11:3":Fishing for Wishes 11:3Please DO Comment if you help, we would really appreciate it so much! Thank you! YAY "The Wishing Jar 11:3":The Wishing Jar 11:3Please DO Comment if you help, we would really love your he
Struck by Some Random InspirationJust raving on about Best Pone - Don't mind me.