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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!
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=s97B97dIpDQ
Mirror'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!
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 doread 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=bpvPiTM30FE
Also, anyone care to follow me on Twitter? I need people to chat with. :3 https://twitter.com/statoose
And let's see, I should probably post an image so I don't completely bore you...
Twilight Sparkle is best pony.
300 point lottery!Hello everyone, this will be a short journal
I am giving away 300 points in this lottery and here's what you have to do to enter:
+fav this journal that's it
-winner will be announced in 2 days
I will use random.org to pick a number from 1 to the number of favs my journal has at the time, and then the winner is the person who's number corresponds (in the fav section of the journal you will notice favs are counted when you click on 'who')
I will be making a series of lotteries to celebrate my art book, which will be printed in a limited number and you can only get it until September 20
So until September 20 i will also make point lotteries So there will be more chances of winning. Also the winner of the previous lotteries are not eligible to win a second time (although it's highly unlikely for the same person to win twice
I might give away a free art book copy but that depends if i get many orders or not ^^
So, check out my art book
Will you be my friend?The funny thing about people knowing you, is that many people want to be your friend.
"Will you be my friend?" is one those questions I get the most.
It's also one the questions I have to answer with a negative answer the most, because I don't like lying to people.
Like I've told in some of my earlier journals, my life didn't overflow with friendship nor popularity when I was younger. It was quite the contrary. I wasn't anything near popular, to the point that most people didn't even want to have anything to do with me. As the kid that got bullied, the few that dared to get close to me, more or less put their social status in the group at stake by even talking to me. And as a result, I guess I valued their friendship a lot. After all; I knew what they risked.
Coming from that sort of situation, friendship has always been a very important but at the same time mysterious matter to me. Something not be
Does talent exist?I know many people have different opinions about this. And here's what i think of it and why. I'll just answer the journal question up front, I think talent does not exist. And here's why:
Let's start with he question, what is talent? It's this magical thing that makes some people learn faster and develop faster than others in different fields. Let's take art for example, there are 2 different artists, both start at the same time to learn a concept and one learns faster than the other. But few people have stopped to ask themselves why that is? Is it talent, or is it something else?
Let me tell you a story about a guy who started an experiment to see if talent exists. He posted an add where he stated he's looking for a wife that will agree to marry him and let him test their children in this experiment. And they made 3 girls. The guy taught them all how to lay chess from a very early age, and lo and behold all of them became grandmasters in chess. This story is real, the guy is
Icon Raffle(Closed, Winners Announced)The winners are:
#302 - Lord-CielPhantomhive [x]
#275 -HolyLeKitten [x]
#99 - LunarFaith [x]
Congrats to winners, I'll be contacting you guys~
I'll also be looking through the thread and picking a few more people within the next couple of days who in my opinion deserve an icon v u v
thank you for participating, everyone! <3
I really need to practice my pixel art, pfft-
So, I'm raffling off three free icons like this:
(Im also going to make them blink and such, ye)
All you have to do is fav this journal, and I'll pick out the winner in two-three day's time.
I'm also planning on making a bunch of icons for people that catch my eye, and maybe e
5 ways to be more positiveDear, deviantart fellow artists
How to reach the happiness, how to have and maintain the positivity in our creative lives?
It's not an easy thing to stay positive all time. Trust me, I know... so here are some of my thoughts about the topic and I hope that they might be helpful.
1. Get away from negative people
Stay away from those who don't believe in you, who only show up in your lifes when they need something. As mentioned in the latest journal by DamaiMikaz - some people are just pretending to be your friends in order to use you or your skills (don't let them). Be aware of those who are trustworthy and it's said that "person will become the average of their five closest friends".. so be cautious and surround yourself with like-minded people, ones who support an
1000 POINT'S + SUBSCRIPTION/S GIVEAWAYIt's been forever since my last GIVEAWAY so I think it's about time I host another one. Make sure you read all of the rules to assure that you've entered correctly! uwu
but first things first
Winners will be determined using a random number generator!
- 3 month sub
- 1 month sub
- 1 month sub
if you already have a subscription or do not want a sub then you are welcome to exchange your prize for the point equivalent. n.n
okay, now for the
RULES/HOW TO ENTER
make sure you read all of these or your entry may not be eligible.
- You must favourite this journal, this is how you get your number.
- You need to make a journal/poll linking back to this journal, you will need to comment back with the link to your journal/poll.
- You need to be watching me.
okaay now that the important stuff is out of the way
watching one of these people is consi
GDD Contest: To tell a story
GetDailyDeviations is hosting an exciting contest for you ALL to participate in! We hope you're all very eager to create and submit your entries, please read the description, rules, and guidelines below!
To Tell a Story:
The theme of this contest is to tell a story, which is vague, but also very to-the-point. All artwork tells a story whether it intends to or not, as we all interpret what we wish to, when we see it. Your goal for this contest is to create a piece of art, with a specific story in mind. It can be your story, the story of someone you know, it can be fictional, it can be short, it can be sad, it can be ha
Demystifying the Poetry GalleryGalleries Month
Hi! ShadowedAcolyte here for projecteducate, and today we're going to talk about the categories and options in the Poetry Gallery. Well, mostly I'm going to be the one talking, but there will be discussion questions at the end!
So you're uploading a poem, and you've successfully navigated to Literature, and then to Poetry. What now? (I'm assuming your poem isn't in someone else's canon setting; if it is, it belongs under Literature > Fan Fiction instead.) Your first options are the "genre" categories (and yes, we're using the term loosely): Children's, Emotional, Family Life, General Poetry, Horror, Human Nature, Humor, Narrative, Nature, Romantic, Sociopolitical, Spiritual, and Transgressive.
Most of these are pretty self-explanatory, but it's easily possible that your poem could fit properly in multiple categories (a poem about romance could easily explore human nature or even spiritual themes). In these situations, pick t
Contest: Create Your WorldAbout
We all have a fantasy world to where we escape from the reality. Worlds like this may be full of magic and beauty. But out there also can be dark fantasy worlds who are the opposite of some worlds.
Your task in this contest is to draw your world.
Before you are starting to draw your picture, please make sure you read the rules. Some of these rules may be important that your drawing won't be disqualified from the judgement.
You entry must be drew for this contest and submitted on SEPTEMBER 30TH, 12:00AM (Pacific Time).One entry per deviant.No collabsAll entries must be Anime/Manga!All entries must follow DeviantArt submission guidelines (no porn).Your entry must be new and created for this contest.Please make sure your drawing is original. That means no Canon Characters are allowed, as well no Fan Characters.Entries will be judged on creativity, originality and quality.Link this contest journal somewhere in your de
You Were Not An Aquarium BoySea-glass became your bones,
brine your blood, and seashells
melded into your skin.
You were not quite an ocean
when you said "This is your sign to love me."
My body was like a building;
tall, cold, almost unbreakable.
I was metallic and sharp,
towering over your waters.
I remember taking your hand in mine,
conch and coral shells scrubbing
my skyscraper wrists, and laughing
about how one day you would
submerge every last bit of me.
Your lips, riddled with argonauts,
found my cheek and I cringed
at the coarseness.
You asked if they bothered me
and I finally told you "I
think I love you."
Red Riding HoodI want to believe people so badly when they say they won’t bite
that I contemplate climbing into their smiling jaws
thinking that it might be better to be split in two than left hanging.
But always, I draw my red hood and flit back into the forest
running in the shadows of pathways, never stepping into clearings
because I’ve spent my whole life in the wilderness
and I still can’t tell the wolves from the woodsmen.
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Endorell-Taelos is very well known within the community for her selfless giving and gracious community spirit. Since joining DeviantART over seven years ago, Alicia has continued to make a positive impact on many deviants. Her helpful and thoughtful approach was one of her finest attributes when serving as a Community Volunteer, and this has continued throughout the many contests which Alicia provides on a regular basis. As we approach our Birthday celebrations, we can't... Read More