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Goal for Next New Year'sEDIT 1 YEAR LATER:
Well, not nearly as far as all this. But actually the story itself is in a much better place -- much more interesting, many more layers, and a tighter plot to boot. (No functional full draft, however...not even one in which characters have the same name the whole way through. You know that awkward moment when you meet someone who has your character's first name and it's an uncommon enough first name that you're like, "Well...I had the name picked out long before I met you but let's avoid awkwardness" so you change the character name? That happened. Twice for the same character. Ugghh.)
And I think honestly the main reason a lot of this didn't happen is that I was super busy. Summer was when I planned to get most of this done -- and I was way, way too busy but in the best possible way. A lot of learning and growing on so many levels, and I finished almost every day utterly exhausted but happy. Worth putting this off. But, as a result, what precious little time I had i
Read This!Featuring the winners of the DLD Summer Contest! Check it out
Prompt: "Use an object to connect the lives of two or more otherwise unrelated characters"
FIRST PLACE http://fav.me/d58yttw
"Forgiveness Economics" by brassteeth
A banknote with a purple stain connects the lives of three characters.
SECOND PLACE http://fav.me/d59hfwz
"we are all waiting to be found." by momo-madness
A cemetery bench brings two characters together.
RUNNER UP http://fav.me/d53zsiq
"Star Dust." by laurotica
A bullet connects the lives of two humans living on the moon.
Since I'm so late in putting this up, it'll stay up through October 29th.
We are Women. We are Human.What's going on?
While the US is not the country that forces a rape victim to marry her rapist, we are still a country where a woman's fundamental right to bodily integrity is denied by current and pending legislation, written and passed primarily by men.
And now, an art feature:
Please note that the views expressed above are not necessarily endorsed by any of the following artists whose work is featured here. If your art is featured here, and you would prefer it to be removed, please let me know.
Think about future? by eXeArt
morpankhi by kokaliyaStarlight by orsnaiSam II by Adam-Nowak
Shadows of Our LivesJourney through an art feature...discover something new. Give these artists some s & comments!
modern day red riding hood by junon The Old Bicycle Seller by pelacurseni Last Goodbye by Val-Faustino What do you have there? by DrOfPhotography No Horizon by OhTheNorwegian The Limits of Reason by MahmoudYakut goodbye blue sky by navidoutlaw born unequal... by VaggelisFragiadakis Light Up by SonjaPhotography Christmas Card by beprotybe Portrait of Lady Wisdom by melanierogers Watching by karikaiyuk Waiting by David681 Lovely by TonyEP :thumb200251790: Anyel II by DanielTorresStorni Are you feeling lucky, punk? by duhcoolies Murderer by Gironimo Fastball by mathematix Oi'LL Give 'Em Foive... by EarthHart tattoo by ARIANA1985 I am Nomad by f-i-g-m-e-n-t dikmen vadisi - 52 by kadircelep While raining 2 by jericho1405 Ghost rider 1 by jericho1405 :thumb159484158: Father, yes son... by SHA-1 nics7 by l-snow-f Thinking by SilvaKinzelmann World is mine by SHA-1 8615 by pietervanbalen :thumb192260997: Young street footballers by mario19 Kukushka. 068659 SPT by AlexGontar mardi gras indian by sethlamden Cordoba by yelou how can i go??? by rozeki Business by almcdermid Soul by LeeLooAnja Derriere la porte by SHA-1 Sarah by stijn Efrat Gosh by guyprives :thumb19459
Boys & Girls of Summer Look To The Future by DragonTreasureArt Olives by yelou In Satsang by Sarasai Running through the Beach by VitaminCakes oh very young by spacedementchen :thumb192662475:
Hope you're having a great summer!
(And if you're in the southern hemisphere...have a nice winter!)
The Little Guys ~ a creature featureTake a closer look at the little guys--you never know what you may find!
Goldfish Bowl by dearlyphilosophic MOOP. by Cuttlefish-Sama Flight of the Dragon by erezmarom :thumb195195842: Cute Curiosity by Alannah-Hawker stag beetle on endpaper by sskoczek Top View by erezmarom .: Fragile :. by zZToraZz Red eyed tree frog by Alannah-Hawker Ladybug by fruitpunch1 Seahorse 2 by LDFranklin :thumb186382593: Day 4 by kgulheim Fly No.764532 by jsz leptircich....... by IgorGlavas :thumb180987670: hanging on by PeterJCoskun study in red and green by GREYFading miracycle by Attila-G la petite tortue by jvrichardson Medveditza by Besedina even in the dark by KalbiCamdan There's Something About Snail by WednesdayM0rning auf der Lauer by deoroller M2112 - Pink City. by Lothringen Jumping Spider 6 by RichardConstantinoff Day 6 by kgulheim Junior.The.Cicada by OctoberRainne Psychedelic smile by x-crossroad king o' the plank by LifeWithARedhead Monarchs Three by jbrum Stronger than Life .:1:. by Manon-Blutsanguen .: e x p l o r e r :. by jsz :thumb187657387: My Home by saka50ft Dragonfly by EmilyCantera Kraken by DaughterOfTheRain Natural Curiosity by Alexlky :thumb167415732: Bathing Wasp by Japers Green by Cheshirsky a butterfly so close by Aparazita-R 1mm Gazelle by AimishBoy :t
National Novel Writing Month this November!You might know what NaNoWriMo means. You might not.
Whether you're new to the mad writing frenzy that is National Novel Writing Month or not, I encourage you all to take up the challenge!
You'll be writing 50,000 words in 30 days this November.
Sounds tough? It is, but you can do it. Just take it 1,667 words a day, slow and steady, or have yourself a few binge days every week. (You might find yourself spending inordinate amounts of time describing scenery in order to meet your word count each day!)
Whatever your strategy is, this is a challenge that will help you become a better writer. Too many novelists try to write a novel...and then barely scratch out a chapter, so frightened by the possibility of imperfection.
This challenge isn't meant to write any great piece of fiction. It is meant as an exercise to make you realize your writing potential--yes, you can write thousands and thousands of words, and yes, you can write down complete crap without the world e
Milk for The UglyWatch depthRADIUS
By akreon & vesner
Imagine that you are a young social worker, dedicated to finding out the hidden and forgotten old souls who haunt the cold, mean streets of the city. You seek to report on their living conditions, possibly recommending they be removed from their roach-infested “homes.”
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Watercolour tutorialsAt Traditionalists, each month is dedicated to one traditional medium - July is for watercolour. Here's a collection of 32 very nice and well made watercolour tutorials and tips.
Everyone can contribute and post their own journals! How to take a part: simply send a note to Traditionalists and tell us what would you like to write about (or what art would you like to feature). We'll provide any needed help (including spell-check).
Watercolor paper Guide by jane-beata Watercolor Techniques by JoJo-Seames Watercoloring tips by dodostad
Nelson Mandela, Images Speak for The Silent VoiceWatch depthRADIUS
When image must speak for the silenced voice
Ruth is the Editor-In-Chief of MILK Books and PQ Blackwell Ltd., based in Auckland, New Zealand, publishers of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait—a photographic history of the great man. Ruth's heartfelt and insightful article represents the intersection of the artistic and the newsworthy. De
Batgirl's New Redesign has Lots of Fans (art)
DC just released images of Batgirl's new costume, and deviants have been creating fan art like crazy!
Deviant babsdraws is the artist behind Batgirl's stylishly cool reboot!
Enjoy 60+ pieces of fan art!
commission - Batgirl by marciotakara
Batgirl by Nicohitoride
BATGIRL by li-jean
Batgirl by muzzillustrations
Batgirl! by Tono-x-Tono
The New Batgirl by MattSimas
Batgirl by squeegool
Batgirl by GeorgeCaltsoudas
NEW Batgirl by Hodges-Art
Batgirl and Amazi-Girl by itswalky
New Batgirl by Y0KO
Batgirl by halwilliams
Batgirl 2014 by LucianoVecchio
New Batgirl by Robaato
Batgirl by bear65
deviantART Customisation FAQYour deviantART Identity
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Basic CSS Style GuideIntroduction
CSS is a style language used to define the style and formatting of web pages. It is used in conjunction with HTML.
If we think of HTML as the building blocks of the web then, essentially, CSS is the painter and decorator. Very simply, HTML defines the structure of the page and CSS defines the style.
What I'll be helping you with here is getting to grips with the basics of CSS. I'll be explaining how use CSS as well as providing a number of examples that you can use to style your own web pages and journals. All you need to do is copy/paste the code and replace the sample text with your own content. Along with the quick reference I've also written a brief glossary of terms and provided a list of useful links in case you wish to do some further reading.
A point of note is that while the information and examples I've given here apply to CSS use anywhere on the web, this guide itself is geared towards the use of CSS on deviantART. As such, and given that this h
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Solitude by sodisenchanted . . . by sandrawiklander
no expressions by Aisleyne
Sunny day by AStoKo lilie by Bodghia
silent evenings by laura-makabresku
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Poppies by PassionAndTheCamera
Manip AcademyIntroducing a new project!
Manip Academy (thanks, cristii, for inspiration for the name) is a new photomanipulation project inspired by projecteducate. We all love to learn, and we learn best from one another. Here's our chance to share what we know.
Manip Academy is an education initiative designed to spread the knowledge and the love. It is a collaboration between CRPhotomanipulation and we-HEART-photomanip. We will share tips and tricks for photomanipulation success. It is difficult to write tutorials, but anyone can write a simple tip or describe how they achieved a specific effect.
This project will feature two weekly articles written by the community every week, on Mondays and Thursdays. This will be an ongoing project within our community, and we hope that many people will take advantage of the chance to sign up to submit one blog or even just a few sentences to help the community.
How you can help
Everyone is en
Ten Portrait Photography TipsPeople & Portrait Photography
Check your Angles
Avoid unflattering angles, don't frame your model with their arms or legs chopped off unless it works for the image. If in doubt, fully frame them and do the chopping afterwards in post-processing! Don't forget to check that the tops of their heads and their feet are in focus. Missing feet are disconcerting!
Be the Director
As the Photographer, most people will be looking to you for direction. There's no time to be shy when you're behind the camera! Keep calm to help your model remain relaxed but make sure they're not made to feel awkward if you lack giving instruction. Pose them well, avoid direct bright sunlight and check out your background.
Eye contact...or not
Eye contact isn't always necessary, in fact candid journalistic style photographs often work best. Your subject doesn't have to be looking directly at the camera for it to be a successful shoot, but yo
Human HabitatsPlaces made, places found, places imagined...
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