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Eve
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I'm a self taught artist, who has discovered the wonders of digital art in 2007. My software of preference is Adobe Illustrator, but I know my way around in a variety of other softwares. Sometimes I wish I had all the time in the world to dedicate just to my art, because it's my true passion!!! :love: ... My avatar image is my first uploaded painting when I opened my account back in October 2009, I was really proud of it, and will never forget how I felt when I saw the pageviews counter adding up!!! :faint: ... I thrive to never lose that sense of "awe" I had when I first started here, and so far it's intact!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::love::iconflyingheartsplz: Whenever I see a fave or someone gives me a llama, or they write me a comment, it brings me a lot of joy!!! :iconmimose-stock: That is why I would like to take this opportunity to thank in advance all of you who do so much to support me!!! :love: Sometimes life gets in the middle and I'm unable to answer each one of you individually, I will eventually answer, please know it!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: So thank you, my dears!!! :iconaawplz: From the bottom of my heart!!!



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"Angel Without Wings"
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on 10/8/2013
Thank you so much, Cher! :love:





"Heartist"
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on 3/5/2014
Thank you so much, deviantHEART (and Nameda for creating the award)! :love:





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on 7/7/2014
Thank you so much, fourteenthstar (and all those who suggested me to her!!!)! :love:

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Angel Without Wings - 2014 Feature 14

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 10:15 PM


Who are Angels without Wings?



They are those fellow deviants:


:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink: who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink: who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink: who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink: who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular base
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
:bulletpink: who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink: or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do

You can read all about it Here

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Every first weekend of the month 4 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by Nameda and her fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):


ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi DigithalieEgil21 Emerald-DepthsEveLivesey Felizias gigi50 iDJPanda InklingsOfOblivion  KiwiCocktail kvdolan MayEbony msfowle  MYPeanutGallery PhotographsByBri RoseCS ShackledMuse signmeupscotty Sserenita Stygma suezn Tales-of-Tao TheGalleryOfEve The-Lost-Hope TheRafflesia Tigles1Artistry Tricia-Danby   Windklang WishmasterAlchemist

On Hiatus for the time being:PurpleInk777 Etsuko-Hime

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love! If you'd like to :love: spread the joy :love: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now! It's a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks. Journal content is given to you, complete. Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature. Simply note ---> :iconnameda: to apply.

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Now without further delay on to the 4 brand new angels:

:clap::clap::clap: congrats everyone :clap::clap::clap:
:love::love::love: it's a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :love::love::love:
Please do remember to leave comments for each of our dear Gangstas who feature you in their individual journals. And, you can now display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journals or ID :D


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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:iconmiloticscale: suggested by GrimFace242, cinyu & Nameda

For the longest time, if you asked anyone who they think embodies the true spirit of dA community, one name always came to mind! MiloticScale, known to his friends as Jonathan, has been a dedicated member and an influential voice in our community for the past 5 years. Jonathan brings new deviants to light via fella's Welcome Wagon and also runs the monthly ArtFest contest at fella. He's always available when a deviant has a question and is a positive driving force in the community.

Jonathan has always shown the utmost motivation and enthusiasm and when he was not working on his beautiful Fractal Art, you could always find him frequenting the chats or contributing to his many groups which include fella, deviant365, projecteducate and dAseniors, to name a few. Unfortunately, every start has an end, and a few months ago, our dear Jonathan stepped down from taking part in community matters to focus more on other tasks. Jonathon still engages in the seniority community and is always there to help a fellow deviant in need. His tremendous contributions and tireless dedication will never be forgotten.  He truly is an angel, and those who know him can understand why we love him so much!


Glide by MiloticScaleSatin by MiloticScale
In the Rafters by MiloticScaleDewey Rose by MiloticScale  

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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:iconastralseed: suggested by Sserenita & Nameda

Katy is well known in the DA community as a volunteer for the Digital art and Community Projects categories. She is always friendly, courteous and helpful and truly cares about the opinion of the community at large. She puts out frequent polls and journals on various topics related to DA and allows users to voice their opinions on the subject. The most admirable thing about Katy is her tireless dedication to helping lesser appreciated artists get exposure for their work. She prefers to give Daily Deviations to those with less page-views and favorites and through her work at :devproject-porkchop:, she has given recognition to hundreds of talented artists who we may not have noticed otherwise! Katy is one deviant who absolutely deserves this award!

A1003 - ASS Rewind by Astralseed#8066 - Lady CandyCorn CandyCane by Astralseed
Chasing the Storm by AstralseedStag by Astralseed


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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:iconliliwrites: suggested by GrimFace242

I think it'd be nearly impossible to find anyone that's involved in the Literature Community that doesn't know LiliWrites. She’s been around for a long time, and is known for both her outstanding artwork and her supportive, selfless, caring demeanor. Lili is among those people who have both skill and patience to write a critique for an artwork, and uses this ability as well to help out aspiring artists. She also leaves helpful comments on artworks for this purpose. Not only she expresses her thoughts, Lili also creates tutorials about giving critiques, leaving constructive comments, or becoming an inevitable member of Deviantart community. She has a kind word for everyone who passes by her page, and is a voluntary helper of several groups on Deviantart. The way she gets people interact through contests and artwork, reflects on her true devotion to this community.


DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help. 
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ
  Gulls Say It Besti.
In Oregon, I met a man who believed his mother's cancer would be cured by a blessed bit of silk. I hugged him and wished his mother every good thing. Outside, the sun escaped a cloudy cage.
Hope, in whatever form, is valid.
ii.
Atlanta warmed me. Immersed within ebony tides and white crescents, I forgot myself, lost in the history of a King, the remnants of Civil soldiers. Statues spoke to me, frozen limbs and blank eyes more expressive than murmurs from million-strong crowds.
Learn from us, they begged. And let us fade into irrelevance.
iii.
The Dakotas were good friends while I rested in their belly. They fed me with fish from lazy rivers, with songs from low-lying storms. Inside, they are wide and flat and plain. Simple and compelling. I miss them, for their fields that never broke and for how small I was allowed to be, standing amid countless golden heads that swayed more gracefully than I.
iv.
Carolina's heart is a quest for quiet. Those blue mountains rise as a question of fer

Absenceas fingers on ivory and ebony
a waltz between alto and soprano; 
drum and violin
as a war widow in a graveyard
lacking her husband's shredded corpse:
    though he is a foreign country
    and half a century from her grasp,
    she visits because tombstones
    are a melody she can follow.
as a poet
misses the page, 
a dancer the stage.
as an alcoholic
misses the first sip, 
a lover the first lips 
ever she tasted.
I miss you the way a heart beats -
consistently,
autonomously,
relentlessly -
until the end of my days.
  Why Spirit Day Is Not EnoughPreface
This essay was written in October of 2010 after DeviantART released this article supporting the Spirit Day movement to bring awareness to LGBT bullying.
I wrote it because there were so many comments on the official article that were defaming to one group or another that I felt the true issue had been lost in the rhetoric. The point of Spirit Day is to show solidarity and compassion for your fellow human beings. Not gay or straight or ill or handicapped - those categories don't matter. We're just humans, each flawed and each perfect. Spirit Day was an attempt to remind us of that.
I was confronted with two major arguments to this editorial in the original posting. One was that singling out LGBT suicides meant that I was putting more importance on that group than any other. For the purpose of the article, I suppose that's true. Spirit Day focused on LGBT issues, so the article (



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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:icongrimface242: nominated by Sserenita

Grimsey is one of the sweetest, coolest deviants I've met so far! He is a big pillar in the Literature part of the community, but he's also a beloved friend to people from all corners of dA! He involves everybody in all sorts of sweet, fun ways, through features, challenges, recommendations, fun polls, and so much more! Anyone who has had the privilege to get to know him can attest to the fact that he's the friend we can go to, when we need ANYTHING! He will be there, with his honest opinion and a ton of ideas!!! But he doesn't stop there, he also does such a lot for his friends. He treats us all with the utmost kindness, to the point that he even sends paper notes via regular mail to those who are in need of more of his sweet contact! I love you dear Grimsey!!! So much!!!


Hush.No matter how tight his arms were around her, he knew she didn't believe him. Everything wasn't going to be alright. It didn't matter how many times he said it or how often. He even knew it wasn't the truth. She was the furthest thing from alright. But still, the words came out of his mouth as he ran his hand up and down her arm.
He knew the feeling of heartbreak better than most. Had been through it countless times, but he didn't have experience in consoling someone else suffering from it. Still, he tried. He did what he would want someone to do for him. What she had done so many times for him.
“I always thought she was a bitch.” He whispered in her ear, his grin pressed against her cheek.
“No you didn't.”
“How do you know?”
“You would have mentioned it before now.” She shifted in his arms so she could face him. Her tear stained cheeks burrowing into his tee shirt clad chest. Surely, it would be ruined after tonight. Her mascara w
  Best Damn WomanWhen I was younger, my home life wasn't really conducive to having friends. My only friend for most of my life was my cousin. We were only a few months apart in age, but we felt like twins. Finished each others' sentences, would text the same things to each other at the same time, could sense when the other was in pain or just needed a pick me up.  We invaded each others' lives and were the last person we each said "I love you" to at the end of the day.
A little over a year ago, she was killed in a car wreck along with her husband. But there are times I still get those feelings. Still want to grab my phone and send a text. Sometimes, I've actually sent the text and then I wonder who the person is on the receiving end. They've never responded.  Not sure what I'd do if I did get a response.
I miss her more than I've ever missed anything. Even her faults. Like when she'd take over my house and force me to do something I didn't want to do. Joining dA was one of those take overs.&

Breakup SpeechIt's not you, it's me. I know it's the oldest excuse in the book, but hey, when it works, it works. Did you really see this lasting longer than a couple months? When does anything last longer than a couple months with me? I hope we can still be friends.
 
Yeah, 'cause everyone wants to be friends with the ex-lover. Like it ever works.
You know me. You know the type of person that I am. I've never been able to settle down. My heart wanders like a nomad. It seeks shelter where it's offered but only stays long enough to get warm. Attachment isn't an option for me. My mind is too warped. It's too dark to ever let someone in. Truly let someone in.
No, fuck! That's all wrong. It's too personal.  Too emotional.  Let me try again.
I don't want to do this, but I'm only going to hurt you if I don't.  And that's the last thing I want to do. So I'm ending this before it goes too far. I completely understand if you never want to talk to me again.


That w
  A Guide to Character SheetsAlmost as soon as they were invented, people have been feuding over the effectiveness of character sheets.  Some say they are godsends and they couldn't possibly create characters without them.  Others say they only create flat characters and there's absolutely no reason why any writer should need to know the smallest and most minute details that character sheets call for.  And then there are the writers that don't know which side of the debate they should listen to.
The easiest answer to that question is it's a personal decision that every writer needs to make for themselves.  But before you make that decision, maybe you should know how they work and the benefits you can gain from them.
You see, when used correctly, sheets can really assist an author in keeping the facts about their world and characters straight.  Otherwise, on page ten little Anne has green eyes, but on page thirty-two they change to blue, and miraculously enough on page fifty-five they're brown or back to green.  
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:love::love: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :love::love:
If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us! &amp;nbsp;We are always looking for new Angels to award.

Simply Note :iconnameda: :icondieffi: or :iconmypeanutgallery: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings. &nbsp;Please, one suggestion per Note only!

If you do suggest, please have a look to make sure the nominee's good deeds are visible for everyone visiting their pages!! Everyone needs to clearly see why the person deserves their Award. And please write at least 5 sentences why you suggest this deviant :D


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Art by TheGalleryOfEve | Coding by SimplySilent

My Wish List

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 10:21 AM by TheGalleryOfEve:iconthegalleryofeve:


TAGGED BY :iconsserenita: :iconriemea: :icondevibrigard: and :iconpizzapotatonbacon: 

:xmas: revamp 2 by luckylinx STEP ONE:
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.

:xmas: revamp 2 by luckylinx STEP TWO:
Surf around your friends list (or friends' friends, or just random journals) to see who has posted their list. And now, here's the important part:

If you see a wish you can grant, and it's in your heart to do so, make someone's wish come true. Sometimes someone's trash is another's treasure, and if you have a leather jacket you don't want or a gift certificate you won't use -- do it.

You need not spend money on these wishes unless you want to. The point isn't to put people out, it's to provide everyone a chance to be someone else's holiday elf -- to spread the joy. Gifts can be made anonymously or not -- it's your call.

There are no rules with this project, no guarantees, and no strings attached. Give, and you might receive. and you'll have the joy of knowing you made someone's holiday special.

:xmas: revamp 2 by luckylinx MY WISHLIST:

 :bulletred: 1 :bulletred: - I wish for people to make a little donation to St. Jude’s Hospital, which is a hospital that treats children with cancer at no charge --->  www.stjude.org/stjude/v/index.…   :iconflyingheartsplz:

 :bulletgreen: 2 :bulletgreen: - Donations of any kind to my beloved friend SavageFrog, who is going through some rough times and could most definitely use a little help right now -->  savagefrog.deviantart.com/jour… :iconflyingheartsplz:

 :bulletred: 3 :bulletred: - I wish for random acts of kindness outside of DA, you guys all know what would be a kind thing to do for someone, so please take the time to do it and while you’re at it, think of me and know that you will be putting a GIGANTIC smile on my face :love:

 :bulletgreen: 4 :bulletgreen: - Compliments for someone who you feel is underappreciated or who is going through rough times, or who is just awesome and you think should be complimented! dACompliments is a good place to write compliments to those deviants that could use some cheering up right now! The compliments don’t need to have a signature, they can be completely anonymous!!! :iconloveloveplz:

 :bulletred: 5 :bulletred: - I would really love to see people volunteering some of their time at an animal shelter or a hospital, or any other place in your area, where you could make a nice difference!!! :iconflyingheartsplz:

 :bulletgreen: 6 :bulletgreen: - I wish people would draw some fan art of my beloved OC “Mia” :iconloveloveplz:  --->  thegalleryofeve.deviantart.com… :eager:

 :bulletred: 7 :bulletred: - It would be wonderful if people could find it in their hearts and get involved in the “National Down Syndrome Society” --->  www.ndss.org/Ways-to-Give/   It’s based in New York, but you can involve yourself in the same cause in your own local areas :iconloveloveplz:

 :bulletgreen: 8 :bulletgreen: - I’d love to see people granting some wishes at the dAWishingWell :love: Some wishes don’t cost a thing, some others take just a few points, and the joy of knowing you’ve granted not just that person’s wish, but also ”mine” :iconhurrplz: ………… Priceless!!! EveStare by TheGalleryOfEve

 :bulletred: 9 :bulletred: - It would be AWESOME if more people could participate in the “Cristmas Card Project” --->  madizzlee.deviantart.com/journ…  You’re still in time, and on top of knowing that you’re making a sick person joyful this Christmas, you would even get a one-month premium membership in return!!! :eager: So what do you say??? :eager: Do it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :iconlainloveplz:

:bulletgreen: 10 :bulletgreen: - And last but not least EveStare by TheGalleryOfEve I want to work for DA EveStare by TheGalleryOfEve Preferably in a ”MANAGERIAL” position … EveStare by TheGalleryOfEve So if you (spyed, fourteenthstar, Moonbeam13 or whoever does the new employee search) are looking for the next “Vice President” of the company … EveStare by TheGalleryOfEve … I’m willing to take on the task!!! :icondivaplz: (;P :giggle: I’m kidding, I just run out of wishes to add onto this list, and the rules said it had to be 10 :giggle: :iconhurrplz: ... however this could potentially be a good "subliminal" message :iconwooooplz: :giggle:)





And now the tagging part of it!!! :eager: ... I'd love to see the wishlists of the following deviants Onegai :3  ... :iconsavagefrog: :iconmoonbeam13: :iconirrevocablefate: :iconfourteenthstar: :iconamazingpopsicle: :iconfelizias: :icongrimface242: :iconstygma: and actually whoever wishes to create one of these and saw my journal, then you can consider yourself "tagged"!!! EveStare by TheGalleryOfEve

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ALL ABOUT EXILLIOR

Mon Dec 1, 2014, 4:33 PM
All About
:iconexillior:



We all see them around DeviantArt :love: … they do WONDERFUL things for this community in one way or another :typerhappy: … we admire them; we love them; we would LOVE to get to know them a little more :iconloveloveplz: … Well now is your chance to see how they are, how they think, how ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL they are!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:

Today we will get the chance to look into Exillior ’s heart :love: … She’s one of the Community Volunteers who takes care of two galleries, the Body Art gallery inside Traditional Art, and the Body Art gallery inside People and Portraits (Photography) :iconloveloveplz: … Do you want to peek into her heart??? :iconloveloveplz: Well, COME ON!!! :iconyaayplz: Let’s go meet the “human” behind the username!!! :eager:



TheGalleryOfEve


Who is Exillior , how would you describe yourself?






Exillior


I'm a kid who is easily pleased. :paranoid: I consider myself to be more an appreciator of art than an artist; I write stories; and in real life I'm a doctor - the kind that runs around with a stethoscope (for real!).




Hoodie Cult v2.0 by Exillior



TheGalleryOfEve


What do you enjoy the most about your own DA experience?






Exillior


If I am to pick one single thing, it's the ability to connect with so many incredible artists - not just to learn about their art, but to learn about their lives, to get a glimpse in the world of somebody you admire and that, 25 years back, wouldn't be possible. We take something like dA for granted but actually... life was very different not so very long ago.





TheGalleryOfEve


What brings joy into your life outside of DA?






Exillior


Two things bring me joy. These two things are 1. my friends and 2. the little things in life. My friends are incredible, and have been by my side through thick and thin - sometimes years go by and I can't really talk to them, but still they remain there for me. As to the little things... well, sometimes a simple thing like a pizza can be extremely epic, you know?




Henna 19 by Exillior



TheGalleryOfEve


If you could have ONE wish fully granted in life, what would be that one thing you would call "A dream come true"?






Exillior


Ah. At the cost of being selfish, I would wish for inequalities in life to be eradicated: for everybody to have similar access to life, to healthcare, to food, to shelter, to opportunities... Not everybody takes them, of course, but if only those that did, didn't have to make such ginormous sacrifices sometimes, while it comes so easy to others.





TheGalleryOfEve


What is in your opinion your BEST quality as a human being?






Exillior


Oh. Well, I would like to say it's my skill with a needle on people but that would sound rather wrong, so... :lol: I guess it would be my willingness to improve. I'm a very imperfect person - in fact I was a monster when I was much younger - but now I'm living proof that nothing is beyond hope. :XD:




Cordoba by Exillior



TheGalleryOfEve


If a time machine was invented and you could travel in time to any period of your life, which one would you like to revisit? Would you try to change anything about that time?






Exillior


I would only revisit if it's possible to come back to the time I'm currently in. I'd go back to two times in specific: 1. When I was teeny and my brothers were both around and my world revolved around building makeshift houses with my mother's scarves, swimming in the lagoon every weekend, and watching my brother playing computer games; and 2. when I had my dogs.
I wouldn't change anything. In the end, no matter how hard you try to change something... you have no idea how exactly things are still going to turn out.




Bain Boeuf by Exillior



TheGalleryOfEve


What is your true passion in life?






Exillior


This will sound odd but... hope. The thing I am the most passionate about is having hope. About my friends, about the future, about life. Without hope there is nothing.





TheGalleryOfEve


What occupies your thoughts during most of the day?






Exillior


Oh. :lol: My characters. For the past few years they've decided they need to live independent lives of their own, and now there is no telling them to go away. Not that I would. I like knowing about their lives. Unlike many other people... my characters tell me all the stuff. I don't "make them" a certain way. And this pretty much occupies my mind 24/7.




Motion by Exillior



TheGalleryOfEve


What does "LOVE" mean to you?






Exillior


Ah. Well, the thing that other people call "love", to me is a state in which people construct something fictional which they think is so-and-so, and they are obsessed with this construct and think they are attached to it... and this enables them to justify all sorts of demands on the person in question. I think true love is when you actually want to know more about somebody, when you are incredibly curious about them, when you genuinely want to see them smile, when you will stand by them and hold their hand when the times are rough for them, and when people hurt them you tell them to walk away from those bastards. So, in conclusion - it's mostly impossible. :dummy:




He Says He Has No Time by Exillior



TheGalleryOfEve


What is your favorite quote?






Exillior


Nietzche, translated from the original German quote to mean roughly: "He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. For when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you."

I think that although it's a very epic kind of quote, it applies perfectly to everyday life... especially on the internet, where everybody has the free choice of being a Japanese teenage girl, a fifty year old pervert or an armchair doctor... among other things.




here by Exillior



Some of Exillior ’s Favs


The following is a mini-feature curated by Exillior , please enjoy them, visit them and add them to your faves and watch lists!!! :iconlainloveplz:



Exillior’s recommended groups



:icontraditionalists:   :iconprojecteducate:




Thank you SO MUCH, dear Exillior!!! It has been such a pleasure interviewing you!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::love::iconflyingheartsplz:

I hope you all have enjoyed the time that our beloved Exillior  has dedicated to us!!! :love: And now I invite you guys to visit her gallery and enjoy her awesome deviations, if you haven’t done it already :gallery:
You'll LOVE her works!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::hooray::iconflyingheartsplz:



Credits



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Senior Week

Current Projects Hosted by Seniors




There's a nice variety of projects currently hosted by Senior Members all around DA :dalove: They've all been created with one thing in mind: "Bringing the community together"! We all know that DeviantArt has a huge presence in the Art community as a whole, bringing together people from all around the World! Deviant World fella (Universe)  It allows us to express and enjoy the site in all imaginable ways, we can upload artwork to get an idea of what catches people's attention the most, we can get feedback on our work to improve our skills, we can learn new skills from tutorials, we can get connected with other artists in our preferred art categories, we can make friends who have things in common with us, we can just observe and enjoy deviations, and we can also participate in "projects" that can be in the form of contests, challenges, art trades, art collaborations or groups! The sky is not even a limit here! :love:



So let me introduce you to some of the projects that have been created by some of our Senior Members who wish to see our community more "together" than ever! :hooray:





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Felizias's "Favorite Featurists" Project, created to give some recognition to all those wonderful deviants who go above and beyond to help give some exposure to their fellow artists red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing




red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Nameda's "Angel Without Wings" Project, which has been giving "wings" to all those sweet "hidden" angels, who show so much kindness and give so much of themselves selflessly to our community red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing




red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Astrikos’ "Praising Life" Project, which she created to help us be inspired to praise life, to be reminded of how special every single day of our life is red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing




red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing iDJPanda’s "Revamp Your Article" Project, which he created to inspire and encourage us to revamp our articles, just as we sometimes do with our artworks, letting us show how our thoughts and ideas evolved with time red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing




red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing petrova’s "Prints For Panzi" Project, created to aid the Panzi hospital (a hospital that helps women survivors of brutal sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo)  in gathering funds for industrial washing machines, which would be of GREAT help to them red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing




red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing TeaPhotography’s "The Shelter “ Project, a project that helps a shelter that finds homes for abandoned, loving, ADORABLE pets red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing LadyLincoln’s "Writers Welcome Wagon" Project, an ongoing project that was created as an initiative to bring some new writers into the Literature Community, helping them to get some necessary feedback and to get their writing “discovered” by others … also her “30 Writers You Should Discover” Project, a set of features created to introduce 30 “undiscovered” writers into the community … and her “Ladies of Lit“ Project, featuring an assortment of Literature features from a selection of female deviants suggested by fellow deviants red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing











Other projects in the form of “Contests” and “Challenges” and other fun activities



red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing LiliWrites’ "Birthday Contest" Project, a contest she’s been hosting yearly for her birthday; this year participants will have to do a “collaboration” kind of entry red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing




red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Synfull and Mirz123’s "November NaNoEmo " Project, a fun project created to match the “NaNoWriMo” project that the literature community has red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing




red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing TwilightPoetess’ "Holiday  Horror" Project, because Halloween isn’t the only holiday with “horrors” red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing




red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Beccalicious’ "November Book Club: Bridget Jones’ Diary" Project, a fun project created for those avid readers, to read a book in common and then discuss it and talk about it in a chat event red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing




red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing WintersRead’s "November Contest – Communicate" Project, a monthly contest project with a special theme each month; November’s theme is “Communicate”, so express yourself through your digital art, photography, traditional art or fractal art skills red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing








Other projects in the form of “Groups”



red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Astralseed’s groups: red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing

:iconprojectporkchop:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  A group that was created in an effort to reach more deviants on a long term basis, in order to continue bringing exposure to talented yet under appreciated artists across deviantART. As a continuation of her previous 'project' Fresh Meat ProjectPorkchop will have weekly features of artist we feel could use far more exposure to their art than they are currently recieving. Anyone is welcome to join, no matter how much exposure your art gets or how advanced your artistic skills may be.  red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing


:iconcrcommunityprojects:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  Their mission is to support deviants in holding their own community-building projects by helping with brainstorming, networking, organization, and promotion. deviantART is an amazing place, and you help make it even better! red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing


:iconfinishthis:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  A group that is a collaborative project that aims to promote artistic growth in a fun yet challenging way. red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Arichy’s group: red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing

:iconpixelchallenges:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  This group provides fun weekly pixel challenges! New theme every week, new experience, new friends! You don't need to be a Pixel master for doing Pixel objects, scenes or characters. The themes are simple, allowing you to unleash your pixel creativity; this is a challenge for you … why not try? red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing iLantiis’ groups: red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing

:iconwefightfordezi:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  At only 18 years old, dedizenoflight is the sweetest and most genuine person we know. She's a free spirit who always can bring a smile to your face. She has been through a lot already in her young life, yet she remains strong and positive - a truly inspirational person. Now she faces a huge challenge: Osteosarcoma (bone cancer). This group is dedicated to gather help to make her future as bright as possible as we fight this cancer with her! red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing


:iconcreaterespect:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  A group supporting and encouraging respect and tolerance for all art and artists, all fandoms and mediums, and all opinions (no matter how silly they may sound or often they might be disproved by policy or laws). red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Stygma’s group: red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing

:icondawishingwell:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  A group that is fully dedicated to wishes! People from all over DeviantArt come to the Well to make DA-related wishes, and to help grant some of the wishes that other people make! red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Icesis’ group: red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing

:icondeviantheart:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  A a simple idea that requires a lot of hard work. Their main goal is to promote positivity within the deviantART community--through contests, events and prompts that inspire positive (happy) thoughts. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to get involved with their cause. Support them by volunteering! red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing BloodshotInk’s groups: red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing

:iconburdenedhearts:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  This group aims to focus on uniting people and encouraging them to support each other through life. They actively encourage members to share their stories and talk to each other to make new friends, they discuss important issues that may affect our members and they accept all artworks that deal with an emotional issue. This is not limited to mental health issues, and the group is open to anyone. red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing


:iconprojectpositivity:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  This started as a group, and is currently a “sub-project” within BurdenedHearts. This is a project dedicated to celebrating positivity within our community. red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing SimplySilent’s groups: red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing

:iconrising-artists:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  This group is dedicated to giving helpful feedback, support, and critiques to beginner and intermediate level artists who wish to promote their art as well as improve their skills. It focuses on all types of art including digital art, traditional art, photography, anime/manga, artisan crafts, and literature. Each month, they host a variety of activities such as contests, prompt challenges, critique sessions, and weekly features to give all of their members a chance to promote their art and develop their talents. red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing


:icondacompliments:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  This is the official group for the deviantART Compliments community project. dA Compliments focuses on spreading positivity and community spirit by encouraging all deviants to send in a compliment (can be completely anonymous!) to another member or a group in the community. Compliments are currently being published every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday, so add them to your watch list to stay updated!  red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Felizias’ group: red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing

:iconall-about-features:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  Their goal is to give extra exposure to features and new members of the community. If you are preparing any features, please remember to tell them, so they can spread the word. Please share submitted features and interviews with them for everyone to enjoy. red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Endorell-Taelos’ group: red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing

:iconseniorselections:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  This is a group with focus on art collection and showcasing. They strive to feature premier artwork and bring more exposure to outstanding artists and their artwork. In order to bring this goal to life, they are opening their doors for Senior Members to come aboard their Feature Team and help realize their goal. red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Kendra-Paige’s group: red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing

:icongood-intention:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  This is a group dedicated to the kind acts that take place daily around the deviantART community.  From users spending their time on free resources, to those who choose to feature the artwork of others.  No act is too small or too minor to not have a spotlight shone on it. red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing





red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing vanmall’s groups: red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing

:icontutorialsforyou:


red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing  This is a group for all tutorial lovers. It doesn't matter if you want to learn something, post a tutorial or do both, you are still welcome. This group has one of the largest collection of high quality, varied tutorials that have been collecting over the years from around DeviantART to help out fellow deviants. There’s always something to learn, and TutorialsForYou has it for you! red heart bullet by to-much-a-thing







I hope you have all enjoyed this article and have found the right project for you to participate, enjoy and even devote to! Be inspired to start your own projects, and spread the word around, that when we do these things, we ALL benefit from it!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconloveloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:



ALL ABOUT THUNDERSTATEMENT

Mon Nov 24, 2014, 10:50 AM



We all see them around DeviantArt :love: … they do WONDERFUL things for this community in one way or another :typerhappy: … we admire them; we love them; we would LOVE to get to know them a little more :iconloveloveplz: … Well now is your chance to see how they are, how they think, how ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL they are!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:

Today we will get the chance to look into Thunderstatement ’s heart :love: … He’s one of the DeviantArt’s Staff members,  working in the Community Operations Department; he’s someone whose messages we often see when we open a ticket on the Help Desk, since he provides help with bugs reports as well as help in general. Lately we’ve also seen him featuring Daily Deviations!!!  :iconepiclaplz::iconlajumpplz::iconepiclaplz: … Do you want to peek into his heart??? :iconloveloveplz: Well, COME ON!!! :iconyaayplz: Let’s go meet the “human” behind the username!!! :eager:



TheGalleryOfEve


Who is Thunderstatement  , how would you describe yourself?






Thunderstatement


My name is Oliver and I'm 30 years young (!) and I'm from Germany, where I unsurprisngly reside. I always describe myself as someone who has a hard time describing himself.
Generally I'm rather quiet and inconspicuous and thoughtful. I love to laugh.




Title by Thunderstatement



TheGalleryOfEve


What do you enjoy the most about your own DA experience?






Thunderstatement


What I enjoy most is that I get to experience DeviantArt as a member and as someone who works for the community. It's fascinating. I browse for art every day and it keeps my mind on its toes when particular creations send my thoughts and imagination into a frenzy. I always think most impossible things come to life in art, and that is very alive on DeviantArt.




General W. Ine Bottlebelly by Thunderstatement



TheGalleryOfEve


What brings joy into your life outside of DA?






Thunderstatement


Simple things. My friends and my family. I need to listen to music all day! I like to play PC and console games. I like to watch certain tv shows as well as films. I enjoy sitting on my balcony and staring into the sky while slurping a coffee or beer, depending on the weather and time of day. I like to go for walks at night as well as long drives in my car.




Fella in the 9th Dimension by Thunderstatement



TheGalleryOfEve


If you could have ONE wish fully granted in life, what would be that one thing you would call "A dream come true"?






Thunderstatement


If people would stop acting hatefully toward others for absolutely stupid and bad reasons, that would be great.




no titlerationism by Thunderstatement



TheGalleryOfEve


What is in your opinion your BEST quality as a human being?






Thunderstatement


I try to be fair and rational when it matters, but I'm not certain that's actually my best quality. I find it difficult to judge myself in that regard.




learning to fly by Thunderstatement



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If a time machine was invented and you could travel in time to any period of your life, which one would you like to revisit? Would you try to change anything about that time?






Thunderstatement


I think I'd visit an instance of me doing something incredibly stupid, just to witness it.




Zenger by Thunderstatement



TheGalleryOfEve


What is your true passion in life?






Thunderstatement


I'm not sure what true passion feels like, which might mean I haven't found that yet.




Blue Prince by Thunderstatement



TheGalleryOfEve


What occupies your thoughts during most of the day?






Thunderstatement


The greatest occupant of my thoughts would quite obviously be all things DA, be it work or personal. Generally too many things are on my mind. I always feel like I think way too much about everything. It often makes for sleepless nights.




Fuel My Fire by Thunderstatement



TheGalleryOfEve


What does "LOVE" mean to you?






Thunderstatement


It's one word that's (over)used for a plethora of different feelings, thoughts and ideas, so it's not easy to come up with a personal meaning. Most simply, the feeling of love tells me that I have a meaningful bond with someone for some reason. Love isn't everything that matters, and maybe it's not what matters most, but it helps; unless it's inconvenient, then it does not really help.
Maybe the purpose of love is to make us think about it and why we have it.




Violenza Domestika by Thunderstatement  



TheGalleryOfEve


What is your favorite quote?






Thunderstatement


“Through the pitch dark comes a cleansing fire, and through the fire we shall find the spring of new life.”  
―  Candyman (from Fringe season 3, episode 7)




+ False Messiah + by Thunderstatement   



Some of Thunderstatement ’s Favs


The following is a mini-feature curated by Thunderstatement , please enjoy them, visit them and add them to your faves and watch lists!!! :iconlainloveplz:





HUGE THANKS dear Oliver  for allowing me the pleasure of interviewing you, it’s been such a pleasure, dear!!! :iconloveloveplz:

I hope you all have enjoyed the time that our beloved Thunderstatement  has dedicated to us!!! :love: And now I invite you guys to visit his gallery and enjoy his awesome deviations, if you haven’t done it already :gallery:
You'll LOVE his works!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::hooray::iconflyingheartsplz:



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Angel Without Wings - 2014 Feature 14

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 10:15 PM


Who are Angels without Wings?



They are those fellow deviants:


:bulletpink: who more or less regularly feature other deviants
:bulletpink: who always willingly give tips, hints, helpful comments
:bulletpink: who answer at least a fair amount of the comments they get
:bulletpink: who give kind and or uplifting words where they see its needed
:bulletpink: who feature and pimp projects and deviants who need support/help
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest DD's on a more or less regular base
:bulletpink: who take the time to suggest seniority every now and then
:bulletpink: who give fair and helpful critiques (whether official or not)
:bulletpink: or what else helpful, kind, supporting they might do

You can read all about it Here

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Every first weekend of the month 4 deviants will be awarded with a pair of wings and get
featured by Nameda and her fellow Gangstas of love (in alphabetical order):


ANGELICA-LILY Annissina Bushaqua CelestialMemories DAnnsCreations davincipoppalag Dieffi DigithalieEgil21 Emerald-DepthsEveLivesey Felizias gigi50 iDJPanda InklingsOfOblivion  KiwiCocktail kvdolan MayEbony msfowle  MYPeanutGallery PhotographsByBri RoseCS ShackledMuse signmeupscotty Sserenita Stygma suezn Tales-of-Tao TheGalleryOfEve The-Lost-Hope TheRafflesia Tigles1Artistry Tricia-Danby   Windklang WishmasterAlchemist

On Hiatus for the time being:PurpleInk777 Etsuko-Hime

Wanted: New Gangstas of Love! If you'd like to :love: spread the joy :love: of featuring new Angels Without Wings apply now! It's a simple task that you need to do once every 2 weeks. Journal content is given to you, complete. Just choose 3 deviations from each of the new Angels galleries to add to the journal, upload it to your own account, and notify the new Angels of their feature. Simply note ---&gt; :iconnameda: to apply.

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Now without further delay on to the 4 brand new angels:

:clap::clap::clap: congrats everyone :clap::clap::clap:
:love::love::love: it's a delight to award you with the wings you so deserve :love::love::love:
Please do remember to leave comments for each of our dear Gangstas who feature you in their individual journals. And, you can now display the AWW stamp on your frontpage, in your journals or ID :D


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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:iconmiloticscale: suggested by GrimFace242, cinyu & Nameda

For the longest time, if you asked anyone who they think embodies the true spirit of dA community, one name always came to mind! MiloticScale, known to his friends as Jonathan, has been a dedicated member and an influential voice in our community for the past 5 years. Jonathan brings new deviants to light via fella's Welcome Wagon and also runs the monthly ArtFest contest at fella. He's always available when a deviant has a question and is a positive driving force in the community.

Jonathan has always shown the utmost motivation and enthusiasm and when he was not working on his beautiful Fractal Art, you could always find him frequenting the chats or contributing to his many groups which include fella, deviant365, projecteducate and dAseniors, to name a few. Unfortunately, every start has an end, and a few months ago, our dear Jonathan stepped down from taking part in community matters to focus more on other tasks. Jonathon still engages in the seniority community and is always there to help a fellow deviant in need. His tremendous contributions and tireless dedication will never be forgotten.  He truly is an angel, and those who know him can understand why we love him so much!


Glide by MiloticScaleSatin by MiloticScale
In the Rafters by MiloticScaleDewey Rose by MiloticScale  

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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:iconastralseed: suggested by Sserenita & Nameda

Katy is well known in the DA community as a volunteer for the Digital art and Community Projects categories. She is always friendly, courteous and helpful and truly cares about the opinion of the community at large. She puts out frequent polls and journals on various topics related to DA and allows users to voice their opinions on the subject. The most admirable thing about Katy is her tireless dedication to helping lesser appreciated artists get exposure for their work. She prefers to give Daily Deviations to those with less page-views and favorites and through her work at :devproject-porkchop:, she has given recognition to hundreds of talented artists who we may not have noticed otherwise! Katy is one deviant who absolutely deserves this award!

A1003 - ASS Rewind by Astralseed#8066 - Lady CandyCorn CandyCane by Astralseed
Chasing the Storm by AstralseedStag by Astralseed


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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:iconliliwrites: suggested by GrimFace242

I think it'd be nearly impossible to find anyone that's involved in the Literature Community that doesn't know LiliWrites. She’s been around for a long time, and is known for both her outstanding artwork and her supportive, selfless, caring demeanor. Lili is among those people who have both skill and patience to write a critique for an artwork, and uses this ability as well to help out aspiring artists. She also leaves helpful comments on artworks for this purpose. Not only she expresses her thoughts, Lili also creates tutorials about giving critiques, leaving constructive comments, or becoming an inevitable member of Deviantart community. She has a kind word for everyone who passes by her page, and is a voluntary helper of several groups on Deviantart. The way she gets people interact through contests and artwork, reflects on her true devotion to this community.


DeviantART: A Critical Community (Part 1)You may have heard...
From the most novice to the most accomplished, dA is home to artists of all types and skills. This mish-mash of talent, experience, knowledge, and eagerness to learn creates a beautiful opportunity for mentorships between those who are learning and those who are willing to lend their time and patience to a burgeoning new artist or writer. But forming those relationships can be daunting for those looking for help and unfulfilling for those offering that help. 
This is the first of a two part article series that aims to address a few key points of miscommunication that seem to be common between those willing to offer critique and constructive commentary and those seeking feedback. You may have heard that the critique community on deviantART "sucks" or "doesn't exist", but I'll humbly beg to disagree. I've been an activ
  Gulls Say It Besti.
In Oregon, I met a man who believed his mother's cancer would be cured by a blessed bit of silk. I hugged him and wished his mother every good thing. Outside, the sun escaped a cloudy cage.
Hope, in whatever form, is valid.
ii.
Atlanta warmed me. Immersed within ebony tides and white crescents, I forgot myself, lost in the history of a King, the remnants of Civil soldiers. Statues spoke to me, frozen limbs and blank eyes more expressive than murmurs from million-strong crowds.
Learn from us, they begged. And let us fade into irrelevance.
iii.
The Dakotas were good friends while I rested in their belly. They fed me with fish from lazy rivers, with songs from low-lying storms. Inside, they are wide and flat and plain. Simple and compelling. I miss them, for their fields that never broke and for how small I was allowed to be, standing amid countless golden heads that swayed more gracefully than I.
iv.
Carolina's heart is a quest for quiet. Those blue mountains rise as a question of fer

Absenceas fingers on ivory and ebony
a waltz between alto and soprano; 
drum and violin
as a war widow in a graveyard
lacking her husband's shredded corpse:
    though he is a foreign country
    and half a century from her grasp,
    she visits because tombstones
    are a melody she can follow.
as a poet
misses the page, 
a dancer the stage.
as an alcoholic
misses the first sip, 
a lover the first lips 
ever she tasted.
I miss you the way a heart beats -
consistently,
autonomously,
relentlessly -
until the end of my days.
  Why Spirit Day Is Not EnoughPreface
This essay was written in October of 2010 after DeviantART released this article supporting the Spirit Day movement to bring awareness to LGBT bullying.
I wrote it because there were so many comments on the official article that were defaming to one group or another that I felt the true issue had been lost in the rhetoric. The point of Spirit Day is to show solidarity and compassion for your fellow human beings. Not gay or straight or ill or handicapped - those categories don't matter. We're just humans, each flawed and each perfect. Spirit Day was an attempt to remind us of that.
I was confronted with two major arguments to this editorial in the original posting. One was that singling out LGBT suicides meant that I was putting more importance on that group than any other. For the purpose of the article, I suppose that's true. Spirit Day focused on LGBT issues, so the article (



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Angel without Wings Award by Nameda:icongrimface242: nominated by Sserenita

Grimsey is one of the sweetest, coolest deviants I've met so far! He is a big pillar in the Literature part of the community, but he's also a beloved friend to people from all corners of dA! He involves everybody in all sorts of sweet, fun ways, through features, challenges, recommendations, fun polls, and so much more! Anyone who has had the privilege to get to know him can attest to the fact that he's the friend we can go to, when we need ANYTHING! He will be there, with his honest opinion and a ton of ideas!!! But he doesn't stop there, he also does such a lot for his friends. He treats us all with the utmost kindness, to the point that he even sends paper notes via regular mail to those who are in need of more of his sweet contact! I love you dear Grimsey!!! So much!!!


Hush.No matter how tight his arms were around her, he knew she didn't believe him. Everything wasn't going to be alright. It didn't matter how many times he said it or how often. He even knew it wasn't the truth. She was the furthest thing from alright. But still, the words came out of his mouth as he ran his hand up and down her arm.
He knew the feeling of heartbreak better than most. Had been through it countless times, but he didn't have experience in consoling someone else suffering from it. Still, he tried. He did what he would want someone to do for him. What she had done so many times for him.
“I always thought she was a bitch.” He whispered in her ear, his grin pressed against her cheek.
“No you didn't.”
“How do you know?”
“You would have mentioned it before now.” She shifted in his arms so she could face him. Her tear stained cheeks burrowing into his tee shirt clad chest. Surely, it would be ruined after tonight. Her mascara w
  Best Damn WomanWhen I was younger, my home life wasn't really conducive to having friends. My only friend for most of my life was my cousin. We were only a few months apart in age, but we felt like twins. Finished each others' sentences, would text the same things to each other at the same time, could sense when the other was in pain or just needed a pick me up.  We invaded each others' lives and were the last person we each said "I love you" to at the end of the day.
A little over a year ago, she was killed in a car wreck along with her husband. But there are times I still get those feelings. Still want to grab my phone and send a text. Sometimes, I've actually sent the text and then I wonder who the person is on the receiving end. They've never responded.  Not sure what I'd do if I did get a response.
I miss her more than I've ever missed anything. Even her faults. Like when she'd take over my house and force me to do something I didn't want to do. Joining dA was one of those take overs.&

Breakup SpeechIt's not you, it's me. I know it's the oldest excuse in the book, but hey, when it works, it works. Did you really see this lasting longer than a couple months? When does anything last longer than a couple months with me? I hope we can still be friends.
 
Yeah, 'cause everyone wants to be friends with the ex-lover. Like it ever works.
You know me. You know the type of person that I am. I've never been able to settle down. My heart wanders like a nomad. It seeks shelter where it's offered but only stays long enough to get warm. Attachment isn't an option for me. My mind is too warped. It's too dark to ever let someone in. Truly let someone in.
No, fuck! That's all wrong. It's too personal.  Too emotional.  Let me try again.
I don't want to do this, but I'm only going to hurt you if I don't.  And that's the last thing I want to do. So I'm ending this before it goes too far. I completely understand if you never want to talk to me again.


That w
  A Guide to Character SheetsAlmost as soon as they were invented, people have been feuding over the effectiveness of character sheets.  Some say they are godsends and they couldn't possibly create characters without them.  Others say they only create flat characters and there's absolutely no reason why any writer should need to know the smallest and most minute details that character sheets call for.  And then there are the writers that don't know which side of the debate they should listen to.
The easiest answer to that question is it's a personal decision that every writer needs to make for themselves.  But before you make that decision, maybe you should know how they work and the benefits you can gain from them.
You see, when used correctly, sheets can really assist an author in keeping the facts about their world and characters straight.  Otherwise, on page ten little Anne has green eyes, but on page thirty-two they change to blue, and miraculously enough on page fifty-five they're brown or back to green.  
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:love::love: Wanted – Nominations for new Angels Without Wings :love::love:
If you know any deserving deviants who meet the criteria at the top of this journal, please tell us! &amp;nbsp;We are always looking for new Angels to award.

Simply Note :iconnameda: :icondieffi: or :iconmypeanutgallery: with ‘AWW Suggestion’ as the subject, along with at least 5 sentences telling us why the deviant deserves to earn their Wings. &nbsp;Please, one suggestion per Note only!

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You can't say you can't!As a child I was a bright student, always used to grab among the first 3 positions in my class, teachers used to love me (I was never a teacher's pet though) and my mom and dad (specially dad) supported me with his heart and soul. We always have guidance/influence from others in some way or the other. I was fortunate enough to get them I guess. But there comes a time in your life where you need to move alone and build your own responsibilities, you need to make your own ways, you need make your own decisions and you need to choose the right path.
The world is cruel enough to pull you down every time you want to climb up. But you can't stop there. You have to move on. You can't say you can't!
I have seen a lot of phases in my life in the last 25 years. In deviantART everyone says they like the way I talk to people, the way I treat them and the way I guide them. May be I shouldn't use the word "everyone", perhaps it should be at least most of them says so.
I get a lot of people coming to
Self-Respect... It's important!Self-Respect and Self-Esteem
Self-respect is a sense or awareness of YOUR OWN dignity and integrity. You show your worth to yourself and to others (dignity), and you adhere to moral and ethical principles (integrity). You know you have value within you... You appreciate that value, even on a bad day.
Self-esteem is your emotional evaluation of YOUR OWN WORTH. You have confidence in who you are. You can find success in the things you do. Even when you compare yourself to others, you can see your own unique value as an individual. And you can make your own choices and learn from your mistakes.
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"Truth be told, you need to have respect for YOURSELF before you can expect to respect others."
Arctic-Master
Why Self-Respect & Self-Esteem are Important
Self-respect and self-esteem go hand-in-hand. It is hard to respect yourself if you have a low self-esteem. If you find yours
How to Save a LifeYou can be a Hero and save a life.
I want you to think for second, if you were in an accident or found out your parents had a diseases that left them 6 week to live, what would you do about it?
Would you help them? What if it's your brother or sister that needs help? Would you help them? What if it's your next door neighbour? What if it's someone from a different part of the country? What if it's someone on the other side of the world?
But here is the real question. "If you could receive the help, then why can't you give it?"
Blood donation
Every minute of the day someone somewhere needs blood, everyone need blood sometime in their life, maybe they were In a accident or trying to get through a very risky and difficult operation or even giving birth. They are counting on you to make sure the blood is there when it is needed. Please don't wait for someone else to do this. You are needed.
Only 4% of the eligible population are giving blood, not everyone can give blood, you need to be heal

VOICES AGAINST DISCRIMINATION #3 Suicide Awarenessdis·crim·i·na·tion: the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people
I believe a good question would be why do we discriminate? 
A simple answer is because we're taught to fear what strays out of social norms, reject the difference, and try to be as normal as possible in order to be accepted in society.
That's a lame answer isn't it? Sadly, most of it is very, very true. 
However, here's one thing that we should realize, times changed, we're a new, rising generation, unlike our fathers and mothers. Difference is everywhere. 
Voices against Discrimination is a blog series aiming to shed light on different part of our society. A window into things and people we usually fear, in hopes that we can make a difference.
By all means, these blogs are not meant to offend or disrespect anyone. These blogs have a single aim: to spread awareness.
 
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Voices Against Discrimination #2 - Depression dis·crim·i·na·tion: the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people
I believe a good question would be why do we discriminate? 
A simple answer is because we're taught to fear what strays out of social norms, reject the difference, and try to be as normal as possible in order to be accepted in society.
That's a lame answer isn't it? Sadly, most of it is very, very true. 
However, here's one thing that we should realize, times changed, we're a new, rising generation, unlike our fathers and mothers. Difference is everywhere. 
Voices against Discrimination is a blog series aiming to shed light on different part of our society. A window into things and people we usually fear, in hopes that we can make a difference.
By all means, these blogs are not meant to offend or disrespect anyone. These blogs have a single aim: to spread awareness.
 
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Voices against Discrimination #1 - LGBTdis·crim·i·na·tion: the practice of unfairly treating a person or group of people differently from other people or groups of people
I believe a good question would be why do we discriminate?
A simple answer is because we're taught to fear what strays out of social norms, reject the difference, and try to be as normal as possible in order to be accepted in society.
That's a lame answer isn't it? Sadly, most of it is very, very true.
However, here's one thing that we should realize, times changed, we're a new rising generation, unlike our fathers and mothers, and difference is everywhere.
Voices against Discrimination is a blog series aiming to shed light on different part of our society, a window into things and people we usually fear, in hopes that we can make a difference. We chose the first issue to be about the LGBT foundation because it's a big part of our society, and as most of you know, August was pride

Believe ItFor the past 10 years , I have walked The Weekend and I'm so glad that I did. Shoppers Drug Mart® Weekend to End Women's Cancers benefiting The Campbell Family Institute at The Princess Margaret is not only an amazing experience, but the funds raised through it are providing funding now for research that will make breakthroughs bigger than ever would have been possible without The Weekend. I encourage you to read about how they put those dollars to work here
I'd also love for you to read this report about the amazing breakthroughs and discoveries made to date, as a result of our efforts.
Since it began in 2003, The Weekend has raised over 100 million dollars for The Princess Margaret Hospital, which is phenomenal, and YOU played a key role in that accomplishment. But as momentous as that is, it will take co
To Praise Life: 2Welcome to To Praise Life! This article series will be a newsletter/feature for those who have participated in my project, as well as a place to find some inspiration. 
It would be much appreciated if you help spread the word! (:+fav: & Comment!) 
Contribute to the Project or Donate


I am hoping to reach at least 300 inspiring messages from the community if I can. 
At the end of this year, 2013, 10 calenders and 16 three month PMs will be given away to inspired deviants.(that means random/anyone. )
The calenders to remind you of how special every day is, and PMs because sadly the notebooks are no longer available. 
However, the points cost of this project's completion is around: <b>
Respect YourselfMy friend shared this video to warn other artists about how she was taken advantage of, and I believe this is a very important message that every artist should hear.
I've lost count of how many times someone, be it a big corporation or an individual, have asked me to illustrate for them for free. It will always go something like this "You draw this for us, and we will include your name in the credits. That's good publicity for you!" as if such a pathetic offer holds any merit.
There was one specific case where a guy wanted to use my drawing as a book cover but didn't want to pay. He said he might print up to 50,000 books, so that's like an amazing offer of 50,000 views for me right? Wrong. 50,000 is nothing. We live in the information revolution. Don't forget we have places like Deviantart, tumblr, and all those social networking sites. Sharing art, like sharing any information, has never been easier. You don't have to degrade yourself for some disrespectful publisher to get you art se

I Thought This Was MeaningfulCOPIED AND PASTED FROM ~GermanyXItaly1000
Super Albino Llama and Thoughts On Life
by ~GermanyXItaly1000, 1 day, 21 hours ago
Journals / Personal
Thanks for the llamas, everyone! I'm so glad that I made it to a super albino llama TT^TT Well, like Mr. Monk, my favourite number is 100, so... I'm happier than ever. Although this is a lie because things in real life have made me happier, and must we remind ourselves that materialistic things will vanish easily.
Oh yes... that brings me to another point.  I've been feeling Confucius-ey lately. With how quickly time is passing by and how close graduation is for me, I've started to feel a bit nostalgic. Do this for me: Think back to a carefree time in your childhood. Think of how little you worried back then about materialistic items, how little you cared for reputation and how much selfless you were.
And then get out there and savour whatever moment of your life is going on.
No matter what we're going through (whether it be a r
Arts and Health: The language of empowermentWhat is empowerment?
Empowerment means different things to different people. I would say that, in general, it means that we are in a position of power such that we have a say in the way things happen in our lives. It means that we can act in ways that will bring the good things we desire into our lives or, if that isn't possible, act in a way that limits the amount of negativity that happens when bad things enter our lives.
It's about being able to make a choice between "I CAN do this" and "I WILL do this."
Contrary to popular belief, the truth is that no one can empower you for you. Empowerment must come from within. The good news is that it doesn't need to require hours of psychotherapy to find it. :XD: It starts simply with language.
Really?!
Yes, really. How often do you put yourself down? How frequently do you begin sentences with, "This may sound crazy/silly/stupid, but . . ."? Do you realize that every time you use words t
PE: 5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!5 EXCUSES why you just can't do better!
You really want to, you've worked hard to develop the skills you have and you enjoy every minute of doing what you love. And besides, people say that your artworks are...nice. Cute. Doesn't that count for something? Sure it does, there is no reason to panic and pointlessly push yourself forward. Enjoy your coffee break!
Besides, even if you didn't like the current level as much, there is absolutely nothing you can do about it at the moment. So many unfortunate happenings stand right between you and your dream. Recognizing any of the following?
:bulletred: 1 - You don't have the time
You're right! After all, you are a human being, not a machine, waking up early every morning, heading to school/work, afterwards taking care of the household/kids/your homework, studying, you barely even finish all the tasks during the 24 hours that's been given to everyone.
On the other hand, is there absolutely

Myth: Respect Must be EarnedEveryone goes blind...
Yes, just like the age-old adage goes, "An eye for an eye leaves the whole world blind." Think about it: if you never give respect but expect to receive it, and every other person on the planet thinks the same thing, who is ever going to be respected? If your default setting is to treat me with disrespect or to simply ignore me until I impress you enough to take notice of me, you really aren't worth my time. And I would think that if someone treated you in the same way that they would not be worth your time either. Our default setting should always be to respect first. Even if you don't think all people deserve respect like I do, you still should understand that stating that YOU don't have to earn respect but everyone else does is HYPOCRITICAL and SELFISH.
Respect has no charge associated with it. There are no tricks that one must perform to get respect. It isn't magical. It isn't a fairy tale. It does not require a remote co
IT GETS BETTERTo all those who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, or queer, to all those who are young and old, to all those who are being bullied and think that your life is just absolute hell, I'm here to tell you something, something that I think all of you should know: IT GETS BETTER.  
  Like many of you, I was shocked and devastated about the tragic suicides that took place in Fall 2010 and again this Fall 2011. These bright young students were constantly picked on and bullied severely because they were gay or perceived as gay. I know some of you who read this are probably saying right now, "Oh, you know how kids are, they can be so cruel, kids are going to bully regardless". Those who have said it or are even thinking those words as I am speaking, you know who you are. I am letting you know how bad this hurts me as a student who once was looking for the support she never got when she was bullied and harassed in middle school. But I'm getting way off topic. This isn't


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Thank you for the :+favlove: Bunny Emoji-72 (Kawaii) [V4] by Jerikuto
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Thank you so much for the favs and the llama! :huggle:
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nom nom noms, thank you for the cake badge!  You upgraded it to a blank stare cake :|
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Thank you kindly for adding my poem, 7:00AM, to your favorites. :)
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Hello! Thank you for the fav, have a wonderful weekedend! Huggle!
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Eve?....uhhhm remember the Llama you sent me wayyyyy back? Is it a he? or she? Im afraid to look :giggle: llama stare 
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