Dear Teen MeYou know what? Even as you, we'd both agree starting this off with a "Dear Timothy" is useless. We both know why I'm here to write this.Dear Teen Me by timmy64
You're gay. It'd probably help to sit you down and explain the mechanics of all of this to you; but, let's face it, you're gonna need a couple of years of denial to sort this out any way. Mum and Dad are okay with it, you know, and these days we're in a stable relationship. It won't be easy though.
I'd love to be able to sit here and say that the next ten years are going to be a walk in the park. I'd love to be able to tell you that it gets better, and that things will run smoothly. They won't. Things will get worse before they get better. Your first relationship, well, he's a drug addict these days. Oh, you will care for him, and I still do; but, you won't stay with him long. Fear will get the better of you, and you'll run. You'll keep running for about two years. You'll get another fling or two, and after a while the damage will start to pile up.
CEA Update for September 12, 2007UPDATES FROM realitysquared : "Credit" & "Disclaimers".CEA Update for September 12, 2007 by realitysquared
This week I'd like to take the time to dispel a little ignorance of our rules and try to once again shake loose a popular myth which has become something of a blanket excuse for many people.
Among many websites and subgroups there is a general "rule" that if you provide proper crediting to the original artist this somehow allows you to then do whatever you wish with the work without fear or restriction. A mutation of this 'rule" is that if you properly state that the images are copyrighted to [proper owner] this will also serve as a free pass to do whatever you wish.
Another very similar belief states that if you write a large disclaimer somewhere and swear on a stack of bibles that the artwork isn't yours, wasn't drawn by you, photographed by you or associated with you in any way shape or form this somehow entitles you to submit it wherever you want.
It is my task today to publically state here that as far as your dev
Blaqk Audio Poster ContestdeviantART has teamed up with Blaqk Audio, the electro/darkwave duo featuring Davey Havok and Jade Puget of AFI fame, to hold an art contest showcasing the work of deviantARTs best contributors.Blaqk Audio Poster Contest by Moonbeam13
Appropriately titled Blaqk Art: The Blaqk Audio Poster Contest Davey and Jade would like to challenge the artists of deviantART to submit graphic art designs to compete for a grand prize of having 1000 limited edition posters printed of their exclusive artwork, as well as a fully loaded merch package including clothing, signed album and a signed photo of Blaqk Audio!
Being a Blaqk Art contest, Blaqk Audio would like the entries to be submitted in grayscale and influenced by their debut album Cex Cells available everywhere now!
The posters will be 11 X 17 in size and all entries must be submitted in at least 300 dpi.
If you havent picked up the record you can grab it
Weekly Help Desk Updates - Sept 6th, 2007Weekly Help Desk Updates - September 6th,2007Weekly Help Desk Updates - Sept 6th, 2007 by hexentanz
Welcome to the weekly Help Desk news. In these weekly updates we will attempt to bring you the most up to date information, as well as provide some helpful hints for super duper deviantART fun.
Hello September and hello to all of you! There is lots of things in store for the month of September coming your way from the Help Desk Team, so get prepared to be MEGA helped this month.
Next week will bring the launch of our Help Desk & FAQ Advert Project and one week later will bring the newest Hey Hexe! Followed by even more, so stay tuned!
This week I would like to talk about submitting additional questions. Sometimes after getting a response by the Help Team, we get asked new questions in addition to their previous inquiry. While we are more than happy to answer more questions, we woul
CEA Update for September 5, 2007UPDATES FROM realitysquared : Spamming and Scams.CEA Update for September 5, 2007 by realitysquared
This week Id like to point out a troublesome onsite trend which has affected many people and which we are working diligently to end.
As many users have noticed a large number of accounts have been created lately which either comment on user pages, deviations or send notes to hundreds or even thousands of deviants seemingly at random.
The contents of these comments and notes read approximately as follows:
OMG! you're a GENIUS! Why don't you join the poetry contest from [link] ? Free to enter, 100k prizes. You MUST win it!</i>
The [link] is typically a tinyurl which disguises the true destination of the hyperlink.
If you receive a comment or a note which contains this phrase please do not click the link as they have proven to be malicious destinations (viruses), outright scams or simply annoying advertisements.
Please file a helpdesk report if you receive a comment or note containing that pasted phras
Community Projects Newsletter #4 Lolly & MoonbCommunity Projects Newsletter #4 Lolly & Moonb by shell4art
We are honored this month to have 2 very special guests who have agreed to be interviewed. There is much going on right now here at dA and I am so glad they took the time to do this. I like to say that I am a liaison between deviant and staff, but that really is silly because staff here at dA are deviants!! They are approachable! They are artists! They are you and me and they get paid to run things smoothly. As a gallery director I have come to learn their position much more clearly and I have met some very dear friends, who work around the clock with IT, deviants and staff to keep this place fun for all of us. The only need for a liaison is because of time constraints on them to serve. I am honored to be one I introduce to you lolly and Moonbeam13
The long awaited and excitingly anticipated interview with lolly
shell4art How did you start working for dA?
Lolly I first joined the site