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Doing some wildlife photographingYep, and I mean like spiders, flies, ants and their queen even wasps,bee's or butterflies. Providing the bee's or wasps don't sting me xD I've been watching a documentary on spiders and its got me thinking to photograph a few myself, after-all there is tons in my garden. Yeah, not many girls like insects but I do, I guess even ear-wigs, despite one pinching me yesterday while I was getting the laundry in XD I must have scared the little guy.
Oh well, wish me luck and hopefully I'll have some good shots to show you of the wildlife in my back garden. :3
So Today is my birthday :3Today I finally turn 17, I know I'm going to get tons of great gifts from friends and family, even the new laptop I'm writing on and the new tattoo I'm gonna be getting is from my mom and dad. But, there's was one gift, I got two months ago, early right? And even now I'm always thrilled to wake up and know that I've got it. AskLudvigMaxis I love you babe~ And when it turns our 3 month anniversary in August it just shows how we're made to stay together~ Love you loads sweetie xx
At a party with tons of alcoholSo I will reply just excuse my sudden change of grammar or stuff xD But I'm having fun, just wish my babe AskLudvigMaxis was at the party with me xx I'll have a drink for you baby~ xx
OMG I'm having a laughing fit at thisI'm watching the Amazing world of gumball and the episode is The Game where Gumball and Darwin find their old boardgame they made when they were younger and they find the family playing it. Anyway I'm not gonna spoil it all but the part where it begins giving them effects they read in the card and as Nicole get's big hands it keeps saying "or is it" and then during the drama she says big hands and it says "or are they?" and she punches it and knocks herself out the window and then after that all the effects just get funnier and funnier XDD Ah man, its just how quick it happens that makes it funny
Anyhoo, getting to the update, sorry I haven't been on a-lot within the past month or two, its just a job as a training mechanic always ocupies time and then I have my little sister and rest of my family, then my friends are always inviting me out so I've basically had to split myself into four parts these past two months or so. But I'm gradually getting more free time back until I de
Another Hacker awareness thing.There's this hacker going around that will post pornographic pictures to your gallery/On your page. Especially of a male's nether region's. So, If he finds that you posted this to a journal or your page he'll know you know what's going on and won't hack you. Please repost this for your safety!
Dunno if this is a real thing but meh, I;d rather look a little stupid than be banned or hacked.
Be careful with your accounts!This isn't one of those stupid "hacker alert" type journals, I'm just saying be careful, I was just logged out of my own account (something I NEVER usually do unless I'm gonna be away for a while and I couldn't get back into my account, I then had to change my password and even then I dunno if everything is still safe so please be careful, my page keeps telling me there's a server error so I dunno what's going on. Can someone send me a message just so I know I'm safe? Thank you.
Some news about Christina Edeltraud!You are all familiar with my character now and some of you may have realized I made her have children with Richtofen, right? Well I'm scrapping the idea of Christina and Edward being a couple. Instead Richtofen is going to be her uncle. Yes I know its gonna take some time getting used to but you're all strong followers of Christina, you'll pull through!~ (: xx
So, this is Christina Edeltraud's back-story. Get the popcorn!
Christina Marie Edeltraud is a 19 year old girl who was born to her mother Maria Edeltraud and her father, Johnathan Richtofen. Her mother despised her father's brother , Edward Richtofen so her father accepted the proposal of having Christina's second name changed to that of her mothers. (That's why her and Edward's surnames are different) after birth she had a hard childhood because of her uncle, Edward Richtofen. She ended up joining the army for World war II at the age of 16 when she was accepted but soon got injured while out on the battlefie
Okay. Now I'm annoyed!Why the fuck is there adds popping up on the sides of the deviantations when I have add block fully upgraded!? I've tried everything to block the adds and its not working, I'm really getting ready to scream! Is anybody else experiencing this? This is what I'm talking about The adds are popping up when I view a deviantation despite add block being at its full advantage... Has anyone else had this happen to them and if so, is it something deviantART are doing?... But why...
Thank you for all the wishes~I had a wonderful birthday, thank you to all the people what wished for me and sent me pictures, letters etc. They were all greatly appreciated and I know I'm gonna cherish my 16th like no other birthday!~ :3
Now, some updates on art work mainly Christina x Maxis and some other random junk. Maxis and Christina need a bit of help from you guys as fans, she's due with Maxis's baby (I haven't completely abandoned Richtofen and Christina's kid's, in fact they live with Maxis and Christina in the facility xx) But anyhoo, Christina can't figure out any names, she's gonna have Maxis's last name and she's a little girl, Yep Samantha's gonna be a big sister~ ^^ So can anyone think of a cute girls name that would fit the second name "Maxis" she also needs a middle name xx Its a good time for all my fans to get creative and finally help with the construction on Christina's life. :3
Leave suggestions in the comments below!~ XX
Tips For Commission ArtistsHello! I thought of making this small guide, based from my personal experience, to give tips to artists, mostly beginners, to be more successful at selling commissions, since seeing from my previous journal many had difficulty with it. So here are some tips to help boosting your sales.
Have your commission info somewhere visible
Possibly, people won't even know you are taking commissions or if they are open if you don't put your commission info somewhere they can see. You can do this in a journal, that I mostly recommend, since it will be showing into your watcher's inboxes and most of your watchers probably rarely visit your profile page. You could still also use the commission widget, or donation poll to write your info. You can also link to your commission info in your signature or the artist's comment of new drawings you upload.
Keep it simple
Don't add too many unnecessary rules or in
Do's and don'ts for flawless interactionNot much to say about this.
Just some basic tips and tricks for flawless interaction on DeviantArt
Watch people when you honestly find them interesting.
Watch your friends, even if they don't have amazing art. It helps you stay updated with their progress.
Watch groups. They'll offer you a fine selection of art you're interested in, and will help you discover new (interesting) artists.
Check the faves of people you watch. As you like their work, you might have similar tastes in art. Checking their faves might help you find cool art.
Recommend art from people that you watch for a Daily Deviation (if good art, of course).
Uncheck all boxes when watching. There's nothing more disappointing than an empty watch.
500 POINTS GIVEAWAY!Hello my friends!
So Finally i collected some points and now I've decided to hold a giveaway!
A 500 Points Giveaway for everyone who wants to participate!!
Rules - Just favroite and Comment Done!
on the Journal
some of my art works
August 6th (1 week)
Good luck to Ever
White Knights and Why They're HarmfulThis is quite a huge/concerning topic, and I know that not all deviants share the same point of view, and I respect that. I'm sure that there are many other journals touching upon this subject, but because I personally have had very bad experiences with it, I want to inform my watchers about it myself! Hope it helps some.
So, for the past year or so I've noticed that some people saying that they specifically dislike a lot of "popular" dA artists due to the overprotective behavior of their watchers.
I personally find it very sad that people are turned off by my artwork simply because they associate my username with "[my] white knights".
There's no way I can possibly control what my fanbase does or says, and this can lead to some very awkward situations and conflicts on my end.
Don't get me wrong...I love each and every one of my watchers, in fact without you guys my artistic life would be incredibly more lackluster. I'm sure ma
5 ways to get into the creative zoneDear, deviantart fellow artists
Sometimes we tend to feel unmotivated and uninspired to do anything... but there are also those blissful moments of creativity, when inspiration strikes and time goes by unnoticed. Not getting distracted, going with the flow, so merged in the process, that there is no need to do anything else until the work gets done. But how to get in that mood more often..? Here are some ways/tips that helped me over the time.
1. Prepare your work space
Make the place you work as comfortable and useful as possible. Clean the desk from all the clutter, gather your tools in a most accessible way, organize in order to avoid mess. Set the according light, have some inspiring quotes, goals written around.
2. Avoid distractions
Turn off the internet. Or close all the tabs, you don’t need. Especially, social media sites. Don’t check the news/e-mail/mobile phone all the time. Get in the place where
Triggers, Triggers Everywhere"Trigger warning."
If you browse art on dA or Tumblr, you've probably seen these words before.
What exactly is a trigger?
Triggers come in multiple flavors.
Trauma triggersA person who has experienced a severe traumatic event—which isn't just limited to war veterans—may find that a particular sensory experience sends them back to that trauma. Although as camelopardalisinblue rightfully points out, it may not always be a full-scale flashback. Plenty of grey areas. Learn more about PTSD here.
I knew someone who had been abused in a room with fish-themed wallpaper. (Details changed to protect privacy.) So while something like the Jesus fish was tolerable because it was so abstract, they found real fish uncomfortable, and sudden exposure to a similar type of fish drawin
FREE adoptables here! :D (CLOSED)THESE ARE CLOSED, PLEASE STOP COMMENTING. xD
These are free, NOT FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, please read everything before commenting. Everyone has a chance, don't be afraid to join!
I feel like I could give you guys a new chance with the requesting-stuff because it's loads of fun, a lot more people deserved something from the last journal + this is just a way to thank you awesome people for all the support! This time I made some adoptables/character designs for everyone, and they are FREE. I really love how ALL these turned out. ;A; <3 Seriously, there are so many different designs, I'm really in love with all of them! My wish is these to get good homes and be well taken care of, and I'll be looking for new owners here. c:
PLEASE CLICK THE PICTURE AND READ THE DESCRIPTION TO SEE WHO ARE OPEN OR TAKEN. ;D
If you want one, do the following:
1. Be a watcher (If y
:.SUPER ICON RAFFLE [8 WINNERS!~] [CLOSED].:UPDATE #3 (CLOSED FOR RAFFLEING!): Thank you ALL who participated! THERE WERE IN TOTAL 68 PARTICIPANTS WITH A TOTAL OF 2,228 CHANCES ADDED TOGETHER. This has been EXTREMELY successful! Now, I will use random.org to determine my eight winners! If you do not win, there will be next times! I host raffles all the time! :icongoyuiplz: There will be a NEW journal made to display the winners!
Also, good luck to the person getting first place in the future
UPDATE #2: A MESSAGE TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN TAGGED BY THEIR FRIENDS: You seem to be confused Your friends have only tagged you in order to get extra chances in the raffle! That doesn't mean you have to join the raffle, but only if you want! c; I hope I have cleared out confusion. ALSO TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE JOINED ALREADY: You may, at ANY time, add taggers to your chances! Good day and sorry for the excessive updating :iconyutasmileplz:
UPDATE: Ok, we have more than eno
How to Stay Inspired and Focused on Your WritingLiterature Basics Week
Our world is so full of noise and distraction. It’s no wonder “Walden” is a classic—Thoreau had time and quiet in which to write it! And plenty of inspiration from nature.
So how do we focus, as writers, on our craft? Even if it’s our passion, sometimes it takes a lot of effort to sit down and just write—especially if we struggle with attention or hyperactivity, whether diagnosed or not.
As someone who has studied both academic writing and reading in college and graduate school, and a veteran of National Poetry Writing Month for 7 years and National Novel Writing Month for one, I can attest that intentional writing, for fun or for a grade, is not easy to focus on, especially without a good writing environment.
So what to do? Many professional writers will tell you just one simple thing: write. James Patterson said, “The trick is making writing into a daily habit. Same time. Same place. Same hot beverage of choice.
What nickname would you give me?If you had to give me a nickname of a certain animal I remind you of what would you give me? Like I duuno, a tiger, a rabbit etc that would also match my name say for example. "Kirstyanne the amazing white duck" or something like that just a small phrase and nickname only you could refer to me ask~ :3
So yeah, lemme know because I'm really interested in knowing what animal you'd see me as. It doesn't have to be a animal either, it could just be something simple like "Kirsty the sunflower" lol. Anything cute yet basic really that you would want to call me~
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