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The Order: 1886 Gadgets and Gear ContestCreate an original gadget, outfit, or weapon inspired by the world of The Order: 1886


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Dracula Untold Billboard ContestWe're challenging you to illustrate one of Vlad's monumental transformations—either into a flock of bats or into the vampire Dracula.
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Dracula Untold paints a new picture of the Dracula we know and fear, providing an original twist on the emotional story of transformation and immeasurab
Surviving stress without triggering mental illnessNote: I am not a mental health clinician. I am only a scientist. The advice offered here should not replace advice given by a qualified professional.
Hello everyone!
So it's the holiday time, and for many of us it's also the end of the semester, the end of a grant or project period, or the end of the fiscal year. All of these "ends" come with stress. It's well-known that stress can exacerbate mental illness-- for example, through triggering mood instability or symptoms of depression or anxiety. Thus, it is helpful to have some tips for handling stress in ways that are more conducive to health.
Here are some tips that have been helpful in my life.
1. Get enough sleep. First and foremost, getting enough sleep every night can help prevent your mood from becoming unstable (especially for those of us with bipolar disorder), and it can be helpful in dealing with anxiety. We can think and solve problems more clearly when we are well-res
Do you love stock?Hey photomanipulators and others who use resources as inspiration, reference, or other vehicles of creation!
Do you ever come across a wonderful piece of stock that sparks some fire of creativity within you, and when you do, do you tuck it away for use at a later date? Or-- are you like me, and you quickly fire up Photoshop (or your program of interest) and play around with it?
YES? Of course you have!!!
You've come to the right place.
Now . . . do you love Daily Deviations (DDs)? Do you love seeing them, drinking them in, watching others get them? What about getting them yourself? And how often do you suggest DDs to the gallery moderators, or Community Volunteers (CVs)?
Here's the key: Did you know that DDs are also given to stock and resource deviations? Yes, it's true! And, fortunately, we have 3 whole CVs dedicated entirely to stock and resources!  And here's the best part: They would love to have your DD suggestions.
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Who will win the Super Bowl? 

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5 deviants said The New England Patriots :flagus:
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4 deviants said Wait... what? The Stupid Bowl? Is that the thing in the bathroom? :confused:
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THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY ~ THE FIRST UNDISPUTED NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL CHAMPIONS!!!

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January Hero Challenge: Terryl Whitlatch

Human beings have had all kinds of pet animals for thousands of years. But, if you could design your Perfect Pet, what would it look like?
For this Hero Challenge, unleash your imagination, and come up with pets of amazing, beautiful, and even peculiar pedigrees and abilities.

  - Terryl Whitlatch
  Through-a-Lens News #9Hi there,
This is dekorAdum, Manager of Through-a-Lens and I have collected some news and happenings regarding our group.
Still Looking for Administrators
We are in need of helping hands!
Please head over to the announcement blog for more information!
Administration Changes
MelikeBAt joined our Administration Team! We really appreciate her work and overall helpfulness as a Moderator! We though she will be a good fit to the Admin Team, so we can make the group better!
Submission Limit
I was unaware that the Submission Limit was not set correctly. I hope i fixed it though!
It should be 6 Deviations / Week for regular Folders and 1 Deviation / Day for the Theme Folder!
Comments, Ideas and Concerns
If you have anything to say or have any kind of ideas how to make your experience as a Member bette
  GrimFace242 MV for LiteratureOkay, so the Grim one has taken on another project.  I know, I know.  It's awesome!  :eager:  I've decided to join up at seniormentors as a Mentor with a focus on Literature.  What I excel at is planning and plotting.  So that's what I'm offering as a service.  If you're a deviant that is looking for assistance in plotting out their short story or novel.  You know, someone to shoot ideas off, a double check on character motivation, is there enough story in your story, will your subplot overtake your main plot.  That kinda stuff.  Not beta reading/proofreading; to be clear.  Just to give forewarning, I'm a serial plotter but I'm quite willing to tone it down to help others out.
If you would like to engage in a mentor session with me I can be reached in one of three ways
1. Submit a deviation to seniormentors
  Critique Event Summary!Hello all :) (Smile)
Tonight we hosted a Critique Event in the seniors chat room! It was a huge success. A bunch of deviants posted their work and received some helpful, constructive criticism and advice.
Check out the pieces that we critiqued :eager: by darkmoon3636







Also, special thanks for Moni3 and NalaFontaine for hanging out and critiquing pieces with us :clap:
Thank you again to everyone who participated! Be sure to add seniormentors to your watch list to be
  Mentor VolunteersWe are looking for more seniors to become Mentor Volunteers! If you're interested in contributing to the community as a mentor, please visit our Front page for more information. Our goal is to have at least one senior for every genre to provide the community with a point of contact for improving their artistic skills. That vital part of mentorship could be you!
How To Apply For Mentor Volunteer
1. You Must Be A Senior Member
2. Group Administration preferred -- please, share your interest even if you're maxed on group admin roles
3. Provide at least 3 sample critiques for your genre(s) of choice in your application
4. Tell us how you plan to contribute to the group by volunteering for your selected genre
5. Send your application in a group note titled "Mentor Volunteer"
If there isn't a spot open for your genre of choice or you're not interested in becoming a Mentor Volunteer please consider helping out by suggesting de
  Monthly Bake Off - January
The monthly Bake Off!  is designed to make you bake or cook something! You have a whole month to plan what you'd like to do and there are various ways in which you can win some prizes. Last month the theme was Winter Loaf and participants were given a fairly wide scope of what they could do. Well done to those who took the time to enter - here are the winners!
Photographic Talent

Recipe Talent

January's Theme
So we've all over-indulged during Christmas? Perhaps! Whether you have or haven't, this recipe will possibly be a great new year dessert for you. You can substitute some of the main ingredients such as 'Soft Cheese' for something like 'Quark' which is available at 0% fat. The recipe below is what I made over the Christmas period and is therefore the more indulgent version... So you've guessed it - this months theme is Chee
  Site Update: Bug Fixes, Commissions
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
Change Log
A new version of the mobile app was released, including a variety of bug fixes and performance improvements.
Logged-out visitors will now see up to 50 comments per page on a deviation, rather than the previous setting of 10.
When submitting an .mp4 file from Sta.sh, the file would not be correctly identified as a video format. Fixed by szlosek
If more than one person gifted a deviant a Premium Membership, only the username of the last deviant who gifted them a Premium Membership would display, even if the previous gifted Premium Membership hadn't expir
  I Need Help Guys :(Hey guys,
My husband and I are in an awful financial situation right now, and I need to bring in commissions to help. We currently have bills overdue that we don't have money to pay for. My parents have been giving us food to eat, and it's just been a really horrible start to our year. We need $950 to be able to pay our past due amounts and be able to cover the bills for the rest of the month.
:star: If you can't buy, please take the time to advertise for me! I will give a three deviation feature to everyone who features my commissions, and I will refresh the feature once a week. You will need to do a fresh advertisement each week if you would like to be included. I will also include your commissions if you happen to be selling as well. :)
:star: Those who make a purchase will receive the feature as well, and you will have one additional deviation feature for every $10 you spend. :D Also I guarantee that your purchase will be finished at the due date I give you or I will
  January Hero Challenge: Terryl Whitlatch

Human beings have had all kinds of pet animals for thousands of years. But, if you could design your Perfect Pet, what would it look like?
For this Hero Challenge, unleash your imagination, and come up with pets of amazing, beautiful, and even peculiar pedigrees and abilities.

  - Terryl Whitlatch
  PE: Traditional Art Week Wrap-upTraditional Art Week
And this concludes the Traditional Art Week at projecteducate. We presented you a handful of very nice articles and we hope you found here something that will help you to improve your art and how you present it. Huge thanks to all the contributors:heart:. The next Traditional Art Week will take place in March, and here you can notify us if you'd like to participate. Stay in touch with Traditionalists hub!
January19January25
Traditional Art Week
19th Monday
AM: Introduction by STelari
PM: How to Use Masking Fluid by Agaave
20th Tuesday
AM: A Brief Discussion about Tonal Contrast by Goodnight-Melbourne
PM: Collaborations by crazyruthie
  PE: Anthro Week Wrap UpAnthro Week Wrap Up
Wrap Up!
Anthro art is such a fascinating and beautiful genre that it really deserves to be admired! I hope that you've found the information posted for this week useful and the art pieces featured inspiring! Next time I plan to host a few tutorials and get some walk throughs! Would that be something everyone would be interested in?
so I would like to pose this to the community!
When I host another Anthro Week, what would you like to see? 
Thank you again everyone for your continued support! This was a fantastic week and I really enjoyed it! Thank you to all the artists who participated and to all those in the community who appreciated it!
Best,
KovoWolf
Anthro Community Volunteer
Anthro Week Wrap Up Journals
 
Intro!

Anthro Features
  PE: Community Week Wrap-UpWelcome to the Community Week! :la:
For those of you that may not know yet, a Community Week is a chance for everyone in the community to bring to light their favourite subject, art, project or any other topic that you consider important but may get overlooked other ways. If you're interested in participating in the next Community Weeks, please send your idea(s) to projecteducate by note with the title "Community Week Summary". :aww:
January05January11
Community Week
5th Monday
AM: Intro blog by cinyu
PM: Private Journal Entries - Fe0
6th Tuesday
AM: Wallpaper Created Traditionally by Just-To-Look1
PM:
  Taskers' Discussion: January 2015January
Discussion

Hello Deviants! :la:
Welcome to deviant365's first discussion for 2015! :eager: With each start of the year, one comes across the obligatory resolution stage. Let's focus a bit on that this month. ;)
Do you have any resolutions for 2015?
Trying to be a better artist, more involved in the community--both? Limiting your time online (:giggle:)? How far are you along your path to realizing your resolution(s)? Tell us!
Discussion Begin!
  Senior Selections #35Welcome back to SeniorSelections with its 35th week of selections featured by Senior Members! 
Please show your support by +favlove'ing this news article. Please also comment and +fav  on our wonderful features!

LiliWrites

Nichrysalis

MiloticScale

archaeobibliologist

Stygma

Endorell-Taelos and suggested by AlanRalph
Please note: we are still accepting admins to join our team for further information refer to this journal, and we take feature suggestions from the community just send us 
  SA Interview - ninebarkCongratulations to ninebark for receiving seniority on July 7th, 2014! :squee:

 
What is it like to be a part of the senior hut? How do you feel about receiving the Medal? How did you receive the news?
I saw it immediately on checking dA in the morning.
I've been on dA for a while, but most people that I know who've received the medal next to their names are incredible movers and shakers - and an inspiration. It's humbling to realize that someone thought highly enough of me to recommend me to staff.
What's it like? Well, the superpowers are pretty cool: I seem to have gained the ability to control the direction in which water swirls down the drain, a black-belt mastery over wiggling my ears, and the power to make my dog allergic to grass. I'm not a fan of having to shave off five inches of c
  SA Interview - Eitvys200Congratulations to Eitvys200 for receiving seniority on July 7th, 2014! :squee:

 
What is it like to be a part of the senior hut? How do you feel about receiving the Medal? How did you receive the news?
It feels great and I am really happy I received it. The news took me by surprise because I didn't check dA that day and dekorAdum messaged me about random things on skype and then told me to check dA. I obviously was shocked :giggle: That day could not have gone any better then it did. :dummy:
Sounds like you had an amazing day! :love: I heard you are the founder of the DeviantartWikia. What made you starting it? What was your idea behind it to start the Wikia?
I just founded the wiki group not the wiki itself :giggle: I found the dA wiki abandoned with no activ
  Thank you, and 2 important groupsThank you from the bottom of my heart
I know I'm really late in saying this (my head has been reeling the past 10 days), but I want publicly to acknowledge and thank fourteenthstar, Moonbeam13, and the CV team for honoring me with this Deviousness Award for January and/or writing such moving things about me. I cannot tell you all how much your words meant, and I am really honored and humbled to have received them. I love you so much.
If you're not sure what I'm talking about, check this out:

A note about mental illness
To those of you who have added me to your watch list, I hope I won't disappoint. I appreciate your interest in my words and my work, but I hope to direct your attention also to mental-health. This group is so important because of its positive approach to educating the DeviantArt community about mental health concerns and promoting positive mental health and happiness f
  Empowerment and Good Mental Health + A ChallengeWelcome to the year of YOU.
At mental-health, we are striving to share great information and empowering knowledge with our members, just as we learn an amazing amount of things from you. As a group, we are committed to making 2015 all about us (ALL of us-- that includes YOU!). We will be focusing on empowerment in the coming months with the goals of helping us find peace for ourselves and also helping us help others around us in this journey toward good mental health.
What you'll be seeing in the coming months
We'll be posting more articles and helpful links, some with an emphasis on "What is this disorder" but more with an emphasis on "You are okay, and here's how to cope." We are also brewing another contest. We would like to bring the group closer and do some more problem-solving activities as a group. Finally, we hope to have some inspiring stories to share.
Want to get involved more heavily?
We
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First introduced by Marvel in 1963, The Avengers was Jack Kirby and Stan Lee’s superheroic response to the success of DC Comics’ Justice League of America.
In the original comic the founders of the superhero team were Thor, Iron Man, Hulk, Ant–Man, and The Wasp who came together to defeat the evil god Loki. The 2012 live–action Avengers movie loosely based on Marvel
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An Experiment with Time is a long essay by the Irish aeronautical engineer J. W. Dunne (1875–1949) on the subjects of precognition and the human experience of time.


John William Dunne was an Irish aeronautical engineer and author. In the field of parapsychology, he achieved a preeminence through
 


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KATZENSAFT Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
oh dear WDWParksGal, where did the webcam widget go, if it is gone i am truly heartbroken :'( i am just so very sad about this, please it is only temporary??? hopefully you can confirm 2 me if it is temporary or not as u are a moderator of deviant art


oh and i like apple products too, i got a macbook last year and i really like it,, maybe we can be friends??? :happybounce: 
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2015
I've used Apple products since my husband bought an Apple 2E in the early 1980s!! By 1986 we had an Apple 2GS and a 2800-bod modem to use the Interwebs. Dialing into a local server and having the call routed allowed the user to find whatever was available online at that time. It could take up to five minutes to get to a desired site. Limited service for $2.95 an hour on top of a base fee :wow: :faint: :giggle:

I disabled the webcam when I couldn't get anything to show :shakefist: ~ I need to try and get it to work again. I would like to feature some great Disney Travel videos if I can get them show up!!!
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GoldenNocturna Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Student Writer
Thanks for the llama! :)
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015
You're welcome! Congrats on creating so many critiques for Critmas!
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