Gone Bananas! A CSS ContestI've decided that I need a different journal CSS. I love the one I have now, buffydoesbroadcast did a fantastic job with it. However, I'd like something a bit more personal, and that's where the contest comes in! This'll be my first contest, and I'm rather excited at the thought of it. So here's what you need to know.Gone Bananas! A CSS Contest by GaioumonBatou
Theme: I want a monkey themed journal, so a monkey is a must. However, you can tie in other things as well. I like jungles, trees, the sky, or even the ocean or a river.
Color choices: I'm partial to certain shades of green and blue. Here are some specific hexcodes to show you the kind of shades I like:
Green: #009933, 336600, 669933
Blue: #3333CC, 000099, 006699
Coding: I'm pretty sure I know what to do with the coding once I get it, but at the same time, send me directions so that I know for sure. ^^"
Judging: Judging will be done by me, as it's for my journal. If anyone has any disputes over that, let me
Ahoy! Winners for the March Limerick Contest!Ahoy!Ahoy! Winners for the March Limerick Contest! by fllnthblnk
All right... after a night-and-a-morning's worth of debating, I have decided the winners of the March Limerick Contest. I judged on content, closeness to form, grammar & spelling, and my overall reaction to the piece.
Here are the entries in the order I received them for the contest--33 in total, excluding 2 disqualified entries (sorry, you two--rules are rules!).
1. A Clever Pest by Azuire - http://azuire.deviantart.com/art/A-Clever-Pest-78812117
2. Another Line by Kirielson - http://kirielson.deviantart.com/art/Another-Line-78813644
3. I'm a limerick by virvatuli-lumi - http://virvatuli-lumi.deviantart.com/art/I-m-a-limerick-D-78819700
4. Ah, spring by No-where-man - http://no-where-man.deviantart.com/art/Ah-spring-78876271
5. St. Pat's Limerick by chrisfromchapelhill - http://chrisfromchapelhill.deviantart.com/art/St-Pat-s-Limerick-79036643
6. It seems by :devJuvenilemik
Gallery v2.1 New Features!Gallery v2.1: New FeaturesGallery v2.1 New Features! by lolly
We have done a bit of tweaking and some upgrades to the recently fantastic upgrades to galleries and gallery folders. Don't want to use the standard three image thumbnail compilation? No problem. Want the choice between a text only or image only icons for the sidebar? No sweat.
Got too carried away moving things around and want to just put it all back? Click away.
And if you have a subscription and wants some funky CSS to match your journal? Have at it!
Here is a list of the upgrades! Enjoy!
'Everything' section replaced with a new Browse section
One-click reset/re-order your Featured deviations
Customized sidebar pictures for folders
Text-only and Icon-only mode for folder sidebar
Redesigned folder page: Text placed appears on left or right
Where are the Writers? New FacesWhere are the Writers? by GeneratingHype
Not too long ago, in an attempt to find and greet all the new faces in Traditional Art, SandraPelly began a "Welcome Wagon" in which she asked her community to link her traditional artists who were new to dA. To quote her:
"Remember how hard it was to find your way when you just started on DA...? How much you partied when you hit first 100 [pageviews] and then 1000, and when you got your first watcher? How did it feel when someone pimped your work for first time? Well we are going to make that much, much, much easier..."
Well, I decided to steal her idea. There are so many new writers--good, great, and otherwise--who come to this site each and every day. I try to catch those I'm lucky enough to find (sometimes they find me first!), and some of you have already begun sending me links to unknowns, but I'm only one man (on a mission from God) who's part of a busy and excellent four-part team. I can't possibly catch
The Crafted Eastertide Winners!The Crafted Eastertide Contest has come to an endThe Crafted Eastertide Winners! by Myana
You goal was to in any Artisan Crafts medium craft on the theme Easter, ie easter bunnies, painted eggs and so on. Does your country/culture celebrate the eastertide in a special way? Craft it and show us! Launching article.
The judges and I were blown away with the awesome entries, take a look yourself here
A big thanks to the judges: :iconhanratty-stock: :iconshell4art: :iconartisticaunjuli: :iconhelewidis: :iconcooley:
The judges has now said theirs and I'm proud to present the winners...
and winner of a 12 months subscription
2nd place winner:
and winner of a 6 months subscription
3rd place winner:
and winner of a 3 months subscription
Thank you al
I can't believe five years have passed so quickly without you, Pip--and yet, they still seem slow when compared to the years I had with you. Wherever you are, I hope I'm making you proud.
Creidimis sa Tsíoraíocht.
I ache when the world does, and maybe that's a bit too much ego, and maybe that's just a little too close to cowardice, but it's the putting in rather than the putting on that makes another's shoes uncomfortable. Empathy isn't a promise to feel as another feels, to have walked as another's walked. Empathy is the understanding that I ache, and you ache, and it's the aching where we meet--rather than the road that brought us to it. I don't know your pain, and you don't know mine, but that's okay. We don't have to share an injury to acknowledge a wound.
You may call me Bill or Pip. I'm a twenty-something editor, a self-professed punctuation junkie with a penchant for words, and a Catholic. I am also a very private, shy homosexual living my day-to-day between New York City and Oxford.|
I like talking about sex, politics, books, relationships, religion, grammar, philosophy, literature, music, baseball and football. I have an old obsession with black and white movies and anything noir, and a true appreciation for Jimmy Stewart, Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart, Fred Astaire, and Cary Grant.
We'll probably get on well if you know who Robbe-Grillet is, enjoy Borges or Nabokov, can admit to liking Oscar Wilde, hate James Joyce and John Steinbeck, like Keats, appreciate Donne, and believe that Baldwin and Capote are among the greatest American writers in literary history.
Or, if reading isn't your thing, hit me up with a "Hello!" I welcome random IMs and notes.