I've been hosting a lot of
giveaways, membership giveaways, mini-contests, etc. I'm going to announce all
recent winners here so you can all congratulate their glorious and beautiful selves! So if you've entered into anything I've done recently... you might wanna pay attention to the next few paragraphs. Just sayin'.
I challenged all deviants to comment on the above journal with a fellow deviant they believed deserved a free membership and why. For that act of kindness, they'll be rewarded with not only their FRIEND
receiving a membership, but they will as well!
There were 50 lovely, glowing compliments of other deviants but only 4 commenters will earn themselves and their friend a 1 Month Membership
, and only 1 pair will win 3 Months
And the winners of the 1 Month PMs are...- in the order that random.org generated them,
And the winners of the 3 Month PMs
Everyone, go congratulate our wonderful winners!
And winners - you'll be receiving a
from me requesting whether you'd like
, the PM, or for me to donate them to someone else. For future reference, I'll probably host this giveaway again. Maybe a monthly thing? What do you think?
And now for the winners of my Mini Forum Lit. Contest...
Siren's Call: A Flash Fiction Contest
Don't know what I'm talking about? Check it out here
. <----- CLICK IT.
I challenged the writers of DA to create a piece of literature (whether prose or poetry) in 150 words or less
centered around the theme, Siren's Call
. There were many beautiful pieces (some of which I couldn't imagine how they fit into 150 words).
It was incredibly difficult to choose a winner and I INSIST
that you all go peruse the comments and read all of the wonderful entries. First, a small feature of all the wonderful entrants who decided to indulge me:
"It's almost unconscious; she wakes to a song in her throat. Stretching in the sun, she wets her tail and hair. Something has happened on the bluffs. She can tell by the voices of her sisters and daughters, and by the debris being fed to the beach by the surf. They missed one. He clutches a barrel for life, even though the sand cradles both, so she pulls herself over.
He is handsome in a way she hardly understands. He stirs and she reaches out to touch his hair; it reminds her of her own, wet and matting in the heat. His skin is soft, and when he opens his eyes, she knows that by the time he is used up, he will give her another daughter. She opens her mouth and starts to sing for joy."
Gorgeous work, darling! You have told a tragically beautiful story in so few words and I applaud you for it.
EVERYONE APPLAUD Goldfish-In-Space
Thank you again everyone who entered, and keep an eye out for this week's upcoming Micro-Fiction Forum Contest
. YES. This will be a weekly thing. And Goldfish-In-Space, keep an eye out for your about your prize.
Yeah, there's moar.
Other recent giveaway winners...
I recently awarded my watchers with a Random Giveaway
. Check the poll here
. It was in celebration of my recent return to DA.
Now I'm thinking I'll do it again when I reach... 400 Watchers
. What do you think?
The winner of the random drawing was...
She will receive either a 1 Month Premium Membership
!!! Keep an eye out for future polls.
Okay, just a couple moar thangs...
At the end of my "welcome back" journal...
A rather unusual homecoming.Honestly, that's what it feels like.
As some of you know... cause I sort of told you
- I have been without internet for the past year. I know, it's tragic... life is miserable, my world is ending...
BUT THE SHOW MUST GO ON!
Lately I have been occupying my time with work, writing, REplaying old video games, and watching...
:iconhplz: :iconoplz: :iconu-plz: :iconsplz: :iconeplz:
- if you hadn't already noticed. :iconteheplz:
I wish I could say that I am returning to DA full time, but sadly... it would be a lie. Much like the cake.
I don't know how long it will be until I have full access to the internet. For now, I must rely on my smartphone and occasional trips to McDonald's. Sorry, my loves. I miss every single one of you and your art... which is why I have created this poll. For real though,
- I offered 400
to a random deviant who "welcomed me back"
And the winner was...
Now go congratulate her.
Now... this portion of the journal is strictly for -
I plan on doing quite a few things around DA from now on. I thought I'd let you guys know what projects I'm planning and what they're all about.
For starters: Weekly Micro-Fiction Lit. Contests
: At the beginning of every week I will host a micro-fiction
contest in the literature forums
. The prizes will vary weekly as will the theme and rules. Know, however, that it will always
Keep an eye out for this week's forum post! Monthly Act of Kindness Giveaway
: Much like the Win 1, Get 1 Free
event I just hosted, I will host a monthly giveaway of Memberships,
, etc. for my fellow deviants. Why is it called Act of Kindness
you may ask? Because just like in this past giveaway, you must suggest someone else to receive the prize and why
you think they deserve it. Then, as good karma always goes, you earn a chance to win the prize for yourself and your friend!
Keep an eye out for this month's Act of Kindness Giveaway
! dANightsOfMystery Revival Party
: YES. I will be re
. For those of you who don't know, dANightsOfMystery
is a group I started where we utilize DA's chatrooms to host our own Nights of Mystery
. They were always super fun, and within the next couple of weeks I will be hosting another.
Keep your eyes open! How To Be Original Article: Memorable Characters
& How Are You Original Interview
: I don't mean to brag, but I LOVED
my first issue of How To Be Original
, Original Plagiarists
. I will be continuing these articles with interviews and a new piece called, Memorable Characters
. Keep your eyes open! Keep on deviantARTing Article: DD Reactions
: After my publication of the first issue, Commissions
, I will be posting a monthly Keep on deviantARTing
article that centers around informing my fellow deviants about the various aspects of DA. The next subject matter? DD Reactions - how not
to react to them.