The THOUSAND WATCHER Contest! (Deadline Sept 5th)Wheee! A thousand watchers! Thanks, you guys. Now, since I'd rather not just do a random giveaway for this momentous event, I'm going to have a contest. You'll actually have to do some work, you suckers! Bwahahahaha! THE PRIZE: A filly plush of your choice WITH cutie marks OR one (ONE) accessory QUALIFIERS: You can't upgrade to a full size pony. If you wish to pay for additional accessories, they will be considered. Unless you wish to pay extra, the prize only covers decently simple fillies (what I mean is no Royal Fillies). Rainbow Dash is okay. OCs are okay. Colts are okay, too. The filly will be made with my standard 10 inch pattern in minky. THE CATCH: You have to pay shipping. Sorry! ($15 within NA, $20 elsewhere) THE CONTEST: You must draw an inanimate object as a pony.RULES: Your submission has to be recognizable as a pony. Cop-outs like 'He has a toaster as his cutie
Regarding Group Security and "Hackers"Hello Everypony,This post is largely directed towards anyone who moderates or runs a MLP-related group on DeviantArt, but the information contained can be relevant to everyone.Over the past few hours, there's been a note circulating around to various MLP groups, claiming that there is a small group of "hackers" (which is not the correct word) attacking MLP groups, taking them over, and vandalizing them. To counter this, the note is suggesting that groups should block all join requests, disable auto-accept, and then forward the note to every other group you know of.Really, that's horrible advice, don't do that.It is true that during the past few days, a couple of pony groups have been attacked by malicious users. However, there is no elaborate hack or security flaw that's allowing this to happen. Instead, the groups that were attacked simply had an incorrectly configured, yet easily fixable, setting in their group's permissions which allowed such attacks.Most groups already are not
Spammer alert!Ok, yesterday I woke up this afternoon to several spam comments in my inbox, all on the same deviation. They say things like "How to Start Your Own Busines", "Real ways to make money using computers and the Internet", and "Have fun loosing pounds the easy way while you busy" (blatant spelling/grammar errors are blatant) but I have already marked them as spam. The users who sent these and many that have been reported to me are as follows:rupeshbhatt88juicysaucezetpap3dmansAndresBekhomeAnimeSoulFanBoiDreamyCakesExmrblondeGalyPolandKn0ELCMfyiGxeg2Lord-MarduKSickmaxTheLoveStoriesTormalalexRRbstyle82carrazzoneetsn86hcmerhanhmkom2000hotplainriceliftboy-liftboylingeringreposemartijnrouwendalmimix666nicgilbert-vbfpmcmfsaparatusteppoka
1 Month Premium Give Away! Happy Holidays everyone!I'm in the holiday spirit and have decided to give away a 1 month premium status! All you have to do is favourite :iconfavoriteplz: this journal, and share it if you can.Along with that you need to comment below with a number between 1 and 100!The draw will be done by tomorrow 3pm.That's December 25th 3PM GMT time.Love you aaaaaall!:iconloveheartplz:UPDATEThe first number picked (by a random number generator) will get a premium, a llama, a watch(if I'm not already doing so).For the second number picked (I have literally just decided to add this) I will award 100 points and a llama!Just over an hour left. Good luck and HAPPY HOLIDAYS! THE DRAW HAS BEEN DONE! Congratulations to :iconpaliokoritso: For winning the premium and :iconamberwolf194: For winning the points! You will get your prizes immediately.There will be more Contests and giveaways in the near future, so watch me to take part.xx
Christmas Raffle(CLOSED)The raffle is over, here are the results: http://nanami-yukari.deviantart.com/journal/#/d5p6qylHi guys! It's almost Christmas time~I thought I'll do something nice to celebrate Christmas, a point raffle The rules are fairly simple, all you have to do is fave this journal. That's it!I'm giving away 100 ~ Sorry it's not a lot, but I don't have that much unfortunately >_
My plea to the fandom (PLEASE READ)Ok, I've been silent about this for far too long but with what I've been hearing lately, I cannot keep it quiet any longer. I have to get this off my chest. This is important for ANYONE in the My Little Pony fandom so you all had better read carefully.I've been hearing some rumors that some of the DHX staff have considered leaving the show because of all the hate against Equestria Girls.... There you go guys. You keep hating and we'll lose enough of the show staff that they may not be able to continue it all because you were being judgmental hypocrites. :iconfacepalmplz:Seriously, I lose a ton of respect for someone whenever I hear them say something negative thing about Equestria Girls. At first it was just a little bit of fandom butthurt but if it's gotten to the point where some of the DHX staff are irked by us, then action needs to be taken. And it is true, fans are complaining way too much about Equestria Girls. I've heard some people whine and literally give Hasbro and
Yayy~ My first giveaway! - | G I V E A W A Y | - ANOTHER OPTION ADDED FOR YOU TO WIN ENTRIES/SLOTS!LISTEN HERE. IF YOU ARE GOING TO FAVOURITE THIS JOURNAL, AT LEAST COMMENT. < IT IS ANNOYING.- - - - - - - - - - - - -Hello strangers, and as you might know, I am holding a giveaway! And, this is my first one. < (Yeah, I'm really nervous.)Anyway, I am giving away 100!But, now for the rules.- - - - - - - - - - - - -- | R U L E S | - You have to watch me. ( This counts for one entry ) You have to give me a llama. ( This counts for one entry ) You have to favourite this journal. ( This counts for one entrys ) You have to make your own journal and post link here. ( This counts for one entry ) You can favourite and comment one piece of my work - http://tomatofairygodmother.deviantart.com/art/Britain-X-Reader-Juliet-s-Surprise-340240830. (This counts as three entries)- - - - - - - - - - - - --
Concerning events in Boston todayJust want to say a couple things about today's explosions at the Boston Marathon.My heart goes out to the victims and their families. I feel tremendous sadness and empathy for everyone affected by the explosion. For all of us watching on the internet, on television or listening to news on the radio, the situation is shocking, but to those on the ground and their loved ones, their terror and pain and loss is devastating. My heart aches for what they are going through at this very moment. Since 9-11 we, as a culture and a country, have not done a good or decent job of continuing to support our first-responders. The further we've gotten from the events of that terrible day, the more we've downsized, defunded, and often demonized police, EMTs, and firefighters. But seeing these brave men and women rushing into the heart of an explosion to rescue victims is nothing short of inspiring and heroic. Thank goodness for their presence at the marathon toda
Contest... Win a Free Premium Membership! :DEDIT - Due to unexpected circumstances, I'm extending the contest. It will not end until January 20th, 2013. I will also not be accepting any more contestants. Sorry for the inconvenience!~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Omg... This is gonna be a nightmare for my messages, but....I'll be hosting a contest. I've been in a real giving mood, so the winner gets a free 1-month premium membership from me! Consider it sort of a Christmas raffle thing...Okay, here's the rules.Fave this journal, send me a llama, make a journal about this contest with a link to it, and then leave a comment saying, "Elf".I'll give you a randomly generated 3 digit number. Your job is to remember that number. The person who's number I pull is the winner of the premium! Simple enough! :3The contest ends on the 26th of this month!This is my first real big contest, so bear with me. If you have any questions or concerns, just note me. :3Okay... GO!!!
2012 Christmas Give-AwayEvery year I'm going to hold a Christmas Give-Away. The winner of this give-away will be completely random (I'll be using http://www.random.org/lists/ ).All you have to do is: ~ Favorite this journal ~ Make a journal yourself about this give-away ~ Send me a link of your journal (In the comments of this journal please)The winner will receive 75 points along with a gift.The winner will be announced December 30th.Please don't spam me with questions that have already been answered in this journal
Some Tips For Young ArtistsSince Equestria Daily is doing their Artist Training Grounds and many young artists out there are starting to feel their oats, I thought it'd be a good time to get some of these thoughts out on the internet, for no other reason than to reference them when I'm asked about art advice later. If you're going to try a hoof at drawing, there is a wealth of information available to you out there. Instead, I'll try to make a note of some of the things that very few art tutorials seem to mention.1) Almost anyone can draw - yes, even you. Anyone with full command of a hand or two can draw. When you start, your drawings will not be great, but they will satisfy you. Keep going. That stodgy old advice about the thousand bad drawings is true. We don't admire well-rounded artists for being prodigies; we admire the effort they've put into honing their craft. Don't expect to develop quickly; take your time and pace yourself. Anyone can draw, but only the patient and tenacious can draw really well.2)
Free Plush ContestI will be hosting an OC contest after the first of the year. I will make the winner's OC into a plush. No Alicorns!!!!!!I will have a list of rules after Christmas.MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!!!!!