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February 7, 2010



...still breathing...

Journal Entry: Sun Feb 7, 2010, 2:18 AM


Hello everyone,
long time, no see! ;)

I hope 2010 has been treating you well so far. My year started with a lot of work, but that aside, all is well – and I hope you can say the same! :cuddle:

It has been a while since I updated my journal, so this might get a longer entry to catch up on stuff and hear your thoughts about certain things, so beware!

:bulletpurple: Update :bulletpurple:
I know that it still takes me forever to work my way through my comments and your new deviations. I sincerely apologise for that, but I really appreciate all :+fav:s, :+devwatch:s and comments that I receive and I promise that I’ll catch up on you eventually. :nod:

:bulletpurple: Art-related :bulletpurple:
Right now, I seem to go through another SciFi artphase... which made me start another KotOR playthrough this weekend. :jedi: It’s always a pleasure to come back to a beloved game after a while, and I fully intend to get back to my planned Worlds of KotOR artwork series soon, with Korriban being my next destination.

These art projects aside, I have rediscovered my love for my long neglected  Neverwinter Nights fanfic Under a Violet Moon, which is posted over at…

I’ve always been a very slow writer, but have discovered that things run much more smoothly when I work with a voice recorder to get the ideas out of my head, so I hope that I’ll update the story more frequently from now on. I know that many of my watchers write as well, so I'm curious - how does your writing process work?

:bulletpurple: dA Groups :bulletpurple:
This is a topic where I’m really looking forward to hear your thoughts. I have to admit that I really like the new group concept, and that they have implemented many new features that make groups so much better than the old clubs here on dA.

But of course, all these awesome features do not come without a cost. I’m only a member of three groups, but the sheer amount of new group submissions has forced me to turn off the notification for one of them that is very active, and although it truly pains me, I saw no other way to keep up with my message center.

I wondered why that problem never occurred while the groups were still clubs, and I think it’s simply the fact that submitting artworks has gotten so much easier now that people simply enter *everything* without being as selective about the pieces they enter to a group gallery as they used to be in the past. :shrug:

What are your experiences here? How many groups do you watch, and how do you keep up with the amount of new deviations?

Cheers, and take care!

::Featured Artist::

:iconimuda1: is a very talented 3D artist, so take a look at some of the Vue marvels he has created so far:
:thumb153113468: :thumb148154840: :thumb148310297: :thumb148696111: (that last one in collaboration with 00AngelicDevil00 )

::From my Favourites::

Assasin with Mech by epson361 by :iconepson361:
bun-fight by NghtWtch by :iconnghtwtch:
Deserted street by Tung-Monster by :icontung-monster:
she wolf by islandtime by :iconislandtime:
:thumb151261528: by :iconmohamad2010link:
twista by sassaputzin by :iconsassaputzin:
Warrior-Dragon 2 by cuatrod by :iconcuatrod:
hanabira by darkhalo by :icondarkhalo:
:thumb58496519: by :iconjigokuen:

::Special Feature::

:bulletpurple: CONTEST ANNOUNCEMENT :bulletpurple:
Did you ever want to get your favourite heroine or original character sculpted?

Then get your pencils and tablets ready, and check out the 'Sculp for me, Arty!' contest that ArtyAMG is running right now:


Deadline is February 28th, so you still have some time to enter your favourite lady! ;)

::Links and Stamps::

You're most welcome to take a look at my NWN2 Fanfics here: :rose: :library:
:heart::thumb94015802::heart: by :iconwolffboy:
:jedi: Atonement 3rd Place Badge by KaanaMoonshadow :jedi: by :iconprincessjaden:

::My Clubs::

:iconvampyrearmy: :iconcovenant-of-the-wolf: :iconden-of-the-troll: :iconposeraddicts: :iconrealm-of-fantasy: :iconkotor-flyboys-club: :iconsci-fi-club:

::This is fun::

:icon300plz: 300: THIS IS SPARTA +sped up+ by TheVanners :icon300plz:

Journal CSS inspired by Lilyas
Design by KaanaMoonshadow
  • Mood: Winter Downs
  • Listening to: Chris Isaak - Wicked Game
  • Playing: Knights of the Old Republic
  • Drinking: Earl Grey Tea
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islandtime Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2010
thank you so much for the feature :hug:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're most welcome, dear! :cuddle:
I'm with you on the groups. I really like them, I really think they were a great idea, except for the fact that the owners don't have total control over submissions except for having to go through each one and approve it. :P

I had to unwatch a couple of the groups I'm a part of. It literally brought the deviations in my already-full message center up by 150! :P I thought I accidentally signed into the wrong account at first.

And the unfortunate thing is, while some of the deviations sent to groups are beyond amazing, a lot are just recolours/retraces of stuff. Especially with anime/manga groups. :(
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I work as a moderator in one of my groups now, and we spend indeed a lot of time going through the submissions before we accept them into the gallery.

Luckily enough, we limited the submission rate to one per week per member, to keep the amount of updates in check. It's a shame if one has to leave a group or turn off the notifications, but I for one couldn't handle my message centre in any other way, either. :cuddle:
iMUDa1 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2010
Thanks so much for featuring me :iconcheerplz: I really needed some boost as my sweetie :icon00angelicdevil00: said :)

Really nice of you , thank you :)

I still relatively new to dA but I am an admin of VuePort since some time now, so im still in the "learning process" of this all :)
moonwolf-95 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Nice to see you back :)
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I always come back. :evillaugh:
FaeTian Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Good to hear from you again! :hug:

I love the groups system. :D I'm watching over 10 groups, but I haven't counted them. :XD:
KaanaMoonshadow Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
You're awesome - I'm watching four active groups now, and I can barely manage to catch up. :laughing: And yes, I'm not dead ... yet. :giggle: But as you can see, I really try to catch up on my messages. I'm really glad that most of my friends here are as patient with me as you are. :tighthug:
FaeTian Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:hug: Yes, its quite a challenge keeping up with deviations. :XD:
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