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FE Compendium: Valtome by Lyricanna FE Compendium: Valtome :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 6 3 Super villains doing mundane things by Lyricanna Super villains doing mundane things :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 2 7
Falling Is Like This
“I just don't know,” Nina said as she absently stirred her coffee far more than necessary. Soleil had learned to recognize it as a nervous gesture a long time ago; Nina would stir her coffee without drinking it if she was upset or worried. It was a cute habit but Soleil never enjoyed seeing a girl upset. “I mean I like hanging out with him, but I think I just want boys that are friends instead of a boyfriend you know?”
“Not really,” Soleil replied. “Boyfriends are not my territory.” Nina swatted her across the table and Soleil couldn't help but laugh.
“Okay but like, isn't easier for you to daydream about cute girls, especially ones you know if you aren't also trying to be close with them? The distance just feels safer. And it's not like I can talk two guys into kissing if I'm dating one of them anyway!”
“Maybe I just have the advantage,” Soleil replied. “I'm a girl who likes girls and maybe one day I'll actu
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This Time, This Place
Niles lingered in the doorway of the largest library he had ever been in. That included the library in Castle Krakenburg, where he had spent countless hours with Leo, just in case. He was always with Leo, just in case he needed books carried or food fetched or an assassin slipped by. Odd to have been separated by the bizarre circumstances that brought him to this world, odder still to know that Leo was here now. He had asked after every summoning ritual, after every fight, every contract – who are we kidding, compulsion – was broken. Yet somehow his young lord had slipped by, had been here a week already and he hadn't known. A minor irritant that – it had always been his job to know things. To ferret out secrets, plots. And here Leo sat, nose in a book, stacks of more books to his right and left and Niles had only learned of it half an hour ago, after he had scared it out of Alfonse.
That had been fun though, Niles thought idly. He enjoyed making the pou
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Opposites Attract by Lyricanna Opposites Attract :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 28 10 Myrelle by Lyricanna Myrelle :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 2 0 Line art for Astralseed by Lyricanna Line art for Astralseed :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 2 0 Long tailed Myna foal by Lyricanna Long tailed Myna foal :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 3 6 Moose headshot by Lyricanna Moose headshot :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 11 7 Race week 4 by Lyricanna Race week 4 :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 6 0 Race week 3 by Lyricanna Race week 3 :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 4 0 Sarin - vroom vroom by Lyricanna Sarin - vroom vroom :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 11 1 Moose by Lyricanna Moose :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 6 2 Sarin by Lyricanna Sarin :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 5 8 Vitalien by Lyricanna Vitalien :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 10 9
It always came back to blood between them, Niles thought wryly. There was blood at every important moment they had shared so it made an odd, poetic sort of sense that there should be some here now, at this, arguably the biggest moment of their lives since they had met. He should have expected it, really.
The night that they met, he had been bruised and bloodied by the guards by the time Leo had intervened. He already had a commanding presence at 15, a look of knowing that was impossible to explain. That steady look made him seem even older; his age had come as a surprise to Niles when he found out. Leo always made him feel younger, clumsier.
Leo – despite everything, Niles only ever thought of him as Leo although he never referred to him as just Leo in public – had examined him like a curiosity found in some museum, an oddity to be understood and classified before being put into its proper place. That Leo had thought that that place was as his subordinate had been both bi
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Young Musashi: Rough pencils by philbourassa Young Musashi: Rough pencils :iconphilbourassa:philbourassa 422 48 Koei Samurai Cafe by littledragonlee Koei Samurai Cafe :iconlittledragonlee:littledragonlee 4 4
The LOL Corner [#35]

The LOL Corner
This regular news article promises to make you giggle, chortle, and laugh your ass off.
Every edition will feature a collection of the funniest chat network quotes.
dAmnIt! is a database of funny quotes submitted by deviants like you.
When something funny happens in a chatroom, share it with everyone! It only takes a few clicks, and while you're there browse through all the other hilarious quotes!
Feel free to note me with suggested dAmnIt! quotes to go into the next edition.
Past Editions:
Edition One
Edition Two
Edition Three
Edition Four
Edition Fi
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Spring Garden of ancient China by little33cat Spring Garden of ancient China :iconlittle33cat:little33cat 536 78
Indian Mythology Contest
Hello! :wave:
This article will provide you with all the basic information about the contest along with some helpful hints and links that you can use to incorporate in your entry.
The contest will kick off next sunday that is AUGUST 3rd 2008 12:00 am Indian Standard Time (thats 5.30 hours ahead of GMT)
It ends October 28th 11:59pm IST

Indian Mythology is extremely vast- even I am unaware of many aspects! India is very rich in culture and I just thought it would be nice for us all to explore it. And a contest would be a fun way to go about it :aww:  
So pick a story/character/incident and illustrate it to the best of your abilities. There are many lovely stories and epics to choose from. I shall list a few of them just as an outline/guide- you can, of course, research your own or illustrate one that you already know well :aww:
It literally means 'ten avataras' or ten incarnations. These are ten stories about the incarnations of
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SW2 - Not Good... by SpiritLullaby
Mature content
SW2 - Not Good... :iconspiritlullaby:SpiritLullaby 22 66
Happy Halloween 2008 by Ranmaru-Mori Happy Halloween 2008 :iconranmaru-mori:Ranmaru-Mori 26 26 Merry Christmas xP 2007 by deathpromise Merry Christmas xP 2007 :icondeathpromise:deathpromise 4 0 truth is 1 ,paths are many by krishna76 truth is 1 ,paths are many :iconkrishna76:krishna76 6 7 Kei by HOON Kei :iconhoon:HOON 2,539 115 happy halloween 08 by ladylionink happy halloween 08 :iconladylionink:ladylionink 50 8 Meilin Lin cosplay by elizafa Meilin Lin cosplay :iconelizafa:elizafa 3 0 The Tide by MokonaPlushie The Tide :iconmokonaplushie:MokonaPlushie 3 7
I have my faves set to random so I can re-visit the works I have faved =)

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Pastor Hell 2.5 by bluerainCZ Pastor Hell 2.5 :iconblueraincz:bluerainCZ 1,990 107 Pans Journey by rodg-art Pans Journey :iconrodg-art:rodg-art 1,424 137 Ichor Refieneries UDK by Journeyful Ichor Refieneries UDK :iconjourneyful:Journeyful 978 96 Little Grey Riding Hood by Fragile-yet-CunNINg Little Grey Riding Hood :iconfragile-yet-cunning:Fragile-yet-CunNINg 500 88 Viara Tenebrae by Vetrova Viara Tenebrae :iconvetrova:Vetrova 1,559 70 Creya Animation by Cyangmou Creya Animation :iconcyangmou:Cyangmou 2,194 360 Absolution by sXeven Absolution :iconsxeven:sXeven 5,092 324 Reminiscence by LupisDarkmoon Reminiscence :iconlupisdarkmoon:LupisDarkmoon 1,352 203 Welcome To Phasis by dadmad Welcome To Phasis :icondadmad:dadmad 1,926 200 Ibergil constructive by Hellstern Ibergil constructive :iconhellstern:Hellstern 963 127 NESTALGIA by JINNdev NESTALGIA :iconjinndev:JINNdev 2,093 598 Trees by xxcaojiexx Trees :iconxxcaojiexx:xxcaojiexx 1,861 120 'Assassin Bunny' by Rhythem02 'Assassin Bunny' :iconrhythem02:Rhythem02 1,119 108 Machine Gunner by Marcodalidingo Machine Gunner :iconmarcodalidingo:Marcodalidingo 2,153 281 Mistress, they are invading by neofotistou Mistress, they are invading :iconneofotistou:neofotistou 600 83

News and Journals

Welcome to the Quirlicorn Joust! - Monthly Event -
Welcome to the Quirlicorn Joust!
Below we will outline what exactly the Quirlicorn Joust is, how this ongoing event works, how you can participate, and what types of prizes you can win by participating.  If anything is unclear or you don't fully understand something, please feel free to ask us to clarify it for you.
Quirlicorns are generally not suited for most equine eventing.  While they absolutely can participate in any form of eventing, the breed excells in sparring and use of magic above all else.  As such we're providing a safe space for these beautiful unicorns to follow their passions and do the things they are built for.  
The Quirlicorn Joust is an ongoing event, which will have new promts posted on the first of each month.  Participation in the Quirlicorn Joust is completely voluntary and there are no requirements for how often you have to participate.  While there will only be 1 prompt each month, weekly participation is permitted and encourage
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The HorseArt-RPG Newsletter Volume LXVIII
:iconhorseart-rpg: The HorseArt-RPG Newsletter :iconhorseart-rpg:
The Source for Breeders of the Future
:bulletorange: August 2017 - #68 :bulletorange:
:bulletorange: A monthly newsletter for HaRPG artists, stable RPGs and the general equine world of deviantART :bulletorange:
:iconhorseart-rpg: :bulletorange: :iconharpg-newsletter:
Go back in time to see past articles!
Become a member of or devwatch HARPG-Newsletter for future articles!
HaRPG Creator, :iconmoonfeather:
Newsletter Creator, :icononetallday:
Newsletter Editor, :iconmissdudette:
Newsletter Team, :iconRoseThornStables: :iconravenclawhobbit: :iconshekeira: :iconnewagestables: :iconRina-glxy: :iconaccaliarose: :icondeadmanswillow: :iconUnbreakableStrides: :iconzelorian:

:bulletorange: Table of Contents :bulletorange:
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July 2017 Quirlicorn Geno Raffle
Winners have been rolled, congrats to 
Levi-The-Badass for winning ID 1263G
Leliana86 for winning ID 1264
QuirkyDoodle for winning ID 1265
Thank you to everyone who participated this month, keep an eye out for another geno giveaway next month Heart
Hello everyone,
Each month we'll run all of our lovely group horses through RNG in order provide you all with these genos.    
Before we look at this months genos, let's discuss how this giveaway will work.  
We have 3 genos that will be raffled off in this event, 2 of them will be for newbies and 1 for existing members.  
All three genos will be raffled off to participants via RNG and everyone is only allowed one ticket per eligible geno, though nobody may win more than one geno.
For this event, we define a newbie as a user who does not already own a Quirlicorn or have enough breeding slots to breed their own. In short, if you do not currently have the means to own a Quir
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Quirlicorn Summer Solstice Show 2017
Many thanks to everyone who participated in this years Summer Solstice Show, judging was really difficult this time around, so we'll be awarding extra prizes to all participants.  Anyway, here are this years winners:

1st Place:
Bullet; Red Breeding slot to two group horses of your choice (one mutation okay) OR one custom Quirlicorn Import (recessive mutation okay)
:bulletred: One Sparring Tack design
Bullet; Red One sacred dew potion of your choice
:bulletred: One Cursed Dew Potion of your choice
Bullet; Red +8 Chime points to the winning Quirlicorn(s)
Bullet; Red +10 Sacred Spirals

2nd Place:
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Fire Emblem Heroines Collab
UPDATE: And here's what you've all been waiting for! 

After 5 months, we've completed the collab! Thank you all very much for participating! 

Here's what we posted earlier:
Yesterday was the day that we finally reached 1,000 members. Thanks so, so much for the love and support, and hopefully, you will keep it up. So to celebrate that, and the release of Fire Emblem Heroes ( ), which is to have every character in the whole franchise, we are doing a collab, with all (or most) female FE characters, ranging from Shadow Dragon and the Blade of Light to Tokyo Mirage Sessions #FE, in one image. Sounds pretty fun, doesn't that sound so? 
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Thank you Lyricanna!

Please join me in thanking Lyricanna for her time and commitment to the community during her time as a volunteer. She has represented the community for so long it's hard to imagine the team without her but she won't be far!

Thank you 
Lyricanna :heart:
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Celebrating Deviousness - January 2017

In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community.
Introducing neurotype
Call me norpadorp.
I joined DeviantArt back in the day on a friend’s recommendation. Mainly to browse art, but one of my earliest memories using this site is repeatedly submitting to the Pixel Art category because I had no idea what ‘Indie Art’ was.
By the time I figured it out, I was part of a community I hadn’t expected to be a part of. My parents support art as recreation; my first exposure to the world of professional artists and art criticism was here. Without meeting the people I met here, I can confidently say that I never would have gone beyond fanfiction parodies as a writer, taken more than a couple of drawing c
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Fan Art Week - We want to hear from you!
Fan Art Week

Hello, everyone!
Fan Art Week is coming soon to projecteducate and we are looking for contributors to write articles, host chat events, and more!
If you're interested in jumping on board for Fan Art Week, please send us a note with your ideas! Please make sure to title your note "Fan Art Week".
We'd also like to know what you expect to see from Fan Art Week! Are you looking for interviews with Fan Artists around DeviantArt? Would you like to see tutorials? What about critique nights for your fan art? Let's hear your ideas! In the mean time, here's some great ideas to get the ball rolling:
Art FeaturesTutorialsContestsCritique SessionsInterviewsThumbnail sharingFandom celebrationWorkshops
Be sure to check out past Fan Art Weeks for more ideas!
We're also looking for week leads to help organize and run the week! If you'd like to help approve article ideas from the community, create a
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deviantART's 11th BirthdAy: Let's Celebrate!

August 7th, 2011 marks deviantART's 11th birthdAy, but in true devious style, we're taking a whole week to celebrate! Our original plans for Deviants Appreciation Day were so huge that there was no possible way to express our love for the community in a mere 24 hours. Instead, we've created Deviants Appreciation Week, and what better time to host a week's worth of community-oriented events than in the days leading up to our birthdAy?

Each day this week, we have something special organized for you to participate in! Check out the schedule of events below to come party with us!

In Skribble, our latest community contest, we challenge
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Update: Fair Exposure and Popular Browse
:bulletgreen:  Fair Exposure and miscategorization
On January 24th, 2012, we released an hq journal regarding Popular results for Browse. In this journal, we described Fair Exposure -- deviantART's algorithm for Popular browse results.  Fair Exposure's goal is to showcase the most popular deviations in a variety of styles, genres, and art forms, without bias towards a particular topic.
Since the release of our Fair Exposure announcement, especially in the last handful of weeks, we've noticed a concerted, dedicated effort made by deviants, or groups of deviants, to specifically beat (or "game") the system.  Deviations have been intentionally miscategorized in hopes of having them appear "higher" in Popular results.  This has, rightfully so, resulted in complaints from deviants who submit to deviantART in a fair and honest manner.   
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Join us for a deviantMEET in Las Vegas!
We're be hosting a Las Vegas deviantMEET!

Posted on October 3, 2013

What happens on deviantART doesn't stay on deviantART!

We're heading to Sin City, and we're betting on an amazing time with our deviants!

Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas by *Torsten-Hufsky
Join Us in Las Vegas!

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Celebrate deviantART's 14th Birthday!


Fourteen years of existence marks a period of growth, change, and introspection — an era of creativity and emotion that leads to long-term personal and artistic development. As we celebrate deviantART's 14th birthday, we want to thank all of you for joining in on the journey of growth and development, from the deviants who have been here from the start to the deviants who are starting out their deviantART experience today.
How has deviantART helped you grow as an individual and/or as an artist? Tell us your story through an art feature Journal!
Visit the Write a Journal Entry
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Introducing the Timeline of DeviantArt!

Introducing the Timeline of DeviantArt!
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Good morning Callisto VIII...
Google+ will celebrate its 15th birthday in August 2015. While many online communities have come and gone during the last decade and a half, DeviantArt remains because of our passionate and committed community. In that time, we've celebrated many milestones, and it became apparent we were in need of a place to share our victories and our challenges. And since we want to move toward more complete transparency with the community, what better time to also sho
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Happy holidays from deviantART!

'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through dA,
Not a troll was stirring, nor Grinch in his sleigh.
Deviations were hung in digital Galleries with care,
In hopes that +Favourites soon would be there.
The n00bs were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of Daily Deviations danced in their heads.
And Fella in his 'kerchief, and spyed with his night-light,
Had just settled down to log-off for the night,
When over in the Forums there arose such a clatter,
Fella sprang back online to see what was the matter.
To the browser window he flew like a flash,
Tore open the tabs and refreshed the cache.
When what to his art-loving eyes should appear,
But an animated sleigh and eight commissioned reindeer,
With a little old driver, so creative and slick,
Fella knew in a moment it must be St. Nick.
More rapid than broadband, his reindeer were famed,
After all his favorite ar
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New Username Symbols
As part of our ongoing process to make the user experience cleaner and more intuitive, we've launched a new set of username symbols designed to help easily identify deviant-types.
Easily Identifiable
At a glance, the new symbols are quickly recognizable. When hovering over a username symbol, a tooltip appears, providing a brief explanation of that user's deviant-type. If clicked, a modal appears, giving a brief explanation for each username symbol, with "Learn more" links that lead to more detailed explanations.
A word from Heidi:
Over the years, a few things have come to seem like deviantART mainstays. Deviant green, intricate art categorization, colorful avatars, symbols next to usernames. In our constant re-evaluation of what's best for longtime deviants and new users alike, we do sometimes need to stop and ask ourselves if a makeover for some aspect isn't overdue. Changing username symbols was one of the harder things we evaluated.
I've been testin
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All deviants can now write Critiques
:star:  Be a giver!
Sometimes you come across a deviation that deserves special attention. It catches your eye in such a way that you're compelled to craft a response that goes above and beyond a normal comment.  Or perhaps a fellow deviant is having a tough time with a particular aspect of their work, and you know just what they need to take their art to the next level. As a good Internet citizen and art enthusiast, you want to help them out, but a normal comment doesn't quite suit your purpose. 
For these situations and more, we've given everyone the ability to write a Critique.  
:?  What is Critique?
DeviantART's Critique system is designed to help artists get in-depth, critical feedback and commentary on their work.  Valued feedback through Critique promotes creative growth as an artist and draws special attention to work.  Critiques are also a way for committed art enthusiasts, connoisseurs, and fans to publish real criticism,
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Vincent van NO by sagittariusgallery Vincent van NO :iconsagittariusgallery:sagittariusgallery 774 107 Palace garden in Kyoto, Japan, Bic Ballpoint Pen by VianaArts Palace garden in Kyoto, Japan, Bic Ballpoint Pen :iconvianaarts:VianaArts 4,094 874 Water fairy by alexiuss
Mature content
Water fairy :iconalexiuss:alexiuss 26,252 1,864
Trent Photo Excursion: Library by Lyricanna Trent Photo Excursion: Library :iconlyricanna:Lyricanna 4 0 Selkie by Wolverat
Mature content
Selkie :iconwolverat:Wolverat 265 59
Water flowing by Tepara Water flowing :icontepara:Tepara 2 6 moonlight shadow by little33cat moonlight shadow :iconlittle33cat:little33cat 890 131 Dragon lord by deland-fox Dragon lord :icondeland-fox:deland-fox 3,741 159

Are you attending Anime North this year? 

52 deviants said No
7 deviants said Yes! (want to meet up?)



FE Compendium: Valtome
For the Fire Emblem Compendium project: who also provided the template =)

Since SpiritLullaby and myself were late to the project and I said I was going to try for Valtome in one of the re-assignments, the wife decided to collab with me.  The lines are hers, colours by me.  We just really wanted to participate and honestly Valtome is one of those villains I love to hate.  Working on him actually turned out to be a lot of fun.

Full size image for details: Valtome

Valtome (C) Intelligent Systems

Now back to nursing my arthritis I go XD
796 deviations
Super villains doing mundane things
A guy borrowed my phone on the bus ride home from a con and did an impromptu photoshoot.  I decided to fix this one up since I liked the lighting.  So thanks random bus guy!

Cosplay made by me, wig by Arda wigs, cut and styled by my wife.


Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
Hello, I go by Rhys here on dA :wave:

To Address a Few Things:
Please do not advertise groups or post chain letters or beg for points on my page. Any such comments will be hidden.
Art Status:
Commissions: Closed

Dead account: Rianu55
Plz account: :icondigbatplz:


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mrokat Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey! Catch a llama and have a nice day! :) (Smile)
FelesTacita Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017   Traditional Artist
Hey, Rhys! How have you been? :hug:
Lyricanna Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist

Busy but alright.  Been working on cosplay and some fanfiction exchanges over on tumblr.  Work eats a lot of my life but that's how adulting goes, I guess XD   How have you been?
FelesTacita Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017   Traditional Artist

I'm doing okay. Did a lot of shopping this weekend so I'm beat. :lol: As for art, I'm working on personal projects. :nod:
Lyricanna Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hope the shopping was fun =D

Always a good thing =)  Planning for Halloween yet?
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