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Too much junkI've been here over a decade, and I was always a pretty active user. But I find myself using the site less and less because I just can't stand getting through the insane amount of junk on here. Screen caps, art theft, sexualized minors, memes etc. Report it, and nothing ever happens, and when it does it's 6 months to a year later. It's disgusting. Yep, I get there's a LOT of content on DA but I get tired of that excuse. If you're going to be an art site, be a damn art site. :/
I closed my stock account. And I mainly use my mermaid account now, just so I can redirect people to the websites where I am more active.
I just feel like DA has become too junky for my time or any effort :/ it's too bad. I really used to feel like the site was on the forefront but it's faded away.
Join me on reddit + closing my stockHey folks! I am doing an Ask me Anything on reddit !! So if you'd like to ask this mer a question, please post on the thread. You can join if you don't have an account very easily. http://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/1pscl3/iama_professional_mermaid_ama/
Also at the end of November I'll be closing my stock account :iconraine-angelstock: so if you want to use something, use it now!
Being a Mermaid Keeps me busyHey folks, I know I rarely update anymore... and I apologize. I'm so thankful for all your support... but I am so busy being a professional mermaid. It's really been crazy, and if you don't already follow me on facebook, please do so. (click for link!)
I am hoping to do some work with my great friend :iconericbb: this winter, so for those of you who follow me for that work, you'll have something to look forward to!
It's been a busy year, and if you didn't know already I published a book. You can see some info at www.makemeamermaid.com and if you feel so inclined as to buy it, use coupon code FAST5 for 5% off (even ebook!) However I am no longer doing signed copies That was limited and the site needs to be updated. Book 2 is around the corner, it'll be based more specifically on my experiences this past year with lovely photos, less of a "how-to".
We also published a calendar for the purpose of rai
A kid stole his first kiss from me !Yup happened at a gig today, whole funny photo and context on reddit here: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1k4cv8/today_a_13_year_old_boy_stole_his_first_kiss_from/ feel free to upvote if you think it's funny!
2000 watchers + a Decade on DAI did not realize I have 2000 watchers. Nor did I realize I passed my DA Birthday, and I've now been here for A DECADE. Holy. Crap. I was a blissfully ignorant teenager 10 years ago. I still remember the summer a friend showed me DA. So many crazy things have happened since then. Like, my mermaid world for instance. I just passed 4000 fans on my FB page. Please give me a like there if you haven't already: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Raina-the-Halifax-Mermaid/183327321702019
I'm not really sure what else to say. I still do a lot of photos, but their more personal and not something I think the majority of the internet would enjoy to see. I have learned a lot about underwater photography. I may do 1 nude shoot this year, I derno, I weigh like 40lbs more than I did 10 years ago haha it's a little harder to get up the nerve you know? I don't draw anymore, my hands tremor too badly. I play guitar once in a while. I really just spend all my time on my mermaid company. It's like I finally f
My Book is Published
I published a book http://rai925.wix.com/howtobeamermaid
You can check out the website link to find out info about it, and how to order. It's kinda awesome. Selling like hot takes too!
This is an auto-bio of how I became a mermaid and turned it into a job and how someone else can too!
I am publishing a book on FridayOn Friday, I am publishing my first book: "Fishy" Business: How to be a Mermaid.
Fishy Business will be released Friday morning. To celebrate, I am doing a ustream at 6:30pm ADT. The ustream will be at this link: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/rainwater you can create an account to sign in and chat, or you can log in with FB. If you aren't sure what 6:30ADT is in YOUR time zone, this link will show you my current time is, and you can figure out the difference from your current time: http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/city.html?n=286
You can RSVP to the FB event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/626143357414463/
Tail Flip Magazine at a GlanceTail Flip Magazine at a Glance
Follow Tail Flip on facebook:
What's Been Done Before: https://www.facebook.com/notes/tail-...55341347928727
How to Submit Content: https://www.facebook.com/notes/tail-...83739215088941
How to Get Involved: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10152658764315425
About Tail Flip:
The brain child of Raina the Halifax Mermaid Tail Flip would not be possible if not for her hard work and inspiration. While being assembled by Mermaid Sirena as are m
Tail Flip Issue #5 Is Published
The latest issue of Tail Flip Magazine is posted. Feature Caroline the Lake Murray Mermaid as mer-of-the-issue, The Mermaid Atlantis as cover model, The Mertailor Eric Ducharme and The Mertailor’s Angelfish: Ashley Nadine as featured models, info from Iona the Mermaid on the MerNetwork status, along with some helpful poi
CI Pm Give away(Help needed) ends 20 Mayit's 20 April
happy easter fellow members and also time for a new give away 8D
but first a very special thanks to my donators below we can continue holding these thank you guys for all the support
~~A big thanks to our donators for the Month April
(I send you a note fast as possible if you didn't got featured yet!)
for those of you who do not know, I, Tsuki-SoraRuki decide to do a project
called project Pm give away here yo
PE: How to Make Pixel CloudsHow to Make Pixel Clouds
In this tutorial, I will be showing you how to make pixel clouds. I have two different types of clouds I use depending on the piece; semi-realistic, and cartoon style. I will be showing you both today!
Let us start!
The semi realistic style can be done two ways, depending on if you are limiting colors or not.
First, I'm going to show you the way for if you do not care how many colors you use.
First you will pull out your pencil brush, as you would normally do when making pixel art, and set the color to white. After that, set the opacity to around 10%-20%.
Randomly brush side to side with the pencil, and then overlap some lines randomly as well.
Keep doing that until the cloud if about as big as you need it; it should look something like this.c:
Easter Egg GiveAway!(closed)
Winner will be announced 1-2 days. Stay tuned!
Narrowed it to five people. ARGH its so hard to decide! Almost there!
Prize: One person will win 100
How to qualify?
Draw an egg on Deviantart Muro using ONE of the following themes. It doesn't matter if it looks good or not, you will not be judged on how it looks but on creativity of how you use the theme below.
~You can choose one theme below!~
Theme 1: I'm a sexy egg
Theme 2: Shiver me timbers
Theme 3: Egg Fusion!!
So again, you have to use DEVIANTART MURO.
GOODLUCK AND HAPPY EASTER!!
Kiriban at 1.000.000It's as simple as it gets;
Catch my 1.000.000th pageview and get a free head-shot sketch from your character (or any character that you like).
(Screenshot needs to be fullscreen and send to me by private message)
The kiriban is caught.
Anyone bother to explain me how it is possible that 2 people caught the exact same thing on screenshot???
April Fools Caption Contest WinnersThanks to all participants from the April Fools Caption Contest! Without any further delay, here are the winners of each photo.
"Hey Charllllllieee! Lets go to Candy Mountain!" - Spiritdream12
"The cold never bothered me anyway." - puffugu
"How to make a Harry Potter Goblet of Fire bubble spell cosplay..." - GillianIvy
Cat: "That's it! This is the last time I look for a roommate on Craigslist!" - Sserenita
"And I want some cake... and some ice cream... and some hot fudge... and some chocolate milk... THEN you can have your sweater back!" - WDWParksGal
Fella: "He's right behind me, isn't he...?" - ShackledMuse
"What do you mean it doesn't look natural??" - Sserenita
"Ha! We got the blanket first!" - MiloticScale
"Life gave me melons.. and it was good!" - darkoracle21
"DAT ASS~" - Nox-ious
Alexandrasalas by Thiefoworld
DeviantART Compliments #94XxWicked
You are an amazing artist and one of my best friends on Da. You were one of the first people I talked to when I joined Da, back then you were an inspiration but now you help me continue to draw. Your drawings are always beautiful and they each have something special in them thats stands out from the rest. I hope you continue to do what you're doing and remember, if your feeling sad or hurt inside you can always talk. <3
There's a very special deviant everyone should know. HiddenLeafDragon is a good friend of mine, always has been and always will be. He's really funny, very sweet, and super nice He's one of those rare cool people with great skill and talent, and I think everyone should check out his page, because he's really worth the time.
Another deviant who seems to be a little sad lately is Toetag001 She doesn't use her account much anymore, but she's really in need of a cheer-up. She doesn't like attention, but she deserves it! She's a sweetheart and I
100 and 500 points giveaway!!But first,...CONTEST!
:iconathenacykes: Is holding a contest and would be really helpful of you go check it out and more better if you enter! Thanks guys!
100 Points GIVEAWAY!!
For just faving this journal and make a journal about this giveaway for both 100 and 500 points(guess to win).
500 POINT GIVEAWAY!!
Are you sick and tired of competing your luck on more than 20-40(or more) people to win points??? WELL NOT ANYMORE!
Also... PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLAY WITH ME! I`ve been planning to do this since my birthday!!!! *puppy eyes* It would make a girl happy like me right?
GUESS THE SONG TO WIN!
How to participate?
-Fave this journal (that means you participating)
-YOU have to tell about this giveaway in your journal too! (important, if not disqualified)(yes i do check)
1. All you have to do is watch me play songs from this video
2. You only have to guess the songs to win!
"[song title] - by(sing
Recommend a Friend Project: Relaunch!Holy cow, it's finally getting relaunched! With a bit of a makeover that is Please be sure to read all the new info.
Introducing, the new place for RAF deviants(icon pending )
We now have a group! . Instead of being featured on my profile, your feature will be posted through the group. The concept is still the same, you just send suggestions to the group with all the information filled out (look below for more details). I will then create a journal featuring your friend, that will be up for a full week! The journal will feature five recommended friends. It will also include a tidbit about the recommended friend, including why you should check them out. Once a month, all of the suggesters will be featured in an epic roundup journal.
HOW TO RECOMMEND
Please send the group RecommendAFriend, a note titled
Who Reads dA Lit? A MissionHello deviantART lit community. I have a mission for you. I would like to create an infographic of the readers and writers on deviantART as well as provide a resource for helping the writers of deviantART understand their audience: who they are, what they like, what they want, and their opinions on dA lit. To do so, I have created an easy to complete survey that can be completed anonymously and can be found here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FvpHEYCrYV2V1YBmogZ4DZoKeEHXlJB-qGRyDa-BLGc/viewform?usp=send_form
Who Reads dA Lit?
The results will be shared in about a month's time on May 18 as raw data for the community to analyze themselves. In the meantime, I would like to ask if you could complete the survey and spread the word to other deviantART members. It is anonymous.
Thank you for your time,
Halloween Nudes!Here are a selection of Halloween inspired and related nudes from all over DA! Enjoy the spooky nakedness! weee!
Toxic by Rayofdark Beautiful Zombie 2 by TheDarkRabbit :thumb107851906: Zombie on Toronto street by IgorLaptev Blood Red fingernails by tedwin riven in ink XI by graemo :thumb81165222: Blood Angel by TearsOfLilith Jami Deadly's Bath of Blood by psychocatblah Blood and Cake by auxcentral Blood Pudding by MadameAbsinthe you know me as Elisabeth by suzi9mm on the edge by photographydomine prank of the pixie by 5dam lucky pumpkins by abe64 the pumpkin lovers by photographydomine Smashed I by LovittGirl Pumpkin Time by apolaroid pumpkin time by abe64 pumpkinhead by MatthewCooke pumpkin by 5dam the pumpkin queen by photographydomine Pumpkin Patch Nap by JennaBlack :thumb71948523: Halloween Fun. by LucyIreland Way too naked by UniqueNudes :thumb99094951: harvest... by AMViews Lazy Relaxation by raeadhani Christi, wild child 35 by timsumma Trick or Treat Purple Pumpkin by AmeliaG :thumb102239215: :thumb66368328: Pumpkins are coming by Zzaarr Pumpkin by SirenSeaduction :thumb24632848: :thumb100880308: Christi, wild child 26 by timsumma Dont need a Costume by cosfrog Trick or Treat by cosfrog Happy Halloween....... by photog :thumb100319075: :thumb102269559: :thumb99
On preparing to never let goWalking slowly down the hall, arms filled with the day's mail, we spoke of morbid things.
She wants to be reduced to ash and I want to know if I can keep her on my mantle.
She looks at me sideways with a curious face and forgets her footsteps.
It's a little bit morbid, she tells me, deciding it's time to continue shuffling along,
but I think the way I'm trying to picture her perfect urn is probably worse.
There's nothing that I can think of that suits her, though,
and I wonder if I even know her.
Do I scatter you somewhere? You can't visit scatter.
(I think good daughters plant guilt in the carpet pile to trip upon.)
But she doesn't trip, instead she ruminates on how appalling it'd be to divide her in fourths:
she laughs as she's divvying up her body parts for our mantles.
I tell her we'll set up a custody schedule, but only between my closest sister and me;
we're the ones that take care of her. But in reality, I'm not planning on sharing.
She tells me she wants to be in the n
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Bluefley has a gallery filled with artwork that whisks you off in to a Sci-fi daydream, and keeps you captivated for hours. Marc has been a member of our community for over a decade and has achieved nothing but success with his astounding commitment to interacting with the community, sharing a prolific amount of video tutorials and generally being an all round rockstar deviant. It is no joke that we are absolutely delighted to award the Deviousness Award for April 2014 to ... Read More