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New CSS journal features!

Fri Apr 18, 2014, 5:06 AM
Whelp! I hope you're happy! Years of lobbying have finally paid off and Transitions and Transforms are finally available to all premium members in journal skins! I can't wait to update some of my other skins for you guys to use! :la:

Extend your Free PM day! + Winner!

Mon Apr 7, 2014, 6:13 AM by Ikue:iconikue:


I hope you all enjoyed your free premium memberships yesterday! I know I did! As promised, I've chosen a winner at random from the deviants who participated. And the winner is…


Magenta Hues by RMS-OLYMPIC
Thanks for playing along!

For 24 brief hours Everyone has a Premium Membership! That means, no ads, fancy stats and so much more! My favourite of these (in case you couldn't tell by my gallery) is Journals Skins!

I just love designing and coding! I use it as an expression of my artistic ability and for a brief shining moment everyone gets to use them! It's awesome.  I love it so much I wanna extend one lucky users Premium Membership from a day to a month! 

What do I have to do?

All you've got to do is create a journal using one of my Free Journal Skins and tell me why you like it! 

Feature and artist, vent a frustration, inform the world of your next  big art piece, anything you like! Just make sure you write a small paragraph telling me why it is you like that particular skin so much and send me a link to the journal so I can check it out.

The winner will receive a one month premium membership and a nice lil feature from me. :aww:

Enjoy your Free Premium Memberships! :la:

How'd you guys like this years April fools joke? It was pretty tame compared to past holidays but still pretty fun I think!

The staff were asked to help populate the thought drawings pool and naturally I took a crack at it. Could you tell which ones were mine? Did any of you happen to get one that I made? I've seen quite a few of the ones I made make it to the most popular view which is mind blowing. I've never been there with my own art. XD It's kinda flattering.

Rainbow by Ikue  Crashing by Ikue  Ampersand by Ikue  Heart Owl by Ikue

Type Fiasco: Moving

Sat Mar 1, 2014, 5:23 AM

We've moved!

So I screwed the pooch on this one… It appears the name TypeFight is already taken by another organization and they contacted me asking to resolve the confusion. I should have done my due diligence and researched the project a bit more but in my excitement I got carried away and pushed forward blindly. My Apologies

To that end I will be rebuilding the group on a new name. No longer will it be TypeFight, from henceforth you can find us at TypeBattle. All of the links and logos have been updated to reflect this new change. The journals and polls will be unaffected so if you have them faved or bookmarked you wont need to update your links. The old group will remain open for the next day or so while I migrate our early entrance fighters to the new group. In the mean time, I ask that all spectators please visit the new group and add that to your watchlist so you are kept up to date on the new battles.

Thanks for your understanding.

Dirty Valentine

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 14, 2014, 5:22 AM
If you and I were semantic markup would you let me put my <p> in your <body>?

New Year New Rules

Thu Jan 2, 2014, 7:08 AM



Happy New Year

Help Me
Help You This Year

I thought I'd do things a bit differently this year in regards to my New Year Resolutions. I already know what I want to accomplish this year in regards to my personal life, but I'm not sure exactly what I should strive for when it comes to my deviantART life. So I ask you; what is it you think I should do this year? Please leave your suggestions in the comments below. I'd love to hear what it is you guys think I should be doing more/or less to help make deviantART a better place for you.

Emerald Shadow by Ikue
It's that time of year again! Time for the CalendarProject and again, I'm participating with this lovely little journal skin. It's only the second day so you still have plenty of time to follow the project and you have 22 more days of tasks and skins galore!

ginkgografix is an awesome person and all around excellent artist. She throws this project every year and it really does take a lot of effort to pull off. Please go give her some love and support!

Calendar Project Stamp by ginkgografix

deviantART turns 13!

Can't believe it! deviantART is 13 today! I've been a member for 10 years now but have been using the site for much longer. It's strange how time flies…

Anyway! Enjoy the festivities! Cake badges and free skins to be had by all!!!! Plus tonnes of other fun events and games.  Be sure to check out the official announcement with links to all the fun things happening on site today! 

Have a devious birthdAy!

Bahamian Pikachu In London

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 12, 2013, 1:24 PM
Do I know any deviants in London, Cardiff, or near Newcastle? If so I'd love to meet you!

I've mentioned before but in case you've missed it, my family and I are visiting London for 2 weeks in July. Cory and I are travelling to meet some friends near Cardiff and Newcastle and so I thought I'd check on here to see if any of you guys would be free!

As it stands we're hoping to be in Cardiff on the 8th of July and be there pretty much all day. Then on the 10th of July we'll be in Newcastle all day as well. We'll be staying in London so any time between the 11th and the 13th we should be free. If anyone in those areas wants to meet up please let me know! I'm really excited about this trip and would be thrilled to meet as many UK folks as I can.

Animal Crossing: Add Me Maybe?

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 9, 2013, 2:56 AM

Connect With Me!

  • Town: EUReKA
  • Name: Carter
  • Code: 0559-6910-6155

There's a new Mayor in town!

I downloaded my copy of New Leaf shortly after it's digital release and I'm already in love! If you have a Nintendo 3DS and a copy of AC:NL Please add me as a friend so we can trade and all that fun stuff! You can find my information at the top of the journal by hovering anywhere on the journal itself. 

Unfortunately it was after midnight here so once downloaded I couldn't really do much since all the businesses were closed and the towns folk were asleep. I'm sure I could try time travelling like in earlier versions of the game but I don't want to start getting weeds already! :U 

My town's name is "EUReKA", which it has been ever since the original Gamecube version. One of my favourite TV shows at the time was Eureka which came on the (then) SciFi channel and was about a cute little town full of scientists and a new Sheriff that had to clean up their weekly fiascos. I thought it was fitting at the time and ever since all of my towns across the various incarnations of the game were named after that show. Anyway, my town has Circle Grass which is super happy about! This should mean that I get Star Snow when winter comes in the game. My town fruit is the Pear. And my little city person has blue eyes and is wearing a pink shirt with kitty paw prints, and pink/white stripped socks! It's like the game knows me. o.o

Anyway… I'm gonna try take a nap. I hope to see you guys on the 3DS later! If you want, I encourage you to install this journal skin and write up a little bit about your town as well. Be sure to link to your journal in the comments below so I can check it out and add you!

Happy Mayoring!

p.s. If you're wondering how to take a screenshot, simply press the L & R trigger buttons on the 3DS at the same time and a screengrab will be saved to your camera roll automatically. You can then visit "" in the 3DS web browser and upload to Tumblr or Twitter. Or you can plug in your memory card to your computer and manually transfer the image over to your harddrive and upload it to wherever you want.

Across the pond

Journal Entry: Tue May 21, 2013, 7:34 AM
In a little over a month I'll be taking my first vacation in 4 years. I've hinted at it in past journals but it's so close I can almost taste it! My older brother is getting hitched and the family is flying out for the big to-do! 

If you haven't already guessed by the title, the wedding is in Jolly olde England. I know a lot of my dA friends are from across the pond and I have plans to meet up with a few of you, if time allows, but I was wondering how many others of you are there? Do you have any recommendations for me while I'm there? I visited once when I was like 12, and stayed for a month but I was under the guard of my Aunt and Uncle and had to do as they wished. I had an awesome time, but didn't get to explore much of the city itself. I'm looking for some insight so if you have any, please step forward! We've already got all the major touristy spots on our itinerary, Tower bridge, Big Ben, the London Eye, Trafalgar Square, DOCTOR WHO EXPERIENCE!!!… Are there any you would recommend or places you wish you could go yourself?

30 days later

Journal Entry: Wed May 8, 2013, 6:37 AM
Wow, I can't believe it's been a month since I've written a journal! That means it's been a little over a month since we've been in the new place and it's time to pay rent soon. o.o

Done so much in this last month as well. Made a new logo for myself. Redesigned my social links site. Wrote a number of tutorials that will be making their way online eventually. Built some furniture for the apartment. Computer crashed, almost worried myself sick stressing over affording a new one. We also got a new kitty… It's all moving quite quickly. I'm just so happy that the place is finally starting to feel like home. Artwork on the walls and animals really helps cement that feeling of home.

Our new kitty is named Harleen (Harleen Quinzel to be exact) and she's another Tortoiseshell like Gallifrey. When we rescued her from the local humane society she was  little over 1 years old and had already had kittens, poor thing. When we brought her home Gallifrey was a bit skeptical but they didn't really fight. The next day we noticed that Harleen was seemingly unhappy and had been spraying the walls. We thought it strange since the humane society told us she had been spayed. A few days past and we started to accept the fact that maybe she was just one of "those" types of cats and bunkered down for the long haul. That's when we noticed she started displaying other signs of a cat in heat. Worried there may be something wrong we took her to the vet only to discover that she had in fact not been spayed.  So yay… We've got to put up with that for another 2 weeks before we can take her to cut out her lady parts. Hopefully it'll put a stop to the spraying.

Other than that… nothing else has really happened. What have you lot been up to in the past month? Anything interesting you'd like to share with the class?


Journal Entry: Mon Apr 8, 2013, 11:35 AM
We finally did it! We've moved in to the new place. The process took forever with a lot of hurdles to climb but we're finally here. Such a good feeling to be in your own space with your own rules and your own stuff! 

Can't wait for this place to start feeling like home.

Hope you lot are alright!

deviantHEART: My new love!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 1, 2013, 8:12 PM
Find Your Match

Aelfric-Maundrell & Me!
I don't know what I've been doing the past few years of my life but I don't know how I've lived them without Aelfric-Maundrell! Yesterday I signed up for deviantART's newest venture, deviantHEART, the first dating site for artists, and I was blown away with my perfect match! At first I didn't take the connection seriously so I sent Aelfric-Maundrell a note with a simple question. What's your favourite colour? And do you know what her answer was?! BLUE! Can you believe it?! I love people who love blue. My favourite colour is green and as we all know you can't make green without blue. After a few more notes I've discovered that we share a love for preggers. Her with her art and me with the pregger pants. We also like to watch the show Supernatural and she's an eager young artist looking to learn and I'm willing to teach! :eyes:
If that's not kismet I don't know what is! I encourage all of your to answer the few simple question on the deviantHEART site and find your soulmate today!

Stupid Move... + Feature

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 1, 2013, 5:44 AM


Journal Entry: Mon Mar 25, 2013, 5:25 AM
So after weeks of searching we finally found a place to stay! We even came in under budget and in an awesome neighbourhood. Thank goodness for friends. I messaged a friend of ours who works at a realty agency and she knew of a place she just sold where she happened to remembered the new owner saying they wanted to rent once they got finished fixing up the place. The place wasn't even on the market yet but she gave him a call and said after he finished renovating with brand new everythings he'd be happy to have us! We're supposed to be moving in next week and I couldn't be happier. Well… a bit more space would be nice but for the price and the area it can be over looked. 


I hope you guys are finding what you're looking for. Even if it's taking longer than expected. ¬.¬

Searching Sucks

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 11, 2013, 6:07 AM
It really does…

We've been searching for a place to live for a little while now and it seems to bring frustration and disappointment every time we turn a corner.

It's really not possible to purchase a home here unless you've got a significant amount of savings and you're married with a job that pays you more than you're worth.

You'd think renting would be easier, but finding a place within your budget that is decent to live and in an area where you won't get murdered in your sleep or have to wake up 2 hours earlier so you can drive the entire island just get to work is proving to be just as hard.

It's times like this I really wish I didn't have to move back home after I finished school.

What are you searching for? Are you having any luck with it?

Back to my roots: A call to vector artists

Journal Entry: Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:16 PM
It's been quite some time since I've really done anything vector related… We'll that's not true. I've been working with Vectors in my web designs and various other projects, but on dA I've been really lapse in this area. I plan to rectify this during 2013 and would really love some help from the deviantART community. I started my stint with dA by being the Gallery Mod for the Vector gallery and it was an amazing time of my life. I met so many amazing artists and featuring them was so special to me.

To help me get back in to the swing of things ChewedKandi has given me an amazing opportunity to write for Vectuts+. I've already got a tutorial hosted with them with a few more in the works. But, what I'd really like to do is rekindle that feeling of warmth you get from featuring talented artists, so I'll be hosting some interviews with various vector artists in the months to come. What I'd love from the Vector Community is the names of some amazing vector artists you've come across in your time on dA. These can be vector artists or any style or genre, using any program from Illustrator to InDesign, Illustrators to Typographers and anywhere in between.

I'm also very much open to dailyD suggestions. I've been terrible in this department since I started working full time for dA but I plan to change that. I'd appreciate vector art for dailyD suggestions but if the work is truly amazing I'd feature just about anything. :)

Happy Valentines Day!

Journal Entry: Thu Feb 14, 2013, 4:06 AM
You're the css to my html.

Add me on the Nintendo Network!

Journal Entry: Thu Dec 27, 2012, 1:12 PM

I just got a WiiUand I'm looking for friends to connect with! Add me as a friend on the Nintendo Network using the ID above.

Don't forget to give me yours as well!