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Odyssey II with Clive Barker

Fri Oct 12, 2012, 2:16 PM by techgnotic:icontechgnotic:














Collaborate, Publish, Write & Illustrate


CliveBarker starts us off with the Prologue for Odyssey II and selects the submissions for the final books. The ultimate creative challenge to produce the ultimate deviantART book.




All Guided with the Spectral Hand of Clive Barker.




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Every Friday Lit submissions for the current chapter close - Chosen chapter revealed on the following Monday.


Every Monday Artwork submissions for the previously published chapter close - Chosen Artwork revealed that following Friday.


Filmmaking/Animation and Poetry Submissions related to the developing story accepted throughout the 60 day Odyssey II Project and will be used in the multimedia version of the book or in a book trailer. (No third party content including music allowed).


Poems needed for the beginning, middle, and end of our tale.


We will publish a Multimedia book version and a Hardcover book version in 2013.











Odyssey II Progress





P
Prologue

Art Due OCT 22ND



I
Chapter 1

Lit. Due OCT 19th

Art Due OCT 29th



II
Chapter 2

Lit. Due OCT 26th

Art Due NOV 5th



III
Chapter 3

Lit. Due NOV 2nd

Art Due NOV 12th



IV
Chapter 4

Lit. Due NOV 9th

Art Due NOV 19th



V
Chapter 5

Lit. Due NOV 16th

Art Due NOV 26th



VI
Chapter 6

Lit. Due NOV 23rd

Art Due DEC 3rd



VII
Chapter 7

Lit. Due DEC 7th

Art Due DEC 17th



VIII
Chapter 8

Lit. Due Dec 31th

Art Due Jan 14th




















Line Art, Poetry & Film / Animation for Any Chapter

Open Through Janurary 14th
















by CliveBarker


They're Mad, They Are







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his was the second time Paul had come to London. The first time, he was seventeen. He'd stood in Victoria Station and felt more alive than he ever had in his life; back then, some woman had caught his eye and smiled. It was like the city had laid back and opened its legs for him. He'd felt welcomed by her. He'd even debated following the woman home and getting it on with her. But the etiquette was still new to him, so rather than risk looking foolish, he shifted himself in his underwear to get comfortable and went to his hostel instead.








Prologue Art Selection
The Underground by HansNomad







Now, he was thirty, and there was no winking woman at the station, so he made his way straight to the Underground. It was very crowded. He got on the Piccadilly Line and sat down by a red-haired man in a brown bomber jacket.


After about a minute, the red-haired man moved his head in a peculiar way. Paul saw this out of the corner of his eye. The man's head was nodding small, fast nods. Paul didn't look straight at the man, but rather at his own feet. He was tired. Too tired to move, but in his periphery, he could see that the nods were getting bigger.


Paul glanced up, and saw the man's reflection in the window opposite. Against the reflection and the black tunnel wall Paul saw the man's head twisting about, and his limbs thrashing. He didn't know what to do. A woman on the seat opposite Paul was staring at him as though he was looking at the red-headed man judgmentally, and ought to be ashamed of himself. Paul felt his cheeks flare with embarrassment.


Somebody said, "He's having a fit."


The woman opposite said, "He's an epileptic!"


Paul turned to see that the man's eyeballs were rolled up under his lids. His skin was a ghastly sick-pink color. And then the epileptic redheaded man keeled over on to Paul's lap. Paul was now sitting there with this fully-grown man jerking and gnashing across him. God, he felt such an idiot.


Down the carriage, somebody had got up and was taking off his belt. What was this? An epileptic and an exhibitionist in one carriage. The guy was folding his belt on itself. He came down the carriage. The woman opposite got up.











I'm going to put it between his teeth so he doesn't swallow his tongue

"I'm going to put it between his teeth so he doesn't swallow his tongue," the man said to Paul. "Don't move, I'll deal with it.


Paul sat there under his weight of spasmodic flesh and bone thinking he wouldn't have been able to move even if he wanted to.


"Oh, thank God," said the woman. "It's not a bad fit."


There was no need for the belt. The redheaded man was coming around, the fit over almost as fast as he'd gone in to it. Paul wondered what the bad ones were like.


The people on the Underground were trying to get the redheaded man upright, but he wanted to stay lying down. He was clutching Paul's legs like they were his only serenity. But the woman managed to uncurl the fingers, and sit him upright.


"Are you alright now?" she said. The other guy was putting his belt back on.


"Yeah, I'm okay. I'm okay," the guy was saying.


He had his eyes closed. He looked ghastly. The train slowed as they approached the station. The redheaded man opened his eyes. He looked at the woman.


"Thank you," he said.


Paul felt like a shit for not being more useful. The guy was clearly feeling bad.


"Is this your stop?" said the woman.


"It doesn't matter," the redheaded man said. "I just want to get off."


"It's my stop," said Paul.


The train came into the station, and stopped. The guy got up.


"You okay?" asked Paul.









The guy didn't answer. They got off the train together.


"You want to get a cup of coffee or something?" said Paul. "I'll get you something if you like."


"No," said the redheaded man, and walked off into the crowd without looking once at Paul.


As welcomes went, it wasn't warm.


It wasn't until later, in his room, that Paul found the little vomit stain on his trousers...



It wasn't until later, in his room, that Paul found the little vomit stain on his trousers...




















Odyssey II





Only you will bring this story to life. Only you will tell this story with your own words and your own illustrations. The story has begun -- but only CliveBarker's prologue has been revealed. Deviant artists, writers and filmmakers are now called upon to conjure the rest of this story to life.









The chapter and illustration chosen every Monday(Lit) and Friday(Artwork) and then published will serve as the foundation for deviant writers and artists to base their submissions for the story's next chapter continuation.


After each published chapter and illustration there will be a "prompt" to suggest what might need to be revealed in the next chapter.


Artwork submissions should reflect the chapter previously published. Artwork must be submitted as a JPG or PNG file and be available at 300 dpi. Yes, any art that illuminates the story is accepted, including photography. Creativity rules! (Ice sculptures are a bit of a problem – you'll have to photograph them. Please don't ship them to us.)


Lit Submissions are limited to 400 words. The 400 word limitation does not mean you will be "disqualified" for submitting 420 words! We read all submissions.


Poetry, Line Art and Film/Animation can reflect any chapter, from the beginning, middle to the end and can be any length. Poetry, Line Art and Film/Animation must be submitted by December 24, 2012. Information for submitting film can be found here.










This is not a "contest" in the sense of rules and tricks determining "winners". It's simply that the whole point of the exercise is to see who can put the "most" into the "least"! So submitting a Dune-length chapter, or a 20 page illustration, while possibly brilliant, doesn't serve the purposes of this project. Write what, as the writer, you know is just right. If one less line of text will dilute something that is magic, then – don't delete that one line!


Yes, multiple submissions for a single chapter are acceptable. If you have more than one great idea as to where to take the story, or more than one idea for a chapter's illustration, bring it on!


There will be a poem chosen to reflect the beginning, middle and end of our tale. Poems are selected at the end of the project and can be submitted up until then. There may be more chosen as we proceed, judging by the amazing submissions form last year.









Remember, this creation is not (just) about the most professional, most polished syntax and prose, nor the best command of vocabulary or grammar, nor the most extraordinary technical skill in illustration. All great things, to be sure, but: We are looking for that evocative, resonant, epiphanous something, expressed in an imagery powerful enough to transcend the limited word-count or a single page of illustration – the short straight-right Gina Carano knockout punch that ends a fight quicker than a dozen weaker, though visually-pleasing and crowd-wowing haymakers. Narrative Haikus that spark up the brain, warm up the heart, and make a lasting phytocrystalized imprint on the ghostly artistic soul.

















Odyssey II



































Odyssey II Prompt for Chapter 8





The final battle to block Tal’shen’s launch of the takeover of Earth.






Paul, from whose own body Tal’shen, the gelatinous beaked tentacled monster, was gestated and born. Paul says he knows how to destroy the creature. And who better than he, he being half “mother” of the monster.



So now 800 words, give or take, is the space we have to wind up our story, a story that has expanded and mutated like the first bit of subway vomit that was Paul’s ticket into what has now swollen to Lovecraftean and Cthulhuean dimensions testing the boundaries of space and time. 800 words will be more than enough for the creative minds in the worldwide orbit of deviantART. In that I have a sure faith. Paul vs. Tal’shen.









Paul’s ingenuity in thwarting (or maybe in his failing to thwart!) the alien invasion will render our story just another tale among similar tales, or... a dash of genius and madness here may elevate our efforts into a lifelong memory of creativity, collaboration, and community convergence!


Good luck directing what’s left of Paul’s head and heart!





















Odyssey II
































Odyssey II




Community Projects>Projects & Clubs>Odyssey Project>Clive Barker






Chapter

Category

Open

Close



I


Literature
Artwork


10/15
10/22


10/19
10/29






Chapter

Category

Open

Close



V


Literature
Artwork


11/12
11/19


11/16
11/26






II


Literature
Artwork


10/22
10/29


10/26
11/5






VI


Literature
Artwork


11/19
11/26


11/23
12/3






III


Literature
Artwork


10/29
11/5


11/2
11/12






VII


Literature
Artwork


11/26
12/3


11/30
12/10






IV


Literature
Artwork


11/5
11/12


11/9
11/19






VIII


Literature
Artwork


12/3
12/31


12/31
1/14






All Chapters


Poetry
Line Art
Film / Animation


10/15


1/14





* LITERATURE submission must be submitted by 5PM PST on its closing date.


** ARTWORK submission must be submitted by 11:59PM PST on its closing date.














for Submission








When you submit content as a participating artist to the collaborative storytelling project on deviantART currently known as Odyssey II, you and your submission are subject to the following:










1 -DeviantART and other contributors to Odyssey II are granting you a non-exclusive license to use the materials already selected for inclusion in Odyssey II at the time of your submission and to base your submission in whole or in part on those materials as you may wish.

2 -You will own and control all of the content that you added to your submission and you represent that everything you have added to your submission is original to you.

3 -You are granting deviantART the non-exclusive right to use your submission as a part of the Odyssey II project on deviantART.

4 -If your submission is selected as a contribution to the collective work resulting from Odyssey II (that is, as a chapter or illustration or poem or audio-visual clip), you agree that other contributors to Odyssey II can base their submissions on your work. Further, if selected, deviantART will have the right to use your submission in the resulting compilation from Odyssey II and publish the compilation as a book and/or as a multimedia digital book (the "Books") and distribute and/or reproduce the Books in any way and by any method on or off deviantART and to anywhere in the Universe.








5 -DeviantART agrees, and you understand and agree, that at the request of Clive Barker all proceeds from any sales and/or licensing of the Books after deduction of third party expenses will be donated to The Amanda Foundation. DeviantART and Clive Barker are not receiving any fees or retaining any royalties in connection with Odyssey II or the Books.

6 -DeviantART will own the copyright in the compilation work resulting from Odyssey II and you will retain the copyright in your own submission which you may use in any way subject to deviantART's non-exclusive rights.

7 -You agree to negotiate reasonable terms for the use of your submission if the Books incorporating your submission are further exploited in media other than the Books themselves.















In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New


More Like This (Beta)

DeviantART is proud to announce More Like This - a new way to explore deviantART. When you find a piece of artwork that you love, More Like This surfaces related artwork, artists, and Collections. With More Like This and our other new browse upgrades, deep-diving through the deviantART community's diverse collection of over 200 million deviations just got better.



Enhanced Browsing

We've improved the left-hand navigation bar to include Popular and Newest options! For deviants who like their art to be larger than life, the new Full View mode allows deviations to be browsed through at a larger scale. Full View mode also provides the ability to favourite, collect, view comments, and participate in the discussion right from the browse page.


In addition, our new Show More button allows you to scroll endlessly while browsing More Like This results. For those that prefer the original pagination interface, we've added a Page Settings option to toggle between both modes. Your setting will be preserved as you browse.

Selection Tools in deviantART muro

In addition to some behind the scenes changes made to make deviantART muro to make it more stable, we've added several new selection tools!
  • Elliptical selection options and a magic wand tool have been added to the marquee tool. Once the marquee menu button has been selected, the new options will appear in the bottom bar.
  • Deviants can now create a selection based on the transparency of a layer by command/ctrl+clicking on that layer.
  • Autosave will trigger more frequently, to ensure that your hard work is retained.
  • Some behind the scenes changes were made to make deviantART muro more stable.
  • In addition to the options added to the marquee menu, "select by color", "expand selection", and "contract selection" tools have been added to the Edit menu.


To give the new deviantART muro tools a try, go to deviantART muro!

Blockquote Tool in Sta.sh Writer

You can now easily add quotes to your literature and Journals using the brand new blockquote button on the Sta.sh Writer toolbar!


Change Log

  • If one deviant's Collection was added to a different deviant's Collection, it could not be removed from the Collection it was added to. Fixed by shahyarg
  • It was not possible for Group admins to change some invitation settings from the defaults. Fixed by randomduck
  • Removing a deviation from a Gallery folder would hide the links beneath the thumbnail until the page was refreshed. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Film deviations were not allowed in Scraps. Fixed by shahyarg
  • On the Notes page, the select dropdown was showing in the wrong place. Fixed by shadowhand
  • On deviation pages, the link that showed which deviants favourited the deviation sometimes did not work. Fixed by shahyarg
  • The "Show All Groups" link on deviations was not working under certain circumstances. Fixed by shahyarg
  • "Failed to process transaction" errors occurred when withdrawing earnings as deviantART Points or via PayPal, followed by a temporary disabling of PayPal withdrawals. Fixed by yury-n
  • The PDF viewer would vanish if any of the header menus were hovered over. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The shopping bag icon and "Buy this Print" text in the new Prints menu on deviation pages were not clickable. Fixed by shadowhand

deviantART muro


  • During Redraw playback, there were cases where the speed slider would display as slow, but the video was actually playing at fast speed. Fixed by mudimba
  • In comment drawings, deviantART muro could infrequently get stuck on the eraser tool and prevent drawing. Fixed by mudimba
  • Several cosmetic layout issues existed that would be visible when buying new brush packs. Fixed by mudimba
  • Sometimes a new layer could be created, even when interaction should have been disabled by a modal window. Fixed by mudimba

Sta.sh

  • Stacks shared with other deviants wouldn't display file descriptions. Fixed by drommk
  • While renaming a stack, clicking on the title of another one to rename it would cause an error. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Editing Journals submitted to the Journal Portal would send new notifications to the Message Center, even when the "This is a minor edit" option was selected. Fixed by drommk

Sta.sh Writer

  • Literature thumbnails wouldn't stop scrolling when they reached the end of the excerpt. Fixed by kemayo
  • It was possible to break elements out of journal entries with advanced CSS. Fixed by kemayo
  • Several behind the scenes improvements were made to the way Sta.sh Writer handles typing and loading drafts. Fixed by kemayo and inazar

Your Feedback


Thank you for the feedback left on last week's update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us:
  • Many users made suggestions for improvements to the mobile site that they'd like to see implemented.
  • The most common suggestion we received regarding the new mobile site was for an easy way to submit art from mobile devices. 
  • Deviants would like to add thumbnails to their comments. Suggested by Magical525
  • Some members would like to be able to apply the same keywords and descriptions to multiple files at once. Suggested by frisbii

Discuss!

Browse Enhancements 
How do you feel about the new browse enhancements? Do you prefer endless scrolling or the traditional page browsing, or do you swap between both? Which thumb view do you prefer to use: wall of thumbs, grid of thumbs, or full view?


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Upgrade Your Space Contest!

Thu Oct 11, 2012, 5:16 PM



























20 Winners will receive the Framed Fine Art Print they chose, up to 20"x30"!**


30 Runner-Ups will each receive 800 deviantART Points and a one-month Premium Membership.

** Subject to deviantART's Print review process.














The 20 Winners and 30 Runner-Ups will be chosen by full-time deviantART staff.


All entries will be judged on the following criteria with whatever weight the judges determine:



  • Reason given for the Print selection
  • Overall impact on the living space shown in the entry
  • Creative consistency in the space in which the Print will be placed




Official Rules
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We all have areas of our living space that need a little love.  Perhaps it's an old painting hanging in your living room that's a little faded, or a ripped poster above your bed from your formerly favorite band.  Whatever it is, we want to see!  Whether you're looking to replace something that already exists or add to an empty wall, deviantART wants to upgrade your space!



Enter our contest by October 25, 2012, and be sure to look for winners to be announced on October 29th -- just in time for the beginning of deviantART's Free Shipping Event on Prints and deviantART Gear!































  • Show us what you want upgraded! Take a photo of the place where you live that could use a little sprucing up.
  • Visit the deviantART Prints Shop to select a qualified Framed Fine Art Print* that you'd like for your art upgrade.
  • Upload your photo to the Upgrade Your Space contest category. Include a link to your chosen qualified Framed Fine Art Print* in the deviation description and, in at least one sentence, describe why this is the perfect art upgrade. No photo editing required!









* Consult the Official Rules for the meaning of "qualified Framed Fine Art Print"





























  • Entry must be received by 11:59:59 PM (Los Angeles, CA, USA time) on October 25, 2012 and must be submitted to the Contest gallery on www.deviantart.com;
  • Entrants must be members of deviantART and at least 13 years old to participate. Residents of any country are eligible. Membership to deviantART is free;
  • Entries must be submitted in a single JPG or PNG file;
  • Entries must be a photograph. Photograph must be of the place where you live;
  • Fan art, art that includes prominent corporate or product logos, or any other content that violates deviantART's policies (such as material that is not original to the artist offering the Print) may not be selected as a Print upgrade;
  • You must provide in the deviation description when you upload your entry a link to the Print desired to better the space, as well as a reason for why the Print is desired;
  • You may submit more than one entry, but only one entry per entrant may be chosen as a winner.











































In preparation for the Free Shipping Event, check out the Prints Shop and deviantART T-Shirts and Gear to pick out your favorite pieces. Add them to your Wishlist, update your mailing address to be prepared for a showering of gifts, browse your friends' Wishlists, and get ready to spread the Free Shipping joy October 29th - November 2nd!





















DeviantART is proud to announce More Like This - a new way to explore deviantART. When you find a piece of artwork that you love, More Like This surfaces related artwork, artists, and Collections. With More Like This and our other new browse upgrades, deep-diving through the deviantART community's diverse collection of over 200 million deviations just got better.
We developed More Like This to make it easier to find the content you love. With over 100,000 new deviations being submitted daily, it's easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer amount of browsable artwork. More Like This allows you to discover corners of deviantART catered just to you, based on deviations you already love.
The viewing experience no longer stops after one image. With More Like This, you can choose to browse endlessly through a stream of artwork, changing your path each time you click "More Like This" on a deviation. If you love exploring artwork, you'll love More Like This.
More Like This is not image-recognition software. Instead, it looks at where an image exists on the deviantART social graph and finds deviations that are nearby. This means that members of the deviantART community help define the More Like This results. Explore the connections and insights of the deviantART community with every click.
When you organize results by artist, More Like This surfaces people that create artwork similar to what you’ve selected, allowing you to find and explore new talent!
With millions of Collections of artwork curated by the deviantART community, More Like This lets you organize results by Collections of Favourites from the community that are relevant to the artwork you select.
When using Browse or Search, hover over a deviation and select "More Like This" to see more content like that deviation. This means that you can select "More Like This" from More Like This results, allowing you to browse endlessly through a stream of related artwork!
More Like This buttons can also be found on deviation pages.
We've improved the left-hand navigation bar to include Popular and Newest options. For deviants who like their art to be larger than life, the new Full View mode allows deviations to be browsed through at a larger scale. Full View mode also provides the ability to favourite, collect, view comments, and participate in the discussion right from the browse page.
Our new Show More button allows you to scroll endlessly while browsing More Like This results. For those that prefer the original pagination interface, we've added an option to toggle between both modes. Your setting will be preserved as you browse.




In our continuous effort to improve the deviantART experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.

What's New


The New deviantART Mobile Site

One of the most common requests from the community has been to update deviantART's mobile site. By popular demand, we've released a brand new version of the mobile site! The site is officially supported in the default browsers for the iPhone and Android phones and tablets.

Instead of developing two separate versions of the site—a desktop version and a mobile version—we've formatted the desktop site to fit into a mobile browser. This allows the mobile site to offer many more features than the previous version did, and it also makes for a more smooth user experience. The end result is a seamless mobile site, and it looks a little like this:

Deviantartiphone By Danlev-d5gvnz5 by wreckling

  • You can Browse art, check your Message Center, reply to Notes, browse your friends' Profiles and Galleries, visit the Forums, view today's Daily Deviations and do almost everything else you can on the desktop version of the site!
  • The drop down menu usually located in the top left corner of the site can be accessed by tapping on the deviantART logo, allowing you to easily access familiar tools without complication. 
New Deviantart Mobile Site  Navigation By Danlev-d by wreckling

  • You can find wallpapers for your phone using the "Wallpaper" app available in the main menu!
  • The Message Center is located in one place, which makes responding to comments and browsing art and Journals a quick, easy experience. Deviants who enjoy viewing their Message Center one section at a time can tap on the arrow next to "Messages" at the top of the Message Center. This will prompt the Message Center's left sidebar to appear and allow selection one section of the Message Center to view at a time.
  • Journal Skin designers, if you'd like control how your skin looks in a mobile browser, learn how to use our new mobile media queries.

Prints Integration on Deviation Pages

We've implemented an easier way to purchase art on deviantART! When viewing a deviation that is enabled as a Print, you'll be met with a sleek new menu that is designed to be simple and straightforward.

Screen Shot 2012-09-25 at 12.12.56 PM by wreckling

We've moved the Prints functionality from its own separate page and placed it within the deviation page, to help artists sell more of their work, and to reduce friction for buyers looking to purchase art they love.

Screen Shot 2012-09-25 at 12.38.15 PM by wreckling

Because the functionality of the old Prints pages has been added to the deviation page, you can now preview how your Prints purchase will look without having to leave the deviation page! Once you select a product type, the preview will update to reflect your selection.

The New Submit Art Page (Beta Testers Only)

Beta Testers, we're bringing you a complete revamp of the Submit Art page! While the page you're familiar with has been a long-standing part of deviantART, the new page is designed to be more intuitive, user-friendly, and up to date with deviantART as it is today.

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More Improvements to More Like This (Beta Testers Only)

Back in August we launched More Like This to Beta, and after taking in your feedback, we made some improvements, which we're pleased to say were met with positive response! Today, we're bringing you even more improvements, both to More Like This results and your browsing experience!


Change Log

  • The text entry box for Notes had a very narrow fixed width, and was not resizable. Fixed by shahyarg
  • Users were briefly unable to receive Birthday Cake badges. Fixed by KnightAR
  • The "Show All Groups" link on deviation pages was not working while browsing using the "next" and "previous" buttons. Fixed by shadowhand
  • The Share dropdown menu on deviation pages and the Facebook and Tumblr Share buttons in the footer were broken while while browsing using the "next" and "previous" buttons. Fixed by aMoniker
  • The Stick Menu did not display properly in IE8, and instead displayed blank space. Fixed by shahyarg
  • The Daily Deviation page did not display some taller-than-normal portraits correctly when the page first loaded. Fixed by shahyarg
  • The oEmbed API did not contain data for the "moderate" setting for Mature Content. Fixed by randomduck
  • The tool buttons have been upgraded to a new look. Designed by zilla774, implemented by mudimba
  • A bug related to missing thumbs and previews on drawings was identified. Fixed by sgrahamUK

Sta.sh


  • When changing the main file of an item originally uploaded through an app, the app attribution will now be cleared. Fixed by kouiskas
  • Non-Latin characters are now cleanly stripped from uploaded items' titles, as deviation titles still only support latin characters. Fixed by kouiskas
  • When going inside a stack, into an item, and then back to the stack, uploading a file inside the stack would put the file in Sta.sh instead of the stack. Fixed by kouiskas

Sta.sh Writer

  • Thumbnails of literature submitted through Sta.sh Writer appearing in stacks in the Message Center would have misaligned stack corners. Fixed by kemayo
  • Menus in Sta.sh Writer have been changed to be a little more responsive; you can now mouse from one to another without having to click. Fixed by kemayo
  • Classes are now allowed on span tags, for skinning purposes. Fixed by Alisey
  • Efficiency of fetching your Friends List in Sta.sh Writer's sidebar has been improved; less unnecessary data is pulled, and the menu builds faster. Fixed by kemayo and inazar

Your Feedback


Thanks very much for the feedback left on last week's update! Here's some of the feedback you left for us.
  • The most common response regarding the friends system was that deviants would like an easy way to separate lists of who they watch from lists of deviants who are their friends. Dramira-Official mentioned that this could also be applied to the Message Center, where new messages from friends could be listed before the general watch section.
  • Fehnwrites and Yamitora1 suggested that an easy means of managing and organizing one's friendslist would be helpful, and ShapeShifter314 mentioned that being able to search through one's friends list would be useful as well.
  • Some deviants would like stacks within folders in their Message Center. Suggested by Krisoyo
  • A search function in Group galleries would be helpful. Suggested by IcyPheonix
  • Deviants would like notes sent to Groups to be included in their Sent Notes folder. Suggested by alexpeanut and Magical525
  • It would be helpful to be able to add keywords to Groups, so that they can be found more easily when searching in the Groups Portal. Suggested by MartinSilvertant
  • Some members would like to apply custom CSS to their Gallery's Featured folder. Suggested by Veroom

Discuss!

The New Mobile Site
We're curious about your feedback on the new mobile site! What do you think of the experience so far? What do you like? What do you think could be improved? Is there anything from the desktop experience you feel is lacking in the mobile experience? Is there anything you think the mobile experience does better? Let us know!


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