199Damn it, Brent... why's it gotta be so sad?
Art We Heart: SpringArt We ♥ is a hand-selected art feature, chosen by deviantART staff members, showcasing art we believe the community will enjoy.:iconthesmallwonder: Some thoughts from Katie (thesmallwonder)Spring has sprung and April showers have started raining down here at HQ.Winter rain makes me want to crawl back into bed, get a hot cup of coco, and read a book all day. But there’s something different about April showers...Maybe it’s because it’s less cold outside, or that the days are longer, but springtime rain makes me want to play in puddles.I want to go outside and smell the fresh air, and I just feel rejuvenated. Spring is a time for me to dust off old projects and start new ones. Forget New Years, April's when I get inspired!I want to hear from you!Do you play in the rain?Does spring inspire you?Share your thoughts in the comments below!People:thumb
Billy Blue Change Your World Winners In the Billy Blue Change Your World contest, we asked you to take something from the world around you and improve it, and the winners are in. Paul Brafield, Billy Blue College of Design Head of Academic Studies, picked the three winners who best changed their worlds!Read Paul's comments below and check out the winning deviations. Each of our winners are taking home some amazing prizes, and the grand prize winner will get a trip to Hobart and free entry to the Museum of Old and New Art! Thank you to everyone who participated! Original Article
Parody vs Pastiche and other Humorous ExamplesJust for fun I thought I'd do a rundown of the most common forms of humor, their definitions, and examples. This is not a complete list by any means, but they are a list of many forms of humor and literature discourse which often get confused of mixed up.ParodyAn imitative work created to mock, comment on or trivialize an original work, its subject, author, style, or some other target, by means of satiric or ironic imitation.Example: The movie "Airplane" is a parody of 1970's disaster movies. Many of Weird Al's music videos are parodies of other more famous music videos.PasticheA work of visual art, literature, or music that imitates the style or character of the work of one or more other artists. Unlike parody, pastiche celebrates, rather than mocks, the work it imitates.Example: The movie "Super 8" is a pastiche of 1980's adventure films, specifically imitating the style of Stephen Spielberg's early career,
Minecraft Crashes and Spam and DA ideaNerdcrafteriaThe timing of my post about the nerdfighter minecraft server could've been better. Right before I posted about it, Hank Green made a video and showcased it briefly which resulted in a HUGE influx of new players. To compensate for the overload, the serves have been moved and updated to now host 1000 members at once!... with the net result of having glitches (like server lags and accidental bans) run rampant, followed by the crash of the forums. Yikes...!To make matters worse, the 1.6 Horse Update is scheduled to come out this week, and the nerdcrafteria servers can't update until the plugins they use are updated as well. So that likely will cause a lot of connection issues and server problems as well.I'd like to reassure everyone that this isn't normal behavior for the server. They are working on getting the forums back up and running and hopefully the new server will be able to handle the plethora of users better now. It's just gonna take a few days t