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Wild Night Club by arsenixc Wild Night Club :iconarsenixc:arsenixc 2,111 31 Light Forum by burningmonk Light Forum :iconburningmonk:burningmonk 184 21 Room by arsenixc Room :iconarsenixc:arsenixc 5,998 137 The Future is Orange by Kancano The Future is Orange :iconkancano:Kancano 136 18 The Blue Stage by Matthias-Haker The Blue Stage :iconmatthias-haker:Matthias-Haker 218 8 Dresden - Beautiful lights by Torsten-Hufsky Dresden - Beautiful lights :icontorsten-hufsky:Torsten-Hufsky 226 32 Fushimi Inari-taisha by burningmonk Fushimi Inari-taisha :iconburningmonk:burningmonk 233 17 Beyond Japan doors by Rikitza Beyond Japan doors :iconrikitza:Rikitza 150 41 Greece in blue-white by Rikitza Greece in blue-white :iconrikitza:Rikitza 166 70 Control by Matthias-Haker Control :iconmatthias-haker:Matthias-Haker 457 29 Dresden Academy of Fine Arts by Torsten-Hufsky Dresden Academy of Fine Arts :icontorsten-hufsky:Torsten-Hufsky 67 6 Skylines by amipal Skylines :iconamipal:amipal 171 8 Hamburg warehouse district by Torsten-Hufsky Hamburg warehouse district :icontorsten-hufsky:Torsten-Hufsky 757 96 One Stone And Windows by skarzynscy One Stone And Windows :iconskarzynscy:skarzynscy 233 27 December end by xrust December end :iconxrust:xrust 264 23 London, bound by alierturk London, bound :iconalierturk:alierturk 433 12

Commissions

Silly Nickname
I will make up a silly nickname for you.
Haiku
I will write a Haiku all about you. If I don't know you, I will visit your profile to learn a bit about you.
Limerick
I will write a Limerick about you. If I don't know you, I will visit your profile to learn a bit about you.
Tweet
I will write you a tweet on the topic of your choice. You are entitled to one rewrite if you want me to add more or change it up.
Paragraph
I will write one paragraph of at least 100 words on the topic of your choice. You are entitled to one rewrite.
Angry Letter to Company
I will write a one-page angry letter to the company of your choice. Specific complaint is preferred, but if you don't have one, I can just make it up.

Please note that, although I will happily WRITE this angry letter, it will be up to you to send it.

Prints Hanging in my Apartment RIGHT NOW

Polar explorer by etwoo :thumb67893877: First Day Sunset by WindyLife A T L A N T A by rueD X-mas IV by stg123 Palais de l'Isle Annecy by arnaudperret Under the Red by justeline Frozen II by Matthias-Haker River Mandakini by NEcrOMAnCERDEmON 148- Dubrovnik by salihagir A Place Called Home by JonasDeRo :thumb130489334: A bench in Dresden by Torsten-Hufsky

Gifts/Commissions

Cat commission- Scamp! by DreamingMerchant Commission: LaurenKitsune by LibertineM Three Scamp Moon by Hal-Rayner Scamp the Cat by joemakesglass $LaurenKitsune - Happy Birthday 2012 by RJAce1014 :thumb460557135: Flag Cat-Original by TheRyanFord

Prints I am buying next!

The Dark Traveler II by justeline no country for old men by arbebuk Where giants once stood by Kounelli1 a party of cats by sandara En la Playa by isma-lopez :thumb136117916: Bryce Canyon, Lock by alierturk Orphan by sakimichan Magic Night by Matthias-Haker Historic Center of Dresden by hessbeck-fotografix

WHAT are you doing here? 5 words or less.

Favorite podcast? 

37%
19 deviants said Something else! Comment!
22%
11 deviants said Welcome to Night Vale
10%
5 deviants said WTF
8%
4 deviants said StarTalk
6%
3 deviants said The Black Tapes
6%
3 deviants said Nerdist
6%
3 deviants said Chainsawsuit
4%
2 deviants said Serial
2%
1 deviant said TV Crimes
0%
No deviants said Nerd Poker

Pride

BE YOURSELF

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One of our most frequently requested features is to do more with optimizing one's browsing experience, blocking deviants one would rather not interact with, and better catching the types of content that go against DeviantArt policy.

We have been working on five new systems to streamline your DeviantArt experience that will be rolling out to all deviants over the coming days. If you don't see the changes described below, you will very soon.

I just don't want to see this


You may have seen this change already. If you find a deviation that doesn't necessarily go against DeviantArt policy but still isn't quite your style, you will find the option to select "I just don't want to see this" upon hitting the Report button. This will not send a report to our Moderation Desk, but will rather hide that deviation from wherever you might come across it on DeviantArt, including galleries and browse pages! The owner of the deviation will not be notified that you did this. From there, you can optionally choose to Block this Deviant, which will keep you from viewing any deviations submitted by that deviant, or you can just stick with the one.



Increased Blocking Capabilities


Blocking on DeviantArt is nothing new. It was a way to keep your profile and deviations free from those you'd prefer not to interact with them. While we never informed the party of the block, they would potentially notice it if they ever tried to interact with the deviations on your page or your profile tools such as notes and comments. Our goal here was to super-charge our block system. Now when you block a deviant, not only will you not have to see any of their deviations in the course of your normal browsing, they will also not be able to access your profile or your deviations.



Notifications About Reports


Occasionally, when someone forgets to tag a deviation as Mature Content or uploads a deviation against our policy, it can be a simple misunderstanding. We're now making it easier for people to rectify the situation on their own while educating deviants about DeviantArt policies. After a deviation is reported, the deviation owner may receive an anonymous notification asking if it is Mature Content (or whatever it was reported as).

This will give the owner a chance to address and possibly remedy the situation. If the owner chooses not to take action and it's not reported again, when staff come across the report, they may agree that no deletion or tag is necessary, marking the report invalid. If the number of reports rises, however, it will rise in the queue, and staff will more quickly take the appropriate action, whether that's adding a tag, deleting, or marking the report as invalid.

Note: Even though a notification is sent to the Deviation Owner, every report still goes to our staff for final approval. This feature is simply a chance for a deviant to fix what might be an honest mistake!



Auto-Tagging Mature Content


We're testing out a new system that will automatically tag a deviation as Mature Content once it reaches a number of reports. We believe this system will help ensure that more content is properly tagged — and faster too.

Please note that incorrect / inappropriate Reporting behavior -- such as deliberately filing incorrect reports or spamming the desk with invalid reports for whatever reason -- will result in a ban from reporting content and accessing the Moderation Desk as a whole.

However, what if those who have reported it are incorrect?

Disputes / Challenge This


For every action taken -- either by a staff member or community-auto-tagging -- the deviation owner has the ability to "Dispute." This means, if enough people report a deviation to auto-tag it as Mature, the Owner can dispute this claim. DeviantArt staff will then take a close look into what was reported and make a final decision, sometimes reversing that action.



Same with a deleted deviation -- if a deviation is deleted by Staff, the owner will get a Notification, and if the owner believes it is allowed on DeviantArt and our staff made a mistake, they can dispute the claim, explaining why, and the staff will give it a second consideration.




Frequently Asked Questions


Can I simply report a user? Or can I report an entire gallery?
Only individual deviations can be reported, but our Moderators have tools to notice patterns. If several deviations by the same deviant are reported and valid, our Moderators will decide if a suspension from DeviantArt is necessary.

I tried to visit someone's profile and found out they blocked me! Before this update, I had no idea I was blocked.
We didn't -- and still don't -- notify a user when they are blocked by someone else. Prior to this update, if DeviantA blocked DeviantB and then DeviantB tried to access DeviantA's profile, while they could still see the profile and deviation pages, they were unable to interact with them, could not favourite each other's deviations, could not comment on deviations or the profile, and neither could +Watch the other. So, there has always been a way to "discover" that you are blocked by a person; this update simply makes this discovery more apparent.

As this FAQ outlines, deviants have the option to block any other deviant, or hide a comment from any deviant, for any reason at any time.

Someone has blocked me. Now that I can't see their deviations, how will I know if they are abusing me?
Our goal for this feature is to enhance the browsing experience of DeviantArt, reduce friction from undesirable interactions, and to quell the impulse to "check in" on other deviants who either have decided to block you, or whom you have blocked. However, DeviantArt is a public site. If you log-out or go incognito -- or a friend provides you with a URL to a piece of content that is hidden from you -- you can still file a report by visiting any deviation's URL, using the report button as usual.



Someone has blocked me, and I am a Group admin. I need to be able to see their deviation in order to decide if it belongs in my Group!
As mentioned above and in our FAQs, any member of DeviantArt can block any other member for any reason. In this case, the blocked Group admin has a couple options.
  • They can tap another admin in the Group to see the deviation and make a ruling on its submission in the Group.
  • They can open the deviation in an Incognito window to view it, then make the decision in the notification.
  • They can take no action. If a person choses to block an account that, in doing so, denies a deviation they own from being submitted to a Group, that person can always opt to unblock the admin at any time.


Why was this feature implemented?
Blocking another deviant means you don't want them in your DeviantArt experience, and you don't want to be in their DeviantArt experience. We've made these changes to bring our blocking features closer to this idea. As the web has evolved, this method of blocking has become the standard and expectation on the web. More importantly, however, deviants have been asking for improved blocking functionality for many years and we wanted to deliver something that would improve their experience.




We hope these changes lead to a more secure, more kindred community. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to leave a comment, and we'll try to bring clarity to this robust new system.




New Notifications and Reporting Updates
One of our most frequently requested features is to do something more about optimizing one's browsing experience, blocking deviants one would rather not interact with, and better catching the types of content that go against DeviantArt policy.

We have been working on five new systems to streamline your DeviantArt experience that will be rolling out to all deviants over the coming days.
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One of our most frequently requested features is to do more with optimizing one's browsing experience, blocking deviants one would rather not interact with, and better catching the types of content that go against DeviantArt policy.

We have been working on five new systems to streamline your DeviantArt experience that will be rolling out to all deviants over the coming days. If you don't see the changes described below, you will very soon.

I just don't want to see this


You may have seen this change already. If you find a deviation that doesn't necessarily go against DeviantArt policy but still isn't quite your style, you will find the option to select "I just don't want to see this" upon hitting the Report button. This will not send a report to our Moderation Desk, but will rather hide that deviation from wherever you might come across it on DeviantArt, including galleries and browse pages! The owner of the deviation will not be notified that you did this. From there, you can optionally choose to Block this Deviant, which will keep you from viewing any deviations submitted by that deviant, or you can just stick with the one.



Increased Blocking Capabilities


Blocking on DeviantArt is nothing new. It was a way to keep your profile and deviations free from those you'd prefer not to interact with them. While we never informed the party of the block, they would potentially notice it if they ever tried to interact with the deviations on your page or your profile tools such as notes and comments. Our goal here was to super-charge our block system. Now when you block a deviant, not only will you not have to see any of their deviations in the course of your normal browsing, they will also not be able to access your profile or your deviations.



Notifications About Reports


Occasionally, when someone forgets to tag a deviation as Mature Content or uploads a deviation against our policy, it can be a simple misunderstanding. We're now making it easier for people to rectify the situation on their own while educating deviants about DeviantArt policies. After a deviation is reported, the deviation owner may receive an anonymous notification asking if it is Mature Content (or whatever it was reported as).

This will give the owner a chance to address and possibly remedy the situation. If the owner chooses not to take action and it's not reported again, when staff come across the report, they may agree that no deletion or tag is necessary, marking the report invalid. If the number of reports rises, however, it will rise in the queue, and staff will more quickly take the appropriate action, whether that's adding a tag, deleting, or marking the report as invalid.

Note: Even though a notification is sent to the Deviation Owner, every report still goes to our staff for final approval. This feature is simply a chance for a deviant to fix what might be an honest mistake!



Auto-Tagging Mature Content


We're testing out a new system that will automatically tag a deviation as Mature Content once it reaches a number of reports. We believe this system will help ensure that more content is properly tagged — and faster too.

Please note that incorrect / inappropriate Reporting behavior -- such as deliberately filing incorrect reports or spamming the desk with invalid reports for whatever reason -- will result in a ban from reporting content and accessing the Moderation Desk as a whole.

However, what if those who have reported it are incorrect?

Disputes / Challenge This


For every action taken -- either by a staff member or community-auto-tagging -- the deviation owner has the ability to "Dispute." This means, if enough people report a deviation to auto-tag it as Mature, the Owner can dispute this claim. DeviantArt staff will then take a close look into what was reported and make a final decision, sometimes reversing that action.



Same with a deleted deviation -- if a deviation is deleted by Staff, the owner will get a Notification, and if the owner believes it is allowed on DeviantArt and our staff made a mistake, they can dispute the claim, explaining why, and the staff will give it a second consideration.




Frequently Asked Questions


Can I simply report a user? Or can I report an entire gallery?
Only individual deviations can be reported, but our Moderators have tools to notice patterns. If several deviations by the same deviant are reported and valid, our Moderators will decide if a suspension from DeviantArt is necessary.

I tried to visit someone's profile and found out they blocked me! Before this update, I had no idea I was blocked.
We didn't -- and still don't -- notify a user when they are blocked by someone else. Prior to this update, if DeviantA blocked DeviantB and then DeviantB tried to access DeviantA's profile, while they could still see the profile and deviation pages, they were unable to interact with them, could not favourite each other's deviations, could not comment on deviations or the profile, and neither could +Watch the other. So, there has always been a way to "discover" that you are blocked by a person; this update simply makes this discovery more apparent.

As this FAQ outlines, deviants have the option to block any other deviant, or hide a comment from any deviant, for any reason at any time.

Someone has blocked me. Now that I can't see their deviations, how will I know if they are abusing me?
Our goal for this feature is to enhance the browsing experience of DeviantArt, reduce friction from undesirable interactions, and to quell the impulse to "check in" on other deviants who either have decided to block you, or whom you have blocked. However, DeviantArt is a public site. If you log-out or go incognito -- or a friend provides you with a URL to a piece of content that is hidden from you -- you can still file a report by visiting any deviation's URL, using the report button as usual.



Someone has blocked me, and I am a Group admin. I need to be able to see their deviation in order to decide if it belongs in my Group!
As mentioned above and in our FAQs, any member of DeviantArt can block any other member for any reason. In this case, the blocked Group admin has a couple options.
  • They can tap another admin in the Group to see the deviation and make a ruling on its submission in the Group.
  • They can open the deviation in an Incognito window to view it, then make the decision in the notification.
  • They can take no action. If a person choses to block an account that, in doing so, denies a deviation they own from being submitted to a Group, that person can always opt to unblock the admin at any time.


Why was this feature implemented?
Blocking another deviant means you don't want them in your DeviantArt experience, and you don't want to be in their DeviantArt experience. We've made these changes to bring our blocking features closer to this idea. As the web has evolved, this method of blocking has become the standard and expectation on the web. More importantly, however, deviants have been asking for improved blocking functionality for many years and we wanted to deliver something that would improve their experience.




We hope these changes lead to a more secure, more kindred community. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to leave a comment, and we'll try to bring clarity to this robust new system.




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LaurenKitsune
Lauren
Artist | Hobbyist | Artisan Crafts
United States
:pointr: What's up? I work at DeviantArt.
:pointr: I like kitties.
:pointr: I am good at video games.

Current Residence: My cat's house
deviantWEAR sizing preference: Small or medium!
Print preference: eye candy
Favourite genre of music: piano and musicals
Favourite photographer: Andy Goldsworthy
Favourite style of art: Whatever makes your heart smile
Operating System: Uh, no comment
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Shell of choice: Raphael's
Wallpaper of choice: Either something from my favorite recent movie or something from cuteoverload.com
Skin of choice: Rockin'
Favourite cartoon character: Raphael
Personal Quote: "Laugh it up, Fuzzball!"

The Last of Us Remastered by PatrickBrown
Interests

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BigClaudia:iconbigclaudia:
i'm here XP
Sun Sep 17, 2017, 4:58 AM
N1ckLy:iconn1ckly:
Hi! :)
Sat Sep 16, 2017, 9:56 AM
Smartstocks:iconsmartstocks:
{:}
Thu Sep 7, 2017, 11:42 AM
FlyGlowwx
hello ^^
Tue Sep 5, 2017, 11:50 PM
LaurenKitsune:iconlaurenkitsune:
I shouted myself
Thu Jul 13, 2017, 11:24 AM
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:iconemeraldthewolfgem:
EmeraldtheWolfGem Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Cute gallery <3
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:iconchikinan:
Chikinan Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2017  Student General Artist
remember me
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Luna-X-Jason Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Student General Artist
Hey LaurenKitsune I hope you don't mind me bothering you but I'd like to ask what happened because me and a friends notification page glitched out for a second and we couldn't check on our notifications. It's fine now but I'd like to know why. If you don't wish to share it with us/me then that's fine! I just wanted to make sure the page was okay.
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LaurenKitsune Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It was a quick hiccup on our end. Apologies about that. You can always check out our Twitter page, where we make up-to-the-minute updates about any downtime: twitter.com/deviantart
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Luna-X-Jason Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2017  Student General Artist
Oh I see thanks! I can tell my friend this who had the same problem. Good luck guys! Just tell us if you need help! I'll stop illustrating a book any day to help you guys out!
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vegarocks101 Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
THANK YOU FOR THE WATCH!! YOUR ARE SO AWESOME!!!Awesome 
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BigClaudia Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
hoi!
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ViviannaArts Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Student Traditional Artist
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Hello Devious DeviantArt,
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N1ckLy Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, Lauren! I have an idea for a function that I think would work:

From our notifications page, if we watch people, and we receive notifications about their art, then from there, we could favorite it by clicking a button in the corner of the notification. It could minimize confusion when going back and forth through pages.
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