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Comm -  Saraawayuki by Furihime

I like how this character stands out more from her background, but I think you could lighten and desaturate it just a little so she sta...

Comm - Haven by Furihime

I like the way you drew her dress, with lots of detail and soft shading, and the texture is quite nice. The anatomy here is pretty good...

Comm Melanie and Harmony by Furihime

I love the clothing detail, and the soft, sort of gradiated shading is quite cool. What I think needs fixing are their poses; they look...

...When the sun goes down... by KalmanHukka

I like this picture, but I think the highlights could be taken to another level, especially with the hair. It looks like it's missing t...

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So in California, they've got this law on the books that would ban all tobacco in baseball stadiums. Problem with that law is, unless they're gonna give everyone going to a baseball game a TSA style scan and pat-down, or just pat the lips to check for the packs, then people are gonna smuggle it in. Or are they gonna use tobacco-sniffing dogs? I mean, tobacco smell lingers even after you use it (though the dogs will be the ones to detect it, not you). Are you gonna ban people who have used tobacco but don't have any on them at the moment?

I mean, I use tobacco - Swedish snus - and unless you were looking for a tiny bulge above my upper lip, you wouldn't know I was using it. Honestly, just let the men and ladies have their chaw, as long as they don't spit and make a nuisance of themselves. I wonder what all those liberals who are for banning tobacco think of marijuana. I wish they would stop banning stuff my ancestors gave to them.
Wow. I wish I had learned how to use them for vocals sooner. For so long, I've dealt with my vocals often being too quiet or too loud, and the compressor is a great fix for that. Maybe it sounds kinda cheaty, but when you're trying to concentrate so much on maintaining a constant volume while singing, you start to really suck.

My dad taught me that when singing, you shouldn't concentrate too much on hitting the right note, and I think that to be a good singer, you shouldn't have to worry about volume too much either, especially for the lower and higher ends of your vocal range.

I'm a contralto/alto, and the lower ends of my vocal range tend to get a bit quiet while the higher ends get too loud. The compressor adjusts for loudness and keeps my vocals from being too loud.
I just found out how to make the volume of my vocals sound more consistent. All I have to do is use a compressor plugin and adjust the compression ratio, threshold, attack, decay, and I'm pretty much good to go. My vocals sound so much better and I don't have to concentrate so much on maintaining a constant volume when singing. When you're concentrating on too many things while singing, you start to suck. Especially when nervous. Wow. I wish I had learned about this earlier.
I understand that when club owners and moderators are busy, submission acceptance slows down. However, it is always a good idea to add more moderators as your club grows.

The Wreck-It-Ralph-Fans club has not accepted my submission at all, even when I had tried to submit one of my works to them about a week ago. The holiday season is over. If you do have a large backlog, please explain it in a journal entry, or better yet, bring in some more moderators. Three staff members for a large club that moderates all submissions is just not going to be enough to handle so many submissions. I would strongly suggest picking some club members who are in good standing with your club and show a great deal of maturity to become new moderators so a horrendous backlog like this will not happen again.

Also, if any of the moderators or the owner are losing interest in the club, please pass ownership to someone else who is interested and can dedicate his or her time to this large club. Right now, I and possibly several other members are feeling ignored because you have not addressed this situation either by approving the submissions or at the very least making a journal entry explaining the problem. Please do something now to remedy the situation or someone else may make a club to replace this one and you will lose members. What you are doing right now is quite insulting and unprofessional. I want other Wreck-It Ralph fans to see my fanfic Turbo-La Rasa and if you don't want to have it in your club, at least explain why.

Please do not ignore your club members.
Some people would argue that a woman would not report continual sexual harassment simply because it would jeopardize her job, and it would suck to either move back home with her parents or even be unable to keep her current standard of living. However, I think that if she keeps silent due to not wanting to be fired, then she is essentially just putting a price on her integrity. She's saying that for [whatever they are paying her] she will tolerate being sexually harassed. For example, if her pay is $25 per hour, and she is being sexually harassed at work and is afraid to tell because she thinks she will be fired, then she is putting that very price on her integrity. Basically, she is saying, "You can harass me with sexually demeaning comments and perhaps even grope me for $25 per hour."

To me, it comes off as selling out - compromising your personal values and integrity for a specific price. I mean, ever hear a joke about a man who asked a woman if she'd sleep with him for a million dollars. She said, "Sure!" then he asked her if she'd sleep with him for a hundred dollars. She said, "What do you think I am? A whore?" He said, "We already got that part established - now we just have to agree on the price!"

If you don't like something about your job, and the environment is becoming hostile, please, as soon as possible, do something. Get out of that horrible environment if you have to, or report it, and make sure you document these cases. If you value your dignity and integrity, then don't sell out.

As for sexual harassment, I think it should be stomped out in the workplace. There's no excuse for it. I am in no way defending anyone who is sexually harassing coworkers. It is demeaning, and it causes stress, and really, there are people who need these jobs and don't want to have to ask for assistance from family or friends. People who bully or sexually demean coworkers or employees are scum. My mother had to deal with one such scum-bag who started bragging to her about his penis, and was telling her that she knew she wanted to touch it. Sexual harassment laws should be far tougher, I believe, but at the same time, we all have to start doing our parts to convince these companies that this behaviour is unacceptable and we will not support or work for them if that is what they allow.

In other words, we should not sell out.

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So in California, they've got this law on the books that would ban all tobacco in baseball stadiums. Problem with that law is, unless they're gonna give everyone going to a baseball game a TSA style scan and pat-down, or just pat the lips to check for the packs, then people are gonna smuggle it in. Or are they gonna use tobacco-sniffing dogs? I mean, tobacco smell lingers even after you use it (though the dogs will be the ones to detect it, not you). Are you gonna ban people who have used tobacco but don't have any on them at the moment?

I mean, I use tobacco - Swedish snus - and unless you were looking for a tiny bulge above my upper lip, you wouldn't know I was using it. Honestly, just let the men and ladies have their chaw, as long as they don't spit and make a nuisance of themselves. I wonder what all those liberals who are for banning tobacco think of marijuana. I wish they would stop banning stuff my ancestors gave to them.

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Lady1Venus Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for the fav
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ChenTheIrken Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Hobbyist
Hey there. ^^ I've noticed you've observed the artistic improvement of :iconsonicclone:... Unfortunately, it's come at a price. He's become even more of an anal, ignorant prick lately. He blocked me over trying to convince him of the truth behind John Blake in The Dark Knight Rises, which he absolutely refuses to listen to whatsoever...
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Fukkin' A. He'll probably unblock you later on though. I go on and off his block list after all. Dude doesn't seem to be able to make his mind, ya know? I should totally continue my series of "How NOT To Draw" or maybe just start a series of Deviant Stupidity. Maybe it's partially inspired by the Ratchet Video Weekly series from the AdviseShow guy.
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ChenTheIrken Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist
Yep, you're most likely right. It's not the first time he blocked me, either. Last time he did it, it was the last time I went on about him not having the balls to do it, and he was all like "since you insist" and blocked me. Then when I noticed he unblocked me, he said he was giving me a "second chance". How pretentious...
As for your series proposal, I would totally be in support of that! :D Go for it!
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Thanks! It's fun to see funny, badly-drawn pictures. If you or any of your friends know of someone who draws crappy pictures and has a very bad attitude, or is acting totally creepy and stalker-like, give me some links! I'd love to see them!
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Lady1Venus Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
thank you for the fav
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hey sweetie! Would you like to see how I improve my art? :)
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sanjouin-dacapo Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Yeah. I've noticed your art is quite stylized, but it does employ a lot of basic shapes. Good start on that! Try working on some realism too though, because that can really help you improve.
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TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
That's what I do for my anime! Thanks for the comment! :)
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mosvalsky Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2014  Student General Artist
Found you! :D
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