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starbuck. : (22 November 2017 - 01:41 PM) everyone go join secret santa :loves: :dumbles:
deuce : (22 November 2017 - 01:11 PM) probs 8/10 bc pink eye suuucks
.v0ldiemort : (22 November 2017 - 12:25 PM) I like Nickpic Host they're geared towards graphic communities like this also I would say 6 bad luck scale lol
Photoshopfreak : (22 November 2017 - 09:24 AM) On a scale of 1 - 10 how much bad luck do you think I have since my oldest has pink eye on my birthday???
bittersweetf... : (22 November 2017 - 06:03 AM) you can also use imgbb. <3
azimuth : (22 November 2017 - 03:35 AM) I like imgbox (:
prongs : (22 November 2017 - 02:41 AM) i normally use imgur to host my graphics...
baletgir : (22 November 2017 - 01:50 AM) Hey all! Just back from a looooong hiatus and I'm trying to host my banners somewhere other than photo buck due to the new (ish) updates there. I can't find a thread about hosting. Can someone help me out?
bittersweetf... : (22 November 2017 - 12:08 AM) omg, so happy to be back home from the hospital. D= I missed you, bed. D=
miss atomic... : (21 November 2017 - 11:02 PM) and double posting in the shoutbox is allowed (we won't even be bothered if you triple post but any more than that is considered spamming ;))
miss atomic... : (21 November 2017 - 11:01 PM) The Screening room is only for threads offering crit, which only juniors+ can post, but you can post asking for a gallery critique in any thread or in the story/forum/blends/other forum for critique on a particular graphic :)
.v0ldiemort : (21 November 2017 - 10:53 PM) juniors up request critique? Sorry for the double post
.v0ldiemort : (21 November 2017 - 10:53 PM) Hey! So I have a quick Q regarding the Screening Room. Can I post a new topic there asking for critique or can only
abhorsen. : (21 November 2017 - 03:48 PM) congratulations!! :D
.v0ldiemort : (21 November 2017 - 03:03 PM) I filled my first request today! It felt awesome lol

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The galleries of artists who may have gone on to better things, but whose graphics we still greatly admire. You can browse here for some inspiration. Veteran artists that would like their galleries moved back to the Master Artist section, please PM an admin!

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Last Graphic Maker Standing

Challenges based off the LIMS challenges on LiveJournal. Who will fight it out to the end?

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