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cheriechapstick : (19 July 2018 - 06:24 PM) I hate myself for how much i love Dan/Blair.
cheriechapstick : (19 July 2018 - 05:08 PM) Yeaaaah lol thank you !! I'm so rusty.
Newt Scamander. : (19 July 2018 - 12:37 PM) ohhhhhh - the sig set? looks great!!
cheriechapstick : (19 July 2018 - 12:22 PM) i was actually doing a graphic :|
cheriechapstick : (19 July 2018 - 12:21 PM) GOOD LUCK ON THE FANFIC
Newt Scamander. : (19 July 2018 - 11:56 AM) look at me spamming the shout box like I have no friends :lol:
Newt Scamander. : (19 July 2018 - 11:55 AM) OMG I am writing my first ever the 100 fanfic and I am actually so scared :lol:
Newt Scamander. : (19 July 2018 - 09:52 AM) you guys wanna hear a real funny story - I mean its not really funny because im currently youtubing wth it is and why it's on my laptop... but anyway :lol:
Newt Scamander. : (19 July 2018 - 09:11 AM) there really isn't, lol I have watched so many of like everything on there... because I have no life :lol:
cheriechapstick : (18 July 2018 - 06:12 PM) poor karni, seems like there is nothing good on australian netflix! :(
Newt Scamander. : (18 July 2018 - 09:39 AM) hey guys - don't forget to check out the 'i challenge thee' thread this month <3
Newt Scamander. : (18 July 2018 - 09:04 AM) :lol:
jellybean jones : (18 July 2018 - 08:52 AM) i don't think that's true...
Newt Scamander. : (18 July 2018 - 08:36 AM) there is only so many times one can watch pokemon - indigo league on netflix before she dies ...
Newt Scamander. : (18 July 2018 - 08:35 AM) :( terrible

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Challenge Winners Hall of Fame

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Veteran Artists

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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Member Artists

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For all members, with or without galleries. A maximum of 12 2-week long challenges are posted at one time.

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Monthly Challenges

Here you can participate in Ultimate Challenges, I Challenge Thee! and compete within your artist rank for coveted Your Best Work award!

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Graphic Critique

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Gallery Critique

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Help Me Choose!

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Technique Spotlight

Every few months, we'll feature a graphic-making technique with special tutorials and helpful tips for enhancing your skills.

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This forum is for technique related questions. Do you have a graphic but you can't seem to blend the hair correctly, or can't seem to get rid of the orange hues and can't find how to do it in the tutorial section? Then post the graphic here to get tips and tricks from your fellow artists.

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Here you will find selected resources posted by the members of TDA. This forum is visible to guests.

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General Resources

Here you will find the answers to all sorts of Resource questions: Who's That? What's that font? What's that resource?

[Copyrighted Images Masterlist]

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Here you can find stock images (trees, flowers, buildings, etc.) for use in your graphics.

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TDA Rec Room

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HPFanficTalk is a community for Harry Potter fans to discuss fanfic, writing, fandom news, and connect with one another.

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HPFanficTalk Archive

HPFanficTalk (or HPFT) is a moderated multi-fandom/original fiction archive with a dedicated, responsive staff who monitor stories to ensure the archive remains a safe place for people of all ages, genders, races, and sexual orientations.

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