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Topics I've Started

Retirement

18 April 2013 - 02:21 PM

It's been six years since I became admin of TDA, and I've decided that it's time to go into retirement from admin work.  I want to have more time to make graphics, write my stories, and of course for those real life responsibilities (the ones we come on here to avoid :P). 

 

TDA has gone through a lot in six years, growing to 16,000 members from a couple of thousand, going through more trends and styles than I can count, and even more artists than that.  It's been quite an experience to have watched TDA go through these changes, but I'm looking forward to seeing the site from a different point of view.  I will be staying on as a Staff Artist because I could never really leave completely.  ^_^

 

Thank you all, members old and new, for making TDA such an important part of my life for these last years!  :)


April Member's Choice Promotions!

14 April 2013 - 06:45 PM

Many congratulations to the two well-deserving artists chosen by you for promotion: 365daysdone and luffprincess!

Enjoy your new colours! ^_^

 

 

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Offsite Chats and Other Such Things

05 April 2013 - 09:10 PM

To begin, know that there is not, and never has been, any official, TDA-sanctioned chat in existence, be it on Skype, Facebook, or on any of the old messenger programs.  The only other sites the admins run are the TDA tumblr account and TDA Resources. 

 

However, this doesn't stop many members from chatting together offsite.  And there's nothing wrong with that at all.  But there are things that members should keep in mind when entering and participating in chats, starting with the painfully obvious:

  1. know your age limit - be aware if any of your fellow chatters are underaged and act accordingly
  2. only chat with others you feel comfortable with (not with ones you hate)
  3. don't reveal personal information about yourself (full name, address, school, etc.)
  4. and generally be aware of what you say, because I can tell you from experience that chats can quickly spiral out of control

While it's lovely that members make friends on this site and want to extend their friendship beyond TDA, there's always a risk involved with online friends, and the admins want everyone to take note of these risks.  It is your responsibility to keep yourselves safe on these chats - we have no control over them, and can only take real action when the aftermath of drama invades TDA itself.

 

If you are ever experiencing trouble because of these chats, even after you have exited the chat and blocked the people in question, then feel free to come to the admins for help.  All four of us are happy to help you in whatever way we can.  :)


April Fools!

02 April 2013 - 02:05 PM

The TDA staff always have a few tricks up their sleeve, and we all hope that you had a little bit of fun with our silliness.  You may have seen these strange graphics with unicorns, rainbows, and comic sans.  Or perhaps you noticed the suspiciously old graphics cropping up in our galleries and across the forums.  There was also that hideous header covered in sparkles and Scriptina.  And of course there were the fake accounts.

 

If you can name the fake accounts and identify which Staff Moderators played them, then you can win a little prize - a thank you for putting up with our pranks.  ;)

 

The first person to correctly name all the fake accounts and their handlers will have their gallery pinned for two weeks, and their choice of a full gallery critique or a free graphic request (no links to stories or accounts necessary). 

 

Those who PM the correct answers to me in the next 12 hours will also receive graphics of their choice from the staff. 

 

Happy April Fools' Day, and also happy birthday to the Weasley Twins!  :D 


under a violet sky

02 April 2013 - 12:02 AM

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award by Mercury

 

Susan
grad student in Victorian literature;
making graphics since October 2005,
using Photoshop CS3

 


*Resources & Credits*

 

 

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Chapter Image Sets:

[Black Sands]  [Out of Time]  [This Longing]

 

 

 

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And some things I've done for a local film series:

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Awards Archive

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Best at Banners 2012 and 2013! Thank you!
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awards by charmante. and bewitching

 

 


2007 Dobby Winner for Best Graphic Artist
2008 Dark Mark Winner for Best at Banners
2011 Dark Mark Winner for Best Critique
2012 Dark Mark Winner for Best at Banners

Thanks for checking out my gallery! :happy: