⚠️ Encyclopedia Dramatica is currently being restored by automated scripts ⚠️
There's been a lot of questions as to what's going on with the site and what comes next. So we have this (ordered) roadmap of what's being worked on and what's to come. This will be updated until the roadmap is complete as Æ has a lot of missing features and ideas that I'd like to fix in regards to its offerings before I implement big plans for the site's popularity and well-being in 2021.
Content restoration (Mostly done, few things missing that will be restored sporadically) Image restoration (Being run in background, nothing I can do cept wait)
Æ Imageboard (Currently being worked on)
Mediawiki upgrade and backend fixes
.onion domain for Tor-friendly editing and viewing
CSS overhaul (Fixing things like the videos on mobile, and overall a rehaul of the wiki's look to be more friendly to readers)
Paid bounty board for new articles (Won't be managed by me for legal reasons however I will ensure it runs smoothly)
Anonymous phone # service for those seeking ban evades from Twitter as well as a phone number not tied to their name (more details at launch)
Currently we are nearing our annual LLC renewal fee ($650) as well throwing the funds required for these other changes and aspects. If you would like to support Æ consider purchasing a copy of The Hustler's Bible or securing some Merch. Donating is also appreciated however I would rather give something back as per the two options above.
If you have any questions you can join our public Telegram chat to DM me privately or @ me in chat.
You can also email me via [email protected]
Merch notes: Thank you to all who have purchased merch. We will ship late January or mid February depending on our provider's speed.
Here's to setting the world on fire in 2021!
We all know tracing and paint overs are horrible eye murdering abominations to the art world, and are even too lulz worth for DeviantART, but it's not safe to go back to surfing the tubes yet folks! Yes, those two have a long lost sister, only this time even less work and talent is applied. here we can give you tips on how to be an awesome artist!
- use Google
- search for something like wolf, fox, cat
- download the first image you see
- open your pirated copy of photoshop
- creatively smear the crap out of it with the smudge tool
- save and upload to DeviantART
- sit back and enjoy the fame!
- open up commissions for smudged work then decline offers when there's nothing to steal.
- 10 PROFIT!
Don't forget to use the images off of the first, second or third page so everyone can recognize your 'inspiration'
You ask how do you tell if something was smudged? For one, some smudge artists don't resize images they find, lighting is perfect when all 'drawn' images suck, or just zoom in close enough to see the original pixels left from said photo. That and there is always layovers.
But It's Art!!!
Smudge painters will try to defend their talent to their grave, saying such funny things such as "i don't like you stealing my art and altering it" when faced with evidence of a layover to show their 'process'. Don't be fooled with reversed engineered tutorials. Friends of smudge artists will also defend their buddy's work totally ignoring the blatant theft.
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