23 October 2012
Hello everybody, it's VirtualManectric. It's been way too long since an update, but I am happy to announce that pokemon-canine-club has hit 1,000 members!
We do have a contest currently being planned out, but don't know the exact date by which it will be released, so be sure to keep checking back. Perhaps we might do a Secret Santa this year as well, who knows? If any of you have an idea for the group, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Stay awesome everyone!
16 August 2012
This is for all you role players: today we're advertising a new roleplaying forum that you all might like to check out!
Listen: Lualdi has become Unstuck in Time.
Time portals have appeared all over the region of Lualdi, leading to some distant era in the past, or, less regularly, a desolate, barren wasteland that has been identified as Lualdi's future. Organizations have sprung up to avert the seemingly imminent apocalypse; others have fled the region to escape the approaching destruction, but some people want to see Lualdi go up in flames, and they consequently seek to subvert the efforts of any who try to stop the apocalypse.
Yet even when facing the end of the world itself, life in Lualdi seems to continue as normal. It's as though the future apocalypse has taken a back seat to its effects on the present-day.
After all, why worry? Everything in Lualdi was beautiful.
And nothing hurt.
Here's the link: unstuckintime.boards.net/index…
Have a nice day everyone.
1 July 2012
One of our affiliates is holding a contest and would love for you to join! Here's the preliminary info:
"In the games of Pokemon, my favorite thing to do is breed pokemon and get eggs. But then I thought what if you could get some bizarre hybrid between your Pokemon instead of the same species as the mother? For example, if you crossed a Charmander and a Hitmonchan, would you get a fiery reptile who could kick box its opponents? If you crossed Jigglypuff and Snorlax, would you get a pokemon that will sing it's self to sleep ? What would they look like, what would their moves be? Let your imagination run wild!
Cross two pokemon and come up with a hybrid of the two."
Visit the contest journal for more information such as the rules and deadline: fav.me/d546fvh
Thanks for reading. C:
12 April 2012
Welcome a new admin!
Dusk-Wind has very graciously offered to aid in modding the gallery (which, of course, means deviations will be subject to vote once again), so please be sure to give her a warm welcome!
Thanks so much Dusk-Wind! ;u;
5 April 2012
Just a quick notice
So March is over, but I'm considering leaving the gallery open since it sometimes takes a while for me to get online and you guys did great at following the rules (with a few exceptions). This way you don't have to necessarily wait. ^^
But it's not too much of a burden on me to close them again, so if anyone would prefer them be pre-'examined' for any reason, just say so.
Also, I think I may have finally decided on a new contest for next month, so we have that to look forward to!
I apologize for not trying my hardest to make the group more active; maybe you or I can come up with some weekly event to help bring some more life to the group...
Anyways, thanks for reading!
29 February 2012
! IMPORTANT !
I don't know if many of you have heard, but in lieu of recent events concerning SOPA, PIPA, ACTA, etc. a month long protest against these bills has been organized and is called "Black March." More information can be found from the deviation below:
Now, I'm not forcing any of you to join in the efforts, but I just felt it was necessary to spread the message, especially since I will be offline for most of the month of March as well as protesting. So, to keep the group from going too far into inactivity I'll be opening the featured gallery completely so that you don't need my permission to have your art submitted.
THIS DOES NOT MEAN YOU CAN ABUSE YOUR PRIVILEGE.
I doubt many of you will be a problem, but just know that I WILL remove your art if they go against pokemon-canine-club rules and I DO reserve the right to ban you for blatantly taking advantage of the temporary change in rules. There will, of course, still be a cap at 2 submissions per week.
Other than that, I hope and trust that all of you are doing well; I'll try my hardest to come up with a contest as soon as possible!
Maybe I'll ask for a co-founder to help me run things. We'll see.
"But for now, 'sayonara!'"
22 December 2011
Happy Holidays Everyone!
Sorry that I've been failing as 'founder' lately; I had no idea how busy life could get until winter 2011.
The group's been pretty inactive lately, and, again, I apologize for that.
Hopefully I can get a new contest rolling around soon, but for now I thought it would be best to stay inactive for the remainder of the year; I'm sure many of you are just as busy, if not more, than I am and could really just use a break from contests and Secret Santas. I'll try my hardest to make next year one of the best, but really it's what you, the members, want this group to be.
Also remember, we're always looking for new contest ideas! If you or anyone else has a neat contest idea, fell free to drop it as a note to either me or the group!
Thanks for reading, and a Merry Christmas to you all!
11 November 2011
Regarding gallery submissions...
I've been getting a couple submissions to the gallery here and there that don't conform to our rules. Really, the group doesn't ask for much, so I would really appreciate it if everyone would make certain of the rules before submitting something into the gallery.
I will not penalize members for submitting something that goes against the rules, however, I would just like to put it out there that if your deviation is rejected feel free to ask me why. Reading the Rules and FAQ will usually solve the problem though.
9 August 2011
This is your new founder speaking:
I thought it was about time to thank ZulayaWolf for letting me become the founder, and to welcome some new members. While I seriously doubt that I'll ever run the group as well as she did, I sure do feel grateful for this opportunity. I hope I meet all of your expectations and please don't be afraid to comment or send in a note to the group or to myself about questions or concerns.
It seems WalkingDeceit has decided to quit of her own accord, so if anyone is up for helping me out a bit, I might consider adding a new admin. You would mainly be in charge of helping me with contests, coming up with ideas, and moderating the gallery when I'm away. I'm not saying it's guaranteed anyone will get a position; I'm only stating that there may be a possibility in the near future. If anyone so wishes, do just send a note to either the group or myself with a title along the lines of 'Admin'.
On to my real reason for writing this notice: I will be starting up another contest... next month. I know it's been a long time since the last contest, but school is starting and people are going to be a bit busy working that all out (myself included). Also, I still need more contest ideas, so keep 'em coming! While I think I've decided on the next theme, your ideas do matter; just send a note or leave a comment, please.
Thanks for reading,
July 28, 2011
New Founder(s) found.
I have found two wonderful people to replace me as the head of this group: VirtualManectric and WalkingDeceit. I thank you two so much for offering to do this, I don't know how to express my gratitude. This group was my pride and joy for a long time, and it warms my heart that it will not fade into oblivion. It will live on by the hands of others; you wonderful, brilliant people.
To VirtualManectric and WalkingDeceit: it is up to you to decide on a division of labor. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me. Thank you all so much!
Signing off for the last time,
June 19, 2011
Group needs a new leader.
I have decided that I do not want to head this club anymore. In light of recent events, I have had less and less time to devote to this group when it really deserves so much more. I also really do not want to see this group spiral into oblivion, and I would really love it if someone would step up to the plate and volenteer to become the new manager of this group. Do not take this lightly, it is a bit of work, though not overwhelmingly so, to keep a group up and active.
Once I hand the group to you, I want no more involvement. Perhaps some questions or so are fine, but it will be all yours. All I ask is that you don't let the group fall into disrepair. Manage it however you see fit, though. I will not stop you from doing what you wish. If you find you cannot handle it, then find someone who can. Pass the torch on.
Please, if you feel you can shoulder this responsibility and wish to do so, send a note to me, ZulayaWolf. On June 22, I will be leaving for 3.5 weeks, so if you do not do so before then, you won't hear from me for quite some time.
May 18, 2011
New Contest Admin Needed.
WalkingDeceit has decided to resign, of her own choice. I respect this, do not bug her about this.
It brings up a new problem, however: a new contest admin is needed. The contest admin will handle the contests: submissions, ideas for new contests, voting and results pages, etc. My only requirements are that you have to be somewhat active, check dA at least once a week.
If you are interested in this position, please send a note to me, ZulayaWolf, why you should be chosen.
February 8th, 2011
New Canine Pokemon!
When I first created this group, in my scan through all of the Pokemon on my DS, looking for canine-like forms, I actually missed one: Smeargle, seeing as he is quite like a Beagle. This has been brought to my attention by multiple people, and I apologize for my ignorance on that part. From now on, Smeargle will assume his rightful place as a part of pokemon-canine-club!
December 16, 2010
EXP system wiped.
As I said a couple of weeks ago, because noone appeared to be using it, I have wiped the EXP system, and along with it, any prizes pertaining to EXP. From now on, the only way you can recieve prizes is by winning contests and recieving the prizes donated by members.
November 28, 2010
New Pokemon Added!
As you all know, there have been multiple new canine pokemon added in the fifth generation of pokemon. While Zoroa, Zoroark, and Yooteri have already been added, it is time to add Haderia and Muurando, as they are also canine-like. For more information about these 5th generation pokemon, see here: serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon…
November 22, 2010
Contest Admin has been chosen!
Thank you everyone who applied! It was really hard to choose who to accept, you were all so wonderful. In the end, I chose WalkingDeceit, so everyone give her a big warm welcome! She'll be in charge of anything relating to contests, so good luck!
November 21, 2010
EXP system is being wiped.
Because noone ever seems to use it, I will be wiping the EXP system in a week. This means that anyone who has EXP must use it within a week or lose it all. This also means that for contests, I'll be transferring to contest artists donating prizes. To see the members' EXP, see here: pokemon-canine-club.deviantart… To see prizes you can buy, see here: pokemon-canine-club.deviantart…
November 11, 2010
Looking for an Admin!
Due to the general disrepair this group has fallen into, I've decided to hire an admin, assuming one is willing. You would be a contest admin, seeing as how the last contest we've had was a few months ago, and no good ideas have struck me yet. Here are some requirements:
You MUST have some sort of experience. (Founder/Admin of a different group, NOT a contributor)
You must be active and check dA at least twice a week.
You have to have some good ideas for contests.
Send a note including reasons why you should be chosen as an administrator for this group if you are interested.
September 13, 2010
New Pokemon Added!
If you have been following the wave of 5th generation pokemon that are being pumped out, you would notice that a new pokemon, named Yooterii, has come out. This puppy pokemon is very canine-like in structure, and is being added to our list of accepted pokemon.
For more information, see here: serebii.net/blackwhite/pokemon…
July 23, 2010
pokemon-canine-club, after 1 month of being closed, has finally reopened! Submissions are once again allowed, 2 per week in featured, 3 per week in mascots, 5 per week in favorites. Just to let you know!
June 22, 2010
Group Temporarily Closed.
I am not going to be able to access a computer for a month, until July 17th or 18th. Therefore, this group will be temporarily closed until then. People may still join, but submissions to the group, whether they be mascot or regular, will be closed. I am really very sorry about this inconvienence.
April 21, 2010
5th Generation Pokemon Now Accepted!
As the release of Pokemon versions Black and White with a fifth generation has been confirmed, we will start allowing canine pokemon from that generation to be submitted. This includes Zorua and Zoroark, and any other canines that crop up as the rest of the generation is revealed.
April 2, 2010
Submission Limit Has Been Changed!
Due to our rapidly increasing number of members, and everyone being eager to submit their own artwork, we have lowered the submission limit to two submissions per week to the featured gallery, to prevent our members' inboxes from being overloaded. However, the number for submitting mascot artwork per week, three, has not changed.
February 11, 2010
5th Generation Confirmed!
Well, everyone, a new generation of pokemon in on the horizon! The first two pokemon of the 5th generation, Zorua and Zoroark, have been released! However, even though these two are fox-like, therefore canine, pokemon, we will not be accepting submissions on these two because information on these pokemon as well as the rest of their generation is still sketchy and unofficial. Once a game comes out with the fifth generation or information becomes more concrete, we will start accepting submissions of Zorua, Zoroark, and all other canine pokemon in its generation.
For more information on these new pokemon, see here: www.serebii.net/generation5/ www.officialnintendomagazine.c…
January 31, 2010
Please Read our Rules!
I cannot stress this enough! Many new members submit 7 or so deviations immediately! Our rules and FAQ cleary state, as is shown on our front page, that you may only submit 3 deviations a week. We have a rules and FAQ blog for a reason, and I am sick and tired of reminding members that you may only submit 3 pieces of art a week. I would really appreciate it if everyone would just take 5 minutes and glance at our rules and FAQ. pokemon-canine-club.deviantart…
December 13, 2009
New EXP Rules!
I decided that because it was becoming too complex, I would only allow people to gain EXP by submitting mascot art, themed art, or winning a contest. I'm sorry, but this will make things run a lot smoother. You may no longer gain EXP by just submitting a normal deviation to the club. Also, the Members journal will now only post members who currently have EXP, and the amount of EXP they have.
December 10, 2009
pokemon-canine-club is Now a Group!
Hey, everyone! I submitted the request to transform into a group yesterday, and, well, here we are! You must go to the top of the page and press "Join Group" if you want to continue to be a member. Please stay with us as we figure out this whole group thing - it is rather different and confusing. Also, apparently you can't edit previous journals/blogs, so, I'm going to have to figure out something else about that. And northstar2x, if you would like to continue to be an admin, please send a note to me or the group. I'm sure I could find something for you to do.
December 5th, 2009
Should We Convert into a Group?
This is the question I want to pose to our members. Since the club account does not have a subscription, I have made a poll on my regular account, ZulayaWolf. I would like feedback from you, the members, for you make this a club. All you need to do is vote on the poll. You may find the poll here: zulayawolf.deviantart.com/jour…
November 13, 2009
We have found a new admin! northstar2x will now be handling all club submissions. Continue to send them to the club, however. And everyone give a big hug to northstar2x!
September 28, 2009
Looking for a new Administrator!
The club is currently looking for a new admin to help with submitting regular club deviations. We are looking for someone responsible, who is willing to take time out of their day to do this, someone who has extra time to do this, someone with previous experience(preferably), and someone who is not likely to forget about their responsibility. If you think you meet these qualifications and would like to become and admin, you may send a note to the club entitled "Admin" or something along those lines.
August 14, 2009
Founder has Moved Accounts!
Just in case you would need to contact me, the founder has moved accounts from lucariolovr316 to ZulayaWolf.
August 3, 2009
Club is Back Online!
After being closed for over a month, pokemon-canine-club is back online! The club will now run as it normally does, as I now have more access to a computer. You may now send your club, theme, mascot, and contest submissions to the club. Remember, however - do not send regular, mascot, and theme submissions for June, July, and August. Only send the ones for August, as the month rule still applies.
June 16, 2009
The Club is Temporarily Closed.
From June 16, 2009 to August 3, 2009, the club will be temporarily closed. I will not have access to a computer during that time, but if I do, I will try to deal with notes. However, please try to keep notes to a minimum. I am very tentative about sharing account information, therefore, I do not have any admins. I will not forget about the club, but when I do come back, I don't want to be overwhelmed with a thousand notes. Please do not submit any contest, club, mascot, or theme submissions during this time. There will still be time, about 20 days, to submit contest submissions after the club is up and running.
May 21st, 2009
The Luxray Family is No Longer a Canine!
After many comments, notes, and considerations, I have decided to no longer make Shinx, Luxio, and Luxray considered canine pokemon. This has been bugging me for quite some time, and others have been bugging me about it. Luxray will continue to be in our avatar, however.