First is the result of the poll for changing Rule Five of the group rules (club-tutu.deviantart.com/about… ). The votes are in, and the modification to the rule has been approved. For those who missed past conversations about the rule, Rule Five is about what can and cannot be accepted, and included a clause about not submitting others' existing deviations. This was a hold over from the very start of the group and having to manually copy submissions and linking back to the original creations (if anyone remembers those first two years, you'll also remember how you weren't supposed to fave the club deviations because the information would not get to the original artist
Keep in mind that the rest of the rule as pertains to art theft and artist credit (for things such as digital brushes and photo/stock photo resources) will still apply. We do not tolerate art theft or posting of others' work without permission, and we will continue to not accept pieces that use series artwork (from any series), doujinshi scans, or modified artwork of another artist.
Please be judicious in your submissions of existing deviations. We understand that you want to share the amazing artwork and writing that others may have missed, but you don't have to submit every piece. And please remember to submit the pieces to the correct gallery/folder. The Featured is for non-contest fanart and visual art, Cosplay is for cosplay and costume-related submissions, Fanfiction is for written submissions, including prose and poetry, and Memes and Devious Fun is for stamps, memes, and other fun but not as strictly original creations that would be accepted in the other galleries (you should still have original artwork for this; stamps are the only ones that we really accept official artwork for because of size). Submitting to the right folders makes it easier for browsers to find what they're looking for, and it helps us moderators keep things neat.
And last, you have more than a week left to submit some entries to this month's contest, "Pirates." Adventure on the high seas! Let's see what adventures the PT cast would have with this scenario.