New ContestsNote: There's a list of current contests over at %Emotication.
May 1st ^SparklyDest is maintaining her awesome streak by announcing this month's EMTC: Rain. Deadline: May 29th.
May 1st My first official contest as CV was announced, the This or That Emote Pack Contest. Deadline: June 1st.
May 12th ~Phlum, as part of Emoticon Appreciation Day, started up a contest with the theme of Partying! Deadline: June 12th.
Ongoing ContestsOh noes! This section is empty (for now). Help me fill it?
Winners AnnouncedMay 3rd =CubicInsanity announced the winners of the FLOVE Contest (finally).
May 4th The winners of #Emoti-Art's contest were announced here by `Mirz123.
May 13th ~Phlum announced the winners of the themed contests that were held on Emoticon Appreciation Day.
New ProjectsMay 4th ~JeanaWei announced the Emoti-Duck Project.
Ongoing Projects~fuu--chan's Pastrymotes Project
`Mirz123's 2012 Emoticonist Yearbook
=ravenfire-1's Community Spirit Project
~SazLeigh's Emote Fancy Dress Tea Cup Party Project
~wtg62's Emoti-Powder Project
Articles and FeaturesMay 12th ~Phlum was the host of this year's Emoticon Appreciation Day. Here's his main journal, with subsequent postings also listed in this round-up. He also featured a number of less known emoticonists, and you can find that feature here.
InterviewsMay 12th ~Phlum interviewed several deviants for Emoticon Appreciation day, including =CubicInsanity, =psychocookee, =TheSaltyMonster, and =WTG62.
May 13th `IceXDragon interviewed =Piirustus for Volume Four of the Emote Freshmen Series. `IceXDragon is currently accepting suggestions as to who should also be interviewed.
Other Things of NoteMay 14th A monstrous news article known as April's Challenge: Stalk a $taffer or CV Results was put together by a number of deviants and is quite the interesting read.
May 15th #Emoti-collabs announced their re-opening for June 1st!
Current Poll: =CubicInsanity asks: Should I bring back my Unseen Spotlight article series?
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