if you're serious about boycotting, read this.big edit!!: please read this comment made by dxdif you're serious about boycotting, read this.8 hours ago in Personal More Like This
"DeviantArt needs to generate revenue, whether they're right to do it by a price increase here or not is yet to be seen. They are however in need of funds as they are struggling, as evidenced by the cutting of 50% of the paid staff. They're not being greedy, they're broke."
"What is bad is the failure to communicate the change to people and the reasoning why, because it generates drama like this."
i have moved the previous journal to a sta.sh file. if you would like to read it, it is here. however i feel it no longer applies with the current information (but i'm glad i taught some people how to properly boycott >:P) .
there is still an issue with deviantart's new policy on art theft, and their failure to communicate with their userbase.
FarewellThe sudden void into the unhinged mind of a demented soul,Farewell9 hours ago in Free Verse More Like This
The rapture of a lucid dream, falling into an obliterated consciousness
The devastating coma of a genius protagonist, completing the epic tale of a life
It was all but a dream, a chimera, an excruciating lie.
The nothingness digging its claws into a cryptic vision,
The finality of a banal, vain existence
Never to be remembered, nor praised for its perpetual battle against agony.
There is nothing,
Nothing but the sharp sound of shattering glass,
Nothing but a hollow shell on the edge of the world.
This is where I depart, this is where I bow down,
This is where my crude hatred vanishes with my existence
There is nothing but a vague memory, of a silent soldier walking against the wind,
The pallid remembrance of a once scintillating simper
Good fortune to you all, for my path lies beneath the river
And with it, a single breathe to be released upon all as a somber farewell.
Kitsune gamingKitsune gaming11 hours ago in Short Stories More Like This
“Alright guys, I’ll be off.” Sarah said as she moved up the left staircase.
“Wait a second!” Simon called and quickly ran after her. “I’ll come with you.”
“Fine by me.” Sarah shrugged and together they ascended the stairs.
“What about you?” I asked James.
“Hmm?” He looked at me somewhat distracted.
I sighed. Of course he had been peeping at the girl’s room again. He’d been peeping and trying to hit on pretty much any girl we met during our five days stay in Japan so far. If this were to continue for another nine days, I didn’t know what I’d do. It was really inconsiderate to the girls he was peeping on and annoying for us that had to travel with him. I mean, it didn’t really affect Sarah, since no one would suspect a girl of peeping on other girls. It’s more me and Simon that were seen as pervs too because of him.
“I’ll be checking out some
4 Tips for Personal Writers4 Tips for Personal Writers4 Tips for Personal Writers6 hours ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
Anybody Can Write a Novel
Chapter 9 “Types of Writers” – Section 11 “Personal Writers”
With Links to Supplementary Material
While some people write for a cause, for the love of story, and/or for profit, there are some who write for themselves—to process their emotions, thoughts, and experiences in life. Even those writers who have other primary motivators can also relate to this feeling. As human experience is tremendously universal, stories that are the result of personal writing have the same potential to help others in the same way they help the writer. However, with revealing something as tender and emotional as the experiences and thoughts that we would dedicate an entire novel to, it is difficult not to guard the story so closely as to suffocate it. Today, I'm going to discuss maki