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Saturday Spotlight for November 1st, 2014

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Artists will be featured in a special news article every Saturday. Major points to TwilightPoetess, AyeAye12 and DrippingWords for doing the hard work and research that goes into these articles!



Today's featured deviant is:

:star:DreamingAutumn!:star:




Questions


Tell us a bit about yourself and your writing. 
I think I'll skip talking about myself and just get straight to my writing. Writing has always come naturally to me, ever since I was little I would write. Mostly prose, but the occasional poem. Writing is a way for me to not go crazy from everything that's going on in my life right now. It keeps me sane while everything else is just crazy. I guess writing is a lot like reading for me, a much needed escape from reality.

How do you feel about dA as a literature community?
dA's literature community is vast and mighty. It's an amazing place to be. I'm more on the fringes of the community, I'm not very social, but all the resources available are so numerous it's wonderful. There is always someone to help you, and everyone is so nice. It's like a great big family with quirks and oddities, and I think it's great. :)

Do you ever re-write your pieces, or do you let them come as they will? How long do you have to work on a piece before you can consider it "finished?"
I don't rewrite pieces, they just kind of flow. If I don't like something, I delete it and move on. That isn't to say I won't go back and correct mistakes though, but mostly once I'm done writing the idea done and it seems like there's an end I'm done. I think some of my most popular pieces have been written in about ten to twenty minutes, and then posted, with me sometimes going back and correcting mistakes I've noticed.


What themes do you like to incorporate in your writing?
Themes? I don't think there is a theme that carries over between pieces. This is something I'd have to ask someone else, but I don't see any themes that are in a ton of my pieces. I think if there was a theme it would be being fatherless, as my own father had for a long, long time not been a part of my life.

Do you believe that writer's block is a real thing?
Writers block is terrible. It's mostly a state of mind for me, I will have the urge to write and I'll bring up a document and not know what to write. There will be thoughts just out of reach in my head, behind a wall, and the only way to get the ideas flowing again is distracting myself, or finding a prompt that makes everything come to me. Most of the time I will go and play a video game, like Minecraft, in order to distract myself while my thoughts get themselves in order.


Prose


Give Me a Name"Excuse me, do I have a name? I think I should have a name, it seems only fitting that a living person should have a name." There were astonished stares at the human-like figure sitting on the table. There were scattered tools everywhere, everything from a screw driver to a soldering gun. Circuit boards and chipsets in static resistance bags were sitting neatly on shelves, and the sound of hard drives whirling  could be heard over the amazed silence in the room.
"We've done it!" The room full of people jumped up and down, clapping their hands and laughing happily. "Six years of work and we've done it!"
"Excuse me, what have you done? What is my name? I need a name."
"You are not living, therefore you do not need a name, but you will have a designation. You will be Pal100."
"I am living! I can think for myself, I can move, I can do anything I want." The people in the room looked at the man who had been talking and quickly made themselves busy. No one wanted to explain these things,

"Give Me a Name"


Stealth TestSlowly she moved through the empty buildings, listening for anything that told her where he was. Kevin was stalking her and she was stalking him, or at least that was how it would go until one of them snuck up on the other and landed a killing strike.
Aurora had been in school six years now, learning how to survive if she ever decided to leave the city, or if she was forced to. She’d quickly moved up to the head of her class. She was formidable in hand to hand combat, pistols she was only out classes by the teachers, rifles she could shoot until the end of time and never miss her target, no matter what she was shooting, moving or otherwise, and when it came to stealth she had the advantage of being thin and lean, a trait that she got from her mother. There was no one who stood against her at least no one her age, which was why her stealth test wasn’t with another student; it was with the master of stealth, Kevin.
In order to pass the exam she needed to sneak up on him befor

"Stealth Test"


Cyan SadnessWaves pelted the shore, one right after another, washing away some of the sand and leaving behind seashells and sometimes starfish. The clear blue water was only blue when it washed over the land, out in the deep sea, where the waves began, the ocean was a multitude of colors. The deep water was a royal purple which gradually turned to a cyan blue before the setting sun colored the curls of the water to bright pinks and oranges.
Beneath one of the curling waves that were a surfer's dream were two people. One with an umbrella the other sheltered under it with the umbrella holder's arm around their shoulder. They walked slowly across the water's surface, neither one looked to be a in a hurry.
"Why can't she come with us, mom?"
"It isn't her time yet. We will see Deloris again when it's her time, until then we will be waiting, won't we?"
"Yes, mom."
I opened my eyes and pain flooded my senses, but that wasn't what I felt most deeply. It was the loss that I felt, that I was alone, so very

"Cyan Sadness"


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I'm not raspil

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 31, 2014, 2:00 PM
...nor am I trying to be, given that raspil does a solid job of being raspil herself. But I think dA needs something like ScreamPrompts to kick everyone's ass up a notch, hence this group.

Read more about what's happening with ScreamPrompts here.

The first prompt will be up December 1. I want to make sure everyone has a chance to write for Scream before the end of the year, as raspil is planning to put an anthology together and, on top of the awesome you're already guaranteed to be a part of, the proceeds will be going to charity.


How is SadPrompts going to work?


I'm not a genius at prompts, so I welcome feedback on what type of challenges you'd like to see. Of course, if your complaint is "I struggled with this," I reserve the right to snicker in your general direction. That's the point. Now, if your complaint is "this is too easy," I'm all ears.

The prompts will be written for short prose (500-5,000 words). If you are so moved to write poetry or fanfiction off one, you're welcome to do so, but it's up to you to adapt as appropriate.


How do I join?


Membership is open. Submissions are not. When you create a piece for a prompt, you'll link it on the blog. Hopefully, people will come by and comment, and you'll return the favor. I'm planning to feature people who leave thoughtful comments.

There is only one thing that can get you thrown out of the group (and wouldn't violate dA's policies).

If you're a little bitch about critique, either giving it or receiving it, you're out. I can't stop you from writing for the prompts, but I sure as hell can hide comments linking your work, and I will. You owe it to your fellow writers to encourage them as appropriate—without lying—to improve their writing and their analytical skills. Because what good is a writer who can't think about writing?

Anyway, this looks pretty straightforward to me, but I wrote it so naturally I don't have any questions. If you do, leave them in the comments.

:peace:

Happy Halloween! The gigantic Art Feature!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 31, 2014, 3:19 PM
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Pumpkin Kitties by Hyraea
Pumpkin Kitties by Hyraea



BOO! .... Hello, dear spooky fellows! :iconcuteghostplz:

Yeah I hope you survided this evening (or you're about to survive :dead:) I survived you see x'D
But yeah, I'm not that a person for a well speech, but I hope you enjoyed this evening of the year full of creepy, spooky and whateverthiswassupposedtobeinanyway things yous saw and did.


And on this occasion I wanna show up the "Gigantic Halloween fan art Feature" of this year. To showcase a whole bunch of pretty-spooky fanart from loads of amazing artists!!



Hope 'ya enjoy this and Happy Halloween To everyone :wave: :pumpkin:

~ Elly ~ :pumpkin:


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... ... and by the way grab some cookies :iconbigcookieplz: before Sonic does ...

... because he has found you ...



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Horrorscope Challenge Wrap-up

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 6:22 PM
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Horrorscope Challenge Wrap-up


This just in from the sky god's autumn retreat somewhere in the andromeda galaxy… 2014 Deviants Horrorscope desecrations and defilements completed.








Goddess Iris, the Divine Messenger, has traveled by rainbow to deliver the will of Zeus to we minions of the lower altitudes:  Whilst the king of the gods, the ruler of Mount Olympus and the god of the sky, weather, thunder, law, order and all our sorry fates, a.k.a. Zeus, is deciding whether he has been amused by our “horrorscope” or if even more drastic climate change punishments are now called for...Here are your submissions!


Zeus would like to thank all the deviants and other talented vandals for their Halloween “improvements” of the iconic images of the zodiac, and let them rest assured he is now, more than ever, always looking out for them.  He knows where you live.










Eternally Yours... by J-u-d-a-s


This Just in from CNN Holiday Challenge Wrap-up


Halloween–Valentines Mash–up Results to be Revealed.










The U.S. Government would like to thank all the deviants and deviant–adjacents who participated in the “great imagining” of what might be the windfalls and downfalls of this merging of holidays and assure them this was not just another thinly veiled McGuffin to distract the citizenry from the looming disaster on the immediate horizon. Here are your submissions!


Remember… when America has a crisis, you can depend on your Government to find the necessary spotlight challenge to address the situation. And you are certainly welcome!










Looking for Manga or Comic book artists!

Journal Entry: Fri Oct 31, 2014, 2:26 PM








Hi everyone!
I'm  looking for professional or semi-professional manga (That means the kind of people that have done payed commissions before or doing now, Deviantart points doesn't count.) or comic book artists for a long term project.
If you are looking for work and (that is important) have free time for a long term project, please send me a PM for more info.
:heart:
See you!
-R


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Halloween Raffle

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 8:04 PM


IT'S HALLOWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN LET'S DO A RAFFLE. I've been wanting to do another one for a while, but i haven't been able to even go on dA for a while eeeeeeeeeeeee

Just favorite the journal and you'll get your number. Yuu can see your number if you click favorites below. The winner will receive a full colored drawing with a background of their character.

I'll announce the winner tomorrow morning, because I only got 3 hours of sleep last night, Happy Halloween ; v ;/ !


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This Giveaway Ends


1st December 2014 -- AEST


Rules


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Bullet; RedBullet; RedBullet; RedNo Plz/Adopt/Back-up AccountsBullet; RedBullet; RedBullet; Red
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I will be used Random.org to pick the Winner
Thank you


Previous Giveaway Winners



October: - Iglybo100 POINTS GIVEAWAY - WINNER ANNOUNCED

(OPEN)Seudo Short Halloween Raffle

Fri Oct 31, 2014, 3:32 PM
 



HAI 8)

Well, I don't celebrate Halloween
And I don't like Halloween a lot for my own reasons 8I
SO
Even I'm not a fan of the date
i would like to do a little raffle for those people WHO likes the Halloween 8)

and if you are not a big fan but you still like this
You may join too lol :V

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Giving away:  600 :points: (or 800, depends of the people )
                     2nd place gets 400 :points: (or 600 depends of the people)

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Deadline: in 2 pathetic days ; V ; 

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How to join:

Most important rule? Being a watcher of mine 8l AND COMMENT THAT YOU ARE IN, DON'T ASK IF YOU CAN JOIN, THE PEOPLE IS WELCOME D:

Another rules:

- Share this journal?+fav  ; o ; (Optional) 


- Fave this >v>  (Optional)


- Tag some people (no more than 4, don't spam man 8,l ) and you get a extra number for each person you tag ; v ; (Optional)


- Give me pie, cookies, or a Halloween candy (You get love Heart )

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That's all ; v ;
Enjoy your Halloween sweeties ; v ;

 
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