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Daily Lit Recognition for September 3rd, 2014

We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Recognition!

You can show your support by :+favlove:ing this News Article.

Please comment and :+fav: the features and congratulate the artists!



Poetry

Featured by: chromeantennae

rusty mirrorsthe decay of champagne on your breath tastes
like salt and fire, a fever dancing to the rhythm of
broken glass. you and i are ghosts haunting ruins
in a poisoned ocean -- composed of marble, smoke
and steel, we are prisoners in this concrete universe.

rusty mirrors by d-e-l-e-t-e-d


This is a gorgeous piece. The imagery and rhythm 
of this piece are astounding as she paints her story's 
picture oh so vividly.



Featured by: TwilightPoetess

red lanternsMaple leaves, an autumn scent
clings to your manila paper skin.
Irresistible luck; tomorrow dies in your veins.
It's all an act; a ruse, cliché monologue.
We play this part in front of others,
trying desperately and sadly
to convince our families and neighbors
that we're just as straight
as the other kids around us;
going to baseball games and having fun,
puffing on cigarettes that
we'd rather throw away, in a ditch;
forget about misogyny, glossy lips.
It isn't fair how society forces
both girls and boys to take on
specific roles just because of
how they look on the outside.
Adults don't care how we really feel..
Underneath these costumes, we're dying.
"Boys shouldn't wear makeup.
Girls shouldn't be tough.."
Whatever, you see, I think
we were all made different.
So I don't see the point of all this.
I'm not denying anything, dear.
Life is too short.
Why can't they understand?
We trade glances behind our parents' backs.
At the lotus lantern festival,
I see you and I want so badly
t

red lanterns by autumn-spirit


The message here is a strong one. 
Take a moment to consider it.




Prose

Featured by doodlerTM

WristwatchToday Mr. R. bought a new wristwatch. It took him a while, since there was a vast amount of watches to choose from, but in the end he was very satisfied with his pick.
After Mr. R. threw his old watch into the trash can, he couldn't help to think about it.
The old watch served him for over thirty years.
Every day its hands moved in circles for him.
Every day its hands showed him what time it was.
Sometimes it broke or became slow, then he turned it in for repair. After some hours the problem was solved and the watch was able to fulfill its purpose again.
The only thing that changed over the years was its wristband. It gave his watch some kind of special touch and made it look different from all the other watches.
Over the years the wristband became more and more expensive, but the watch itself became slow more and more frequent. Finally buying a new one was cheaper than repairing it over and over again.
Mr. R. wore the new watch only for a moment, before he threw it away and put the ol

Wristwatch by BloodyMess-VaoT


A thoughtful piece about the meaning of objects.



Featured by:SpriteBlayde

Spoiler AlertWhen we meet, I’ll be nineteen and you’ll be twenty. You’ll try to get to know me, and I won’t say much, but you’re persistent. And eventually, we’ll become friends.
You’ll be in the dorm lounge one day, playing video games with your roommates, and they’ll all laugh at you because I’ll beat you. But you just smile along, because you know I’d beat all of them too.  
On a Friday, you’ll ask me out for the first time. I won’t know what to say, so I’ll just accept, not thinking much of it. Then later that night after we’ve eaten ice cream and are sitting on a park bench, I’ll pretend I don’t want to kiss you. Even though I really do.
On the week of final exams we’ll be studying desperately in the library. I’ll be on the verge of tears—why do I even need physics anyway? I’ll groan and slam my head against the desk, and that’s when you’ll lean in close and

Spolier Alert by Asterlia


One of the best pieces of romance prose 
you will ever read. With it's heart breaking moments, 
and tender memories, this one is sure 
to catch your attention.



Featured by: Naktarra

You CAN Divide by Zero!" Impossible, " you say, " I couldn't get my calculator to compute it no matter how many times I tried. "
Well, it may be true that you cannot divide by zero on a calculator, but follow these handy steps
and you will be able to outwit ANY calculator or computer!
What you will need:
A marker ( Whatever color you'd like, especially if it's one of those scented ones! )
A piece of paper or a dry erase board. ( If neither is available, a styrofoam cup or a napkin will do fine. )
Tape ( The sticky kind, not the one you recorded reruns of Friends on. )
A Wall ( How can you have any pudding if you don't eat your meat? )
Now if you have all those supplies ready, you can now begin to divide by zero!
Step One :
 Take your paper ( dry erase board, napkin, etc. ) and draw a zero on it. The size and color does not matter,
at least to the number anyway. It may matter to you, but as long you draw a zero, nobody else will care. Penmenship
doesn't matter either provided you can still tell it's a ze

You CAN Divide by Zero! by WritingForNoReason


Positively hilarious, enlightening 
and inspiring to do the impossible: 
dividing by zero. This piece witty 
and all the way charming and it 
leaves the lasting impression 
of something truly unique.




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Prepared by: TwilightPoetess



Skin by SimplySilent

Tuesday Treats: Underwater

Tue Sep 2, 2014, 5:55 PM



Monday Muses | Wandering Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Friday Fun | Selfless Saturday | WishingWell Weekly

Underwater scenes are always mysterious. Often beautiful, sometimes scary, they are muses for artists.


Select a deviation (even from your own gallery) featuring an underwater scene link it in a comment on this blog. Limit of 1 deviation per member please! Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have a good day!


:bulletblue: Suggestions must be sent before Tuesday September 9th.


Pazamal by Karbo




This is what you found in the box:


take me home by kit 3D Origami Penguin by Origami-Mad
Tiger Portrait by Annasko Potion Stores by WorldTreeArtifacts
Meet my model for today by gigi50 As The Thoughts Rush by CRGPhotography
crystal by eiffa2222 A Creature Called Norn by Wildphoenix22
Candy by Cinematic-Wonder Warm your insides by gigi50
Rawr by UszatyArbuz Grumpy by effic
Solid Snake by RBF-productions-NL In the Crate by Skymouth
Cat by LiinaPhotography Pandora's Box by BrookeDibble
Disney Fantasy 12 CXL by LDFranklin Grooms Cake by Digitalflattery
Severed zombie head by BOULARIS Walk the Walk- Chucks Forever by TeaPhotography Attack by FlamingBreeze
Basket of Oranges by Kaycee710 Monster by KnifeInToaster
Christmas Sleeping Puppy by AdmiralAngela Art Against Racism 2010 by Egil21
Deadpool Marvel Legends custom action figure by Jin-Saotome


Thank you for participating! Heart


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Bird-Photography and Birds-Club proudly presents some of the best submissions from the month of August, chosen by me, mydigitalmind. At the end of every month, I will go through submissions from both groups and choose the ones that stand to feature them in a News Article. I will also choose features from some of our special events that run during the month.

:iconbird-photography: and :iconbirds-club:

Special Features


Bird-Photography's Featured Photos
Throughout the month, the admins from Bird-Photography pick a photo out of the current submissions that will be featured on our front page. The following photos were featured in August.
Canary Clan by MorkelErasmus Two Kingfishers by Sergey-Ryzhkov Bee-eater fight by JMrocek

Top Quality Photography


Classic Poise - Female Anna's Hummingbird by Momenti-Photo Colorful singer by NoGuarantee Osprey fledgling at sunset by arcadian7 Fairywren by amaliabastos
Bald eagle by KlaraDrielle Zeearend by MadeByRona Scarlet Macaw 2 by AlluringHunter
Gull - Splash Landing by JestePhotography Ruffled but Pretty by OliverBPhotography Loon and Water Drops by hull612
Target acquired by JvBeeck Outta My Way I'm Landing Here by Grouper Zanzibar 10 by EdgedFeather
Western yellow wagtail by Valnushka Common Kingfisher by rat-or-rat Levitation by plumita1
Goshawk by lost-nomad07 Riot 9 by EdgedFeather Great Horned Owl by lost-nomad07
Top Gun by papatheo Black and Blue by mydigitalmind

Traditional and Digital Art from Birds-Club


Jackdaw by Verenique One summer long by Woodswallow Hawk-tree by svartsjarm Brought Back by KestrelRaptor
heron by seadworp Night stories by Aeternum-Art Northern Flicker by yolque
Owl's Deep Secret by Black-Sis Whitethroat by DominikaAniola Carolina Wren by squidlifecrisis
Puaiohi family by PonderosaPower Indian roller by Verenique



Thank you for reading! Please favorite this article if you enjoyed it. If you are not a member of either group and would like to become one, visit us and join - we look forward to seeing your submissions!

:iconmydigitalmind:
Co-founder of Bird-Photography, Moderator of Birds-Club

Underappreciated Art: The 11th Feature

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 2, 2014, 2:34 PM
These are pieces of art that deserve way more attention then they are getting!
Please view and favorite their art and if you like their work, click + watch!

View from Grintovec summit towards Mt. Kocna by BerarAdrian
Water Paths by AntonioGouveia
August 22nd by FramedByNature
Green hearts by XeniaChowaniec
North by Questavia
Paignton Pier at Sunrise by georgewjohnson
219.365 lucid dreaming by PiecesOfAnsley
Triangle Days by Thinking-Silence
Stormy by MarshallLipp
Clear by SheilaBrinson
Chess by Dosshaus
Dark Magick by Draken413o
Star-Lord by Namecchan
Wonder Woman and Groot by J-Skipper
Danger Girl by Skipper-Colors
30-8-14_space vikings homeworld by BlakeZ
Harrenhal by Lensar
Face it !! by vipmig
Ashley in B/W by RobertSleeper
Like a Girl in a Country Song by Queen-Kitty
E x p i a t i o n by JoannaRzeznikowska
Along the Shore by Atinaj
Encircling Glow by rh89


  • Mood: Optimism
  • Listening to: The Gaslight Anthem
  • Watching: it's always sunny in philadelphia
  • Drinking: Water


BM port malia by IMustBeDead
As 66,000 people disband from Burning Man, I thought I'd take a look at a few enchanting burners through IMustBeDead's lens.
Believe by IMustBeDead






In Dust We Trust

Bm Port 10 by IMustBeDead



Bm Port 8 by IMustBeDead
"I fell in love with the dirt." 
Bm Port 7 by IMustBeDead
Bm Port 6 by IMustBeDead
BM-51-Eyes by IMustBeDead
BM port malia by IMustBeDead
Bm Port 4 by IMustBeDead
Bm Port 3 by IMustBeDead
Bm Port 1 by IMustBeDead
BM 10 by IMustBeDead
Bm 11 Couple by IMustBeDead
BM sail by IMustBeDead
Bm21 by IMustBeDead

Watch this stunning Burning Man time-lapse for seven minutes of wonder.


Oh, the Places You'll Go at Burning Man! 


Have you ever experienced Burning Man? If so, what is your favorite part of that thing in the desert?

What do you think about Burning Man's ten principles

I will be keeping an eye out for Burning Man photos from this year, link me to yours!

Skin by Dan Leveille
:bulletyellow: Some painters transform the sun into a yellow spot, others transform a yellow spot into the sun - Pablo Picasso :bulletyellow:
:bulletyellow: Please show some love to the artists below :bulletyellow:
Escalators by Hassam-Tariq
Feeling Yellow by SheilaBrinsondripping with hope by fotomademoiselleyellow II by pijnapple
We're healthy! by EpicRedYellow rose by kochmanmartinHoneybee Covered in Zucchini Pollen II by dalantech
''Yellow'' by Kurau-Phantomhive
Funky Fungi by Suiyoubimusic Sign by ffolkes Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata by efeline
Lantern by xButhomeisnowherex Yellow Boats by emilia93 Yellow by four-star-tosh
     Sun art by ValentinaSunPhotos       

Challenge Fun #18 Winner!

Tue Sep 2, 2014, 11:07 AM by 3wyl:icon3wyl:


cleaner


We hosted our eighteenth weekly Challenge Fun in the Deviants Forum this past week for the chance to win a 3 Month Premium Membership or the equivalent in :points:!

The challenge was to convince everyone that they were the most drunken person in the thread. There were so many brilliant entries from so many people that I'd like to mention these people and their responses first. :clap:

In no particular order:
:iconblackiefriendofsnow:

:drunk: hey you guy with the skin on his face. Can you hold my beer while I look for my beer. I can't find...hey what are you doing with my beer! Give me that! God I love you. I love you so much. Thanks for the free beer man.


:iconeraezr:

:drrrrnk:
:druggg:
:drunk:

yooosssshhhh got tit' rite. guessss vot? Me have SpogeBobs house in me hands. PINAPPLE-O. I ish ask nicely for him 2 come out. Bastardd noft listen. V vill c. wHERE ISH kNIVE? YOU DIE TONIHT YELLOW BITCH


:iconjuritanaka:

:drunk: I'm noooooooooooot drunnnk! I'm drink beveragz, yo riight! But imma liiving verrrry well *hiccup*! I luuvin beeeeerr, n’ vodka fram MOTHA RUSSIA!!!!!!! N’ da RED RED WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINE... Alcohol is reeeally crucial for Tanaka, that’s meee! But I can controool myself!!!!!! Look me imma... imma ... (Fainted)


:iconrachburns:

:drunk:

Whersh evrone goin? We jus got 'ere to th party... Whaaddya mean "I'm drunk"? Tha ain't m'name an we ain't been here no hour. Ah, now yer real lyin, I didn't go'n kiss evrrbody! I ain't been up offa this spot since I fell ovr Bubba!


:iconkurostarsunny:

:drunk:

OncE I died for 12 minutes! I met God'n he asked me to play Jenga.  I was like WHATEVER dude and we played for 3 hourz  He had tacos but I was revived. I was pretty disappointed cuz I wanted thosssse tacos bad. But being alivez cool too I guess.


:iconspookai:

:drunk:I can defnitly drive.
:drunk: by xxfangirlkillerxx Lemme jus finish dis beer.

//walking to the car
drunk again ? :D by graytree Why dafuq dat tree movin?
Driving :drives: by MarieCrazyDove

And we never heard from spookai again..


:iconmeaty-nosebleeds:

:iconlalaith913:  

Hi there
....why did you hang up on me

WHY DID YOU HAN UP ON ME????

DO YOU NOT LOVE ME ANY MORF?

dO OpYOU THINK MY BREATH SMELLs
BaD IT DOesNT! yOURs DOES!  Guuuuuuurl dammmmmmjh :drunk:

I BRUSHED mY TeEtH IN SECOND GRADEsTOP BEING SO MEAN GEEEEz



After some epic responses, the winner is... OfOneSoul for their piece:
:iconofonesoul:

"Errrrrr body in da club gettin' tipssss..." :drunk: :sing:
:iconstaredanceplz: :icondiscoballplz: :iconstaredanceplz:



*sees super-hotty dancing on my junk....* :horny: :eyes:

*wakes up the next morning to a monster in my bed.*
:iconawkwardplz: :iconstinkeyeplz: :icondeathglareplz:



... no more drinkin' at da club. :iconfacepalmplz:




Congratulations OfOneSoul! :clap:


Participate in this week's challenge here! If you're more of a visual artist, then check out the Muro Challenge in the DrawPLZ Forum! :eager:


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