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Thursday: Nature Mad Libs!

Thu Apr 24, 2014, 5:53 PM


Hello deviants, and happy Thursday! I hope you're having a wonderful day so far!

Thank you all for participating in the special two week long Collaboration Contest. Working with another person (or two) can teach you so much about art! I hope you all enjoyed thinking outside of the box to create art with one of your fellow deviants.

Here are your winners!

Star! destinyrose09 and oXxSunlitRosesxXo
      Animated Houdi-Octopus-Dini by destinyrose09

Star! Wynter-Heart and dinodude411 
      Time Inbetween Times by Wynter-Heart

Star! WeirdAndLovely, TwilightPoetess, and saltwaterlungs
       Black Felt TrickBeneath broken pens, convenience store
receipts, and a fine layer of neglect,
a black voodoo doll--legs bent beneath him--
studies the needle sticking out of his sternum,
the stitched scars on his skin, and wonders
what it is about love that turns humans violent.
A treacle haired boy grasps the doll
and draws it up from the inside of his mother's
cardboard box. With a grin the size of Alaska,
he pulls the needle out and presses it in again.
In come the shadows, out goes his innocence;
in come the shadows, out goes his innocence.
A teenage near-man wakes, leg suspended
In a near florescent white room
Studying the bandages enveloping his sternum
Hiding the crimson flood underneath.
And he contemplates how love turns violent.
   

Star! TheBirthdayMuffin and Lady-of-Link 
      Mother Of Stars by TheBirthdayMuffin

Star! StarrWarrior and Yenaya
      D I M E N S I O N S by StarrWarrior

Congratulations! You'll be contacted about your prizes within 24 hours. :happybounce: 

This week, we're celebrating the Earth with Mad Libs! 


This past Tuesday was Earth Day, the day in which we all celebrate the beauty that is nature. We all celebrated Mother Nature in different ways on that day, but we're continuing the party with a Mad Lib contest!
  • Look at the list of details typed below and share your choices in the comments on this post! You may enter as many times as you like, but you must include all ten elements in order to enter. 
  • Ten deviants will be randomly selected to win 100 points each!
  • All entries must be in by Tuesday, April 29, 2014 at 11:59 PM Los Angeles time.

Here are the details you need to include:
       Bullet; Green Name
       Bullet; Green Adjective
       Bullet; Green Adverb
       Bullet; Green Animal  
       Bullet; Green Plant
       Bullet; Green Outdoor Location
       Bullet; Green Verb
       Bullet; Green Adjective
       Bullet; Green Object
       Bullet; Green Animal

Not familiar with Mad Libs? Check out our last Mad Libs contest by clicking here. To see the winners and how they were used in the Mad Libs, click here!

Good luck, and happy Mad Libbing!

P.S. Yesterday was a certain holiday in the UK. The first person who links a deviation in the comment that relates to yesterday's holiday will get 100 points!

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