ScreamPrompt #25, April 2012Fourth Month.ScreamPrompt #25, April 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
Four thousand words.
All prompts are live
Here's what's gonna happen. I will list four prompts, one for each week of this month. Once a new week starts, the prompt for that week will be posted. Since I've been rather word-count heavy lately, we're taking it back to Flash Fiction. Because the prompts are going to be fairly simple compared to the past, I will be attaching a difficulty to each one, mostly to help you avoid leaping toward to most obvious initial ideas. Read on...
MAKE SURE YOU FAVE THIS JOURNAL AND WATCH FOR THE WEEKLY UPDATES!
April 3-8: A character does not want to go home.
Difficulty -- there's no abuse waiting for them when they get there.
April 9-15: Something they believed in their whole life has been a lie.
Difficulty -- no religion allowed.
Want to be a good writer? Read this journal.http://gapingvoid.com/2012/05/29/bacon/Want to be a good writer? Read this journal.2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Read that article. I think Hugh (a major, MAJOR influence of mine) put the words in my mouth that I have been unable to find:
Where people are soooooooo fixated on the desired RESULT, that they have lost all genuine, intellectual interest in the actual STEPS that will actually get them there. Even if it's precisely BECAUSE you're interested in the steps, in the PROCESS, is what allows you to get any kind of result in the first place. These people are hard to work with. Because they can't see anything but the mythological result they're chasing. Even if, yes, the result doesn't actually exist yet.
I see a LOT in the lit community, especially in the forums (and sometimes in the chats), a lot of new writers who are obsessed with their stories. So obsessed with what could be that they are afraid to take, like he
Daily Literature Deviations for December 31st 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for December 31st 20122 years ago in Personal More Like This
Daily Lit Deviations for December 31st, 2012
We are proud to feature today's Daily Literature Deviations!
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of your pieces featured by DLD please note LiliWrites.
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Project Educate: Free VerseBloodshotInk's interview of thetaoofchaos and AzizrianDaoXrak in regards to Free Verse Poetry. Held on March 6th at 8:28 at Project Educate Studios, L.A.Project Educate: Free Verse2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
[ begin transmission ]
BloodshotInk: *taps the microphone* is this thing on?
thetaoofchaos: I can hear you, loud and clear!
BloodshotInk: Oh. We’re on. Okay. Hello and welcome to Project Educate’s exclusive interview with Free-Verse brainiacs thetaoofchaos and AzizrianDaoXrak! Today we are going to discuss free verse poetry, what that means and some great examples of it, and some of the issues it creates. We are also going to finally hear the latest news on Shane’s upcoming album “I never touched her” and talk about what it’s like backstage with One Direction and find out the exclusive gossip on Azi’s infamous Vegas wedding to Richard Armitage!
GayBiWorld Rules --Updated Feb. 2012PLEASE DO NOT COMMENT THIS JOURNAL WITH YOUR SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER!GayBiWorld Rules --Updated Feb. 20123 years ago in Personal More Like This
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The Ladies of Lit: Volume XXIVWelcome to volume twenty-four my Literature series, The Ladies of Lit!The Ladies of Lit: Volume XXIV2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
The premise here is simple. Below you will find an assortment of Literature features from a selection of female deviants here on DeviantART, all of them suggested by you. In this article, you will also find a variety of other things of interest, including:
This article’s deviant spotlight: featuring the amazing IrrevocableFate. She has offered to answer a few questions as well, to tell us a bit about what inspires her writing and which piece in particular she favors.
Additional information about our upcoming events, including a special critique Q and A session in our official TheLadiesofLit chatroom. And we also have a selection of other interesting Literature news links to share with you.
Our “meet our contributors” section. Be sure to
Artgerm's chatroom is now open!I've got tons of questions daily asking me all kind of questions regarding my art and digital art in general. Therefore I've decided to setup a dedicated chatroom as a contact point with fans and friends. I hope this will be a good way to answer some of your questions. Granted I won't be around all day but I will try my best to be present as much as my schedule allows. ( Be reminded that I live in Singapore so if you are not from Asia, I will probably be sleeping when you are awake! )Artgerm's chatroom is now open!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
The chatroom is called Artgermination > http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/Artgermination
If you prefer to purchase my art outside dA, here is an alternative. You can find something different over there, such as iphone cases.
My Google+ account is ready. Please add me if you want a more "personal" connection with me and my life outside DeviantArt.
See you there!
Straight, Bisexual, GayThese are nothing but labels.Straight, Bisexual, Gay3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Be proud of who you are no matter what!
True love is about making a connection with someone who touches your heart!
gender dosent play a role in this at all because true love is blind.
It's true we live in a society that is very judgmental but being honest with yourself and everyone else is the best thing you can do.
Never be afraid to show the one you love how you feel be they boy or girl....love is a beautiful thing that should be shared with whom ever you wish.
A CALL TO ALL LIT GROUP OWNERS Profanity ahead? You betcha!A CALL TO ALL LIT GROUP OWNERS2 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
You owe it to your members and to the lit community at large to weed out/read the stories and poems you receive. You owe it to your members and the lit community at large to not be just another warehouse storage site for everyone's shitty work. How do you do this? I mean, that would be, like actually taking an active interest in your group. That's hard. I know you have Minecraft and Skyrim to play and every other stupid excuse in the world to not babysit your group -- it's so much easier to auto-accept every piece of scat that comes across your group's inbox! You don't have to do anything!
You are part of the problem why lit quality is so low.
You owe your members more than one asshole who thinks it's alright to submit his horrible fucking angst-ridden emo horseshit to 100+ groups (not an exaggeration). You've s
Chat Events: What do you Want?Every two weeks member of the Community Relations team alongside members of the community hold regular events in the :#communityrelations: chatroom. For some time these have been critique events but we recognize that these aren't always suitable for everybody. We'd like to have your thoughts and feedback on what sort of events you would like to attend and take part in running. We will hold events at different times on different days each week to ensure that we are making it available to as many people as possible. Here are some thoughts for chat event themes that have been done recently:Chat Events: What do you Want?2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Rock , Paper , Scissors
Questions and Answers
Meet and Greets
Let us know if those are the sorts of things you would like to attend or even help run. If you have an event idea and would like to run it alongside us then
DLD Suggestion Contest--:devtwilightpoetess: StyleOKAY! It's time for me to host MY FIRST contest!DLD Suggestion Contest--:devtwilightpoetess: Style1 year ago in Personal More Like This
So, I know that my own DLD suggestions have sort of dropped off quite a bit lately, and I'm sure the other DLD Admins are feeling just as
ignoredunloved as I have been. HERE'S THE DEAL!
Starting August 1st--YES, JUST NINE DAYS!--I will open the contest. You will be required to send ME a DLD suggestion, AS WELL AS sending one suggestion to another DLD Admin of your choice. This contest will run for ONE MONTH (so, from August 1st-September 1st).
FOR EVERY PAIR of suggestions you send in--so that means your suggestion to me PLUS your suggestion to another DLD Admin--you will be given a tally (or point, if you will). Whoever has the most points at the end will win! There will be a first, second, and third place for this--and maybe one or two honorable mentions depending on how things go.
When sending your DLD suggestions in, PLEASE INCLUDE the following:
I am particip
SOPA bill was-GYAHH MINECRAFT!In case you haven't heard already, SOPA (which we thought was defeated) is still looming large and unfriendly with a vote set for around mid February. I'm honestly getting a little tired reporting about SOPA. It keeps changing every day and my past 4-5 journals have all been about copyright laws, rules, and protest support. I am not a journalist and I just can't keep writing these news heavy reports every day.SOPA bill was-GYAHH MINECRAFT!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
SO LET'S TALK ABOUT MINECRAFT.
I'm a total noob, so I have a couple of questions
1. Is there a way to switch between creative and survival mode without modding anything?
2. How do you load texture packs on a MAC version? All the tutorials I've seen require a 3rd party program to install, and I think the program is PC only...?
3. What's the difference between peaceful and normal difficulty? Do enemies attack in peaceful mode?
4. How do you obtain the necessary materials to create a portal to the nether?
5. How big are Minecraft worlds usually? Do they ever repeat themselves?(likew
Writing Prompt ~ In the RainHello!Writing Prompt ~ In the Rain3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Featuring those who submitted to the February 10th to February 17th writing prompt from Live-Love-Write, here are the participants for this week, featured in style, along with information on the newest prompt. Please remember to fave this journal to help support your work and the prompt!
The piece that stood out to me most was:
This is a very thoughtful and well written piece. It expresses a lot of affectionate emotions suitable for the time of year.
For those of you who use the writing prompt, please remember to put the Live-Love-Write icon in your artist's comments if using the prompt, and please submit to the Writing Prompt gallery for your feature every week!
Please keep in mind that if you do not see your submission here, you have not read the submission rules and/or you have not included some variation of Live-Love-Write in your Artist's Comments. The Writing Prompt submission guidelines are easy and simple, very clear and qui
PM Giveaway (WINNER FOUND)EDIT: WINNER FOUND! Thanks to everyone who participated, please come back for the New Year Edition giveaway!PM Giveaway (WINNER FOUND)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since dART is so kind to offer a double up on premium membership purchases this week (that I have already taken advantage of),
I shall be offering one person 1 month of PM - which actually will be 2 months! But please be quick~
One TWOI'll pay for 3 months = 6 months with PM
So, how to join? All you have to do is;
Just this journal so that I know who has entered
It's as simple as that, nothing more, nothing less, which mean you do NOT need to;
Watch me (because once you unwatch me, my fragile heart will break!)
Create a journal about this (simply because I hate doing that myself)
Give me a llama (but if you decide to give 1, you'll get one in return)
Fave any of my works (only do that if you actually like what I make)
Writing Prompt: Letters to Santa Letters To ParentsWriting Prompt: Letters to Santa3 years ago in Personal More Like This
As always, the responses were in their plenty and were incredibly well written! I'd like to share them with you here...
A Letter to My Dad by phoenixofthenet Dear Never Satisfied by LissyLynnSuichi :thumb273730343: :thumb273731824: Dear Daddy by OneMustWonder :thumb273698831: Dear Mother by Cheea5
DEAR PARENTS by Megami-Yaiba
Mum and Dad by SillyArtist
Letter to my Parents by Norayami
Dear Dad, by Alexandrel
But there can only be one recipient of the three month subscription prize - and that's phoenixofthenet with his letter...
A Letter to My Dad by phoenixofthenet
"The last time you saw me I was a nine year old kid. I was leaving your hospital room for what I didn’t know would be the last time."
A very poignant, heartfelt letter.
On the subject of Subscriptions - at the moment I fund them myself but if A
Fantastic Feature Tuesday #20This is a weekly feature of amazing literature that I come by during myFantastic Feature Tuesday #202 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
travels across deviantART. this is only a small sample of a vast amount
of wonderful pieces of literature written by absolutely fantastic
writers. Each deviation was carefully selected from a writer's gallery
based on structure, impact and word usage. I will never feature the
same person twice, so check out these wonderful writers now while you can!
Before sharing with you twenty works of literature (in honor of this being my twentieth feature), I would like introduce to you the talented winners of InspireTheUninspired's recently finished First Kiss Contest and their winning pieces!
A Kiss by Metarex12
Basking by LightOverpowers58
dA love for everyone! #55dA love for everyone! #552 years ago in Art Features More Like This
As the title suggests, this news article's goal is to spread the dA love into everyone's heart! You will find here a little bit of everything, from awesome interviews with talented artists, art features, group promotion to random deviants' features. I hope you will find this informative and entertaining!
Interviewed artist: swallowtt :iconswallowtt:
Tell us what defines you as a person.
I guess I'm a person with a wild imagination. It is hard to tame me once I get started, and I tend to go on until that piece of idea is conveyed through my art.
How did you found out about deviantART and why did you join the community?
I don't remember really. I think I was searching for something online
Video Tutorial Eye Art!!Heyy! Me and my sister just created a youtube channel, where we want to upload tutorials about how we create our art! (and post some fun videos ^^).. soo, we uploaded our first video today, a tutorial about how to do makeup art! Well, here is the finished result: and here the youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Le9rfooOMYMVideo Tutorial Eye Art!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It would be so awesome, if you would both fav/share/like whatever the picture and the youtube video! And subscribe to our channel, cause many more (better) videos will surely follow (also digital art tutorials, speedpaints etc. )
.you touch the morning when she's sleeping;.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
she is soft and bruised, but
she is silent
she is not there
she is where
the darkness ruptures,
pours out stars, gives birth
to light, and where two planets
scrape against each other
as they pass, she's where
the trees in their dead slumber
dream of green coating the earth,
a heavy blanket weighing down
the dead ones while they sleep
she's where her breath departs her mouth
as small bouquets in winter, white,
and where the plants will snap
their bones just to get closer
(she is where hell cannot bend her mind)
Symbol(s) for the non Premium DeviantsHello my Ryceballs. So eversince DA's recent symbol changes, I have been hearing a lot of complaints. Mostly about how regular non premium members don't even get a symbol. It makes them feel like they are not important. Its ok I hear ya I hear ya. And you know me, I am all about the people. Ry-Spirit cares. So I thought about this a lot and try to think of an appropriate symbol that best suits our non premium friends, at the end I came up with a symbol... WELL I say a symbol but its more like a string of symbols. I feel like this is the only option for it to work. And I have used myself as an example of what the symbols would look like if I am in fact a regular deviant. Ok please look below.Symbol(s) for the non Premium Deviants1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You may need to right click and view the image to see the whole thing. Now what does it mean? I will tell you. It stands for "Sad because no money therefore no premium membership and seems like Im not considered an artist argh *swears*.. Sigh.. oh well.. I have an idea, look I'll continue to
Custom User Boxes Tips/TricksYou can see a preview of all custom user boxes here here!Custom User Boxes Tips/Tricks4 years ago in Personal More Like This
How to Make a Sticky Bar
This tutorial applies only to this custom user box:
What this tutorial will do is stick your green/red bar to the top of your widget.
NOTE: This will not work in the deviantID widget unless you have no deviantID selected.
Copy and paste the following code into the module you wish to apply the code to:
PASTE YOUR BAR CODE HERE
THIS IS WHERE YOUR CONTENT WILL GO
And we're done! Just modify the bolded code with your content.
How to Make Linkless Buttons
This tutorial applies only to these custom user boxes:
You know what a link (or hyperlink) is right? Well, these button have a place for hyperlinks. This tutorial removes them in case you don't have or don't want a link.
In each of those custom user box codes, you will find so
Alex y Saúl (5)Hoy no se habían conectado ni Estefany ni Valeria, en el chat solo estaban Verónica y Cristina.Alex y Saúl (5)3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Cristina 04/1997 dijo:
Ja, ja, ja, ja XD
No fue gracioso, casi me quedo sin celu
Cristina 94/1997 dijo:
Es que mis tres hermanos son unos tontos
A veces me gustaría tener una hermana
Cristina 04/1997 dijo:
Pero nos tienes a nosotras y a tus amigas
Sí, pero no es lo mismo, siempre que salimos al cine tiene que ser a la película que ellos elijan, se apoderan de la tele, entre ellos se entienden y yo no tengo con quien hablar
Si por lo menos fuéramos dos hombres y dos mujeres
Cristina 04/1997 dijo:
Ni modo amiga, tendrás que seguir aguantando a los tontos
Cristina 04/1997 dijo:
No ha de ser tan malo tener tres hermanos que te defiendan
Cristina 04/1997 dijo:
Cristina 04/1997 dijo:
Cristina 04/1997 dijo:
Alex y Saúl (8)Era la hora del recreo.Alex y Saúl (8)3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Gloria estaba en el cielo, tanto que no escuchaba la conversación de sus amigas, físicamente estaba con ellas pero su mente estaba con su querido Saúl.
El se le había acercado el otro día y le había pedido consejo para declarársele "a alguien" era tan tierno como no se atrevía a pedírselo directamente, ella no se iba a negar, después de todo se conocían desde que comenzaron en el colegio hace ya casi dos años y habían sido amigos desde entonces. Y no fue la única vez que se le acercó para pedirle consejo y apenas ayer le había dicho que se lo pediría formalmente que salieran juntos a esa "persona especial" así que era cuestión de tiempo para que fueran oficialmente novios. Gloria y Saúl, sonaba bonito.
Sintió que María le daba un codazo.
-Gloria, mira quien viene por ahí Señaló disimuladamente a Saúl que se dirigía directo
Super Groups Sale: Upgrade for Less!Avid followers of Holiday Headquarters are aware of deviantART's deals throughout the season, and today is no different!Super Groups Sale: Upgrade for Less!2 years ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Our Super Groups sale is back! From now until December 23rd at 11:59 PM Pacific, get 12 months of Super Group status for $49.95!
Group administrators: The ability to upgrade is only available to you. The power to take advantage of this awesome deal is in your hands!
Group fans: If you want your favorite group to be upgraded, poke your nearest group administrator and alert him or her to this limited time only sale.
Super Groups Benefits:
Highlighted rank in the Groups directory. Stand out from the rest with the golden "super" badge.
Choose between four different layouts.