Variation 4List by :iconsilenceinthedark:
8. Angels vs. Demons
LooLa's 100 Themes List1) BeginningLooLa's 100 Themes List5 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
7) The First Time
9) Growing Up
13) Sea Glass
15) Fight or Flight
16) Skeletons in the Closet
17) Six Feet Under
21) Creative Visualization
22) New Growth
23) Flash Flood
25) Where No Man Has Gone Before
27) Over the Moon
28) Thin Ice
34) Night Light
43) Pearly Gates
48) Out of the Blue
49) Home Stretch
52) Time Travel
54) Treasure Map
57) Twenty-Four Hours
58) Abandon Ship
65) City Lights
70) Golden Years
ADL: Kettaro's Screamfest"Coke is the best!"ADL: Kettaro's Screamfest4 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
"I vote PEPSEH!"
Mucchi sighed as he watched his two friends a dog named Kogeinu and a sheep fan called Rumdarjun fight over whether Coke or Pepsi was better. Mucchi knew better to keep neutral as he watched Kogeinu and Rumdarjun bicker.
Mucchi was at Kettaro's house. For what reason, he had no idea. The other had decided to host a party and practically everyone decided to tag along. Mi-chan was helping himself to the food, Clear and Nero were talking with Dasoku and Ren, Wotamin and KuroNeko were chatting away with Vip Tenchou.
"They are lucky ShounenT isn't here " Mucchi muttered.
"Hey, Muttan!" Remyu called.
Mucchi looked up. "What is it?"
"We need your help! A competition is starting!" Remyu enthused.
"Wha " Before Mucchi could protest, Remyu hauled him over to the other end of the huge yard, where most of the guests were.
"Ahhh Ahhhhhhhh!!! *COUGH*" Ten was breathing heavily as his voice began getting strained and cracked. He raised a hand. "I
100 themes challenge list100 themes100 themes challenge list5 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
10. New arrival
11. Dream land
14. Forbidden love
42. It wasn't me
43. He did it
44. The dog ate it
45. Run away
50. On top of the world
51. Feeling good
52. A night under the stars
53. Please go away
54. Running from your problems
57. Pretty girl
58. Handsome man
76. No hope
79. Light at the end of the tunnel
The Original List of Themes1. IntroductionThe Original List of Themes6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
3. Making History
12. Dead Wrong
13. Running Away
15. Seeking Solace
20. My Inspiration
21. Never Again
25. Breaking Away
26. Forever and a day
27. Lost and Found
33. Seeing Red
34. Shades of Grey
39. Out of Time
40. Knowing How
41. Fork in the road
43. Nature's Fury
44. At Peace
45. Heart Song
48. Everyday Magic
51. Troubling Thoughts
52. Stirring of the Wind
54. Health and Healing
56. Everything For You
57. Slow Down
58. Heartfelt Apology
62. Irregular Orbit
63. Cold Embrace
65. A Moment in Time
66. Dangerous Territory
NEW 100 Themes Challenge~THE 100 THEMES~NEW 100 Themes Challenge6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
5. Break Up
6. New Love
9. You and Me
10. I Do
12. DO NOT ENTER
15. Kings, Queens, and Jokers
16. Run Free
17. Where are the Crackers?
19. R is for Revenge
21. Do You Want To Know?
24. Rocks Aren't the Same
27. Freedom Isn't Free
32. Dying Fire
33. Breaking Point
37. Don't Go
40. Due Date
41. Sealed in Blood
45. Be a Man
46. Go For a Swim
47. Am I Dreaming?
48. Too Good To Be True
51. Elemental Tempest
52. Too Late
53. But I DIDN'T Do It
56. Lucky 13
57. I'm In
58. Slightly Disturbed
65. Black and White
69. Broken Promise
70. All the Little
Lilith My QueenLilith My Queen:Lilith My Queen3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In darkness she called me
My life she did bind.
Lilith my Queen;
My soul was consigned...
By blood we were sealed
By hatred defined!
We killed in her name
For this angel of mine.
Her wings were the darkest
They bore chains of steel.
Through darkness my wounds
And my scars she did heal.
In nightmares she whispered
They broke me in time.
She tore out my heart
And ripped out my mind.
All through the black winter
This one frosted night
The heavens did weep
For the death of the light...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 10th March 2012
How to REALLY become PopularHow to REALLY become Popular5 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Is it really worth it chasing after that meaningless "page view" count? Or is page views a synonym for popularity? Sure, we all want more watchers, but how much more? If you type the word "popular" in the DA search engine you will get a long stream of deviations bashing popular artworks and artists. I mean hey! It's easy to say "My art is 10 times better then that crap on the front page!", and it's okay to say that funnily enough, because art is subjective. But what's not okay to say is "I deserve to be more popular then them it's unfair!" the reason why they are more popular than you is because they know the "method".
Everybody's method is different find yours
What is this "method?" you must be thinking. The method is essentially their own way to gain awareness, sounds silly doesn't it? Most of the biggest artists on DA never asked to be popular; it just came to them naturally. Yet regardless, subconsciously they knew which deviations to upload would make a big hit.
2nd person fiction and YouYou like fiction written in the second person. You may not admit it to yourself, but deep down, you really do. It teases you with its confrontational otherness, its flamboyantly displayed post-modernism, its teeth.2nd person fiction and You4 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Do not look at its teeth. You do not want to look at its teeth.
Fiction written in the second person and you have a long history of denial. At first, you were sure it couldn't be done. Then it was done, and it was done to you, and you liked it, too, but it was only the one time and you were kind of drunk. It was an experiment, and it was interesting as an experiment, but that was all it was.
Only, of course, it wasn't.
Fiction written in the second person has invaded your dreams, and what's worse, your sexual fantasies. You'd be picturing a luscious blonde, rubbing her rubbables, yearning for your touch, when suddenly a voice would pop into your head, calmly narrating what you were doing: "You are picturing a luscious blonde," the voice would say, "rubbing her rubbables. Hey
Story Writing TipsTip #1: Write about what you know. If you're writing a love story in which the main female character is dumped by her boyfriend, think about what you have been through in your own personal experience, and think about how she might react. Does your character have a strong personality? Are they normally quite likeable? Do they have a weak personality, and they let people push them around? Or do they have a personality that is mysterious, and unpredictable? Once you have established a main character, only you, the author, can predict how they will react to a certain problem.Story Writing Tips8 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
Tip #2: When beginning a story, and a chapter, it often helps to start the story/chapter in the middle of an action, because then you immediately grasp the reader's attention.
Tip #3: When writing a summary, you might want to include a very short excerpt from your story. That way, you get the reader intrigued. In a real, published book, the first thing that a person sees is the cover, second the title, and third, the
100 poses MemeDraw each pose using your character(s)100 poses Meme3 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Novice- 25 poses
Beginner- 50 Poses
Intermediate- 75 poses
Advanced- 100 poses
Pro- All 100 poses from front, side, 3/4 and back views
One very important thing to keep in mind in the personality of the character. Even in silly things like drinking or putting on pants there should be something about they way they do things that define them. It's recommended you do this with one character to really get a feel for how they move and interact but really it's all up to you! Have fun and happy posing!
1. Standing front view
2. Standing Side view
3. Standing 3/4 view
4. Standing back view
7. Putting on Pants
8. Shooting shot gun
11. Catching something
12. Full speed run
14. Using a Hammer
15. Sliding under something
17. Looking over something
18. Getting out of bed
UnspokenAs I sit there in class,Unspoken5 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
I hear insults.
"That's so gay."
"Shut up, faggot."
I keep my mouth shut.
I don't want to be "that girl."
The arguing escalates,
The teacher ignores it.
I clench my fist,
I clench my teeth.
Don't say anything,
I tell myself.
I am angry,
Not at those people.
I am angry,
I do not stand up for myself,
I ignore it because I am scared.
I do not stand up for myself,
I am too worried about my image.
I do not stand up for myself,
But those who are rude, do.
They stand up for themselves,
They are the ones speaking.
I am the one in silence,
Fix"Where does it hurt?" you say.Fix1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
You smile and look down on me like a lost puppy, or a crying child without their mom.
"Here," I swallow, "it hurts here."
I slowly raise my hand to my bosom, stabbing a finger at it.
You stare intently, your hand gently moving mine away.
"It hurts there?" you ask, looking very surprised.
The fear in your voice overcomes me, and you notice. You act more settled, now.
"Is it the bones of your chest that ache? Your skin, does it burn? What in particular hurts? I've got a fix for lots of things, you know."
You smile, expecting an even brighter response.
You don't get one.
"That's the problem, I don't know what hurts. I can't tell where the pain is coming from. I get the impression it comes from a million places at once, and I feel it most here, but I don't really know where it is or why it's there."
I poke at my core again. You place a hand on your chin, and nod for me to continue.
I inhale, a lump starting to form in my throat. I'm going to cry,
Get Lost"Get lost," they said vindictively:Get Lost2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
A knife stabbed through my soul
And being young and ignorant,
I took these words so cruel
I swam through roaring oceans,
and I trekked the mountains high
I spent time on deserted land
with me, myself, and I
And as I wandered aimlessly
across these untouched places
I realized to get lost,
you must seek a destination
TattoosTattoos are evidenceTattoos2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that sometimes we love something
we forever want it embedded
And even if the colors fade,
and the lines become wrinkled
Or even if we form a strong abhor;
an everlasting distaste for it,
the thing we loved
will forever be part of us
For like the ink it's written in,
true love lasts
Marriage EqualityI just want you to imagine with me for a moment.Marriage Equality3 years ago in Articles & Interviews More Like This
Imagine you've found a person that completes you, that makes you feel happiness that you never thought possible.
They make you laugh.
They wipe away your tears.
You melt in their embrace.
Their kisses leave you breathless.
Their body, mind and soul, fit yours in what can only be described as perfection. To say you're in love with this person, is almost an understatement. You adore them. Everything they are, and everything they do.
Finally, the time in your lives comes when you want to be bonded together in a meaningful, significant way. You want to get married.
Now imagine, that you encounter a problem.
Nothing is wrong with the rings, a sparkling matching set. It's not that you're not in love, you're love is pure and unhindered. The problem, is an outdated law. One that needed to be challenged years ago.
By now you will have realised that I've been asking you to imagine this scenario without hinting at gender, or sexuality. You filled t
Beach HandsI sat on my grandfather’s lapBeach Hands1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
as he put my small hand inside his
and I caressed his rough, sandpaper hands:
the rolling folds of skin,
not as smooth as they had been
And I pretended his age spots
were sand dollars speckling the shore
not realizing even if I rubbed and tugged
the spots were there forever more:
the sand not clean like years before
And although I had
no clairvoyant abilities
I traced his veins like a palm reader
The cerulean rivers weren't what they seemed:
the once roaring waters now trickling streams
And my grandmother just sat there
making gloves in her old rocking chair,
the click clack of her knitting needles
were promptly filling the air
And I don't have a crystal ball
nor a fortune teller will I be
But what happens to the old,
when the body goes cold,
Occurs even if your hands are a beach
Young LoveI was so youngYoung Love1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
when I first heard
the beats of my heart
pulse lightly upon my ribcage;
my toothpick bones
to the powerful palpitations
And I was still young
when I heard again
the throbs of my heart
pound forcefully upon my ribcage;
my metal bar bones
to the butterfly-wing beats
So you better hurry, boy
as my ribs are becoming
thick as steel,
and you’ll soon need a metal cutter
to reach my heart
(And I don’t want to get damaged in the process of being loved).
CinderellaMake sure youre home by midnight! Its dangerous for girls your age to be walking around alone much later than that! Her godmother called as she went down the steps of their apartment building, joining the group of her friends that awaited her.Cinderella8 years ago in Philosophy & Perspectives More Like This
Sure thing! She called back, lifting the poofy white skirt of the prom dress her godmother had lent her for a costume, hoping she did not kill herself with the long skirt and clear high heeled shoes. For a runner like herself, known for being a die-hard tomboy, this princess costume her godmother had come up with for her schools Halloween dance was a death trap. Her friends stared at her for a moment, then snickered at the look of absolute disgust on her face.
Nice princess get-up, Ella. Wheres prince charming? One of her friends said through his laughter. Ella glared.
Shut it, Mike.
MermaidsWhen she was fiveMermaids2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
she believed in mermaids
For 95% of the ocean
So she went to school
and told her classmates
how she wanted to meet a mermaid
They laughed at her-
"Mermaids don't exist."
When she was ten
she watched those same kids
sit in wooden church pews
praying to God-
She laughed at them
for being hypocrites
'Faggot''Faggot'4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Last I checked I'm not a bundle bunch of twigs nor am I a lesbian.
Last I checked I'm a human being, who happens to be pansexual.
Last I checked sexuality was a born fact, not an insult.
Apparently the way I look either makes me transgendered or a full out dyke.
Apparently being a homosexual is the highest insult to be given.
Apparently being a homosexual is a disgusting choice made by dirty perverts.
Apparently I'm a leacher that preys on helpless heterosexual females.
Apparently, apparently, apparently...
Apparently as the years go by more individuals express their ignorance through hatred towards strangers who have done them no wrong what so ever personally.
Don't flatter yourself.
Why would anyone find attraction in someone with such a hideous personality such as yours?
Don't fret, I forgive you.
I'm sure there is a logical reason behind your toxic words and actions.
It's true, sometimes I am angry as well...
Angry of not understanding why your mind is so tainted with ra
I'm Not HereI'm not here, at least not for today.I'm Not Here2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
I've gone to sweep the world away
and cast the thought of lonely tides
into my blanket of empty sighs.
Somewhere beyond all of the tears,
is a heart that's wanted for years.
But with tired arches in my brow,
I've come to sudden slumber now.
Forget the words that were said,
the emotions lingering in your head.
And in your sleep, come to find
the comfort that you had in mind.
The world is shallow, it doesn't care,
but you will gain what's needed here.
And when you ascend from coma's dream,
with eyes enveloped in heaven's gleam...
Just realize that you'll be okay,
even if it's not for today.
And in the face of lonely tides,
the presence of His light resides.
Faggot.You think I wanted to be like this?Faggot.6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
To have feelings for another chick?
To feel so wrong and feel so right.
To cry myself to sleep at night.
You think I liked being tortured every day of my life?
Having to cut out my feelings with a knife.
You think I want to be a faggot?
I WAS BORN LIKE THIS! YOU GET IT!?
I'm not a fag.
I'm not a freak.
I'm not a dike.
I'm not a geek.
I'm not weird or abnormal too.
I'M A FUCKING PERSON!
Just like you.
Cliches I Have Datedi.Cliches I Have Dated1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
Anna collected stardust
like pennies, except
pennies are worth something.
Claire had ink
running through her veins; dead,
from an unsterilized needle.
Robin had birdbones
strung together on windchimes.
Sarah’s eyes were always
to the sky, and never
Lizbeth took my breath away
with every punch to the stomach.
Rosalie had too many things
in her ribcage; emotional adrenaline
triggered her arrhythmia.
Emily left me
for a boy with starrier freckles.
I am one cat away
from a stereotype, or one girl
closer to a happy ending.
A guide to Mary SuesA guide to Mary Sues8 years ago in Humor More Like This
PART ONE: BUILDING YOUR AWESOME OC</b>
The first step in creating your fan-fiction is coming up with the protagonist to be the central character and absolute medium in your story of your chosen movie, anime, book series, TV show, game, etc. Professional Mary Sue writers, who have studied the art of self-insertion fiction with precision, have carefully assembled the following guidelines, so dont worry you are in good hands. .
The picture at the top of the page will be utilized as