Art History Project- September is Literature! 30/08/12: Almost ready to launch! Alongside this month, inknalcohol is conducting a series of cheeky lit interviews for Art History, so keep an eye out for what he uncovers!
There are still lots of slots for people to submit articles too! Don't forget, we can have more than one article on the same day! Please get those proposals in! Who is your favourite author? What Book/Poem has had the most influence on you? Bring it on!
24/08/12: Hey guys, we're still looking to fill this up nice and meaty! Don't forget, the articles don't have to be as in depth as some of you are thinking and can be about specific authors, styles or even something different such as interviews or chat event (get your lit group involved!).
If you're not sure about your idea, please still send it in, we have a wonderful crack commando unit who are helping for crimes they didn't commit in the backroom. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, you can use this team!
Also, those who
Art History Literature: Weeks 2 and 3 Roundup!Hey all!Art History Literature: Weeks 2 and 3 Roundup!3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Firstly I apologise for now writing a week 2 roundup- I had a few personal goings on including a dying laptop and then before I knew it we were halfway through the week so it made sense to just wrap weeks 2 and 3 together!
There has been a wonderful amount of articles produced, including some very interesting artist interviews also! For more info, check out below:
Week 2 Roundup
Week 3 Roundup
A Romantic Takeover by inknalcohol :thumb328408904: An Interview with CrumpetsHarvey by inknalcohol
If you missed week 1, please check this out:
Art History: Week 1 Roundup by BeccaJS
Thank you all, your support on these articles and the efforts the authors who wrote them has been remarkable, lets keep things going!
Literature DD Roundup: September 2012Greetings everyone!Literature DD Roundup: September 20123 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
As September draws to its close, we’ve had another packed out month of wonderful features! Not only this, but with the team doubling in size, you may have noticed that very special “two DDs a day” returning! We are super excited and hope you are too!
Without further ado, here is a roundup of the September Literature DDs!
Features by BeccaJS
Manifest by curlscat The Green of my Heartbeats by Synesthi
The Best I Can Do by mellowghost Changing Gears by LexiWynn Car tout finit un jour... - Because everything... by GrisBrouille resipiscent by hipsterfaust
They Say I'm Guilty by lalaith913
Features by neurotype
Five by Polter6eist Dragons by FlyingGuineaPig Don't Talk To Me by henryruss :thumb324752125:
Features by Nichrysalis
Old Boys by Blacksand459 Hubris. by staphysagria Lightning Bug Cosmos by inkstain-fingertips a conversation by herbodyismycoffin
Welcome to Daily Deviations PE WeekWelcome to Daily Deviations week!Welcome to Daily Deviations PE Week3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Over the course of this week we'll celebrate the positive side of DDs and discuss the negatives, allay some fears, and address some myths in the hopes that all members of dA will have a better understanding of how and why DDs are featured. We hope that everyone will enjoy what we have prepared for you all as we tried to incorporate the feedback you have so generously given us as we prepared for this week. We hope that we will address your concerns, but feel free to ask questions at any time!
This weeks schedule
Monday AM: Welcome to DD Week - Astralseed
Monday PM: Community Voices: What is a Daily Deviation? - Aeirmid
Tuesday AM: Daily Deviations: The Myth and the Legend - Aeirmid
Tuesday PM: Daily Deviations- So you want to su
Halloween Contests - Find One Here!So that you don't miss out on the chance to participate and grab some lovely Halloween prizes - we've put together a list of all the Spooky Shenanigans for you to browse at your leisure. Keep checking back here for more information and updates! This page is one to bookmarkHalloween Contests - Find One Here!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Capture Your PUMPKIN! A Still Life Photography contest running from 5th October to 5th of November. Check out the article for more information and the full prize and judging list!
Prose Blood Country and Poetry Screams is a combination of two spooky contests for the Literature Community! It ends on the 22nd of October so be sure to click soon and have a read!
Art History: Week 1 RoundupSo Literature Art History has kicked off, and kicked off in pretty good style! We’ve had our first week of articles, which have been both educational and thought provoking! If you haven’t seen these articles yet, please do check them out, and most importantly favourite and comment on them to show your support!Art History: Week 1 Roundup3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Last Sunday, we also had a Literature Pub Quiz. This was won by Vocable, with TheSkaBoss taking second place! Just for fun, below are the 30 questions asked. We’ll post the answers in next week’s roundup, but feel free to have a go!
One of the biggest sellers this year has been the “erotic novel" 50 shades of grey, but what does the “EL” Is author E L James stand for?
Who wrote the short story “The Happy Prince” in 1888?
All Hallow's Tales - RESULTS!October 31, 2012 - Time to put the chainsaws back in the shed, hang the skin-suits up in the closet and announce the WINNERS of this year's All Hallow's Tales Contest! Competition this year may have been less crowded than in previous years, but no less fierce! Please help me congratulate this year's winners:All Hallow's Tales - RESULTS!3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Harvest Time by Tobaeus
1,000 points courtesy of Points Pool donors.
$20 Amazon Gift Card from Memnalar
Dripping Blood Bookmark from Memnalar
dA Print of winner's choice from CRLiterature
6-month premium membership from CRLiterature
3-month premium membership from Memnalar
£50 worth of tokens in TheSkaBoss' browser game Lyrania.*
Literature DD Roundup- November 2012Greetings everyone!Literature DD Roundup- November 20123 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
In all honesty, I have no idea where November has gone! However, we have still managed to pull out a wonderful array of Daily Deviations for Literature this month and here is our roundup of all those brilliant features!
Features by BeccaJS
When your hands can mimic birds by Ad-Kins You Wouldn't Download a Zombie by DawnArdent
:thumb295147472: This Common Blood by bangingonkeyboards if teen dreams were teen novels by back-bones My Husband Tried To Make Love To Me by emilygolightly
Features by neurotype
It Goes Both Ways - Intro by spectrosity Invictus by GeneratingHype A Great Man Masturbates in the National Church by Autumn-Hills Imitating Nature by CowsRawesome
Malin Goes Dark by nequ chroma by SolarumNyx :thumb326194263: Automatic by IndigoSkyes
I am eight years old. by StacyKendra Organ Grinder. by Kill-Natalie The Doppelganger 2 by FaeFallen To Be a Charming Female by CailinLiath
Features by Nichrysalis
Bits of Nothing 61 by ef-barber ISLNDS by gliitchlord if only, if only. by momo-madness for unseeing eyes by Pailei
Wanderlust by Peemu :t
Six Word Stories and Other Flash FictionNot much is known about the history of six word stories, a literary form that has only cropped up recently in the global literature community. What we do know is that the first and original six word story was written by novelist Ernest Hemingway, a six word story that many of you have already heard of:Six Word Stories and Other Flash Fiction3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
"For sale: baby shoes, never used."
It was not until November 2006, inspired by Hemingway's efforts, that Larry Smith made a challenge to anyone online to describe their life in six words for Smith Magazine, effectively making a 'Six Word Memoir'. From just this spark, the form of the six word story grew in popularity and success, evident in the publication of many editions containing these stories by Smith. It has since been used as a tool to express oneself, carrying many implications from educational use to therapeutic use.
Some awesome examples are illustrated below:
Photography Weekly: Edition Thirty FivePhotography Weekly Header created by TouchedDPhotography Weekly: Edition Thirty Five3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
'The day my mother bailed me out of jail she said to me...
"You Need A New Hobby"'
-Jared Wingate aka JaredWingate
Recently I started a forum post asking members of the community where they began with Photography. Specifically I asked what your first camera was and what provoked an interest in the hobby. Because for nearly everybody that's exactly how it begins. The response was incredible, however one reply in particular touched me. JaredWingate permitted me to share so here we go...
"I was 21. Just got my first DUI... I wrapped my car around a pole after
leaving a bar late one night. The day my mother bailed me out of jail
she said to me "You Need A New Hobby" she went out and bought me an
Olympus 5mp. Which was mind-blowingly awesome for 2001... She then
suggested I take a trip
People and Portraits Exposed #8People and Portraits Exposed #83 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Infants & Children...
Writing Opportunities (Publishing)Last updated 29th June 2013Writing Opportunities (Publishing)3 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
We would love to hear feedback from people if they are using this! Have you entered something listed here? Have you won something? Are you actively using this? We want to ensure we are giving the community something worthwhile here- and please don't forget to add opportunities you find to the list too- the more people adding things, the better!
As writers, we always talk about “getting that piece published sometime” or “maybe submitting to a few places”, but how many of us actually eat our words and get on with it?
It was suggested that perhaps we could help nudge you guys by sharing with you the opportunities we know of. Personally, I'm not well explored, but what I do know is that the community is! Therefore this journal is a chance to share the opportunities you find.
How this is going to work?
If you find an opportunity, add a c
Who Are the Lit CVs?Who Are the Lit CVs?3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
It's a hard thing to do, but I managed to track down all FOUR of our current Literature Community Volunteers. That's right. There's four of them. In case you've been under a rock lately, Nichrysalis and neurotype were recently upgraded to CVs.
And I had the grand privilege of chatting with each of them. I thought it might be nice to get to know them a little better and find out why they joined the Community Relations team and why they've stayed.
Why did you decide to apply to be a Literature CV?
BeccaJS said, "Okay we actually have to take the delorian back to 2007 when I first applied to be a GM for literature. Then 2008, and 2009 where I whinged at $Moonbeam13 to be one and it never quite happened. Then between 2009-10 I kind of chilled out a bit and got on with some projects before being asked to join the MN@ team and then
Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical DrawingsIf getting your gear together and heading out for an evening of life drawing sounds like more trouble than it's worth, consider what Leonardo da Vinci endured for the sake of educating his own singular vision.Leonardo da Vinci's Anatomical Drawings3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Rumors of da Vinci resorting to grave robbery persist to this day, but the truth is that he was allowed to dissect and study corpses at the Hospital of Santa Maria Nuova in Florence.
Leonardo da Vinci's studies of the human skull in 1489 borrowed three-dimensional drawing techniques from architecture that had never been seen applied to anatomical studies before. A new technical vocabulary for anatomical drawings was created and da Vinci's sketches in plan, section, elevation, and perspective marked a massive progression in how the body was documented.
Criticized for his undertaking, Leonardo passionately defended the purpos
Literature DD Roundup: August 2012 August Literature Daily DeviationsLiterature DD Roundup: August 20123 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Summer is over- or did it even begin? Literature has had a month of great DDs and that is thanks to some of the wonderful suggestions we have been receiving!
projecteducate started August with a really informative week about understanding Daily Deviations and how they work/decided etc. It’s worth checking out:
And without further ado, here is a collection of the wonderful writings we featured in August!
Featured by BeccaJS
London Bridge is Falling Down by Irrelephantlovesyou Red Sphinx by EusorphCrayon Child by VenryMANIC PIXIE DREAM GIRL by AnonDesuInto the Light by jswebbIn the shoes of an Aspie by ObiWanSkywalker178On my way home by tisserande-d-encre
Featured by thorns
FFM15: Agent Black by distortified:thumb312203604:The nature of inspiration by AdonaelThe Old Man by SgtPossumNight Chaser by BrokenTales Snuffed by TwistedAlyx:thumb3151573
Literature DD Roundup- December 2012Greetings everyone!Literature DD Roundup- December 20123 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Today is New Years Eve, so before we share the roundup for December, on behalf of the Lit CVs, I wish you all a fantastic 2013!
It’s been a year of progression for the literature community, one I hope you will all join us on the continued journey for 2013. The community isn’t just 4 volunteers, it is ALL OF YOU, and I hope you share your ideas and get involved.
December has showcased some fantastic pieces of writing, and because of this we have actually snuck in a few bonus features. On Christmas day, we had 4 Literature DDs and from mid-December onwards we added some extra DDs over the weekend- something which we will now be doing every weekend!
(ps. Did anyone notice we’d snuck in some extra DDs lately?)
Here is the roundup for December:
Features by BeccaJS
Literature NewsStay up-to-date on the literature community.Literature News4 years ago in Personal More Like This
[Last updated: November 2nd]
This is theWrittenRevolution's blog for literature community new promotion. I'll post highlights from my 'Love dA Lit' news series, as well as listing some updates from our affiliates! This journal will also contain various 'Literature Links' that I find and will be updated once a week, on Sunday, along with my news article. Please feel free to comment or send me (IrrevocableFate) a note with any comments, questions, or suggestions! I am always happy to include literature relevant things[or things from our affiliates I might have missed]!
Love dA Lit: Issue 186
Literature Community Relations
:iconGrimFace242: inknalcohol - GrimFace242's DD Suggestion Guidelines
:iconShadowedAcolyte: ShadowedAcolyte -
Why do you love dA's Literature Community?Reasons to love dA's Literature CommunityWhy do you love dA's Literature Community?3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Today, November 3rd, is the last day to send me in your reason!
Love dA Lit is turning one hundred! One-hundred weeks that is. In that time I've really come to appreciate how active and passionate the Literature Community on dA is; this community is truly amazing and I'm honored to be a part of it. And what better way to celebrate than to spread a little love and hand out some prizes? It's also a good excuse for me to hug you all.
So why do you love dA's Literature Community?
Share what you love about the Lit Community, your reason doesn't need to be long, it could be a few words or a few sentences. Be as specific or general as you want!
Anyone can participate. Even if you don't 'include' yourself in the Literature Community you can still send me a note!
Seniority Announcement - June 2012Seniority Announcement - June 20123 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
This article marks the latest announcements detailing the latest additions to the dizzy height of Senior members in our community. With just over 900 deviants holding the highly saught after ` -- it's clearly a moment that deserves recognition.
So what does it take to become a Senior? That's a question many have asked and have never really been able to get a straight answer on. Some have gained Seniority as a thank you for their time spent as a Volunteer, or to recognise their contribution to a particular project or collaborative action. Some have gained Seniority because of their community spirit, providing help and assistance to many other deviants and taking time out to promote the work of others in the community.
Some people have received Seniority because of their artistic endevours, having a positive influence on their peers by sharing resources, providing constructive criticism and by being a voice t
Celebrating Deviousness - January 2012 Deviousness AwardCelebrating Deviousness - January 20124 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Congratulations to `thorns
Beta Reading Tutorial
Beta Reading for Authors
Vintage Style Frame
What is this Awesome Achievement?
The Deviousness Award is an accolade which is traditionally handed out on the 1st of every month
to one truly outstanding deviant.
As 2012 kicks off with fireworks around the world, we're also celebrating in style with the
latest addition to the recipients of the illustrious Deviousness Award.
The genius of Miyazaki - Art HistoryIf you haven't heard his name, you must have heard about at least one of his creations. So, who's Miyazaki? It's easier to say who he's not.The genius of Miyazaki - Art History3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Hayao Miyazaki was born on the 5th of January 1941 in Bunkyo, Tokyo, as a second of four sons. His father was a director in young Miyazaki's uncle's factory producing rudders for fighter planes - this is where Hayao became highly interested in aviation, which often appears in his films.
When Miyazaki was a little kid, his mother suffered from Pott's disease (sort of tuberculosis) and spent a few years in a hospital. Some says that a very similiar motif appearing in "Tonari no Totoro" ("My neighbour Totoro") was strongly inspired by that part of his life. Also, during his childhood, Miyazaki had to change his place of residence and switch schools several times, which influenced his films a lot, too.
Write and Revise Contest: Part 1You thought we were going to let you rest after the Summer Contest, huh? Wrong! We're back with a two-parter to hopefully get you both creating and editing, as all good writers must. This contest is brought to you by VertigoArt, who has rejoined the ranks of DLD as our contest and affiliate admin! Please go give him some love.Write and Revise Contest: Part 13 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Part 1: Go Wild!
The first part of the contest is relatively simple: write something. It can be a journal, a stream of consciousness, a scrap of a poem, an idea you've had for ages or one that comes to you in a burst of inspiration.
This part of the contest is open from August 11th to
September 11th, 2012October 11th, 2012.
If you need some help getting started check out prompts set up by our affiliate groups, Live-Love-Write listed in their blog here: http://live-love-write.deviantart.com/blog/ and theWrittenRevolution archived here: http://thewrittenrevolution.deviantart.com
Literature DD Roundup April 2013Greetings everyone!Literature DD Roundup April 20132 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
I can’t quite believe how long ago April Fools day was- many of you liked our anti-speel DDs, and we thank you all for your sense of humour! It’s very hard to arrange those things without knowing how people will react, so we’re happy you approved!
Well we survived Napowrimo, Screnzy and any other April challenge out there! A hoarde of DD suggestions came as a result of those, which we hope that with a bit of polishing will unravel some new pieces!
Here is the roundup for April:
Features by BeccaJS
Witch Oil by lupus-astra Nameless by Pseudinymous
Little Eggs by DeeForty-Five The Last Kind Man by BadNarrator Chromesthesia by kamalaksh :thumb351828442:
I wanted to say yes. by Sammur-amat
Features by neurotype
Dubel owe sevin by norman2 Words in the Earth by PinkyMcCoversong
Literature DD Roundup: June 2012 June Literature Daily DeviationsLiterature DD Roundup: June 20123 years ago in Literature Features More Like This
Why is this year moving so fast?
I have received several notes from people asking why we have dropped from 2 DDs a day to just one in Lit (with the exception of Saturday), so I thought perhaps it is worth explaining publically our reasoning.
As you all know, it can be really difficult to find a good range of Literature deviations that we can feature and trying to find one every single day is a painful task and we would be concerned that the quality of our choices could dip if we pushed ourselves to find one every single day. With just 2 of us now, we have to work harder to find the ones we do. Unlike visual art, we have to spend time reading every single piece we make a decision on and this is time consuming.
If we received more suggestions from the community, we would perhaps consider increasing some days to two, but for now it will remain on one until a third CV joins the team. Please do keep your s