All artists have talent: a misconception?I hear this phrase ALL THE TIME coming from all directions of people, "You have so much talent to do art like that!"All artists have talent: a misconception?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Before I wrote this journal I decided to look up the actual word: Talent is defined as a special natural ability or aptitude. I.E. being just a natural at drawing. While I will say that there is always someone out there with a natural gift in art, there are also people out there that just have a natural gift for anything that exists. There are natural scientists, natural writers, natural sports players, the list can go on.
Any time I hear someone tell me I have talent, I know whole heartedly they mean well and are praising me, but what they fail to actually praise is my hard work and dedication to my skill set. I was not "this good" out of thin air. Maybe I had some talent...maybe. But I think it is more appropriate to describe me as having the patience and drive for a certain skill which in turn becomes developed on. If you are truly motivated a
New Computer and BBAAABBIIEESS?Soooo, yesterday, I got a new laptop. It's a Windows 8 Lenovo and an absolute pain to use. It may be awhile until you see some art, due to me not knowing how to use Windows 8 Also, I think this computer may be faulty, because the mouse quit working in the first 2 hours of use and it got stuck on the login screen and just kept flashing the name of the company.New Computer and BBAAABBIIEESS?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But also, look what I got today...:iconimhappyplz:
Sorry for the crappy pictures, photoshop does not work on this laptop, so I cannot edit them But these are Button Quail and are only a couple of days old Two are mine (my sister claimed one though) and the other two are my fr
The Something About Dragons ContestEdit: The contest deadline is up. The team was overwhelmed by the level of participation from the community. We're working on judging the entries now, but you folks are NOT making this easy. So much love!The Something About Dragons Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Flight Rising is celebrating the release of DragonArt: Ultimate Gallery with a "something about dragons" contest! Share your Flight Rising arts, crafts, or literature by September 28th for a chance to win spiffy dragon swag. We look forward to seeing your creations!
Entries should feature the gods, dragons, or creatures of Flight Rising.
Entries must be your own wor
CONTEST - ends 15th of dec, win 1 year premium:icondragonhi: I am making a new "draw my characters contest"! yayCONTEST - ends 15th of dec, win 1 year premium1 year ago in Personal More Like This
2 shared 1st place winners: will get 1 year premium membership! + feature in journal
shared 2 place winners: 3 month premium membership and journal feature
Taianu: the number 2 Kaywawolf:
more than one entry is always welcome
The winner will be the artist with the drawing i like best
I have no idea what im gonna like best, so try to impress me! [La la la la]
What would be cool though, is if you try to draw something symbolic? ( thats not neccesary but just an idea for inspiration) with maybe a rose, a key or a sword inside the
Poetry Contest ~ The Best of You ~ Last Day!Hello, everyone! Our new contest is still open and there are lots of subscriptions, points, requests, and features to win! The deadline was extended to May 1st and we will accept entries for the rest of the day. You can read all about the contest below and check out our other group news here: http://live-love-write.deviantart.com/journal/Important-Group-News-Please-Read-368024735Poetry Contest ~ The Best of You ~ Last Day!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The Best of You
This theme is open to interpretation; you can apply it to any genre you please. You can write about it in a literal way, a satirical way, or any other method you prefer. We love to see our writers get creative and use the theme in a unique way!
There are no length requirements on poems for this contest; they can be as long or as short as you please.
You must be a member of Live-Love-Write to ent
My Dog is Missing D: EDIT.Just updated my craigslist ad of Emrys to STOLEN and I get some jerk on me saying he's dead/ate by coyotes (which is IMPOSSIBLE because he's bigger than coyotes in my neighborhood) that I'm stupid for "assuming" he stolen just because he got out/whoever has him DESERVES to keep him because apparently I'm am a awful person for "letting" him run off all the time and they will treat him better than I DID.My Dog is Missing D: EDIT.7 months ago in Personal More Like This
SCREW YOU DUDE. YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING EVERY DAY TO FIND MY BOY/HOW I AM GIVING 100% EVERYDAY TO FIND MY PET. I DON'T NEED SOMEONE I DON'T KNOW MAKING ASSUMPTIONS AND CRITICIZING ME ON HOW I TREAT MY DOG. IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SEND ME A HELPFUL MESSAGE TO HELP FIND MY DOG, THAN DO NOT EMAIL ME.
We just got a call from someone that they were pretty sure they saw our dog for sale in a craigslist ad in COLORADO SPRINGS.
COLORADO FREAKING SPRINGS.
That's so far away D':. And I have been ch
.i know an angel.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
tired of holding
up his halo, says
he's thinking of
trading it in for
(and i'd do the same but the boss says, you're not goin' anywhere bitch)
Important Group News - Please ReadDear Live-Love-Write members,Important Group News - Please Read11 months ago in Personal More Like This
It will be summer soon, and with it come many changes in our club. To begin with, hello everyone! I am your new founder, as the amazing and wonderful TheFinalHikari was so kind to promote me. She's been our founder for so long and she's the reason this club is so large and successful, so a huge thank you to Hikari for everything she's done for us!
We have a few events and features currently. First and foremost, our poetry contest is almost at an end. The deadline has been extended to May 1st, so get in those entries while you still can! Second, we have our writing prompt, which runs on a weekly to biweekly schedule, and produces truly amazing works from our authors. Third, we have... well, nothing.
That's a pity for one of the biggest general literature groups in deviantART. So we're going to liven things up with trial runs of several new programs for the summer:
.there are stars dissolving in.3 months ago in Personal More Like This
the sink, their yellow shells
are the first to go and i watch
as they release their fine white
powder, it clumps and sticks so
i push it down with one finger
(you love something a whole lot more when you lose it)
ScreamPrompt #34, April 2013 I'm posting this early because of reasons.ScreamPrompt #34, April 20131 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hi! Gonna keep this one simple for those of us who are (or are not) participating in Script Frenzy, Napowrimo or Camp Nano as well...
(remember -- simple doesn't always mean easy)
I saw something at Tumblr that I thought I'd bring here just for the lulz (May, I promise, will bring pain again) and wanted to utilize it.
Work the phrase "not since the accident" into some dialogue by the main character within the first 250 words of the story.
Here are the guidelines to follow to keep things on track:
1. Must be a minimum of 2000 words, max 3000.
2. The main character has a horrible secret that is related to the "accident" they speak of. The more creative the accident, the better.
The secret cannot be that the main character is lying about the accident having even occurred.
Yeah, car accident leaps to mind first. Stop. Accidents are everywhere. Not everyone gets "hurt" in an accident. Think about what an accident
Synergy Sign UpDear Live-Love-Write members,Synergy Sign Up10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Finally, it is time to begin signing up for the LLW Synergy program. This program is designed to give our members someone they can count on for help and readership by assigning participants in pairs. Each member in a pair will critique and guide the other, and pairs will take part in monthly projects or contests to test their improvement.
Details can be found here.
To sign up, please provide a comment on this journal with the following:
- a brief explanation of what you like and don't like to read and write
- a specific explanation of what you want in your partner; if you're not picky, that's fine too
- any other information you'd like for us to keep in mind when assigning partners
- which time zone you live in
- a link to a sample of your writing
- an agreement to participate in this event wholeheartedly in the interests of improving your writing and helping your partner improve
looking for something to read?here's some hand-selected picks by wonderful writers from their own galleries as well as a friend's happy reading!looking for something to read?7 months ago in Personal More Like This
From Afar, Thunder Roared by Echolalic-EllieInvention of a Character by Arrow-of-the-SunThe Rotting Queen of Portugal by TheMoorMaidenpebbles by cristinewakesuphappyhoney-filled hearts by saltwaterlungs
favorites from a friend's gallery:
6wortgeschichte by miserabel:thumb386677102:david and ruth laskin by your-methamphetaminei've never understood small talk by fervventGrains of Sand. by lauroticaPlyushkin by RussianTimIn Fair Verona by GuinevereToGwenFire With an Aftertaste of Chocolate by arisen-arisu
.unbutton my skin.2 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
and let me fall out;
(a mass of red and blue strings to wind round your fingers)
[ EVERYONE ] - TGB's Second Mini Opening! ANUPDATE:icontgb-airtribe: :icontgb-earthtribe: :icontgb-firetribe: :icontgb-watertribe: :icontgb-shadowtribe: :icontgb-lighttribe:[ EVERYONE ] - TGB's Second Mini Opening! ANUPDATE9 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconsycophantism::iconsaysplz: AT LONG LAST, THE OPENING HAS ENDED! We'd like to thank everyone who applied, and to those who were accepted, welcome! To those who unfortunately did not make it this time around, you can now look forward to and prepare for the next opening, which will be held from November 5th to November 15th! Get an early start on those apps, everyone ;D
Again, thank you all for trying out UvU I can't wait to see what kind of applicants we get next time <3
Hellooooo, Tzurai here, and welcome to a Mini-TGB-Opening! We are so grateful and glad to have people interested in our group, and our current members interested in new spots! Below we have a list of spots for you, and we hope that there's enough for everyone and that everyone gets what they want. I want to warn in advance that there is a known influx of people wanting to
welcome to the internetme on my way to steal yo manwelcome to the internet5 months ago in Personal More Like This
*this isn't mine but I sure as hell wish it was.
Possible Wolf's Rain Next Generation contest?Hey everyone.Possible Wolf's Rain Next Generation contest?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just wanted to see if a contest for :icon0emo-wolf-rikku0: and :iconNatsumewolf:'s comic sparkles with everyone? If I held a contest , would anyone join? I am still working out the prize issue with :icon0emo-wolf-rikku0: since she is the co-writer. But I know for a fact that the first, second and third winners will get prizes from both of us.
So if you think you would want to join, let me know in this journal.
I think .. so far the first prize would be a art kit, two drawings from both of us, then just gets lesser for the two other winners.
But also, keep in mind, Its :icon0emo-wolf-rikku0: 's birthday in 7 days so show her some love ^^ Without her, there would be no comic since I rp it with her.
Adjusting The Antennae (Ep. 5)Hello everyone! I’m happy to see you could make it on this wonderful Christmas Eve Special of ‘Adjusting The Antennae.’ Our fifth episode is a doozy for plenty of reasons. First off, it is the eve of Christmas, a time of gift-giving, showing love, and creating memories with friends and family. So, of course you know I have to get someone special for this Christmas Eve special. Before I reveal this amazing deviant though, I am your host, chromeantennae, and it a pleasure to have you with us on the eve of Christmas.Adjusting The Antennae (Ep. 5)2 months ago in Literature Features More Like This
And my guest for today’s show is none other than the incomparable imaginative-lioness! Madeline here has been one of the more impactful artists in our literature community, showcasing her kindness with amazing features, and her truly phenomenal writing skills through her top-grade poetry. She’s one of my favorite people on deviantART, one of my favorite writers, and one of my dearest friends. I love Madeline so much and
Endangered Africa ContestContest has ended, judging is in process.Endangered Africa Contest2 years ago in Personal More Like This
It has been just over a year since our last contest ended, therefore it's high time we started our next one!
And this is also a chance to celebrate reaching 1,000 members! I never thought this group would get this big. A big thank you to everyone who has joined and helped make this group what it is today!
This contest will be run along very similar lines as our African Predator contest, with multiple winners for multiple categories, listed below.
What We Accept
First of all you need to be a member of AfricanValley in order to participate in this contest.
We accept animals that are of vulnerable, endangered or critically endangered status as decided by the IUCN red list of threatened species. This information can be found on their website, or by looking up said species on wikipedia (which is quicker and easier), as wiki's information is taken from the IUCN's list. You may be surprised to find a lot of animals
. “You won’t allow me to go to school..1 week ago in Personal More Like This
I won’t become a doctor.
One day you will be sick.”
Poem written by an 11 year old Afghan girl
This poem was recorded in a NYT magazine article about female underground poetry groups in Afghanistan. An amazing article about the ways in which women are using a traditional two line poetry form to express their resistance to male oppression, their feelings about love (considered blasphemous).
micro-MEGAS CoNtEsT/Public's choice: END OF VOTES!(voir plus bas pour le français)micro-MEGAS CoNtEsT/Public's choice: END OF VOTES!9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
VOTES CLOSED - all the results soon!
VOTE FOR THE ENGLISH PUBLIC'S CHOICE HERE http://notreforteressebrule.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3775210/
VOTEZ POUR LE PRIX DU PUBLIC FRANCOPHONE ICI :http://notreforteressebrule.deviantart.com/journal/poll/3775225/
Read, comment ! Lisez, commentez !
Time for vote / Temps du vote : 1 Week / Une semaine !
THE CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED - RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED SOON
english submissions = 1er place, 2d place, honorable mentions and public's choice
dev francophones = 1ère place, 2de place, mentions honorables et choix du public.
Our prompts are starting again !!
Our next contest is entitled "Micro // Megas". Poetry only. Here are the rules :
1. You choose a topic of your liking
2. You write 2 poems about it : one minimalistic (5-7 words story, micro-poetry, haiku/tanka/senryu, etc) and the s
ScreamPrompt #33, March 2013 + other info belowThis is gonna be a quick one because I'm busy with my new job and working out the details for my script.ScreamPrompt #33, March 2013 + other info below1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Next month will be more challenging when I'm actually writing the script and work issues will be more calm.
Inspired by the fact that this exists: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadsby_%28novel%29 -- I want to see how you guys handle something along similar lines. But I'm going to make it a little easier on you all.
Write a 500 word vignette without using the word "and".
Vignette: a vignette is a short impressionistic scene that focuses on one moment or gives a trenchant impression about a character, idea, setting, or object.
500 means 500.
Any topic, any genre.
Due on March 31, 2013.
Send me the link in a note here or at my personal page.
other information for you all
i have just started a new job (that was three months in the waiting for) that is taking up about 50+ hours a week of my time, if not more in the coming month. i am also going to be w
Writing Tips #3: Poetry (General edition)Poetry is a very broad thing to cover. However, I hope you find these general tips and tidbits helpful when writing. I hope you guys find this useful.Writing Tips #3: Poetry (General edition)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
-Decide what format your poem will work the best with.
Think about what your poem is trying to be, and who it is targeted to. If you are planning to a poem for a more child-like audience, for example, you would generally want a lot of alliteration and rhyming to make it sound young and cheerful. However, if you wanted a more serious adult piece, you would most likely not make the poem rhyme due to the fact that rhyming makes it sound more childish (which is not always a bad thing!). Is your poem going fit better if you write it as a haiku or another Eastern poem or is it going to fit better as urban/spoken word? If you are writing Eastern poetry, then you will focus more on syllables and the themes of nature, peace, and things like that (traditionally speaking). If you write urban/spoken word, the poem is less dependent on rhyme schemes
Daily Literature Deviations for June 5th, 2013Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff OpeningsDaily Literature Deviations for June 5th, 20139 months ago in Art Features More Like This
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