Dust and CobwebsGood morning creeps!
I've finally finished moving all of my strange antiques into the new house I'm sharing with Mr. Cain. We've painted, and installed all of our modern conveniences into this lovely circa 1900 house.
I've been waging war on the dust and cobwebs since moving, and the spiders... you would not believe. I found their mother lurking in the most frightening of all places... the hard-to-reach crevice behind the toilet. It was a horrific fight, she being about the size of my entire hand, but I've managed to purge the house.
The house itself is strange. It's not very big, but it's the biggest house I've ever lived in. It has mysterious tiny doors that don't open, a cupboard under the stairs, fireplaces in every room, and tall ceilings (which is good, because Mr. Cain has the proportions of Slender Man). I'm already imagining the kind of hobgoblins who lurk in the walls and the monsters in the attic because something has to be making those noises at night...
I'm looking forward
the winter poemThe crows sweep out from my carthe winter poem1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
on the country roads, frozen fields
and a wave of black,
it lifts me as they flock away and
back, silent and sure of themselves,
then the chatter as I pass,
the community, fighting and
blooming up from the dead ground,
White CanvasThe pale of a ghost whiteWhite Canvas2 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
Is lain upon the ground.
An ice crystal reformed
To play its silent sound.
A thousand fingers
Sent to hush lips.
Look behind what lingers
To see of who white blood drips.
So I like Katy Perry all of a sudden...Hey :iconwhenpigsfly8992:, what you got there?So I like Katy Perry all of a sudden...10 months ago in Personal More Like This
http://www.jibjab.com/view/fyu1ZGW6AFHxJOjV?mt=1 by :iconkiwigirl1:
from YOU to eternatyAh wanna tell ya 'bout a girlfrom YOU to eternaty1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You know, she lives in room 29
Why... Why... that's the one right up top a mine
Ah start to cry, Ah start to cry
O Ah hear her walkin'
Walkin' barefoot cross the floor-boards
All thru this lonesome night
Ah hear her crying too.
Hot-tears come splashin on down
Leaking thru the cracks,
Down upon my face, Ah catch'em in my mouth!
Ah catch'em in my mouth!
Ah catch'em in my mouth!
Ah read her diary on her sheets
Scrutinizin' every lil bit of dirt
Tore out a page'n'stufft it inside my shirt
Fled outa the window,
And shinning it down the vine
Outa her night-mare, and back into mine
Mine! O Mine!
She's wearing them bloo-stockens, ah bet!
and standin' like this with my ear to the ceiling
Listen, Ah know it must sound absurd
but Ah can hear the most melancholy sound
Ah ever heard!
national poetry writing month!Forgive me, for the long overdue blog entry.national poetry writing month!1 month ago in Personal More Like This
However, it's Day 11 of NaPoWriMo— have you written your 11th poem yet? Are you participating in NaNoWriMo camp this month, too?
At this point in the 'game', I'm sure many poets & novelists alike may be lacking inspiration. After all, your inspiration and motivation for writing 30 poems can waver and dwindle easily (writing so much poetry isn't what it's cracked up to be.) #fortheblueskies is here to offer prompts in order to work out your writing muscle.
"At twenty, I tried to die"
"He was my North, my East and my West."
Coffee-drunk insomniac; coffeehouse nights.
Why do the stars sleep?
A recipe for the universe (create your own cosmic latte)
Showcase 02The main focus of #The-Asterismos is to celebrate and provide exposure for your excellent literature deviations. Each Sunday, I will be taking the time to feature a number of outstanding pieces submitted to the group during the past week. I encourage you to browse through the work below! Each deviant featured is very worthy of your support.Showcase 021 month ago in Personal More Like This
See you next week for Showcase 03!
Prompt #1Every week a new set of prompts will posted. If you decide to use one, post the finished result to the 'Prompts' folder. We can't wait to see what you come up withPrompt #12 months ago in Personal More Like This
 "Her heart was a secret garden and the walls were very high." - William Goldman
 “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” - Bob Marley
 I am breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus, this is it the apocalypse...' - Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
 'In the Lake' by Emilie Autumn - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dWVrgOcx1r0
 'Seven Devils' by Florence + The Machine - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0TI6aBpfTzk
[Also, who is doing NaPoWriMo?]
so i guess this is an explanation.On December 2nd 2012 I lost my friend Will. I hate when people ay lost like that, because I didn't lose him, he isn't a fucking wallet or a library book but I don't know what else to say so there it is.so i guess this is an explanation.2 months ago in Personal More Like This
Anyway, he overdosed on heroin. And I've been writing about it a lot. And I don't know what this is, I might submit it as a poem later on, but right now it's just a ramble. And I figure I owe it to Will to keep writing about it. And I owe it to you guys to explain what all the depressive poetry has been about.
So here goes.
Love you guys, thanks so much for your support of my work. It makes me immeasurable happy.
paulina said he wanted to do it.
overdose? i asked, she said
yeah, he ran into it face-first he didn't
to do things slow, he lived his life to the fullest.
that's what paulina said.
she said she hated men. and then she drank
to will. she ran up the block.
i kept thinking maybe she was the one
who wanted it, wanted what will had,
drinking paper bag beers every night
to keep the
the one who didn't leaveyou sat with me in your car, and you asked if i was okay. when i couldn't answer, you said you knew that i wasn't. that i looked heavy. that my mind was somewhere else that i couldn't say.the one who didn't leave3 months ago in Personal More Like This
you said you were worried about me. i wish you didn't have to be.
i said- "i'm really tired of feeling depressed.
will this end with the winter?
will the winter end?
and i'm just so tired of everyone leaving
when they promise they'll stay.
when they've promised to be there-
even if it took everything i had
to not throw myself in front of a car."
you said that you weren't going to leave. that you're not the type to leave.
you held my hand when i burst into tears. it didn't scare me.
you said that you wished that winter was over. for me. that i needed to see the sun again, like i deserved to feel okay again. i felt loved more than i had in a while.
i felt less heavy and more heavy all at the same time.
i know, that i have a friend to sit with
it's okay to not be okay, right?i'm not okay. but i wanna be.it's okay to not be okay, right?4 months ago in Personal More Like This
a lot of the crap that's been going on is the opposite of okay. and i'm really tired of it. i'm just really tired. and frustrated. and pissed off. and i feel worthless. and like some other people have decided i'm worthless.
and damn it, winter is hard enough without having to feel all of this.
so no, i'm not okay.
and it's not like i can tell people, "yeah, i'm going through hell, and what __ and __ are doing isn't helping." i can't tell anyone the whole story. and the one person who knows almost the full story is having a breakdown from utter exhaustion and i can't help but feel responsible.
and i just keep getting slapped in the face or spit at (figuratively) by all these people i love and i still love them. i love them to the moon, the sun, and the stars, to the very edge of our galaxy and beyond.
and maybe that's why it hurts so much.
i just want everything to be okay.
and it's not right now.
The Gap Toothed Madness Deadline 2/15/13Please send all submissions to email@example.comThe Gap Toothed Madness Deadline 2/15/134 months ago in Personal More Like This
You may send up to 5 pieces, art or literature, up to 2500 words for short stories.
DEADLINE 2/15/13 Submit to The Gap Toothed Madness. It's better than writing your poems on the bathroom wall.
Thanks everyone for the support, we look forward to seeing your work.
Fabulous Friday Feature 5: Sea SaltFabulous Friday Feature 5: Sea Salt7 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Greetings, all, and welcome to my fourth
FABULOUS FRIDAY FEATURE
I've decided that now that I've got this fabulous year-long subscription, I should take the opportunity to get the word out about other deviants and their magnificent work! If you've got someone you think should be featured in next Friday's Feature, send me a note with a link to their gallery and I'll take a peek
I'd also love to hear about other features, particularly themed ones. I'll list those in the bottom section to help spread the word! The same goes for contests or news articles!
Please favorite this journal and pass it on! And if you liked this feature, be sure to check out the one from last week: http://azizriandaoxrak.deviantart.com/#/d5j3fxf
Autumn Shades - contest #5In this contest, your task will be to portray some atmospheres of Autumn - at least two! Crispy mornings, rainy afternoons, chilly nights with skies full of stars... morning mists, frozen leaves, mud, clouds and wind... plenty to choose from.Autumn Shades - contest #57 months ago in Personal More Like This
How to vote - first, second and third place - are choosen by you. Every entry have its' own number, so voting looks like this: in a comment you write three (no more and no less) numbers and points - three points for your most favourite one, two points for your preferable second place and one point for the third. So it should look like this:
10. 3 points
21. 2 points
4. 1 point
Remember - all of the submissions deserve your attention, which means also reading the literature ones. Voting will be closed after two weeks (Dec 21st). Deviations prepared specially for the contest get +3 points. The deviation with the highest number of points is the winning one. After the votes are counted, I shall choose a deviation which gets th
Contest + October ChallengeHello, fellow aspiring authors!Contest + October Challenge7 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of all, I'd like to announce you that one of our affiliate groups, :iconfull-moon-poetry: is holding a poetry contest with the deadline on December 21st. General theme: the end of the world. The rules can be found here: http://full-moon-poetry.deviantart.com/journal/Apocalyptic-contest-327285163
Also, because we're aspiring authors, I'd like to launch a pre-NaNoWriMo challenge to all our members: write a novelette (7.5k-15k words) - and submit it to a market.
Does that sound scary? Yeah, to me too. Here's how it's going to work:
1. Decide on what you want to write. Then do one of two things:
a. Start typing and see what happens.
b. Sit down with a nice cup/glass of something and go through the details of your story, deciding who/when/what happens - and then start writing.
2. Post an approximate description/summary of what you're doing here, in the comments. DO NOT post your story. Why? Because many markets want to publish new material; if they find
Celebration Time!Such a coincidence.....I managed to hit 2,000 pageviews and celebrate my one-year dA anniversary at the same time! Woo-hoo!Celebration Time!8 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is going to sound really sappy, but I wanna thank everybody who have made my dA experience worthwhile. All the people who have viewed, liked, and favorited my art, as well as all of my wonderful followers! I love you all!
And to all the people who helped me along with my work. I'd like to thank one person in particular: WritingAngelofLove :iconwritingangeloflove:. You've assisted me with so much, and you've been a real friend. I you!
You can all return to your business now. My sappy rant is over.
Summer & FeatureIt's lovely to browse ad-free but I think that's the only highlight of premium for me.Summer & Feature10 months ago in Personal More Like This
I can't even find a journal skin I like to test that feature out on XDScrap that, this one's lovely
Life is good, summer is (thankfully) present and long. I'm yet to touch any school work for the new term though and I doubt I will It's nice to unwind and sleep in six days a week.
I'm drifting in and out of writing again (grrr ) so I can't say if any new stuff will be up from me. I'm not too happy with this account as it stands. Might have a clear out ^^
For now, some beautiful writing I'd love to share :
Vegas, college, and writing, oh my!(Thanks to my dad, he wanted to use my computer now and accidentally closed ALL my internet windows, including this journal which was already half-written. Grrrrrr. Let's try this again, shall we?)Vegas, college, and writing, oh my!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Anyways, I thought it was about time for another update, you guys. A lot has happened and needs to be spoken of.
First off, summer is here and going great. I get to go to Las Vegas for a few days at the end of the month the the family which will be fun. The last time I was there was like six years ago. I just remember that the city lights at night were really cool. I plan on taking lots of pictures of that and the many street performers.
I'm kind of excited for the new school year to start. Not that I want summer to go by quicker, but things will be a little different this next semester. Many of my long-time watchers may remember that I was going to college for radiology or x-ray tech. But I've done some thinking and after talking it over with my parents, I've decided to change my maj
that reeeeally awkward momentwhen your ex boyfriend sends you a sentimental song that's relevant to his feelings for you and you're likethat reeeeally awkward moment1 year ago in Personal More Like This
'uh.... uh.... uh...
CAN'T YOU JUST LEAVE ME ALONE BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T I WILL STILL LOVE YOU. YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN ME EARLIER TODAY AFTER I SAW HOW FUCKING AWESOME YOUR LIFE IS WITHOUT ME IT KILLS ME BECAUSE YOUR LIFE IS LIKE THIS COMIC STRIP OKAY AND IM THE FIRST SLIDE OR WHATEVER AND IM WEARING A SEXY BATH ROBE SMOKING A CIGARETTE AND I LOOK AT YOU ALL EAGERLY AND SAY LETS GO ON AN ADVENTURE AND YOU DONT EVEN LOOK AT ME YOU JUST WALK OUT OF THE HOUSE AND THEN YOU WALK DOWN THE STREET PAST THE GIRL AND SHE KISSES YOU AND THEN ITS THE REST OF YOUR AWESOME FUCKING LIFE AND I WAS JUST THE SHITTY INTRODUCTION. THE NECESSARY INSIGHT TO HOW MUCH YOU WERE UNHAPPY. THATS WHAT I AM IN YOUR LIFE NOW AND I FUCKING HATE IT AND I HATE THAT YOU DO CUTE THINGS WITH HER AND POST THEM ON TUMBLR AND I HATE THAT I SEE IT AND I HATE THAT I EVER MET YOU. YOU ARE A HEADACHE AND YOU MAKE ME HATE MYSE
I have passed into the ranks of the RHS AlumniYes, you heard me. I am writing this as a freshly graduated high schooler.I have passed into the ranks of the RHS Alumni1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I never thought this day would come, but come it has. And, I'm not gonna lie, I'm pretty darn proud of myself. I graduated as Valedictorian with a 4.0. I spoke at the graduation ceremony, and people told me my speech was their favorite. I am so honored to be where I am.
So here's to the future, full of the unknown. Here's to my first year at BYU. I'm going to make it the best year ever.
Back to Good Ol' Beauty Base ZeroFor me, the last few hours have been absolutely EXHAUSTING.Back to Good Ol' Beauty Base Zero1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I just had to pull an Elphaba and let myself be all girl-ified. (~ravenwritingclaw, That's what my Facebook status meant.) Makeup, hair, the whole she-bang. And a literal crapload of glitter. I'm still shedding it.
Do you want to know why I got all dressed up? Drum roll please.......
My chorus concert!
I know, lame excuse. But we did a choral revue of the Wizard of Oz, and I had to be Glinda. Or Galinda, or Glenda. Whatever. Names are beside the point. I had to dress up to play Glinda, which means I had to wear my hair in a bun, put loads of shiny makeup on, and yes.....I wore a giant, poofy pink dress. *GASP*
The whole thing went great, and now I'm back to Beauty Base Zero (HG reference!), with my hair wet and straight from my shower. Yay!
As for the whole one-shot thing. Next up, I've got a three-parter coming. Be prepared!
i miss youi feel like i'm going to go on a six-word story kick, as i have that as an assignment for my short stories class. you have been warned.i miss you2 years ago in Personal More Like This
i am absolutely floundering. my heart is god-knows-where, my eating is minimal and my purging maximal, and i am feeling so weak and sore and tired and ugh. i'm sick of getting up in the morning and doing things. i just want to sleep, all of the time. and i can't be alone. maybe that's a good thing, but at the same time, my shame multiplies. what's scary is realising that this disorder isn't at all under my control -- i notice i can't stop even when i try, and i know this because i hate purging more than most things in life, like the only things worse are probably the holocaust and iodine, and yet i do it daily. i'm just scared.
on a positive note, i have a job! design and copy...so mostly i print things out and make copies and put up flyers around cam
Oh cheese!!!youll be the death of me!!!Oh cheese!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
im addicted... its serious. damn you casein. damn you.
Prompts #3Every Saturday, new prompts will be posted (slightly overdue!) Please, if you're taking the time to do any of these prompts, submit to the Prompts folder. However, if you're participating in National Poetry Writing Month, there's an exception (just make sure to submit to the NaPo folder, as well.)Prompts #31 month ago in Personal More Like This
 Erstwhile: (adj.) Formerly.
 Harbinger: (n.) A person or thing that announces or signals the approach of another; a messenger with good news of the future.
 Labyrinthine: (adj.) Twisting and turning.
 Lilt: (n.) A characteristic rising and falling of the voice when speaking; a pleasant gentle accent
 Umbrella: (n.) Protection from sun or rain.
 "listen:there's a hell
of a good universe next door;let's go"
- ee cummings
 Blue sky, white snow
Brown bird sing slow
Morning fade out
Don't cry too loud
Bring me my love
Can't say too much
My heart skips stones
Your voice breaks bones
("Island Cottage" by Sea Oleena)
 Come o
Poetry Contest!Hey there everybody. First off, I want to welcome all the deviants who have just recently joined Bright-Poets. We already have over 40 members! And secondly, we are having a contest starting...now! It's just a little way to get the group stirring, but I think it will be interesting to see what some of you come up with. Okay, so here are the rules:Poetry Contest!2 months ago in Personal More Like This
You must write a poem based on the theme of fate/destiny. It doesn't matter how you go about using the theme, as long as fate/destiny is the main focus.
Your poem must be a minimum of 4 lines long, but no longer than 24 lines in length.
You may only submit 1 poem.
To submit your poem, simply put it in the "Contest" folder of our gallery.
The deadline to submit is April the 21st.
Please remember to respect each others' work.
And most of all, have fun!
P.S. Take note that I will be the judge for this first contest. All I'm really looking for is a p