Stock and Resources Updates Feb 2013Heading Into 2013
We are well on our way towards the warmer part of the year for those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere, and whilst we shake off our winter blues and snow boots, our Southern Stockers have been wowing us with new beautiful stock and resources (whilst sweltering in the heat!)
The gallery cleanup is still going on, but with a reminder to be patient with us, we know its not easy but we have a very VERY big gallery and just a few people (mostly just Erin and myself) tackling the issue, but its not been forgotten or ignored. Erin and I are also very busy with home life as well
If you feel we've missed out on a sub category (sadly this is very likely right now as we concentrate our efforts on the most used/submitted to areas) please feel free to note us and point us in the right direction!
New Submission Page and Updated Gallery Descriptions
The new submission pa
Creative WritingIf you want to write a novel/novella/short story you should always start with a seed. If you ever catch yourself asking a question that starts with "What if...." be sure to write it down. Those questions could lead to a great work of fiction one day. But be careful, you don't want to start a story with too much baggage since it could limit your creativity in the writing process. You may have some idea where you want the story to go, but don't create too many constraints for yourself! The story will unfold if you are ready to work hard on keeping up with what it has to say.Creative Writing2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
When you sit down to start your story, let it write itself and be sure to keep your characters and dialogue realistic. This is accomplished through many different approaches. As a writer, you must learn to hone your powers of observation and watch people and how they interact. Research can come in a variety of forms, from reading other authors to watching movies as well. Keen observat
My Other NameMy Other NameMy Other Name4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
Sometimes it is to set out forks
beside each plate,
or folding shirts first,
dryer hot in the A.M.
Less often, thirsty from cutting trees
back away from the roof edge,
he cried because no one cried for himI found Death crying in the alleyway underneath my apartment window. He crouched, shaking and whimpering out his little mouse of a cry that was muffled by the rumbling cacophony of city night life. He didn't make himself seen and, like the child he was, huddled down and hid his face with his mitten-covered hands.he cried because no one cried for him8 months ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Death made eye contact with me as I watched him from the fire escape. He stared with bright blue eyes perfectly framed with long eye lashes. The chill bit and reddened his nose and cheeks, and his tears left frozen paths of black ice against his face. I didn't mean to, it was an accident, he pleaded with me.
I watched him as he shamefully picked up his victim, a tiny little kitten that was half frozen and curled tightly into itself. He tried to stroke it back to life, begging and pressing the small animal into his plush winter coat.
I'm sorry, he lisped, wiping snot onto his sleeve as he cradled the corpse like a beloved baby doll. My eyes followed his tiny
Gourmet Novel RecipeRecipe for Writing a NovelGourmet Novel Recipe2 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Serves: 1. If you’re J K Rowling, billions.
- 1 Tin standard cat food
- 1 Laptop/Computer
- 250g cat biscuits
- 5 Pens, various colours.
- 1 stuffed cat toy with bell
- 1 pouch slightly fussier cat food
- 1 sachet gourmet cat food
- 1 bottle of wine, red or white
- 1 Wine glass (Large)
- 1 300g Tin of tuna
Cooking time: 2-5 years
(Preparation time approximately 10-60 minutes depending on condition of desk and computer speed)
1. Clear space on desk. If you do not have respective space for junk, throw on floor. Place paper and pens in clear space.
2. Turn on computer and allow 10 minutes for slow loading time. Add 2-3 sighs as windows update informs to restart computer. Restart computer and allow a further 10 minutes.
3. Once computer is ready, open up new document.
1. Begin with your plot. Open internet to several pages, use pens and paper to mix r
WastedWasted9 months ago in Free Verse More Like This
Nit and pick and loud ideas.
"I'm an artist," she said.
Everything they can, everything that gleams.
Everything and every idea--
Looking everywhere but forward...
"I'm an artist," she said.
"I'm an artist," she? Said.
"I am good..."
Lick the corners and paste it up,
put it high
say it loud
"I'm an artist," He insisted!
He looked at Earth.
"I'm...wasted." And tears fell into the dirt.
His mighty dragons, towers, his fortress tumbled, crumbled and fell.
His innocence and youth teased him, taunted...and left him standing there.
His army of blackness, his hounds that once greeted him...touched him and spirited away, mist in a gust of winter wind.
Nothing was real.
Under his feet, not billowing grasses...concrete. Cars honked and people spoke, hushed, together and not to him.
He cried, tears on the brim of his looking glas
heartsim crouched in my own little worldhearts3 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
filled with fear
until your bright light shines and i can see clear
im here in my own little world
filled with hope
as you pull away and i struggle to cope
i sit in my own little world
that you arent who i first had known you to be
whilst i sit in my own little world
that the world has just left me far behind.
This is my own little world,
Torn apart - but the truth is - it only exists in my Heart...
autoPretentions and flocks of thought alongsideauto3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
pondering wings beating,
like hearts and rhymes
I blink and a tear-
but it wont let go
wont let go
pretentions again and the bile rises
gripped molars and chipped incisors
Alien limbs and phantom pains
phantoms like ghosts
Pretentions and scores of fear inside
distractions are abundant,
when you don't believe a word.
Blink and you miss itYour eyes fall out if you don't blinkBlink and you miss it4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
that's what they tell you if you stare.
I breathe through tear sodden muslin
soft but hardened with air
It reminds me of the sun I saw
that day my world stepped from the sky
peek-a-boo behind the clouds
and wishing for the warmth that I couldn't find
They say curiosity killed the cat
but she died having revealed all her truths
when the cancer dulled her lies
CYOA: Goat PathCYOA: Goat Path3 years ago in Introductions & Chapters More Like This
You decide to ignore the foolish fancies that tell you to follow a bug and some random music, and decide to take the logical path to the sea. Amid the squawking of the sea birds above you, you start on your way down.
The way is treacherous, but you still think it's safer than wandering through the farmlands and plains. Heart in your mouth, nonetheless, you start down the roughly hewn path, that leads to the beach and the Cobb, below. You can see the boats, bobbing at the long, stone pier. There's at least one or two small rowing boats that you could borrow, if you decide to take the coastline by sea, rather than walking.
You ignore the squawking birds, and the mess they've made of the path, and continue your inching, slipping progress to the sand.
That was a mistake.
You don't notice the angry, swooping mother bird until she's upon you, pecking and jabbing at your face. Despite your precarious position, you throw up your arms in an attempt to shield yourself and your eyes, as she tries
On learning lessonsWhen learning lessons,On learning lessons4 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
One should listen
When practising lessons learnt,
One should capture the essence of what went before
for fear of thoughts dripping away.
When utilising the practise we drum
into into into our hands,
One should steady oneself-
Dealing with Art Thieves, Trolls and ScammersdeviantART is a lovely site, one of the best I've come across. However, like all good things, it has it's bad side. This guide teaches you how to deal with those really bad things, art thieves, trolls and scammers.Dealing with Art Thieves, Trolls and Scammers2 years ago in Reviews & Guides More Like This
These people can be really distressing for an artist. They can find themselves in a situation which they don't know how to handle. Hopefully, this first part should guide you on how to deal with them.
~If someone steals your art
If you are informed or find out yourself that your artwork was stolen, go straight to the deviation and proceed with these three steps:
Step 1: Say something like 'This art is stolen, please delete it.' If, within a week, the art is gone, forget about it. If not, carry on to step two.
Step 2: Return to the deviation and tell them again 'This art has been stolen from me, delete it.'. Again, if the art is gone within a week, forget about it.
Create an ID for Dygyt (Alice)For those who don't know me I usually sign off as Dygyt Alice and have been having a hard time trying to figure out what my new deviant ID should be. So I thought I would make it as simple as can be and have a contest. The Contest will be held from Nov. 3rd til Nov. 24th 11:59 pm 2013. Winners should will be posted 7 to 9 days after the Contest is over if not sooner.Create an ID for Dygyt (Alice)9 months ago in Sketches More Like This
Here are the few things that I require for you to create a new me:
1. Must be female
2. Must be family friendly (shapely with some clothes is fine)
3. Must have two different coloured eyes.
First Prize is 500 points and an Iconic Fractal created by :iconladycompassion:
Second Prize is 375 points
Third Prize is 250 points
Those that win aut
Writer's BlockWriter's block is something that has been plaguing authors and aspiring authors for many years. Most say that it takes them a long time to get over it while others are over it quickly. For most, writer's block means that they can't get their ideas out on paper. They know where they are going with their story, but they can't figure out how to get there. There are many different things you can do to get over and even prevent writer's block.Writer's Block2 years ago in Academic Essays More Like This
Have a specific time set up each day for writing. It could be an hour a day (two hours on weekends!) or fifteen minutes. It can be first thing in the morning or right after dinner. The point is, make a schedule and stick with it. This will not only lead to more output, it will also lead to better writing. You don't have to focus strictly on your story during that time. Change it up. Spend two or three days a week on your story and add some other things in on the other days.
Free writing is a great technique to help
Ghostly AngelI woke up, in my bedGhostly Angel2 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
In my pitch black room
My ghostly friend was back
And wanting to play
Her life was taken away
At a very young age
She wakes me
Night after night
Just to play
Like a child wants too
She was so young so pure
She didn't deserve the death
She had to adore
With a gunshot to the head
Was a drunk
And didn't want to hear her cry
All scared of ghost of the night
She is my ghost
In the night
And I welcome her in my home
I'm not afraid
Every soul needs a day
And I'm the one that makes her day
Night after night
And I don't think she will ever go away.
May 22, 2011I am a madMay 22, 20113 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
and delirious shadow
made of skin and dreams;
music and moonlight.
I can't be your oxygenI can't be your oxygenI can't be your oxygen1 year ago in Free Verse More Like This
I came apart, poured into you
I gave you all I am
You took me in
Used me up
Now let me out
Empty air is poison
The Parable of the WriterThree writers came to the table, manuscripts in hand.The Parable of the Writer7 years ago in Short Stories More Like This
One writer said,
"I wrote this piece to be edited. There is plenty to be cut and moved around."
Another writer said,
"I wrote this piece to be published. Between these pages you'll find everything people want to see."
The last writer said,
"I wrote this to be read."
Then he set his manuscript down, and walked away.
Just the Beginning [DarylxReader] Ch.1A scream shredded through the air of the forest, the guttural moans and yells from the Walker raising in response. The shrill sound never morphed into a word of 'help', never conforming into the universal plea for salvation. There was no help. There was no salvation. That was a fact you had accepted long ago.Just the Beginning [DarylxReader] Ch.11 year ago in Romance More Like This
Your heartbeat pounded ferociously in your chest, beating twice for every one time your leg hit the ground. Blood roared in your ears, too loud to hear the crunching of leaves and grass as your feet blazed across them, but not loud enough to block out the sounds of the flesh-eater that now called you its prey. You could hear it behind you; God, it moved fast. Your legs were already tiring, weakened by the jarring impact of it to the ground combined with the never-ending trek that had occupied your night. You could feel your pulse in your head, hammering with every sight.
Tree. Shrub. Look back. Walker.
The wind tore past you, latching onto your tattered clothes like fingers malici
You Got A Fast Car 'I look at you and smile because I'm fine'You Got A Fast Car1 year ago in Short Stories More Like This
- The Killers.
You got a fast car. We’re speeding down the motorway, leaving behind the road. Leaving behind our past. Escaping the confines of our old town. Any place is better. I look over at you, your eyes fixed on the road ahead. Your eyes, unblinking, filled with determination and ambition. Your hands are clenched tightly on the steering wheel, adamant that you can control our future just like you can control your car. The open windows let in a fresh breeze that caresses your hair, every dark strand waving in a synchronised motion. Looking at you, I feel hope. I feel happy. I feel safe. Maybe together we can get somewhere.
You sense my gaze upon your face and glance over, a smile spreading uncontrollably across your face. Your eyes meet mine and light up with happiness and excitement. You t