These Hands Are So Red...These Hands Are So Red...
These hands are now red and so slicked with this blood,
I can't even wash it in a basin of mud...
As I scrape at the skin of those demons I chase,
I am left with a smile mixed with pain on my face.
Since I swore I would savour this blatant disgrace,
Let perversion be writ in these scars I will trace.
From the tip of my shoulders to the base of my tongue,
Are the names of those sleepers so cold and so young...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 15th March 2013
Breaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen + !CRUCIAL UPDATE: Please read "Update #6" in the Update Log, it suggests that the staff may not be wholly at fault: http://fav.me/d57il1d However, the revolution continues as we have yet to receive an answer. Proceed to the latest update belowBreaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen + !2 years ago in Personal More Like This
UPDATE: All Updates will be posted below the journal entry, just ctrl + f "Update #12" to see it. All updates are numbered at the bottom
Please note this event ended a long time ago, though there was no official resolution to the matter, my work is no longer targeted and though I don't know who/what was responsible at the time. I have decided to raise awareness of the literature community through my art, rather than through this event
Breaking the Limit - A Special Event by Chen
Hi there everyone,
I would like to start this with a simple appeal: DA seems to be trying to prevent me from reaching front page by shuffling my literature behind less popular pieces each time it reaches a set fave count. They have not given me a
last night I was inspired."Last night I was inspired.last night I was inspired.4 months ago in Personal More Like This
It was a sad, cold, lonely night. Thoughts screaming, yelling at me. I literally wrote nonsense on the wall for hours, about beating hearts, fragility and failure. About skeletons that had no legs and hissing fangs that glared at me.
Once again my cruel best friend arrived, embracing me with its gleaming coldness. She was dressed in silver and scarlet; our favorite colors. She danced as I wrote and sang as I cried. And then I was suddenly left in the dark; lonely, hating her -hating them-, and crying.
Yet it was strange that what I only got to feel then, was inner peace."
"Anoche fui inspirada.
Era una triste noche, fría y solitaria. Pensamientos chillando, gritándome. Escribí cosas sin sentido en la pared durante horas, sobre corazones que laten, sobre fragilidad y fracaso. Sobre esqueletos sin piernas y colmillos siseantes que me mataban con la mirada.
Una vez más, mi cruel y mejor amiga llegó,
SickHe could hear it, the bloody figure walking behind him over nimble feet. Then his eyes were forced to close as cold, bony fingers covered his sight. Nails like claws buried deep into his cheek as she breathed softly, surely bloody lips drawn into that scornful smile he both loved and detested.Sick2 years ago in Personal More Like This
And then she was gone, back into the sweet torments of his mind. And then, like venom, she left him on the floor, dead and strangely calm.
I had to get this out of my head.
I know, I'm weird.
Trial's ConclusionEDITTrial's Conclusion7 months ago in Personal More Like This
Quick notice maties! The Captain found out he has a driving test this friday, so he's studying rather urgently for it. We'll post the new story after friday ^3^, till then, enjoy :3
After much debate, a decision has been reached.
The pirates have decided that I will keep my hat and to do so I must write an oath of loyalty, but one to the crew. I shall do this later tonight and swear that I shall act in a manner more becoming of a captain in future :3
That said, the co-captain and I came up with a lot of funny ideas for an 'after exile story line'. We'll be releasing these as prose releases starting tomorrow. We hope that you will all enjoy them, it's more of a 'what if' story line since I didn't actually get exiled, but we have some seriously good ideas for them and we really want to experiment more with comedy since a lot of people have been responding very positively to the comedy type pieces.
What can you expect from this?
master of decadence.Although it might not seem so, she had been the killer in the crowd; that night she had come to hunt them all down. No mercy, she did it one by one. Surprised? Allow me to explain, such devil, such wicked heart, black and untamed. Afraid? Listen close now; her show is about to commence.master of decadence.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
She hisses, she snarls, and she whispers, and she laughs. She's the prettiest of all, with evil mind, sweetly to prowl. Bony fingers of long sharp nails, her lovely hands were made to tear flesh. But fragile she is and one day she might break. Just a beautiful sinner now wasted away. Oh, such enchanting cadaver, dancing and dead.
And as she keeps dancing she starts pulling you down. Down into a dark place you alone would never have found. You shout, stupidly unbowed. But sadly at night, only silence is loud. And as her silhouette continues to skulk, twirling around, you finally understand. She's the master, a queen with no crown.
And although her heart is cold and her teeth are sharp, she once had be
Haunt your demons.Chain them up, hunt them down.Haunt your demons.1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Writing Tournament 2013 ~ Round ICome one and come all, raise your pen take part in this grand literary battle! There are subscriptions, points, and more to be won! You all have until February 19th to enter.Writing Tournament 2013 ~ Round I1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The time is nigh for the Third Annual Writers--club Literature Tournament!
This is a tournament for all writers welcoming prose and poetry! It will be a grand competition spanning three rounds of literary challenge! First of all, you must be willing to write for each of the rounds over the coming months.
There will be judging at the end of each round and those who progress to the next round will have to write a new piece for the next round's theme. A new participants list with the surviving writers will be released upon the announcement of the new round.
To sign up, join the group as a member and add this blog entry to your favorites. From there, feel free to submit your entry to the Tournament Round 1 Folder.
Round I Theme: Immin
The Unsung HeroCrucified and martyred by his people...The Unsung Hero1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sing Me A Swan Song ContestMy very first Literature Only contest...Sing Me A Swan Song Contest1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Sing Me A
Wanna hear about it? :icontrollface:
Okay... calm the fuck down.
For those who don't know, allow me to explain...
What is a Swan Song?
"Swan song" is a metaphorical phrase for a final gesture, effort, or performance given just before death or retirement. The phrase refers to an ancient belief that the Mute Swan is completely silent during its lifetime until the moment just before death, when it sings one beautiful song.
What I'm looking for...
First of all, a Swan Song does not mean that your entry must be strictly related to Swans. Swan Song in itself is a
ArrrHey everyone,Arrr2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I just got a funny post from Chen and um...well you'll see
"Dear Ms. Secretary,
My son has asked me to post this on his behalf. It must be troublesome but thank you for assisting him. He mentioned something about having to update his work, but I don't think he's currently capable of that.
You see, my son enjoys anime and manga and while I don't begrudge him his hobbies, he has a habit of wanting to try things out that he sees or reads about. As such he attempted some form of tai chi breathing exercises on our balcony. Winter has recently ended but the weather is still cold and he wasn't exactly well clothed. In the end he's caught the worse cold he's ever had and is currently sniffling in bed.
He said it was important to tell his "pirates" that he will not be making an update today and to forgive him. I am not sure what this is slang for, but I hope my son has not joined any street gangs. I remember him aspiring to be a rapper at some point, but he appears to have giv
Quick Update + CHEN IS BACK + IN BLAQ!Quick Update:Quick Update + CHEN IS BACK + IN BLAQ!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Sorry about no release yesterday and tonight, for some reason I can't submit deviations. Problem should be sorted out by tomorrow morning. If the internet improves I'll also try and clear some messages tonight. Sorry again guys, updates will be back shortly (new episode is spread out over 2 vids, reading 5 different poems including one to be posted) ^^
-Captain Chenbeard of the Black Fedora Pirates :iconWordofChen:
Chen is Back:
It's been a very long journey, I've faced exam beasts and probably conquered most of them. I'm back now and it's time to announce a few things.
1. The pirate accent result:It's pretty obvious from the polls that uh...ol' captain jack kind of won that one, but rather than a direct copy, I think I'll be combining a few different things to come up wit a unique, Chen-style accent, since some wanted Barbossa and of course...Orkz are just plain funny. I mean can anyone really resist yellin' out, 'OI MATE! YOU G
.she told me i had soft palms,.1 month ago in Personal More Like This
i said yeah but i've got a hard
heart, because when
i was young i got given
two goldfish, and one day the
big ate the little
and that's when i learnt i'd
be fucked by the world, it would
do the same thing to me too
(i heard the language of evil and i started to speak it, saw the actions of evil and i started to be it)
Selfies vs. Self-PortraitsI don't think people understand the difference between a self-portrait and a 'selfie'.Selfies vs. Self-Portraits4 months ago in Personal More Like This
I've been taking photos of myself ever since I got into photography. Actually, I remember the day I took my first self-portrait. I had always been a landscape/ nature photographer, and I had woken up one Saturday morning with the intention of going to the woods to take some nature shots. But it was pouring out and my mom, being afraid that I'd get sick in the rain, insisted that I stayed in. I listened, but I still wanted to take photos.
So I decided to take some photos of myself.
Portraiture had always intimidated me because I felt that there were elements in it beyond my comprehension. With landscapes, if I saw a pretty scene, I would just photograph it. That came natural to me. But when it came to photographing a face/ body, suddenly I had to worry about the way the light was hitting the face and if it was the right angle for the model.
But lo and behold, I enjoyed taking self-portraits that Satur
Self-Injury Awareness 2013 Fears vs DreamsThe FactsSelf-Injury Awareness 2013 Fears vs Dreams1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
March 1st is a day that calls attention to a sensitive subject that takes on many meanings and forms for people. Self-injury, or self-harm, is the act of deliberately harming oneself physically, usually as a mechanism for expressing distress or coping in difficult situations. Self-injury is commonly associated with cutting, but can also refer to burning, scratching, bruising, bleaching, overdosing, some forms of hair pulling and picking, and breaking bones. Binging and purging may also be considered self-injuring behavior.
The reasons behind self-injury and the people who self-injure vary greatly, but one thing to keep in mind is that it does not matter what culture, ethnicity, gender, or age you are: there are people who have injured themselves from all walks of life. Triggering events like bullying, trauma, abuse, school, work pressures, bereavement and difficult relationships can all contribute to the distress one feels that leads them to self-injure, but
Advice for our Artists and WritersI figure this is a much needed journal. I know a lot of people want to know how to get better and how to rank better in the judging. It's very tough to judge at all, believe us - there are so many great entries and it's hard to give out numbers that suggest "this one is better than this other one-" but I guess that's the reality of judging, huh?Advice for our Artists and Writers3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, this group IS here to give people prompts about what to draw. We like seeing improvement, and there was a good amount of it from people who entered Mission 2 after having done Mission 1. I can only imagine how much more improvement we'll see with these next ones!
I suppose I ought to start at something that both the art and writing categories have in common:
For these two categories, readability means a separate but similar thing.
For art, ask yourself these questions...
1) Is my handwriting legible?
It's important that we can clearly and quickly read what you wr
Stolen from Celi-BeanWanna kill yourself? Imagine this.Stolen from Celi-Bean11 months ago in Personal More Like This
You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, and take out that suicide note you've written and rewritten over and over and over You take out those razor blades, and cut for the very last time. You grab that bottle of pills and take them all. Laying down, holding the letter to your chest, you close your eyes for the very last time.
A few hours later, your little brother knocks on your door to come tell you dinners ready. You don't answer, so he walks in. All he sees is you laying on your bed, so he thinks you're asleep. He tells your mom this. Your mom goes to your room to wake you up. She notices something is odd. She grabs the paper in your hand and reads it. Sobbing, she tries to wake you up. She's screaming your name. Your brother, so confused, runs to go tell Dad that "Mommy is crying and sissy won't wake up."
Your dad runs to your room. He looks at yo
:[Am I the only one who hates these points giveaway things being in the literature galleries? Keep them in your journals people! It is so difficult for talented writers to get onto the front page, and now most days the only lit representation isn't even literature, it's these giveaways. It's so depressing and unfair to the squillions of talented writers who I see day in and day out at number 5 or whatever. Works that are thoughtful and revolutionary - and receiving way less views than they could be because of unrelated crap in the way.:[11 months ago in Personal More Like This
A giveaway is not literary art. Is this something I should report as a miscat? Does anyone know?
PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z An A-Z of Poetry Forms!PE: Poetry Forms- An A-Z1 year ago in Literature Features More Like This
To kick start this week at projecteducate, we're starting off with a slightly lighter-hearted article listing just some of the poetic forms that exist out there. Lets be honest, there are hundreds and we can't list every single one. This is just a slice of the forms out there and if you are wishing to expand your understanding of different forms, do some research and don't take this as gospel!
Each form has a direct link to a site that describes the form in more detail, usually with examples too. I have also included some good examples from dA when I have found them.
Yes some of these link to wikipedia!
ABC- A poem where each word, line or stanza starts with the next continuous letter of the alphabet. Also known as an "Abcedarian"
.she said i spent.3 weeks ago in Personal More Like This
nine months on this
work of art, and now
(it's tearing through its own beautiful canvas)
Contest: Party of love [Closed!]1st PlaceContest: Party of love [Closed!]9 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
400 + a free picture half body (max 3 characters, no OC's) by Kagome-Inuyashkina
100 by Tina-and-Albi
Gratis request by CarpediemWorld
OTP drawing, head shot of any hetalia character of choice, and a country in child form by 33starrynight33
A free drawing by Vestal-Spirit
A short visual novel by SakuraIchigo15
An OC icon by Gazaleah
a half body drawing (max 2 characters, no OC's) by Choco-Ruu
200 + a free picture chibi (max 3 characters, no OC's) by Kagome-Inuyashkina
50 by Tina-and-Albi
A free drawing by SerdiMaaka
OTP drawing, and a character from the waist up by 33starrynight33
A free request digitally by marikit
An OC icon by Gazaleah
chibi drawing (max 2 characters, no OC's) by Choco-Ruu
100 + a free picture chibi (no OC's) by Kagome-Inuyashkina
25 by :devTina-RPs-Poi
I think the Captain's become the JokerSo, the Captain just messaged me the following:I think the Captain's become the Joker1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Ran out of insanity, going to get some more.
Help me tell everyone on DA
Don't ask how I got these scars
That's all~ <3
P.S. This might put a smile on their face
P.P.S. I stole your purple suit, make up and flower kay? <3"
I think what he means is he'll be out getting some inspiration, so let's wait till he's back!
Giving Away a Premium Membership!EDIT:Giving Away a Premium Membership!3 months ago in Deviant Events More Like This
THIS IS NOW CLOSED.
The winner is . . .
I'm giving away a 3-month premium membership to one of my watchers!
Here's how to win:Add this journal to your favorites.Since this giveaway is for my watchers, you must be watching me.Optional: Leave a comment on this journal. Say anything you'd like.
On December 22st, 2013, from everyone who does BOTH of the above things, I'll be randomly picking one to give the premium membership to.
Good luck and happy holidays!
I choose lifeWhen I was a teenager I once promised myself that I'll be dead before I turn 22 years old.I choose life1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I have a bipolar disorder, I don't really know for how many years I've been suicidal and I lost a count in my suicidal attempts.
Don't take me wrong - I'm crazy in love with life. I love many little things - I love watching the sky at night and looking at the stars, I love when people are nice to me, I love art... if you take a closer look, there are so many things that make life worth living that you can start feeling sorry for choosing to leave.
I know for sure that this urge for walking away will stay with me for the rest of my life. Who knows how I'll end? I don't know. I don't ponder about it. I'm trying to embrace and enjoy fully every single second when I feel fine.
Sometimes it just feels like the world puts too much on your shoulders to see you fall under its weight. You will fall. You will taste the dust and blood.
But if you really, REALLY gather all your strenght, you can get up. And