The Grammar GangstersBeware the grammar gangsters!More Like This
The mafia of the literary underworld.
They saunter into stanzas,
Under their trench coats
Or in violin cases.
They can make you talk,
"With just a few well-placed speech marks,"
Leave you shouting! Where you should have whispered!
And pulp your bold statements into quavering questions?
They can, pepper, your, phrases with, commas,
Or bring your piece to a dead.
They'll trap you (between brackets)
As you - dash - to the exit.
Then: punch a blunted colon
Into the gut of your text
Force-feed you a poisonous semicolon,
Then hack/slash your work to shreds.
The grammar gangsters
Never leave survivors.
Readers discover the victims
In the back alleys of the library,
In a tommy-gun ellipsis...
The best of AUGUST 2014These are the best submissions of august folders IN THE FOREST & SUNSET, SUNRISEMore Like This
September folders are: CUTENESS & INVERTEBRATES, INSECTS
Colors Of Life .. by ST-STBMO by IndigoSummerr
Orange butterfly by Jaja-pandaFoggy Morning by PassionAndTheCamera
Raised by Trees + CALENDAR by Miguel-Santos
Another side of nature by Anastasia-RiDer abgeknickte Stamm by feigenfrucht
Sunset Colors II by TomazKlemensak
Rippleside at Sunrise by DanielleMiner
Anniversary Contest: you are FREE to create!ThemedGroup has been into business since August 11th, 2013. To celebrate our first year of activity properly, we thought it would be cool to hold an Anniversary Contest.More Like This
Here are the details:
You Are FREE To Create
Just like the title suggests, you are free to create, which means that you can enter with any kind of photo or photomanipulation work - any subject, any theme - as long as the piece is your original work. Feel free to go out and experiment, and don't forget to read the rules carefully before submitting your deviation of choice to the contest's folder, because it is a free theme contest, but we want to encourage you to create and submit new art, so there is a catch...
You must be a member of ThemedGroup to participate.
It would be nice if you could this journal and help spread the word about the contest.
Sad Silly RantingHaven't posted in foreverMore Like This
And i cant sleep
Might as well rant cuz I been holding it all in.
Lets start on a happy note!
I went to Ichibon which was AWESOME (I bought so many Figmas~) and my trip to Texas to see my relatives was also AWESOME. Played Smash bros~
Now here's the ranting~
My family on my mom's side has become very westernized (and so am I) but my family on my dad's side is uhhh. . . Still very traditional /muslim etc. They're very loving but I hate talking to them. Keep in mind i'm an atheist and i never told them (never had an opportunity to do it properly) ANYWAY, comversations are pretty gut-renching to me. Here are some examples:
"Hey! How are you? Heard you're in college! Sabi just finished it! (She's a year older than me) she's a doctor now, are you going to be a doctor too?"
Seriously, like every muslim i meet keeps asking if I'll be a doctor, specially if they know my dad (who's a doctor) but i feel like this makes my own talents feel useless and my mom as well (she