Publishing Opportunity no.2Considering the interest garnered by our last feature of a publishing opportunity, we have decided to make it a fortnightly project of ours, wherein we will promote a different publishing opportunity with every blog.
This will happen every other Monday, beginning with this one.
The National Association of Writers in Education (NAWE) are looking for individuals to write for 'The Hub'; a bi-monthly app magazine and podcast for young people.
They are currently calling for submissions of poetry, short stories, reviews and writing about writing for the first issue of their bi-monthly online magazine, 'Myths of the Near Future'.
You must be 25 or under and send a photo of or representing yourself and brief bio of your writing life, along with an attachment as a MS Word Document. They accept work of any genre and length and you may have your work edited as part of the publishing process.
The deadline is Saturday, April 14th, 2012 (however, the magazine
Get Your 'Stashe On Contest 2013 CLOSEDWhat is Movember?More Like This
During the month of November each year, Movember asks men across the world to grow a moustache (or Mo') with the aim of raising vital funds and awareness for men’s health issues. Mo Bros are helping to change the face of men’s health by effectively becoming walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by promoting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health. Together, we are truly changing the face of men’s health.
Source: Movember's Site
MORE INFO ON MOVEMBER RIGHT HERE
How to help
Raise awareness, share the news!
Register on Movember.com and grow a mighty manly moustache on that beautiful face of yours, you can choose to join deviantART's US Team, Canadian Team, or go on your own.
Ladies, get your men to join the cause!
Use the power of moustac
Overview: My TutorialsThis is an overview of the Photomanipulation / Photoshop Tutorials available in my Gallery. Some are a little old (still using PS7), but the principles are still valid (even though some of the really old ones may seem outdated aesthetically). Generally, the further down in each list, the newer the tutorials. Tutorials with this symbol are video tutorials - the newer ones can also be found on my youtube channel.More Like This
There are now also photography and stock/resources providing guides listed below the manip ones
At the bottom, you will also find a list of possible future tutorials, a collection of ideas. If you have something I could add to this list, do feel free to comment and let me know!
If you want to get a reminder each time I update this list, please tell me in a comment - I'll create a list of people at the bottom and you
Prompt: July 8 (early), 2013You guys are real lucky this time... who'd have thought, having two consecutive prompts posted early? For most of you guys this is two days early, but for me, it's just by 4 hours so I think it's pretty close Why's that? Well, I've only got a couple of days to make 4 weeks worth of notes for the lectures I'm going to miss next semester, starting tomorrowMore Like This
Right. Right! Right? by Lady-Rosaline
"If my memory serves me true, in that era, I believe there were three freedoms left: The freedom to eat, the freedom to sit down, and last but certainly not least, the freedom to die."
The only prompt submitted, but damn, I'm impressed. I know how easy it is to fall into the trap of being predictable, because it's so easy to write from experience rather than having to put on your empathy thinking cap and be creat
Prompt: May 27, 2013FeatureMore Like This
Hola! Yay, submissions! Good job for giving your inspiring ideas a chance to develop through our prompts! I know trust is hard, but we'll never lead you astray, promise.
Red Skies by oracle-of-nonsense
"I would count the notches in his spine with my fingers
until he fell asleep, and think of the story he told me
about a baleen whale who sang on a frequency
no other whales could hear, her singular voice
bouncing around the ocean meaninglessly,
growing deeper and more despairing each lonely unresponsive year."
What did I like? I'm not good at summarising, so unfortunately there's no tl;dr - you'll just have to read the whole damn critique, which can be found here.
Look into these eyes. Stare into them,
Prompt: April 29, 2013FeatureMore Like This
No submissions again, folks.
Are writers social beings? I'm not! But social people are very interesting. Don't worry, I'm not going to force you to have a conversation - but I would like it if you went or stayed in a place where there are two other people besides you, and picked something they say to write something about. I wanted writing inspired by conversation.
It doesn't have to be excellent literary conversation - make a poem out of someone talking about their badly behaved dog! Write a story about someone's plumbing problems. Create a script out of a sibling being amused or irritated by another sibling. Make it fanciful, make it anchored in reality, make it tangential, make it an existential crisis - anything goes.
Can't find any conversation? Use a piece of dialogue from random snippets of conversaton. Write something inspired by real-life conversation.
Don't forget to submit yo
Prompt: April 1, 2013FeatureMore Like This
Do You Fancy a Bit of Paradox? by Rhetoricism
"I am an architect, and nothing more. It is your calling to make of everything what you will, and there are no shoulders that the weight will rest upon but yours. If, should you choose to bend and reforge those numbers I rattled around a cosmic cup at your inception, be warned."
This is a fascinating exercise in prose, which takes the last prompt of "the process of reinvention" and goes above and beyond with it. As a formal but conversational piece, it makes for a very realistic persona of 'fate' speaking, and becomes a delight to read with every new refreshingly original phrase you stumble upon - "petit mal of conception", as well as the entire three sentences I've chosen above. A delightful read.
My critique on the piece can be found here.
Regarding the use of sxc.hu stock in PhotomanipsI'm sure many of you are aware of the situation with using stock from the website sxc.hu. I wanted to bring you the final word on the use of their stock in photomanipulations. (Keep in mind that they should never be used to create premade backgrounds.) Our Community Volunteer Aeirmid has shared the latest update from the sxc.hu's version of the "help desk."More Like This
Jade received an email as part of a mass BCC email to the dA users who expressed concern over the situation. Here is a quote from the response:
"1. The rights granted by sxc.hu license are very limited and specific. You may not use sxc.hu images in photo-manipulations or digital collages. Furthermore, you cannot create any derivate works with the use of sxc.hu images. There appears to be a common miscomprehension and some appear to believe that 'if the use is not prohibited then it is permitted' - this is not true. It is clearly stated in the license agreement All rights are reserved unless otherwise gran
Unbelievable Hyperrealistic Pencil DrawingsHyperrealism is a genre of visual arts that resembles a high-resolution photograph. Here are some jaw-droppingly talented hyperrealistic pencil artists on deviantART.More Like This
Wet 3 by Sean Barman (V-4-VENGEANCE)
Food by imaginee
Sensazioni by DiegoKoi
Old man pencil by francoclun
Guiding Star by Scott56
An elderly man by FairyARTos
Photomanipulation Contest: Rebirth and RenewalWelcome to the latest community competition for Photomanipulation!More Like This
This is the official kick-off blog for the latest, greatest EXTREME PHOTOMANIPULATION CONTEST here on dA! The contest is backed by communityrelations with HUGE prizes and hosted by CRPhotomanipulation. This journal describes the rules for the contest. Please read it carefully.
What we mean by "Extreme" photomanipulation
You should reach beyond your comfort zone and create a deviation that is bold, unique, and better than you thought you could create. Try something new. Break the mold. You've got this!
We have HUGE prizes. So, we are expecting HUGE results.
Theme: Rebirth and Renewal
Our theme, Rebirth and Renewal, was suggested by administrators of CRPhotomanipulation. You are hereby challenged to create a photomanipulation that shows rebirth and/or renewal. For example, it could sh
Frustrations of a PhotomanipulatorHi thereMore Like This
Quick note - I know some of you may have already seen this journal at TheArtOfManipulation or Photomanipulated, I'll apologize for the duplicate in your inbox. I wanted to make sure it was okay with Aeirmid before posting it here, but I do think it addresses an important topic and want to get it out there to be seen and responded to - so thank you for taking the time to read it.
This started out as a blog about my new group, but it took on a life of it's own and turned into something else, so the announcement about the new group will wait a little while. First I want to say that I'm sure what I've written here will upset some of you and piss others off. I'd like to say I'm sorry for that, but I'm not going to because I don't feel that I should have to apologize for my thoughts and feelings. Just know that I didn't write this to upset anyone, I wrote it to express my frustration and to hopefully get you to think about things.
I have a love/hate rel
Mentorship Project, First LessonFirst of all, mentors and mentees, welcome!More Like This
(to anyone who wants to follow this course on their own, this blog entry contains all information for the first lesson of our Poetry and Prose Courses!)
Announcing our participants
Our mentors are:
Gingersanps, sairey, angeljunkie, Amarantheans, SilverInkblot, TwilightPoetess,
BlueBlueFox, mixedhearts, Cinestress, DrippingWords, amethyst96, LiliWrites,
CheekyStoat, Carmalain7, Medoriko, Sammur-amat, SRSmith, AGMeade and TheOnly-MaKaila.
ForgottenSea, Kildosad-Malik, dreams-intricacies, Pieplate, cynthiaalise, mightythedj23, Yaimao, Rudra72, dappled-water, Jchrispole, TheBareSheet, MagicalJoey, classic-poet, Vivyi, AnUnfoldedPaperTiger, SubjugatedSandwich, HtBlack, Isferet, and Azcazach.
:iconclapplz: 19 couples were formed! :iconbwavoplz:
DeviantART Compliments #140Chromeni-Prime-More Like This
You're a wonderful person, and I love you a lot.
You're so sweet, and it comes out in your pretty artwork! I'm so proud of you, getting through your difficulties, and coming out stronger than before!
I'm so happy you're my friend, because you're a great person!
You are an amazing friend and artist. I cannot put it into words. Your art style is absolutely gorgeous and you're such a kind person
I'm sorry you had to deal with that person a while ago, but I think it's over now.
I'm always here to talk to you if you need me. I hope we stay friends for a long time
Lissomer is a poet with wide range of motives, and a great community spirit that is only enough to visit her profile and become richer with emotions and beautiful verses that will be stucked in your head for hours ♡
MiaowKat SnowKitsuneXD paa-kun MissKirkland15 Gemiri
You guys are wonderful friends
100 point Giveaway+Free Drawings (winner)I'm giving out 100 , well because I want to and a commission/speedpaint from me!More Like This
how to enter
1) fave this journal
2) comment/tag as many friends you like
3)now it's up to your friends to tag you backand more friends if they want in the comments
or else you die...nah, or else your not in the raffle, just your friends are
the more friends the better your tagged back more, more entries you have man :3
deadline: 3rd of January
you can watch me for an extra entry
I tag: :iconevan-130: :iconcleomidnightbunny:
Senior Selections General FAQ:faq29:More Like This
#1: What is SeniorSelections about?
SeniorSelections is a group with focus on art collection and showcasing. We strive to feature premier artwork and bring more exposure to outstanding artists and their artwork.
In order to bring this goal to life, we are opening our doors for Senior Members to come aboard our Feature Team and help realize our goal.
#2: I'm a Senior Member and would like to help out. What do I have to do as a part of the Feature Team? How can I apply?
Simply note the group with the following answers of the questions:
Which gallery folder would you like to manage? (Please make sure the position is open. [check out question #3])
Have you ever received/featured a Daily Deviation in this category?
How often do you use DeviantArt?
Are you a respective asset to any DeviantArt groups?
How much time are you willing to devote to SeniorSelections and its op
A Senior's RantRantMore Like This
projecteducate is making an honest attempt this week at dispelling some myths about senior members of deviantART. However, I want to weigh in - as someone unaffiliated with the project - about some things. I'm not purporting here to be the word of God or anything, these are just my personal views, and my personal effort to dispel some of the misconceptions that senior members have about the misconceptions the community has. And foremost is the misconception that we are somehow obligated to be your hugboxes.
I hate to be the voice of dissent for the senior community, but I kind of get tired - very tired - of these generalization-type articles about the senior membership base here on deviantART. I've been seeing these types of articles for a decade now. There were, at my last count about a year ago, twelve hundred or so senior members on this site. Only a fraction of that number are people who give back to the community, or give any sort of a damn about the community; it states
dArama: Let's get solution-focusedHello, lovelies!More Like This
For months now, there have been whispers of dissatisfaction and discomfort concerning our photomanipulation community. For some of you, it no longer seems like a home. For others, it is becoming ransacked with things that did not belong, like pornography, inflations, decapitations, and celebrity images. With the addition of copyright violations off-site, those whispers have become screams of discontent about dA in general.
I hear you, and as a liaison between dA staff and the community, I am doing my best to ensure your voices are heard.
But, what are YOU doing about it?
YOU are empowered to do a lot, too. For every complaint, for every disgruntled member of our community, there is a solution. And that solution does NOT have to involve leaving dA.
Let's talk about some of those solutions.
Tired of not having a DD?
Suggest your own work. If it is not accepted, ask for a critique and work to learn from it. Even if you do not agree with it, there is surely somet
Health updates. / About that poll. Need publishing resources? Click here!More Like This
EDIT 10/23/14: I haven't updated this in a while -- actually, I haven't journaled in a while -- so I just wanted to give an update of where I'm at, in case anyone was worried.
It's a little under four months since I've started with meds and treatment and everything, and while this whole time hasn't been perfect (who has ever had an absolutely perfect four months, after all?), it's been so much better than any four months I've had in recent memory, because for the first time in my adult life, I feel like I can just be. My depression has mostly lifted, and I'm basically working on learning ways to manage my anxiety right now. And as I'm learning, I'm finding that, more often than not, I don't have days where I worry that people think I'm a giant awkward weirdo, or where I think I'm a giant
Contest Winners!It may have only been ten entries long, but our first contest was a doozy to judge. Partly due to the nature of the contest, but also due to the wide range of themes explored by the participants, from romance to mental batles. Our judges were looking for cohesion and creativity, and I do believe we found both. Without further ado, here are the winners!More Like This
An Anthology of Flowers by introverted-ghost
An interesting theme and well thought-out reasoning took the judges near-unanimously. Inspired by Stephen Chobsky’s The Perks of Being a Wallflower, introverted-ghost uses her feature to consider what it means to be an introvert, and does so in stylish, lyrical prose.
Perspectives – Black and White by MadHat11D6
An edgier theme with excellent choices, MadHat11D6 pulls from a variety of viewpo
How Tough?More Like This
This weekend I tested my mental grit and my physical strength by participating in Tough Mudder (emphasis on the mental grit). Staged across a series of ski mountains, Tough Mudder Toronto presented a gruelling set of obstacles over a 16.5km course, check out the map below:
What this map failed to mention was the obstacle "Hold your Wood" which I'll get to and the general treachery of the course due to torrential downpour and thunder storms As a result, we had a bonus mud slide obstacle
Meet my excellent team! My husband Rob aka gimp, my cousin Jason and my friend Jason (because why get confused with names? )
Look at how clean and cute we were and how dry it was We were delayed at registration due to technical difficulties but despite it being cold and sprinkling on and off, we were in good spirits and ready to get started! Our wave start time was delayed
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics 3Photoshop tutorialsMore Like This
I'm back with writing my journal tutorials for Photoshop. I didn't post any new journal tutorial in a while Now I also edited journal skin, so it'll be more appropriate for "Photoshop tips" Anyway, my previous tutorial you can check here. I'll describe some Photoshop basics for everyone who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Making selections, Customizing brush, Bevel & Emboss, Stroke. In this tutorial I used my painting Came From Hell, just to show you few things.
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop CS6 here, so some things may be differ
PE: Photoshop Brush PrimerPhotoshop: BrushesMore Like This
There are a plethora of brushes available to you on photoshop. This guide will explain different brush settings, as well as how to install different brush packs here on deviantART. This guide is for pressure sensitive pen tablets. It is going to be much easier to do things with a tablet. Ones by Wacom are good, and you can get a bamboo for under 99$ USD.
Basic Brushes in Photoshop
It's important to stick with default ones to learn all the settings. You can do so many things with the hard round brush.
Bring up your brush palette in one of the following ways. (note I am in CS3, so the icons will look much older, but same thing. )
| Click for quicker editing options|
PE: Smoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingSmoooth Animation Tutorial: JumpingMore Like This
Today we will learn how to make smoooth animation! In this tutorial we will cover a basic movement, but sometimes difficult to look natural, jumping.
I am using a pixel black ball as the subject, but really, you can apply this tutorial to anything you want to jump! Like animals and humans (of coarse they would bend their legs instead of squish.;D)! If your animation starts to "trail", or you simply don't know how to animate, you can check out some other tutorials I have made that are linked at the bottom.
Let us begin!
Lets start with the subject. I am using a 13x13 pixel black ball, but you can use anything, even if it isn't pixeled.
Now for the squish! This is the set move to gather energy for the jump. You wouldn't jump straight legged, would you? For my ball, I made it shorter, and expanded it out some on both ends. If your subj
PE:Color GuideBasic Color Theory GuideMore Like This
Today we are going to talk about beginning Color Theory with this guide. It is important to learn about the colors and their categories and opposites and this guide will help you learn more about colors and how they work together.
WHAT IS COLOR? The property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or emits light.
This is a Color Wheel that shows all the colors and how they are aligned with one another.
Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, brown etc.
Now let's learn more about these colors
The Primary Colors
Q: What are Primary Colors?
They're the main colors in a color wheel that can be blended to create other colors
The Primary Colors are Red, Yellow, and Blue.
Photoshop tutorial- PS basics for newbies 2Photoshop tutorialsMore Like This
And here is next part of my journal Photoshop tutorials. Previous tutorial you can see here. I added even document settings, cuz I forgot to add this in previous tutorial I'll describe some Photoshop basics for all newbies who try to learn to use Photoshop. So in this article you'll find tutorials: Document settings, Changing view, Changing thumb size on layers, Using Smart Object and Blur, Using Pen Tool, Outer Glow and Transform. In this tutorial I used my painting VERSUS, just to show you few things (I just had to open something...again ).
If you wish to see images in full resolution then simply click on the images below (they are big as my screen 1920 x 1080 px... OK I cropped bar below ). I used Photoshop
Project Educate: Techniques of AnimationI wanted to compile a short but sweet list of different styles of animation that can help show you definitions and hopefully you will enjoy trying at home! Typically called a style, but more correctly a technique, animation has been applied in any sense possible over an entire century of experimentation.More Like This
1) 2D 'Traditional Animation'
This can come in a variety of different forms. Mostly they start with a 'pencil test' which is paper, pencils and pegbars. These are then studied and scrutinised and thrown away until correct.
In olden times these were then sent to the Ink and Paint department (usually full of women) who systematically inked and painted the cels by hand.
This method was widely used up until the 1990s!
After the 1990s many studios started to use computers to do all the colouring work! Disney developed its CAPS system and used it from The Rescuers Down Under (1990) till The Little Matchgirl (2006) when they stopped using it. Since then
who i'll watch forever (or, maybe forever)also known as a poemMore Like This
where i'll name-drop
every poet i've ever fallen for
and then make clever
references and play with usernames
and ultimately end
on some sort of joke
because that's all my poetry is,
wordplay wrapped in sarcasm.
obscure scientific language
until my shit is shipwrecked
and i'll need a captain
to get me back on track,
so i'll choose ian
and say AyeAye12.
or aye aye captain
and ay ay, let's see
if i can do this
in alphabetical order
and i'm starting off well
'cause i would've started
she not have deactivated
and that's why
i don't believe in forever
'cause as soon as you
fall in love
they can disappear
outta thin air--
oh shit, wait.
i'm freaking out right now
'cause i realized that
probably should've gone
before Ian but don't think
about that little slip-up
'cause i'm really trying not to
right now and i'm nervous
but that's okay
because it's all a part of my charm?
maybe, maybe not. but
February FeatureHey everybody!More Like This
Even though dA's significantly changed and altered its makeup and over the course of time it hasn't been the same - at least for the old timers here - this group was a wonderful surprise for me. Because of the number of people who have submitted deviations of writers they watch and they really feel deserve more exposure!
And what better forum than right now, to show how good they are (: Here's the feature for Feburary:
for hannah by saltwaterlungs like some Nicholas Sparks novel. by 91816119 The Pig Man, Sleeps by thelitbeast Device by The-Archaeon The Plague by no-longer-confused Moons by JutsuGal1208 (aftermathematics) by Lissomer Agony by qwibes On strength by AlwaysRainCheck Fate by BCabiling Recycle:Rebuild by TubeeDTermund The Hospital by toastwriter :thumb504058135: Dreamcatcher by Breath-of-Nefertari A Strength Poem ~ by VioletRogue Sonnet LXIV by Parsat Ashes and rust by rakunow Flight of the firefly by JerryLangdon goldbrick depreciation. by chromeantennae Lilies of a Dark Lord by LaColombeDeDeuil The Crash by Diluculi Sulferous by 50ftBuddha :thu
Ending January Journal :) Hey everyone. Looks like the new year's first month is about to end. So, while keeping that in mind, here's a feature of stuff I've been reading recently and what notMore Like This
I'll start with journals first and then move onwards:
- this is a really good journal, and I support its sentiment, approach, and its overall purpose
Book for sale. Give it a go
Commission! Commission by MelikeBAt which is worth checking out. definitely worth checking out.
And now, onward to deviations
Hope in Lies by ActsofArt Woman Please by ActsofArt Where did all my truffles go? by DannyMechanist
Celsia: Chapter 1 by CubicInsanity <-- I've really liked this series thus far, and its a fun read so far as I've kept myself inv
Favourite Favourites Feature 6I apologize for not doing this for months.More Like This
lotus bloom, mental health by Serendiipitii the anticlimax by ghostinafog
I'm too poor to feel so middle class. by SilverInkblot crow comes courting by jade-pandora ten. by innoctemn Inspire by copper9lives
the law of fuck yes and no by your-methamphetamine genderless gingerbread figures by apoemhowsweet a breakdown in communication. by 91816119 halfhearted diorama of the universe by reechy
. by oaklungs child-bearer by Nullibicity Ocean in the Sky by Lady-Yume 2014 by MisfitableGrae
January JournalHAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!More Like This
So anyways, I hope that all of you have been well New Year, 2015 now begins! And here we are, ready to begin a new year, a new age, a new era for all of us to start and ponder on what life has to offer
And life has indeed a lot to offer, so here's my first 2015 journal. Lets begin
I finally managed to finish reading the deviations in my stack. And what wonderful works they were So, here's the list:
which isn't a bad read per se, Although I feel that there is significant room for improvement here and there Comments and improvements will help this artist. For sure.
- a food for thought, truly.
which was in my opinion, even with the mature content, a very good story.
absent resolve by Lissomer To The North by Diluculi #126 Forever Is As Long As It Lasts by Manouilidis
Lenore by Parsat and :thu
ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!GREETINGS, TRUE BELIEVERS!!!More Like This
And yes, I have been dying to say that for a long long time now!!
So anyway, its been a long while since I posted a feature here on this group. Incidentally, I checked the details of this group and I realized that we've now touched...
ONE YEAR NOW!!!!
Because I love dragons, live with it
so with that said, I'm going to feature a random array of deviations which have been submitted to this group over the course of time. Thanks to every single one of you for contributing! Stay blessed
With that said, here's a very humble collection of the works which you - yes You the members of this group - have contributed for readership:
Feed Me by jackgunski Schoolboy by jackgunski Big Speech by jackgunski Strangers by Lady-Yume Then and Now by The-Archaeon to the boy who doesn't plan on leaving by your-methamphetamine spaetzchen by saltwaterlungs :thumb483
New Year News!It's been awhile since I've written a news-related/personal journal, but I do want to keep it brief 'cause I also want to feature a few pieces. The Beauty In Raw Humanity - The Self Image Project now officially has a group! Requests to join are not enabled at this moment in time but they will be soon once I get more direction for the group and if anyone out there is kind enough to create an icon for the group that would be very much appreciated. Here's the group: BeautyInRawHumanity.More Like This
Adjusting The Antennae now has an archive! It's a directory for all of the episodes up to this point so if you missed anything, fear not, because they're all in one place!
I've also reached 700 watchers! I'm so, so grateful for everyone's support and I love you all so very much. I want to keep helping as many people as I can here and continue being as positive influ
ii.More Like This
Bubble Galaxy by isischneider watercolor 412142 by pledent
Coffee Owl by KateVigdis The Great Nightspirit by MademoiselleOrtie
Remember by LostAnastacia Redbreast Robins by saramena
BLUR by FGW-Photography Life Imitates Art by jxsnyder
Inconsciente - unconscious by titinacho reflections on a man from the town of la mancha by kilkegard
White bells II. by Raining-Insanity Lyrics of Winter by FeliDae84
and yesterday i was the moon by toffeesmile Closer... by Cyril-Rana
The Conversation by Questavia Q by Ykabuga
16% by solis-ortus Stranger by jade-pandora
the road less travelled. by 91816119 Between Sea And Sky by firedaemon
morning drop by D-u-D Inspiration by TheFreaksWorld
Dancing Slowly in an Empty Room by PrayingMantis69
i.Hope everyone had a good whatever you celebrate! (there's so many things..)More Like This
Have a feature.
harbinger by crimsonletters Giraffe - African Wildlife - Golden Couple by LivingWild 01547 by Ikarusthefirst B(i/u)rd Girl by luminescent0513 the suicide hotline was unavailable by dietcocaine
Rosy Hues in Light by Grangerbookworm witchlight ( hacking up daydreams ) by Waffles-Of-Gondolyn .: Nothing lasts for ever :. by Frank-Beer Flowers Lullaby by JennyLe88 Dear Parents: by FuzzyHoser
Autumn Light and Fallow Deer by thrumyeye out of the gnome by NWunseen the robin. by 91816119 Rippled Reflection by MaskedArmada Nature's Rainbow - View 2 by The-EvIl-Plankton
Softly Sunrising by Miguel-Santos Peaceful serinity by Pamba :thumb501459413: En un dia de nieve.... by emarcosf Fairy Lights by KateHodges
Descending by drowning-poppies arachne is calling by DynamiteHearts Woodland Dragon by Hidden-Treasury don't be afraid to step into the rain by SpiralingSpontaneity First Snow by Inna-Vjuzhanina
Love DA Lit: Issue 204Welcome to the two-hundred fourth issue of Love DA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.More Like This
LITplease's Community Portal
LIT me explain u a thing July - Dec 2014
Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources
Deviously PoeticI decided to go back to my poetry features. I always enjoyed discovering new poets, and introducing them to my friends. Just the sheerMore Like This
love for beautiful words.
Here is this week's finds, enjoy, and why not give a comment say what you think about someone's poem.
Unlikely Ties by mooninex
Organic Symphony by MusicInducedDaydream
Support the poet, and show some love
If you think any of these beautiful poems deserves a DD, send your suggestion to our awesome CV's
:iconirrevocablefate: and :iconsingingflames:
10k, Hurrah!Yes, I am celebrating my first major milestone in this month's Camp NaNoWriMo, though I will admit that at least some of this material I had considered before now and a couple scenes were attempted some time ago. So I probably haven't written 10,000 new words, but I don't care. Hurrah!More Like This
I wish to continue this inspiration streak, so I'm going to propose a chat event on Wednesday. Points will be thrown around, so you'd better not miss out! As only one person replied to my poll about chat event times, I'm going to just pick a time and hope you all can come join me. This Wednesday I'm only available in the afternoon, so that's what y'all get.
Who: you all
What: a few rounds of word wars and general write-in
When: Wednesday April 8th at 3pm EDT (What time is that for m
Welcome To Night ValeMore Like This
Welcome To Night Vale A Magical Realist Home Companion
The Company’s Favorite Face
Last year saw the birth of what could be called the first breakout hit in podcasting. Serial, a podcast spinoff of sorts from This American Life, was downloaded over five million times on iTunes, and enjoyed an audience comparable to your average cable television program. But before Serial exploded, there was Welcome to Night Vale.
In the summer of 2013, Welco
CRLiterature Book Club: April 2015Well, guys, after the last month's March Book Club: American Born Chinese focused on a graphic novel, us brilliant bros at CRLiterature figured this month we should go even more graphic. So graphic you're going to get "all gushing and breathy—like a child, not a grown woman who can vote and drink legally in the state of Washington." (That's a quotation from the book!)More Like This
Yes, kids, we're reading 50 Shades of Grey by E. L. James.
“This is wrong, but holy hell is it erotic.”
Who hasn't heard of 50 Shades by now? It's a certifiable pop culture
Hashtag ApocaLitAs an avid fan of apocalypse themed film, television and literature (and admin of Apocalypse-writing) it may come as no surprise that I am frequently looking for art on this particular subject. I can spend hours scrolling through photographs, paintings, drawings and sketches of present and post-apocalyptic worlds, characters, cosplay, jewellery…*sigh* you name it, visual art has it. Just a few choice words in the search bar and I can devour (zombie pun totally intended) all the apocalypse themed art I want.More Like This
So long as it’s visual.
When it comes to literature on the other hand (which we all know is where my heart truly lies)…not quite so lucky. It’s fine if you are apocalit savvy and know just the right words or phrases to use to get to the lit you want. But if you’re not really in the know, then one can spend copious amounts of time searching only to find maybe two or three pieces that fit what you’re looking for (out of the fifty you had to
FREE Graphology - Chat Event happening NOWWhat does your handwriting say about you?More Like This
Have you ever been curious to know why your handwriting looks the way it does? Have you ever had an interest in Graphology? Do you simply want to know more about handwriting analysis? This is the chat event for you!
Starting at noon PST on Thursday, April 2nd we'll be hosting a chat event that will answer the above questions and more in :#Astralseeds:
If you would like to have your handwriting analyzed be sure to take some time before the event to write a small paragraph (doesn't have to be much or make any sense at all) and photograph it, scan it, or just do it with your tablet in photoshop if that works best for you. Be sure to have a link ready when the chat event starts.
Upcoming Chat Events for #Astralseeds
FanWork Friday #2Hello everyone, and welcome to the second edition of FanWork Friday!More Like This
"Last of us - Ellie" by Embucky
Other Works my this Artist:
"Hatsune Miku" by Suixere
Other Works by this Artist:
"Queen of Pain Portrait" by RaulVincit
Other Works by this Artist:
Luna Dota 2 watercolor by RaulVincit Bounty Hunter Bic by RaulVincit
At the heart of the rebellion by Varjopihlaja
"At the heart of the rebellion" by Varjopihlaja
Other Works by this Artist:
When blossom's red is fading black by Varjopihlaja Everything burns by Varjopihlaja Erik by Varjopihlaja
Writers of the Revolution, Marchfeatured WRITERMore Like This
I've mentioned it before, but I adore the feeling of finding a new writer's gallery and then immediately being able to share that writer's works with a lot of people. It's why I've slyly, cleverly commandeered this entire monthly feature all for myself. I get to read wonderful literature and show off all the wonderful literature I've read, what's not to love?
This month's source of wonderful literature is nawkaman, who writes really gorgeous poetry. Better still, he seems to always be trying something different, which not only makes for an interesting gallery, but also has end-results that are rather brilliant. So, here lies beautiful poetry. Go forth and read it, it's completely deserving of your time and your attention!
we burn stubborn oil, old as stones
Inkeeper's Daughter 3As he ate, Daniel mulled over what he had seen and done. The land far to the west was gutted--little or no normal flora and fauna, other than what the invaders had needed to leave. Again, not much. All surviving wildlife had fled in advance of the horde. Also, not much had survived in thatMore Like This
regard. What had survived, however, were some of the deadliest, most cunning, roaming predtors. They would not arrive for some weeks, but the result would be a cascading effect: Theses predators would push others, eating the normal supply of game. More predators would advance east, further
depleting prey. Thus, even though the deadliest natural beasts would not appear for at least a month, the effects of their coming would be felt sooner rather than later.
How to persuade the hamlets, villages, towns, and few cities around the subcontinent of the need to flee was not a relaxing thought. They had great circuit courier service, but were stubborn and complacent, for the most part. Some few would
if we break up today,two weeks from nowMore Like This
you will notice again the smiley face i drew
on the chalkboard
in your kitchen
the first time i went to your house.
you will erase it but
the scratching hurts your ears and
you think about the time we made sushi together
and you want to cry but you can't.
for the next three weeks
you will find my hair in your sheets
on your clothes
on your carpet
and even after you wash your sheets,
you still feel like you can smell me when you sleep,
so you wash your sheets again,
and buy a new set but you can't
shake me; couldn't ever, could you?
about a month from now you go
to the restaurant by your house
that we went to every week,
the one where the employees recognized us,
and knew your parents by name.
the waitress there gives you a knowing look,
puts a hand on your drooping shoulder,
and gives you a free drink.
that night you cry for the first time since today.
two months after that
you are packing for college and you find
a bobby pin i dropped under your bed
and a note i hid
Do astronauts get space-sick when they're on earthWe’ve been among the stars for a little too long nowMore Like This
Don’t you know that people weren’t made to live out here?
I can see the gas giants getting closer
I can see the skin under your eyes being tugged toward them
I miss my mother and father
Your brother and sister are calling for you
I know you believe you were made to self-destruct but
Let’s go home; I’ll race you back to earth
Don’t you think we’re getting too old for this?
On your bed dreaming of becoming astronauts
I can see the holes in your face growing
I can see the fear in your fingers; they haven’t been still in years
Our friends and family are waiting
Reading magazines in pastel-colored chairs
I know you believe this is the only place for us but
Your body’s weaker now
Your mind is deeper now
Don’t you think we’re getting too old for this?
I promise that we won’t forget how the Milky Way made us silent
And the sun will still love you down in your backyard
artemisno you did not take my virginity.More Like This
no i did not lose it
not to you not with you not with anyone
no. i think, i spread my legs, and virginity sort of flopped out of me like a fish.
it squirmed away in a trail of slime.
i was happy to see it go.
that's not how i wanted to do it, though.
once, i thought virginity was a bird,
and when i joined bodies with just the right boy,
he would give it a pair of wings, and it would fly away
to tell artemis what i'd done,
and she would smile and cut the string that ties all the lonely people to the moon,
and i would not be one of them anymore;
i would be whole so long as i was with him.
My Rarest Vehicles Photographed! - Top 55I figured I might as well do this, but this only applies to vehicles I found out in the open (not part of car shows or at auto dealerships). I managed to compile at least 48 vehicles worthy of "rare" status so if the vehicle is old but a common old vehicle, it won't be included. An "honorable mention list" will soon follow after this one, but without delay, here is my list in order from vehicle manufacturer!!More Like This
- Forgot about the Buick's...consider this is a list of 55
1). (1990) Acura Legend: Photographed August 30, 2013
2). (1993) Acura Integra LS: Photographed July 7, 2014
3). (1980) Cadillac Coupe de Ville: Photographed February 1st, 2014
4). (1998) Cadillac Catera: Photographed January 2nd, 2015
5). (1978) Chevrolet El Camino: Photogra
Long-DistanceThe finest poem that I could writeMore Like This
is not of tongues, or lips, or hair,
or what I hope we do tonight,
nor how your name hangs in the air.
No, the finest poem that I could write
is really quite a selfish one:
whatever thoughts could keep me whole,
when half of me, for now, is gone.
The words themselves are lyrical,
yet simple, as most mantras are,
to cling as near to me as life,
when half my life has gone afar.
And in it, should contain each thought,
and feeling, rationed bit by bit,
into what's only best described
as a Human Being Survival Kit.
I love you now, and always have--
until my death, I always will,
and legacy, if kept intact,
will echo that I love you still.
We love as one when you here--
the Universe completes itself,
and should it try to interfere
the Universe can go to hell.
I love you.