Liganhome and theMore Like This
heat-death of the universe
wait with definition
I step over a sleeping
and close the bathroom door
someone stashed a bottle
of nice white wine
beneath the sink
I grip neck and head
of bottle and shower
low mutters of music
from walls away
one day I
today I am
Writing Tournament 2014 ~ Round ICome one and come all, raise your pen take part in this grand literary battle! There are subscriptions, points, art, features, and more to be won! You all have until February 12th to enter.More Like This
The time is nigh for the Fourth 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.
What Things Hide In The MistI wander through the cemetery.More Like This
It's raining, like every other time I come to visit. It's lonely and cold like the grip of death has settled over this one spot. The grass is high, reaching wispy fingers to catch the very tops of the graves, no longer cut because there is no one left who cares enough.
As I walk I run my hand across the graves and wonder who and how and why. Questions their families might not even know. I wonder how many of them even have family left, I wonder how many of them are even missed. I stop by almost every cold grey and lifeless stone and read the names mechanically inscribed there. I thought that maybe I could get a feel for them, get a sense of who they were, who they will never be again.
I sigh my breath misting out blending in with the grey. The rain trickles down through the leaves, falling unevenly like tears against my uncovered skin. I shiver wondering why I hadn't brought a jacket but I knew the answer. I want to know how they feel, the bodie
UNFORTUNATE TRUTHI am the hidden one, disguised in royal robes,More Like This
And this is my kingdom that you dwell in.
My name is anger and I have come to burn
My name is avarice and I have come to take
My name is lust and I have come to poison
My name is ego and I have come to fool
My name is attachment and I have come to bind.
You know me by so many different names
But you are ignorant of my true form.
Kneel before me, your monarch of true artistry
I can give you gold today and arsenic tomorrow.
I have built kingdoms and burnt others to the ground.
It was me that spread hatred in the hearts of love
It was me that chained you to the ten directions
And it is me that your heart desires the most.
I speak the truth; it is me that you truly love.
You are a puppet at the end of a string
Swayed by the many influences I give
Everything you see is marked by my work
Without me the world you love would be no more.
This confession of a king is not without some irony
For it is also your own confession, of that I am certain.
What is Homophobia? I know homophobia. I’m only seventeen, but I know what it’s like to be hated for everything I am. I can tell you, but only in your heart. Listen to me, and let me tell you how homophobia took over my life.More Like This
Homophobia is being spit on. I know to always watch out or risk another attack. I know that no one will stand up for me today, that it will just be yesterday all over again. I know that the worst thing to do is speak up. I tried it once: they threw trash instead. So I bite my tongue and hold back the tears. I’ll cry later, after they’ve all gone home, and my mom still hasn’t come to pick me up. I’ll cry in the empty bathroom until she comes; and I’ll go home, fall in my bed, and cry some more. I’ll cry alone as I peel the gum wrappers off of my dress. I’ll cry alone for years because there is no one else to
Confessions of a King Literature ContestOur prose and poetry contest is now underway! The theme was picked by our members and you can win hundreds of dA Points, art, literature, and features! There are just under two weeks left to enter.More Like This
Confessions of a King
Poetry or prose
There is no minimum length requirement for prose or poetry, but prose submissions should not exceed 7,000 words.
Deadline [Bullet; Red][Bullet; Red]
[Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple] Prizes [Bullet; Purple][Bullet; Purple]
250 Points [Points]
50 Points [Points] from Peter-The-Knotter
10 Points [Points] from NicolaiGrey
Short story commission and feature from Gingersanps
Poem request from wei-en
One to two chapter literature request from Darkspruceforest
Poem or short story from religiouscornrose237
Critique from OHiNeedTea
Juice Rap News: Net NeutralityWhat is Net Neutrality, and why is it so important to the future of the Internet? Find out by joining Robert Foster as he takes a whimsical trip into the World Wide Web, with its founder Tim Berners-Lee.More Like This
Plan To Kill The Internet1) The Death of Net NeutralityMore Like This
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) recently gave the green light for large Internet Service Providers to create a two-tier Internet system which would allow large corporations to buy up dedicated faster bandwidth, ending net neutrality and potentially leaving smaller websites in the dust.
If passed this will allow the “televization” of the Internet, resulting in large companies forming monopolies and restricting consumer choice.
“[S]maller companies that can’t afford to pay for faster delivery would likely face additional obstacles against bigger rivals. And consumers could see a trickle-down effect of higher prices as Web sites try to pass along new costs of doing business with Internet service providers,”reports the Washington Post.
For almost a decade, we have warned of plans to create an ‘Internet 2′ under which the old Internet would be left to crumble and die, eviscerating the world wide web as a
Why We Need Net Neutrality-multiple journal repostAnyone who also wants me to include their journal here just comment with the URLMore Like This
Journal Repost 1 (Scroll down for more)
From Whetsit-Tuya ›
HOW TO HONESTLY SAVE NET NEUTRALITY (Share)
(This article explains how cable TV prices went up for times the rate of inflation recently.)
If net neutrality is destroyed then it's all over, this affects North America and the rest of the world. To everyone who says "I live in Europe so this doesn't affect me" most web servers are hosted in the US so it affects you just as much in this aspect, it would most likely affect Canada first in the full aspect before anything the
Net neturality concernsI dont know if you have heard but it seems that the internet faces more and more silly bills or ideas each month.More Like This
originally stated in :iconPfaccioxx:'s journal and mentioned yet again in here:
no I myself have no succifent knowledge n the issue but if you feel willing a petition can be singed here:
info graciously provided by :iconuki--uki:
for all I know this could be something worse so promoting this is the least I can do.
I promise the next journal entry will be more optimistic.
update: the fight is going strong but it is highly recommended you check this out:http://en1gma92.deviantart.com/journal/HOW-TO-SAVE-NET-NEUTRALITY-Share-454588119
update: apperntly theres a new video up that's also connected to the journal:
They just don't give up, do they?First things first, people...More Like This
Think of a world without the Deviantart we all know and love...that's the Notice and Staydown in a nutshell. If the Notice and staydown is made into a law, it would force websites to use something like Youtube's comment ID system. Bigger websites would at least be lucky enough to still be on the web, albeit with some changes including entire categories of content being dropped. And the smaller ones? They wouldn't even exist anymore!
If you want more info about it, look here: http://flamewarflipsides.devi