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
Policy StatementThis is ridiculous to me, but I guess to be 100% fair to all who visit this page, I ought to post this statement up front:More Like This
I have made it clear from the outset that I am simply not interested in arguing with people with opposing views over the internet. To disregard that request is, in my view, trollish behavior. "Discussion" is a waste of my time. Every minute I spend "arguing" with someone (who has not arguments, but rather, beliefs) is a minute spent away from poastering, sending emails, making phone calls, trying to raise a little money, and other useful things to advance Occupy/Anon/anti-SOPA, and other progressive movements.
If someone wants to discuss on this page how to advance the goals of Occupy, Anon, anti-SOPA, pro-women, 'green,' etc., or, how to make these poasters more effective (including suggestions and requests), they will be welcomed and their comments will receive a courteous reply. If people want to exchange friendly, admiring, helpful, or even flirtatio
God is Not an American ValueLadies and Gentlemen of Congress, thank you for allowing me to speak today.More Like This
I do not stand before you with a hate filled heart.
I do not stand before you today wishing to destroy anyone's beliefs or ways of life.
I do not stand before you today hoping to achieve a victory for one group while hurting another.
Instead, I stand before you today in the hope that you listen open-mindedly.
That is all I ask.
In 1956, "In God We Trust" was adopted as the United States official motto. This motto has been on our coins since 1864 and on our paper currency since 1957. In 1954, the words "Under God" where added to the Pledge of Allegiance. The question of whether or not these phrases are constitutional has been argued on all levels, from the dinner tables of average Americans, all the way up to the Supreme Court. I personally believe that these phrases are unconstitutional, but the arguments for it have been so overused that I feel repeating them would be beating a dead horse.
No, instead I will b
Stop Comcast's plan to dominate the Internet!Reposted from: http://tumblr.fightforthefuture.org/post/98993624578/stop-comcasts-plan-to-dominate-the-internetMore Like This
Urgent: there are just a few days left to stop Comcast from taking over Time Warner Cable and controlling most of the Internet. Click here to take action now.
This one really requires no explanation. The most hated company in the US is trying to take over the second most hated company in the US, in a move that would raise our cable and Internet bills, stifle online free speech, and make them one of the most powerful lobbies in history. 
This merger is bad for EVERYONE, and there is tons of opposition, even from within the FCC. We have a real chance at stopping this but we have to act quickly. 
The deadline is next week! Clic
Net Neutrality is in danger! SAVE THE INTERNET!Note: A link to an IMPORTANT UPDATE to this can be found at the end of this journal!More Like This
A wile back ISP's and major cable corporations tried to do away Net Neutrality so that they could effectively destroy the internet!
Well there at it again. If this go's thew anyone unwilling to pay these company's extra will have there internet slowed down to a crawl. Even if you don't live in the US this will still effect you if you try to use sites that are hosted in the US (and this includes DeviantArt by the way) as your ability to use these sites will also be hampered. And even if you don't live in the US or use sites that are hosted in the US (witch if your reading this, you do as DeviantArt is one such site) it's highly likely that if the US destroys Net Neutrality in there country the rest of the world will take notice and soon evry other country (likely including the one you live in) will start doing away with Net Neutrality as well.
Update on the fight to save Net Neutrality!If you do not know what Net Neutrality is, why you should care, or what some of the things you can to do help save it see for more information and then come back hereMore Like This
The following is a re-blog of a recent news update by Fight For The Future (a group that helped organize & mobilize the internet to fight against and eventually defeat SOPA and notated the world about why SOPA needed to be stopped):
Today we are asking everyone to take urgent action to tell President Barack Obama to keep his campaign promises and immediately take steps to protect net neutrality.
Will you sign the petition telling Obama to keep his word? Click here.
Here’s the latest: Fight for the Future’s co-founder Tiffiniy Cheng is on her way to the White House right now. She’s been invited to take part in a conversation about net neutrality, in response to a letter
Join the Battle for Net Neutralityhttps://www.battleforthenet.com/sept10th/?t=dXNlcmlkPTUyMzkzNjUxLGVtYWlsaWQ9OTAzMw==More Like This
Help save dAhttp://nanashi89.deviantart.com/journal/deviantART-May-be-Shut-Down-Unite-and-Save-It-481525530 by :iconnanashi89:More Like This
The internet is in danger! Save Net Neutrality!The ISP is planing to do away with Net Neutrality, allowing big name sites to pay to have their sites load faster wile slowing down smaller sites. This goes against the idea of the free and open internet and will hurt everyone except for the most rich and powerful people on earth. Don't believe me? Here are some video links to explain what killing Net Neutrality would do.More Like This
and here are some links to some text based explanations:
Want to fight back? To start here are some petitions you can sign:
[Recently added] https://www.dearfcc.org/
Once you've signed the petitions find o
internet slowdownnot sure if this is somewhat better or worse than TTP but I just thought I should let people know.More Like This
if any of you, my dear watchers know about any petitions against this, please inform me and i'll do my best to spread the word.
hopefully for better or worse we'll still be able to do the things we like.
update 9/15/14:another ink for net neutrality has come up so im doing my part. journal entry is here: http://www.deviantart.com/journal/Net-Neutrality-is-in-danger-Help-save-the-net-482523663
another journal entry to help spread the word about net neutrality.http://www.deviantart.com/journal/Update-on-the-fight-to-save-Net-Neutrality-484981654