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2014 Contest: $1000+ in Points, Art, and More!3/3/14 Update: New prizes! Thank you, Souls-of-Fire and Sara-Bilders!
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Intro: Read it or Leave it
Happy New Year, everyone! 2013 has truly been one of the greatest of my life, and it wouldn't nearly have been as fantastic without you all. Whether you're a long time friend, a new watcher, or simply a passerby, I want to thank each of you from the bottom of my heart. You all mean more to me than I can express in words.
New Year's seems like a perfect holiday to celebrate with you all, because really, all the other holidays only celebrate a fraction of my love and gratitude for your company and support. And what better way to celebrate than to hold my first contest? I have literally been planning this since July, and I am so incredibly excited to finally launch it!
General Rules and Pointers
As you can tell, this is something of an intricate mega-contest. Fear not, I will guide you all through!
This contest runs from January 1st, 2014 to January 1st, 201
I Can't Devour You, Not YetI Can't Devour You, Not Yet:
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I long to taste the sweetness of your flesh,
To roll your meat between my tongue and teeth.
So many times have I come - so close -
To taking that first bite from your neck.
Yet, there is something about you,
A scent perhaps or a sickly sap.
It turns bitter upon my tongue,
Poisoning it; I am left unable to eat...
Much like the caterpillar, covered in spines,
Each bite would spew only bitter venom -
Numbing my senses and dulling the mind;
It would leave me naught but a gormless wreck!
Even so, despite me knowing of the repugnant taste,
I am drawn toward you, like a moth to the flame.
May my wings crumble in the heart of the fire -
& body be turned to dust and ash...
If only for the chance to feast once more!
Ah, my dear - I will have you.
& on that day it will be so sweet.
But for now - I'm afraid that -
I must leave this as a mere - tantalizing - fantasy...
-Chen Yuan Wen, 12th December 2012