ShadowsI scream out in the night,More Like This
My face hidden behind my hands.
Afraid of what might come,
As time follows the sands.
I feel the room shrink,
The floor disappear,
My face full of terror,
As my fate comes near.
Through the light-less world I fall,
Screaming in fear at it all.
This world of darkness and death,
It stops my heart and steals my breath.
I can feel the shadows grab onto my throat,
Hold me tight this is my fear and it is their doubt.
I struggle in it's grasp and cry out I pain,
As blood fills my eyes and makes me insane.
I look down at my victim.
The shadow's grasp my own.
I smile evilly and tighten the grip,
Killing the girl and crushing her bone.
I watch her fall down into the dark,
Her body becoming smaller as she fell.
To become part of the shadows,
And a part of me as well.
I hear her last cries echo,
Until it takes it last toll,
Leaving me emptiness,
And the girl's soul.
"I hold her soul,
Tis all mine to keep.
Her life was worthless,
Thus it was mine to reap."
The Tearoom Debates I: Inspiration v. InfringementWelcome to the first installment of CRLiterature's new article series, The Tearoom Debates! We've shamelessly ripped off Mrs-Durden and CRPhotography, who currently run a bi-weekly series of opportunities for group readers to debate both sides of questions like "film or digital?" and then, in the next article, spotlight the input of the previous week's commenters.More Like This
Our format will be a bit different though. We'll still be keeping the biweekly frequency, and each article will feature your comments from the previous week. We're adding a touch of our own - some CRLiterature admins and the occasional guest lecturer will offer our input in the body of the articles, to give you food for debate right out of the gate! (Oops, in-rhyme. This isn't a poem, I promise.) Easy enough concept, right?
So, with no more fanfare--
-- let me announce the first question:
At what point, for you, does a piece inspired by another work cross the line into plagiarism?
The Penalties Of Copyright Infringement.I have to address this issue, because it happens to so many people and it is heartbreaking when their artwork is stolen. Uploading any image without permission or credit of the Author is Copyright infringement and is considered theft. It is a major offense and should NOT be taken lightly. I want to point out the actual penalties for copyright infringement if the creator takes the individual who stole their work to court.More Like This
The legal penalties for copyright infringement are:
1.) Infringer pays the actual dollar amount of damages and profits.
2.) The law provides a range from $200 to $150,000 for each work infringed.
3.) Infringer pays for all attorneys fees and court costs.
4.) The Court can issue an injunction to stop the infringing acts.
5.) The Court can impound the illegal works.
6.) The infringer can go to jail.
7.) Willful copyright infringement can also result in criminal penalties, including imprisonment of up to five years and fines of up to $250,000 per offense.
That's right, if
Five Key Elements of a Great RoutineInterview by Flynn RingroseMore Like This
is to wake up hours before your day job begins and spend that time doing your own stuff. This is very effective, but it’s difficult to keep up with because it often means you have to get up at 4:00 or 5:00 in the morning and that’s especially difficult in the Winter when the Sun isn’t even up at those times!
This is great because, one, you’re beginning the day doing a hard thing which makes you feel good because you started off with something challenging. Two, when you get up hours before work and do your own art, you’ll see results, that you created something, and that makes you feel even more productive. Why give your best hours, and this is weird to say, but why give your best hours to your job? Why not give it to yourself which will in turn, benefit your job?
don’t do emails until the afternoon. If you email them in the morning, then they might respond to you in
Interview: Jewelry as Art with SeraluneArt in the ProfessionsMore Like This
As artists, we can all appreciate beauty. It presents itself in myriad forms - as a drawing, a painting, a three-dimensional rendering, a story, a poem - or even as the jewelry we choose to wear. Fashion photographers can tell you that the perfect jewels can complement and complete an outfit. But making jewelry isn't simply throwing a colored stone into a setting, and to tell us more about the process is a professional jeweler who has made her home here on DeviantArt.
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seralune is a professional goldsmith who uses her talent to produce breathtakingly beautiful jewelry pieces.
She graciously agreed to tell us some about the profession, though we must allow her to keep some of her secrets.
You've mentioned on your profile that you're a professional goldsmith.
Is this something you think is necessary for