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The Pear's Prayer
Pear our Father, who art on DeviantArt
Hallowed by thy name
Thy Fella come, thy will be done
In LA as is in Salamanca
Give us this day our LOLs and “Wut”s
And forgive us our constant drafts
As we forgive those who steal against us
And lead us not into stagnation
But deliver us from llamas.
(For thine is the artdom, permissions and the badges
Now and forever
AMEN.)
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The Mother City by akiestar The Mother City :iconakiestar:akiestar 7 3
Literature
White Space
What are the corners
    of a piece of paper
         than but a space for
              endless possibility?
What is a blank page
    from a single notebook
         than but a single
              universe of many?
Perhaps, as time flies,
    I'll find the strength to write
         more than what the world
              expects to hear of me.
I hope, pushing on,
    that I'll find who I am.
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Ends of the Earth by akiestar Ends of the Earth :iconakiestar:akiestar 37 4 The Fisher Girl by akiestar The Fisher Girl :iconakiestar:akiestar 20 8 Heroism as Love for Country by akiestar Heroism as Love for Country :iconakiestar:akiestar 5 0
Literature
Time and Patience
You come to realize
that time moves so quickly
when you fail to notice
that somehow, in light
of everything that has happened
in the last 31 days,
you don't stop to think
and ask yourself
the questions to be asked
when you look back in time
and see how much,
how well,
and how far you've grown
without even noticing it
pass by under you.
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Castle on the Hill by akiestar Castle on the Hill :iconakiestar:akiestar 14 11
Literature
Creative Crisis
I can't imagine taking the time...
To sit down and think of words
To put them all down into verse
To picture them as mental curds
Churning inside this restless mind.
To find a way to get this right
To ensure delivery's airtight
To build upon it, keeping it light
So that the idea, somehow, isn't lost.
To criticize myself for doing nothing
To drown myself in fear and loathing
To stop myself from teary moping
In a vain attempt to get something out.
...and not doing anything about it.
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Digital Insects by akiestar Digital Insects :iconakiestar:akiestar 8 2 The Gathering Place by akiestar The Gathering Place :iconakiestar:akiestar 26 11 City Lights by akiestar City Lights :iconakiestar:akiestar 20 10 A Twilight Orange by akiestar A Twilight Orange :iconakiestar:akiestar 19 13

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Josh Lim
Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Home is where the heart is. Los Angeles is home, but the Philippines is always in the heart.

I'm DeviantArt's Community Campaign Manager, so my job is to be our community's best friend. I certainly look forward to trying! :)

I speak English, Tagalog/Filipino, Spanish, Polish, Mandarin Chinese, basic French, basic Japanese and basic Hebrew, so try me. I may speak your language, and I may be inspired to learn yours if I don't know it yet. :D

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Pear our Father, who art on DeviantArt
Hallowed by thy name
Thy Fella come, thy will be done
In LA as is in Salamanca
Give us this day our LOLs and “Wut”s
And forgive us our constant drafts
As we forgive those who steal against us
And lead us not into stagnation
But deliver us from llamas.

(For thine is the artdom, permissions and the badges
Now and forever
AMEN.)

The Pear's Prayer
A few days ago, danlev shared with me this deviation from ursulav.

Pearaphim by ursulav

Seriously, if you're gonna have a pearaph, you must have a prayer to Pear our Father.

The Wikimedia community has something called "Jimbo's Prayer", an inside joke where we pray the Lord's Prayer to our Lord and Founder, Jimmy Wales. Since clearly DA's Lord is the LOLWUT pear, here's a prayer of our own. Amen.

(P.S.: You are highly encouraged to translate this into your own languages, as the Pear commands. :XD:)

(P.P.S.: How do devotees of the Pear make the sign of the cross? Well, we do so in the name of Pear the Father, Pear the Son and Pear the Fruity Spirit. Amen.)

(P.P.P.S: I tried submitting this as a Biting Pear of Salamanca deviation, but it looks like the category is closed. I want that badge! sad)
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It's interesting to see how my music tastes change on a day-to-day (or at least month-to-month) basis.

* June: Lots of punk rock and emo
* July: EDM and pop
* August: Cher, ABBA and "Don't Cry For Me Argentina"

Seriously, I wonder what's wrong (or right) with this picture. :shifty: 
The Mother City
In South Africa, Cape Town is widely known as the "Mother City".

The word "metropolis" actually comes from two Greek words: μήτηρ (mḗtēr), which means "mother", and πόλις (pólis), which means "city". As the first city in South Africa, Cape Town has grown over the years to become the vibrant, multicultural city that it is today, all under the shadow of the imposing, iconic Table Mountain. From here, the country grew eastward, and though it isn't the largest city in South Africa, it still has a charm all its own.

One can only wonder what the city would look like from above, but surely Cape Town is a unique place all its own.
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How you know you're out of shape: when your body is still sore two days after your last workout. Stare  

With A Stroke of the Pen

Mon Aug 6, 2018, 3:06 PM by akiestar:iconakiestar:
A few days ago, I decided to do what I never thought I'd do: I started writing my poetry in a personal journal.



(Yes, my journal is a DA journal. La la la la) 

I started writing in a journal because I felt that I was approaching my entire paradigm to writing wrongly. Before I started writing in my journal, I was compelling myself to write something in order to say "Ha, I actually wrote something today!".

But forcing myself to write led only to writer's block and a whole lot of frustration. So I took a page from people who keep personal journals as a way to relieve themselves of stress, and decided that I will only write if and when I find inspiration to do so.

So far, I think it's working. I've managed to eke out two poems (of which one, "White Space", I've since uploaded here to DeviantArt), and I've never felt better. I actually enjoy writing more now, and I certainly think that the journal has helped tremendously in making writing so much more enjoyable. I hope I'll get to upload more poems from this notebook over here for all of you to read.

One thing that I've learned is that writing comes to you. It's not something that you can just force yourself to do, because if you do, you become very self-conscious of your writing. Plus the experience just isn't that pleasant to begin with. The journal has certainly helped motivate me to write, and more importantly, to help me process information that I may be unable to process elsewhere except through writing it down in a journal.

What have you done recently to make yourself write, or to fundamentally approach writing differently? I'm very interested in hearing your tips and tricks!




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montag451 Featured By Owner 6 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks very much for faving!Nod Clap :artist:+fav +fav +fav
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rainbows2424 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there. There's this user that constantly tracks me down and spams me with rude comments like: "screw you you little shit". Name of the user is SpokenMind93. Could you please look into this and take action on her?
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akiestar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, rainbows2424! Thanks for leaving a comment. :)

I'm sorry to hear that you're being harassed by another user, especially since we both know that that is behavior that we both know shouldn't, wouldn't and mustn't be tolerated on DA. However, while I am a staff member, I am not equipped to adequately address the situation at hand. :(

I would highly recommend that you reach out to the Community Operations team, as they would be the team best capable of handling the situation and making sure it is resolved. Please submit a Help Desk ticket that details your issue, and someone from Community Operations would be happy to assist you.
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Dissonant-Wasteland Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
No one is harassing him.

He's been harassing people, spamming and harassing them when he doesn't win a raffle.
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akiestar Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, Dissonant-Wasteland! That's good to know, and this is why I stress that as someone who doesn't have all the facts on the ground, I am not in a position to judge their accusations against what really happened. :)
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rainbows2424 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welp, too late. They have decided to get the DA staff to permaban me.
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cricketumpire Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer

Thank you so much for choosing to watch my work on deviantArt Josh     :icontftdwplz:

Totally appreciated my new friend     :handshake:   

                            

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akiestar Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
It's my pleasure. :D
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adrianamusettidavila Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2018  Professional Traditional Artist
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akiestar Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
You're very welcome! I really enjoyed the piece and I'm sure others like it just as much as I have!
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