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Greetings, all, and welcome to my nineteenth
FABULOUS FRIDAY FEATURE
If you've got someone you think should be featured in next Friday's Feature, I AM EVEN MORE DESPERATE FOR YOUR SUGGESTIONS, and I'd love it if you would send me a note with a link to the deviation in question and I'll take a peek I'd also love to hear about other features, particularly themed ones. I'll list those in the bottom section to help spread the word! The same goes for contests or news articles!
Please favorite this journal and pass it on! And if you liked this feature, be sure to check out the one from last week: azizriandaoxrak.deviantart.com…
I am ALWAYS seeking donations and nominations for my pay-it-forward project! So far I've been able to donate four premium memberships, and I'm only a few hundred points away from being able to give away another one! I want to be able to donate premium memberships to deserving members, so please check out my journal for info on sending nominations:
Pay-It-Forward ProjectUpdate: Unfortunately, due to a number of factors, I will not be continuing this project. However, I strongly encourage you all to pay it forward yourselves!
Deviants so far who have received premium memberships as part of this project:
Thank you sososososo much to namenotrequired for helping me to promote this project!
Greetings! I am posting this to let you all know I have decided I want to try to pay the premium membership love forward, and so I am looking for donations to go toward buying premium memberships for other people You can find the donation box on my front page. PLEASE DONATE! I'll need lots of help - all contributions are appreciated, no matter how small
That's part one, here's part two:
I'm seeking nominations for extra-special deviants, especially those who are really involved in the community, who don't already have a premium membersh
One last thing before we get started: I AM HOSTING A VALENTINE HANGOVER FLASH CONTEST! Anyone can enter, please PLEASE check out the journal azizriandaoxrak.deviantart.com…
And now, without any further ado: THE FEATURES!
And this week I'm including a special section for papercraft stuff because ERMAGERD I LOVE THEM:
Bad Mouth Habitsi.
I carry God around in my lip like he's chew,
spitting his name out in poems like potholes,
I make everything a simile
for the hold he has on me.
When it comes to men,
I've the appetite of a Roman housewife,
I take, I taste, I tear,
swallow and then then toss up
for the next course.
I don't kiss anyone so dearly
as the glass pipe bridged between lips
Jameson, you're an Irish Lad,
a young ram of bucking proportions,
I let you rattle around my mouth
til I herd you in
Sometimes there's nothing so sweet
as the jack-hammer of angry words
or the steel trap clamp of silence.
I exercise my oral rights in
Show me what the stars look like tonight.I’ve fallen in love with wars & darkness.
The kind of darkness said to have made
shadow monsters of seen-too-much eyes
& the kind of war lands made of
desecrated, dandelion wrists.
I am the wind, the morphine pump
& I’ve carved my bones into stars.
I wear them around my neck
like outward sun marrow
warming my carotid pulse.
These little glow-in-the-dark blankets
aren’t enough to stifle the sounds;
but my anatomy never seemed to fit
together the right way anyway.
Volpi.You will find that the story you tell:thumb350951185:
is very rarely your own. In Lucca,
even the smallest pebbles
breathe in the warm sunlight.
Knotted stones and cobbled roads
beat out a paper-dry heartbeat heat
my city breathes in and out,
inhales sparrow air.
It's writing a story.
You are the pen.
You will find that in Lucca
the daisy chains forge fire
in side streets and back alleys.
Teenagers intertwine. Tell me,
odd flower, are you still closed?
Here we are colored wax;
the heat of the city melts us.
We run into each other, rhapsody
of pigments. Operas are our specialties.
Open up; feel the reds.
If not, try and see them. There is a place
of deep knife marks, a street
long as midnight
you may learn something there.
Valentina's voice glimmers like red wine.
You may enjoy intoxications. Still,
know alcohol has no story
and will swallow your own.
Find the sign with the wolf on it.
You'll know the place. Epiphanies ring true as church-bells.
Lucca still guides the wanderers
to well sp
My spine is a ribbon unraveledYou asked me to write your eulogy,:thumb302234673:
but there’s three sides to every story
and it is not enough to write.
There is no more music in me:
You bound our spines,
where I end and you begin,
but maybe you never belonged to me.
a streetcar to nowherei.
he must crack
when his hands are tulle:
rough and tearing,
bought by the yard
or cent-marked minute,
spin a skirt
that won't last a winter,
and snort ballerinas,
hope he's flexible
thin and shimmering,
don't stay another minute,
clear the aisles to say
so he must crack
when his hands are tulle:
by a craving spark
crisp and burning,
thin black ash
like your real name or
just something i can call you,
something that won't make me
feel like i'm talking down
to you. not because
i respect you, i never—
no i don't think i
respect you, but
something soft like i can
pretend i'm decent,
or normal maybe, don't
look at me, i didn't pay to—
where are you going after this?
and maybe i won't laugh."
Community News, Features, and Fun(ny) Things
Untitled is just a synonym for lazy.Well, the color poem form I introduced to dA was a rousing success, but interest of late seems to have died down. So I'm back with a new form for you all, something exciting and new, something different, something that I will probably make into a contest once I get some points in the bank. You ready?
There's a group now - feel free to head over to TheTitlePage! We're still in set-up mode, so excuse the plainness for now.
Found Poetry Project - Titles as Art
One of my favorite things about the creative process is coming up with a good title. The title can make or break a piece; it can give context not provided in the piece itself, set a tone or mood, or just give that little extra something you can't put a name on.
You know I'm right. How many times have you stumbled into an ordinary piece with a beautifully creative title? And it's not something
People + Portraits Exposed #21 Emotive...
Infants & Children...
Community Portal: February 10thNews
Love dA Lit: Issue 115
If you'd like to have something added/mentioned in this journal or the article please comment or send me a note!
About Love dA Lit
Love dA Lit aims to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.
Love dA Lit is published every Sunday, by HugQueen via news article, and the Community portal will be updated in accompaniment with it!
Forum Discussion: Why do you poem/prose?
Love dA Lit: Issue 115Welcome to the one-hundred fifteenth issue of Love dA Lit! Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests, and spotlighting a specific group every week. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.:thumb353590498:
Note: Due to a number of reasons [I am terrible at interviews, responding, finding groups, and I would like to give these groups more exposure, etc] the weekly group spotlight will become bi-weekly instead.
Glory-Be-Project is the spotlighted group!
LITplease's Community Portal
A Smattering of Lit News
DLD to DD February 12, 2012Guidelines | How to Suggest a DLD | Group Administrators | Affiliation | Chatroom | Current Staff Openings
DLD to DD February 12th, 2013
Featuring these Special DLDs is an honor!
You can show your support by ing this News Article.
Every so often a DLD is featured as a Literature Daily Deviation and displayed
on the deviant ART front page. We would like to give special recognition to those
that have received this honor. We would like yo
January 2013 Daily Deviation Roundups!Once again we've compiled a blog of all of our Daily Deviation Roundups so that you can browse the articles much easier! Enjoy
General Photography from 3wyl
General Photography from Kaz-D
Abstract + Surreal Photography
Animals, Plants + Nature Photography
Writers of the Revolution, February 9thFeatured WRITER
Featured by Solarune
I became completely absorbed reading glossolalias' pieces (and had to triple-check that we'd not featured him before, because it seemed unbelievable that we hadn't). Each one shows something new, like opening a hundred tiny windows that show different views into a secret, magical place - because glossolalias is a storyteller of the best kind, who doesn't compromise with the truth, who treats it with respect. His writing is sharp, precious and multi-layered, calling out to you to read it from the first line, assuring you that you are in safe hands. His works feel polished, professional, startling, full of love and also complete - as if each one takes you painfully apart and puts you back together again as something new. I was blown away. In the end, I gave up trying to pick four "best" pieces, because after narrowing-down I was left with way too many, and tried to pick them for variation. If you enjoy any of th
Pimps and Whoas - February 8, 2013Pimps
Official dA News
Site Update: The New Submission Process
MAMA Scared Stiff Contest Winners
The Unexpected Love ContestHas someone special that you love surprised, delighted, or changed your life in an unexpected, but joyful way? I want to hear your stories.
One of the best things about finding new love is the excitement and anticipation of the unknown. All of us at one time have felt that exhilarating feeling of unforeseen passion. I want for you to express to me in a poem or short story this unexpected feeling, and what it ultimately means to you. Be as vividly original as you can to make your deviation stand out, but do keep our key elements of what you feel the aspects of “unexpected love” entails as your primary motivation while writing.
Your Submission Guidelines:
Your submissions must be new deviations entered after today. Please note all of your entries to LadyLincoln marked as:
Literature Scavenger Hunt PrizewinnersThis is quite the belated results journal. My apologies. Because of that, let's get down to business. Since we had such a large prize pool I was able to tack on an additional prize category in order to reward all of those who participated. Be sure to thank our generous donors and those who offered unique prizes. Here are our participants, and subsequently, our prizewinners:
Surprise Winner Prizes
100 points + feature by RiseandBe (Hfeather53)
100 points + feature by RiseandBe (MirachRavaia)
100 points + feature by RiseandBe (SubjugatedSandwich)
100 points + feature by RiseandBe (AzizrianDaoXrak)
Secondary Participation Prizes
425 points + feature by RiseandBe (DorianHarper)
425 points + feature by RiseandBe (azuriin)
425 points + feature by RiseandBe (ReallyLostMyMind)
425 points + feature by RiseandBe (:devEitvys200
The Lonely Path
I have never found a companion who was so companionable as solitude.
Henry David Thoreau
By :icontechgnotic: techgnotic
I I always thought of Thoreau’s comment as simply a word game — clever but ultimately false at its core. A Valentines Day without a Valentine means being alone and alone means being unhappy. It’s taken many years to finally understand the truth in Thoreau’s words. We are never so alone as when in the company of loving family and friends, our Valentine companion held tight in our arms – but knowing we are lost, unfulfilled in our dreams and visions, and untrusting in our own inner counsel. Now I hope to one day seek compani
100 Poem Project Update!
Current progress: 68/100
Also note that the terribly sweet SayaStarshine took a look at my list and decided she wanted to do it, too! She is using the same topics as me, and you can find the link to her stuff here.
A Fistful of Thorns
Happy Halloween, everyone! This year for National Novel Writing Month I'll be working on a novel that I started in the spring, tentatively titled A FISTFUL OF THORNS. You can find more details on my NaNoWriMo Project Page !!! You'll be able to hear the most updates about AFoT over on my Twitter. I'm going to try and be more confident this November and actually post lines that I like. See below for a portrait I did of the main character and a short excerpt! A FISTFUL OF THORNS is adult, secondary-world fantasy. UPROOTED meets UNDER THE PENDULUM SUN in a world inspired by 1830s Europe, where magic used to exist but has died out for some reason
Tchotchke Review: Accepting Submissions!
:new: You have only 5 days left to submit to our first issue! Your piece does not have to fit the theme, although we would love pieces that do. See below for details. :new: I am so excited to announce that I am the Associate Editor for Poetry for the new dA-based literary magazine, TchotchkeReview (https://www.deviantart.com/tchotchkereview)!!! At TchotchkeReview (https://www.deviantart.com/tchotchkereview) we are looking for gems in the junk drawer, and I am joined by some really incredible co-editors and some wonderful talent scouts. We still have a few more positions open; please consider joining our team! Our first Call for Submissions is live! The theme of our first issue, to be published in July, is "Crisis," but we wil
With Hands in the Shape of the Sea
Greetings, everyone! This is a little heads-up to talk about a new story I'm working on. I am writing a novella during Camp NaNoWriMo tentatively titled "With Hands in the Shape of the Sea," in which a Victorian spiritualist encounters Norse witchcraft and doesn't quite know what to do with herself! This is a historical fantasy queer romance work-in-progress! I will be limiting deviantArt posts to excerpts, because I hope to publish the story at some point. If you would like the full (terrible WIP) synopsis, check out the "Camp NaNo" link on the left! ~Excerpt~ “Who has called me here?” the woman sighed, in a rasping voice
Necromancer: Exile - Table of Contents
Power struggles between ruling families have not shaken the Three Hundred Kingdoms for centuries. The first time one family sought to eliminate another, the ensuing upheaval shattered two kingdoms and birthed the Order of the Kinsguard - a guild of knights dedicated to defending each royal family on the continent, from each other as much as external threats. And so to most, it seemed impossible that the dragon that razed the city-kingdom of Dovanor was anything but bad luck. But the attack's two survivors - heir to the throne, Aderyn, and her Guardian knight, Rurik - know better: her family was targeted specifically. When Aderyn and her all
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