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Literature
FFM16-20 Genre Mashup
    “We need more magic in this room,” the Fable Book said, and proceeded to cough out a few fairies and a cloud of pink pixie dust.
    “No, no, no,” the Garden Book argued, as it always did, swatting away fairies with its glossy, image filled pages. “If you want to brighten this place up, it should be with a few well placed shrubs and a water feature. It spat out a pair of box hedges and a paving stone.
    “That’s boring,” Fable book whined. “This is a library, a place of magic.” It discharged a tiny pink dragon and two unicorns. The unicorns ganged up on the dragon and began chasing it around the shelf, egged on by the watching fairies.
    Garden book kicked one of the unicorns, sending it spinning away to collide with a fairy. Both fell to the shelf with a tiny wumph. “Get your head out of the clouds, Fable. A library is a place of orde
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Literature
Planetary Problems
It was impossible to wash the stink of pollution off her surface, but she tried every date night. Earth was waiting on Pluto to arrive for dinner and a movie. She was always late because she insisted on living in the middle of nowhere. None of the other planets approved of their relationship, seeing as Earth's inhabitants had removed Pluto from their planet list. Earth chuckled, accidentally creating an earthquake that destroyed a small island. They had no idea there were twenty nine official planets, Pluto included. 
Pluto arrived, giving her a quick kiss that gave the American midwest a mid-summers freeze. "Ready?" 
"Of course. I thought we could watch the polar bears tonight, I feel rather sorry for them." Earth said.
"Of course, I just... I thought we could talk about it first." 
Earth sighed, sending an avalanche down onto some unlucky climbers. "Do we have to?" 
"I want you to be my universe partner. I want dozens of little moons with you. I love you." Pluto s
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Literature
In Soviet Russia...
    I always thought that the stories were nothing but jokes. Cheap laughs for sweaty, unoriginal interneteers. And so I had never thought that when I did visit Soviet Russia and went to my rented car, it would indeed drive me.
   
The black Sudan smiled at me and spoke in a murmur by lifting its hood; "finally. I've been waiting for days." Then it snatched the keys I were holding, stuck it in my mouth and jumped on my back.
    It was strange at first, but I quickly got used to it. The car wasn't as heavy as people said it was and it was actually quite nice. It told me to turn by gently pulling at my ears and always sang along to the radio (which, by the way, only played Boney M.'s "Rasputin" on constant repeat). Along the way I saw mostly strange sights, feeling like quite the tourist. A short bulldog was taking its owner for a walk, and a new Kickstarted company was advertising its slogan; "Machine Programs You!"
    After
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Literature
Hunger
The fox had been hungering for quite some time: its fur was growing thin, a dull blanket over starving ribs, and it walked with the careful steps of one who has but little strength to spare. It limped as it walked, for its left forepaw had been hurt some time before by the trap of a hunter. It had escaped the trap with its life intact: but now it hungered, and could no longer hunt.
Today it had caught a carrion scent on the breeze, sweetish, cloying: the smell of rot. It was a hope, and the fox was limping towards it as quickly as its meager strength would allow. Surely it could find something to scavenge from a kill so old.
But as it followed the scent, and at last slipped through a line of dense bushes into a clearing, it found not a wasting cadaver, not the remnants of some other creature's hunt, but a camp – a man's camp – with a greasy fire and a row of iron cages with thick bars. The man himself sat beside the fire, whittling from a piece of bone. His skin and tattere
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Literature
Nimue
The magician and the huntress hurried through the forest as the storm lashed the trees and cracked the sky above. Although the raindrops soaked the magician and battered the brim of his hat, they seemed to be taking pains to avoid even brushing the huntress. When they arrived at the arch of the tower ruin, he was exhausted, while she showed barely a sign of fatigue.
“Are you alright?” coughed the magician, slumping against a pillar.
“Thanks to you,” answered the huntress, sitting beside him. “What is this place?”
His eyes could see through time, what this place was and what it would be, from an exquisitely furnished nobleman's folly to a hollow wreck punched through by branches, home only to beasts and ghosts.
“Home to a couple, for a short time,” he whispered. “Lovers, before tragedy befell them.”
They were almost nose to nose, breathing heavily, exhilarated by the run and the weather. The magician felt himself magnetised to
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Literature
#6 - disperse, quietly.
skin loose,
you float in the ocean-bath,
sea salt bubbles up to your nose,
& dream of something.
i have not seen your dreams,
your desires,
& i am more than ignorant in these moments,
more than lost as i wait,
my eyes on the skin around your uneven knees.
i ran this bath for you,
bucketed salt
& sand until i ached;
i will clean it too,
washing away the sand
& you, too,
when it is done.
as i think,
as my mind wanders & forgets,
i watch.
your hands are almost transparent
sand clinging to your nails,
& i am brought to the idea that you,
quiet, lovely you,
might become a mermaid after all.
you dreamt of it as a child,
in the quiet way of a boy with a 'girl' dream.
i remember hours at the pool,
in the bath,
watching you meet your feet,
watching you kick your legs like a tail.
i remember you telling me that you wanted to be a fish,
just a little fish,
& i believed you until,
one day,
i found you in the bath,
your feet tucked, your legs kicking,
& your mothers
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Literature
Teeth
    “Mage!” Professor Listner snapped. He was a wizard of the old style, complete with a beard, spectacles, and everything. With the name Mage and training to be a mage, you can bet I was his favorite student to torment. I was everyone’s favorite student to torment.
    I cringed. I knew what was coming. Sure, I was trying to be discreet but I never was good at being sneaky. The red hair kind of made me stand out too much to get away with anything.
    Still, I tried to put on an innocent smile. “Yes, professor?”
    He ripped the ingredient out of my hand and gave me a stern scowl. “For the last time, we do not use sandpaper in a soothing bath spell! If I catch you trying to put this…” He grabbed a blackberry bramble off my table. “…or this…” He carefully picked up a handkerchief with poison oak leaves in it. “…or this in y
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Literature
Wildwomen
I borrowed a horse last Thursday to hunt the Wildwoman.  He was tall and painted hungry; She’d borrowed time, then disappeared.
I could not bend to pick the rocks.  The horse kept kicking dusty circles.  ‘Round the barn, the Wildwoman crept in boots that used to be mine.
We didn’t see Her till the last three barrels, where She sprouted from the grit between my fingers to silence shouting hands.
Winding down sore muscles, drawing ankles to earth, She traced my body before darting up my spine - straight line from heels, to hips, to Crown.
And in the half-breath the horse spied hay and tried to throw me from the saddle, She stepped in.
And for the first time since we woke up drowning, we rode this out together - Wildwomen.
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Literature
Midnight Snack
This was the night. Lisa was determined in finding out who the cookie thief was once and for all.
For weeks, after dinner, her mother would put exactly twenty-three oatmeal and coconut cookies in the jar. In the morning, however, when Lisa was going to get two for school, the jar was emptier. It was never the same number of stolen cookies consecutively (she made a log about it); sometimes the thief took three, another seven, another four, at times even just one.
At first she thought she would miscount the number of cookies her mother would bake, or that someone was playing a joke on her and sneaking them out before she could notice. Many nights she stayed up long after everyone had gone to sleep, but never saw anyone. She would wait from half an hour to three hours, until she couldn't keep her eyes open and went to bed.
She spent her lunchtime studying the notes in her log, and discovered she had not checked between three in the morning and just before dawn. That night she'd go to bed
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Literature
The Mirror Lied
       Deumos stood on the threshold of the woman’s home. Deumos didn’t care who this lady was or the fact that she was married and had three children. The only fact important to her was at this particular moment, this housewife was alone. Deumos watched her hum softly to herself as she prepared dinner for her family. Like other demons, Deumos was nothing more than a whisper in the woman’s head. A void. While the woman could not physically see Deumos, Deumos could see her shifting uncomfortably underneath the pressure of Deumos’s presence in the room.     
    The need to devour a soul writhed within Deumos and so she glided toward the housewife.  Looming over her, she firmly grasped the housewife from underneath her chin and pulled her towards herself.  The housewife, mouth agape, did not have enough time to mutter out even the smallest cry for hel
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Literature
undefined
[---404 error: file not found---]
     I am undefined
     like the irrational variables
     that rot your computer; 
     never quite fitting into the
     neatly arranged arrays
     that fragment this world 
     into disconcerting 
     congregations of 1s and 0s, 
     (the DNA between
      my ribs does not 
      conform to your primal
      binary code.)
[—503 eror: server overload—]
     I am undefined,
     an error in excess
     desperately trying to exit
     this (in)finite loop of
     on-off signals that
     consistently crashes 
     my delicate newtork of
    
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Literature
Days (Short Story)
    The first day they met was an epic disaster.
    Aleks cursed at the male barista behind the cash register for receiving the wrong coffee—decaf instead of his usual double shot espresso. He yelled so much that tears began to run down the young worker’s face before she appeared. In a flurry of wild red hair and jangling bangles, she swept the poor barista aside and stood firmly on the other side of the counter with a wide smile. “What seems to be the problem, sir?”
    He yelled at her too. Something along the lines of “liquefied crap for coffee,” and “I know animals that are better trained than all of you!” She continued to smile and nod, her bracelets rattling when she lifted her arm to brush a red curl from her eyes. Aleks walked away with a free espresso to down on the long subway ride to his work and a scowl that dissuaded everyone from getting too close.
~
  
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Literature
FFM 06 - Progress in Action
The chambermaids cleaned and disinfected the tank with lye again, and Spencer took a moment to collect himself before squeezing the magnifying monocle back into his right eye.  He had gone over the machine a dozen times, but he would go over it a dozen-and-one if that’s what it took.  Every little brass bolt was properly tightened, and every hose was sealed exactly as it needed to be, connected to a variety of vials and beakers.  The electrical coils were fully charged from the previous night’s thunderstorm, and all of his thermometers and barometers assured him that the steam pump was properly simulating the temperature and pressure of a human womb… and yet, somehow the tank could not sustain life.  He tried not to think too much about the failed attempts, nor the tiny, cold bodies that he had sent off to the morgue over the past months.  A scientist had to focus on the present, and the task at hand.
A bell chimed, and he raised his head to w
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Literature
Prom
I mean, God, like, school, you know?  
I’ll be so glad to get out too.  I’ll say this for the place, it’s done wonders for my, like, muscle tone?  I’ve got calves to literally die for and as for my ass…
Stop looking at my ass Sarah.  God, are you, like, a lezzer or something?  
No, I’m only joking hun.
Yeah, well I mean the male to female ratio was the thing that attracted me to the, like, course, to be honest.  Outnumbered by fit, rich guys.  What’s not to like?  Seven girls, two hundred-odd guys.  Those are my kind of odds.
Still, sister, it’s just me and you left now.  The dropout rate has been, like, so high!  And I don’t understand it.  I know I’m not the brightest, I mean, I’m like, bottom in nearly everything, right?  So I don’t know how I’ve like, made it this far.  I guess it’s just pure dumb luck.
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A collection of some of the DDs I gave as Literature CV! Check 'em out. :)

Favourites

Sunset Run by VegaColors Sunset Run :iconvegacolors:VegaColors 2,456 81 Paralysed by Tomasz-Mro Paralysed :icontomasz-mro:Tomasz-Mro 61 1 Flora by LukeFitzsimons Flora :iconlukefitzsimons:LukeFitzsimons 17 6 Remain of the ancient river by Tohad Remain of the ancient river :icontohad:Tohad 850 18 Panorama of Cracow by GreeGW Panorama of Cracow :icongreegw:GreeGW 920 75 Ugl2 by rust2d Ugl2 :iconrust2d:rust2d 65 3
Journal
THE GAUNTLET! Feat. the Prompt That Kills People
Welcome to THE GAUNTLET, the event where you find out how hard you can write before it kills you! The prompts are arranged according to brutality: they get more challenging with each previous one completed.  Last year, we had no fewer than seven people finish all nine prompts without loss of life or limb, which is downright UNACCEPTABLE. Therefore, we’ve decided to once again challenge you all to test your mettle with this series of weaponised prompts, so we can line you all up posthumously and see who is the nastiest, gnarliest, touch-as-nailsest SOB in town. In short, prepare to be smacked around by these heavy-calibre prompts until you either live on as undisputed Top Dog or as a stain on the pavement.
Warcries, if you please.

Because str
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Stroke of Light and Color - TDPOTF Papercraft by rosiethorns88 Stroke of Light and Color - TDPOTF Papercraft :iconrosiethorns88:rosiethorns88 138 13 Pool by MattiasA Pool :iconmattiasa:MattiasA 113 7 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone-FanArt by VladislavPANtic Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone-FanArt :iconvladislavpantic:VladislavPANtic 367 21 Our Zone by A7md3mad Our Zone :icona7md3mad:A7md3mad 120 0 Expectation. by sheer-madness Expectation. :iconsheer-madness:sheer-madness 263 8 Ever by MD-Arts Ever :iconmd-arts:MD-Arts 156 18
Journal
Decoding Daily Deviations: Drowning Joy

Decoding Daily Deviations aims to unlock the secrets of what it took to create these magnificent artworks and motivate others to work towards similar recognition. Each week we will present an interview with one artist who has recently received a DD and have them share the details on that specific piece, relating to their creative process, techniques, and narrative inspirations. If you've ever wanted to know more about a beloved artwork and the talented skills applied to it, this is the series to follow!
:bulletgreen: FEATURED ART: Drowning Joy by nell-fallcard
:bulletgreen: DD DATE: 2018-06-03
:bulletgreen: TIME SPENT: 12 HRS
:bulletgreen: TOOLS/PROGRAMME: Adobe Photoshop

Share with readers the details of how this piece came into being. Did you have a clear story idea/inspiration from the beginning?
I came across an
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Cosmic Veil by JanRobbe Cosmic Veil :iconjanrobbe:JanRobbe 212 20 Sietch Entrance by fmacmanus Sietch Entrance :iconfmacmanus:fmacmanus 733 28

✨ About me! ✨




Hello!


I've been on DA since 2005 and a senior member since 2006. As a full time student, I spend a lot of my time studying and doing course work. When I'm not doing that, I'm usually here kicking it with you guys!



💖 Amazing Projects 💖


TheArtistLounge As a Traditional Art team member, I help curate the group's traditional art gallery! Check it out. :)

seniormentors As the Applications Admin, I make sure your application gets filed properly! Yay fun! :dummy:

projecteducate I'm a member of the Editing Team at Project Educate. inprotest still hasn't told me what that means. :stare:

CRLiterature This is the hub for Literature artwork on DA. Check it out!

I'm a general admin at the-haiku-club, dALibrary and Writing-Rampage.



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✨ Features ✨



























➡ RAD TRAD ⬅

rad trad: september 16
Welcome to the September 16th edition of Rad Trad! Heart
If you haven't seen the previous volumes of Rad Trad, you can catch up here:
Vol. I | Vol. II | Vol. III | Vol. IV | Vol. V
Vol. VI | Vol. VII
If you like the artworks below, be sure to check out the rest of the artists' galleries as there are more treasures there! Love




rad trad: september 9
Welcome to the September 9th edition of Rad Trad! Heart
If you haven't seen the previous volumes of Rad Trad, you can catch up here:
Vol. I | Vol. II | Vol. III | Vol. IV | Vol. V | Vol. VI
If you like the artworks below, be sure to check out the rest of the artists' galleries as there are more treasures there! Love




rad trad: september 2
Welcome to the September 2nd edition of Rad Trad! Heart
If you haven't seen the previous volumes of Rad Trad, you can catch up here:
Vol. I | Vol. II | Vol. III | Vol. IV | Vol. V
If you like the artworks below, be sure to check out the rest of the artists' galleries as there are more treasures there! Love




rad trad: august 26
Welcome to the August 26th edition of Rad Trad! Heart
If you haven't seen the previous volumes of Rad Trad, you can catch up here:
Vol. I | Vol. II | Vol. III | Vol. IV
If you like the artworks below, be sure to check out the rest of the artists' galleries as there are more treasures there! Love




rad trad: august 19
Hey there! :D
Thank you to everyone who checks out these rad trad features, they seem to be doing fairly decently, and it means a lot that you like what I'm featuring! It's tons of fun to find these pieces of art and share them here, so really, thank you. (:
Yesterday I moved closer to campus and I start my new classes in a few days. I'm beyond excited! I signed up for a Japanese language course which I'm most nervous-excited for. I've been studying Japanese on Duolingo and hopefully I can master the basics. But, even with classes starting I should still have plenty of time for DA. I actually have a contest idea brewing, so stay tuned for that. :plotting:
How's your August going so far?
Welcome to the August 19th edition of Rad Trad! :heart:
If you haven't seen the previous volumes of Rad Trad, you can catch up here:
Vol. I |
rad trad: august 12
Welcome to the August 12th edition of Rad Trad! :heart:
If you haven't seen the previous volumes of Rad Trad, you can catch up here:
Vol. I | Vol. II
If you like the artworks below, be sure to check out the rest of the artists' galleries as there are more treasures there! :love:





rad trad: august 5
Welcome to the August 5th edition of Rad Trad! :heart:
In some related Traditional Art news, TokyoMoonlight is DA's new Trad Art CV! Send her your suggestions if you so please. (:
If you're enjoying the art featured below, be sure to check out the artists! They're fantastically talented and I guarantee their gallery will be a treat to wander through. :D
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rad trad: july 28 + life stuff update!
It's been a while since I've posted a personal life update here... like maybe a few years! Even when I was a CV, I didn't talk about myself much. Honestly, I'm like that in my everyday life as well, so opening up is not easy. :P
But for the last year I've been at my university studying Computer Science and it's been one of the best experiences of my life. It's allowed me to get over one of the worst depressions of my life, which is one of the reasons that led to me stepping down as literature CV last May. Lots of good things have happened since then, including rekindling old friendships and meeting lots of new friends along the way. Academia is challenging and rewarding, and helps me to keep my spirits up. I start classes again in a couple weeks and I couldn't be more excited!
Oh, and I've been trying to take care of my health a lot better and have been going to the gym almost daily! Counting calories, too, but that's boring. So far I've lost about 23 poun


➡ TREASURED LIT ⬅

Treasured Lit: Volume 1Treasured Lit is my brand new feature where I showcase

some of my favorite literature I've discovered (and subsequently

treasured) from the previous week. :la:

Here we go!
Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1] 





That's all for this week!  Until next time. :heart:
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Treasured Lit: Volume 2Treasured Lit is my brand new feature where I showcase

some of my favorite literature I've discovered (and subsequently

treasured) from the previous week. La la la la
Here we go!
Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1]





That's all for this week!  Until next time. Heart
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Previous Volumes

One
Treasured Lit: Volume 3Treasured Lit is my brand new feature where I showcase

some of my favorite literature I've discovered (and subsequently

treasured) from the previous week. La la la la
Here we go!
Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1]





That's all for this week!  Until next time. Heart
Reading

Previous Volumes

One | Two
Treasured Lit: Volume 4Treasured Lit is my brand new feature where I showcase

some of my favorite literature I've discovered (and subsequently

treasured) from the previous week. La la la la
Here we go!
Llama Emoji-23 (Shyness) [V1]





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✨ Meet Your CV! ✨
























Meet Your CV: lovelessdevotions (Digital Art)Welcome to the revival of the Meet Your CV series! :party:
To mark its return, I'll be interviewing a CV who represents one of the largest galleries on DA, lovelessdevotions! Between being a constant presence in the community and finding the most fabulous art that DA has to offer, lovelessdevotions proudly represents the Digital Art gallery as a community volunteer. Read on to find out more about her!
:iconbrennennn: Please take this space to introduce yourself, and to discuss what you do around DA and your role as a CV.
:iconlovelessdevotions: Hi, thanks for the opportunity! I'm Kelly, resident art junkie, and one of the Community Volunteers overseeing Digital Art. Essentially, my role as a CV involves setting Daily Deviations, helping to organise activities such as features, interviews, contests, etc., and general coordination with the rest of the CR team in matters pertinent to the community as a whole . It all boils down to being a visible presen
Meet Your CV: Morbidman187 (Chats/Forums)This week, I had the privilege of interviewing morbidman187, reptilian lover and Chats & Forums Jedi Master. His dedication to the Chats & Forums goes way back to his humble beginnings at DA, and he has thoroughly represented the CR team on that front for years now. Read on to find out more about Carlos, our Chats & Forums Community Volunteer! :la:
Please take this space to introduce yourself, and to discuss what you do around DA and your role as a CV.
:iconmorbidman187:
Hi, my name is Carlos. I have been on DA for nearly 11 years and most of which I have managed to keep myself hidden or easily forgotten. The things people do remember me for are usually relating to reptiles, pizza, knives, alcohol, Rock Paper Scissors or candy.
As a CV I am a Chat and Forums moderator, so I act as the Boogey man who pops out of no where and deals with the always lovely chatters and forumers. Most of my time is spent yelling at my friends here on DA, helping people with ch
Meet Your CV: TanyaSimoneSimpson (Photography)Community Week
I was fortunate enough to have an interview with TanyaSimoneSimpson, the returning Community Volunteer who this time around oversees General Photography.  Please sit back, pour yourself a cup of tea (or wine, if you're like me), and meet Tanya.
:iconbrennenxr: Tanya, thank you for participating! Please take this space to introduce yourself, and to discuss what you do around DA and your role as a CV.
:iconrockstarvanity: I've been on DA since 2005, which feels like an incredibly long time now that I think about it. I've been a CV with the Community Relations team before, for Horror & Macabre Photography and Darkroom Photography (not at the same time!) and I'm currently one of the CVs for General Photography, along with the lovely Mrs-Durden and inprotest. My mission is to support and encourage artists and share amazing photographic creations with as many people as possible. I do this through Daily Deviation features, journal features and inv
Meet Your CV: TsaoShin (Fan Art)On behalf of DDSuggestionDrive, I had the opportunity to interview one of the more prolific artists active on DA.  His artwork has garnered millions of views and has been shared countless times across the internet.  It is with great honor that I present Eric Proctor, otherwise known as TsaoShin!  He proudly represents the Fan Art gallery as a Community Volunteer.  Read on to meet Eric.
:iconbrennenxr: Please take this space to introduce yourself, and to discuss what you do around DA and your role as a CV.
:icontsaoshin: Hey there, I’m Eric but probably better known as TsaoShin.  I’ve been a member of DeviantArt for about 11 years.  I’m a digital painter who loves fandom, fun, fantasy, and cute themes so you’ll find that my gallery is pretty much just that.  I firmly believe in artists helping artists so I focus on community interaction, whether it be comments, answering questions and notes, providing t
Meet Your CV: LiliWrites (Literature)In this first installment of the Meet Your CV series I had the absolute pleasure of chatting with LiliWrites, the fearless word warrior who carefully oversees the entirety of the Literature gallery.  Please join me (with your cup of tea in hand, of course) in meeting Lili.
:iconbrennenxr: Please take this space to introduce yourself, and to discuss what you do around DA and your role as a CV.
:iconliliwrites: Hello! :wave: My name is Lili. I'm a literature community volunteer alongside HugQueen and TheMaidenInBlack. I've been on DA for about ten years, starting with a different account. My day job is a cashier at a grocery store, though I've done lots of other things including bartending and working in a call center. Loved the first, came to hate the second.
My role as a CV is basically to be your go-to gal for all things lit related. Need a good group to get involved in, I'll recommend it! Want a comment or critique, I'll do my best to provide it
Meet Your CV: Tiganusi (Photography)This week, I had the opportunity to interview inprotest, connoisseur of floral arrangements and all things photography.  He is a long time deviant who has dedicated a lot of his free time to helping the photography community grow and succeed. He proudly serves as a General Photography Community Volunteer.  Read on to find out more. :la:
Please take this space to introduce yourself, and to discuss what you do around DA and your role as a CV.
:icontiganusi:
I'm Mark, I've been around the site for well over a decade now and I'm known as a photographer and poet on here. In meatspace I'm about 6000 things that include being a photographer and poet at times; it gets busy, so if I vanish for half a week or don't get to your notes right away, that's why.
On DA I'm involved in the administration of projecteducate, seniormentors and CRLiterature, and on the CR team I'm one of the three general photography CVs along with TanyaSimoneSimpson and Mrs-Durden. I'm th
Meet Your CV: Talty (Artisan Crafts)This week I had the opportunity to interview Talty, fierce Mexican scientist and renowned cat lady.  She is a long time supporter of the Artisan Crafts community who has ensured her high level of consistent participation keeps the heart of AC pumping. She proudly serves as one of the Artisan Crafts Community Volunteers.  Read on to find out more. :la:
Please take this space to introduce yourself, and to discuss what you do around DA and your role as a CV.
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Hello everyone! I'm Talty, your friendly Artisan Crafts CV. :) Most of what I do involves browsing the AC gallery and marveling at all the things I see! Honestly, the AC community is incredibly talented and varied, we see so many things I never imagined: dainty jewelry, fused glass furniture, photo-realistic duct tape art paintings, handmade ball-jointed dolls, hardcore functional clocks, impossibly tiny sculptures... crafters never cease to amaze me! I plan features, interviews and conte
Meet Your CV: Cassy-Blue (Stock/Resources)This week, I had the opportunity to interview Cassy-Blue, bug enthusiast and resource co-queen.  Taking one poke at her profile will prove her love for DA and all things S&R.  Read on to find out more about Erin, our proud Stock & Resources Community Volunteer. :la:
Please take this space to introduce yourself, and to discuss what you do around DA and your role as a CV.
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Hi :wave: I'm Erin and I'm one of the Stock and Resources community volunteers. A lot of what I do on DeviantART is look at art, especially the stock gallery.  Stock has pretty much everything under the sun from reference images to sewing patterns. I spend a good amount of time looking for things to feature as daily deviations--resources that I think are super helpful or super cool for the community to see. I also help with planning contests, make features so stock artists get love :love:, and try to disseminate information through the community in our monthly ne
Meet Your CV: Hosagu (Street Photography)Welcome to the latest Meet Your CV interview!  I think it's best if I allow those closest to my next interviewee to introduce him.  Here are some very genuine quotes from the community:
"Goats."Yuukon
"Our dear syntax-ically challenged Street Photography volunteer is a force to be reckoned with. His loud exclamations and threats to nuke the world are second only to his passion for volunteering at DeviantArt and African goats. His time spent on a remote island, breathing in the fumes of mining dust, has loosened his mind... Allowing him the creative liberty to make sexual innuendo in every utterance he makes without actually offending anyone (or at least we think he hasn't offended anyone). Instead, he uses his enthusiasm and wish-it-would-end-ffs energy to bring the Street Photography community together to join forces as the Street Avengers."JenFruzz
"Houman is the most affectionate person I have ever spoken to especially when you don't want him anywhere near

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When asked, what is the most ironic user name you have seen on this site, one name jumps to mind for a lot of people. And that would be `lazybutt Seemingly everywhere and anywhere all at once giving critiques, offering advice and helping newcomers is all in a days work for him.
And then besides that he is always full of great suggestions for the site itself, approaching the admins here with well thought out ideas, and many a recommendation for Daily Deviations or just great artists for us to shine some light on.
And if allllllll of that were not enough then there is the =DailyDeviants project that he has been behind since 2005 as well. So yes, `lazybutt is quite the opposite of his namesake and we couldn't be happier about that.
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TheArtistLounge's Artistic Journey #2

Tue Sep 18, 2018, 11:47 AM
Welcome to the second monthly feature from TheArtistLounge!
This feature showcases the various categories in our group's gallery from our talented members.
Want to see more? Check out our gallery! And remember to favourite/comment the artists' works!

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Artisan Crafts


Ascended Rose Reshoot by SinistrosePhosphate Moon Goddess blue gemstones halo crown by MoonDomeUk Wire boho pendant with blue cabochon by artual
Potions Room, Miniature 1/144 scale by Adoratia Super Bubs by Yuukon


Cartoons & Comics


Porter - 01-08 by MeltedChi Everything tastes good by mclelun Annoyance by Mgx0
Comics AWY - part #1 p.05 by OllyYuu


Customization


From here to eternity by Ellysiumn
Icon Commission by Kunniki + Pixel Doll + Loevan and Cerise + by AngeKrystaleen F2U | Cute Fox Pagedoll by ProfileDecor FREE Bouncy Shiny Icon Pack #8 by Kattling
Social Media Icons by kicked-in-teeth


Digital Art


Gourmet by artoftangmo Sci-fi project by GuinnevereSophie Soft Rain by sandara
Glitch by ErikShoemaker Poseidon's Anger by PJKfractals


Literature


The Little Story Time Traveler“Breakfast!” A woman’s voice hollered from downstairs.
Blue eyes peeked out of the box; he was not hungry. Besides, adventure was calling and Teddy was looking at him expectantly. Giving his red plaid bow-tie a quick wiggle, he grinned. Teddy was winning the argument and the call of the box was impossible to resist. He snatched his tweed jacket from the cardboard console and whipped it over his shoulder.
“Breakfast can wait,” he said with a twinkle in his eye.
In one fluid motion, he threw the lever and then tossed backwards. His jacket flew from his hand out of sight as he tried to catch himself. Teddy had also disappeared, but he was quickly found and placed back on his seat, unlike the jacket. The lurching of the box always caught them off guard, despite how many times it happened. Just as he had steadied his feet, the box began to spin out of control and he was thrown against the far wall with a thud. Then, just as it had started, it stopped. The whole
Lux In TenebrisA shining light in the darkness.
The twigs and dead leaves crunched below her feet as she ran through the forest.  She’d been running this path since she was only two years old.  Back then her father forced a chaperone on her no matter how much she argued it was unnecessary.  By twenty-two, she’d learned how to slip by the footmen unnoticed and escape into the world without a single soul noticing.
Rounding Ringing Rocks, her dress sleeve caught on a twig and the pale blue fabric ripped, leaving behind a small shred of cloth.  It didn’t phase her.  No one would be following her.  Her feet pounded against the ground as she continued full speed down the deer run that led to the ravine.  If she was going to make the jump, she’d have to keep moving.  It wasn’t far ahead.
Olde Dead Tree, which was very much alive but incredibly spooky looking, was only a few short strides away.  As she hooked around it, her fin
True Mediumpoems like us
fare better
written in people
than in pixels or ink
for our true medium
is movement
and how it threads
memory through time
we're art, in the same
fluid and seventh sense
that we're stitched
between currents of life and need
where we wake
sleep and dream
wound between moor fog
and worlds of open sky
we're the reticent verse
of two midday moons
punched gently as cloud
through azure
an ornately penned
thread of words, pulled flat
reeled inward
hand over hand
inching closer, your draw
and deposit of breath
more deeply
in mixture with mine
our true medium is movement
as poems like us
aren't meant to survive
the spaces they stop to occupy

LimboThe demon at the reception area of Hell fumbled nervously. He ran through the forums in his claws, read the answers multiple times and flicked his tail back and forth. He cleared his throat and looked at the disgruntled soul that stood in front of him.
"Mr. Thomas, I am extremely sorry but I can't let you go into hell."
"Why not? Heaven sent me here, so I must be here! That idiot feather bag at the entrance said I'm a sinner!"
"Well, yes. You have quite an impressive record of sins and all, but you see, sir, this is the issue, you're too evil for Hell," the demon gave a nervous laugh.
"Excuse me?" Thomas gaped. His ghostly figure twitched and he balled his fists. "What do you mean too evil? I thought you have seven layers of hell!"
"Nine, actually," the demon corrected. "I'm afraid you're overqualified for the pits we have, sir," he fumbled with his hands and dug through the papers retrieving a pile of brochures that he held out to Thomas. "You can, however, apply for the jobs we have?
(the) scenic routedigging through tar pits
 we were Castro reading
yellowed Hemingway by a bilious sea
a thundering herd
a cold snap cracked our
chicken little sky
we thought we had routines for the end of the world
 
but all the hospital beds were full
 and the War had not yet started



Photography


Verschlingendermassen by Woman-of-DarkDesires Moon Goddes by MoonDomeUk Certainly by Season-5
Nocturnal Encounters II by Pajunen In A Field Of Gold by KizukiTamura


Traditional Art


A Wave of Sadness by KanchanMahon Village by Malahicha Dawn - acrylic painting on canvas by artual
Sunshine and Shadows, Roussillon, France by FredaSurgenor Dark Matter by Themaze Bed bugs by bronart
In-my-secret-garden---drawing by caiusaugustus


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rad trad: september 16

Sun Sep 16, 2018, 9:00 AM


Al and the magical blue universe by vonnbriggs

Welcome to the September 16th edition of Rad Trad! Heart



If you haven't seen the previous volumes of Rad Trad, you can catch up here:

Vol. VI | Vol. VII

If you like the artworks below, be sure to check out the rest of the artists' galleries as there are more treasures there! Love

Your Shaorma, 2077 by VictorFota
Strength of One by abcartattack
Envy (TIMED EDITION PRINTS AVAILABLE) by wylielise
The Great Road. by Somaritan
Iced coffee 2 by echowater


Skin by Dan Leveille
That's right, Meet Your CV is BACK! :dance: This month, I had the pleasure of interviewing lovelessdevotions, one of DA's Digital Art CVs. Check it out below! :)

Meet Your CV: lovelessdevotions (Digital Art)Welcome to the revival of the Meet Your CV series! :party:
To mark its return, I'll be interviewing a CV who represents one of the largest galleries on DA, lovelessdevotions! Between being a constant presence in the community and finding the most fabulous art that DA has to offer, lovelessdevotions proudly represents the Digital Art gallery as a community volunteer. Read on to find out more about her!
:iconbrennennn: Please take this space to introduce yourself, and to discuss what you do around DA and your role as a CV.
:iconlovelessdevotions: Hi, thanks for the opportunity! I'm Kelly, resident art junkie, and one of the Community Volunteers overseeing Digital Art. Essentially, my role as a CV involves setting Daily Deviations, helping to organise activities such as features, interviews, contests, etc., and general coordination with the rest of the CR team in matters pertinent to the community as a whole . It all boils down to being a visible presen
Meet Your CV: lovelessdevotions (Digital Art)Welcome to the revival of the Meet Your CV series! :party:
To mark its return, I'll be interviewing a CV who represents one of the largest galleries on DA, lovelessdevotions! Between being a constant presence in the community and finding the most fabulous art that DA has to offer, lovelessdevotions proudly represents the Digital Art gallery as a community volunteer. Read on to find out more about her!
:iconbrennennn: Please take this space to introduce yourself, and to discuss what you do around DA and your role as a CV.
:iconlovelessdevotions: Hi, thanks for the opportunity! I'm Kelly, resident art junkie, and one of the Community Volunteers overseeing Digital Art. Essentially, my role as a CV involves setting Daily Deviations, helping to organise activities such as features, interviews, contests, etc., and general coordination with the rest of the CR team in matters pertinent to the community as a whole . It all boils down to being a visible presen
Meet Your CV: lovelessdevotions (Digital Art)Welcome to the revival of the Meet Your CV series! :party:
To mark its return, I'll be interviewing a CV who represents one of the largest galleries on DA, lovelessdevotions! Between being a constant presence in the community and finding the most fabulous art that DA has to offer, lovelessdevotions proudly represents the Digital Art gallery as a community volunteer. Read on to find out more about her!
:iconbrennennn: Please take this space to introduce yourself, and to discuss what you do around DA and your role as a CV.
:iconlovelessdevotions: Hi, thanks for the opportunity! I'm Kelly, resident art junkie, and one of the Community Volunteers overseeing Digital Art. Essentially, my role as a CV involves setting Daily Deviations, helping to organise activities such as features, interviews, contests, etc., and general coordination with the rest of the CR team in matters pertinent to the community as a whole . It all boils down to being a visible presen

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suezn Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2018
Congratulations on your AWW Award! 
Wings heart by luisbc
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hosagu Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Booh
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018   Photographer
Your live notification block thingie scared me. Then I laughed. :iconmoistplz:
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C-91 Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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There, I feel better now.
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Peculiar-Productions Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for selecting my work to share! 
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