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Okay, here goes...
Many comments have been made, many people have hauled off and jumped and are now wondering what is really going on, many tears have been cried (at least by me cuz y'all--y'all are mean. Enough said about that, it doesn't matter. I wish everyone all of the best and more. I would like to take a few minutes to say two things: 1) Many have come through DLD and been better in this literature community for it. Dedication and hard work helped forward their already progressing talent. Not me, not Will, not Lili or any other running administrator--just dedication and hard work. We have present and former hats, badges and most of all the owners of co
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Will's Final Words
Final Words It is with a hesitant mind and a bloated heart that I write this. DailyLitDeviations (https://www.deviantart.com/dailylitdeviations) was something that was formed out of frustration and anger. I suppose I am not surprised to see it go out that way. A young man named Brandon and I were complaining in a private chat room about how little literature was featured on dA and that we were tired of it. We both wrote several emails to the staff only to be ignored like so many quality artists out there. Eventually we knew that we had to do something or explode from frustration. And so DLD was born. I stayed up for 5 or 7 days straight. My wife hated me and my phone bill went throug
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New Information...
It seems that all of you in need of seeing this tradition go on can be satisfied. I would direct you to the account of TheseKrimzonFlames (https://www.deviantart.com/thesekrimzonflames) where you will find links to a new account where his version of DLD will go on in a new and different form. I am awaiting a journal entry from VertigoArt (https://www.deviantart.com/vertigoart) to post here with his thoughts on our closing of this particular project. It will be posted soonest. Few know of my own love and time put into this project because few worked night and day alongside me to take care of everything possible from general administration duties to contests, to answering 100s of messages a day and soliciting everywhere p
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TheLunaLily's avatar
TheLunaLily|Hobbyist Writer
I hope DLD comes back. It meant so much to me and and I know I’m not the only one. 
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CecePeniston's avatar
Hello!
I'm looking for "Writing contests" does it exist on DA?
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EvelynTaliette's avatar
I just found out about this...I can't believe it. Getting my first DLD was the most amazing thing, it pushed me to keep writing and I'm so grateful that it did. I understand the bruised pride and the feeling of something having "run its course" or failed entirely as an admin of a group, or the leader of a project-- the fact is that it's just the wrong perception, no matter how perfect something was you'll always think it should have grown higher, went further, accomplished more than it did. But to me and many other members, DLD is an imperative part of the deviantart literature community. But it seems like everyone else has given up already-- we took DLDs for granted, and even though they're gone now it still feels like you'll happen across the honor being bestowed via the copy-paste comment on a celebrated piece, or you'll see one in your feedback messages and jump for joy, but I guess they're gone now...So many of us are willing to bring it back, and we should be allowed in to start again. The group has extended beyond the admins, and especially the admins internal issues now-- this has to do with all of us.
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Story-of-a-Mind|Professional Writer
It's really sad to see DLD going down this way - cause maybe it wasn't doing 100% of what it once was intended to do, but in my opinion it sure was doing a pretty damn awesome and important job. I still treasure the DLDs I got and basically just got warm with suggesting. I see there is a new group forming to keep up the good work, it could be part of the solution. But I just hope everybody involved can find a way to make peace with each other. Cause guys, you all have been putting a lot of work into creating something awesome, please don't become enemies over it.

Please try to take 3 giant steps back and look past this mess and see what you have accomplished together, cause I sure think that was an amazing lot of things. For that, I want to thank every single one of you.
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TheBrassGlass|Professional General Artist
Thank you for being such a powerful force in this community for so long. Having been on the admin side of this group for a short while, I know how much hard work and dedication were required to keep it running. In spite of what anyone says, you all have done a great service to all of us.

Thank you. :heart:
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Perfling|Student General Artist
This just sucks. :( I'm not even going to try to say something meaningful..
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Enemom|Hobbyist Writer
I find it utterly repulsive a group who has given so much needed attention to writing and literature is closing down for selfish and pathetic reasons. :/
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