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There's going to be a lot written about Stan Lee in the coming days. I'm just going to say this.

What I loved so much about him, the stories he wrote and the characters he gave us wasn't necessarily the heroic deeds or the worlds saved, it was the all-too-human demons riding on their shoulders. It was the message that Stan put into his stories and his characters that those demons could be defeated. Not easily, not on the first try, but it was within their power - our power - to do so. It wasn't a matter of mutant abilities or cosmic rays or incredible inventions. It was just the will to keep getting back up and trying again.

I can't tell you what that meant to me. Means to me, even now.

Thanks, Stan, for making a True Believer out of me.


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There's going to be a lot written about Stan Lee in the coming days. I'm just going to say this.

What I loved so much about him, the stories he wrote and the characters he gave us wasn't necessarily the heroic deeds or the worlds saved, it was the all-too-human demons riding on their shoulders. It was the message that Stan put into his stories and his characters that those demons could be defeated. Not easily, not on the first try, but it was within their power - our power - to do so. It wasn't a matter of mutant abilities or cosmic rays or incredible inventions. It was just the will to keep getting back up and trying again.

I can't tell you what that meant to me. Means to me, even now.

Thanks, Stan, for making a True Believer out of me.


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Did you know that CRLiterature hosts chat sessions about the past month's Literature Daily Deviations? They aren't critique sessions; the intent isn't to pick apart the DDs and tell the writer what you think they did wrong. Think of it more like a small-group reading where you're getting together with the writers, talking about their work, getting inside their heads to ask about their thought process. It's a pretty cool thing, and JessaMar puts a lot of effort into hosting them. 

DD Discussion on November 10Have you been to one of our Daily Deviation Discussions yet?  Here's what you've been missing!
It's nice to discuss nuances which aren't immediately obvious based on one's experience and reading of the piece. - neurotype
Aside from the overall welcoming, and friendly nature of the chat, I enjoyed getting a chance to be exposed to the thought processes that take place, and how other people tend to approach the material they read in real-time, and in general. I also enjoyed discovering what goes on in the writer's mind, which highlights the nature of what goes into a piece of writing, and what is brought to it by a reader, and how both sharing their ideas at once can really enhance the interpretation and meaning of a piece, which is so often layered. - Moonbeams
You get to have a different type of discussion in a chat format, rather than a


The journal gives a list of the October DDs that will be focused on, because those folks have agreed to be on hand for  the discussion. I regret that mine isn't on the list, and I was asked, but I'm garbage at committing to scheduled chat events. It doesn't matter, because there are some badass pieces on the list, and I hope you'll come by and hang out with the writers! But no matter what, you should definitely give those pieces a read. 

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BarbecuedIguana Featured By Owner 1 day ago
BTW
Thanks for the +Points you sent a couple of days ago.
I'll be sure to put them towards next years contest :D
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PinkRangerPower Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much for the :points: donation in regards to the "Devil's Chorus"! :eyes: 

It's very much appreciated. Dr. Evil - Icon :heart: 
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Memnalar Featured By Owner 1 day ago
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jes6ica Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2018
I'm SO sorry I was late with the judging! I totally had the wrong dates. Curses! :(
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
We'll get it sorted. Thanks for checking in; I'm glad everything is okay!
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jes6ica Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2018
Just a nasty cold and a misremembering of deadlines. Probably the one led to the other, also. I'm generally not that flaky. :D
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2018
Ugh, I hope you feel better! And no worries!
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PinkRangerPower Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist Writer
Happy Birthday! Hope it was a good one. Dancing Pumkin head 3 :heart:
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018
Totally was. Thank you! :heart:
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2018  Hobbyist Writer
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Have a blessed and spooky day, darling soul. :heart: :pumpkin:
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