In Recognition of Exemplary Membership and an Outstanding Spirit of helpfulness and mentoring within the DeviantArt community
Hi. I'm Shane, also known as . I've been haunting the digital halls of DA for nigh on fifteen years now. I recently gave up a life of scribbling poetry and wrestling alligators in the swamp to scribble poetry and search for (and hopefully wrestle) Sasquatch in the mountains. And I get to do it all in the company of my best friend, who I met on this very website. I suppose that last bit illustrates how important this place is to me and how much it has changed my life. I love the community here, particularly the Lit community. In addition to contributing my own little scribbles, I've tried to shine a light on all the incredible talent we have by participating in collaborations, writing features, helping out with several Literature groups, and, most recently, starting PoetryForHumans with my aforementioned best friend, and favorite writer on the site, , Writing has been my outlet and coping mechanism for a long time now, having transitioned to poetry after years of playing in, and writing lyrics for, musical projects. I have been influenced by everyone from Allen Ginsberg to Aesop Rock. And I am so very grateful to this website for giving me a place on the interweb to share my scribbles and find some truly amazing writers, artists, and human beings. I appreciate everyone who has been along for the ride so far & look forward to discovering, and being discovered by, new quality human
DEVIOUSNESS AWARD WINNER
is a special kind of glue that binds the literature community together. Whether it's through his features, his work with groups, his words of encouragement, or his undeniable kindness -- he is constantly finding ways to support his fellow deviants. His unwavering positivity is a remarkable breath of fresh air and when you take a moment to read his poetry, it is no surprise to learn that he provides a source of inspiration to other writers. Shane is the definition of an 'authentic citizen' and we are so proud to award him with the Deviousness Award for June 2020
SHOWING SOME LOVE
has a strong presence within the Literature community on DA. He's very active with their regular features, they also are an admin in several Literature groups, love interacting with people and even do collaborations. Oh! And did I mention that he is talented on top of being nice? Yes, he has it all! Congratulations on your Deviousness,
I have always wandered around the literature community here on DA in one way or another, but one of the first people I met when I fully immersed myself into the literature community, was . Shane was instantly kind and welcoming, and really made me feel welcomed in this beautiful little corner of DeviantArt. Shane helped me find my way in the literature community, and it's something I will forever appreciate. Fast forward, and Shane is a valued team member over at SeniorSelections, where he takes care of the literature selections every week, and every week, he manages to find and showcase some undiscovered new talent. But I cannot forget Shane's own writing - he has a beautiful way with words, and whether the poems are long or short, I always enjoy reading them. Congratulations, Shane! We're all so lucky to have you in our community
I've had the pleasure to get to know quite well over the past year or two. He contributes to the community in so many ways, with features and group administration, but also just by being a kind and supportive person to his fellow deviants. As with so many of the people who get this award, I think that his involvement in the community almost overshadows his own writing; but anyone who hasn't noticed that he is also a very good poet is missing out
Shane has been an inspiration in his writing, his involvement in the community, and his encouragement to me and others. I first became acquainted with him and his work over at PoetryForHumans during the 2020 January Bootcamp he and ran, and how thankful I am that they hosted that. In his work, Shane is endlessly creative, but not unfamiliar - I never feel lost reading him. I always feel like the poem is being told to me by a dear friend. They are crafted like carefully worded letters, eternally personal and something you never throw away. He’s on the shortlist of writers I admire
A long-standing member of the community, has consistently provided heartfelt care and support for the community. Throughout his time on DeviantArt, Shane has done countless things to bring many together, and in turn he’s always made an effort to give back to people as well, featuring art he’s enjoyed and highlighting excellent works. Outside of all of that, he’s also just a genuinely nice person who brings warmth with him wherever he goes
The DeviantArt Literature Community is a far better place having the likes of Shane's positive and insightful literary interactions as an essential part of it. I could easily go on about his continuous efforts to bring top-notch poetry and community engagement to the forefront. His tireless work and obvious passion regarding the website are invaluable. He does everything toward others with dedication and kindness, and it has been such a sincere pleasure working alongside him at CRLiterature. I admire his writing on many levels, and his dedication toward the growing community is infectious. I am honored to know , and to offer my warmest congratulations on earning the prestigious Deviousness Award. I sincerely hope he enjoys the well-earned spotlight— as hard-working, dedicated deviants like him continue to make such a difference. Well done, Shane
is a pillar of the DA literature community. He spotlights many different writers and types of writing and he is always there to provide an encouraging note or feedback on a new piece. I always look forward to reading his new deviations and favorite features
is a positive force in the DA Lit Community. Whether it's his work with contests, groups or just his everyday interactions, he keeps spirits up and keeps members writing.... all this, in combination with a writing talent that just won't stop. This guy is inspired and passes it right back into those around him. He's the real thing.
What has always struck me about during my time around DA's Literature community is both his presence and his steadfast positivity. He is always there to lend encouragement or a kind thought, and he constantly lifts up other folks and their work, projects and accomplishments. That's the way to do it, and he does it well.
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I just now saw this & I just, for the first time ever, liked a comment. I'll probably never do it again, but you are also the only human I respond to on my wall. (You may not know this, but you're very special.)
Thank you so much, love. 💙