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Daily Risk

A risk that most of us take everyday without thinking about the direct consequences.
Drive safely.

Day 18:  Anguish

A challenge by Mrs-Durden 

31 days of art: an all-mediums challenge!Hi everyone,I'm proud to present you with @projecteducate's summer activity: a day-to-day monthly art challenge (à la "Inktober") for ALL artistic mediums (photos, drawings, crafts...all mediums are welcome)! There have been many challenges mimicking this format and I always found them super fun to follow even just as a spectator We recently asked you guys what you'd like us to do this summer, and many of you voted for a monthly challenge with daily themes to follow, so here we are!I hope this will represent a fun way for you to seek inspiration and challenge yourself over the month of August. If you're feeling like you have no new ideas, that you're bored with your art lately or your motivation has been lacking: look no further, this challenge should solve all your issues! Please carefully read the rules of this challenge so we can avoid any misunderstandings! If you have a question, leave a comment and I'll happily respond asap , The ConceptThere are 31 days in the month of August. For this challenge, you are presented with 31 themes: one for every day. The idea is for you to create a piece of art (in any artistic medium of your choice) each day that fits with the theme of that day. However, you do not HAVE to create a piece of art for every single day/theme! This is further explained in the prizing section of the journal. You can pick as many or as little days as you want to participate. , The RulesYou must create, post and submit your entry on the same day of the theme it corresponds to. So, on August 1st you would create, post and submit an entry for Theme 1 of this challenge. Following this example: you cannot submit your entry for Theme 1 on August 2nd!To submit your entry, leave a comment on this journal with: 1) the name of the theme 2) a link or thumbnail to your entry. This is important so I can be sure you're submitting an entry on the right theme for the right day. (yes, this means if you enter the challenge every day, you'll be commenting 31 times on this journal)Your entries must be submitted onto DeviantArt, they cannot be in your The description of your entry (description of the deviation which you fill in when submitting it onto DeviantArt) must include a link to this journal, stating your deviation is an entry to this challenge.Some guidelines...A daily challenge is...well, challenging. I know that, and that's what I'm posting this journal early. You shouldn't begin working on your entries now - that's not fair to other players who will follow the rules. However, you can begin planning in your head, putting together ideas, preparing materials, etc so that you'll be faster on the day of each theme.I don't think it'd be fair for me to say this challenge works on one specific time zone to assess whether someone posted their entry on time. As such, I will try my best to take into account time zones when checking whether someone submitted on time for a day's challenge. If your country isn't listed on your profile page, though, I won't be able to extend this courtesy. , The PrizesTo make sure everyone feels incentivised to partake in this challenge, prizing will be random. You have just as much of a chance to win a prize as anyone else....depending on how many entries you submit! I will be counting the amount of entries in total, meaning it doesn't need to be X amount of consecutive days. Trying to be flexible here A random person who submitted an entry for 26 to 31 days will receive a one-year core+ membership OR the equivalent in pointsA random person who submitted an entry for 16 to 25 days will receive 3,000 points A random person who submitted an entry for 6 to 15 days will receive 1 month core+ and 500 points A random person who submitted an entry for 1 to 5 days will receive 250 points You might be it's all about quantity, not quality??? Think again!,To encourage everyone to submit well thought-out and high quality entries (as much as it's possible for a challenge like this), I'll be offering $20 via PayPal to a participant that submitted multiple well executed entries. , The Challenge, Good luck!
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LindArtz's avatar

Amen! :heart: Drive safely, folks!

organicvision's avatar

Stay on the defensive and look both ways 🧐

Most people aren't able to value risks correctly. Road trafic is a very good example for it. Most people are absolutely not afraid about, despite it has a terrible safety record.

The actual pandemic shows this very good. Of course, it's a tragedy for the affected ones and their relatives. So, when I hear that some people avoids public transportation and prefers to take the car because they are affraid about an infection, I only can shake my head. Yes, the risk of an infection is a lot lower for sure, but you take a much higher risk to be injured or killed due an accident! Covid at other side has a morality of less then 5%. Seen realistic, travelling one the road is much more dangerous then Covid. But guess what people fears more?

So always be careful and vigilante when using the road! No matter if it by car, bike (no matter which one) or as an pedestrian. Don't drink and drive and keep your smartphone at the spot where you placed it before starting travelling! Don't be a smombie!

organicvision's avatar

I have always been aware of the risk while driving. When I was younger my climbing partner often told me that he was more frightened by the road than the mountain ☠️ Nowadays I drive much more carefully and I don't really climb any more. I also avoid close contact with people. My biggest on the job risk was also the road 😇

mistersaxon's avatar

I don’t think the risk of injury or death while driving a domestic car is as high as 5%. In the EU it was 50 per million killed in 2018 though there are a much higher number of injuries. But then there are for being a pedestrian, riding a bicycle, or just lying in bed.

Being crammed in a closed space with many other people for any significant length of time is *still* a large risk for Covid, like it or not. If your public transport journey is short and the service is not crowded then there is a lower risk but peak times? No thank you.


I was talking about using the road itself. Sorry if I wasn't precise enough.

mistersaxon's avatar

Just trying to understand - nothing to be sorry about! But public transport also uses the roads and most of it doesn't mandate seat belts... Just another factor to include in your calculations...

Now I am a fan of personal mobility - I live rural and public transporatation makes zero economic sense as a business and zero chronological sense as a means of getting around. This is a HUGE problem for the old folks in the area (who can't drive for whatever reason) and I wish there were a way to safely give them personal mobility. Those little cart things are one answer but they aren't perfect - and VERY unsafe if you want to get out of town. And they don't go on the bus easily either.

So... buses for the people who can't use personal transport - modified buses with room for electric mobility devices, flexible routing with a "pick me up from here" app, low LOW cost and a usable schedule that runs more than once per day. That means government-operated because commercially it's a complete non-starter. And for everyone else? Really safe electric vehicles and a well-planned road system that allows safe use of e-bikes, e-scooters and the like, plus adequate parking.

And local shops - WAY more local shops. And wearing a mask while shopping for the foreseeable future I fear - annoying but necessary...


You live in the USA, right? I live in Switzerland, it's two completely different countries if we talk about mobility.

mistersaxon's avatar

No, I live in England - less mountains than either CH or USA but plenty of old people and rural areas and WAY less public transport than you have (I suspect).

Hi, BTW - good to meet you!


Arte-de-Junqueiro's avatar

Pretty poor parking!!! ;-)

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