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Empire of the Dark...

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"Let us redefine your fear..."

Horror writers..& appreciators of the darkness (we DO accept artwork also!)...only.

For those who want their work reviewed, want to find others who share the love for horror, be the best.

Welcome to your nightmare.
Founded 10 Years ago
Nov 20, 2011


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148 Members
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Anti-Valentine Video 2 by Giggle-Monster Anti-Valentine Video 2 :icongiggle-monster:Giggle-Monster 407 36 Death Sighs by liransz Death Sighs :iconliransz:liransz 459 92 The face-shaped by tutumi
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Satans little helper by clintqb82 Satans little helper :iconclintqb82:clintqb82 10 2 Blood Skull by KellCandido Blood Skull :iconkellcandido:KellCandido 106 35 The Doctor Is In by GrimFay The Doctor Is In :icongrimfay:GrimFay 77 8 Eye Sunflower II by KellCandido Eye Sunflower II :iconkellcandido:KellCandido 19 0 Eye of Devil by KellCandido Eye of Devil :iconkellcandido:KellCandido 37 8 Imagining the horror by KellCandido Imagining the horror :iconkellcandido:KellCandido 157 40 Hitch Inspired Nightmares by falt-photo Hitch Inspired Nightmares :iconfalt-photo:falt-photo 49 2 The Pit and The Pendulum by falt-photo The Pit and The Pendulum :iconfalt-photo:falt-photo 96 4 Give this girl a camera by falt-photo Give this girl a camera :iconfalt-photo:falt-photo 106 12 Its emerging by falt-photo Its emerging :iconfalt-photo:falt-photo 116 16 Yes They're Real.......... by EverchangingArt
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Yes They're Real.......... :iconeverchangingart:EverchangingArt 18 11
You may have noticed this place being even more dead than usual.
Ah, puns...
But in all seriousness I (Internet cancer) am pretty much the most active facilitator of this group for most of the time.

I happened to get myself a full-time position that also happens to be 3rd shift. I work 6 days a week and there's a bit of overtime with the position. On top of that got drama to deal with and right now I have to decide how moving out and college degrees and money work and my god taxes...why the taxes gotta be so damn high

So in conclusion adult shit is happening and I'm dealing with it.
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Welcome, I hope you find yourself a new home here on dA in our realm of darkness. Anyone may join.

This group is for horror writers & appreciators of the darkness (we DO accept artwork also!)...We want nothing but you're best work, so please make sure it is before you submit it.

NOTICE: There is an explanation of the folders at the bottom of the gallery page! Please check to make sure your work applies to the appropriate folder.

I wish I didn't have to do this but apparently there are people that need this. There are limits to what we accept, content-wise.

1. No porn. What is porn? Spreading, erections, erotic bodily fluids (you know, semen and vanigal fluid), penetration...and shitting.

2. No racism. I wish I didn't have to define this, but racism is defined as demeaning one group over another. This can be unintentional, but sometimes it isn't. For example, you don't repeatedly refer to anyone from Africa as apes. People aren't animals. You are not genetically superior to another person. We're intelligent people regardless of slight 1% differences in our genetic makeup so get the fuck over it.

3. No sexism. I understand the stereotype of women being weaker than men and them being the stereotypical target...and in horror it's kind of unavoidable so I generally don't filter this that much. But when you're showing pictures of men or women repeatedly being murdered in the same way and eroticizing it...then we've got a problem.

4. No threats. Horror is quite threatening in itself. But do not under any circumstances threaten ANYONE. Fictional characters, I don't care about. Addressing the audience, the members of my group, that I and other administrators are responsible for, I won't fucking tolerate.

5. Say fuck as much as you want. I don't give a goddamned rat's ass about profanity so swear like a cunt-gargling sailor for all I care. We're adults on the Internet after all.

Finally, the rules...

-Poetry is only accepted under the 'Poetry' folder. (For more rules concerning poetry please check out this journal entry:… )
-Although we prefer literature, artwork is accepted also.
-Two deviations may be submitted a day for the time being...anymore will be declined.
-Horror styled writing ONLY. No others will be accepted.
-Horror is usually mature so please place proper warnings on your work, & readers, please be mature about what you wish to see
-Horror styled art only.
-Fanfiction is accepted under 'The Classics" folder.
-Submit your work to the correct folder or it will be declined.
-Make sure your work follows dA's policies or it will not be accepted
-Please do not submit your own work to be under the groups favorites, if you want your work shared join & submit it to a gallery folder instead.

x Please put a link back to us in your journal or signature to show your support! :chainsaw:

x Donation pool open on :iconamericanwasted: 's profile for us. All points go towards making a super group & contributes to contest prizes. Anything would be greatly appreciated even if its just a few points.









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DoorTraveler Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2012  Student Writer
Thank you very much for the invite! and I look forward to sharing my Darkness with you *bows* and a curiosity: what deviation became the basis of my invitation, if any, I would like it to be my first submission to your wonderful gallery.
AmericanWasted Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Student General Artist
You're very welcome. Thank you for deciding to join us. We look forward to it also. I believe it was the latest Doors, I just happened to stumble across it in my inbox one day!
witch1978 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Good bye group ... was a short but nice time ...
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
over a rejected deviation?
witch1978 Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012
No, but as the complete theme was made "non accepteable" ... sadly the project focus mainly 2 themes - The happy medieval life of a peasant girl [link] , and the horrors of a witch trial [link] for the same peasant girl ... The first one did not fit the "Horror" theme of the group, and the second one was announced as unacceptable - not by rejecting a single the deviation because of quality, but by declaring the complete theme as unwanted ... so basically I have nothing to contribute anymore :-(

So it is better for all that I simply leave ...
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It isn't the "theme". Look at what you've submitted. It's the same picture over and over.
Given what was done to witches at that time, I feel as though you could do better. That said, I'm not asking for torture porn. But what you have already gone over captures the spirit of your story, how normal citizens gathered for witch burnings, full of blind hatred, and how those witches were often innocent.
No one feared a false sentence? No one lived in fear of the Lord, who demanded that witches be burned, that the traveling Inquisition perform barbaric executions based on sketchy confessions?
You aren't being all you can be.

You're only going over one aspect of a time filled with injustice and unspeakable brutality. Burning at the stake was but one horror. The Dark Ages were hardly happy at any time. Women had little to no rights. Religion and superstition ruled over reason. Serfdom, pestilence, domestic violence, vendettas, village burning, crusades, wars...and much more if I were willing to put more study into the matter.

Even if you do not decide to come back to the group, I highly encourage you to write more. The world needs expending nonetheless. Maybe this group was not the best for you.
LukeTheRipper Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why is the fanart folder blocked?
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I...have absolutely no clue.
witch1978 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012
Well, the admin area is pretty self explanatory. On Manage Members you can set what member can do what and what not.

If you go to "On Gallery, Members:" and then on "Show all folders" you can set if people can post in that folder (or not), how it need to be approved (or not) and how many deviations can be posted there within a set timelimit ...
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist was all set to nothing, for some odd reason. Every folder was set to reject.
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