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Literature
a world without the moon.
Earthlings were a plague.
Once, but not anymore.
They spread like ash borers, killing whatever tree they landed on.  Now the trees were planets and the forest was the known universe.
It was cause for concern to say the least.
With the ability to skim across the planes of space at the speed of light, the Earthlings found places of insurmountable beauty.  There used to be worlds of jungles and deserts and great pink oceans.  In their wake, all that was left was disease, ground stripped to the bedrock and toxic salts.
"There is no sentient life on these planets!" their leaders told us.  "We are not killing anything!"
But did the Earthlings forget where they came from?  Their earliest ancestors crawled out of the oceans gasping until oxygen made sense.  Could this not happen on the worlds they destroyed?
No, they said.  They insisted.  Their planet of poor starving people needed these things to survive.
Did they never realize that the key to survival
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Lackadaisy Faraway by tracyjb Lackadaisy Faraway :icontracyjb:tracyjb 4,511 233 Baghiera Jaine (animated) by Sidonie Baghiera Jaine (animated) :iconsidonie:Sidonie 231 42 Concatedral St. Mary in Gdansk interior by GreeGW Concatedral St. Mary in Gdansk interior :icongreegw:GreeGW 526 79
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How Malware Works Via Banner Ads
   by $Heidi

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   How Malware Works Via Banner Ads

  As many deviants know, deviantART has been working hard to combat malicious banner ads that infiltrate
  our advertising network, and we've previously addressed this issue in
  April 2011
  and August 2011.  
  In our ongoing effort to keep the deviantART community safe, we wanted to share the following
  USA Today-produced
  video that explains how malicious ads inundate the Web.

  How Malicous Ads Inundate the Web

  (Source: USA Today)

  Protect Yourself
  Malware advertising is an Internet-wide problem that affects many of the Net's top sites.
  Keep
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Reports of Malware and Virus Advertisements
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   Reports of Malware and Virus Advertisements

Keeping deviantART safe

DeviantART strives to provide all our members with a safe and fun environment to grow and create.  This includes setting guidelines and having standards for the kinds of banner ads displayed on the site.  We do not allow ads that auto-play audio, contain pop-ups or redirects, and certainly do not allow nefarious ads that promote virus or malware activity.

We hate bad ads as much you do and take the matter very seriously.  We assure you that deviantART is actively tracking down ad networks that are responsible for bad ads and are terminating those relationships.
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Our Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads
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   Our Ongoing Battle Against Malicious Ads

Toward the end of April, deviantART released a community-wide news article that outlined and reaffirmed our stance against advertisements that auto-play audio, contain pop-ups or redirects, and promote virus or malware activity. Three months later, we'd like to provide an update on our efforts to block malicious advertising from running on the site.

We're taking these concerns seriously

DeviantART takes all concerns on this topic very seriously and immediately implemented a number of changes to reduce the chance those type of ads would get served by our ad partners. These initial steps w
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Literature
Midnight Snack
This was the night. Lisa was determined in finding out who the cookie thief was once and for all.
For weeks, after dinner, her mother would put exactly twenty-three oatmeal and coconut cookies in the jar. In the morning, however, when Lisa was going to get two for school, the jar was emptier. It was never the same number of stolen cookies consecutively (she made a log about it); sometimes the thief took three, another seven, another four, at times even just one.
At first she thought she would miscount the number of cookies her mother would bake, or that someone was playing a joke on her and sneaking them out before she could notice. Many nights she stayed up long after everyone had gone to sleep, but never saw anyone. She would wait from half an hour to three hours, until she couldn't keep her eyes open and went to bed.
She spent her lunchtime studying the notes in her log, and discovered she had not checked between three in the morning and just before dawn. That night she'd go to bed
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THE LIST
A Far From Comprehensive but Still Pretty Impressive List of deviantART Literature Peeps
I've often said I keep a list of writers - now you too can have easy access to all my collection organized spreadsheet of great literature! Back when I was running StyleOverSubstance, I needed an easy way to add names for the game; and thus, I put together a list - an epic list, of every writer I know, have heard of, or ran across during my dA tenure.
(Yes, many people will fall into multiple categories - give me a break please, it's hard enough just listing four hundred names.)
People You Absolutely Must Know
aka, the people who know what's going on
LadyLincoln
HugQueen
LiliWrites
BeccaJS
neurotype
Nichrysalis
TheMaidenInBlack
chromeantennae
brennennn
ShadowedAcolyte
arbitrarynamechange
Memnalar
dreamsinstatic
thorns
Rose-Em
betwixtthepages
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Where to begin. This is a short story with short sections, which makes it easy to digest since it's written in byte-size increments. Ea...

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There are a couple of things on which I want to touch base.

1.  I posted partial pieces of a longer story, Oskar's Automata.  I need to complete the fine-tuning.  I would like to publish it, and I'm running into some issues.  Nobody seems to be interested in reviewing the whole thing with an eye to publication, and if there is anyone who would be willing quite frankly I have nothing to pay except to say thank you and make a mention.  Secondly I wouldn't even know where to start - should I even bother with Amazon Kindle Direct, or Create Space, or something similar?  Once again, money is an issue.  I'm trying to make some coin and I know the saying it takes money to make money; my last name is not among those recognized as being wealthy.  (I could go on a rant about the saying, by the way ... and I won't do it here).

2. I recently posted Yuki here.  To be honest, it was a sudden inspiration that I decided to post for Halloween and I was up late writing it and posted it late in the morning on the day of Halloween; I wish I could have thought of it sooner but I was thinking of something else at the time anyway.  I wouldn't mind if people wanted to share their thoughts on it.  Thank you to those of you who already have. :)

3. Is there a "better way" to organize my gallery so as to maximize the attention it may get on DA?  I know that the impact may be minimal.  Should I look into other mediums for sharing the stories that are here and likely won't be published except for online (and are decent enough for sharing)?

4. Frankly I want to know if I can even do anything to get some form of coin from my writing.

4a. Okay to be honest is my work worth looking at or is it pure shite?

Thank you.

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fvhn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
Thank youuuu <3
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Steve-C2 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2018
You're welcome. :)
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fvhn Featured By Owner Edited Feb 23, 2018
I dont know if its really your type of preffered reading, but I would be honored if you had some time to peek at my new story and give me some feedback :3
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Steve-C2 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2018
It was on my list of "I want to be sure I read this" :)
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HugQueen Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2018   Writer
:heart: :hug:
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