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The Valentine's Day, I'd like to take a moment to express how much I appreciate everyone here on DeviantArt. Every time I have a chance to talk with you guys, you make my day, my week, me, better. My best friends are here. My social life is here. I look forward to every time I log on, to every note and comment I receive. I can't express what you guys mean to me.
Instead, I'll present you some cute pictures to share the love!
Current Residence: My own reality
Favourite genre of music: Heavy Metal
Favourite style of art: Anime or anime inspired (*cough* Avatar the Last Airbender)
Skin of choice: Mine?
Favourite cartoon character: Starscream, Soundwave, Prince Zuko and the other Avatar charaters
Personal Quote: "I reject your reality, and substitute my own." Bonus points if you know where that's from.
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You. Got. This.I see these people all over the place –The-Ditch-Digger
Depressed, anxious, confused, confounded even –
And I see them, all uncertain, not knowing what will happen next
I see them trying to be brave or just accepting the fear
I see them breaking and then pretending not to be broken
I see them, and I have only three words:
First word: You
Second person pronoun, indicating the person to whom I am speaking
It’s every person, just as it is specific to the one, making no discernment between the two
Second word: Got
A word indicating possession, ownership, belonging
Also a word indicating inevitability;
In this case You must own, You must possess, You must belong,
And third word: This
A word indicating that of which we are speaking,
In this case all those things you think you are going to fail at,
Or that you want to try but don’t think you can succeed in,
Or all the things you wish you could have but don’t believe you’ll ever own
In this case, You must possess all your d
The Night We Ran Out of VodkaDisclaimer: This is a work of fiction. The historical events portrayed are used in a fictional manner. All of the characters herein are a product of the author's imagination, or are used solely in a fictional sense. The author owns exclusive rights to this work.RogueMudblood
Note: Though this takes place in Russia, as the story is written in English, the dialogue is also written in English.
Note 14 February 2015: “Sven” has been changed to “Alexei” due to the historical culture in order to attain more believability.
The radio crackled as Alexei turned the dials, scratchy static echoing around the room. He stopped the needle at the station where news of the front had often been broadcast. Pulling his hands back, he rubbed them together quickly for some friction, not willing to waste any of their small coal supply for the chill in his bones at this early hour. The thin woolen gloves did not provide much warmth but he dar
getting rid of cold feet i stepped out and fog surrounded me, toomusicallybrunet
thin to be a proper blanket but i felt
at home for a split second-
figments of fragmented feelings flutter
against my unpoetically un-fragile ribcage.
endings are endings no matter where their
beginnings, the cold seeped into my soul
(i mean socks)
and my hands matched my heart,
heavy breaths stain the air white and i pretend
i am a dragon-
childish dreams will never fully leave.
i complain stain drain gain a chain of apologies,
i apologized enough for the two of us and you
never really listened,
but i wonder wandering through hazy memory lanes,
when was the last time timid timing didn't ru(i)n-
today, i remembered to smile at myself in the mirror
and i braided my hair while i was at it.
RebootI punched a kid twice in fifth grade for trying to see up Gemini Hetherington’s skirt when her twin brother was home sick. The Hetheringtons could get away with things like that if they ever lifted a fist in the first place, but for a Holthausen it was like a criminal offense, and all of the better-neighborhood parents gasped at the news and wondered what went wrong in my development. I sat in the car while the principal spoke to my dad about it. Through the window I heard him warn that I would no sooner be punching Walt Burtons in elementary than pulling a knife on a man for his wallet in adulthood, and that immediate correction was necessary unless he wanted me to wind up in jail with the rest of the scum of Airedale.bruxing
While my dad tried to calm the principal down, Gemini Hetherington tiptoed up to the window when her nanny was distracted. At first she signed ‘thank you’ to me through the window. She breathed on the glass and drew a heart on the foggy circle. T
well that virgin never kept them from litteringbefore this ugly, flowered couchMercury-the-Queen
bobbed down the river
and came to rest where water lapped semen
from its edge,
someone slept here unalone.
the stains in the cloth spell promises,
"my body goes here,
yours belongs there,"
the cigarette burns on the armrests
sketch stories of every
the couch now sleeps with the water
and the lilies
and the riverbank,
the fish now suckle waterlogged cigarettes on
flowered, moonless nights.
and this sink, before they ripped the kitchen out,
held his dishes-
food-caked, abandoned dishes
broken in anger against
her shoulders and her forehead
and her screaming, ugly face.
this sink, submerged,
and bluegill babies,
sand and rocks and
clean, clean shells.
and before the flood dragged it into the river,
this playhouse was well-loved by
the giggling, groping children.
"i'll be daddy and you be mommy,"
and the look he gave her said
"it's not because we're older than them."
then the playhouse was stolen by the storm and now
CatharsisI didn't know I had depression until I turned around one day and found someone else in the same boat. It had never occurred to me that you could have depression and not know it and after sitting down with myself and having a good long think I came to the awful realization that it's been ten years. Ten. Years.Azael17
Ten years of being incapable of feeling the entire breadth of human emotion; only degrees of anger I couldn't control or understand, knowing that I was behaving completely irrationally and being unable to stop, driving away family and the precious few friends that had managed to find me and could no longer hang on to the maelstrom I had become.
It has been a never-ending rollercoaster traveling through a dream world where everything runs at quarter speed. Brief bursts of enthusiasm and passion over anything and nothing that send me shooting up to the clouds, only to creep slowly over the hill at the top, a creep that can take days or mere hours, before the car goes plunging
Deviousness and SeniorityMoonbeam13
Many have noticed that I've begun posting the Deviousness articles and I'm happy to take any suggestions you may have for future recipients. Simply take a moment to note me with your suggestion and why you feel they are the the deviant to end all deviants and I'll add them to our list for consideration
Some have also noticed that :faq29: has been updated with a suggestion form. The reasoning for this is pretty simple. Selections are made by a group of people, not just me, and having the information in one central location is the easiest way for us to share thoughts. There was always a plan to move suggestions to a form, it just hadn't happened yet
So to recap:
1. Deviousness suggestions -> send me a note or an email (email@example.com)
2. Senior suggestions - > please submit your suggestion via this
Valentine's Day Art Exchange 2015The Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! Break out the virtual glitter and cyber candy hearts, and create valentines for your fellow deviants to send to their special someones!wreckling
DIGITAL LOVE IS IN THE AIR
Break out the candy hearts and crafting paper, because the Valentine's Day Art Exchange is back! With Valentine's Day just around the corner, now's the time to create valentines for your fellow deviants to share with their special someones.
Take part and help spread the love!
Start now by creating a digital valentine to be submitted to the Valentine Exchange category. Then, from February 11th to 16th, deviations in the Valentine Exchange category can be sent as valentines to your friends and loved ones!
How It Works
Create Valentine-themed deviations and submit them to the
Fifty Shades of Fan FictionIs fan fiction art? Those who make a hobby from reading stories based on characters or settings from original works have all said the same exact sentence at some point in their fan fiction travels: "Fan fiction is better than many published books I've read."Heidi
I know what you're thinking, and it's probably partly my fault for this journal’s title. Depending on your cup of tea, fan fiction as a genre gets either a bad rap for tending to have romantic/erotic themes or has the best romantic/erotic themes. Let's just get that out of our systems for a second. Adult things exist on the Internet, and when you don't need to worry about "real names" or "publishing house morals," it's definitely a subset of media ripe for the picking (or deflowering).
Fan artists are a gift to this world. It's not uncommon to commission an artist to illustrate some of your favorite characters or ships in unique, or even adorably canon, settings. Yet I'
Community Volunteers Interviews - Part 1Daily Deviations WeekMrs-Durden
Community Volunteers can seem confusing, intimidating, or intriguing at times. The community tends to have many questions for them, and does not always fully understand who they are as people and what they do as volunteers on DA. In this two part interview we hope to answer and address some of your many questions!
1. What factors do you look for when assessing a potential Daily Deviation? What are some of the toughest factors that you face in your decision making?
Technical skill is big because the community wants to see the best of the best in the DDs section so I try to deliver. Originality and concept are also big factors for me. If the piece can bring about an emotional response as well, then it is truly a piece of art in my opinion.
Something that stands out among the rest or has a well conceived underlying message. I especially like strong characters, and by that I mean ones that have flaws
Je Suis Charlie Hebdotechgnotic
Je Suis Charlie Hebdo
Je suis Charlie
In Paris, France, 13 people were murdered, and among them 5 cartoon artists.
Murdered for being artists and journalists of a humor and satirical newspaper, “Charlie Hebdo.” The newspaper was under police protection and at least one of the police guards, unarmed, was killed as he begged for mercy lying in the street.
We are at a loss for words. The five art
tWR Interviews: Description and VocabularyHello everyone, and welcome to our "tWR Interviews", where we interview experienced writers of our community about the art of writing!HtBlack
If you're reading, please favourite and share the article so we can spread this amazing resource around!
Today we're interviewing julietcaesar (an ex-admin!), xlntwtch and our very own VFreie. All of them are talented writers whose prose is great. Check them out.
We also have some quite special guests, find out who by reading.
Previous tWR Interviews:On WritingProse and Poetry BasicsTo Rhyme Or Not To Rhyme?
Our third prose lesson centers on descriptions, settings, and voc
February 2015 Literature NewsletterJanuary seems to have come and left us so quickly that we barely even had a foot through over threshold and it's February. So let's not dilly dally and get right to the news.GrimFace242
News, Features and Big Announcements
tWR Critiques You! With saevuswinds Love dA Lit: Issue 194 The Know Database Round-Up 20 CRLiterature Expands to Include Fan Fiction LIT me explain u a thing July - Dec 2014
Poetry Mentorship Project, third lessonHello back, poetry mentors and mentees! I hope your course is going greatly, and if there's anything you need or wish to ask, we are always here to clear your doubts and help how we can.HtBlack
First Things First
We have interviewed kiwi-damnation and williamszm on rhyming vs. non-rhyming poetry. Check it out here and it to help us spread the word because these people we're interviewing are quite awesome and the more people read this, the better.
Poetry Course - Lesson 3
The next Prose lesson will be on the 19th, so you prose mentees can keep practicing on the previous lesson!This blog is for the poetry lesson only.
This poetry lesson focuses on rhyming and non-rhyming poetry.
Who's Who on dA: Issue 3Hey everybody! Medoriko here with something I have been wanting to do for awhile. I enjoy doing feature articles, but I have realized more and more that a lot of features people do (and I'm super guilty of this) involve people that are more known in the literature community here. Or, in my case, it's a feature of people I'm good buddies with. There's an incredible amount of talent hiding in the corners of dA, and I want to give some spotlight to those that haven't gotten the recognition they deserve. We have all been there, and you gotta start somewhere right? Sometimes that's the push we need when we're new to dA, and just getting started. This is also for deviants who aren't new, but may be under the radar a bit. Either way, this is a good way to get some glimpse into who's out there in this big world that is the lit community on deviantArt.CRLiterature
Thus the entire point of this feature article series I'd like to call: “Who's Who on dA”. It will be feature articles spotli
Fifty Shades of Fan FictionIs fan fiction art? Those who make a hobby from reading stories based on characters or settings from original works have all said the same exact sentence at some point in their fan fiction travels: "Fan fiction is better than many published books I've read."