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Who's Who on dA: Issue 4Hey everybody!
Medoriko here again with something I have been wanting to do for awhile. :heart:
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.
Thus the entire point of this feature article series I'd like to call: “Who's Who on dA”. It will be feature articles


[Issue 4]

Lit Etc: Where Lit and Art Intersect

Lit Etc. Volume 2: Valentine's Day Where Lit and Art Intersect: Celebrating the synergy between words and images.
Whether you draw, look through an old photo album, or spend some time searching through deviant Art , artwork is a great way to find inspiration for writing. 
There’s something about the ambiguity of a photograph (especially of someone or something you’ve never seen before), or a stunning painting, that helps get the creativity flowing. 
Literature, like the other arts, is an expression of individual thoughts and feeling achieved through the process of creation.  Artists seek to share their experiences, observations, and understanding (their "truths") through the medium that most effectively lends itself to their personal skills and abilities. 
Whether we are writing stories, painting pictures, writing music, composing a photograph, or creating a film, we are expressing our relationship to the world around us at any given moment.  Art connect


[Volume 2: Valentine's Day]

Guide to the lit community

Being devious: A Guide to the dA Lit CommunityI've been asked frequently, in the last few weeks, by some new members in the lit community about exactly HOW they can hit the ground running in terms of their activity on dA. It goes beyond just submitting great pieces and hoping for the best. I came across various methods over these 8 years I've been around, and I wish I had been told a lot of these things when I first started. I discovered a lot of things by trial and error. So, I figure it would be a nice gesture to help out some of the deviants who have been inquiring about what course of action to take now that they are here. Here are some useful articles that will probably say most of the things I'm going to:
 These two articles are more in-depth, so I would highly suggest taking a look here.
As for my own personal experiences, here are some ways of getting yourself out there.
1. Comment, comment, comment.
Maybe even a critique or two, if you're feeling daring. Think of the


Latest ABC's of Lit Edition. (also done by me)

ABC's of Lit. Forms 'S'The aim of this project is to serve as a single collaborative collection of literature forms. The project can focus mainly on poetry forms, but can also include types of prose (examples: non-fiction, six word stories)! La la la la Since this project is about all of the writers on dA, that is where the community comes in. I am constantly needing more forms to add to the list. So please take the time to fill out a quick google survey, letting me know what forms you wish to see in this project as well as as how YOU would define it (if you choose). Feel free to include examples from dA as well, if you have any.
:dalove: This will be continuously updated as more come along, so stay tuned!
Thank you to those who have taken the time to send in something for the Google Survey, along with instructions and tidbits. They were very helpful. :heart: 


Updates from LadyLincoln



News from IrrevocableFate

Love DA Lit: Issue 197Welcome to the one-hundred ninety-seventh issue of Love DA Lit! holding hands  Every Sunday this article will aim to promote volunteer opportunities, various resources, prompts, challenges, and workshops, as well as highlighting various contests. This is by no means a complete list of all the literature going-ons, merely a tool to help you get involved and stay informed.
LITplease's Community Portal
LIT me explain u a thing July - Dec 2014

Navigation
Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources
Assist and Admin: Issue 4Ever thought about creating your own Literature group? STOP RIGHT THERE. You may not need to! There could already be a group that is doing the EXACT thing you want to do. Before you touch that 'Create a Group' button, check here to see if you can be a part of an admin team. You have the added benefit of already having a team around you. How cool is that?!
:note: I'll be posting this monthly and weeding things out quicker than I did with Love dA Lit, I want this is be as up-to-date as possible!
:note: If you know of a group, or run a group, that needs administrative assistance send me a note or leave a comment below.
ezradeacon has a fantastic list of Lit Groups in Need if you can't find what you're looking for here.
New Additions
SixWordStories needs the following admins:
Love dA Lit Loves You: Vol. 11Hello lovelies. Love dA Lit Loves you! Well, it would if it were a sentient being, in the meantime please accept my undying love. Bunny Kitty Emoji-01 (Lovely) [V1]
I don't actually get a lot of notes / comments from people sending me news or contests, so when I do I'm super happy. Like. Super duper happy. And what better way to say thank you than feature those who support Love dA Lit [I will feature those that frequently comment and fave too]! Then I might surprise you and randomly feature some people just because I can or those who've sent me in DD suggestions. It's all about spreading the love! :heart:
As always I welcome suggestions for news, events, projects, groups, or contests for Love dA Lit! ♥
Special Edition Feature because of CRITMAS.
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Features N' More from: TwilightPoetess

Undiscovered Gems(51)Don't forget about these, please:
 
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With the launch of the "Undiscovered" browsing option, there are a TON of awesome artworks I've been finding and admiring, and I just have to share them with you guys.
I WILL be taking suggestions for this series, as well, so if you discover something while browsing the bowels of dA that you think needs to be shared, please send me ( TwilightPoetess ) a note titled Undiscovered Gems.
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Undiscovered Gems (51)
today's theme: Don't Blink!
  
  
  Desert Landscape/City by PaulYoder
ways we constellate by your-methamphetamine Sweet Nightmare by DarkVenusPersephonae 
A Call to Conversation :: :devlittleblueraccoon:If you have a deviant you'd like to see included, please send TwilightPoetess a note with the subject "Call to Conversation"--make sure to include the deviant's name as well as a reason you think they'd make a good interview subject! Also, feel free to send along a question or two you'd like to have answered by them!
This week's feature is littleblueraccoon!
Kat has a smooth, beautiful way with words--the pieces in her gallery sweep you up in their rhythm and keep you floating, a ship on the waves, until the end.  If you don't have Kat on your watch list, you should give her gallery a look--you won't regret it!

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Is there a story behind your username? Care to tell us?

Actually, there’s no story behind my username. Aw, how boring...I can never think of usernames for websites, so I just kinda smushed together my favorite color and the


Adjusting the Antennae chromeantennae

Adjusting The Antennae (Ep. 16)Hello one and all, and welcome to our second Thanksgiving special! Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Holidays to everyone as well. I'm so glad to have you all here today with me and my very, very special guest. However, before I dive right into who this guest is (And a familiar face here on this series), I am your host, chromeantennae and it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of your Thanksgiving, today. And since this is the day of giving, I really couldn’t ask for anyone better than the truly inspirational LadyLincoln. Jenene is one of my biggest dA heroes here and she is someone I whole-heartedly admire and love with all of my heart. She is someone I'm extremely thankful for in my life on and outside of deviantART.
She's also here with me on the show again because she has a very important cause near and dear to her heart that she would like to raise my awareness on. And I wanted to assist her in that endeavor so I bring this true beauty back onto the sho


<3 Coheed and Cambria Forever <3












DDs, DLDs, Features, etc







:iconfeaturedbydldplz::iconfeaturedbydld2plz: (My DLDs)

Bait and SwitchBougainvillea blooms
and tall, shaded ferns disguise
this sorrowful life.
Fear NotBe the sky that I
can jump into; Your eyes are
pools of stepping stones.



:iconhonoredddplz::iconhonoredddplz2: (MY DDs)

Life on DisplayShe had grown up in a world
of coupon clippings, muffled ears
and tip toeing around broken glass.
Bruised feelings towards the world
that looked so narrow and thin;
Felt like a resolutely locked door.
Always grasping for the heavens
with a desire and ferocity
of piercing iron claws.
Dominating the skies with all the
bulk and majesty of a bird of prey.
Boxed in at one corner of a city;
dusty and forgotten.
Yet, always guaranteed to be visible
at night. Raging quietly through
the darkness like the last bit of embers
on the end of her stamped cigarette butt.
Artsy and upscale enclaves beckoned her.
Hidden oases of roasting coffee, hip music
and fresh-cut flowers. So unlike the barren
desert of chain convenience stores and dreary
apartment blocks she called home.
Beautiful young women
clink marble china together, bobbling
around each other like planets bobbling
around the sun; All struggling for recognition
and permanence. All the while, defiantly staring
into the face of the force that ga
SolaceShe never slept well in the dark,
not without the children of the sun and moon
to guide her weary lids home.
Guided by the aftermath, she was always two steps behind.
What did the world look like to the girl who had been through it all?
Braved the heaviest of storms,
yet skipping over cracks in the pavement.
They said her eyes were the wisps of clouds before the storm.
To him they were reflections of pages overlooked.
She said it was like she lived the life of someone she had never met.
Laid out to dry, yesterdays news.
He knew her as the girl who was built to never collapse.
He wished he was too.
He loved her more than words could say, and yet her pain was such,
that at times, he feared she wouldn’t make it.
But on nights like these, even when it threatened to consume her,
he became convinced that somehow she would.


Thank you Stamp. by itsreality

Spotlights on... #16What's up people?
It's cool to see that despite summer, people on this website are still as active as usual ahah. Oh and btw my DA 1 year anniversary is coming veeery soon (on August the 2nd). :D Nostalgia nostalgia.
I changed a little bit the way I'm doing these features, now I'll also be featuring deviants that are worth your attention, because of their skills/spirit/kindness/etc.
Hope you'll enjoy!
Plum facts #9 : I studied classical literature and how to analyse prose/poetry with the use of literary and lyric tools. That's why I think I might be very sensitive of the author's style, which defines IMO the quality and the richness of the text. 
Have you studied any classical authors or even modern literature?   
I am a dummy! DEVIANTS AND DEVIATIONS I am a dummy!

Kurtzan - Awesome support, well-
Spotlights on... #15Wow already #15. I still remember the feeling I had when I posted my first features articles: I really wanted to share my favourite art with all my friends, supporters and watchers. I received several compliments and praise for my features articles therefore I definitely can't stop doing them. :) (Smile)
I'm aware I might miss some unknown artists that need more exposure, and I'm sorry for that. I'm doing what I can to please all of you, and please me as well. 
I hope all of you have a great week so far. Summer definitely came back, and mosquitos too. Crying  Feel free to note me if you ever wanna talk, about anything. I'd love to share my stupid stories with you. Anyway enjoy this 15th wave of features. Make art, not war. 
See you soon! Hi!
Plum facts #8 : I've found a new hobby, watercolour. I just came across some amazing pieces of

The Ink Stained Quill Vol. IIIHello everyone! It's Kelsy, aka SpriteBlayde here. Welcome to the third volume of The Ink Stained Quill. This series focuses on the amazing writers we have here on deviantART. Each installment will feature a deviant who you may, or may not know, who is willing to answer some of my questions! Whether you are a long time writer, or a newbie, there is something for everyone in the series who is looking to improve their craft or for some light reading.
Today we have a guest who is insanely awesome. Her name is Nadia, but you may know her as Medoriko. I've been her watcher for long enough to know that Nadia puts out a variety of pieces. Her writing is truly incredible, she's one of the gifted writers who only has to write a couple of words to hit you head on with emotion. I highly recommend you browse her gallery, you won't be disappointed. :heart:

Before we start, is there anything you would like to
Random Feature Time!As the title says, it's a random feature! Before I begin, I would like to mention that I am still open to collaborations. If you're interested, please note me or comment here: http://spriteblayde.deviantart.com/journal/Poetry-Collaboration-453343304.
Now for the features! I will feature a couple of my personal favorite pieces from each person. :)
1. chromeantennae Not that he needs my help, but he's my best friend and an incredible writer. His style is so versatile and his subject matters cover a broad range. Please, go check out his stuff!

2. Medoriko I love this lady's writing! She has one of those styles of writing that make even the simplest of messages complex and meaningful. Please, go show her some love. :)

3. WeirdAndLovely She is an amazin

A Feature full of LOVE Let's start with some words that I adore.
    


HaikuWriMo. LOVE
I am participating in HaikuWriMo this year and it has been so much fun!  Here are some wonderful Haikus!
  






I updated my own Haikus today. In this one, I added three new haikus all in the genre of romance to celebrate Valentine's Day!
Haiku Bingo. Complete! by prettyflour
Now for some beautiful Photography!




and some crazy good Digital Art:


Monthly Feature of Works!Welcome to :iconPoeticalCondition:'s Monthly Feature of Works!
Please take a moment and enjoy these fabulous words.

by FirecrackerLady

by Medoriko

by Miellat

HoldTheNoise

by X3beyondthesunx3

by AsterGirl

by Bombatoria

by hypermagical
Congratulations to those chosen!
Keep writing and submitting, maybe next month, one of your pieces will be chosen.  :)
(We will not be accepting nominations for monthly feature of works, they are chosen at random by the admins. Please feel free to continue sending your nominations for our Member of the Month!)
See you next month!

ITU Feature 19 - June 28, 2013 :bulletblue: :bulletblue: :bulletgreen: :bulletblue: :bulletblue: Inspire The Uninspired Fortnightly Feature :bulletblue: :bulletblue: :bulletgreen: :bulletblue: :bulletblue:
Hello, members and visitors of InspireTheUninspired! Welcome to our fortnightly feature, where we present four fantastic deviations from our gallery. This week I'll be sharing two deviations from both the Non-Fiction folder and the Poetry - Free Verse folder along with two other deviations from the deviant's gallery.
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SMAdams

Nightmares by SMAdams tells the story of a woman fighting her subconscious while she is plagued by nightmares. The descriptive imagery perfectly captures the feeling of being trapped and violated by our nightmares, something that many people are well acquainted with. It is the author's vast knowledge of language and prose writing that really brings this feeling to life.
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NaPoWriMo Feature #4Sooo hi. Yes, I know it's been almost two whole months since NaPo ended, but I am lazy and irresponsible so there. Here is the final installment of the NaPo features, with, once again, three of my favorite NaPo poems from all of the winners. Enjoy!
:iconmedoriko:
Medoriko

:iconsilver-ships-fly:
silver-ships-fly

:iconthe-night-dreamer:
The-Night-Dreamer

:icondrippingwords:
DrippingWords
April 30th, 2013 by DrippingWords April 21st, 2013 by DrippingWords
:icongloryousglory:
GloryousGlory
Day 7 by GloryousGlory Day 16 by GloryousGlory Day 28 by GloryousGlory
:iconneurotype:
neurotype
NAPOWRIMO by neurotype
PS. I wanted to put your actual poems, but sta.sh doesn't have thumbs :(
:iconsammur-amat:
Sammur-amat
I do not write, by Sammur-amat to the vulture who thought himself a lion by Sammur-amat rock bottom, ocean floor by Sammur-amat
:icontheomegapoint:
TheOmegaPoint
The Omega Point by TheOmegaPoint Bradycardia by TheOmegaPoint The Certain Comfort of a Rare Thing by TheOmegaPoint

Literature Roadtrip: Day 06The beautiful pieces of literature featured here today are written by extremely talented deviants. As you explore their galleries you will be amazed and captivated. I urge all of you to read a few of the pieces showcased, give them some comments and add them to your favourites. I know that these deviants would greatly appreciate it.
I also suggest that the deviants here today, take some time and look at two another pieces here. You may find a deviant you have never come across before.
:heart:
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Medoriko
  
Kiefer115
  
Sammur-amat
  
PrussianPersephone
 lion boy by PrussianPersephone curiouser and curiouser by PrussianPersephone
prettyflour
simple pleasures by prettyflour Almost... by prettyflour S.O.S. by prettyflour
falconess22
Clematis by falconess22 Death by falconess22 A Bad Idea? by falconess22
saltwaterlungs
:thumb3
Fantastic Feature Tuesday #45Please this news article so it will reach a larger audience!
This is a weekly feature of amazing literature that I come by during my
travels across deviantART. This is only a small sample of a vast amount
of wonderful pieces of literature written by absolutely fantastic
writers. Each deviation was carefully selected from a writer's gallery
based on structure, impact and word usage. I will never feature the
same person twice (though this gets harder to keep track of
now that we can change usernames), so check out these lovely writers now while you can!



Sunny Days by TotallyUncreativeMe



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NaPoWriMo 2015 Request

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 27, 2015, 1:02 PM
:wave: Hey guys. I'm reviving up the NaPoWriMo group again for NapoWriMo 2015, which starts...next week lol I will be in need of prizes so if you have any that you can donate. That would be amazing. It can be anything from points to features. Whatever you want/can give! If you are able to comment here or note me. Or just spread the word, that is just as good. Thanks!

:heart:

-M-

  • Mood: Attraction
  • Listening to: Psycho-Muse
Late at night when
my eyes leak and
the sparkle fades like
stars falling from view,
I look back and wonder
how you managed to squeeze
every bit of my love for
life right out of me.

[Pain has to be lived with, not against,
and it shouldn't be given soil to grow bitter.]
some days I miss you
And some days I want to bury you. 

Man. I am just turning out pieces like a CHAMP (not really lol).

Hope you guys like. More angst for the soul.

Also. :iconglory-be-project: 3/24/2015
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Journal Entry: Sun Mar 22, 2015, 9:03 PM
Trying to make it through the weeks has proven to be more difficult than I imagined. The weather has been awful, making it hard to get around. So I have missed work a few times, as well as class. So, that's great. I have about 3 weeks of classes left for this semester and then finals the week of the 20th, I think. So, I'll be very happy when classes are over April 10th so I can have a second to just be still. Well, minus work until we get laid off. lol

Uh. I sign up for classes tuesday for next year. Which will suck. I honestly think the worst classes are only offered at 8 am, cause why not? So. I'll be taking Analytical Chemistry at 8 AM next year cause that's the only time it is offered. :/ Bah. I'll also be taking a Micro Class, and a Comp Sci Class as I changed my minor to Informatics lol Next year is going to be assholes.

I just need summer to get here, or spring even. The weather depresses me entirely, and I just haven't felt like doing anything. Even writing. Even though I've posted a few things recently. I just feel like it doesn't matter if I post or not anyway, so why even bother -_- Meh. Perhaps it's just the usual winter depression for me sprouting about. Dunno.

I hope you guys are doing well.

-M-

CSS by CherieNoir. Graphics by Tzolkin, HauntingVisionsStock and Lileya.
  • Mood: Attraction
  • Listening to: Psycho-Muse

1.

storm clouds empty their
pockets on the land below;
calling forth new life.

2.

Sometimes you are not
the hero in the story
of your tragic life.

3.

All things fade with time;
Sometimes we perish
long before we should.

4.

The fading twilight
gives way to ocher and gold;
Prelude to the night.
Requiem
Requiem: 

noun
  1. (especially in the Roman Catholic Church) a Mass for the repose of the souls of the dead.
    • a musical composition setting parts of a requiem Mass, or of a similar character.
    • an act or token of remembrance.

A life, beginning to end, in four haiku. Nothing too obvious. I thoroughly enjoyed writing this, and I hope you all will too  :heart:

-M-
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scheherazades Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
thanks ever so for the watch
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Medoriko Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2015  Student Writer
of course :heart:
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Medoriko Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2015  Student Writer
:love: Thanks for the warm welcome.
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Zanny-Marie Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My Pleasure by KmyGraphic SweetieBlue-Rose by KmyGraphic
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Skulls-and-Bubbles Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hi, Dont know if you remember me, but I used to be Innocent Malice. :) I got a new account and Im hoping to be more active.
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Medoriko Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Writer
:o I remember for sure! Hey :D Add me if you haven't :hug: Glad to have you back.
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Skulls-and-Bubbles Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  New member Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I have added you! and yeah, its been time for a fresh start a while now :) I just wanted to make sure all my old friends knew of it.
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Medoriko Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015  Student Writer
sounds good :D
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Happy Birthday!
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