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Who's Who on dA (done by yours truly)

Who's Who on dA: Issue 8 So this is SUPER late. NaPoWriMo took over my life. Oh, and final exams were a thing. :lmao: Anyway, now that NaPo is over (despite the copious amount of reading I have to do. You guys killed it this year!), I have time to get back to my hopefully weekly editions.
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

[Issue 8]

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 202Welcome to the two-hundred second issue of Love DA Lit! :fairylove:   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

Literature Links | Workshops, Prompts and Challenges
Literature Contests | Resources
love dA Lit: 202

<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:
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


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.

Nightmares by PennedinWhite 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.
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!



April 30th, 2013 by DrippingWords April 21st, 2013 by DrippingWords
:thumb364558755: :thumb366095892: :thumb368871240:
NAPOWRIMO by neurotype
PS. I wanted to put your actual poems, but doesn't have thumbs :(
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
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.
 lion boy by lupus-astra curiouser and curiouser by lupus-astra
simple pleasures by prettyflour Almost... by prettyflour S.O.S. by prettyflour
Clematis by falconess22 Death by falconess22 A Bad Idea? by falconess22
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


8 Weeks of Bullshit

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 15, 2015, 8:14 AM
So I said I would at least give some sort of explanation for my rather long and totally out of nowhere disappearance. I wont divei nto the long details or anything, as they arent needed. So my health took a dive. I know I posted a journal awhile back. Mono is awful. So are chest infections. I was in the hospital for awhile being monitered so that wasnt great. Im better now at least, health wise. So. As some of you knew, I was working at the Target here in Canada (I go to school here, not from here lol) but unfortunately Target ended up closing and leaving Canada so I got laid off. That was earlier this year and I was VERY worried about finding another job. I ended up finding one at a call center but the anxiety I got from the poor environment there did not help in any way, even with the slightly higher pay. So I left. I ended up being hired at the newly opened GoodWill thrift store and it was AWESOME. For a bit. The pay was amazing and I actually enjoyed going. I felt like I was a part of the team and I made friends. Then they fired me cause of my student priorities. :/ Now. I TOLD HR, who interviewed me, that I am a student and could not commit to FT hours once school started in Sept. She told me that was fine. So I work there tirelessly for the entire summer. I give the assistant manager my schedule changes once september hit cause classes were gonna start the week after and I find out that I cant even drop down to PT hours, so Im just shit out of luck. After getting close to everyone and thinking I had finally found a solid and consistent thing going where I could work, go to school and enjoy being 26 without worrying about this or that. Nope, you can forget all that. Fucking figures. And they wouldnt even TRY to find a solution, after I pretty much, with the other FT people and some PT, basically built the store to be ready for opening. On the bright side, I did get a new job like 4 days after lol I got hired at Sports Direct here as a sports data entry clerk. So, in a nutshell, I get paid to watch sports and take down stats. Its awesome, and super flexible so I like that. 

So. There was the stress of all these things and then I find out a close friend of mine had committed suicide back home in Chicago. Of course I find this out while working at that shitty call center and already being an anxious mess. So I just shut down after that. I cant say that things went well for me over the course of time after that in terms of how I was feeling. I didnt eat for awhile, just stayed in my room. No internet, didnt care. And then the anniversary of my grandmothers passing was earlier this month and I didnt wanna be bothered then either.

So, I say all that to say this. Things really suck. Somehow I have managed to pull it together, but I was falling apart and needed time to myself. Granted I, in hindsite, wish I had given more of a heads up because I know I have let down a few people I was an admin in group wise. And for that I am sorry. I cant really make up for it probably, and I get that. But thats what things have been like, and I handle it poorly but not much I can do but try to do better and move on to the future.

Things HAVE been better. Working at the new place, where everyone is about my age and just cool sports guys, is fun. Classes started last week which was great cause I really need the boost in attitude and that drive to be productive which will get me back on track with being productive on HERE...because I have missed you guys. I did. I wanted to reach out but felt out of touch after a certain point and it just piled up. So far its been nice to having a structured day, with a good amount of leisure time when needed. I have gotten back into reading and I have started up a new craft. If you recall I was doing cross stitch before, which I am still doing but I have also taken up the craft of perlering. For those who dont know what perler beads are...its when you take colored beads and put them on a peg board in a pattern to make whatever it is you want and then you iron it. Bam, instant art. Google something game perlers and you will find good examples. I have made many that I will be posting on dA in a bit, sometime this week when I take pictures of what I have done in ONE photo.

Uh. Otherwise, not much else to say. I guess I will ask, for those who are reading,

How have YOU all been? I know I am super out of the loop but I am slowly trying to get integrated back into things. What have I missed?

Love you all, seriously.


I'm a failure.

Journal Entry: Sun Sep 13, 2015, 4:30 PM
And I'm sorry for it. I can't believe it's been so long since I have been on...I can't say right now exactly why I haven't been, but I will tomorrow when I get home from class and sit down and explain just how awful the last two months have been. It isn't an excuse for putting off my duties. Though I have not been on the internet (other than facebook now and then I guess) this entire time. I just have not been able to function emotionally or mentally with how up and down things have been lately. Everything is a mess....

I just wanted to say that I'm not dead and I am returning. But I do apologize. Truly. So I hope you all will forgive me and understand.

Love you guys.


Don't get Mono.

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 3, 2015, 8:09 AM
And then a chest cold right after. :/

So I owe most of you an apology, because I have been awol for a good 3-4 weeks. I have been pretty much OUT of commission for that time since I have been hella sick. I missed a lot of work, and being online was not an option really. I slept. I slept most of the time, and vomited lol I know I have MUCH to catch up on and lots to do. I am back at work, finally. And back to feeling like a normal person. 

But I am sorry for those I have let down :/ I am going through things today and staying up until I get it all done. So If I don't answer you right away, it's cause I am going through the mountain of backup messages/notes/things to reply to and do.

I hope you all have been well. 


Ghost Pokemon WIP by Medoriko
Ghost Pokemon WIP
2/3 Done! If you're a Pokemon Nerd, you know who needs to be cross stitched under Haunter. :nod: I also have flattened this piece to get rid of the hideous circle from my embroidery hoop. :lol:

Nerd Craft <3

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totiltwithwindmills Featured By Owner 4 days ago   Writer
How have you been doing? I had to take an unexpected hiatus. My computer was crap and it's hard to navigate dA on my cell when they don't make their apps available for that model. I remember the last time we spoke in comment that you were dealing with a hospital visit to do with your heart and they didn't know the cause(said it was anxiety), but were going to do an EKG. Did you ever find out anything? I hope that you did. Heart 
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Just passing by to leave a "hi" and a :love:
Andorada Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2015
Just passing by to give you a hug! :huggle:
Medoriko Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2015  Student Writer
Hey...I am sorry for my disappearance. I have been hit with some hard life issues as of late that I will explain in private, and in a journal. I have been totally off the radar, and I am so sorry because I have let you and everyone down by not keeping up with my responsibilities. However, I am mostly alright. And things have gotten under control it seems. That and I have a computer again so I will be updating tomorrow evening and speaking with you via note on things. Again, I really am sorry for letting you down.

Andorada Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
Glad to hear from you! :hug: Hope things will be better soon! Don't worry about the activity here, some other things in life are more important. I simply thought of you and wanted to send you some greetings! :rose: We are here for you! :heart:
ColorfulWorks Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student Digital Artist
You are awesome!
vicexversa Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Professional Artist
You and your work is awesome! :la:
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You are pure awesomeness :)
Andorada Featured By Owner Edited Jul 18, 2015
You are pure awesomeness! La la la laLa la la la
Mouselemur Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
You are pure awesomeness! :la::la:
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